Voices, The Peoples News
Nov. 30, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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/
‘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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
‘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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