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Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins

Staff Writer

Brett Wilkins is staff writer for Common Dreams.

 
 

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Calls for a Bolder Congress Follow Texas Dems' Exodus to Thwart GOP Anti-Voter Bills

"Democrats in the U.S. Senate could learn a lot from these Texas Democrats—sometimes you have to pull out all the stops to protect democracy."

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Progressive Backlash to 'Billionaire Blastoff' Highlights Inequality on Earth

"Nothing says tax the rich like a space race between billionaires," quipped former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

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Bernie Sanders Adds Voice to Supporters of Cook County Strike

One SEIU Local 73 strike leader said the 18-day action "is about basic dignity and respect for workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and before."

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US-Backed Haitian Government Reportedly Requests American Intervention

One observer noted that Wednesday's assassination of President Jovenel Moïse "has left Haitians at home and in the diaspora conflicted and uneasy about what could come next."

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Progressives, Peace Groups Welcome Biden Announcement of US Afghan Withdrawal Date

However, some noted that not all U.S. troops are leaving, and CodePink addressed Biden's remarks on China with a warning: "Don't let the end of one war be the start of another one!"

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Oxfam Report Shows 11 People Are Dying of Hunger Every Minute—Outpacing Covid Fatalities

"To prevent unnecessary deaths and millions more people being pushed to extreme poverty and hunger, governments... must simultaneously build fairer and more sustainable food systems and support social protection programs."

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Big Pharma Firms Spent More Enriching Investors Than on R&D: Report

"We must lower the outrageous price of prescription drugs in budget reconciliation and use the savings to expand Medicare," says Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Haiti Assassination Raises Red Flags Among Observers Fluent in History of US Intervention

"It's quite striking that the arguments being made for a U.S. intervention in Haiti are so alike the ones that were used to justify the 1915-34 occupation."

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