Brett Wilkins is a San Francisco-based independent writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of war and peace and human rights. His articles have recently appeared in print and online publications including Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Antiwar.com, Mondoweiss, Socialist Viewpoint, TeleSur and Venezuela Analysis. Brett is a member of Collective 20 and is editor-at-large for US news at Toronto-based Digital Journal, as well as a board member of the nonprofit advocacy group Ethics In Tech.
Although he grew up a conservative, a lifetime of interaction with different people, places and perspectives opened Brett’s mind to truths very different from those “held self-evident” in the United States. His global re-education was enriched by homegrown revolutionaries and change-makers including Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Malcolm X, Eugene V. Debs, Howard Zinn, César Chávez, Assata Shakur and Ralph Nader, and by some of the same publications for which he now writes.
When not writing or fighting against inequality and imperialism, Brett enjoys traveling, running, reading and, in his one remaining guilty American pleasure, San Francisco Giants baseball.