Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins is a San Francisco-based freelance author and editor-at-large for US news at Digital Journal. His work, which focuses on issues of war and peace and human rights, is archived at www.brettwilkins.com.

 
 

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The NATO-led coalition said it was unaware of any civilians in the area of the air strikes. (Photo: Domenico/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Afghan Officials: US Air Strike Kills At Least 30 Civilians, Including 16 Children
Officials in Afghanistan’s Helmand province and international media are reporting at least 30 civilians, including 16 children, were killed in the latest US air strike targeting Taliban militants. Reuters reports the latest US mass casualty bombing in Afghanistan came amid a surge in aerial...
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Siblings Zaid, Ziyad and Aisha I’mad Mahmoud Al-Haj Al-Hussein were killed in a November 3 US-led air strike on their family home in Hajin, Deir Ezzor, Syria. (Photo: Syrian Network for Human Rights) Views
Friday, November 09, 2018
Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians
The US-led coalition against Islamic State has carried out more than 100 new air strikes targeting the militant group’s remaining strongholds in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 80 civilians — including dozens of women and children — in recent weeks. US-led bombing resumed on October...
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Mural: Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero. Views
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Pope to Declare Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a Saint
On Sunday, the Catholic Church will have half a dozen new saints as Pope Francis I canonizes five people including Óscar Romero, the former archbishop of El Salvador who was assassinated by a US-backed death squad in 1980 after years of peacefully fighting for the rights of his poor and oppressed...
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John Bolton, currently President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, was a key proponent of torture and illegal invasion and occupation when he served in the Bush administration.(Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0) Views
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court
On February 12, 2010, US Army Rangers conducted a nighttime raid on a home in the village of Khataba, outside Gardez, Afghanistan. Dozens of men, women and children, including the district prosecutor and local police chief, had gathered at the house to celebrate the naming of a newborn baby just...
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 "Over half of all existing coal-fired power plants aren’t making enough money to remain operational without market controls." (Photo: via Friends of the Earth) Views
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Why Trump Can’t Save Coal From the Ash Heap of History
Environmentalists and other people who care about the air we breathe and the water we drink have sounded the alarm over President Donald Trump’s just-announced plan to roll back Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plant emissions. And with good reason — the administration’s own internal...
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Ali Saad Dawabsha was killed when assailants firebombed his home at night Views
Saturday, June 30, 2018
‘Ali is On the Grill’: Israeli Settlers Taunt Family of Palestinian Toddler Murdered in Arson Attack
Around two dozen right-wing Israeli settler youth were recorded on video taunting relatives of Ali Saad Dawabsheh, the 18-month-old Palestinian toddler murdered along with his parents in a July 2015 arson attack. The Times of Israel reports the extremists chanted “Ali is burned, where is Ali, Ali...
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"Such was the case with the more than 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, the vast majority of them US citizens, who were imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II." (Photo: Chronicle file photo, The Chronicle) Views
Thursday, June 21, 2018
What Have We Become? What We Have Always Been
The surreal spectacle of thousands of little children — including toddlers and even infants — torn from their parents’ arms and jailed like animals in cages by US immigration authorities has rightfully shocked the world’s conscience. It has left many Americans asking, “what have we become?” It’s...
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Former US-backed Guatemalan Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies Facing Genocide Charges
General Efraín Ríos Montt, the former US-backed Guatemalan dictator on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity for his role during his country’s civil war, has died at age 91. The New York Times reports Rios Montt suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday in Guatemala City. He had long...
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