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Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins, staff writer

Brett Wilkins is staff writer for Common Dreams.

 
 

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Ireland Supports Landmark Motion to Condemn Israeli 'De Facto Annexation' of Palestine

"The scale, pace, and strategic nature of Israel's actions on settlement expansion and the intent behind it have brought us to a point where we need to be honest about what is actually happening on the ground."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Watch: Video Starring NY Lawmakers Lampoons Absurdity of For-Profit Healthcare

The message of the video—which stars New York state lawmakers Jabari Brisport and Zohran Kwame Mamdani—is clear: "We simply cannot afford not to have a single-payer system."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


47 Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook to Explain, Cease Censorship of Israel Critics

The groups called on the social media giant to "repair this mistrust with our communities and ensure that we can count on Facebook and Instagram as free civic spaces and tools for holding governments accountable."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'There Needs to Be a Global Outcry': Palestinians and Allies Decry Israeli Mass Arrests

"The more that Palestinians stand up for their rights," warned one rights campaigner, "the more they will be crushed."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


DC Attorney General Sues Amazon for Alleged Monopolistic Price-Fixing

"You have to break up Amazon," said one consumer advocate, who argued there's a "fundamental conflict of interest when you own the infrastructure and you also compete on that infrastructure."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


As Frustration Grows Over GOP Obstruction, Progressives Intensify Demands to Kill Filibuster

"It makes no sense that one member of the minority party can trigger a minority veto. That's not what people voted for."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Advocates Hail Ruling Striking Down 'Unconstitutional' Georgia Anti-BDS Law

"This ruling comes at a crucial moment... and makes clear that the Constitution protects participation in the BDS movement."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Advocates Applaud State AGs' Call for Review of Proposed 'Cancer Alley' Petrochemical Plant

"I believe that if there's an honest assessment of the environmental racism behind this project's approval then it will never be permitted," said one leading local activist. "We must stop Formosa Plastics."

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