Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Veterans link arms during a prayer action at Standing Rock on Monday. News
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Veterans at Standing Rock Ready to Take Clean Water Fight to Flint
The veterans who deployed to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota to support the water protectors in their battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline are now looking to take their successful mobilization to another community fighting for clean water: Flint, Michigan . "We don't...
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Veterans and water protectors unite in prayer, calling for an end to the entire Dakota Access Pipeline project, in the midst of a blizzard Monday. News
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:45pm
'We Are Protectors': After DAPL Decision, Tribal Members Look to the Future of Pipeline Fight
After celebrating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Sunday decision to deny the Dakota Access Pipeline a permit to tunnel under the Missouri River, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies opposing the pipeline are sure of one thing: the fight is not ove r. Energy Transfer Partners, the...
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Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, is pictured at a diner in Indianapolis earlier this year. News
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:30am
Betraying Pro-Worker Facade, 'Vindictive' Trump Attacks Union Leader
After United Steelworkers Local 1999 president Chuck Jones revealed Wednesday that fewer jobs were remaining in Carrier's Indianapolis plant than President-elect Donald Trump had promised , Trump launched into a Twitter tirade against the union leader. In his tweets, the president-elect did not...
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Henry Kissinger News
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
Groups Demand Arrest of 'War Mastermind' Kissinger at Nobel Peace Prize Forum
The Nobel Peace Prize committee last month stunned many observers by choosing Henry Kissinger—the former secretary of state behind the secret American bombing of Cambodia and who supported Argentina's "dirty wars," among other things —to speak at a forum on "The United States and World Peace after...
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Snow geese migration News
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:45am
Open Pit Mine in Montana Kills Thousands of Migrating Snow Geese
Thousands of snow geese have been killed by the toxic waters of the Berkeley Pit , a flooded former copper mine in Butte, Montana that is one of the most poisonous and acidic bodies of water in the United States. Unusually warm weather led the flock—tens of thousands of geese—to migrate south from...
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Rex Tillerson News
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 2:15pm
Dems Plan to Grill Tillerson on Exxon's Climate Fraud
If President-elect Donald Trump nominates ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State , Democrats and progressives see a glimmer of a silver lining. Tillerson's Senate confirmation hearing would give environmentalists the chance to finally see Tillerson testify under oath about ExxonMobil's...
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"We the people" News
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:30am
First Republican Elector Joins Anti-Trump Revolt
A Republican elector has become the first of his party to join an unprecedented Electoral College revolt against President-elect Donald Trump, an effort led by eight Democratic electors that seeks to block the looming far-right administration from taking power in January. The Democratic electors...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 4:30pm
Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denied
In a long-awaited victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline , tribal leadership announced late Sunday. "This is something that will go down in history and is a blessing for all indigenous people." —Dave Archambault...
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Buses carrying veterans from all around the country continue to arrive at Standing Rock. News
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:45pm
Heeding Call of Duty, Thousands of Veterans Stream into Standing Rock
On Sunday, the first official day of the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock action, thousands of veterans continue to pour into the Oceti Sakowin camp. The veterans have traveled from all over the United States to protect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its supporters from ongoing police violence...
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2016 presidential ballot News
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9:45am
Jill Stein to Take Pennsylvania Recount Fight to Federal Court
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein plans to take her fight for a vote recount in Pennsylvania to federal court, Stein announced late Saturday, after a state judge ordered her campaign post a $1 million bond. "No voter in America should be forced to pay thousands of dollars to know if her...
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