Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-11

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland approved a new Constitution for the Cherokee Nation that explicitly ensures the protection of the political rights and citizenship of all Cherokee citizens, including the Cherokee Freedmen.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/553201-interior-secretary-approves-new-cherokee-constitution-providing

# Indigenous / Global
Pacheedaht First Nation tells B.C. to defer old-growth logging in Fairy Creek. The Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations are requesting a two-year pause on old-growth logging in two watershed areas while they work on stewardship plans informed by Indigenous priorities https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-pacheedaht-old-growth-logging-deferral-fairy-creek/

Fate of Yukon’s Dawson region hangs in coming land-use plan. Under Yukon’s 1990 Umbrella Final Agreement, Yukon is obligated to craft landscape plans in partnership with First Nations to determine the nature and extent of natural resource management and industry in First Nations territories.
https://thenarwhal.ca/yukon-dawson-land-use-plan-looms/

Hunters join forces with conservationists to call on B.C. to protect fish and wildlife habitat https://www.saanichnews.com/news/hunters-join-forces-with-conservationists-to-call-on-b-c-to-protect-fish-and-wildlife-habitat/

Between the threat of wildfire and logging, a community grapples with the future of B.C.’s Purcell forest https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-forest-purcell-wilderness-conservancy-expansion/

# Border / Immigration
Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas would build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico, but provided no details on where or when.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/10/texas-mexico-border-wall-greg-abbott/

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) CDC Finds Rare Heart Inflammation After Second COVID Shot. The agency will convene an emergency meeting on the issue later this month.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/10/covid-vaccine-cdc-says-heart-inflammation-cases-in-16-to-24-year-olds-higher-than-expected-after-second-shot.html

Exclusive: Top CDC official warns US not ready for next pandemic: The number two official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that without consistent, long-term funding of public health, the U.S. won’t be any better prepared for the next pandemic.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489684-exclusive-top-cdc-official-warns-new-yorks-coronavirus-outbreak-is-just-a

“SARS-2 Manmade in Biolabs with GOF”. Two new Scientific Researches Accused China & Fauci. But they Forgot US Experiments
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/10/sars-2-manmade-in-biolabs-with-gain-of-function-two-new-scientific-researches-accused-china-fauci-but-they-forgot-us-experiments/?mc_cid=af2b2bdca4&mc_eid=3f7488d454

Common diabetes drug shows promise as treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation. Researchers identify the molecular mechanism for the anti-inflammatory activity of diabetes drug metformin and, in mouse studies, say it prevents lung inflammation in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210610162401.htm

Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing, researchers find. The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve COVID-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing, and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers report.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210610144456.htm

Cannabis compound inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells.
Researchers report that Elovanoids, bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering cells and protect the air cells
(alveoli) of the lung.
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210314/Cannabis-compound-inhibits-SARS-CoV-2-replication-in-human-lung-cells.aspx

60 Million J&J Vax Doses Ruined by Baltimore Factory: Another 10 million doses will be allowed to be distributed with a warning that Emergent BioSolutions’ manufacturing may be faulty.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fda-says-60-million-johnson-and-johnson-vaccines-botched-by-emergent-biosolutions

# Education / Schools
The future of online education is in flux after Texas lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have funded schools that chose to offer remote instruction next year, leaving families who planned to enroll their students scrambling to make alternate arrangements.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/06/10/can-texas-students-continue-online-learning-next-year-maybe-not-as-districts-rollback-plans-after-lawmakers-failed-to-extend-the-life-of-virtual-schools/

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem? CDC accepted input on February school reopening guidelines from the American Federation of Teachers, a powerful teachers union. Was that undue political influence — as some Republican lawmakers say, or just a routine process of consulting stakeholders?
https://undark.org/2021/06/10/teachers-union-shaped-cdc-school-guidance/

What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory? In the Texas legislature, Republicans seemed willing to acknowledge systemic racism but resistant to the idea of talking about it with children.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-inquiry/what-do-conservatives-fear-about-critical-race-theory

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Keystone XL is cancelled, so now what? TC Energy’s decision to terminate the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t put to rest a couple of key questions still hanging over it.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/keystone-xl-cancelled-1.6060621

Power in Numbers: Water Protectors Rally Against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/06/water-protectors-gather-largest-resistance-yet-line-3-enbridge-accelerates-pipeline

Keystone defeat energizes anti-pipeline activists: Anti-pipeline activists feel energized after the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline announced it would terminate the project following a more than decade-long battle.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/557912-keystone-defeat-energizes-anti-pipeline-activists

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Bipartisan Senate group announces infrastructure deal. A bipartisan group of 10 senators Thursday afternoon announced an agreement on a “compromise framework” to invest $1.2 trillion in infrastructure over the next eight years.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557916-democrats-wary-of-emerging-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal

Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal. Progressive Democrats are wary of an emerging deal on infrastructure being negotiated by five Republican and five Democratic senators, fearing it could make it tougher to get prized priorities to President Biden’s desk.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557916-democrats-wary-of-emerging-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
South Dakota ninth state with cooperative interstate meat agreement with USDA. USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and South Dakota have finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) agreement, which provides an opportunity for selected state-inspected meat and poultry processors to ship their products across state lines.
https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/06/south-dakota-ninth-state-with-cooperative-interstate-meat-agreement-with-usda/

# Global Politics and other news
Top China Envoy Urges U.S. to Restore Normal Bilateral Ties https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/china-s-top-diplomat-urges-u-s-to-restore-normal-bilateral-ties

# Gov / Political
Oregon House Expels Republican Who Plotted Capitol Incursion. He is the first-ever person expelled from the Oregon House of Representatives. His ambition now: to become a ‘Jeopardy’ question https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/10/oregon-lawmaker-state-capitol-breach-mike-nearman/7650099002/

‘Three Percenters’ Charged With Conspiracy Over Capitol Riot. Six California men with links to far-right militia group charged with conspiracy as feds widen their net over the Jan. 6 insurrection https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/06/10/three-percenters-and-maga-rally-speakers-charged-with-conspiracy-to-breach-capitol/?sh=64daf4c74ecc

GOP wants to fight off  Democrats in next year’s midterm elections by targeting South Texas. And the work has already begun. Statewide officials are campaigning in the Democratic stronghold and GOP groups are now targeting statehouse districts.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/11/texas-republicans-mcallen-south-texas/

“If Democrats are going to be effective they’ll have to tailor the message to regional concerns.” Jason Villalba, president of the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, said a messaging war will be key when the GOP tries to win voters in South Texas in 2022.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/11/texas-republicans-mcallen-south-texas/
Barr Had Phones of Top Democrats in House Intelligence Tapped, to Keep Pressure off Flynn’s Russian ‘Gig’
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/10/barr-had-phones-of-top-democrats-in-house-intelligence-tapped-to-keep-pressure-off-flynns-russian-gig/

Flynn documents are the ‘smoking gun’ on Comey’s FBI https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/495627-flynn-documents-are-the-smoking-gun-on-comeys-fbi

Biden and NATO must face the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/557714-biden-and-nato-must-face-the-consequences-of-americas-withdrawal

How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s founder as its ‘asset’:
A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.”
https://mronline.org/2021/06/11/how-washington-is-positioning-syrian-al-qaedas-founder-as-its-asset/

Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/557999-democrats-demand-barr-sessions-testify-on-apple-data-subpoenas

Putin shares blame for 400,000 American deaths. Should Biden shake his hand?
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/putin-shares-blame-for-400000-american-deaths-should-biden-shake-his-hand/

Trump went on an execution spree. Biden can make sure that doesn’t happen again.
https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2021/06/trump-went-on-an-execution-spree-biden-can-make-sure-that-doesnt-happen-again/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump’s Loyal, ‘Low Profile’ Money Man Could Bring Him Down. Longtime Trump Organization executive Jeff McConney oversaw all the transactions and financial documents at the company—and he’s already testified.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeff-mcconney-trumps-loyal-low-profile-money-man-who-could-bring-him-down

The Senate confirmed the first-ever Muslim American federal judge appointed by a president https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557918-senate-confirms-first-muslim-american-federal-judge

Trump Administration Secretly Seized Private Data from Two Democratic Lawmakers https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/11/trump-doj-secretly-seized-phone-data-reps-schiff-swalwell/7651271002/

Barr and Sessions “Must Testify” on the Trump Administration’s Secret Probe of Democrats Democratic leaders say they’ll subpoena ex-Trump officials if they refuse.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/bill-barr-jeff-sessions-adam-schiff-eric-swalwell/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
A planned Delaware House of Representatives vote on a marijuana legalization bill was postponed as the sponsor works to build support with various amendments.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/delaware-marijuana-legalization-vote-delayed-in-house-as-lawmakers-review-amendments/

Wyoming voters may get the chance to decide on two marijuana ballot initiatives in 2022.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/wyoming-voters-could-see-two-marijuana-ballot-measures-in-2022-under-libertarian-led-push/

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation to let scientists study the actual marijuana that consumers are purchasing from dispensaries instead of researching only government-produced cannabis https://www.marijuanamoment.net/bill-to-let-researchers-study-marijuana-from-dispensaries-approved-in-congressional-committee/

# Medical / Health
U.S. Government Compensation Payments for Deaths and Injuries due to Flu Shots Now Exceed $1 BILLION https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/u-s-government-compensation-payments-for-deaths-and-injuries-due-to-flu-shots-now-exceed-1-billion/

# UFO’s
“Vice Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the first director of the C.I.A., told a Times reporter, “Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. Pamphlet by the Inspector General Called Objects a ‘Serious Business’
https://www.wanttoknow.info/600228nytimes

How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously. For decades, flying saucers were a punch line. Then the U.S. government got over the taboo.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/10/how-the-pentagon-started-taking-ufos-seriously

# Weather
The first tropical system to impact the US could happen next week. The NHC is watching closely https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/11/weather/tropical-system-to-watch-hurricane-us-impacts/index.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-10

Voices, The Peoples News

June 10, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Fish Kill on the Klamath: The Karuk Tribe in Northern California has declared a state of climate emergency. The caption to the video, filmed by Yurok Vice Chairman Frankie Joe Myers, is stark: “This is what climate change looks like when we don’t act.”
https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-fish-ongoing-fish-kill-on-the-klamath-river-is-an-absolute-worst-case-scenario

Mining for lithium, at a cost to Indigenous religions: In western Arizona, the push for EVs threatens the Hualapai Tribe’s religious practices.
http://humanitariannews.org/20210610/mining-lithium-cost-indigenous-religions

A broken system: The number of Indigenous people who died from coronavirus may never be known. From medical health privacy laws to a maze of siloed information systems, the true impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Natives is impossible to calculate.
https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2021/06/10/a-broken-system-why-the-number-of-american-indian-and-alaska-natives-who-have-died-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-may-never-be-known/

Line 3 Water Protectors Launch Occupation at Mississippi River Pipeline Easement Indigenous leaders and allies have launched a treaty encampment at a pipeline easement site on Mississippi River.
https://truthout.org/articles/line-3-water-protectors-launch-occupation-at-mississippi-river-pipeline-easement/

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Houston Nurses Protest After Losing Their Jobs For Refusing COVID-19 Shots. More than a hundred hospital employees and supporters gathered in protest of the firing of employees who reject COVID-19 shots.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/us/houston-hospital-staff-protest-vaccine-mandate/index.html

Biden, Johnson to sign new ‘Atlantic Charter’ on trade, defense amid Covid recovery https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2276726401039/biden-johnson-sign-new-atlantic-charter-on-trade-defense-amid-covid-recovery

# Economy / Trade
Mark Cuban Sounds Off on Taxing Billionaires’ Wealth. The entrepreneur and NBA owner opens up about his Dallas Mavericks, how much the mega-rich pay in taxes, the NBA-China relationship, and much more.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/mark-cuban-on-the-future-of-the-mavs-taxing-billionaires-and-why-elon-musk-is-irrelevant-to-crypto

Fire the IRS Chief Who Doesn’t Care if the Rich Don’t Pay. Commissioner Charles Rettig’s only response to a blockbuster report about how little the richest pay was to say he’d try to prosecute the leaker.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/time-for-biden-to-fire-irs-commissioner-charles-rettig-who-doesnt-care-if-the-rich-dont-pay

# Employment / Labor
Jobless Texans who refuse work offers because they feel the job isn’t safe during the pandemic will no longer be able to receive unemployment benefits as of June 26, the Texas Workforce Commission announced this week.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/09/texans-unemployment-coronavirus-work-offers/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals ‘Keystone XL Is Dead!’: After 10-Year Battle, Climate Movement Victory Over Tar Sands Pipeline Is Complete https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/09/keystone-xl-dead-after-10-year-battle-climate-movement-victory-over-tar-sands

‘It’s Time to Go a Step Further’: With KXL Dead, Pressure Intensifies for Biden to Kill Line 3
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/09/its-time-go-step-further-kxl-dead-pressure-intensifies-biden-kill-line-3

Keystone XL’s Death Is a Huge Climate Win — and a Sign of Oil’s Decline.
“Terminate your fossil fuel projects now — or a relentless mass movement will stop them,” a 350.org activist warned.
https://truthout.org/articles/keystone-xls-death-is-a-huge-climate-win-and-a-sign-of-oils-decline/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The fight to bring monarchs back: Monarch populations in Malibu plummeted 100 percent from 2001 to 2021, by latest count—that’s right, not a single monarch butterfly was found as of the Thanksgiving 2020 count.
http://www.malibutimes.com/malibu_life/article_6a17cee2-c8df-11eb-8818-774389000c8b.html

‘No Climate, No Deal’: Progressives in Congress Warn Biden Against Cutting Green Energy From Infrastructure Package https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/09/no-climate-no-deal-progressives-congress-warn-biden-against-cutting-green-energy

CO2 Reaches Its Highest Level in Human History: Two reports released earlier this week detailed that CO2 levels have spiked, and the annual peak reached 419 parts per million (PPM) in May, the highest level in human history.
https://www.ecowatch.com/atmospheric-co2-highest-level-2653278942.html#:~:text=Two%20separate%20reports%20published%20Monday,in%20human%20history%2C%20Axios%20reported

‘Red alert’: Lake Mead falls to lowest water level since Hoover Dam’s construction in 1930s https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/10/lake-mead-water-lowest-hoover-dam-built-colorado-river-shortage/7640437002/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global Chinese banks pouring billions into deforestation-linked firms: Chinese banks and investors funneled billions of dollars into global agribusinesses driving deforestation in the past seven years https://www.globalwitness.org/en/press-releases/chinese-banks-are-pouring-billions-destructive-agribusiness-linked-global-deforestation/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Biden Administration Scraps Trump Rule That Would Have Kicked 3 Million Off Food Stamps. The rule change could have also removed around 1 million children from being eligible to have free meals at school.
https://truthout.org/articles/biden-admin-scraps-trump-rule-that-would-have-kicked-3-million-off-food-stamps/

# Global Politics and other news
Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge. Is Russia testing the waters or just testing Biden?
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/02/russia-ukraine-military-biden/

Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving President Joe Biden his first massive foreign-crisis test — and it’s nerve-wracking to watch.
https://nypost.com/2021/04/15/cross-your-fingers-as-putin-hands-biden-his-first-foreign-crisis-test/

(What could go wrong?) 24,000-Year-Old Microorganism Revived From
Permafrost: Scientists in Russia have revived a bdelloid rotifer, a multicellular microorganism found in wet environments, after the invertebrate spent 24,000 years frozen 11 feet beneath the Siberian permafrost.
https://www.ecowatch.com/24-000-year-old-microorganism-frozen-revived-2653291072.html

Russia Military Intercepts U.S. Spy Plane While Conducting Massive Pacific Drills in Asia https://armynow.net/russia-military-intercepts-u-s-spy-plane/

Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iran-10b8da94fa9040ec6348a7b7006d879b

China Increasing Military Capability at ‘Serious and Sustained Rate,’
Top U.S. General Says
https://www.reuters.com/world/china/us-general-china-hiking-military-capability-very-serious-sustained-rate-2021-06-10/

China’s Rocket Force Conducts ‘Carrier Killer’ Exercises With Ballistic Missiles With Range of 2,500 Miles https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-test-fires-so-called-carrier-killer-missiles-into-south-china-sea/ar-BB18sfNB

# Gov / Political
Paramilitary Wannabes Feed Mike Flynn’s Conspiracy Machine. The ‘1st Amendment Praetorian’ group has become an on-call security and intelligence team for the most extreme and esoteric of Trumpists.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/1st-amendment-praetorian-the-far-right-paramilitary-wannabes-feeding-mike-flynns-conspiracy-machine

Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics http://www.bemedialiterate.com/uploads/1/7/2/2/1722523/network_propaganda.pdf

The Democratic Senators Hiding Behind Joe Manchin. Manchin has long been a “heat shield” for fellow moderates on the thorniest topics, including the filibuster. He still is, but cracks are beginning to show.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-democratic-senators-hiding-behind-joe-manchin

Biden’s First Big Test: Can He Save Ukraine From Putin? The president’s first trip abroad—culminating in a showdown with Putin—is being followed insatiably in Ukraine where they think their very independence as a nation is up for grabs.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/bidens-first-international-test-can-he-save-ukraine-from-putin

‘The era of bipartisanship is over’: Senate hits rough patch: The Senate’s months-long effort to clinch bipartisan deals, and prove the body can still function, is quickly running out of gas.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557690-the-era-of-bipartisanship-is-over-senate-hits-rough-patch

A treasure map for an American tyrant: From the moment that Donald Trump took office, he began to profit personally from holding the office of the presidency. Donald Trump exposed the weaknesses in our system of government that could now be exploited by a corrupt leader with control of the White House.
https://apps.bostonglobe.com/opinion/graphics/2021/06/future-proofing-the-presidency/part-1-a-treasure-map-for-an-american-tyrant/

So much for ‘the squad’—much-hyped new U.S. progressive bloc has caved to corporate power. People who want structural change in the U.S. will have to develop new channels and networks to overcome the established power system.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/06/10/so-much-for-the-squad-much-hyped-new-u-s-progressive-bloc-has-caved-to-corporate-power/

For Trump, Cruelty Was the Point. Now It’s a Major GOP Fundraising Strategy.
“Owning the libs” and fleecing the base is the new Republican gold rush.
It will be a wonder if the nation survives it.
https://truthout.org/articles/for-trump-cruelty-was-the-point-now-the-gop-is-dependent-on-how-cruelty-pays/

A True Biden Withdrawal From Afghanistan? Don’t Bet on It. Biden has promised an end to the endless wars. But such promises are not easy to keep.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/06/10/true-biden-withdrawal-afghanistan-dont-bet-it

Gov. Parson will sign Second Amendment bill declaring federal gun laws ‘invalid’ in Missouri https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article252033508.html

# Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Union Tells Chief to Quit Over Riot Blunders. Earlier this week, a damning Senate report that said the force’s leadership failed to act on intelligence about the Jan. 6 insurrection plans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/07/capitol-police-security-breakdown-prompts-call-chiefs-resignation/6579012002/

Cop on Leave After Video Shows Him Kicking Teen in the Head. An eyewitness said an officer arrived on the scene and “just decided ‘I’m going to kick this kid in the face.’”
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/06/09/4-glendale-police-officers-on-administrative-leave-after-video-shows-them-beating-teenager-inside-dicks-sporting-goods-at-galleria/

Ring Now Has 350 Fire Departments In Its Neighborhood Surveillance
Program: The home surveillance camera company owned by Amazon has also partnered with more than 1,800 police departments.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/amazon-ring-partnered-with-350-fire-departments

Cop Charged With Hammering Breonna Protester With Riot Stick. The Louisville officer allegedly struck the back of the protester’s head while kneeling with their hands in the air.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cory-evans-louisville-officer-charged-with-allegedly-hitting-a-person-in-the-head-who-was-surrendering-for-arrest-in-may-2020/ar-AAKTzbA?li=BBnbcA1

L.A. deputy charged with assault and destroying evidence. “Tampering or destroying evidence tarnishes law enforcement and creates mistrust among the public.”
https://www.complex.com/life/la-county-deputy-charged-destroying-evidence-2019-assault

Ex-police chief, 5 others charged in Capitol riot conspiracy https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-06-10/ex-police-chief-5-others-charged-in-capitol-riot-conspiracy

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Gov. Greg Abbott has lifted almost all Texas pandemic restrictions. But not the one limiting jail releases. As he was fighting for the Legislature to change state bail laws, the governor continued his emergency order to restrict no-cost jail releases during the pandemic.
At least several Texas courts have deemed the order unconstitutional.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/10/texas-bail-pandemic-greg-abbott/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Poll Shows 83% of Americans Believe So-Called ‘War on Drugs’ an Abject Failure https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/09/poll-shows-83-americans-believe-so-called-war-drugs-abject-failure

# Medical / Health
“Safe” Breast Implants Still Cause Life Threatening Side Effects Decades After Dow Corning Scandal, Survivors Warn: More than 400,000 women receive breast implants each year, but what few realize is that even the modern day, so-called “safe” implants are harming women https://althealthworks.com/think-that-breast-implant-side-effects-stopped-in-the-1990s-think-again-they-may-be-worse-than-ever-before/

FDA Approves Non-effective New Alzheimer’s Drug Despite Their Own Doctors Recommending AGAINST It https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/fda-approves-non-effective-new-alzheimers-drug-despite-their-own-doctors-recommending-against-it/

If the FDA approves Biogen’s Alzheimer’s treatment, I won’t prescribe
it: Biogen’s experimental drug, aducanumab, may clear amyloid plaque from the brain, but the company hasn’t made a convincing case that it slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/05/30/if-the-fda-approves-biogens-alzheimers-treatment-i-wont-prescribe-it/

Two doctors have resigned from a prestigious panel after FDA approved a controversial Alzheimer’s drug: The advisory committee, which convened in November, couldn’t have been more openly skeptical of the drug, also known as aducanumab. Ten of the 11 panelists found that there was not enough evidence to show it could slow cognitive decline. The 11th voted “uncertain.”
https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/08/fda-expert-panel-resigns-alzheimers-approval/

# Military / DOD
Want Socialism? Try the US Military: Some of our top brass denounce socialism, but they run the most socialist organization on earth.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/06/09/want-socialism-try-us-military

The US Military Is a Socialist Organization: Affordable housing and food, tuition assistance, and universal health care are hallmarks of a social welfare system—and life in the armed forces.
https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/socialism-united-states-military/

# Social
An international neo-Nazi group thought to be dissolved is recruiting again in the US. Feuerkrieg Division, whose previous American members plotted political assassinations and mass-casualty attacks, advocates for a race war and the collapse of modern society.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/neo-nazi-feuerkrieg-division-returns-recruiting-us

# Space
Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a ‘foolish’ idea: The idea sounds preposterous, straight out of a Ray Bradbury novel: Tint the planet’s atmosphere so the sun’s rays bounce back into space https://www.ehn.org/geoengineering-climate-injustice-2653294958.html

# Technology
Capitol Rioter Plotted to Destroy Internet With Amazon Bomb. When a covert FBI informant offered to help Seth Aaron Pendley get the explosives for his attack, he responded: “F*ck yeah!”
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/547420-alleged-capitol-rioter-charged-with-plotting-to-blow-up-amazon-data

# Water
Biden administration to restore clean-water protections ended by Trump.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would repeal a Trump-era rule that weakened pollution controls for wetlands and streams.
https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-joe-biden-health-business-environment-and-nature-acc83506e0589c8ee0bd727e3696a155

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-09

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June 9, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
200 Continue to Occupy Enbridge Matting Near the Mississippi Headwaters Over Night Exercising Treaty Rights https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/06/08/200-continue-occupy-enbridge-matting-near-mississippi-headwaters-over-night

Alaska Natives strike conservation deal in Bristol Bay that could impede Pebble Mine The deal will make it difficult for backers of a massive open-pit gold and copper mine to carry out their project because the new protections https://www.axios.com/alaska-native-protect-land-pebble-mine-0806d8a0-914f-42b0-87c4-468b230b0676.html

Hundreds arrested at Line 3 ‘treaty people gathering.’ Water protectors vow to continue until the pipeline is canceled. Even after the mass arrests on Monday, the Anishinaabe and their allies camped out at the site and plan to continue their direct action.
https://www.desmog.com/2021/06/08/arrests-line-3-pipeline-treaty-enbridge-minnesota/

Developer pulls the plug on Keystone XL oil pipeline: The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline said it’s pulling the plug on the contentious project after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of its permit on the day he took office.
https://www.kmbc.com/article/keystone-pipeline-xl-canceled/36677697#

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Blue whales may be the biggest animals in the world, but they’re also some of the hardest to find. A team of scientists are confident they’ve discovered a new population of pygmy blue whales, the smallest subspecies of blue whales, in the Indian Ocean. It was the whales’
powerful singing, recorded by underwater bomb detectors that gave them away.
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-population-blue-whales-detectors.html

# Border / Immigration
The Biden administration is threatening to sue Texas over its plans to stop state-licensed facilities contracted with the federal government from housing migrant children.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/08/migrant-children-biden-lawsuit/

Over 2,000 Migrant Children Might Still Be Separated from Families https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/9/headlines/over_2_000_migrant_children_might_still_be_separated_from_families

Activists Call on Thomson Reuters to Cut Ties with ICE https://thehill.com/policy/technology/557440-shareholders-to-pressure-thomson-reuters-on-cutting-ties-with-ice

Shocking Video Shows Officer Tasering Teenage Refugee from Honduras at Children’s Shelter in Texas https://www.rawstory.com/disturbing-video-shows-officer-tasering-teenage-refugee-from-honduras-at-childrens-shelter-in-texas/

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Top White House Coronavirus Adviser Andy Slavitt Is Out. Slavitt, who assumed a temporary position in January, said his last day would be Wednesday.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/top-white-house-coronavirus-advisor-andy-slavitt-is-out

“Faucigate” emails show nothing about a COVID lab leak. If there’s any scandal revealed by the emails of Anthony Fauci, it’s that scientists were wildly clueless at the start of the pandemic.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/gadfly/-faucigate-emails-prove-nothing-about-a-covid-lab-leak

Houston Hospital Suspends 178 Workers Who Refused Vaccines. Nearly
25,000 employees were fully vaccinated by Monday’s deadline, but the rest have been told to stay away.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/houston-methodist-hospital-suspends-178-workers-who-refused-to-get-vaccinated

Vaccine patent waiver: Health Campaigners Rage Against EU Effort to Undermine WTO Patent Waiver on Covid Vaccines. “The E.U. ‘plan’ is to urge current vaccine makers to produce more, an approach that already has failed spectacularly and now imperils the world.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/08/health-campaigners-rage-against-eu-effort-undermine-wto-patent-waiver-covid-vaccines

COVID-19 Shots Continue to Kill and Cripple People Leaving Behind Devastated Families https://vaccineimpact.com/2021/covid-19-bioweapon-shots-continue-to-kill-and-cripple-people-leaving-behind-devastated-families/

New research reveals a possible new approach to preventing death and severe disease in elderly people infected with SARS-CoV-2. Researchers demonstrated in a preclinical study that senolytic drugs significantly reduced mortality upon infection from a beta-coronavirus closely related to SARS-CoV-2 in older mice.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210608113237.htm

How COVID-19 wreaks havoc on human lungs: Scientists have published the first detailed atomic-level model of the SARS-CoV-2 ‘envelope’ protein bound to a human protein essential for maintaining the lining of the lungs. The findings may speed the search for drugs to block the most severe effects of COVID-19.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210608084001.htm

# Economy / Trade
New report reignites push for wealth tax. A blockbuster ProPublica report on the taxes of the richest Americans is reigniting a push from progressives for a wealth tax.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/557617-new-report-reignites-push-for-wealth-tax

# Education / Schools
“Patriotic education” or glossing over racist history? Texas’ 1836 Project aims to promote “patriotic education,” but critics worry it will gloss over state’s history of racism. The project is essentially an advisory committee designed to promote the state’s history to Texas residents, largely through pamphlets given to people receiving driver’s licenses.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/09/texas-1836-project/

Progressives Warn of More GOP Whitewashing of History as Abbott Launches
‘1836 Project’: “Of course, if they actually did talk about the reasons Texas declared independence from Mexico, it would be a very radical course,” said one critic.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/08/progressives-warn-more-gop-whitewashing-history-abbott-launches-1836-project

“We Got A Surprise For You, Fascist”: A school district announced guidelines to protect the rights of trans students. Some locals tried to storm the school board meeting. Over a year ago, Brevard County’s school board in Florida started working on new guidelines meant to enshrine protections for LGBTQ students.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/trans-teen-activists-school-district

# Employment / Labor
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation aimed at addressing pay inequality, marking their second successful use of the filibuster under President Biden https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557457-senate-gop-blocks-bill-to-combat-gender-pay-gap

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law Senate Bills 2 and 3, which are meant to improve the state’s main power grid and change the governance of the agency that operates it. The state reports that 151 people died, though a BuzzFeed News analysis found the number of fatalities may be 700.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/texas-winter-storm-power-outage-death-toll
Senate Bill 2:
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB2
Senate Bill 3:
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB3

Corporate Ad Giant WPP Targeted for Helping Big Oil Greenwash Its ‘Net Zero’ Hogwash. “The climate impact of an advertising agency is the work it does in the world, not the lightbulbs it has in its offices.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/08/corporate-ad-giant-wpp-targeted-helping-big-oil-greenwash-its-net-zero-hogwash

The next 20 are years crucial in determining the future of coal:
Decisions made now will determine whether economies win or lose money as the coal industry changes over the next couple of decades.
https://scitechdaily.com/the-next-20-years-are-crucial-in-determining-the-economic-future-of-coal/

The Biden administration will gauge interest in opening the Gulf of Mexico to offshore wind and other renewable energy development.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/557405-biden-administration-eyes-potential-offshore-wind-sites-in-gulf-of

# Environment / Climate / Interior
A vaccine to save the bees: New treatment provides immunity from some pesticides There’s a lot of buzz around a newly developed technology that protects bees from deadly pesticides.
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/06/08/bees-pesticide-immunity

It’s literally raining PFAS around the Great Lakes, say researchers.
Rain samples from Cleveland, Chicago and the Sleeping Bear Dunes show surprisingly high chemical concentrations of “forever chemicals.”
https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2021/06/its-literally-raining-pfas-around-the-great-lakes-say-researchers.html

Biden Ends GOP Infrastructure Talks, but New Group Emerges
https://apnews.com/article/business-government-and-politics-e82b377725be0988d4dc93ebc8a70333

Biden Shuts Down Infrastructure Negotiations With Republicans. The White House will turn attention to another bipartisan proposal or look to pass measures through reconciliation.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/racing-salvage-infrastructure-deal-biden-reconvene-with-republican-negotiator-2021-06-04/

# Global Politics and other news
With a Ban on Navalny’s Group, Putin Sends Clear Message to Biden https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/with-a-ban-on-navalny-s-group-putin-sends-clear-message-to-biden/ar-AAKSsfi?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Gov / Political
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) won his party’s gubernatorial nomination on Tuesday, advancing in his bid to serve a second term in the governor’s mansion.
https://www.axios.com/terry-mcauliffe-wins-democratic-nomination-va-7a09d30a-9c1f-4830-a421-13fe5dc1b3b3.html

Two former Democrat congressional candidates, Julie Oliver and Mike Siegel, are launching a new nonprofit called Ground Game Texas. It will focus on year-round organizing on progressive issues, aiming to fill what they see as a statewide void for their party.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/09/ground-game-texas-democrats/

Senate Democrats befuddled by Joe Manchin. Especially perplexing to Democratic senators is Manchin’s opposition to a sweeping election reform bill intended to protect voting rights.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557453-senate-democrats-befuddled-by-joe-manchin

Florida Rep. Val Demings officially enters Senate race against Rubio:
Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) officially launched her Senate campaign in Florida on Wednesday, becoming the highest-profile Democrat yet to announce a challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/557485-florida-rep-val-demings-officially-enters-senate-race-against-rubio

‘Manchin Is Only Moved by Corporate Donors,’ Says Bowman as Koch-Backed Group Lobbies Against Voting Rights Bill. “The provisions in the For the People Act are widely popular, among Democrats and Republicans. It’s just not popular among billionaire donors.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/08/manchin-only-moved-corporate-donors-says-bowman-koch-backed-group-lobbies-against

‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia. “Manchin’s positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable,” said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/08/we-are-coming-poor-peoples-campaign-march-against-manchin-obstructionism-west

Neoliberalism in Their Hearts, Proto-Fascism in Their Heads: The Political Identity of Today’s GOP. Republicans have consistently adopted a reactionary orientation on race, ethnicity, and gender issues, and are fervid opponents of majority rule.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/06/07/neoliberalism-their-hearts-proto-fascism-their-heads-political-identity-todays-gop

Manchin and the Senate Suck: Say goodbye to any progressive reforms.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/09/joe-manchin-sucks-the-senate-is-absurd/

The political drama in West Virginia goes well beyond Joe Manchin.
Fissures within the state’s Democratic Party are breaking to the surface in Charleston even as Manchin, the state’s most powerful Democrat, faces his own political storm in Washington, D.C.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557564-west-virginias-democratic-drama-goes-beyond-joe-manchin

U.S. warns Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/09/venezuela-cuba-iran-ships-492602

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Sidney Powell ‘Eviscerated’ Her Own Legal Defense: Experts: “That seems like an extremely damaging admission from Ms. Powell,” a top lawyer says.
https://www.rawstory.com/sidney-powell-defamation-2653280019/

McGahn testimony a slam dunk Obstruction of Justice Conviction for Trump. Top 5 Reasons Don McGahn’s Congressional Testimony about Trump’s Obstruction of Justice is Important https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/08/mcgahn-testimony-a-slam-dunk-obstruction-of-justice-conviction-for-trump/

State GOPs Can’t Explain Millions in ‘Trump Victory’ Cash. “These joint fundraising practices amount to little more than legalized money laundering,” said Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/state-gops-cant-explain-millions-in-trump-victory-cash

Demand for Accountability Grows As Over 200,000 People Urge the Department of Justice to Create a Special Task Force to Investigate President Trump https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/06/08/demand-accountability-grows-over-200000-people-urge-department-justice-create

Ex-Judge Appointed to Ensure Rudy’s Rights in Device Probe. Barbara Jones was appointed “special master” by Judge J. Paul Oetken. She held the same role three years ago when ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen was being investigated.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-judge-appointed-to-ensure-rudy-giulianis-attorney-client-privilege-in-device-probe

# LGBTQ
Biden’s DoJ Backs Religious Schools on LGBTQ Discrimination. The Biden administration confirmed in a Tuesday court filing that it will “vigorously” defend a religious exemption from federal civil-rights laws.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/justice-department-throws-support-behind-religious-schools-on-lgbtq-discrimination?source=cheats&via=rss

# Medical / Health
A drug from resin to combat epileptic seizures. One drug, retigabine, can open hKV7.2/7.3, and this was useful in treating severe epilepsy.
Retigabine, however, affects other ion channels, in particular channels in the smooth muscle found in, for example, the bladder and blood vessels https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210608113220.htm

# Social
Fentanyl, Guns, and Murder: Get Ready for a Bloody Summer. 2020 was an historically bloody year, and as lockdowns ease and life starts to seem halfway normal again, experts are bracing for the worst.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fentanyl-guns-and-murder-mean-you-should-get-ready-for-a-bloody-summer

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-08

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-oklahoma/u-s-supreme-court-deems-half-of-oklahoma-a-native-american-reservation-idUSKBN24A268

More Native Americans Enrolling In Med School. A St. Pete Grad Plans To Join Them https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/education/2021-06-07/more-native-americans-are-enrolling-in-medical-school-and-a-st-petersburg-graduate-plans-to-join-them

Over 100 Water Protectors Arrested in Minnesota as Mass Civil Disobedience Targets Line 3 Pipeline https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/8/headlines/over_100_water_protectors_arrested_in_minnesota_as_mass_civil_disobedience_targets_line_3_pipeline

“Not Having It”: Winona LaDuke on Mass Protest by Water Protectors to Halt Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/8/line_3_protests_treaty_people_gathering

A broken system: The number of Indigenous people who died from coronavirus may never be known. From medical health privacy laws to a maze of siloed information systems, the true impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Natives is impossible to calculate.
https://searchlightnm.org/why-covid-impact-on-indigenous-communities-is-impossible-to-know/

Native Water Protectors Test Treaty Rights Strategy as Line 3 Fight Escalates. The White Earth Band is asserting jurisdiction over 1855 Treaty territories — including Line 3 trespass violations.
https://truthout.org/articles/native-water-protectors-test-treaty-rights-strategy-as-line-3-fight-escalates/

# Border / Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who entered the country under dire circumstances without visas may not obtain permanent residency. This will affect many people living in Texas.
https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2021-06-07/supreme-court-rules-against-immigrants-allowed-in-us-on-humanitarian-grounds

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-immigration-health-coronavirus-pandemic-government-and-politics-3b4e480c9021e6a8e02313f4c73a497e

As the Biden administration ramps up its efforts to reunite families separated at the southern border under Donald Trump, a task force has identified 3,913 children who were separated from their parents.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/biden-famiy-reunification-task-force-numbers

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) A new vaccine law: Texas businesses that require customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be denied state contracts and could lose their licenses or operating permits under legislation Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/07/texas-vaccine-passports-covid-19/

The media’s big mistake on the covid-19 ‘lab leak’ theory https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/27/medias-dereliction-duty-lab-leak-theory/

Covid-19 vaccines: In the rush for regulatory approval, do we need more data?
https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1244

13,867 DEAD and 1,354,336 Injuries in European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots https://humansarefree.com/2021/06/european-database-reactions-following-covid-19-shots.html

With Roots in Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push for Equity in the Pandemic. Community health centers were born in the 1960s to reach low-income communities. But some rural health experts say federally qualified health centers were a missing piece in achieving early equity in the vaccine rollout https://khn.org/news/article/with-roots-in-civil-rights-community-health-centers-push-for-equity-in-the-pandemic/

Gangrene, Hearing Loss Show Delta Variant May Be More Severe: The coronavirus variant driving India’s devastating Covid-19 second wave is the most infectious to emerge so far. Doctors now want to know if it’s also more severe.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/gangrene-hearing-loss-show-delta-variant-may-be-more-severe/articleshow/83341290.cms

With Roots In Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push For Equity In The Pandemic https://www.modernhealthcare.com/community-health-centers/roots-civil-rights-community-health-centers-push-equity-pandemic

Josh Hawley Knows Anthony Fauci Isn’t Who Fumbled COVID-19: Trump, knew early on that the virus was airborne and deadly, but chose to downplay it in hopes it wouldn’t derail his reelection bid https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article251938263.html

Fauci should have followed Gov. Lujan Grisham’s lead: delete all messages after 24 hours. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been released and they tell an interesting tale about the government’s handling of the
COVID-19 pandemic. One particular email stood out to me from Fauci to Sylvia Burwell discussing masks.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/new_mexico/op-ed-fauci-should-have-followed-gov-lujan-grisham-s-lead-delete-all-messages-after/article_cedc96c8-c56f-11eb-946f-77218499d953.html

Reuniting Families at Border Is ‘Intentionally’ Slow: Just seven children have been reunified since February, according to a U.S.
Department of Homeland Security report released Tuesday.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/us-efforts-reunify-families-separated-border-moving-slowly-2021-06-08/

# Economy / Trade
The Megarich Moved Here. Regular Folks Now Face Tent Housing. Rents have gotten so stratospheric in Ketchum, Idaho, that teachers and hospital workers, some whose families have lived here for generations, are facing homelessness.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-superrich-bought-up-ketchum-idaho-and-now-regular-folks-may-have-to-live-in-tent-housing

Lake Oswego Biotech Executive Mark Ahn Sentenced In Insider Trading Case https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/oregon-biotech-consultant-sentenced-insider-trading-scheme

The secret IRS files: Trove of never-before-seen records reveal how the wealthiest avoid income tax. ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth, sometimes, even nothing.
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax

It’s the Worst Possible Time to Cut Unemployment Benefits. Conservative states are reducing enhanced weekly payments and increased eligibility, while other federal fiscal supports expire. It could stunt the economic recovery.
https://prospect.org/economy/its-the-worst-possible-time-to-cut-unemployment-benefits/

Senate passes long-delayed China bill. The Senate passed sweeping legislation aimed at combating China’s competitiveness after Democrats agreed to punt the bill into June in the face of GOP slow-walking.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557382-senate-passes-long-delayed-china-bill

# Education / Schools
Florida is overcoming ‘systemic privilege’ by putting students before the ‘system’: Throughout America, a very important – and highly racialized – conversation is taking place about overcoming injustice.
https://www.redefinedonline.org/2021/06/florida-is-overcoming-systemic-privilege-by-putting-students-before-the-system/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Environmental justice: Memphis pipeline rekindles eminent domain fight.
Many states give pipeline companies power to condemn land. A fight in Memphis is testing whether that’s a recipe for environmental injustice
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063734275

Republicans pledge allegiance to fossil fuels like it’s still the 1950s:
Republican-led states are threatening retaliation against banks that refuse to lend to coal, oil and gas companies in effort to delay transition https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/07/republicans-fossil-fuels-coal

U.S. oil exports surged in 2020, imperiling climate: Thanks to an Obama-era policy change, American crude is hitting the global market at a time when the world desperately needs to kick its addiction https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/u-s-becomes-net-oil-exporter-as-world-burns-1179815/

Republican obstructionism meets pipeline hysteria in North Carolina: GOP leaders’ choice to block the nomination of a key environmental official for Governor Roy Cooper may prove counterproductive in the long run.
https://newrepublic.com/article/162657/roy-cooper-gop-deq-nominee

In two opposite decisions on Alaska oil drilling, Biden walks a difficult path in search of bipartisanship. The political tug-of-war over President Joe Biden’s climate policy played out on the tundra-covered North Slope of Alaska last week.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07062021/alaska-biden-murkowski-anwr-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-oil-bipartisanship/

Can California avoid another toxic waste disaster? For decades, large red-hot furnaces cooked the lead from smashed batteries at the Exide plant, just seven miles from Downtown Los Angeles https://capitalandmain.com/can-california-avoid-another-toxic-waste-disaster

Permian Oil and Gas Sites Are Releasing Large Amounts of Methane. A relatively tiny number of Permian oil and gas sites are responsible for a large portion of methane pollution, a study from Methane Source Finder recently found.
https://www.ecowatch.com/methane-permian-oil-2653261752.html

Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin Patience for the West Virginia senator’s self-serving intransigence is nearing a very loud end https://truthout.org/articles/civil-rights-leaders-and-west-virginia-miners-turn-up-the-heat-on-joe-manchin/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along Colorado’s Front Range https://coloradosun.com/2021/06/07/ozone-pollution-health-climate-change-epa-colorado/

Hundreds of lakes in U.S., Europe are losing oxygen. Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last four decades, a new study found.
https://apnews.com/article/ny-state-wire-europe-lakes-climate-change-science-043d6895aad97e01b0d30489df3c426a

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Expect to pay more for food in 2021, except for eggs. Investigate Midwest looks into USDA food pricing trends from 2020, and only one food bucked the upward trajectory.
https://thecounter.org/graphic-pay-more-food-prices-eggs-2021-usda/

# Global Politics and other news
Legitimizing imperialism: Achcar, by his own admission, supported the U.S./NATO imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, which quickly and predictably morphed into a full war of Western imperial conquest against one of the then most prosperous African nations. Today Libya is a failed state, where black African slaves are openly traded and military factions contend for state power.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/anti-anti-imperialism-gilbert-achcars-leftist-imperialism-with-caveats/277490/

# Gov / Political
Democrats reach turning point with Manchin: Manchin and another centrist, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), have created irksome obstacles within their own caucus, and Democrats have yet to land on a strategy for dealing with the internal dissent.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557233-democrats-reach-turning-point-with-manchin

The G.O.P.’s Assault on Voting Rights: Republican Party’s Irrational War on Voting Rights https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/03/republican-partys-irrational-war-voting-rights/618314/

‘Dig Up the Evidence’: 2019 Giuliani-Ukraine Call Revealed: The newly released call among Giuliani, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker, and Ukrainian presidential adviser Andriy Yermak.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/07/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-officials-audio-joe-biden

Redistricting: With Texas political mapmakers now certain that the state will get two more U.S. House seats. Republicans will control the process, but a legal and political fight is sure to commence over who is empowered and whose voice is diluted.
https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/29/texas-redistricting-2021/

Senate filibuster fight throws Democrats’ wish list into limbo:
Democrats are facing the threat of a stalled-out agenda on Capitol Hill as divisions within the party spotlight critical limits on what can get through Congress.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557252-senate-filibuster-fight-throws-democrats-wish-list-into-limbo

Point: Why We Must Preserve Our Freedom to Vote With HR1: Although we’ve made significant progress over the last two centuries to expand the freedom to vote, self-interested politicians in numerous states are trying to turn back the clock to a dark period in our history.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/03/democrats-need-hr-1-and-new-vra-protect-voting-rights/618171/

# Law Enforcement
Cops Knew About ‘Storm the Capitol’ Threat Weeks Before Riot https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-police-knew-about-maga-plans-to-storm-building-weeks-before-insurrection-says-report

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Jared Kushner’s former lawyer now faces a scandal of his own. A former client says Lowell never informed her he was under Justice Department scrutiny when he negotiated her plea deal.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/abbe-lowell-is-the-go-to-lawyer-for-embattled-politicians-now-he-faces-a-controversy-of-his-own/

# Medical / Health
Alzheimer’s drug controversially approved: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in 18 years that attempts to treat a possible cause of the neurodegenerative disease, plaques of amyloid-β protein in the brain, rather than just the symptoms https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2021/06/07/controversial-fda-approval-of-alzheimers-drug-aducanumab-sets-stage-for-possible-medicare-coverage-battle/?sh=158377b119dc

# Other News
House Panel Assails Fisher-Price For Ignoring Sleeper’s Risks To Infants.
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/house-panel-assails-fisher-price-for-ignoring-sleepers-risks-to-infants/

Fisher-Price Ignored Safety Warnings Even After Infants Started Dying:
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/07/1003985551/fisher-price-ignored-safety-warnings-even-after-infants-started-dying-report-fin

# Science
Scientists resurrect microscopic creatures that were frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia https://www.livescience.com/rotifer-frozen-24000-years-revived.html

# Social
Tulsa race massacre at 100: an act of terrorism America tried to forget https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/31/tulsa-race-massacre-at-100-act-of-terrorism

# Technology
Microwave Weapon Concerns Spread to Department of Homeland Security https://theintercept.com/2021/05/28/microwave-weapon-havana-syndrome-dhs/

Yes, your phone is taking ‘invisible’ pictures of you https://www.abc4.com/news/tech-social-media/yes-your-iphone-is-taking-invisible-pictures-of-you/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-05

Voices, The Peoples News

June 5, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Water Protectors Converge on Minnesota for Massive Demonstrations Against Line 3. Indigenous leaders have decried the Line 3 expansion as a brazen violation of treaty rights that endangers sacred land.
https://truthout.org/articles/water-protectors-converge-on-minnesota-for-massive-demonstrations-against-line-3/

# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
On the verge of extinction, these whales are also shrinking. The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.
https://freenews.today/2021/06/03/on-the-verge-of-extinction-these-whales-are-also-shrinking/

California’s monarch butterflies are down 99%. Can this plant help? A coalition of conservation groups have partnered with the state to add
30,000 milkweed plants in an attempt to restore the species’
https://newswwc.com/united-states/californias-monarch-butterflies-are-down-99-can-this-plant-help/

These six factors explain why Louisiana is rapidly losing land; see
graphics: Land loss in parts of Louisiana is occurring at a rate equivalent to one football field every 100 minutes. How is that happening? The community of Delacroix was once surrounded by forests of oak, maple and sycamore trees that also provided protection against storm surges. June 2010, barely a sliver remained, as the marsh continued to erode.
https://www.nola.com/news/article_59675b8c-bfbe-11eb-9602-47cf4c0429dc.html

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) US-linked Chinese military scientist filed patent for COVID vaccine just after contagion emerged – report. A Chinese Communist Party military scientist who got funding from the National Institutes of Health filed a patent for a COVID-19 vaccine in February last year — raising fears the shot was being studied even before the pandemic became public, according to a new report https://nypost.com/2021/06/04/chinese-scientist-filed-covid-vaccine-patent-after-contagion-emerged-report/

‘I was threatened and ostracized’: Ex-CDC director Robert Redfield received death threats from scientist colleagues after he publicly said he believed COVID-19 originated in a lab https://www.axios.com/lab-leak-theory-redfield-vanity-fair-9b9f348f-2d82-4ff6-b7e1-a30a0b1e8125.html

Biden defends Fauci after Senator Hawley joins GOP calls for White House medical chief to resign or be fired https://www.legitgov.org/biden-defends-fauci-after-senator-hawley-joins-gop-calls-white-house-medical-chief-resign-or-be

New Email Shows Dr. Fauci Was Told in Jan. 2020 the Coronavirus ‘Looked Engineered’
https://nypost.com/2021/06/02/fauci-was-warned-that-covid-may-have-been-engineered-emails/

# Economy / Trade
G-7 commits to global minimum tax of at least 15 percent. Top finance officials in the Group of Seven (G-7) on Saturday announced their commitment to push for a global minimum tax of at least 15 percent in international tax negotiations, a rate advocated by the Biden administration.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/556986-g-7-commits-to-global-minimum-tax-of-at-least-15-percent

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals As Illinois Strains to Pass a Major Clean Energy Law, a Big Coal Plant Stands in the Way. The Prairie State power plant may be forced to close much sooner than owners expected, but communities it provided with electricity could have to pay for it for years to come.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04062021/illinois-clean-energy-coal-plant-prairie-state/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds. The climate crisis is causing a widespread fall in oxygen levels in lakes across the world, suffocating wildlife and threatening drinking water https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/02/climate-crisis-is-suffocating-the-worlds-lakes-study-finds

U.S. Southwest, already parched, sees ‘virtual water’ drain abroad. As the Colorado River Basin enters yet another year of drought, global companies are worsening the water crisis.
https://grist.org/agriculture/u-s-southwest-already-parched-sees-virtual-water-drain-abroad/

California and Nevada are 100% in drought. Direct from Drought.gov:
After two water years of dry conditions, both California and Nevada are now 100% in drought.
https://www.drought.gov/drought-status-updates/drought-status-update-california-nevada-4

Pesticides are killing the world’s soils: They cause significant harm to earthworms, beetles, ground-nesting bees and thousands of other vital subterranean species https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticides-are-killing-the-worlds-soils/

The low-oxygen Gulf ‘dead zone’ could be three times the size of Rhode Island; here’s why. If tropical storms don’t churn up the Gulf of Mexico and mix oxygen back in, this year’s dead zone will be almost three times as large as the state of Rhode Island.
https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_67b485c0-c487-11eb-aaaf-3b9808de3fd0.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global ‘Suezmax’ Oil Tankers Could Soon Be Plying the Poisoned Waters of Texas’
Lavaca Bay. Fishermen and environmentalists say a plan to export crude would require dredging mercury-laced sediment in a Superfund site, imperling oyster reefs and the natural habitat.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052021/suezmax-oil-tankers-could-soon-be-plying-the-poisoned-waters-of-texas-lavaca-bay/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Costco to Ban Monsanto’s Glyphosate From All U.S. Stores, Plans to Carry Organic Alternatives Instead https://althealthworks.com/costco-to-ban-monsantos-glyphosate-from-all-u-s-stores-plans-to-carry-more-organic-alternatives/

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Ground coriander brands recalled for Salmonella contamination https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/06/ground-coriander-brands-recalled-for-salmonella-contamination/

# Gov / Political
No Time to Relax: Dark Clouds in Biden’s America https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/04/no-time-to-relax-dark-clouds-in-bidens-america/

America’s Nazi problem and the end of policing: Robert Jay Lifton is right in arguing that the United States may not be “headed inevitably for an authoritarian society or Nazi-like society. What I am saying is that there are parallels. And they’re dangerous.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/04/americas-nazi-problem-and-the-end-of-policing/

Montana, Worth Fighting For, Despite the State’s Current Political Mess:
Republicans now control the Montana government and they are dead set on tearing down our great state to the lowest level possible. Dignity and fairness have gone out the window.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/04/montana-worth-fighting-for-despite-the-states-current-political-mess/

Black female candidates are working to build upon their success in the last election cycle, setting their sights on governor’s mansions, Capitol Hill, and city halls in 2021 and 2022.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/556912-black-women-look-to-build-upon-gains-in-coming-elections

The Republicans’ Wild Assault on Voting Rights in Texas and Arizona:
What began as thinly veiled attempts to keep Democrats from the polls has become a movement to undermine confidence in our democracy itself.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2021/06/06/republicans_wild_assault_on_voting_rights_in_tx_and_az_544460.html

# Law Enforcement
Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557008-police-reform-negotiations-enter-crucial-stretch

‘One Slip of the Tongue Could Ruin Things.’ Bipartisan Talks on Police Reform Advance https://time.com/6024054/police-reform-congress/

States tackling ‘qualified immunity’ for police as Congress squabbles over the issue https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/politics/qualified-immunity-police-reform/index.html

Some Prisons Reinstate Patdown Searches Although Guards Are Refusing Vaccination. Prisoners are worried that reinstated searches will allow guards to spread COVID-19 throughout prisons — again.
https://truthout.org/articles/some-prisons-reinstate-patdown-searches-although-guards-are-refusing-vaccination/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will no longer secretly obtain reporters’ private phone records as part of investigations into leaks, confirming a shift in policy under the Biden administration.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/556996-white-house-says-it-was-unaware-of-ny-times-gag-order

# LGBTQ
LGBT: Moving Towards Equality
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/01/23/lgbt-moving-towards-equality#

# Media
The media is still mostly failing to convey the urgency of the climate
crisis: We asked the world’s press to commit to treating climate change as the emergency that scientists say it is. Their response was dispiriting https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/03/media-climate-change-crisis-emergency

# Medical / Health
Cities have unique microbiomes which could be key to keeping us healthy.
Researchers swabbed city buses and subways and found DNA from viruses and bacteria that had never been classified before.
https://www.popsci.com/health/cities-unique-microbiome/

Supreme Court Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.1 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-01/j-j-must-pay-2-1-billion-talc-award-as-top-court-rejects-appeal

# Military / DOD
Directed Energy Weapons and Electromagnetic Bombs  (U.S. Air Force) The nascent technology of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) and Electromagnetic Bombs (E-bombs) will revolutionise many aspects of modern warfare.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/04/vt-military-directed-energy-weapons-and-electromagnetic-bombs/

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S.
troops
Defense officials have briefed congressional committees on the use of mysterious weapons against American service members.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/22/pentagon-russia-attacks-us-troops-484150

High Altitube Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave
(HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/h/hemp-and-hpm-devices.html

U.S. Army Weapons-Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs: Background and Potential Issues for Congress (PDF) https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R45098.pdf

Anti-Satellite Weapons, Countermeasures, and Arms Control, September 1985 NTIS order #PB86-182953 (PDF) https://aerospace.csis.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OTA-Report-on-ASAT-Weapons-and-Countermeasures-1985.pdf

# Social
Anti-Asian Violence Didn’t Start or End With Trump’s White House. After the 2008 crisis, prosecutors ignored the big banks and baselessly tried to scapegoat a Chinese American business.
https://truthout.org/articles/anti-asian-violence-didnt-start-or-end-with-trumps-white-house/

# Space / UFO’s
VT Nuclear Education: Nasa, Bob Lazar’s UFO and the History of Lost Technology https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/04/vt-nuclear-education-nasa-bob-lazars-ufo-and-the-history-of-lost-technology/

# Veterans / VA
Firefighters and veterans denied coverage for PFAS illnesses: The VA and insurers have rejected claims from firefighters despite evidence linking PFAS foam and disease.
https://theintercept.com/2021/06/05/pfas-firefighting-foam-veterans-afff/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-04

Voices, The Peoples News

June 4, 2021
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Urgent recall announcement involving several dog foods produced by Sunshine Mills. The brands that are involved in this recall include Sportsman’s Pride, Sprout, Intimidator and FRM Gold Select.
https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/sunshine-mills-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-certain-dog-food-products-because-possible-salmonella

# Border / Immigration
Texas’ Rio Grande Valley plays an outsize role in caring for migrants once they are out of Customs and Border Protection custody. Community leaders and officials say they want more communication from Washington as localities shoulder the day-to-day processing of migrants.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/13/biden-border-policy-migrants/

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Ex-CDC Director: I Got Death Threats Over Lab Leak Theory. “I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis. I expected it from politicians. I didn’t expect it from science,” Redfield said.
https://www.axios.com/lab-leak-theory-redfield-vanity-fair-9b9f348f-2d82-4ff6-b7e1-a30a0b1e8125.html

Heart reaction probed as possible rare vaccine link in teens. An article on seven U.S. teen boys in several states, published online in Pediatrics, is among the latest reports of heart inflammation discovered after COVID-19 vaccination, though a link to the vaccine has not been proven.
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-vaccine-coronavirus-pandemic-health-0d56422a02293617feb211bb02587dcb

Filter membrane renders viruses harmless: Researchers are developing a new filter membrane that is highly efficient at filtering and inactivating a wide variety of air-borne and water-borne viruses.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210603171302.htm

New study may help explain low oxygen levels in COVID-19 patients: A new study sheds light on why many COVID-19 patients, even those not in hospital, are suffering from hypoxia — a potentially dangerous condition in which there is decreased oxygenation in the body’s tissues.
The study also shows why the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone has been an effective treatment.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210602153347.htm

Fauci: I Want to See Medical Records of Wuhan Lab Workers: Three researchers at the lab who reportedly fell sick with COVID-like symptoms weeks before the first confirmed case of the disease in Wuhan.
https://nypost.com/2021/06/04/fauci-wants-china-to-release-medical-records-from-wuhan-lab/

With COVID-19 cases on the decline, US states move forward https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/05/covid-19-cases-decline-us-states-move-forward

# Economy / Trade
Giving People Money Is Apparently Not Crushing The Economy. If the federal government’s efforts to help the economy are actually hurting it, as Republicans have been claiming, the best available data isn’t corroborating that theory.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/may-jobs-report-unemployment-benefits-economy_n_60ba36f2e4b00a70313f5e79

# Education / Schools
The Supreme Court is about to rule on the biggest student free speech case in 50 years https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/the-supreme-court-is-about-to-rule-on-the-biggest-student-free-speech-case-in-50-years/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Spending by G7 nations favors fossil fuel interests over green energy.
Vast majority of pandemic subsidies for dirty industries came without conditions.
https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/06/spending-g7-nations-favors-fossil-fuels-over-green-energy-summit-cornwall/

EPA Workers Demand the Removal of Fossil Fuel Stocks From Their Retirement Plans. Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are more aware than most of the urgency of the climate crisis.
https://truthout.org/articles/epa-workers-demand-the-removal-of-fossil-fuel-stocks-from-their-retirement-plans/

Activists Face Fossil Fuel Misinformation in Push for State Climate Plans. Lawmakers with fossil fuel ties are misrepresenting regional climate bills as gas taxes.
https://truthout.org/articles/right-wing-disinformation-campaigns-are-targeting-state-climate-initiatives/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
How pesticides are harming soil ecosystems. At a time when interest in regenerative agriculture is growing, a new study looks at the way pesticides can devastate soil species that foster plant health and sequester carbon.
https://civileats.com/2021/06/04/how-pesticides-are-harming-soil-ecosystems/

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge just got a reprieve—but it’s not safe yet, many environmental battles await https://civileats.com/2021/06/04/how-pesticides-are-harming-soil-ecosystems/

Nature conservation key to food security, climate sustainability. The world must restore at least two billion hectares of land and ocean — an area roughly double the size of Canada https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/06/03/news/nature-conservation-key-food-security-climate-sustainability-un

California State Water Board is Manufacturing a Drought by Draining Reservoirs into the Ocean https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/california-state-water-board-is-manufacturing-a-drought-by-draining-reservoirs-into-the-ocean/

Bad News: CVP and SWP Plan to Drain CA’s Largest Reservoirs https://www.nrdc.org/experts/doug-obegi/cvpswp-water-allocations-will-drain-cas-largest-reservoirs

Despite California drought, reservoir near San Jose ordered to be drained. Here’s why.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/25/anderson-reservoir-california-draining-ongoing-drought/4873725002/

California Drains Reservoirs in the Middle of a Drought. The state desperately needs water, yet federal policy sends huge ‘pulse flows’
into the Pacific to benefit fish.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304547704579565622649474370

An investigation has identified more than 80 dams in 24 states, that, if they were to fail, could flood a major toxic waste site and potentially spread contaminated material into surrounding communities. And for the most part, the risks are largely unrecognized by any government agency https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2267885406442/below-aging-u-s-dams-a-potential-toxic-calamity

Michigan’s aging dams are an expensive headache. Emergency plans obtained by the AP indicate that thousands of people living and working downstream could be at risk if dams were to catastrophically fail, while separate inspection reports cite a variety of problems https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/12/michigans-aging-dams-are-an-expensive-headache.html

In Klamath River Drought, a Massive Juvenile Salmon Die-Off.  In early May, 97 percent of the juveniles caught were infected, and were either dead, or would die within days.
https://undark.org/2021/06/01/klamath-river-drought-massive-juvenile-salmon-die-off/

Sunrise Movement Calls on Biden to Stop Compromising With Republicans on Climate. The youth climate group rallied outside the White House to demand that Biden stop cutting harmful deals with the GOP.
https://truthout.org/articles/sunrise-movement-calls-on-biden-to-stop-compromising-with-republicans-on-climate/

Rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs bets against an uncertain water supply. ‘The alternative is something they don’t want to think about.’
https://medium.com/high-country-news/rapid-growth-in-arizonas-suburbs-bets-against-an-uncertain-water-supply-f0a179b554af

How Some Lefties Misunderstand Biden’s Negotiating Strategy: Biden is needlessly prolonging negotiations with Republicans over the infrastructure package and giving away the store, right? And he’s gutting his own proposal to raise taxes on corporations—negotiating with himself—right? Wrong, actually.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/03/infrastructure-liberals-progressives-gop-biden-491845

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
How Climate Change Challenges Farmers Producing the Food You Eat.
Fairtrade collaborates with farmers to adapt to escalating conditions
https://www.motherjones.com/sponsored/how-climate-change-challenges-farmers-producing-the-food-you-eat/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-06-03-2021

How will climate change affect food production?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/19/climate-change-affect-food-production

Growing food in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way, while also producing enough of it, is among the most important challenges facing the U.S. and the world today.
https://www.ecowatch.com/growing-food-sustainability-nature-conservation-2651008400.html

# Gov / Political
Undercover Activist Says She Recruited Proud Boys for GOP: “Just received this from the GOP. They are asking me to potentially gather the ’boys and all the patriots and lead a literal (non violent) charge on the County Elections office.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-undercover-operative-says-she-recruited-the-proud-boys-for-the-gop

Five Things Dems Must Do Now to Save Democracy From the GOP. If Biden is serious about “fighting like heck” against the GOP’s full-frontal assault on democracy, here are five things his party must do to save it.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/five-things-dems-must-do-now-to-save-democracy-from-the-gop

Trump’s grip on GOP sparks fears about democratic process. Seven months after Election Day, former President Donald Trump’s supporters are still auditing ballots in Arizona’s largest county and may revive legislation that would make it easier for judges in Texas to overturn election results.
https://apnews.com/article/michael-pence-donald-trump-election-2020-campaign-2016-capitol-siege-d6cdb60926cfa2d3a57fd4ba9b0084f5

Texas Republican leaders promised action on gun safety after the El Paso shooting. Instead, they passed permitless carry. The Legislature passed a bill allowing Texans to carry handguns without a license or training — an expansion of gun rights so divisive Republican leaders in previous years refused to touch it.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/04/texas-constitutional-carry-el-paso/

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could be upsetting balance of powers with threat to veto Texas Legislature’s pay. “If you do not have the branch that represents directly the people of this state, then you are in essence having something very similar to a monarchy, with one person in charge of everything that happens in the state with no input from elected representatives.”
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/03/texas-greg-abbott-veto-article-x/

Don McGahn is finally testifying about Trump’s obstruction. In other words, the cover-up worked.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/don-mcgahn-is-finally-testifying-about-trumps-obstruction-in-other-words-the-coverup-worked/

Allen West Unexpectedly Resigns as Texas GOP Chairman. The far-right firebrand may be seeking public office, something West didn’t confirm or deny at a Friday press conference.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/06/04/texas-gop-chairman-allen-west-resigns-may-challenge-gov-greg-abbott-in-primary/

# Law Enforcement
Who Is This Boy—and Who Killed Him? Hikers found his body in the forest a week ago, and despite a $10,000 reward still cannot identify him. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was able to create a digitally enhanced portrait of the child, who is believed to be between
8 and 10 years old.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/04/boy-found-dead-las-vegas-fbi-reward-little-zion-case/7545646002/

New research looking at data from millions of stops made by police in Texas in 2020 found that law enforcement officers search Latino people more than any other racial or ethnic group. But, those searches turn up far less contraband than searches of white people https://www.keranews.org/news/2021-06-02/report-police-in-texas-most-likely-to-search-latinos-but-most-often-find-contraband-on-whites

Prepper Busted With 32 Bombs and Rants About ‘Antifa’: X-rays of the bombs revealed they’d been loaded with nails to act as shrapnel that could cause additional wounds to anyone in the vicinity of a blast.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/prepper-busted-with-32-bombs-and-rants-about-antifa

FBI Probes Allegation That DeJoy Used Illegal Scheme to Rise as GOP Megadonor Former employees have alleged that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pressured them to donate to GOP candidates with the promise of reimbursement.
https://truthout.org/articles/fbi-probes-allegation-that-dejoy-used-illegal-scheme-to-rise-as-gop-megadonor/

Dad, 28, Killed by Single Punch From Road-Rage Suspect. Wei Lin turned up to the scene of a fender bender to help his employee, who didn’t speak English, communicate with the other driver.
https://6abc.com/young-father-killed-with-one-punch-following-fender-bender/10740375/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
MyPillow Guy’s Bizarre New Lawsuit Invokes Sci-Fi and RICO. The Minnesota MAGA enthusiast filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic engaged in a racketeering conspiracy.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/mypillow-guy-mike-lindells-bizarre-new-lawsuit-invokes-sci-fi-and-rico

Insurrection Cost $1.5 Million—and Rioters Should Pay: The steep figure was revealed in a court filing for Paul Hodgkins, who pleaded guilty to attacking the Capitol Wednesday.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-rioters-caused-dollar15-million-in-damageand-they-should-pay-up-feds-say

U.S. taxpayers to pay Capitol siege tab as government shuns insurance https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-insurance/u-s-taxpayers-to-pay-capitol-siege-tab-as-government-shuns-insurance-idUSKBN29C38M

# LGBTQ
Laws Criminalizing HIV Are Obstructing Efforts to End the AIDS Epidemic.
It’s Pride 2021, but laws that punish people for their HIV status are still on the books in 32 states.
https://truthout.org/articles/laws-criminalizing-hiv-are-obstructing-efforts-to-end-the-aids-epidemic/

# Medical / Global
Zika virus RNA found in free-ranging African bats: Scientists have detected Zika virus RNA in free-ranging African bats. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is a molecule that plays a central role in the function of genes.
https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/first-discovery-of-zika-virus-rna-in-free-ranging-african-bats-349465

# Medical / Health
The sperm-count ‘crisis’ doesn’t add up, new study contends. Reports of a decline in male fertility rely on flawed assumptions, a new study contends.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/04/health/sperm-fertility-reproduction-crisis.html

Secondary infections inflame the brain, worsening cognition in Alzheimer’s disease New research into Alzheimer’s disease (AD) suggests that secondary infections and new inflammatory events amplify the brain’s immune response and affect memory in mice and in humans, even when these secondary events occur outside the brain.
https://neurosciencenews.com/alzheimers-infection-cognition-18554/

Study suggests pollution plays an outsized role in western Pennsylvania cancer rates https://www.ehn.org/pollution-western-pennsylvania-cancer-2653220291.html

# Military / DOD
America’s Treasonous Generals: Why there’s reason to fear a military coup against America’s democracy: Michael Flynn was once the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and then became the White House National Security Adviser https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/03/americas-treasonous-generals-why-theres-reason-to-fear-a-military-coup-against-americas-democracy/

He Did it and Now is Lying About it: Why Michael Flynn is desperately trying to cover up his call for a coup in the US: Former Trump campaign national security advisor Mike Flynn called for the end of democracy during a question-and-answer session last weekend at a QAnon conference in Dallas.
https://www.rawstory.com/flynn-coup/

# Other News
“A Massive Crisis”: Majority of U.S. Mass Shootings Have Links to Domestic Violence.  A 2020 Bloomberg analysis looking at nearly 750 mass shootings over a six-year span found about 60% of the shootings were either domestic violence attacks or committed by men with histories of domestic violence.
https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/2/gun_violence_mass_shootings_domestic_violence

# Social
The Shot in the Eye Squad: After losing a retina to “less lethal” police munitions during a George Floyd protest, I decided to start a club.
https://www.motherjones.com/anti-racism-police-protest/2021/06/photoessay-eyes-shot-police-brutality-protests/

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June 3, 2021
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# Indigenous
Supreme Court: Tribal police may detain non-Native Americans on reservation highways https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/01/supreme-court-tribal-police-can-detain-non-natives-reservations/5289190001/

Karuk Tribe declares emergency in Klamath Basin amid catastrophic fish kill https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2021/06/01/karuk-tribe-declares-climate-emergency

At the Duwamish longhouse, a law is signed requiring environmental justice from state agencies: “The HEAL Act is a major piece of legislation with the ambitious charge of making it so that everyone, especially the most overburdened communities and people of color, have a healthy environment, clean air and water, and can lead healthy lives,”
said Cecile Hansen, chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribal Council.
https://www.invw.org/2021/06/02/at-the-duwamish-longhouse-a-law-is-signed-requiring-environmental-justice-from-state-agencies/

Navajo Nation Reports No Additional Deaths From COVID-19
https://apnews.com/article/az-state-wire-coronavirus-pandemic-health-9714ac14ade0e60d756df86d98bbf6b1

Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska? A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.
https://thecounter.org/native-led-agricultural-revolution-rural-alaska-greenhouses-food-insecurity/

Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Trinity River Fishery Once Again Falls Prey to Central Valley Water Barons https://lastrealindians.com/news/2021/5/13/hoopa-valley-tribes-trinity-river-fishery-once-again-falls-prey-to-central-valley-water-barons

# Indigenous / Global
Threat of legal action against Indigenous Borneans protesting timber company https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/threat-of-legal-action-against-indigenous-borneans-protesting-timber-company/

Canucks to keep Rogers Arena orange in memory of Kamloops kids
‘indefinitely’: The Canucks released a statement about the remains of
215 Kamloops kids found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the first NHL team to do so https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/canucks-to-keep-rogers-arena-orange-in-memory-of-kamloops-kids-indefinitely

# Border / Immigration
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Moves to Shut Down Shelters for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
https://apnews.com/article/texas-immigration-coronavirus-pandemic-health-government-and-politics-462a36ca2ce66bda30e7abeb807a17a7

# Bundy Rides Again
Vigilante’s ‘Alarming’ Run for Guv Sparks Fears of Chaos: Ammon Bundy is currently barred from entering the Idaho state capitol, where he would ostensibly need to conduct official business. But his campaign is anything but a joke.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/far-right-vigilante-ammon-bundys-alarming-gubernatorial-run-has-some-bracing-for-chaos

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Man Who Developed CDC Vaccine Tracking System, BBC Radio Personality – Among the DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/man-who-developed-cdc-vaccine-tracking-system-bbc-radio-personality-among-the-dead-following-covid-19-injections/

Hong Kong: 12 DEAD Four Miscarriages in One Week Following COVID-19 Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/hong-kong-12-dead-four-miscarriages-in-one-week-following-covid-19-injections/

The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins.
Throughout 2020, the notion that the novel coronavirus leaked from a lab was off-limits. Those who dared to push for transparency say toxic politics and hidden agendas kept us in the dark.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/the-lab-leak-theory-inside-the-fight-to-uncover-covid-19s-origins

Norton To Test COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine In Kids As Young As 6 Months https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2021/06/02/norton-to-test-covid-pfizer-vaccine-in-young-kids/7504237002/

New US Covid Infections At Lowest Level Since Pandemic Began https://khn.org/morning-breakout/new-us-covid-infections-at-lowest-level-since-pandemic-began/

# Economy / Trade
The economic recovery is here. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen.
Households saved cash and banks amassed capital, but supply shortages are popping up and some employers can’t find workers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-economic-recovery-is-here-rebound-jobs-stock-market-unemployment-biden-aid-package-11622642152

# Education / Schools
U.S. Schools Support Genocide Denial and What To Do About It: By failing to educate students about the many genocides the U.S. government has supported, they promote a dangerous nationalistic ideology.
https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/05/13/u-s-schools-support-genocide-denial-and-what-to-do-about-it/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Everyday Texans overlooked in state lawmakers’ response to power outages during winter storm. While lawmakers took significant steps toward preventing another blackout, hardly any of the proposals passed during this legislative session will aid consumers in recovering from the February storm, but they’ll see higher utility bills.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/03/texas-electricity-bills-winter-storm-legislature/

Biden Suspends Oil Leases in Arctic Refuge, But OKs Drilling Elsewhere in Alaska “Until the leases are canceled, they remain a threat to one of the wildest places left in America.”
https://apnews.com/article/alaska-arctic-wildlife-refuge-oil-gas-drilling-biden-b9f20088957d42e99b791ff94169198f

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Infrastructure negotiations enter make-or-break week: President Biden will sit down with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on Wednesday as his infrastructure negotiations with Republicans enter a critical and potentially final week.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/556380-infrastructure-negotiations-enter-make-or-break-week

Lakes are experiencing deoxygenation worldwide. “Climate change, together with [agricultural pollution], threatens vulnerable freshwater systems, adding to the urgency to strongly cut emissions.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/06/03/lakes-are-experiencing-deoxygenation-worldwide/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Food Additive in Popular Foods No Longer Considered Safe: Titanium dioxide, an additive found in more than 3,000 ultra-processed foods, including Starbursts, Jello, and Little Debbie snack cakes, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA. Titanium dioxide is a synthetic white pigment used to color processed foods and is created in a process that uses fluoride and sulfate.
https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news-release/study-additive-found-skittles-and-starburst-no-longer-considered-safe

# Global Politics and other news
New Investigation Reveals Role of Israeli Operatives in Colombia’s “Political Genocide”: Known as the “Red Dance,” the systematic murder of the Patriotic Union remains one of the most extreme cases of political violence in Latin America and new evidence suggests that it was concocted by one of the most decorated spies in Israeli history.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/investigation-israel-mossad-colombia-genocide-rafael-eitan/277499/

Syria’s Victory Stuns NATO Enemies. For those willing to see reality, Syria exposes the forces of evil in this world. Syria’s presidential elections this week were a resounding success against a backdrop of 10 years of brutal, relentless war imposed on the Arab country by the United States and its NATO partners.
https://sputniknews.com/columnists/202105281083021828-syrias-victory-stuns-nato-enemies/

The Bibi Legacy: From Sex-Tape Scandal to Far-Right Zealot. After 12 years of rule, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blatant corruption, scandals, and controversies seem to have finally spelled his demise.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-benjamin-netanyahu-legacy-from-sex-tape-hoaxer-to-far-right-zealot

# Gov / Political
Texas GOP Finalizes ‘Ruthless’ Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action: The state legislation has been slammed by voting rights advocates nationwide—including President Joe Biden, who said that “it’s part of an assault on democracy that we’ve seen far too often this year.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/30/texas-gop-finalizes-ruthless-voter-suppression-bill-sparking-calls-congressional

George P. Bush Announces Challenge to Texas Attorney General: Bush, son of Jeb Bush, currently serves as a Texas land commissioner. Bush made his challenge official during an event at a downtown Austin bar.  Former President Donald Trump said last week that he would issue an endorsement in the race “in the not-so-distant future.”
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/02/george-p-bush-ken-paxton-texas-attorney-general/

Biden tries new strategy with moderates as frustration grows. President Biden this week took the rare step of calling out two Democratic moderates,  Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), in a sign of growing frustration over stalled legislative priorities.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/556604-biden-tries-new-strategy-with-moderates-as-frustration-grows

Antisemitism isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a crisis both parties must fight together. The bitter truth is that this isn’t a Republican Party or Democratic Party crisis, this is an American crisis. We are turning antisemitism from what it is, hatred of Jews, to what it should not be:
a matter of partisan bickering.
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/556455-antisemitism-isnt-a-partisan-issue-its-a-crisis-both-parties-must-fight

9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024: A growing number of Republicans are already jockeying ahead of 2024 as they await former President Trump’s decision on another possible White House run.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/555979-9-republicans-not-named-trump-who-could-run-in-2024

# Law Enforcement
Police Are Backing Bills That Make It Easier to Crush Nonviolent Protests https://truthout.org/articles/police-are-backing-bills-that-make-it-easier-to-crush-nonviolent-protests/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Gaetz Faces Obstruction Probe Over Witness Call: Federal prosecutors are reportedly eyeing whether the congressman obstructed justice during a phone call with his ex and a witness.
https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2021/06/02/gaetz-obstruction-federal-probe-491705

DoJ Probing Hunter Biden-Linked Consulting Firm: There are reportedly no signs that the probe is targeting Hunter Biden, the president’s second son.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/03/blue-star-burisma-justice-department-investigation-491681

Justice faces pressure for action on civil rights post-Trump: The top DOJ officials who have been confirmed in recent months have pledged a renewed commitment to enforcing voting rights protections and tackling police misconduct across the country https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/556039-justices-faces-pressure-for-action-on-civil-rights-post-trump

# LGBTQ
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
A senior science policy advisor with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said the government needs to work with—not against—states that legalize or decriminalize psychedelics.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-should-work-with-not-against-states-that-legalize-psychedelics-government-health-official-says/

# Media
FBI Probes Louis DeJoy for GOP Fundraising at Ex-Company. Employees at DeJoy’s old company have claimed he gave them larger bonuses for donating to Republican candidates.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/03/louis-dejoy-under-fbi-investigation-for-alleged-political-donations-scheme/?sh=549820cdb54a

# Medical / Health
Sackler Family, Owner Of Purdue Pharma, Set To Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits. Public health experts and many government officials say the introduction of OxyContin fueled the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic.
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002085031/sackler-family-empire-poised-to-win-immunity-from-opioid-lawsuits

The editor of a top medical journal is leaving after the publication said “no physician is racist”: Howard Bauchner is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association and has been at the helm of its extended network of journals for a decade.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/bauchner-jama-leaving-racism

A Public Option Will Destroy Private Insurance. A public option could destroy the private insurance market — and in the process, deprive the majority of Americans of the employer-sponsored coverage they’re comfortable with and like.
https://insidesources.com/a-public-option-will-destroy-private-insurance/

Expanding Insurance Coverage Is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210603/Expanding-insurance-coverage-is-top-priority-for-new-Medicare-Medicaid-chief.aspx

Newsom Wants to Spend Millions on the Health of Low-Income Mothers and Their Babies https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2021-06-03/newsom-wants-to-spend-millions-on-the-health-of-low-income-mothers-and-their-babies

Many New Moms Get Kicked Off Medicaid 2 Months After Giving Birth.
Illinois Will Change That.
https://khn.org/news/article/maternal-deaths-new-moms-kicked-off-medicaid-2-months-after-giving-birth-illinois-safeguards/

Hospital Tried To Discharge Patients Without Telling Them, Records Show https://khn.org/morning-breakout/hospital-tried-to-discharge-patients-without-telling-them-records-show/

# Other News
Trump Aide: Telling Him He Lost Is ‘Pissing Into the Wind’: People close to Trump are reportedly growing concerned about the level of his obsession for attempting to overturn last year’s election.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-adviser-says-telling-him-he-lost-to-biden-is-like-pissing-in-the-wind

Trump Admin Seized New York Times Reporters’ Phone Records: The Justice Department took similar extreme measures against reporters for CNN and The Washington Post.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/03/trump-justice-department-secretly-obtained-new-york-times-reporters-phone-records-paper-says

# Social
Undoing Welfare Reform: The expanded Child Tax Credit will lift an additional 4.1 million children out of poverty, cutting child poverty by about half. Contributor Kalena Thomhave explores what things would look like if we made this policy simple, universal, and permanent.
https://prospect.org/infrastructure/building-back-america/undoing-welfare-reform-child-tax-credit/

Report Shows Stimulus Checks Significantly Reduced Hardship for Families. The checks unanimously slammed by the GOP helped reduce financial instability by 45 percent, a new report finds.
https://truthout.org/articles/report-shows-stimulus-checks-significantly-reduced-hardship-for-families/

# Space
Critical insights and analysis on technological advancements, program development and emerging trends propelling the global aerospace & defense industry forward https://aviationweek.com/AWST

“BACK TO THE FUTURE NASA’S NEW NUCLEAR VISION” was the headline emblazoned on the cover this past month of the leading U.S. aerospace trade publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology. “More than sixty years after the U.S. began serious studies into nuclear propulsion for space travel, NASA is taking the first steps on a new path to develop nuclear-powered engines for crewed missions to Mars by the end of the next decade,” it began.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/the-nuclearization-of-space-2/

# Veterans / VA
Organizer Cuts Veteran’s Mic as He Talks About Black History: Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter’s mic was cut during his speech explaining the role Black Americans played in establishing Memorial Day.
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/556607-organizer-cuts-off-veterans-mic-when-he-discusses-role-black

Arkansas: Dozens Dead, Thousands Suffered in VA Coverup of Addict/Drunk Pathologist. Oversight failures, a fearful workplace culture and lax quality standards for years at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Arkansas allowed a pathologist, Robert Levy, who was routinely drunk on the job to misdiagnose thousands of veterans — sometimes with dire or deadly consequences https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/02/arkansas-dozens-dead-thousands-suffered-in-va-coverup-of-addict-drunk-pathologist/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-02

Voices, The Peoples News

June 2, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
“This goes to show that, no matter the odds, the voices of our Tribes matter.”
Arctic tribal leaders have welcomed US President Joe Biden’s decision to suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
https://twitter.com/MaraGay/status/1399816195419918348

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Florida manatees are dying at an alarming rate: ‘They listened to anti-manatee groups and prematurely took manatees off the endangered species list.’ A high number of manatee deaths in Florida have environmental groups on high alert.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article249959239.html

# Border / Immigration
Biden Ends Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy. Homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas does away with 2019 decision credited with curbing migrant flow https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border/u-s-formally-ends-trumps-remain-in-mexico-asylum-policy-idUKKCN2DD4DG

‘Unfathomable Cruelty’: Texas Order Would Revoke Licenses of Child Care Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Minors. One critic said that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is “intentionally subjecting these children to being crammed in detention facilities.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/02/unfathomable-cruelty-texas-order-would-revoke-licenses-child-care-facilities-housing

# Children / Youth
Texas child safety advocates say the child welfare system can act as an extension of over-policing in Black and brown communities. Last year, Black children in Travis County were 4.2 times more likely to be removed from their homes than white children.
https://www.texasobserver.org/in-travis-county-black-children-more-likely-to-be-taken-from-parents/?mc_cid=b8b16edd9d&mc_eid=6f15633605

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Anthony Fauci and Chinese CDC Director’s Email Exchanges Exposed: ‘We Will Get Through This Together’
https://www.legitgov.org/anthony-fauci-and-chinese-cdc-directors-email-exchanges-exposed-we-will-get-through-together

Bombshell: Fauci wrote in 2012 that benefits of gain-of-function research ‘outweigh the risks’: Gain-of-function (GOF) research — which involves intentionally strengthening viruses to better study their potential effects — at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Such research could have given birth to COVID-19.
https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/28/fauci-in-2012-gain-of-function-research-into-bat-viruses-is-worth-the-risk-of-a-pandemic/

CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination –At least 17 of the cases reportedly involve members of the U.S. military.
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-cdc-investigating-heart-problem-few-young-vaccine-recipients-nyt-2021-05-22/

Mixing and matching COVID-19 shots in fully vaccinated people is subject of new study.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mixing-and-matching-covid-19-shots-in-fully-vaccinated-people-is-subject-of-new-study-11622588194

NEO, The Terrible Truth Behind President Biden’s COVID Investigation:
Simply put, this order is, minimally, a two-edged sword, one that could drive international tensions or, if carried out as stated, something the US has never done before, it might well throw the US into chaos.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/01/blockbuster-neo-the-terrible-truth-behind-president-bidens-covid-investigation/

Anthony Fauci’s emails reveal the pressures that fell on one man. We obtained thousands of pages of communications that show how Fauci tried to keep Americans calm and develop an effective strategy despite conflicts with the Trump administration.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nataliebettendorf/fauci-emails-covid-response

White House Offers Free Beer, Other Perks To Incentivize Vaccines: To reach its goal of getting at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of 70% of U.S. adults by July 4, the White House is offering Americans a whole lot of free stuff.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/white-house-free-beer-vaccine-incentives_n_60b7c945e4b00a70313b8877

# Education / Schools
Dallas High School Valedictorian Scraps Approved Speech to Speak Out Against State’s Extreme Anti-Choice Law: “I refuse to give up this platform to promote complacency and peace, when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights,” said Paxton Smith.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/02/dallas-high-school-valedictorian-scraps-approved-speech-speak-out-against-states

# Employment / Labor
The Jobs Report That Could Upend Biden’s Economic Agenda. The jobs numbers for May hold big implications for the U.S. economy, and for Biden.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/02/may-jobs-report-biden-agenda-491533

UN Labor Agency Finds Pandemic Pushed Over 100 Million Workers Into Poverty The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated preexisting inequalities and undermined progress on poverty reduction, gender equality, and battling child and forced labor, according to the International Labor Organization.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/02/un-labor-agency-finds-pandemic-pushed-over-100-million-workers-poverty

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Biden Reverses Trump Policy on Arctic Oil Drilling. Donald Trump’s administration had opened up the refuge—home to polar bears, caribou, and snowy owls—to drilling.
https://www.cnet.com/news/biden-reverses-trump-by-pausing-oil-drilling-in-arctic/

It’s Time for a Price on Carbon: Reduce America’s carbon pollution quickly, 50% by 2030. Climate change threatens America’s communities and our economy. Putting a price on carbon is the single most powerful tool we have to turn the tide.
https://citizensclimatelobby.org/price-carbon-now/?utm_medium=ads&utm_source=TheHill&utm_content=CarbonPricing&utm_campaign=Wave1-2021&&utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=39555

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
JBS cyberattack forces shutdown of all company’s US beef plants –Meat shortage in the US a concern following cyberattack https://abc13.com/business/what-the-jbs-cyberattack-means-for-your-meat-supply/10727480/

Scientists develop a pollen grain–sized “medicine” that could save bees from pesticide poisoning https://www.salon.com/2021/06/01/scientists-develop-a-pollen-grainsized-medicine-that-could-save-bees-from-pesticide-poisoning/

Pesticides are killing the world’s soils. They cause significant harm to earthworms, beetles, ground-nesting bees and thousands of other vital subterranean species https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticides-are-killing-the-worlds-soils/

Food additive in Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, +3,000 others no longer considered safe. The additive, titanium dioxide, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/06/02/food-additive-in-starbursts-sour-patch-kids-skittles-3000-others-no-longer-considered-safe/

# Global Politics and other news
How an Accused Russian Agent Worked With Rudy Giuliani in a Plot Against the 2020 Election. Andriy Derkach fondly recalled meeting with Giuliani, saying “When we spoke, it was very useful for me.”
https://time.com/6052302/andriy-derkach-profile/

Pro-Russia Demo Was False-Flag Op Staged by Coup Plotters. An extraordinary show of support for Russian intervention in the streets of Africa can be exposed as a total sham.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/pro-russia-demonstration-was-false-flag-operation-staged-by-mali-coup-plotters

Israel to ask U.S. for $1 billion in emergency military aid https://www.axios.com/israel-1-billion-military-aid-gaza-iron-dome-486f640a-4b95-470b-a59b-b28673fd404e.html

How much military aid funds does Israel get from the US? – report https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2021-05-24/afghanistan-israel-largest-recipients-of-us-foreign-aid

Israel Says Military Exports Hit $8.3 BN in 2020 https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/01/israel-military-exports-hit-8bn/

# Gov / Political
Flynn’s Coup Talk Is a Warning About the MAGA Violence Ahead. The collapse of American democracy that Sinclair Lewis wrote about nearly a century ago as a fictional cautionary tale is what retired general Mike Flynn is calling for now.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/flynns-coup-talk-is-a-warning-about-the-maga-violence-ahead

Russians Likely Behind Cyberattack on Meat Supplier: “The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-says-russian-criminals-likely-behind-jbs-cyberattack-2021-6

U.S. spied on Merkel and other Europeans through Danish cables – broadcaster DR: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) used a partnership with Denmark’s foreign intelligence unit to spy on senior officials of neighbouring countries https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-security-agency-spied-merkel-other-top-european-officials-through-danish-2021-05-30/

Police investigating multiple shots fired into state Capitol building in Hartford –Lamont says shooting appears to be random https://ctmirror.org/2021/06/01/gunshots-hit-ct-state-capitol-building/

Texas Gov. Abbott to veto funding for state legislature amid spat over election bill –Abbott’s action came hours after Democratic lawmakers left the House floor and broke quorum ahead of a planned vote https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/31/texas-greg-abbott-funding-legislature/

Increasing criminal penalties for protesters: On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a slate of legislation targeting protesters and restricting cities’ abilities to reduce police budgets
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/01/texas-abbott-defund-police-protest/?mc_cid=b8b16edd9d&mc_eid=6f15633605

Texas officials speak at QAnon-affiliated event where Trump adviser Michael Flynn encouraged military coup on U.S. government
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/01/texas-allen-west-sid-miller-louie-gohmert-qanon/?mc_cid=b8b16edd9d&mc_eid=6f15633605

Democrats Stretch House Majority With NM Election Win https://www.thedailybeast.com/melanie-stansbury-wins-new-mexico-special-election-for-congressional-seat

King County Votes to Ban Use of Facial Recognition. The measure, the first of its kind to pass at a county level, would prohibit the government from purchasing and using facial recognition.
https://kingcounty.gov/council/mainnews/2021/June/6-01-facial-recognition.aspx#:~:text=A%20groundbreaking%20proposal%20to%20ban,a%20vote%20of%209%2D0

Biden Pushes for US Voting Rights Law as Restrictions Mount. Invoking the words of the late Rep. John Lewis, Biden said the right to vote is “precious” and must be protected
https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-voting-government-and-politics-48c29c71f4b86983cac0f7ef57bc5359

Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP Is Repeating History. More than a century later, another generation of Black lawmakers is battling a familiar enemy.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/jim-crow-killed-voting-rights-for-generations-now-the-gop-is-repeating-history/

100+ Democracy Scholars Issue Dire Warning About Threats to Voting
Rights in U.S.
As Republicans refuse to accept the results of the 2020 election, they’re escalating attempts at voter suppression.
https://truthout.org/articles/100-democracy-scholars-issue-dire-warning-about-threats-to-voting-rights-in-us/

The 139 Republicans who lied, fueled an insurrection and then voted to cover it up. Don’t forget the names of these GOP lawmakers who chose Donald Trump over American democracy. Twice.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republicans-january-6-insurrection_n_60b134a7e4b0ead279685a40

‘GOP Isn’t Going to Meet Us Halfway’: Top Progressive Presses Biden to Cut Off Infrastructure Talks With Republicans. “It’s time to go alone—and get this done,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/02/gop-isnt-going-meet-us-halfway-top-progressive-presses-biden-cut-infrastructure

# Law Enforcement
Chicago Cops Lose Guns, Badges for Allegedly Beating Teen. Neither has been charged with disciplinary violations, but have been reassigned.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/two-chicago-cops-stripped-of-guns-badges-for-allegedly-beating-teen

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., denied a request by a group of landlords to resume evictions, leaving the temporary nationwide eviction moratorium intact for now.
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/556536-appeals-court-rejects-bid-by-landlords-to-resume-evictions

# LGBTQ
Christian Billionaires Are Funding Push to Kill Equality Act. Instead of becoming law, The Equality Act is falling victim to what one LGBTQ movement leader called one of “the most sophisticated dark money operations” they’ve ever seen.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/christian-billionaires-are-funding-a-push-to-kill-the-equality-act

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Amazon  said it will stop drug testing many workers for marijuana and will also actively lobby Congress to pass a federal legalization bill.
The move to treat cannabis “the same as alcohol use” from one of the U.S.’s largest employers is likely to have a large impact.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/amazon-to-stop-testing-many-workers-for-marijuana-and-will-lobby-congress-for-federal-legalization/

# Military / DOD
UnBelievable! The US used Nuclear Weapons in Central Asian War: OhMyGawd They Did it!  Well, the United States Military has finally done it. They have had and are using nuclear weapons in the Central Asian War; at Fallujah, Iraq to be exact.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/01/unbelievable-the-us-used-nuclear-weapons-in-central-asian-war/

US Air Force Plans to Buy More Bombs ‘Better-Suited for Operations in the Pacific’
“The new Cold War with China currently being pushed in Washington does not serve the millions of people demanding change across this country nor the billions of people affected by U.S. foreign policy abroad.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/02/us-air-force-plans-buy-more-bombs-better-suited-operations-pacific

Pentagon Eyes New Bombs for War With China, Not ISIS: The Air Force will buy fewer Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs; Hellfire missiles; and small-diameter bombs as it prepares to invest in state-of-the art, long-range weapons that are better-suited for operations in the Pacific, according to its fiscal 2022 budget request.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/01/pentagon-eyes-new-bombs-war-china-not-isis.html

US Actively Prepares for War with Russia. The US government has essentially begun its preparations for an invasion of Russia via the Baltic countries.
https://www.forces.net/services/tri-service/experts-warn-both-nato-putin-are-actively-preparing-war

# Security
Feds Eye Rudy’s Security Firm as Probe Ramps Up. Feds’ interest in Giuliani’s security and consulting business comes at a time when they have ramped up their scrutiny of his work, including his Ukraine-related efforts.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/federal-investigators-eye-rudy-giulianis-security-firm-as-probe-ramps-up

# Social
We need to understand how we got to January 6 before we can move forward. The Mother Jones podcast explores how the Capitol attack was a recruitment event.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/podcast-january-6-qanon-history-whats-next/

# Space
Something Bizarre Found on the Moon Has Scientists Speechless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GWEv-kzw1s

Moon footage captures strange activity on camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4MSrSKXf8E

Strange orbs have been filmed flying extremely close to the moon casting convincing shadows on the rocky lunar surface.
https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/09/strange-objects-flying-close-moon-12531607/

# Technology
The largest ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was hit by a ransomware attack Wednesday that hampered some operations, the latest in a string of cyberattacks in recent weeks.
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/556489-massachusetts-ferry-operator-hit-by-ransomware-attack

Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ autonomously: After a United Nations commission to block killer robots was shut down in 2018, a new report from the international body now says the Terminator-like drones are now here.
https://nypost.com/2021/05/29/killer-drone-hunted-down-a-human-target-without-being-told-to/

# Water
U.S. Southwest, already parched, sees ‘virtual water’ drain abroad: As the Colorado River Basin enters yet another year of drought, global companies are worsening the water crisis.
https://undark.org/2021/05/31/foreign-farms-virtual-water/

Amid historic drought, a new water war in the West. A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LijA3-QgyVo

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-31

Voices, The Peoples News

May 31, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Calls are mounting for greater accountability and a search for more unmarked graves in Canada after the discovery last week of 215 bodies at a former school for Indigenous children.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenstrapagiel/indigenous-residential-schools-canada-graves?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BFN%20Incoming%2006%2F01%2F2021&utm_term=News%20confirmed%20list

# Border / Immigration
If President Biden gets his way, it will soon be far easier to immigrate to the United States. There will be shorter, simpler forms and applicants will have to jump through fewer security hoops. Foreigners will have better opportunities to join their families and more chances to secure work visas.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/migrate/joe-biden-aims-to-rebuild-and-expand-legal-immigration/articleshow/83108527.cms

Biden Administration ICE Contracts Encourage Forced Labor: A contract signed in April with the detention facility in Port Isabel, Texas, continues $1-a-day wages for those detained.
https://prospect.org/justice/biden-administration-ice-contracts-encourage-forced-labor/

Biden formally ends Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration program https://thehill.com/latino/556371-biden-formally-ends-trump-era-remain-in-mexico-immigration-program

# Children / Youth
The life and loneliness of youth under pandemic restrictions
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-teen-pandemic-restrictions-1.6024078

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests)
COVID-19 ‘has NO credible natural ancestor’ and WAS created by Chinese scientists who then tried to cover their tracks with ‘retro-engineering’
to make it seem like it naturally arose from bats, explosive new study claims –An explosive new study claims researchers found ‘unique fingerprints’ in COVID-19 samples that they say could only have arisen from manipulation in a laboratory https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9629563/Chinese-scientists-created-COVID-19-lab-tried-cover-tracks-new-study-claims.html

Rep. McCaul calls COVID-19 origin ‘the worst cover-up in human history’
[Actually, the 2/47, full-court press of this experimental ‘vaccine’ has that distinction.] https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep-mccaul-covid-19-origin-worst-cover-up-human-history

COVID Vaccine Injury Reports Among 12- to 17-Year-Olds More Than Triple in 1 Week, VAERS Data Show https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/vaers-data-reports-injuries-12-to-17-year-olds-more-than-triple/

World-Renowned Doctor Blows Lid Off COVID Vaccine: ‘It’s a horrendous bioweapon that’s been thrust onto the public, and it’s going to cause great personal harm.’ Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, FACP, FACC, FCCP, FAHA, FNKF, FNLA, FCRSA – Doctor of Internal Medicine and Board-Certified Cardiologist discusses the COVID vaccine. (Video.) https://ncrenegade.com/massive-world-renowned-doctor-blows-lid-off-of-covid-vaccine/

Austin Regional Clinic will administer a possible COVID-19 vaccine to kids aged 6 months to 11 years old as part of a study starting next month.
https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2021-05-28/austin-regional-clinic-to-start-covid-19-vaccine-trials-for-kids-under-12

CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-cdc-investigating-heart-problem-few-young-vaccine-recipients-nyt-2021-05-22/

Millions of Americans Decline Second Dose of Experimental mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines https://thevaccinereaction.org/2021/05/millions-of-americans-decline-second-dose-of-experimental-mrna-covid-19-vaccines/

COVID Variants Renamed With Greek Letters, Not Countries. The World Health Organization made the change so countries that discover variants won’t be stigmatized.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/05/31/covid-variants-world-health-organization-greek-alphabet/5284698001/

Canadian Doctor Removed from Hospital Duty after Speaking out about COVID “Vaccine” Side Effects https://alethonews.com/2021/05/31/canadian-doctor-removed-from-hospital-duty-after-speaking-out-about-covid-vaccine-side-effects/

The ‘most vaccinated country in the world’ is seeing a COVID outbreak
https://theconversation.com/covid-is-surging-in-the-worlds-most-vaccinated-country-why-160869

C.D.C. Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/health/cdc-coronavirus-infections-vaccine.html

“We Won’t Be Human Guinea Pigs”: 117 Doctors, Nurses Sue Over Forced “Experimental” Vaccine https://thefreethoughtproject.com/doctors-nurses-file-lawsuit-forced-vaccination/

House Republicans investigate taxpayer funding of Wuhan lab. While the origins of COVID-19 have been a political hot button issue rife with controversy, new evidence has prompted a different question: did American taxpayers help fund the controversial Wuhan lab?
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/house-republicans-investigate-taxpayer-funding-of-wuhan-lab/article_9137b504-bfe4-11eb-825e-1f45c9eb0f2d.html

The Vaccine Divide and Emerging Segregation Society: The push to get everyone to take a COVID-19 injection may be the greatest social engineering project the world has ever witnessed.
http://www.wakingtimes.com/the-vaccine-divide-and-emerging-segregation-society/

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, one of the organizations at the forefront of simulations such as Event 201 and Clade X has issued a new report detailing plans to address future biological risks.
https://truthunmuted.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Center-for-Health-Security_Global-Catastrophic-Biological-Risks-tech-report.pdf

Swansea University Developing Microneedle Smart Patch COVID Vaccine That Can Track Patient Reactions https://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/news-events/news/2021/01/swansea-university-developing-worlds-first-covid-19-smart-patch-vaccine-that-will-measure-effectiveness.php

New Lancet Report Shows Pfizer, Moderna et al. Misled the Public with Deceptive Efficacy Statistics https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(21)00069-0/fulltext

# Economy / Trade
Covid vaccine profits mint 9 new pharma billionaires https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/business/covid-vaccine-billionaires/index.html

Trump’s Tariffs Fueling US Inflation: U.S. Manufacturers Blame Tariffs for Swelling Inflation. Some economists differ, saying removing tariffs on metal, lumber won’t mean big drop in prices
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-manufacturers-blame-tariffs-for-swelling-inflation-11622367001

Why Billionaires Like Bill Gates Can’t Fix the Problems They Helped Create https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/opinion/bill-melinda-gates-foundation.html

# Education / Schools
Republicans are passing laws to keep teachers from talking about race https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-republicans-ban-teachers-racism_n_609a96c8e4b063dccea1a3ef

# Employment / Labor
Restaurant lobbying groups and CEOs contributed to many of the GOP governors now ending pandemic unemployment benefits https://thecounter.org/restaurant-lobbying-groups-ceos-nra-greg-abbott-gop-governors/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals After pouring over $1 trillion into fossil fuel finance, CEOs of 6 US banks testify before Congress. Despite talk of an energy transition and a wave of fossil fuel bankruptcies, big bank CEOs described plans to continue business with beleaguered fossil fuel industries.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/31/after-pouring-over-1-trillion-into-fossil-fuel-finance-ceos-of-6-us-banks-testify-before-congress/

The Biden administration will suspend controversial leases issued under the previous administration for drilling at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it announced Tuesday.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/556352-biden-administration-to-suspend-arctic-oil-leases-issued-under

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Researchers travel to the bottom of the ocean and find almost intact plastic waste Plastic waste is all over the place, even where you less expect it.
https://www.zmescience.com/science/researchers-travel-to-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-and-find-almost-intact-plastic-waste/

More than 1 in 3 heat-related deaths can be linked to climate change.
New estimates suggest Central and South America and South-East Asia most affected regions https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/more-than-1-in-3-heat-related-deaths-can-be-linked-to-climate-change/

The White House continues to see upside to infrastructure negotiations with Republicans, even as the talks run on longer than President Joe Biden initially planned.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/01/biden-critical-infrastructure-talks-491476

Bees are dying from toxic chemicals and the feds won’t save them. A new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the rather scary results show that averting beemageddon will be much more difficult than previously thought.  US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives.
https://qz.com/107970/scientists-discover-whats-killing-the-bees-and-its-worse-than-you-thought/

Bill and Melinda Gates’ Empire of Dirt. Wealthy investors are snapping up large tracts of farmland—and sowing discontent.
https://www.motherjones.com/food/2021/05/bill-melinda-gates-farmland-wealth-cascade-young-farmers-priced-out/

# Global Politics and other news
The Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igiJD4ysziw

China says it will allow couples to have 3 children, up from 2. The move is the Communist Party’s latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates and avert a population crisis https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/china-couples-three-children-birth-policy.html

# Gov / Political
Four more indicted in alleged Jan. 6 Oath Keepers conspiracy to obstruct election vote in Congress
https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/nation-world/oath-keepers-conspiracy-january-6/67-b0dd49f2-12ff-4929-bc25-cd7f63ea91c3

Texas Democrats abandon House floor, blocking passage of voting bill before final deadline. Midnight was the deadline for the House to approve the legislation that would alter nearly the entire voting process, create new limitations to early voting hours, ratchet up voting-by-mail restrictions and curb local voting options.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/30/texas-voting-restrictions-house/

Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1925, which would make camping in an unapproved public place a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500. Cities may not opt out of the ban or discourage enforcement of it.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/28/camping-ban-bill-approved/

Gaetz’s GOP Primed Young Women to Sell Sex to Men Like Him. As long as lawmakers treat poverty like a personal failing that you can hustle your way out of, there will be young women doing the best they can to use G-strings as bootstraps.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/gaetzs-gop-primed-young-women-to-sell-sex-to-men-like-him

Michael Flynn Calls for Myanmar-Style Coup in the U.S.: He made the insane comment at a QAnon conference in Dallas this weekend.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/michael-flynn-calls-for-myanmar-style-coup-in-the-us

Q-OUP CALL General Michael Flynn faces calls for court-martial after telling QAnon rally ‘Myanmar-style’ coup should happen in US https://www.the-sun.com/news/2987529/michael-flynn-court-martial-qanon-myanmar-coup-america/

Texas Democrats Kill Voting-Restrictions Bill With Walkout: “When we are outnumbered, we have to use every tool  to block this attempt to scare and suppress Black and Brown Texas voters,” State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez said https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-democrats-kill-voting-restrictions-bill-with-walkout

Flynn Denies Calling for Military Coup Despite Video Footage. Trump’s former national security adviser appeared at a Dallas QAnon conference this weekend and seemed to endorse a violent military uprising.
https://theweek.com/qanon/1001019/michael-flynn-denies-calling-for-biden-coup-despite-video-of-his-comments

As a negotiator, Biden leaves GOP senators unsure how far he will go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCmGV_mHMrM

For Democrats, GOP filibuster of Jan. 6 commission raises a haunting question.
https://www.aol.com/news/democrats-gop-filibuster-jan-6-100005451.html

After defeating restrictive voting bill, Texas Democrats send loud
message: “We need Congress to do their part.”
https://newshere.org/2021/05/31/after-defeating-restrictive-voting-bill-texas-democrats-send-loud-message-we-need-congress-to-do-their-part/

Democrats are setting the stage for a massive brawl over the fate of the legislative filibuster as they face growing pressure to get rid of the roadblock.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/556055-democrats-set-for-filibuster-brawl-amid-escalating-tensions

The Texas Legislature closed out its biennial 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders — and with lawmakers already well aware they will be back this year for an overtime round.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/31/texas-adjourns-special-session/?mc_cid=eef1ca1af7&mc_eid=6f15633605

The greatest danger to American democracy. American democracy is at an inflection point.
https://robertreich.org/post/652741659619115009

Republicans Are Vocally Opposed to Democracy, From Texas to Myanmar.
State-level Republicans are laboring to affect their own slow-rolling coup in the upcoming elections.
https://truthout.org/articles/republicans-are-vocally-opposed-to-democracy-from-texas-to-myanmar/

After Texas Walkout, Sanders Says Senate Democrats Must Pass Voting Rights Bill If approved, the For the People Act would increase ballot access nationwide.
https://truthout.org/articles/after-texas-walkout-sanders-says-senate-democrats-must-pass-voting-rights-bill/

Rep. Nancy Mace’s House Vandalized With Anarchist Graffiti. Pictures posted by the GOP lawmaker show slogans like “no gods no masters” and “all politicians are bastards” painted on the front steps and sidewalk of her home.
https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article251812473.html

# Law Enforcement
11 Texas jailers fired after causing inmate’s death. “The treatment of Jaquaree Simmons was both inhumane and unconstitutional.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/06/01/11-texas-jailers-fired-after-causing-inmates-death/

“Not only should we not always trust the machine, we can’t always trust the person that interprets the machine.” A study has shown that digital-forensics experts can be unintentionally biased when examining evidence from computer hard drives.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/31/digital-forensics-experts-prone-to-bias-study-shows

McConnell signals concern over changes to qualified immunity in police reform Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled concerns on Tuesday about changes to a legal shield for police officers, a major sticking point in bipartisan police reform negotiations on Capitol Hill.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/556321-mcconnell-signals-concern-on-changes-to-qualified-immunity

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
He Robbed a Taco Joint With a Toy Gun and Got Life in Prison. No one got hurt, no one got killed. But Rolf Kaestel’s teenage delinquency landed him in jail—and 40 years later, he’s still fighting to get out.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/rolf-kaestel-robbed-a-taco-joint-with-a-toy-gun-and-got-life-in-prison

# LGBTQ
Pride Month organizers to draw attention to anti-transgender laws:
Tuesday marks the beginning of Pride Month, and LGBTQ groups say they plan on drawing attention this year to the anti-transgender bills making their way through state legislatures across the country.
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/pride-month-organizers-draw-attention-anti-transgender-laws?rnd=1622466138

# Medical / Global
China: Man in Hospital With 1st Human Case of H10N3 Bird Flu: The man was hospitalized in the city of Zhenjiang at the end of April and tested positive for the rare virus last week.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/china-says-man-hospitalized-with-first-ever-human-case-of-h10n3-bird-flu

# Medical / Health
Doctors Are Hiding Mental Health Struggles. Here’s Why. They just worked through a pandemic, so why are some state licensing boards still penalizing them for being human?
https://www.thedailybeast.com/doctors-are-hiding-mental-health-struggles-because-of-state-licensing-boards

Fertility Rates are Dropping Around the World https://thevaccinereaction.org/2021/05/fertility-rates-are-dropping-around-the-world/

A new complex modelling study forecasts steep declines in total fertility rate by the end of this century, with most of 195 countries analysed unable to maintain their population levels.
https://www.focusonreproduction.eu/article/News-in-Reproduction-Population

Why your allergy symptoms are getting worse https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/climate/health-pollen-allergies-01062021/

# Other News
Steven Seagal Joins Pro-Kremlin Political Party. The actor, who has been extremely vocal about his admiration for Vladimir Putin, has held Russian citizenship since 2016.
https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-steven-seagal-russia-joins-leftist-pro-kremlin-political-party-environment-20210531-tasqu4nkh5apfjh4cnw5hpwwry-story.html

Intel Drop:  Nuclear Terrorism, Impossible Without Control of the Narrative, History, News and Reality:  Exploding fertilizer is “anti-science.” This video, and the many like it along with every single chemistry textbook, proves Beirut was attacked with a nuclear weapon. The video demonstrates how ammonium nitrate functions, totally debunking every single claim made by the MSM and right wing conspiracy media in defense of the nation responsible for the nuclear terror attack in Beirut.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/31/vt-science-debunking-explosive-properties-of-ammonium-nitrate/

# Science
‘Entire’ human genome sequence unveiled: An international team of scientists claims to have sequenced the entirety of the human genome, including parts that were missed in the first sequencing of the human genome 20 years ago.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/01/researchers-claim-they-have-sequenced-the-entirety-of-the-human-genome-including-the-missing-parts/
The Human Genome Project: https://www.genome.gov/human-genome-project

# Social
Sheriff: Texas White Supremacist Plotted to Shoot Up Walmart.
Authorities say they seized firearms, ammunition and “radical ideology paraphernalia” from the suspect.
https://nypost.com/2021/05/30/texas-neo-nazi-arrested-for-planning-mass-shooting-at-walmart/

Video Shows NYC Man’s Brutal Sucker-Punch to Asian American Woman https://www.thedailybeast.com/video-shows-nyc-mans-brutal-sucker-punch-to-asian-american-woman?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition

Inside the Attacks on Critical Race Theory: The legislative template for these bills has been shaped by evangelicalism, Newt Gingrich, the Tea Party, Fox News, Trump, and Q-anon.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/30/gop-crt-1619-inside-the-attacks-on-critical-race-theory/

The Housing Madness Will Hit Renters the Hardest: Purchase prices may be skyrocketing, but the real problem is an imminent eviction crisis and a stubborn inability to deliver rental relief.
https://prospect.org/infrastructure/housing/housing-madness-will-hit-renters-the-hardest/

Minority Rule: Given the Republican ferocity in trying to destroy basic rights, the road back to democracy is not civic but political. The republic literally came apart over what was meant by minority rights.
After decades of failed compromises, it took a Civil War to settle the question of slavery. But the race issue was far from settled, and Calhoun’s legacy persists to this day.
https://prospect.org/culture/books/minority-rule-adam-jentleson-kill-switch-review/

# Technology
5G EMF/RF Memorial Day 2021: Wireless, Surveillance, & Warfare, The FCC, and the Military Budget in 3 Graphs Not Including the FCC: In April of 2021, the Brookings Institution published a Democratic-leaning series of articles entitled, “Build Back Better with Biden FCC” including “six installments reviewing issues that confront the FCC (Federal Communications Industry) today.”
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/05/5g-emf-rf-memorial-day-2021-wireless-surveillance-warfare-the-fcc-and-the-military-budget-in-3-graphs-not-including-the-fcc.html

# UFO’s
Leaked Navy video appears to show UFO off California https://globalnews.ca/news/7871671/ufo-video-water-san-diego-california-2019-omaha/

UFOs regularly spotted in restricted U.S. airspace, report on the phenomena due next month https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ufo-military-intelligence-60-minutes-2021-05-16/

Defense Department confirms leaked Navy UFO video https://www.wistv.com/2021/05/20/defense-department-confirms-leaked-navy-ufo-video/

# Veterans / VA
How the VA Is Pushing Vets Into the Opioid Abyss: Audits and interviews reveal failures to examine medical histories and perform tests before prescribing veterans opioids. The results are disastrous.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-va-is-pushing-vets-into-the-opioid-abyss

# Weather
Experts warn US needs to better prepare for hurricane season. As hurricane season approaches, experts say the country is still not adequately prepared.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/556041-experts-warn-us-needs-to-better-prepare-for-hurricane-season

# Water
8-day delay for West Palm Beach water toxin information irks officials.
Officials say the city needed to conduct more tests, but local officials aren’t happy.
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/2021/05/29/8-day-delay-west-palm-beach-water-toxin-information-irks-officials/5263874001/

California faces another drought as lake beds turn to dust: Water shortages and dry conditions are already affecting California as the governor has declared an emergency in 41 of 58 counties.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/30/california-drought-water-shortage-photo-essay

‘Suezmax’ oil tankers could soon be plying the poisoned waters of Texas’
Lavaca Bay
Fishermen and environmentalists say a plan to export crude would require dredging mercury-laced sediment in a Superfund site, imperling oyster reefs and the natural habitat.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052021/suezmax-oil-tankers-could-soon-be-plying-the-poisoned-waters-of-texas-lavaca-bay/

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