Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-30

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 30, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Julian Brave Noisecat:  What a Joe Biden cabinet pick might mean for Native Americans. Choosing Deb Haaland as Interior secretary would be historic. It could also bring a new community into the party fold.

# Indigenous / Global
Amid tensions in Myanmar, an Indigenous park of peace is born. The Karen people of Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area https://ecotopical.com/yale-environment-360/308937/tensions-myanmar-indigenous-park-peace-born/

# Archaeology
‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest. Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/29/sistine-chapel-of-the-ancients-rock-art-discovered-in-remote-amazon-forest

# CoronaVirus
Moderna announced that it will apply for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate later Monday. The company said in a statement that testing showed its vaccine candidate was 94.1 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 and was 100 percent effective against severe COVID-19 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/11/30/moderna-emergency-fda-authorization-covid-19-vaccine-pfizer/6376336002/

Precarious Working Conditions of Nursing Home Employees Foster Spread of COVID Paid sick leave and a living wage are often out of reach for the average nursing home aide.

OSHA Let Employers Decide Whether to Report Health Care Worker Deaths.
Many Didn’t.

How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat COVID https://khn.org/news/article/how-pharma-money-colors-operation-warp-speeds-quest-to-defeat-covid/

Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress of COVID https://khn.org/news/thousands-of-primary-care-practices-close-financial-stress-of-covid/

‘An Arm and a Leg’: How to Avoid a Big Bill for Your COVID Test https://khn.org/news/an-arm-and-a-leg-how-to-avoid-a-big-bill-for-your-covid-test/

Moderna: No One Who Took Vaccine Developed Severe COVID. The U.S.
company will now submit that data to regulators for approval, and tens of millions of doses could be ready before the end of the year.

To Solve the COVID Crisis, We Must Push Biden to Put People Over Profits. Will the Biden administration really listen to science if that requires putting people’s needs above corporate profits?

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Trump Admin Is Rushing to Mine Sacred Tribal Land in Arizona

Enbridge sues the state of Michigan in federal court in hopes of stopping the Whitmer administration’s attempt to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Chippewa ask Minnesota regulators to halt Line 3 pipeline construction, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus spread.

Georgia Power’s acquisition of nearly 1,900 acres around five of its 12 coal ash ponds could shield it from millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Deep Frozen Arctic Microbes Are Waking Up. Thawing permafrost is releasing microorganisms, with consequences that are still largely unknown https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deep-frozen-arctic-microbes-are-waking-up/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Thanksgiving in America, Market hits 30,000 and Food lines have 30,000 cars. This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans face homelessness and hundreds of thousands live on the street.

# Global Politics and other news
How Israel murdered Iranian nuclear scientist. Murder of Iran’s top nuclear scientist ‘involved 62 people including 12 gunmen http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55973.htm

Iran Vows Retaliation In ‘Proper Time’ For Nuclear Scientist’s Killing https://www.npr.org/2020/11/28/939675848/iran-vows-retaliation-in-proper-time-for-nuclear-scientists-killing

# Gov / Politics
How Trump pushed the U.S. to the brink of war with Iran https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-iran-us-conflict-timeline-20200112-lh6xtmbgqnbf5ehyx7gq5iscmi-story.html

Reports on Flynn pardon leave out elephant in the room: Israeli interference in US policy. Israeli interference in U.S. policy-making has been far more effective than alleged Russian interference.

Republicans Won Key Races in 2020 Granting Them Far More Power to Gerrymander. Democrats will have to rely on the courts and grassroots movements to push back on Republican redistricting https://truthout.org/articles/republicans-won-key-races-in-2020-granting-them-far-more-power-to-gerrymander/

The US role in internationalizing fascism.

The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism in WWII, It Discretely Internationalized It https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/16/the-u-s-did-not-defeat-fascism-in-wwii-it-discretely-internationalized-it/

US Congress ties bows on gifts to Israel: The bill promises Israel “not less than” $3.3 billion per year in weapons grants in addition to $500 million in missile defense projects.

Watch the Film the Israel Lobby Didn’t Want You To See: The film exposes the efforts of Israel and its lobbyists to spy on, smear and intimidate US citizens who support Palestinian human rights, especially BDS https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-film-the-israel-lobby-does-not-want-you-to-see/

Vital: Court Protects Anonymity of Researchers Reporting Links Between Trump and Russian Bank. The ruling protects the First Amendment anonymous speech rights of the researchers https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/victory-court-protects-anonymity-security-researchers-who-reported-apparent

Democrats were united on top issues this Congress — but will it hold?

Congress set for chaotic year-end sprint.

The most important relationship in Washington? Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have a history. Those who know both men say they have a mutual respect and built a level of trust between them over the years — which could be key in being able to facilitate agreements.

Trump’s Tantrum Over Loss Could Smash Georgia GOP. Trump’s anger at Gov.
Brian Kemp is making it nearly impossible for the GOP to unify ahead of two runoff elections in the state that will decide control of the U.S.

Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts. Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen.

# Media
Salon: Federal Judge bars Trump-Bannon-Breitbart media censor from interfering in news coverage. “Michael Pack has repeatedly and intentionally violated the First Amendment rights of VOA journalists”

# Medical / Health
Peabody announces plans to discontinue healthcare benefits for non-represented and retired employees, declaring the coverage “not sustainable.”

# Social
A Prosecutor Called Jail Time for Renters Who Fall Behind “Cruel.” He Got Fired.
An Arkansas prosecutor has been fired after speaking out against the state’s criminal eviction statute.

# Water
‘We must protect our water’: B.C. ranchers wage battle over radioactive fracking waste https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-fracking-agricultural-land-radioactive-waste/

Researchers discover huge freshwater reservoir hidden beneath Hawai’i.
The billions of liters of fresh water were discovered with electrical surveys.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-29

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 29, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Why Native Americans Have Been Protesting For A Month In The Heart Of The Hamptons. In the backyard of America’s rich and famous, an indigenous group is fighting for sovereignty and survival.

On 88 acres of self-governed land in Tennessee, a dream deferred for Choctaw people https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/26/choctaw-language-culture-thrives-safe-space-sovereign-land/6419821002/

The Swinomish Tribe Is an Ancient People With a Modern Climate Plan https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/nov/26/an-ancient-people-with-a-modern-climate-plan/

# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Three Rare Cat Species in Southeast Asia May Go Extinct Unless Better Protected https://www.ecowatch.com/rare-cat-species-asia-threatened-2649016989.html

# CoronaVirus
Why the Race to Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Far From Over. Despite the promising news from Pfizer and Moderna, other efforts – which may be even more effective – continue around the world https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-the-race-to-find-covid-19-vaccines-is-far-from-over?utm_source=pocket-newtab

United Airlines charters flights to distribute Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. United Airlines on Friday commenced charter flights to send doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidates to prepare for distribution.

US COVID-19 cases reach past 13 million. The number of coronavirus infections in the United States surpassed 13 million on Friday, just six days after the country hit the 12 million threshold.

“Stay of Action” Filed Against FDA to STOP Approval of COVID Vaccine for Using Faulty PCR Tests in Trials https://www.thescotfree.com/health/stay-of-action-filed-against-fda-to-stop-approval-of-covid-vaccine-for-using-faulty-pcr-tests-in-trials/

Fauci: There will ‘almost certainly’ be an uptick in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving travel https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/527873-fauci-there-will-almost-certainly-be-an-uptick-in-covid-19-cases

# Economy / Trade
How the Grinch Bots Stole Your Sneakers. Online scalping is becoming increasingly common, thanks to bots that crawl the internet. What’s being done to stop it?

Under Biden, We’ll Still Need to Protect Social Security. While Biden’s Social Security proposals are encouraging, his potential centrist cabinet picks are cause for concern.

Senate GOP Wants to Freeze Pay for All Federal Workers During a Pandemic The government could shut down on December 11 if Congress and Trump cannot agree on new spending legislation.

Biden’s Treasury pick will have lengthy to-do list on taxes. Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s expected pick for Treasury secretary, will have a number of tax issues on her plate if confirmed by the Senate, with some requiring immediate attention.

Under Biden, We’ll Still Need to Protect Social Security. While Biden’s Social Security proposals are encouraging, his potential centrist cabinet picks are cause for concern.

# Employment
The Walt Disney Co. is planning to layoff about 4,000 more employees than it initially reported to the federal government because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Biden Has Promised to Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline. Activists Hope He’ll Nix Dakota Access, Too

UN shipping body approves Arctic heavy fuel oil ‘ban’, delayed for a decade.
Campaigners describe ban as “meaningless”, as concessions to Russia allow most ships to continue using heavy fuel oil https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/11/20/un-shipping-body-approves-arctic-heavy-fuel-oil-ban-delayed-decade/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Envoy Sends a ‘Signal to the World,’ Advocates Say. The former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate helped forge the Paris climate accord and now is expected to usher the U.S. back into the pact.

As Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry Will Be No Stranger to International Climate Negotiations. The Kigali Amendment is a little-known climate accord meant to phase out the use of super-polluting hydroflourocarbons. Kerry helped make it happen.

The First African American Cardinal Is a Climate Change Leader. Wilton Gregory, as archbishop of Atlanta, asked for an action plan in 2015 to help boost Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19112020/first-african-american-cardinal-climate-change-believer

Newsom’s Top Five Candidates for Kamala Harris’s Senate Seat All Have Climate in Their Bios https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20112020/gavin-newsom-kamala-harris-senate-seat

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing.

Artificial Sweetener Used in More Than 6,000 Products Linked To Host Of Serious Health Problems

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain:Fighting or Feeding the Obesity Epidemic?

# Global Politics and other news
Iranian scientist linked to military nuclear program assassinated in
attack: state media
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was widely regarded as the father of the country’s nuclear-weapons program

Brexit negotiations restart in person as clock ticks down. Face-to-face negotiations between Britain and the European Union over a trade deal restarted on Saturday, in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.

Iran commander warns of ‘severe revenge’ for scientist assassination

Assassination a ‘Criminal act’: Ex-CIA chief

Five scientists in 10 years: Iran’s nuclear physicists are top targets for assassins https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-scientist-assassinated-mohsen-fakhrizadeh.html

Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows Revenge for Scientist’s Murder. Iran has blamed Israel for the brazen assassination Friday of the country’s high-profile nuclear scientist.

Netanyahu wanted the US to attack Iran last Sunday. “Much of the bad decision making by Trump is derived from his having bought into the Israeli view of Iran, which, in reality, does not threaten Americans or U.S. interests.” Philip Giraldi, former CIA analyst https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/28/netanyahu-wanted-the-us-to-attack-iran-last-sunday/

# Gov / Politics
Dominion staff  receive death threats in wake of ‘The Crackpot’s’ wild accusations. A baseless conspiracy theory that a voting firm is involved in a global plot to rig elections has led to stalking, harassment, and death threats against its employees, the company at the center of the conspiracy has said.

Biden’s Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/527654-bidens-cabinet-a-battleground-for-future-gop-white-house-hopefuls

Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/527733-trump-campaign-loses-appeal-over-pennsylvania-race

“Democracy” vs. “Republic”: Is There A Difference?

Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527655-biden-looks-to-career-officials-to-restore-trust-morale-in-government

Trump considering kicking off 2024 run during Biden’s inauguration:
President Trump is reportedly considering kicking off his 2024 campaign during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/527817-trump-considering-kicking-off-2024-run-during-bidens-inauguration-report

President-elect Joe Biden won’t take office until Jan. 20 but many of the challenges he will face are already clear. Here are five of the largest issues he will need to tackle as he takes over from President Trump.

# Law Enforcement
A Global Police State Is Emerging as World Capitalism Descends Into Crisis. A project of twenty-first century fascism is on the ascent in the civil societies of many countries around the world.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Court Rejects Trump’s Attempt to Overturn Certification of Pennsylvania Results Three Republican-appointed judges unanimously denied the Trump campaign’s injunction on Friday.

“Better Than Trump” Is Not Enough. We Need More From Biden on LGBTQ Policy.
Biden promises a return to Obama-era policy on LGBTQ issues — but even if he follows through, that is not enough.

# Media
It’s True That Corporate Media Is Biased — But Not in the Ways Right-Wingers Say To confront corporate media’s profit-driven logic, we must encourage close criticism but not all-out dismissal.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Advocates Push for Washington State to Allow Magic Mushrooms for Dying Patients A growing body of evidence shows that psilocybin therapy can provide enormous benefits to those with terminal illnesses.

# Medical / Health
3D Bioprinted Mini Kidneys Successfully Made Inside Lab: Printing an Estimate of 200 per 10 Minutes. Researchers have now been able to 3D bioprint mini kidneys inside a laboratory. The technology is said to be able to print up to 200 kidneys per 10 minutes.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, Afghanistan. The USS Nimitz and its strike group were ordered back to the Persian Gulf region to provide “defensive capabilities” during a drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Navy and Pentagon said Friday.

US Army Currently Developing Technology Allowing Soldiers to Use Their Brains for Communications. The United States Research Office is developing a new technology that could allow soldiers use their brains for communication. Will they use telepathy in the future?

# Murmurs of War
Iraq fears Trump’s final weeks could see a U.S.-Iran confrontation. The Iraqi government is on edge as the Trump presidency enters its final weeks, fearing that a last-minute confrontation between the United States and Iran could erupt on Iraqi soil.
Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.

# Science
Want More Science-Based Policies? Start by Protecting the Scientists https://www.ecowatch.com/scientific-integrity-biden-policy-2649061084.html

# Veterans / VA
Veterans Saw Friends Die From COVID. Then It Got Worse. At least 47 people in a long-term VA care facility in New Jersey died from coronavirus. Employees and residents describe a lockdown that never ended—and the mental toll it took.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-25

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 25, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. I will see you on Friday.
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# Archaeology
X-rays reveal hidden amulet inside Egyptian child mummy. The 1,900-year-old mummy may have been royalty.

# Border / Immigration
ICE expelled 33 immigrant children back to Guatemala after a judge said they couldn’t.

U.S. Temporarily Halts Deportation of Immigrants Who May Have Been Forcibly Sterilized in GA Prison https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/headlines/us_temporarily_halts_deportation_of_immigrants_who_may_have_been_forcibly_sterilized_in_ga_prison

Hudson County, NJ, Renews 10-Year Contract with ICE Despite Vocal Public Opposition https://hudsoncountyview.com/hudson-county-freeholders-renew-ice-contract-despite-over-9-hours-of-public-opposition/

U.S. Deported 33 Unaccompanied Children in Violation of Legal Ruling Issued Earlier the Same Day https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/headlines/us_deported_33_unaccompanied_children_in_violation_of_legal_ruling_issued_earlier_the_same_day

# CoronaVirus
Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings https://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-shut-off-water-power-houses-hosting-large-parties-gatherings/

6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses expected to be shipped to states by mid-December.

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from COVID-19 vaccine shots won’t be “a walk in the park.”

The health care industry’s essential workers are to receive COVID-19 vaccines first.

New York City will have COVID-19 checkpoints at key bridges and crossings.

Congress isn’t passing pandemic relief but they are passing the coronavirus. Nearly 1 in 10 senators and 1 in 20 House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but even wearing masks on the Senate floor is still a source of contention.

If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart. You are complicit in inflicting untold suffering on millions of people around the world. You are complicit in casting the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies into even further grinding poverty. You are complicit in murder.

German Lawsuit Against “FactCheckers” Will Force Them To Prove Legitimacy of COVID Tests https://marketsanity.com/ben-swann-german-lawsuit-against-factcheckers-would-force-them-to-prove-legitimacy-of-c0vld-test/

New Mexico Governor Shuts Down Grocery Stores for Two Weeks. More than
20 essential businesses across the state were shut down as of Friday, of which nearly half were grocery stores or major retailers. The closures include two Walmarts in Albuquerque, a Walmart in Santa Fe, a Target in Santa Fe and an Albertson’s in Roswell, KOAT-TV reported.

Nurse: “We Are Screaming at the Top of Our Lungs and So Few Are Listening.”
Medical workers are scared. COVID is spreading. We need public mourning and acts of solidarity.

Mnuchin Violates CARES Act With Plan to Move $455 Billion in Unspent COVID Funds into an account that requires congressional authorization to access. The plan follows Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s widely condemned decision to cut off the relief programs at the end of the year.

# Economy / Trade
Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States. Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/biggest-trade-deal-in-history-excludes-united-states/

6 million American households could face eviction on January 1. Even if the Biden administration has a plan to help renters, unless Trump acts there will be a 20-day gap when landlords can try to evict anyone who didn’t pay.

# Employment
House Passage of Legislation to create nearly 1 Million new paid Apprenticeship opportunities. Getting Americans back to work and helping families make ends meet during this public health crisis are top priorities.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/25/pebble-mine-alaska-permit-denied-salmon

# Environment / Climate / Interior
As Biden targets climate change, we must focus attention on public
health: Dr. Richard J. Jackson. A key transition document is largely blind to the significant health threats related to climate change.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Miss Vickie’s Chips recalled because of glass pieces https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/miss-vickies-kettle-cooked-potato-chips-recalled-due-to-glass-pieces/

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
How to Make Baked Potatoes Fluffy and Crispy. The secret to better baked potatoes? Cook them like the British do. Works with sweet potatoes too.

# General Recalls / Alerts
Sunbeam is recalling more than 940,000 Crock-Pots. Here’s what you need to know

# Gov / Politics
Trump signed off on sharing the classified President’s Daily Brief with the president-elect.

Biden says “of course” he’d meet with Trump, “if he asked.”

An immigration bill and executive action top Biden’s preview of his administration’s first 100 days.

Biden talks to NBC News about his 100-day plans.

Top Biden advisors Flournoy and Blinken promise smarter, more secretive permanent war policy. Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, and his top foreign policy advisor, have played central roles in every war waged by Democratic presidents dating back to the Clinton era https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/biden-advisors-flournoy-blinken-permanent-war/

By the Way, Donald Trump Could Still Launch Nuclear Weapons at Any Time.
The president’s responsibility for the US nuclear arsenal is a Cold War anachronism. The Trump era shows why it needs reform.

The Other Way Trump Could Destroy the Next Presidency. Short of an outright constitutional crisis, a lot could still go horribly wrong.

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first
100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back the President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.

Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections, implement other last-minute policies. The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes.

Progressives are raising objections to the Biden team’s pick for overseeing the transition at a key regulatory agency in the White House, arguing the official has been too sympathetic toward President Trump’s deregulatory efforts.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) decision this week to step down as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee is sparking a fight over the future of the panel, with many Democrats and outside groups pushing for a more aggressive approach toward Republicans.

Members of the Biden transition with security clearances to finally talk to officials in the current administration and receive classified briefings.

Trump Is Expected to Join Giuliani in Pennsylvania at GOP Lawmakers’
Voter Fraud Even

Trump Rushing to Bring Back Firing-Squad Executions: The proposed rule has already cleared White House review, according to ProPublica, and could be finalized any day.

President Trump on Wednesday announced he had pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser who was charged in connection with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

# Law Enforcement
SCOTUS grants review in two cases concerning law enforcement officers’
search-and-seizure authority

# Media
FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of ‘Iranian’ American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery. The new powers claimed by the FBI to seize “Iranian” outlets could have serious implications for the basic American freedom to publish and access news and opinion https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/fbi-justice-takedown-iranian-american-herald-tribune-website/

# Nuclear / Radiation
Trump destroys US surveillance fleet, Blinding US to nuclear attack https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/24/russias-puppet-trump-destroys-us-surveillance-fleet-blinding-us-to-nuclear-attack/

# Veterans / VA
COVID-19 outbreak that killed 27 veterans at nursing home in Illinois prompts probe

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-24

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 24, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight,
when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft,
when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
– Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire Arundhati Roy:
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# Indigenous
The Alaska Native village of Kake defends their right to hunt: A judge recently ruled that the Federal Subsistence Board was within its right to allow the Alaska Native village of Kake to hunt out of season due to COVID-19-related meat shortages.

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Invasive, Dog-Sized Lizards Pose Threat Across Southeastern U.S. These black-and-white lizards could be the punchline of a joke, except the situation is no laughing matter.

# CoronaVirus
Livestream of FDA Advisory Committee to Discuss Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Biden Covid response – Put the scientists back in charge https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/19/covid-19-biden-challenge-americans-listen-to/

Biden’s Covid-19 Mission: As Donald Trump continues to find new ways to make things worse, Joe Biden is preparing to take immediate action on an escalating crisis.

COVID Kills Nurse Who Came Out of Retirement for Pandemic. She fell ill after being exposed to an infected student a month after she came out of retirement to teach the next generation of health-care providers.

The US is entering a terrifying yet promising phase of the pandemic.
Here’s where things stand. The US has the highest COVID death toll in the world. Hospitals and morgues are packed across the nation. But three promising vaccine trials offer a glimmer of long-term hope.

How Will the Injuries and Deaths from Hundreds of Millions of Experimental COVID Vaccines be Compensated?

Moderna chief medical officer: Vaccinated adults could still infect the unvaccinated with COVID-19. The vaccines ‘do not show that they prevent you from potentially carrying this virus . . . and infecting others.’

“It’s a national tragedy”: What a devastating Covid-19 outbreak at a California slaughterhouse reveals about the federal government’s failed pandemic response https://thecounter.org/covid-19-outbreak-meatpacking-safety-osha-california/

There May Be Side Effects to a Coronavirus Vaccine.  Several companies [are racing] to get a [COVID-19] vaccine approved, but early trials show you may need to prepare for side effects https://khn.org/news/article/time-to-discuss-potentially-unpleasant-side-effects-of-covid-shots-scientists-say-yes/

# Economy / Trade
Flying Dragon, Crashing Eagle: Not a peep about The Great Reset, the Brave New World scheme fully supported by the IMF, Big Tech and transnational Big Capital interests.

Not a Double Dip Recession for the Millions in Depression. Reduced demand and lack of stimulus may harm the overall economy, but some are already there https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-no-double-dip-recession-for-millions-in-depression/
See Also: What Is Double-Dip Recession?

On the weekend after Christmas, unemployment benefits will run out for
12 million Americans. It comes at a time when more families report they’re not sure they’ll be able to buy groceries in the next four weeks.

Trump Is Trying to Set Yellen and Biden Up to Fail as He Sabotages the Economy Trump, with the consent of the GOP, is trying to sabotage Biden’s chances at a recovery every way he can.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
The Army Corps says tribes’ attempts to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline have not met the “high bar” required for such action, and concerns about an oil spill are “speculative and abstract.”

Climate activists hope President-elect Joe Biden will block the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and publicly oppose Line 3.

Climate Action Nonprofit Launches Campaign Pressuring PR and Ad Firms to Drop Fossil Fuel Clients https://www.ecowatch.com/fossil-fuel-pr-firms-2649015785.html

Invenergy announces plans to build the nation’s largest solar project — a $1.6 billion, 1,310 MW project in northeastern Texas https://www.pv-tech.org/news/texas-solar-project-planned-by-invenergy-set-to-be-largest-in-us

A pair of energy consultants seek partners for a $9.5 billion transmission-plus-storage project that could complete a renewable energy superhighway between Southern California and Chicago.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The naming of former Secretary of State John Kerry to a newly created position of top climate diplomat signals that President-elect Biden is serious about climate change.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Judge blocks Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 adults https://www.axios.com/judge-blocks-trump-unemployed-food-stamps-plan-0c4dc7c9-f2c1-4162-9f1b-0eb2fb18c7a8.html

# Global Politics and other news
Russia Says It Threatened to Ram U.S. Warship in Standoff. The Russian defense ministry claims it caught the U.S. Navy’s USS John S. McCain sailing illegally in its territorial waters https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/01/10/russian-navy-ship-aggressively-approached-us-warship/

China wants control over Taiwan. That’s a problem for U.S. tech companies. The mainland’s long-standing ‘One China’ stance is getting more aggressive. And Taiwan is key to how consumer electronics get designed and manufactured.

# Gov / Politics
150 of Trump’s Business/Wall Street Friends Tell Him to Quit (video) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/23/150-of-trumps-business-wall-street-friends-tell-him-to-quit-video/

Speaking Truth To Empire: Foreign Policy, Human Rights and US Election Politics with Ajamu Baraka https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/23/speaking-truth-to-empire-foreign-policy-human-rights-and-us-election-politics-with-ajamu-baraka/

Congressman Files for Disbarment for Giuliani and 22 Trump lawyers

A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light Today on U.S. Politics and Wars. The Agency knew that their best asset for selling their wars was Barack Obama, the same reason so many in the security state were eager to get rid of Donald Trump.

Netanyahu meeting with MBS marks new front against Biden renewing Iran deal https://mondoweiss.net/2020/11/netanyahu-meeting-with-mbs-marks-new-front-against-biden-renewing-iran-deal/

President-elect Joe Biden’s first round of Cabinet picks is so far largely unifying the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party.

Every Day Trump Repeatedly Emails His Supporters a Dangerous Message:
Democracy Doesn’t Work. Be outraged, don’t accept the election results…and send money.

# Law Enforcement
Former SWAT Group Head Endorses End to No-Knock Warrants https://www.huffpost.com/entry/campaign-zero-no-knocks-breonna-taylor_n_5fbb128cc5b63d1b77046f0c

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump’s Last-Minute Executions. If he has to leave office, our president is determined to execute a few more prisoners before he must depart https://prospect.org/justice/trumps-last-minute-executions/

# Media
Trevor Noah Is Still Trying to Explain America to Itself. It’s Getting Harder.
At a time of immense political polarization, the newsman of the year appears on TV each night to help translate. Maybe that’s why we keep tuning in.

# Medical / Health
From “Academic Superstar” in 97th Percentile to Wheelchair and Bed Ridden After Gardasil Vaccine – Merck Being Sued for 4th Time by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

OxyContin Maker Pleads Guilty for Role in Opioid Crisis. Purdue admitted to impeding DEA officials in their efforts to combat addiction, and paying off doctors to prescribe the drug.

# Military / DOD
Two U.S. senators are urging the Defense Department to test all service members and their families for the coronavirus in order to contain outbreaks in the military and limit the threat to national security.

In threat to Iran, US sends heavy bombers to Middle East via Israel. Trump administration may attack Iran before Biden enters office https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-threat-to-iran-us-sends-heavy-bombers-to-middle-east-via-israel/

# Nuclear / Radiation
United Nations Confirms Nuclear Cooperation With Iran https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/United-Nations-Confirms-Nuclear-Cooperation-With-Iran-20201123-0014.html

Iran admits breach of nuclear deal discovered by UN inspectorate. Iran uses advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges in underground plant in breach of 2015 nuclear agreement https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/18/iran-admits-breach-of-nuclear-deal-discovered-by-un-inspectorate

# Security
CIA’s new Big Tech procurement drive to rebuild the war economy. The vaunted “17 intelligence agencies” that comprise the U.S. intel community will be sharing a network of private-sector cloud computing service providers which includes Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a 15-year contract said to be worth tens of billions of dollars.

# Technology
The story of Bertha Benz, The First Driver. She forged the road ahead, to pave it for us all.

Apple’s Head of Global Security Hit With Bribery Charges. Thomas Moyer allegedly agreed to give $70,000 worth of iPads to a California sheriff’s office in exchange for weapons licenses.

[Watch] Hacker Shows How to ‘Steal’ Tesla Model X in 2.5 Minutes Using New Key Cloning Relay Attack: Tesla has is reportedly creating a new patch as a hacker was able to get through and drive away a locked Tesla Model X using key cloning relay attack within 150 seconds.

Twitter Misleading Warnings: Liking a Tweet Will Now Prompt Pop-Up Messages against Fake News—Safer Experience or Annoying? Twitter is now moving up to become a platform that aims to protect its users from Fake News with pop-up warnings on labelled tweets.

# Veterans / VA
National Security Defense Contractor is Hiring U.S. Veterans Right Now!
Find Out More and Get Hired at Lukos to Help Protect to the U.S.A.

Engineering Jobs at DOD contractor for U.S. Veterans. JSl Technologies provides engineering, logistics, and program support services to the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-22

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 22, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
White House Tribal Nations Conference to return. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration vows to ‘immediately reinstate’ the meeting

Indian Health Service Releases Vaccine Plan. Today, the Indian Health Service announced this it is seeking input from tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations on the Indian Health Service COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan .

# Indigenous / Global
Amazon rainforest: ‘Paying the price for disrespecting nature’.
Coronavirus is ripping through Indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.

# CoronaVirus
Leaked White House docs reveal officials know the country is failing to manage the virus: report https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/the-white-house/

Leaked White House emails reveal behind-the-scenes battle over chloroquine in coronavirus response https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coronavirus-treatment-leaked-emails-reveal-secret-white-house-chloroquine-plan.html

CENSORED in U.S. – Millions Across Europe Protest New Lockdowns https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/censored-in-u-s-millions-across-europe-protest-new-lockdowns/

Danish Study Finally Published: Face Masks Provide No Statistically Significant Benefit Against COVID-19. Now we know why three medical journals were so averse to publishing its findings. The study completely obliterates the cultish devotion to masks.

4-Year-Old Almost Dies due to Lung Infection Caused by Prolonged Mask Wearing – Doctor Rants “How Many Children Must Die?”

More GOP governors embrace mask mandates, but holdouts remain. A growing number of red state governors are finally embracing mask mandates as
COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled across the entire country.

Trump Skips G20 Pandemic Preparedness Meeting as Covid-19 Cases Surpass
12 Million in US. “The president is not only missing from his post, but he’s encouraging a mutiny.”

FDA grants emergency approval to coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump.
The antibody cocktail from Regeneron is authorized for treating mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults, as well as pediatric patients at least 12 years old who have a high risk of progressing to severe disease.

mRNA Vaccines: A Race Against COVID-19. A technique never before used in humans may be the fastest way to a vaccine against the novel coronavirus https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/10/the-story-of-mrna-how-a-once-dismissed-idea-became-a-leading-technology-in-the-covid-vaccine-race/

Did This General Say ALL Americans Will Be Vaccinated? #COVID1984

Moderna to Charge Governments $25-$37 for COVID Vaccine. The price point will depend on the number of doses government’s order for their citizens. A EU official involved in the talks said the European Commission wanted to reach a deal with Moderna for the supply of millions of doses of its vaccine candidate for a price below $25 per dose.

# Economy / Trade
Asian-Pacific Countries Sign Historic Free Trade Deal https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/15/china-and-14-asia-pacific-countries-agree-historic-free-trade-deal

Trump’s war on democracy is bad for business, corporate leaders getting what they paid for https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/businesses-that-support-trump/

Brazil’s 2018 Trucking Strike Paralyzed the Country: Here’s How America Could Face Similar Long-Term Disruptions https://thedailycoin.org/2020/11/20/brazils-2018-trucking-strike-paralyzed-the-country-heres-how-america-could-face-similar-long-term-disruptions/

‘Doomsday’ transit cuts could cripple U.S. economy. New York’s MTA plans to slash subway service, and other cities have proposed brutal budget cuts https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-19/-doomsday-transit-cuts-could-cripple-u-s-economy

# Education / Schools
Joe Biden Should Cancel Student Debt on Day One. In the absence of further stimulus payments, debt cancellation would offer immediate relief to millions of households.

# Employment
Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/19/walmart-and-mcdonalds-among-top-employers-of-medicaid-and-food-stamp-beneficiaries.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
San Francisco Becomes the Latest City to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings, Citing Climate Effects https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12112020/san-francisco-natural-gas-ban

Trump Is Trying to Force Banks to Continue Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Drilling The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would compel banks to lend to the fossil fuel industry.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16112020/trump-rollbacks-biden-clean-cars-power-methane

An Unlikely Alliance of Farm and Environmental Groups Takes on Climate Change https://civileats.com/2020/11/20/an-unlikely-alliance-of-farm-and-environmental-groups-takes-on-climate-change/

Is Climate-Related Financial Regulation Coming Under Biden? Wall Street Is Betting on It https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17112020/climate-wall-street-biden-transition

Huge dam demolition could save salmon on the edge of extinction.
Spring-run Chinook salmon, critical to Indigenous fishers along the Klamath River, are in steep decline. But two recent developments may offer a path to their recovery.

Why seagrass could be the ocean’s secret weapon against climate change https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/seagrass-ocean-secret-weapon-climate-change-180976235/

‘Dire outlook’: Scientists say Florida reefs have lost nearly 98% of coral. The United States’ coral reefs are in fair condition, according to a recent reef condition status report, but vulnerable to decline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/18/coral-reefs-florida-dire-outlook

When “Creatives” Turn Destructive: Image-Makers and the Climate Crisis.
If money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns, then P.R. campaigns and snappy catchphrases are the kindling.

Biden stocks transition teams with climate experts: The president-elect has included those with climate experience across a wide swath of federal agencies https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biden-stocks-transition-teams-with-climate-experts/

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global ‘CSI Amazon’: Epic study looks at what’s killing the rainforest’s trees.
A newly published study provides insight into why trees die in the Amazon, and why the rate of tree death may be increasing.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
As Stimulus Runs Out, 56% of U.S. Household Are Worried About Affording Food If Congress fails to act, an estimated 12 million people will lose unemployment benefits by December 26.

# Gov / Politics
Hannity: Democrats Give Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Canada in Election Rigging Ploy.  Beautiful, natural, rural, teeming with minerals, you name it. But it is most definitely and inarguably not Canada.

President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed.

The Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election. A full two weeks after President-elect Joe Biden was projected as the clear winner of the 2020 election, the nation is steaming toward a collision.

This lawsuit actually says a state’s votes for Biden should just be flipped to Trump https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/election-fraud-lawsuit/

A world being made for war: Behind the push for an era of great-power competition with China https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/great-power-competition/

Black and Hispanic ad execs on the challenges facing the brand of America right now https://www.fastcompany.com/90569632/black-and-hispanic-ad-execs-on-the-challenges-facing-the-brand-of-america-right-now

Ever-Growing Millions of Americans Face Eviction and Hunger. Will Congress Act?
Absent quick congressional action amid a worsening pandemic, millions of Americans are staring into an economic abyss.

Radical Trump aide who was fired for ties to white nationalists rehired to manage US Holocaust memorials https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-holocaust/

Trump’s childhood fear of humiliation is inspiring a petty fit of vengeance on the entire country https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-childhood/

‘A Disgrace’: Trump’s DOJ Schedules Three More Federal Executions in Days Before Anti-Death Penalty Biden Takes Office. “We all should be paying more attention to the killing spree that the Justice Department is currently engaging in.”

Could GOP states ignore voters and send Trump delegates to the Electoral College?
It’s unlikely. Here’s how the byzantine body really works.

Trump’s Poker Game: What’s Going On? The game he is playing is NOT for $$. It is for his safe exit. TRUMP knows he is in deep multi-dimensional legal jeopardy and this defines his every action. Will power let him off the hook?

House Democrats are gearing up for what could be their final high-profile investigation of the Trump administration: getting the president to admit he lost the election.

One of the biggest tests awaiting President-elect Joe Biden after he takes office is how his Justice Department will handle calls from some Democrats to investigate and prosecute President Trump.

The Trump administration has withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, officials said early Sunday.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Ivanka Distances from Trump Election Farce as Jail Looms for Daddy’s Best Girl “Most hardcore Trump sources have psychologically bailed, and are just waiting out the storm,” Axios said. A bombshell New York Times report Thursday described how Ivanka Trump could be enmeshed in two separate fraud investigations by the New York attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics. Republican lawmakers are running out of patience with President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the election, which have failed to gain traction in court or the media.

A federal judge dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to invalidate millions of votes, ruling that the state can move forward with certifying its election results.

# Medical / Health
Hijacking Parental Rights. Do You Consent?

# Military / DOD
Y’all Qaeda: Ex-Marines allegedly planned takeover of Michigan capitol and public executions of officials https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-veterans-michigan-terror-plot

# Social
Inside a Gun-Smuggling Neo-Nazi Cabal Tied to Marines. The evidence includes a sickening video of live-fire weapons training that ended with the masked participants giving “Heil Hitler” salutes.

# Space
Lights Out for the Aricebo Observatory. The 1,000-foot telescope has been a pillar for astronomical research https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-suffering-irreparable-damage-its-lights-out-arecibo-observatorys-iconic-telescope-180976367/

# Technology
Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concern.
The departure of the three of the Department of Homeland Security’s top cybersecurity officials over the past week is leading experts and officials to voice concerns that the United States has been left vulnerable to attacks in cyberspace, with national security potentially compromised.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-19

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 19, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes. New study explains how Ancestral Puebloans survived devastating droughts by traveling deep into the caves of New Mexico to melt ancient ice as a water resource.

Needed Medical Care being Removed for American Pueblo Indians https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/18/needed-medical-care-being-removed-for-american-pueblo-indians/

In reservation areas of New Mexico, health care is underfunded. In this six-part series, USA TODAY investigates links between racism and COVID-19.

# Indigenous / Global
The Amazon’s Yanomami utterly abandoned by Brazilian authorities: Report https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/the-amazons-yanomami-utterly-abandoned-by-brazilian-authorities-report/

Brazil art exhibition showcases an Indigenous worldview and poses questions https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/brazil-art-exhibition-showcases-an-indigenous-worldview-and-poses-questions/

Surrounded by intruders, the last of Brazil’s Piripkura hold out in the Amazon http://www.envirolink.org/2020/11/13/surrounded-by-intruders-the-last-of-brazils-piripkura-hold-out-in-the-amazon/

# Border / Immigration
White House Killed Mental Health Care for Separated Families. Three sources told NBC News that the White House rejected the multi-million dollar settlement after checking with senior adviser Stephen Miller.

ICE arrested more than 180 immigrants in a nationwide sweep.

A judge has blocked the Trump administration from turning back unaccompanied minors at the border.  The Trump administration has since March used a public health order to quickly turn back nearly all migrants found crossing the border.

# Children / Youth
Lead poisoning endangers generations of Detroit children, with no end in sight. There is no safe level of lead, and even a small amount can cause irreversible damage

Connecticut’s halfhearted battle: response to lead poisoning epidemic lacks urgency https://www.wnpr.org/post/connecticuts-halfhearted-battle-response-lead-poisoning-epidemic-lacks-urgency

# CoronaVirus
Hunger Strikers Caged in the Second Wave Are “Just Trying to Survive the Winter”
Our society created the framework for this atrocity. Now it’s part of a perfect storm.

Mobile Morgues Fill Up in El Paso as Gov. Greg Abbott Refuses New Lockdown El Paso County is facing one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S.

Early Tests Show Oxford Vaccine Boosting Immunity to COVID. Two vaccines—Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna—have already returned very encouraging preliminary data from their phase three trials.

U.S. Passes 250,000 COVID Deaths as Cases Reach Record High.
“Unfortunately, we are entering what I think will be the worst stretch that we have experienced so far,” John Hopkins epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers said.

U.S. medical leaders rebuke Trump, urge COVID-19 cooperation with Biden team. In an unprecedented public rebuke, the heads of the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association and the American Hospitals Association released a letter to Trump on Tuesday

Here’s how the U.S. could release a COVID-19 vaccine before the election—and why that scares some https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/here-s-how-us-could-release-covid-19-vaccine-election-and-why-scares-some

New research highlights blood clot dangers of COVID-19 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200423143100.htm

Researchers Identify COVID-19 Blood Clotting Cause https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/researchers-identify-covid-19-blood-clotting-cause#

Testing for blood clotting abnormalities reveals which critically ill
COVID-19 patients are at risk for thrombotic events and need hemodialysis

300 Maskless Anti-Vaxxers Proudly Hold Bizarro Farm Bash. A vaccine is closer than ever, so naturally conspiracy theorists and pseudoscientists decided to meet up for possible superspreader fun.

Don’t Believe the COVID Case Numbers: It’s a Scam https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/dont-believe-the-covid-case-numbers-its-a-scam/

Scammers are using COVID-19 messages to scam people https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/04/scammers-are-using-covid-19-messages-scam-people

Anti-Vax Doctor Promotes Conspiracy Theory That Death Certificates Falsely Cite COVID-19. Dr. Annie Bukacek, who sits on a Montana county health department board, is promoting a theory claiming that COVID-19 death rates have been inflated https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/anti-vax-doctor-covid-19-death-certificates-984407/

Is the UK Expecting a “High Volume” of COVID Vaccine Adverse Reactions?

Asymptomatic COVID: what the data say. Growing evidence suggests that about one in five people infected with COVID-19 experience no symptoms — much lower than the number estimated early in the pandemic. Asymptomatic people also seem less likely than people with symptoms to transmit the infection to others.

# Economy / Trade
Real Economic Recovery Can’t Happen Until COVID Is Under Control, Biden Says It is almost impossible to explain how difficult a task President-elect Joe Biden has before him.

Multiplying Amazon river ports open new Brazil-to-China commodities routes https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/multiplying-amazon-river-ports-open-new-brazil-to-china-commodities-routes/

GAO Study Shows How Taxpayers Subsidize “Starvation Wages” of Corporate Giants. “The real looting in America is the Walton family becoming $63 billion richer during a pandemic,” tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Oil companies snag Gulf of Mexico waters for offshore drilling in last bid before Biden transition https://www.texastribune.org/2020/11/18/gulf-of-mexico-offshore-oil-drilling/

The transition to renewable energy relies on mining. Can it be done responsibly?
Demand for certain mined minerals is projected to increase exponentially in the coming decades.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Largest Dam Removal Project in U.S. History Restarts With Interstate Partnership https://ecotopical.com/ecowatch/308190/largest-dam-removal-project-u-s-history-restarts/

Historic deal reached to remove 4 massive dams on lower Klamath River https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2020/11/historic-deal-reached-to-remove-4-massive-dams-on-lower-klamath-river.html

U.S. Forest Service finalizes rule that minimizes public say in logging and roadbuilding in forests. The U.S. Forest Service finalized a rule that bypassed the environmental review process for a plan to allow logging and roadbuilding https://www.nrdc.org/experts/nrdc/forest-service-allows-loggers-miners-sidestep-environmental-reviews

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global A Philippine community sees life-saving payoffs from restoring its mangroves https://ecotopical.com/mongabay/308108/philippine-community-life-saving-payoffs-restoring/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Black Farmers Have Been Robbed of Land. A New Bill Would Give Them a ‘Quantum Leap’ Toward Justice. “This is the Black Farmers Civil Rights Act of 2020, and it’s long overdue.”
See also: Justice for Black Farmers Act

# General News
What it took to investigate a suspicious town in the Mojave Desert. The creator of the 2020 podcast California City reflects on how she exposed deceptive desert land sales  from the outside.

# Global Politics and other news
Adviser to Iran’s leader: US attack risks ‘full-fledged war.’ An adviser to Iran’s supreme leader who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate is warning that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a “full-fledged war” in the Mideast in the waning days of the Trump administration

# Gov / Politics
Trump Is Sowing Chaos in His Wild Bid to Cling to an Unsalvageable Presidency.
Undermining President-elect Joe Biden appears to be the only policy Trump cares about now.

Trump Spends Millions Requesting Recounts in Two Wisconsin Counties Won by Biden. Experts say that the chances of Trump being able to overturn the outcome in the state are very small.

GOP Fails to Block Election Certification in Michigan. Trump has not acknowledged the reversal and ultimate certification of the Wayne County results by GOP election officials.

Wayne County GOPers Trying to Rescind Certification Votes. On Tuesday, Republicans on an election board in Michigan’s most populous county voted to certify the presidential election results—but they’ve changed their minds.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) doesn’t think Trump is going away.

Trump remains bunkered in the White House as the world spins on.

Favorites emerge as Latino leaders press Biden to appoint 5 Hispanics to Cabinet Top Latino advocacy organizations are pushing for President-elect Biden to appoint five Hispanics to Cabinet-level posts.

Arizona’s top election official said she’s getting violent threats due to Trump’s lies. According to unofficial results, Biden won Arizona by a margin of more than 10,000 votes.

The Trump campaign is paying for a recount in Wisconsin — but only in areas with large Black populations.

Why Biden will keep the US-imposed Cold War rolling.

Progressives Demand “Corporate-Free Cabinet” as Biden Taps Pharma & Fossil Fuel Allies for Top Jobs https://independentnewscasts.com/v/Db2utgokClg

Junior staffer says top Alaska officials told her to keep allegations of misconduct secret https://www.propublica.org/article/junior-staffer-says-top-alaska-official-told-her-to-keep-allegations-of-misconduct-secret

Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens. “The problem is we need some money,” Giuliani says to an unidentified man during an accidental call to NBC News writer.

Trump Is Escalating the Potential for U.S.-Iran Conflict Before He Leaves Office Trump appointees are working behind the scenes to sabotage a revival of the Iran nuclear deal under Biden.

A Think Tank Echo Chamber Is Thirsting for a New Cold War With China.
Many of the top think tank recipients of foreign funding are also top recipients of funding from U.S. weapons makers.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Court Clears Path for More Federal Executions https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/507182-supreme-court-clears-way-for-federal-executions

‘Unqualified’ Trump Judge Pick Gets Confirmed by Senate. Kathryn Mizelle was deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association.

Head of DOJ’s Election Crimes Unit, Richard Pilger, a remarkably accomplished 28-year veteran of the Department of Justice, to promptly resign rather than taking part in partisan, politically-motivated, potentially corrupt investigations.

It’s Time to Take Away Rudy’s Law License. We’ve all been inundated with noxious disinformation, and it’s easy to get desensitized to lies about our election. But it’s different when those lies are delivered in court.

Pennsylvania judge has heard enough from Rudy Giuliani — cancels scheduled evidentiary hearing https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/pennsylvania-election/

# Medical / Health
Antibiotic use in babies linked to allergies, asthma and other conditions, study finds Children younger than two who are given antibiotics are more likely to have a number of ongoing illnesses or conditions later in life https://www.childrensmovementflorida.org/antibiotic-use-in-babies-linked-to-allergies-asthma-and-other-conditions-study-finds/

# Military / Global
‘Absolute Psychos’: Aussie Special Forces Killed Afghan Civilians, Report Finds. In some cases, junior soldiers were ordered to execute prisoners as a “blooding” by their superiors that sought to give them their first kill.

# Social
Trumpism Can’t Be Voted Away. We Need Radical Social Transformation. We have to offer people an entry point into a radically democratic process of social transformation.

Trump Is Attacking Critical Race Theory Because It Is a Force for Liberation.
Critical race theory seeks to dismantle racism and all forms of oppression, says law professor and one of the founding voices of race theory, Mari Matsuda.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-18

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 18, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Rapid City Council votes in favor of returning land to Native American community https://www.kotatv.com/2020/11/17/rapid-city-council-votes-in-favor-of-returning-1200-acres-to-native-american-community/

# CoronaVirus
Leading hospital, doctor associations call on Trump to share COVID-19 information with Biden

MSNBC host torches Trump adviser as ‘responsible for more death than any single policymaker in recent memory’ – “managed to take over the nation’s entire COVID strategy and push the entire country towards an approach in which the virus would be left to burn through the populace.”

The latest vaccine news doesn’t tell the full story https://nyti.ms/38MYFHY

COVID Truthers Try to Invade Hospital Where This Mom Died. They don’t believe the ICU at Utah Valley Hospital is full of coronavirus patients.
If only they were right.

Pfizer and Moderna COVID Vaccine Results NOT based on Peer-Reviewed Science – ZERO Liability to Companies if Vaccine Kills or Injures due to FDA Fast-track Approval

North Dakota has set the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 in the entire world, and second is South Dakota.

COVID-Positive Health Care Staff Told to Stay on the Job in North Dakota. This comes as North Dakota faces one of the worst outbreaks of
COVID-19 and grapples with health care staff shortages.

Mobile Morgues Fill Up in El Paso as Gov. Greg Abbott Refuses New Lockdown. El Paso County is facing one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S.

The Senate is heading out of town until after Thanksgiving, with no COVID relief deal.

# Economy / Trade
Our House: Why China’s New South Asian Trade Deal is Making Washington Sweat https://trumpismandtrump.com/273135-2/

Fate of the stimulus looks bleak as lawmakers turn attention to spending deadline.

Outgoing Trump Rule May Deny Social Security to Millions https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/17/outgoing-trump-rule-may-deny-social-security-to-millions/

Lack of Economic Relief Is Costing Lives https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-lack-of-economic-relief-costing-lives-mitch-mcconnell-stimulus/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline approved. Indigenous and Climate Leaders are left outraged. Environmental and Indigenous groups say this construction threatens the water where Native Americans harvest wild rice and also would be a factor in increasing climate change.

A new agreement among tribes, PacifiCorp, and the states of Oregon and California will advance plans to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, which, if approved by federal regulators, would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
#Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner – “Three Seconds”

Humans Threaten The Lives Of One Million Species In Current Mass Extinction Event https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/one-million-species-risk-extinction-threatening-human-communities-around-world-un-report-warns-180972114/

Biden taps climate, environment hands for transition teams. The transition staff also sprinkles climate change policy, diplomacy and regulatory experts across several agencies.

# Gov / Politics
Times Says Trump Blocked from Nuking Iran During Last Days https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/16/times-says-trump-blocked-from-nuking-iran-during-last-days/

Top Republicans are starting to acknowledge publicly that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, turning the page on the Trump era.

Trump campaign sees election lawsuits fizzle https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/526249-trump-campaign-sees-election-lawsuits-fizzle

The new politics of the poor in Joe Biden’s and Mitch McConnell’s America

Biden state media appointee advocated using propaganda against Americans and ‘rethinking’ First Amendment. Richard Stengel, has branded himself the “chief propagandist,” urged the government to use propaganda against its “own population,” and called to “rethink” the First Amendment.

Biden’s transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks, and corporate consultants http://accuracy.org/release/biden-transition-war-profiteers-beltway-chickenhawks-and-corporate-consultants/

As Trump rejects US election, Biden signals continued regime change abroad. With Trump rejecting the US election outcome and the Biden team advocating continued regime change abroad, Max Blumenthal on US hegemony coming home to roost https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/13/as-trump-rejects-us-election-biden-signals-continued-regime-change-abroad/

The latest vaccine news doesn’t tell the full story https://nyti.ms/38MYFHY

Jordan Klepper Takes on MAGA Marchers Who Think Trump Won. “Should Trump have appealed more to the dead person vote?” the “Daily Show”
correspondent asked one of the many Trump supporters who were refusing to accept reality.

Los Angeles police just banned the use of commercial facial recognition

‘It’s even worse on video’: Trump adviser welcomes killing loved ones with Covid-19 as this may be ‘their final Thanksgiving’ anyway. “Eat, drink, and be merry, because tomorrow my policies may kill you.”

Dems nominate Pelosi to keep Speakership. House Democrats on Wednesday nominated Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remain atop the party for another two years https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526481-democrats-nominate-pelosi-to-keep-speakership

Will Trump Burn the Evidence? How the President could endanger the official records of one of the most consequential periods in American history.

# Law Enforcement
Lawsuit filed against Fort Worth and police officer who killed innocent woman.
“Defendant Dean in his prowl around the backyard of her home caused Atatiana fear and uncertainty. Dean shot Atatiana, causing pain and suffering. Dean failed to render medical aid to Atatiana.”

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump’s Legal Team Gives Up: David Schultz: Donald Trump’s efforts to litigate himself to a second term are effectively done.

Daylight is a new digital bank built to solve the LGBTQ+ community’s banking challenges. Whether it’s financial illiteracy or discriminatory practices, there’s a deep divide in equitable banking for the LGBTQ+ community—and Daylight is looking to bridge the gap.

# Medical / Health
The Last Children of Down Syndrome. Prenatal testing is changing who gets born and who doesn’t. This is just the beginning.

# Military / DOD
President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to pull 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by mid-January, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced on Tuesday.

# Security
Christopher Krebs, the top U.S. cybersecurity official, has been ousted by President Trump.

# Weather
Hurricane Iota Breaks Records as It Slams Nicaragua https://www.ecowatch.com/hurricane-iota-nicaragua-2648951908.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-17

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 17, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Border / Immigration
Immigration officials have been told not to communicate with Joe Biden’s transition team. An official at the agency that oversees US immigration and naturalization services told employees not to communicate with the president-elect’s transition team until a Trump appointee “deems the results ‘clear’” and recognizes the winner of the election.

Biden win revives immigration talk.  President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is reviving the hunt for one of Washington’s biggest white whales:
immigration reform.

# CoronaVirus
Forced Vaccination Law in Denmark Abandoned After Public Protests. Would have given authorities power to have police restrain and inject refusniks.

The COVID Cult: Greatest Public Health Fiasco in the History of the World

Here’s what all the good news about coronavirus vaccines means for you.
For starters, healthcare workers could start receiving vaccine shots as early as December. Yes, this December.

Covid-19 vaccines may have potentially unpleasant side effects. The vaccine, and likely most others, will require two doses to work, injections that must be given weeks apart https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/27/covid-19-vaccines-may-cause-mild-side-effects-experts-say-stressing-need-for-education-not-alarm/

Rapid testing is less accurate than the government wants to admit. Rapid antigen testing is a mess. The federal government pushed it out without a plan, and then spent weeks denying problems with false positives.

Trump Adviser Says Elderly Will Die Soon Anyway, Urging Thanksgiving Gatherings https://truthout.org/articles/trump-adviser-says-elderly-will-die-soon-anyway-urging-thanksgiving-gatherings/

Immunity to the coronavirus may last years, new data hint

Pfizer may file authorization request for COVID-19 vaccine within days https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/17/pfizer-may-be-within-days-of-filing-emergency-authorization-request-for-covid-19-vaccine/

New COVID surge engulfs US, bringing fresh restrictions

# Economy / Trade
RCEP hops on the New Silk Roads. It’s the first-ever trade deal that unites Asian powerhouses China, Japan and South Korea

USA: can this brand be saved? I was responsible for America’s global brand at the White House. The damage is irreversible. As a U.S.
diplomat, I saw Trump destroy decades of diplomatic work in four years.
But those hoping Joe Biden can reverse all the damage are sorely mistaken.

# Education / Schools
Brandeis University Is Now Offering Segregated Spaces for Whites –White students at Brandeis University will be subjected to ‘anti-racism’

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Trump Administration Takes Final Steps to Auction Drilling Rights in Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Interior Department seeks to complete land leases before Biden takes office in January

What Michigan’s move to shut down Enbridge Line 5 means https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-environment-watch/qa-what-michigans-move-shut-down-enbridge-line-5-means

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Shingle Mountain: How a pile of toxic waste was dumped in a community of color https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/shingle-mountain/ar-BB1b3NUT

Jeff Bezos gives $791 million to 16 groups fighting climate change https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelauyeung/2020/11/16/jeff-bezos-announces-nearly-800million-in-donations-to-climate-change-organizations/?sh=348239092b7b

5 Legal Tactics Environmentalists Are Using to Fight Climate Change https://ecotopical.com/ecowatch/307926/5-legal-tactics-environmentalists-to-fight-climate-change/

# Global Politics and other news
Israel’s Power Is Unlimited: Democrats and Republicans bow to force majeure. That Israel would blatantly and openly interfere in the deliberations of Congress raises some serious questions.

At the U.N., Only Israel Is an ‘Occupying Power.’ What about Russia in Crimea, Armenia in parts of Azerbaijan, or what Vietnam did in Cambodia?

Beijing sends Biden a warning. Biden has given Tokyo a U.S. war guarantee that covers the Senkakus.

# Gov / Politics
Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell: ‘We’re Getting Ready to Overturn Election Results in Multiple States’

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani will present evidence to support claims presidential election will be overturned https://nypost.com/2020/11/15/giuliani-claims-election-will-be-overturned-without-evidence/

AG Barr Authorizes Federal Prosecutors to Pursue ‘Substantial Allegations’ of Voting Irregularities Before 2020 Election is Certified.

Democratic senators warned of potential ‘vote switching’ by Dominion voting machines prior to 2020 election https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-senators-warned-of-potential-vote-switching-by-dominion-voting-machines-prior-to-2020-election

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Wants Elections Director to Step Down After Floyd County ‘Finds’ 2600 Uncounted Ballots

Wisconsin Voters File Lawsuit to Exclude Over 792,000 Votes in 3 Counties

How the Electoral College Breaks Democracy. Electoral College, is designed to subvert democracy and preserve the rule of a rich elite.

Elderly Trump supporter attacked, protesters shoot fireworks at diners, surround hotel of Million MAGA March attendees –Some truly sickening videos https://www.theblaze.com/news/million-maga-march-trump-supporters-attacked

Senior Trump official says politicians get ‘very rich’ by supporting Israel. Senior U.S. Defense official, says the pro-Israeli lobby in the United States is trying to drag America into war.

Head of Govt Agency Under Pressure to Allow Transition to Proceed https://www.wect.com/2020/11/17/head-government-agency-under-pressure-let-transition-proceed/

‘They’re holding the whole country hostage’: How Mitch McConnell flouts the will of the American people https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/mitch-mcconnell-stimulus-2648946493/

Washington Post editorial slams Republicans for cowering to ‘petulant toddler’ Trump’s ‘toxic lies’

Republicans start turning the page on Trump era. Top Republicans are starting to acknowledge publicly that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, turning the page on the Trump era.

President-elect Joe Biden is rewarding longtime advisers to his campaign with top positions in his White House, moving forward with his transition even as President Trump refuses to concede election defeat.

‘These are dictator moves’: Defense officials alarmed as Trump installs more loyalists at the Pentagon

Why Trump’s crime wave needs a special prosecutor. Trump is now being told that the courts don’t agree with his desperate lawsuits https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/trumps-ongoing-crime-wave-requires-a-special-prosecutor/

Trump plans last-minute China crackdown. “Future U.S. presidents will find it politically suicidal to reverse President Trump’s historic actions.”

Mitch McConnell Is Sacrificing the Entire Economy to Impede Biden Administration We are on the cusp of what could potentially become the worst winter in living memory.

# Law Enforcement
Don’t Call the Cops. Especially if Your Loved Ones Are Old, Disabled or Have Special Needs. This is what happens when you empower the police to act as judge, jury and executioner.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump and Republicans had a very bad 72 hours in court trying to challenge election results https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-election-lawsuits-failing-pennsylvania

What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer: From Medicare drug costs to health insurance for the newly jobless, a wide range of programs could be upheld or overturned

LGBTQ Foster Parents & Kids Speak Out on Supreme Court Case. The Supreme Court is considering whether religious entities can turn away same-sex parents. Here, LGBTQ foster parents and children speak out on the discrimination they have faced.

# Media
‘NY Times’ story on Iran-Al Qaeda links is dishonest — and could help justify a U.S./Israeli attack https://mondoweiss.net/2020/11/front-page-ny-times-story-on-iran-al-qaeda-links-is-dishonest-and-could-help-justify-a-u-s-israeli-attack/

Civil Liberties and the Press: Free speech under siege.

# Medical / Health
Trump officials preparing to move forward with major step to lower Medicare drug prices. The Trump administration is preparing to move forward with a major proposal to lower drug prices and rule-making could come as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the effort.

Amazon has officially launched Amazon Pharmacy, and with it, its hopes of dethroning CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart as the place where most Americans get their prescription drugs.

# Military / DOD
NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-11-17/nato-chief-warns-of-high-price-if-troops-leave-afghanistan

Washington Post Propagandist Laughs That Military-Industrial Complex Lied to President Trump to Keep Troops in Syria. “US officials have been lying to Trump — and the American people — about the true number of US troops in Syria in order to deter him from withdrawing them”, according to the outgoing Syria envoy.

# Space
NASA wants to put a nuclear reactor on the moon by 2026. After the moon, they also want to put one on Mars.

# Technology
Facebook has a rule to stop calls to arms. Moderators didn’t enforce it ahead of the Kenosha shootings.

You Might Lose Your Google Account If It Is Inactive; Gmail, Drive and Photos Content Will All Be Affected. Google will now delete inactive Gmail, Drive, and Photos accounts starting in June 1, 2021. All our content will be affected even if you’re over storage limit.

# Weather
Iota Becomes Second Major Hurricane to Threaten Central America This Month

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-16

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 16, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Albright’s Raw Dog Food of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is recalling its Chicken Recipe for Dogs due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
The affected product was sold in 10 U.S. states through retail stores, mail order, and direct delivery.

# CoronaVirus
Doctors Begin to Crack Covid’s Mysterious Long-Term Effects

Biden advisers call for urgent COVID-19 action, including financial relief.

Biden COVID-19 adviser: We can get pandemic under control without another national lockdown.

Moderna announced that its coronavirus vaccine candidate is 94.5 percent effective.

China reports further food-related coronavirus findings https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/china-reports-further-food-related-coronavirus-findings/

Common cold coronaviruses linked to less severe COVID-19 cases. Not all common colds are caused by coronavirus — but those that are could offer some protection against COVID-19 https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/common-cold-coronaviruses-linked-to-less-severe-covid-19-cases/

New coronavirus breather test gives the result instantly — but it’s not ready yet. According to the company which developed it, the test has 90% accuracy and gives the result in under a minute.

President-elect Joe Biden warned  that “more people may die” from
COVID-19 if the Trump administration does not begin to engage in a smooth transition of power.

Moderna: Vax Has 95% Protection, Less Need for Cold Storage.
Importantly, it can be kept in a standard fridge for up to 30 days.

Some GOP Governors and Senators Are Simply Dismissing New COVID Surge.
Trump and the Republican Party are condemning thousands more to death.

Study Detailing ‘Scandalous’ Hospital Price-Gouging During Pandemic Proves Medicare for All Urgently Needed. “These are not markups for luxury condos, they are for the most basic necessity of your life: your health.”

# Economy / Trade
U.S. President Donald Trump plans several new hard-line moves against China in the remaining weeks of his term, potentially tying the hands of President-elect Joe Biden.

Under the shadow of an incoming Biden administration, members of Congress are working against the clock to cobble together yet another continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded and running.

Mitch McConnell Is Sacrificing the Entire Economy to Impede Biden Administration We are on the cusp of what could potentially become the worst winter in living memory.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
The Trump administration is rushing to finalize drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before President-elect Biden’s inauguration.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moves to revoke the 67-year-old easement that allows Enbridge to operate the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

Geothermal energy has major potential for not just carbon-free electricity but also for heating buildings if done cost effectively https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/11/13/21537801/climate-change-renewable-energy-geothermal-heat-gshp-district-heating

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Environmental justice reporters face deadly threats, intimidation. In many parts of the world, journalists who report acts of environmental destruction risk threats, violence and even murder.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Continuing funding for FDA complicated by congressional options https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/continuing-funding-for-fda-complicated-by-congressional-options/

# Gov / Politics
Why is national media not digging deeper into voting issues? So here it is nearly two weeks past Election Day and the 2020 presidential race remains undetermined https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/the-sunday-read-why-is-national-media-not-digging-deeper-into-voting-issues/article_50cf5544-25bb-11eb-a084-1bbc15f339ec.html

President Trump is getting a White House portrait and a presidential library — even if he announces another bid for the presidency in the meantime.

How to Stop a Power Grab: As democracy hangs in the balance, activists are drawing lessons from the study of civil resistance.

President Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Monday said there will be a “professional transition” to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration despite Trump’s refusal to concede that he lost the election.

‘There’s a potential for blood in the streets’:  Here’s what 2 top election lawyers think of Trump’s lawsuits https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-lawsuit-2648925757/

Biden’s Win Won’t Matter if GA Makes McConnell Co-President https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-bidens-win-wont-matter-if-georgia-makes-mitch-mcconnell-his-co-president

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
‘His priority as pandemic rages on’: McConnell readies blitz to pack courts with Trump’s judicial appointees https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/his-priority-as-rages-on-mcconnell-readies-ame-duck-push-to-further-pack-courts-with-trumps-judicial-appointees/

# Military / DOD
From the Halls of Montezuma to infinity and beyond: now introducing Space Marines “Space Marines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Military activity is picking up in the quiet waters between the US and Russia. “The Northwest Passage and the Northern Passage all link through one strategic waterway in the West, and that’s through the Bering Strait.”

# Space
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-spacex-crew-1-astronauts-headed-to-international-space-station

Ancient Kraken hiding inside the Milky Way gets revealed by artificial intelligence. The Milky Way has intertwined with other galaxies multiple times. Now, astronomers have put the puzzle pieces together.

# Sports
Lawyer for DeAndre Baker’s Accusers Charged With Extortion. The armed-robbery charges against former New York Giants cornerback have since been dropped, prosecutors said.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-15

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 15, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Some scientists say that the predators are essential to curbing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease because they pick off weak deer.

# Border / Immigration
Federal judge rules acting DHS head Chad Wolf unlawfully appointed, invalidates DACA suspension. Chad Wolf took office unlawfully, says federal court judge, therefore could not suspend program that shields young people from deportation https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/15/judge-rules-daca-suspension-invalid-homeland-security-head-in-office-illegally

# CoronaVirus
Shocking Claim by Italian Infectious Diseases Institute: “Risks of Confusion between seasonal Flu and SARS-2 Virus”

Trump to withhold vaccine from states he lost in election  (You just can’t make this stuff up).  In his first public comments Trump, who is yet to concede in the election, criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said he planned to have a panel of experts review a vaccine.

Biden public health advisers reject national ‘lockdown.’ Two public health experts advising President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19 rejected the idea of “lockdowns” like those seen in the spring to bring down rising case numbers.

How They Will Make the COVID Vaccine Appear to be Working https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/how-they-will-make-the-covid-vaccine-appear-to-be-working/

The Trump plan for mass death is unfolding before our eyes https://buzzflash.com/articles/the-trump-plan-for-mass-death-is-unfolding-before-our-eyes

States split on COVID-19 responses as cases surge: Governors across the country are grappling with an alarming surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, so far putting forward a fractured response.

North Dakota: All Hospitals Full, Highest Death Rate in the World, Finally Locks down.

Collateral Damage? CDC Admits COVID Lockdowns Sparked Surge In Children’s Mental Health Issues https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/collateral-damage-cdc-admits-covid-lockdowns-sparked-surge-childrens-mental-health-issues

States split on COVID-19 responses as cases surge. Governors across the country are grappling with an alarming surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, so far putting forward a fractured response.

# Economy / Trade
How climate change, globalization will impact the global economy.
Without immediate action on climate change and freeing up global trade, the global economy will lose trillions.

Economists Say U.S. Needs 400 Percent More COVID Relief Than McConnell Is Offering. The senate majority leader’s delays threaten to worsen the issues that the stimulus bill is supposed to relieve.

# Education / Schools
Iowa State GOP Student Group Tweeted Call to Arms Over Biden. The school administration has taken no disciplinary action against the College Republicans.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Are We Really Past the Point of No Return on Climate? Scientists Respond To Controversial New Study https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-study-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2648886531.html

Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global
Entangled: How a global seaweed ‘plague’ threatens West Africa’s coastline https://earth.org/seaweed-plague-threatens-west-africa-coastline/

The thaw of the Third Pole: China’s glaciers in retreat. Glaciers in China’s bleak, rugged Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/the-thaw-of-the-third-pole-chinas-glaciers-in-retreat

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Factory Farms Are Poisoning Rural Communities. Will Biden Take on This Crisis?

# Global Politics and other news
A Hero’s Welcome: Inside Evo Morales’ Triumphant Return Tour. Oliver Vargas traveled with Evo Morales as he made his triumphant return to Bolivia following his exile after last November’s US-backed coup.

# Gov / Politics
Heads roll as Trump launches post-election purge. President Trump is stepping up his war on the federal government after losing the 2020 election, sending heads rolling across key agencies with a late push to get personnel and policies in place before he leaves the White House.

Far-right groups plan DC rallies for Trump as tensions grow. A wide array of far-right groups and Trump supporters are planning to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday amid heightened tensions over the results of the presidential election.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will be in for a rude awakening early next year when President-elect Joe Biden is in the White House.

Trump Won’t Accept Defeat. Ever. His forever campaign is just getting started.

Why Trump Carried Out His Pentagon Purge. With his Administration coming to a close, the President is still reshaping the government around himself. https://hindikhabre.com/why-trump-carried-out-his-pentagon-purge/

‘A Dangerous Attack on Our Democracy’: McConnell Backs Trump’s Refusal to Concede to Biden. “There is no decisive pool of ‘illegal’ ballots, and Republican Party messaging on this score is at best a cynical attempt to delegitimize a decisive presidential defeat.”

Justice Alito warns of dangers to free speech, religious liberty in Federalist Society address https://nypost.com/2020/11/13/justice-alito-warns-of-threats-to-religious-liberty-in-speech/

Georgia audit to trigger hand recount of presidential vote https://apnews.com/article/georgia-audit-hand-tally-ballots-vote-8fa73ef353b36eddf14e1360eeecc22d

Blockbuster/Exclusive: Terrified of prison, Trump offers to trade 4 more years for stopping nuclear Suicide Ploy. Trump will turn over “the football” to the Pentagon in trade for their backing in a coup. Trump has told both congressional leaders in the GOP and his Scotus stooges the he will burn the United States to the ground unless they can find a way of cancelling the election.

The president is said to be not only worried about “existing investigations” but new federal probes into matters we don’t even know about yet.

The Trump EPA’s parting gifts. Three rules set to finalize before Joe Biden’s inauguration could create a headache for his administration.

Fauci: Trump Hasn’t Attended Task Force in ‘Several Months.’ Fauci also said “it would better if we could start working with” the Biden-Harris transition team immediately.

Trump Implies Biden ‘Won’ in Tweet on ‘Rigged Election.’ The president wrote, “He won because the Election was Rigged,” in a Sunday morning tweet and then corrected himself saying he “conceded nothing.”

Thousands rally in DC to protest election results, show support for Trump. Thousands of Trump supporters rallied around the nation’s capital Saturday to contest the election results and back the president’s allegations that the election was invalid due to widespread voter fraud.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
With ‘Irrevocable Injustice’ on the Line, Democratic Lawmakers Demand Trump Admin Put Brakes on Federal Killing Spree. “The American people have spoken and the federal death penalty should be abolished.”

# Media
Fox Anchor Pauses Mid-Segment Over ‘Very Disturbing’ Sign at MAGA Rally.
Eric Shawn broke from his conversation with a Republican strategist to say, “We’ve just seen a very disturbing sign. It said, ‘Coming for Blacks and Indians first welcome to the New World Order.’ Who the hell knows, you know, what people have and what they say on these things?”

A Pennsylvania postal worker who initially alleged that a postmaster had tampered with mail ballots, an accusation embraced by Republicans as evidence of an unfair election,  told federal investigators in a recorded interview that his sworn affidavit had been written by Project Veritas, and that he could no longer stand by his statement.

“Campus Reform” Is Funneling Koch Money to Groom Right-Wing “Journalists”
Millions of dollars of untraceable “dark money” is being funneled to conservative and libertarian student groups.

# Military / DOD
New Pentagon chief says military ‘remains strong’ following leadership purge. Newly appointed acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said Friday that the military “remains strong” following President Trump’s abrupt ouster of his predecessor and the resignations of several top Defense officials.

As Millions Face Eviction and Starvation, Pentagon to Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day on War https://thewashingtonstandard.com/as-millions-face-eviction-starvation-pentagon-to-spend-nearly-2-billion-a-day-on-war/

A new top DoD adviser’s controversial proposal: get rid of the Marine Corps https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-douglas-macgregor-proposal

# Veterans / VA
Serious injuries’ reported in explosion at Connecticut VA hospital. An explosion at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut has left several people with “serious injuries,” the Associated Press reports

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