Voices, The Peoples News
June 11, 2021
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland approved a new Constitution for the Cherokee Nation that explicitly ensures the protection of the political rights and citizenship of all Cherokee citizens, including the Cherokee Freedmen.
# Indigenous / Global
Pacheedaht First Nation tells B.C. to defer old-growth logging in Fairy Creek. The Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations are requesting a two-year pause on old-growth logging in two watershed areas while they work on stewardship plans informed by Indigenous priorities https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-pacheedaht-old-growth-logging-deferral-fairy-creek/
Fate of Yukon’s Dawson region hangs in coming land-use plan. Under Yukon’s 1990 Umbrella Final Agreement, Yukon is obligated to craft landscape plans in partnership with First Nations to determine the nature and extent of natural resource management and industry in First Nations territories.
Hunters join forces with conservationists to call on B.C. to protect fish and wildlife habitat https://www.saanichnews.com/news/hunters-join-forces-with-conservationists-to-call-on-b-c-to-protect-fish-and-wildlife-habitat/
Between the threat of wildfire and logging, a community grapples with the future of B.C.’s Purcell forest https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-forest-purcell-wilderness-conservancy-expansion/
# Border / Immigration
Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas would build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico, but provided no details on where or when.
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) CDC Finds Rare Heart Inflammation After Second COVID Shot. The agency will convene an emergency meeting on the issue later this month.
Exclusive: Top CDC official warns US not ready for next pandemic: The number two official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that without consistent, long-term funding of public health, the U.S. won’t be any better prepared for the next pandemic.
“SARS-2 Manmade in Biolabs with GOF”. Two new Scientific Researches Accused China & Fauci. But they Forgot US Experiments
Common diabetes drug shows promise as treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation. Researchers identify the molecular mechanism for the anti-inflammatory activity of diabetes drug metformin and, in mouse studies, say it prevents lung inflammation in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing, researchers find. The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve COVID-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing, and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers report.
Cannabis compound inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells.
Researchers report that Elovanoids, bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering cells and protect the air cells
(alveoli) of the lung.
60 Million J&J Vax Doses Ruined by Baltimore Factory: Another 10 million doses will be allowed to be distributed with a warning that Emergent BioSolutions’ manufacturing may be faulty.
# Education / Schools
The future of online education is in flux after Texas lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have funded schools that chose to offer remote instruction next year, leaving families who planned to enroll their students scrambling to make alternate arrangements.
A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem? CDC accepted input on February school reopening guidelines from the American Federation of Teachers, a powerful teachers union. Was that undue political influence — as some Republican lawmakers say, or just a routine process of consulting stakeholders?
What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory? In the Texas legislature, Republicans seemed willing to acknowledge systemic racism but resistant to the idea of talking about it with children.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Keystone XL is cancelled, so now what? TC Energy’s decision to terminate the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t put to rest a couple of key questions still hanging over it.
Power in Numbers: Water Protectors Rally Against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/06/water-protectors-gather-largest-resistance-yet-line-3-enbridge-accelerates-pipeline
Keystone defeat energizes anti-pipeline activists: Anti-pipeline activists feel energized after the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline announced it would terminate the project following a more than decade-long battle.
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Bipartisan Senate group announces infrastructure deal. A bipartisan group of 10 senators Thursday afternoon announced an agreement on a “compromise framework” to invest $1.2 trillion in infrastructure over the next eight years.
Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal. Progressive Democrats are wary of an emerging deal on infrastructure being negotiated by five Republican and five Democratic senators, fearing it could make it tougher to get prized priorities to President Biden’s desk.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
South Dakota ninth state with cooperative interstate meat agreement with USDA. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and South Dakota have finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) agreement, which provides an opportunity for selected state-inspected meat and poultry processors to ship their products across state lines.
# Global Politics and other news
Top China Envoy Urges U.S. to Restore Normal Bilateral Ties https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/china-s-top-diplomat-urges-u-s-to-restore-normal-bilateral-ties
# Gov / Political
Oregon House Expels Republican Who Plotted Capitol Incursion. He is the first-ever person expelled from the Oregon House of Representatives. His ambition now: to become a ‘Jeopardy’ question https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/10/oregon-lawmaker-state-capitol-breach-mike-nearman/7650099002/
‘Three Percenters’ Charged With Conspiracy Over Capitol Riot. Six California men with links to far-right militia group charged with conspiracy as feds widen their net over the Jan. 6 insurrection https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/06/10/three-percenters-and-maga-rally-speakers-charged-with-conspiracy-to-breach-capitol/?sh=64daf4c74ecc
GOP wants to fight off Democrats in next year’s midterm elections by targeting South Texas. And the work has already begun. Statewide officials are campaigning in the Democratic stronghold and GOP groups are now targeting statehouse districts.
“If Democrats are going to be effective they’ll have to tailor the message to regional concerns.” Jason Villalba, president of the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, said a messaging war will be key when the GOP tries to win voters in South Texas in 2022.
Barr Had Phones of Top Democrats in House Intelligence Tapped, to Keep Pressure off Flynn’s Russian ‘Gig’
Flynn documents are the ‘smoking gun’ on Comey’s FBI https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/495627-flynn-documents-are-the-smoking-gun-on-comeys-fbi
Biden and NATO must face the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/557714-biden-and-nato-must-face-the-consequences-of-americas-withdrawal
How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s founder as its ‘asset’:
A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.”
Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/557999-democrats-demand-barr-sessions-testify-on-apple-data-subpoenas
Putin shares blame for 400,000 American deaths. Should Biden shake his hand?
Trump went on an execution spree. Biden can make sure that doesn’t happen again.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump’s Loyal, ‘Low Profile’ Money Man Could Bring Him Down. Longtime Trump Organization executive Jeff McConney oversaw all the transactions and financial documents at the company—and he’s already testified.
The Senate confirmed the first-ever Muslim American federal judge appointed by a president https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557918-senate-confirms-first-muslim-american-federal-judge
Trump Administration Secretly Seized Private Data from Two Democratic Lawmakers https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/11/trump-doj-secretly-seized-phone-data-reps-schiff-swalwell/7651271002/
Barr and Sessions “Must Testify” on the Trump Administration’s Secret Probe of Democrats Democratic leaders say they’ll subpoena ex-Trump officials if they refuse.
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
A planned Delaware House of Representatives vote on a marijuana legalization bill was postponed as the sponsor works to build support with various amendments.
Wyoming voters may get the chance to decide on two marijuana ballot initiatives in 2022.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation to let scientists study the actual marijuana that consumers are purchasing from dispensaries instead of researching only government-produced cannabis https://www.marijuanamoment.net/bill-to-let-researchers-study-marijuana-from-dispensaries-approved-in-congressional-committee/
# Medical / Health
U.S. Government Compensation Payments for Deaths and Injuries due to Flu Shots Now Exceed $1 BILLION https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/u-s-government-compensation-payments-for-deaths-and-injuries-due-to-flu-shots-now-exceed-1-billion/
“Vice Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the first director of the C.I.A., told a Times reporter, “Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. Pamphlet by the Inspector General Called Objects a ‘Serious Business’
How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously. For decades, flying saucers were a punch line. Then the U.S. government got over the taboo.
The first tropical system to impact the US could happen next week. The NHC is watching closely https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/11/weather/tropical-system-to-watch-hurricane-us-impacts/index.html
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