Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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ICE protest in LA News
Friday, February 10, 2017
People Take to Streets in Resistance as ICE Raids Descend on Los Angeles
Protesters took to the streets in Los Angeles on Thursday evening after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reportedly raided homes and communities around the city and detained over 100 people in a mere three hours. Reflecting the growing community-level resistance to President Donald Trump's...
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Guadalupe García de Rayos is photographed inside the ICE van that transported her away from her family. (Photo: Puente Human Rights Movement) News
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Protests Erupt as Longtime Arizona Resident and Mother Hauled Off in Deportation Van
Guadalupe García de Rayos, a decades-long resident of Phoenix, Arizona and mother of two, was unceremoniously arrested and hauled away in a deportation van late Wednesday, one of the first deportations of an undocumented immigrant with no violent record to occur under President Donald Trump's anti-...
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A close-up of an EPA special agent's badge. News
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Trump Administration Considering Eradication of EPA's Enforcement Arm: Report
The Trump administration is considering eradicating the enforcement arm of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported Inside EPA late Wednesday. The administration is deciding whether to shutter the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and force individual program offices...
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A protester outside of the ninth court of appeals in San Francisco, which blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban on Friday. News
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Trump Once Again Attacks the Judiciary, Dismissing Courts as 'So Political'
President Donald Trump once again attacked the U.S. court system on Wednesday, complaining that the judiciary branch is "so political" while a federal appeals court weighs arguments regarding the administration's travel ban for immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. "While...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Senate Dems in Revolt After GOP Silences Warren for Quoting Coretta Scott King
Senate Republicans voted Tuesday evening to formally silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), prompting widespread public outcry, for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King from 30 years ago that condemned Sen. Jeff Sessions's (R-Ala.) record on voting and civil rights. In response to the cascade...
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Donald Trump and Josef Stalin News
Monday, February 06, 2017
Comparing Trump to Stalin, Australia's Chief Scientist Warns Against Censorship
American scientists are facing censorship on par with that imposed in the USSR under Josef Stalin, Australia's chief scientist Alan Finkel said during a scientific roundtable in Canberra, Australia, on Monday. "Science is literally under attack," Finkel warned, describing the Trump administration's...
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A protest sign during President Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017. News
Monday, February 06, 2017
House Science Committee Plans to 'Make the EPA Great Again'—By Destroying It
Only two weeks into the climate change-denying Trump administration, Republican members of Congress are already setting their sights on destroying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That's the apparent aim of Tuesday's "Making EPA Great Again" hearing, held by the House Committee on Science...
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A sign held up at the 2014 People's Climate March in Sydney, Australia. News
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Top Trump Aide Calls Environmental Movement 'The Greatest Threat to Freedom'
Close advisor to President Donald Trump and avowed climate change denier Myron Ebell characterized the environmental movement on Monday as "the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world," and promised that the U.S. would soon withdraw from the Paris climate accord . "The...
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Thousands of teachers, students, and parents protested against Betsy DeVos in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. News
Monday, January 30, 2017
Hundreds of State Legislators and Civil Rights Groups Urge Senate to Reject DeVos
The U.S. Senate on Monday received two last-minute salvos from prominent progressive voices against Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary. An open letter signed by state lawmakers from all 50 states and another signed by over 200 civil rights groups nationwide together strongly condemn...
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Protesters flooded the international terminal of the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, demanding the release of people detained under President Donald Trump's travel ban. News
Monday, January 30, 2017
Trump Creates 'Constitutional Crisis' as Travel Ban Enforced in Defiance of Court Orders
Chaos reigns in the wake of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world. "Obedience to specific court orders is what keeps us from being a banana republic or fascist dictatorship." —Abner Greene,...
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