Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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A sign at the protest in San Diego, California. News
Friday, March 17, 2017
Drain What Swamp? Trump Sends Coal Lobbyist to EPA and Boeing Exec to DoD
A coal lobbyist and a Boeing executive are to be nominated to deputy positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), respectively, making President Donald Trump's campaign promises to "drain the swamp" continue to look like a lot of hot air . Andrew...
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Flags in front of the United Nations' headquarters in New York. News
Friday, March 17, 2017
Trump Sends Hate Group to Represent US at UN Women's Rights Conference
Since President Donald Trump's November election, there has been a wave of hate incidents nationwide —and now he's chosen a leader from one group that has itself espoused violence to represent the U.S. on the international stage. Earlier this week, the State Department announced that...
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A fracking well flare in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. News
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Trump's Interior Dept to Retract Obama-Era Fracking Rule
The Interior Department under President Donald Trump is planning to revoke a rule that would have regulated fracking on federal lands, according to the administration's Wednesday court filing (pdf). "This is a political decision intended to circumvent the rule of law and deliver a gift to the oil...
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Muslim ban protest News
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Muslim Ban 2.0 Dealt Second Blow in Maryland Court
Human rights and immigration advocates cheered early Thursday as President Donald Trump's travel ban saw a second decisive legal defeat in a Maryland court. The Maryland federal judge's decision forbade the order's central provision—a ban on immigration from six Muslim-majority countries—from going...
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A rally for healthcare in Washington, D.C., in February. News
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
TrumpCare Resistance Heats Up With "Stakeouts" at Republican Lawmakers' Offices
In the wake of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) damning analysis of the Republicans' healthcare bill, resistance to the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ratcheting up. On Thursday and Friday, " Stakeouts to Save Our Healthcare " organized by MoveOn.org will see...
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Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell News
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Over 350,000 Back Call for Lawmakers To Give Up Their Subsidized Healthcare
Highlighting the hypocrisy of members of Congress who benefit from large healthcare subsidies at the same time that they work to kick millions of Americans off of their health coverage, a man who lost his father to cancer because he was uninsured has created a petition demanding an end to those...
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The Collins glacier in Antarctica is melting as a result of climate change. News
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
As Climate Alarm Bells Ring, Trump Poised to Decimate Regulations
President Donald Trump is poised to unleash a sweeping anti-climate executive order to repeal major regulations enacted by the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. "The directive will instruct members of the Cabinet to rewrite regulation restricting carbon emissions from both...
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Bernie Sanders discusses the decline of coal jobs with a coal miner in McDowell County, West Virginia. News
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
'Healthcare is a Right': Bernie Sanders Finds Common Ground in Trump Country
In a town hall in rural McDowell County, West Virginia, on Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a crowd filled with supporters of President Donald Trump that "healthcare is a right"—and was met with cheers. The town hall was broadcast Monday on MSNBC 's " All In With Chris Hayes ," and featured...
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A harbor in Oslo, Norway News
Monday, March 13, 2017
Cities Worldwide Take on Climate Fight—And See Pushback From National Governments
Cities worldwide are setting climate goals that are far more ambitious than the targets agreed upon by national governments, leading to clashes between urban leaders and national ones, Reuters reported Monday. "Just over half the world's population lives in urban areas, meaning municipalities will...
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U.S. fighter jets and an attack plane drop bombs on Cambodia circa 1973. News
Monday, March 13, 2017
Cambodia Outraged as US Demands Repayment of 'Blood-Stained' War Debt
Cambodians are responding with outrage to the U.S. government's demand that the country repay a nearly 50-year-old loan to Cambodia's brutal Lon Nol government, which came to power through a U.S.-backed coup and spent much of its foreign funds purchasing arms to kill its own citizens, according to...
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