Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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The West Bank settlement of Givat Zeev is pictured in late December, 2016. (Photo: Getty) News
Friday, April 21, 2017
Massachusetts Dems in Turmoil Over Proposal to Condemn West Bank Settlements
The Massachusetts Democratic Party has been plunged into turmoil by a proposed resolution stating that Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank are an obstacle to peace between Israel and Palestine, the Boston Globe reported Friday. Carol Coakley of Millis, Mass., proposed the resolution that...
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Pipeline News
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Trump's "Buy American" Order Looks Weak as DAPL Company Pushes Back
Loopholes and weaknesses in President Donald Trump's much-touted "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed Tuesday abound, critics note , and the order is only looking more flimsy at it meets push-back not just from progressives but also from the companies the order is purportedly...
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Rex Tillerson News
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Trump Administration Putting US Back on Path to War With Iran, Warn Experts
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ratcheted up tensions with Iran on Wednesday, provoking strong warnings from foreign experts who say that the Trump administration may be putting the U.S. on the path toward war with Iran. In a press conference in Washington, D.C., Tillerson accused Tehran of "...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin. News
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
'Payout Time': Exxon Seeks Waiver From U.S. Sanctions to Drill in Russia
Exxon is applying for a waiver from the U.S. Treasury Department to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia and resume offshore drilling in the Black Sea with the Russian oil company Rosneft, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Among those charged with deciding to grant the permit is Secretary...
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News
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Trump Administration Deports First Protected 'Dreamer,' Betraying Promise
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents deported a 23-year-old child of undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in February, USA TODAY reported Tuesday, violating President Donald Trump's repeated promises to protect so-called "...
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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters on Tuesday night. News
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Ossoff Defies Odds in Georgia, Heads to Runoff in 'Victory for the Ages'
In Tuesday's closely-watched special election to fill Georgia's 6th District U.S. House seat, the outsider Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff stunned Republicans by winning nearly 50 percent of the vote, sending him to a June runoff election against GOP frontrunner Karen Handel. "There is no doubt...
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Demonstrators at the Tax March on April 15 in New York City. News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
As Push for Trump's Taxes Gains Steam, Promised GOP Tax Overhaul Falters
As millions of Americans file their tax returns, and days after tens of thousands of marched to demand that President Donald Trump make his tax returns public , the president is still refusing to release his returns. "When they talk about tax reform, are they talking about cutting Donald Trump’s...
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Mixing Business with Presidency, Ivanka Trump Sees Profits in China
On April 6, Ivanka Trump's fashion brands got a massive boost when China approved three trademarks for her business, " giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy," the Associated Press reported Tuesday. What else happened on...
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Original Yellowstone poster and the re-imagined one for year 2050. News
Monday, April 17, 2017
Artist Redesigns National Parks Posters for 2050, Showcasing Climate Devastation
In a project meant to galvanize people to take action on climate, the Berkeley, California-based artist Hannah Rothstein has redesigned iconic National Parks posters for the year 2050 to showcase the devastation to come if climate change goes unchecked. "We have the ability to outsmart the issues...
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Vice President Mike Pence spoke from the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula on Monday. News
Monday, April 17, 2017
After Surprise Visit to DMZ, Pence Tells North Korea 'All Options Are on the Table'
Seemingly unabashed after North Korea's warning last week of an imminent "thermonuclear war," Vice President Mike Pence once again engaged in saber-rattling against the country on a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Monday. "[W]e have plenty of reason...
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