Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-30

Voices, The Peoples News

May 30, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Tribal Leaders, Legislators Condemn Inslee’s Surprise Veto of Tribal Human Rights Provisions in Climate Commitment Act https://washingtonstatewire.com/tribal-leaders-legislators-condemn-inslees-surprise-veto-of-tribal-human-rights-provisions-in-climate-commitment-act/

# Border / Immigration
With Steel or Surveillance, Biden May Fill “Gaps” in Trump’s Border Wall. Whether the new barrier will be physical or technological, families along the border can only guess.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Ontario’s physician licensing body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), issued a statement forbidding physicians from questioning or debating any or all of the official measures imposed in response to COVID-19.  The CPSO then went on to threaten physicians with punishment, investigations and disciplinary action.

More than 100 employees at Houston Methodist Hospital sued the hospital over its requirement for staff to get vaccinated for COVID-19, alleging the hospital is “forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment.”

# Economy / Trade
The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals A 1994 WTO agreement has enabled a few large companies to control most of the intellectual property rights in the world.

# Education / Schools
Virtual class was a devastating blow to trade school students. For students learning trades like carpentry, cosmetology, or automotive technology, in-person class time is crucial. School closures hit them hard.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals North Dakota, Using Taxpayer Funds, Bailed Out Oil and Gas Companies by Plugging Abandoned Wells. The bailout, environmentalists say, raises bigger questions about who will pay, in an energy transition, to close off the nation’s millions of aging wells.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Outrage as regulators let pesticides from factory pollute US town for years Contamination from an ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, came from some of the world’s largest agricultural companies https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/29/environmental-catastrophe-mead-nebraska

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
As California’s Drought Worsens, the Biden Administration Cuts Water Supplies and Farmers Struggle to Compensate https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28052021/california-central-valley-drought-water/

Fish Story: Genetically Engineered Salmon To Hit Dinner Plates https://www.technocracy.news/fish-story-genetically-engineered-salmon-to-hit-dinner-plates/

‘Forever chemicals’ found in home fertilizer made from sewage sludge.
Alarming toxic PFAS levels revealed in new report raise concerns that the chemicals are contaminating vegetables https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/28/home-fertilizer-toxic-pfas-forever-chemicals-sewage-sludge

# Global Politics and other news
Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia’s Crackdown on Protesters President Duque’s highly controversial neoliberal policies would eliminate public healthcare, privatize pensions, reduce the minimum wage and levy a 19% tax on staple foods, moves which critics deem an all-out attack on Colombia’s working-class majority.
Russia Appears to Carry Out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency Senior Democrats said the latest attack, ahead of President Biden’s meeting with his Russian counterpart, demanded a stronger response.

# Gov / Political
Trump, midterms fuel GOP’s effort to quash Jan. 6 commission: Former President Trump and the 2022 midterm elections are looming large over the GOP effort to quash an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack.

Biden releases $6T budget that foresees decade of trillion-dollar
deficits: President Biden on Friday proposed a budget that would entrench deficits in excess of $1 trillion for the next decade, pushing the nation’s debt burden to record highs.

Revealed: The American Money Entwined with Israel’s Jewish Terrorist Groups Latest investigation reveals how the IRS states that terrorist activities are considered substantial means for disqualifying an organization’s tax-exempt status, yet money is still finding its way through a number of high-profile tax-exempt American charities to known terrorist groups inside Israel.

Belarus crisis heightens stakes of Biden-Putin summit: An extraordinary crisis in Belarus is putting a months-long simmering conflict to the forefront of President Biden’s agenda, while also raising the stakes for an upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

GOP-Led Legislatures May Pass Voter Suppression Laws With Help of Trump Judges. Many of these bills will have a disproportionate impact on voters of color and are being challenged in state courts.

President Biden blasted a new bill being considered in Texas that would restrict voting in The Lone Star State, panning it as “un-American” and “part of an assault on democracy.”

Senate Republicans Filibuster Jan. 6 Inquiry Bill, Blocking an Investigation. The vote killed the best chance for an independent accounting of the deadly Capitol attack, which Republicans feared would damage them politically.

Democrats plot next move after GOP sinks Jan. 6 probe: House Democrats, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), are vowing to charge ahead with internal congressional probes of their own, a process now more likely to include the creation of a select committee focused solely on the violence that day, and any role former President Trump played in instigating it.

9 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022: Democratic control of Congress will be on the line next year as Republicans look to claw their way back into power after a disappointing 2020 election that cost them the White House and their Senate majority.

White House pressed on evacuating Afghan allies as time runs out: The Biden administration is facing increasingly urgent calls to evacuate Afghans who helped the United States during the 20-year war and are at risk of being hunted down and killed by the Taliban after U.S. troops depart.

Texas GOP Finalizes ‘Ruthless’ Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/30/texas-gop-finalizes-ruthless-voter-suppression-bill-sparking-calls-congressional

‘It’s the Filibuster or Democracy,’ Say Progressives After GOP Tanks January 6 Commission. “Unless we abolish the filibuster, there will be no progress on any agenda focused on justice, fairness, or basic survival,” said Sen. Ed Markey.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Prosecutors Zero In On Trump’s Real-Life Wayne Manor. Donald Trump’s advisers are telling him not to worry, but the former president is already frustrated by his mounting legal fees.

Department of Justice lawyers asked a federal judge to dismiss lawsuits against former President Trump, former attorney general William Barr and other administration officials for the forced clearing of racial justice protesters at Lafayette Square in June.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Outspoken Republican Who Opposes Legalization Owns Quite a Lot of Stock in Pot Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) bought marijuana-industry stocks ahead of key votes on decriminalization bills.

# Medical / Health
Widely available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration.

# Other News
Mexico City’s surprising crisis: the city is sinking. The city with a metropolitan population of over 20 million is sinking at a rate of almost 50 centimeters (20 inches) per year — and this isn’t stopping anytime soon.

Scientology Founder’s Secret Pact With a Nazi Propagandist. The two cultists’ ties ran deep, including collaborating on a screenplay together—one that hasn’t seen the light of day… until now.

# Water
Biden Must Take Executive Action to Affirm That Clean Water Is a Human Right Black and Brown communities impacted by environmental racism need Biden’s promises to become a firm reality https://truthout.org/articles/biden-must-take-executive-action-to-affirm-that-clean-water-is-a-human-right/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-28

Voices, The Peoples News

May 28, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Navajos voice concern over plan to transfer uranium waste. U.S. nuclear regulators are considering a licensing change proposed by a uranium company that would clear the way for 1 million cubic yards of waste to be transferred from a mining area in western New Mexico to a mill site a short distance away as part of a cleanup effort https://www.abqjournal.com/2394932/navajos-voice-concern-over-plan-to-transfer-uranium-waste.html

# Indigenous / Global
Remains of 215 children found at former Kamloops residential school:
First Nation

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Over 10,000 COVID-19 Infections Recorded in Americans Who Received a Vaccine – CDC –160 patients were reported dead

COVID origin dissent ‘suppressed’ by intelligence community, House GOP report finds. “We believe the [intelligence community] failed to properly support policymakers with timely products and analysis.

9/11 Cover-up Director Appointed to Chair COVID Cover-up Group –Zelikow was the author of the Bush administration’s 2002 National Security Strategy, which laid out the case for pre-emptive war, which was used to invade Iraq. Deep-state fixer and cover-upper Philip Zelikow, former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, will be chairing the COVID Commission Planning Group https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/9-11-cover-up-director-appointed-to-chair-covid-cover-up-group/

Connecticut has seen 18 cases of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination. Doctors say teens and young adults should still get the shot.  The U.S. CDC is investigating after a number of people, mostly adolescents and young adults, reported heart inflammation following their COVID-19 vaccinations https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-vaccinated-teens-young-adults-heart-problems-20210526-573sf3dd3zdyjbruth3eyieaca-story.html

100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine need to be checked for contamination and may need to be thrown out. Emergent BioSolutions CEO Robert G. Kramer admitted to the House of Representatives that more than
100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are on hold and possibly contaminated

# Economy / Trade
Republicans reject will of the voters after election losses. In the chaotic race to finalize a nearly $40 billion state budget, Arizona Republicans are moving to reverse a voter-approved ballot measure that would impose special excise taxes on the wealthy.

President Biden’s budget proposal sets the government to take on an expanded role in the economy for years to come, underscoring the White House’s desire to push forward with progressive policies that would reform taxes and the social safety net.

President Joe Biden’s budget proposal outlines social spending and business tax hikes.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Closure of all Georgia coal plants ‘on the table’: Inside Southern Company’s environmental declarations https://www.wabe.org/closure-of-all-ga-coal-plants-on-the-table-inside-southern-companys-environmental-declarations/

What Exxon, Chevron climate shake-ups mean for oil. The decisions, particularly at the American companies, arrive after decades of pressure from environmentalists and climate hawks who say the companies haven’t done enough to cut their climate-related pollution or adapt to a world with limits on greenhouse gases.

Mass Mobilization Expected In June Against Line 3 Pipeline https://freespeech.org/stories/mass-mobilization-expected-in-june-against-line-3-pipeline/

Massive drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope given go ahead. Critics say the lease is at odds with President Biden’s pledge to combat the climate crisis.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Major tire companies explore the use of dandelions for a more sustainable material to rubber. Dandelion rubber tires will lessen the amount of landfill waste, decrease deforestation and reduce the economic burden of rubber tree cultivation, experts said https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/28/major-tire-companies-explore-the-use-of-dandelions-for-a-more-sustainable-material-to-rubber/

# Global Politics and other news
U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/un-rights-chief-bachelet-says-israeli-strikes-gaza-may-be-war-crimes-2021-05-27/

To distract from Gaza slaughter, Israel lobby manufactures antisemitism freakout.
With deceptively edited videos and dubious allegations, the Israel lobby has manufactured an antisemitism epidemic to turn the media’s gaze away from dead children in Gaza.

# Gov / Political
Feds Probing if Ukraine Used Rudy to Meddle in Election: Andriy Derkach, a sanctioned member of the Ukranian parliament, is reportedly under scrutiny.

Gaetz Tells Fans to Carry Out ‘Armed Rebellion’ if Necessary. Having learned precisely zero lessons from the Capitol riot, the troubled congressman whipped up a Georgia crowd on Thursday night.

GOP snag complicates Schumer’s China bill again. Orchestrating the Senate GOP’s expected opposition to the panel is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has kept his conference largely unified on the topic.

After delays, GOP poised to block bipartisan Jan. 6 riot probe.

A bunch of tired, grumpy, ready-for-the-weekend senators are directing their glares and grumbles at Sen. Ron Johnson: Johnson delays exit as votes pushed to Friday https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/555887-ron-johnson-holds-up-senates-holiday-weekend-exit

Senate Republicans just blocked the bill for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol siege

The Filibuster Discourages Bipartisanship. The GOP Filibuster Of A Jan.
6 Commission Just Proved it.

The Senate will vote on election reform next month, setting up another filibuster fight.

Leadership tensions, potential special session loom as Texas legislative session hits uncertain end. Tensions between the two chambers are peaking, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is putting pressure on Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session for unfinished business on conservative priorities https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/27/texas-legislature-special-session/

Senate reaches deal to vote on Jan. 6 commission and get out of town https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/555949-senate-reaches-deal-to-vote-on-jan-6-commission-and-get-out-of-town

American Democracy Isn’t Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There: A country that cannot even agree to investigate an assault on its Capitol is in big trouble, indeed.

Senate meltdown reveals deepening partisan divide. An unexpected Senate meltdown this week is prompting Democrats to re-evaluate what they can realistically accomplish this year in Congress.

# Law Enforcement
3 Tacoma officers charged with felonies in the killing of Manuel Ellis.
Decision came more than a year after Pierce county medical examiner’s office ruled Black father of two’s death a homicide https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/27/manuel-ellis-tacoma-three-officers-charged-death

Cops Say He Shot Himself During Traffic Stop. Was It Murder? Was J’Mauri Bumpass’ death a tragic case of suicide during a seemingly routine traffic stop—or another case of law enforcement brazenly shooting an unarmed Black man?

Cops Say He Shot Himself During Traffic Stop. Was It Murder? Was J’Mauri Bumpass’ death a tragic case of suicide during a seemingly routine traffic stop—or another case of law enforcement brazenly shooting an unarmed Black man?

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Three officers were charged with murder and manslaughter in the killing of a Black man in Washington. Manuel Ellis was walking home after getting donuts when witnesses said they saw officers tackle and pin him to the pavement. The charges mark the first time the attorney general’s office has filed criminal charges against police officers for the unlawful use of deadly force.

# Media
Caged Journo Says He Falsely Confessed After Electro-Torture: In a crackdown on a U.S.-funded media outlet, the Kremlin’s FSB has allegedly beat, electro-shocked, and threatened to fake a reporter’s suicide if he didn’t confess to spying.

# Other News
Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen products. The independent lab that made the finding is calling on the FDA to recall these sunscreen products. The independent lab that made the finding is calling on the FDA to recall these sunscreen products.

The Gaetz-Greene Traveling Freak Show Is the GOP’s Future. And that’s bad news for Trump, whether he knows it or not, as these attention-hungry creeps are trying to get in on the hustle he’s monopolized over the last five years.

The “steady drumbeat” of Trump’s Big Lie may stir more violent attacks, a federal judge warns https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/trump-big-lie-insurrection-republicans-congress-violent-extremism-federal-judge/

# Technology
Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Are Back, USAID Breached. The Russian-based Nobelium group has launched a fresh campaign targeting government agencies that deal with foreign policy.

# Veterans / VA
Bills touted by Jon Stewart may help millions of veterans get care for toxic exposure https://ruralradio.com/kneb-am/abc_news/jon-stewart-joins-lawmakers-to-push-benefits-for-vets-exposed-to-toxins-abcid251649aa/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-25

Voices, The Peoples News

May 25, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Petroglyph vandalism is not a victimless crime: Indigenous archaeologists say more protective measures and education are needed to prevent future vandalism.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Safe Outdoor Dogs bill top priority for Texas Humane Legislation Network Bills banning the use of heavy chains to tether dogs, requiring animal control and shelters to scan lost dogs for microchips and giving tax breaks to pet rescue facilities have passed both the House and Senate.
They are heading to Gov. Greg Abbott for final approval.

# Border / Immigration
Biden administration resettles migrant children in Tennessee without local knowledge https://www.thecentersquare.com/tennessee/biden-administration-resettles-migrant-children-in-tennessee-without-local-knowledge/article_627bc708-ba7d-11eb-894c-373eec5f40e6.html

# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy has amassed an army of over 50,000 as he looks for his next battle in a religious war https://www.alternet.org/2021/03/ammon-bundy/

Ammon Bundy has filed to run for governor of Idaho in 2022. Now, while still barred from entering the Idaho Capitol, he will run as a Republican.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Being Tested on Babies

Pfizer begins Covid vaccine trial on infants and young kids. Pfizer said it has started a clinical trial testing its Covid-19 vaccine on healthy children aged 6 months to 11.

Big Pharma’s Deadly COVID-19 Vaccine Monopoly https://theintercept.com/2021/05/12/intercepted-covid-vaccine-intellectual-property-waiver/

Documents Reveal Pharma Plot to Stop Generic COVID-19 Vaccine Waiver https://theintercept.com/2021/05/14/covid-vaccine-waiver-generic-phrma-lobby/

The face is rotting from the inside: What is the “black mold” that comes after the “covid”

New Findings on COVID-19 Origins Prove Big Tech Censorship is a Danger to Seeking Truth https://thefreethoughtproject.com/fact-checking-covid-skepticism-dangerous/

The media face hard questions amid a growing acceptance that it is possible COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

# Economy / Trade
US millionaire CEOs saw 29% pay raise while workers’ pay fell, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/may/11/us-millionaire-ceos-saw-29-pay-raises-while-workers-had-decreases-report-says

Why billionaires like Bill Gates can’t fix the problems they helped create

Warren Proposes Drastic IRS Budget Increase to Crack Down on Wealthy Tax Cheats Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan is larger than Biden’s recent IRS proposal and is more specific in its aims to go after the wealthy.

DOJ Is Resisting Release of Barr Memo on Trump and Has Appealed Court Ruling. The Department of Justice (DOJ), under former Attorney General William Barr, chose not to charge Trump over 10 possible acts of obstruction.

The Senate voted to confirm Kristen Clarke as the new head of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division in a tight 51-48 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) the only Republican to cross party lines and vote for her.

# Education / Schools
Texas is poised to let home-schooled students compete in public school sports and other extracurricular activities after the state Senate advanced the proposal in one of its closest votes this legislative session https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/05/12/homeschoolers-get-closer-to-public-school-competition-as-tim-tebow-bill-clears-hurdle-in-texas-house/

The U.S. Department of Education now recognizes the University of Texas at Austin as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Is Georgia about to hand its universities to a climate-denying MAGA stalwart? Trump’s ag secretary Sonny Perdue is reportedly being eyed for a plum job leading one of the nation’s premier higher education systems.

# Employment / Labor
Red states unite in rejecting federal unemployment benefits: Red states around the nation are rejecting supplemental federal unemployment benefits, saying the $300 in additional weekly pay on top of state benefits has made it nearly impossible for employers to hire https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/red-states-unite-in-rejecting-federal-unemployment-benefits/article_d52a129c-bd6f-11eb-8dfd-07c579859d1c.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals DAPL Keeps Pumping Oil With No Permit: A federal judge recently ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) may continue pumping oil without a key federal permit while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Central California town that keeps sinking. The very ground upon which Corcoran was built is steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily by agriculture.

Tensions rise in the Klamath Basin as feds further reduce water allotments to farmers The federal government is trying to preserve scarce water resources to ensure the survival of fisheries important to tribal nations. Farmers are calling on local irrigators to release it anyway.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Farmworker organizing in Washington is undoing discriminatory labor policies ‘The pandemic elevated the fact that farmworkers are killing themselves to keep our food system intact.’

This under-the-radar supply chain routes food from prisons to hospitals, food banks, and even schools https://thecounter.org/this-under-the-radar-supply-chain-routes-food-from-prisons-to-hospitals-food-banks-and-even-schools/

# Gov / Political
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said that he would support a House-passed bill to create a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The U.S. is experiencing a rise in violent and disturbing attacks targeting the U.S. Jewish community amid the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Over 500 Democratic staffers (zero GOP) urge Joe Biden to ‘hold Israel accountable’

Trump’s Election-Fraud Big Lie assaults everyone’s voting rights, mandating punitive laws against sedition. If a “loser” can offset his loss with lying bluster, then elections are mere puppet shows – and democracy withers.

Biden and Putin to Meet in Switzerland Next Month: The two leaders are scheduled to sit down at the tail end of the U.S. president’s first trip abroad since taking office.

# Law Enforcement
Gov. Greg Abbott raises idea of “George Floyd Act” at Houston visitation Without offering specifics, Abbott said he is committed to working with lawmakers and Floyd’s family to prevent police brutality.

Texas Legislative Black Caucus unveils the George Floyd Act to ban chokeholds and limit police use of force. In a press conference featuring Floyd’s brother, the lawmakers said they hope their bill wins the support of Gov. Greg Abbott.

A year after George Floyd’s murder, only a few of Texas lawmakers’
police reform measures appear likely to become law. Narrowly targeted pieces of Texas’ George Floyd Act, like restricting chokeholds and requiring officers to provide first aid, are expected to pass.

A bombshell 40-page civil rights lawsuit filed Monday alleges a wide array of misconduct at Harris County’s largest constable’s office, including sexual harassment, sexual battery, civil rights violations and retaliation.

Trooper Denied Having Damning Bodycam Video of Greene Arrest. A state investigative report says Louisiana State Police Lt. John Clary also gave false statements about Greene resisting arrest.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Biden Justice Department fights release of legal memo on prosecuting Trump The move puts the Biden team in the curious position of seeking to maintain secrecy surrounding legal decisions of the Trump era.

Mistrial Declared in Murder Case of Simone Biles’ Brother. All 12 jurors said they had been influenced by filings they weren’t supposed to see.

Docs Sheds New Light on Wide Scope of Feds’ Giuliani Probe. CNN uncovered redacted parts of newly unsealed legal documents that show investigators have emails and iCloud accounts from two Ukrainian officials.

Feds seek outside review of seized Giuliani materials https://www.axios.com/feds-outside-review-giuliani-outside-review-fbi-c9b5bf15-2867-4411-a807-a687f02aedd9.html

Manhattan DA Convenes Grand Jury in Trump Probe. The panel will decide whether to bring criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, and the company’s executives in a formal indictment.

# Military / DOD
A simmering feud among top Democrats over the scope of reforms to how the military handles certain crimes, including sexual assault, spilled out into the open on Monday.

# Other News
70 Percent of Americans Say Arms Sales Make Us Less Safe. We’re the World’s Top Dealer. Selling death should be no joy for any country, so halting it is a goal well worth fighting for.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-22

Voices, The Peoples News

May 22, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Judge denies tribal request for temporary Dakota Access Pipeline shutdown. A federal judge has denied a request from tribes to temporarily shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while it undergoes a court-mandated environmental review.

Tribal leaders, legislators condemn Inslee’s surprise veto of tribal human rights provisions in Climate Commitment Act https://washingtonstatewire.com/tribal-leaders-legislators-condemn-inslees-surprise-veto-of-tribal-human-rights-provisions-in-climate-commitment-act/

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
4 Employees Charged With Animal Cruelty After Another Dog Dies At PetSmart https://www.peta.org/blog/dog-killed-grooming-nail-trim-petsmart-employees-charged-cruelty/

# Children / Youth
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) French Nobel Prize Winning Virologist Professor: The COVID-19 Shots are Creating “Variants.” Epidemiologists know but are “silent” about the phenomenon, known as “Antibody-Dependent Enhancement” (ADE).

UK Scientists Admit to “Unethical” and “Totalitarian” Use of Fear in Covid Response – What Else Are They Using Against You?

223 People Have Died With COVID-19 After Getting Fully Vaccinated – CDC https://www.theepochtimes.com/223-people-have-died-with-covid-19-after-getting-fully-vaccinated-cdc_3818232.html

Sweden records 30,000 suspected side effects from Covid vaccines, with AstraZeneca’s jab linked to more than half of all reports https://news.in-24.com/health/6039.html

Real Time with Bill Maher halts filming after fully vaccinated presenter tests positive for Covid-19: Political satirist has been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Bill Maher’s HBO talk show was forced to stop filming after the fully vaccinated presenter tested positive for coronavirus.

Eight from Yankees test positive for Covid in post-vaccine breakthrough cases https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210514/new-york-yankees-report-8-breakthrough-covid-cases

Texas Gov. Abbott bans mask mandates from public schools, local government –Abbott’s order makes it illegal for schools, governments to require Texans to wear a mask https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/18/greg-abbott-texas-mask-mandate/

# Economy / Trade
Population Growth and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/17/opinion/low-population-growth-economy-inflation.html

# Education / Schools
Texas’ divisive bill limiting how students learn about current events and historic racism passed by Senate. The bill aims to ban critical race theory in public and open-enrollment charter schools. Supporters say it merely ensures students aren’t taught that one race or gender is superior to another. Critics say it limits how race in America is taught.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Two bills that were advanced by the Texas Legislature this week attempt to protect the state’s oil and gas industry from efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
As the West faces a drought emergency, some ranchers are restoring: In the face of ongoing drought, ranchers across the western United States are restoring their grasslands and water cycles.

Senate Republicans said there are “vast differences” between them and senior White House officials over how much to spend on a new infrastructure package and how to pay for it, leaving little hope of a bipartisan deal anytime soon.

Progressives Slam Biden for Slashing His Own Infrastructure Plan by $600 Billion Critics said the president’s decision to embrace cuts is a disastrous approach to the economic and climate crises.

# Gov / Political
With less than two weeks left in the state’s legislative session, the Texas House is taking a break until Sunday in an attempt to send the Senate a clear message: Pass our priority bills or see your legislation die slowly in our chamber.

The Texas House and Senate have reached a compromise on a bill to allow the permitless carrying of handguns, moving it closer to Abbott’s desk.
The governor has said he would sign it.

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Ruggero Hughs, the state’s top elections official, has notified Gov. Greg Abbott that she will be stepping down from her position. This is the second consecutive legislative session Abbott will end without a secretary of state.

Is the January 6 attack on the Capitol not an insurrection? Republicans have an unhinged new talking point: The January 6 attack on the Capitol was not an insurrection. Confused? You should be. The attack on the Capitol was captured in countless photos and videos—and the insurrectionists left no doubt why they were there: To stop Congress from certifying the Electoral College votes and to keep Donald Trump in power against the will of the American people.

GOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase: Attempts to whitewash the violence of the Jan. 6 insurrection and cast the rioters as sympathetic characters are becoming increasingly common among Republican members of Congress.

President Biden said Friday there is “no shift” in his commitment to the security of Israel and reiterated his support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Legal intrigue swirls over ex-Trump exec Weisselberg: Five key points.
Donald Trump’s longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg faces escalating legal jeopardy on multiple fronts over questionable financial activity linked to the former president and the Trump Organization.

Trump Saved Paul Manafort—but Not His Townhouse or Banker: First the feds took it. Now the bank is foreclosing on it. And the guy who pushed through the mortgage is about to go on trial.

The GOP Welcomes the McCloskeys’ Sick, Sad American Dream: Mark McCloskey became a Republican hero by pointing a gun at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters, is running for the Senate. He’d fit right in to the GOP caucus there.

GOP Wants Volunteering at the Polls to Come With Risk of Jail Time or Huge Fines As the GOP moves to sabotage the electoral process, these laws aim to scare away potential voters and poll workers.

Republicans would really like to move beyond Jan. 6. Democrats are charging ahead with plans for deep-dive investigations into the assault.

FBI reclassifies 2017 shooting of Republican lawmakers as domestic terrorism https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/16/fbi-reclassifies-2017-shooting-of-gop-lawmakers-as/

# Law Enforcement
Two Dead, Eight Injured in Shootout in Downtown Minneapolis. Police say five men and five women were involved in a shootout in the center of the city, leaving two dead and one critically injured.

Deputy Kills Himself After Admitting to Child Sexual Abuse. Robert Johnson implicated two other adults in the crimes during a standoff, according to local outlets.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Legal intrigue swirls over ex-Trump exec Weisselberg: Five key points:
Donald Trump’s longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg faces escalating legal jeopardy on multiple fronts over questionable financial activity linked to the former president and the Trump Organization.

Missouri AG serves Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Communist Party in lawsuit over ‘unleashing’ COVID-19 pandemic. Lawsuit claims there was an ‘appalling campaign of deceit, concealment, misfeasance, and inaction’

Anti-trans legislation: Texas lawmakers filed the most anti-LGBTQ legislation of any state this year, most of them attacking trans youth.
Families say that the persistent attacks on trans kids in recent years have taken a mental and emotional toll on them, whether or not the measures ultimately pass.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
An effort to expand the state’s medical marijuana program gained new life on Thursday after weeks of outcry from advocates who said Lt. Gov.
Dan Patrick was blocking the proposal.

# Military / Global
Much about US pullout from Afghanistan remains unclear: Some of the unanswered questions are: What happens after the troops are gone? How will Afghan forces fare? Will the Taliban enlist Al-Qaida? And what about U.S. counterterrorism and diplomacy efforts?

# Science
Entire genome from Pestera Muierii 1 sequenced: Researchers have successfully sequenced the entire genome from the skull of Pestera Muierii 1, a woman who lived in today’s Romania 35,000 years ago. Her high genetic diversity shows that the out of Africa migration was not the great bottleneck in human development but rather this occurred during and after the most recent Ice Age.

# Social
Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian-Americans https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/20/nyregion/asian-americans-attacks-nyc.html?referringSource=articleShare

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-20

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
In Alaska, climate research struggles to incorporate Indigenous knowledge. Tribal communities are often the first affected by climate change. But their expertise and lived experiences are underappreciated https://www.circleofblue.org/2021/world/in-alaska-climate-research-struggles-to-incorporate-indigenous-knowledge/

# Children / Youth
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Emergent BioSolutions Reaped Millions in Federal Contracts But Has Yet to Deliver Any COVID Vaccines https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/20/headlines/emergent_biosolutions_reaped_millions_in_federal_contracts_but_has_yet_to_deliver_any_covid_vaccines

Analysis of VAERS Shows the COVID Shots are Likely Cause of Deaths, Spontaneous Abortions, Cardiovascular, Neurological, and Immunological Adverse Events https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/study-analysis-of-vaers-shows-the-covid-shots-are-likely-cause-of-deaths-spontaneous-abortions-cardiovascular-neurological-and-immunological-adverse-events/

CDC is Manipulating Data to Hide Breakthrough Cases and Blame Unvaccinated for “Outbreaks”

Could Magnetic Hydrogel Explain the COVID Vax Magnet Phenomenon?

Stark Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, State-Level CDC Data Shows https://missouriindependent.com/2021/05/20/stark-racial-disparities-persist-in-vaccinations-state-level-cdc-data-shows/

# Economy / Trade
China beats USA by following Western classical economics! America must acknowledge its systemic problems and implement structural reforms that curtail financial capitalism and embrace smart industrial policies https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/20/china-beats-usa-by-following-western-classical-economics/

# Education / Schools
Our School Board Is Under Attack for Putting Anti-Racist Education Into Action My school is developing an anti-racist curriculum and polices that can be replicated at schools across the nation.

# Employment / Labor
AOC, Bernie Sanders Join McDonald’s Workers’ Strike Demanding $15/Hour Minimum Wage https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/19/sanders-ocasio-cortez-join-mcdonalds-workers-demand-15-minimum-wage-amid-nationwide

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global Massive Ice Sheet Breaks Off Antarctica, Becomes World’s Largest Iceberg. It is the latest in a series of large ice blocks to dislodge in a region acutely vulnerable to climate change, although scientists said in this case it appeared to be part of a natural polar cycle.

Trees fell faster in the years since companies and governments promised to stop cutting them down. Forest Trends report shows a 50 percent increase in deforestation of tropical woodlands https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052021/deforestation-climate-change-forest-trends-companies-governments/

Settlers invading, deforesting Colombian national parks ‘at an unstoppable speed’

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
EPA to review Roundup weedkiller to assess potential ‘ecological risks’:
Biden administration environmental officials say they will consider restrictions on the world’s most widely used herbicide https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/1d0ce741960c4089ca97a84a9aeb8f98-EPA-to-review-Roundup-weedkiller-to-assess-potential-ecological-risks

# Global Politics and other news
Israel and Hamas Agree to Ceasefire After 11-Day Bloodbath. After almost two weeks of violence, destruction, and unimaginable loss of life, Hamas and Israel have agreed to a truce. But the issues underlying this tragedy persist.

“He Dedicated His Whole Life to His Patients” – Israel Kills Gaza Doctor and His Entire Family. Dan Cohen speaks with Gaza surgeon Sara al-Saqqa about responding to mass casualties and the massacre that killed Dr.
Ayman Abu al-Ouf and his family.

# Gov / Political
House Votes To Establish Capitol Riot Commission Over Republican Opposition. The vote sets up a showdown with the Senate, where the GOP’s Mitch McConnell opposes creating an outside panel to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s own brother opposes the Capitol riot commission. Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.) is against an independent panel to investigate the incident, where a mob was advocating hanging his brother.

Capitol Police Officers: ‘Inconceivable’ To ‘Downplay’ Capitol Riot:
Capitol Police Officers Begged Congress To Investigate The Insurrection And Called Out Republicans For Downplaying The Violence https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/capitol-police-letter-january-6-commission

The House passed a bill to establish a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, earning relatively little support from Republicans as GOP leaders sought to quash a bill negotiated by one of their own members.

Surreal GOP ‘Audit’: Off the Rails—and Just Getting Started: As new Arizona audit blunders come to light, the recount is widening an already gaping rift between Republican officials in the state.

The Bombs Raining Down on Gaza? They’re American. The U.S. is advocating for a two-state solution with one hand, and fueling the machine that erodes it with the other.

AOC, Tlaib Introduce Resolution to Halt Weapons Sale to Israel https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/sanders-arms-sale-israel-1172352/

President Biden signed into law legislation that aims to combat the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans that has occurred since the coronavirus pandemic.

# Law Enforcement
No charges for deputies in Andrew Brown Jr. shooting. Brown’s family has called his death an “execution.”

Cops Shot Andrew Brown in a Moving Car. He’s Far from Alone. Almost inevitably, authorities suggest cars are deadly weapons as a justification for fusillades of bullets.

North Carolina Attorney General Calls For Change To Body Cam Laws. North Carolina’s attorney general says police body cam and dash cam footage should be part of the public record, and he’s pushing for a change to state law.

Harrowing Video Shows Louisiana State Troopers Brutalizing Ronald Greene in 2019

Judge Drops Case Against 2 Cops Accused of Killing Black Man. In a rare judicial move, a Mississippi state judge said prosecutors did not have enough evidence to prove its case against two former cops accused of beating a Black man in 2019.

A small group of progressives known as the “squad” came close to sinking the House Democrats’ Capitol security spending bill on Thursday over concerns about Capitol Police accountability.

The House passed a $1.9 billion spending bill to upgrade Capitol security in the wake of the Jan. 6 mob attack in a tight 213-212 vote https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/554556-house-approves-19b-for-capitol-security-over-gop-opposition

Biden Must End Sanctions Against North Korea — and Finally End the Korean War Biden’s policies toward North Korea are mainly a repackaging of the failed approaches of previous administrations.

5 Trump-Voting Counties in Oregon Vote to Leave State and Join Idaho Instead The “Greater Idaho” movement faces nearly insurmountable odds at being successful.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
AG’s Move to Criminal Probe Is a Red Alert for the Trump Org. Auditors are trained to make criminal referrals once firm indications of fraud are unearthed—meaning evidence has been obtained demonstrating financial records were falsified.

107-Year-Old Viola Fletcher Recounts Horror of Tulsa Race Massacre in Congressional Hearing https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/20/headlines/107_year_old_viola_fletcher_recounts_horror_of_tulsa_race_massacre_in_congressional_hearing

Oath Keeper Who Plotted With Group Before Riot Charged: “The Government has become tyrannical. The People’s Duty is to replace that Government with one they agree with,” James Breheny posted online after the Capitol riots.

# Medical / Health
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs extreme 6-week abortion ban. The legislation effectively bans abortion at six weeks and lets anyone file a lawsuit to enforce the law.

The Lawmakers Behind ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Bans Are Lying To You:
“To say that a six-week pregnancy has a fetal anything is incorrect,”
explained Dr. Colleen McNicholas, an obstetrician-gynecologist who performs abortions, noting that the term “fetal heartbeat” isn’t even applicable until about 10 weeks into a pregnancy. At that point, an embryo has developed sufficiently to be called a fetus.

GOP Ghouls Are About to Roll Back 50 Years of Women’s Rights. Texas’
“heartbeat bill” seems like a grim joke since it’s obviously unconstitutional, but there’s nothing funny about it with the Supreme Court taking a case poised to demolish Roe https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-gops-pro-life-ghouls-are-about-to-roll-back-50-years-of-womens-rights

# Military / DOD
Sanders Unveils Bill to Force Pentagon to Pass Audit, Citing “Fraud” and “Waste”
Despite receiving over half of the discretionary budget, the Pentagon hasn’t passed a single audit in 30 years https://truthout.org/articles/sanders-unveils-bill-to-force-pentagon-to-pass-audit-citing-fraud-and-waste/

# Other News
American Arms Makers Are Making a Killing Off of Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza. Major arms and aircraft manufacturers — Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon — are reaping massive profits from Israel’s assault on Gaza, and all are expected to see their earnings boom with the quarter-billion-dollar arms deal the Biden administration is trying to push through.

# Veterans / VA
Trump Set in Motion a Plan to Privatize the VA. Will Biden Enable It?
The president’s choices for a commission that could close many veterans’
health facilities across the country could tell the tale https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2256239892085/trump-set-in-motion-a-plan-to-privatize-the-va-will-biden-enable-it

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-16

Voices, The Peoples News

May 16, 2021
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# Indigenous
Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response:
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes worked with federal agencies to complete a first of its kind plan to address the crisis.

# Indigenous / Global
Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights: The Arrow Lakes Band is one of many Indigenous communities bisected and disrupted by a border about which they were never consulted.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Bornean Rajah Scops Owl Reappears After 125 Years https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/owl-documented-first-time-more-than-125-years-180977722/

# Border / Immigration
President Biden on Friday met with six recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as he renewed a push for action immigration reform.

Six steps to prevent continued crises at the US-Mexico border. Looking ahead, the Biden administration has an opportunity to prevent the next border crisis before it starts. To do so, it must fundamentally transform the nation’s immigration system to one that is humane, fair, and orderly and ensures protection while maintaining safety.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests)
COVID-19 “Vaccine” Bioweapons Update on Spike Proteins being Transmitted from Vaxxed to Unvaxxed People: The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is what’s actually causing vascular damage in covid patients and covid vaccine recipients, promoting the strokes, heart attacks, migraines, blood clots and other harmful reactions that have already killed thousands of Americans (source: VAERS.hhs.gov).

“This Is The Ministry Of Truth”: Merriam-Webster Edits Definition For “Anti-Vaxxer” To Include Opponents Of Mandatory Jabs https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ministry-truth-merriam-webster-edits-definition-anti-vaxxer-include-opponents-mandatory

COVID-19 survivors, even those who weren’t very sick, have a 50% greater risk of death https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/covid-19-survivors-even-those-who-werent-very-sick-have-a-50-greater-risk-of-death/

Barbara Loe Fisher: Seeing Through the COVID-19 Spin – How Big Pharma and Government are Spending $BILLIONS to Deceive the Public with Misinformation on COVID ‘Vaccines’

# Economy / Trade
Republicans say they won’t raise taxes on corporations. Democrats say they won’t raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year. So who is going to pay for the big public works boost that lawmakers and President Joe Biden say is necessary for the country? Enter the IRS.

North Carolina Tax Professional Indicted for Helping File Fraudulent Returns https://klasing-associates.com/north-carolina-tax-professional-indicted-helping-file-fraudulent-returns/

New York, New Jersey, California face long odds in scrapping SALT.
Capping the SALT deduction, as it’s known, at $10,000 was Trump’s way of getting blue states with high state and local tax rates — principally New York and California — to pay for a big chunk of his 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Biden’s Pipeline Dilemma: How to Build a Clean Energy Future While Shoring Up the Present’s Carbon-Intensive Infrastructure. After Colonial’s cyber-attack and shutdown, he can’t ignore pipelines’
problems, but environmental groups want more aggressive action.

A U.S. Virgin Islands Oil Refinery Had Yet Another Accident. Residents Are Demanding Answers: A recent chemical release from the Limetree Bay refinery forced schools to close for the second time in less than a month, but details on the incident remain fuzzy.

Citing an ‘Imminent’ Health Threat, the EPA Orders Temporary Shut Down of St. Croix Oil Refinery. It is the most significant step the Biden administration has taken to uphold its environmental justice pledge since revoking a key permit at the refinery in March.

Colonial Pipeline’s decision to pay the cyber criminals behind a ransomware attack that forced the company to temporarily shut down operations has reignited the debate around whether victims of such attacks should pay to regain access to their networks.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
EU top court upholds ban on Bayer pesticides linked to harming bees https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-top-court-upholds-eu-ban-bayer-pesticides-linked-harming-bees-2021-05-06/

Coal mine selenium found in bighorn herds in Alberta. Jeff Kneteman said Alberta Environment has known about the problem in bighorn sheep for years. But it has yet to commission any studies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-government-knew-bighorn-sheep-contaminated-with-coal-mine-selenium-scientist-1.6022966#:~:text=Some%20herds%20of%20bighorn%20sheep,about%20the%20problem%20for%20years.

EPA Data Kept Secret Under Trump Shows Climate Crisis Becoming ‘More Evident, Stronger, and Extreme’: “Combating climate change—it’s not optional. It’s essential,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Meet the workers who put food on America’s tables – but can’t afford groceries Undocumented immigrants are doing the backbreaking farm work that keeps the US food system running but struggle to feed their families https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/13/meet-the-workers-who-put-food-on-americas-tables-but-cant-afford-groceries

In California’s farm country, climate change is likely to trigger more pesticide use, fouling waterways https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10052021/in-californias-farm-country-climate-change-is-likely-to-trigger-more-pesticide-use-fouling-waterways/

# Global Politics and other news
Why military response won’t defuse the Israel crisis — or other multiplying threats https://thehill.com/opinion/international/553508-why-military-response-wont-defuse-the-israel-crisis-or-other

Israeli-Palestinian strife widens as frantic calls for calm go unheeded https://us.newschant.com/world/israeli-palestinian-strife-widens-as-frantic-calls-for-calm-go-unheeded/

Israel, bankrolled by the U.S., is committing atrocities in Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza. The catastrophe is unending.

# Gov / Political
Cheney seen as merely first victim of Trump election attacks. Trump’s continuous attacks on election integrity, and the distrust they’ve sown among a broad swath of GOP voters, pose a much vaster danger https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553680-cheney-seen-as-merely-first-victim-of-trump-election-attacks

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee reached an agreement Friday on legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol ahead of an expected vote next week.

MT Greene Faces Jail (fines) for Property Tax Fraud https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/14/mt-for-testoserone-greene-faces-jail-fines-for-property-tax-fraud/

House to Vote Thursday on Removing Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/03/marjorie-taylor-greene-house-vote-removing-her-committees/4373488001/

The Death of Democracy Looks Nearer Than Ever. Remember that relief we felt after Joe Biden was elected? That didn’t last long, and darkness is closing in.

Biden speaks with Israel’s Netanyahu again amid ramped up strikes in Gaza President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke again Saturday as violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip continues to escalate.

“Majority of Republicans still believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump,” Ipsos, April 2, 2021 https://act.moveon.org/go/153257?t=8&akid=297169%2E1195276%2ESnv9jH

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection against the Constitution” as some GOP lawmakers sought to minimize the violence this week.

In GOP, survival means allowing Trump’s election lie to live on: While many Republican lawmakers have acknowledged the reality of President Joe Biden’s win, a number still twist themselves into political knots to avoid saying he won fairly. Party leaders say they don’t want to re-litigate the election, but their allegiance to Donald Trump means they can’t escape his focus on the past.

Capitol riot fuels debate over domestic terror laws: The White House’s focus on rising domestic extremism has sparked a debate over whether the U.S. needs new laws to fight it, with some groups concerned that such measures could lead to over surveillance of communities of color and infringe on First Amendment rights.

# Law Enforcement
Philadelphia: Remains of Children Murdered by Police in MOVE Arial Bombing ‘thrown in dumpster’: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Dr.
Thomas Farley resigned effective Wednesday. He made the announcement on the 36th anniversary of the bombing, which the city carried out against members of the Black liberation group MOVE.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, will plead guilty to six charges in connection with the probe and cooperate with authorities, new court documents show.

Fed screws tighten on Gaetz probe. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section also continues to interview potential witnesses who could provide prosecutors with evidence against Gaetz.

NYC Pride Bans Gay Cop Group From Next Year’s Parade. The move comes as some LGBTQ activists have pushed to exclude law enforcement groups as a stand against police brutality.

# Media
The White House communicated its concerns to Israel over an airstrike launched in Gaza that destroyed a building that housed several news organizations, including The Associated Press.

U.S. tells Israel to ensure safety of journalists after Gaza strike https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/us-tells-israel-ensure-safety-journalists-after-gaza-strike-2021-05-15/

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office

“Sean Hannity used to rule Fox. But in the post-Trump era, Tucker Carlson is king,”

“False news travels 6 times faster on Twitter than truthful news,” PBS NewsHour, March 9, 2018 https://act.moveon.org/go/153258?t=10&akid=297169%2E1195276%2ESnv9jH

Documentary filmmaker Shepard Ambellas risks it all in his action-packed investigation into the lockdown era. Find out what this journalist discovered the lockdowns are really for

Press advocates condemn Israeli missile strike on media building. The Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other press advocates condemned the Israeli airstrike on Saturday that blew up the building housing them and other media outlets.

# Medical / Health
Pharma-Backed Dark Money Group Attacks House Democrats’ Lower Drug Pricing Plan. The American Action Network is pouring millions into a TV, digital advertising and phone campaign attacking H.R. 3 https://truthout.org/articles/pharma-backed-dark-money-group-attacks-house-democrats-lower-drug-pricing-plan/

# Military / DOD
Shame: Active Duty Marine Major assaulted Police in Trump Coup Attempt:
Why the ‘civilian’ arrest warrant, and not a peep in the story about a Marine investigation. Normal procedure would have had all of this officer’s command dragged in for questioning to see who else might have been involved as active Trumpers.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-14

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
The Gila River Indian Community innovates for a drought-ridden future.
Through partnerships and exchanges, the community is ensuring that its members have long-term access to their own resources while helping solve broader water supply problems.

# Border / Immigration
He bought the land where he crossed into the US illegally. Now he’s offering it up for other immigrants to do the same.

Canadian Doctors Are Being Censored. By Ethan Yang On April 30th, 2021 the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario put out a highly controversial statement regarding what it considers to be Covid misinformation.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Blood expert says he found why some COVID-19 vaccines trigger rare clots.

Bill Maher tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

Tucker Carlson Interviews Dr. Peter McCullough on Worldwide Conspiracy to Suppress Existing Drugs that Effectively Treat COVID Patients in Favor of “Vaccines”

CDC: Death Toll Following Experimental COVID Injections Now at 4,434 – More than 21 Years of Recorded Vaccine Deaths from VAERS https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cdc-death-toll-following-experimental-covid-injections-now-at-4434-more-than-21-years-of-recorded-vaccine-deaths-from-vaers/

Coronavirus variants including B.1.617 have been linked to India’s surge in infections. This is what we know so far about how much of a threat they pose.

The pandemic stress-tested how the world produces evidence, and revealed all the flaws. Among them was a proliferation of clinical trials, some too small or poorly designed to be of much use.

Scientists Demand New Inquiry Into COVID-19 Origins. “Theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable,” reads a letter signed by 18 top researchers.

Faking the science: CDC greatly exaggerated risk of coronavirus transmission outdoors, bombshell report finds –That benchmark “seems to be a huge exaggeration,” as Dr. Muge Cevik, a virologist at the University of St. Andrews, said.

# Economy / Trade
By turning care into infrastructure, Biden is the first president to take women’s economic plight seriously.

# Employment / Labor
McDonald’s Workers to Strike for $15/Hour, Call Out Pay Raise That Benefits Just 5% of Branches https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/14/headlines/mcdonalds_workers_to_strike_for_15_hour_call_out_pay_raise_that_benefits_just_5_of_branches

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Multiple pipeline projects are emerging as flashpoints for the Biden administration as it balances clean energy targets and crucial fossil fuel infrastructure.

Offshore wind developers have new confidence about their projects’
timelines following federal approval of Vineyard Wind, the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind project.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
2021 Update on Potential Release of GE Mosquitoes in Houston https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/08/20/epa-approves-release-of-gmo-mosquitoes-in-harris-county-what-has-to-happen-before-project-can-take-off/

Biden administration to repeal Trump rule aimed at curbing EPA’s power.
The Biden administration has moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government’s ability to curb air pollution https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/biden-administration-to-repeal-trump-rule-aimed-at-curbing-epas-power/

Inside the movement to clean up the world’s most toxic sites. A sprawling initiative identifies pollution hotspots so the communities affected by them can act.

The Great Plains prairie needs fire to survive. These ranchers are bringing it back Regular fires are essential for protecting what remains of the grasslands from a stealthy invader: trees.

Deepening drought triggers historic near-shutdown of the Klamath project. For the first time since the federal Klamath water management project in Southern Oregon was opened in 1907, the main canal supplying water to irrigators will remain closed this season.

Biden met with a group of 10 Republicans, led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), where they discussed two of the biggest sticking points:
what is considered “infrastructure” and how to pay for a potential package.

Biden says he and GOP both “sincere about” seeking infrastructure compromise.

Courts can’t keep Columbia and Snake River salmon from the edge of extinction Despite support from tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Gov.
Kate Brown, a proposal to remove hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River has been opposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the state’s U.S. senators.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Glyphosate doesn’t just kill plants. It harms beetles, too. The key ingredient in RoundUp is supposed to only kill plants, but new research suggests it also interrupts a symbiotic relationship in beetles.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Canada officially tosses plastic in the ‘toxic’ bin. The decision, which comes despite months of lobbying by Canada’s $28-billion plastics industry, paves the way for a proposed ban on some single-use items https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/05/13/news/canada-officially-tosses-plastic-toxic-bin

# Global Politics and other news
Hamas and Netanyahu Are Gambling Dangerously in Jerusalem. Forces in Israel and in Gaza are seeking to exploit the polarizing violence.

# Gov / Political
Trump Wrongly Jailed Him for Murder. Biden Won’t Let Him Go. “There is just a level of insanity from the government on this case that is just remarkable,” said Rachelle Barbour, Ameen’s federal defender in his now-dismissed extradition case.

House Dems and Republicans Strike a Deal on a 1/6 Commission—But There’s One Big Catch, Will it subpoena Republican witnesses?

Democrats don’t trust GOP on 1/6 commission: ‘These people are dangerous’

Under International Law, Israel Isn’t Entitled to “Self-Defense” Against People Living Under Its Occupation. Biden is claiming that Israel’s war crimes against Palestinian civilians are justified in the name of “self-defense.”

Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for DOJ Job in Latest Attack on Voting Rights If she wins the vote, the longtime voting rights champion would be the first Black woman to hold the position.

House GOP Replaces Cheney With Trump Fave Elise Stefanik. Stefanik insisted in a Friday press conference that the party was “working as one team”— despite their very public civil war.

Lawmakers reached an agreement on legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to review the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol ahead of an expected vote next week.

‘They Sent Everyone Home – Rebooted the System on Election Day’:| On November 30, 2020, Maricopa County elections witness Jan Bryant testified before the Arizona legislature. Jan said back on November 30, 2020, that Maricopa County officials did not run the election. Dominion employees John and Bruce did. Jan’s testimony might explain why Maricopa County officials do not have admin passwords or access to the Dominion voting machines. They never had them.

‘Do whatever you want’: Software to manipulate totals found on voting machines, lawyer says. A lawyer fighting an election-fraud case in Antrim County, Michigan, has revealed that the voting machines there contained a software program that could have been used to manipulate vote totals.

# Law Enforcement
Witness Says CA Cops Gave Driver ‘George Floyd Treatment’: “That was just a beat down in broad daylight,” one witness said.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Cop Assaulted at Capitol Riot Vents Fury at GOP’s ‘Bullsh*t’: Republican lawmakers made a series of laughably wrong claims about the Jan. 6 insurrection during a hearing on Wednesday.

U.S. Will Protect Gay And Transgender People Against Discrimination In Health Care Biden administration ends Trump-era rule, banning discrimination against transgender people in health care. “Everyone – including LGBTQ people – should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period.”

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Minnesota House of Representatives approved the majority leader’s marijuana legalization bill. Leaders in the Republican-controlled Senate have indicated they’re more interested in potentially expanding medical access and reducing possession penalties than they are in the expansive reform.

# Medical / Health
Missouri’s Voters Wanted Expanded Medicaid, But Governor Says It Won’t Happen https://khn.org/morning-breakout/missouris-voters-wanted-expanded-medicaid-but-governor-says-it-wont-happen/

‘Great Reset’ Mastermind Klaus Schwab Called for Implantable Microchips to Enforce Global Health Pass in 2016.  World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab, who has exploited COVID-19 fear to push his dangerous “Great Reset” scheme, once called for a global health pass to be enforced by implantable microchip technology.

# Security
The eerie and unsolved case of the Jan. 6 pipe bombs at the DNC and RNC:
For four months, the FBI and reporters have been asking for information.
Anything they can use. Any kind of lead

# Social
Asian American adoptees are grappling with incomplete histories and cultural gatekeepers.

# Sports
NFL accused of ‘systemic racism’ in handling Black ex-players’ brain injuries. The NFL is coming under growing pressure from critics who say its landmark 2015 concussion settlement treats ex-players differently based on race, making it more difficult for Black retirees to get payouts.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-12

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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““Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced,
where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel
that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them,
neither persons nor property will be safe.”

– Frederick Douglass
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# Indigenous
Michigan tribe banishes Enbridge Line 5 pipeline https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/michigan-tribe-banishes-enbridge-line-5-pipeline#:~:text=The%20Bay%20Mills%20Indian%20Community,fight%20the%20controversial%20Michigan%20project.

Trespass activity on Indian allotments is spiraling out of control https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2021/05/12/opinion/trespass-activity-on-indian-allotments-is-spiraling-out-of-control/97933.html

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Committee To Meet In June To Discuss Data Required For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Use. The next critical step is having vaccines available for use throughout the pediatric population https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-fda-hold-advisory-panel-meeting-use-covid-19-vaccines-children-2021-05-10/

World Renowned Conventional Doc Blasts the COVID JAB-Erwocks: The reason this man is called ‘expert on COVID’ is that he developed a reasonably safe and very effective, officially suppressed, treatment protocol  used by many. Well, except for some formalization and control, what do we call the injection of millions with unapproved products? That’s a rather large scale experiment if you ask me.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine linked to 28 cases of blood clots, CDC reports https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-cdc-identifies-28-clotting-cases-after-jj-vaccine-2021-05-12/

# Economy / Trade
It’s Official: A Lot of Things Just Got Much More Expensive. The latest Consumer Price Index might help explain why your money didn’t go as far last month.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Colonial Will Decide Today if It’s Safe to Fire Up Pipeline. The Biden administration has reportedly admonished the main East Coast fuel supplier for its failure to of prepare for such an attack.

On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order. The Canadian petroleum company technically has until Wednesday night to stop piping oil through the Straits of Mackinac https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/05/eve-line-5-shutdown-deadline-enbridge-defy-michigan-order/

Trans Mountain decision draws fire for Indigenous rights ‘double standard’
The Canada Energy Regulator accepted Trans Mountain’s allegations without demanding proof.

Colonial Pipeline has begun a restart of its operations following a cyberattack, the company announced on Wednesday.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned.
A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, or prove its safety. The chemical, which has been widely used on agricultural crops for more than 50 years, has been linked to neurological development issues in children, with mounting evidence implicating its role in autism, ADHD, motor and loss of IQ.

# Global Politics and other news
This Is the Anti-Asian Hate Crime Capital of North America. A surge of attacks in one of Canada’s most multicultural cities during the pandemic is surfacing long-simmering racial tensions.

Chomsky: Without U.S. Aid, Israel Wouldn’t Be Killing Palestinians En Masse. We must examine the Israeli government’s U.S.-backed policy of using strategies of terror to expand its territory.

# Gov / Political
Senate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill: A key Senate panel deadlocked Tuesday on sweeping Democratic legislation to overhaul elections after an hours-long, often heated debate. The Senate Rules Committee evenly split 9-9 on the For the People Act, the top legislative priority for Democrats heading into the 2022 election https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552993-senate-panel-deadlocks-in-vote-on-sweeping-elections-bill

100+ Republicans Threaten New Party to End Trump Death Grip. Miles
Taylor, the ex Homeland Security official who penned the notorious “Anonymous” op-ed in Times, is reported to be one of the organizers.

More than 100 influential Republicans plan to release a call for reforms within the GOP alongside a threat to form a new party if change isn’t forthcoming https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/more-100-republican-former-officials-031100619.html

Cheney in defiant floor speech says Trump on ‘crusade to undermine our democracy’
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) warned in a fiery floor speech on the eve of her expected ouster from House GOP leadership that the decision by many in her party to enable former President Trump’s falsehoods about his election loss risked undermining American democracy.

Fissures within the Democratic Party are starting to open up after a three-month period in which liberals and centrists showed impressive unity at the opening of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Trump-backed anti-Cheney vote proves the only Republican ideology now is revenge.

What Is Happening to the Republicans? In becoming the party of Trump, the G.O.P. confronts the kind of existential crisis that has destroyed American parties in the past.

Schumer: “The big lie is spreading like a cancer” among the GOP.

McConnell leads GOP attack on Democrats’ voting rights bill.

House Republicans Cancel Liz Cheney for Her Refusal to Lie. In a speech Tuesday night, Cheney made clear she will not go quietly.

McCarthy Bows Before the Big Lie, Begs Trump to Eat Him Last. Democracy dies in lies, and so may the minority leader’s dream of ascending to the speakership.

It’s Not American “Aid” to Israel. It’s Tribute. They are negotiated and paid as public manifestations of American submission and subservience.
Israel is not a poor country. In the latest UN rankings, its annual per capita GDP of $46,376 ranked it 19th among the UN’s 193 member states, ahead of Germany (20th), the United Kingdom (24th), France (26th) and Saudi Arabia (41st). The guaranteed payments  U.S. governments negotiate with Israeli governments and commit to pay to Israel are not negotiated and paid because Israel needs the money.

Liz Cheney is removed from GOP leadership for telling the truth.
Cheney’s removal as GOP conference chair, a position that made her the No. 3 Republican in the House, comes as a pivotal moment for the party, as it further cements Trump’s grip despite losing to Joe Biden by 7 million popular votes https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/liz-cheney-donald-trump-republican-conference/

Cheney on Trump: “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

How Instagram Models Kneecapped Matt Gaetz. A network of amateur influencers left a little trail of breadcrumbs right back to the Florida congressman.

Republicans Lean Into New Role as Trump’s Willing Hostages. They’re desperate to placate Trump, but booting Liz Cheney from the party’s House leadership may just give her a bigger platform to call out his yuge lie.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Prosecutors are seeking hate crime charges and the death penalty against the Atlanta spa shooting suspect. The 21-year-old suspect was indicted on murder and domestic terrorism charges in the Atlanta-area spa shootings. Court records show that prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty and enhanced hate crime charges.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to decriminalize marijuana possession. A separate bill to legalize cannabis sales is scheduled for floor consideration on Wednesday.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated that he does not want to pass marijuana banking legislation ahead of a broader legalization bill. “We’re not going to bargain against ourselves.”

# Media
The Ruling Class’ Revenge Against Julian Assange: Hedges and Scheer examine the Assange trial, as well as the very real dangers the results of the case could pose to journalist.

# Medical / Health
An Oregon doctor who refused to wear masks was ordered to stop practicing medicine during the pandemic. The state medical board ruled that Steven LaTulippe, “constitutes an immediate danger to the public, and presents a serious danger to the public health and safety.”

# Military / DOD
US forces in Afghanistan hand over a facility to Afghan army, move 1,800 pieces of equipment for destruction. U.S. forces in Afghanistan have handed over one facility to the Afghan National Army and transferred more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to be destroyed since the American drawdown from the country began May 1, CENTCOM said Tuesday.

CENTCOM is releasing drawdown updates, but they don’t include troop numbers https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-military/2021/05/11/centcom-is-releasing-drawdown-updates-but-they-dont-include-troop-numbers/

C-17s Fly Equipment Out of Afghanistan as Withdrawal Continues https://www.airforcemag.com/dozens-of-c-17s-have-flown-equipment-out-of-afghanistan-so-far/

# Veterans / VA
Former VA nursing assistant sentenced to life in prison for murdering seven veterans U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh called Reta Mays a monster of the “worst kind. You are the monster no one sees coming.”

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-11

Voices, The Peoples News

May 11, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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You came naked. You will also leave naked.
You arrived weak.  And weak you will depart.
You came without money and things. You will leave without money and things.
Your first bath? Someone washed you. Your last bath? Someone will wash you.
This is our fate as humans!
So why so much pride, so much malice, so much envy, so much hate, so much resentment, so much selfishness?
We have limited time in this world and we waste it on meaningless stuff.
Author Unknown

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# Indigenous
Tribal members in Minnesota risk arrest as they maintain protests against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline.

Climate and Indigenous protesters across 4 continents pressure banks to #DefundLine3. “In solidarity with Indigenous leaders, we are calling for fossil fuel divestment to protect the water and climate, and the health and survival of Indigenous communities.”

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Idaho Is Going To Kill 90% of Its Wolves. The law allows almost unrestricted hunting methods, including the use of night-vision goggles and shooting from helicopters

# Archaeology
Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved? The strange fate of a group of skiers in the Ural Mountains has generated endless speculation.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Healthy Utah High School Athlete Develops Blood Clots in His Brain Following COVID Injection

Former HHS COVID Advisor Dr. Paul Alexander: Do NOT Give COVID Shots to Children!

Scientists seek SARS-CoV-2 in sewage: From Canada to Australia, scientists in more than 50 nations are monitoring sewage for whole
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles and viral fragments that have been shed in faeces.

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be used in adolescents 12 to 15 years old, a move that will make millions more people eligible for a vaccine.

Two pandemics clash as doctors find that COVID spurs diabetes. Covid-19 isn’t just deadlier for people with diabetes, it’s also triggering the metabolic disease in many who didn’t previously have it.

DeSantis Threatens to Screw His Own State to Spite the CDC. Florida’s governor says people will die if the CDC requires vaccine passports for cruise passengers. The mayor of Miami-Dade explains why that’s every bit as crazy as it sounds.

# Economy / Trade
Wall Street’s Cooked Books Fueled the Financial Crisis in 2008. It’s Happening Again. This time not with residential mortgage-backed securities, based on loans for homes, but commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, based on loans for businesses https://theintercept.com/2021/04/20/wall-street-cmbs-dollar-general-ladder-capital/

Report Reveals How Big Corporations Rigged Rules to Boost Pandemic Pay of CEOs as Workers Suffered. “By inflating executive compensation while their workers struggled during a pandemic, corporate boards have strengthened the case for tax penalties on huge CEO-worker pay gaps.”

# Education / Schools
Student Loan Servicing Companies Shouldn’t Exist, And Rich Cordray, now running the office of Federal Student Aid, could help make that a reality. It would even help with the cancellation of student debt.

New Oklahoma Bill Bans Teaching About Racism Because It Causes “Discomfort”
The law bars lessons on race or sex that cause “discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress.”

In the Legislature: Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval. A bill that would limit what public school students can be taught about the United States’ history of subjugating people of color moved closer to becoming law early Tuesday.

The Graduate School’s Commitment to Anti-Racism and Social Justice https://web.uri.edu/graduate-school/the-graduate-schools-commitment-to-anti-racism-and-social-justice/

As Biden taps Elizabeth Warren ally to oversee student loans, debate over canceling debt looms large. The Biden administration has chosen a close ally of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to oversee the nation’s expansive federal student loan program.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Fuel Shortages Loom With Pipeline Still Shut After Attack. Biden admin declares emergency to ease transportation as Colonial Pipeline struggles to say when it expected to safely relaunch operations.

Living among fracking wells is linked to higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths due to heart attacks, according to a new study.

Final OK expected for nation’s first major offshore wind farm. The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, is slated to generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

Colonial Pipeline resumes limited shipments after a cyberattack shut it down, though its hopes to “substantially” restart service this weekend may not be quick enough to prevent fuel shortages.

U.S. gas stations already run out of fuel after Colonial Pipeline is hacked https://www.news-herald.com/news/nation-world/u-s-gas-stations-already-run-out-of-fuel-after-colonial-pipeline-is-hacked/article_9ac9b9cf-ad1c-5434-a4ee-cca5445f5ece.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
How an ancient building technique could help solve the climate crisis.
More than half a billion tons of construction and demolition materials end up in U.S. landfills every year. Reusing that rubble, as our ancient ancestors did, could offset the waste.

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize. Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

NASA levels up to fight climate change: NASA has appointed its first climate adviser and ramped up work on key missions to study how Earth’s climate is changing.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global There is Somehow a Living Fossil in Japan. Scientists have rediscovered a relationship that has not been observed in more than 270 million years just off the coast of Japan.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Riding Herd on Mental Health in Colorado Ranching Country: The pandemic over the past year has been a surprising boon for many farms and ranches as higher consumer demand amid food shortages has boosted business. But coupled with everyday worries about weather and commodity prices, the pandemic also has led to mental health challenges, including serious stress, anxiety and depression among farmers and ranchers, health officials said.

# Global Politics and other news
Russia: How Dare You Accuse Us of Pipeline Ransomware Attack. The Colonial Pipeline attack has been blamed on DarkSide, a secretive hacking group believed to be based in Russia.

# Gov / Political
Trumpists Are Trying to Hijack This Small Town Ballot Audit. Last week, a Boston talk-radio host told listeners that tiny Windham, New Hampshire’s audit, along with the Arizona count, carried “immense importance.”

MAGA Attorneys General Are Winning a GOP Civil War: A Trumpist faction of the Republican Attorneys General Association tied to events surrounding Jan. 6 is gaining steam, while more moderate members are heading for the exits.

McCarthy schedules vote to oust Cheney for Wednesday: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday that he has officially scheduled a vote for Wednesday to oust GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her No. 3 leadership post.

Poll: Much Of The World Sees The U.S. As A Threat To Democracy. Belief in importance of democracy high in 53 sampled countries but inequality and big tech companies seen as biggest threats https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/05/us-threat-democracy-russia-china-global-poll

The relationship between President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has failed to live up to expectations and lawmakers are pessimistic their first face-to-face meeting since the inauguration will thaw what has become a cold war between the two leaders.

Senators are set for a high-stakes battle over one of Democrats’ biggest priorities that could have repercussions not only for the 2022 midterm election but the Senate itself.

GOP Readies Blitz Against Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill: The bill, as written, would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. elections in a generation, touching on almost every aspect of the electoral process.
Democrats say the changes are even more important now as Republican-controlled states impose new voting restrictions after the divisive 2020 election.

The GOP’s Suicide Squad Isn’t Going to Stop With Liz Cheney: Trump toady Kevin McCarthy isn’t really just after Cheney. He’s after the party’s remaining sane women. She’s just in the way.

Schumer: ‘The big lie is spreading like a cancer’ among GOP https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552846-schumer-the-big-lie-is-spreading-like-a-cancer-among-gop

The right is very excited an unelected monarch announced a new voter suppression policy. She hasn’t endorsed anything. But MAGA patriots, new fans of the queen, are embarrassing themselves by fawning.

The Gravel Institute Punches Up: To counter right-wing organizations with deep pockets and powerful ties, like PragerU, the Gravel Institute builds a progressive grassroots coalition.

Biden Seeks Bipartisanship Even as McConnell Admits GOP Only Wants Obstruction Progressives warn Biden’s quest for bipartisanship is quixotic at best and threatens to dilute Democratic ambitions.

9 of 9 GOP Senators Agree That Voters Waiting in Line Should Not Be Given Food or Water. “Republicans would rather have you starve than vote,” said one critic.

Arizona State Legislature Passes Anti-Voter, Anti-Democracy Bill Targeting Communities of Color https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/05/11/arizona-state-legislature-passes-anti-voter-anti-democracy-bill-targeting?cd-origin=rss

# Law Enforcement
The Capitol Police’s failure to prepare for the Jan. 6 insurrection will be back in the spotlight this week when its inspector general testifies before lawmakers about his latest findings, all while the House aims to consider a supplemental funding bill for Capitol security this month.

Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats: Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton testified in the first of three House hearings this week on what went wrong during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man. “An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Verdicts Don’t Heal. We Need Imaginative Community-Based, Restorative Justice.
True justice requires much more than successful prosecution of individual officers.

French court dismisses case against U.S. makers of Agent Orange. The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.

Prosecutors recommend 17-year sentence for former Green Beret convicted of spying for Russia: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 17-year prison sentence for a former Green Beret who pleaded guilty last year to providing classified information to Russian military intelligence for over a decade.

Biden administration reverses Trump-era limits on transgender health protections The Biden administration announced on Monday that it will reverse Trump-era limits on health care protections against discrimination for gay and transgender people.

The Biden Administration Just Prohibited Anti-LGBTQ Health Care Discrimination Queer Americans are finally protected from health care discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The move is a direct reversal of Trump-era policies and comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court interpreted sex-based discrimination to include LBGTQ folks in employment law.

# Media
Maloney Yanks DeJoy-Friendly Provision From Postal Bill After Union Complains A provision that would have allowed the U.S. Postal Service to set its own delivery standards is removed, but penalties for noncompliance with targets are also gone https://prospect.org/politics/democrats-postal-reform-bill-would-give-dejoy-a-free-hand/

Fauci Clashes With Rand Paul Again: ‘That Is Not Correct!’ “I do not favor gain-of-function research in China. That is not correct,” he said, eventually adding: “You are saying things that are not correct!”

# Military / DOD
The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged. While records of spraying operations inside Laos exist, the extent to which the U.S. military broke international agreements has never been fully documented, until now.

# Other News
The conspiracy theory that still won’t rest in peace:  After examining the testimony of hundreds of eyewitnesses and forensically dissecting the scientific trail of the towers’ collapse, down to analysing dust on the ground at the New York site, they have compiled a lengthy dossier.
It is a document which, they claim, proves that controlled demolition explosives, not aircraft, brought the buildings down.

# Science
You’ve heard about genome sequencing — but what’s exome sequencing? It’s a method that can help detect rare genetic disease.

Next-generation sequencing for diagnosis of rare diseases in the neonatal intensive care unit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978597/

The expanding frontier of nucleic acid therapeutics. While mRNA vaccines have received immense attention of late, another class of RNA therapeutics has been growing steadily in recent years. Its impact could be equally profound.

# Veterans / VA
Veterans group to stage Memorial Day weekend motorcycle ride around National Mall. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists will gather in downtown Washington on May 30, shutting down the streets around the National Mall for about 15 hours to conduct a traditional Memorial Day ride.

Pentagon rejects plan to use its parking lots for annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2021/05/03/pentagon-rejects-plan-to-use-its-parking-lots-for-annual-memorial-day-motorcycle-rally/

Biden Admin Denies Parking Permit for Bikes in 3-Decade-Straight Veterans Motorcycle Ride on Washington, DC https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-denies-parking-permit-bikes-3-decade-straight-veterans-motorcycle-ride-washington-dc/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-08

Voices, The Peoples News

May 8, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Why Indigenous women are risking arrest to fight Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through Minnesota https://www.ehn.org/line-3-minnesota-2652795873.html

# Border / Immigration
Kids Go Hungry in ‘Insane’ Texas Migrant Shelter: Volunteers: From reports of kids fainting to transfers in the middle of the night, the place is more like a jail than a shelter, insiders say.

Despite high risks of infection and hundreds of sick detainees, there’s still no clear COVID-19 vaccination strategy from ICE officials for immigrant detention centers, and few local health departments have stepped up to provide vaccines.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) South Carolina and Montana to end expanded pandemic benefits for jobless residents.

# Employment / Labor
Progressives to Corporations: If You Want to Keep Workers, Pay Living Wages Corporations fault unemployment benefits for labor shortages, but critics argue “starvation wages” are to blame.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals US pipeline cyberattack forces closure. The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. East Coast was shut down by its operator after being hit with a cyberattack.

‘Jugular’ of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack.
The infiltration of a major fuel pipeline is “the most significant, successful attack on energy infrastructure we know of.”

Fuel Shortages Loom With Pipeline Still Shut After Attack: Biden admin declares emergency to ease transportation as Colonial Pipeline struggles to say when it expected to safely relaunch operations.

Will Colonial Pipeline’s shutdown spike U.S. pump prices?

A just transition? On Brooklyn’s waterfront, oil companies and community activists join together to create an offshore wind project – and jobs https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052021/a-just-transition-on-brooklyns-waterfront-oil-companies-and-community-activists-join-together-to-create-an-offshore-wind-project-and-jobs/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The European Union’s top court last week upheld the EU’s partial ban on three neonicotinoid insecticides linked to harming bees https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/07/eu-court-upholds-ban-on-insecticides-linked-to-harming-bees

Vision to Protect 30% of U.S. Land and Water by 2030: This week the Biden Administration unveiled its vision for conserving 30% of America’s land and waters by 2030.

EcoWatch recently joined Fabien and members of his team at the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC) on marine debris cleanup dives in the Florida Keys.

A nonprofit promised to preserve wildlife. Then it made millions claiming it could cut down trees https://www.propublica.org/article/a-nonprofit-promised-to-preserve-wildlife-then-it-made-millions-claiming-it-could-cut-down-trees

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
EU U-turns on ‘unsafe’ common food additive linked with cancer risk The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has deemed titanium dioxide, a widely used food additive, to be unsafe in its latest study https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-u-turns-on-unsafe-common-food-additive-linked-with-cancer-risk/

# Global Politics and other news
Israel Tells Biden: Jerusalem Violence None of Your Business: 270+ Palestinians hurt in violence at the Al Aqsa mosque—Islam’s third-holiest site—as the U.S. expresses its “serious concerns” about the escalation.

# Gov / Political
Biden ‘confident’ meeting with Putin will take place soon. President Biden said Friday that he’s “confident” he and Russian President Vladimir Putin can meet in June, though the details of any face-to-face have yet to be agreed upon.

GOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories. Trump hovers over the future of the Republican Party like a dark and threatening cloud that prevents his party from seeing the horizon. The GOP is whatever Trump says it is. That’s a problem because of public distaste for him and his presidency. Most Americans have a negative opinion of him in the NBC News poll.

Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’
phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting done in the early months of the administration on Russia’s role in the
2016 election, according to government letters and officials.

Blockbuster: Liz Cheney secretly organized key move to block Trump from using military to overturn election: Report: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was the organizer of an open letter by all living former Defense Secretaries against the military intervening in election disputes.

Biden Addresses Joint Session of Congress: One day shy of his 100th day in office, Biden made the case for his future agenda.

Joy Reid’s response to Tucker Carlson’s fear and hate-mondering is a true marvel to behold. Oh, what a marvel it is to observe how Joy Reid, ever so sweetly, utterly destroys Tucker Carlson, while also thoroughly ripping that “scrunch-faced fear monkey” (as John Oliver has so aptly termed him) a new one!!!

Marooned at Mar-a-Lago, Trump still has iron grip on Republicans. The vilification of Liz Cheney and a bizarre vote recount in Arizona showed the damage from his assault on a bedrock of democracy: election integrity.

Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms: Democrats hitting a crucial stretch as much of President Biden’s agenda remains stuck in congressional limbo.
It’s the next 100 days they view as key for big priorities that will test the filibuster, and if anything can get GOP support, as Democrats juggle trying to satisfy a base with a long wish list with razor-thin margins heading into 2022.

House Republicans return to Washington this week embroiled in a bitter battle over the direction of the party, the face of its leadership and what role former President Trump should play heading into next year’s elections — and far beyond.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Grand jury indicts 4 ex-police officers in George Floyd’s death. A federal grand jury has indicted all four former Minneapolis police officers involved with the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/552323-grand-jury-indicts-4-ex-police-officers-in-george-floyds-death

The Biden team has hired a slate of immigration judges initially selected during the Trump era, angering advocates who argue the White House is already failing to deliver in its pledge to push back against the prior administration’s shaping of the judiciary.

Chomsky: Protests Unleashed by Murder of George Floyd Exceed All in U.S.
World-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky discusses the killing of George Floyd and how the U.S. fomented a “gun culture.”

DOJ proposes crackdown on ‘ghost guns’ following Biden pledge. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday took aim at “ghost guns,”
proposing to close a loophole that allows people to avoid background checks as they purchase guns without serial numbers.

# Medical / Health
The Big Biden Policy Idea That Nobody (Not Even Joe Biden) Is Discussing It could mean health insurance for 4 million low-income Americans, but somebody needs to demand that it happen.

Pharma Breaks Lobbying Record Defending High Drug Prices and Vaccine Patents. Democrats are pushing to negotiate lower drug prices through Medicare and expand global COVID vaccine production.

An effort to expand government health care for working poor Texans is likely dead for this legislative session, supporters say, in spite of some bipartisan support, because of conservative opposition and a fast-approaching legislative deadline.

# Military / DOD
Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: Why the U.S. is not really leaving Afghanistan.

SouthFront: New US anti-ballistic missile obsolete before its deployed:
The United States is scrambling to develop its Next-Generation Interceptor as quickly as possible. Estimations put the program’s cost at $18 billion.

# Other News
Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism
Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022. Soylent Green, starring Charlton Heston, premiered nationwide on May 9, 1973, to mixed reviews. Set in a hungry, desperate New York City beset by pollution, overpopulation, and a climate where the temperature stays above a humid 90° F, life is so awful that euthanasia is not only legal, it’s often welcomed. The year of this future hellscape? 2022.

Twisted Church Attack Shows High Bar for Nailing Hate Crimes. After the Georgia spa shootings sparked outrage and demands for hate-crime charges, the feds homed in on another incident in Florida.

# Social
Antifa, BLM Activists Armed With Rifles Block Traffic, Assault Drivers in Portland. A large group of Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with people this week during a march in Portland and at least one person was hospitalized for reasons that were not specified, police said.

# Space
Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA.
Remnants of China’s biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/china-says-remnants-long-march-rocket-landed-indian-ocean-2021-05-09/

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