Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
This Is What It Will Look Like When New Orleans, New York City, and Mar-A-Lago Disappear Under Rising Seas
A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
For First Time Ever, Majority of House Dems Support 'Medicare-for-All' Bill
As President Donald Trump and the GOP attempt once again to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a much crueler bill , House Democrats are pushing in the total opposite direction: as of Thursday, a record 104 have signed on to co-sponsor a Medicare-for-All bill. "Americans are fed...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Women From 40 Countries Demand Trump Avert Nuclear War With North Korea
Leaders in the U.S. and North Korea are not backing down when it comes to escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula, and on Wednesday a unified plea from 40 women leaders around the world demanded that President Donald Trump immediately seek a peace treaty between South Korea and nuclear-armed...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Obama Under Fire for $400K Speech to Wall Street 'Fat Cats'
Former President Barack Obama is garnering criticism for netting a whopping $400,000 for his first major speech since leaving office—a speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald, scheduled to take place in September. Progressives were deeply disappointed by Obama's approach to Wall Street during...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
It's Now Been Three Long Years Since Flint Had Clean Water
As of Tuesday, the city of Flint, Michigan has been without clean water for over three long years. "The people of Flint have been through hell over the last three years and it's absolutely disgusting that there has been little change in their daily lives." —Lonnie Scott, Progress Michigan April 24...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ivanka Trump Is Booed, Hissed in Germany for Defending Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump received a chilly reception in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday after she claimed President Donald Trump was an advocate for women and families during a roundtable discussion on women's rights, held as part of the G20 summit. Ivanka Trump described Donald Trump as "a tremendous champion of...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Far-Right Le Pen and Center-Right Macron Frontrunners in French Election
France will see the far-right, xenophobic Front National candidate Marine Le Pen face off against Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker who hasn't held public office, in a runoff vote on May 7, as the first round of an unusual presidential election concluded with Sunday's vote. Students immediately...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Nearing 100 Days In, Trump is Least Popular President in Modern History
President Donald Trump continues to face dismal approval ratings, with two new polls out Sunday showing that Trump is the least popular president in modern history. A NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll recorded a 40 percent approval rating, and a Washington Post-ABC News poll saw 42 percent approval...
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
In Photos: Scientists Worldwide Fight Back Against Anti-Science Trump Agenda
Tens of thousands are celebrating Earth Day by marching Saturday against President Donald Trump's ongoing attacks on science, in an unprecedented global uprising of scientists against the anti-science Trump administration. With demonstrations on six continents , there was even a (small) march on...
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
March for Science Sweeps Cities Around the World
Scientists in cities around the globe are celebrating Earth Day by taking to the streets to defend their work from the heightened political attacks of the anti-science Trump administration. Saturday's marches in over 600 cities around the world—including a massive march in Washington, D.C. —mark an...
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