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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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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ro Khanna Introduce Bill to Increase Military Accountability for Civilian Casualties

Since waging the world’s only nuclear war at the end of World War II, the United States military has killed more foreign civilians than any other armed force on the planet, by far. 

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Spain: Trial Begins for Former Salvadoran Colonel Accused of ’89 Jesuit Massacre

Many Salvadorans and human rights advocates around the world have welcomed the start of the trial.

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A Perfectly Legal Lynching in Georgia?

Killings of black men by whites are 8.5 times more likely to be ruled "justified."

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'Not Looking to Keep Pelosi': Why Susan Sarandon Is Endorsing Berniecrat Shahid Buttar for Congress

"He is the leader that we need right now to take on the influence of money in politics, the environment, criminal justice reform and labor rights, which will not survive or tolerate any more centrist inaction."

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UN Publishes List of Companies Profiting from Israel’s Illegal Settlements in Palestine

Prominent international critics have called Israel’s Jews-only settlements, as well as segregated roads and other infrastructure, a form of apartheid.

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The Beasts and the Bombings: Reflecting on Dresden, February 1945

The Dresden bombing shocked the world’s conscience.

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Bernie Sanders: 10 Years Fighting Citizens United

"You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money."

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Ukraine Airliner Tragedy Evokes Memories of US Iran Air Shootdown, Cubana Flight 455 Attack

On July 3, 1988 the US guided missile destroyer USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655, an Airbus A300 flying in Iranian airspace and carrying 290 civilians from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas, killing all aboard.

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