Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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The so-called "death chamber" at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. News
Friday, April 14, 2017
Drug Makers Join Lawsuit Against Arkansas' "Conveyor Belt" of Executions
As Arkansas moves forward with its brutal plan to execute seven prisoners within 11 days , the makers of the drugs Arkansas plans to use to put the prisoners to death have joined a lawsuit to stop the "conveyor belt of death." "[C]ourts might want to take note of Arkansas' essentially lawless...
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North Korean Kim Jong Un is pictured inspecting a special forces commando operation on April 13. News
Friday, April 14, 2017
North Korea Warns of 'Thermonuclear War' After Trump Threatens Strike
The Trump administration has succeeded in ratcheting up tensions in the Korea Peninsula after dispatching a Navy strike group to the western Pacific Ocean and threatening a "pre-emptive strike" against North Korea if the country goes ahead with a nuclear bomb test . "Given that some of North Korea'...
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The vigil in front of the United Nations headquarters on Thursday. News
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hunger Strikers at UN Headquarters Call for End to Yemen War
Peace activists are holding a week-long vigil and hunger strike at United Nations headquarters in New York City to demand an end to the U.S.-backed, Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen and humanitarian aid for the country's starving population. The hunger strike and vigil, organized by Creative Voices...
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Jean-Luc Melenchon News
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Leftist Candidate Surges in French Presidential Election
In a surprising twist in the French presidential election, leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is surging in the polls, raising the possibility of a run-off vote between the pro-worker and pro-immigrant candidate and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen . Jean-Luc Mélenchon is also gaining voters on...
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News
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Deregulation Sacrifices Workers, Public Health for Corporate Profits: Report
President Donald Trump's deregulation agenda will sacrifice worker protections and public health for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new fact sheet out Tuesday from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Those findings counter the GOP's frequent claims that regulations are "job-killers...
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The homepage of the Storm Lake Times announcing the paper's Pulitzer Prize News
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Pulitzer Prize Pushes Back Against Trump, Big Ag, and Offshore Wealth
Prestigious Pulitzer Prizes on Monday were awarded to investigations that tackled President Donald Trump, Big Ag, and international offshore tax havens, rewarding reporters that took on today's powers-that-be. The Pulitzer Prizes this year came "in the face of a combative stance from President...
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Brian Williams praising the bombing as "beautiful" News
Friday, April 07, 2017
Disgust as Corporate Media and DC Politicians Gush Over Trump's New War
Corporate media and D.C. politicians on both sides of the aisle are falling over themselves to shower praise on President Donald Trump for unilaterally bombing a Syrian air base on Thursday, demonstrating that Washington's hunger for war continues no matter who is at the controls . Some talking...
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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping News
Thursday, April 06, 2017
US and China, World's Worst Polluters, Won't Discuss Climate Change at Summit
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Thursday and Friday to discuss North Korea and trade , but will refrain from discussing another extremely pressing issue: climate change . China and the U.S. are the world's worst polluters,...
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Joan Baez performing in 2015. News
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Joan Baez Goes Viral With 'Nasty Man,' a Protest Song for the Trump Era
Joan Baez, protest singer of the peace and civil rights movements of the 1960s, has gone viral with a protest song for today's Trump era, called "Nasty Man." The song features roses in the Rose Garden telling President Donald Trump that he "owes the Earth a pardon;" pokes fun at the president for...
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Alex Jones poses with former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone, who is a frequent guest on his radio show. ( News
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Six Weeks Later, Trump Refuses to Denounce Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorists
President Donald Trump has remained silent about his relationship with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones , refusing to denounce the right-wing radio show host who has used his popular platform InfoWars to push the theory that the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newton, Conn., was a vast...
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