Brett Wilkins

Author & Journalist

Politics & Human Rights


“CodePink defends Senate candidate Raphael Warnock after GOP opponent’s ‘anti-Semitism’ smear” Common Dreams; Nov.10, 2020

“Digital rights advocates warn Trump’s FCC nominee is ‘even worse than Ajit Pai'” Common Dreams; Nov. 10, 2020

“Veteran Palestinian diplomat and PLO leader Saeb Erekat dies of Covid-19” Common Dreams; Nov. 10, 2020

“Lawyers can’t reunite 666 seized migrant children with parents—121 more than previously believed” Truthout; Nov. 9, 2020

“From police violence at home to killing civilians abroad, US faces human rights reckoning at UN” AlterNet; Nov. 9, 2020

“Trump GSA appointee accused of sabotaging peaceful transition of power by refusing to sign off on critical transition document'” Common Dreams; Nov. 9, 2020

“Rep. Ilhan Omar condemns Israeli ‘ethnic cleansing’ after IDF destruction of Palestinian hamlet” Common Dreams; Nov. 6, 2020

“Armed suspected QAnon supporter arrested over alleged plot to attack Philadelphia Convention Center”; Nov. 6, 2020

“Stop the vote? Count every vote? For Trump, that depends on whether he’s winning or losing the state”; Nov. 5, 2020

“Israel bulldozes West Bank village in single biggest demolition in 10 years” Common Dreams; Nov. 5, 2020

“Over 700 protesters arrested in Minneapolis, NYC during ‘Count Every Vote’ demonstrations” Common Dreams; Nov. 5, 2020

“Trump roundly ridiculed after lying about swing state landslide” Raw Story, Nov. 4, 2020

“Protesters from coast to coast urge election officials to ‘Count Every Vote'” AlterNet; Nov. 4, 2020

“Race to the bottom continues for workers as Uber, Lyft win Prop 22 passage after historic money dump” Common Dreams; Nov. 4, 2020

‘Outrageous, unprecedented’: Biden campaign blasts Trump’s false Election Night claims of victory and fraud” Nov. 4, 2020

“Rising Up With Sonali—Live Election Day coverage” KPFA/Pacifica Network, Nov. 3, 2020

“Eerie blue dots painted outside Democrats’ homes in California” Raw Story, Nov. 3, 2020

“More than 80 historians of fascism and authoritarianism issue open letter of warning” GOOD; Nov. 2, 2020

“Robert Fisk, veteran war reporter and fierce critic of US imperialism, dead at 74” Common Dreams; Nov. 2, 2020

“Federal Judge invokes ‘extraordinary measures’ to ensure on-time delivery, counting of ballots” AlterNet; Oct. 30, 2020

“Senate Dems urge utilities to suspend shutoffs during pandemic” Common Dreams; Oct. 30, 2020

“Under Trump, households making $30 million nine times less likely to face IRS audit than working poor earning less than $25,000” Common Dreams; Oct. 30, 2020

“Susan Collins says Maine doesn’t have a problem with systemic racism” Common Dreams; Oct. 29, 2020

“NY regulator tells banks to consider climate risks in planning” EcoWatch; Oct. 29, 2020

“House issues scathing report on Trump migrant separation policy” Common Dreams; Oct. 29, 2020

“Warning of the ‘many Trumps in waiting,’ Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats ‘have to be better'” Common Dreams; Oct. 28, 2020

“Michigan judge accused of jeopardizing safety and democracy with reversal of open carry ban at polling places” AlterNet; Oct. 27, 2020

“Researchers worry methane discovery in Arctic Ocean could signal dangerous new feedback loop” Common Dreams; Oct. 27, 2020

“Federal judge denies motion to substitute DOJ for Trump in rape accuser’s defamation suit” Common Dreams; Oct. 27, 2020

“Jared Kushner eviscerated as ‘face of white privilege and nepotism’ after mocking racial justice protesters”; Oct. 26, 2020

“Investigation shows how jails’ privatized healthcare places profits over prisoners, with deadly results” Common Dreams; Oct. 26, 2020

“Study finds Republican Party becoming much more authoritarian” AlterNet; Oct. 26, 2020

“Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules mail-in ballot signatures don’t need to match registration rolls” Raw Story, Oct. 23, 2020

“Palestinian and peace leaders condemn Trump’s Israel-Sudan normalization deal as a ‘stab in the back'” Common Dreams; Oct. 23, 2020

“NYC, Seattle, and Portland sue DOJ over ‘anarchist’ designation” AlterNet; Oct. 23, 2020

“10 years after Iraq War Logs, it’s impunity for war criminals, war on whistleblowers” Common Dreams; Oct. 22, 2020

“California court orders San Quentin prison to reduce population by half” Common Dreams; Oct. 22, 2020

“State Department plan to declare human rights groups ‘anti-Semitic’ slammed as ‘desperate,’ ‘obscene'” AlterNet; Oct. 21, 2020

“Report details how Trump downplays, ignores grave human rights violations around the world” Common Dreams; Oct. 21, 2020

“ACLU sues Trump admin. to obtain key records on gov’t handling of coronavirus pandemic in prisons” Common Dreams; Oct. 21, 2020

“Trump called ‘mass murderer’ after White House docs show he lied about recent Covid-19 surge” AlterNet; Oct. 20, 2020

“Proposal by House Dems would fund mental health first responders to reduce police violence” Common Dreams; Oct. 20, 2020

“Coalition of advocacy and business groups call on election officials to uphold democratic principles” Common Dreams; Oct. 20, 2020

“National Guard spy plane monitored racial justice protest in sleepy Sacramento suburb where commander lives” Common Dreams; Oct. 19, 2020

“Progressive champion Jacinda Ardern wins historic landslide reelection in New Zealand” Common Dreams; Oct. 17, 2020

“Trump is charging ahead with cataclysmic deregulation in case of election loss” Truthout; Oct. 17, 2020

“Kings Bay Plowshares 7 activists sentenced for 2018 anti-nuclear protest at Georgia naval base” Common Dreams; Oct. 16, 2020

“AOC and other top progressives urge Biden—if elected—to deny K Street, Wall Street execs top cabinet posts” Common Dreams; Oct. 16, 2020

“Critics call upcoming Pentagon visit by Indonesian defense minister accused of genocidal atrocities a ‘human rights catastrophe'” Common Dreams; Oct. 15, 2020

“California Republicans double down on defying order to cease and desist deployment of bogus ballot boxes” Common Dreams; Oct. 15, 2020

“Study: Nearly 5.2 million Americans will be disenfranchised during 2020 election due to felony convictions” Raw Story; Oct. 14, 2020

“New study shows 50% coral decline on Great Barrier Reef” Common Dreams; Oct. 14, 2020

“Democratic lawmakers raise alarm over Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s refusal to rule out deploying troops during election” AlterNet; Oct. 14, 2020

“Amy Coney Barrett condemned for implying that being LGBTQ is a choice” Common Dreams; Oct. 13, 2020

“UN report warns humanity’s continued destruction turning parts of planet into ‘uninhabitable hell’ for millions” Common Dreams; Oct. 13, 2020

“UNRWA chief says Palestinians suffering dual pandemics of Covid-19 and poverty Common Dreams; Oct. 12, 2020

“Australian Aboriginal leaders testify mining firm’s gag clause silencing opposition to destruction of ancient sacred site” Common Dreams; Oct. 12, 2020

“Study warns radical right-wingers uniting online—many inspired by Trump—threaten Australian democracy” AlterNet; Oct. 9, 2020

“Trump hails Covid-19 drug he took made possible by fetal cell research GOP opposes” Common Dreams; Oct. 9, 2020

“As California burns, climate activists call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop #FuelingTheFlames” Common Dreams; Oct. 8, 2020

“Europe leads record single-day worldwide Covid-19 infection surge” AlterNet; Oct. 8, 2020

“Schumer and Wyden demand IG probe of IRS Trump audit” Raw Story; Oct. 8, 2020

“Facebook profited from climate misinformation even after vowing to fight it” Common Dreams; Oct. 8, 2020

“San Francisco activists sue city over ‘illegal dragnet surveillance’ of George Floyd, BLM protesters” Common Dreams; Oct. 7, 2020

“House report on Big Tech monopolies calls for far-reaching antitrust measures” Common Dreams; Oct. 7, 2020

“Oklahoma jail guards accused of torturing inmates with ‘Baby Shark’ song” Common Dreams; Oct. 6, 2020

“Climate activists warn California’s first gigafire is the shape of things co come” Common Dreams; Oct. 6, 2020

“Texas cop Shaun Lucas charged with murder of unarmed Black man Jonathan Price” Common Dreams; Oct. 6, 2020

“Ex-officials, rights groups denounce ‘wildly inappropriate’ ICE billboards” Common Dreams; Oct. 5, 2020

“Indigenous leaders furious after EPA grants Oklahoma control over sovereign tribal lands” EcoWatch; Oct. 5, 2020

“Shut Down Creech: CodePink, Veterans for Peace lead protest against drones at Nevada air base” Common Dreams; Oct. 5, 2020

“On grim anniversary of Khashoggi murder, activists project slain Saudi’s image from coast to coast” Common Dreams; Oct. 2, 2020

“With focus on Assange, Belmarsh Tribunal ‘Puts US war crimes on trial'” Common Dreams; Oct. 2, 2020

“US agents—including snipers with ‘shoot to kill’ authorization—deployed to George Floyd funeral” Common Dreams; Oct. 2, 2020

“Reproductive rights advocates say Barrett signing ‘extremist’ anti-choice ad confirms worst fears” Raw Story; Oct. 1, 2020

“Experts say ‘self-promoting’ Trump letter in Covid-19 food aid boxes a clear Hatch Act violation” Common Dreams; Oct. 1, 2020

“Katie Porter, Squad members, eviscerate Big Pharma CEOs over ‘exorbitant’ drug prices'”, Sep. 30, 2020

“Life in supermax for the ‘crime’ of journalism? UK court told Assange likely to be sent to notorious US prison” Common Dreams; Sep. 30, 2020

“NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signs millionaires tax into law” Common Dreams; Sep. 29, 2020

“Raskin raps Trump administration for ignoring white supremacist threat in law enforcement” Raw Story, Sep. 29, 2020

“Trump 2016 campaign used Facebook for deterrence operation targeting millions of Black voters” Common Dreams; Sep. 28, 2020

“Investigation reveals BP, Shell still back anti-climate lobby groups, despite pledge” Common Dreams; Sep. 28, 2020

“‘Recognize what’s at stake,’ progressives warn amid reports Trump will tap Barrett as Ginsburg’s successor” Common Dreams; Sep. 25, 2020

“Jayapal leads demand for White House answers on possible illegal mass surveillance” Common Dreams; Sep. 25, 2020

“Ro Khanna introduces bill for 18-year term limits for Supreme Court justices” Rep. Ro Khanna; Sep. 25, 2020

“Derision, disbelief after Iowa meatpacking plant where hundreds caught coronavirus fined just $957” Common Dreams; Sep. 25, 2020

“As Trump sows chaos, Democrats urged to increase push for in-person voting—early if possible” Common Dreams; Sep. 24, 2020

“Vote him out! Angry chants erupt as Trumps visit Ginsburg casket outside Supreme Court” Common Dreams; Sep. 24, 2020

“US-Guyana maritime patrol near Venezuela border denounced as latest American imperialism” Common Dreams; Sep. 23, 2020

“Trump EPA ok’s continued use of chlorpyrifos” AlterNet; Sep. 23, 2020

“Fox Lied, 200,000 Died: Video mash-up chronicles Fox News downplaying Covid-19 dangers as pandemic soared” AlterNet; Sep. 23, 2020

“Anger and confusion after Facebook suspends environmental and indigenous groups’ accounts ahead of pipeline protest” Common Dreams; Sep. 22, 2020

“Outrage over Florida Gov. DeSantis’ proposed anti-protest bill” Truthout; Sep. 21, 2020

“Progressives hit back after DOJ designates New York, Seattle, and Portland designated ‘anarchist jurisdictions'” Common Dreams; Sep. 21, 2020

“Oxfam study shows world’s richest 1% emit more than twice as much CO2 as poorest 50%” Common Dreams; Sep. 21, 2020

“Ex-Pence aide, Covid task force member, denounces Trump’s ‘flat-out disregard for human life’ in Biden defection video” Common Dreams; Sep. 18, 2020

“Trump blasted for ‘McCarthy-like’ call for ‘patriotic education’ and attack on Howard Zinn, 1619 Project”, Sep. 18, 2020

“Trump openly telegraphs intent (once again) to delegitimize 2020 election results” Raw Story, Sep. 17, 2020

“Democratic leadership delays ‘enormously popular’ marijuana legalization bill until after election” Common Dreams; Sep. 17, 2020

“ACLU rebukes Barr for urging sedition charges against protesters”, Sep. 16, 2020

“Daniel Ellsberg tells UK court that US seeks both ‘revenge’ against Julian Assange and to ‘crush’ future whistleblowers” Common Dreams; Sep. 16, 2020

“Sanders and Schumer call on McConnell to hold public hearings, help restore confidence in election integrity” Common Dreams; Sep. 16, 2020

“For Palestinians and their supporters, Arab-Israeli pacts are ‘a stab in the back’ amid ongoing oppression” Common Dreams; Sep. 15, 2020

“USDA and meatpacking industry collaborated to undermine Covid-19 response” EcoWatch; Sep. 15, 2020

“Study shows richest 1% of Americans have taken $50 trillion from bottom 90% in recent decades” Raw Story; Sep. 15, 2020

“Former US-backed Salvadoran colonel sentenced by Spanish court to 133 years in prison for 1989 Jesuit massacre” Common Dreams; Sep. 14, 2020

“Bernie Sanders blasts AstraZeneca for raising drug prices despite $1.2 billion from taxpayers for Covid-19 vaccine” Common Dreams; Sep. 14, 2020

“Beyond attacking Trump, Sanders says Biden campaign must ‘give people a reason to vote for Joe'” Common Dreams; Sep. 14, 2020

“NYT’s Krugman pilloried on 9/11 anniversary for claiming ‘no mass outbreak of anti-Muslim sentiment in US after 9/11” Raw Story, Sep. 11, 2020

“UN: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes increases despite pandemic” Common Dreams; Sep. 11, 2020

“New UN report recommends ICC investigate possible war crimes by all sides in Yemen” Common Dreams; Sep. 11, 2020

“New report details dozens of Trump rollbacks perpetrated under cover of Covid-19” AlterNet; Sep. 10, 2020

“Stark new visualizations show how climate change is fueling worsening wildfires” Common Dreams; Sep. 10, 2020

“Former NSA chief Keith Alexander—who infamously lied about mass surveillance—joins Amazon board” Common Dreams; Sep. 10, 2020

“Peace activists say Trump drawdown in Iraq not nearly enough” Common Dreams; Sep. 9, 2020

“Lula blasts Bolsonaro and Brazil’s oligarchs for ‘creating a monster’ in video seen as launching political comeback” Common Dreams; Sep. 9, 2020

“Interview with Mary Wareham, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots” Collective 20; Sep. 8, 2020

“Trump administration urged to cancel planned sales for oil and gas drilling on public lands” Common Dreams; Sep. 8, 2020

“Despite overseeing soaring civilian casualties, Trump points finger at generals as warmongers” Common Dreams; Sep. 8, 2020

“Outrage over Duterte pardon of US Marine who murdered Filipina transgender woman Jennifer Laude” Common Dreams; Sep. 7, 2020

“‘Not ‘under my watch,’ claims Trump after Pentagon push to destroy Stars and Stripes happened… under his watch” Common Dreams; Sep. 4, 2020

“WHO official warns no widespread Covid-19 vaccine expected until mid-2021” Common Dreams; Sep. 4, 2020

“Report: Only 7% of inmates’ loved ones say prisoners have soap, other basic necessities to stop spread of Covid-19” Common Dreams; Sep. 3, 2020

“Portuguese youth file ‘unprecedented’ climate suit against 33 European countries” Common Dreams; Sep. 3, 2020

“Rep. Clay Higgins threatens to shoot armed Black protesters” Common Dreams ; Sep. 3, 2020

“Latest US military report on Somalia airstrikes ignores civilians killed” Common Dreams; Sep. 2, 2020

“Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib join calls for Joy Reid apology after host compares Trump to ‘violent’, Sep. 2, 2020

“Dozens of Black former McDonald’s franchisees file $1 billion federal discrimination suit” Common Dreams; Sep. 1, 2020

“Trump floats conspiracy theories about Biden in bizarre Fox interview” Common Dreams; Sep. 1, 2020

“‘Red Mirage’: Democratic data firm predicts post-election ‘chaos’ over false Trump landslide” Common Dreams; Sep. 1, 2020

“California bill to help prisoner firefighters find work after release awaits governor’s signature” KPFK: Aug. 31, 2020

“Public health experts sound alarm over FDA willingness to roll out Covid-19 vaccine before finishing Phase 3 trials” Common Dreams; Aug. 31, 2020

“Jeff Bezos, world’s first multi-centibillionaire, or, New Zealand in a man” Ethics In Tech; Aug 30, 2020

“Ronnie Long, wrongfully convicted by all-white jury, freed after 44 years in prison” Common Dreams; Aug. 28, 2020

“Bezos now worth $200 billion as millions struggle to afford essentials” Common Dreams; Aug. 28, 2020

“Citing ‘unbreakable commitment,’ Harris vows Biden would never place conditions on US military aid to Israel” Common Dreams; Aug. 27, 2020

“Outrage grows over police treatment of alleged Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse compared to shooting victim Jacob Blake” Common Dreams; Aug. 27, 2020

“Federal court again sides with transgender student Gavin Grimm in bathroom case” Common Dreams; Aug. 26, 2020

“Study suggests 60% of Antarctic ice shelves face fracture risk” Common Dreams; Aug. 26, 2020

“Alex Morse scores big boost with Ocasio-Cortez endorsement” Common Dreams; Aug. 26, 2020

“Green groups slam new Senate Democrats’ climate report” Common Dreams; Aug. 25, 2020

“As Israeli bombing of Gaza continues, US media show little interest” Common Dreams; Aug. 25, 2020

“First confirmed coronavirus reinfection raises immunity concerns” Common Dreams; Aug. 24, 2020

“Teaching torture: The death and legacy of Dan Mitrione” ZNet; Aug. 11, 2020

 “Brett Wilkins on the False Dichotomy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” The Scott Horton Show; Aug. 7, 2020

“Nuclear war or invasion: The false dichotomy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” Asia Times; Aug. 6, 2020

“AFRICOM denies reports of 3 Somali children killed in US strike”; Aug. 4, 2020

“The Bologna massacre, the ‘strategy of tension’ and Operation Gladio” Counterpunch; July 31, 2020

“The breathtaking hypocrisy of the US condemning an Afghan air strike” Common Dreams, July 28, 2020

“SFPD used business cameras for mass surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters” Ethics In Tech; July 28, 2020

“Massacre at No Gun Ri”; July 24, 2020

“New SAS war crimes revealed as Australia braces for report”; July 16, 2020

“New ICC complaint filed over US-Israel war crimes in Palestine” Common Dreams; July 2, 2020

“US destruction of North Korea must not be forgotten” Asia Times; June 25, 2020

“Michigan man wrongfully arrested after false facial recognition match” Ethics In Tech; June 24, 2020

“Delbert Africa, Rest In Power”; June 17, 2020

“US to ‘reinterpret’ arms pact to sell more drones”; June 16, 2020

“Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ro Khanna introduce bill to increase military accountability for civilian casualties” Common Dreams; June 12, 2020

“Spain: Trial begins for former Salvadoran colonel accused of ’89 Jesuit massacre” Common Dreams; June 11, 2020

“Brett Wilkins on America’s secret bioweapons programs” The Scott Horton Show; May 22, 2020

“Veterans exposed in Cold War bioweapons testing still awaiting answers — and help” Counterpunch; May 15, 2020

“A ‘Perfectly Legal’ Lynching in Georgia?” Common Dreams; May 12, 2020

“COVID-19 conspiracy theorists spreading online misinformation, despite crackdown” Ethics In Tech; May 7, 2020

“Surveillance in — and after — the time of coronavirus” Ethics In Tech; April 7, 2020

“Pentagon’s AI ‘ethics principles’ met with skepticism” Ethics In Tech; March 1, 2020

“Why Susan Sarandon is supporting Berniecrat Shahid Buttar for Congress” Common Dreams; Feb. 26, 2020

“UN publishes list of companies profiting from Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine”; Feb. 15, 2020

“The beasts and the bombings: Reflecting on Dresden, February 1945” Common Dreams; Feb. 10, 2020

“Former Air Force drone operator speaks out against US atrocities”; Feb. 7, 2020

“Bernie Sanders: 10 years fighting Citizens United” Common Dreams; Jan. 21, 2020

“Ukraine airliner tragedy evokes memories of US Iran Air shootdown, Cubana 455” Common Dreams; Jan. 10, 2020

“Report: US drone strike kills Afghan civilians, Taliban; Jan. 9, 2020

“Blood on whose hands?” Common Dreams; Jan. 6, 2020











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