Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley News
Friday, January 27, 2017
UN Ambassador Haley Lashes Out at US Allies: "For Those That Don't Have Our Back...We'll Respond Accordingly"
New United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley arrived at U.N. headquarters in New York City for the first time Friday, and wasted no time in lashing out at the international community and U.S. allies. The former South Carolina governor, confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, declared: "Our goal with the...
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The petition demanding the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns. News
Friday, January 27, 2017
Petition Calling for Trump's Tax Returns Breaks White House Record
A petition on the White House website demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns has garnered over 380,000 signatures in a matter of days, breaking the all-time record for signatures on the site . "The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to...
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Workers in 31 cities protested Puzder's nomination on the same day the labor complaints were filed. News
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Workers File Over 30 Complaints Against Labor Pick Puzder, Protest Nationwide
U.S. Labor Secretary nominee and billionaire fast food chain owner Andy Puzder has been slapped with 33 labor complaints—about wage theft, sexual harassment, and unfair labor practices—from cooks and cashiers at his own fast food chains, all filed on Thursday at state and federal agencies. "If Andy...
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Philadelphians are staging a series of protests against President Donald Trump's repressive agenda. News
Thursday, January 26, 2017
As Trump and GOP Descend on Philadelphia, Protests Erupt In the Streets
People have taken to the streets in response to the Republican Party's retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, voicing outrage and opposition to President Donald Trump's threats to healthcare, the environment, immigration, and human rights. "If we don't get no justice, they don't get no peace!" the...
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. News
Thursday, January 26, 2017
From Tweet to Trade War, Trump Shreds US-Mexico Relations in 24 Hours
Update 3:50pm EST: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated that Trump plans to pay for the border wall by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all imported goods, provoking fears of a trade war: NEWS: @PressSec tells pool that Trump intends to pay for wall by imposing a 20 percent tax on all...
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The 70-foot, hand-painted banner appeared to hang above the White House for several hours. News
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
In Call to Arms, Giant 'Resist' Banner Dropped Above Trump's White House
Greenpeace activists have unfurled a 70-foot, hand-painted banner declaring "RESIST" from atop a 270-foot construction crane facing the White House, demonstrating to President Donald Trump that his anti-environment, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-immigrant policies are going to be met with a...
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A sign reading "Health Is A Right" held up at the Women's March in Los Angeles on January 21, 2017. News
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Netherlands to Counter Trump's "Global Gag Rule" With International Abortion Fund
The world has responded with fear and outrage to many of President Donald Trump's repressive actions since taking office, and the Dutch government immediately announced plans to counter one: the reinstatement of the "global gag rule" which cuts off U.S. funding to any NGO around the world that...
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News
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Over 10,000 People Protest Trump's "Swamp Cabinet" at Senate Offices Nationwide
Days into the Trump administration, over 10,000 people showed up at senators' district offices nationwide to demand the U.S. Senate reject President Donald Trump's "Swamp Cabinet of billionaires, racists, and climate-change deniers," as the organizers put it in a statement . "[Trump's] actions out...
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Settlements under construction in the West Bank. News
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Emboldened by Trump, Israel Rapidly Expands Illegal Settlements
Emboldened by the new right-wing Trump administration, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a large settlement expansion—2,500 housing units—in the West Bank on Tuesday. "Once again, the Israeli government has proved that it is more committed to land theft and colonialism than to the...
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Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump News
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Echoing North Korea, Trump Declares Inauguration a 'Day of Patriotic Devotion'
President Donald Trump on Monday declared that the day of his inauguration would now be known as a "National Day of Patriotic Devotion," echoing the language of several generations of North Korean leaders. "NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...
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