Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-28

Voices, The Peoples News

January 28, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
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
COVID-19 treatments
*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,”
Biden said.

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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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-27

Voices, The Peoples News

January 27, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Redwood forest in California is returned to Native tribes for conservation. “We believe the best way to permanently protect and heal this land is through tribal stewardship.”

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community shows how eelgrass and aquaculture can coexist in Puget Sound.

# Border / Immigration
Tom Homan: Migrant video ‘proves’ Mayorkas is lying to Americans. Former acting ICE director Tom Homan reacts to ‘shameful, disgusting’ footage showing adult migrants being released into the country.

# Covid / Pandemics
The Intercept breaks story on NIH grants covering Wuhan bat virsus research. New information gives an unprecedented window into the high-profile tussle between EcoHealth Alliance and the NIH https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/01/26/the-intercept-breaks-story-on-nih-grants-covering-wuhan-bat-virsus-research/?mc_cid=99a3a9155b&mc_eid=3f7488d454__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kFioqgsMuwAk1HFkvPdZQQ_MMk2-JxvxIsLPS6-_kzUlRmJI7pOndQoJAqIiEh4dG3c-$

Current anti-COVID pills work well against omicron, but antibody drugs are less effective, study finds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220126170607.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kFioqgsMuwAk1HFkvPdZQQ_MMk2-JxvxIsLPS6-_kzUlRmJI7pOndQoJAqIiEqXVSmRr$

Two-Thirds of U.K. Omicron Cases Are Reinfections: The study flies in the face of previous ideas about immunity bestowed by a prior COVID-19 infection.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Chemical defoliants sprayed on Amazon rainforest to facilitate deforestation in Brazil. Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate, and end up weakened or dead in a process that takes months. Next criminals remove the remaining trees more easily and drop grass seeds by aircraft, consolidating deforestation.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Get BPA out of food packaging, US health professionals tell feds.
Doctors, scientists, and health organizations cite new recommendations in Europe that indicate BPA can harm us at levels 100,000 times lower than previously thought.

# General Information / Other News
Jailed Oath Keeper’s Wife Shares Snaps of ‘Escape Tunnels’Dug Into
Backyard: Her testimony on the tunnels was cited when a judge ruled Stewart Rhodes should remain in jail until his trial.

Two powerful drugs now adding to US overdose crisis. Para-fluorofentanyl and metonitazene are being seen more often by medical examiners looking into overdose deaths. They often are taken with, or mixed with, illicit fentanyl, the drug mainly responsible for the more than 100,000 U.S.
overdose deaths in the last year.

# Global Politics and other news
Putin is so dangerous now. This is his last chance to seize Ukraine.
While the world wonders whether Putin will take the biggest gamble of his presidency, it’s worth asking if he can afford not to.

# Gov / Politics
GOP Guvs Under Attack by MAGA Monsters They Helped Create. Republican governors across the nation are facing primary challengers from the right over COVID restrictions and their apparently insufficient support for Donald Trump.

McConnell aims to sidestep GOP drama over Trump. McConnell is staying single-mindedly homed in on Biden and Democrats’ agenda and sending an indirect signal for his party to do the same.

Trump supporters believe Wisconsin withdrew its Electoral College voters for Joe Biden. It never happened. Right-wing publication Gateway Pundit announced Tuesday that the Wisconsin legislature had just voted to withdraw the state’s electors for Joe Biden, but that didn’t actually happen. Also, it’s not possible.

Biden Sees Tougher Coverage as Political Struggles Mount, ‘No Longer Seen as Competent’: With dueling economic and foreign policy crises, even liberal media figures have begun to distance themselves from President Biden.

“No More Hiding”: Sanders Says It’s Time to Vote on Build Back Better.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said every Republican and Democrat should be forced take a position on these essential policies.

Breyer’s Supreme Court seat opens the door to even more ‘dark money’ in
2022 midterm elections

# Law Enforcement
Corporations Are Funding Police Repression. “Essentially they’ve created company towns where they control law enforcement,” says Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing.

# Medical / Health Care
Golden blood’ is incredibly important to medicine, but for the 43 people worldwide known to have it, it poses a unique danger. Golden blood is actually the nickname for Rh-null, the world’s rarest blood type. What makes Rh-null so rare, and why is it so dangerous to live with? For the fewer than 50 people with this blood type, finding a blood transfusion could be extremely difficult.

The cost of insulin, a US health crisis. Insulin prices in America have become untenable and efforts are underway to lower them to a reasonable rate, as in many other developed nations.

# Science
Scientists Develop Glass Made Of Wood That Outperforms Traditional Glass In Almost Every Way Possible. Scientists from the United States Forest Service have recently concocted what they describe as transparent wood, opening the door to what may become the greener, shatterless window of the next decade.

# Space
Mysterious object unlike anything astronomers have seen before. What to make of a newly discovered pulsing radiation source? Unfortunately, it’s fairly clear these signals aren’t the work of little green men. As Hurley-Walker explains, the pulses of radiation come across a wide range of frequencies, which rules out an artificial signal, pointing instead to some kind of natural process we don’t yet fully understand.

Spooky “transient” object detected in our galactic neighborhood. We weren’t even sure something like this was possible https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/mysterious-object-detected-in-universe/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kFioqgsMuwAk1HFkvPdZQQ_MMk2-JxvxIsLPS6-_kzUlRmJI7pOndQoJAqIiElf6hkdM$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-26

Voices, The Peoples News

January 26, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
– Ansel Adams
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# Indigenous / Global
Watch: Sámi reindeer herders grapple with a changing Arctic. Warming is threatening the ways of Europe’s last indigenous people.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Trump’s Border Wall Kept Endangered Wolf From Finding Home and a Mate Scientists now have proof that the border wall built by former President Donald Trump is impeding the movements of wildlife.

# Covid / Pandemics
How to Submit Your At-Home COVID Test to Your Insurance Company https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-to-submit-your-at-home-covid-test-to-your-insurance-company/ar-AATb0Ut?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriInU5gSA$

How to properly store your at-home COVID-19 rapid tests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/how-to-properly-store-your-at-home-covid-19-rapid-tests/ar-AATb5oQ?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriGsqgeCK$

Republicans threaten government shutdown to undermine vaccine mandates Rightwingers in House urge Senate colleagues to stand in the way of funding bill unless it meets demands https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/01/republicans-government-shutdown-vaccine-mandates__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriBz8jgR4$

Florida has closed its monoclonal antibody sites after the FDA abruptly revoked the drug’s emergency-use authorization. On Tuesday alone, state officials said they canceled at least 2,000 appointments for those scheduled to get the treatment.

Dr. Robert Malone Claims COVID Vaccines Can Permanently Damage Children’s Brains, Hearts, Immune Systems. Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of modern mRNA vaccine technology, issued a stark warning to parents in America and across the world about vaccinating their children for COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalfile.com/dr-robert-malone-claims-covid-vaccines-can-permanently-damage-childrens-brains-hearts-immune-systems/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriPe1PQWZ$

Researchers Say New Strain of Coronavirus Discovered in Ohio.
Researchers in Ohio said Wednesday that they’ve discovered two new variants of the coronavirus that likely originated in the U.S. [Good Grief] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/13/ohio-researchers-say-theyve-identified-two-new-covid-strains-likely-originating-in-the-us.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriOJ6gAMM$

“Son of omicron” variant worries public health officials amid new wave of COVID-19 infections https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2022/01/26/son-of-omicron-variant-worries-public-health-officials-amid-new-wave-of-19-infections/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriAga_aHx$

‘Stealth’ Meaning Explained As Stealth Omicron BA.2 Variant Found in 26 States https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/stealth-omicron-meaning-explained-ba-2-covid-variant-subvariant-us-cases-1673022__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriOBRswaS$

Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ could be result of virus changing patients’
spinal fluid
Brain fog, or cognitive dysfunction, is one of the most commonTrusted Source symptoms that health professionals observe in individuals with long COVID, or post-acute COVID-19Trusted Source.

‘Endemic’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does. Omicron may make COVID an endemic disease. But “endemic” and “back to normal” are two very different things.

Free COVID home tests for everyone? Here’s why Medicare, veterans’
insurance are excluded

New internal documents reveal COVID origins downplayed [Video] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-internal-documents-reveal-covid-origins-downplayed/vi-AAT8TXF?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriNvfBqev$

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Pandemic Makes U.S.-China Economic Breakup More Likely, U.S. Businesses in China Say https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/pandemic-makes-u-s-china-economic-breakup-more-likely-u-s-businesses-in-china-say-11587113926__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriHKMrDei$

# Education / Schools
Four Things Schools Won’t Be Able to Do Under ‘Critical Race Theory’
Laws. Conservatives and liberals are at loggerheads over what critical race theory is, if it’s taught in schools, and whether it should be permanently banned from classroom discussions.

Biden must release a nearly year-old student debt memo and ‘immediately’
cancel up to $50,000 in loans before payments resume, Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and 83 other https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/02/18/968324101/debate-over-student-loan-forgiveness-hinges-on-2-numbers-10-000-vs-50-000__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriP2KeS8L$

Ex-Professor Claims School ‘Canceled’ Him for Being White. In anonymous tweets, the professor complained about reparations for descendants of slavery and racial bias training.

Navient is forgiving the student debt of 66,000 borrowers. How to know if you’re one of them https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/navient-is-forgiving-the-student-debt-of-66-000-borrowers-how-to-know-if-you-re-one-of-them/ar-AAT23Hn?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriM5DqAUX$

# Employment / Labor
GM to invest $7B in 4 facilities across Michigan, creating 4,000 jobs.
GM is betting big on Michigan as part of its EV future from new factory, plant conversions and new supply chain. Here’s why and who wins.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The U.S. is working to avert a potential natural gas energy shortage in Europe if Russia invades.

# Environment / Climate / Global
The great Siberian thaw: Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt? Methane, carbon dioxide will be released on a huge scale https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/great-siberian-thaw-10083__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriMig52-D$

Ocean’s Largest Dead Zones Mapped by MIT Scientists. There are two mysterious zones in the Pacific Ocean where life like this cannot survive.

# General Information / Other News
“It could have easily been a bloodbath:” Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman breaks his silence on the Jan. 6 insurrection. “Kudos to everyone there who showed a measure of restraint with regard to deadly force because it could have been bad. Really, really bad.”

The Oath Keepers sedition case is a major milestone in the Jan. 6 probe.
A trial date has been set for July. Sedition is a rarely brought offense, and focuses on the alleged anti-government motivations of defendants.

Gun-Maker Slammed for ‘Children’s Assault Rifles’ Based on AR-15. “At first glance, this comes across as a grotesque joke,” said one gun control advocate. “On second look, it’s just grotesque.”

# Global Politics and other news
North Korea fires two projectiles in latest weapons test, South’s military says. North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons test this month, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang continues a wave of missile launches that have triggered condemnation at the United Nations.
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Russia is conducting military drills and has 127,000 troops swarmed along the Ukraine border including in Belarus, and the United States and NATO are prepared to use troops and weapons shipments to defend Ukraine and its neighbors and punish Russia if it invades.

China Backs Russia Against Ukraine, NATO: China has thrown its considerable political weight behind Russia in President Vladimir Putin’s standoff with Ukraine, describing NATO as outdated and calling on the West to consider Moscow’s “legitimate security concerns.”

# Gov / Politics
The United States could send more troops to Eastern Europe in addition to the 8,500 already placed on high alert in response to Russia’s military buildup along its border with Ukraine, chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday.

US says it will refuse all security concessions proposed by Russia. The US will not make any concessions to Russia on potential security guarantees, and the only possible way to make bilateral agreements will be mutual steps to benefit both nations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-Announces-It-Will-Refuse-All-Russian-Proposals-on-Security–20220125-0012.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriBLJ9eEs$

Congress seeks to spend $500 million of taxpayers’ m-ney on Ukraine.
Democrats to fast-track bill giving Kiev more military aid and sanctioning Russia in case of ‘significant escalation’

At Least 29 House Dems Will Not Run for Reelection; Alabama Ordered to Redraw Racist Voting Map https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/1/26/headlines/at_least_29_house_dems_will_not_run_for_reelection_alabama_ordered_to_redraw_racist_voting_map__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriCHHrEjY$

What is SWIFT and why it might be the weapon Russia fears most: Some are calling it the “nuclear option.” As Western governments threaten Russia with a package of unprecedented sanctions aimed at deterring President Vladimir Putin from ordering an invasion of Ukraine, there’s one measure in particular that appears to strike fear at the heart of the Kremlin:
cutting the country off from the global banking system.

He’s Running? Watch Trump Tell His Golf Partners That He Plans to Be the ’47th’ President https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2022/01/26/trump-declares-himself-the-47th-president-while-playing-golf/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriEuL4SGa$

‘There Is No Military Solution’: Jayapal, Lee Demand Diplomacy on Ukraine. “We call upon our colleagues to allow the administration to find a diplomatic way out of this crisis,” said the progressive Democrats.

No More Backroom Deals, Let the American People See Who Is Willing to Fight for Them. It’s time for lawmakers from both parties to show, with their actions not empty promises, whether or not they are the side of this country’s working people.

# Law Enforcement
Cops Find 100 Bags of Fentanyl at Dead 13-Year-Old’s Home. Investigators looking into how the teen got the drugs say they have a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.

Teen Charged With Murder After 12-Year-Old Girl Overdoses. The girl purchased a “M-30” pill and was filmed crushing and lining it up shortly before she passed out.

# Legal / DOJ
NY cop pleads guilty to violating handcuffed man’s civil rights. If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.

Breyer finally steps aside. That nominee will almost certainly be Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, who has served as Breyer’s law clerk, a tie that may well have foamed the runway for Breyer’s retirement.

Florida Republicans Push Homophobic Bill Banning Discussion of LGBTQ Issues in Schools https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2022/01/florida-republicans-advance-bill-banning-discussion-of-lgbtq-people-in-school-under-guise-of-parental-rights/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriLk08f8N$

The lies and dangers of efforts to change sexual orientation: Minors are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.

# Medical / Health Care
The Nursing Home Slumlord Manifesto: In a surreal new lawsuit, New York nursing home owners say they make nearly a billion dollars a year understaffing homes and shortchanging patients.

Bird flu is back in the US. No one knows what comes next. The fast-moving pathogen, which has already invaded Europe, was found in East Coast ducks. The last outbreak that tore through the US killed 50 million birds.

Texas House votes down budget amendment aimed at giving health coverage to more uninsured Texans. The Texas Legislature has declined to pass any broad expansion of state and federal health care coverage for uninsured Texans since the Affordable Care Act of 2010 required states to expand Medicaid, a provision later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Biden must take on Big Pharma over cancer drug that costs $189,000 per year. “When drug makers like Xtandi’s manufacturer, Astellas Pharma, price gouge sick Americans,” write the authors, “the U.S. government has a responsibility to end the exclusive patents that give them their profits.”

# Military / DOD
NATO Response Force: The NATO Response Force (NRF) is a highly ready and technologically advanced multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces (SOF) components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed.

US troops on alert for Eastern Europe deployment could be in for long wait if NATO can’t reach consensus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/content-series/fastthinking/fast-thinking-the-us-bets-big-on-nato-to-deter-russia/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriMoQKc1W$

# Social
SF Reports 500 Percent Increase in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes. A single man allegedly targeted more than half of the 60 victims in 2021.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-25

Voices, The Peoples News

January 25, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.”
– David Suzuki
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# Indigenous
Rekindling connections in the small flame of a qulliq. An Inupiaq writer welcomes the nourishing glow of a seal oil lamp into her home. A naniq is an Indigenous technology for heat, light and cooking. The naniq was the sole source of heat and light during the long winter months.

# Border / Immigration
Retired border agent: Record amount of fentanyl confiscated in 2021 ‘only tip of iceberg’: While U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and Texas Department of Public Safety officers seized record amounts of narcotics at the southern border last year, it’s only the tip of the iceberg

# Covid / Pandemics
Poll: Majority of Democrats say the unvaccinated should be confined to home
One-third of Americans say they haven’t gotten the COVID-19 shots, majority of Democrats say they should be confined at all times, and or fined

Mask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House. Rules instituted by Democrats requiring lawmakers to wear masks at the Capitol are being routinely ignored by Republicans, underscoring the scorched-earth environment in the House when it comes to the coronavirus.

Fauci’s emails don’t prove a Wuhan conspiracy, but raise further questions. Why were U.S. scientists so quick to defend their Chinese counterparts over the potential origin of the Covid-19 virus?

House Republicans Release Text of Redacted Fauci Emails on COVID Origins

Mark Zuckerberg violating own policy with early vaccine concerns: Project Veritas
Facebook bans claims that COVID-19 vaccination modifies DNA

Facebook trying to censor posts from COVID-19 vaccine skeptics: Facebook is reportedly trying to silence COVID-19 vaccine skeptics by using an algorithm that targets and demotes their comments on the site, the latest in Big Tech’s woke censorship push.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
The Math of Poverty: A Counter Proposal To Raising Taxes: There is a raging debate in the U.S. on how to pay for the COVID rescue, infrastructure, and national debt. The much-offered solution is to raise taxes. But is there a better, untapped source of new revenue?

Two sides, same coin: Suppressing votes, cutting rich people’s taxes. America’s national media typically pay little attention to the moves the nation’s state lawmakers make. Not this year. State legislative battles have emerged over recent months as a top-tier national story. And deservedly so.

# Education / Schools
Is Online Learning Creating a Virtual School-to-Prison Pipeline? Advocates and civil rights attorneys are examining the legal issues presented by virtual school disciplinary policies, noting that predominantly children of color and those with disabilities are disciplined the most. Others worry about privacy concerns regarding freedom of speech, and having an academic setting police someone’s home behavior

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Electric vehicles drive up demand for ‘green metals’: The need for energy-transition metals breathes life into new mines in the West.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program accepting applications: Do you find that public voices in science are lacking diversity and want to help create change? We want to hear from you.

Supreme Court takes EPA case that could narrow Clean Water Act. An Idaho couple that already won once at the high court brings the case that businesses and home builders hope will limit the EPA’s power.

Efforts to dim Sun and cool Earth must be blocked, say scientists. Initiatives to inject billions of aerosol particles into the stratosphere to deflect solar rays and cool Earth are too risky to go forward

California redwood forest returned to native tribal group

Lowcountry land conservation groups join to preserve the region. The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land.

Original caretakers: Indigenous groups team up with conservationists to protect swaths of US. Environmental organizations and tribes have been coming together to protect the natural world, and a key part of this teamwork has been land transfers

# Global Politics and other news
The pitfalls of Russia’s plan to rewrite history in Ukraine: After a series of negotiating sessions with the Russian Federation, there is growing suspicion that Putin is looking for an excuse rather than a solution. His gun remains pointed firmly at Ukraine as his cyber warriors test their malware and his spies wander throughout looking to provoke.

First part of $200 mln U.S. defense aid arrives in Ukraine. The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine arrived in Kyiv, the U.S. Embassy said on Saturday.

The Kremlin said today it is watching the U.S. military actions with great concern.

Israel Buying 3 More German Subs…Rigged for Nuclear Cruise Missiles. The Israeli Ministry of Defence has reached an agreement with German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) on the purchase of three Dakar-class submarines.

Israel planning mass Jewish evacuation from Ukraine – media: Israel is said to be contemplating a mass airlift of those eligible for Israeli citizenship in the case of a Russian invasion

Reporting live from Ukraine: What’s happening at the Russian border now? BuzzFeed News joined the crew of Maritime Guards of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine during a patrol of the Sea of Azov.

# Gov / Politics
Newt Gingrich and the GOP’s Creeping Authoritarian Streak. The former House speaker said the Jan. 6 committee could face “jail” when Republicans are back in power. This is banana republic stuff.

McConnell says he made ‘inadvertent omission’ in voting remarks amid backlash
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday defended his record on civil rights and race relations, blasting criticism sparked by voting remarks he made earlier this week, where he said he made an “inadvertent omission.”

Biden ratchets up pressure on Russia. President Joe Biden and Western allies are signaling a stiffened stance in the showdown with Russia, piling on pressure designed to deter Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine in a strategy that nevertheless risks quickening a dangerous cycle of escalation.

Court Rejects Alabama GOP’s Congressional Map That Marginalized Black Voters
Justices wrote that the map “likely” violated the Voting Rights Act by creating only one majority-Black district.

Subpoenas Could Show Trump Admin’s Link to Openly White Supremacist “Groypers”

If Russia does invade Ukraine, here’s what to expect: How it would likely start: “If an incursion does come, most military analysts agree it won’t begin with a massive show of force — tanks rolling over the border or a sudden and devastating strike from the air. Rather, it would start with a more ambiguous, limited action that Moscow would use as justification for a wider intervention.”

# Law Enforcement
‘Stunned for Life’: The Use and Abuse of TASERs on Children and Youth. Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWS) are too frequently being used by police on children and youth who are in distress or emotional crisis and, as a result, are exacerbating their trauma, warns a report by Strategies for Youth

Lawsuit filed after Texas cop hit unarmed man with patrol vehicle: A federal lawsuit was filed Monday after police dash cam video recorded a Texas police officer striking an unarmed suspect with his patrol vehicle. According to the lawsuit, the suspect suffered three fractured ribs, a broken leg, and a fractured spine. A grand jury decided not to file criminal charges against the officer.

Three PA Cops Charged With Manslaughter for Shooting Child: The three men were each charged with a total of 12 counts, including both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment after 8-year-old Fanta Bility was killed outside a high school football game in August, 2021

# Legal / DOJ
Three officers simply watched as George Floyd suffered a “slow, agonizing death,” prosecutors said.  “They chose not to intervene and stop Chauvin as he killed a man. They chose not to protect George Floyd, the man they handcuffed.”

Feds Are Blowing Their Chance to Seize Jan. 6 Rioters’ Guns. Half of the 720 rioters who attacked Congress in 2021 are getting misdemeanors—not felonies that would bar them from gun ownership.

Trump Lawyer Took the Fifth to 146 Riot Panel Questions: John Eastman was the author of a notorious memo on reversing the 2020 election.

How the Former President and His Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the 2020 Election

National Archives transfers contested presidential documents to Jan. 6 committee
The National Archives on Thursday evening released to the Jan. 6 committee hundreds of presidential documents that former President Trump sought to shield from the House panel.

What’s next for the John Does in Ghislaine Maxwell’s settled lawsuit. The judge overseeing a settled lawsuit against convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell now has to decide whether the identities of those mentioned in the suit will be revealed.

MSNBC’s Ari Melber catches admissions on air of Trump campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn. When Melber pressed Epshteyn over reports regarding the fraudulent electors plot, Epshteyn admitted the Trump campaign’s basic plan but insisted those involved were “alternate electors.”

The Blame Game begins to raise its head inside Trump world. Previously, Phil Waldron was best known for circulating a 38-page PowerPoint presentation that urged Trump to declare a state of emergency in the wake of the election

DOJ Rule Offers Release to Thousands of Federal Inmates: A new rule recently published by the Justice Department allows more people to participate in a program that grants prisoners the opportunity to earn shorter jail terms, through the First Step Act

# Media
Amazon’s Still Selling Lots of Nazi Books. The global giant says it bans “content that we determine is hate speech,” but has never specified how it defines “hate speech.”

# Medical / Health Care
After Year of Vaccine Profiteering, Pfizer Hikes Prices on 125 Drugs: “Drug corporations can do this because we let them—unlike other nations that use their purchasing power to get a better deal,” said David Mitchell of Patients for Affordable Drugs.

Makary: Health-care reform includes prescribing less medication, treating whole person. Doctors prescribed 2.4 billion prescriptions 10 years ago; last year, around 5 billion as the opioid epidemic and drug overdoses reached record highs

Young Dad Denied Heart Transplant for Refusing to Be Vaxxed. Brigham and Women’s Hospital said he was removed from the transplant list because his unvaxxed status could affect his “survival after transplantation.”

# Murmers of war
War May Loom, but Are There Offramps? “There are still diplomatic options,  ‘offramps’ in the lingo of the negotiators, and in the next several days the Biden administration and NATO are expected to respond, in writing, to Mr. Putin’s far-reaching demands.”

# Security
Biden to meet with national security team this weekend on Russia-Ukraine. President Biden will meet with members of his national security team while spending the weekend at Camp David amid ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

# Technology
Major airlines warn of “catastrophic disruption” to travel and shipping from 5G debut set for Wednesday by Verizon and AT&T

The tech tools set to shake up science: From fully finished genomes to quantum simulation, Nature explores seven key technologies likely to have an impact on science this year.

Experts Are Ringing Alarms About Elon Musk’s Brain Implants. Neuralink took a huge step closer to human trials. Scientists have lots of nervous questions.

# Veterans / VA
Veterans For Peace Urges U.S. to Rejoin Iran Deal and Negotiate With North Korea
Veterans For Peace is also calling on Biden to pledge “no first use” of nuclear weapons.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-24

Voices, The Peoples News

January 24, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”
–  Jacques Yves Cousteau
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# Indigenous
Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Today, 15 percent of Southern Utes living on the reservation in southwest Colorado don’t have running water in their homes at all.

Enbridge uses scoring system to track Indigenous opposition. On a color-coded map, land belonging to Native tribes that opposed the Line 3 pipeline were marked in red — areas of “threat” to the bottom line.

Alaska Tribes Are Fighting Back Against Plans to Open Colossal Gold Mine. Two Alaska Native corporations are working to develop what would be one of the world’s largest gold mines.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Extremely Rare Pair of Twin African Elephants Born in Kenya. A pair of extremely rare twin African elephants have been born in Northern Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve.

# Border / Immigration
Joe Biden Doesn’t Have an ‘Open Border’ Policy, so Why Do Republicans Say Otherwise?

TSA allows illegal immigrants to use their arrest warrants as an acceptable form of ID.

# Covid / Pandemics
‘The Final Variant Is Tyranny’: Thousands of anti-vaccine mandate protesters flaunt mask rules to descend on D.C. –A crowd of up to 20,000 gathered in Washington DC Saturday to protest ongoing vaccine mandates, including those in the Capitol. “Americans want democracy back, and this rally is a demand to get their democracy back,” keynote speaker Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said.

California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent under a proposal introduced Friday by a state senator who said youngsters “deserve the right to protect themselves” against infectious disease.

US to close borders to unvaccinated Canadian, Mexican truckers on Saturday –Mandate moving ahead as planned despite pushback from industry

Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay for Rapid At-Home Covid Tests. While there are ways for beneficiaries to get free tests, a Biden administration mandate that private insurers cover the cost of at-home tests — up to eight per enrollee per month — does not extend to Medicare, including Advantage Plans.

Pandemic Accommodations Proved We Can Vastly Expand Disability Access If We Try. Significant accommodations were offered once the pandemic started affecting the capitalist class.

We’ve battled COVID-19 for two years and counting, so what does yet another year of the pandemic mean for Texans? RSVP for this free virtual event.

Feds limit use of antibody treatments. Florida’s surgeon general has accused the Biden administration of “actively preventing” the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19, causing an “immediate and life-threatening shortage of treatment options.”

# Economy / Finance / Trade
New Schedule of Social Security Benefit Payments 2022

Labor, wage shortages threaten supply chains: Omicron has infected tens of thousands grocery and industrial food workers, battering employees and stopping up supply chains already disrupted by two years of the pandemic. That’s created a situation reminiscent of the health care industry: years of attrition in the face of the virus has led to a system teetering on the edge of breakdown.

# Education / Schools
George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Given A Trigger Warning In The UK, University Deems It ‘Potentially Offensive’: The University of Northampton has issued a harsh warning over potentially “offensive and upsetting” material contained in the famous dystopia by George Orwell, 1984. The novel, which describes the dangers of totalitarian rule and censorship, is now red-flagged

Toxic PCBs festered at this public school for eight years as students and teachers grew sicker. The EPA and others warned about potential contamination as far back as 2014

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Gold rush returns to California. Demand for gold has risen in recent years. Not everyone is happy about that, especially some residents of Grass Valley.

Exxon Is Using an Unusual Texas Law to Intimidate Critics of Its Climate Denial. The oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
South Carolina lawmakers pass bill to help plastics melting industry of new “advanced recycling” facilities into the state, including a controversial plastic-melting method called pyrolysis.

Endangered Salmon Return to Bay Area Streams. After an 18 year absence, endangered salmon have returned to a Bay Area stream. A Salmon Protection And Watershed Network biologist spotted coho salmon in Montezuma Creek for the first time since 2004. The fish were also spotted in Larsen Creek for the first time since 2006 as well as in other tributaries of the San Geronimo Valley.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Black farmers are rebuilding agriculture in coal country. Jason Tartt saw opportunity in the terraced hillsides of his native West Virginia, both for restoring the land and for other Black farmers.

Drought-resistant farming catching on in New Mexico. More farmers are using cover crops, soil additives and crops suitable for drip irrigation in order to weather the drought.

High Amounts of a Toxic Forever Chemical Found in Bloodstreams of West Virginia County Residents. A new report from the CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry noted high levels of a forever chemical called PFHxS in the blood of people in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Miller fights aid for Black farmers: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is challenging a federal debt relief program intended to help cover the debts of thousands of “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.” Miller is among the many white litigants challenging the program, having filed a suit in April as a private citizen.

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
How to Store 31 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Less Food Waste: It’s estimated that the average household wastes more than 30% of the food it obtains – a staggering statistic with both financial and environmental consequences.

# General Information / Other News
Jan. 6 Investigator Fired From Job by GOP Attorney General. On leave from his position as UVA’s top lawyer, Timothy Heaphy was fired by the state’s recently elected attorney general. Both Heaphy and counsel Brian Walther, who was also fired from his George Mason University post by Miyares this week, are Democrats

U.K. High Court Rules Assange Can Request Appeal of Extradition to U.S.

Georgia to impanel grand jury in probe of Trump bid to overturn 2020 election. DA requests subpoena power to compel testimony from witnesses, such as Brad Raffensperger, who Trump asked to ‘find’ 11,780 votes

# Global Politics and other news
What’s going on with Russia and Ukraine? The British Foreign Office announced on Saturday that it had exposed a Russian plan to install a friendly government in Ukraine, backing previous U.S. assessments of the situation

# Gov / Politics
Joe Biden is considering deploying several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, an expansion of American military involvement amid mounting fears of a Russian incursion into Ukraine, according to administration officials.

The State Department has ordered family members of government employees at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv to leave the country, while also allowing non-essential staffers to depart amid growing worries of a Russian invasion.

US threatens use of novel export control to damage Russia’s strategic industries if Moscow invades Ukraine. The Biden administration is threatening to use a novel export control to damage strategic Russian industries, from artificial intelligence and quantum computing to civilian aerospace, if Moscow invades Ukraine, administration officials say.

Republicans Aren’t the Only Ones Diluting Citizens’ Votes. While America’s growing diversity hasn’t delivered Democrats the political success they’d counted on, Republicans are still fighting to diminish the power of the “wrong” voters.

Putin’s Making NATO Stronger, Whether He Starts a War or Not. The Russian leader may have thought NATO was in disarray and the U.S. in retreat, but we’ve already seen it’s quite the opposite.

# Law Enforcement
My Son Was Incarcerated at 13. Six Years Later, It’s Clear the State Failed Him.
Amid a pandemic, the conditions at youth prisons have become all the more inhumane.

# Legal / DOJ
Outrage as Newt Gingrich says Capitol attack investigators could be jailed

Cheney and Kinzinger fire back at Newt Gingrich’s call for them to be arrested if GOP takes House. The only two Republicans on 6 January select committee have been remorselessly targeted from the right since voting for Trump’s impeachment

# Medical / Health Care
The Doctor Didn’t Show Up, but the Hospital ER Still Charged $1,012

Indiana Lawmakers Threaten Action Over High Hospital Costs. Fix high hospital costs or we will act, Indiana legislators warn healthcare systems

Abortion Rights Defenders Are Calling on Legislators to Codify Roe. Progressive lawmakers say the Women’s Health Protection Act would protect abortion rights.

Workers at a Wisconsin hospital sought new jobs with higher pay — then the hospital sued to stop them from leaving. 1 in 5 healthcare workers quit their job during the pandemic, some due to poor work environments.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon readies 8,500 US-based troops for possible Eastern Europe deployment as tensions with Russia simmer

# Military / Global
Japan allocates $56 million toward developing electric railgun for missile defense
Japan is pushing ahead with efforts to field an electrically powered railgun capable of firing projectiles six times the speed of sound and defending against hypersonic missiles.

# Water
How a toxic chemical ended up in the drinking water supply for 13 million people.
Officials found a gap in state and federal regulations that allowed an unsafe chemical to end up in an essential water supply.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-23

Voices, The Peoples News

January 23, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
Déjà vu for Indigenous villagers in Brazil as floods leave them homeless again

# Covid / Pandemics
First Study on SARS-2 Manmade Hidden by Fauci. A US Microbiologist had discovered “Artificial Spike Alterations.” Sars-Cov-2 virus built in the laboratory hastily concealed by Fauci himself to avoid the spread of suspicions of a conspiracy.

Pentagon surging another 100 military medical troops to coronavirus-stricken hospitals across US. The deployments of the military medical teams of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists includes about 120 active-duty troops announced last week by President Joe Biden and another 100 announced Friday by U.S. Army North.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
The Average Social Security Beneficiary Has Been Cheated Out of $4,900 in Annual Income. Despite a huge COLA in 2022, retired workers keep losing out

# Employment / Labor
America’s Class War: Organized Labor Is the Best Tool to Push Back Against the Rich. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
A trove of old photos could reveal the future of these Arctic glaciers. The Svalbard Islands, part of Norway, are warming seven times faster than the global average. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/climate/svalbard-glacier-melting.html

House panel broadens probe into climate disinformation by Big Oil. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has invited members of fossil fuel companies’ boards of directors to testify at a hearing next month on their commitment to addressing climate change.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Hot dam: Beavers have gnawed their way into the Arctic, speeding permafrost thaw. A study published in December shows the small, industrious mammal is accelerating climate change in the north. Beaver ponds are showing up in places they’ve never been before.

Imbalanced forces in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle
Tug of sun, the moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth.

# General Information / Other News
The Joker and the Ideology of Destructionism: That ideology says that the sole purpose of action in one’s life should be to tear down what others have created, including life itself. [Was this movie a political statement? Could be.]

Would Trump Throw His Kids Under the Bus to Save Himself? The Supreme Court, the Jan. 6 committee, New York’s attorney general, and a raft of lawsuits must have Trump feeling like the walls are closing in.

Michael Cohen says Donald Trump told him if one of his kids had to go to prison to ‘make sure’ it was Donald Jr., not Ivanka

Trump ‘Fears’ Both Criminal and Civil Investigations in New York: Michael Cohen

Will Trump Try To Protect His Kids In Business Probes? ‘Not A Chance,’ Laughs Michael Cohen. “Donald cares only about Donald, more than he would care about his children,” says Cohen. And “Ivanka is interested only in Ivanka.”

Donald Trump Blasts Jan. 6 Panel After Ivanka Request: ‘They’ll Go After Children’: Rep. Bennie Thompson, the panel’s chair, said Ivanka was in direct contact with her father during key moments on January 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

‘This was a coup d’etat’: Trump planned to seize power using military, fake electors

See Trump campaign official admit to elector scheme on TV. Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called “alternate electors” to support Trump in key states.

# Global Politics and other news
NATO members scramble to support Ukraine amid Russian threat. The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent NATO countries scrambling to provide military support to Kyiv.

The pitfalls of Russia’s plan to rewrite history in Ukraine: After a series of negotiating sessions with the Russian Federation, there is growing suspicion that Putin is looking for an excuse rather than a solution.

Troops, tanks, missiles and warships are on the move. Russian forces, slowly but surely, are surrounding Ukraine on three sides. The picture on the ground suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to launch a massive, multi-front offensive into a neighboring nation that for eight years has been slipping from his grasp into the hands of the West.

First part of $200 mln U.S. defense aid arrives in Ukraine. The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine arrived in Kyiv, the U.S. Embassy said on Saturday.

Russia is transferring 200 trainloads of military equipment to Belarus: Belarusian media resources report that, as of January 21, 2022, 33 trains with Russian military and equipment arrived in Belarus. The average number of cars in one train is 50 units, and the total number of trains with military equipment transferred to Belarus reaches 200.

The State Department has ordered families of U.S. Embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday,

100 tons of American ‘lethal aid’ arrives in Ukraine. Baltic NATO allies Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia can now transfer American-made lethal weapons such as anti-armor and ground-to-air missiles to Ukraine.

Putin just scored a major victory in Ukraine without firing a single shot.  It’s been clear for months now that Washington would prefer not to get entangled in a significant spat with Moscow.

Is Russia considering invading Ukraine? Why would Russia invade Ukraine? Officials involved in the talks are still unsure of exactly what Russia hopes to gain from the move, and how far Putin is willing to go to achieve his goals. Speaking about the situation from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Blinken told reporters: “It’s not clear what Russia’s central demand is.”

# Gov / Politics
These Senate seats are up for election in 2022: A number of senators are up for reelection this November in what is expected to be a competitive slate of races across the country.
See Also: 2022 Senate Election Interactive Map. 34 U.S. Senate seats to be contested in 2022

Senate Democrats say they share President Biden’s concern that the results of the 2022 midterm elections may not be legitimate because of restrictive voting laws passed by GOP-controlled state legislatures and the empowerment of state-level officials allied with former President Trump.

President Biden will meet with members of his national security team while spending the weekend at Camp David amid ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Increased Voting Restrictions Put LGBTQ People of Color at Risk, Advocates Say: State-level voting restrictions will affect marginalized communities the most. Groups are paying attention as more states introduce voting restrictions that could disproportionately harm LGBTQ+ people of color and those with disabilities.

Amid ‘Slow-Motion Coup,’ Manchin and Sinema Help GOP Sink Voting Rights: “Ignore whatever spin comes from their press releases and media appearances in the aftermath of this debacle, history will not be kind to these enablers of racism and authoritarianism.”

Analysis: Why Rudy Giuliani’s fake electors scheme was so dangerous to democracy. Giuliani and his team enlisted GOP allies from these states to sign certificates falsely claiming they were the duly-elected electors, even though they were not.

# Medical / Health Care
Abortion Funds Are Meeting an Urgent Need as Roe Faces Dire Threat. Abortion funds support people’s overall right to parent or not and be safe and secure in their own decision-making.

# Military / DOD
The Most Expensive Military Vehicles To Ever Exist. The United States government has spent billions of dollars studying, developing, and perfecting America’s arsenal with cutting-edge technology, a move that many consider invaluable.

At least half a dozen former US military servicemen have landed in Ukraine amid rapidly escalating tensions in the east of the country. The group, known as Forward Observations, has posted a string of photos and videos on its official Instagram, with geotags showing that the men are in the war-torn Donbass region.

The Dynamic Force Employment concept involves deployment of an array of U.S.-based forces on short-notice missions abroad to showcase American might to adversaries like Russia and China.

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