Voices, The Peoples News
January 28, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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After 1,200 positive cases, Tulalip Tribes face ‘deepest fear.’ “We used to be big on family doings, not anymore.” On top of a cultural toll, the pandemic has exposed health inequities.
Misclassified death certificates shroud toll on Native Americans:
American Indian and Alaska Native populations have substantially higher death rates across age groups and the lowest average life expectancy compared with white, Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S.
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls MAGA Candidate Caught on Tape Menacing Butterfly Sanctuary. A wild audio tape captures the showdown between a butterfly scientist and congressional candidate Kimberly Lowe, who appeared at the sanctuary to peddle QAnon-type conspiracies.
# Covid / Pandemics
Republicans are changing state medical board rules so it’s easier for doctors to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republican-medical-boards-covid-treatments__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jti-ZBPo$
This is what science says about hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin as
*Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=01*28*2022*20Incoming*20newsletter&utm_term=News*20confirmed*20list__;Ly8lJSUl!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jgYMmq_5$
*Ivermectin poison cases increased 212% from Jan. 1 to Sept. 21, with
1,440 cases reported
Quebec Bans Unvaxxed From Buying Groceries at Major Retailers Unless They Are Accompanied By a ‘Health Warden,’ Who Will Ensure They Only Buy Food and Medicine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://breakingnews.exchange/quebec-canada-bans-unvaxxed-from-buying-groceries-at-major-retailers-unless-they-are-accompanied-by-a-health-warden-who-will-ensure-they-only-buy-food-and-medicine/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jr58Sker$
GoFundMe freezes more than 4 million dollars raised for Canadian truckers protesting vax mandates. A company spokesperson said they paused the campaign in order to give organizers time to plan the distribution of funds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/gofundme-causes-confusion-over-freezing-multi-million-dollar-fundraiser-for-truck-protesters__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jrKUJrU_$
Trump Admin’s Secret Vax Priority List Was Predictably Cruel. Moderate- and lower-income nations were placed third in priority on a secret list of international vaccine recipients, after U.S. allies like Israel.
‘Freedom From Choice’ Movement Demands Mandatory Vaccinations Against Free Will. “The real problem isn’t vaccine hesitancy, it’s the freedom of choice that makes vaccine hesitancy, and other choices I don’t agree with, possible.”
# Education / Schools
Washington state school board removes classic novel from curriculum after complaints of racial insensitivity. A Seattle-area school board has voted to remove the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird from the district’s ninth-grade reading curriculum after teachers, parents, and some students complained that it was racially insensitive.
# Employment / Labor
Will this court case end the ‘subminimum wage’? What is in question, according to a brief filed last week by the organization One Fair Wage, is whether those rates are constitutional.
Millions of low-paid workers just got a raise. Twenty-one states and 35 municipalities hiked their minimum wages in January, according to the National Employment Law Project. 56 Cities, Counties, and States Will Raise Minimum Wage. With Another 26 Jurisdictions to Lift Pay Later in 2022 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nelp.org/publication/raises-from-coast-to-coast-in-2022/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jkeZi1yK$
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Fracking proximity tied to early death in elderly https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220127114329.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jh84Hp7X$
LA City Council supports oil drilling phaseout. The ordinance will also look at how to decommission existing wells operating across the city https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/26/los-angeles-vote-phase-out-oil-and-gas-drilling__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jv43HlhL$
Judge Blocks Biggest Ever Drilling Lease for Sake of Climate. The ruling said the federal government underestimated how badly the Gulf of Mexico site could hit the environment.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Three years after the Progressive Conservatives scrapped a program they falsely labelled a ‘carbon tax,’ businesses that lost money on emissions credits, including global giant Koch Industries, have filed legal actions against the government https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/ontario-cap-trade-lawsuits/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jsXjjNwp$
Governments investing billions in carbon capture in the Prairies. Here’s what you need to know https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://honestcolumnist.com/health/governments-are-investing-billions-into-carbon-capture-in-the-prairies-heres-what-you-need-to-know-the-narwhal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lRGYGQzddLbQjuk9bncj39_3rTdq5cLJTBuvOopHsCe-BW6LaMWYUaKstzm9jhvzB8aS$
Deep-sea mining is poised to begin within the next two years, but critics are frustrated that Canada has been largely silent on the discussions at the International Seabed Authority, which will set the regulations and standards.
# Environment / Climate / Global
Climate Change Is Pushing Greenland Over the Edge. New data from Greenland shows that modern warming is outpacing even historically warm eras like the Medieval Warm Period.
Scientists Found a Nitrogen-Fixing Seagrass. Adopting a strategy that is all but unheard of in the sea, this seagrass produces an essential nutrient the same way peas do.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Climate crisis has cost taxpayers billions in crop insurance payouts to farmers. Farmers received more than $143.5 billion in federal crop insurance payouts from 1995 through 2020, much of it subsidized by taxpayers and most of it linked to extreme weather exacerbated by the climate crisis. That has meant a fourfold increase due to drought and a threefold increase due to flooding, EWG reported.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other / Global New salmon farm proposals for B.C. coast raise questions about Ottawa’s promised 2025 phase-out. Twelve proposals to expand or create new open-net pen operations, many pitched in partnership with First Nations, may shed light on industry’s emerging tactics to keep fish farms alive in the Pacific.
# Global Politics and other news
This Is the Puppet Government Putin Has in Mind for Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin is so confident he’ll overcome Ukraine that he’s already thinking about who he wants to install in a pro-Russian government in Kyiv.
Croatia sows confusion with threat to pull NATO troops over Ukraine crisis Foreign minister clashes with president — and the soldiers are already home.
Lavrov Says ‘There Will Be No War’ Over Ukraine Unless US Escalates. “If it depends on Russia, then there will be no war,” said the Russian foreign minister. “We don’t want wars.”
# Gov / Politics
White Men Can’t Wait to Get Mad About a Black Woman Justice. America has always gone hard on identity politics; it was just white men whose identity was valued above all others. Now a lot of those white men are hopping mad, firing off racist responses the minute President Joe Biden reaffirmed his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, without even waiting to find out what Black woman they’re attacking.
Biden Reaffirms He Will Nominate First Black Woman to SCOTUS. “I’ve made no decision except one: The person I nominate will be someone of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity,”
The Whole World Is Hating on Joe Manchin: “He’s a villain, he’s a threat to the globe.” Within the brutal machinations of US politics, Joe Manchin has been elevated to a status of supreme decision-maker, the man who could make or break Joe Biden’s presidency.
We Uncovered How Many Georgians Were Disenfranchised by GOP Voting Restrictions. It’s Staggering. Forty-five times more people were denied the right to vote by mail in 2021 than in 2020.
GOP-Dominated Pennsylvania Court Declares Mail-In Voting Unconstitutional The ruling will be appealed, but it demonstrates the staying power of Donald Trump’s big lie.
# Law Enforcement
Man Killed in Hail of Police Bullets Fired by NINE Cops. In a video, Landon Eastep can be seen raising his arms towards police. Gunfire followed. “This man had only a box cutter and had already shown it to officers before they killed him in cold blood.” “He was shot for no good reason at all and he did not deserve to die.”
She Bugged Her Cheating Cop Husband—and Got Charged. Meanwhile, he’s accused of raping the other woman.
# Legal / DOJ
Oath Keepers Anticipated ‘a Bloody and Desperate Fight’ to Overturn the Election for Trump. US prosecutors paint a chilling picture of the extremist group’s alleged seditious conspiracy.
# Medical / Health Care
Suit: Woman With MS Dies of COVID After Docs Refused Vax. Nerissa Regnier’s family also claims in a new lawsuit that she was denied monoclonal antibody treatment after her COVID-19 case worsened.
# Military / DOD
Military installations are a major source of community contamination from a class of toxic chemicals called PFAS, but trying to hold the Defense Department accountable can be formidable due to a labyrinth of legal limitations.
# Military / Global
Pentagon: Russia Has Enough Troops and Equipment at Ukraine Border to Invade Entire Country: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned that Russia has deployed over 100,000 troops at Ukraine’s borders through a “consistent and steady pace,” which has been supported by Russian naval activity in the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.
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