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Donald Trump is out of the White House. COVID-19 is fading, at least in wealthier nations. The world, they say, is returning to “normal.” That’s the narrative that the corporate media is selling. But there’s a problem: “normal” is destroying our planet, threatening our democracies, concentrating massive wealth in a tiny elite, and leaving billions of people without access to life-saving vaccines amid a deadly pandemic. Here at Common Dreams, we refuse to accept any of this as “normal.” Common Dreams just launched our Mid-Year Campaign to make sure we have the funding we need to keep the progressive, independent journalism of Common Dreams alive. Whatever you can afford—no amount is too large or too small—please donate today to support our nonprofit, people-powered journalism and help us meet our goal.

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Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins, staff writer

Brett Wilkins is staff writer for Common Dreams.

 
 

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'A Crime': Venezuela Says US Sanctions Disrupting Payments to Vaccine-Sharing Facility

"The message from the U.S. is clear," said one progressive critic: "the 'global health' system is our geopolitical weapon."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Progressives Rally to Defend Ilhan Omar After 'Bad Faith' Attack by House Democratic Leadership

"Instead of taking on Ilhan, lawmakers should focus on injustice, human rights abuses, and acts of violence being committed at home and abroad," asserted Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Labor Advocates Rebuke Amazon for Latest 'Smoke and Mirrors' on Worker Safety

"After spending years pushing warehouse workers to work beyond their physical limits, Amazon's announcement today appears to be just another public relations stunt."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


New Campaign to Fight Amazon's Push for World 'Dominated by Total Corporate Surveillance'

"Amazon's surveillance-driven police state is fundamentally incompatible with racial justice, civil rights, and democracy," said Fight for the Future's Evan Greer.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Biden Plan to Donate 500 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Called 'Drop in the Bucket' in Face of Acute Global Need

"Billions of people awaiting a path out of the pandemic desperately need President Biden and other world leaders to find far greater ambition."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'It's Time to Go a Step Further': With KXL Dead, Pressure Intensifies for Biden to Kill Line 3

"Keystone XL was stopped on the merits of environmental justice and treaty rights; this is no different. We demand President Biden take action now."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


55 US Corporations Paying No Federal Tax Last Year Spent $450 Million on Political Lobbying and Campaigns: Report

"The lobbying, campaign contributions, and tax avoidance by these 55 companies is a never-ending cycle in which the companies spend to win tax breaks, then use the money saved from those breaks to try to get more."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


The 'Big Con' Revealed: Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry's Deceptive 'Net Zero' Strategy

"Big polluters and rich governments should not only reduce emissions to Real Zero, they must pay reparations for the huge climate debt owed to the Global South."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

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