Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-18

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presumptively March 18, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Redistricting: Native American communities fight for an equal voice: The Columbia and Okanogan Rivers to the east, south and west of the Colville Indian Reservation form natural borders on a map of north-central Washington. Invisible borders stymie the reservation’s political power, some tribe members say. The Colville Reservation typically has been broken into multiple state legislative and congressional districts, making it difficult for Native candidates to garner the support of their entire communities https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.invw.org/2022/03/16/redistricting-tribes-fight-for-an-equal-voice/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsGHVo5pE$

# Indigenous / Global
New study adds to body of proof connecting mercury poisoning to health issues in Grassy Narrows. Study looked at past and current mercury exposure on the body, adds to established research on the issue https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://usnewsmail.com/news/health/new-study-adds-to-body-of-proof-connecting-mercury-poisoning-to-health-issues-in-grassy-narrows-cbc-news/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsDe4IB2f$

Indigenous guardians are reinforcing sovereignty and science on their lands  From catching poachers to documenting species to saving lives, guardians all along the B.C. coast are bringing back traditional practices of territorial safeguarding — and filling major knowledge and conservation gaps while they’re at it https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/indigenous-guardians-conservation-bc/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsHwpm26Z$

Tomcod Brings Everyone to the Table: The Apoqnmatulti’k project brings Indigenous communities and scientists together to better understand one another and three food fisheries.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Solving Tuna’s Dolphin By-catch Problem: The number of dolphins drowning in nets set for yellowfin in the eastern Pacific has plummeted more than
99 percent, but there’s a hitch.

# Border / Immigration
Texas continues imprisoning migrants without filing charges or appointing lawyers, court filings claim. Months after the problems became apparent, migrants are still being kept in prison in violation of state laws under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security crackdown.

A shakeup in leadership continues at the Texas Military Department, one of the leading agencies involved in border operation. The shuffling is the latest sign that Abbott and military officials could be looking to make changes as criticism mounts surrounding Operation Lone Star.

Some Ukrainians can be exempt from a Trump-era policy that expels immigrants at the border. As with other immigrants and asylum-seekers, border authorities have been told they can make exceptions for Ukrainians on a case-by-case basis.

ICE Detainees Living in Cells With Non-Functioning Toilets, Sinks: A new report from Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General recommends the immediate relocation of detainees from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in New Mexico, citing staffing and hygiene issues as reasons why the detainees should be moved.

# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy’s Far-Right Group Urges Supporters to Doxx Judge. The judge is overseeing a case in which a malnourished baby was removed from his parents’ home.

# Covid / Pandemics
Proof: The US Created and Weaponized COVID in Ukraine and Georgia as a ‘First Step’: A study of the documents in the part of the P-781 project on the study of ways of transmitting diseases to humans through bats showed that the work was carried out on the basis of a laboratory in Kharkov together with the infamous R. Lugar Center in Tbilisi.

Russian allegations of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine gain traction with American conspiracy theorists including QAnon adherents. Despite rebuttals from independent scientists, Ukrainian leaders, and officials at the White House and Pentagon, the online popularity of the claims suggests some Americans are willing to trust Kremlin propaganda over the US media and government.

Russia Is Lying About Evidence of Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine, Russian Biologists Say. Russian scientists who have looked at the documents Russia calls proof of “bioweapons labs” in Ukraine say there is no evidence for such claims.

How rumors about Covid-19’s origins led to a narrative arms race. In December 2019, a previously unknown virus started to infect the population in Wuhan Province, China. The spread of this novel coronavirus would subsequently become not only one of the deadliest pandemics in modern history, but also a dominating flashpoint in the global competition for information https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Weaponized-How-rumors-about-COVID-19s-origins-led-to-a-narrative-arms-race.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsBj06hgp$

China amplifies unsupported Russian claim of Ukraine biolabs.  As Russia intensifies its assault on Ukraine, it is getting a helping hand from China in spreading inflammatory and unsubstantiated claims that the U.S.
is financing biological weapons labs in Ukraine.

COVID-19 Pandemic Origins: Bioweapons and the History of Laboratory Leaks. Future pandemics will continue to be a threat, so it is important to lay bare the true cause of this devastation. From the beginning, the origins of the pandemic have been debated, even though a natural zoonotic transfer to humans has been determined as the likely cause; however, speculation around a viral bioweapon and laboratory leaks remains.

# Education / Schools
Ten Steps to Equity in Education: Education plays a key role in determining how you spend your adult life, a higher level of education means higher earnings, better health, and a longer life. By the same token, the long-term social and financial costs of educational failure are high. Those without the skills to participate socially and economically generate higher costs for health, income support, child welfare and social security systems.

# Employment / Labor
Biden approved videos won’t help working Americans: Biden was supposed to revive normalcy, empathy, and truth, but pushes smugness, deception, and deflection.

Progressives hand Biden list of 55 executive actions because ‘working people can’t wait’
“Taken together, these actions will have an immediate and meaningful impact on people’s lives,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Oregon is turning sewage into an endless supply of green energy:
Converting poop into heat and electricity offers a tantalizing
proposition: more waste equals more clean power. It turns out that sewage isn’t just waste to be treated, but a source of clean, renewable energy. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/77813__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsEmXc5T3$

Efforts to propel Kansas’ renewable energy future are at a standstill, mired in legislative stalemate. At its center is a former TV weather personality who is using his chairmanship of a key committee to promote questionable claims about green energy and to spotlight complaints from opponents of wind and solar energy projects.

US blocks illegal imports of climate damaging refrigerants with new
rules: Starting Jan. 1, U.S. chemical and equipment manufacturers were required to begin phasing down production and consumption of climate-damaging HFCs as mandated by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, which was enacted in December 2020.

Gas Price Hikes Test The Climate Action Movement: High gas prices are political poison for Democrats right now. First of all, higher fuel costs worsen overall inflation, which was already surging, had already tanked President Joe Biden’s popularity, and already forced Democrats to give up on passing their entire policy agenda.

# General Information / Other News
An inspiring story about how presumptuous Senate staffers can accidentally make history. Reporters and politicos were caught off guard Tuesday afternoon when the Sunshine Protection Act sailed through the Senate without issue, with no senators speaking up to object to it passing by unanimous consent. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, serving as Senate chair overseeing the motion at the time, broke composure, burst into a grin, and whispered, “Yes!”

Another Article V Controversy: There has recently been some attention placed on the Equal Rights Amendment. There is another important Article V issue that may result in a Supreme Court case later in 2022. While the ERA debate relates to state ratification of a congressionally proposed amendment, Article V of the Constitution also provides an alternative means to propose an amendment. Specifically, on the application of legislatures of two-thirds of the several states (34 of 50 states), Congress shall call a convention for proposing amendments. This is a mandatory, non-discretionary and ministerial duty of the Congress.

An American in Russia has inserted himself in a Kremlin-backed propaganda project to convince the world that Vladimir Putin’s true intent in his Ukrainian invasion is to destroy U.S-funded bioweapons facilities. Now, he says, he’s in Ukraine to inspect some of those biolabs, to prove they have been used by the American military to threaten Russia.

# Global Politics
And Now Russia Is Threatening Bosnia Over NATO, Too: “Ukraine’s example shows what we expect. Should there be any threat, we will respond,” said the Russian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What You Don’t Know About Russia’s ‘Bioweapons’ Bullsh*t: The Kremlin’s web of biolab lies was spun long before Vladimir Putin waged war on Ukraine.

Xi, Biden Prepare to Talk as U.S.-China Distrust Mounts: China presents its stance as neutral; the U.S. is likely to warn Beijing against any support of Russia https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-and-biden-prepare-to-talk-as-u-s-china-distrust-mounts-11647549209?mod=politics_lead_pos4__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsBuGBxiN$

Polish soldier who testified about Poland’s Murder of Ukie Refugees found ‘Epsteined’

Women Are Leading Russia’s Antiwar Protests — and They’re in Putin’s Crosshairs. As feminist antiwar activists face brutal arrests, they’re organizing support for those who’ve been incarcerated.

Ukraine wants a no-fly zone. What does this mean, and would one make any sense in this war?

A no-fly zone over Ukraine? The case for NATO doing it. The Biden administration has cautioned that the United States will not enter the conflict in Ukraine. Its reasons are sound: War between nuclear powers has been a strategic third rail for decades. But the time has come to reconsider that approach.

Apparently, Vladimir didn’t like being called ‘a murderous dictator, a pure thug who is waging an immoral war’: Moscow has today accused Joe Biden of hurling ‘personal insults’ at Vladimir Putin fueled by ‘irritation, fatigue and forgetfulness,’ after the President called the Russian leader a ‘murderous dictator’ and a ‘thug’ over his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Putin’s Dystopian Mega-Rally Is a Whole New Level of Batsh*t: Tens of thousands gathered in Moscow on Friday to witness Vladimir Putin’s bizarre spectacle against a backdrop of death and destruction in Ukraine.

Putin’s War on Children Is an Atrocity for the Ages: Russia’s indiscriminate murder of civilians, including women and children, demands a global humanitarian response.

# Gov / Politics
War criminals must be held accountable, whether in Russia, the U.S. or elsewhere. The International Court of Justice in The Hague, ruling on a complaint filed by Ukraine, directed Russia to “immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on 24 February 2022 in the territory of Ukraine.” The vote was 13 in favor, with Russia and China against https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailyreview.com/opinion/columns_editorials/war-criminals-must-be-held-accountable-whether-in-russia-the-us-or-elsewhere/article_dd200b2b-9939-5c24-8b69-26f4e3027af9.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsDTtT8Yv$

President Biden today will tell Chinese President Xi Jinping that any military assistance China extends to Russia during its war with Ukraine will result in tough U.S. consequences for Beijing https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-china-speak-friday-ukraine-competition-white-house-2022-03-17/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsJ8U8IrV$

Americans Want a No-Fly Zone—Until They Learn What That Actually Means:
It would amount to a declaration of war and might not even be effective.

Republicans ready to use violence to seize greater power and control.
Politics is a dirty business here in America and the last thing we need in this country is a political war in which people are physically harmed.

Republicans Supporting a No-Fly Zone Are Putting Us at Risk of Nuclear War. A no-fly zone is an act of war. Instead, we should all support the peace movement.

# Law Enforcement
California Man Gasped “I Can’t Breathe” to CHP Officers as They Killed Him in March 2020 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/18/headlines/california_man_gasped_i_cant_breathe_to_chp_officers_as_they_killed_him_in_march_2020__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsDEj9Iw9$

Former police officer sentenced to federal prison for using excessive force. “The actions of Mr. Maynard are disturbing and violate the trust placed in him by the community.”

A former Lonoke County sheriff’s deputy who was convicted of negligent homicide Friday morning in the fatal shooting of teen Hunter Brittain has been sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Two people caught on video going through pockets of man who was dying after being shot https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2022/03/18/philly-cctv-shows-people-going-through-dead-mans-pockets/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsOLD21hy$

Video: Officer used stun gun on Black driver in traffic stop. A Tennessee police officer fired his stun gun at a food delivery man who had begun recording his traffic stop for speeding and asked to see the officer’s supervisor, video footage shows.

# Legal / DOJ
The government missed a key deadline in a Jan. 6 conspiracy case. Then things got messy. The charges against Lucas Denney feature some of the most serious felonies to date out of the hundreds of cases related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Transgender Texans: From the 2017 “bathroom bill” to a new law restricting trans student athletes, Republican lawmakers have targeted transgender Texans for years. In early 2022, Gov. Greg Abbott’s order equating gender-affirming care with child abuse left transgender children and their parents terrified. Texas Tribune reporters are covering these laws and directives, and their effects on Texas families.

After accepting her trans son’s hard-fought identity, a Texas mother is being investigated for child abuse. It took him three years to come out to his mother as trans. Now, under a new directive from the governor, the state is investigating whether she pressured him to transition.

Texas Attorney General Attacks Nation’s Highest-Ranking Openly Transgender Official Waist-deep in ethical controversies,Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted out his transphobia on Thursday morning by intentionally misgendering the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender official.

# Medical / Health Care
Doctors Overlook a Curable Cause of High Blood Pressure. A hormonal abnormality is gaining recognition as a common cause of hypertension, but few patients are screened for it.

Understanding Hyperaldosteronism: One of the functions of your adrenal glands is to produce a hormone called aldosterone that plays an active role in your blood pressure. It does this by maintaining the balance of sodium, potassium, and water in your blood.

# Military / DOD
Finding older recruits would help Army deal with enlistment shortages, study finds.
The U.S. Army, faced with an increasingly difficult recruiting environment, should target older Americans for service rather than focusing almost exclusively on high schoolers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA824-1.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsCiBuPXC$

# Military / Global
Pentagon: Russian advance remains mostly stalled across Ukraine as war enters its fourth week: Russian forces attempting to advance through Ukraine remain largely stalled as Ukrainians continue a strong defense of their country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/russian-advance-stalls-us-warns-china-against-aiding-moscow-ukraine-2022-03-17/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jkkiGqY6PZAtZJjoWrtntdwK1HrUB1xj4GLfeyeEysxOZEnBmnaR6KKx88mYsDtWpMlI$

Russia Broadens Offensive on Ukraine with Strikes Near Polish Border. On Friday morning, Russian missiles struck an aircraft repair plant near the civilian airport in Lviv. The attack in western Ukraine came just 50 miles from the border with Poland, a NATO member.

# Water
War in Ukraine lengthens list of violent acts over water: A new report details the rising number of clashes across the planet that are connected to water.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-17

Voices, The Peoples News

March 17, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Biden will allow Afghan immigrants in the US to obtain temporary protected status. More than 74,000 Afghans in the US are expected to be eligible, and the protections will last for 18 months.

# Covid / Pandemics
Scientists continue to explore clues that COVID-19 can leave behind damage not immediately understood after the virus appears to clear. One new question: Is COVID-19 infection linked to cases of diabetes?

U.S., EU Back Pharma in Denying Access to Lifesaving COVID Products: A compromise effort to waive intellectual-property rights for vaccines, treatments, and tests will do little to expand supply, experts believe.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
The Fed warned that rising inflation means “hardship” for Americans for possibly the next few years and requires a series of seven interest rate hikes in 2022 aimed at lowering demand and prices while slowing the economy.

# Education / Schools
The Texas Twins Behind Transphobic Campus Hate Campaigns. College students Kelly and Jake Neidert have pushed transphobic campaigns on Texas campuses, and are drawing support from a lawyer for notorious hate groups.

A federal jury found the University of Texas at Austin illegally discriminated against an engineering professor being considered for tenure on the basis of her sex and the fact that she was pregnant. She was awarded $3 million for past pain and suffering as well as future damages.

# Employment / Labor
Sanders Vows ‘Strong Solidarity’ for Multi-State Amazon Worker Walkout.
“If Jeff Bezos can afford a $500 million yacht, a $23 million mansion with 25 bathrooms, and a rocket ship to blast a comedian to outer space, you know what?” said the U.S. senator. “Amazon can afford to give its employees a $3 raise.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Texas Comptroller alerted nearly 20 financial firms, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Company, they could possibly lose state contracts if they broke a new state law that prohibits them from divesting from oil, natural gas and coal companies.

“I think we can move to a much greener future without having to believe anything unrealistic about the future.” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the importance of finding smart mobility alternatives without forgoing modern conveniences.

Reliance on Natural Gas Explains Why Electricity Bills Are So High: If you are staring at your energy bill this winter and wondering why it is so high, you’re not alone.
The cost of natural gas went up 24 percent in February compared to the year before and electricity went up by nine percent. This means that customers are seeing some of their highest electricity bills in years https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/electricity-bills-increase-natural-gas-cost.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz60ViCeX$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global The global oil market is based on a fiction: What we call petroleum is more like a category of chemicals than a single thing.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Indigenous people are the world’s biggest conservationists, but they rarely get credit for it. More than 30 percent of the Earth is already conserved. Thank Indigenous people and local communities.

Companies have failed to stop deforestation. Can that change in time to save the Amazon rainforest? The situation is dire now, but there are also signs that businesses are beginning to find better solutions.

The Arctic seafloor is collapsing into sinkholes; While the main cause is believed to be natural processes that are related to the last Ice Age, it remains unclear whether man-made climate change is contributing to the formation of these sinkholes or not.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Debt, racism, and fear of displacement are driving an overlooked public health crisis among Black farmers. New research suggests racism should be treated as a matter of public health. But the unique stressors faced by Black farmers remain poorly understood.

# General Information / Other News
NATO is Not a Defensive Alliance: The real purpose of NATO and why Russia isn’t a fan. NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect our members. NATO’s official policy is that “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia.” NATO didn’t invade Georgia; NATO didn’t invade Ukraine. Russia did.

# Global Politics
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already changed the world as we know
it: Journalist Anne Applebaum has been covering the war in Ukraine for The Atlantic. “I don’t think that we will ever again smugly assume that borders in Europe can’t be changed by force,” she says.

Why is there conflict in Ukraine and what is Putin’s endgame? Here’s what you need to know: The invasion of Ukraine is an event that many close followers of the president have feared for months, and indeed, years.

‘Scum and traitors’: Under pressure over Ukraine, Putin turns his ire on Russians ‘A necessary self-purification of society will only strengthen our country,’ Russian leader says.

And Now Russia Is Threatening Bosnia Over NATO, Too: “Ukraine’s example shows what we expect. Should there be any threat, we will respond,” said the Russian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

# Gov / Politics
Forgotten History Damns World to More Tyranny: Today, Europe is practicing as if it has no power and fear and terror from the Russian bear. It is similar to the case of Hitler’s days before World War II, and we are witnessing it throwing forcefully into the American incubator.

Biden-approved TikTok videos won’t help working Americans: Joe Biden was supposed to revive normalcy, empathy, and truth, his administration pushes smugness, deception, and deflection.

President Zelensky’s appeal has Congress looking for new ways to help Ukraine without sparking nuclear war https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-zelensky-speech-no-fly-zone__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz-4KKrOu$

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a direct appeal to Russians being lied to about Ukraine: “Ukraine did not start this war. Neither did nationalists or Nazis,” Schwarzenegger said in a pre-recorded video message. “Those in power in the Kremlin started this war. This is not the Russian people’s war. No.”

# Media
How Russian Disinfo Goes From Kremlin to QAnon to Fox News:
Conservatives and U.S. media are regurgitating a fake conspiracy theory that’s being used to justify Putin’s assault on Ukraine.

Michoacán Reporter Armando Linares Becomes Eighth Mexican Journalist Murdered This Year https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/16/another-journalist-shot-dead-in-mexico-eighth-so-far-this-year__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz8KBNj3q$

# Medical / Health Care
Colorado House Passes Bill to Protect Abortion and Contraceptive Access https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://coloradonewsline.com/briefs/colorado-house-passes-abortion-rights-bill/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz9mzcuS3$

More than 20 states back South Carolina in fetal heartbeat bill appeal.
Twenty-one states filed a brief in support of South Carolina’s call for a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals review of the state’s Fetal Heartbeat Act https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/south_carolina/more-than-20-states-back-south-carolina-in-fetal-heartbeat-bill-appeal/article_27f3d866-a558-11ec-94e1-373a3086add4.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz2ZFS5aY$

# Military / Global
Russian war in Ukraine ‘largely stalled on all fronts’ with ‘minimal progress on land, sea or air’ UK claims. ‘Ukrainian resistance remains staunch and well-coordinated,’ British intelligence update says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-ukraine-war-progress-uk-b2037822.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz8yhL2Ge$

# Science
Another remarkable example of tool use in ants: fire ants “paving”
sticky surfaces.  Time-lapse video of fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) paving over sticky tape with coloured glass gravel to make it easier to walk on.

# Security
FBI Documents Reveal Saudi Spy Linked to Prince Bandar Assisted 9/11 Hijackers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/17/headlines/fbi_documents_reveal_saudi_spy_linked_to_prince_bandar_assisted_9_11_hijackers__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kiFcaVZH-rQbVhDlm8kmH4UMVESBL4WjOEgmDFNC7zZ_NYGa2Gyi_EPT95GIz1rZPcES$

Ex-Spies No Longer Legally Allowed to Become ‘Mercenaries’: A new law signed by Biden looks to keep more secrets from trickling to other governments through former spies.

# Veterans / VA
Veterans for Peace Warns Biden That ‘A No-Fly Zone Is an Act of War’:
Rep. Ilhan Omar similarly said on the House floor that “it would mean the beginning of World War III.”

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-16

Voices, The Peoples News

March 16, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Jump Back No More? Senate Agrees To Halt Daylight Saving Time Switch:
The Senate was full of surprises Tuesday when the “Sunshine Protection Act” was introduced with little warning.
And again when lawmakers of both parties fully agreed on something, passing the bill by unanimous consent.
Twice-a-year clock adjustments, many Americans hate, would end starting in November 2023,
if the House also approves and the president signs.
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# Border / Immigration
Earlier this year, about 30 Texas National Guard members were ordered to stand watch outside some of the wealthiest private ranches in South Texas, more than an hour’s drive away from the Mexico border, as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s highly touted mission to curb illegal immigration.
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Russians cross Mexico border to seek US asylum: More than 8,600 Russians have sought refuge in the U.S. on the Mexican border in recent months.

# Covid / Pandemics
Rand Paul vows to remove ‘dictator in chief’ Fauci from NIAID. Sen.​ Rand ​​Paul ​said he will introduce ​an ​amendment to ​remove ​Dr.
Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases​ — saying no one should be ‘dictator in chief.’

CEO of German Insurance Company Fired After Leaking Data Showing Covid Vaccine Injuries Not Being Reported. Andreas Schofbeck, the CEO of one of Germany’s leading health insurance companies, was terminated last month after releasing data that showed health authorities were dramatically underreporting covid vaccine injuries.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Klaus Schwab’s ‘World Economic Forum’ Cuts Off ‘All Relations’ With Russia, Scrubs Putin From WEF Website. Klaus Schwab’s globalist cabal [of terrorists], the World Economic Forum (WEF), announced that it has severed “all relations” with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/klaus-schwabs-world-economic-forum-cuts-off-relations-russia-scrubs-putin-wef-website/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKDeHFKAx$

Biden’s budget bill funnels millions in pork to vulnerable Democrats.
Joe Biden’s 1.5 trillion government funding bill funnels millions of dollars in pork to vulnerable Democrats in November’s midterm elections while benefiting Republicans who helped secure its passage.

Biden signs off on billions for Ukraine, Here’s What’s In It: After months of negotiations to fund the government, President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that will shore up funding for the rest of the fiscal year, while also doling out cash for Ukraine in its fight against Russia, additional student aid, cybersecurity and more.

# Education / Schools
Texas’ traditionally sleepy school board races are suddenly attracting attention — and money. As conservative parents become more frustrated with how school boards handled the pandemic, once-ignored school board elections are becoming better funded.

North East Independent School District in San Antonio permanently removed more than 100 books from library shelves as part of a review to weed out “vulgar or obscene material,” according to the district https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://sanantonioreport.org/north-east-isd-removes-more-than-100-books-review-krause-list/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKGuB0KIu$

# Employment / Labor
Amazon Warehouse Workers Walk Out, ‘We don’t want snacks. We want a raise.’ This morning marked the first-ever multistate coordinated work stoppage at the Amazon logistics empire. Across three facilities in New York and Maryland, Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job at 6:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Rail Workers Punished for Taking Days Off, Union Says: Unionized workers at Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway are angry about a new attendance policy that incentivizes coming to work sick or fatigued.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Analysis: A power test for Texas voters: After last winter’s near-statewide electric blackouts, Texas lawmakers went after regulators they deemed responsible but tiptoed around the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas. Now voters have a chance, if they want it, to send the state a message.

Biggest Oil Giants Made ‘Eye-Popping’ $205 Billion in Profits in 2021:
Now, fossil fuel giants are trying to “cash in on inflation and the crisis in Ukraine,” said one critic.

PUC grants Keystone XL request to end project.  The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is no more in South Dakota. The state Public Utilities Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to release the road bond, stop filing reports and end use of a public liaison for the project through western South Dakota.

Federal Court Rejects Exxon’s Attempt to Halt Climate Change Investigations On Tuesday, a federal appeals court denied ExxonMobil’s attempt to stop the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts from investigating whether the company lied about its knowledge of climate change.

# Environment / Climate / Global
The war for the rainforest: Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested. A grim illustration of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.

Coal mining emits more super-polluting methane than venting and flaring from gas and oil wells. So much methane is released from coal mining, the Global Energy Monitor says, that it exceeds the carbon dioxide emissions from burning coal at over 1,100 coal-fired power plants in China.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Covid exposed the cracks in the US food system – meet the people trying to fix them.
Food banks were inundated, restaurants folded, farmers had to dump produce – but the pandemic also created space for fresh thinking https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/15/covid-coronavirus-us-food-system-pandemic-cracks__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKJw0O-yI$

The neglected role of food processing companies in shaping human and planetary health. The concept of a food system in research classically follows a simple progression: a one-track path from farms to plates.Equal space and weight https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/processed-food-2656809115.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKO2uljul$

Maine lawmakers consider $100 million relief fund for farmers with contaminated land The fund would reimburse farmers whose water or fields are contaminated by PFAS for testing and clean up, lost crops and herds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pressherald.com/2022/03/15/lawmakers-consider-100m-relief-fund-for-farmers-with-contaminated-land/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKHMd7-dh$

# Global Politics
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked Canadians Tuesday to imagine bombs landing in their communities as he urged the Canadian Parliament and government to exert greater economic and military pressure on Russia. Zelenskyy asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and lawmakers for help to enact a no-fly zone over the Ukraine.

‘We Understand That We Cannot Enter’: Zelenskyy Says NATO Doors Closed to Ukraine. Russia has long demanded that Ukraine renounce any ambition to join NATO, which Moscow views as a major security threat.

Putin Has Given the Masters of War Exactly What They Wanted. This is a recipe for global war. “The masters of war may be ecstatic, but the potential consequences, including a global conflagration, are terrifying.”

No, Ukraine Was Not Wrong to Give Up Its Nukes, It was a more hopeful time when that decision was made, but it was the right one.

A small group of Brazilian bolsonaristas have become social media celebrities as they crossed the border into Ukraine to fight against Russia, but as Brian Meir reports, Ukrainian Neo-Nazi groups have had influence in Brazil for years.

Politics of the Russo-Ukrainian War: International scholars weigh in. As Russian forces inch toward the capital of Ukraine in a continued act of outright aggression, a fourth round of talks came to a “technical pause.”

Team Zelenskyy Agrees To Russia’s NATO Condition, Will Putin Stop The War Now?

Ukraine Says Peace Talks With Russia Underway; Ceasefire, Military Withdrawal On Agenda. Mykhailo Podolyak said that they have renewed the major negotiating topics and they will discuss the general regulation, ceasefire and troop withdrawal.

# Gov / Politics
DHS Releases Report on Internal Review of Domestic Violent Extremism https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dhs.gov/news/2022/03/11/dhs-releases-report-internal-review-domestic-violent-extremism__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKJ4SLeZ_$

Mayorkas Releases New Rules on Extremism: DHS Will Target Anyone Who Believes Election Was Stolen or Who Challenges Fauci’s Ever-Changing COVID Narrative.

White House unveils new strategy to counter domestic terrorism ‘laser-focused on violence’: The White House did not make a decision about whether to seek a new law with specific criminal penalties for committing or supporting domestic terrorism.

US facing ‘complex and volatile’ threats from domestic extremism: DHS DHS has made combatting domestic violent extremism a priority.

Biden signs bill allotting $6.5 billion to Pentagon’s efforts to assist Ukraine as Russian forces make limited advances.  Measure supported by Biden will provide $6.5bn to the Pentagon for military assistance, $6.7bn to care for refugees.

Biden to Join Ukraine NATO Summit in Brussels Next Week. NATO leaders are convening to discuss next steps in their support for Ukraine, and “deterrence & defense” for the nation.

Deleted Kamala Harris tweet claimed US is supporting Ukraine ‘in defense of the NATO alliance.’ Harris said the same thing over the weekend while speaking to House Democrats https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-again-says-us-is-supporting-ukraine-in-defense-of-the-nato-alliance__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKIEHlzVv$

A Tale of Two Wars: Biden Decries Russian Atrocities in Ukraine While Backing Saudi/UAE War in Yemen https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/16/saudi_arabia_oil_sanctions_yemen_humanitarian__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKLXfv4pk$

# Legal / DOJ
Julian Assange Granted Appeal in U.K. to Fight Extradition to U.S: The High Court in London allowed the Wikileaks founder to take his case to Britain’s Supreme Court.
The decision is the latest step in Assange’s long-running battle to avoid trial on a series of charges related to WikiLeaks’ publication of classified documents more than a decade ago.

Assange’s Fiancée Releases ‘Heartbreaking’ Response to UK Court Ruling “The cruelty against Julian is corrupting,” says Stella Moris. “It corrupts our most cherished values and institutions. They will be extinguished and lost forever unless this travesty is brought to an end.”

Assange Extradition: On To The Next Hurdle: The extradition now goes to Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, to decide whether to extradite.  Today the Supreme Court refused to hear Julian’s appeal, which was based on the grounds of his health and the effect upon it of incarceration in the conditions of the United States prison service. It stated his appeal had “no arguable legal grounds.”

# Medical / Health Care
Democrats’ Spending Plan Sticks Dagger in Future Healthcare: For if our national trove of scoundrels rousting about in the halls of Congress could not continually pilfer the hard-earned money of the American people, how could they possibly fill their days?

Tread Cautiously in Medicare Part D Redesign: Policymakers in Washington can sometimes inadvertently fumble around like a bull in a China shop.
Typically, lawmakers on the Hill do so with good intentions and without intending to break valuable things, but they sometimes do.

Arizona, Wisconsin Begin Looking At Impact Of Trimming Medicaid Rolls https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/morning-breakout/arizona-wisconsin-begin-looking-at-impact-of-trimming-medicaid-rolls/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKD83f_s5$

What Will Happen to Unprecedented High Medicaid Enrollment after the Public Health Emergency?

Hospitals And Insurers Lock Horns Over Pricing for low-income consumers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospitals-insurers-lock-horns-over-paying-premiums-for-low-income-consumer/298263/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKJLmsROb$

Tennessee Republicans Advance Abortion Bill That’s More Extreme Than Texas Law The bill would let residents sue providers for $10,000 if they provided an abortion at any stage of pregnancy.

# Military / DOD
US has 100,000 troops in Europe for first time since 2005: A big difference between now and the U.S. military’s Cold War footprint is that American forces are spread out far and wide in 19 countries.

“Maintaining a high level of readiness”: A look at the U.S. air defense system near Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-ukraine-poland-us-patriot-missiles/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKHWrqcbs$

Navy reserve officer charged with fraud and bribery in Afghan visa case:
A U.S. Navy Reserve commander living in Naples faces bribery and fraud charges after federal prosecutors said he admitted to writing fake recommendation letters for Afghan nationals seeking visas to live in America.

A NATO No-Fly Zone in Ukraine Would Be “Direct Involvement in the War Against Russia,” Experts Warn https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wucwcsl7oH0__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKHDZU_3v$

# Military / Global
Civilians killed as Donetsk hit by ballistic missile, the DPR says –Donbass republic’s officials said that at least 17 people were killed in the shelling https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/14/ukraine-missile-debris-kill-16-in-donetsk-separatists__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKDP_F3VZ$

Russian MoD: Up to 180 Foreign Mercenaries Killed in Russian Strikes on Ukrainian Training Centres https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thenation.com/article/world/lviv-foreign-fighters-ukraine/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKC25uyrX$

Putin deliberately targeted Ukraine’s ‘foreign legion’ with strike 12 miles from NATO border: Kremlin warns it will continue to ‘destroy mercenaries’ and foreign weapon shipments after bombing raid killed at least 35 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10610577/Ukraine-war-Putin-targeted-foreign-legion-strike-near-Poland.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKMjAzYh_$

Japan complains to Russia after two groups of warships pass north and south of Hokkaido.  Six Russian warships passed through Soya Strait, which separates Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and Russia’s Sakhalin Island, early Monday, according to the Japanese government.

Large-scale military drills and THAAD are back on the table in South Korea. Large-scale military drills with American troops and a U.S.-made missile defense system will be back on the table when South Korea’s new president is inaugurated in May.

# Nuclear
The White Mesa uranium mill, located just a mile from Bears Ears National Monument, now houses more than 700 million pounds of toxic waste, making the Utah desert site “America’s cheapest radioactive waste dump,” a new report has found.

# Security
Senators turn attention to Africa and Middle East as US military faces new security challenges: Russian mercenaries, Chinese investments and Iranian weaponry are challenging U.S. security interests in Africa and the Middle East, commanders told senators on Tuesday.

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China. A Report to Congress Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://media.defense.gov/2021/Nov/03/2002885874/-1/-1/0/2021-CMPR-FINAL.PDF__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKDsNwy34$

Annual report of worldwide threats to the national security of the United States responds to Section 617 of the FY21 Intelligence Authorization Act (P.L. 116-260).

Meme Police: DHS Scanning Employees’ Social Media for ‘Conspiracy Theories,’ ‘Extremism.’ The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a report recommending an increased focus on scanning the social media accounts of its employees in order to detect “extremism.”

# Technology
Facebook Has a Child Predation Problem: A startling new report finds far more minors using Snap, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok than we suspected, and they’re having sexual interactions with adults in huge numbers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/12/22432863/child-safety-platforms-thorn-report-snap-facebook-youtube-tiktok__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKG8unfpn$

California Begins Slow Launch of Nation’s First Online Privacy Protection Agency, the first government body in the United States with the sole job of regulating how Google, Facebook, Amazon and other companies collect and use data from millions of people https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecrimereport.org/2022/03/15/california-begins-slow-launch-of-nations-first-online-privacy-protection-agency/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hDk5MExkBhE6bwkqYeM2mZP8LZXKnF_KoQHlujQSD0yZhrt5ZyAaelYSWVpjKJF3NtA5$

# Veterans / VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs released its Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission report containing nearly $2 trillion in recommended facility closures and upgrades to provide better services to veteran patients in their respective markets across the country.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-15

Voices, The Peoples News

March 15, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Senate approves bill to make daylight saving time permanent
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# Indigenous
‘Reckoning’ with the economic marginalization of Native Americans.
Efforts to narrow the racial wealth divide must address the disparities that are at the heart of our nation’s founding and still run through its veins in the 21st century.

# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous Maya and local Ladino communities, have been stewarding these forests for generations despite decades of anti-leftist, genocidal, “scorched earth” campaigns enacted against them by their own government (funded-and-backed by the U.S. and Israel, of course). Hansen’s project would ban logging, turning Maya and local communities from collective stewards of a forest to employees of a park. It would also bring “spiritual tourism” from Book of Mormon-themed companies like Anderson Tours, LDS Tours Cancun, Helaman Tours, Alma’s LDS Tours, and LehiTours (Helaman, Alma, & Lehi are Book of Mormon names).

# Border / Immigration
Deplorable conditions, unclear mission: Texas National Guard troops call Abbott’s rushed border operation a disaster: The governor has sent waves of troops to the border as Guard officials scramble to execute a massive mobilization that would normally take months to plan.

# Covid / Pandemics
Canada has become the first country to approve a plant-derived vaccine against COVID-19.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Koch Industries refuses to break ties with Russia despite Corporate America’s mass exodus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2022/03/15/koch-industries-refuses-to-break-ties-with-despite-corporate-americas-mass-exodus/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULh4wE2DG$

# Education / Schools
Education analysts: Schools’ COVID-aid spending could send new hires off a fiscal cliff again: As school districts across the country grapple with declining enrollments induced by the pandemic, many are engaged in spending sprees like those of the past, leading to widespread layoffs and budget cuts when federal money ran out.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Josh Freed: To truly take on Russia, America must become the arsenal of clean energy: The war in Ukraine underscores the need for Europe to wean itself off Russian gas.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure There are millions of acres of ‘failing’ rangelands, data shows: 54 million acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management aren’t meeting the agency’s own land-health standards.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods: The technology, known as Just Walk Out, consists of hundreds of cameras with a god’s-eye view of customers. Sensors are placed under each apple, carton of oatmeal and boule of multigrain bread. Deep-learning software analyzes the shopping activity to detect patterns and increase the accuracy of its charges https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/28/technology/whole-foods-amazon-automation.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULga30g6v$

How the largest global meat and dairy companies evade climate scrutiny.
Professor Jennifer Jacquet examined the top 35 meat and dairy companies, which together, account for a large percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, and found that half aren’t measuring their impact.

A common swine drug, banned in Canada, Australia, and the EU, is now under review by the FDA. Not for the first time, the agency takes steps that could determine whether carbadox, a cancer-causing livestock drug, should remain on the market.

# Global Politics
China Is About to Make a Big Mistake by Supporting Russia: The Chinese government could be a peacemaker in Ukraine or it can be Putin’s enabler. But it can’t be both.

Russia’s war in Ukraine sends tremors into the Arctic. Diplomatic tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are affecting the farthest reaches of the Northern Hemisphere. Experts worry tensions could spill into the polar region and potentially affect science and security https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/russias-war-in-ukraine-sends-tremors-into-the-arctic/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULn-d69op$

3 NATO Leaders Head to Kyiv to Show Support to Ukraine: Prime Ministers of Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovenia will meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in the besieged Ukrainian capital.

Russia Issues Comical List of Sanctions on Biden and…Hillary …OK? The pointless list also includes CIA Director William Burns, White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Hunter Biden.

# Gov / Politics
NATO is not a defensive international organization but was founded to threaten the USSR. Time for a history lesson about NATO. NATO is typically described as a defensive treaty organization of countries that have a mutual assistance pact to come to each other’s aid with military force if any member is attacked. But NATO is hardly a “defensive organization.

Eric Adams’ UN Man Linked to Sanctioned Ex-Moscow Mogul. Fuks became infamous in America last decade as the developer behind an aborted Trump-branded development in Moscow, and as a patron of Adams’s predecessor, Rudy Giuliani.
“Honestly, he’s mafia, it’s the most simple way to say it,” Olga Lautman https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/eric-adams-united-nations-man-edward-mermelstein-linked-to-sanctioned-ex-moscow-mogul-pavel-fuks__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULhAkAma9$

Proud Boys Leader Had Memo on Seizing Govt Buildings: The targets on Jan. 6 reportedly included the Supreme Court along with six House and Senate office buildings.

Russia-Ukraine live news: Red Cross evacuates civilians from Sumy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/14/russia-ukraine-talks-to-resume-amid-moscow-advance-liveblog__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULhXt1ssF$

Report from Kyiv: Facing Military Setbacks, Russia Is Increasingly Targeting Ukrainian Civilians https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/15/ukrainian_media_kyiv_ukraine_russian_invasion__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULnNg60sf$

Survey: Facing Threats and Political Pressure, One in Five U.S. Election Workers May Call It Quits: More than 900 threatening and hostile messages have been sent to election administrators and staff in 17 states, almost all alluding to former President Trump’s false claims of a stolen election https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.voanews.com/a/survey-one-in-five-us-election-workers-may-quit-amid-threats-politics-/6478319.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULsQjd4bj$

# Law Enforcement
Cops: Asian Woman Punched125 Times in ‘Brutal Hate Crime’: The 67-year-old’s attacker called her an “Asian b*tch” before the beating, which was caught on camera, authorities said.

D.C. Convoy Trucker Punches Driver’s Window in Road Rage Fit. The anti-vaccine mandate trucker also appeared to mock the commuter’s accent.

Chicago Cop Escapes Charge for Killing Teen Who Had Hands Up. Kimberly Foxx said the evidence showed that Officer Eric Stillman “reasonably used deadly force in defense of himself.”

# Legal / DOJ
A white man got probation for voting fraud. A Black woman faced six years in prison for an error. She was sentenced to six years and one day in prison. The case underscored what many experts see as a double standard in the US criminal justice system: white people face relatively light punishment for intentional cases of fraud, while Black people face tougher punishments for unintentional voting errors.

Texas has consistently brought legal challenges to Biden’s immigration policy, with most of its cases, and victories, being decided by judges appointed by former President Trump.

Suspect Nabbed in Murders of Homeless Men in D.C., NYC: The arrest came just hours after police released surveillance images of the man suspected of gunning down two men sleeping on the streets and attacking three others.

Slipping Police Numbers Drive Some Agencies to Ease Entry
Qualifications: Survey

30-Year-Old’s Arrest Over Homeless Shootings Stuns Relatives. The suspected serial shooter—and in at least 2 cases, killer, of unhoused people, Gerald Brevard III, is in custody just hours after his father said they had a normal conversation.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and lawyers of parents with transgender kids are at odds over whether investigations can proceed into families who allow their kids to receive gender-affirming care.

Idaho bill would make medical treatment for trans youth punishable by life in prison https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/597541-idaho-bill-would-make-medical-treatment-for-trans-youth-punishable-by__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULlcj4jjH$

# Media
This Russian newsroom has been cut off from its readers amid Putin’s war. Now it’s asking the world to help it report the truth. Despite the Kremlin’s attempts to censor Meduza, the news site’s mobile app is still currently accessible in Russia.

# Medical / Health Care
Nursing Home Chain Settles Medicare Fraud Allegations for $10M:
Whistleblowers allege Saber® Healthcare Group encouraged the submission of false Medicare claims at its skilled nursing assisted living facilities.

Idaho Passes Texas-Style Abortion Ban That Lets Families Sue. The legislation, which now heads to Gov. Brad Little’s desk, bans abortions after six weeks—and allows family members to sue abortion providers.

# Military / DOD
U.S. military personnel will remain in Poland to help defend the NATO country despite a Russian missile attack over the weekend on a Ukrainian military facility about 15 miles from the Ukraine-Polish border, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday.

Several thousand U.S. Marines and sailors are among the roughly 30,000 troops from 27 NATO and partner countries taking part in Norway’s largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War.

US Marines begin arriving in Australia for another six-month training mission. A contingent of up to 2,200 U.S. Marines has begun arriving for a six-month rotation to Australia https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2016/04/13/first-of-1250-marines-arrive-in-australia-for-six-month-training-deployment/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULv1ZlOFu$

# Military / Global
Russia keeps up attacks in Ukraine as two sides hold talks: Russia and Ukraine kept a fragile diplomatic path open with a new round of talks Monday even as Moscow’s forces pounded away at Kyiv and other cities across the country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-5229ea0b8bb56c10462ee0e00df61116__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULjPDJpA8$

Kyiv residents on edge after strikes devastate civilian homes: Fears mounted that if Russian forces continue to close in on the capital, it could soon face immense damage and high civilian casualties.

Mariupol Residents Evacuate as Russia Blocks Aid Convoy; Kyiv Declares Curfew https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://kyivindependent.com/uncategorized/new-curfew-in-kyiv-will-last-from-8-p-m-on-march-15-until-7-a-m-on-march-17/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!k-NKdMsZu8sWzAw_O55kL9h0m8cZtuSrUwckk1bv1zrIq0lX3CtcIom8H7XULsM_E4S9$

# Science
Drug design can be twisted into weapons: When a pharmaceutical company tried to see whether their artificial-intelligence (AI) tools could be used to design biochemical weapons, the results horrified them.

# UFO’s
I’ve seen the saucers: Obama weighs in as US interest in UFOs rises: “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are, we can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory,” Obama told CBS. “They did not have an easily explainable pattern.

A former US Navy pilot said he saw UFOs off the Atlantic Coast every day, moving in a way that was impossible for scientists to explain. The Pentagon told CBS News that it had not been able to identify the objects. Graves said that such sightings were a nearly daily occurrence.
“Every day. Every day for at least a couple years,” he said of the sightings.

# Water
At peak of its wealth and influence, Arizona’s desert civilization confronts a reckoning over water: State’s powerful will to grow is challenged by extreme heat, deep drought, and serious water-related stress.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-14

Voices, The Peoples News

March 14, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
How Indigenous guardians are reinforcing sovereignty and science: From catching poachers to documenting species to saving lives, guardians all along the B.C. coast are bringing back traditional practices https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/indigenous-guardians-conservation-bc/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafRGfvIHz$

# Border / Immigration
Biden Administration Fights in Court To Uphold Some Trump-Era Immigration Policies https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038918197/the-biden-administration-is-fighting-in-court-to-keep-a-trump-era-immigration-po__;!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafd9B2kEn$

# Children / Youth
Texas ordered a Bastrop foster care shelter for kids who have been victims of sex trafficking to immediately shut down on Friday after a court revealed that staff members were trafficking the children in their care.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Fed to start rate hikes with license to turn aggressive later: The Federal Reserve will this week start a multi-month marketing campaign to conquer inflation that might see Chair Jerome Powell shifting much more aggressively after Russia’s struggle on Ukraine fanned costs additional.

Five things to know about the $1.5 trillion spending bill Congress just passed.

# Education / Schools
W. Virginia Senate Misses Deadline to Pass School Race Bill. The state legislature lumbered on towards the midnight deadline, failing to pass a bill that would dictate how race is taught in public schools.

Trump Commands Followers to “Lay Down Their Lives” to Stop Critical Race Theory Trump’s incendiary rhetoric was reminiscent of his speech to his loyalists prior to the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Ross Ramsey writes about the political fight over Texas’ energy grid this election season, and all the work lawmakers still have to do to secure it.

As the US rushes after the minerals for the energy transition, a 150-year-old law allows mining companies free reign on public lands https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13032022/as-the-us-rushes-after-the-minerals-for-the-energy-transition-a-150-year-old-law-allows-mining-companies-free-reign-on-public-lands/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafV1O1f1G$

If Only There Were an Infrastructure Bill to Deal With This Oil Crisis.
By pouring money into fossil fuel infrastructure, the bipartisan law is already showing its tragic inadequacies.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global US Russian oil ban ‘stupidest’ move – ConocoPhillips CEO –Gas prices hit $4.17 per gallon nationally on Tuesday – AAA https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2022-03-08/average-price-for-a-gallon-of-gas-in-us-hits-a-record-4-17__;!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafX7c4EMd$

Germany’s Fight to Replace Russian Gas With Renewables Has Huge Implications for Climate Change. While American oil and gas companies eye new opportunities in Europe, German lawmakers want to accelerate the transition to wind and solar. It won’t be easy.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Western U.S.’s Worst Drought in 1,200 Years Brings Year-Long Fire Season. The faster we get “firewise,” the less destruction our fires will bring.

PFAS are leaving a chemical fingerprint in pine needles. Every pine needle tested in a North Carolina State University study contained PFAS chemicals—with researchers finding more than 70 different types of the compounds.

A growing force in the climate movement: Moms. Activists are deploying the moral authority of mothers to push for climate action. Their protests must steer clear of nap time.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Something stinks: Ontario politicians have dodged York Region’s sewage problem for 13 years. Georgina Island First Nation and other nearby residents don’t trust that technology will protect Lake Simcoe from more wastewater.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other ‘Organic label doesn’t always mean safer,’ study finds: Spinosad insecticide more damaging to beneficial insects than synthetic imidacloprid neonicotinoid banned in Europe https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/03/07/organic-label-doesnt-always-mean-safer-study-finds-spinosad-insecticide-found-to-be-more-damaging-to-beneficial-insects-than-synthetic-imidacloprid-neonicotinoid-banned-in-europe/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafQ5LmFfY$

Genetically Modified Cattle Coming To A Plate Near You. Scientists have been changing genes in livestock embryos for decades in efforts to boost production. And it might be time for them to show up on your plate.

Genetically Modified Fish Being Challenged By FOIA Request: Nonprofit organization Center for Food Safety (CFS) on Wednesday claimed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration knowingly withheld documents that show genetically modified (GM) farmed salmon do, in fact, pose a risk to the environment.

FDA Sued Over Failure to Release Documents Regarding Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon, Planned Ohio Production Facility https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/6589/fda-sued-over-failure-to-release-documents-regarding-approval-of-genetically-engineered-salmon-planned-ohio-production-facility__;!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafQxclNmx$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other / Global Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Predicted to Worsen Existing Famines.
Russia and Ukraine are major food exporters. This war threatens to drive millions more into food insecurity globally.

# Global Politics
Moscow and Kiev may soon come to agreement – Russian negotiator –Ukraine said Russia was seeing the situation “much more adequately”
than before

# Gov / Politics
US, China officials to meet as tensions mount over Russia: U.S.
officials are accusing China of spreading Russian disinformation that could be a pretext for chemical or biological weapons attacks launched by Vladimir Putin’s forces in Ukraine.

Roger Stone Has Been Playing All Sides of the Gaetz Scandal. One of the most connected players in MAGA world just happened to advocate for pardons for three men tied to the Matt Gaetz sex investigation—and they’re not on the same side.

Virtually everyone in the MSM and government, from both parties, has become cheerleaders for war with Russia over Ukraine. Do you really want World War III, a nuclear war at that? Some idiots do!

Why Has the Biden Administration Hired 28 People With Ties to Saudi Arabia and the UAE?

Chomsky: Peace Talks in Ukraine “Will Get Nowhere” If U.S. Keeps Refusing to Join. The only way to bring this war to an end before it escalates, Noam Chomsky says, is through a negotiated settlement.

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Money-in-politics transparency is under threat and remains a critical fight today:
** Over $1 B in undisclosed “dark money” turbocharged the most expensive election in U.S. history; https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/02/2020-cycle-cost-14p4-billion-doubling-16/?utm_source=Website*Newsletter*Sign-Ups&utm_campaign=37a95ce6f2-3_14_SunshineWeekAppeal_1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de008214b-37a95ce6f2-212560429__;Kys!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafSCEvcGE$
** $2.1 B spent on online political ads by super PACs and shell companies backed by hidden donors since we started tracking; https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.opensecrets.org/online-ads?utm_source=Website*Newsletter*Sign-Ups&utm_campaign=37a95ce6f2-3_14_SunshineWeekAppeal_1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de008214b-37a95ce6f2-212560429__;Kys!!On18fmf1aQ!g499YsipnbBIqtLZSjKUAD8CV1MmOAAgpwr2MX3-uTdQeyNzh62wtPPPDiNafUfiJ2Ia$
** And national parties and affiliated super PACs are reporting the most cash on hand ever at this point in a midterm cycle.

The custody battle before Texas’ efforts to investigate the families of
trans kids: Texas House candidate Jeff Younger credits himself as the
“tip of the spear” in Republican attacks against gender-affirming care,
which leading health care groups say is the best way to provide care to
transgender children.

Texas judge temporarily blocked all investigations of parents who
provide their transgender children with gender-affirming care. The
statewide injunction will remain in effect until the case is heard in July.

# Media
American Journalist Shot Dead by Russian Forces in Ukraine. Brent
Renaud, who has made documentaries from some of the worst hot spots on
the planet, was shot at a checkpoint while filming refugees trying to
escape the war.

Point: Postal ‘Reform’ Bill Doesn’t Deliver for America: While there is
a lot of talk about bipartisan cooperation in getting the measure passed
and hype about what it means to the U.S. Postal Service, the bill has
skirted the toughest and most important issues in postal reform.
Counterpoint: Repair of the Postal Service Is Within Reach: Fixing a
sabotaged institution is not always easy. In the case of the Postal
Service, relief is imminent.

# Medical / Health Care Global
Doctors Couldn’t Save Pregnant Woman Hit in Russian Shelling. A woman
photographed on a stretcher clutching her belly after the shelling of a
maternity clinic in Mariupol lost her baby and then died of her wounds.

# Medical / Health Care
Colorado Abortion Rights Bill Moves Forward After GOP-Led Filibuster
Fails. The bill recognizes that access to abortion and birth control are
fundamental rights for all residents in the state.

# Military / Global
How to understand Putin’s war against Ukraine:  Russia is bombarding
major cities in Ukraine, more than a week into a war where Moscow has
faced setbacks on the battlefield — yet seems undeterred from its
campaign to take Ukraine.

Russia Intensifies Attacks in Ukraine’s West, Killing Dozens. Russia
continues to move west, striking within 10 miles of the NATO border and
warning that they won’t hesitate to hit the supply chain of incoming

Russian missiles strike key hub in supplying NATO weapons to Ukraine.
More than 30 Russian cruise missiles targeted the sprawling facility,
which lies not far from the border with NATO member Poland and that has
long been used to train Ukrainian military personnel.

Russian attacks hit at least 9 Ukrainian medical facilities, visual
evidence shows visual analysis verified nine incidents, including the
strike in Mariupol, where hospitals faced direct damage as a result of a
reported Russian attack.

Arms Shipments to Ukraine Are “Legitimate Targets,” Russia Warns U.S.:
The remarks from a top Russian diplomat have heightened fears of a
direct confrontation between the nuclear-armed powers.

Six Western fighters who came to Ukraine to join the new international
legion described a scene of utter devastation and chaos when Russian
missiles crashed down on a NATO training center on Sunday. At least 35
people were killed and 134 more were injured

Russia Widens Targets as Kyiv, Polish Border Come Under Attack

# Nuclear
Why Putin Is Hell-Bent on Taking Ukraine’s Nuclear Reactors: The
takeover of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities is a vital part of the
Kremlin’s “fear and control” strategy in the war.

# Science
‘As many as 30 biological laboratories’ established in Ukraine actively
cooperating with U.S. military, Russian Defense Ministry says. The US
has “covered” Ukraine with a network of biolaboratories linked to the
Pentagon – Russian Defense Ministry

US Admits to Funding Biological Laboratories in Ukraine: State
Department official Victoria Nuland admitted that the US government is
funding biological laboratories in Ukraine, confirming what Washington
has long dismissed as “Russian propaganda.” Correspondent Dan Cohen
interviews journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who has investigated these
facilities in Eastern Europe.

# Social
Viewpoint—Many people believe ‘human biodiversity’ is alt-right code for
embracing racism. Here’s why they are dangerously wrong

Despite Seniors’ Strong Desire To Age In Place, The Village Model
Remains A Boutique Option. Can these grassroots organizations be seeded
far more widely in communities across the country as baby boomers age?
Can they move beyond their white, middle-class roots and attract a
broader, more diverse membership?

# Space
Invasion redraws the geopolitics of space: The International Space
Station is operating as normal, but other partnerships are unravelling.
Challenges are emerging for other space collaborations as Russia and
Western nations pull out of joint projects. Many that remain face
uncertain futures.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-11

Voices, The Peoples News

March 11, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
With the United States Supreme Court declining to hear the case, a protracted legal battle between two Indigenous communities has nowhere to go.

Congress meets with Native leaders to discuss co-management of federal lands.
Staving off attempts by Republican officials to talk about Russia, tribal leaders spent the morning in D.C. highlighting the benefits of co-management plans and tribal sovereignty.

# Archaeology
A Lost Continent Eliminated Millions Of Years Ago Turned Up In A Very Unlikely Place. When geologists from the University of British Columbia were searching for diamonds, they stumbled upon something much more
precious: evidence of a lost continent. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime find, and the location of this lost continent could come as a major surprise… especially if you’re American.

# Border / Immigration
Webb County, a Democratic stronghold, is set to welcome Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial migrant arrests. The county is the most populous to embrace the Republican governor’s “catch-and-jail” policy to arrest people accused of crossing the border illegally for state crimes, including trespassing.

# Border / Immigration / Global
Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security have been planning to tell Mexico that a controversial Trump-era border policy enacted during the pandemic may come to an end as soon as April. However, this move could “seriously strain” border resources and lead to a challenging humanitarian situation in northern Mexico, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.

# Children / Youth
Foster girls who’d been victims of sex trafficking endured fresh abuse at a state shelter, report says: The children were sexually abused and neglected while at The Refuge, a facility located in Bastrop contracted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, according to a report from a current employee.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
What big companies have withdrawn from Russia? A strikingly large number of big companies are leaving Ukraine. Here’s who is doing it and why it matters.

# Employment / Labor
Public Integrity makes data behind “Cheated at Work” available: Wage theft investigations, violations. Economists estimate wage theft costs workers more than $15 billion a year.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The war in Ukraine exposes the world’s utter reliance on fossil fuels.
“The role of oil and gas in the global economy is very deeply embedded, so any shift is going to take a long time,” one expert said.

Portland, Maine, approves deal with company to provide almost 50 electric vehicle charging stations. Installation will begin this spring and be completed over the next 18 months.

Minnesota Senate GOP bill would block ‘clean cars’ standards: A state Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would block the authority of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to adopt “clean car”
standards after rules established by the agency without the Legislature’s input angered Republicans last summer.

Democrats Unveil Bill to Tax Big Oil’s Profits and Send Checks to the Public. The bill comes as oil and gas companies are raking in profits and spending tens of billions on buybacks and dividends.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Five big timber companies hold the future of nearly half of British Columbia’s at-risk old-growth forests in their hands https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/03/10/without-deferrals-these-five-timber-companies-could-decide-the-fate-of-bcs-old-growth-forests.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kKuVVYmhMBa7q71stVMpBV0n-IWDARcKIX25_cy31BT6XjRPwzgFYNUbBPp8yBfV32vC$

# Global Politics
Putin’s Diabolical Romanticism Is Sinking the Global Economy: Murder on a colossal scale is taking place in plain sight on television day after day. The invasion of Ukraine was folly and a criminal act, but its continuation has become pure and sustained evil.

Vladimir Putin’s war has dealt a blow to the ‘populist’ right. Russian imperialism must be challenged.

# Gov / Politics
These Two Lawyers Breathed Life Into Trump’s Big Lie. Ty Cobb, a former Trump White House attorney, said it was “very unfortunate” that Trump’s advisers “fed him nonsense about the election results” because it likely led to Jan. 6.

What Happens to NATO if Trump Wins in 2024? Donald Trump spent four years alienating allies, flattering dictators, and upending the post-WW2 order.  His second act could be even worse. What is more, the possibility that Trump will be re-elected isn’t implausible. There’s a general consensus that the Republican nomination is his for the taking.

The West’s Hands in Ukraine Are as Bloody as Putin’s: Ukrainians will pay the price to wear down Russia, just as Syrians, Libyans, Iranians, Yemenis, Venezuelans and Palestinians have paid the price as the U.S.
has sought to attain the goals of its globe-spanning imperial project.

It’s Official: Texas Republicans’ New Voting Law Disenfranchised Thousands Of Otherwise Eligible Voters https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/it-s-official-texas-republicans-new-voting-law-disenfranchised-thousands-of-otherwise-eligible-voters/ar-AAUU1tC?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kKuVVYmhMBa7q71stVMpBV0n-IWDARcKIX25_cy31BT6XjRPwzgFYNUbBPp8yIvIGQHs$

The GOP Is Actually Running on Raising Taxes on the Poor and Destroying Medicare and Social Security. For the majority of Americans who are so poor they barely have to pay income taxes, Scott’s plan is just the latest in a 40-year barrage of assaults and insults coming from the GOP.

# Law Enforcement
Texas Plans to Execute an Abuse Survivor Based on a Coerced Confession.
Melissa Lucio’s conviction hinges on a late-night confession and misrepresentations of trauma.

# Legal / DOJ
Michael Flynn Pleads the Fifth in Meeting With Jan. 6 Panel. The ex-national security adviser counseled Trump to declare martial law and instigate fresh elections after it became clear he would lose.

60+ Brands Sign Texas Ad Backing Health Care for Trans Kids: Meta,
Google, Ikea, REI, Gap Inc., and Macy’s have all joined the campaign, which demands the governor ditch the oppressive new measure.

# Media
Ukrainian refugees reaching Polish train station share their stories: 60 Minutes Scott Pelley reports from a gateway to and from the war in Ukraine, the train station in Przemysl, Poland. Ukrainians there are defiant.

# Medical / Health Care Global
Ukraine Labs Told to Destroy Pathogens to Avoid Leaks in War: The WHO told Ukraine it should destroy any viruses that could spread disease in the event of Russia bombing a lab.

# Medical / Health Care
Olympia Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling multiple lots of seven drugs found to be out of specification. Olympia Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling 11 specific lots of Trimix Formulas F-9, T-105, SB-4, Sermorelin, Sincalide, Hydroxocobalamin, and NAD, compounded injectables to the consumer level. These compounded products were found to be out-of-specification.

‘Moment of Crisis’: Texas Supreme Court Ends Hope for Overturning Abortion Ban “With this ruling, the sliver of this case that we were left with is gone,” said the head of the Center for Reproductive Rights.

# Military / Global
Putin’s ‘Bastards in Rusty Tanks’ Torched a Legendary Church:
“Everything that is left alive in me now burns,” one local told The Daily Beast after watching the treasured 19th-century building get reduced to ashes.

North Korea tested a “relatively new” intercontinental ballistic missile system in February and earlier this month, a senior Biden administration official said Thursday, describing the tests as a “serious escalation”
by Pyongyang which last tested such a missile in 2017.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-10

Voices, The Peoples News

March 10, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Tribes push to co-manage public lands in historic hearing. Kevin Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wants Americans to address what he regards as one of the biggest injustices in U.S. They said Congress could acknowledge past injustices by giving Native American tribes more power to co-manage public land with federal agencies.

# Indigenous / Global
Air Force wants to blow up toxic waste on a beach in Guam: An Indigenous-led community group in Guam has filed a lawsuit to stop the Air Force from blowing up toxic military waste on a beach in Guam.

# Covid / Pandemics
Mask and Vaccine Mandates Are Gone, but COVID Is Still Here. We’re ditching COVID safety measures just as another variant looms around the corner. We’ve seen this movie before.

Democrats Strip Covid Funds From Spending Deal; Bill Passes House https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/09/congress-government-funding-package-00014322__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetnyRRz3ug$

Pfizer To Begin Testing Covid Pill In Younger Children https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.biopharmadive.com/news/pfizer-paxlovid-trial-children-covid/620111/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn3DPju9Y$

DOJ finds more than $8 billion in COVID aid fraud. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has uncovered a vast array of alleged fraudulent and criminal activities tied to more than $8 billion in federal COVID-19 aid, the agency announced Thursday.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Congress Is Set to Make the Rich Richer — Again, And we’re all going to pay for it. Over the past 25 years, federal lawmakers, notably Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), have championed a series of bills that relaxed longstanding limits on government-subsidized retirement plans, resulting in an explosion of the savings gap between rich and poor Americans.

# Education / Schools
Free School Meals Not Included In $1.5 Trillion Budget https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/morning-breakout/free-school-meals-not-included-in-1-5-trillion-budget/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn130R-K3$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical UAE Says OPEC+ Should Boost Output, Setting Up Tension in Group https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/opec-member-uae-says-group-180447346.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn_OdStY4$

It’s unclear how San Antonio-based company Valero Energy will fare following. President Joe Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports. Valero has been a major buyer of Russian oil, importing more than 15 million barrels last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.expressnews.com/business/article/San-Antonio-Valero-Energy-Russian-oil-16987504.php__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetnwV4LoBg$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global ‘This is a fossil fuel war’: Ukraine’s top climate scientist speaks out As western governments untangle themselves from Russian oil and gas, Svitlana Krakovska notes that the roots of the climate crisis and invasion are in fossil fuels https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/09/ukraine-climate-scientist-russia-invasion-fossil-fuels__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn4kHL28L$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Poisoned ground: Dealing with Washington’s legacy of pesticides: A new program is helping developers and landowners clean up former orchard lands once doused with dangerous lead arsenate.

# General Information / Other News
Trump Begs Fans for Cash to Fund New ‘Trump Force One’ Plane. The fundraising call came hours after news broke that a jet Trump was traveling on was forced to make an emergency landing.

The $2 Million Question: What Did D.C. Convoy Donations Buy? The trucker convoy has largely been making it up as they go, but truckers are grumbling that they don’t know the endgame or what all the donations have been used for.

US Admits to Funding Biological Laboratories in Ukraine, with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva. State Department official Victoria Nuland admitted on Tuesday that the US government is funding biological laboratories in Ukraine. But what happens behind closed doors? Correspondent Dan Cohen interviews journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who has investigated these facilities in Eastern Europe.
See also: Read Dilyana Gaytandzhieva’s reporting on Pentagon-funded biological laboratories here: Documents expose US biological experiments on allied soldiers in Ukraine and Georgia https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://dilyana.bg/documents-expose-us-biological-experiments-on-allied-soldiers-in-ukraine-and-georgia/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn9vdkY2G$

NRA leaders forged ties with Maria Butina while she was helping target Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/07/nra-maria-butina-spying-charges-trump-campaign/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn8YhZf6W$

# Global Politics
Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht Mysteriously Vanishes. The Galactica Super Nova yacht owned by Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov seems to have turned off its tracking system, which would violate international maritime regulations.

Time to Stop Indulging Saudi Arabia’s Murderous Dictator: It is just patently obvious that bin Salman thinks he can push around the American government however he wants. And it’s not hard to see why. The Saudi government has been dumping oceans of cash into the Washington, D.C., lobbying trough for decades, and firms from one side of K Street to the other, of all ideological stripes, have been eagerly gobbling it up.

# Gov / Politics
Once again, Congress comes together on the main thing it can agree on — sticking it to future generations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/03/09/congress-appropriations-bill-national-debt-increase/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn6URxsYK$

Florida Lawmakers OK DeSantis’ Election Police Force. Critics have raised concerns that the voting-fraud squad could be used as a partisan weapon.

Jordan Gans-Morse, a political scientist at Northwestern University and an expert on the former Soviet Union, said that “a new world order” is upon us and that the consequences of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will echo for years to come.

Florida Republicans Are Creating An Office Of Election Crimes As Trump’s Fraud Claims Continue To Spread. The bill comes as Republicans continue to prop up Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud.

An elections official who promoted 2020 conspiracy theories has been indicted for election tampering. Tina Peters, who is running for secretary of state, is alleged to have been part of a scheme that resulted in secure elections information being posted online.

TX Flags 27,000 Primary Mail Ballots for Rejection; FL Legislature Approves Election Police Force https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/10/headlines/tx_flags_27_000_primary_mail_ballots_for_rejection_fl_legislature_approves_election_police_force__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetnwyYVPbd$

After Pulling COVID Relief, House Passes Package With $782 Billion for Military The military funding amounts to $29 billion more than Biden originally requested.

# Law Enforcement
New York’s prison agency is interpreting key provisions of a landmark parole reform law to keep more people locked up. A lead sponsor of the legislation calls it ‘appalling.’

# Legal / DOJ
Sidney “Release the Kraken” Powell has been secretly funding the legal defense of the Oath Keepers. Defending the Republic, the nonprofit Powell founded after the 2020 election, has raised at least $15 million but has been quiet about where that money is going.

Heartless Text Sent Days After AG Killed Man With His Car. The family of a man run over and killed by South Dakota’s Republican Attorney General have expressed outrage at a vile text message sent after his death.

Fighting care for transgender kids shifts from a fringe issue to a litmus test for Texas Republicans. The issue is no longer contained to just the party’s fringes — and it is unlikely to go away any time soon as the national fervor grows, Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive faces legal challenges and it factors prominently into a slew of GOP primary runoffs.

Court upholds order stopping child abuse investigation into Texas trans teen’s family The appeals court’s decision allows a lower court to hold a hearing on whether Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate certain gender-affirming care as child abuse can stand.
See also: Transgender Texans gender-affirming care https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/series/transgender-texans/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn39wQVs_$

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton amended an existing lawsuit, suing the Biden administration over federal guidance that says restricting someone’s ability to receive medical care solely on the basis of their sex or gender identity is a likely violation of the Affordable Care Act.

# Medical / Health Care
Which Companies Aren’t Exiting Russia? Big Pharma. U.S. and global drug companies said they would continue manufacturing and selling their products there.

Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Imprison Those Giving Abortion Meds for Ectopic Pregnancies. A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to forbid the transfer and prescription of abortion medications in the state, and to place severe penalties on anyone who helps another person use such drugs, even in cases where the pregnancy isn’t viable and could result in serious complications or death.

# Military / DOD
Pro-Ukraine Progressives Fret About ‘Slippery Slope’ to War. “We have to go back to the table and find a diplomatic solution… The continued sending of weapons alone is not going to get them to victory,” Rep.
Jamaal Bowman said.

The Pentagon on Wednesday laid out a litany of reasons the United States does not support the transfer of aging Polish fighter jets to Ukraine, calling it a “high risk” plan that would likely heighten tensions with Russia.

# Military / Global
Russia Ramps Up Ukraine Attacks in Effort to Seize Key Port City. Moscow launches a fresh assault on Mariupol, a day after it bombed a maternity hospital there, as U.S. calls for a war crimes investigation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-ramps-up-attacks-after-deadly-hit-on-maternity-hospital-11646907696__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lOIOdEEpQHxZL2S_dIrsMnyW4RZP7kpooKc6WxzYCv22DA6WH5pKtQMgUHetn1Yp_9zu$

Russian Air Strike On Maternity & Children’s Hospital In Mariupol Kills 3, Claims Ukraine. Three people, including a child, have been killed and at least 17 were injured as a result of the Russian airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol.

Russia’s Economic Weapons: The latest on the Ukraine invasion. Russia’s Economic Weapons, China Buying Russian Firms, and US Biolabs in Ukraine?

Even Russian State TV Is Pleading With Putin to Stop the War. State propagandists called for Putin to end the “special military operation”
before “frightening” sanctions destabilize his regime and risk civil war in Russia.

Russia Has a Long, Cruel History of Attacking Hospitals. Maybe This Time Its Leaders Will Be Prosecuted. Now, with the global condemnation of Putin’s assault on Ukraine, there is an opportunity for justice.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-09

Voices, The Peoples News

March 9, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
In Canada, Indigenous women are leading the charge to preserve biodiversity and fight climate change. “People acknowledge that it is women who are taking care of the land and they always have been and they always will be.”

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Lost Narwhal Adopted by Pod of Beluga Whales Could Result in ‘Narluga’
Two of the most mythical whale species — the narwhal and beluga — have been hanging out together and may produce a fairy-tale-like hybrid species, the “narluga.”

# Archaeology
‘Astonishing’: Shackleton’s Shipwreck Found ‘Largely Intact’: After century-long quest, photos reveal the explorer’s Endurance looks almost like it did the day it sank in ice 100 years ago off Antarctica.

# Covid / Pandemics
Ultimatum: China Demands US Account for Bio-Warfare Labs in Ukraine.
Ukrainian leadership was studying the issue of equipping unmanned aerial vehicles purchased in Turkey with biological and / or chemical weapons.

False Claims of U.S. Biowarfare Labs in Ukraine Grip QAnon: The conspiracy theory has been boosted by Russian and Chinese media and diplomats. The theory is being shared thousands of times, faster than regulated social media networks can yank the conspiracy theory down. On unregulated platforms, such as Telegram and 8chan, the conspiracy theory has become incredibly popular, racking up hundreds of thousands of hits each day.

Covid: Biden orders investigation into virus origin as lab leak theory debated. US President Joe Biden has ordered intelligence officials to “redouble” efforts to investigate the origins of Covid-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57260009__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwC7K–JI$

# Education / Schools
‘Release the Dough’: Minneapolis Teachers Strike for First Time in More Than 50 Years. “We’re on strike for safe and stable schools and systemic change,” said the leader of the local teachers union.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical America is the world’s largest oil producer. So why is losing Russia’s oil such a big deal? The U.S. might be “energy independent,” but it still can’t control production.

How a Texas town buried in debt, embraced a crypto miner it didn’t want https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahemerson/denton-texas-crypto-miner-core-scientific__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwJFsFXoE$

United States bans imports of Russian oil, liquified natural gas and coal.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Russia Resorts to Desperate Threats to Cut Off Europe’s Gas. The Kremlin is using whatever leverage it has left to prevent more economic sanctions.

E.U. plans to cut reliance on Russian gas by two-thirds this year, and get off Russian fossil fuels entirely by the end of the decade.

Company Backed by This Mega Oligarch Helped Kill Clean Power. Natural gas giant Calpine, linked to post-Soviet billionaire Len Blavatnik, spearheaded efforts to stop a hydropower corridor from Canada to New England.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure EPA prepares to approve bee-killing pesticides for 15 more years. These four insecticides are all types of neonicotinoids, a class of chemicals that is widely used on crops to treat them for pests but has been found to cause devastation among non-target insects, such as bees.

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” — Albert Einstein https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-05-21/albert-einstein-soil-honey-bees-and-biodiversity/*:*:text=Among*20the*20manifold*20quotes*20that,animals*2C*20no*20more*20man.*22__;I34lJSUlJSUlJSU!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwAhypVvf$

Solar Projects Transform Abandoned Coal Mines in Virginia: Six abandoned coal mines in southwest Virginia are being transformed into solar energy installations as part of an effort by the Nature Conservancy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://cleantechnica.com/2022/03/07/nature-conservancy-to-build-solar-farms-at-abandoned-coal-mines-in-virginia/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwItDbWbT$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Is Michelle Wu America’s food justice mayor? The new leader of Boston is embarking on the most ambitious food policy agenda the city has ever seen, and one that could serve as an example for cities nationwide.

Kroger sued for lead contamination in salads, baked goods and other foods.

# Global Politics
Ukrainian civilians struggle to flee violence as Russian troops attack safe evacuation routes https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/08/ukraine-war-civilians-sumy-irpin-refugees-russia__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwAIIICfK$

Russian Troops Pounded The Town Of Irpin. Now They’re Moving Into Ukrainians’ Homes. “For many years, Russians tell us, ‘We’re brothers!
We’re one people!’ But look — they’re killing us!”

The Kremlin Goes Neocon: WMD and the construction of reality.

The Ghosts of Putin’s Bloody Past Are Back With a Vengeance. The war in Ukraine has reinvigorated efforts to nail the Russian president for alleged atrocities committed elsewhere.

Babies Without U.S. Visas Leave Brutal Choice for Ukrainians: “One plus one plus one equals three—we can’t leave one behind, especially the littlest child,” Father Robert Hitchens said of situations facing some families escaping Ukraine.

# Gov / Politics
Feds say Texas discriminated against communities of color when it denied Houston flood aid: Land Commissioner George P. Bush is in the middle of a fierce runoff in the Republican primary for Texas attorney general against incumbent Ken Paxton. During the race, several of Bush’s opponents have criticized his office’s work in distributing Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

The State Bar of Texas, which is responsible for licensing lawyers in Texas, is moving forward with its complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton. The complaint, filed last year, accuses him of misconduct when he sued to overturn the 2020 presidential election in four states.

The Tribune’s Ross Ramsey writes: “Texas has loaded its election and voting laws with obstacles, and also has remarkably low voter turnout.
Maybe those two things are connected.”

Saudi, Emirati Leaders Decline Calls With Biden During Ukraine Crisis https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-emirati-leaders-decline-calls-with-biden-during-ukraine-crisis-11646779430__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwNPCrWw6$

County GOP Calls for Election Administrator To Be Fired After 10,000 Mail-In Ballots Are “Found” Days Past Election https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.courthousenews.com/gop-sues-houston-area-election-official-after-county-misses-10000-ballots/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwOvP9EDP$

China Policy: No Time for Mixed Messages: If China proceeds with its plans to have Chinese supply Russia with products blocked by Western sanctions, China could find itself in violation of those sanctions. But a close look at two China bills headed for House-Senate conference reveals alarming mixed signals.

White Nationalists With Lanyards: Orlando Showed The Ugly Future Of The Republican Party A weekend in Florida, a major conservative conference, a white nationalist “groyper” conference, and a doomed quest to determine the difference between the two.

# Law Enforcement
Philadelphia police commissioner confirms officer will be fired after fatally shooting child. “As we continue to investigate the police-involved shooting of a 12-year-old boy, @PPDCommish is taking direct action to suspend the shooting officer, with the intent to dismiss after 30 days due to violations of PPD’s Use of Force directive.”

# Legal / DOJ
A politically savvy prosecutor is tanking Orange County’s justice system through racism, ego, and retaliation, insiders say https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/todd-spitzer-oc-da-retaliation__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwJ96HDxi$

The first Jan. 6 defendant to go to trial was found guilty on all counts.

Judge’s Election Nightmare Comes True: MyPillow Guy Is Here: U.S.
District Judge Amy Totenberg was concerned that bad-faith actors would exploit a cybersecurity researcher’s report on voting machines. Mike Lindell is proving her right.

NY DA Bragg Ends Trump Investigation, Misleads about Reason for Not Releasing Resignation Letters: Well, Bragg proved me wrong, it appears he is dropping the case against Trump and will be dissolving the grand jury. But he did prove me right that rich white men can get away with pretty much anything.  I am starting to think Trump really could shoot someone on 5th Ave. without consequences.

Idaho House Passes Dangerous Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Kids Parents who help their trans children attain such care, whether in Idaho or beyond, face a life sentence for doing so.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed By Science: Clearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived. If its striking beauty does not immediately cast a spell on its beholder, often it simply takes experiencing the spice to fall into full enchantment with it.
See also: Crocus sativus: Saffron Crocus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/910891-product.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwGuNpE4C$

# Medical / Health Care
New Docs Show J&J Funded Study That Injected Inmates With Asbestos In 1971 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10590781/Pharma-giant-J-J-accused-testing-cancer-causing-asbestos-imprisoned-black-men.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwImout8A$

Johnson and Johnson talcum powder cancer lawsuits expose history of human experimentation on Black prisoners. Company tested ingredients on Black inmates for years near Philadelphia, documents show https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/johnson-and-johnson-talcum-racism-b2030530.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwGgefKE-$

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/johnsonandjohnson-cancer/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwFkkPLSV$

This New Drug Turns Cancer’s Secret Addiction Against Itself. Many cancers love to hoard iron, and we might finally have a treatment that exploits this weakness.

First recipient of a pig-heart transplant dies. The first person to receive a transplanted heart from a genetically modified pig has died.

Rat infestation in Washington DC has produced two cases of rare virus infection Risks of a new epidemic are virtually non-existent, but the public should still take steps to protect themselves.

# Military / DOD
Fort Hood: About 160 soldiers from Fort Hood have been deployed to Europe to join thousands of U.S. military personnel in supporting the multinational NATO Response Force that will be on standby to help allies if needed amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# Military / Global
‘The Destruction Is Colossal’: Russia Bombs Ukrainian Children’s Hospital. “The Russian occupying forces have dropped several bombs on the children’s hospital,” said officials from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Poland OKs Fighter Jets to Germany So US Can Give Them to Ukraine.
During a hearing Tuesday, a high-level official indicated the move by Poland was possibly made without consulting the State Department.

# Social
Rent relief: Texas could risk losing more than $100 million in federal rent relief funds after it’s been slow to distribute the money to landlords and renters, according to the advocacy group Texas Housers.

# Water
The mystery of a disappearing lake and the struggle over water rights in Chile. When a large lagoon in central Chile dried up, climate change seemed the likeliest culprit But researchers found a more insidious threat: systematic privatization of water. Could a new constitution change all that?

# Veterans / VA
‘We Owe You’: Biden Focuses On Need For Better Veteran Health Care https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/morning-breakout/we-owe-you-biden-focuses-on-need-for-better-veteran-health-care/*:*:text=Reinforcing*20his*20State*20of*20the,clinic*20in*20Fort*20Worth*2C*20Texas__;I34lJSUlJSUlJSU!!On18fmf1aQ!nX051Sb4V9Dohnw_dgQzo0sL0nwHsl9DqmOrf4MCoVbpqgPDO0uRJWSo-EzjwKejnqDt$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-08

Voices, The Peoples News

March 7, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
ICE Conducted Sweeping Surveillance Of Money Transfers Sent To And From The US, A Senator Says. Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking an investigation into whether the program, which obtained about 6 million records from people in several Southwest states, was constitutional.

The US government is deploying robot dogs to the Mexico border.
Seriously? As if the border isn’t surveilled and militarized enough, the Department of Homeland Security wants to go full Black Mirror https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/14/us-government-deploying-robot-dogs-to-mexico-border__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDcTD6O6K$

# Education / Schools
Mitch McConnell Leads Effort to Deny Millions of Children Free School Lunches Republicans are pushing to block an extension of the free school lunch waiver.

# Employment / Labor
Starbucks Loses Bid to Delay Union Election Count Again as It Cuts Worker Hours Rather than cut hours, “we suggest Starbucks cut their relationship with their union busting law firm,” the union said.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Texas Republicans and Democrats in Congress are calling for a ban on Russian oil amid the former soviet nation’s invasion of Ukraine, requesting that the U.S. lean more on domestic production. Texas Republicans spent much of Monday demanding nearly unfettered drilling and pipeline usage across North America — policies Biden officials refused to endorse.

Florida lawmakers vote to phase out rooftop solar incentives. The bill is a major victory for Florida Power & Light, which wrote the initial legislation.

Top Democrats, Republicans say they have deal to ban Russian energy imports as U.S. stock markets sell off sharply. The agreement, reached between leaders on House and Senate finance committees, would still need to be approved by the full House and Senate.

In Major Escalation, Biden to Ban Imports of Russian Oil: The move is one of Biden’s toughest actions against Vladimir Putin as his brutal invasion of Ukraine stretches on.

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Steel fined $1.8 million for hydrogen sulfide emissions https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article259157153.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDQVktJDm$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of critical energy infrastructure. Keeping energy supplies safe from hackers is becoming more important, as countries decarbonize their economies and modernize electricity grids.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Our climate solutions are failing – and Big Oil’s fingerprints are all over them https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/07/climate-solutions-big-oil-ipcc-report__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDVqhN_XY$

Environmental groups are united in California rooftop solar fight, with one notable exception, NRDC’s stance on rooftop solar shows differences in strategy and worldview. The NRDC has joined with utility companies to call for major cuts in rooftop solar subsidies, provoking denunciations from other environmental advocates who say utilities are using NRDC to greenwash their agenda.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Factory farms use a quarter-billion pounds of pesticide to feed animals:
An estimated 235 million or nearly ¼ billion pounds of herbicides and insecticides were applied to feed crops for factory-farmed animals in the United States in 2018, the most recent year for which complete information is available, according to the report’s findings.

Soil proof: The plan to quantify regenerative agriculture: With the
1,000 Farm Initiative, Jonathan Lundgren will spend the next 10 years studying the potential to draw carbon into the soil and bring life back to farm fields.

FDA Clears Way For Sale Of Gene-Edited Beef.  U.S. regulators on Monday cleared the way for the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle in coming years after the Food and Drug Administration concluded the animals do not raise any safety concerns https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-03-07/gene-edited-beef-cattle-get-regulatory-clearance-in-us__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDfbaCceq$

# General Information / Other News
What’s happening to the prisoners of war? Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/TreatmentOfPrisonersOfWar.aspx__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDUMVuztR$
See also: How the Rules of War Work: Prisoners are entitled in all circumstances to respect for their persons and their honour. (Geneva
III) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://people.howstuffworks.com/rules-of-war3.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDS0riuCr$

The World Needs to Prepare for a Long Ukraine War. Putin’s failure to quickly crush Kyiv means the world must gird itself for the rippling consequences of a drawn-out conflict.

Advocates Demand Rescue of Haitian Refugees Stranded on Desecheo Island https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://darik.news/hawaii/advocates-demand-rescue-of-haitian-refugees-stranded-on-desecheo-island/202203523536.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDYjKXDHh$

U.N. Warns of Worsening Civilian Toll from Conflicts in Ethiopia, Afghanistan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/8/headlines/un_warns_of_worsening_civilian_toll_from_conflicts_in_ethiopia_afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDbwa_x0q$

# Global Politics
Putin is Already Defeated: Why Putin is defeated by starting an unwinnable war.

“They Never Had So Many People to Arrest”: Inside Russia’s Anti-Putin Protests “On every street, every 5 meters there is a policeman who stops us.”

# Gov / Politics
White Nationalists Are Tearing Each Other Apart Over Ukraine. Putin falsely claims his mission is to “denazify” a country led by a Jewish president. Committed neo-Nazis and other racists can’t agree on which side they want to win.

Ukraine conflict exposes dangers of a new Cold War: A look at Ukraine’s distant and recent past reveals a complex and dangerous example of the risks posed by a world where superpowers are once again clashing.

America’s culture war is spilling into actual war-war. To US conservatives, the real enemy is the ‘militant left wing’ in the United States. How did it come to this?

American Empire Self-Destructs: Nobody thought it would happen so fast.

Supreme Court Won’t Block New Battleground State Congressional Maps https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/07/supreme-court-battleground-state-congressional-maps-00014879__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDebIWzFu$

Putin’s Invasion and the Privatization of Political Power: Rather than pressuring oligarchs to get Russia to stand down, we must look at the system that props up oligarchical power.

# Law Enforcement
Neighbor Calls 911 After NJ Girl Shows Up in Shock Collar. The 13-year-old told investigators she had been forced to wear the collar since she was 9, and had also been deprived of food and clothing.

The FBI Cast a Questionable Dragnet for Bannon’s Lawyer. Steve Bannon’s legal team claims the FBI went after phone and email records from a number of people who had the same name as Bannon’s lawyer.

Cops Drag Proud Boys Leader Out of Bed in His Underwear. Footage of the early-morning arrest showed Enrique Tarrio walking out of his Miami home with his hands raised, stripped down to what appeared to be his briefs.

# Legal / DOJ
The defense in the first Jan. 6 trial’s closing argument: Maybe the evidence is fake. The defense even called into question the reliability of Guy Reffitt, the person they’re defending.

On Tuesday morning, jury selection begins in the long-anticipated trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Lawyer With AR-15, ‘To-Do List’ Admits Threats to Kill Dems. The 72-year-old’s wife said he revealed a plan to travel to D.C. to attack Senate Democrats during a fight in which he also threatened her life.

Jan. 6 Committee Confirms They Have Enough Evidence to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Trump. In addition to charges of obstructing an official proceeding of Congress and conspiracy to defraud the American people, there is also evidence Trump’s lies amounted to common law fraud.

These Families With Trans Kids Say They Have to Leave Texas. It’s painful to have to leave your home, but with investigations of families and the threat of withdrawal of vital care, some parents of trans kids in Texas say they have to go.

Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse. Some experts doubt that classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse would hold up in court, but families still feel targeted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/28/texas-transgender-child-abuse/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDXJzCrbC$

Texas has ‘initiated investigations’ into trans kids’ families, lawsuit says The governor called on “licensed professionals” and the “general public”
to report parents of minors who are receiving gender-affirming medical care.

Texas Wants to Take Trans Kids From Their Supportive Parents. We’re Suing.
Families in Texas are worried that supporting their transgender kids will lead to a report of child abuse. We are already seeing families being investigated. Gender-affirming care is medically necessary, saves lives, and shouldn’t be the subject of an investigation.

# Media
‘Am I Dying?’: How Beast Reporters Shot in Ukraine Survived: War reporters Emil Filtenborg and Stefan Weichert made a desperate escape after a gunman opened fire at them without warning, leaving them both bleeding with bullet wounds.

# Medical / Health Care Global
“Our duty”: Ukrainian surgeons are operating on Russian soldiers wounded in Ukraine. Vitaliy told BuzzFeed News that he operates nearly around the clock on soldiers and civilians wounded by air strikes, artillery fire, and gunshots in the fight for the Ukrainian capital.

# Military / DOD
More troops dispatched to Europe amid crisis: The Pentagon will send more U.S. troops and military equipment to Europe as Russia continues its violent and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, now in its 12th day.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin over the weekend ordered roughly 500 additional troops to Poland, Romania and Germany “to respond to the current security environment https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/597173-us-sends-another-500-troops-to-europe?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=47770__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDRhQ6-tT$

The numbers now: The U.S. military now has about 100,000 personnel stationed in Europe on either a rotational or a permanent basis as Russia’s violent incursion into Ukraine comes up on its two-week mark.

Killing of ISIS Leader Shows That U.S. Forever Wars Will Never End https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2022/02/03/isis-leader-death-forever-wars/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDdyINNCm$

Noam Chomsky: A No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Could Unleash Untold Violence.
A no-fly zone would give the U.S. carte blanche to attack Russian planes and support installations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/noam-chomsky-a-no-fly-zone-over-ukraine-could-unleash-untold-violence/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDTZbitsZ$

# Military / Global
Ukraine Accuses Russia of Shelling Evacuation Corridor as Civilian Deaths Mount https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/8/headlines/ukraine_accuses_russia_of_shelling_evacuation_corridor_as_civilian_deaths_mount__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDblp3HwC$

Russia starts new advance on Ukraine capital despite losing 5% of its invasion force As a 40-mile Russian military convoy to Kyiv remains stalled about 15 miles from the city’s center, other Russian forces are now advancing toward the Ukraine capital from the northeast.

STRATCOM commander says US nuke forces prepared despite Russian aggression, growing Chinese nuclear capabilities, warns of ‘real possibility’ of nuclear war with Russia, China https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/02/03/admiral-warns-of-possibility-of-nuclear-war-with-russia-china/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDaZsa5z3$

# Security
Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newamerica.org/international-security/reports/terrorism-in-america/what-is-the-threat-to-the-united-states-today/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDRrsYaz5$

# UFO’s
UFOs regularly spotted in restricted U.S. airspace https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ufo-military-intelligence-60-minutes-2021-08-29/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDceFYdcA$

‘Something’s coming’: is America finally ready to take UFOs seriously?

# Water
Sewergate: There’s something rotten in the state of our waterways. A sewage leak in southern Ontario highlights the toxic relationship between cities and water.

Los Angeles sues 3 companies over toxic PCBs in waterways. The city of Los Angeles is suing Monsanto and two other companies for past and future costs of dealing with contamination of waterways https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pinalcentral.com/ap/business/los-angeles-sues-3-companies-over-toxic-pcbs-in-waterways/article_b1fb1c9f-0ea4-5ea4-bf07-b31bfe10174b.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hIqchpBnNnnUhCI99QnNc8hyIiQfcZuige2-bVmZpsU9x8zLSo-p8SgvglQZDcZ44J_U$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-07

Voices, The Peoples News

March 7, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
A judge has ordered the Biden administration to resume Trump’s policy of expelling unaccompanied immigrant children at the border. The order doesn’t go into effect for seven days, giving the government time to appeal.

# Border / Immigration / Global
New humanitarian corridor set up in Donbass. The second attempt to evacuate civilians from the surrounded city of Mariupol is underway. The temporary ceasefire will only cover the stated areas and will not be applied elsewhere, DPR military spokesman Eduard Basurin warned.

Immigrant’s Lynching in Brazil Forces Us to Confront Xenophobia and Colonialism Justice means understanding and fighting against a geopolitical paradigm driven by abuse and exploitation.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Russian Banks to Switch to Chinese Card System after Visa, Mastercard Suspend Operations in Russia https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalreview.com/news/russian-banks-to-switch-to-chinese-card-system-after-visa-mastercard-suspend-operations-in-russia/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTl74km6E$

Senate GOP Agenda Would Hike Taxes on Poorest 40% by Average of $1,000.
By contrast, the plan unveiled by Republican Sen. Rick Scott would not increase taxes on the top 1% by a single penny.

# Education / Schools
Advocates Push Biden to Cancel Student Debt as He Mulls Extending Payment Pause White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain suggested that Biden may extend the pause as payments are set to resume May 1.

Educators in St. Paul and Minneapolis Are Preparing for Potential Strike Citing both a critical lack of support and funding, the unions announced their intent to strike on March 8.

What is critical race theory? Explaining the discipline that Texas’
governor wants to “abolish”: Those who study the discipline say attacks on it are targeting any teachings that challenge and complicate dominant narratives about the country’s history and identity.

Texas teachers say GOP’s new social studies law will hinder how an entire generation understands race, history and current events:
Educators who spoke to The Texas Tribune overwhelmingly denounced the new social studies law going into effect Sept. 1. These are the provisions they say could cause problems for them, and Texas students.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Bill to protect Okefenokee Swamp from mining dead in Georgia General Assembly https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.albanyherald.com/news/bill-to-protect-okefenokee-swamp-dead-in-general-assembly/article_d0f55e24-9c8b-11ec-96bc-9b2913ddc521.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTt0_Ofkc$

Lawmakers push for U.S. to ban Russian oil: An increasing number of Republicans and Democrats are calling for a U.S. import ban to punish President Vladimir Putin.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Oil hits 13-year high as Blinken signals openness to a ban on Russian oil imports. Blinken said US is ‘in very active discussions’ with European allies about a ban on Russian oil https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/oil-hits-13-year-high-blinken-signals-openness-ban-russian-oil-imports__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTlpCOt3Y$

Whatever his motives, Putin’s war in Ukraine is fueled by oil and gas.
The U.S. oil industry is hoping to fill the immediate void with increased oil and gas exports, while the EU moves in the longer term to replace Russian gas with renewable energy.

Oil and gas giants under fire for fueling Russian war on Ukraine.
“Putin’s invasion is yet another example of the many conflicts fueled by oil and gas across the world.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Butterflies and other insects are disappearing. It’s time to worry. A world without insects is a world we don’t want to live in. Perhaps you don’t think much about the value of dung beetles. But without them crawling around farms, stables, and wild savannas today, the world would be pretty, er, shitty.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Amazon rainforest approaching tipping point of turning into savannah.
Over 75% of the Amazon is losing resilience, bringing it closer to a very dangerous threshold.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Unintentional PFAS in products: A “jungle” of contamination. From manufacturing to packaging, PFAS are getting into cosmetics, clothes, and food even when companies are not intentionally adding the chemicals.

# General Information / Other News
The Invasion of Ukraine and the Need for Enforceable World Law:
Ultimately, humanity has a choice. We can keep signing treaties and keep fighting wars when those treaties fail. Or we can work toward a democratic world federation based on proven principles.

# Global Politics
Russia’s Defense Ministry says Kiev ordered scientists to destroy samples of plague, anthrax, and other lethal pathogens. Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesperson said that during the invasion of Ukraine, evidence of a US-financed biological weapons programme was revealed.

Putin Orders Military to Destroy Biolabs in Ukraine as US Scrubs Evidence of Their Existence. Russia has been warning the US for months to stop operating dangerous biolabs engaged in top-secret zoonotic and infectious disease research in dozens of locations across Ukraine on their doorstep.

Kiev accuses Ukrainian MP of state treason. The prosecutor general is seeking to put the opposition politician and long-time Zelensky critic on an international wanted list https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rt.com/russia/551368-ukraine-opposition-mp-kiev-treason/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTmgx5cDs$

Thousands Of People In Kherson, Ukraine, Are Protesting Russia’s Occupation Of Their City. Videos shared on social media show protesters shouting, “Go home while you’re still alive!” as others sang the Ukrainian national anthem.

Putin’s Panicked Crackdown at Home Shows He’s on the Way Out. If history is any indication, Vladimir Putin already has one foot in his political grave.
See also: Putin Isn’t Just Insane. It’s Far Worse Than That. Glimpses into Putin’s inner sanctum offer horrifying clues about the state of mind of the man with his finger on the nuclear button.

Leader of South Korea’s ruling party attacked ahead of presidential election https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/song-young-gil-smashed-in-head-with-hammer-by-70-year-old-youtuber?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTuue8JUm$

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Outing the Iraq War White Washers: The guilty can be devious in concealing their crimes, and their role in them. The greater the crime, the more devious the strategy of deception.

“Ukrainian President Volodymyr [Zelensky] implored U.S. lawmakers on Saturday to do more to force Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the negotiating table and end the war on his country,  including the establishment of a no-fly zone, additional direct aid and a ban on oil imports from Moscow.” How many lawmakers were on the call? 300+: “An emotional [Zelensky] told participants on the call, that it might be the last time they see him alive.”

Russian authorities go full-censorship, block Facebook, Twitter, and last free media inside the country. The crackdown on free media intensifies in Russia.

Russia Opens ‘Safe Corridors’ That Only Go to Putin Turf: After destroying their lives, the Kremlin wants Ukrainians to come to live in Russia.

Why are Russian diplomats leaving the United States? A lone Russian plane landed in Washington on Saturday despite a ban on Russian aircraft landing in the US, but it was not there for usual passengers.

Russia Says It Will End Ukraine War on These Four Conditions: In an interview, Peskov said Moscow could “end war immediately” if ; 1.Ukraine agreed to sign a neutrality agreement that would bar it from entering NATO, 2. recognized Crimea as Russian, 3. recognized the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent, 4. and ceased all military action.

Extremely important statements by Putin (MUST SEE!) “I will now say something that may sound rough but the situation compels me to say it.”
Video and Transcript: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/57032.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTuQ1Tbl-$

Russia to West: Intervention in Ukraine Risks War: Back off support for Kiev or risk becoming targets for Russian strikes as direct parties in the fighting.

# Gov / Politics
Wisconsin Special Counsel Alleges Massive Misconduct in 2020 Election.
Special Counsel Michael Gableman says in a 136-page interim report that he has uncovered numerous instances of alleged lawbreaking in Wisconsin in the 2020 election. He cited the use by municipal and county clerks of unstaffed absentee ballot drop-boxes, in violation of state law.

Steve Bannon is turning his influential radio show into a platform for MAGA midterm candidates.  “We think there’s an opportunity to literally destroy the Democratic Party as it currently exists in the November elections this year.”

Sanctions May Sound “Nonviolent,” But They Quietly Hurt the Most Vulnerable Economic sanctions are a weapon of war, not an alternative to war.

Continental Drifters and the Nationless Nation:     Washington’s disastrous two-decade long global war on terror had uprooted and displaced 37 million people.

Trump just endorsed an Oath Keeper’s plan to seize control of the Republican Party. The “precinct strategy” widely promoted by Steve Bannon has already inspired thousands of Trump supporters to fill local GOP positions, intent on preventing a “stolen election.” It has already inspired thousands of people to fill positions at the lowest rung of the party ladder.

Harris County GOP files lawsuit against Isabel Longoria after learning of uncounted election night votes. The Harris County GOP said this was the most “egregious” and “mismanaged” election process ever and blamed it on Longoria, the county’s elections administrator.

Former NATO commander says Putin has his ‘gun sights’ on more nations apart from Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/former-nato-supreme-commander-putin-gun-sights-on-other-nations-2022-3__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTgBLf32-$

# Legal / DOJ
How the Jan. 6 Panel Could Make It Harder to Prosecute Trump. The Jan. 6 Committee was pretty clear that Trump should face criminal charges. But a judge’s ruling for Trump’s lawyer could hurt the DOJ’s efforts to hold Trump accountable.

Russian Lawyers Don’t Bother Showing Up for Hague Hearing: A representative for Kyiv said: “The fact that Russian seats are empty speaks loudly.”

Citing Abbott’s Order, Texas Children’s Hospital Halts Gender-Affirming Care https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/citing-abbotts-order-texas-childrens-hospital-halts-gender-affirming-care/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTkSO0Gp8$

Alabama Trans Teens and Parents Fight Legislative ‘Hell’: Alabama trans youth and their families are fighting back against two bills, while also contemplating having to leave the state to safeguard the teenagers’
health and happiness.

# Media
Russian President Vladimir Putin Bans ‘Fake News’ CNN Immediately Stops Broadcasting in Country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-04/cnn-to-stop-broadcasting-in-russia-after-new-law__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTtUGCvLd$

Crime Reporter Juan Carlos Muñiz Is 7th Murdered Journalist in Mexico This Year https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/04/seventh-journalist-killed-mexico__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTkWa7zxv$

# Military / DOD
US gives Poland the ‘green light’ to give Ukraine MiG fighter jets as Russia warns it is at WAR with ANY country hosting Kyiv’s aircraft and points finger at Romania as top American general inspects troops in Europe –Russia’s Defense Ministry has warned neighbouring countries against hosting Ukraine with warplanes https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.the-sun.com/news/4836190/us-green-light-supply-fighter-jets-ukraine/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTgaQGPeo$

The US Won’t Ban the Same Lethal Weapons It’s Criticizing Russia for Using. America’s UN mission was forced to amend its ambassador’s comments because of its own refusal to ban such weapons.

# Military / Global
Russia: Countries Allowing Ukraine to Use Their Airfields ‘May Be Regarded’ as Entering Conflict. Any country offering its air fields to Ukraine for attacks on Russia may be considered as having entered the conflict, a Russia defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/russia-warns-countries-offering-airfields-to-ukraine-would-be-entering-conflict__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTjRUvYp7$

Russia shells evacuation routes, killing Ukrainians as they try to flee.
Russia is bringing death and chaos to Irpin, where people trying to get to a Kyiv railway station to flee the war are being attacked on the way.

An outgunned but resilient Ukrainian military is adopting a two-prong strategy in the face of a flawed but fierce Russian assault, relying on hit-and-run tactics and the fortification of major cities as President Vladimir Putin’s campaign enters a more perilous phase https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://newsnetdaily.com/ukrainian-military-adapts-tactics-after-enduring-initial-russian-invasion/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gV0zgg10jkArTH9qqhtswiORvXr_QX5b1Am4uMp7SBmirpMFRCe8y0WeZW4mTuAnchB_$

Putin Issues Warning About “Future of Ukrainian Statehood” Amid Refugee Crisis Putin’s rhetoric has heightened fears about potential nuclear war, as anti-war activists oppose calls for a no-fly zone.

# Nuclear
Russian Invasion Threatens All Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plants: Ukraine and Russia should negotiate an agreement to protect plant personnel and allow safe shift changes as well as emergency preparedness and response activities.

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