Voices, The Peoples News
April 29, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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Following 14,000-gallon fuel spill, Pacific representatives call for U.N. investigation Indigenous youth caucus calls for demilitarization of Hawai‘i.
Free, prior and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights. Why isn’t it followed? Indigenous leaders at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples push for stronger support of the consultation process.
# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous leaders have called on Citigroup to stop financing oil and gas projects in the Amazon: Report shows bank’s role in funding oil companies with ties to corruption, rights violations, pollution, and deforestation in the Amazon.
Homo floresiensis mystery: Could this ancient hominid species still be alive? Some of the people said that these ape-men, who they referred to as the Ebu Gogo, were no longer around. The last of the Ebu Gogo had been killed off by the Lio’s neighbors, the ‘Ua people, approximately
200 years ago. But others told Forth that this was not so.
Greek god Zeus was also worshipped in Egypt, this finding proves it:
Ruins of the pillars of an ancient Zeus temple are found in Egypt, and guess what they are made of pink granite.
# Border / Immigration
Paxton sues Biden administration over change in immigration asylum
process: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued President Joe Biden and several members of his cabinet, to halt an administrative rule change that he says will dramatically transform the asylum and parole process, facilitating the release of illegal immigrants into the country.
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Risk factors for severe COVID-19 in hospitalized adults differ by age: A just-published study provides previously unknown answers about which hospitalized COVID-19 patients are most likely to need mechanical ventilation or to die.
Well-being program using singing can improve quality of life and breathlessness after COVID-19: An online breathing and well-being program helps improve quality of life and breathlessness for people recovering from COVID-19, according to a new study.
Immune system culprit in severe COVID cases found: Yale researchers have identified a particular immune response pathway that leads to severe illness and death in people infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Moderna is seeking to be the first to offer COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest American children, as it asked the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to clear low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
The U.S. Ignores the Ongoing Pandemic at Our Own Peril: Long COVID isn’t going away, and we still do not have a way to fully prevent it, cure it, or really to quantify it.
Forced to Get COVID-19 Jab, AA Captain Suffered Cardiac Arrest at Gate: Immediately after pulling into Gate 6 at DFW, Captain Snow–who was forced to get the COVID jab on Nov. 7, 2021, or lose his job–suffered a life-threatening cardiac arrest in the cockpit and almost died https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://uncoverdc.com/2022/04/25/forced-to-get-covid-19-jab-aa-captain-suffered-cardiac-arrest-at-gate/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQqbCjqu7$
‘What I’ve Seen in the Last Two Years Is Unprecedented’: Physician on COVID Vaccine Side Effects on Pregnant Women –Former Pfizer VP:
‘Adverse impacts on conception and ability to sustain a pregnancy were
foreseeable’: He sees 6,000–7,000 high-risk pregnant patients a year and has seen many complications due to the COVID vaccines https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theepochtimes.com/what-ive-seen-in-the-last-two-years-is-unprecedented-physician-on-covid-vaccine-side-effects-on-pregnant-women_4428291.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQvEi2J6N$
Ruby Princess Ship Under Investigation, again, for COVID Cases: The massive cruise ship has seen large outbreaks in the last five weeks, calling into question its COVID procedures onboard.
U.S. Asks Why Some See COVID Symptoms Return After Paxlovid: The U.S.
government is looking into recurring cases of COVID-19 after people take Pfizer’s cure.
# Economy / Finance / Trade
Women are underrepresented in economics, especially in the US.
Researchers scoured data to see whether women were well represented in economics. They’re not.
# Education / Schools
Child Blacked Out as Teacher Did Chokehold Demo on Him: The parent of a student at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin, South Carolina, filed a lawsuit after her child lost consciousness.
Shaky Science Instruction Pervades Middle School Classrooms: Early adolescence is a time of huge cognitive change and a critical time to build students’ understanding of science, yet almost a quarter of middle school science teachers in the U.S. have no scientific background.
Geographically, this shortage coincides with attitudes toward Covid prevention https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://undark.org/2022/04/25/shaky-science-instruction-pervades-middle-school-classrooms/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQqrV93w-$
Why does Joe Biden keep dithering on student debt cancellation?
Inflation is the biggest threat to Joe Biden’s presidency. Prices are rising nearly 8% per year, and could go higher still before Federal Reserve rate hikes or other measures bring some relief to family budgets.
“Libs of TikTok” and the right’s war on public education: This seems like the ultimate end game of all these attacks on public education.
She Accused Her Ex-Husband of Abuse. She’s Still Stuck With His Student Loans.
Hundreds of Americans are trapped in a disastrous government program.
# Employment / Labor
OSHA found risk factors at an Amazon warehouse where a tornado killed workers. The agency is not going to punish anyone. Amazon met the minimum safety requirements. But those standards are low.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical A group of House Democrats sent letters to 13 of the top U.S. insurers, urging them to stop profiting “from the expansion of fossil fuels while ripping the rug out from under the communities most affected by climate change.” Pouring money into dirty energy not only contradicts scientific consensus, the lawmakers wrote, “it also harms communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis and threatens financial stability at large.”
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure More Viral Outbreaks Are Likely Coming Due to Climate Crisis, New Study Says.
Climate change will force new animal encounters, and boost viral outbreaks.
Modelling study is first to project how global warming will increase virus swapping between species. We’ve entered the “pandemicene” era, a science journalist explains.
# General Information / Other News
Trump Loses Contempt Appeal, Must Start Daily $10K Payments: Judge Arthur Engoron previously found the twice-impeached ex-president in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from New York AG Letitia James.
# Global Politics
Meet the Sneakiest Defenders of Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine: Propaganda peddlers rake in cash and followers at the expense of the truth and oppressed people in Ukraine, Xinjiang, and Syria.
Putin Accepts Invitation to Attend G20 Summit, Setting Up Biden
Showdown: The news comes weeks after U.S. President Joe Biden said Russia should be removed from the G20 over Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine on February 24. Biden and Putin could meet for the first time in person at the meeting since the beginning of the Russo-Ukraine war, if the Russian leader does attend.
Vladimir Putin Gambles Russia’s Grip on Europe https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/putin-russia-europe-gas-poland-bulgaria-germany-1701796__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQrs4Hl4B$
# Gov / Politics
“George Washington was a Mason, along with 13 other presidents and numerous Supreme Court Justices. Benjamin Franklin published a book about Freemasonry on his own printing press. Nine signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons, including the man with the biggest signature: John Hancock.” NBC article on the Freemason society titled “Secrets of ‘The Lost Symbol'” 10/27/09 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna33280724__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQj3gvuAS$
America wasn’t founded a Christian country. It became a Christian country.
How could the U.S. help to bring peace to Ukraine? Policy decisions by the United States will have a critical impact on whether there will soon be peace in Ukraine, or only a much longer and bloodier war.
Ex-Republican Lawmaker Guilty of Raping Teenage Intern: Disgraced State Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger now faces a maximum of life in prison and mandatory registration as a sex offender.
# Law Enforcement
Prison Guards Arrested for Murder After Inmate Beating Death: The prisoner in the mental-health ward was attacked “even though he was in handcuffs and compliant with officer commands,” according to a state report.
Atlanta officer indicted after killing innocent man on scooter: An emergency hearing is being scheduled to determine Chandler’s employment status.
# Legal / DOJ
Why isn’t anyone doing anything about Leonard Peltier? Once upon a time, the U.S. government threatened vulnerable people, coerced witnesses into lying, and hid key evidence in a court case in order to put a Native American rights activist in prison for life.
A 19-year-old accused of rape by three teens got 5 years’ probation. His alleged victims say nothing about the process was just.
# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Why a certain plant virus is so powerful at fighting cancer: A plant virus that infects legumes, called cowpea mosaic virus, has a special power that you may not have known about: when injected into a tumor, it triggers the immune system to treat the cancer, even metastatic cancer, and prevents it from recurring.
Five Natural Detoxifiers for a Healthy Year: Detoxifying your body can be one of the best ways restore its natural balance. Unfortunately, not all detoxification methods are created equal. Try out one of these safe and effective ways to detox your body naturally.
# Medical / Health Care Global
Not this again: China confirms first human case of H3N8 bird flu strain.
transmission of flu in birds is increasing scope for avian viruses to mix and mutate https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/27/first-human-case-h3n8-bird-flu-strain-china__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQiugtrBw$
# Medical / Health Care
Medicare Advantage Is a Massive Scam. The program rips off both the taxpayer and its own enrollees. Medicare Advantage is much worse than traditional Medicare for people on the program and costs a great deal more to boot. But unless the Biden administration changes course, private companies will soon devour the rest of the program.
Michigan limits reproductive health services that midwives, nurses can
provide: Unlike other states, Michigan laws severely restrict the reproductive health services that midwives and advanced practice registered nurses can provide.
Aspirin does not cut risk in non-obstructive coronary artery disease:
Aspirin therapy, as opposed to statin use, for non-obstructive coronary artery disease does not reduce major cardiovascular events, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.
Mother and child vulnerable to endocrine disruptor exposure: They can be found in cosmetics, plastic containers, furniture, toys, or baby bottles. Endocrine disruptors, molecules disrupting our hormones, are everywhere in our daily lives. However, their alarming effects on human health are little known to the public.
Lipofilling procedure improves pain and function in finger
osteoarthritis: For patients with painful finger osteoarthritis, a nonsurgical procedure called lipofilling, in which fat obtained from another part of the body is transferred into the arthritic joints produces lasting improvements in hand function and especially pain https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-04-lipofilling-procedure-pain-function-finger.html?fr=operanews__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQvog4cZc$
Oklahoma Republicans Pass Texas-Style 6-Week Abortion Ban. The bill allows residents to sue abortion providers for $10,000 for each abortion they perform.
# Military / DOD
The US left $7 billion of military gear – including 78 aircraft, 12,000 Humvees and thousands of air-to-ground weapons – in Afghanistan after Biden’s chaotic 2021 withdrawal, according to Pentagon report –Some
9,524 air-to-ground munitions were also left in the country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10760917/The-left-7-billion-military-gear-including-78-aircraft-12-000-Humvees-Afghanistan.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQnUD4wnT$
“Excessive” Radioactivity Outside an Oilfield Waste Facility: ‘This Needs to Be Fixed’: Nuclear Expert Calls Radioactivity Levels Found Outside Ohio Oilfield Waste Facility ‘Excessive.’ An investigation reveals elevated levels of radioactivity not far from a high school football stadium, and accounts from inspectors point to the contamination’s possible source.
Radiation Protection and the Management of Radioactive Waste in the Oil and Gas Industry: Training Course Series No. 40 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TCS-40_web.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mf8SEDI57FXsgB4D9im8UIsLyVUgHDhzcPybpR9v6hXYVp8Ocrnm4y6Q3MtaQnsIeEop$
New precision medicine tool discovers hidden genetic connections that could improve personalized medicine: All humans carry genetic variations in their DNA, called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) that can underlie susceptibility to diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Study in mice pinpoints molecular basis of deep sleep, suggests avenues for novel treatments: Healthy sleep is a basic physiologic need. Chronic sleep problems have been linked to mental health disorders, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, among other conditions.
CAR-T therapy found effective in Black and Hispanic patients: CAR-T therapy, a form of immunotherapy that revs up T-cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells, has revolutionized the treatment of blood cancers, including certain leukemias, lymphomas, and most recently, multiple myeloma. However, Black and Hispanic people were largely absent from the major clinical trials that led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of CAR-T cell therapies.
CAR T drives acute myeloid leukemia into submission in pre-clinical
studies: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have developed a novel treatment strategy that has the potential to bring the life-saving benefits of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T) to patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) the most common form of leukemia in adults.
Evictions Are Climbing to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Cities Across the U.S.:
Data suggest more than a third of households nationwide worry about facing eviction in the next two months.
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