Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-31

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December 31, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
To Save the Vaquita Porpoise, Conservationists Entreat Mexico to Keep Gillnets Out of the Northern Gulf of California: The country must enforce its ban on gillnet fishing in the area to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, experts warn. Only around 10 of the porpoises are thought to remain.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30122022/vaquita-porpoise-gillnets-mexico/

# Archaeology
A Groundbreaking Geological Discovery in the Grand Canyon: When one goes to the Grand Canyon, the first impression typically involves how big the geological formation is. The last thing anyone is looking for tends to be a big boulder. The Canyon itself is far more demanding of a visitor’s attention. However, in one particular case, a very massive boulder stood out like an immediate sore thumb.
https://www.historyallday.com/a-groundbreaking-geological-discovery-in-the-grand-canyon/?utm_source=facebook&utm_content=feed&utm_campaign=VV_FB_US_HAD_ALL_LC_GrandCanyon_V1_UV8_1229_ui&utm_term=23852483608670007&utm_medium=23852483605370007

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
An mRNA vaccine strategy under study to fight the flu as a shot and intranasal spray: Messenger RNA vaccine technology, once an arcane area of research, became household terminology because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now scientists are working on an mRNA flu vaccine strategy that, at least in this study, involves a first dose administered as a shot but a booster administered as an mRNA nasal spray.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-12-mrna-vaccine-strategy-fluas-shot.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Autopsies show COVID-19 virus in brain, elsewhere in body: An analysis of tissue samples from the autopsies of 44 people who died with COVID-19 shows that SAR-CoV-2 virus spread throughout the body, including into the brain, and that it lingered for almost eight months. The study was published in Nature.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-12-autopsies-covid-virus-brain-body.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Millions of Americans gained Medicaid coverage during the pandemic. Starting next year, millions are likely to lose it: The mammoth spending bill passed by Congress would allow states to kick some people off Medicaid starting in April. Millions would become uninsured, according to estimates from the administration and several health care nonprofits.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/millions-of-americans-to-lose-medicaid-coverage-next-year/ar-AA15Gahj?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=0e8882ab12b54e74b511430b8422121e

# Gov / Politics / Global
Tucker ‘Gets It’ – Putin Doesn’t Want American Missiles on His Border: Ukraine’s non-membership in NATO is largely “a fiction.” “Getting Ukraine to join NATO was the key to inciting war with Russia. We didn’t get it at the time. (But) Now it’s obvious. Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine because he didn’t want Ukraine to join NATO. Putin certainly had other motives as well; people always do, but that’s the main reason Russia invaded. The Russians don’t want American missiles on their border. They don’t want a hostile government next door. Now that is true, whether you are allowed to say it aloud in public or not.”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/tucker-gets-it-putin-doesnt-want-american-missiles-on-his-border/5803324

US, Israel Vote No as UN Approves World Court Resolution on Illegal Occupation: “The time has come for Israel to be a state subject to law,” said a spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority, “and to be held accountable for its ongoing crimes against our people.”
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/12/31/un-seeks-icj-opinion-on-israels-illegal-occupation-of-palestine

# Gov / Politics / US
On Greed and Tax Avoidance, Says Bernie Sanders, ‘Trump Is Not Alone’: “Yes. Dr. King was right,” says the U.S. Senator from Vermont. “We have socialism for the rich, rugged capitalism for the rest.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/trump-tax-returns-2659052893

# Legal / DOJ
‘Why Are These Conflicts Allowed?’ Corporate Giving to Group Tied to Supreme Court Sparks Concern
“You want to ‘preserve #SCOTUS history’?'” said one watchdog group. “Hire a curatorial staff. Don’t run a pay-for-play.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/why-are-these-conflicts-allowed-corporate-giving-to-group-tied-to-supreme-court-sparks-concern

‘Final nail in his coffin’: Trump’s taxes contain ‘powerful evidence of criminal tax evasion’: In a column for the Daily Beast, longtime investigative journalist and Donald Trump biographer made the case that there is enough evidence of financial fraud in the former president’s tax returns from 2015 to 2020 to indict and prosecute him.
https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2022/12/final-nail-in-his-coffin-trumps-taxes-contain-powerful-evidence-of-criminal-tax-evasion/

# Medical Science
16,000 Nurses Say They Are Ready to Strike Across New York City: “We are truly struggling,” said one member of the union which says frontlines caregivers are at a breaking point while patient safety is at risk.
https://abc7ny.com/nyc-nurses-strike-new-york-state-association/12632155/

# Pharmas / Drugs
Pharma Giants to Hike 350+ US Drug Prices in the New Year: Analysis
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drug-prices-oxycontin-predaxa-purdue-pharmaceuticals-boehringer-ingelheim/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-30

Voices, The Peoples News

December 30, 2022
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# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy Threatens ‘Shotgun’ Standoff Over Hospital Suit: He’s being sued for a harassment campaign on a hospital. If he loses, he says he’s not paying up. Six years after his last armed standoff with law enforcement, far-right leader Ammon Bundy appears to be threatening another armed action—this time over a lawsuit from an Idaho hospital he’s accused of harassing.“They’re suing me for defamation. They’re probably going to try to get judgments of over a million dollars and take everything they have from me,” Bundy told the conservative Idaho Dispatch in a livestream video this week.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217506797

# Employment / Labor
Wage Theft: US Businesses Suffer Few Consequences for Stealing Millions from Workers Every Year: Thousands of US companies illegally underpay workers yet are seldom punished for doing so. An Economic Policy Institute study from 2017 found that just one form of wage theft, minimum wage violations, costs US workers an estimated $15 billion annually and impacts an estimated 17 percent of low-wage workers. The Department of Labor cited more than 8,500 employers for stealing approximately $287 million from workers.
https://www.projectcensored.org/2-wage-theft-us-businesses-suffer-few-consequences-for-stealing-millions-from-workers-every-year/

Musk Fired Twitter’s Janitors Leaving Offices a Smelly Mess: Twitter has stopped paying rent on its Seattle office, and cut its janitorial and security services at several locations. Employees don’t seem to be enjoying the results. Some of Twitter’s remaining employees have reportedly begun bringing their own toilet paper to the office as Elon Musk implements sweeping cost-cutting measures at the company.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/30/twitter-employees-using-own-toilet-paper-offices-stink-after-musk-cut-janitors-report/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
At Least 128 Members of Congress Invested in Fossil Fuel Industry: A series of Sludge articles written by David Moore in November and December of 2021 reported that at least 100 US Representatives and twenty-eight US Senators have financial interests in the fossil fuel industry.
https://www.projectcensored.org/4-at-least-128-members-of-congress-invested-in-fossil-fuel-industry/

Fossil Fuel Industry Subsidized at Rate of $11 Million per Minute: A comprehensive study of 191 nations, published by the International Monetary Fund in September 2021, found that globally the fossil fuel industry receives subsidies of $11 million per minute. Fossil fuel companies received $5.9 trillion in subsidies in 2020, with support projected to rise to $6.4 trillion by 2025
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/06/fossil-fuel-industry-subsidies-of-11m-dollars-a-minute-imf-finds

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Corporate Consolidation Causing Record Inflation in Food Prices: A handful of ‘food giants’, including Kraft Heinz, General Mills, Conagra, Unilever, and Del Monte, control an average of 64 percent of sales of sixty-one popular grocery items. The nation has “roughly one-third fewer grocery stores today than we did 25 years ago.”
https://www.projectcensored.org/6-corporate-consolidation-causing-record-inflation-in-food-prices/

# General Information / Other News
Assange’s Father John Shipton & Lee Camp: Saving Julian! Julian Assange’s father John Shipton joins Lee Camp to discuss his son’s condition, from his incarceration in London to the prospect of being extradited into the custody of the government he exposed and its Intelligence officers, who had planned to assassinate him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuOtyikYRfs

Right-Wing Influencer Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges After Online Spat With Greta Thunberg: “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes,” Thunberg quipped. Tate and Thunberg’s interactions began after Tate addressed her on Twitter  regarding his ’33 cars’ and asked her to provide an email address “so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions.” “Email me at smalldickenergy@getalife.com,” replied Thunberg.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/andrew-tate

# Legal / DOJ
Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Sentenced for Plot to Target Journalists and Advocates: A Washington man was sentenced today to 84 months, or seven years, in prison for his role in a plot to threaten and intimidate journalists and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism. Kaleb Cole, 25, a leader of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, was convicted by a federal jury in the Western District of Washington
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/leader-neo-nazi-group-sentenced-plot-target-journalists-and-advocates

# Medical / Health
Doctors Seek to Bar Corporate Control of Health Practices: Advocates want to enforce statutes banning ownership of medical practices by corporations not owned by physicians. A group of emergency physicians and consumer advocates in multiple states are pushing for stiffer enforcement of decades-old statutes that prohibit the ownership of medical practices by corporations not owned by licensed doctors.
https://undark.org/2022/12/29/doctors-seek-to-bar-corporate-control-of-health-practices/

# Pharmas / Drugs
Big Pharma’s Takeover of Modern Medicine Created a ‘Pandemic of Misinformed Doctors’:  The everyday poor health of Americans and the inability of our healthcare system to mitigate preventable deaths amounts to a crisis that dwarfs even the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises a key question: Why have so many smart, well-trained doctors stood by as American healthcare descended into a state of profound dysfunction? The answer lies in the gradual, nearly invisible commercial takeover of the medical “knowledge” that doctors are trained to trust.
https://time.com/6171999/big-pharma-clinical-data-doctors/

Big Pharma and GOP allies aim to sabotage Medicare drug price reforms: “Patients fought hard for the reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act, and we won’t let Big Pharma and its allies’ fearmongering scare us.” “All the contributions they make and all their lobbying money gives them a lot of power,” Democratic Rep. Peter Welch said of the pharmaceutical industry.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/big-pharma-gop-drug-prices

# Security
Former Neo-Nazi Leader Now Holds DOJ Domestic Counterterrorism Position: Brian P. Haughton, a former member of multiple racist skinhead bands and a past leader in the neo-Nazi movement, had connections to members of the Aryan Republican Army, a neo-Nazi gang that robbed twenty-two Midwest banks in the mid-1990s. He now holds an important counterterrorism position in the Department of Justice as a law enforcement coordinator for domestic counterterrorism in the Middle Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network of the Department of Justice’s Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)
https://www.projectcensored.org/former-neo-nazi-leader-now-holds-doj-domestic-counterterrorism-position/

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
Earth’s Orbit Is About to Get More Crowded: The military is launching a fleet of small, interconnected satellites to collect data, track missiles, and aim weapons. The satellites will be part of a future herd of hundreds that, according to the Space Development Agency, or SDA, will bolster the United States’ defense capabilities. It will need to contend with many challenges: crowded orbits, potential collisions, and a sky already filled with electromagnetic emission
https://undark.org/2022/12/26/earths-orbit-is-about-to-get-more-crowded/

No human being has yet set foot on Mars, but something has preceded us: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover announced on its Twitter account Wednesday that it had encountered a piece of human-generated litter on the Red Planet. “My team has spotted something unexpected: It’s a piece of a thermal blanket that they think may have come from my descent stage, the rocket-powered jet pack that set me down on landing day back in 2021,” the rover tweeted. Perseverance first landed on Mars in February, 2021. Since then, it has been scouring the planet’s Jezero Crater for any evidence of life, Insider reported. Instead, it’s found evidence of the life that sent it there.
https://www.ecowatch.com/human-trash-discovered-mars.html

# Water
Months after Ian, many private water wells at homes in east Manatee are still contaminated
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/manatee/2022/12/29/manatee-county-water-wells-still-contaminated-months-after-hurricane-ian/69747087007/

In ‘Major Step Forward,’ Biden EPA Restores Water Protections Rolled Back by Trump: The EPA’s new rule “officially cleans up the Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule,” said one conservation group, “which wiped out federal protections for thousands of waterways and nearly half of all wetlands.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/epa-water

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-29

Voices, The Peoples News

December 29, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Biden Administration Plans to Expand Title 42 to Expel Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians: The new rules will model the policy used for Venezuelan asylum seekers, which advocates have denounced as inhumane. According to Reuters, officials say that the administration is planning to implement new rules for the asylum seekers under Title 42, modeling the guidelines on the administration’s expansion of the policy for Venezuelans.
https://truthout.org/articles/biden-admin-plans-to-expand-title-42-to-expel-cubans-nicaraguans-and-haitians/

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Guaranteed income programs should replace, not supplement, other welfare subsidies: The concern among many participants in guaranteed income programs is that the new revenue could cancel out other social subsidy programs, such as food stamps. But many economists say the best way for guaranteed income programs to work is if they consolidate all government aid programs, creating one subsidy with less bureaucracy and thereby reducing administrative expenses paid for by taxpayers.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/economists-guaranteed-income-programs-should-replace-not-supplement-other-welfare-subsidies/article_2414ade0-86c3-11ed-a52b-531b3529a3aa.html

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Global
Stamps to increase in price starting Jan. 22: The increase and decrease in prices are expected to take effect Jan. 22, prices for standard 1-oz. letters will increase from 60 cents to 63 cents, domestic postcards will increase from 44 cents to 48 cents and international postcards and letters will both increase by 5 cents to $1.45.
https://www.fp-usa.com/usps-rate-change-planned-for-january-22-2023

# Education / Schools
Progressives Must Not Concede School Board Elections to the Right: Austin school board victories show how progressive organizing can beat anti-LGBTQ candidates.
https://truthout.org/articles/progressives-must-not-concede-school-board-elections-to-the-right/

# Employment / Labor
Union Organizing Surged in 2022: Let’s Push for a Radical Labor Movement in 2023: More workers are forming independent unions, untethered from the AFL-CIO and other established labor groups.
https://truthout.org/articles/union-organizing-surged-in-2022-lets-push-for-a-radical-labor-movement-in-2023/

Before COB on the first workday of 2023, CEOs will make more than the average annual pay for all US workers:
Less than seven hours the first workday of the New Year, a typical CEO will have made as much as the average U.S. worker will make all year. A look at wider disparities for various types of essential workers, calculations based on average S&P 500 CEO pay of $18.3 million in 2021 (most recent figure available), works out to $8,798 per hour, or $147 per minute.
https://inequality.org/great-divide/ceo-pay-hours-comparison-other-occupations/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
A 3M plant in Illinois was the country’s worst emitter of a climate-killing ‘immortal’ chemical in 2021: The 566-acre facility on the east bank of the Mississippi River, which also makes resins and fluorochemicals, released 73 tons of perfluoromethane (CF4) into the air in 2021, more than any other facility in the country, according to data the company reported to the Environmental Protection Agency.
https://www.kwqc.com/2022/04/05/illinois-ig-suing-3m-over-forever-chemicals/

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
These Easy Tricks Will Make Anyone An Expert In The Kitchen: For some of us, cooking can be a daunting task, either because your pancakes don’t come out fully round or because you don’t want to wait for something to cook thoroughly to eat it. These hacks will save you time and energy in the kitchen, so why not give them a try?
https://toptiphacks.com/en/trick-guide-to-be-a-kitchen-expert/

# General Information / Other News
Girl Sold into Slavery After Facebook Did Nothing for 24Hrs: The Daily Beast tracked down a teen girl who was sold into sex slavery via a Facebook account, even though the Silicon Valley giant was warned about the ad showing her picture.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/teen-sold-into-sex-slavery-after-facebook-did-nothing-for-24-hours

Southwest Owes Passengers Refunds. This Is What They’ve Been Doing Instead: Between Dec. 23 and Dec. 27, Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 10,000 flights, more than 50 percent of its schedule, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking company. Southwest has apologized, blaming its “operational challenges” on the way severe weather intersected with its scheduling tool.
https://slate.com/business/2022/12/southwest-canceled-flights-refunds-department-of-transportation-rules.html

# Gov / Politics / Global
Israel Swears In Far-Right Government That Pledges to Expand Illegal Settlements: Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Israel’s prime minister on Thursday in a comeback at the head of a hard-right cabinet that promises to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and pursue other policies criticised at home and abroad.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/israel-swears-in-netanyahu-as-prime-minister-most-right-wing-government-in-countrys-history

Taliban bans women from higher education in Afghanistan: This ban “takes Afghanistan back to the Taliban’s first period of rule when girls could not receive formal education.” Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have ordered an indefinite ban on university education for the country’s women, the ministry of higher education said in a letter issued to all government and private universities.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/20/taliban-ban-afghan-women-university-education

Second Russian Defense Sector Bigwig Dies in Two Days: The former army general previously commanded Russia’s ground troops, and died just two days after Vladimir Putin abruptly canceled a planned visit.
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2872711744515/second-russian-defense-sector-bigwig-dies-in-two-days

# Gov / Politics / US
Dems Must Ask, ‘How the Hell Did We Lose to George Santos’?: Republicans nominated a complete fraud, and the media failed to vet him. But we couldn’t beat him.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/democrats-must-ask-how-the-hell-did-we-lose-to-george-santos

# Law Enforcement
FBI Cointelpro is Back and Worse Than Ever: James Bovard: Americans would be damn fools to believe their constitutional rights are safe.  The FBI massively intervened to pressure Twitter to suppress accounts and tweets from individuals the FBI disapproved, including parody accounts.  The FBI and other federal agencies also browbeat Facebook, Instagram, and many other tech companies.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/12/29/fbi-cointelpro-is-back-and-worse-than-ever/

# Legal / DOJ
In Child Welfare Cases, Most of Your Constitutional Rights Don’t Apply: the mostly low-income families who are ensnared in this vast system have few of the rights that protect Americans when it is police who are investigating them, according to dozens of interviews with constitutional lawyers, defense attorneys, family court judges, CPS caseworkers and parents.
https://www.propublica.org/article/some-constitutional-rights-dont-apply-in-child-welfare

Federal prosecutors are investigating Rep.-elect George Santos’ finances: Santos told Semafor on Wednesday that he made his money through “capital introduction” and “deal making” for “high net worth individuals.” The US attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York declined to comment.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/28/politics/george-santos-investigating-federal-nassau-county/index.html

New York Prosecutors Open Investigation Into Representative-Elect George Santos: The investigation comes as top Republicans have remained silent about his numerous lies.
https://www.npr.org/2022/12/29/1145950468/n-y-rep-elect-george-santos-is-being-investigated-for-lying-about-his-past

George Santos’ Massive Campaign Loans May Not Be Legal: Rep. elect George Santos managed to loan his campaign $700,000. How he did that has been a bit of a mystery. But it also may have been illegal.
https://archive.vn/oqaek

George Santos’ List of Dubious Claims Is STILL Growing: From being half-Black to attending an elite New York City private school, a slew of new claims were being picked apart Thursday.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3791375-list-of-george-santos-falsehoods-continues-to-grow-amid-apology-tour/

Trump Lawyer Celebrates Beating Jan. 6 Committee: ‘Waved the White Flag’: One of Donald Trump’s lawyers reacted with glee after the January 6 House Select Committee withdrew its subpoena for the former president.
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-subpoena-jan6-withdrawn-harmeet-dhillon-1770065

# LGBTQ
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
New York’s First Legal Weed Store Opens Today. The state’s plan prioritizes restorative justice.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/12/new-york-legal-weed-starts-today.html

# Medical / Health
TennCare costs will increase as emergency COVID waiver ends: Throughout the federal COVID-19 emergency, Tennessee’s Medicaid service TennCare and programs like it across the country have been barred from removing those who initially qualified for services. Medicaid program will need to recertify eligibility for all recipients as federal matching dollars end
https://www.thecentersquare.com/tennessee/tenncare-costs-will-increase-as-emergency-covid-waiver-ends/article_129b9952-8619-11ed-b332-af9443cfc696.html

Insulin costs will be capped in 2023, but most people with diabetes won’t benefit: Under the bill, a Part D beneficiary’s cost-sharing would be no more than $35 for a 30-day supply of insulin.
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payers/house-passes-bill-cap-insulin-copays-35-month-medicare-private-plans

# Military / Global
Russia intensifies artillery attacks on Ukraine’s liberated Kherson: Russia fired 33 missiles from multiple rocket launchers at civilian targets in Kherson in the 24 hours leading to Wednesday, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said in a daily bulletin. Russia, however, denied targeting civilians
https://www.firstpost.com/world/russia-intensifies-artillery-attacks-on-ukraines-liberated-kherson-11889311.html

China Warns Taiwan over Military Expansion; U.S. Approves Sale of Anti-Tank Mines to Taiwan: Taiwan says the sale will boost the island’s capacity for ‘asymmetric warfare’ amid escalating tensions with China.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/12/29/us-approves-sale-of-180mn-anti-tank-systems-to-taiwan

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-28

Voices, The Peoples News

December 28, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Salmon People: A Native Fishing Family’s Fight to Preserve a Way of Life. This documentary film features the plight of the salmon of the Columbia River and the Native people whose lives revolve around them.
https://www.propublica.org/article/salmon-people-a-native-fishing-familys-fight-to-preserve-a-way-of-life

This School District Is Ground Zero for Harsh Discipline of Native Students in New Mexico: In Gallup-McKinley County Schools, wearing the wrong color shirt can get you written up for “gang-related activity.” Banging on a window is bullying. The district is responsible for most of New Mexico’s disproportionate expulsions of Native students.
https://www.abqjournal.com/2559961/nm-native-students-are-most-expelled.html

# Indigenous / Global
Leaders from an Oji-Cree First Nation in Treaty 9 in Ontario say they want the Canadian government to take action to properly compensate all their community members enduring a long-term boil-water advisory, after learning most of them won’t be eligible for a class action settlement. Canada’s Federal Court and Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench jointly approved an $8-billion settlement for First Nations living under drinking-water advisories lasting longer than one year.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/wunnumin-lake-drinking-water-settlement-1.6697066

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
‘Disastrous’: SCOTUS upholds Title 42 migrant policy during court fight: “As a Covid control strategy, a humanitarian policy, and a border policy, Title 42 has not only failed but caused irreparable harm on a massive scale.” “Title 42 was unnecessary when it was first used and it continues to be wrong. It must end,” said one rights advocate. “This country is at its best when it welcomes people seeking asylum with dignity and compassion.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/title-42

# Children / Youth
The “Death Penalty” of Child Welfare: In Six Months or Less, Some Parents Lose Their Kids Forever: Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed a law aimed at speeding up adoptions of children languishing in foster care. In the process, it destroyed hundreds of thousands of families through the termination of parental rights.
https://www.propublica.org/article/six-months-or-less-parents-lose-kids-forever?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
3 Social Security Changes Joe Biden Wants That Republicans Support, Too: The PPC survey found that 59% of Democrats and 55% of Republicans supported replacing the CPI-W with the CPI-E.
*1. Increase the payroll tax cap: Social Security is on track to become insolvent by 2035. The problem is that more money is being spent on benefits than is being received in taxes.
*2. Raise the minimum benefit: Biden also would like to “implement a true minimum benefit” for retirees who receive Social Security.
*3. Change how COLAs are calculated
The big story for Social Security this year has been the huge cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) announced for 2023. However, there’s been criticism for quite a while that the way COLAs are calculated doesn’t truly reflect the costs that seniors pay.
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2022/12/25/3-social-security-changes-joe-biden-wants-that-rep/

2 Ways a New Law Expands Medicare Coverage: On Dec. 23, Congress passed a $1.7 trillion package that keeps the federal government from shutting down while also handing out legislative goodies for the holidays. These include, among other things, revisions to retirement law through the Secure 2.0 Act and to Medicare coverage through the Mental Health Access Improvement Act.
https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/2-ways-a-new-law-expands-medicare-coverage/

# Education / Schools
The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems: Looser requirements for teacher certification don’t fix teachers’ problems, which are low pay, high workload and lack of respect.
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-most-recent-efforts-to-combat-teacher-shortages-dont-address-the-real-problems-opinion/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Putin bans all Oil Sales to ‘Price Cap’ States: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order on Tuesday, December 27, banning the sale of oil and oil products to foreign companies and individuals abiding by the price cap imposed by the Westrn nations.
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/putin-bans-oil-sales-to-countries-abiding-by-the-price-cap/

# Environment / Climate / Global
The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees: Adama Diémé was motivated after seeing once-verdant villages in Senegal without a single tree.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-64022938

# General Information / Other News
The Montreal Convention and international passenger rights: International airline passengers are protected under the Montreal Convention, and unfortunately, many people are unaware this treaty exists.
https://www.slackdavis.com/blog/the-montreal-convention-and-international-passenger-rights/

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russian Lawmaker Who Slammed Putin’s War Dies in Window Fall: Two days before Pavel Antov fell out a window, a Russian businessman he was traveling with was also found dead, according to local reports. Russian entrepreneur and local lawmaker Pavel Antov, who criticized the Kremlin’s assault on Ukraine on one brief occasion,  was found dead on Christmas Eve during a holiday in India, with authorities reportedly saying he fell from his hotel window. A friend of Antov named Vladimir Budanov died in the same hotel just days earlier.
https://www.politico.eu/article/pavel-antov-vladimir-putin-dies-after-reported-fall-from-hotel-window/

# Gov / Politics / US
Shadow Diplomats Have Posed a Threat for Decades. The World’s Governments Looked the Other Way: The U.S. State Department trusts foreign governments to nominate reputable honorary consuls, despite global accounts of wrongdoing.
https://www.propublica.org/article/honorary-consuls-shadow-diplomatic-immunity-governments

Right-Wing Extremists Will Hate This New Government Spending: The omnibus bill included new spending for two programs that conservatives are sure to hate. In one of their final moves before they relinquish control of the U.S. House, Democratic lawmakers made sure to do something Republicans almost certainly never would: significantly expand the federal government’s resources to prosecute Jan. 6 rioters and counter domestic extremism.
https://finance.yahoo.com/finance/news/wing-extremists-hate-government-spending-092943191.html

# Legal / DOJ
They Called 911 for Help. Police and Prosecutors Used a New Junk Science to Decide They Were Liars: Tracing the fallacy of 911 call analysis through the justice system, from Quantico to the courtroom. Prosecutors know it’s junk science too. But that hasn’t stopped some from promoting his methods and even deploying 911 call analysis in court to win convictions.
https://www.propublica.org/article/911-call-analysis-fbi-police-courts

Jan 6 committee refers Donald Trump for criminal prosecution on four counts: Four Republicans referred to House ethics committee for refusing to comply with panel’s subpoenas, including Kevin McCarthy. The panel made several criminal charge referrals to the Department of Justice against the former president, including obstruction of a congressional proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, inciting an insurrection and conspiracy to make a false statement.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2022/dec/19/jan-6-hearing-trump-criminal-charges-referral-committee-vote-live-updates

Nevada Republicans appoint failed GOP politician with no judicial experience to judgeship: Michele Fiore, a Republican politician, has been appointed to a Nevada judgeship even though she has no prior legal or judicial experience. She has also previously been accused of obstructing an investigation into her own business and once said it’s okay to point a gun at federal officers. County commissioners unanimously appointed her to the judgeship. She will serve on the court through 2024.
https://www.alternet.org/nevada-republicans-failed-politician-judgeship/

# Medical / Health
Medicare Advantage Is a Massive Scam: Medicare is being stealthily privatized through the Advantage program, in which private insurance companies are paid to provide Medicare coverage. The program has mountains of regulations to prevent profiteering, which don’t work, these companies have figured out several ways to rig the system, and provide worse coverage for a higher price. But those profits allow them to advertise and lobby heavily, and if present trends continue, fairly soon almost every senior will be enrolled in Advantage plans.
https://prospect.org/health/medicare-advantage-is-a-massive-scam/

# Military / DOD
Space Force launches slick new website to recruit guardians of tomorrow: The youngest branch of the U.S. military hopes its flashy new website will attract new troops and overcome recruiting challenges that have plagued virtually every branch of the armed forces in recent years.
https://www.stripes.com/branches/space_force/2022-12-27/space-force-new-website-8559611.html

# Science
This Popular Food Dye Could be Triggering IBD in Children, Scientists Warn: Increasingly common food dye Allura Red AC is used to add color and texture to sweets, soft drinks, dairy products and some cereals, often with the aim of attracting children. But new animal testing revealed the dye disrupts the way the gut barrier works, harming gut health, encouraging inflammation, and potentially influencing the development of IBDs such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. As if there isn’t enough reason to keep children away from junk food as much as possible, new research suggests some products could be linked to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
https://studyfinds.org/food-dye-junk-food-ibd/

# Veterans / VA
Kin of two US sailors, veteran killed by ISIS sue French firm that bribed group: The families of three active-duty or former U.S. service members killed by the Islamic State are suing a French company that pleaded guilty to providing material support to the terrorist group.
https://wfin.com/fox-world-news/us-military-families-sue-french-company-that-pleaded-guilty-to-supporting-isis/

# Water
A Water War Is Brewing Over the Dwindling Colorado River: Diminished by climate change and overuse, the river can no longer provide the water states try to take from it.
https://www.propublica.org/article/colorado-river-water-uncompahgre-california-arizona

Los Angeles taps contaminated aquifers at Superfund sites to boost drinking water supplies: The three new treatment facilities are expected to become operational in the second half of 2023. The project is a major step toward achieving the city’s goal of obtaining 70% of its water from local sources by 2035. About half of the $600 million price tag for the three facilities is funded by a $7.5 billion water bond measure.
https://ground.news/article/la-taps-contaminated-aquifers-at-superfund-sites-to-boost-drinking-water-supplies

Study: Higher concentrations of arsenic, uranium in drinking water in Black, Latino, Indigenous communities: The findings underscore the reality that communities where people of color live often bear the brunt of “contamination that they didn’t cause.” There are greater concentrations of arsenic and uranium in the drinking water of communities nationwide that have a high proportion of Black, Latino or Indigenous residents, compared to the levels in other locales, according to a team of researchers
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27122022/study-higher-concentrations-of-arsenic-uranium-in-drinking-water-in-black-latino-indigenous-communities/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-27

Voices, The Peoples News

December 27, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
White House Accuses Texas Guv of ‘Abandoning’ Kids to Freeze: A White House spokesperson says Abbott’s alleged actions endangered hundreds of migrants sent to Kamala Harris’ home in subfreezing temperatures over the holidays. The White House condemned Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) for dropping the latest busload of immigrants, which includes children, outside of Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence on Christmas Eve. The White House claimed that the move was a “cruel, dangerous, and shameful stunt,” according to CNN
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/immigration/white-house-texas-governor-latest-immigrant-drop-off

# Chemicals / Drugs
US health agency accused of bowing to drug industry with new opioid guidance: Dr Kenneth Scheppke, Florida’s deputy health secretary, was so disturbed he issued a public statement accusing the CDC of “tossing aside” the limits used in the previous guidelines released six years ago. Scheppke told the Guardian he is concerned that the move could cost lives as the US continues to grapple with the worst drug epidemic in its history, driven by opioids.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/17/cdc-accused-opioid-guidelines-drug-industry-pressure#:~:text=The%20Centers%20for%20Disease%20Control,the%20dangers%20of%20opioid%20prescribing.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
New ‘Twitter files’ allege Biden administration worked with Twitter to control COVID conversation: A new batch of “Twitter files” released Monday allegedly indicates the Biden administration worked with Twitter to control the public conversation about COVID, which included censoring accounts skeptical of the vaccine
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/new-twitter-files-allege-biden-administration-worked-with-twitter-to-control-covid-conversation/article_fc7aa0b6-8553-11ed-885c-d35c7adc40e8.html

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
‘This makes my brain hurt’: Connecticut used disaster aid to rebuild million-dollar homes: Owners of 62 homes worth at least $1 million received recovery grants after Hurricane Sandy when HUD weakened rules meant to make needy people the priority
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/12/27/connecticut-hurricane-sandy-recovery-00074134#:~:text=Energy%20%26%20Enviornment-,’This%20makes%20my%20brain%20hurt’%3A%20Connecticut%20used%20disaster%20aid,priority%2C%20POLITICO’s%20E%26E%20News%20found.

Joe Biden’s Top Economic Advisor Believes Social Security Cuts May Be Inevitable:
KEY POINTS
*Social Security is staring down a greater-than $20 trillion funding shortfall over the next 75 years.
*President Biden proposed a four-point plan that’s designed to raise additional revenue for America’s top retirement program.
*However, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen believes a dual approach that also includes reduced spending will be needed to shore up Social Security.
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2022/12/24/joe-biden-advisor-social-security-cuts-inevitable/

# Education / Schools
Louisiana Communities Organize to Defend Libraries From Far Right Censorship: A far right battle against libraries that started in Lafayette is now unfolding across the state.
https://truthout.org/articles/louisiana-communities-organize-to-defend-libraries-from-far-right-censorship/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
How long until Alaska’s next oil disaster? The compromise that passed the Inflation Reduction Act has Alaskans braced for catastrophe. Shadows of oil in Peru: Shipibo people denounce damage, contamination left by company: The Seldovia Village Tribe, other Cook Inlet residents, and concerned people around the country submitted scathing critiques through the public-comment process. The probability that development would lead to another large spill was officially estimated to be one in five; critics argued that the risk was far higher.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/12/alaska-inflation-reduction-act-lease-sale-258/672464/

Local Opposition to Solar Project Leads to Cancellation in Ohio: A 400-megawatt solar array planned for the village of Williamsport, Ohio has been canceled following strong opposition from local residents and elected officials. The canceled project will mean a loss of renewable energy as well as $3.6 million per year of tax revenue that would have gone back into the local community. The project, called Chipmunk Solar, was developed by EDF Renewables. But local campaigning lead the company to formally withdraw its application in a filing on Thursday.
https://www.ecowatch.com/solar-project-ohio-cancelled.html

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
11 Winter Root Vegetables For Fresh Produce All Season: Looking for some root vegetables you can grow in the wintertime? There are quite a few cold-hardy winter veggies that will help your garden provide fresh produce all winter long.  In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich looks at her favorite root vegetables for winter gardens.
https://www.allaboutgardening.com/winter-root-vegetables/

# Gov / Politics / Global
This Gym Owner’s Double Life Helped Wreck Putin’s War Plans: A Ukrainian gym owner and a group of his regulars told The Daily Beast how they helped drive Russian forces out of Kherson by moonlighting as informants.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/gym-owner-doubled-as-ukrainian-informant-to-help-liberate-kherson-from-russia?via=newsletter&source=DDAfternoon

Israel’s New Government: The most underreported story in the Middle East. Israel’s Netanyahu looks to vote in new government on Thursday
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israels-netanyahu-looks-vote-new-government-thursday-2022-12-26/

Israel’s new government would make Herzl roll over in his grave: Haters of Israel insist the Jewish state is a fascist country, while Netanyahu’s return to power, coupled with outrageous statements by his partners, only act as fuel to the fire of that claim
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rjm4yl00ks

Israel’s New Government Agrees Not to Sign Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women: Incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the far-right Religious Zionism party have reportedly agreed that ‘the government will not approve Israel’s accession to the Istanbul Treaty’
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-new-government-wont-join-istanbul-convention-against-domestic-violence

# Gov / Politics / US
Biden releases most JFK assassination records, but withholds thousands:  As Oswald interacted with DRE and became known as an activist who supported President Castro, the Pentagon was formulating a plan called Operation Northwoods to stage a false flag attack in the United States to blame on Cuba and justify a military confrontation to make up for the aborted Bay of Pigs fiasco two years before. The records and the CIA’s deceit over Joannides’ ties to Oswald spans decades and came to light only after the records act began to unearth information about him.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/dec/15/jfk-assassination-documents-released-national-arch/
See also: Concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on intelligence agency corruption and the Kennedy assassination from reliable major media sources.
https://www.wanttoknow.info/intelligenceagencynewsarticles
Key excerpts of little-known, yet highly revealing news articles on the John F. Kennedy assassination from the major media.
https://www.wanttoknow.info/kennedy-assassinationnewsarticles

Joe Biden Can’t Quit the Saudi “Pariahs”: Two years into Biden’s presidency, it is crystal clear that the Saudis have nothing significant to fear from the U.S. government. For decades, Democratic and Republican administrations have propped up the Saudi monarchy, lathering it with weapons sales and intelligence sharing, all while normalizing the draconian, antidemocratic grip on power held by the monarchy.
https://theintercept.com/2022/12/14/biden-saudi-arabia-mbs/

Comeuppance for the unindicted, domestic, rogue terrorist, and ex-president: “I disrupt foes like any warlord,/ Back me or face the next civil war.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2022/12/27/comeuppance-for-the-unindicted-domestic-rogue-terrorist-and-ex-president/

Raskin says electoral college is a ‘danger’ to democracy and should be abandoned: “We should elect the president the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else: Whoever gets the most votes wins.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/electoral-college-democracy-raskin

# Law Enforcement
The First Big Strike of 2023 May Happen Behind Prison Walls: The new year is set to kick off with a statewide strike by incarcerated workers in Pennsylvania. Prisoners will conduct work stoppages, hunger strikes, and spending boycotts in the hopes that their list of 10 demands is met. Vox’s German Lopez has explained the treatment of incarcerated Americans, the reasoning behind the strike and its technicalities in detail.
https://www.vox.com/2018/8/21/17721874/national-prison-strike-2018-13th-amendment-attica

# Legal / DOJ
‘Bye-bye, baby’: Experts affirmatively conclude ‘yes, it’s happening,’ Trump is getting indicted: Legal experts Andrew Weissmann, Maya Wiley and Basil Smikle all agreed that it’s officially the beginning of the end of Donald Trump. It’s an expectation that has been heard before, but even with the previous special counsel, there was a “policy” that the Justice Department would protect the president.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bye-bye-baby-experts-affirmatively-conclude-yes-it-s-happening-trump-is-getting-indicted/ar-AA15GQD8?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=a55a829ee0ed4d15bdbf1b920f90d2f2

# LGBTQ
2022 Quietly Set the Stage for a Massive Rollback of LGBTQ Rights: From statehouses to the Supreme Court, LGBTQ rights were under steady attack by Christian nationalists this year. Anyone with even a passing interest in LGBTQ equality likely is familiar with the explicit legislative and judicial attacks on the community’s rights in 2022. After all, we saw widespread media coverage of the 36 states that introduced over 300 anti-LGBTQ laws or policies this year.
https://truthout.org/articles/2022-quietly-set-the-stage-for-a-massive-rollback-of-lgbtq-rights/

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
The Power of Peppermint: 15 Health Benefits Revealed: Modern scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties. Peppermint oil has a wide variety of uses. For example, it can be used as:
*A remedy for a variety of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, and other digestive issues, as well as the common cold and headaches
*A topical application for relief from itching, muscle pain, and headache
*A flavoring agent in foods and products such as mouthwashes
*A fresh, pleasing scent added to soaps and cosmetic products
https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-peppermint-oil#uses

Seniors Who Drink This Type of Juice Every Day May Have Stronger Memory: Tart juice made from Montmorency cherries, the most common type of tart cherries grown in the United States, has long been used to treat a variety of health problems such as gout or sleeplessness. A recent study conducted at the University of Delaware finds evidence that a daily serving of cherry juice may improve cognitive functioning and performance in older adults.
Adults between the ages of 65-73 enjoyed improved scores on memory and cognition tests after drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice every day, the study shows.
https://studyfinds.org/tart-cherry-juice-memory-seniors/

# Medical / Health
Millions Harmed by Medical Misdiagnosis in U.S. Hospital Emergency Rooms: The care given in emergency departments came under fire yesterday with the release of a government study saying that 250,000 Americans die every year due to misdiagnoses.
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/misdiagnoses-eds-lead-250000-deaths-year-study

Life-Saving Organ Transplants Denied to Unvaccinated People: The idea that a person in need of a life-saving surgery would be denied that procedure by a doctor or a hospital administrator simply because the individual opted out of getting a COVID-19 shot seems surreal.
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-unvaccinated-people-are-being-denied-organ-transplants

# Military / Global
South Korea responds in force to North Korean drone intrusion near Seoul: The incident marks the first time since 2017 that a North Korean drone was detected in South Korean airspace.
https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2022-12-26/north-korea-drones-seoul-plane-crash-8546813.html

# Water
Natalie Koch: Arizona is in a race to the bottom of its water wells, with Saudi Arabia’s help: Arizona lawmakers must reform the state’s groundwater laws before it’s too late. Thanks to fresh scrutiny this year from state politicians, water activists and journalists, the Saudi agricultural giant Almarai has emerged as an unlikely antagonist in the water crisis. The company, through its subsidiary Fondomonte, has been buying and leasing land across western Arizona since 2014. This year The Arizona Republic published a report showing that the Arizona State Land Department has been leasing 3,500 acres of public land to Almarai for a suspiciously low price. The case has prompted calls for an investigation into how a foreign company wound up taking the state’s dwindling water supplies for a fee that might be as low as one-sixth the market rate.
https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4118999/posts

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-26

Voices, The Peoples News

December 26, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology
Huge 2,000-year-old Mayan civilization discovered in northern Guatemala: A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S., working with a colleague from France and another from Guatemala, has discovered a very large 2,000-year-old Mayan civilization in northern Guatemala. In their paper published in the journal Ancient Mesoamerica, the group describes using LiDAR to conduct a survey of the area.
https://phys.org/news/2022-12-huge-year-old-mayan-civilization-northern.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-nwletter

Archaeologists uncover oldest known projectile points in the Americas: Oregon State University archaeologists have uncovered projectile points in Idaho that are thousands of years older than any previously found in the Americas, helping to fill in the history of how early humans crafted and used stone weapons.
https://phys.org/news/2022-12-archaeologists-uncover-oldest-projectile-americas.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-nwletter

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody has revealed new video evidence that shows officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lost track of 150,000 illegal immigrants who had entered the United States.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACSeTiElTnI

# Chemicals
The EPA is finally addressing 4 dangerous ‘forever chemicals,’ out of over 4,000: This video is part of our series “The Numbers That Defined 2022.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/videos/the-epa-is-finally-addressing-4-dangerous-forever-chemicals-out-of-over-4000/

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
What the World Should Really Expect From COVID in 2023: There’s one country that’s expected to have a very different experience with the virus than the rest.
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/emerging-covid-pandemic-again-2022-12-07/

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Tax Policy Is Helping Wall Street Gobble Up Single-Family Homes: Wall Street investors have concentrated their purchases of entry-level and single-family homes in communities of color.
https://truthout.org/audio/tax-policy-is-helping-wall-street-gobble-up-single-family-homes/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ccd2ef61-dcbd-4334-8bf7-824c9b042b6f

How the government helps Wall Street landlords convert family homes to rentals: Housing prices have risen 24.8% since March 2020. As house prices rise, rents rise. Despite the ever-escalating number of those without the ability to buy or rent, someone, or some group, is able to sweep up all available units. As the average American moves from owner to renter to homeless, who is filling in the gap? Where is this demand coming from? Part of the answer: The wealthy investor who is buying up average priced single-family homes through equity/hedge funds and trusts.
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/how-the-government-helps-wall-street-landlords-convert-family-homes-to-rentals/

# Education / Schools
School Librarians Are in the Crosshairs of Right-Wing Book Banners and Censors: Right-wing groups are escalating efforts to remove books that address race, gender and sexuality from school libraries.
https://www.npr.org/2022/08/31/1119752817/local-libraries-have-become-a-major-political-and-cultural-battleground

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
A Window into Louisiana’s Continued Embrace of the Fossil Fuel Industry
https://www.desmog.com/2022/12/21/gaslighting-louisiana-embrace-fossil-fuel-norco/

Defective Meters and Whistleblower Complaints Raise Questions About Gas Utility’s Profits: Following complaints, Oregon’s Public Utility Commission is investigating NW Natural’s meter testing program and billing practices.
https://www.desmog.com/2022/12/16/nw-natural-gas-utility-profits-whistleblower-complaint/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nw-natural-gas-utility-profits-whistleblower-complaint

Why Stop Smart Meters? Utilities across the country are installing so-called ‘smart’ meters.  As a result, bills are skyrocketing, health effects and safety violations are being reported, and privacy in our homes is being violated. Do we really need wireless smart meters? Decide for yourself.
https://stopsmartmeters.org/why-stop-smart-meters/

Smart Meter Fires and Explosions: The following is a compilation of reports from the US , Australia and Canada about fires, explosions, electrical problems or burned out appliances due to Smart Meter installations.
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/smart-meter-fires-and-explosions/

Phantom Gas and Missing Documents Reveal Gaps in Utility Oversight: Oregon regulators face challenges, old and new, to holding gas companies accountable during high-stakes energy system transformation.
https://www.desmog.com/2022/12/16/nw-natural-opuc-gaps-oversight/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nw-natural-opuc-gaps-oversight

# Environment / Climate / Global
Children born today will see literally thousands of animals disappear in their lifetime, as global food webs collapse: But to date, science has vastly underestimated the true toll climate change and habitat destruction will have on biodiversity. That’s because it has largely neglected to consider the extent of “co-extinctions”: when species go extinct because other species on which they depend die out.
https://theconversation.com/children-born-today-will-see-literally-thousands-of-animals-disappear-in-their-lifetime-as-global-food-webs-collapse-196286

Brazil’s Pantanal is at risk of collapse, scientists say: Record fires, climate change, large-scale agriculture, deforestation and a proposed industrial waterway collectively threaten the world’s lands. A confluence of human activities in Brazil and worldwide, including deforestation and climate change, are heating and drying this watery landscape, threatening the entire ecosystem with drought, wildfires and habitat loss. Now, a plan to dredge and straighten the Paraguay River that feeds the Pantanal could serve as the death knell for this vast wetland ecosystem.
https://news.mongabay.com/2022/12/brazils-pantanal-is-at-risk-of-collapse-scientists-say/

Emperor penguin at risk of extinction, along with two-thirds of native Antarctic species, research shows:  Two-thirds of Antarctica’s native species, including emperor penguins, are under threat of extinction or major population declines by 2100 under current trajectories of global heating, according to new research that outlines priorities for protecting the continent’s biodiversity.
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/1022907-two-thirds-of-native-species-under-extinction-threat-from-global-heating

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Sowing Doubt: How Big Ag is Delaying Sustainable Farming in Europe: New analysis sheds light on key industry lobbying tactics at a decisive moment for the future of agriculture.
https://www.desmog.com/2022/12/21/sowing-doubt-how-big-ag-is-delaying-sustainable-farming-in-europe/

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Hundreds of Tyson Foods Employees Are Leaving the Company. Why the Mass Exodus? The company has said its planned office closures are part of an effort to consolidate its corporate employees in Arkansas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-tyson-foods-employees-expected-to-depart-as-company-closes-offices-11671664258

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
Best Organic Baby Formula: Top 5 Healthy Choices For Infants, Most Recommended By Experts: When it comes to baby formula, making the right decision for your infant can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2022/12/best-organic-baby-formula-top-5-healthy-choices-for-infants-most-recommended-by-experts.html

# General Information / Other News
Trump Stirs Another Controversy as He Calls for Termination of the Constitution: On December 3, former President Donald Trump called for an end to the Constitution. Trump made the statement in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election and reinstate himself back into office. His claims continue to prove his denial of the 2020 election and push fringe conspiracy theories.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-stirs-another-controversy-as-he-calls-for-termination-of-the-constitution/ar-AA15FZ8N?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=63aafb4e03d5447ca4c8efadfa3e3362

Australia Concerned As People Dying At ‘Incredibly High’ Pace And It Can’t Tell Why: Australia’s peak actuarial body has asked the government to urgently investigate the country’s “incredibly high” 13% excess death rate in 2022.
https://www.benzinga.com/news/22/12/29988165/australia-concerned-as-people-dying-at-incredibly-high-pace-and-it-cant-tell-1

# Gov / Politics / Global
The Waltz of the Bloody Clowns: $6 billion per month in weapons is flowing in to “Ukraine” and being skimmed by the mobbed-up president’s partners. Arms trafficking by Ukrainian gangs has made it possible to diversify stocks placed on the market at unbeatable prices in the countries of the European Union.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/12/23/the-waltz-of-the-bloody-clowns/

China aims to rebuild US ties in diplomatic push for 2023: China said it will strive to “recalibrate” its relationship with the U.S. and increase communication with Europe as the country outlines its major diplomatic tasks for next year.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-25/china-aims-to-rebuild-us-ties-in-diplomatic-push-for-2023

# Gov / Politics / US
Iran punished for treatment of women: The U.S. initiates Iran’s expulsion from the UN women’s commission: The Islamic Republic of Iran was the first UN member ever to be expelled from the prestigious Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), tasked with protecting women’s rights and promoting gender equality
https://www.pressenza.com/2022/12/iran-punished-for-treatment-of-women/

House GOP using omnibus fight as ‘trial run’ for ploy to cut Social Security and Medicare, critics warn: “MAGA extremists in Congress are dusting off an old conservative playbook for when they seize power,” said one progressive watchdog.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/gop-omnibus-social-security-medicare

Republicans Take Sides on January 6th Criminal Indictment Against Trump: Senate Republicans are stepping out of the way of the House Jan. 6 committee’s recommendation that the Justice Department prosecute former President Trump for crimes related to the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3781457-many-senate-republicans-arent-protecting-trump-after-jan-6-panels-nod-to-criminal-charges/

# Law Enforcement
Local Alabama Police Arrested 82-Year-Old Black Woman for Overdue Trash Bill: A society based on human needs would help a retiree with a trivial household problem instead of sending cops.
https://truthout.org/articles/local-alabama-police-arrested-82-year-old-woman-for-overdue-trash-bill/

Police Have No Duty to Protect the Public: This piece challenges a notion in our culture that is so accepted people rarely question it, and subsequently adds a new dimension to the discussion of police brutality. Though often unsaid in police reform debates, numerous court precedents have established that cops aren’t obligated to act in the interests of citizens.
https://prospect.org/justice/police-have-no-duty-to-protect-the-public/

Police Have No Duty to Protect You, Federal Court Affirms Yet Again: A federal judge ruled that the government agencies ” had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody.” This latest decision adds to a growing body of case law establishing that government agencies, including police agencies, have no duty to provide protection to citizens in general
https://mises.org/power-market/police-have-no-duty-protect-you-federal-court-affirms-yet-again

# Legal / DOJ
“The Central Cause of January 6th Was One Man”: House Panel Urges Trump Be Banned from Public Office.
The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol released its final 845-page report on the insurrection at the Capitol
https://freespeech.org/stories/the-central-cause-of-january-6th-was-one-man-house-panel-urges-trump-be-banned-from-public-office/

Jordan demands FBI turn over all communications with Twitter as probe of censorship heats up: House Judiciary Committee Republicans led by incoming Chairman Jim Jordan demanded Friday that FBI Director Chris Wray turn over records of all communications and payments the law enforcement agency had with Twitter, signaling aggressive investigations of social media censorship next year.
https://justthenews.com/accountability/jordan-demands-fbi-turn-over-all-communications-twitter-probe-censorship-heats

DOJ has been handed Trump evidence that goes ‘far beyond a call for heads to roll’: According to legal experts who have poured over the final report from the House select committee investigating the Jan 6 riot that forced lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to flee for their lives, the Department of Justice and, in particular, special counsel Jack Smith, have been handed a powerful document that provides a detailed roadmap that should lead to criminal indictments.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/26/january-6-capitol-attack-donald-trump-report

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Intermittent Fasting May Cure Type 2 Diabetes, Here’s 3 Reasons Why it’s So Healthy: Intermittent fasting, which many celebrities follow and champion publicly, could really be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. Researchers with the Endocrine Society say patients who ate intermittently ended the need for painful insulin injections.
https://studyfinds.org/intermittent-fasting-cure-diabetes/

# Military / DOD
Hundreds of thousands more U.S. service members exposed to toxic forever chemicals than DOD acknowledges, report finds: “It’s not just that they purposefully underestimated how many service members were exposed… it’s that they didn’t tell anyone.”
https://www.ecowatch.com/pfas-forever-chemicals-us-military-exposure.html

# Military / Global
China sends 71 warplanes, 7 ships toward Taiwan in 24 hours: China’s military harassment of Taiwan, which it claims is its own territory, has intensified in recent years, and the Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army has sent planes or ships toward the island on a near-daily basis.
https://apnews.com/article/taiwan-politics-china-7ca84c323b8ed15253c9cb5c04789805

# Planetary
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles in the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate: A startup claims it has launched weather balloons that may have released reflective sulfur particles in the stratosphere, potentially crossing a controversial barrier in the field of solar geoengineering. Geoengineering refers to deliberate efforts to manipulate the climate by reflecting more sunlight back into space, mimicking a natural process that occurs in the aftermath of large volcanic eruptions. In theory, spraying sulfur and similar particles in sufficient quantities could potentially ease global warming.
https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/24/1066041/a-startup-says-its-begun-releasing-particles-into-the-atmosphere-in-an-effort-to-tweak-the-climate/

# Science
U.S. public not warned  monkeys imported from Cambodia carried deadly pathogens: Documents reveal that pathogenic agents, zoonotic bacteria and viruses, including one deemed bioterrorism  risk, entered U.S. but ‘no indication CDC has been transparent.’ Activists are calling for the US government to stop the importation of non-human primates for laboratory use
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/us-news/us-public-not-warned-monkeys-imported-from-cambodia-spread-pathogens-viruses-cdc-articleshow.html

A protective probiotic for ALS found: A probiotic bacterium called Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 prevents neurodegeneration in the C. elegans worm, an animal model used to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
By enabling the transmission of signals to muscles so that they contract, motor neurons, which are nerve cells, allow us to move our body at will. People with ALS see a gradual deterioration of their motor neurons. This makes them lose their muscular ability, to the point of total paralysis, with an average life expectancy of only 3 to 5 years after diagnosis.
https://neurosciencenews.com/als-probiotics-22116/

# Technology
Another Nightmare Before Christmas: “Smart Meter Catches Fire, Utility Company Denies Homeowners’ Damage Claim.” e now add a Maryland fire and company response (non-response) to the list of customer nightmares caused by the unsafe, insecure, unsustainable, unwise ‘smart’ grid ‘smart’ meters.
https://beforeitsnews.com/health/2022/12/another-nightmare-before-christmas-smart-meter-catches-fire-utility-company-denies-homeowners-damage-claim-3048406.html

# Veterans / VA
Spokane VA has reduced staff despite ongoing effects of troubled computer system as veterans wait longer for care: While the new electronic medical record system has been sold as an overdue update to the VA’s existing computer system, flaws in the Cerner system have left health care workers exhausted and demoralized, and the problems have also harmed scores of veterans, according to the VA Office of Inspector General.
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/dec/25/spokane-va-has-reduced-staff-despite-ongoing-effec/

# Water
The water wranglers of the West are struggling to save the Colorado River: Farmers, bureaucrats, and water negotiators converged on Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, to fight over the future of the drought-stricken Southwest
https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-southwest/the-water-wranglers-of-the-west-are-struggling-to-save-the-colorado-river

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-23

Voices, The Peoples News

December 23, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Critics: Omnibus bill prioritizes border security overseas over U.S. border: Bill also prioritizes processing of illegal foreign nationals and transporting them throughout US
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/critics-omnibus-bill-prioritizes-border-security-overseas-over-u-s-border/article_d65ad654-816f-11ed-ac97-eb251c2b87cf.html

# Chemicals
Blamed for destroying crops and fraying community ties, the widely used herbicide also poses a threat to the plants birds need, experts say. The weedkiller dicamba is poisoning wildlife habitat. Will the EPA finally act?
https://www.audubon.org/magazine/winter-2022/the-weedkiller-dicamba-poisoning-wildlife-habitat

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Senate Clears $1.7T Government Funding Bill
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/12/22/senate-deal-government-funding-bill-00075143

# Environment / Climate / Global
The words of United Nations Secretary General António Guterres couldn’t have been starker: “We are waging a war on nature. Ecosystems have become playthings of profit. Human activities are laying waste to once-thriving forests, jungles, farmland, oceans, rivers, seas and lakes. Our land, water and air are poisoned by chemicals and pesticides, and choked with plastics. The addiction to fossil fuels has thrown our climate into chaos. Unsustainable production and monstrous consumption habits are degrading our world. Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction … with a million species at risk of disappearing forever.”
https://www.democracynow.org/2022/12/22/can_we_stop_the_sixth_extinction

# General Information / Other News
‘He knows he lost’: Cassidy Hutchinson testified that Trump acknowledged he lost 2020 election
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/12/22/trump-election-mccarthy-jan-6-hutchinson-00075200

# Gov / Politics / Global
Ukrainian NeoNazi Chief Zelensky Armed by Biden for the StarWars: US Patriot vs Russian Missiles Sarmat & Zyrcon: As Germany votes against the ban on Nazi propaganda at the UN But he condemns a 97yo granny because in youth she had been the SS secretary
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/12/22/nazi-hitlers-granny-convicted-at-97yo-kiev-neo-nazis-armed-by-biden-for-starwars-us-patriot-vs-russian-sarmat-zyrcon/

How China is Taking Advantage of Crisis Between West and Russia: China is just waiting the days until the conflict between Russia and the West escalates so it can further consolidate its position as a global power. Strategic links and influence in the economy and politics are deteriorating.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/12/22/how-china-is-taking-advantage-of-the-crisis-between-the-west-and-russia/?mc_cid=2f4a9fc6f7&mc_eid=3f7488d454

Why China Is Struggling to Deal With Russia’s War in Ukraine: China is one of Russia’s closest partners, but supporting the invasion of Ukraine would seriously damage Beijing’s ties with wealthy democracies and alienate Chinese citizens who oppose the invasion.
https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/china-russia-war-ukraine-taiwan-putin-xi

3 ways China and Russia are forging much closer: “China-Russia trade is booming because China is taking advantage of the Ukraine crisis to buy Russian energy at a discount
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/chinas-xi-looks-strengthen-energy-ties-with-russia-2022-11-29/

‘Great resignation’ appears to be hastening the exodus of US and other Western companies from Russia: Two scholars of corporate do-goodery suggest a hidden driver of corporate decisions to leave Russia is the global trend in which record numbers of workers are quitting their jobs.
https://theconversation.com/great-resignation-appears-to-be-hastening-the-exodus-of-us-and-other-western-companies-from-russia-180741

Putin Finally Calls Invasion a ‘War,’ Says He Wants It Over: The Russian president also mocked Kyiv’s new weapons from the U.S. as “quite old.”
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraines-zelenskiy-tells-us-congress-aid-is-not-charity-urges-more-support-2022-12-22/

# Gov / Politics / US
Could Democrats Really Elect a Moderate Republican Speaker? It’s a long shot, but not out of the question.
https://prospect.org/blogs-and-newsletters/tap/could-democrats-really-elect-moderate-republican-speaker/

House GOP Using Omnibus Fight as ‘Trial Run’ for Ploy to Cut Social Security and Medicare, Critics Warn:
“MAGA extremists in Congress are dusting off an old conservative playbook for when they seize power,” said one progressive watchdog.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/gop-omnibus-social-security-medicare

# Legal / DOJ
Damning Jan. 6 Report Rips Trump a New One: After 18 months of work, 1,000 witness interviews, and six criminal referrals, the full report was released. House committee publishes report three days after recommending criminal charges against ex-presiden
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jan-6-committee-finally-drops-025206996.html

# Water
Dwindling Colorado River could trigger water war between states: Diminished by climate change and overuse, the river can no longer provide the water states try to take from it.
https://www.propublica.org/article/colorado-river-water-uncompahgre-california-arizona

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-22

Voices, The Peoples News

December 22, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology
# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Biden Is in Denial About the Crisis at the Border: The president can no longer pretend it isn’t happening, as thousands of people pour into the U.S. daily. But he can show leadership on an issue he knows plenty about.
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000017f-d8bd-d522-ab7f-debd59400000

Arizona will dismantle shipping container border wall: The makeshift barrier was trespassing on federal land. The boxes, weighing nearly 9000-pounds, were topped with concertina wire and welded together, the Intercept reported. Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs was involved in the rollout of the wall, which stretched four miles.
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/arizona-agrees-to-dismantle-shipping-container-border-wall-after-federal-lawsuit/

# Chemicals
‘Huge win’: Court finds EPA approval of bee-killing sulfoxaflor unlawful: “Studies show that the widespread adoption of systemic insecticides has made our landscapes 48 times more deadly for pollinators like honeybees.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/12/21/huge-win-court-finds-epa-approval-bee-killing-sulfoxaflor-unlawful

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Cleveland Clinic: “Higher Risk of COVID-19 Infection among Vaccinated”: Israeli Study on SARS-Breakthrough, Killer according to CDC Data. US Cleveland Clinic:  “The greater the number of vaccine doses an individual has previously received, the greater the risk of contracting COVID-19”
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/12/22/higher-risk-of-covid-19-infection-among-vaccinated-cleveland-paper-explains-covid-breakthrough-killer-warning-by-cdc-deaths-data-and-israel-study/

New Study led by Doctor CDC USA. While Piedmont starts with the Fifth Dose
https://www.gospanews.net/2022/10/26/trivaccinati-piu-a-rischio-di-contrarre-covid-sintomatico-nuovo-studio-guidato-da-medico-cdc-usa-mentre-il-piemonte-parte-con-la-quinta-dose/

Koch-Funded Legal Group Fights to Protect COVID Misinformation: The group is suing California to protect the medical licenses of doctors who promote phony cures for COVID-19.
https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2022/12/21/koch-funded-litigation-group-fights-to-protect-covid-misinformation/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Japan reverses nuclear phaseout plan adopted after Fukushima: Japan adopted a new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy to ensure a stable power supply amid global fuel shortages. Japan adopted a plan to extend the lifespan of nuclear reactors, replace the old and even build new ones, a major shift in a country scarred by the Fukushima disaster that once planned to phase out atomic power.
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/japan-reverts-to-max-nuclear-power-to-tackle-energy-climate

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
A new Shell plant in Pennsylvania will ‘just run and run’ producing the raw materials for single-use plastics:  In company emails, Shell executives admit “we do have questions to answer” about the plastic waste the company’s new plant will produce over its 30-year lifespan.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21122022/shell-ethane-plant-plastics-pennsylvania/

Researchers just figured out how to filter indestructible “forever chemical” pollutants: A new study in the scientific publication Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters reveals a possible way to break down PFAS in water by using hydrogen and ultraviolet light
https://www.salon.com/2022/12/21/researchers-just-figured-out-a-way-to-filter-once-indestructible-forever-chemical-pollutants/

# Environment / Climate / Global
Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is among the largest glaciers on Earth and one of the single most important factors for future global sea level rise. Thwaites is surrounded by other massive ice sheets that cover west Antarctica. Since Thwaites sits in a giant, low elevation basin, if it melts, the rest of the ice will flow into the basin and melt, too. Add all that ice up and you get more than three meters of sea level rise.
https://www.yahoo.com/now/thwaites-glacier-melting-antarctic-monster-104832761.html

High number of mosquitoes found with mutation that resists insecticides: In Cambodia and Vietnam, 78 percent of sampled mosquitoes have a mutation that shows resistance to the common insecticide permethrin.
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq7345

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Red 40 food dye in Jell-O, Doritos, and more causes ‘striking and alarming’ disease: The food coloring additive, known as Allura Red, FD&C Red 40, or Food Red 17, can raise the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/red-40-food-dye-striking-alarming-disease-study

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia Promises More Disasters and Dead Bodies in 2023: Moscow says it will bulk up its military as it doubles down on demented war plans.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-promises-more-disasters-dead-180605612.html

# Gov / Politics / US
Battle over omnibus spending continues as Congress faces shutdown Friday: Lawmakers have until midnight Friday to pass legislation to fund the government or face a shutdown as a potential vote on the $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus bill could happen later Wednesday
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-tries-to-get-omnibus-spending-bill-over-finish-line-11671656366

What the Pentagon doesn’t want you to know about China: Deliberate lies about China to drum up justification for more U.S. war spending needs to be urgently addressed. To encourage Congress to authorize the largest defense budget ever, the Pentagon just released its annual report on China, which dangerously misrepresents the country’s defense strategy. Such deliberate lies about China to drum up justification for more US war spending need to be urgently addressed. Escalating tension with China was a mistake, and building a colossal military budget is doubling down on this mistake.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/12/20/what-pentagon-doesnt-want-you-know-about-china

# Legal / DOJ
Why the Jan. 6 Committee Let Ginni and Clarence Thomas Off the Hook; When you’re a justice, they let you do it.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/12/january-6-report-summary-clarence-thomas-ginni-ethics.html

Trump Tax Returns Release Reveals ‘Rampant Corruption’: Information gleaned from former President Donald Trump’s tax returns released by Congress this week helped demonstrate the “rampant corruption” of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) during his time in office, according to former U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner, who is now an MSNBC analyst.
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-tax-returns-release-reveals-rampant-corruption-kirschner-1769066

Former federal appeals court judge: Trump could be sentenced to prison: J. Michael Luttig, a prominent conservative attorney, thinks the crimes Trump may have committed in trying to overturn the election would require any judge to give him prison time.
https://news.yahoo.com/former-federal-appeals-court-judge-trump-could-be-sentenced-to-prison-224535748.html

# Medical Science
Obesity researchers discover new gene mutation in children: A research team at Leipzig University’s Faculty of Medicine has discovered a new mechanism that is associated with severe obesity in children. This genetic rearrangement leads to an unusual expression of a gene involved in hunger control and is not detected by most routine genetic tests for obesity. The findings were published in the journal Nature Metabolism.
file:///C:/Users/19364/Downloads/2022-12-obesity-gene-mutation-children.pdf

Artificial DNA kills cancer: Hairpin-shaped DNA binds with microRNA in cancer cells to trigger an immune response: Researchers at the University of Tokyo have used artificial DNA to target and kill cancer cells in a completely new way. The method was effective in lab tests against human cervical cancer- and breast cancer-derived cells, and against malignant melanoma cells from mice.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/12/221221090609.htm

# Military / DOD
Twitter Aided the Pentagon in Its Covert Online Propaganda Campaign: Internal documents show Twitter whitelisted CENTCOM accounts that were then used to run its online influence campaign abroad.
https://theintercept.com/2022/12/20/twitter-dod-us-military-accounts/

# Science
NIH researchers use 3D bioprinting to create eye tissue: Technique provides model for studying genesis of age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Scientists used patient stem cells and 3D bioprinting to produce eye tissue that will advance understanding of the mechanisms of blinding diseases.
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-researchers-use-3d-bioprinting-create-eye-tissue

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-21

Voices, The Peoples News

December 21, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
This School District Is Ground Zero for Harsh Discipline of Native Students in New Mexico: In Gallup-McKinley County Schools, wearing the wrong color shirt can get you written up for “gang-related activity.” Banging on a window is bullying. The district is responsible for most of New Mexico’s disproportionate expulsions of Native students.
https://www.propublica.org/article/gallup-mckinley-schools-native-student-discipline#:~:text=Gallup%2DMcKinley’s%20Discipline%20Rates%20Tower,to%202019%2D20%20school%20years.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Human Rights Stain, Public Health Farce: Title 42 Tied to 13,000 Murders, Rapes, Kidnappings in Mexico: The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to temporarily keep in place Title 42 until after December 27. According to Human Rights First, over 13,400 accounts of murder, torture, kidnapping, rape and other violent attacks on migrants and asylum seekers blocked in or expelled to Mexico under Title 42 have been reported since President Biden took office.
https://www.democracynow.org/2022/12/21/frustration_among_migrants_at_us_mexico

# Children / Youth
The “Death Penalty” of Child Welfare: In Six Months or Less, Some Parents Lose Their Kids Forever: Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed a law aimed at speeding up adoptions of children languishing in foster care. In the process, it destroyed hundreds of thousands of families through the termination of parental rights.
https://www.propublica.org/article/six-months-or-less-parents-lose-kids-forever

# Chemicals / Drugs
Researchers develop a fentanyl vaccine that could tackle overdoses and addiction: Fentanyl Vaccine Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Opioid Epidemic . Study Suggests New Vaccine Could Prevent Deadly Opioid from Entering the Brain
https://uh.edu/news-events/stories/2022-news-articles/november-2022/11142022-fentanyl-vaccine-haile-kosten.php

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
U.S. Multimillionaires’ Wages Rose in 2021, While Bottom 90 Percent Got Pay Cut: The bottom 90 percent got a wage cut in 2021, but the top 0.1 percent got a wage raise of 18.5 percent.
https://www.businessinsider.com/lowest-earning-americans-got-pay-cut-while-richest-made-more-2022-12

# Education / Schools
A Texas superintendent ordered librarians to remove LGBTQ-themed books. Now the federal government is investigating. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has opened what appears to be the first-of-its-kind investigation into the Granbury Independent School District after it banned school library books dealing with sexuality and gender.
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/12/20/granbury-books-investigation-civil-rights/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Russian Gas Pipeline to Europe Explodes: Three repair workers were killed yesterday when a section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod natural gas pipeline in western Russia exploded.
https://www.euronews.com/2022/12/20/three-killed-in-mysterious-explosion-at-russian-gas-pipeline-supplying-europe

Puerto Rican towns take big oil to court for fraud, racketeering, and damages: Big oil is accused of spreading conspiracy theories and many other things.
https://www.zmescience.com/science/puerto-rican-towns-take-big-oil-to-court-for-fraud-racketeering-and-damages/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
California Governor Declares Emergency in County Hit by Deadly Earthquake that unleashed a wave of destruction and left at least two people dead. Around 71,000 people were also left without power after the 6.4 magnitude quake struck the county early Tuesday
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-12-20/magnitude-6-4-earthquake-near-fortuna-calif

# Environment / Climate / Global
COP15 reaches ambitious plan for nature, now countries must accelerate action
https://www.conservation.org/blog/cop15-reaches-ambitious-plan-for-nature-now-countries-must-accelerate-action

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
New 3D printing ‘ink’ could make lab-grown meat even cheaper: 3D-printed meat is close to becoming cost-competitive.
https://www.zmescience.com/future/new-3d-printing-ink-could-make-lab-grown-meat-even-cheaper/

# General Information / Other News
Donald Trump Demands Reinstatement, Suggests Overthrowing Government
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-demands-reinstatement-suggests-overthrowing-government-1768621

# Gov / Politics / Global
The 5 Countries Lining Up To Take On America And The West: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have lofty aspirations to expand the group’s membership and shake up the America-led world order. Read on to find out what the BRICS group is doing to counter Western dominance, and how much of a threat it might be.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/the-5-countries-lining-up-to-take-on-the-west/ss-AA15u3y0?li=AAnZ9Ug

Peru Gives Mexican Ambassador 3 Days to Get Out Amid Crisis: Peru has responded with fury after Mexico offered asylum to the family of the ousted Peruvian president.
https://www.voanews.com/a/peru-orders-mexico-s-ambassador-out-as-diplomatic-spat-deepens/6885268.html

Officials Say Russia May Not Be Behind Pipeline Bombing: Despite months of analysis, a new report finds no concrete evidence has emerged pinning the attack on Moscow. An attack on gas lines under the Baltic Sea exposes the vulnerability of an already jittery Europe. Some officials suggested Moscow was to blame, but with little evidence, others urge caution.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/world/europe/pipeline-sabotage-mystery-russia.html

Taliban Bans Women From All Afghan Universities: The move follows an earlier order, issued in March, barring girls from returning to secondary school.
https://www.npr.org/2022/12/20/1144419844/taliban-bans-afghanistan-women-universities

Zelensky Expected to Visit Washington on Wednesday. Trip would be his first visit outside of Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-president-volodymyr-zelensky-expected-to-visit-washington-on-wednesday-11671577431

Why Russia Is Terrified of This New U.S. Weapons Delivery: The PATRIOT air defense missile could target Putin’s Achilles’ heel. The visit is to announce another tranche of aid to his country, but overwhelming focus from American and Russian commentators alike is the announcement that the U.S. will supply PATRIOT air defense missiles to Ukraine.
https://news.yahoo.com/why-russia-terrified-u-weapons-173013612.html

# Gov / Politics / US
Big changes to the retirement system are included in Congress’s end-of-year bill: What the bill would do
In a note Tuesday morning, Stifel Chief Washington Policy Strategist Brian Gardner explained how “the bill would expand retirement saving options by allowing a deferral on mandatory withdrawals, an increased catch-up contribution to 401(k) plans, and provide new options for small businesses to offer retirement plans to employees.”
https://news.yahoo.com/big-changes-to-the-retirement-system-are-included-in-congresss-end-of-year-bill-182514621.html

Is this winning? Western leaders can no longer hide the truth about Ukraine: The mainstream media and the Biden administration insist ad nauseam that Ukraine is winning against Russia. But the facts on the ground do not fit the narrative and the administration and media know it.
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/is-this-winning/

Joe Biden Inches Toward War with Iran, Makes Israel Full Military Partner: Israel’s changed status comes as the U.S. military refocuses from the ‘war on terror’ to potential combat with the big four—China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-inches-toward-war-iran-makes-israel-full-military-partner-1768600

# Medical / Health
Millions to lose Medicaid coverage under Congress’ plan:  Millions of people who enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic could start to lose their coverage on April 1 if Congress passes the $1.7 trillion spending package leaders unveiled Tuesday. The legislation will sunset a requirement of the COVID-19 public health emergency that prohibited states from booting people off Medicaid.
https://apnews.com/article/health-covid-304d921beee43d29f1862cd4d6ab5297

Why Eric Adams’ Most Popular Policies Are His Most Hated: Somehow, it’s become a scandal among activists and media that New York City’s mayor wants more severely mentally ill people living on the street to get evaluated for care.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-most-popular-policies-are-his-most-hated

Why Hundreds of Hospitals Are Suddenly Suing Their Patients: But one of the most shocking policies KHN found was that many hospitals began suing patients. During the investigation, KHN examined various documents, policies, interviews, and email and telephone inquiries from 528. Over two-thirds of the policies examined approved of hospitals suing patients or pursuing additional legal actions.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/why-hundreds-of-hospitals-are-suddenly-suing-their-patients/ar-AA15xnpl?li=BBnba9O

# Military / Global
‘We’re Just Meat’: Russian Military Keeps Killing Own Troops: We have “more losses from our own” than from the Ukrainians, a Russian soldier admits to his mother. Russian soldiers sent next door to kill Ukrainians are increasingly getting killed by their own military instead.
https://news.yahoo.com/just-meat-russian-military-keeps-191349406.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-12-20

Voices, The Peoples News

December 20, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Federal court halts plan to end Remain in Mexico Policy: The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has stayed a Biden administration rule terminating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), otherwise known as the “Remain-in-Mexico” program, requiring it to remain in effect
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/federal-court-halts-plan-to-end-remain-in-mexico-policy/article_5a85114e-7fde-11ed-85dd-5b0a64f099c5.html

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
US Mother’s Tragedy: “So My Newborn Alexander Died days after Receiving Unauthorized Vaxxed Blood in a Transfusion”: Cornelia Hertzler stated that doctors noticed a blood clot in her infant boy “within a few hours after” a general blood bank transfusion. The baby died of large blood clot after doctor ignored the parents’ request for an unvaxxed transfusion.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/12/20/us-mothers-tragedy-so-my-newborn-alexander-died-days-after-receiving-unauthorized-vaxxed-blood-in-a-transfusion/

Risks of Pulmonary Embolism, Myocarditis, Blood Clots. FDA Disturbing Surveillance Data Finally Released:
FDA has routinely been using screening methods to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and to evaluate potential adverse events of interest (AEI) related to these vaccines. Concern has continued to grow over a small, but growing number of cases of a rare, but serious blood clotting disorders associated with the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The clotting disorder is called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)
https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/coronavirus-vaccine-blood-clots

CDC Director: Covid vaccines can’t prevent transmission anymore: The director for the CDC publicly acknowledged in a CNN interview that the COVID-19 vaccine is not effective at preventing transmission of the virus. In a segment on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, Walensky said that while the vaccines are doing very well to protect against serious illness and death, what they cannot do anymore is stop transmission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5PWsMkhGDE

Governors cite Medicaid costs in asking Biden to end COVID public health emergency: Twenty-five governors signed a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to end the federal public health emergency in April, saying Medicaid costs are costing their states millions
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/governors-cite-medicaid-costs-in-asking-biden-to-end-covid-public-health-emergency/article_09dbf4ae-7fe5-11ed-a6aa-7b5ab40d3c0d.html

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Report: Majority of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, many blame rising inflation: Recently released survey data reports that the majority of Americans are feeling the pain of inflation and living paycheck to paycheck
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/community-family/americans-living-paycheck-to-paycheck-many-blame-rising-inflation

# Education / Schools
The School That Calls the Police on Students Every Other Day: An Illinois school for students with disabilities has routinely used the police to handle discipline, resulting in the highest arrest rate of any district in the country. In one recent year, half of Garrison School students were arrested.
https://www.propublica.org/article/students-police-arrests-illinois-garrison-school

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Fracking waste gets a second look to ease looming West Texas water shortage: Aquifers beneath the Permian Basin are slowly running out. Recycling “produced water” should help to slow the decline.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19122022/fracking-west-texas-water-shortage/

Pennsylvania lets polluter resume drilling in protected zone, outraging residents in fracking’s ‘ground zero’: Order was quietly signed on the same day that residents celebrated the energy company’s plea deal on charges of environmental crimes.
https://capitalandmain.com/pennsylvania-lets-polluter-resume-drilling-in-protected-zone-outraging-residents-in-frackings-ground-zero

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Making The Connections To Facilitate Responsible Waste: Modern societies generate a great deal of trash, and even in the developed world the waste-handling system struggles to deal with it.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensavage/2022/11/15/making-the-connections-to-facilitate-responsible-waste-management/?sh=68bddb787aa5

Is there a practical way to utilize mixed “plastic waste? Plastic waste is a huge issue but recycling is limited because of practical and economic limitations: Heat and bacteria recycle mixed plastics into useful chemicals
Two-step process converts mixtures of plastic into small molecules, but could be challenging to implement at scale.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03271-w

The U.S. is one of two countries not part of a global agreement to protect land and water and address biodiversity loss, largely due to Republican opposition.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/19/climate/biodiversity-cop15-montreal-30×30.html?utm_medium=email

Why the US won’t join the single most important treaty to protect nature: America’s absence from the Convention on Biological Diversity hurts global efforts to avert extinction, experts say.
https://www.vox.com/22434172/us-cbd-treaty-biological-diversity-nature-conservation

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Group shaping US nutrition receives millions from big food industry:  Documents reveal the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a record of quid pro quos with a range of food giants, owns stock in ultra-processed food companies and has received millions in contributions from producers of pop, candy, and processed foods linked to diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other health problems.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/dec/09/academy-nutrition-financial-ties-processed-food-companies-contributions

The corporate capture of the nutrition profession in the USA: The involvement of unhealthy commodity corporations in health policy and research has been identified as an important commercial determinant contributing to the rise of non-communicable diseases. In the USA, health professional associations have been subject to corporate influence.
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/corporate-capture-of-the-nutrition-profession-in-the-usa-the-case-of-the-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics/9FCF66087DFD5661DF1AF2AD54DA0DF9

The meat industry has created a false dichotomy that pits people against animals: Factory farms are harmful to animals, the environment, local communities, and public health. We need a more logical and just food system.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/12/20/the-meat-industry-has-created-a-false-dichotomy-that-pits-people-against-animals/

# General Information / Other News
A Fast-Growing Network of Conservative Groups Is Fueling a Surge in Book Bans: The materials the groups object to are often described in policies and legislation as sensitive, inappropriate or pornographic. In practice, the books most frequently targeted for removal have been by or about Black or L.G.B.T.Q. people, according to the American Library Association.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/12/books/book-bans-libraries.html

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia Can Finally See That Putin’s ‘Days Are Numbered’: The war in Ukraine has destroyed Putin’s aura of infallibility back home, and even the Kremlin seems to have realized this is the beginning of the end.
https://www.realcleardefense.com/2022/12/19/russia_can_finally_see_that_putins_days_are_numbered_871127.html

# Gov / Politics / US
The War Caucus Always Wins: Congress will soon vote on a record-shattering $857 billion defense spending bill that authorizes $45 billion more than Biden requested. Included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023, finalized on December 6, is the establishment of a multiyear no-bid contract system through which Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and other weapons manufacturers are being empowered to expand their “industrial base” and business.
https://theintercept.com/2022/12/07/ukraine-weapons-russia-china-ndaa/

McConnell Hails ‘Strong Outcome’ for GOP as Omnibus Excludes Poverty-Cutting Child Tax Credit: “Our child poverty epidemic is a choice made by the so-called pro-life party,” said Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee.  Government funding package includes $858 billion in military spending and leaves out a Child Tax Credit expansion that Democrats and progressive advocates demanded.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/12/20/mcconnell-hails-strong-outcome-gop-omnibus-excludes-poverty-cutting-child-tax-credit

# Law Enforcement
Tennessee Men Charged For Plot to Kill FBI Investigators: An unsealed court filing on Friday charged Edward Kelley and Austin Carter with conspiracy, retaliating against a federal official, interstate communication of a threat and solicitation to commit a crime of violence against
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/17/january-6-capitol-attack

# Legal / DOJ
The Jan. 6 committee is asking the Department of Justice to prosecute Trump for his role in the insurrection: “We’ve never had a president of the United States stir up a violent attempt to block the transfer of power. I believe, nearly two years later, this is still a time of reflection and reckoning,” Rep. Bennie Thompson said.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/jan-6-committee-trump-criminal-charges-justice-department

House Jan. 6 Committee refers Trump for criminal investigation: The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2020, riots at the U.S. Capitol on Monday voted to refer multiple criminal charges against former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for potential prosecution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcJ1_jInedM

Former Fort Worth Police Officer Found Guilty of Manslaughter of Atatiana Jefferson: A jury found Aaron Dean guilty of manslaughter for shooting Jefferson while she babysat her nephew in her mother’s home in 2019
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/12/15/fort-worth-police-officer-atatiana-jefferson/

# LGBTQ
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Voters in Five Texas Cities Approved Decriminalizing Marijuana, now City Officials are Standing In The Way.
Some local leaders say they worry the changes violate state law, while residents who supported decriminalizing marijuana say the pushback disrespects democracy
https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/news/voters-in-five-texas-cities-approved-decriminalizing-marijuana-now-city-officials-are-standing-in-the/article_f62356a2-7d8a-11ed-9e55-77dacde4a5b8.html

# Media
‘Publishing is not a crime’: media groups urge US to drop Julian Assange charges: The US government must drop its prosecution of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange because it is undermining press freedom, according to the media organisations that first helped him publish leaked diplomatic cables
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/nov/28/media-groups-urge-us-drop-julian-assange-charges

# Medical / Health
Medicare Pay Cuts Will Hurt Seniors’ Care, Doctors Argue: Unless Congress acts soon, Medicare payment for physicians will be chopped by 8.5% and a golden opportunity to reform prior authorization—a major administrative burden for physician practices—may slip away. The AMA is urging physicians to contact their legislators and let them know this is unfair, unacceptable and unsustainable.
https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/medicare-medicaid/doctors-congress-stop-medicare-pay-cut-and-fix-prior-auth

Omnibus Deal Delays Some Medicare Pay Cuts, Moves Up Medicaid Cutoffs: Leaders in Congress have reached a sweeping deal to ease Medicare pay cuts to doctors, make major changes to post-pandemic Medicaid policy, and to help prepare for future pandemics.
https://www.statnews.com/2022/12/19/congress-reaches-major-health-policy-deal-on-medicare-medicaid-and-pandemic-preparedness/

Some Pharmacies Are Limiting Sales Of Children’s Meds As ‘Tripledemic’ Rages: In a statement, CVS said it is limiting the number of pain relief medications to two. Walgreens customers can buy six over-the-counter pediatric fever reducers, the company said in a statement.
https://sports.yahoo.com/walgreens-cvs-limit-sales-children-050521860.html

# Military / DOD
U.S. Warplanes Fly to S. Korea After Kim’s Sister’s Threats: Kim Yo Jong upped the ante after doubts were cast on Pyongyang’s ICBM arsenal.
https://qconline.com/news/national/us-flies-bombers-stealth-jets-as-kims-sister-threatens/article_f31fbe7e-d02f-5557-b9e1-70b4e0010d52.html

Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy: Those efforts have been replete with periods of crisis, stalemate, and tentative progress towards denuclearization, and North Korea has long been a key challenge for the global nuclear nonproliferation regime.
https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/dprkchron

# Security
How the Global Spyware Industry Spiraled Out of Control: The most sophisticated spyware tools, like NSO’s Pegasus, have “zero-click” technology, meaning they can stealthily and remotely extract everything from a target’s mobile phone, without the user having to click on a malicious link to give Pegasus remote access. They can also turn the mobile phone into a tracking and secret recording device, allowing the phone to spy on its owner
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/08/us/politics/spyware-nso-pegasus-paragon.html

# Technology
Google, YouTube pour millions into left-leaning nonprofit for new ‘Global Fact Check Fund’: Google and YouTube are pouring millions into over 100 fact-checking organizations as part of a new Global Fact Check Fund aimed at stomping out misinformation online. On Tuesday, Google and YouTube announced a $13.2 million grant to the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the left-leaning nonprofit Poynter Institute.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/google-youtube-millions-left-leaning-organizations-global-fact-check-fund

CIA Venture Capital Arm Partners with Ex-Googler’s Startup to “Safeguard the Internet”: Placing the company within the CIA’s tech pipeline also raises questions about Trust Lab’s view of who or what might be a “harmful” online, a nebulous concept that will no doubt mean something very different to the U.S. intelligence community than it means elsewhere.
https://theintercept.com/2022/12/02/cia-google-content-moderation-trust-lab/

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