Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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A cardboard cut-out of Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) leans against the microphone at the "mock" town hall in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. News
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Voters Shame Cowardly Reps with Town Halls Hosted by Cardboard Cut-Outs
As people flood town halls during the Congressional recess to register their outrage over President Donald Trump's right-wing agenda, many members of Congress are apparently attempting to duck the public outcry by refusing to hold any town halls at all. And so constituents are taking matters into...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
'Not My President's Day': Artists and Performers to Resist Trump with Feb. 20 Events
"Not My President's Day" performances and shows will be taking to stages nationwide on Monday, using the federal holiday to highlight artistic resistance to the Trump administration. From Baltimore to Seattle , artists, musicians, and performers of all stripes are planning to showcase responses to...
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A protest sign at the Women's March on January 21, 2017, in New York City. News
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:45am
In Defiance of Trump, Website Helps Scientists Blow the Whistle on Political Interference
Facing a presidential administration committed to waging war on science , the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) this week launched a website to help scientists blow the whistle on government interference in their work. "[T]ogether, we can raise the political price of manipulating science or...
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Protesters hold up signs during a "Caravan of Love" walk in support of immigrants and refugees in Minneapolis, Minn., on February 11. News
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:30am
RESIST: Businesses Shutter Nationwide for #DayWithoutImmigrants
In response to President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant executive orders and sweeping deportation raids that have led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, immigrants in cities across the country are walking out of work Thursday for a "Day Without Immigrants" strike, to demonstrate how much the United States depends on immigrants.
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Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump News
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:15pm
Trump and Netanyahu Cozy Up, Waver on Two-State Solution
In wandering, occasionally confused comments at a joint press conference on Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump appeared to call into question the United States' backing of a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "I'm looking at two...
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#FreeDaniel News
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:15am
#FreeDaniel: Community United in Outrage After ICE Detains 'Dreamer' With No Criminal Record
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested and detained a 'Dreamer,' or an undocumented immigrant brought to the U.S. as a young child and given permission to live and work legally in the country, stunning civil rights defenders nationwide and provoking fierce local opposition. #...
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Protesters in Orlando demand Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) hold a town hall. News
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 1:15pm
Rallies Demand Reluctant Reps Stop Hiding From Constituents
While many U.S. senators and representatives have encountered contentious crowds at town hall gatherings in their home districts, many others have managed to avoid meeting with constituents in the weeks since President Donald Trump took office. Calling on reluctant representatives to hold town...
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The Oceti Sakowin protest camp against the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. News
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:45am
DAPL Construction Proceeds as Standing Rock Emergency Request Denied
A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected an emergency request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes that sought to halt construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline . Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the pipeline, resumed construction l ast...
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Fast food workers march against Puzder in St. Louis, Missouri. News
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:15pm
#NotOurLaborSec: Fast Food Workers Protest Puzder at Corporate Offices and Chains Nationwide
For the third time since anti-worker fast food CEO Andy Puzder 's nomination for Labor Secretary was announced, fast food workers are flooding the streets in protest. Tweets about #AndyPuzder OR #NotOurLaborSec OR #fightfor15 Days before Puzder's confirmation hearing on Thursday, hundreds of...
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Earth photographed from space News
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:30am
Anthropocene Math in the Age of Trump: Humans Are Running Out of Time to Save the Climate
As the Trump administration and Republicans in power in Congress set to work destroying environmental regulations, scientists have added urgency to the resistance with a simple new equation that shows the staggering effect human activity has had on the climate. Their findings? Humans have altered...
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