Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:30pm
Repeat Oil Spills Turning Peruvian Amazon into 'Sacrifice Zone' for Big Oil
Less than six months after two horrific oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon devastated Indigenous communities and the local ecosystem, yet another spill in the region has been reported. "Somehow virtually none of the profits generated by the oil industry over decades is available to ensure that...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 9:45am
7 Out of 10 Americans Agree That Economy is Rigged Against Them
A new Marketplace-Edison Research poll published Tuesday found that a full 71 percent of respondents agree that the economy is rigged, affirming the popular rhetoric of the current presidential campaign season. The majority opinion held firm across ethnicity, class, age, and gender differences. A...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
No, Convicted Domestic Abusers Can't Own Guns, SCOTUS Affirms
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed (pdf) a federal law that bars those convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault from owning a firearm. In doing so, the court struck down an unusual argument from two Maine residents who pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges, but asserted that their...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:45am
Obama Pushed to Pardon Snowden Before Leaving Office
Edward Snowden 's lawyer is renewing a push for clemency for the famous NSA whistleblower from the White House before President Barack Obama leaves office in January. He is unlikely to receive a more receptive hearing from Hillary Clinton, who has said he shouldn't be allowed to return without "...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Pandemonium and Upheaval as World Responds to UK's Brexit
A roundup of European and world reaction, as politicians and political observers weigh in, human rights and environmental defenders fear for their causes, xenophobic ideologues express vindication, and various nations consider their next moves.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:15pm
'World of Uncertainty' Unleashed as UK Votes to Leave European Union
With nearly 72% of the votes tallied, the 'Leave' campaign claimed victory with 52% of the vote compared to 48% who voted to 'Remain.' Update: UK Votes to Quit EU Tweets about #Brexit OR #Remain With enough of the votes counted for media outlets to make a call, it was confirmed just by several in...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:30am
Police Kill Lone Gunman in Germany After Short-Lived Cinema Takeover
A lone shooter in the town of Vernheim, in the state of Hessen, Germany, was killed after a short-lived standoff with police. The masked and heavily armed man entered a movie theater around 3pm on Thursday afternoon and fired four shots, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) . The...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:45am
Brexit or Bremain? No Matter the Outcome, Hedge Funds Stand to Profit
As UK voters head to the polls on Thursday to say whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union, markets are tumultuous as investors balk with fears that the EU's second-largest economy will depart the union. "Far-right nationalists and neoliberal capitalists will survive the demise...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:45pm
Demanding Ban on Deadly Pesticides, Advocates Drop Millions of Dead Bees on EPA Doorstep
Advocating for a ban on toxic pesticides that have led to massive bee die-offs nationwide, a truck filled with millions of the dead pollinators has trundled across the country to reach its final destination on Wednesday afternoon: the front steps of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:00am
Hacker Leaks Secret DNC Master Files on Hillary Clinton & Foundation
The anonymous hacker calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 released a second trove of internal documents from Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers on Tuesday, including a hefty 113-page file titled "Hillary Clinton Master Doc" that includes research the party performed on behalf of Clinton's...
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