Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, March 10, 2017
'We Exist, We Resist, We Rise': Thousands March for Native Nations
"Water is life!" was the cry heard throughout Washington, D.C., on Friday as thousands of people filled the streets and marched for Indigenous rights and the sovereignty of native nations, demonstrating that the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has sparked an ongoing movement. Indigenous...
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Barbara Leee News
Friday, March 10, 2017
Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Block More 'Boots on the Ground' in Syria
In response to the Pentagon's deployment of about 400 American ground troops to Syria, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is introducing a bill Friday that would block the Defense Department from putting any more "boots on the ground" in the ongoing conflict. "The bill I am introducing today...
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Scott Pruitt News
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Pruitt Promised He'd Tackle CO2 But Now Plays Dumb on Climate Science
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt made heads turn on CNBC Thursday morning when he argued against decades of scientific consensus and said that carbon dioxide emissions aren't a primary driver of global warming. In doing so, Pruitt directly opposed his own statements to the U...
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Jeff Sessions News
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Amid Report of Further Russia Contact, Poll Shows Majority Want Sessions to Resign
The majority of Americans want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and believe he lied under oath about his meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a Quinniapac poll published Wednesday found. Fifty-two percent want Sessions to resign, the poll discovered, and 51 percent believe...
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Members of the Unified Campesinos Movement of the Aguán Valley (MUCA) carry mock coffins bearing photos of murdered relatives during a 2012 march against the ongoing violence in the Baja Aguán valley. News
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Lending Arm for 'Profiting From Murder'
Honduran farmers on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against a branch of the World Bank for funding a massive palm oil corporation that the suit alleges has been responsible for the killings of over 100 farmers, as well as torture, violent assaults, and "other acts of aggression." "The horrendous spate of...
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A demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia, raises her arms to the sky News
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
In Photos: Women Worldwide Strike, Protest, and Rally for #DayWithoutAWoman
Women are striking, protesting, and rallying for their rights across the United States and around the world on Wednesday in honor of International Women's Day. The U.S. strike, known as " A Day Without a Woman " and organized in solidarity with an international strike , will see women across the...
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News
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Snowden Calls Trove of Alleged CIA Hacking Tools Published by Wikileaks a 'Big Deal'
WikiLeaks on Tuesday released a trove of purported CIA documents hailed by security expert Jessalyn Radack as "in same category as [the] biggest leaks of classified info by [whistleblowers] Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden." "The CIA reports show the U.S. government developing vulnerabilities in...
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Rex Tillerson News
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Trump White House Copies Parts of Exxon Press Release Nearly Verbatim
As if the ties between the Trump administration and oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil weren't apparent enough , the White House on Monday issued a press release that lifted text wholesale from an Exxon press release published earlier that same day. The Exxon release touted plans for expanded fossil...
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Bernie Sanders speaks to Nissan factory workers during the March on Mississippi News
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Civil Rights Leaders Demand Workers' Rights at Mississippi Nissan Factory
While President Donald Trump was tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, former presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was doing something Trump had promised to do throughout his campaign: advocating for workers. On Saturday, Sanders and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner...
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Donald Trump and Barack Obama News
Saturday, March 04, 2017
With No Evidence, Trump Accuses Obama of Wiretapping Trump Tower
Update 3/5/17: The White House on Sunday asked Congress to investigate President Donald Trump's claims—still without evidence—that President Barack Obama ordered an illegal wiretap of Trump's phones during the 2016 presidential campaign. The call for an investigation into Obama comes as the Trump...
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