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Brett Wilkins

Digital Journalist based in San Francisco, CA, United States. Joined on Jun 15, 2012
Expertise in Politics, Food, dining & restaurants, Travel, Nightlife, clubbing



Rhode Island governor declares May 1 'Day of Reason'

Providence - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has issued a proclamation declaring May 1 a "Day of Reason" in honor of the state's religious nonbelievers.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Missouri mayor who agreed with Jewish center shooter resigns

Marionville - The mayor of a rural Missouri town who raised eyebrows and ire by voicing agreement with the white supremacist who killed three people during a shooting spree apparently targeting Jews in Kansas last week has resigned amid public uproar.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Denied medication, Kentucky inmate starves to death

Eddyville - A Kentucky prisoner serving a nine-year sentence for drug offenses was not provided medication that repressed his suicidal thoughts, leading him to refuse food and drink until he died earlier this year.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

'Raptors vs. Dinosaurs': Toronto Sun trolls Nets vets

Toronto - As the NBA playoffs got underway with a first-round matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors, there was much trash talking in Toronto as the Raptors' general manager and one of the city's leading newspapers brazenly dissed the opposition.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Study: Walmart benefits from billions in taxpayer subsidies

A new study has found Walmart's low- and poverty-wage workers cost the U.S. government an estimated $6.2 billion per year, a case of massive corporate welfare paid for by American taxpayers.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 48 comments

New Brunei penal code punishes gay sex with death by stoning

Brunei - The tiny, oil-rich southeast Asian nation of Brunei has implemented a harsh new Islamic penal code that punishes a range of "crimes" with execution, including death by stoning for individuals who engage in gay sex acts.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Afghan woman, 2 children, reportedly killed in US airstrike

An overnight US airstrike has killed three innocent Afghan civilians, the war-torn Central Asian nation's president claimed on Tuesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Since 9/11, right-wing violence has killed more in US than jihad

Kansas City - Since 9/11, right wing extremists have killed more Americans than Islamic jihadists, yet attacks committed by the former don't get anywhere near the amount of coverage-- or government attention-- as violence perpetrated by the latter.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 19 comments

Senate torture report: CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects

Washington - Central Intelligence Agency officers illegally interrogated terrorism suspects using unapproved techniques, a still-classified Senate torture report states.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Nevada rancher claims victory after U.S. gov't returns cattle

Bunkerville - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Saturday that federal agents would end a month-long operation to seize 900 cattle from a rancher grazing them on government-owned land north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Catholic priest arrested for alleged rape, torture in exorcisms

Versailles - A French priest from an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been arrested and charged with raping and torturing three schoolteachers while performing 'exorcisms.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

NY frees wrongfully convicted man Jonathan Fleming after 24 years

New York - An innocent man convicted of a New York killing that occurred while he was demonstrably on vacation in Florida has been freed after spending nearly 25 years behind bars.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Mississippi sex ed students taught homosexuality is illegal

Mississippi law mandates that the public high school students be taught that gay sex is a crime under state law and that sexual intercourse is only acceptable between a monogamously married man and woman.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Rand Paul: Cheney pushed for Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

A five-year-old video has emerged of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accusing former vice president Dick Cheney of pushing for an invasion of Iraq because it would benefit Halliburton, where he was previously CEO.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

'Parasite' fliers plastered on Google exec's San Francisco home

San Francisco - A Google Ventures partner returned to his San Francisco home to anti-gentrification protesters demonstrating and putting up fliers calling him a "parasite."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Johnny Rotten, Brandon Boyd to star in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Former Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten and Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd will star in a 51-city US tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Italian diplomat accused of child sex trafficking in Philippines

Laguna - Police in the Philippines have arrested an Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found with three young boys at a resort.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Florida woman accused of killing animals in 'crush' porn video

A Miami woman has been arrested and charged with appearing in pornographic videos in which animals were tortured and killed for viewers' sexual gratification.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Japan loses whaling case in international court

Rejecting claims that its practice of slaughtering whales is for scientific purposes, the International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

American University students walk out on 'war criminal' Cheney

Washington - More than two dozen American University students staged a walk-out protest during an address by former vice president Dick Cheney at the Washington, DC school on Thursday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment
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