Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-24

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West: The Department of Interior announced plans to review the legacy of Indian boarding schools. Read Nick Estes’ 2019 story that looked into how these schools used children as a tool to open the West.

Hundreds of Graves Found at 2nd Indigenous School in Canada. In May, investigators found the remains of 215 children at a British Columbia boarding school for Indigenous kids.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Why Are Large Numbers Of Birds Suddenly Dropping Dead In Multiple U.S.
As if we didn’t have enough weird things going on, now birds are suddenly dropping dead in large numbers all across the eastern half of the country.

# Archaeology
Puzzling skull discovery may point to previously unknown human ancestor.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have identified a new type of early human at the Nesher Ramla site, dated to 140,000 to 120,000 years ago https://scitechdaily.com/archaeologists-make-dramatic-discovery-a-prehistoric-human-type-previously-unknown-to-science/

Archaeologist discovers 6,000 year-old island settlement off Croatian coast. Croatia has a long history of underwater archaeological research, especially of shipwrecks and the history of sea travel and trade in Classical Antiquity, but also including intermittent discoveries of submerged prehistoric archaeology.

# Border / Immigration
ICE force-fed immigrants who went on hunger strikes to protest poor conditions, new report https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/immigrants-ice-hunger-strikes-force-feeding

Smuggled Video Provides Glimpse Of Dangerous And ‘Heartbreaking’
Conditions At El Paso Migrant Camp.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) The COVID Shots. Are they Really Saving Us?

Mandatory Vaccination Lawsuit by Houston Methodist Hospital Employees Dismissed

Covid-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives. None of the current trials are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospitalisations, intensive care use, or deaths https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/covid-19-vaccine-trials-cannot-tell-us-if-they-will-save-lives/

Researcher Says He Uncovered 13 Deleted COVID-19 Sequences. The files were uncovered on Google Cloud, a cloud storage software.

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines Linked to 1,200 Cases of Rare Heart Inflammation https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-06-23/cdc-advisers-likely-link-between-rare-heart-inflammation-cases-and-pfizer-moderna-covid-19-vaccines

Israel says the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people – as many as 50% of cases. But they are less severe.

Wolves in Sheep Clothing – Republican Governors are Pro-Bioweapon Injections Despite Opposing COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”

Biden Admin Partnering with Private Sector to Bribe Kids with Xboxes to Get Shots https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/22/tiktok-xbox-jen-psaki-vaccination-kids-anthony-fauci/

17 Million Americans Likely Had Covid In Early 2020 And Didn’t Know It.
Antibody testing on undiagnosed adults suggests that there may have been five times more cases than officially reported.

Rare Heart Condition In Young ‘Likely’ Linked To mRNA Vaccines: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 323 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been verified in people who received the Pfizer or Moderna covid vaccine.

San Francisco Chronicle: S.F. Will Require All City Workers To Be Vaccinated. Those Who Don’t Could Be Fired https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/S-F-will-require-all-city-workers-to-be-16269840.php

‘Inappropriate’ Or A Relief? How Houston Methodist Patients, Workers Feel About Vaccination Firings. A day after Houston Methodist finalized the terminations and resignations of 153 workers who had refused the
COVID-19 vaccine, opinions swirled across one of Houston’s largest hospital systems https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/health/article/Inappropriate-or-a-relief-How-Houston-16269007.php

U.S. Confirms Removal of Wuhan Virus Sequences From Database. Details of the genetic makeup of some of the earliest samples of coronavirus in China were removed from an American database where they were initially stored at the request of Chinese researchers, U.S. officials confirmed, adding to concerns over secrecy surrounding the outbreak and its origins.

Virus Expert Just Broadcast This Big Warning: “I think there’s a universal agreement among the COVID-19 experts that the Delta variant is by far the most dangerous SARS-CoV-2 mutation or variant that we’ve seen to date,” said Osterholm.

Gregg Jarrett: COVID and China – Dr. Fauci’s tangled web of deceit just got bigger. Fauci, medical adviser to the president, has already been accused by Sen. Rand Paul of lying during a recent Senate hearing https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/covid-china-fauci-deceipt-gregg-jarrett

The Way To Reduce The Effects Of The Delta Variant Is Simple — But Will Americans Listen?

What parents should know about rare cases of heart inflammation in young people after a COVID-19 vaccine

# Economy / Trade
Famous firms pulling out of the People’s Republic. Click or scroll through the gallery for 29 world-famous firms partially or completely pulling out of the People’s Republic.

6 Chinese Manufacturers of Solar Industry Materials Blacklisted From U.S. Market

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Most wind and solar power installed last year is generating cheaper power than the lowest-cost fossil fuel alternative, an International Renewable Energy Agency report finds.

Renewable Energy Is Now The Cheapest Option – Even Without Subsidies https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/06/15/renewable-energy-is-now-the-cheapest-option-even-without-subsidies/?sh=36328eb25a6b

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Inside an Ugly New Extremist Wave Stoked by Historic Drought. If online and IRL bluster are any indication, a genuine, complicated water emergency in the West might give rise to violent clashes.

‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise.
Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/24/florida-keys-climate-change-sea-level-rise

This barge capsized and leaked a massive stream of toxic coal ash near Florida A plume of ash roughly 1,000 feet long could be seen spilling out of the half-submerged barge https://www.vice.com/en/article/epnagz/coal-ash-florida-barge-capsize-aes-puerto-rico

Legal Experts Define Ecocide: An international panel of 12 legal experts has drafted an official definition of ecocide this week after months of deliberation. The definition was released with a proposed law that would be the fifth crime prosecuted by the International Criminal Court if enacted.

Democrats and Republicans want to fund infrastructure using federal unemployment benefits yanked from workers

‘We have a deal’: Biden reaches $1.2 trillion infrastructure compromise with bipartisan group of senators https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/24/senators-meet-biden-infrastructure-raising-hope-deal/7777660002/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Senate Democrats Call For FDA Action On High Levels Of Heavy Metals In Some Baby Food https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/559862-senate-democrats-call-for-fda-action-on-high-levels-of-heavy-metals-in-some

White farmer wins temporary halt to program for Black counterparts. A federal judge ordered the USDA not to issue payments under the program for ‘socially disadvantaged’ farmers until she can rule on the merits of the case.

The history of discrimination against Black farmers in the U.S.: A farmer’s life is never an easy one. But for many African American farmers, their work has been complicated by discrimination and often at the hand of government officials.

# Global Politics and other news
Afghan government could collapse six months after US withdrawal, new intelligence assessment says https://thehill.com/policy/defense/559894-intel-analysis-afghan-government-could-collapse-six-months-after-us-troops

Satellite Images Appear to Show Iran Preparing for Second Rocket Launch This Month https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/iran-failed-satellite-launch/index.html

China’s growth “cannot be stopped by anyone,” a Chinese official declared on Thursday as he warned the United States against any further contact with Taiwan.
China ‘Cannot Be Stopped by Anyone,’ Beijing Defense Official Warns U.S.:

China Military Holds ‘Record-Breaking’ Drill in Tibet Amid Heightened Tensions. The Chinese military recently conducted “record-breaking”
training in Tibet amid rising regional tensions with India, as the South Asian country begins military drills with the United States.

# Gov / Political
Senators involved in bipartisan negotiations say they’ve agreed to an infrastructure “framework” that White House officials signed off on, they’ll meet with President Biden to brief him.

(Defense News) President Joe Biden is set to nominate the chief executive of the U.S.-Russia Foundation and a former National Security Council official on Russia to be the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.

Earthquake: Black candidates rack up city wins: Voters are turning to outsider candidates to run their cities in a political earthquake that has ousted incumbents and shattered expectations across the country.

McConnell Is Stacking the Courts and Using Voter Suppression to Maintain Power Mitch McConnell has established himself as the U.S.’s most dangerous practitioner of might-is-right politics.

U.S. House committee due to consider sweeping China bill next week https://www.todayonline.com/world/us-house-committee-due-consider-sweeping-china-bill-next-week

House passes veterans contraception, LGBTQ business bills previously blocked by GOP https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-passes-veterans-contraception-lgbtq-business-bills-previously-blocked-by-gop/ar-AALps4L?ocid=winp1taskbar

Yes to a Biden-Xi summit: While the meetings behind closed doors were far more professional, both sides put on a show for the reporters who were ushered into the room.

US diplomat says US no longer sees Taiwan as problem in relationship with China https://thehill.com/policy/international/asia-pacific/560032-us-diplomat-says-us-no-longer-sees-taiwan-as-problem-in

Alright, Alright, Alright: Poll Shows Matthew McConaughey In Striking Distance Of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

# Law Enforcement
National Guard chief says Capitol quick-reaction force better suited for law-enforcement agencies https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/2021-06-23/National-Guard-chief-says-Capitol-quick-reaction-force-better-suited-for-law-enforcement-agencies-1784067.html

Plan for National Guard security force on Capitol Hill faces political pushback https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/05/19/plan-for-national-guard-security-force-on-capitol-hill-faces-political-pushback/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Secret Weisselberg & Trump meets at Trump Tower May Yield Obstruction for Disgraced Ex- Prez: The Trump organization seems to have circled its wagons, with frequent meetings of the clan, advisors, and attorneys in Trump Tower. I suspect news of possible ‘state Rico charges’, with everyone in company is tagged as a group for ‘running a continuing criminal enterprize.’

House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice department https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/24/house-democrats-justice-department-shadow-operation-investigation

Rudy Giuliani Was Just Suspended From Practicing Law in New York. The former Trump attorney’s election lies have landed him in hot water.

NY attorney general says Trump Org probe is now criminal. The New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday that it is conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business empire, expanding what had previously been a civil probe.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
House Appropriations Committee leaders are defying President Joe Biden by filing a spending bill that would allow Washington, D.C. to legalize marijuana sales.

Biden admin opposes cannabis research bill for veterans (Newsletter:
June 24, 2021)

Multiple Adult-Use Legalization Laws to Take Effect Next Week. Once the new state laws are enacted, an estimated 145 million Americans – or more than 40 percent of the country – will live in a jurisdiction where the use of cannabis by adults is legal.

# Media
PressTV domain seized by US government: Kevin Barrett & Scott Bennett Respond on Press TV. The White House has not officially commented on the matter.

# Medical / Health
Biden Quietly Transforms Medicaid Safety Net: The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program.

# Military / DOD
Austin, Milley push back on lawmakers’ extremism, critical race theory challenges The Pentagon’s top leaders on Wednesday offered full-throated defenses of their handling of extremism and diversity issues amid challenges from House Republicans skeptical of efforts to root out radicals and racists in the military force.

Gen. Milley Fires Back at Matt Gaetz’s ‘Offensive’ Question: “What is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” Milley declared on Wednesday.

A week after China flew a record sortie of 28 fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone, the U.S. Navy sent the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur through the narrow strait dividing Taiwan from mainland China.

Extended-Range Guided MLRS Soars in Flight Test. (Lockheed Martin) Lockheed Martin’s Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) exceeds the range of the current munition offering enhanced capability, flexibility and ability to restore advantage throughout the battlespace.

MDA Chief: US needs hybrid system to defend Guam from missile threats:
(USNI News) The U.S. will likely need to deploy a hybrid system to defend Guam due to its difficult terrain and the variety of missile threats it faces, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said this week.

Pentagon linguist sentenced to 23 years for exposing US sources in Iraq to Hezbollah in rare terrorism espionage case https://ground.news/article/pentagon-linguist-sentenced-to-23-years-for-exposing-us-sources-in-iraq-to-hezbollah-in-rare-terrorism-espionage-case

(Army Times) If the Army is serious about countering the Chinese military in the Pacific, it needs to permanently station an Armored Brigade Combat Team on Taiwan, according to some think tankers.

(Air Force Magazine) Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
(ISR) aircraft are among the Air Force’s most-requested assets worldwide, but the service wants to cut back the number of combat air patrols it supports on any given day so it can free up funds in the fiscal 2022 budget to develop next-generation platforms.

Biden Administration Plans to Spend $109.8 Billion on Nuclear Submarines. A Columbia-class submarine is essentially an over $100 billion initiative to deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas.

Pentagon Insider Warns Joe Biden Against ‘Major War’ With China in Open Letter

# Social
Black and Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest US Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII. The pandemic will undermine Americans’ health for years. Even those not infected by the coronavirus could suffer health problems related to poverty, job loss, eviction, or all of the above.

# Space
What is the Drake Equation: the math that predicts how many alien civilizations are out there https://www.zmescience.com/science/what-is-the-drake-equation-the-math-that-predicts-how-many-alien-civilizations-are-out-there/

# Technology
John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell. The software magnate reportedly died just hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States.

Northrop CEO: To beat China, US must step up investments in advanced computing
(C4ISRNET) The United States is at risk at falling behind China in the realm of computing, Northrop Grumman’s top executive said.

US Cyber Command exercise will help shape new tactics for changing threats
(C4ISRNET) U.S. Cyber Command is using its annual training exercise this week to codify best practices for defensive cyber teams.

# UFO’s
Pentagon Likely Thinks UFOs ‘Not Human,’ Astrophysicist Says Ahead of Report https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/pentagon-likely-thinks-ufos-not-human-astrophysicist-says-ahead-of-report/ar-AALmqJX?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Veterans / VA
New bill would make extra pandemic assistance permanent for homeless veterans

(Navy Times) Sailors who have given birth will now have an additional three months to recover before they are required to take the physical fitness assessment.

Wounded Iraq War veteran gets custom-built home through Gary Sinise’s charity (Army Times) Retired Army Capt. Juan Guerrero and his family moved into a specialized smart home, mortgage-free, outside of San Antonio, Texas, last week.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-23

Voices, The Peoples News

June 23, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
US to investigate ‘unspoken traumas’ of Native American boarding schools Deb Haaland announces initiative to ‘uncover the truth’ of policies that forced Indigenous children to assimilate https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/22/us-investigation-native-american-boarding-schools

Shawnee reclaim the great Serpent Mound. The Summer Solstice, June 20, the longest day of the year, marks the first time that the Shawnee tribe has officially returned to the Serpent Mound located in Ohio to present their history and connection to this place that they called home so many years ago.

A federal judge dismisses the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s case against the Dakota Access pipeline developer but outlines a path for future legal challenges.

Native Americans no longer silent as racial tensions build amid new Klamath water crisis https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2021/05/silent-no-more-klamath-tribes-want-voice-heard-on-water-basin-issues.html

# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous tribes protest proposed law stripping land rights in Brazil

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls US Navy’s powerful shock exercise harms marine mammals, expert says. The US navy set off a massive explosion last week, detonating a 40,000lb blast as part of a test to determine whether its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, is ready for war.

# Border / Immigration
Pandemic’s High Toll at the Texas Border Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance Health experts say Texas’s lax COVID response and refusal to expand Medicaid contributed to the higher death rates.

Pencils Removed From Migrant Camp Over Child Suicide Fears. Workers at the Texas facility have banned nail clippers, toothbrushes, pens, and pencils at the facility for fears of self-harm.

# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy is running for Idaho governor. He might not be the most extreme candidate in the race. The media often describe Ammon Bundy as an “anti-government activist.” But on Saturday evening, the man Harry Reid once dismissed as a “domestic terrorist” officially announced his plans to try to become the government by running for governor of Idaho.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Doctors Refuse Putin’s Vaccine as COVID-19 Rages in Russia. As Russia grapples with another pandemic wave, plummeting public trust in the Kremlin means people are skipping the Putin-approved COVID-19 jab, even doctors on the front lines.

Boston’s Research (even funded by Gates) reveals Unknown-Dangerous Risks in M-RNA Vaccine already Explained by Chinese Study https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/22/bostons-research-even-funded-by-gates-reveals-unknown-dangerous-risks-in-m-rna-vaccine-already-explained-by-chinese-study/

DK COVID-19 Statement: Our statement on the current state of our world during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We Can’t Breathe: Black Death, Racism, Structural Inequality, and the American Viruses in Health and Higher Education.

In the Shadow of Biological Warfare: Conspiracy Theories on the Origins of COVID-19 and Enhancing Global Governance of Biosafety as a Matter of Urgency https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7445685/

COVID-19 Bio-weapon Shots Destroy Young Lives – What Percentage of the American Public is now Complicit with Murder?

Pandemic baby bust: Births drop by fastest rate in 50 years. The number of American women who gave birth last year fell precipitously over 2019, as provisional government data show a national baby bust getting worse during the coronavirus pandemic https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/559781-pandemic-baby-bust-births-drop-by-fastest-rate-in-50-years

At Texas Border, Pandemic’s High Toll Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance In Texas’ border communities, which are overwhelmingly Hispanic,
covid-19 death rates for for people under age 65 were double those in the rest of the state and three times the national average https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210623/At-Texas-border-Pandemice28099s-high-toll-lays-bare-gaps-in-health-and-insurance.aspx

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where’s Help for Them? More than 46,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent to covid-19.

CDC: Nearly Every Adult COVID-19 Death Is Now “Entirely Preventable”

World Health Organization Says Do Not Give Children Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots

Canadian Politician, Doctors Condemn Censorship of Scientific Inquiry and Suppression of Information on Vaccine Risks to Kids https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/derek-sloan-doctors-condemn-censorship-scientific-inquiry-vaccine-risks-kids/

Seattle scientist digs up deleted coronavirus genetic data, adding fuel to the covid origin debate. The virus was circulating in Wuhan, China, before a December outbreak of COVID-19. The illness caused by the virus was linked to a market selling live animals.

CDC safety group says there’s a likely link between rare heart inflammation in young people after Covid shot https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cdc-safety-group-says-there-s-a-likely-link-between-rare-heart-inflammation-in-young-people-after-covid-shot/ar-AALmi9i?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Economy / Trade
No State Has an Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing for the Lowest Income Renters. The U.S. has a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income.

What special relationship? Canada grimaces amid hail of U.S. trade blows https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2021-06-22/what-special-relationship-canada-grimaces-amid-hail-of-us-trade-blows

China’s Bid to Join Trade Pact Raises Alarms, U.S. Lawmaker Says:
China’s efforts to join a regional trade deal that originally aimed to exclude Beijing “should set off alarm bells” in Washington, where a growing number of lawmakers are calling for the U.S. to re-assert its influence in Asia, according to a key U.S. senator overseeing trade.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Could Come Down to One Number. Team Biden is thankfully resisting privatization. But the deal will hinge on how much both sides agree they can wring out of increased tax enforcement.

# Education / Schools
What is critical race theory? Explaining the discipline that Texas’
governor wants to “abolish”: Those who study the discipline say attacks on it are targeting any teachings that challenge and complicate dominant narratives about the country’s history and identity. Conservative lawmakers, commentators and parents assert that children are being taught in history and other courses that the United States is a racist country. Educators deny that children in grades K-12 are taught critical race theory in school.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals As the Gulf of Mexico heals from the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, stringent safety proposals remain elusive: Obama put forth a tough new standard for offshore drilling that Trump rolled back, prompting a lawsuit by environmentalists.

A North Carolina gas station operator files a class-action suit against the Colonial Pipeline over the May cyberattack that led to panic buying and fuel shortages.

Police Escalate Line 3 Standoffs at Indigenous, Water Protector-Led Treaty Sites Red Lake tribal monitor Sasha Beaulieu says it’s not the tribe’s Water Protectors who are trespassing; it’s Enbridge.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden has a chance to oversee biggest river restoration project in US history Removing four dams would promote salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights.

“Learn from the past, prepare in the present, to defend the future.” Indigenous artist, Gord Hill: Helicopter science doesn’t work—environmental justice comes from empowered communities. Researchers need to shift toward real community partnerships that emphasize sustainability and create opportunities for environmental change.

Scientists don’t know why hundreds of birds are getting sick and dying across the U.S.
Wildlife experts in at least six states are investigating the cause of the bird deaths.

Wisconsin bill provides PFAS grants, blocks ability to sue polluters. A bill aimed at providing grants to communities affected by “forever chemical” contamination would take away the ability for cities and towns to pursue legal action against the companies or other entities that created the pollution.

Top international lawyers to make ‘ecocide’ a crime against nature:
Approving the right definition could pave the way for acts of environmental destruction to be prosecuted and condemned by the International Criminal Court, under the same consideration as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocides and aggression.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Renegade biologist Alexandra Morton is fighting for the future of wild salmon ‘It’s not a great measure of our democracy when occupying a fish farm is what you need to do to make change.’

# Global Politics and other news
Saudi Men Involved in Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Were Trained by U.S.
Group. The Latest Khashoggi Revelations Are Part of a Long and Barbaric American Tradition. At least the U.S. government is outsourcing its wet-work training these days.

The Real War Dogs of Iraq: One company is empowering Kurdish human rights abusers. Another is accused of selling Iranian fuel to the U.S.

# Gov / Political
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 8 date for special legislative session on voting bill, other issues: Items “will be announced prior to the convening of the special session.”

Census delays will force Texas lawmakers into a special session to redraw political maps: The Census Bureau revealed detailed results lawmakers need to reconfigure congressional and state legislative districts won’t be available until at least two months after the end of the regular 2021 legislative session https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/27/census-texas-redistricting-special-session/

Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz join fellow Republicans to block Democrats’ federal elections overhaul https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/22/ted-cruz-john-cornyn-senate-for-the-people-vote/

Whistleblowers say Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is distorting testimony to get their lawsuit dismissed.

Senate Republicans Block Dems’ Voting Reform Bill: Democrats were able to claim one small victory, however: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to advance the bill.

GOP governors embrace culture wars with White House in mind. Several high-profile Republican governors are leaning into the culture wars as they eye presidential bids in 2024.

Trump fuels Herschel Walker Senate hype in Georgia. The prospect that the former college and pro football legend might jump into the GOP Senate race in Georgia has Republicans anxiously looking for clues about his intentions, aware that his candidacy could suddenly rewrite one of the nation’s most important Senate contests of 2022.

Top Republicans are embracing opposition to critical race theory in schools as a new front in the culture wars aimed at exciting their voters ahead of both off-year and midterm elections.

Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in NYC Mayoral Race in City’s First Election with Ranked-Choice Voting https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/23/nyc_democratic_primary_adams_wiley_yang

How Biden helped hard-liner Raisi win Iran election. President Biden’s failure to rejoin the nuclear agreement with Iran helped a hard-liner to win the presidential election and will leave us on a path toward war with Iran unless he promptly rejoins the JCPOA now.

India Walton scored a stunning upset in the Democratic mayoral primary in Buffalo, putting her on track to become the city’s first female executive and the country’s most high-profile socialist mayor in decades.

SCOTUS Reaffirms President Biden’s Power to Remove Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/06/23/scotus-reaffirms-president-bidens-power-remove-social-security-commissioner

The Senate Must Hear from American People About Urgent Need to Pass Election Legislation https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/06/23/senate-must-hear-american-people-about-urgent-need-pass-election-legislation

McConnell killed election reform in Senate. Democrats will now take it to the people https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article252300648.html

The little-known agreement that could lead the U.S. and China to war https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/opinions-the-little-known-agreement-that-could-lead-the-u-s-and-china-to-war/ar-AALloRp?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Law Enforcement
Two Girls Found Dead in South Florida Canal, Hours Apart. Detectives trying to “piece the puzzle together” after bodies of preteen girls found in same waterway on the same day https://www.thedailybeast.com/two-girls-found-dead-in-south-florida-canal-hours-apart-lauderhill-police-say

Trooper’s actions questioned after surveillance video shows him tasing biracial teen https://www.thechestnutpost.com/news/troopers-actions-questioned-after-surveillance-video-shows-him-tasing-biracial-teen/

Portland police officers will no longer make certain traffic stops, must follow new consent search guidelines

Supreme Court declines to expand police power to enter home without warrant https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/supreme-court-declines-to-expand-police-power-to-enter-home-without-warrant/ar-AALm60l?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A grand jury declined to indict eight Collin County officers on charges related to Marvin Scott III’s death in March after they restrained and used pepper spray on him in custody.

Man Who Gunned Down Officer ‘Expressed Hatred’ for Police. Veteran officer, and bystander who tried to help, shot dead in Denver suburb by man who said he hated police https://www.thedailybeast.com/colorado-officer-and-bystander-gunned-down-by-man-who-hated-police

The Sneaky Way the Supreme Court Will End Abortion Rights. They won’t come out and say they’re overturning Roe. But that’s what they’ll do, anyway.

Murdaugh Murder Probe Uncovers Info on Unsolved 2015 Death. State police are now investigating the 2015 death of a 19-year-old thanks to new information learned as part of the Murdaugh investigation.

Oath Keeper Will Testify Against His Jan. 6 Co-Conspirators. Graydon Young pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two charges for his role in coordinating and executing a plan to storm the Capitol.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
50 years later, end the War on Drugs. Nixon’s War on Drugs turned out to be a war on people. President Biden should end it once and for all.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) signed a marijuana legalization bill into law. It’s the fourth state to legalize cannabis so far this year.
The new law takes effect on July 1.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed a bill to legalize smokable medical cannabis flower. Last week he signed separate legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession.

# Media
Fox Grows More Dangerous as Murdoch Tabloid Empire Falls: The hacking scandal finally caught up with the London tabs, turning them into a worthless asset. Now the mogul’s motherlode, Fox News, is right here, and it’s on a roll.

Inside Tucker Carlson & Fox’s Critical Race Theory Freakout. Tucker Carlson and the right-wing hysteria machine have to find a new culture war and it’s called critical race theory. Also known as American History no one wants you to know.

C-SPAN Anchor Steve Scully to Leave Network. The broadcaster put the anchor on leave last year after he lied about his Twitter account being hacked.

# Medical / Health
Biologists raise alarm: Brain damage caused by even small amounts of bisphenols https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/698a45183c3c3f8b4027ed82cb08b747-Biologists-Raise-Alarm-Brain-Damage-Caused-by-Even-Small-Amounts-of-Plasticizers

The world’s first mRNA vaccine against cancer is now being trialed https://www.zmescience.com/future/first-mrna-vaccine-cancer-22062021/

# Military / Global
Russian forces block US military patrol in northeast Syria: US, Russian troops square off in northeast Syria as Kremlin eyes wider footprint.
US-Russian standoff near Derik, Syria, blocks traffic for hours before Russians return to Qamishli.

# Other News
Warren Buffet resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “For years I have been a trustee – an inactive trustee at that – of only one recipient of my funds, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMG). I am now resigning from that post, just as I have done at all corporate boards other than Berkshire’s,” Buffett said in a prepared statement https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/warren-buffet-resigns-from-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation/ar-AALm2os?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Social
Can Klan Rally Really Be Fun Without Sheets and Burning Crosses? There is no shortage of money to pay for the outing as major corporations, listed below, including insurance and defense contractors, are funding this rally, really a Klan rally.

# Space
Harvard physicist says there may be a link between ‘Oumuamua and UFOs.
The Harvard astrophysicist who first suggested that the interstellar object (ISO) ‘Oumuamua was a ‘lightsail’ sent from another civilization in space now suggests there may be a link to the mysterious space object and the US government’s upcoming report on UFOs.

# Technology
The End of Global Internet: US Seizes Foreign Domains. Visitors to state-run media and sites operated by Iran-backed militias find banners posted by U.S. agencies

# Water
How the Mormon Church Beat Bill Gates in a Battle Over Water. The missionaries bested the mogul in a bid to snap up a massive plot of farmland and precious water rights in the parched West.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-21

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous / Global
Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/21/headlines/authorities_uncover_likely_remains_of_missing_indigenous_activist_3_weeks_after_disappearance

# Border / Immigration
“There’s crime in Chicago, there’s crime in D.C., there’s crime in Dallas, there’s crime in Houston,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said. “Why aren’t they talking about the crime and the murders in big cities all over the country? Why us?”

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Moderna Sent Coronavirus Vaccine to North Carolina University Weeks Before Pandemic, Secret Documents Reveal https://greatgameindia.com/moderna-vaccine-north-carolina-university/

Hundreds of vaccinated Indonesian health workers get COVID-19

Banned: COVID began in North Carolina, not Wuhan, not until 2 years later https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article241996426.html

# Economy / Trade
U.S. Economy Is Bouncing Back From Covid-19. Now Foreign Investors Are Rushing In.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Pipeline Developers Can Seize Public Land The PennEast pipeline project would cut through the last contiguous forested areas in central New Jersey.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Great Western Drought Will Affect Us All. The severe drought gripping the Western states looks set to reach into all lives in the nation and into every pocket.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
White Illinois Farmers Sue Over Race-Based Farm Loan Relief Program:
White Illinois farmers are challenging part of the recent COVID-19 stimulus law in court because it allocates federal benefits based on skin color.

# Global Politics and other news
“The American Sector” Probes Domestic Politics, One Slab of the Berlin Wall at a Time https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/review-the-american-sector-probes-domestic-politics-one-slab-of-the-berlin-wall-at-a-time

# Gov / Political
Joe Biden’s administration announced its plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism https://tennesseestar.com/2021/06/17/joe-biden-asks-americans-to-report-radicalized-friends-and-family-to-the-government/

Media hushes up report suggesting FBI involvement in Capitol riot as White House turns anti-terrorism efforts on American people: Court filings suggest that FBI operatives were among the mob who stormed the US Capitol in January, and may have set up the riot.

Unindicted Co-Conspirators in 1/6 Cases Raise Disturbing Questions of Federal Foreknowledge: Of all the questions asked, words spoken, and ink spilled on the so-called “Capitol Siege” of January 6, 2021, none hold the key to the entire event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzFDqGL30Us

The Real Reason Republicans Are Blocking Voting Rights Legislation https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/voting-rights-senate-republicans-trump-biden/index.html

January 6 Wasn’t the End — the Right Is Trying a Hostile Takeover State by State: Jan 6. was the blueprint: The GOP is now planning a state by state hostile takeover. It’s clear that the Republican assault on democracy is actually just beginning https://www.salon.com/2021/06/21/jan-6-was-the-blueprint-the-gop-is-now-planning-a-state-by-state-hostile-takeover/

The Race to Replace Liz Cheney Is a Trump Sideshow. The Wyoming congresswoman faces a GOP primary field that is, uh, interesting.

At the Geneva summit, President Biden and President Putin announced the restoration of their ambassadors and agreed to new talks on vital issues. Meanwhile in Washington and major US media outlets, Russiagate-addled hawks promoted increased confrontation.

Former President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress needs to pass voting rights legislation before the 2022 midterm elections, or American democracy could be at risk.

Republicans plotting to maximize their advantages in state legislatures across the country during the decennial redistricting process are considering cracking apart Tennessee’s largest city, an ambitious move that could signal how aggressively the party will try to rig maps in its favor in the coming months.

The Man Who Controls the Senate: Will Joe Manchin’s search for common ground wreck the Democrats’ agenda?

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Some old fashioned homework found a terrorism statute to use on January 6ers https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/20/some-old-fashioned-homework-found-a-terrorism-statute-to-use-on-january-6thers/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Maine House of Representatives voted to decriminalize all drugs—on the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the war on drugs.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved an amendment to let researchers study the marijuana that consumers are actually purchasing from dispensaries—instead of having to use government-grown cannabis https://www.marijuanamoment.net/senate-joins-house-in-move-to-allow-research-on-marijuana-from-dispensaries/

# Medical / Health
Schumer Backs Sanders Plan to Expand Medicare to Cover Dental, Vision and Hearing. The lack of dental, vision and hearing coverage in Medicare is a “gaping hole” that is a “serious problem,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.

Throughout the Pandemic, Some Hospitals Still Sued Patients Over Medical Debt A new study says that most of the hospitals doling out lawsuits, liens and garnishments are registered nonprofits.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon orders drawdown of air defense systems, troops from Middle East. The U.S. is cutting air defense systems and force levels in the Middle East as the Biden administration realigns its military posture to focus on countering China and Russia.

# Other News
Sisters-in-Law Found Dead on the Same Property Months Apart. A traditional GOP stronghold is experiencing hashtag-fueled anti-cop outrage over the deadly mystery that surrounds a former state lawmaker and her brother’s wife.

# Veterans / VA
VA plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing ban https://www.stripes.com/veterans/2021-06-20/VA-plans-to-offer-gender-confirmation-surgery-to-transgender-veterans-reversing-ban-1749444.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-19

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the others don’t care.”
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# Indigenous
Native Americans to Feds: Own Up to America’s Indian School History https://www.voanews.com/usa/native-americans-feds-own-americas-indian-school-history

Toward Food Sovereignty in Alaska Native Communities. A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests)
4 British Airways Pilots DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit “Vaccinated” From Air Travel https://humansarefree.com/2021/06/british-airways-pilots-dead-following-covid-19-injections.html

Canadian Politician Derek Sloan Uses Parliament Hill to Give Voices to Censored Doctors and Scientists Blowing the Whistle on COVID-19 Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/canadian-politician-derek-sloan-uses-parliament-hill-to-give-voices-to-censored-doctors-and-scientists-blowing-the-whistle-on-covid-19-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity/

Majority of Physicians Decline COVID Shots, according to Survey https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/majority-of-physicians-decline-covid-shots-according-to-survey-by-the-association-of-american-physicians-and-surgeons-aaps-301314028.html

# Economy / Trade
Congress is barreling toward a fight as soon as next month over raising the debt ceiling, creating a huge challenge for President Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress.

# Education / Schools
Teachers across the country are on edge amid the heated national debate over critical race theory, as Republican legislators in multiple states have passed or introduced legislation that would limit how race and racism are discussed in classrooms.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Studies suggest the clean electricity standard the White House is proposing would give renewables a leg up in a nation awash in fossil fuel. But Congress is a stumbling block.

13 Refineries Emit Dangerous Benzene Emissions That Exceed the EPA’s ‘Action Level,’ a Study Finds https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13062021/texas-refineries-benzene-emissions/#:~:text=Citing%20U.S.%20Census%20Bureau%20and,lived%20below%20the%20poverty%20line

Federal Judge Says Biden Cannot Pause New Leases for Drilling on Public Lands https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2021/06/16/federal-judge-says-biden/

Power Demand Will Keep Breaking June Records as Brutal Texas Heat Wave Continues https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/texas-power-demand-keep-breaking-june-records-heatwave-2021-06-16/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
As Harsh Financial Realities Emerge, St. Croix’s Limetree Bay Refinery Could Be Facing Bankruptcy https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12062021/st-croix-limetree-bay-refinery-bankruptcy-trump-biden/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S.
Removing four dams in the Pacific Northwest will help salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights.

Rocky Mountains are burning more now than ever, and it could get worse.
Forests are burning more frequently than any time in the past 2,000 years.

Is the Controlled Shrinking of Economies a Better Bet to Slow Climate Change Than Unproven Technologies?

Earth Is Now Trapping an ‘Unprecedented’ Amount of Heat, NASA Says https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/17/earth-trapping-heat-study-nasa-noaa

Brutal Drought Spreads Across American Farm Belt https://www.reuters.com/world/us/drought-spreads-key-us-crop-states-2021-06-17/

Forest Fire Smoke Threatens Amazon Communities Still Recovering From Covid

Biden to reinstate road ban for Tongass National Forest: ‘There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world.’ Several tribes and Alaska Natives are applauding the Biden administration’s plans to revive a ban on road-building in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.

Earth’s Energy Imbalance Doubled in the Last 14 Years: As temperatures get hotter and Earth seemingly continues to bake, a new study from NASA and NOAA confirms that Earth is indeed heating up as the climate crisis continues.

Megadrought Could Force California’s Lake Oroville Hydroelectric Power Plant To Shut Down https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/06/03/lake-orovilles-water-woes-could-turn-into-power-problem/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Protein-Filled, With a Low Carbon Footprint, Insects Creep Up on the Human Diet Entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to insects as a food rich in essential nutrients, that can be reared at scale with minimal environmental impact https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15062021/insects-food-agriculture-climate-change-diet/

# Gov / Political
GOP increasingly balks at calling Jan. 6 an insurrection: A growing number of Republican lawmakers are refusing to say that the Jan. 6 insurrection was actually an insurrection.

Hollywood is lining up behind a sweeping, Democratic-backed election reform bill, with some of the country’s biggest stars using their platforms to make a last-minute push for the passage of the For the People Act.

How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections https://www.anandmarket.in/how-republican-states-are-expanding-their-power-over-elections/

After Supreme Court warning, Democratic candidates choose to ‘Make it about McConnell’: Minutes after Mitch McConnell threatened to hold yet another Supreme Court seat open if he reclaims the role of Senate majority leader, Democratic candidates aspiring to join the body jumped on the warning as a rallying cry for their candidacies.

Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack As Democrats chew on their options for investigating Jan. 6, the select committee is rising to the top.

Graham calls voting rights bill ‘biggest power grab’ in history

Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion Often backed by organizations affiliated with police unions, the laws encompass a wide range of punitive tactics.

# Law Enforcement
A new videos show a Marine Corps veteran and former New York City police officer wielding a flagpole as he attacks police, as well as rioters crushing another officer into a door as he screams in pain. Still another video shows a New Jersey man punching an officer in the head.

The Origins of America’s Secret Police: The man credited for building the FBI into the massive domestic intelligence apparatus that it is today was J. Edgar Hoover. When will the American people realise that the biggest threat to American freedom is not from without but from within its very own walls, where it has been prominently residing for the last 112 years https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/the-origins-of-americas-secret-police/

Lessons from the history of America’s secret police. James Comey reminds us that things can be, and have been, much worse https://isthmus.com/opinion/democracy-in-crisis/lessons-from-the-history-of-americas-secret-police/

# Media
With Bezos at the Helm, Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board. In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years.

# Medical / Health
Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states.
Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would expand Medicaid in states that have so far refused to do so, seeking to fill one of the major remaining holes in the Affordable Care Act.

“This antibiotic will ruin you” – A Woman Had to Undergo 20 Surgeries to Repair Damage This Common Drug Caused. (FDA issued a warning too late…) https://althealthworks.com/this-antibiotic-will-ruin-you-a-woman-had-to-undergo-20-surgeries-to-repair-damage-this-common-drug-caused-fda-issued-a-warning-too-late-4/

Future of U.S. Healthcare May Be Playing Out in Nevada: State Democratic lawmakers move ahead with public-option plans aimed at cutting costs for consumers; Republicans and industry groups call it overreach

# Military / DOD
Navy Hits Unidentified ‘Target’ off Cape Canaveral with 10 KT Nuclear
Torpedo:  It is extremely likely that the US Navy fired a Mark 45 torpedo with a 10 kiloton W34 nuclear warhead today at a target deemed “hostile” 105 miles off the Florida coast, curiously adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center.

# Social
The New Poor People’s Campaign Launches Moral Monday, June 21st: This national day of action will demand that the United States Congress pass the proposed non-partisan resolution to establish a Third Reconstruction, which “reflects an omnibus vision for a fundamental restructuring” that lifts American society from the bottom up.

# Technology
House Republicans are publicly sparring over several high-profile antitrust bills that have bipartisan support, signaling a bumpy road ahead for the legislation.

# Veterans / VA
‘I will walk every step’: Army veteran on 1,800-mile journey to raise suicide awareness: Army veteran Greg Washington wants to raise awareness about veteran suicides but also wants to honor and remember his friends through his journey of 65 days of walking and 71 days of visits.

# Water
Red Alert: Water Level of Lake Mead Hits Record Low https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/06/10/lake-mead-declines-new-low-colorado-river-crisis-deepens-arizona-drought/7621138002/

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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.

# 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.

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.

# 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.

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.

“SARS-2 Manmade in Biolabs with GOF”. Two new Scientific Researches Accused China & Fauci. But they Forgot US Experiments

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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

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?

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.

# 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.

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.

# 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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

“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.
Barr Had Phones of Top Democrats in House Intelligence Tapped, to Keep Pressure off Flynn’s 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.”

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?

Trump went on an execution spree. Biden can make sure that doesn’t 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.

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.

# 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.

Wyoming voters may get the chance to decide on two marijuana ballot initiatives in 2022.

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’

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.

# 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.”

Mining for lithium, at a cost to Indigenous religions: In western Arizona, the push for EVs threatens the Hualapai Tribe’s religious practices.

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.

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.

# 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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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

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.

# 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.

‘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.

‘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.

# Global Politics and other news
Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge. Is Russia testing the waters or just testing Biden?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving President Joe Biden his first massive foreign-crisis test — and it’s nerve-wracking to watch.

(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.

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

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.’”

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.

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.

L.A. deputy charged with assault and destroying evidence. “Tampering or destroying evidence tarnishes law enforcement and creates mistrust among the public.”

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.

# 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.

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.”

# Military / DOD
Want Socialism? Try the US Military: Some of our top brass denounce socialism, but they run the most socialist organization on earth.

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.

# 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.

# 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!”

# 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.

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

Voices, The Peoples News

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

“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.

# 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.
Senate Bill 2:
Senate Bill 3:

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.”

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.

The Biden administration will gauge interest in opening the Gulf of Mexico to offshore wind and other renewable energy development.

# 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.

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.”

Biden Ends GOP Infrastructure Talks, but New Group Emerges

Biden Shuts Down Infrastructure Negotiations With Republicans. The White House will turn attention to another bipartisan proposal or look to pass measures through reconciliation.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.).

‘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.”

‘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.

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.

Manchin and the Senate Suck: Say goodbye to any progressive reforms.

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.

U.S. warns Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

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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

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.

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.

# 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.

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.

# 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

Fisher-Price Ignored Safety Warnings Even After Infants Started Dying:

# 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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Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson – There Must Be More to Life Than This (Video Clip) Golden Duet
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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.

# 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.

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’

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.

# 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’

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S.
Defense officials have briefed congressional committees on the use of mysterious weapons against American service members.

High Altitube Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave
(HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments

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.

# 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.

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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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

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.

Activists Face Fossil Fuel Misinformation in Push for State Climate Plans. Lawmakers with fossil fuel ties are misrepresenting regional climate bills as gas taxes.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs bets against an uncertain water supply. ‘The alternative is something they don’t want to think about.’

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.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
How Climate Change Challenges Farmers Producing the Food You Eat.
Fairtrade collaborates with farmers to adapt to escalating conditions

How will 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.

# 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Don McGahn is finally testifying about Trump’s obstruction. In other words, the cover-up 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

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.

# 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.

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.

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

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.

# 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.

# 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.

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.

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.

# 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.

# 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.

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