Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Global Study Shows Americans Dying from Preventable Causes at Shocking Rates
Americans are dying at a shockingly high rate from preventable causes, found a first-of-its-kind global health study published late Thursday. The new research demonstrates that despite the fact that the U.S. has the largest economy in the world, healthcare for many of its residents is woefully...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
GOP Proposes 'Draconian' Bills to Criminalize Millions of Immigrants
The Republican Party is proposing three draconian bills that critics say will turn millions of immigrants into criminals overnight, and also empower Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to enact mass deportations. The proposed legislation comes as ICE reports that President Donald...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
FCC Votes to Start Slashing Net Neutrality Protections
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon voted to begin slashing regulations protecting a free and open internet. "This doublespeak—the claim that every attempt to protect true free market competition from monopoly control is necessarily a...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
'Fight to Save the Internet' Takes to Streets as FCC Votes on Net Neutrality
Update: As feared, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday afternoon to begin the process of undoing open internet protections. Earlier: As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares to vote Thursday to begin the process of repealing net neutrality regulations, the grassroots...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
How Corporate Family Leave Policies Are Fueling Inequality
Some major U.S. corporations recently made headlines by creating relatively generous paid parental leave policies—but a new report out Wednesday shows that most companies only offer paid leave to their corporate employees, and short-change low-wage, hourly workers who would benefit from such...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race
Larry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way Democratic primary election for District Attorney, won the race Tuesday in what supporters call "a revolution." Krasner ran on an unprecedented campaign to end mass incarceration and stand up for people's civil rights and...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ruthless Coal CEO, Blamed for 29 Deaths, Asks Trump Not to 'Punish' Executives
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was released last week from prison after serving one year for his role in a deadly mine explosion that killed 29 , and one of his first acts after being released was to appeal to President Donald Trump for more lenient laws to protect "frightened" coal...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
"Pay Trump Bribes Here" Projected Onto President's DC Hotel
An artist projected "Pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome" onto the facade of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C, on Monday night, in protest of President Donald Trump's failure to divest himself from his business empire. The artist, Robin Bell, also projected the entire text of the...
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Sam Clovis speaking at an early Trump campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa. News
Monday, May 15, 2017
Trump to Pick Conservative Talk Show Host for Top USDA Science Position
President Donald Trump is expected to pick Sam Clovis, a conservative talk show host who campaigned for Trump in Iowa, for the position of "chief scientist" as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), reported ProPublica and the Washington Post this weekend. "If the president goes forward with...
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A child takes part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM) action in Davao, Philippines. News
Monday, May 15, 2017
US Bank to Stop Funding Pipelines as Divestment Movement Expands Worldwide
As a nearly ten-days-long global mobilization calling for divestment from fossil fuels comes to an end, climate campaigners are celebrating a major victory stateside: U.S. Bank has announced that it will no longer finance fossil fuel pipeline construction. "Move to a green economy and a future that...
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