Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-27

Voices, The Peoples News

January 27, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on:
nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
–  Omar Khayyám
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# Indigenous
WATCH: The Klamath River is the lifeblood of the Yurok tribe. Removing four dams across southern Oregon and Northern California is vital to restoring clean water, food sovereignty, and justice for the Klamath River https://www.outsideonline.com/2420252/klamath-river-yurok-tribe-dam-removal#close

Yukoners, First Nations benefit little from mining royalties: Miners extracted minerals worth an average of $335 million per year yet only paid an average of $100,000 per year in royalties.

Biden Reaffirms Tribal Sovereignty

President Biden issues tribal consultation and nation-to-nation directive https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/26/memorandum-on-tribal-consultation-and-strengthening-nation-to-nation-relationships/

# Border / Immigration
A federal judge in Texas has blocked Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations. The judge’s order represents an initial setback for the Biden administration, which has vowed to reform agencies like ICE.

19 Shot and Burned Bodies Found Near U.S.-Mexico Border; Victims Could Be Teenage Asylum Seekers https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/27/headlines/19_shot_and_burned_bodies_found_near_us_mexico_border_victims_could_be_teenage_asylum_seekers

# CoronaVirus
Couple Accused of Taking Vaccine Doses From Indigenous Elders. The response has been unsparing. “I can’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of such a despicable, disgusting sense of entitlement and lack of a moral compass.”

There’s good news and bad news about the coronavirus variants and vaccines https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/coronavirus-variants-moderna-pfizer-vaccines

An anti-vax pharmacist pleaded guilty to trying to destroy hundreds of COVID vaccines https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/antivax-pharmacist-tamper-covid-vaccine-wisconsin

Report: Proud Boys and Police Sabotaging Vaccine Programs, Turning Away Immigrants and Minorities. A report is, police and Proud Boys have taken control of vaccine distribution, one case through a Walgreens operating under the authority of the Michigan Department of Health.

CNA Nursing Home Whistleblower: Seniors: “They’re dropping like flies.”
After COVID Injections! “How many more lives need to be lost before we say something?”

Philly CEO Took Home Vaxx Doses in Plastic Bag, Nurse Says. Philadelphia has cut ties with Philly Fighting COVID after it changed to a for-profit model and altered its privacy policy without informing the city council.

Commuting patterns can help explain why some ethnicities were worse affected by COVID-19 https://www.zmescience.com/science/commuting-patterns-covid-spread-8246246/

Biden’s Pandemic Plan Might Just Work. The coronavirus is devastating America, and getting worse—but it’s not too late for a concerted effort to save countless lives.

White House goes full-throttle on COVID-19 relief talks. The White House is moving forward with a range of meetings with lawmakers and other stakeholders as President Biden pushes for the passage of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal.

Sanofi to help produce millions of rival Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines in Europe. The pharmaceutical company Sanofi will help produce millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German company BioNTech in an effort to help meet the huge demand for the shots.

Yale’s COVID-19 Saliva Test Used In NBA Gets FDA Emergency Approval…

They Lost Sons To Drug Overdoses: How The Pandemic May Be Fueling Deaths Of Despair https://www.npr.org/2021/01/26/960492035/deaths-of-despair-how-the-pandemic-may-be-fueling-lethal-drug-overdoses

# Education / Schools
Biden Chief of Staff Backs Teachers Unions Refusing To Reopen Schools, Says They’re Not ‘Overruling’ Science https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-white-house-chief-of-staff-ron-klain-teachers-unions

# Employment
Don’t Be Fooled: The Official Unemployment Numbers Are a Lie. A dive into the murky waters of unemployment to see the designed failings of a system that purposefully miscounts, disaggregates and excludes millions of people.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
NYC Pension Funds Are Divesting Four Billion From Fossil Fuels https://www.ecowatch.com/fossil-fuels-nyc-pension-2650142167.html

As Kerry Touts U.S. Climate Diplomacy, Biden Is Urged to End Dirty Energy Subsidies https://www.ecowatch.com/biden-fossil-fuels-subsidies-2650140430.html

# Global Politics and other news
Israelis Say They’ll Attack Iran If US Eases Sanctions. Israel said it will attack Iran if the U.S agrees to go back to the nuclear agreement https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/israelis-say-theyll-attack-iran-if-us-eases-sanctions/

Iran wants the nuclear deal it made. The new administration has a fundamental choice to make https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/iran/2021-01-22/iran-wants-nuclear-deal-it-made

Yemen Crisis Linked to Weapons Maker Raytheon’s Influence on US Foreign Policy. Corporations like Raytheon do not, as they claim, follow U.S.
foreign policy: they make it.

# Gov / Politics
Senate GOP braces for more retirements after Portman stunner.

Senate GOP boxes itself in on impeachment: The outcome of former President Trump’s second impeachment trial has largely been determined after 45 Republican senators voted in support of a resolution declaring it unconstitutional and the impeachment of a private citizen illegal.

Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump’s final flop and Biden’s new intelligence pick. He says Giuliani demanded $2 million to work on his behalf.

GOP Senators Appear Ready to Let Trump Get Away With Inciting Capitol Attack Trump incited a mob to try to smash the legislature, but most Republican senators still won’t break from him.

McConnell Threatens to Sabotage Senate If Democrats Scrap Filibuster.
Rep. Ilhan Omar blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his
hypocrisy: “You lost all credibility when you stole a Supreme Court seat.”

More than 30,000 voters who had been registered members of the Republican Party have changed their voter registration after a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the Capitol https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536113-tens-of-thousands-of-voters-drop-republican-affiliation-after-capitol

The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results. They repeated Trump’s lies about widespread fraud as he incited supporters to violently attack Congress and democracy. Why are they still in office?

# Law Enforcement
Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns https://www.npr.org/2021/01/25/956177021/fatal-police-shootings-of-unarmed-black-people-reveal-troubling-patterns

Portland Cops ID Suspect in Deadly Hit-and-Run Rampage: The motive for the alleged hit-and-runs hasn’t been pinpointed, but cops have said they don’t think the spree was related to politics, racism, or terrorism.

Hostage Stand-Off at Texas Doctors’ Office Leaves Two Dead: A SWAT team’s overheard attempts to talk to the people inside suggested that a doctor may have been the hostage-taker.

Black Teen Sues Deputy for Allegedly Leading Mob to House. Dameon and Monica Shepard said they were terrified of an armed group of people who questioned them and refused to leave.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Biden Orders US DOJ to End Contracts With Private Prisons and Demilitarize Police https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-race-and-ethnicity-prisons-coronavirus-pandemic-c8c246f00695f37ef2afb1dd3a5f115e

Trump conveys threats to Senate Republicans ahead of his trial. Trump wanted the word to get around he was still a Republican, and for many, still the leader of his party. The article pointed out this message was a warning to Republicans pursuing Trump’s conviction the former president might wreak vengeance against them.

Only Five GOP Senators Rejected Effort to Declare Impeachment Unconstitutional If the vote serves as a proxy for impeachment, it signals that Trump will be acquitted.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listed cannabis reform as a top 2021 legislative priority when asked by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

Transition From Trump To Biden Impacts Federal Hemp And CBD Rules https://www.marijuanamoment.net/transition-from-trump-to-biden-impacts-federal-hemp-and-cbd-rules/

A federal court ruled that although marijuana is decriminalized in Maryland, binding precedent held that its odor coming from a person was probable cause for arrest.

# Medical / Health
Medicaid’s Willful Waste Brings Woeful Want: Every year, Medicaid loses more money to waste and fraud than the GDP of a small country. The healthcare program for the poor made more than $86 billion in “improper payments” this year, one-fifth of its total spending.

# Military / DOD
For Peace With North Korea, Biden Must End the U.S. – South Korea Military Exercises. If the U.S. holds joint military exercises with South Korea in March, it could sabotage prospects for diplomacy.

# Social
U.S. Suffers Sharpest Rise in Poverty Rate in More Than 50 Years https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-covid-19-poverty-rate-20210126-lj3g4hsnnbdbfjaujs7n4uw3pu-story.html

Five things to know about Biden’s racial equity executive orders.

U.N. Secretary-General Says Neo-Nazism Is on the Rise, Spurred by Pandemic https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/27/headlines/un_secretary_general_says_neo_nazism_is_on_the_rise_spurred_by_pandemic

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-26

Voices, The Peoples News

January 26, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Indigenous Authors of “We Are Water Protectors” Win Caldecott Prize https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/26/headlines/indigenous_authors_of_we_are_water_protectors_win_caldecott_prize

An Interior Department official says Native American tribes are exempt from the Biden administration’s temporary pause on oil and gas permitting.

Reclaiming the National Bison Range: After decades of battling misinformation, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recover their lands and the herd.

# CoronaVirus
Why the COVID-19 variants are so dangerous and how to stop them spreading

After 10 months of minimal oversight, Biden orders OSHA to get to work https://thecounter.org/osha-months-minimal-oversight-biden-executive-order-covid-19/

Biden’s bipartisan push hits wall on COVID-19 relief bill https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535900-biden-to-sign-series-of-executive-orders-aimed-at-racial-equity

Biden takes steps to boost number of vaccine doses sent to states.
President Biden is taking a range of steps to try to smooth the bumpy vaccine rollout.

Eli Lilly says antibody combo significantly cuts COVID-19 death risk.
Some good news about monoclonal antibody treatments: there’s increasing evidence they can prevent COVID-19 infections, and reduce the risk of hospitalization and death.

Johnson & Johnson on track for 100 million vaccine doses by end of June, bolstering US supply https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/535853-johnson-johnson-on-track-for-100-million-vaccine-doses-by-end-of-june

Merck First US Pharma Giant To Abandon COVID Vaccine Efforts. New Jersey-based Merck, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has just abandoned its two experimental COVID vaccine projects after early data showed they generated little, if any, immune response in patients.

Doctor’s Death After Covid Vaccine Is Being Investigated https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/doctors-death-after-covid-19-vaccine-is-being-investigated/

# Economy / Trade
COVID Windfall for Billionaires Could Fully Fund Relief for the Working Class The wealth of billionaires in the U.S. has soared during a crisis that has taken more than 420,000 lives.

Republicans are signaling a determination to protect their 2017 tax-cut law and prevent President Biden from making good on campaign pledges to partially undo the measure.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Southwest Memphis landowners mount legal defense against oil pipeline’s use of eminent domain. A lawyer for two Southwest Memphis landowners is challenging eminent domain lawsuits filed by Byhalia Pipeline against his clients https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2150055585955/southwest-memphis-landowners-mount-legal-defense-against-oil-pipelines-use-of-eminent-domain

Biden to Stop Leasing Federal Land for Oil and Gas. Last week, Biden pulled the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, halting its construction.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden’s First Climate Actions Are a Result of Years of Indigenous Activism. Indigenous activists emerged as leaders of a climate movement that put increasing pressure on Joe Biden.

Map: Here’s where we could plant 68 billion trees in the U.S.: There’s a lot of former forestland in the country. What if we planted trees on it again?

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Bill Gates is now the largest farmland owner in America. Let’s talk about why.

Biden issues an executive order to boost SNAP benefits https://thecounter.org/biden-issues-executive-order-boost-snap-benefits-covid-19-hunger/

# Gov / Politics
Watchdog To Investigate Whether DOJ Officials Tried To Overturn Election‌

Biden: Trump Impeachment Trial ‘Has to Happen’: The president, until now, has been hesitant to share his views on Trump’s second impeachment trial.

Trump’s Pardons Included Health Care Execs Behind Massive Frauds https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/trumps-pardons-included-health-care-execs-behind-massive-frauds

First Biden-Putin call shows both cautious on big concerns

Mitch McConnell Is Already Running Circles Around Chuck Schumer in the Senate https://truthout.org/articles/mitch-mcconnell-is-already-running-circles-around-chuck-schumer-in-the-senate/

Centrist Democrats Manchin, Sinema Side With McConnell to Protect the Filibuster https://truthout.org/articles/centrist-democrats-manchin-sinema-side-with-mcconnell-to-protect-the-filibuster/

Trump Has Made Threats to Launch a New Political Party — the “Patriot
Party”: If Senate Republicans vote to convict Trump, he may try to shatter the GOP by starting a third party.

# Law Enforcement
Teen Suspect Arrested in Indiana Mass Murder. Authorities described the Sunday mass shooting inside an Indianapolis home as a “different kind of evil.”

MAGA Mob Assaulted at Least 139 Cops at Capitol: Prosecutors: A new court filing accusers the pro-Trump rioters of attacking at least 81 Capitol Police and a further 58 D.C. police officers.

Black Woman Sues Cops After Family Was Cuffed at Gunpoint. In August, a shocking viral video showed Colorado police officers detaining four clearly distressed young Black girls at gunpoint.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump Files for ‘Domestic Violence Restraining Order’ against Biden (You just can’t make this stuff up)

House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot https://thehill.com/homenews/house/535749-house-formally-sends-impeachment-to-senate-putting-trump-on-trial-for-capitol

Allies of former President Trump are waging an intense pressure campaign aimed at convincing GOP senators to vote against his conviction in next month’s impeachment trial https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/535754-trump-builds-pressure-on-gop-ahead-of-impeachment

The Video sending Trump to prison and an end to armed Terrorists pretending to be protesters

Federal Judge Orders ‘Zip Tie Terrorist’ Moved to DC and Held, After Local Judge Ordered Release in Corrupt Tennessee https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/25/federal-judge-orders-zip-tie-terrorist-moved-to-dc-and-held-after-local-judge-ordered-release-in-corrupt-tennessee/

Experts Dispute GOP Senators’ Claim That Trump Impeachment Is Unconstitutional. Historical precedent, plus the wording of the Constitution itself, suggest a former president can be impeached https://truthout.org/articles/experts-dispute-gop-senators-claim-that-trump-impeachment-is-unconstitutional/

Senators were sworn in on Tuesday as jurors for former President Trump’s impeachment trial, which is expected to start in roughly two weeks.

Justice Dept to End Federal Contracts With Private Prisons. The executive order directing DOJ to not renew federal contracts with private prisons is one of several Biden will sign on Tuesday designed to begin to address systemic racism.

Majority of GOP Senators Vote to End Trump Impeachment Trial. While the trial will move forward, Tuesday’s vote is a sign that the Senate will not reach the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump.

Senate GOP signals it’s likely to acquit Trump for second time https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535995-senate-gop-signals-its-likely-to-acquit-trump-for-second-time

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) filed a new bill in Congress to protect military veterans from losing their Department of Veterans Affairs benefits for using marijuana. But the new legislation omits a section from last year’s version that would let VA doctors issue written medical cannabis recommendations.

Sinaloa Cartel Plans to Hijack Mexico’s New Legal Pot Market. Cartel farmers tell the Daily Beast they are importing stronger, more lucrative, strains of marijuana to sell in the legal market and maximize profits through front operations.

# Media
MAGA Pillow Salesman Mike Lindell Thrown Off Twitter Forever

# Medical Kidnapping / Arrests
Washington Family Continues to Fight to Bring Son Home Who was Medically Kidnapped due to Medical Marijuana

# Military / DOD
Fort Bliss soldier charged with two counts of murder and laundry list of other offenses The soldier faces more than a dozen charges.

# National Guard
D.C. National Guard Chief: Pentagon Restricted Quick Response to Capitol Attack It took an hour and a half before the Pentagon allowed the National Guard to respond to the attacks on January 6.

# Social
Biden’s Vital but Fraught Battle Against Domestic Terrorism. The new Administration must crack down on violent extremism without infringing on civil rights or prompting a rush to join right-wing militias, as happened in the nineteen-nineties.

Biden to sign series of executive orders aimed at racial equity https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535900-biden-to-sign-series-of-executive-orders-aimed-at-racial-equity

# Technology
Firefox just walked away from a key piece of the open web. Mozilla has always championed the open web. So why is it abandoning desktop web apps, the most powerful alternative to proprietary App Stores?

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-24

Voices, The Peoples News

January 24, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Klamath Tribes reclaim ancestral lands

# Border / Immigration
Biden’s Immigration Declarations Open Up New Political Terrain for Organizers https://truthout.org/articles/bidens-immigration-declarations-open-up-new-political-terrain-for-organizers/

The Texas attorney general filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration Friday over its order to halt most deportations for the next 100 days.

# Children / Youth
Investigation finds 33 missing children in Southern California, FBI says https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/23/33-missing-children-found-southern-california-fbi-investigation/6686845002/

# CoronaVirus
Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Dead After Receiving the Experimental Moderna mRNA COVID Injection https://www.wkrg.com/honoring-hammerin-hank/baseball-legend-hank-aaron-got-virus-vaccine-earlier-in-january/

Disjointed vaccine distribution poses early test for Biden. Health officials are desperate for clarity from the federal government on vaccine shipments, saying they need accurate numbers for planning weeks in advance.

How to stay safe from the new, fast-spreading COVID-19 mutations https://www.fastcompany.com/90597156/how-to-stay-safe-from-the-new-fast-spreading-covid-19-mutations

China Health Experts Call for Suspension of COVID Vaccines as Norway Investigates 33 Deaths, Germany Probes 10 Deaths –Norway upped the number of deaths under investigation, from 23 last week to 33, while in Germany, health officials said they are investigating 10 deaths that occurred among elderly patients who received the COVID vaccine.

NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210122154410.htm

Biden says nothing can change the trajectory of the Covid pandemic over the next several months: During a Friday press briefing, Biden said that Covid-19 deaths are expected to reach “well over 600,000.”

Disjointed vaccine distribution poses early test for Biden https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/535506-disjointed-vaccine-distribution-poses-early-test-for-biden

181 Dead in the U.S. During 2 Week Period From Experimental COVID Injections – How Long Will We Continue to Allow Mass Murder by Lethal Injection? A 2011 report by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) stated that fewer than one percent of all vaccine adverse events are reported to the
U.S. Government funded database

# Economy / Trade
This D.C. real estate company is helping Black and Brown residents buy homes https://www.fastcompany.com/90596243/this-d-c-real-estate-company-is-helping-black-and-brown-residents-buy-homes

Senior Democrats drafting plan to give parents at least $3,000 per child in Biden stimulus https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/senior-democrats-drafting-plan-to-give-parents-at-least-3000-per-child-in/

Imperiling quick $1,400 checks, moderate Republicans push back on Biden’s economic plan https://www.yahoo.com/now/imperiling-quick-1-400-checks-093024429.html

Sanders: Senate may use budget reconciliation to pass Biden agenda. “Now as you know, reconciliation, which is a Senate rule, was used by the Republicans under Trump to pass massive tax breaks for the rich and corporations, it was used as an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and what we’re saying is, ‘You used for that, that’s fine. We are going to use reconciliation … you did it, we’re going to do it to protect ordinary people, not the rich and the powerful,’ ” he said.

# Education / Schools
Chicago Teachers Are Voting on Whether to Defy City’s Divisive Reopening Plans Chicago is trying to force its educators back into classrooms amid climbing COVID positive rates in the city.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Rare Blue Bees Back From The Dead As Species Prove Not Extinct In Florida. A rare bit of good news (just in time for Endangered Species
Day) saw a rare species of blue bee “back from the dead” as it was spotted in Florida https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1567065864394/rare-blue-bees-back-from-the-dead-as-species-prove-not-extinct-in-florida

Biden Signs Sweeping Orders to Tackle Climate Change and Rollback Trump’s Anti-Environment Legacy https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21012021/biden-executive-orders-climate-change/

The US Rejoins the Paris Agreement, but Rebuilding Credibility on Climate Action Will Take Time https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21012021/biden-paris-climate-agreement/

Why we need to “rewild” our environment. By changing how we feed the world, with plant-based burgers, bioreactor-grown dairy, and more efficient indoor farms, we could turn land now used for agriculture back into wilderness.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Biden Orders on Food Aid Heralded as ‘Most Significant Anti-Hunger Actions in Modern Times.’ The expected executive action comes as “families are struggling with food insecurity like never before.”

# Gov / Politics
Democrats are mulling whether they can use the 14th Amendment to prevent former President Trump from ever holding office again.

White House launches sweeping review of domestic terror threats. The White House announced Friday a sweeping interagency effort to root out domestic extremism following the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Biden a ‘Threat to National Security.’
Files Impeachment Resolution
Impeachment resolution:

‘A Big Deal’: Lawmakers Reintroduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United. “We cannot allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to flood our elections with cash through complex webs of super PACs and dark money groups that put special interests above the will of the American people.”

You Counter Trumpism By Ending The Conditions Which Created It, Not With Authoritarian Policies

A new ‘war on terror’ would tear America apart http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56236.htm

The Great Reset Conspiracy Smoothie: A viral conspiracy theory blends together legitimate critiques with truly dangerous anti-vaccination fantasies and outright coronavirus denialism.

Davos 2021: to achieve a ‘great reset’, we can’t count on the same old globalists to lead the way

Biden administration unveils plan to combat domestic extremism https://www.axios.com/biden-domestic-terrorism-policies-psaki-556279c1-a1a9-4eeb-b5a3-60b823443a85.html

Trump Campaign Paid $2.7 Million To People, Firms That Planned Rally Sparking Capitol Riot: Eight Trump campaign officials were listed on the permit for the rally that ended with the deadly storming of the Capitol, reports the Center for Responsive Politics.

Republicans who impeached Trump are already on the chopping block Candidates, donors and local party officials are organizing against the
10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.

Trump’s back room plot to overturn election exposed. The disgraced ex-president backed down only after a group of top DOJ officials threatened to resign if acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen was ousted.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Senate will start President Trump’s second impeachment trial during the week of Feb. 8, Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) announced on Friday

Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General https://www.voanews.com/usa/nyt-trump-justice-depart-lawyer-tried-oust-acting-attorney-general

Justice Department, FBI debating whether to charge all those involved in Capitol riots: report https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/535545-justice-department-fbi-debate-whether-to-charge-all-those-involved

Klobuchar says Senate impeachment trial of former official is
constitutional: ‘We have precedent.’ Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Sunday defended the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump, saying it is constitutional and dismissing arguments of her Republican colleagues.

# Media
Larry King, longtime national talk show host known for his interviews, has died at age 87. https://nbcnews.to/3sRpQJ1

Rand Paul Refuses to Admit That the Election Wasn’t Stolen. “There are not two sides to facts,” ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos retorted after Paul claimed there were, indeed, two sides to the bogus “stolen”
election conspiracies.

# Medical / Health
Biden Nullifies Trump Executive Order Issued to Reduce Prices of Insulin and Epinephrine https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/bidens-hhs-freezes-trump-insulin-epinephrine-rule-until-march

# Military / DOD
Large US Military Convoy illegaly entered Syria On 1st Day Of Biden
Presidency: It was tweeted and pushed by those who are critical of US foreign policy and particularly some who have latched onto a narrative that former US President Donald Trump wanted to end “foreign wars” while President Joe Biden will “start” a new war. Neither is accurate.

Syria demands immediate withdrawal of US forces: “Any foreign forces operating in our territories without our authorization are occupying forces and must withdraw immediately,” al-Moualem said during an address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York. “If they refuse, we have the right to take any and all countermeasures authorized under international law,” he said.

US carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions. A U.S.
aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas”, the U.S. military said on Sunday, at a time when tensions between China and Taiwan have raised concern in Washington.

# Science
Not Bot, Not Beast: Scientists Create First Ever Living, Programmable Organism. A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots.”

# Sports
Louisiana Wrestling Tournament Was a COVD Superspreader. More than 20 athletes and attendees have tested positive—and hundreds more were likely exposed.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-21

Voices, The Peoples News

January 21, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Nice to be back to some semblance of normalcy. Here’s hoping for a better year to come!

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember
that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
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# Indigenous
As Biden Axes KXL Pipeline, Water Protectors Urge Him to Reject DAPL and Line 3 Indigenous Water Protectors are taking direct action to stop another tar sands pipeline.

# Indigenous / Global
Papua tribe moves to block clearing of its ancestral forest for palm oil. They say that the company failed to obtain the community’s consent for the project, and that it’s not clear whether it even has the requisite permits to begin operations.

Indigenous Cacataibo of Peru threatened by land grabbing and drug trade.
Increasing numbers of outsiders are invading the territory and deforesting large swaths of Indigenous land, largely to grow coca which is used to make cocaine.

# Border / Immigration
Biden Admin Imposes 100-Day Pause on Some Deportations. Starting Jan.
22, the deportation process will be halted for “certain noncitizens.”

Biden Moves for mass amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/joe-biden-to-prioritize-legal-status-for-millions-of-immigrants-121011700087_1.html

# CoronaVirus
President Biden will issue an executive order on Thursday directing agencies to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) and other powers to speed up the manufacturing of testing and vaccine supplies and other items needed to fight COVID-19.

A study conducted by Pfizer and BioNTech found that their coronavirus vaccine is likely just as effective against the strain first found in the U.K. that is estimated to be more contagious https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/534982-pfizer-biontech-say-vaccine-likely-as-effective-against-covid-19-variant

12,400 People in Israel Tested Positive for Coronavirus AFTER Being Injected with the Experimental Pfizer COVID Shot https://humansarefree.com/2021/01/12400-israelis-test-positive-for-coronavirus-after-experimental-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine.html

‘Worse Than We Imagined’: Trump Left Biden a COVID Nightmare. The systems to manufacture, distribute, and track vaccine doses set up by the Trump administration are even more broken than Biden’s COVID team feared.

Brazil’s collapsing health service, new COVID variant, raise Indigenous risk.
Indigenous people are especially vulnerable, with their mortality rate from COVID-19 at least 16% higher than the Brazilian average.

Pelosi says House will move immediately on COVID-19 relief.

As Romney Quibbles on COVID Relief Bill, Progressives Urge Biden to Move Swiftly https://truthout.org/articles/as-romney-quibbles-on-covid-relief-bill-progressives-urge-biden-to-move-swiftly/

# Education / Schools
AOC Calls for Canceling Student Loan Debt as Biden Extends Pause on Payments.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and other progressives have long argued that the president has the legal authority to unilaterally cancel all student loan debt.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
On U.S. public lands, can Biden undo what Trump has wrought? President Joe Biden has an ambitious public lands agenda, vowing to ban new oil and gas drilling on federal territory and restore protections.

Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here’s what it means for the future fight against fossil fuels https://www.desmogblog.com/2021/01/20/keystone-xl-pipeline-canceled-biden-future-fossil-fuels

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction. The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low.

Mosquito spray tainted with PFAS from shipping containers. PFAS discovered in an insecticide aerially sprayed in more than half of US states leached into the pesticide from plastic shipping containers

Biden, in a burst of climate orders, rejoins the Paris Agreement.

Interior Department Puts Breaks on New Oil and Gas Drilling. Biden has said tackling climate change is one of his new administration’s biggest priorities.

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Protesters hold back military takeover of Balkans’ largest mountain pasture. Montenegro’s military, and maybe NATO, want the Sinjajevina Highlands for maneuvers; traditional herding communities want these biodiverse alpine pasturelands conserved.

Video: Romania’s deadly fight against illegal logging. Romania’s rich and ancient forests are in peril. Since joining the European Union in 2007, the country has seen its forest cover depleted at record levels.

Indigenous agroforestry revives profitable palm trees and the Atlantic Forest https://www.dailyclimate.org/tag/global-agroforestry

Award-winning Thai community continues the fight to save its wetland forest https://www.rnanews.eu/award-winning-thai-community-continues-the-fight-to-save-its-wetland-forest-84971.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Biden moves to reexamine toxic pesticide. President Biden’s initial wave of planned executive actions includes an order to reexamine one controversial, but widely used, pesticide called chlorpyrifos https://www.npr.org/sections/inauguration-day-live-updates/2021/01/20/958925222/toxic-pesticide-faces-new-scrutiny-from-biden-administration

# Gov / Politics
Inaugural address text

Addressing the Staff…the Reality of Leadership Such as we Haven’t seen for 4 years “The people don’t work for us – we work for the people,” said President Biden https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/20/addressing-the-staff-the-reality-of-leadership-such-as-we-havent-seen-for-4-years/

Biden’s 17 Executive Orders and Other Directives in Detail https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/executive-actions-biden/index.html

Pledge of Allegiance in sign language by female black fire captain is praised

Why aren’t more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Biden’s Cabinet? (Michael Honda, former Democratic member of U.S. Congress) https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/534942-why-arent-more-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders-in-bidens-cabinet

Biden to Staff: I’ll Fire You if You Disrespect Each Other. Biden appeared to reference the Trump administration’s reported penchant for discord, telling staffers that “decency” should be a priority.

The Deep State’s Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes

Biden’s Secretary of State Blinken supports sending more weapons to Ukraine’s Nazi-infiltrated military.

9 things to know about Antony Blinken, the next US secretary of state https://www.politico.eu/article/nine-things-to-think-about-antony-blinken/

Biden repudiates white supremacy and calls for racial justice.

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem

Made-for-TV inaugural program featuring Tom Hanks, John Legend, Katy Perry, former Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama … and the most eye-popping fireworks display in the nation’s capital in recent memory https://ew.com/tv/watch-celebrating-america-inauguration-special-tom-hanks/

Biden charged the people of this republic with fixing it. So the people need to grow up https://wapo.st/2KyKgW9

In his inaugural address, President Biden pleaded with America. “Let’s end this uncivil war,” he urged. The speech emphasized themes of unity, while being very aware that he was speaking from the site of recent violence.

Mitch McConnell no longer controls the Senate after Georgia’s Democratic Senators were sworn in. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock officially give Democrats tiebreaking power in the Senate.

21 reasons to hope in 2021

President Biden Fires Union-Busting Lawyer Who Refused to Resign from Labor Board https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/20/under-pressure-workers-biden-fires-extreme-anti-union-labor-board-lawyer

Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack

Fauci says it’s ‘liberating’ working under Biden https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535315-fauci-says-its-liberating-working-under-biden

# Law Enforcement
Senate confirms Biden’s intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official.
Senators confirmed Avril Haines to be President Biden’s director of national intelligence, giving him his first Senate-confirmed Cabinet pick.

Feds used toxic smoke grenades during summer protests in Portland, researcher finds. “This is a complete and utter misuse of a chemical weapon that could be lethal,” the researcher said.

Far-Right Proud Boys Leader Joe Biggs Charged over Role in Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection https://nypost.com/2021/01/20/proud-boys-leader-joe-biggs-charged-for-role-in-capitol-riot/

Video Shows Since-Promoted CA Cop Brutalizing Jailed Man. Lt. Kent Tribble can be seen punching Enrique Cruz multiple times in the head, before slamming him against the wall.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Day One for Biden, Jailing the Trump Family and Friends. As difficult as it will be, the crimes of the past four years must be investigated and, when the evidence supports it, charged and prosecuted. There can be no justice without accountability, which is why President Biden’s words regarding “justice” were as welcome as they were important.

Eric Garner’s Mother Says We Must Push for Justice That Her Son Didn’t Receive An international inquiry commission about racist police killings opens with testimony from mothers of the victims.

McConnell proposes postponing impeachment trial until February.
McConnell told colleagues that Trump should have at least as much time as the president had in previous trials, which means he would like to postpone the proceeding until the second week of February, according to Republican senators on the call.

‘Zip Tie Guy’ Had Stockpile of Weapons at Home: Prosecutors. A newly released detention letter says Eric Munchel and his mother also stashed weapons outside the Capitol before they stormed the building.

President Biden issues executive order protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/president-biden-issues-most-substantive-wide-ranging-lgbtq-executive-order-in-u-s-history

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
President Joe Biden named a new acting director for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released the full legislative details of his marijuana legalization plan though his budget proposal.

The new Virginia Senate Marijuana Subcommittee debated and approved amendments to the governor’s legalization bill.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative appointed a second official from the National Industrial Hemp Council to serve on a federal agricultural trade advisory committee.

South Dakota lawmakers formed a Cannabis Caucus to coordinate efforts on marijuana bills after voters approved legalization in November.

Synthetic cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been shown for the first time to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210119102842.htm

# Medical / Health
Hospital closes because owners are behind on rent: Doctors and patients at the Heights Hospital were left stuck in the parking lot after being told they were not allowed in the building Monday afternoon.

AI-assisted test diagnoses prostate cancer from urine with almost 100% accuracy https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/ai-prostate-cancer-test/

# Science
Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering Young Researchers Conference: January 28th – 30th, 2021 ADSE is creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive research workforce drawn from a national fabric of students and researchers from community college through graduate school.

# Security
Senate Confirms First Woman as Intelligence Director. Haines is Biden’s first Cabinet member to be confirmed.

# Social
Self-Described Anarchists Smash Windows at Dems’ Portland HQ. Several arrests were made as a gathering to protest Joe Biden’s inauguration turned chaotic.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-20

Voices, The Peoples News

January 20, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe.
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# Indigenous
Native American tribes want the Biden administration to strike a balance between pursuing renewable energy goals and protecting culturally important areas, especially in the West.

The Bureau of Land Management formally issues drilling leases for 685 square miles of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which one Indigenous leader calls a “cowardly assault” on her people.

Biden-Harris campaign announces tribal nations plan. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris released detailed plans to uphold federal trust responsibilities by addressing health disparities, restoring tribal lands and providing economic opportunity for tribal nations https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/biden-harris-campaign-announces-tribal-nations-plan-tIgiIPyG10Sh3sYMfQnT0A

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1510338689553/the-pyramid-lake-paiute-tribe-reintroduces-bighorn-sheep-on-tribal-lands

# Border / Immigration
US officials admit they violated a court order when they expelled 32 immigrant kids to Guatemala. After our reporting on how the hectic day unfolded, government attorneys say they will work to bring the children back to the US as soon as possible.

ICE Rips 9-Year-Old Haitian Boy from His Older Brother,  Before Deporting 19-Year-Old https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/20/headlines/ice_rips_9_year_old_haitian_boy_from_his_older_brother_before_deporting_19_year_old

# Children / Youth
170 People Arrested In Largest Child Trafficking Bust In History Of Tallahassee Florida https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/17/170-plus-people-charged-massive-child-sex-trafficking-investigation-tallahassee/6331680002/

# CoronaVirus
Microsoft, Big Tech Coalition Developing Rockefeller Funded COVID Passports. The group is calling itself the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), and includes Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle.

COVID Detention Camps Proposed by NY State Bill | Sorta true:

40% of L.A. Firefighters Decline COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Passports to be Trialed by Thousands in the UK https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9139923/Covid-UK-Britons-received-jab-offered-vaccine-passport-trial.html

What Are the Differences Between the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines? Here’s What We Know So Far.

# Economy / Trade
The Justice Department has closed its months-long insider trading investigation involving Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) without charges, the GOP senator said Tuesday.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
2 contractors of oil company indicted for leaks from platforms off Louisiana coast. “they knowingly allowed oil to leak from their platforms off Louisiana’s shores, bypassing safety and environmental protocols meant to prevent such leaks.”

An FBI investigation helped uncover the dark money political spending of
FirstEnergy: ‘It’s a Secret, a (c)(4) Is a Secret’: Dark Money Powers
$60 Million Bribery Scheme in Ohio

Federal regulators table a proposal to split the PennEast pipeline into two phases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and block Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request to bore beneath West Virginia waterways https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/federal-energy-commission-opts-not-to-consider-penneast-pipeline-a-day-before-biden-becomes-president.html

Joe Biden’s plans to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline is a gift to someone. The radical green groups for sure: they have opposed the oil link since its inception https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/op-ed-canceling-keystone-xl-pipeline-is-a-gift-to-china-and-russia/article_10799a88-5b47-11eb-a999-438f4d674807.html

Washington denies permits for massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/20/washington-denies-permits-for-massive-fracked-gas-to-methanol-refinery/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Feds triple the size of the Gulf of Mexico’s largest coral sanctuary https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_f013bc58-5aa4-11eb-a27b-0fbd816bfd8e.html

President Biden took action to have the U.S. rejoin the Paris climate accord, following through on a campaign pledge to recommit to the Obama-era agreement on his first day in office.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
11th-hour deal strips FDA oversight of genetically modified animals.
This is the latest instance of Trump political appointees overriding the agency’s scientists.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Millions Of Hot Pockets Recalled, May Contain “Pieces Of Glass And Plastic”

# Global Politics and other news
China Bans Pompeo, Ex-Trump Staff as Biden Takes Office. The new sanctions will bar Pompeo from visiting China or doing business with any Chinese companies or institutions.

# Gov / Politics
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, capping a winding political career and marking the beginning of a new administration.

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is keeping colleagues guessing on his endgame for the upcoming impeachment trial, as Republicans weigh whether to convict President Trump over the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

President Trump’s term of office will end at noon on Wednesday, but his impact will reverberate for years. Trump has been a uniquely destructive figure, insulting every opponent and sowing havoc across the nation.

President Trump granted clemency to more than 100 people in one of his final acts as commander-in-chief, including his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon.

President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign 17 executive actions in the Oval Office to try to hit the ground running on his top priorities, and to roll back some of President Trump’s initiatives in those areas https://www.npr.org/sections/inauguration-day-live-updates/2021/01/20/958630029/heres-what-biden-plans-to-do-in-his-1st-day-as-president

Now Joe Biden gets to sort out America’s soul. Whatever Biden’s America will become, it will start deep into an exhausted panic.

The “Patriot Party”? Trump has talked to associates recently about starting a new political party. The outlet noted that Trump’s wide base of supporters was not heavily involved in the Republican Party before Trump became the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.

Pelosi: Trump’s Role in Riot Makes Him Accessory to Murder. The House speaker said she reached her conclusion on the basis that the president “instigated that insurrection that caused those deaths and this destruction.”

Trump Pardons ISIS Commanders, Rearms them for War on an America that Betrayed Him. 40 ISIS leaders and well over 1000 jihadists were pardoned by Trump, and were released to an American column that approached Ghweran Prison this morning.

Has President Trump Committed a War Crime by Pardoning War Criminals?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has long fought climate policy, issues a statement calling on Congress to support “a market-based approach” to cutting emissions.

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Baltimore’s climate lawsuit that could determine whether such cases could be heard in state courts.

Former Trump aides do not have to abide by any lobbying ban; Trump lifted the order last night, among the pardons and commutations.

Trump leaves White House, promises to be back in ‘some form’

Joe Biden Will Have to Address the War in Afghanistan—Again: Joe Biden should go slow on Afghanistan. We need patience in this peace process.
Though many are pressuring Biden to resolve the war in Afghanistan quickly once in office, it needs to be done slowly and carefully.

Post-inauguration, restoring the soul of Biden’s America must be truly inclusive https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/20/post-inauguration-restoring-the-soul-of-bidens-america-must-be-truly-inclusive/

Trump Is Walking Out of the White House Into a Minefield of Legal Perils. Trump will likely face a barrage of criminal indictments and high-profile civil lawsuits in multiple states.

Biden’s Goal of Unity Requires a Defense of Democracy First https://www.thedailybeast.com/bidens-goal-of-unity-requires-a-defense-of-democracy-first

# Law Enforcement
Feds Charge Capitol Rioter With ‘Barbaric’ Assault on DC Cop. Patrick McCaughey III is accused of pinning an officer between a police riot shield and a Capitol door—as the cop cried out in pain.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Synthetic CBD kills gonorrhea, may provide first new antibiotic to resistant bacteria in 60 years https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/synthetic-cbd-kills-bacteria-095626/

Biden Transition Team Highlights Top Health Pick’s Medical Marijuana Work. In addition to her recent posts, Dr. Levine is also an accomplished regional and international speaker, and author on the opioid crisis https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-transition-team-highlights-top-health-picks-medical-marijuana-work/

The Virginia Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Marijuana Subcommittee held its first hearing on a legalization bill that was filed last week by the governor and top legislative leaders.

The Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee held a hearing on a bill to legalize home cultivation of marijuana—and a vote could be held as soon as this Friday.

# Medical / Health
New research has shown the potential for clinically available cancer treatments to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

# Military / DOD
U.S. Soldier Wanted to Help ISIS Blow Up 9/11 Memorial: Cole James Bridges, 20, stands accused attempted material support of a terrorist organization after making threats in a chat with an FBI informant.

# Social
Bent on Revenge, the Far Right Will Rage Against Reality in the Biden Era. Trump’s most dangerous supporters now see themselves as renegades in a stolen country.

# Water
The ongoing collapse of the world’s aquifers. When humans over-exploit underground water supplies, the ground collapses like a huge empty water bottle.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-19

Voices, The Peoples News

January 19, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Montana’s Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes are among those encouraged by President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, while Lakota activists say the Dakota Access project should be next.

Native Activists File Suit After Trump Officials Hand Sacred Land to Foreign Mining Firm. The fight to protect Oak Flat is just beginning.

# Border / Immigration
Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534718-trump-moves-to-lift-travel-restrictions-on-europe-brazil

Biden rejects Trump’s move to lift coronavirus travel bans for Europe, Brazil Spokesperson for incoming US president says it is ‘not the time’ to lift restrictions amid the worsening pandemic.

Biden Plans 8-Year Path to Citizenship for Immigrants https://time.com/5930687/us-immigrants-citizenship/

# CoronaVirus
So many people are dying of COVID in LA, they’ve had to suspend cremation limits https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/los-angeles-county-cremation-limits-coronavirus.html

California Health Officials Call for Pause on Moderna Vaccine Batch Due to Reports of Allergic Reactions https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-covid-california-moderna-vaccine-petco-park-allergic-20210118-tpqxbscrkndojlnbt6szs7idwa-story.html

10 Dead with 51 Severe Side-Effects Among Germany’s Elderly after Experimental Pfizer COVID Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/10-dead-with-51-severe-side-effects-among-germanys-elderly-after-experimental-pfizer-covid-injections/

Wisconsin Nursing Home Believed to be First in U.S. to Fire Staff for Refusing Experimental COVID Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/wisconsin-nursing-home-believed-to-be-first-in-u-s-to-fire-staff-for-refusing-experimental-covid-injections/

13,000 NY Nursing Home Residents And Nearly Half Of Staff Decline
COVID-19 Vaccine

California Halts COVID Vaccinations From Moderna Batch Linked To ‘Unusually High Number’ Of Adverse Reactions https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/california-halts-vaccinations-moderna-batch-linked-unusually-high-number-adverse-reactions

A new SARS-CoV-2 variant, first seen in the United Kingdom, appears to be roughly 50% more transmissible than other variants.

Immune cells gone wild are tied to COVID lung damage: Some of the severe respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 seem to result from the activity of specific immune cells, which can cause long-term inflammation of the lungs.

Doctors Begin to Crack Covid’s Mysterious Long-Term Effects https://www.pharmacist.com/article/doctors-begin-crack-covids-mysterious-long-term-effects

# Employment
Facing aggressive pushback, Amazon workers to vote on forming the company’s first American union https://thecounter.org/amazon-workers-vote-rwdsu-first-american-union-alabama/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Biden to cancel Keystone XL pipeline in inauguration day executive order https://tellusdaily.com/2021/01/19/biden-to-cancel-keystone-xl-pipeline-in-inauguration-day-executive-order/

Biden to cancel $9bn Keystone XL pipeline’s permit, says source https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/18/joe-biden-cancel-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit

Ohio becomes the latest state to enact harsher penalties for trespassing on or interfering with energy infrastructure, which critics say is an attempt to chill pipeline protests.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
Canadian officials urge President-elect Biden not to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney saying the province may pursue legal damages.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Ask a Scientist: What Should the Biden Administration and Congress Do to Address the Climate Crisis?

# Gov / Politics
The Pentagon says there is no evidence of an “insider threat” to Biden’s inauguration https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-national-guard/acting-pentagon-chief-no-indication-of-insider-threat-before-inauguration-idUSKBN29O00M

The Trump movement’s break with reality will outlive his presidency https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/trump-supporters-inauguration-future

Biden Transition Team: National Guard Members Might Kill Biden During Inauguration, So They’ve Asked Commanders to Seize All Ammo and Magazines From the Soldiers

President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday will look like no inauguration before it in American history.

Trump Is Enraged by Biden’s A-List Inauguration Guests: Trump Flew Into Jealous Rage Over Biden’s A-List Inauguration Guests, Says Report https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-flew-into-jealous-rage-over-lady-gaga-and-bidens-a-list-inauguration-guests-says-report

Trump Says He’ll Ease COVID Travel Rules, Biden Says No https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says-hell-ease-coronavirus-travel-restrictions-on-uk-europe-brazil-biden-says-no

Trump signs executive order for Martial Law under ‘Insurrection Act, orders Biden-Pence Arrests with ‘McPillow’ [False] https://www.politifact.com/article/2021/jan/11/fact-checking-claims-about-insurrection-act-martia/

Across the US, governors are readying themselves for possible attacks from violent pro-Trump mobs ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration later this week.

Now It Can Be Told: How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/pentagon-papers-neil-sheehan.html

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused President Trump of provoking the violent crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Trump has removed the heart and soul of the Republican Party. The GOP is dying, what will replace it? Most of them feel that the party cannot be reformed but that a new party must be created with new ideas, a new agenda, and new directions.

Dozen National Guard Troops Pulled From Inauguration. At least two were accused of “inappropriate” posts or messages about the event specifically, and all were said to be linked to far-right militias or have extremist views.

Even Pence Is Skipping Trump’s Send-Off for Biden Inaug: Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy will join Pence in skipping Trump’s farewell.

Tearful Biden Remembers Late Son in Farewell to Delaware. Beau Biden served as Delaware’s attorney general from 2007 to 2015, before succumbing to brain cancer.

Trump’s Bizarre Farewell: ‘The Movement’ Is ‘Just Beginning.’ Trump published the video via the official White House Twitter account, as his personal handle was banned in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.

Trump seeks to box-in Biden with executive actions. President Trump has issued a string of last-minute executive actions that appear intended to make life more difficult for the incoming Biden administration.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Serious charges, Felony Murder and Sedition, to be filed in weeks, months against Those Being Arrested in Capitol Violence https://theintercept.com/2021/01/14/capitol-riot-fbi-federal-charges/

Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump’s life extremely difficult https://thehill.com/legal/534706-attorney-says-shell-try-to-depose-trump-in-three-cases-after-he-leaves-white-house

Biden Pick Would Be First Ever Transgender Senate Confirmee https://www.axios.com/health-coronavirus-hhs-pennsylvania-a1d68907-d541-4888-b1cf-53c8adb61fb8.html

# Media
Fox News Launches ‘Purge’ to ‘Get Rid of Real Journalists.’ Fox laid off at least 16 staffers, including Chris Stirewalt, who defended the election-night call that pissed off Trump. Insiders say the firings are part of an ideological purge.

# Social
Far right troll “Baked Alaska” has been arrested over the coup attempt at the Capitol. His livestream of the insurrection, which showed the faces of many of the rioters, may be the reason many of them are being identified and arrested.

Doc Who Pushed Trump’s Favorite COVID Drug Arrested in Riots. Simone Gold, an outspoken critic of the coronavirus vaccine, is among three Los Angeles residents who were arrested this week in connection with the insurrection.

# Technology
Social media platforms are cracking down to prevent Inauguration Day violence https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2021-01-18/inauguration-platforms

Facebook reportedly has no plans to lift President Trump’s suspension from the social media network even after he leaves the White House.

# United Nations
UNFF Expert Group Meeting on the Assessment of the Impact of the
COVID-19 Pandemic on Sustainable Forest Management https://www.un.org/esa/forests/events/egm-covid-jan-2021/index.html

Launch event and Thematic exchange on the Protection of Religious Sites
– Global Programme on Countering Terrorist Threats against Vulnerable Targets https://www.un.org/counterterrorism/events/launch-global-programme-countering-terrorist-threats-against-vulnerable-targets

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-18

Voices, The Peoples News

January 18, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
John McCain’s Apache land grab is finally happening. The fight for a copper deposit beneath sacred lands shows the extent of the government’s extractive greed.

Apache file lien on Oak Flat, temporary restraining order to stop land transfer from Forest Service to foreign mining company https://indiancountrytoday.com/the-press-pool/apache-file-lien-on-oak-flat-temporary-restraining-order-to-stop-land-transfer-from-forest-service-to-foreign-mining-company-pb5UXtGzO0KVPVrju2EpiA

Indigenous-led movement credited with ‘huge victory’ as Biden plans to rescind Keystone XL permit on day one. “We formed an immensely powerful, unlikely alliance of voices and we never gave up.”

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Parrots are facing extinction, and only policymakers can save them https://www.zmescience.com/science/parrots-extinction-deforestation-89264326/

# Border / Immigration
Guatemala detains hundreds of migrants at border as U.S.-bound caravan grows –The Red Cross estimates that up to 4,000 people could join the caravan https://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-central-americans-gather-caravan-060640742.html

Incoming Biden Administration to Migrant Caravan: Don’t Come, You Won’t Get in Immediately https://news.yahoo.com/incoming-biden-administration-migrant-caravan-200534564.html

# CoronaVirus
Kansas nurses refuse to give COVID-19 vaccines over safety concerns –The county will hire at least one outside nurse, who will be paid with
COVID-19 funds.

13 Israelis suffer facial paralysis after coronavirus vaccine – report –Doctors in the health system estimate that in practice the number of cases is higher.

Almost a third of recovered Covid patients return to hospital in five months and one in eight die https://nypost.com/2021/01/18/1-in-8-recovered-covid-19-patients-die-within-5-months-study/

As scientists identify more and more potentially worrying variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, they are grappling with just what to call them. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00097-w

Another coronavirus variant linked to growing share of cases, several large outbreaks, in California https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/18/california-coronavirus-variant/

A far more contagious coronavirus strain—first spotted in the UK—has arrived in Houston. Here’s what you need to know: http://spr.ly/6186HkkNw

# Economy / Trade
U.S. Could Give $1,875 Stimulus Checks For 8 Months For Same Cost As
2017 Trump Tax Cuts, Says Robert Reich

# Education / Schools
Fixating on Pandemic “Learning Loss” Undermines the Need to Transform Education Systemic change requires that students, families and teachers collectively serve as designers of education.

Charter Schools Movement Sees a Growth Opportunity in Public School Funding Cuts The pandemic and school privatization schemes continue to bleed students and funding from public school systems.

# Employment
More than 400,000 U.S. clean energy jobs have been lost so far during the pandemic https://e360.yale.edu/digest/more-than-400-000-u-s-clean-energy-jobs-have-been-lost-so-far-during-the-pandemic

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
POWER PLAY: The Influence of Virginia’s Biggest Utility https://www.propublica.org/series/power-play

Biden may cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit as soon as his first day in office https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-biden-keystone/biden-may-cancel-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit-as-soon-as-his-first-day-in-office-source-idINKBN29N07D

Biden to Yank Keystone XL Permit on First Day of Presidency

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump Administration pushes last-minute actions that could hurt wildlife and the environment

# Gov / Politics
Congress Works For You. Here’s How to Be a Better Boss.

Republican senators are wrestling over what they want their party’s future relationship with Donald Trump to be after he leaves office on Wednesday.

Oregon Considering Bill for Emergency Seizure of Private Property. The Oregon State Legislature is currently considering a bill which would allow for the governor to seize, use, or possess any private property during a state of emergency.
HB-2238 is supposedly meant to clarify the “Governor’s authority to use property during an emergency.”

Stopping Every Car Trying to Leave DC. They are stopping every car trying to get out of city on 23rd Street – asking for ID. (video) https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=16A3SXRYB3SX

The nation’s capital has been turned into an occupied military zone like Baghdad. Armed troops authorized to use lethal force are manning checkpoints to enter and leave downtown Washington, D.C., Green Zone and Red Zone perimeters have been established. Several bridges into the city from neighboring Virginia are scheduled to be closed.

Pentagon Says Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in National Guard May Try to Assassinate Biden https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/17/pentagon-says-proud-boys-and-oath-keepers-in-national-guard-may-try-to-assassinate-biden/

A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans. An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/10/pro-trump-militant-group-has-recruited-thousands-police-soldiers-and-veterans/168935/

Arrest of 3%er by FBI Ties Rep. Bobert to Attack on Capitol https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/17/arrest-of-3er-by-fbi-ties-rep-bobert-to-attack-on-capitol/

Verify: Is the story behind the Boebert group photo circulating on social media true?
Photos of the Rifle Republican have been circulating with inaccurate claims.

State capitols are bracing for pro-Trump mobs: Across the US, governors are readying themselves for possible attacks from violent pro-Trump mobs ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration later this week.

Trump exits White House silenced by Twitter, shunned by some in GOP.
President Trump will depart the White House Wednesday after four tumultuous years that will be defined by a mob riot and bipartisan impeachment vote in his final weeks in office.

Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore up.
Implications for public record and legal proceedings after administration seized or destroyed papers, notes and other information https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/17/historians-having-to-tape-together-records-that-trump-tore-up

Biden faces monumental task healing divided country https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534547-biden-faces-monumental-task-healing-divided-country

# Law Enforcement
FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot https://www.news10.com/news/us-capitol-coverage/cowboys-for-trump-leader-arrested-over-us-capitol-riot/

3 North Texans have been arrested in connection with Capitol riot https://www.newsbreak.com/texas/dallas/news/2146326158394/3-north-texans-have-been-arrested-in-connection-with-capitol-riot

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Michael Cohen: New York Prosecutors will be ‘First on Line’ in Arrest of Trump Family. Trump selling US nuclear secrets. Destroying documents.
Selling pardons.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
USDA Releases Final Rule For Hemp, Two Years After Crop Was Federally Legalized https://www.marijuanamoment.net/usda-releases-final-rule-for-hemp-two-years-after-crop-was-federally-legalized/

Virginia Senate Holds First Marijuana Legalization Hearing, With More Scheduled Next Week https://www.marijuanamoment.net/virginia-senate-holds-first-marijuana-legalization-hearing-with-more-scheduled-next-week/

Feds To Send Marijuana And Hemp Samples To Labs As Part Of Large-Scale Testing Accuracy Study https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-to-send-marijuana-and-hemp-samples-to-labs-as-part-of-large-scale-testing-accuracy-study/

The National Credit Union Administration said it will continue to educate financial services providers about working with hemp businesses in 2021.

# Military / DOD
National Guard sleeping in the Capitol an echo of Civil War

The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency.

# Social
The Last Thing We Need Is Another War on Terror https://www.thedailybeast.com/after-the-capitol-riots-the-last-thing-we-need-is-another-war-on-terror

The U.S. Capitol Riots and the Double Standard of Protest Policing.
After the sacking of arguably the most important building in America, some critics see the use of law enforcement as yet another example of two Americas.

# Space
CIA Declassifies Nearly 3,000 Documents On UFOs, Revealing Mysterious ‘Information’ Was Analyzed In 1976 https://www.dailywire.com/news/cia-declassifies-nearly-3000-documents-on-ufos

NASA cut short a “critical test” of its new rocket on Sunday https://www.zmescience.com/science/nasa-test-cut-short-engine-263573/

# Technology
Parler CEO John Matze, family forced into hiding due to death threats, security breachesm filing https://www.theepochtimes.com/parler-ceo-john-matze-family-forced-into-hiding-due-to-death-threats-security-breaches-filing_3659107.html

Parler sues Amazon for suspending app from cloud service, claims antitrust violation and breach of contract –Parler seeking temporary relief after being blackballed by Amazon Web Services https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/parler-sues-amazon-antitrust-contract-breach

# Water
Life-Saving Drinking Water Disinfectants Have a ‘Dark Side.’
Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-17

Voices, The Peoples News

January 17, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Klamath Tribes reclaim ancestral lands

# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous land defenders block dam project in Burleigh Falls over lack of consultation https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/13/indigenous-land-defenders-block-dam-project-in-burleigh-falls-over-lack-of-consultation.html

# Border / Immigration
‘Damning’ New IG Report, Says ACLU, Shows Just How Far Trump Team ‘Was Willing to Go to Destroy’ Immigrant Families https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/14/damning-new-ig-report-says-aclu-shows-just-how-far-trump-team-was-willing-go-destroy
The inspector general’s report (pdf)

# CoronaVirus
23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine – officials https://www.livemint.com/news/world/norway-warns-of-vaccination-risks-for-sick-patients-after-23-people-die-11610778473019.html

Folks who have vaccine reactions should be very very careful about using vaccines. Here Are the CDC Guidelines for Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines https://www.healthline.com/health-news/here-are-the-cdc-guidelines-for-allergic-reactions-to-covid-19-vaccines

A Nursing Home had Zero Coronavirus Deaths. Then, It Vaccinates Residents for Coronavirus and the Deaths Begin http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/10/a-nursing-home-had-zero-coronavirus-deaths-then-it-vaccinates-residents-for-coronavirus-and-the-deaths-begin/

COVID ‘detention camps?’ State government proposal revealed. A New York State-sponsored proposal that demands detention camp for anyone identified as a “case, contact or carrier” of a contagious disease https://www.naturalhealth365.com/detention-camps-state-government-3688.html
New York State Assembly bill in question is called Bill A416

Covid, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can be used. Sentence denies the Government and AIFA https://www.lunico.eu/covid-clorochina-idrossiclorochina-consiglio-stato-sentenza/

U.S. potentially facing ‘perpetual infection’ of Covid in spring as new variants spread https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/14/us-potentially-facing-perpetual-infection-of-covid-says-gottlieb.html

Contagious UK coronavirus strain will be widespread in US by March, experts claim https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/uk-coronavirus-strain-variant-us-b1788084.html

COVID-19 will shorten American life expectancy by about a year, study shows https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/covid-19-will-shorten-american-life-expectancy-study-shows/

Vaccination Credential Initiative: Big Tech Tackles Vaxx Passports. In a frenzied stampede, Big Tech intends to create a foolproof and dystopian vaccine passport that can and will be required worldwide for “travel, work, school and life”.

Covid-19 and the Global Medical-Industrial-Complex

New York Supreme Court Judge Saves 80-Year-Old Patient from Death by Ordering Hospital to Give Life-Saving Ivermectin https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/new-york-supreme-court-judge-saves-80-year-old-patient-from-death-by-ordering-hospital-to-give-life-saving-ivermectin/

55 Americans Have Died Following mRNA COVID Injections as Norway Death Toll Rises To 29 https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/55-americans-have-died-following-mrna-covid-injections-as-norway-death-toll-rises-to-29/

COVID-19 tracker: Norway investigates deaths linked to Pfizer vaccine; Sinopharm says COVID shot safe in kids https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/covid-19-tracker-johnson-johnson-aims-to-test-shot-kids-president-trump-talks-firing-fauci

# Economy / Trade
Trump’s Financial Troubles May Be Just Beginning. The President’s decision to attempt a “self-coup” came at what was already a fraught time for the Trump Organization.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Amy Coney Barrett should recuse herself in Big Oil’s Supreme Court case.
The Justice’s father, who was an attorney for Shell for decades, could have direct knowledge of how the company managed climate threats.

Amy Coney Barrett set to hear case against Shell, her Dad’s employer for
29 years
The Supreme Court justice has not recused herself from a climate case against Big Oil, despite her family ties to one of the main defendants.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
A Bill Gates Venture Aims To Spray Dust Into The Atmosphere To Block The Sun. What Could Go Wrong?

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
America’s Top Owner of Farmland: Bill Gates, In Control of Food: Bill Gates is the biggest owner of US farmland, having amassed 240,000 acres.
His influence in the world food systems is astounding.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Nestle recalls more than 381 tons of hot pockets for containing extraneous materials https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/01/nestle-recalls-more-than-381-tons-of-hot-pockets-for-containing-extraneous-materials/

Company recalls polish sausage because of concerns about undercooking https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/01/company-recalls-polish-sausage-because-of-concerns-about-undercooking/

# Global Politics and other news
Programmer Who Handled Russian Payoff to GOP Terrorists ‘Suicided’ in France https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/15/programmer-who-handled-russian-payoff-to-gop-terrorists-suicided-in-france/

# Gov / Politics
Sherrod Brown calls for Hawley, Cruz to resign from Senate https://thehill.com/homenews/news/533503-sherrod-brown-calls-for-hawley-cruz-to-resign-or-be-expelled-from-senate

Proof that a flawless plot to take down America was executed with extraordinary resources and global involvement. Americans and elected officials now have proof that the election was indeed stolen. “Make no mistake, this is a coup d’etat that we will stop in the name of justice and free and fair elections,” stated Maria Strollo Zack, Chairman of Nations In Action.

Trump to leave office with vastly more troops in DC than in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria combined. Welcome to FOB Washington, D.C.

Republicans Are Using Capitol Breach as Excuse to Promote Anti-Protest Bills. GOP lawmakers are taking advantage of white supremacist violence to criminalize racial and climate justice protests.

Corporate America backs way from Trump, GOP. Many big companies announced they were pausing donations in wake of riots https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/01/11/corporate-america-backs-way-from-trump-gop-2/

‘His Conduct Was Seditious’: House Democrats From Texas Demand Ted Cruz Be Expelled From Senate https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/16/his-conduct-was-seditious-house-democrats-texas-demand-ted-cruz-be-expelled-senate

Threats transform capital into military zone ahead of inauguration https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/534508-threats-transform-capital-into-military-zone-ahead-of-inauguration

National Guardsmen briefed on IED threat to Capitol. The briefing comes as the Guard plans a massive show of force to prevent violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ Day One executive actions: U.S.
President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day of inauguration pageantry by using the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change and immigration, a top aide said on Saturday.

Erratic, impulsive, and dangerous: Trump’s legacy as commander-in-chief https://taskandpurpose.com/news/trump-legacy-military-commander-in-chief/

Raskin: I Won’t Lose My Son in 2020 and My Republic in 2021. “This was the most terrible crime ever by a president of the United States against our country, and I want everybody to feel the gravity and the seriousness of those events.”

Democrats ponder delaying Trump impeachment trial in Senate for months https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/10/donald-trump-capitol-attack-impeachment-abc-poll-majority-joe-biden

The U.S. Capitol and surrounding area has been transformed into a military zone ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugurations https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/534508-threats-transform-capital-into-military-zone-ahead-of-inauguration

DC mayor says she’s concerned about threats to residential neighborhoods

Booker: It would be ‘constitutionally dangerous’ not to conduct full Trump impeachment trial. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday that the Senate has an “obligation” to conduct President Trump’s second impeachment trial even after he leaves office.

# Law Enforcement
The Most Definitive Video Yet of Capitol Police Letting the Protesters Enter the Building https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/video-shows-capitol-police-cop-getting-crushed-by-protesters/

Trails end – Million dollar drug operation shut down by SJCSO & Precinct
2 Constable’s Office

Police seized alarming number of weapons on Capitol rioters, court documents show https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/534329-police-seized-alarming-number-of-weapons-on-capitol-rioters-court

Social media posts, cellphone data aid law enforcement investigations into riots. Law enforcement officials seeking out participants of the riot at the Capitol last week have one big leg up: a plethora of social media posts and data of the suspects they’re searching for.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
FISA Abuse Investigation: Chairman Graham released 11 transcripts of interviews conducted during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into the origins and aftermath of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.

Graham releases Russia probe docs, slams original investigation as ‘incompetent, corrupt’ –FBI and Department of Justice blasted for ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ investigation https://www.foxnews.com/politics/graham-to-release-russia-probe-docs-slams-probe-as-one-of-the-most-incompetent-corrupt-in-fbi-doj-history

The Trial of Trump Must Tell the Full Story of the Capitol Insurrection.
We need a truth-finding mission rather than just a punitive undertaking, and it requires the support of President-elect Biden.

# Military / DOD
Overnight deployment: How Maryland Guard troops readied to protect US Capitol

Who controls the National Guard and how are they deployed? DC National Guard is uniquely controlled by the federal government, and there’s a process to how they are deployed. Here’s a breakdown.

Up to 21,000 National Guard troops now authorized in DC for Biden inauguration https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/01/14/national-guard-dc-presence-will-swell-to-26000-for-biden-inauguration/

National Guard troops are authorized to carry their weapons on Capitol grounds https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/01/13/national-guard-troops-are-authorized-to-carry-their-weapons-on-capitol-grounds/

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Praises Russia, Says He ‘Can’t Wait To Leave’ His Job Reporters stunned by Miller’s odd, rambling comments.

This Gulf War Footage Of An F-16 Dodging 6 Iraqi Missiles Is Insane. A recent Reddit upload shows a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot going toe to toe with a host of Iraqi missile sites during the Gulf War.

He went AWOL from the Army and fought ISIS with the Kurds. Now he’s under arrest for threatening Trump supporters. An ex-Army infantryman is under arrest for issuing a call to arms to defend the Florida State Capitol from Trump supporters and rioters.

# Veterans / VA
Upset by veterans who stormed the Capitol, vets clean up the mob’s trash from D.C. streets. “To support and defend the Constitution. That’s what we’re supposed to do, not a man, not a president, but the constitution,”
a Navy veteran said.

A Marine vet in a militia group was among rioters who stormed the Capitol. Donovan Crowl served as a helicopter mechanic from 1988 to 1993 and suffered from addiction issues when he arrived home.

New video shows the intense moment an Army vet police officer stood up to rioters at the Capitol. New video shows the intense confrontation between rioters and Army vet Eugene Goodman, a lone police officer at the Capitol https://taskandpurpose.com/news/eugene-goodman-capitol-riot-parler-video/

Veterans who stormed the Capitol should lose their federal benefits.
Veterans who betrayed their oath and attacked their own government should lose access to the benefits it provides.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-15

Voices, The Peoples News

January 15, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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This is cute: Woodland creatures sing a Bellini opera in beautiful short film
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# Border / Immigration
“Damning” New Inspector General Report Finds Proof of Trump Team Cruelty to Asylum Seekers. The report directly implicates Trump in the disastrous family separation policy.

Biden promised to stop all deportations for 100 days after taking office. Activists are holding him to it. Biden is facing pressure from immigrant rights groups to make good on his campaign promise to pause all deportations as soon as he takes office.

# Children / Youth
Waitress Frees 11-Year-Old Boy From Horrific Abuse: An Orlando detective said the boy was “destined to be killed” if he had not been rescued.

# CoronaVirus
Biden calls for swift action while outlining $1.9 trillion virus relief package https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534365-biden-calls-for-swift-action-while-outlining-19-trillion-virus-relief

Tech coalition working to create digital COVID-19 vaccination passport.
The Project’s technology, created with the Rockefeller Foundation, is being utilized by three major airline alliances.

23 Seniors Have Died in Norway After Receiving the Pfizer Experimental COVID mRNA Injection https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/23-seniors-have-died-in-norway-after-receiving-the-pfizer-experimental-covid-mrna-injection/

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Generated Immune Response in Volunteers, Reported Minimal Side-Effects https://www.techtimes.com/articles/255943/20210114/johnson-covid-19-vaccine-update-generated-immune-response-volunteers-reported.htm

Promised Vaccine Stockpile Doesn’t Even Exist? Governors Demand Trump ‘Answer Immediately for This Deception’

# Economy / Trade
U.S. deficit 60.7 percent higher than this time last year. The federal deficit in the first three months of the budget year is 60.7 percent higher than over the same time period as last year, a record-breaking
$572.9 billion

The $2,000 stimulus cheques alone won’t work – the US needs better infrastructure https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/15/the-2000-stimulus-cheques-alone-wont-work-the-us-needs-better-infrastructure

# Employment
New unemployment claims soared to nearly 1 million last week, the latest sign that the U.S. economy continues to struggle to overcome the
COVID-19 pandemic

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
Canada greenlights three offshore drilling projects off Newfoundland coast “Legally binding conditions” on projects are meant to protect the environment, says Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden set to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante to pre-Trump size. Little on-the-ground damage to the Utah public lands has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Tom Vilsack’s nomination as agriculture secretary reopens old wounds for Black farmers https://agriculture.einnews.com/news/black-farmers

End of the Grocery Store? Major Changes in Food Retail (and WHY) https://www.grocerydive.com/news/why-grocery-chains-are-making-their-biggest-changes-in-decades/544899/

# Global Politics and other news
Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure

# Gov / Politics
Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/14/will-senate-confirm-coup-plotter-victoria-nuland

Capitol Rioters Planned to Capture and Kill Lawmakers: For the first time, federal prosecutors have stated their view that the Trumpist mob failed in carrying out a plan to murder government officials.

Biden Picks Ex-FDA Chief to Sort Out Sputtering Vax Rollout. David Kessler is a close ally of Anthony Fauci, and the two worked together in the 1990s to develop and approve drugs to fight the AIDS epidemic.

Biden Postpones Inauguration Rehearsal Over Security Threats. The president-elect’s train trip was also scrapped. The practice run is now scheduled for Monday.

Trump Plans to Live at Mar-a-Lago and Bring Aides With Him. Trump’s “body man” plans to accompany him to Palm Beach.

Government Is not Owned and Controlled by the People, People Are Owned and Controlled by Government. The U.S. may morph into two nations with the “deplorables” under the heel of the empowered social justice warriors http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56190.htm

Abandon Trump? Deep in the GOP ranks, the MAGA mindset prevails.

Diminished Trump leaves a vacuum for 2024 hopefuls.

GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534337-gop-in-bind-over-trump-as-corporate-donations-freeze

Cowboys for Trump leader says he is headed to DC with guns For Inauguration. “I will embrace my Second Amendment. I will keep my right to bear arms. My vehicle is an extension of my home, in regards to the constitutional law, and I have a right to keep those arms in my car,” he said.

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings call for his removal, citing involvement in Capitol riot

Trump expected to leave White House morning of Biden’s inauguration.
President Trump is expected to depart Washington, D.C., next Wednesday morning, before Joe Biden is inaugurated as the new president https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534440-trump-expected-to-leave-white-house-morning-of-bidens-inauguration

Republicans scramble to contain fallout as donors distance themselves https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/534343-republicans-scramble-to-contain-fallout-as-donors-freeze-contributions

President-elect Biden must steer clear of the WHO. The world is slowly approaching a full year of coronavirus lockdowns. The pandemic and the crushing lockdowns that followed caught many by surprise and off guard.

Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Getting Death Threats. Just one day after voting to impeach Trump, the 10 Republicans who sided against him have endured both physical and political threats.

Republican buying body armour amid reports of death threats for Trump impeachment vote https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-impeachment-capitol-riot-gop-b1787504.html

Will the Senate confirm coup plotter Nuland? Victoria Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/15/will-the-senate-confirm-coup-plotter-nuland/

Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military. Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.

# Law Enforcement
Trump Tries to Defund the Police on His Way Out, He also wants to cut money for global COVID vaccination.

All White MAGA Mob Screamed “Kill him with his own gun’ as they robbed, tased fallen officer (Back the Blue?) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/14/maga-mob-screamed-kill-him-with-his-own-gun-as-they-robbed-tased-fallen-officer-back-the-blue/

Feds Nab Proud Boy Seen Smashing Capitol Window With Shield. Dominic ‘Spazzo’ Pezzola was allegedly one of the first people to shatter a window to the Capitol, allowing rioters to stream inside and unlock doors.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
‘QAnon Shaman’ Seeks Pardon From Trump for Capitol Riot. His attorney argues that he “accepted President Trump’s invitation to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.”

Entire Michigan GOP Administration Faces Prison in Water Poisoning Murders https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/15/entire-michigan-gop-administration-faces-prison-in-water-poisoning-murders/

FBI Allegation: Russian Intelligence paid $500k in Bitcoin to Trump’s coup leaders https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/14/fbi-allegation-russian-intelligence-paid-500k-in-bitcoin-to-trumps-coup-leaders/

A man charged with threatening to kill Nancy Pelosi will be kept in custody while his case is pending. The defendant brought multiple firearms to Washington but arrived too late in the day to join the Capitol insurrection https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/man-threatened-kill-pelosi-held-custody-capitol-riots

Sarah McBride just became the highest-ranking trans elected official in American history

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it plans to start collecting and compiling data on state marijuana tax revenue.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) used his State of the Commonwealth speech to highlight the racist history of marijuana prohibition and the need to legalize cannabis while expunging past records.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making grant money available to support the “breeding, testing and development” of “superior performing”
hemp varieties.

Colorado retailers sold more than $2 billion worth of legal marijuana products in 2020. Several other states also saw huge cannabis sales totals last year.

# Medical / Health
Trump Accused of Trying to ‘Inflict as Much Harm as Possible’ With Billions in Global Health Funding Cuts During Pandemic https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/15/trump-accused-trying-inflict-much-harm-possible-billions-global-health-funding-cuts

# Military / DOD
The Navy is eyeing a brand new destroyer bristling with lasers and hypersonic weapons. The Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer may end up packing a futuristic arsenal of both laser weapons and hypersonic missiles.

Former Navy SEAL bragged about taking part in Capitol riots in now-deleted Facebook video. Retired Navy SEAL Adam Newbold made a video explaining how rioters breached the Capitol building on Jan. 6 https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-seal-captiol-riots/

# Social
Capitol rioters included highly trained former military and police.

The threat from Trump-inspired extremism is likely to remain and grow beyond Inauguration Day, according to experts https://thehill.com/homenews/morning-report/534375-the-hills-morning-report

# Technology
Mark Sullivan looks at how gun-detection software works, why its creators say it’s a more responsible alternative to facial recognition, and why skeptics believe it has a whole set of problems of its own.

Amazon is accused of fixing the price of e-books sold on its site through anticompetitive agreements with the nation’s top five publishers, known as the “Big Five,” according to a complaint filed Thursday.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-14

Voices, The Peoples News

January 14, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred;
what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion
toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country.”

Robert F. Kennedy on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Voices, The Peoples News

January 12, 2021
by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Conspiracy theories threaten Native sacred sites https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/conspiracy-theories-threaten-native-sacred-sites-he3m9V5nkkqDqDnFtDrqSw

Indigenous women call upon Biden to stop pipelines and uphold Indigenous rights in the wake of escalating climate chaos and Covid-19 crises https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/14/the-first-ever-us-oil-lease-sale-in-the-arctic-is-a-huge-fail/

# Indigenous / Global
Hearing to exclude footage of Thunder Bay officers dragging an Indigenous man from inquest evidence wraps up. Inquest to examine how 2 Indigenous men died while in police custody in the northern Ontario city

# Bundy Rides Again
# Children / Youth
Biden to include expanded child benefit in major new stimulus proposal.

# CoronaVirus
Louisiana Woman Convulses Uncontrollably after Being Injected with the Experimental Pfizer COVID Shot. “I can’t stand to see my mom this way it makes me want to cry knowing I can’t do anything to help her.” This is an experimental product that does NOT have FDA approval, so everyone receiving these shots are guinea pigs, and the medical system at this point has no clue how to treat these injuries.

Dr. David Martin on Experimental mRNA COVID Vaccines: This is NOT a Vaccine! It is a Medical Device https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/dr-david-martin-on-experimental-mrna-covid-vaccines-this-is-not-a-vaccine-it-is-a-medical-device/

Moderna CEO says the World will have to Live with Covid ‘Forever’

Chaotic Vaccine Rollout Leaves Seniors Frustrated and Confused. Many older adults don’t know where to turn for help to get reliable and up-to-date information about the vaccine.

Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7002e1.htm

# Economy / Trade
Biden today will press Congress to deliver immediate pandemic “rescue”
efforts before turning to broader “recovery” measures such as healthcare and infrastructure.

Trump Jr. to Be Deposed in Inauguration Spending Probe. Ivanka Trump was also interviewed as part of the investigation, which alleges misuse of more than $1 million in inauguration funds.

# Education / Schools
Former Cleveland School Therapist Arrested in Capitol Riots. Christine Priola reportedly resigned one day after the riots, telling her school district in a conspiracy-filled letter she wanted to focus on exposing human trafficking.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
New Mexico, Navajo Nation settle for Gold King Mine spill: New Mexico and the Navajo Nation have settled part of a lawsuit filed in the aftermath of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill.

The first ever US oil lease sale in the Arctic is a huge fail.
“Essentially, the Trump administration had a party, hoped the oil industry would show up, and it didn’t.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump’s EPA team overrules career scientists on toxic chemical

Trump opens habitat of a threatened owl to timber harvesting https://lenexweb.com/trump-opens-habitat-of-a-threatened-owl-to-timber-harvesting/

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Indigenous agroforestry revives profitable palm trees and the Atlantic Forest. Highly popular in Brazil because of its delicious heart, the jussara palm was eaten nearly to the brink of extinction.

# Gov / Politics
BREAKING: House of Representatives votes to impeach Pres. Trump a second time, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
Watch ABC News Live for complete analysis. https://abcn.ws/3oF4kFa

The Latest: No public access to Capitol grounds Jan. 20. Police say there will be no public access to the grounds of the U.S.

Investigators pursuing signs US Capitol riot was planned https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/capitol-riot-investigation/index.html

Legislatures boost security after insurrection, FBI warnings https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/534170-legislatures-boost-security-after-insurrection-fbi-warnings

Rice’s decision to back Trump’s impeachment was a surprise to many. He said the president’s actions since last week have been “inexcusable.”

Trump impeachment faces uphill climb in Senate. It could all come down to McConnell.
Senators are not expected to consider the House impeachment resolution until Tuesday, the day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Pelosi warned lawmakers they will be fined $5,000 if they bypass the new magnetometers installed at entrances to the House floor.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected QAnon adherent and Republican from Georgia, said on Wednesday that she will file articles of impeachment against Biden on his first full day as president. She referenced false accusations about Biden and Ukraine during a Newsmax TV appearance.

A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law. This is what we have been reduced to: A violent mob. A nation on the brink of martial law. A populace under house arrest. A techno-corporate state wielding its power to immobilize huge swaths of the country. And a Constitution in tatters.

In Pictures: National Guard troops arrive before US inauguration https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/14/national-guard-move-in-to-washington-dc-for-inauguration-day

Top US military leaders condemn Capitol siege in rare joint message; Reminding US troops their job is to serve and protect the constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

Rittenhouse Drinks With Proud Boys, Drops ‘White Power’ Sign.
Prosecutors want his bond tightened after security footage showed him posing for photos with the Proud Boys and members singing to him.

Constitutional Lawyer: Trump Is a Clear & Present Danger, a Senate Impeachment Trial Is Needed Now https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/14/john_bonifaz_trump_second_impeachment

Trump Tells Aides Not to Pay Giuliani’s Legal Fees as Bid to Overturn Election Fails https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/14/trump-refusing-to-pay-rudy-giuliani-legal-fees-after-falling-out

Biden’s chief aide says president wants teams, no rivals. If Barack Obama built his Cabinet as a team of rivals, Biden is building a team of allies.

Lawmakers warned police of possible attack ahead of siege. Democratic lawmakers warned U.S. Capitol Police one week before the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that fervent Trump supporters could storm the complex and try to “kill half of Congress” to stop them from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. One of them also warned that Vice President Mike Pence’s life was in danger.

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a $1.9 trillion package to provide economic relief to Americans and businesses and help fund an ambitious coronavirus vaccine program with the goal of reaching
100 million doses by the end of his first 100 days in office.

Ayanna Pressley aide says panic buttons were ‘torn out’ of rep’s office before Capitol insurrection https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/13/ayanna-pressley-aide-says-panic-buttons-were-torn-/

# Law Enforcement
Police officer who faced down mob at Capitol is an Iraq War Army vet.
The police officer who stood up to a mob at the Capitol Building during rioting in D.C. is a former U.S. Army infantryman and Iraq War vet.

FBI Warns Police Chiefs: Be Ready for Inauguration Violence. Christopher Wray urged thousands of police chiefs to protect state capitols, federal buildings, and the homes of state lawmakers and other officials.

Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for taking part in Capitol Insurrection. Arrest warrants have been released for the two officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department who attended last Wednesday’s rally in Washington, D.C. and were among those who stormed into the U.S. Capitol.

2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots.
“At this point, it’s a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit.”

At Least 28 Cops Were Attendees at Pro-Trump Rally Preceding Attack on Capitol https://truthout.org/articles/at-least-28-cops-were-attendees-at-pro-trump-rally-preceding-attack-on-capitol/

Cop Joined Capitol Protest, Then Spread Antifa Conspiracy. The Arkansas state trooper also appeared to cast doubt on the authenticity of bombs police said were found in Washington.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
NY AG Sues NYPD for Unlawfully Quashing BLM Protests. “With today’s lawsuit, this longstanding pattern of brutal and illegal force ends,”
Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.

# Media
Telegram finally takes down neo-Nazi channels https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/01/telegram-nazi-ban/

How newspapers across the country reacted to Trump’s historic second impeachment. It’s the first time in American history that a president has been impeached twice. It also happens to be the most bipartisan impeachment ever.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon: White Supremacy Becoming More Popular With Troops. The Pentagon is conducting a policy review after acknowledging that more servicemembers are aligning with extremist movements.

# Science
Lab is exploring brain links to Parkinson’s. Clumps, abnormal aggregations, what’s going on?

# Social
Capitol Rioter Charged for Beating Cop With American Flag. Peter Stager allegedly claimed he thought the Metropolitan Police officer was a member of “antifa.”

Graphic Details Emerge Of Violence By Trump Rioters. Rioters stole Capitol Officer’s gun and fired shots at him within the capitol. One officer loses his eye.. Rioters used tasers on police. Well coordinated, but obviously failed, plots to murder Pence and kidnap members of congress.

Exclusive: Capitol cop with rioters’ battering ram could get felony murder death sentence.  For those that incited a mob that murdered victims, they share the same penalty, which is the death sentence.

# Veterans / VA
A VA hospital worker stole medical equipment needed for COVID-19 patients and sold it on eBay https://taskandpurpose.com/news/veterans-affairs-steal-respirators-sold-ebay/

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