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Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins

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Brett Wilkins is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

 
 

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'Quiet Part Out Loud': GOP Warns Biden Student Debt Cancellation Will Hurt Military Recruitment

"The GOP is admitting that the military relies on poor young people to keep the war machine going, and that's why they oppose canceling student debt."

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Chile Refuses Israeli Ambassador Over Killing of Palestinian Teen

"The fact that Gabriel Boric's extremely normal and reasonable actions in response to Israeli violence against civilians is seen as 'unprecedented' reflects incredibly poorly on the rest of the international community."

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Progressive Lawmakers Slam Pushing Senate Same-Sex Marriage Vote to After Election

"If there are Republicans who don't want to vote on that before the election," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, "I assume it is because they are on the wrong side of history."

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Railway Workers Fight Shows Need for Paid Sick and Family Leave, Says Economist

"It staggers the imagination that in September 2022 the workers who keep the trains running did not have even one sick day to care for themselves."

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Progressives Slam 'Absolutely Unacceptable' Punt of Congressional Stock Trading Ban

"Today's news that the Senate will not take up a bill until after the election is deeply disappointing," said the watchdog group CREW. "But it's not the end of the fight."

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Anti-War Voices Warn US Bill on Taiwan 'Will Make War Much More Likely'

Sen. Ed Markey, who voted against the measure, said lawmakers must "do everything we can to avoid a situation that could draw two nuclear-armed countries into a conflict."

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'I Want My Wings Back': Mexican Trans Activist Hopes Biden Policies Bode Well for US Return

"I feel like the times are changing," says Lorena Amor Barajas, an LGBTQ+ advocate denied entry to the U.S. during the Trump administration. "I really hope it's true."

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House Dems Target Big Oil for 'Weaponizing' Law Against Protesters to Block Climate Action

"Now is a critical moment for Congress to act and introduce federal anti-SLAPP legislation," said one attorney who testified at Wednesday's hearing.

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