Articles by Brett Wilkins

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Israeli Airstrikes Kill 76 Members of One Gaza Family
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2024

24 Dec 2023 – Israeli airstrikes killed 76 members of an extended family in “one of the most intense civilian punishment campaigns in history. This war must end,” said the head of the UN agency where one of the victims worked.

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US Corporate Media Outlets Allow IDF to Vet ‘All Materials’ from Embedded Reporters in Gaza
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

6 Nov 2023 – U.S. corporate media outlets have granted Israeli military commanders pre-publication review rights for “all materials and footage” recorded by their correspondents embedded with the Israel Defense Forces during the invasion of Gaza, a precondition condemned by press freedom advocates. 

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Netanyahu Shows Map of ‘New Middle East’—without Palestine—to UN General Assembly
Brett Wilkins | Defend Democracy Press - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

22 Sep 2023 – Speaking to a largely empty chamber, Netanyahu made clear with his little map what normalization really seeks: eliminating Palestine from the region and legitimizing greater Israel, all with the blessing of Arab regimes.

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US House Rejects Cluster-Bomb Ban
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

27 Sep 2023 – Bipartisan House Amendment to Ban US Cluster Bomb Exports Fails – Democrats and Republicans turned down the chance to stop the export of weapons that harm and kill civilians long after military campaigns are over.

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‘War Is Good for Business,’ Declares Executive at London’s Global Arms Fair
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

15 Sep 2023 – “Deals done at DSEI will cause misery across the world, causing global instability, and devastate people’s lives,” one peace activist lamented. Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the West’s scramble to arm Ukrainian homeland defenders have been a bonanza for arms-makers.

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UN Chief Proclaims ‘Era of Global Boiling:’ July Hottest Month Ever
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

27 Jul 2023 – New data released today showed that July is the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. “We can still stop the worst,” U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres insisted. “But to do so we must turn a year of burning heat into a year of burning ambition.”

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Post-9/11 US Armed Conflicts Killed over 4.5 Million–Estimates
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2023

15 May 2023 – Death Outlives War: “The US government has a significant obligation to invest in humanitarian assistance and reconstruction in post-9/11 war zones,” said a new report.

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Report Unpacks Dangers of Emerging Military Tech from AI Nukes to Killer Robots
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2023

“While the media and the U.S. Congress have devoted much attention to the purported benefits of exploiting cutting-edge technologies for military use, far less has been said about the risks involved.”

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Hi-Tech Military Weapons Breed New Danger
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2023

7 Feb 2023 – New Report Unpacks Dangers of Emerging Military Tech: AI Nukes, Killer Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Lethal Autonomous Weapons, Hypersonic Missiles, Cyber Battles

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‘Obscene’: Exxon Posts Record $56 Billion in Profits — But Keeps Gouging Consumers
Brett Wilkins | The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

1 Feb 2023 – ExxonMobil on Tuesday [31 Jan] joined other U.S. oil companies in reporting record 2022 earnings amid rising gas prices, sparking renewed calls by consumer and climate advocates for a Big Oil windfall profits tax.

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Journalism Defenders Push for Passage of ‘Game-Changing’ PRESS Act
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

7 Dec 2022 – “The PRESS Act is the most important free press legislation in modern times because it would finally stop the government from spying on journalists and threatening them with arrest for doing their jobs,” explained one advocate.

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Despite Calls for Diplomacy to End War, US Confirms More Weapons Headed to Ukraine
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2022

4 Oct 2022 – Proponents of a negotiated diplomatic solution to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this week decried the Biden administration’s latest military assistance package for the embattled country, warning that the longer the fight continues, the greater the chance of a catastrophic nuclear war.

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Israeli Man Trying to Take Over Palestinian Home Says ‘If I Don’t Steal It, Someone Else’ Will
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

4 May 2021 – In a glaring example of settler colonialism in action, a video on social media this week shows a Palestinian woman confronting an Israeli man who admits he is trying to steal her family’s home. The house is located in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood where Palestinian residents have been ordered to vacate by an Israeli court.

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Venezuela Donates Free Heating Oil to 100,000 Needy US Households
Brett Wilkins – Digital Journal, 11 Feb 2013

The CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program has helped more than 1.7 million Americans in 25 states and the District of Columbia keep warm since it was launched back in 2005. The program is a partnership between the Venezuelan Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., its subsidiary CITGO and Citizens Energy Corporation, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II.

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