Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-07

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# Indigenous
New Oklahoma attorney general requests Supreme Court to overturn landmark tribal sovereignty ruling https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/oklahoma-ag-requests-supreme-court-overturn-landmark-tribal-ruling__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3-EJ6UaB$

Travel industry faces reckoning over indigenous cultural appropriation after profiting from names and imagery https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/travel-industry-faces-reckoning-over-indigenous-cultural-appropriation-after-profiting-from-names-and-imagery/vi-AAN3yi5?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3yYTkrkM$

# Border / Immigration
‘That’s going to get somebody killed’: West Texas becomes latest border battleground for immigration https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/national/that-s-going-to-get-somebody-killed-west-texas-becomes-latest-border-battleground-for-immigration/article_f75c236a-dba1-5ffe-ae4a-e687dd704b31.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y31r3LZf-$

Texas mayor declares disaster, calls for resources: ‘Something is terribly wrong’ with Biden border policy. Laredo, Texas Mayor Pete Saenz says the problem in his city is compounded by their proximity to the Rio Grande Valley and a lack of assistance from the federal government https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-mayor-declares-disaster-calls-for-resources-something-is-terribly-wrong-with-biden-border-policy/vi-AAN1b5B?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y30_RWQzI$

Chad Wolf on crowded conditions in Donna, Texas migrant facility: Where is AOC, Harris and the left? The former acting Department of Homeland Security secretary reacts to the new footage obtained by Fox News https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chad-wolf-on-crowded-conditions-in-donna-texas-migrant-facility-where-is-aoc-harris-and-the-left/vi-AAN2YhI?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3yNZDT6C$

Team footage shows tent shelters for COVID-infected migrants in Texas https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.borderreport.com/hot-topics/immigration/video-south-texas-border-city-erects-tent-city-for-migrants-who-test-positive-for-covid-19/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3ymvRT10$

Rep. Andy Biggs to file impeachment articles against DHS chief over border crisis https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://granthshala.com/rep-andy-biggs-to-file-impeachment-articles-against-dhs-chief-over-border-crisis/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y38zx5dH4$

# CoronaVirus
COVID: Alert on Emergence of Vaccine Resistant Strains. According to a study of four scientists are necessary “Transmission-reducing behaviours throughout the entire vaccination period”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/06/covid-alert-on-emergence-of-vaccine-resistant-strains/?mc_cid=62f88239a4&mc_eid=3f7488d454__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3-fOXa4x$

The 5 most common COVID-19 symptoms based on your vaccination status, in one chart https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-5-most-common-covid-19-symptoms-based-on-your-vaccination-status-in-one-chart/ar-AAN1O6Z?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y35LW0awF$

NEO – What Viruses are being studied by US Military Bio-Laboratories in Kazakhstan? There’s been a lot of complaints lately about America’s continued activity in the field of biological weapons development, as there’s a growing list of reasons for those complaints to appear. We have the irony of US and EU demands for China to allow investigators into the Wuhan Lab for a Covid origin hunt, when the US has bio labs around the world where no monitoring access is allowed.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/06/what-viruses-are-being-studied-by-u-s-military-bio-laboratories-in-kazakhstan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3z1DOPLZ$

Fauci’s Boss Is Promoting the Use of Vaccine Passports in the United States https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/08/faucis-boss-is-promoting-the-use-of-vaccine-passports-in-the-united-states.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed*3A*naturalblaze**A28Natural*Blaze*29__;JSsrJSsl!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y36y__7N6$

Should vaccine mandates, higher premiums for unvaccinated be next?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/news/article/analysis-dont-want-a-vaccine-be-prepared-to-pay-more-for-insurance/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y31wYPKxb$

White House considers withholding federal funds to drive vaccinations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theday.com/article/20210806/NWS13/210809650__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y387Le1Fj$

New guidelines will call for third COVID shot for vulnerable people https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/guidelines-call-third-covid-shot-100200507.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3ylxhA5Q$

# Economy / Trade
The Sackler Family’s Bankruptcy Scheme – Contributor Libby Lewis explores how, even with billions to spare, the Sacklers went to a bankruptcy judge to let them off the hook for personal liability in the OxyContin scandal, and how the current Chapter 11 system essentially lends itself to abuse.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/justice/sackler-familys-bankruptcy-scheme/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3wTp4p5r$

$1T infrastructure bill passes key test vote: The Senate voted to start wrapping up a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan package, clearing a key hurdle to finishing the bill.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/566855-1t-infrastructure-bill-passes-key-test-vote__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3ym3sYpb$

A standoff over the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is poised to drag out Senate efforts to advance the legislation for days, with GOP Sen. Bill Hagerty (Tenn.) vowing he will block attempts to speed up passage of the legislation.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/566872-gop-senator-vows-to-slow-walk-1t-infrastructure-bill-sparking-standoff__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y37OHXpaW$

# Employment / Labor
Walmart gives warehouse workers bonuses and pay raises to keep them from quitting https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/walmart-gives-weekly-bonuses-to-keep-warehouse-workers-11628251212__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y34EbK93l$

Nooses keep turning up in Black workplaces. The threat isn’t subtle. In May, workers building a new Amazon facility in the town of Windsor, Connecticut, came across a noose on the property. It was the eighth noose they encountered since construction on the facility began in late 2020.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nooses-keep-turning-up-in-black-workplaces-the-threat-isn-t-subtle/ar-AAN2KZ1?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y30nEkrmt$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Firefighters working the Dixie Fire have guns pulled out on them by residents who refuse to evacuate https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://californianewstimes.com/firefighters-working-the-dixie-fire-have-guns-pulled-out-on-them-by-residents-who-refuse-to-evacuate/472349/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3ySymjnQ$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Judge Fines Amish Farmer $250K and Threatens Jail Time for Providing Club Members Food They Want https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/judge-fines-amish-farmer-250k-and-threatens-jail-time-for-providing-club-members-food-they-want/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3-mQ_R9F$

# Global Politics and other news
China Threatens U.S. Over Taiwan Arms Sale, War Games: ‘Hunting Rifles Ready Against the Wolves.’ A $750 million arms sale to Taiwan has provoked outrage in Beijing, where officials promise to respond to new U.S.-led exercises in the region with ‘aircraft carrier killer’ weapons.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2021-08-06/china-threatens-us-over-taiwan-arms-sale-war-games-hunting-rifles-ready-against-the-wolves__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3yHtxiI3$

# Gov / Politics
“Some conspiracy theories associated with reinstating former President Trump have included calls for violence if desired outcomes are not realized.”  There is no evidence that shows there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/homeland-security-warns-of-increasing-threat-of-violence-from-trump-conspiracy/ar-AAN29gR?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3xJ7KV4T$

Ilhan Omar’s latest socialist proposal would trap us in welfare state stagnation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/ilhan-omars-latest-socialist-proposal-would-trap-us-in-welfare-state-stagnation__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y39syj-TH$

Former President Donald Trump wants his most loyal supporters to carry plastic “Trump Cards.” One of the four designs features a right-facing gold eagle. The Nazi-era Reichsadler also faces right. The eagle on the Great Seal of America, however, looks to the viewer’s left.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/donald-trump-wants-his-supporters-to-carry-a-plastic-card-that-critics-say-looks-remarkably-similar-to-nazi-insignia/ar-AAN2YZP?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3_Ql19If$

Wisconsin GOP lawmaker seeks to seize ballots and voting machines in Milwaukee and Brown counties, issued the subpoenas as part of a wide-ranging examination of an election Joe Biden narrowly won over Donald Trump https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/06/gop-lawmaker-seeks-seize-ballots-and-voting-machines-milwaukee-and-brown-counties/5512163001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3wdb4I5a$

Trump’s ‘Unnervingly Plausible Path’ to Stealing the Election. The conspiracy pendulum is swinging in the justice direction as more pieces of this complex effort to steal the election from the American people are exposed.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8/6/2044197/-Team-Trump-was-really-planning-a-coup-It-s-past-time-to-take-it-seriously__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3yA9YrQp$

These Shameless Republicans Are Desperate to Outlast Trump. Trump lives in fear of the vapers and lunatics who support him, and ambitious GOP politicians live in fear of Trump.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-shameless-republicans-desperate-to-outlast-trump-know-better-but-they-dont-care__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3_DWDFQN$

Former Acting Attorney General Testifies About Trump’s Efforts to Subvert Election.  Neal Katyal wants transcripts released ASAP https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rawstory.com/jeffrey-rosen-interview-transcripts/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y39X4y9XC$

Trump and GOP Have Refunded an Eye-Popping $135 Million From Sketchy Recurring Donations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-and-gop-have-refunded-an-eye-popping-135-million-from-sketchy-recurring-donations/ar-AAN3EOK?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3-mequq3$

# Law Enforcement
California police officer ‘critical,’ suspect dead after gunfire outside police station La Habra police said in a statement that officers had responded to a disturbance call at the front entrance of the police department.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/police-shootings-california-678b644dec26c98b70f3ff8aa3769596__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3-JbofkW$

‘If They Don’t Kill Me, I’ll Have to Kill Them’: Police Shoot Armed 13-Year-Old Boy After He Claimed to Have Killed Three People and Fired Gun https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/if-they-don-t-kill-me-i-ll-have-to-kill-them-police-shoot-armed-13-year-old-boy-after-he-claimed-to-have-killed-three-people-and-fired-gun/ar-AAN3Hjo?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y32_AVGUq$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Texas cop killer gets death sentence after San Antonio detective’s execution-style slaying. Otis McKane, 31, was handed the death penalty by a Bexar County jury after nearly eight hours of deliberation.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/08/07/otis-mckane-convicted-of-killing-texas-cop-benjamin-marconi/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y35u_q9P0$

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson refuses to pardon innocent man while pardoning gun-toting Senate candidate Mark McCloskey https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/missouri-gov-mike-parson-refuses-to-pardon-innocent-man-while-pardoning-gun-toting-senate-candidate-mark-mccloskey/vi-AAN3AWu?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3wThHGxw$

# Media
Postal Service to slow certain mail deliveries starting in October. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Friday finalized a plan effective Oct. 1 to slow down some first-class mail deliveries as part of efforts to cut red ink.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-postal-service-finalizes-plan-slow-some-mail-deliveries-2021-08-06/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3630nj4o$

# Social
Gang Members Established ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Atlanta, Killed 8-Year-Old Girl during Police Protest https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalreview.com/news/gang-members-established-autonomous-zone-in-atlanta-killed-8-year-old-girl-during-police-protest/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y35EwV-sk$

‘Get a noose’: Attack on Black man caught on camera at Indiana’s Lake Monroe Witnesses rush to aid a Black man as he’s attacked by a group threatening to lynch him https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/get-a-noose-attack-on-black-man-caught-on-camera-at-indiana-s-lake-monroe/vi-AAN2ZzR?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3_A1fFoW$

Canceling the Constitution: Biden hailed for violating rule of law to extend eviction moratorium https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/566836-canceling-the-constitution-biden-hailed-for-violating-rule-of-law__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y31JsCzSb$

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
North Carolina Man Catches Fish With Human-Like Teeth https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/08/06/teeth-fish-Jennettes-Pier-Nathan-Martin-sheepshead-Nags-Head-North-Carolina/9221628281919/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mzwJm6dI1_THRPb2jDn6_XJ6wRS8VbVfl7KgTJgsVTmvLyUb0lV_KNldxd_y3-APrmsB$

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# Indigenous
Uranium mine cleanup could benefit state, tribes. The Church Rock spill is just part of the vast uranium waste that the mining industry left behind in Indian Country, and now some tribal advocates, state officials and lawmakers believe cleaning up the waste would not only remove an environmental and health hazard but create good-paying jobs in the affected communities.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/uranium-mine-cleanup-could-benefit-state-tribes/article_9b7ea3f2-f53a-11eb-ab65-3399d744ff9b.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAeaowz0g$

Tribal scientists and community members are testing wells, solving plumbing problems and delivering clean water to their neighbors.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.8/north-water-reviving-traditional-apsaalooke-water-sources__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZse4zoZ$

California tribal colleges offer ‘sense of belonging’ for Native students. While the schools boost retention and graduation rates, they face funding and accreditation hurdles.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecollegepost.com/tribal-colleges-native-students/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAfCGsu2Y$

The Klamath River now has the legal rights of a person. A Yurok Tribe resolution allows cases to be brought on behalf of the river as a person in tribal court. With the declaration, the Yurok Tribe joins other Indigenous communities in a growing Rights of Nature movement aimed at protecting the environment.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/issues/51.18/tribal-affairs-the-klamath-river-now-has-the-legal-rights-of-a-person__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAdAqwNxq$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril? A leviathan die-off has alarmed legions of whale watchers and perplexed scientists up and down the western coast of North America https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2021-08-05/the-times-podcast-gray-whales-death__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAappgkmu$

And So It Begins – Thousands Of Cattle Are Literally Dropping Dead From Starvation In Northern Mexico https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://dcdirtylaundry.com/and-so-it-begins-1000s-of-cattle-are-literally-dropping-dead-from-starvation-in-northern-mexico/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAa-nEiUc$

# Border / Immigration
ACLU Sues to Overturn Texas Order Restricting Travel by Asylum Seekers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/6/headlines/aclu_sues_to_overturn_texas_order_restricting_travel_by_asylum_seekers__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAXNlQPgI$

Biden Administration Will Outfit Thousands of Border Agents with Body Cameras https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-outfit-border-agents-with-body-cameras-major-oversight-move-2021-08-04/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAWs5BMLc$

# CoronaVirus
Nine months on the pandemic’s front line have crushed Texas health care workers’ spirits and killed their colleagues. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 U.S. health care workers; others could face lasting mental scars. It’s “the time when we’re needed most,” one doctor said, “and we’re burned out.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/11/texas-health-care-workers-coronavirus/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAfNpvRBx$

‘At a tipping point’: Officials say Laredo in ‘public health crisis’ as state assistance denied. “That assistance that we asked for from the state was denied on Friday,” Laredo Fire Chief Guillermo Heard said. “We have been asking multiple times for assistance and for them to expand.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/At-a-tipping-point-Officials-say-Laredo-in-16364864.php__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNARgWiEEQ$

Texas hospitals hit by staffing crisis as burnout depletes workforce and
COVID-19 surges. The lack of available nurses has driven up salaries and created a heated, competitive job market as thousands of positions remain open throughout Texas.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/05/texas-hospitals-nurses-covid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAU5nvWnF$

No work, no food: pandemic deepens global hunger. With COVID-19 lockdowns depriving many of jobs and income, increasing numbers of refugees and asylum-seekers are going hungry.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/news/stories/2021/3/6062fe334/pandemic-deepens-hunger-displaced-people-world.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAXecv16Y$

Demon Sperm Doc’s COVID Cure Has Truthers Eating Horse Paste. These geniuses have been convinced to pass on the vaccine and raid rural farm stores so they can suck down “sheep drench” and take swine injections.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/demon-sperm-doctors-new-bogus-cure-has-covid-truthers-eating-horse-paste__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAbJ8RHoq$

Tokyo Covered Up Deadly New COVID Variant for the Olympics. The Daily Beast has discovered that Japan reported a case of the highly infectious Lambda variant in Tokyo three days before the Olympics began. Then it kept it quiet.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/tokyo-covered-up-arrival-of-deadly-lamda-covid-variant-just-before-the-olympics__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAeJSaZih$

Biden ‘May Pull Federal Funding’ of Vaccine Mandate Holdouts. The plan would see funds withheld from institutions that refuse to require vaccines for staff.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-administration-could-pull-federal-funds-from-vaccine-mandate-holdouts-says-report__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAfWK_rsW$

Antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 Found in Wild White-Tailed Deer. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture tested 385 deer between January and March and detected antibodies in 40% https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/wild-deer-have-coronavirus-antibodies__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNATl3A3sD$

White House says half of total US population fully vaccinated. Half of the total U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/566735-wh-official-half-of-total-us-population-fully-vaccinated-from-covid-19__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAfeq0WS9$

Biotechnology Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic. It’s Inexcusable. The pharmaceutical industry and its allies would have the public believe that patent protections and exorbitant drug prices are necessary for developing and deploying technologies such as Covid-19 vaccines. But examine their logic closely, and it quickly begins to fall apart https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://undark.org/2021/08/05/biotechnology-greed-is-prolonging-the-pandemic-its-inexcusable/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAeatT9yM$

# Education / Schools
TX Schools Can Hide COVID Cases From Parents, Gov’t Says. The Texas Education Agency issued new guidance Thursday, even as the Delta variant is more prevalent in children.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/06/texas-school-reopening-guidelines/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1628268573&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZqXZU-2$

With school openings near, parents and teachers say state leaders have stripped them of weapons against COVID-19. Public health experts and medical professionals are sounding the alarm over the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19. The governor has stood firm on his ban against masking mandates in schools.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/30/school-COVID-parents-teachers-remote/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAaKZ17Rc$

Texas universities, committed to full returns, face fall terms with surging COVID-19 numbers and no mask mandates. Many public university officials say they are moving forward with reopening plans as faculty and students worry about rising COVID-19 cases across the state.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/06/texas-universities-masks-vaccines/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAVX_8A_n$

How to Avert COVID-19 Catastrophe in Southern Schools. Hospitalizations of kids are up even before the school year begins. Right-wing governors must decide if they’re serious about protecting the health of young people.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-to-avert-covid-19-catastrophe-in-southern-schools__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAR7biM9P$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Steven Donziger, Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over Amazon Oil Spills, Marks 2 Years Under House Arrest https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WkR3BsOqxM__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAaY2dd_l$

Volatile place.’ New laws thwart Ohio renewables. New policies in Ohio are raising concerns about the long-term future of wind and solar in the battleground state.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/volatile-place-new-laws-thwart-ohio-renewables/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAS8Q_DiG$

Energy Transfer to increase volume of oil transported per day, still lacks federal permit. “Now with increased capacity, the threat to our health and drinking water supply has only grown. We look to the Biden administration to take action.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/06/energy-transfer-to-increase-volume-of-oil-transported-per-day-still-lacks-federal-permit/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAdJGsbbP$

Team Biden quietly approved a fat subsidy for one of America’s top coal suppliers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/08/biden-administration-interior-subsidy-arch-resources-coal-mining/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAYCNULjz$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global
7 years after Mount Polley disaster, B.C. faces another mining boom — and regulations still fall short https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nativenewspost.com/news/health/7-years-after-mount-polley-disaster-b-c-faces-another-mining-boom-and-regulations-still-fall-short-the-narwhal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAXFa1LOb$

Trudeau offers $5.2 billion bailout for Newfoundland and Labrador’s beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydro dam https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/muskrat-falls-hydro-dam-trudeau-bailout/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNARYjDMP6$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
In three predominantly Black North Birmingham neighborhoods, residents live inside an environmental ‘nightmare.’ Their demands to have the 35th Avenue Superfund site placed on the National Priorities List triggered a bribery scandal to keep it from happening.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06082021/in-three-predominantly-black-north-birmingham-neighborhoods-residents-live-inside-an-environmental-nightmare/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAbc03XdO$

Scientists find more complexity in microplastics polluting the Great Lakes. “Nurdles” scattered on the Lake Michigan shoreline near Muskegon.
Nurdles are the small plastic pellets which are melted down to produce plastic products, and are a common type of microplastic.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-environment-watch/scientists-find-more-complexity-microplastics-polluting-great-lakes__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNARdM52QK$

A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change. The study, which appeared in the journal Nature Climate Change, found several signs that Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), of which the Gulf Stream is a part, is slowing down and might be about to collapse.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/08/05/major-atlantic-current-may-be-on-the-verge-of-collapse-scientists-warn/?sh=34e8585747aa__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAS_HsGMG$

Disasters everywhere. Did scientists see them coming? Climate models consistently suggested for years that human-caused warming is making weather events worse.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/disasters-everywhere-did-scientists-see-them-coming/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZLOOh5f$

Democratic Bill Would Tax Big Polluters $500 Billion to Pay for Climate Damage https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/6/headlines/democratic_bill_would_tax_big_polluters_500_billion_to_pay_for_climate_damage__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZwyqebB$

Drought Shuts Down NorCal Power Plant for First Time Ever. The reservoir has dropped 250 feet in just the past two years at the tallest dam in the nation.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/drought-causes-oroville-dam-power-plant-to-shut-down-for-the-first-time-ever__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAS8x_0Gn$

‘No Words’: Dixie Fire Is Now 3rd Largest in Calif. The blaze exploded by roughly 110 miles overnight, after leveling an entire Gold Rush-era mountain town.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/californias-devastating-dixie-fire-is-now-the-third-largest-in-state-history__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZ90DQIQ$

# Environment / Climate / Global
‘It was hard enough before’: Manitoba’s drought, worsened by climate crisis, is upending Prairie life. Farmers wait, desperate for rain, in a prolonged season of extremely dry conditions across central Canada where both provincial and federal government have intervened with emergency adaptation measures https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/manitoba-drought-climate-change/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAXxCI995$

“Scientists expected thawing wetlands in Siberia’s permafrost. What they found is ‘much more dangerous.’”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.chron.com/news/article/Scientists-expected-thawing-wetlands-in-Siberia-s-16358493.php__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAfFcfQfe$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
The Ingenious Ancient Technology Concealed in the Shallows. Fish traps have a long history around the world, and a vast network in a Vancouver Island estuary reveals generations of ecological wisdom.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-ingenious-ancient-technology-concealed-in-the-shallows/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAQjmxWD3$

# Gov / Politics
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session starting Saturday, covering elections, federal COVID-19 funding, quorum rules https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/02/greg-abbott-texas-special-legislative-session/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAYLk4hfu$

Quorum-busting Texas House Democrats still plotting next move ahead of second special session. Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that a second round of legislative overtime would begin Saturday, the Democrats who relocated to Washington, D.C., to prevent the House from having enough members to conduct business indicated they are still discussing what they’ll do now.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/05/texas-democrats-special-session/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAc9q5v8L$

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is teeing up a Saturday vote to wind down debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, with senators hoping to pass the legislation as soon as this weekend.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/566657-schumer-moves-to-shut-down-debate-on-1t-infrastructure-bill__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAcSH24wO$

Jeffrey Clark bombshell shows he worked closely with Trump to overthrow election. The noose around the Trump Steal campaign tightens a little more with these new revelations Documents show how far DOJ official went to push election fraud lie https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/05/jeffrey-clark-bombshell-shows-he-worked-closely-with-trump-to-overthrow-election/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAQ_4eE2L$

Cuomo’s political future in question as fallout grows: New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo (D) is trying to survive a political gauntlet — including multiple criminal investigations, impeachment proceedings and potential primary challengers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/566569-cuomos-political-future-in-question-as-fallout-grows__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZOp4JtH$

MLK’s Family and Civil Rights Leaders Call for Voting Rights March on Washington. A mass march on August 28 will call on Senate Democrats to ditch the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/mlks-family-and-civil-rights-leaders-call-for-voting-rights-march-on-washington/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNATvMPxcy$

Republicans Are Reaping Millions in Donations With the “Pre-Checked Box.” Trump’s campaign scammed donors with automatic recurring payments
— and now dozens of other Republicans are doing it.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2021/08/06/trump-gop-pre-checked-donation-boxes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNARGmH4lJ$

# Law Enforcement
Justice Department to Probe Excessive Force, Abuse and Discrimination by Phoenix Police https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/phoenix-police-justice-department-excessive-force-homeless-40fe3b68c0aa1fa9a5ca3dcfe0eb4049__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAX5lvUwm$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The New York Court of Appeals participates in impeachment trials. Cuomo has appointed all seven members, including two of them in June https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/politics/andrew-cuomo-picked-his-own-impeachment-jury/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNASDiUWCW$

# Media
Journalist Removed From McCarthy Presser Over Question on January 6 Commission. Journalist Grant Stern asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy why he opposed the formation of a commission to investigate the Capitol attack.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/journalist-removed-from-mccarthy-presser-over-question-on-jan-6-commission/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNATBfFhBt$

# Medical / Health
Democrats Propose Medicare for a Few More Instead of Demanding Medicare for All. Amid a resurging pandemic, Democrats are reneging on their promise and refusing to go all out for Medicare for All.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/democrats-propose-medicare-for-a-few-more-instead-of-demanding-medicare-for-all/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAaq944dd$

Purdue Pharma drove the opioid crisis. The American Medical Association still took millions from it. The prestigious doctor’s group has made it virtually impossible to discern where public health guidance ends and industry interests begin.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/purdue-pharma-american-medical-association-relationship-opioid-crisis-public-health/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAWxRAitN$

# Social
Once Unhoused Herself, Congresswoman’s Protest Forces White House to Extend Eviction Ban https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/08/cori-bush-protest-exposes-white-house-screwups-on-evictions.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNAZzeUMbm$

Here’s what happened when a San Francisco nonprofit gave unhoused people
$500 a month. The nonprofit, called Miracle Messages, pairs unhoused people with volunteer “buddies” who make weekly calls and texts and offer support.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90662914/heres-what-happened-when-a-san-francisco-nonprofit-gave-unhoused-people-500-a-month__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gexWpE-DvkP_GYcoK3FUu4p8IY4nfSxyIyPduAYKhyIIhlN3Pd4_HVBIcHxNATCadnZO$

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

Voices, The Peoples News

August 5, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
How the Supreme Court upended a century of federal Indian law. Half of Oklahoma is set to become tribal reservations, but what does that mean for crimes committed on those lands?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-justice-how-the-supreme-court-upended-a-century-of-federal-indian-law__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99apR3XiJ3$

# Indigenous / Global
More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut Tribe’s March for the Children https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/news/more-than-1500-march-in-support-of-penelakut-tribes-march-for-the-children/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99agjvXkHD$

# Border / Immigration
A 37-year-old Nicaraguan woman died in ICE custody after testing positive for COVID-19, according to government documents. She crossed the border last week and said she was fearful of being transferred to her home country.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/nicaraguan-immigrant-ice-custody-death__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99amP-F3WG$

Texas border town struggles with COVID-positive migrants released into community.
More than 7,000 COVID-positive migrants have been released into the border town of McAllen, Texas, by Border Patrol since February, with more than 1,500 in the past week, the city reported.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://starlocalmedia.com/news/state/texas-border-town-struggles-with-covid-positive-migrants-released-into-community/article_ad04a07d-9559-514a-a0d6-feb400d01ff6.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99akbM04NE$

Many who have entered the U.S. illegally have already been convicted of killing Americans, a report by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.gvnews.com/national/news/many-reentering-arizona-illegally-are-repeat-violent-criminals-report-finds/article_4120e070-bb4d-5d5b-a30d-c4ad03801358.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aoHI0edO$

Texas Congressman calls for impeachment of Biden over immigration policy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kulr8.com/news/national/texas-congressman-calls-for-impeachment-of-biden-over-immigration-policy/article_2adedf34-8763-5711-acd5-5bc435243eb6.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99amPGZ5ZF$

ACLU Sues Over ‘Illegal and Inhumane’ Migrant Transportation Order in Texas “Gov. Abbott’s executive order is blatantly unconstitutional and threatens to turn Texas into a ‘show me your papers’ state.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/05/aclu-sues-over-illegal-and-inhumane-migrant-transportation-order-texas__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99arw3eSXj$

# CoronaVirus
Local mask mandates are popping back up across Texas — even as Gov. Greg Abbott has stressed that local officials who try to enforce restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 will be penalized.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/04/texas-mask-mandate-greg-abbott-covid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99asRTnLpD$

CDC study shows 74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/565716-nearly-three-quarters-of-people-infected-in-massachusetts-covid__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99apuBY6HQ$

Study reveals what triggers lung damage during COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210804123625.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aqd1H-BL$

WHO Calls for Moratorium on Third Doses Amid Stark Global Vaccine Inequity https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/04/1019780576/why-who-is-calling-for-a-moratorium-on-covid-vaccine-boosters__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99asluPdYg$

Amid Soaring Profits, Moderna and Pfizer to Raise COVID-19 Vaccine Prices https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/11/business/pfizer-vaccine-covid-moderna-revenue/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aktqSFrv$

Over Half of China’s Provinces Log New COVID Cases; Tokyo Olympics Registers Worst Daily Toll https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/olympic-host-tokyo-neighbours-seek-covid-19-emergency-steps-after-cases-surge-2021-07-28/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aiROGqfG$

Just how easily does the delta variant spread? There are some horrifying stories of the virus transmitting from just fleeting contact. It can happen, but there are a lot of factors at play.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90662386/just-how-fast-does-the-delta-variant-spread__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99agDaLSnT$

Is Delta plus worse than the Delta variant? Here’s what the latest research says. The “plus” is a bit misleading. Some researchers think it may be more resistant to some treatments, but more research is needed.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90662478/is-delta-plus-worse-than-the-delta-variant-heres-what-the-latest-research-says__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aqbqlEXU$

Address risky human activities now or face new pandemics, scientists warn https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/address-risky-human-activities-now-or-face-new-pandemics-scientists-warn/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99alNwMN0c$

After the federal government made the controversial decision to require that its employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine, multiple private companies are now following suit.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/private-sector-begins-vaccine-mandates-amid-pushback__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99ar8YEC1E$

Moderna said its COVID-19 vaccine maintained 93 percent efficacy six months after the second dose, but said that a booster shot will likely still be needed before the winter https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/566466-moderna-says-booster-likely-needed-before-winter__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99as0IclbX$

# Economy / Trade
Why Don’t Billionaires Pay the Same High Tax Rates the Rest of Us Pay?
The truth is America has lost its way if commoners pay a rate of 40% but its billionaires pay next to nothing.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aksVCImd$

Predatory banks at Walmart stores made over 100 percent of profits from overdraft fees. Banks that earn most of their income from overdraft fees resemble payday lenders more than traditional banks.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/predatory-banks-at-walmarts-made-over-100-percent-of-profits-from-overdraft-fees/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99agiAipY8$

COVID Relief Packages Dramatically Reduced Poverty. They Should Be Permanent.
Poverty could all too easily boomerang back up to pre-pandemic levels within months if we don’t keep recent measures.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/covid-relief-packages-dramatically-reduced-poverty-they-should-be-permanent/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99akj6O35Q$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Growing coalition opposes Biden’s nominee to lead Bureau of Land Management https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independentnews.com/news/national/growing-coalition-opposes-bidens-nominee-to-lead-bureau-of-land-management/article_c1b70abb-23a1-581e-8b7f-634a59976f11.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aiPfsr4y$

Senate Republicans are about to hand President Biden a huge political victory by voting for a historic $1 trillion infrastructure package that the president can then tout as fulfilling a campaign pledge to restore bipartisanship in Washington.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/566441-senate-gop-poised-to-give-biden-huge-political-victory__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99ajVwyMXj$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Intercepted Podcast: EPA pressures scientists in chemical cases. EPA Whistleblowers Say Managers Bullied Them to Approve Dangerous Chemicals.
Corporations are pressuring the EPA to approve dozens of chemicals despite internal warnings of their danger.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/08/04/intercepted-podcast-epa-chemicals-whistleblowers/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99anZHihrA$

Leaked audio: EPA overruled scientists in “hair-on-fire” cases. When industry wants a chemical safety assessment done yesterday, EPA managers classify it as “hair on fire.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/08/04/epa-hair-on-fire-chemicals-leaked-audio/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99amdz1VQq$

# Global Politics and other news
‘We Need to Take Military Action’: Israeli Defense Minister Threatens War With Iran https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/05/we-need-take-military-action-israeli-defense-minister-threatens-war-iran__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99ardc9EFY$

# Gov / Politics
George W. Bush Should Shut Up and Go Away. “With the eager help of grovelling, amnesiac television hosts, Bush has mounted a muted, yet determined campaign to rehabilitate his foul reputation.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/08/01/george-w-bush-should-shut-and-go-away__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99altBwc4g$

Trump Shuts Down His $200 Million Dark-Money Machine. “America First Action began winding down earlier this year and are throwing our full support behind Make America Great Again Action,” the president of America First Action said.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-overhauls-his-massive-dark-money-machine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99am_efmYj$

Feud escalates among California Congressional leaders Pelosi, McCarthy.
A public feud has escalated between two Californians who hold the two highest positions in the U.S. House of Representatives https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/nation/feud-escalates-among-california-congressional-leaders-pelosi-mccarthy/article_0dd43866-00a1-535d-9cb0-d6646313da9e.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aoaJ7Lwc$

McConnell warns GOP will block debt limit hike if Democrats pursue spending plans.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Senate Republicans will not vote for legislation to raise the debt limit if President Biden and Democrats stick to their plan to push through a $3.5 trillion spending and tax reform proposal this fall.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/21/democrats-mcconnell-debt-limit-500457__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99av0jEG61$

Democrats Introduce Right to Vote Act to Beat GOP Voter Suppression Blitz “As Republican-led legislatures weaponize the Big Lie to attack our free and fair elections, it is more important than ever for Congress to affirm that voters have a right to participate in our elections.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/05/democrats-introduce-right-vote-act-beat-gop-voter-suppression-blitz__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99apfOsEUk$

Lies, cover-ups, retaliation, grotesque self-justification, sound familiar? Andrew Cuomo is relying on an old, sexist lie about sexual assault survivors https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/in-the-end-cuomo-goes-full-trump/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99au2vfkc7$

# Law Enforcement
Big Cities Need More Cops, Whether They Like It or Not. Suddenly, wherever you look across American big cities run by progressives, there is a movement to restore money to police departments, and in some cases calls for the hiring of more cops.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insidesources.com/big-cities-need-more-cops-whether-they-like-it-or-not/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aqk9yR4F$

Corrupt Louisville Cop to Prison for Hitting Kneeling Protester in the head with a riot stick https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2021/06/09/fbi-louisville-officer-struck-kneeling-breonna-taylor-protester-riot-stick/7626996002/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99ak_6_pf3$

Rep. Ilhan Omar Backs Ballot Initiative to Abolish Minneapolis Police & Create New Public Safety Department https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/5/ilhan_omar_minnesota_policing_reform__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99avnDa687$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Five big questions as Jan. 6 panel preps subpoenas. Leaders of the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack say they can’t let the August recess halt their work, and that they’re preparing to send a flurry of subpoenas to start gathering evidence.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/house/566429-five-big-questions-as-jan-6-panel-preps-subpoenas__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aoSQg4YR$

Elizabeth Holmes is about to go on trial, and Theranos patients will be allowed to testify against her. In an order filed Wednesday, US District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion by Holmes to suppress evidence of customer complaints and their test results in her criminal wire fraud trial.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/elizabeth-holmes-trial-theranos-patients-testify__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99anxZDU2Q$

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching a probe of the city of Phoenix and its police department, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke announced.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/566564-doj-launches-probe-of-phoenix-police-department__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99avli7x5n$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Study: Medical Cannabis Treatment Associated with Sustained Relief, Decreased Use of Analgesics in Chronic Pain Patients https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://norml.org/news/2021/08/05/study-medical-cannabis-treatment-associated-with-sustained-relief-decreased-use-of-analgesics-in-chronic-pain-patients/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aqFAfKp9$

Clinical Trial: Sublingual Administration of CBD Is Effective in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://norml.org/news/2021/08/05/clinical-trial-sublingual-administration-of-cbd-is-effective-in-patients-with-diabetic-neuropathy/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99atkmon59$

# Media
Imagine a country where there’s no separation between the government, the military, and the media. A lot of Americans would think of China, Russia or North Korea, but it’s a perfect description of the United States today. Media and the permanent war state: Top National Security reporters linked to US government. Watch behind the headlines correspondent Dan Cohen explain how top foreign policy reporters are linked to the U.S. government, weapons industry and oil corporations.
the very forces they are supposed to hold accountable.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/national-security-reporters-linked-government-center-for-a-new-american-security/278151/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99ao_7BoFX$

Craig Murray’s jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism. Lady Dorrian has put the final nail in the coffin of citizen journalism.
He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of “jigsaw identification.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/03/the-jailing-of-craig-murray-another-move-to-snuff-out-independent-journalism/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99atpdFp3t$

# Medical / Health
Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday. Despite Bayer AG’s efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another trial are set for Thursday as a woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused her cancer.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/bayer-heads-into-next-us-cancer-trial-2654443157.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99avYDtuxV$

U.S. Ranks Dead Last for Healthcare Among 11 Wealthy Countries https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/why-the-us-healthcare-system-ranks-last-among-11-wealthy-countries.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99aj_jtBAB$

Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly
Health Care in the U.S. Compared to Other High-Income Countries https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2021/aug/mirror-mirror-2021-reflecting-poorly__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99apQggDxH$

2+2=? Senate Uses Murky Math as It Shelves Drug Pricing Rule to Fund
Infrastructure
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/news/article/medicare-drug-rebate-rule-senate-murky-math-fund-infrastructure-bill/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99avTsALXD$

Thousands of People Were Given Heart Pumps Despite FDA Warnings of Defects The FDA has relied on device makers to fix problems voluntarily rather than compelling them to do so.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/thousands-of-people-were-given-heart-pumps-despite-fda-warnings-of-defects/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99anp2RKH-$

The Untold Story of Purdue Pharma’s Cozy Relationship With the American Medical Association. The prestigious doctor’s group has made it virtually impossible to discern where public health guidance ends and industry interests begin.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/purdue-pharma-american-medical-association-relationship-opioid-crisis-public-health/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99asWnhHXU$

# Military / DOD
U.S. Second Attempt To Test The Air Force’s First Hypersonic Weapon Fails. The missile’s rocket booster failed to ignite after separating from the B-52 carrying it, but the Air Force says it still gained valuable test data.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41761/air-forces-fails-in-second-attempt-to-conduct-a-test-flight-of-its-first-hypersonic-missile__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99amaVySt1$

# Military / Global
Checkmate fighter puts Russia ahead of the game: Russia spends on its military industry roughly 12 cents for every dollar the US spends.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/europe/russia-checkmate-fighter-jet-unveiling-intl/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99amV1GMsj$

# Other News
A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all.
Donald Trump’s proto-fascism poses the largest internal threat to American democracy since the Civil War. The most recent revelation should frighten every American to their core.
A newly released memo shows that Trump told the acting attorney general:
‘Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/03/donald-trump-memo-election-corrupt-justice-department__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99ag3S1cB2$

Breathtaking: Solving Nuclear 9/11, the Pommer Report: Architects and engineers say planes don’t knock down skyscrapers.  Nuclear physicists say only atomic bombs can turn out this kind of heat and damage. The real investigators who were silenced by a grand jury and a wealth of threats said it was a conspiracy and named lots of names, some expected, some not.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/04/breathtaking-solving-nuclear-9-11-the-pommer-report/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mbScBWe6XHvJodmFVscR8mLuXWzYYPy2rh2a6uPj82FYqMgXHQFoNd0NKd99am4mGsmR$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-04

Voices, The Peoples News

August 4, 2021
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Virtually all emperor penguins doomed for extinction by 2100 as climate change looms, study finds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/04/emperor-penguins-climate-antarctica/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3_M6Pq_E$

# Border / Immigration
Immigrant parents separated from their children at the border are finally being reunited, but many are struggling financially https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/reunified-immigrant-families-financial-challenges__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3-nzDMBX$

# CoronaVirus
New York City To Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining and Gyms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://spotonflorida.com/fl-politics/2979469/democrats-plan-to-highlight-middle-class.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3-qqgzls$

Analysis: Don’t Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955996__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3wHtNCOv$

Perspectives: Drug Costs Have Stymied US Economy’s Recovery From Covid https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/morning-breakout/perspectives-drug-costs-have-stymied-us-economys-recovery-from-covid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj397FyBWD$

COVID is spiking in Florida and Mississippi. Their GOP governors are waging war against masks.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/florida-covid-ron-desantis-masks-mississippi/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj34zww5w5$

Amid a Surge, Some Hope: United States Reaches 70 Percent Vaccine Goal https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/08/amid-a-surge-some-hope-united-states-reaches-70-percent-vaccine-goal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj33qvMnbg$

NYC Orders Restaurants And Gyms To Demand Proof Of Vaccination From All Customers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/nyc-require-proof-vaccination-indoor-activities-mayor-2021-08-03/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj32y3lF1m$

# Economy / Trade
Democrats Plan To Highlight ‘Middle-Class Tax Cut’ During Congressional Recess https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://spotonflorida.com/fl-politics/2979469/democrats-plan-to-highlight-middle-class.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3-qqgzls$

CVS just stepped up its labor competition with Walgreens by raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/cvs-beats-walgreens-announces-minimum-wage-raise-15-per-hour-2021-8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj37uU4tqI$

# Education / Schools
Regardless of Teacher Unions’ Recalcitrance, Schools Should Return to Normal this Fall https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insidesources.com/regardless-of-teacher-unions-recalcitrance-schools-should-return-to-normal-this-fall/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3540NxrM$

FL Guv’s School Reopening Scheme Looks Like a Delta Disaster. Florida has been a pandemic mess virtually from the jump. Now Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates—and lots of unvaxxed kids, could make a bad situation even worse.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/florida-governor-ron-desantis-school-reopening-scheme-looks-like-a-delta-variant-disaster-for-kids__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3_c-2ZLV$

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/07/25/1020501110/bob-moses-1960s-sncc-civil-rights-leader-math-educator-dies-at-86__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj33FoPWHm$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Line 5 pipeline between U.S. and Canada could cause ‘devastating damage’
to Great Lakes, say environmentalists. Canadian officials are siding with Enbridge to keep pipeline running despite Michigan’s claims it is unsafe.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/line-five-environment-great-lakes-1.6120882__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj38GobFbi$

“Making a million-dollar political donation to reward the government for its light touch and encourage the government to continue turning a blind eye to price gouging and windfall profits while hundreds of people die seems like a good return on investment.”
Michael Webber, professor of energy resources at the University of Texas at Austin.
After the legislative session ended, state leaders were showered in cash by the energy industry.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/04/texas-energy-industry-donations-legislature/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj321Sotbo$

Our hydrogen-powered future is unfolding at the edge of the world. On an island community in the seas north of Scotland, the last frontier in green energy is being realized.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rnanews.eu/our-hydrogen-powered-future-is-unfolding-at-the-edge-of-the-world-157342.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3xCeHxQe$

Biden administration orders new review of drilling in Arctic. The Biden administration will undertake a new environmental review of potential oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-orders-new-environmental-review-drilling-alaska-wildlife-refuge-2021-08-03/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3y3YR7eP$

Shot with Rubber Bullets, Hospitalized, Jailed: Line 3 Protester Tara Houska Decries Police Attack. At least 20 water protectors were brutally arrested in Minnesota as resistance to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline continues, and they say state and local police have escalated their use of excessive force, using tear gas, rubber and pepper bullets https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/4/tara_houska_line_3_pipeline_resistance__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3w-AAU3Z$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump’s ANWR drilling leases under review: Biden admin looking at ‘legal deficiencies,’ environmental impacts. “This is really the time that Congress should take action, and restore the protections by dismantling the leasing program.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-anwr-drilling-leases-biden-2654436184.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj36TxLXbS$

Polluters Don’t Pay in New ‘Polluter Pay’ Tax: In the new bipartisan infrastructure bill, even Biden’s ‘climate wins,’ like the Superfund program, have been substantially watered down.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/environment/infrastructure-summer-polluters-dont-pay-in-new-polluter-pay-tax/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj31-HK-dq$

Biden Made Big Compromises on Climate — and Movements That Backed Him Are Livid. The climate crisis rages on as Biden prioritizes bipartisanship on an infrastructure bill that guts climate action.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/biden-made-big-compromises-on-climate-and-movements-that-backed-him-are-livid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3zE5KRfE$

New hurdle slows $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Senate action on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill has slowed to a crawl as lawmakers haggle over more than 250 proposed amendments to the legislation.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/566231-new-hurdle-slows-1-trillion-infrastructure-bill__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj36wN_hvL$

Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone is now larger than Connecticut https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dead-zone-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-is-the-size-of-connecticut/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj340X9a4B$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Phytoplankton blooms hint at changing Arctic waters. On the surface, two recent NASA images depict common summer phytoplankton blooms. But signs of climate degradation are in the details.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.arctictoday.com/phytoplankton-blooms-hint-at-changing-arctic-waters/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj30HCv4sd$

Coastal erosion, rising seas will lead to more conflicts over public beach access, experts say. About 87% of Nova Scotia’s coastline is in private hands https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/coastal-erosion-sea-level-rise-public-beach-access-conflict-1.6126187__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3wgOSoy8$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon owners this week announced the details of a $200 million expansion. It has chosen Ohio for its next aquaculture farm location, where it expects to produce 10,000 metric tons of AquaBounty genetically modified Atlantic salmon.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/08/ohio-gets-200-million-investment-in-genetically-engineered-salmon/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3zAU8SQC$

# Gov / Politics
Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to call a second special session to pass the GOP’s priority voting bill, but the exact timing is uncertain. And House Democrats have not yet revealed what they have planned after the initial session ends this week.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/04/texas-republicans-democrats-special-session/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj35Zx8Pt_$

How Biden Became ‘Top Foe’ in a Famously Pro-Biden Country. All signs indicate that the highly controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline agreement is to blame.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/why-biden-named-top-foe-073923767.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj30sqOAJf$

#Resistance Pol Raised $$$ to Probe Trump… and Kept the Cash. Out of office, Alan Grayson amassed $150K to investigate, sue, and impeach Trump, and spent it on trying to climb back into Congress.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/resistance-pol-alan-grayson-raised-dollardollardollar-to-probe-trump-and-kept-the-cash-for-his-pac__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj351xDGyq$

Investigation finds Cuomo sexually harassed several women, violated laws https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/566089-independent-report-finds-cuomo-sexually-harassed-several-women-including__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj31AJN2X7$

‘A one-man scam Pac’: Trump’s money hustling tricks prompt fresh scrutiny. “The president deceived his donors. He asked them to give money so he could contest the election results, but then he spent their contributions to pay off unrelated debts.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/02/donald-trump-fundraising-schemes-campaign-finance-scrutiny-criticism__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj346BFnxG$

Politico confirms Trump keeping money from PAC donators. Trump’s post-election cash grab floods funds to new PAC. The Trump operation raised $207.5 million since Election Day, including a hefty chunk to a new leadership PAC Trump formed in November.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/03/trump-pac-fundraising-442775__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj30chyrSW$

Cuomo Must Go: Sexual Harassment Report Prompts Demands for NY Gov. to Resign or Face Impeachment https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saFDEwmkTG8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj33w6x81L$

We need to understand how we got to January 6 before we can move forward. The Mother Jones Podcast explores how the Capitol attack was a recruitment event.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/podcast-january-6-qanon-history-whats-next/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3ydu3XIL$

205K Wisconsin voter registrations deactivated. The effort identifies individuals who have not voted in the previous four years and deactivates their registrations unless they want to remain on voter rolls.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/566382-205k-wisconsin-voter-registrations-deactivated__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj305DXbQC$

Arizona attorney general asked to investigate after Maricopa County refuses to cooperate with election audit subpoena https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-business-senate-elections-subpoenas-91cd1ce76fbc51bc2c064ee0cacddf34__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj30c02aqC$

# Law Enforcement
A ballot measure aimed at establishing minimum staffing levels for the Austin Police Department is headed to city voters.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/08/03/austin-police-voters-election-2021/5467175001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj31MKlu7W$

S.C. Officer Fired and Arrested After Stomping on 58-Year-Old Man’s Head for Moving Too Slow https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://people.com/crime/south-carolina-officer-fired-arrested-after-stomping-mans-head-for-moving-too-slow/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3whmW2uE$

Chicago police accused of wrongfully raiding another home. A Black family is suing the Chicago police department for allegedly breaking down their door and pointing guns at two children before attempting to cover up that they had no evidence for the raid https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/566372-chicago-police-accused-of-wrongfully-raiding-another-home__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj31bFlfoW$

Texas sheriff’s deputy under fire for violent encounter with Black teen.
A Texas family is demanding answers after a sheriff’s deputy restrained an 18-year-old. Jericka Duncan reports https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/texas-sheriff-s-deputy-under-fire-for-violent-encounter-with-black-teen/vi-AAMUaKC?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj39ijnrVK$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump Sues to Block Congress From Seeing Taxes After DOJ Memo Says They Can As a candidate in 2016, Trump promised the American people he would make his tax returns public. He never did.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/trump-sues-to-block-congress-from-seeing-taxes-after-doj-memo-says-they-can/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj30c-7ZuQ$

Trump Begs Federal Judge Not to Give Congress His Taxes. In a court filing Wednesday, the former president’s lawyers also asked the court to end the House Ways and Means Committee’s investigation into him.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/doj-says-treasury-department-must-give-donald-trumps-tax-returns-to-house-ways-and-means-committee__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj323xFJOm$

# LGBTQ
Texas GOP lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to restrict transition-related health care options for transgender Texas kids earlier this year. But Gov. Greg Abbott plans to enact limits through executive action. Medical providers are worried this could impact their ability to provide widely accepted treatment.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/04/gender-affirming-care-transgender-texas/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj342EzEuV$

# Medical / Health
Decades of exposure to cancer-causing chemicals are sickening Black Houston residents at alarming rates. But the quest for accountability has taken a winding road through the courts.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://scalawagmagazine.org/2021/08/creosote-cancer-houston-texas/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj37Kmo3SW$

Putting people at the center of medicine, research, and policy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/research-community-service-2653881419/serving-communities-through-emergency-medicine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3wZXsfxW$

Eli Lilly Says It Will Seek FDA Approval Of Alzheimer’s Drug By Year’s End https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/health-business-d8cfd9829c749bd58bede54432579213__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj38FqWA8J$

# Other News
A Mysterious New Insect Is Feasting on DC-Area People and Making Them Think They Have Bed Bugs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonian.com/2021/08/02/mysterious-bug-bite-dc-oak-mite-bite-cicadas-bed-bugs/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj38Y7jXkO$

Obama wants his private presidential center on public land, and mainstream media is looking the other way. Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/08/obama-wants-his-private-presidential-center-on-public-land-and-mainstream-media-is-looking-the-other-way.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3xYBIe-n$

# Social
Homeless camps: As Austin’s unhoused population grows, community and calamity collide in an encampment for people experiencing homelessness on state-owned land.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texasobserver.org/life-and-death-in-a-texas-homeless-camp/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj36xkjoTI$

President Biden is attempting to thread the needle by replacing a lapsed federal eviction ban with new protections for millions of Americans in financial peril and physical danger amid surging coronavirus cases. But there are already questions about the legality of the order.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/finance/housing/566230-biden-buys-time-with-new-eviction-ban__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj394H-Ekm$

# Technology
How Gateway Pundit Fueled Trump’s Effort to Cancel Democracy. Trump told officials that they were not “following the internet the way I do” as he tried to subvert the election. He was referring in part to conspiracy site The Gateway Pundit.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-trumps-effort-to-cancel-democracy-was-fueled-by-gateway-pundit__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3zSGE9xU$

Google fired 80 employees for abusing user data and spying on people, with some even sharing personal information outside the company, a new report says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.techvisibility.com/2021/08/04/google-allegedly-fire-about-80-employees-over-misuse-of-data/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!icr__YlbSfrO5LbzS_P6d5ymJaNivwckcJcwNttHkIZ8Yk3Xf2NL3e2snqHj3-X-ola4$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-03

Voices, The Peoples News

August 3, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
‘Homecoming’: 100 years after forceful removal, Native American tribe celebrate reclaimed land in Oregon https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/homecoming-100-years-after-forceful-removal-native-american-tribe-celebrate-reclaimed-land-in-oregon/ar-AAMQIbe?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamfiNCU79$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Chipmunks Test Positive for Plague Near Lake Tahoe, Leading to Closures.
Surrounded by fires, parched by drought, and shut down by the pandemic – residents of California’s scenic South Lake Tahoe thought they’d endured everything.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/03/lake-tahoe-chipmunks-bubonic-plague__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamdRqEf2k$

# Border / Immigration
Texas rancher confronted with $60K in property damage tied to migrants https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/now/texas-rancher-confronted-60k-property-173600464.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamduIMGZ7$

Mexico bars US from returning many migrant families, threatening to make border crisis worse https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ampgoo.com/mexico-bars-us-from-returning-many-migrant-families-threatening-to-make-border-crisis-worse__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamSyC47WL$

More Afghans will be allowed to resettle in the USA as Taliban advances, violence spirals https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/thousands-more-afghans-can-resettle-us-refugees-state-dept-2021-08-02/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamaN7nFuz$

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program. The State Department said Monday that “many thousands” of Afghans now qualify to permanently resettle in the United States.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/immigration-taliban-3259f18671b663b99abb72da8fc5991e__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHama0pz3me$

HHS Watchdog to Probe Reports of Dire Conditions at Migrant Youth Detention Camp https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/565933-hhs-watchdog-to-probe-fort-bliss-facility-for-migrant-children__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamZk4tlFM$

Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility. After two federal workers came forward as whistleblowers filing a complaint with Congress over how unaccompanied minors are being treated at a temporary facility at Fort Bliss, audio recordings of conversations have been released and published https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/audio-released-detailing-complaints-of-abuse-of-unaccompanied-minors-at-migrant-facility/article_0e7824e4-f3cb-11eb-bcaf-2f4321b9f131.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamR5O267f$

# CoronaVirus
Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator To Test Positive for COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-1ead5c0885acc7f3b2b648abc4c550f1__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamU5l7QHM$

U.S. Hits Biden’s Vaccination Goal a Month Late, With 70 percent of Adults Receiving at least One Shot https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-02/u-s-hits-biden-s-covid-vaccination-target-nearly-a-month-late__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHameB1Lnvy$

The delta variant is causing severe symptoms among pregnant women, putting more of them in the hospital and on life support, Central Texas doctors said Monday. The majority of the women were unvaccinated.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2021-08-02/austin-public-health-severe-symptoms-among-pregnant-women-covid-19-delta-variant__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamex7knLv$

Post-Exposure Antibody Treatment For Covid Approved By FDA https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/covid-fda-antibody-treatment-ae3c8f0c-a15a-4d24-8c6a-5feb3e188fa4.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamevNytE7$

Cuomo Demands Private Businesses Ban Unvaccinated Customers. Most of the Empire State’s residents probably see the delta variant as a nuisance, but we suspect Gov Andrew Cuomo sees it as an exciting opportunity.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nynow.wmht.org/blogs/economy/cuomo-encourages-businesses-to-deny-unvaccinated-people-bring-workers-back/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamWosKsOK$

“They’re Criminal!” Establishment Dangerously Dehumanizing the Vaccine Hesitant https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thefreethoughtproject.com/dehumanization-campaign-establishment-media/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamTzYHhi7$

President Biden’s vaccine rule for federal employees is expected to bolster efforts to require vaccines in the workplace, but experts say it’s also likely to spark court fights that could threaten the long-standing legal authority of employers to impose health measures at work.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/566031-biden-vaccine-rule-sets-stage-for-onslaught-of-lawsuits__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamUcjcxI2$

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that not even the most “progressive” elected officials in the U.S. are willing to do what is necessary to meet the needs of the people.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/on-eviction-moratorium-progressive-agenda-squad-talks-the-walk/278126/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHambAanSJJ$

Federal Employees Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Face Regular Tests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/3/headlines/federal_employees_must_show_proof_of_vaccination_or_face_regular_coronavirus_tests__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamfU5YHlo$

GOP report points to Wuhan lab as source of COVID. As COVID cases surge around the nation, questions still remain around the origins of the virus, but one Republican study has put forth controversial answers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/new-report-says-covid-emerged-in-wuhan-months-earlier/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamVZjW2LX$

# Education / Schools
“They have thrown social studies teachers out on the front lines of a cultural war.”
Kerry Green, a U.S. history teacher at suburban Sunnyvale High School east of Dallas. Educators who spoke to The Texas Tribune overwhelmingly denounced the new social studies law going into effect Sept. 1.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/03/texas-critical-race-theory-social-studies-teachers/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamWAX1Hxx$

Are We Headed for a Full-On Famine? Fires, Drought, and Foreign Entities Buying Farms and Food Processing Plants. In addition to civil unrest and rising crime, we’re now facing threats to our food supply in the form of drought, fire, and foreign ownership of our farmlands and food processing https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/are-we-headed-for-a-full-on-famine-fires-drought-and-foreign-entities-buying-farms-and-food-processing-plants/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamQSBPMUG$

A Top Georgia High School Has Everything—Except COVID Precautions. Even as cases surge, some wealthy enclaves insist that masks be optional at schools.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/a-top-georgia-high-school-has-everything-except-covid-precautions/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHameQufHuU$

# Employment / Labor
Study: Democrats’ capital gains tax hike could cost more than 745,000 jobs. A new Democratic proposal to increase the capital gains tax could cost 745,000 jobs, a study published by the Regional Economic Models Inc. (REMI) projects.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.douglascountysentinel.com/news/national/study-democrats-capital-gains-tax-hike-could-cost-more-than-745-000-jobs/article_a3192526-8d64-5c60-a948-bc8bebc40e7c.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamfCV0Hv4$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Water Protectors Shot with “Less Lethal” Police Munitions at Line 3 Pipeline Protests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/3/headlines/water_protectors_shot_with_less_lethal_police_munitions_at_line_3_pipeline_protests__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamY7z5DgD$

Lethal Force Against Pipeline Protests? Documents Reveal Shocking South Dakota Plans for National Guard https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/7/2/south_dakota_mercenary_force_pipeline_resistance__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamfSue8At$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Starving cows. Fallow farms. The Arizona drought is among the worst in the country. Nearly all of Arizona is in drought, with large swaths in extreme drought. Experts say the picture may well get worse https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/starving-cows-fallow-farms-arizona-090031813.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamRBMQMkK$

Does it seem like it’s raining harder? Here’s what these LSU researchers found.
Researchers found that storms, on average, became shorter but more intense between 1960 and 2017.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_8566d6f4-f155-11eb-9323-bf9fb95982fc.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamSwJV7O0$

4 ways extreme heat hurts the economy. From killing crops to lowering productivity, high temperatures can have far-reaching effects.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/4-ways-extreme-heat-hurts-the-economy-164382__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamRDNMMX2$

Bayer will stop selling Roundup for residential use in 2023, an effort to prevent future cancer lawsuits. The company has lost several significant lawsuits from plaintiffs who alleged glyphosate gave them cancer. The new decision is an attempt to minimize future liability.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/bayer-glyphosate-products-roundup-residential-2023-cancer/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamZAOQQ3L$

# Environment / Climate / Global
A B.C. village burned to the ground just one day after a record-breaking heat wave. Residents say it’s a warning to the rest of Canada.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/lytton-feature__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamR7exrRX$

Greece is being hit by ‘worst heatwave’ in 30 years, says PM https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.euronews.com/2021/08/02/greece-is-being-hit-by-worst-heatwave-in-30-years-says-pm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamcO5tEdW$

Global competition over fish stocks increasingly affects Hawaii.
Competition over dwindling fish stocks has led to violent confrontations around the world. Hawaii longliners are feeling the effects.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/08/global-competition-over-fish-stocks-increasingly-affects-hawaii/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamZPvROzq$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
To get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies, insulate the EPA from politics and follow the science https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/pesticide-solution-2654345160.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamaYqD4wD$

Germany has another African swine fever case in farm pigs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/germany-has-another-african-swine-fever-case-farm-pigs-2021-07-19/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamSa7DWct$

In Germany’s forests, another virus battle unfolds: Keeping pigs safe from African swine fever. At stake is Europe’s valuable pig farms and exports.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-has-first-african-swine-fever-case-farm-pigs-2021-07-16/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamZqY2aAE$

August Harvest (vs. 5G): “Bees Are the Guardians” and Wireless Robotic Bees Are Not the Answer https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/08/august-harvest-vs-5g-bees-are-the-guardians-and-wireless-robotic-bees-are-not-the-answer.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed*3A*naturalblaze**A28Natural*Blaze*29__;JSsrJSsl!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamWZ3atLi$

Big commercial farms got 10x more government assistance than family farms. In 2019, commercial farms grossing more than $350,000 annually received an average of about $85,000 from the government, according to a review of USDA data.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/graphic-big-commercial-farms-more-government-assistance-family-farms/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamQMRa6xq$

Tyson Foods Requires All 120,000 Workers to Get COVID-19 Vax: “It is abundantly clear that getting vaccinated is the single most effective thing we can do to protect ourselves,” said Chief Executive Donnie King.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/tyson-foods-requires-all-120000-workers-to-get-covid-19-vaccine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamYv_ou92$

This Entire Food Company Just Shut Down Following Safety Concerns https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/now/entire-food-company-just-shut-221356801.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamW5kdzuw$

# Gov / Politics
Ambassador: US orders 24 Russian diplomats out by Sept. 3. They are the latest in a series of measures taken by both sides that have strained U.S.-Russia relations, although the State Department denied that its move was retaliatory.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-08-02/ambassador-us-orders-24-russian-diplomats-out-by-sept-3__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamcYGOXR2$

Dems Take a Vacation as Millions of Americans Face Eviction. Biden’s been silent, Pelosi is passing the buck, and Obama is throwing himself a party. If this is what the party is good for, it’s not worth much.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/democrats-take-a-vacation-as-millions-of-americans-face-eviction__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamQqfBHiZ$

An investigation found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) sexually harassed several women, including some who worked in his office, and violated state and federal laws, state Attorney General Letitia James
(D) announced Tuesday.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/566089-independent-report-finds-cuomo-sexually-harassed-several-women-including__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamUSzF47d$

The Big Money Behind the Big Lie: Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich and powerful conservative groups that are determined to win at all costs.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/big-money-behind-the-big-lie-exposes-the-bradley-foundation-role/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamfRMmEI1$

Republican Donors Are Now Backing the GOP’s War on Fair Elections https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/republicans-elections-big-lie/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamXP4rkV1$

Why Republican Leaders Ignored the January 6th Hearing. The House select committee’s task is to establish who knew what about the insurrection—but most Republicans don’t seem to want to find out.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2021/08/02/why_gop_leaders_ignored_the_january_6th_hearing_548509.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamSpThsrB$

Arizona attorney general asked to investigate after Maricopa County refuses to cooperate with election audit subpoena https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2329957749205/arizona-attorney-general-asked-to-investigate-after-maricopa-county-refuses-to-cooperate-with-election-audit-subpoena__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamd-C2QIq$

# Law Enforcement
DC Police Confirm 4th Riot Cop Suicide, Hours After 3rd. The announcement of Kyle DeFreytag’s death came hours after a fellow officer, Gunther Hashida, was confirmed dead from suicide by an MPD spokeswoman.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/dc-police-officer-suicide-kyle-defreytag-defended-us-capitol-on-january-6/65-fb00a7ff-1884-46ee-819a-448e2f55a61e__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamXDekdJp$

5 Miami Beach Police Officers Face Criminal Charges over Brutality Caught on Video https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article253191533.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHambtAz5ED$

Two More Officers Who Responded to January 6 Capitol Insurrection Die by Suicide https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/02/third-officer-who-responded-jan-6-capitol-riot-dies-suicide/5460242001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamS1OYYdG$

Amazon Pressured Alabama Workers to Vote Against Unionization, Labor Board Finds. Amazon took several actions that intimidated workers, including placing a ballot box within view of management offices.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/amazon-pressured-alabama-workers-to-vote-against-unionization-labor-board-finds/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0e988f1b-f1ce-40b5-97e3-ccc06d42258b__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamZ74M88a$

Black Realtor, Client Handcuffed by Armed Cops While Trying To Sell Home. Officers promptly removed the handcuffs after realizing their error, according to the Wyoming Police Department, and stated that they were responding to a report of a break-in from a neighbor.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://washingtonnewsday.com/us-politics/while-attempting-to-sell-a-home-a-black-realtor-and-his-client-were-handcuffed-by-armed-cops/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamT02RNM-$

Two Texas Democrats arrested by Capitol Police in voting rights protest.
Reynolds is among the Texas House Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., last month to block a state voting restrictions bill.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/03/texas-representatives-ron-reynolds-al-green-arrested-voting-bill/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamXsUNq6o$

Detroit officer punches man and knocks him out cold, faces swift backlash https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/us/detroit-police-punch-man-investigation__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamQu0OHJZ$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Dominion, Maricopa County refuse to comply with state Senate subpoenas in Arizona audit https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/565999-dominion-maricopa-county-refuse-to-comply-with-state-senate-subpoenas-in__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamXJSgTZx$

3 ex-cops charged in George Floyd’s death want federal trial separate from Derek Chauvin. ‘There is a conflict of interest due to Chauvin’s level of culpability in Floyd’s death’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ex-cops-charged-in-george-floyds-death-want-federal-trials-separated-from-chauvin-01628020967__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamWbD4wlb$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Senate’s new bipartisan infrastructure deal has a provision intended to let researchers study marijuana that consumers are actually buying from dispensaries—instead of just government-grown cannabis. The House already passed a similar measure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/senates-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal-aims-to-let-researchers-study-marijuana-from-dispensaries/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamd4_0c_q$

Louisiana’s new marijuana decriminalization law officially took effect.
The lawmaker who sponsored it is partnering with advocates to educate the public about what they can and can’t do without being jailed. They also say it’s time for broader cannabis legalization.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://norml.org/blog/2021/08/01/louisiana-marijuana-decriminalization-law-takes-effect-today/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamYwszCFj$

# Medical / Health
A Health Care Giant Sold Off Dozens of Hospitals — But Continued Suing Patients https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.modernhealthcare.com/legal/health-care-giant-sold-dozens-hospitals-continued-suing-patients__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHambzNspNy$

# Military / Global
Israeli Drones Dropping Mini-Nukes? VT has information that Israel is arming its drones with small tactical nuclear weapons.  The photo is of a test of a low yield nuclear weapon tested inside Israel.  The photo is taken from a leaked Israeli video of their secret nuclear weapons program, weapons that have been used inside Syria https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/02/israeli-drones-dropping-mini-nukes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHameYT_Mof$

The Pentagon is under lockdown after a shooting nearby: Via NBC Washington, the Pentagon is under lockdown after shots were fired at the nearby metro platform. What we know: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://bit.ly/3A32nYg__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamWODt63v$
Video of the Pentagon after the report: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://bit.ly/3fpnJXO__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamSd5eNBh$

# Other News
Intel Drop: Bio-Scam, Real Virus, Not War just a GOP Mob Terror Tool like 9/11’s Nukes: This is one of those “everybody knows” and everyone is afraid to speak up or do something situations – Gordon Duff https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/02/intel-drop-bio-scam-real-virus-not-war-just-a-gop-mob-terror-tool-like-9-11s-nukes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamSfPms_8$

# Science
IPCC aims to elevate women’s voices in climate science. For too long, the world’s foremost scientific body on global warming has overlooked the contributions of female scientists https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/ipcc-aims-to-elevate-womens-voices-in-climate-science/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamZlUg1fU$

# Social
Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during “Moral Monday”: “I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/03/hundreds-of-activists-arrested-in-dc-during-moral-monday/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamVPDVyhL$

End of Moratorium Could Fuel Wave of “Invisible Evictions,” Organizers Warn.
Untold numbers of tenants could lose their homes during a COVID surge even before landlords file for evictions in court.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/end-of-moratorium-could-fuel-wave-of-invisible-evictions-organizers-warn/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamXdFbOji$

Biden to announce a 60-day limited eviction ban that could cover the vast majority of renters https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-limited-eviction-ban-areas-hit-hard-by-delta-2021-8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamRA5J8T7$

# Technology
DirecTV breaks free from AT&T:  AT&T Completes Transfer of Shrinking DirecTV in Deal With TPG https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bloomberg.com/technology__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamRs>8O8$

# Veterans / VA
Some veterans exposed to toxics from burn pits to have compensation fast-tracked by VA. The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday created a fast-track to disability compensation for certain veterans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/08/02/some-veterans-exposed-toxics-burn-pits-have-compensation-fast-tracked-va.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamReod_2U$

# Water
Do you know your company’s ‘water risk’? This platform shows it in real time Companies need water to grow crops and provide hydroelectric activity, but also need to avoid floods and rising seas. Waterplan helps monitor it all so companies can plan for potential liquid-based disruptions to business.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90661286/do-you-know-your-companys-water-risk-this-platform-shows-it-in-real-time__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gT1usLp6KOvAVV3oXD_149KbaV_Gygoh40uMvJfXIr2DjaH5MoiNqgF7EkHamXtjYTOO$

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August 2, 2021
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# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
A withdrawal (not a recall, technically) of certain packages of TWO different flavors of Pup-Peroni. The two flavors are Original Beef and Triple Steak.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.petful.com/recalled/pupperoni-dog-treats/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSHbtrWR5$

# Border / Immigration
Biden Offers 1000s More Afghans Refuge From Taliban Violence. The State Department is offering refugee status to thousands more people left in danger after the U.S. withdrawal.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-administration-offers-thousands-more-afghans-refuge-from-taliban-violence__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSHpGnnDu$

# CoronaVirus
Delta variant vaccine breakthrough cases may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases – CDC report. U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/skorea-announces-vaccination-plan-18-49-year-olds-2021-07-30/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSChZD0iE$

74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated – CDC study. A study from the CDC found that 346 of the 469 COVID infections that happened during large summer gatherings between July 3–17 in Provincetown were breakthrough cases https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://people.com/health/fully-vaccinated-people-made-up-74-percent-infections-massachusetts-covid-outbreak/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSP-xdetr$

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs order banning COVID vaccine, mask mandates.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed an executive order prohibiting mask mandates or COVID-19 vaccine requirements from government agencies and municipalities statewide, despite cases continuing to rise in the state https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/gov-abbott-banned-covid-19-vaccine-mask-mandates-in-texas-2021-7__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSNSwjnAE$

Houston-area hospitals are limiting visitors and pondering the reinstatement of other peak-pandemic policies amid a new wave of
COVID-19 cases.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/health/article/Houston-area-hospitals-roll-back-visitor-16353301.php?mc_cid=087cdfb22f&mc_eid=6f15633605__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSPrEYNj0$

FDA May Grant Full Approval For Pfizer Jab As Early As September: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may grant full approval for Pfizer’s
Covid-19 vaccination as early as September or October https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/fda-may-grant-full-approval-pfizer-jab-early-september__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSGFXNMMr$

When will COVID-19 vaccines be fully approved—and does it matter whether they are? In many U.S. regions, the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has caused the COVID-19 pandemic to surge once again. Last week’s 7-day average of new cases increased by nearly 70%, to more than 26,000; hospitalizations have jumped by more than one-third, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/when-will-covid-19-vaccines-be-fully-approved-and-does-it-matter-if-they-are__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSOV34euR$

Republican Report Insists Virus Leaked From Lab in Late 2019. A group of House Republicans says there’s overwhelming evidence for the unproven lab-leak theory.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/republican-report-insists-coronavirus-leaked-from-wuhan-lab-in-late-2019__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSIoM_sKs$

White House Recruits ‘Influencer Army’ to Push Vaccine: The campaign hopes to get more 12- to 18-year-olds vaccinated while also pushing back against vaccine misinformation online.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-house-reportedly-recruiting-influencer-army-to-get-young-people-vaccinated-report-says__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSKsBWDVD$

UPDATE 1-Pfizer and Moderna raise prices for COVID-19 vaccines in EU- FT. Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-pfizer-moderna-raise-prices-121400124.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSJDDcMRW$

COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, U.S. as Vaccine Failures Increase https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thevaccinereaction.org/2021/08/covid-vaccine-mandates-strongly-opposed-in-europe-u-s-as-vaccine-failures-increase/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSMmTI5DW$

New Vaccine Mandates Are Coming For Government Employees And Health Care Workers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/07/26/1020709931/nyc-will-require-vaccines-or-weekly-tests-for-hundreds-of-thousands-of-city-work__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSAoSlix7$

Many Americans Worry About the Safety of COVID Biologics https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.voanews.com/usa/some-americans-worry-about-safety-coronavirus-vaccine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSPQyPAyo$

# Education / Schools
With school openings near, parents and teachers say state leaders have stripped them of weapons against COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/30/school-COVID-parents-teachers-remote/?mc_cid=087cdfb22f&mc_eid=6f15633605__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSFXrVs8i$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals. Abandoned oil and gas wells are a silent menace, threatening to explode or contaminate drinking water and leaking atmosphere-warming fumes https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-environment-and-nature-coronavirus-pandemic-f04ac92a45b4e02392e86b618cc4ff03__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSPqyBKdm$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Earth’s energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change. The changes to Earth’s energy system have major ramifications for the planet’s future climate and humanity’s understanding of climate change.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/earths-energy-imbalance-removes-almost-083014356.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSN7cAyxu$

Utilities are struggling to keep the lights on as fires, drought plague California https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/01/utilities-are-struggling-to-keep-the-lights-on-as-fires-drought-plague-california.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSFJM5CRX$

The Biden administration’s embrace of environmental justice has made wary activists willing to believe https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/01082021/biden-environmental-justice/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSHl1H3Jb$

Evolutionary ‘trap’ leading young sea turtles to ingest plastic, study says. Young marine turtles are swallowing large quantities of plastic, with ocean pollution changing habitats that were once ideal for their development https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/02/evolutionary-trap-leading-young-sea-turtles-to-ingest-plastic-study-says__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSEDzNfDE$

A brain drain among government scientists bogs down Biden’s climate ambitions. Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled nearly six months later https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/brain-drain-among-government-scientists-114900196.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSGFw8y8n$

Senators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday
session: The bill is substantially narrower than the multi-trillion dollar plan envisioned by President Biden earlier this year but still includes a wide-range of funding for infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, transit, broadband and water.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/565870-senators-announce-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-in-rare-sunday-session__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSGA3IyRw$

U.S.: 91 Large Wildfires Burn in Western States https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/01/us/us-western-wildfires-sunday/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSB5jvEWx$

# Environment / Climate / Global
In Manitoba, drought worsened by climate change is upending Prairie life. Farmers wait, desperate for rain, in a prolonged season of extremely dry conditions across central Canada https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/manitoba-drought-climate-change/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSPQR4k4_$

In drought-plagued northern Mexico, tens of thousands of cows are starving to death Sonora is the cattle capital of Mexico. But prolonged drought is killing off the herds.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMcj8mhOGY4__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSL5UpVUS$

Turkey wildfires: ‘The animals are on fire,’ say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wral.com/the-animals-are-on-fire-say-devastated-farmers-as-wildfires-sweep-turkey/19802311/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSClvc6xx$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
African Swine Fever reaches Americas — Threatens #1 Pork Exporter, USA African Swine Fever, which destroyed 70% of China’s pork, has been confirmed in the Americas.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/08/african-swine-fever-reaches-americas-threatens-1-pork-exporter-usa.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed*3A*naturalblaze**A28Natural*Blaze*29__;JSsrJSsl!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSG5MAtJK$

Trump Loyalists Are Behind Lawsuits Excluding Farmers of Color From Debt Relief The right-wing-funded legal challenges are about maintaining a conservative base of voters heading into 2022 and beyond https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/trump-loyalists-are-behind-lawsuits-excluding-farmers-of-color-from-debt-relief/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSJC7k1sD$

# Global Politics and other news
Exclusive: Haitians Reject Calls For US Military Intervention https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/exclusive-haitians-reject-calls-us-military-intervention/278086/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSMu0p9Xi$

Mexico, Russia & Bolivia Send Aid to Cuba as U.S. Announces New Sanctions https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/cuba-receives-food-medicine-donations-020059896.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSIP8PJgr$

# Gov / Politics
DOJ indicates it might sue states returning to pre-pandemic voting regulations. ‘Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act,’ attorney general said https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.legitgov.org/doj-indicates-it-might-sue-states-returning-pre-pandemic-voting-regulations__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSIykwdCL$

Heading into the last week of the special legislative session, the partisan standoff over Texas Republicans’ priority elections bill is no closer to a resolution in Austin.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/02/texas-legislature-elections/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSLk1Lg3J$

Threats of violence spark fear of election worker exodus: Election workers had their homes broken into. Their private information was maliciously posted online. Some fled with their families into hiding.
Others faced down armed crowds outside their workplaces and homes. And nearly nine months after Election Day, the threats persist.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/565722-threats-of-violence-spark-fear-of-election-worker-exodus__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSDDUjFKL$

100 State Lawmakers From 20 States Join Texas Democrats in D.C. to Defend Voting Rights. Dozens of state lawmakers from across the nation will take part in a “week of action” to promote the For the People Act.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/100-state-lawmakers-from-20-states-join-tx-dems-in-dc-in-to-defend-voting-rights/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSDhc9Njv$

# Law Enforcement
They’re Normalizing Police Robots By Calling Them “Dogs”: On-the-ground robot policing is becoming normalized today under the justification of
Covid-19 precautions
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJBi4HBv54__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSO6Dk9UP$

Deputy on leave after controversial arrest of mother and teen on video:
A Texas sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation into the incident.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2_7motX_8s__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSOmBap6C$

Another Cop Who Defended Capitol During Riot Dies by Suicide. Gunther Hashida is now the third officer who protected the U.S. Capitol against a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6 who has died by suicide in the aftermath of the riot.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/gunther-hashida-another-dc-cop-who-responded-to-capitol-insurrection-has-died-by-suicide__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSOkP7-cy$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
He Repped Kyle Rittenhouse, MAGA Monkey Owners… and Capitol Rioters.
“He’s not a defense attorney, and therefore he’s not an especially good defense attorney,” one journalist who has covered lawyer John Pierce’s filings said.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-pierce-repped-kyle-rittenhouse-maga-monkey-owners-and-capitol-rioters__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSOufj4KJ$

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Are Trying to Put Him on Trial. The defense team is attempting to justify the vigilante killing of Arbery, who can no longer speak for himself, by framing it as an act of self-defense.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/ahmaud-arberys-killers-are-trying-to-put-him-on-trial-will-a-judge-let-them__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSJvp9i-E$

# Media
The Making of Two Political Prisoners: Daniel Hale and Craig Murray.
“U.S. prosecutors didn’t get what they wanted in their vindictive Espionage Act prosecution against Daniel Hale. They wanted 9 years in prison, especially since he succeeded in convincing many he is a conscientious soul. But 45 months is still 45 months too many.” — Kevin Gosztola, “Shadowproof”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/making-two-political-prisoners-daniel-hale-craig-murray/278096/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSMZWqDim$

# Medical / Health
Male fertility is declining – studies show that environmental toxics could be a reason People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. Does environmental toxicity contribute to male infertility?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/male-fertility-is-declining-studies-show-that-environmental-toxins-could-be-a-reason-163795__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSBymtdHW$

Last week the hospital bill finally came. The cost of an uncomplicated vaginal birth. Last week the hospital bill finally came. The cost of an uncomplicated vaginal birth? $37,617.69. The bulk of the charge was for three nights’ “room and board” in a semi-private room (containing two beds separated by a curtain) which was $10,350 a night.  Oxford Health, part of UnitedHealth Group, are going to go up by 16% next year.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/17/baby-got-bills-week-in-patriarchy-arwa-mahdawi__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSL1EHnwT$

Pfizer Hikes 2021 Outlook After Vaccine Boosts Sales, Profit: Strong sales of its COVID-19 vaccine and other medicines helped Pfizer nearly double its second-quarter revenue and boost its profit an impressive 59%, beating Wall. $7.84 billion from direct sales and revenue split with its partner, Germany’s BioNTech. Pfizer now anticipates revenue from the two-dose vaccine this year to reach $33.5 billion for the 2.1 billion doses it’s contracted to provide by year end.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://themercury.com/ap/business/pfizer-hikes-2021-outlook-after-vaccine-boosts-sales-profit/article_4e5d7574-2030-51fd-b2a7-0d8b99ecb87e.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSNFP5wKJ$

At Urgent Care, He Got 5 Stitches and a Big Surprise: A Plastic Surgeon’s Bill for $1,040. Under a law Congress passed last year, many surprise medical bills will be banned starting in January. But urgent care clinics may not be covered.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/urgent-care-he-got-5-stitches-big-surprise-plastic-surgeon-n1275328__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSC4KDBDG$

# Military / DOD
Up next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft: The Senate Armed Services Committee included in its version of the annual defense policy bill a provision that would require women to register with the Selective Service System, the agency in charge of administering the draft if the United States ever imposes one again.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/565719-up-next-in-the-culture-wars-adding-women-to-the-draft__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSC9TAJNi$

Why Hypersonic Missiles Are Real Game Changers. What exactly is a hypersonic missile—and why is it suddenly such a big deal?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/real-military-game-changer-hypersonic-weapons-101__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSAAIclV7$

# Other News
MyPillow Employee Beheaded in Broad Daylight Near Minneapolis. A 55-year-old woman was beheaded in broad daylight Wednesday in Shakopee, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/07/29/minnesota-woman-allegedly-beheaded-in-broad-daylight-by-boyfriend/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSGhC7cDb$

# Social
Evictions Are Coming. Democrats “Failed to Meet This Moment,” Say Democrats.
Congressional efforts to extend the eviction moratorium failed on Friday.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/07/evictions-are-coming-democrats-failed-to-meet-this-moment-say-democrats/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSJn56Z87$

Homes, Not “Sanctioned Encampments,” Are the Solution to Homelessness.
The real answer to homelessness can only be homes, and the proper funding to make them supportive and livable.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/homes-not-sanctioned-encampments-are-the-solution-to-homelessness/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSBliDC3A$

# Water
San Antonio built a pipeline to rural Central Texas to increase its water supply. Now local landowners say their wells are running dry.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/02/san-antonio-water-supply-rural-wells/?mc_cid=087cdfb22f&mc_eid=6f15633605__;!!On18fmf1aQ!llxwCtT3WvuvICuWvpWmKq-S3B8ro8muJ7uahCl0rSrDdXole4sLjv-nKwLlSMnl9Aaq$

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