Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Robin Hood in Reverse: Climate Change Takes from Poor, Gives to Rich
A warming climate is exacerbating global inequality by pushing critical natural resources, such as fish stocks, away from impoverished equatorial regions and making them more exploitable by the wealthy, according to a study released on Wednesday. While the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Throwing Support Behind Apple, National Protests Declare 'Don't Break Our Phones'
Rallies will take place at Apple stores nationwide at 5:30pm local time on Tuesday to support the company in its staunch defense of privacy rights . The tech giant is currently embroiled in a civil liberties battle with the U.S. government, which has asked the company to create a "master key" that...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
As Rivers Run Black in Peru, Indigenous Tribes Left Cleaning Big Oil's Disaster
A disastrous spate of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon have gone from bad to worse in recent days, leaving Indigenous tribes frantically trying to clean up the mess left by the nation's state-owned oil company. The catastrophic ruptures in Petroperu's Northern Peruvian Pipeline occurred on January...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Most Democrats Prefer Socialism to Capitalism
Lending credence to the momentum behind Bernie Sanders' grassroots campaign, a poll (pdf) released on Monday finds that Democratic primary voters prefer socialism to capitalism by a wide margin. Nearly two-thirds of those polled also believed that socialism has a beneficial impact on society. The...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
28,000 Protest War-Mongering, US Military Footprint in Japan
Tens of thousands of protesters surrounded Japan's parliament on Sunday in the latest rally against the unpopular plan to relocate a U.S. Marine Corps base to Okinawa's northern coast, while simultaneous protests took place in the cities of Toyama, Okayama, Sapporo, Nagoya, and Osaka. "Don't build...
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Friday, February 19, 2016
Surging Sanders Nabs First National Lead over Clinton, Poll Shows
Offering further proof that it's " Sanders' moment ," Bernie Sanders makes enormous gains and poses a real threat to Hillary Clinton's once-wide lead among Democrats, according to two polls released Friday. Fox News ' latest national poll finds that more Democratic primary voters now back Sanders...
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
'300,000 and Counting': Diverse Coalition Condemns Mega Cable Merger
As Charter Communications, the fourth largest cable company in the U.S., continues to pursue its $80 billion takeover of fellow cable giants Time Warner Cable and Bright House, on Thursday a coalition of media justice, Internet rights and public interest groups delivered to the FCC over 300,000...
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