Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Trump Advisor Calls Press Secretary's Falsehoods "Alternative Facts"
After President Donald Trump spent his first full day in the White House attacking the press , deploying White House press secretary Sean Spicer to falsely claim the media underreported the size of his inauguration crowds, top Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway doubled-down on those statements on Meet...
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Saturday, January 21, 2017
On First Full Day as President, Trump Attacks the Press
In a foreboding speech at CIA headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, President Donald Trump attacked press coverage of his inauguration, characterizing reporters as "the most dishonest human beings" and saying that they would "pay." The president wrongly claimed that the crowd had stretched...
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About 500,000 people have descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., alone. News
Saturday, January 21, 2017
In Photos: Women's Marches on All Seven Continents Demand 'A Better Future'
The second day of the Trump administration has seen an unprecedented wave of protests swell across the globe, as the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches on all continents—yes, including Antarctica —fight back against the U.S. president's frightening rhetoric . Organizers' informal...
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President Donald Trump signing his first executive order on Friday. News
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Trump Strikes Blow to Obamacare With First Executive Order
President Donald Trump's very first executive order was a move toward fulfilling his campaign promise to gut Obamacare. The executive order, signed hours after Trump's swearing-in on Friday, directed federal agencies to "ease the burden of Obamacare," reported The Hill. The Hill explained that the...
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The Women's March in Rome, Italy. (Photo: CNN/Facebook) News
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Women's March Sets Off in D.C. as 'Sister Marches' Take to Streets Around the World
The Women's March on Washington set off at 10am EST Saturday in Washington, D.C. Responding to the frightening rhetoric of the past election, the marchers are demonstrating a show of solidarity "in numbers too great to ignore," the organizers write, to fight for human rights and inclusive...
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A plane flew a protest banner above New York City as Donald Trump was sworn in. News
Friday, January 20, 2017
Protest in Pictures: Resistance Swells Around the World as Trump Sworn In
On an Inauguration Day that feels dark to many, people around the world are gathering in solidarity and protest to vocally oppose the far-right agenda of the new U.S. president. In the U.K., an advocacy group called Bridges Not Walls organized a series of "banner drops" to vocalize sustained...
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DeploraBall protest News
Friday, January 20, 2017
D.C. Protests Against Trump Supporters' "DeploraBall" Met With Tear Gas, Riot Police
Protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, chanting "No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!" outside of a party for high-rolling Trump supporters dubbed the "DeploraBall." The demonstrations were met with clouds of tear gas and walls of...
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Shepard Fairey's "Defend Dignity" News
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Women's March Against Trump Turns Into Global Day of Action
The Women's March on Washington on January 21 has gone global, with over 600 "sister marches" planned in 57 countries that same day, as an international display of opposition to the far-right populism embodied by President-elect Donald Trump. A map on the Women's March Global site shows the...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
On Verge of Trump Era, Republicans Push New Laws to 'Chill Protest' Nationwide
Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing legislation that would criminalize and penalize nonviolent protest, apparently anticipating an upswell of civic engagement during the coming Trump administration. Spencer Woodman reported at The Intercept Thursday on the anti-protest bills...
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The march to Goldman Sachs headquarters on Tuesday News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
'Government Sachs': Protesters Dressed as Swamp Creatures Launch Sit-In at Goldman HQ
Over 50 people, some dressed as swamp creatures, have launched a days-long sit-in at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City to protest President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of former Goldman executives to his cabinet. #GovernmentSachs Tweets "It's about highlighting the lie that was told...
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