Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-15

Voices, The Peoples News

January 15, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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This is cute: Woodland creatures sing a Bellini opera in beautiful short film
https://www.classicfm.com/composers/bellini/woodland-creatures-sing-opera-forest-short-film/?fbclid=IwAR1D3_sxqchjHdg_fUq4ZiKOA4JM6a7-m09XjoPHh3zi6-J-Bq8nsuimQ2c
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Voices, The Peoples News

January 12, 2021
Published
by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Border / Immigration
“Damning” New Inspector General Report Finds Proof of Trump Team Cruelty to Asylum Seekers. The report directly implicates Trump in the disastrous family separation policy.
https://truthout.org/articles/damning-new-ig-report-finds-proof-of-trump-team-cruelty-to-asylum-seekers/

Biden promised to stop all deportations for 100 days after taking office. Activists are holding him to it. Biden is facing pressure from immigrant rights groups to make good on his campaign promise to pause all deportations as soon as he takes office.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-deportations-immigration-activists

# Children / Youth
Waitress Frees 11-Year-Old Boy From Horrific Abuse: An Orlando detective said the boy was “destined to be killed” if he had not been rescued.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ne-orlando-waitress-calls-police-child-abuse-20210114-kjdwvk7q5nf7pkj2gzap5znfgy-story.html

# CoronaVirus
Biden calls for swift action while outlining $1.9 trillion virus relief package https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534365-biden-calls-for-swift-action-while-outlining-19-trillion-virus-relief

Tech coalition working to create digital COVID-19 vaccination passport.
The Project’s technology, created with the Rockefeller Foundation, is being utilized by three major airline alliances.
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/534228-tech-coalition-working-to-create-digital-covid-19-vaccination-passport

23 Seniors Have Died in Norway After Receiving the Pfizer Experimental COVID mRNA Injection https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/23-seniors-have-died-in-norway-after-receiving-the-pfizer-experimental-covid-mrna-injection/

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Generated Immune Response in Volunteers, Reported Minimal Side-Effects https://www.techtimes.com/articles/255943/20210114/johnson-covid-19-vaccine-update-generated-immune-response-volunteers-reported.htm

Promised Vaccine Stockpile Doesn’t Even Exist? Governors Demand Trump ‘Answer Immediately for This Deception’
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/15/promised-vaccine-stockpile-doesnt-even-exist-governors-demand-trump-answer

# Economy / Trade
U.S. deficit 60.7 percent higher than this time last year. The federal deficit in the first three months of the budget year is 60.7 percent higher than over the same time period as last year, a record-breaking
$572.9 billion
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/u-s-deficit-60-7-percent-higher-than-this-time-last-year/article_e6a29172-5747-11eb-bcf7-67218307a562.html

The $2,000 stimulus cheques alone won’t work – the US needs better infrastructure https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/15/the-2000-stimulus-cheques-alone-wont-work-the-us-needs-better-infrastructure

# Employment
New unemployment claims soared to nearly 1 million last week, the latest sign that the U.S. economy continues to struggle to overcome the
COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.livingstonparishnews.com/breaking_news/new-unemployment-claims-approach-1-million/article_d24fe68e-56a2-11eb-8e28-37e84a4fd489.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
Canada greenlights three offshore drilling projects off Newfoundland coast “Legally binding conditions” on projects are meant to protect the environment, says Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/14/canada-greenlights-three-offshore-drilling-projects-off-newfoundland-coast.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden set to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante to pre-Trump size. Little on-the-ground damage to the Utah public lands has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/11/10/with-biden-win-utah/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Tom Vilsack’s nomination as agriculture secretary reopens old wounds for Black farmers https://agriculture.einnews.com/news/black-farmers

End of the Grocery Store? Major Changes in Food Retail (and WHY) https://www.grocerydive.com/news/why-grocery-chains-are-making-their-biggest-changes-in-decades/544899/

# Global Politics and other news
Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/15/russia-open-skies-treaty-459597

# Gov / Politics
Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/14/will-senate-confirm-coup-plotter-victoria-nuland

Capitol Rioters Planned to Capture and Kill Lawmakers: For the first time, federal prosecutors have stated their view that the Trumpist mob failed in carrying out a plan to murder government officials.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/533484-fbi-investigating-whether-capitol-suspects-sought-to-harm-lawmakers

Biden Picks Ex-FDA Chief to Sort Out Sputtering Vax Rollout. David Kessler is a close ally of Anthony Fauci, and the two worked together in the 1990s to develop and approve drugs to fight the AIDS epidemic.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/david-kessler-tapped-by-biden-to-sort-out-sputtering-vaccine-rollout-as-head-of-operation-warp-speed

Biden Postpones Inauguration Rehearsal Over Security Threats. The president-elect’s train trip was also scrapped. The practice run is now scheduled for Monday.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/14/biden-team-postpones-inauguration-rehearsal-due-to-security-threats-459538

Trump Plans to Live at Mar-a-Lago and Bring Aides With Him. Trump’s “body man” plans to accompany him to Palm Beach.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-plans-to-permanently-move-to-mar-a-lago-and-bring-aides-with-him

Government Is not Owned and Controlled by the People, People Are Owned and Controlled by Government. The U.S. may morph into two nations with the “deplorables” under the heel of the empowered social justice warriors http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56190.htm

Abandon Trump? Deep in the GOP ranks, the MAGA mindset prevails.
https://bmglobalnews.com/2021/01/15/abandon-trump-deep-in-the-g-o-p-ranks-the-maga-mind-set-prevails/

Diminished Trump leaves a vacuum for 2024 hopefuls.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/15/donald-trump-vacuum-2024-presidential-candidates-459536

GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534337-gop-in-bind-over-trump-as-corporate-donations-freeze

Cowboys for Trump leader says he is headed to DC with guns For Inauguration. “I will embrace my Second Amendment. I will keep my right to bear arms. My vehicle is an extension of my home, in regards to the constitutional law, and I have a right to keep those arms in my car,” he said.
https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/cowboys-for-trump-leader-plans-to-bring-guns-to-dc-on-the-day-of-bidens-inauguration/articleshow/80276354.cms

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings call for his removal, citing involvement in Capitol riot
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-rep-paul-gosars-siblings-call-his-removal-citing-involvement-capitol-riot-1561201

Trump expected to leave White House morning of Biden’s inauguration.
President Trump is expected to depart Washington, D.C., next Wednesday morning, before Joe Biden is inaugurated as the new president https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534440-trump-expected-to-leave-white-house-morning-of-bidens-inauguration

Republicans scramble to contain fallout as donors distance themselves https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/534343-republicans-scramble-to-contain-fallout-as-donors-freeze-contributions

President-elect Biden must steer clear of the WHO. The world is slowly approaching a full year of coronavirus lockdowns. The pandemic and the crushing lockdowns that followed caught many by surprise and off guard.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/op-ed-president-elect-biden-must-steer-clear-of-the-who/article_784af20c-55dd-11eb-a0c3-a7625dc184b9.html

Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Getting Death Threats. Just one day after voting to impeach Trump, the 10 Republicans who sided against him have endured both physical and political threats.
https://news.yahoo.com/won-t-last-until-primary-020356259.html

Republican buying body armour amid reports of death threats for Trump impeachment vote https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-impeachment-capitol-riot-gop-b1787504.html

Will the Senate confirm coup plotter Nuland? Victoria Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/15/will-the-senate-confirm-coup-plotter-nuland/

Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military. Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.
https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/newsletters/watchdog-newsletter/capitol-attack-underscores-white-supremacist-infiltration/

# Law Enforcement
Trump Tries to Defund the Police on His Way Out, He also wants to cut money for global COVID vaccination.
https://prospect.org/politics/trump-tries-to-defund-the-police-on-his-way-out/

All White MAGA Mob Screamed “Kill him with his own gun’ as they robbed, tased fallen officer (Back the Blue?) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/14/maga-mob-screamed-kill-him-with-his-own-gun-as-they-robbed-tased-fallen-officer-back-the-blue/

Feds Nab Proud Boy Seen Smashing Capitol Window With Shield. Dominic ‘Spazzo’ Pezzola was allegedly one of the first people to shatter a window to the Capitol, allowing rioters to stream inside and unlock doors.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-track-down-dominic-spazzo-pezzola-the-proud-boy-seen-smashing-capitol-window-with-police-shield

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
‘QAnon Shaman’ Seeks Pardon From Trump for Capitol Riot. His attorney argues that he “accepted President Trump’s invitation to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/534363-man-known-as-qanon-shaman-asks-trump-for-pardon-after-storming-capitol

Entire Michigan GOP Administration Faces Prison in Water Poisoning Murders https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/15/entire-michigan-gop-administration-faces-prison-in-water-poisoning-murders/

FBI Allegation: Russian Intelligence paid $500k in Bitcoin to Trump’s coup leaders https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/14/fbi-allegation-russian-intelligence-paid-500k-in-bitcoin-to-trumps-coup-leaders/

A man charged with threatening to kill Nancy Pelosi will be kept in custody while his case is pending. The defendant brought multiple firearms to Washington but arrived too late in the day to join the Capitol insurrection https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/man-threatened-kill-pelosi-held-custody-capitol-riots

# LGBTQ
Sarah McBride just became the highest-ranking trans elected official in American history
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/03/sarah-mcbride-first-transgender-state-senator-delaware-433990

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it plans to start collecting and compiling data on state marijuana tax revenue.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/u-s-census-bureau-wants-to-collect-marijuana-tax-revenue-data-from-states/

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) used his State of the Commonwealth speech to highlight the racist history of marijuana prohibition and the need to legalize cannabis while expunging past records.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-prohibition-was-designed-as-racist-system-virginia-governor-says-in-state-of-the-commonwealth-speech/

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making grant money available to support the “breeding, testing and development” of “superior performing”
hemp varieties.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/usda-announces-grant-to-collect-superior-performing-hemp-seeds/

Colorado retailers sold more than $2 billion worth of legal marijuana products in 2020. Several other states also saw huge cannabis sales totals last year.
https://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-marijuana-sales-on-pace-to-set-new-annual-record-in-2020-11859264

# Medical / Health
Trump Accused of Trying to ‘Inflict as Much Harm as Possible’ With Billions in Global Health Funding Cuts During Pandemic https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/15/trump-accused-trying-inflict-much-harm-possible-billions-global-health-funding-cuts

# Military / DOD
The Navy is eyeing a brand new destroyer bristling with lasers and hypersonic weapons. The Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer may end up packing a futuristic arsenal of both laser weapons and hypersonic missiles.
https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/navy-destroyer-lasers-hypersonic-missiles/

Former Navy SEAL bragged about taking part in Capitol riots in now-deleted Facebook video. Retired Navy SEAL Adam Newbold made a video explaining how rioters breached the Capitol building on Jan. 6 https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-seal-captiol-riots/

# Social
Capitol rioters included highly trained former military and police.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/01/15/capitol-rioters-included-highly-trained-ex-military-and-cops/

The threat from Trump-inspired extremism is likely to remain and grow beyond Inauguration Day, according to experts https://thehill.com/homenews/morning-report/534375-the-hills-morning-report

# Technology
Mark Sullivan looks at how gun-detection software works, why its creators say it’s a more responsible alternative to facial recognition, and why skeptics believe it has a whole set of problems of its own.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90594180/capitol-gun-detection-ai-zeroeyes-omnilert

Amazon is accused of fixing the price of e-books sold on its site through anticompetitive agreements with the nation’s top five publishers, known as the “Big Five,” according to a complaint filed Thursday.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/15/amazoncom-and-big-five-publishers-accused-of-ebook-price-fixing

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-14

Voices, The Peoples News

January 14, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred;
what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion
toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country.”

Robert F. Kennedy on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Voices, The Peoples News

January 12, 2021
Published
by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Conspiracy theories threaten Native sacred sites https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/conspiracy-theories-threaten-native-sacred-sites-he3m9V5nkkqDqDnFtDrqSw

Indigenous women call upon Biden to stop pipelines and uphold Indigenous rights in the wake of escalating climate chaos and Covid-19 crises https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/14/the-first-ever-us-oil-lease-sale-in-the-arctic-is-a-huge-fail/

# Indigenous / Global
Hearing to exclude footage of Thunder Bay officers dragging an Indigenous man from inquest evidence wraps up. Inquest to examine how 2 Indigenous men died while in police custody in the northern Ontario city
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/mamakwa-mckay-preinquest-video-motion-1.5871920

# Bundy Rides Again
# Children / Youth
Biden to include expanded child benefit in major new stimulus proposal.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/biden-stimulus-proposal-tax-credit

# CoronaVirus
Louisiana Woman Convulses Uncontrollably after Being Injected with the Experimental Pfizer COVID Shot. “I can’t stand to see my mom this way it makes me want to cry knowing I can’t do anything to help her.” This is an experimental product that does NOT have FDA approval, so everyone receiving these shots are guinea pigs, and the medical system at this point has no clue how to treat these injuries.
https://medicalkidnap.com/2021/01/13/louisiana-woman-convulses-uncontrollably-after-being-injected-with-the-experimental-pfizer-covid-shot-i-cant-stand-to-see-my-mom-this-way-it-makes-me-want-to-cry-knowing-i-cant-do-anything-to/

Dr. David Martin on Experimental mRNA COVID Vaccines: This is NOT a Vaccine! It is a Medical Device https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/dr-david-martin-on-experimental-mrna-covid-vaccines-this-is-not-a-vaccine-it-is-a-medical-device/

Moderna CEO says the World will have to Live with Covid ‘Forever’
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/534118-moderna-ceo-warns-the-world-will-have-to-live-with-covid-forever

Chaotic Vaccine Rollout Leaves Seniors Frustrated and Confused. Many older adults don’t know where to turn for help to get reliable and up-to-date information about the vaccine.
https://khn.org/news/article/vaccination-disarray-leaves-seniors-confused-about-when-they-can-get-a-shot/

Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7002e1.htm

# Economy / Trade
Biden today will press Congress to deliver immediate pandemic “rescue”
efforts before turning to broader “recovery” measures such as healthcare and infrastructure.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-deese/bidens-economic-plan-to-focus-on-immediate-rescue-from-covid-19-crisis-adviser-idUSKBN29I2NM

Trump Jr. to Be Deposed in Inauguration Spending Probe. Ivanka Trump was also interviewed as part of the investigation, which alleges misuse of more than $1 million in inauguration funds.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-jr-to-be-deposed-in-inauguration-spending-investigation

# Education / Schools
Former Cleveland School Therapist Arrested in Capitol Riots. Christine Priola reportedly resigned one day after the riots, telling her school district in a conspiracy-filled letter she wanted to focus on exposing human trafficking.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/534297-former-school-therapist-who-reached-vps-chair-in-capitol-riot-arrested

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
New Mexico, Navajo Nation settle for Gold King Mine spill: New Mexico and the Navajo Nation have settled part of a lawsuit filed in the aftermath of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill.
https://coloradosun.com/2021/01/13/gold-king-mine-spill-settlements/

The first ever US oil lease sale in the Arctic is a huge fail.
“Essentially, the Trump administration had a party, hoped the oil industry would show up, and it didn’t.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/14/the-first-ever-us-oil-lease-sale-in-the-arctic-is-a-huge-fail/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump’s EPA team overrules career scientists on toxic chemical
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/13/trump-epa-toxic-chemical-458962

Trump opens habitat of a threatened owl to timber harvesting https://lenexweb.com/trump-opens-habitat-of-a-threatened-owl-to-timber-harvesting/

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Indigenous agroforestry revives profitable palm trees and the Atlantic Forest. Highly popular in Brazil because of its delicious heart, the jussara palm was eaten nearly to the brink of extinction.
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/01/indigenous-agroforestry-revives-profitable-palm-trees-and-the-atlantic-forest/

# Gov / Politics
BREAKING: House of Representatives votes to impeach Pres. Trump a second time, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
Watch ABC News Live for complete analysis. https://abcn.ws/3oF4kFa

The Latest: No public access to Capitol grounds Jan. 20. Police say there will be no public access to the grounds of the U.S.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-01-11/the-latest-capitol-police-names-pittman-acting-chief

Investigators pursuing signs US Capitol riot was planned https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/capitol-riot-investigation/index.html

Legislatures boost security after insurrection, FBI warnings https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/534170-legislatures-boost-security-after-insurrection-fbi-warnings

Rice’s decision to back Trump’s impeachment was a surprise to many. He said the president’s actions since last week have been “inexcusable.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534152-rice-explains-his-surprise-vote-to-impeach-this-utter-failure-is-inexcusable?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36154

Trump impeachment faces uphill climb in Senate. It could all come down to McConnell.
Senators are not expected to consider the House impeachment resolution until Tuesday, the day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/trump-impeachment-faces-uphill-climb-senate-it-could-all-come-n1254171

Pelosi warned lawmakers they will be fined $5,000 if they bypass the new magnetometers installed at entrances to the House floor.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534165-pelosi-announces-lawmakers-will-be-fined-if-they-bypass-metal-detectors-to?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36154

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected QAnon adherent and Republican from Georgia, said on Wednesday that she will file articles of impeachment against Biden on his first full day as president. She referenced false accusations about Biden and Ukraine during a Newsmax TV appearance.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534178-marjorie-taylor-greene-says-she-will-introduce-impeachment-articles-against?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36154

A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law. This is what we have been reduced to: A violent mob. A nation on the brink of martial law. A populace under house arrest. A techno-corporate state wielding its power to immobilize huge swaths of the country. And a Constitution in tatters.
https://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Nation-Imploding-Digita-by-John-Whitehead-Constitution-The_Free-Speech_Martin-Luther-King_Riots-210113-162.html

In Pictures: National Guard troops arrive before US inauguration https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/14/national-guard-move-in-to-washington-dc-for-inauguration-day

Top US military leaders condemn Capitol siege in rare joint message; Reminding US troops their job is to serve and protect the constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/14/national-guard-move-in-to-washington-dc-for-inauguration-day

Rittenhouse Drinks With Proud Boys, Drops ‘White Power’ Sign.
Prosecutors want his bond tightened after security footage showed him posing for photos with the Proud Boys and members singing to him.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/kyle-rittenhouse-boozes-with-proud-boys-flashes-white-power-sign

Constitutional Lawyer: Trump Is a Clear & Present Danger, a Senate Impeachment Trial Is Needed Now https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/14/john_bonifaz_trump_second_impeachment

Trump Tells Aides Not to Pay Giuliani’s Legal Fees as Bid to Overturn Election Fails https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/14/trump-refusing-to-pay-rudy-giuliani-legal-fees-after-falling-out

Biden’s chief aide says president wants teams, no rivals. If Barack Obama built his Cabinet as a team of rivals, Biden is building a team of allies.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534303-bidens-chief-aide-says-president-wants-teams-no-rivals

Lawmakers warned police of possible attack ahead of siege. Democratic lawmakers warned U.S. Capitol Police one week before the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that fervent Trump supporters could storm the complex and try to “kill half of Congress” to stop them from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. One of them also warned that Vice President Mike Pence’s life was in danger.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534295-lawmakers-warned-police-of-possible-attack-ahead-of-siege

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a $1.9 trillion package to provide economic relief to Americans and businesses and help fund an ambitious coronavirus vaccine program with the goal of reaching
100 million doses by the end of his first 100 days in office.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-economic-plan-test-republican-070000646.html

Ayanna Pressley aide says panic buttons were ‘torn out’ of rep’s office before Capitol insurrection https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/13/ayanna-pressley-aide-says-panic-buttons-were-torn-/

# Law Enforcement
Police officer who faced down mob at Capitol is an Iraq War Army vet.
The police officer who stood up to a mob at the Capitol Building during rioting in D.C. is a former U.S. Army infantryman and Iraq War vet.
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/police-officer-capitol-hill-army-veteran/

FBI Warns Police Chiefs: Be Ready for Inauguration Violence. Christopher Wray urged thousands of police chiefs to protect state capitols, federal buildings, and the homes of state lawmakers and other officials.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/christopher-wray-warns-police-chiefs-to-get-ready-for-inauguration-violence

Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for taking part in Capitol Insurrection. Arrest warrants have been released for the two officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department who attended last Wednesday’s rally in Washington, D.C. and were among those who stormed into the U.S. Capitol.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/two-rocky-mount-virginia-cops-arrested-for-taking-part-in-capitol-insurrection

2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots.
“At this point, it’s a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/01/13/two-virginia-police-officers-arrested-storming-capitol-riot/4155103001/

At Least 28 Cops Were Attendees at Pro-Trump Rally Preceding Attack on Capitol https://truthout.org/articles/at-least-28-cops-were-attendees-at-pro-trump-rally-preceding-attack-on-capitol/

Cop Joined Capitol Protest, Then Spread Antifa Conspiracy. The Arkansas state trooper also appeared to cast doubt on the authenticity of bombs police said were found in Washington.
https://news.yahoo.com/cop-joined-protest-became-riot-204441453.html

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
NY AG Sues NYPD for Unlawfully Quashing BLM Protests. “With today’s lawsuit, this longstanding pattern of brutal and illegal force ends,”
Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/york-ag-sues-nypd-over-160800775.html

# Media
Telegram finally takes down neo-Nazi channels https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/01/telegram-nazi-ban/

How newspapers across the country reacted to Trump’s historic second impeachment. It’s the first time in American history that a president has been impeached twice. It also happens to be the most bipartisan impeachment ever.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90594471/how-newspapers-across-the-country-reacted-to-trumps-historic-second-impeachment

# Military / DOD
Pentagon: White Supremacy Becoming More Popular With Troops. The Pentagon is conducting a policy review after acknowledging that more servicemembers are aligning with extremist movements.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/pentagon-acknowledges-white-supremacy-became-more-popular-with-troops-last-year

# Science
Lab is exploring brain links to Parkinson’s. Clumps, abnormal aggregations, what’s going on?
https://www.zmescience.com/science/exploring-brain-parkinsons-disease-13012021/

# Social
Capitol Rioter Charged for Beating Cop With American Flag. Peter Stager allegedly claimed he thought the Metropolitan Police officer was a member of “antifa.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/01/14/peter-stager—accused-of-beating-an-officer-with-an-american-flag—among-those-arrested-after-capitol-riot/?sh=4700cf1d12e5

Graphic Details Emerge Of Violence By Trump Rioters. Rioters stole Capitol Officer’s gun and fired shots at him within the capitol. One officer loses his eye.. Rioters used tasers on police. Well coordinated, but obviously failed, plots to murder Pence and kidnap members of congress.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/13/graphic-details-emerge-of-violence-by-trump-rioters-msnbc/

Exclusive: Capitol cop with rioters’ battering ram could get felony murder death sentence.  For those that incited a mob that murdered victims, they share the same penalty, which is the death sentence.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/13/trump-becomes-first-president-in-245-years-to-be-impeached-twice/?mc_cid=1867e82691&mc_eid=3f7488d454

# Veterans / VA
A VA hospital worker stole medical equipment needed for COVID-19 patients and sold it on eBay https://taskandpurpose.com/news/veterans-affairs-steal-respirators-sold-ebay/

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January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021
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# Indigenous
Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-tribal-elders-native-americans-coronavirus-20210112-ulmybxcf7zbojac5mbjpcui7ee-photogallery.html

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Midwestern Pet Food is expanding its recent recall to include more brands and over 1000 lots of its dog and cat foods containing potentially deadly levels of aflatoxin.
FDA is aware of at least 70 deaths and 80 illnesses in dogs who ate the affected products.
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/recall-expands/

MAGA Fun? Florida Officials Search for Person Who Carved ‘Trump’ on Manatee’s Back https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/federal-officials-seek-information-on-manatee-harassment/article_c84a3b66-5423-11eb-93b6-1bf69750167f.html

# Border / Immigration
‘He Is Not Welcome’: Trump Border Visit Denounced as PR Stunt of ‘Blood-Soaked’ President. ” One migrant rights activist bluntly declared, “Our community will not be used as a prop to distract the public from the accountability Trump is trying to avoid.” Juanita Valdez-Cox, LUPE https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/12/he-not-welcome-trump-border-visit-denounced-pr-stunt-blood-soaked-president

# CoronaVirus
Miami Obstetrician Develops Bleeding Disorder, Dies After Getting
COVID-19 Vaccine
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/06/death-florida-doctor-following-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-under-investigation-gregory-michael/6574414002/

No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Will Block Spread of Coronavirus https://thevaccinereaction.org/2021/01/no-evidence-covid-19-vaccines-will-block-spread-of-coronavirus/

Researchers Suggest Adding Lithium to Drinking Water to Curb Suicide Rates During Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.vice.com/en/article/akzyeb/link-between-lithium-in-drinking-water-suicide-study

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine shots won’t be ‘a walk in the park’
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/covid-vaccine-cdc-should-warn-people-the-side-effects-from-shots-wont-be-walk-in-the-park-.html

Woman Warns Others Not to Get Moderna Experimental COVID Vaccine – Posts Video of Herself Convulsing https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/woman-warns-others-not-to-get-moderna-experimental-covid-vaccine-posts-video-of-herself-convulsing/

The Trump administration will no longer hold back the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine as part of a host of changes intended to speed up the pace of inoculations and make more vaccines available to the public.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/533776-trump-administration-makes-sweeping-changes-to-speed-up-pace-of-covid

You can’t sue Pfizer or Moderna if you have severe Covid vaccine side effects. The federal government has granted companies like Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their vaccines https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-side-effects-compensation-lawsuit.html

Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives https://www.biospace.com/article/covid-19-vaccine-scrapped-in-australia-after-producing-false-hiv-positives/

Controversial Experiments and Wuhan Lab Suspected of Starting the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The classified report, titled “China: Origins of
COVID-19 Outbreak Remain Unknown,” ruled out that the disease was genetically engineered or released intentionally as a biological weapon.
https://www.newsweek.com/controversial-wuhan-lab-experiments-that-may-have-started-coronavirus-pandemic-1500503

GOP Emerges as Public Health Threat as Second Dem Gets Virus. She called out the “selfish idiocy” of the Republicans who not only refused to wear masks but mocked their Democratic colleagues for doing so.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/are-republicans-the-public-health-threat-now?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning

Third House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riots https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533810-third-house-democrat-tests-positive-for-covid-19-after-capitol-riots

Scientists divided over dosing strategies: Amid skyrocketing coronavirus infections, some countries are attempting to stretch limited supplies of
COVID-19 vaccines by reducing doses or changing vaccination schedules from those shown to be effective in clinical trials.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00001-6?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=a5c321a0ff-briefing-dy-20210112&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-a5c321a0ff-43812897

CDC to recommend that states expand access to Covid-19 vaccines to everyone ages 65 and up in effort to speed up vaccine rollout.
https://nbcnews.to/3i666MR

CDC Updates Contraindications to COVID-19 Vaccination. Casts wider net on allergic reactions to vaccine components https://mashupmd.com/cdc-updates-contraindications-to-covid-19-vaccination-2/?utm_source=related_article_headline&utm_medium=CDC%20Updates%20Contraindications%20to%20COVID-19%20Vaccination-clk_0&utm_campaign=mashupmd_related_articles

Growing number of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege. It’s becoming increasingly evident that last week’s riot at the Capitol was likely a superspreader event.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533886-growing-number-of-lawmakers-test-positive-for-covid-19-after-sheltering-in

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump’s four-year drilling binge has done irreparable damage https://newrepublic.com/article/160871/trumps-four-year-drilling-binge-done-irreparable-damage

Finally, some good environment news: the 2020 ozone layer hole closed down https://www.zmescience.com/science/finally-some-good-environment-news-the-2020-ozone-layer-hole-closed-down/

Flooding caused by climate change is costing the US billions every year https://www.zmescience.com/science/flooding-caused-by-climate-change-is-costing-the-us-billions-every-year/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
There is wood pulp in your “100 percent grated cheese.” Is that a problem? More than 50 class-action lawsuits have been filed against Parmesan producers over the years, alleging consumer deception. Yet the harms are unclear.
https://thecounter.org/100-percent-grated-cheese-contain-cellulose-false-advertising-kraft-heinz/

# Gov / Politics
When the People Fear the Government There is Tyranny, but When Government Fears the People There is Liberty. Thomas Jefferson defines two different kinds of states of relationships between U.S. Government and the people they allegedly represent. Either a state where the citizens of this country hold their government accountable to their oaths to uphold the Constitution, or a state where the nation falls into tyranny because the citizens fail to do their job and hold their government accountable.
https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/when-the-people-fear-the-government-there-is-tyranny-but-when-government-fears-the-people-there-is-liberty/

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Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure. Sens. Josh Hawley
(R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are facing a possible vote on a censure resolution in the Senate as Democrats and some Republicans blame them for the mob that attacked the Capitol last week.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533740-hawley-cruz-face-rising-anger-possible-censure

National Guard announced it will have 10,000 to 15,000 troops in Washington for the inauguration (CNN). According to Axios, federal officials will begin locking down portions of Washington, including areas around the White House and the Capitol, starting on Wednesday — six days earlier than originally planned.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533746-trump-makes-emergency-declaration-ahead-of-biden-inauguration?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36092

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods. What the hell just happened? Our democracy was pushed to its absolute limit last week when rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
https://www.ehn.org/moving-forward-after-four-years-of-fights-and-falsehoods–2649871385.html

Planned protests spark fears of more violence in Trump’s final days:
Trump supporters and right-wing extremist groups are planning demonstrations that experts warn could escalate into the kind of violence seen during last week’s deadly riots at the Capitol.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/533751-planned-protests-spark-fears-of-more-violence-in-trumps-final-days

Trump impeachment collides with Biden’s agenda: The potential for another Trump impeachment trial is threatening to upend quick action in the Senate on President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks and legislative agenda.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533753-trump-impeachment-collides-with-bidens-agenda

Impeachment and a conviction could affect Trump even as he leaves office. A lot depends on whether Trump is convicted in the Senate before Jan. 20, but there’s still potential consequences if it comes later.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/trump-impeachment-consequences

The Supreme Court refused to interfere in the election before Biden is sworn in. The justices denied requests by Trump and his supporters to take up a group of failed election challenges before Inauguration Day.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-rejects-trump-election-request?origin=web-hf

House Prepares 2nd Impeachment of Donald Trump Unless Pence Removes Him from Power https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/12/headlines/house_prepares_2nd_impeachment_of_donald_trump_unless_pence_removes_him_from_power

Busy Watching TV for Hours, Trump Ignored Pleas to Call Off Mob During Capitol Assault https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/12/headlines/wapo_trump_busy_watching_tv_for_hours_ignored_pleas_to_call_off_mob_during_capitol_assault

13 federal criminal laws that the pro-Trump mob may have violated, explained. Storming the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the government is a serious crime.
https://www.vox.com/22217973/13-federal-criminal-laws-trump-mob-insurrection-capitol-assault-rebellion-conspiracy

Trump Officials Try to Keep Away From the ‘Violent Toddler.’ Members of Trump’s Cabinet are pushing their personal political agendas, while some of his political aides are just trying to keep him from blowing up the country—again.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-officials-try-to-keep-away-from-the-violent-toddler

Trump Just Couldn’t Resist One Last Superspreader. He unleashed violence on the U.S. Capitol. Now he may unleash COVID on a Texas town already struggling with the pandemic.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-just-couldnt-resist-one-last-superspreader

Capitol Mob Reveals Ongoing Refusal to Accept Black Votes as Legitimate.
Trump’s mob had chilling echoes of the armed white mobs that terrorized elected Black officials during Reconstruction, says historian Eric Foner.
https://truthout.org/articles/capitol-mob-reveals-ongoing-refusal-to-accept-black-votes-as-legitimate/

American Exceptionalism Won’t Protect Us From Far Right Street Warfare.
There’s a global history of right-wing groups resorting to violence when they begin to lose electorally.
https://truthout.org/video/american-exceptionalism-wont-protect-us-from-far-right-street-warfare/

Pro-Trump riots won’t stop the winds of political change blowing in the West. What the D.C. insurgency meant for our regional conscience.
https://www.hcn.org/articles/south-extremism-pro-trump-riots-wont-stop-the-winds-of-political-change-blowing-in-the-west

Pentagon has released a heavily slanted timeline of events surrounding the Donald Trump-incited insurrection on Wednesday. Only they didn’t call it an insurrection. Or an assault. Or an attempted overthrow of the American government by white supremacist forces organized, inspired, and directed by Donald Trump. It’s not a coup. It’s not even a failed revolution.
The Pentagon is calling Wednesday’s events “First Amendment Protests.”
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/9/2007552/-Trump-appointed-Pentagon-officials-provide-timeline-of-assault-on-Capitol-prepare-to-be-outraged

Prosecutors building sedition, conspiracy charges against some Capitol rioters https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/533898-prosecutors-building-sedition-and-conspiracy-charges-against-some

Former MI Officials to Be Charged in Flint Water Crisis: Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder and former health director Nick Lyon are among those who are expected to be charged in the crisis.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/533889-ex-michigan-governor-to-be-charged-over-flint-water-crisis

Capitol Rioter Had Note With ‘Bad Guys,’ ‘Good Guys’: Docs:  The note, found inside Lonnie Coffman’s truck, identified a sitting judge as “bad”
and included numbers for Sean Hannity and Sen. Ted Cruz.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/lonnie-coffman-rioter-with-11-molotov-cocktails-had-note-listing-bad-guys-and-good-guys-feds-say?via=newsletter&source=CSPMedition

Biden Returns Donation From Ex-Senator Turned Foreign Agent. Sen.
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now a registered lobbyist for Hikvision, a firm which U.S. officials allege is used to spy on Uighurs.
https://www.axios.com/barbara-boxer-biden-inaugural-foreign-agent-6022f95b-e6bd-44cc-b43c-2b7d50ffaca1.html

Lawmakers Warn ‘Totally Appropriate’ Comment Proves Trump Willing to Foment Violence Again. “These remarks make it clear that he has no problem endangering others or inciting insurrection.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/12/lawmakers-warn-totally-appropriate-comment-proves-trump-willing-foment-violence

No, Not ‘Totally Appropriate’: Poll Shows 63% in US Believe Trump Incited Deadly Insurrection https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/12/no-not-totally-appropriate-poll-shows-63-us-believe-trump-incited-deadly

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House, announced Tuesday that she plans to vote to impeach President Trump for inciting a violent mob at the Capitol last week.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533926-cheney-says-shell-vote-to-impeach-trump

Top Senate Democrats Call For Hawley, Cruz To Resign Over Capitol Attack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/01/08/top-senate-democrats-call-for-hawley-cruz-to-resign-over-capitol-attack/?sh=6bd9a644ed99

Free speech means the government can’t silence you. The free market means Twitter can.
https://www.upworthy.com/social-media-bans-and-free-speech

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Four stories about the US Capitol riots to read:
👉 A Capitol police officer on duty during the coup attempt has died by suicide. Officer Howard Liebengood’s death came days after violence by Trump supporters left a fellow Capitol Police officer dead.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/capitol-police-suicide

👉 Two Capitol police officers have been suspended for their actions during the riot. One of them was the officer who took a selfie with rioters, the other “put a MAGA hat on and started directing people around.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/11/capitol-police-officers-suspended-riot-inauguration

👉 At least two members of Congress tested positive for COVID-19 after their Republican colleagues refused to wear masks during the Capitol attack. At least six Republicans could be seen in video footage refusing to take a face mask while sheltering with their colleagues.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/12/us-lawmakers-capitol-attack-covid-positive-test-pramila-jayapal-bonnie-watson-coleman

👉 House Republicans blocked a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and declare President Trump incapable of governing.
https://www.axios.com/25th-amendment-house-republicans-resolution-f147c00e-e832-4361-8d20-c7b128eed01a.html

# Law Enforcement
One Capitol Cop Arrested, Two Suspended So far…names withheld https://thehill.com/policy/finance/533715-1-member-of-law-enforcement-arrested-2-suspended-over-conduct-during-capitol

New 2020 guide shows FBI still classifying Black ‘extremists’ as domestic terrorism threat. FBI’s 2020 domestic terrorism reference guide, ‘Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism’  identifies two distinct sets of groups: those motivated by white supremacy and those who use “political reasons, including racism or injustice in American society” to justify violence https://www.yahoo.com/now/terrorism-2020-guide-shows-fbi-225557096.html

Trump Can Be Indicted Under Federal, State and D.C. Laws for His Role in January 6. Trump will no longer be shielded by the Department of Justice policy that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
https://truthout.org/articles/trump-can-be-indicted-under-federal-state-and-dc-laws-for-his-role-in-jan-6/

US Opens Criminal Probe Into Assault on Capitol https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-opens-criminal-probe-assault-capitol

Zip-Tie suspect from Capitol riot goes before judge in Nashville. Eric Munchel faces judge on 2 felony charges https://www.newschannel5.com/news/zip-tie-suspect-from-capitol-riot-goes-before-judge-in-nashville

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Colorado AG Opens Grand Jury Probe of Police Killing of Elijah McClain.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser promises a “thorough”
investigation “guided by the facts and law”
https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/08/elijah-mcclain-grand-jury-investigation/

With deep fossil fuel ties, Justice Barrett called to recuse herself from pending climate case https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/12/deep-fossil-fuel-ties-justice-barrett-called-recuse-herself-pending-climate-case

Judge’s Son Who Wore Fur Pelts to Capitol Riot Is Arrested. Aaron Mostofsky was photographed inside the breached building carrying a Capitol Police shield and a bulletproof vest.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533926-cheney-says-shell-vote-to-impeach-trump

# Media
Massive User Data Might Have Been Compromised in Recent Parler ‘Hacking’
Incident. Reports have surfaced online as to how huge amounts of data may have been compromised following the Parler “Hacking”.
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/255845/20210112/parler-data-breach-explained-what-type-information-actually-hacked.htm

# Military / DOD
Army officer under investigation for leading pro-Trump group to DC ahead of Capitol riot. Rainey resigned her commission at the end of last year.
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-officer-investigation-trump-rally/

Sen. Duckworth demands Pentagon prosecute vets and troops who participated in Capitol riot. Sen. Tammy Duckworth called on Acting SecDef Chris Miller to investigate active-duty and retired service members who stormed Capitol Hill.
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/duckworth-pentagon-prosecute-service-members-capitol-riot/

Guantánamo Bay Prison Starts 20th Year of Indefinite Detentions. The reporter Carol Rosenberg has been covering Guantánamo Bay since before it became a “war on terror” prison camp — and she’s still at it.
https://theintercept.com/2019/03/03/guantanamo-bay-carol-rosenberg-intercepted/

Army Leader Reveals Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s Entire Chain of Command at Fort Hood Was Fired
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/army-leader-reveals-spc-vanessa-guillen-s-entire-chain-of-command-at-fort-hood-was-fired-1.657907

# Science
Scientists store information in DNA of living cells https://www.zmescience.com/science/scientists-store-information-dna-cells-0562362/

# Social
This Far-Right Militia Went All-In Before the Capitol Riot. Lusting for civil war and boasting of ties to cops and the military, the Oath Keepers thought their time had come.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/far-right-oath-keepers-militia-went-all-in-before-the-capitol-riot?ref=home

Right-wing extremists move to encrypted channels to plan for inauguration day violence. Right-wing extremists are using encrypted channels to call for violence against officials on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Biden is inaugurated, with some extremists sharing knowledge of how to make, conceal and use homemade guns and bombs.
https://news.yahoo.com/extremists-move-secret-line-channels-162424612.html

Watch: Cowboys For Trump Leader Calls For New Rally With “Blood Running  From The Building” – The Paper. Trump founder Couy Griffin shows that he was there and warns that, “this is what you are going to get. You are going to get more of it.”
https://abq.news/2021/01/breaking-cowboys-for-trump-leader-calls-for-new-rally-with-blood-running-from-the-building/?fbclid=IwAR3uaydjPzTLnmAvMMEHw8xJR7c0Le-kD_LitDKBU8k2lf90pPG6q2o6ojQ

# Technology
WhatsApp and Facebook’s ultimatum to users reveals a privacy disaster:
WhatsApp has been sharing data with Facebook for years. But many users didn’t realize it until receiving a message saying that they had to consent to further tracking, or WhatsApp would be deleted.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90593066/whatsapp-facebook-privacy-ultimatum

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-10

Voices, The Peoples News

January 10, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous

Let’s talk about the insurrection at the United States Capitol.

http://bit.ly/letstalkDC

 

# Border / Immigration

Enforce Immigration Law: Send Melania Back to Slovenia as Required https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/09/politico-enforce-immigration-law-send-melania-back-to-slovenia-as-required/

 

Gaps in Melania Trump’s immigration story raise questions. A racy photo shoot is prompting fresh scrutiny of the would-be first lady’s early visits to the United States.

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/melania-trump-immigration-donald-226648

 

What is the Einstein visa? And how did Melania Trump get one? Melania Trump obtained US citizenship on a visa reserved for immigrants with “extraordinary ability” and “sustained national and international acclaim.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376207-melania-trump-got-us-visa-through-program-for-people-with

 

# CoronaVirus

A Failure of Empathy Led to 200,000 Deaths. It Has Deep Roots. One giant psychology experiment explains why many people seem like they don’t care about the deaths of the elderly.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/covid-death-toll-us-empathy-elderly/616379/

 

Did the Coronavirus escape from a lab? SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right.

https://www.newscientist.com/term/coronavirus-come-lab/

 

# Economy / Trade

Pompeo lifts restrictions on US-Taiwan relationship as clock runs out on Trump administration https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-01-09/pompeo-says-lifting-self-imposed-restrictions-on-us-taiwan-relationship

 

# Environment / Climate / Interior

In Norfolk, Va, sea level rise reduces some stormwater system capacity by 50%, data shows https://www.pilotonline.com/news/environment/vp-nw-fz20-sensor-stormwater-flooding-norfolk-20210103-t4jofv7hbff3dgcposbf7z7p5m-story.html

 

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 https://therevelator.org/species-extinct-2020/

 

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Cocaine production driving deforestation into Colombian national park.

Area residents say armed groups control the trade of coca in and out of the region, and are operating in an atmosphere of impunity.

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/01/cocaine-production-driving-deforestation-into-colombian-national-park/

 

Indonesia’s food estate program threatens to overlap onto habitats of key species like orangutans and tigers in Sumatra https://news.mongabay.com/2021/01/indonesia-food-estate-program-wildlife-indigenous-groups/

 

# Global Politics and other news

Turkey’s president says US unrest ‘disgrace for democracy,’ hopes for peace in Biden era https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/01/08/642572/Erdogan-Trump-Capitol-disgrace-democracy

 

North Korea’s Kim calls US ‘our biggest enemy,’ says its hostile policies never change https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-01-08/north-koreas-kim-calls-us-biggest-enemy-urges-end-to-hostile-policies

 

# Gov / Politics

Must-see new video shows Capitol riot was way worse than we thought.

Chris Hayes: “It is entirely possible that there were people in that crowd, looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the political class that the President, and people like Mo Brooks, and even to a certain extent Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, have told them have betrayed them.”

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-99178053752

 

Jamie Raskin Lost His Son. Then He Fled a Mob. The day before the Capitol riot, a congressman buried his 25-year-old son, who had left a note for his family on New Year’s Eve.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/jamie-raskin-capitol-attack/617609/

 

  1. Va. GOP lawmaker charged after videoing himself rioting inside Capitol. A growing number of Republicans and Democrats said they want to expel Evans from the legislature if he does not resign.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-legislature-crime-west-virginia-electoral-college-b883a7667add0cb54f01ce7ffaa73536

 

Pressure grows on Trump to leave. Democrats have drawn up articles of impeachment citing an “incitement of insurrection” and Sen. Ben Sasse

(R-Neb.) has said he’d consider voting to remove Trump from office if the House votes to impeach him again.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533441-pressure-grows-on-trump-to-leave

 

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) circulated a memo outlining procedure for holding a second trial for President Trump if the House impeaches him for a second time.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533461-mcconnell-circulates-procedures-for-second-senate-impeachment-trial-of-trump

 

Until now, the United States has never had a president incite a mob against the U.S. Capitol building in a desperate ploy to stay in power.

Is President Trump fit to remain as president until Jan. 20 or should he be immediately removed? These are important questions.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/533320-should-trump-be-removed-from-office

 

Anthony Scaramucci Says Donald Trump ‘Cheered the Insurrection’ and Demands His Removal

https://www.newsweek.com/anthony-scaramucci-donald-trump-cheered-insurrection-demands-removal-1559694

 

Michael Cohen Says He is Cooperating With Trump Family Probes as Pardon Rumors Swirl

https://www.newsweek.com/michael-cohen-says-he-cooperating-trump-family-probes-pardon-rumors-swirl-1560199

 

Kirchner: Trump’s Immediate Criminal Liability, Felony Murder (videos)

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/08/kirchner-trumps-immediate-criminal-liability/?mc_cid=419a9773c4&mc_eid=3f7488d454

 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) May Leave GOP if Trump Wont Resign, Giving Dems Solid Senate Margin

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/08/sen-lisa-murkowski-r-ak-may-leave-gop-if-trump-wont-resign-giving-dems-solid-senate-margin/?mc_cid=419a9773c4&mc_eid=3f7488d454

 

The attack on the Capitol has damaged democracy worldwide for a generation. It’s hard to overstate how extraordinarily dangerous the next several years will be to democracy across the world.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90592661/the-attack-on-the-capital-has-damaged-democracy-worldwide-for-a-generation

 

Concerns about President Trump’s powers as a commander in chief, as well as the state of the military’s chain of command, are swirling after this week’s Trump-incited attack on the Capitol.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/533453-capitol-riots-spark-fear-of-trumps-military-powers-in-final-days

 

Video shows Rep. Mike Nearman helping right-wing demonstrators breach Oregon Capitol https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2021/01/video-clearly-shows-rep-mike-nearman-helping-right-wing-demonstrators-breach-oregon-capitol.html

 

Trump Rioters Urinated, Defecated In Capitol And Smeared Feces Around Offices, Hallways: Report https://theguardiansofdemocracy.com/trump-rioters-urinated-defecated-in-capitol-and-smeared-feces-around-offices-hallways-report/

 

Extremists vow to return to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Security levels being ramped up significantly for Biden’s swearing-in as some warn of ‘persistent challenge over the next months’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/biden-inauguration-security-capitol-trump

 

Maryland Governor Says Pentagon ‘Repeatedly Denied’ Approval To Send National Guard To Capitol https://www.salon.com/2021/01/08/the-pentagon-denied-multiple-requests-to-send-national-guard-during-capitol-siege-gop-governor-says/

 

Black woman beaten by L.A. pro-Trump protesters in “disturbing images”

https://www.newsweek.com/black-woman-beaten-l-pro-trump-protesters-disturbing-images-1559960

 

The Trumps Have Fueled a Far-Right Media Monster That Is Not Going Away.

President Trump is not the only one in his orbit stoking far right violence for political gain.

https://truthout.org/articles/the-trumps-have-fueled-a-far-right-media-monster-that-is-not-going-away/

 

Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone: Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler. Google removed it from its app store Friday and Apple threatened the same.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-media-social-media-coronavirus-pandemic-dd9816678b27b9e387ea1c270f18adc5

 

GOP lawmakers are wrestling with whether to stick with President Trump between now and Jan. 20 as members of his Cabinet consider resigning or invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533458-republicans-wrestle-over-removing-trump

 

GOP senator: Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses.’ Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who has played a leading role in opposing efforts to throw out the results of the 2020 election, on Saturday said President Trump has “committed impeachable offenses.”

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-impeachments-pat-toomey-latin-america-61cc494f74843f711993105c3a32f640

 

Pelosi urges Democrats to prepare to return to DC this week amid impeachment calls

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-impeachments-pat-toomey-latin-america-61cc494f74843f711993105c3a32f640

 

Republican West Virginia legislator Derrick Evans resigned from office Saturday after he was arrested and charged in relation to the Capitol riots that occurred Wednesday.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/533495-wva-legislator-resigns-following-charge-with-entering-restricted-area-in

 

Republicans largely silent on consequences of deadly attack and Trump’s role in inciting it:

Three days after a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol carried out in President Trump’s name, Republican leaders have yet to outline plans to hold anyone accountable. Trump and some congressional Republicans, meanwhile, stepped up their efforts  to head off Democratic efforts to impeach him.

https://www.allsides.com/news/2021-01-09-2119/republicans-largely-silent-about-consequences-deadly-attack-and-trump-s-role

 

White House forced Georgia US attorney to resign: Pressure for resignation was part of broader push by President Trump to overturn state’s election results.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-prosecutor-trump/white-house-pushed-top-federal-prosecutor-in-atlanta-to-resign-wsj-idUSKBN29E0RX

 

Pence Puts 25th Amendment Back on the table: His family were in a nuclear bunker while being hunted by Trump’s hired thugs…not safe while Trump is free. Trump put a hit out on Pence after failing to have his family kidnapped https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/10/pence-puts-25th-amendment-back-on-the-table-his-family-were-in-a-nuclear-bunker-while-being-hunted-by-trumps-hired-thugs-not-safe-while-trump-is-free/

 

Capitol Officers Cover Up Report: Uniformed Active Duty Military, MS 13 and Badge Carrying, Fully Armed Police, Dozens of them, led Capitol

Invasion: Media reports of the attempted coup are fake. These were police and military, as reported by those who fought them. They were armed, automatic weapons, bombs, flash bangs and full police and military equipment.

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/10/capitol-officers-cover-up-report-uniformed-active-duty-military-and-badge-carrying-fully-armed-police-dozens-of-them-led-capitol-invasion/

 

Report: GOP Congressmen Opened Doors for Rioters, Directed Them to High Security Areas.

Official says commander of Capitol Police, Sergeant at Arms of House and Senate working with rioters, standing down security as well.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-capitol-police/failure-at-the-top-after-u-s-capitol-stormed-security-chiefs-out-idUSKBN29C2AP

 

Stewing in the WH, Trump Screams ‘I’m Not Going to Resign.’ Sources say Trump has made comments that gave no indication he was worried about leaving early or being removed.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/stewing-in-the-white-house-trump-plots-a-boastful-media-tour-and-screams-im-not-going-to-resign

 

GOP senator: It would be best for Trump ‘to resign and go away as soon as possible’

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-impeachments-pat-toomey-latin-america-61cc494f74843f711993105c3a32f640

 

# Law Enforcement

FBI focuses on whether rioters intended to harm lawmakers or take hostages. Zip ties and weapons prompt questions about whether individuals intended to kill or capture politicians.

https://pressfrom.info/us/news/us/-634219-fbi-focuses-on-whether-some-capitol-rioters-intended-to-harm-lawmakers-or-take-hostages.html

 

You can’t fight fascism by expanding the police state. We need to address systemic injustice at its root.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90592060/capitol-attack-fascism-surveillance-censorship

 

Restoring Justice: Cops Who Supported Capitol Insurrection on Social Media Face Firing. The Oakland Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that its officers endorsed or participated on social media accounts that contain objectionable content about the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/09/restoring-justice-cops-who-supported-capitol-insurrection-on-social-media-face-firing/

 

Officers calmly posed for selfies and appeared to open gates for protesters during the madness of the Capitol building insurrection

https://www.businessinsider.com/capitol-building-officers-posed-for-selfies-helped-protesters-2021-1

 

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ

BREAKING: Richard Barnett, who was seen sitting at a desk in Speaker Pelosi’s office, has been arrested in Arkansas and charged with entering and remaining on restricting grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property. https://nbcnews.to/35prOGz

 

# Military / DOD

Another Fort Bragg family joins housing complaint class-action suit https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/06/30/fort-bragg-families-enter-class-action-complaint-against-posts-housing-provider.html

 

# Technology

Apple has suspended the social media platform Parler from the App Store for what it deems the company’s lack of moderation of threats of violence.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/09/parler-suspended-apple-app-store/6610013002/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-08

Voices, The Peoples News

January 8, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous

A crude virus: How ‘man camps’ can cause a COVID surge: The Keystone XL Pipeline threatens to spread more than just oil through Indigenous communities.

https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-covid19-a-crude-virus-how-man-camps-can-cause-a-covid-surge

 

# CoronaVirus

Early Study Finds Pfizer Vaxx Works on U.K. COVID Mutation. The virus variant is more contagious than the original and has brought Britain to its knees.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/08/pfizer-vaccine-protects-against-new-covid-variants-study-suggests

 

The COVID vaccine rollout is such a mess that in some places people are sleeping in their cars to get doses

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/coronavirus-new-variant-transmission-b117

 

Nearly Half of U.S. Voters Believe Health Officials have been Misleading with COVID Data https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/polling/poll-nearly-half-all-voters-believe-public-health-officials-have

 

Big Tech And Big Pharma Merge: Oracle Takes Over Vaccine Data World https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/big-tech-big-pharma-merge-oracle-takes-over-vaccine-data-world/

 

In aftermath of report on COVID-19 deaths at Pennsylvania veterans center, family member hopes for more accountability https://www.wfmz.com/news/state/in-aftermath-of-report-on-covid-19-deaths-at-pennsylvania-veterans-center-family-member-hopes/article_f7b5de97-3fff-5176-a073-19774a3eb832.html

 

Biden to quickly release nearly all vaccine doses in shift from Trump https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533343-biden-to-quickly-release-nearly-all-vaccine-doses-in-shift-from-trump

 

FDA chief urges states to allow vaccination of lower-priority groups https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/533364-fda-chief-urges-states-to-allow-covid-vaccinations-of-lower-priority-groups

 

# Economy

Economy loses 140K jobs in December, first losses since April https://thehill.com/policy/finance/533242-december-jobs-report

 

Paul’s annual report details more than $54B in wasteful federal government spending. Congress “spent as never before, doing so ostensibly without a care” in 2020, greatly contributing to what is now a $3.1 trillion deficit, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, argues in his annual wasteful spending report.

https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/pauls-annual-report-details-more-than-54b-in-wasteful-federal-government-spending/article_708d2b80-5082-11eb-b40c-3b64c92820d4.html

 

# Education / Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tendered her resignation to President Trump Thursday

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/07/education-secretary-betsy-devos-resigns-456294

 

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is moving to loosen mining regulations and green light new mineral projects https://www.reuters.com/article/instant-article/idUSKBN29D1AD

 

# Environment / Climate / Interior

Trump auctions Arctic refuge to oil companies in last bid against the environment https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/05/trump-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-lease-sales

 

Geoengineers inch closer to Sun-dimming balloon test. Today, after much technical and regulatory wrangling, Harvard University scientists are proposing a June 2021 test flight of a research balloon designed to drop small amounts of chalky dust and observe its effects.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/12/geoengineers-inch-closer-sun-dimming-balloon-test

 

# Gov / Politics

Trump’s Insurrection Requires His Immediate Removal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-agrees-to-orderly-transfer-of-power-to-biden-after-day-of-turmoil-at-capitol-11610027394

 

Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah: “I stepped down because I saw where this was heading.”

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/07/alyssa-farah-q-and-a-456369

 

Charges for Trump family members and associates, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Rudy Giuliani and others await the confirmation of Biden’s new Attorney General.

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/08/trump-rioters-face-ten-year-sentences-because-of-trumps-monuments-act-targeting-blm-dc-attorney-says-trump-could-also-face-charges-for-inciting-trouble/?mc_cid=9d9ebcaee8&mc_eid=3f7488d454

 

‘Unfathomable’: Capitol Police Officer Murdered, Kidnappings and Lynchings Planned by Trump Terrorists. Everyone involved in the attack on the Capitol now faces murder charges https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/07/unfathomable-capitol-police-officer-murdered-kidnappings-and-lynchings-planned-by-trump-terrorists/

 

Impeachment Begun: President Biden calls the violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol an ‘insurrection’ and ‘domestic terrorism’ (powerful)

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/07/president-biden-calls-the-violent-pro-trump-riot-at-the-capitol-an-insurrection-and-domestic-terrorism/?mc_cid=9d9ebcaee8&mc_eid=3f7488d454

 

Congressional leaders vowed Wednesday to fire law enforcement chiefs amid bipartisan anger that a mob was able to easily enter the Capitol building, putting everyone inside in danger.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533253-bipartisan-anger-builds-over-police-failure-at-capitol

 

‘Conspiracy and Sedition … Are Definitely on the Table.’ Investigations into the mob violence are getting underway. Who should be held accountable, and for what?

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/08/how-to-investigate-charge-capitol-rioters-sedition-prosecutors-roundup-456127

 

This Army Ranger-turned-Congressman was last out of the House chamber during the Capitol riots: “Frankly, I’m pretty angry right now,” he told CBS. “I’m angry about the traitors who stormed the Capitol.”

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/jason-crow-army-ranger-capitol-riots/

 

Rep. Ro Khanna: Republicans Should Back Impeachment After Trump Incited Mob Violence https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/ro_khanna_trump_capitol_insurrection_impeachment

 

Every Lawmaker Calling for Trump to Be Removed From Office. High-profile Democrats and at least four Republicans want Trump gone for inciting a mob to take over the U.S. Capitol

https://gen.medium.com/every-lawmaker-calling-for-trump-to-be-removed-from-office-afbdf7415896

 

Trump Aides Rush to Keep Him From Sparking Another Conflict. Trump is increasingly unhinged. Top national security officials are trying to keep the whole world from paying the price.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/after-capitol-riot-trump-officials-rush-to-keep-him-from-sparking-another-conflictat-home-or-abroad

 

Murkowski becomes first GOP senator to call on Trump to resign https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/08/donald-trump-capitol-impeachment-joe-biden-election-coronavirus-covid-live-updates?page=with:block-5ff8a49b8f08ef644fc2b61c

 

Trump Must Be Held Accountable. If he remains unpunished, Trump’s antidemocratic, violent movement will persist in mainstream American culture.

https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article248315905.html

 

The World Shook as America Raged: America’s rivals cited the chaos at the Capitol as a sign that America has forfeited its claim to be a political model or world leader.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-world-shook-as-america-raged

 

While Railing Against Trump Coup, Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland. Nuland was the driving force behind the

2014 insurrection that overthrew the Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine and is now set to serve as Biden’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/railing-trump-coup-biden-appoints-chief-ukraine-coup-plotter-victoria-nuland/274096/

 

History and the growing power of right-wing extremism point to a volatile future for the West during the Biden presidency.

https://www.hcn.org/articles/north-extremism-the-washington-d-c-siege-has-western-roots-and-consequences

 

Dems Seek to Impeach Trump for ‘Incitement of Insurrection.’ The articles could receive a vote on the House floor as soon as Monday. If passed, Trump would be the first president to be impeached twice.

https://news.yahoo.com/house-dems-seek-impeach-trump-220527700.html

 

# Law Enforcement

FBI Puts Up $50K for Info on Would-Be D.C. Pipe-Bomber. The person is suspected of planting pipe bombs outside the HQs of both the Republican and Democratic National Committees as rioters swamped the Capitol.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-puts-up-dollar50k-for-info-on-would-be-dc-pipe-bomber

 

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, submitted his resignation with barely seven months on the job https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533262-capitol-police-chief-announces-resignation-after-pro-trump-riots

 

Capitol Police Chief Resigns Following Insurrection, Lawmakers Demand Answers https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/lawmakers-promise-investigation-firings-capitol-police-1110919/

 

Capitol Police firings imminent after ‘attempted coup,’ top appropriator warns With control of both chambers and the White House, Democrats could mandate changes among the Capitol Police force.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/capitol-riots-police-firings-455698

 

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick collapsed after being injured while confronting rioters and died Thursday night. He became the fourth fatality tied to the Capitol clashes.

https://people.com/politics/us-capitol-police-officer-dead-after-riots-in-dc/

 

Trump Was ‘Pleased’ as Mob Stormed Capitol: Trump is said to have agreed to make his latest video, in which he finally acknowledges the end of his presidency, after realizing he could face legal trouble.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-was-pleased-as-mob-stormed-capitol-report-says

 

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ

Republican attorney on Trump’s call to Georgia officials resigns from law firm Cleta Mitchell left her partnership position at Foley & Lardner one day after the firm issued a statement expressing concern about Mitchell’s role in the call.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/05/trump-georgia-phone-call-attorney-resigns-455206

 

Another Lawyer on Trump’s Georgia Phone Call Is Out of a Job. Alex Kaufman is leaving his firm two days after Cleta Mitchell quit her job at a different firm.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-kaufman-another-lawyer-on-trumps-georgia-phone-call-is-out-of-a-job

 

Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden plans to name United States Circuit Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general, according to media reports.

https://apnews.com/article/merrick-garland-attorney-general-e7972db4cd96352d028af3167b253481

 

AG Opens Grand Jury Probe Into Elijah McClain’s Death. Elijah McClain, 23, was unarmed when he was stopped by police, who used a now-banned chokehold on him.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/colorado-attorney-general-opens-grand-jury-investigation-into-elijah-mcclains-death

 

Dominion Voting Sues Trumpist Lawyer Sidney Powell for $1.3B. Citing her role promoting baseless conspiracy theories that the company helped steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump https://www.thedailybeast.com/dominion-voting-sues-pro-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-for-dollar13-billion-over-election-conspiracy-theories?source=cheats&via=rss

 

# Media

Twitter permanently suspends Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and others https://thehill.com/policy/technology/533424-twitter-permanently-suspends-michael-flynn-sidney-powell-and-others

 

# Security

FBI Puts Up $50K for Info on Would-Be D.C. Pipe-Bomber. The person is suspected of planting pipe bombs outside the HQs of both the Republican and Democratic National Committees as rioters swamped the Capitol.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-puts-up-dollar50k-for-info-on-would-be-dc-pipe-bomber

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-06

Voices, The Peoples News

January 6, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Nez Perce Tribe reclaims ancestral village site in eastern Oregon https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/12/nez-perce-tribe-reclaims-ancestral-village-site-in-eastern-oregon.html

Hope and peace: Bison return to the Rosebud reservation. Over the next five years, the leaders of the Wolakota Buffalo Range project hope to expand the herd to 1,500 buffalo, which would make it the largest owned by a Native nation.
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/hope-and-peace-bison-return-to-the-rosebud-reservation/

Washington, Oregon, and 29 indigenous tribes are suing the federal government for selling what community organizations call a “treasure trove” of Pacific Northwest history.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/washington-oregon-sign-on-to-joint-lawsuit-to-stop-sale-of-seattle-national-archives-building/article_534520cc-4f8e-11eb-ae92-bb6d5000388e.html

# CoronaVirus
U.S. Funded Specific Research at Wuhan Lab that Led to Coronavirus
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/01/05/terrifying-report-u-s-funded-specific-research-at-wuhan-lab-that-led-to-coronavirus-n1306170

Why Would the US Have Funded the Controversial Wuhan Lab? Reports about the connection between the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Wuhan Institute of Virology risk feeding conspiracy theories about the origins of COVID-19.
https://thediplomat.com/2020/05/why-would-the-us-have-funded-the-controversial-wuhan-lab/

China Blocks WHO’s Virus Team From Entry at Last Minute. It took months of negotiations for Beijing to agree to allow a team of WHO investigators into the country with the aim of probing the how the pandemic began.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/05/china-blocks-entry-to-who-team-studying-covids-origins

Congressman Kevin Brady tests positive for COVID-19 weeks after receiving first dose of Pfizer vaccine. The highest-ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee was on the House floor for voting this week.
https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/01/06/congressman-kevin-brady-tests-positive-for-covid-19-weeks-after-receiving-first-dose-of-pfizer-vaccine/

Nebraska Guv: No Vaccine for Undocumented Meat Plant Workers. He claims all the workers are legal, so it won’t be a problem. The union says that’s a lie.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nebraska-gov-pete-ricketts-says-no-covid-19-vaccine-for-undocumented-meat-plant-workers

32-Year-Old Mexican Doctor Suffers Seizures and is Paralyzed After Receiving the Pfizer Experimental Vaccine
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-mexico-vaccines/mexican-doctor-hospitalized-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccine-idUSKBN2970H3

27-Year-Old Canadian Healthcare Worker Faints and Suffers Multiple Seizures After Pfizer Experimental COVID Vaccine https://namelyliberty.com/27-year-old-canadian-healthcare-worker-faints-and-suffers-multiple-seizures-after-pfizer-experimental-covid-vaccine/

The New mRNA COVID Vaccines An Operating System in Your Body – Not a Conspiracy Theory, Moderna Admits It: “Our mRNA Medicines – The ‘Software of Life’”
https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/the-new-mrna-covid-vaccines-inject-an-operating-system-into-your-body-not-a-conspiracy-theory-moderna-admits-it/

States Using Race-Based ‘Equity’ Metric To Distribute Early Doses of COVID Vaccine https://www.insidesources.com/nh-using-race-based-equity-metric-in-distributing-early-doses-of-covid-vaccine/

Do I still need a vaccine even if I had COVID-19? The upside of being sick with COVID-19 is that you’re likely naturally immune now, but no one knows for sure how long this immunity lasts.
https://www.zmescience.com/science/coronavirus-vaccine-for-people-who-had-covid-90451233/?goal=0_3b5aad2288-e7fdc7cbe9-242676673

# Economy / Trade
Biden says $2,000 checks to ‘go out the door immediately’ if Democrats win in Georgia https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article248281040.html

# Employment
State unemployment compensation trust funds continue to struggle, report finds https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/state-unemployment-compensation-trust-funds-continue-to-struggle-report-finds/article_2f487f72-4ec4-11eb-8fbc-ab5403c841b4.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump administration finalizes an expanded drilling plan for Alaska’s Arctic petroleum reserve. The Trump administration announced Monday that it has opened an additional 7 million acres https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-arctic-trump/trump-administration-finalizes-oil-drilling-plan-in-alaska-wildlife-refuge-idUSKCN25D1JN

Louisiana: Judge tosses lawsuit over permit for $9.4 billion Formosa plastic complex. A Formosa affiliate behind the project remains barred from starting significant construction activities while the permit remains under review, though work on a water line and road widening on La. 3127 can continue.
https://www.houmatoday.com/story/business/2021/01/05/judge-tosses-lawsuit-over-permit-9-4-billion-plastics-plant-st-james-parish/6557167002/

# General News
Operation LAC (Large Area Coverage) was a United States Army Chemical Corps operation which dispersed microscopic zinc cadmium sulfide (ZnCdS) particles over much of the United States and Canada in order to test dispersal patterns and the geographic range of chemical or biological weapons.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_LAC

Operation Sea-Spray was a 1950 U.S. Navy secret experiment in which Serratia marcescens and Bacillus globigii bacteria were sprayed over the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sea-Spray

Operation Dew refers to two separate field trials conducted by the United States in the 1950s. The tests were designed to study the behavior of aerosol-released biological agents.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dew

Project 112 primarily concerned the use of aerosols to disseminate biological and chemical agents that could produce “controlled temporary incapacitation” (CTI).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_112

Operation Whitecoat was a biodefense medical research program carried out by the United States Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland between 1954 and 1973. The program pursued medical research using volunteer enlisted personnel who were eventually nicknamed “Whitecoats”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Whitecoat

The Supertanker offers many dramatic efficiency improvements related to drop capability. The Evergreen Supertanker offers at least eight times more drop capability over other commonly used large airtankers.
http://evergreenaviation.com/supertanker/

Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) https://geoengineering.environment.harvard.edu/frank-keutsch-stratospheric-controlled-perturbation-experiment

SCoPEx is a scientific experiment to advance understanding of stratospheric aerosols that could be relevant to solar geoengineering.
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/keutschgroup/scopex

# Gov / Politics
Raphael Warnock has defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) in their Senate runoff in Georgia, giving Democrats an additional seat in the upper chamber.
https://www.axios.com/warnock-loeffler-senate-georgia-runoffs-d2b4104c-b992-43cb-a2ab-497723dde941.html

The margin between Perdue and Ossoff is currently 0.4 percent—a gap tight enough to entitle the GOP incumbent to request a machine recount if it remains unchanged.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ossoff-georgia-election-results-show-he-now-leads-perdue-by-16370-votes-with-98-in

Some Republican Trump allies in Congress plan to object to electoral results in battleground states (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin). If an objection has support in writing from both a House member and a senator, then both chambers will vote on the objection today.
https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-fight-for-presidency-955739443d5ee6e061878ce0b781b78e?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=35949

If Donald Trump Refuses to Leave the White House, Secret Service Will Escort Him Out
https://www.newsweek.com/if-trump-refuses-leave-white-house-secret-service-escort-1545612?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=35949

The House and Senate will meet in a joint session of Congress at 1 p.m.
to formally count the presidential Electoral College votes, which are
306 for Biden and 232 for Trump
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-congress-procedure-expla/explainer-the-meeting-of-the-u-s-congress-that-will-seal-bidens-win-idUSKBN29B1AL

Trump declares he will “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency.
Watch – Full Speech – Jan 4, Georgia, “Biden is not gonna take this White House!”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-says-hell-fight-like-hell-to-hold-on-to-presidency

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) objected to recording his home state’s Electoral College tally at a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, triggering a historic debate and votes in the House and Senate.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/gop-lawmakers-object-to-arizona-electors-455462

Pence tells Congress he lacks ‘unilateral authority’ to reject electoral votes, dealing a final blow to President Trump’s push for Pence to overturn the election result.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532915-pence-tells-congress-he-lacks-unilateral-authority-to-reject

As expected, Republican lawmakers in Congress filed a written objection Wednesday over Arizona’s electoral votes in the presidential election https://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/nation/gop-targets-arizona-for-first-objections-in-electoral-college-certification/article_7fcaefd3-d143-5696-a027-d8724b442dd6.html

The list of Republican lawmakers who will oppose Wednesday’s vote to certify the Electoral College results continues to grow, thereby trying to block former Vice President Joe Biden from becoming the nation’s 46th president.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/02/ted-cruz-electoral-college-challenge-453430

Vice President Mike Pence was taken from the Senate chamber after protesters entered the Capitol to protest the results of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532938-pence-removed-from-senate-as-protestors-breach-capitol-security

Inside Trump’s outgoing federal execution spree. Private executioners paid in cash. Middle-of-the-night killings. False or incomplete justifications. ProPublica obtained court records showing how the outgoing administration is using its final days to execute the most federal prisoners since World War II.
https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-trump-and-barrs-last-minute-killing-spree

Warnock, who will become Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator, gave an emotional interview to CNN hours after his victory was called.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/raphael-warnock-says-dr-king-is-smiling-on-his-stunning-senate-victory

Trump era bows out with scorched-earth drama in divided GOP. Republican allies will launch a formal, public and futile effort to keep him in power by overturning the results of November’s election.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532806-trump-era-bows-out-with-scorched-earth-drama-in-divided-gop

Pence interrupts Trump’s speech to confirm he isn’t going to overturn the election. The VP’s statement reaffirmed that he doesn’t have the powers his boss thinks he does.
https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2021/01/trump-pence-electoral-college/

Trump Won’t Stop Lying, Extorting, and Cheating, Even if It Kills the GOP https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trump-wont-stop-lying-extorting-cheating-even-if-it/id1386408605?i=1000504460942&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=naytev&utm_medium=social

Lawmakers Told to ‘Get Under Chairs’ as Precaution If Protesters Breach US Senate or House Floors, Tear Gas Used INSIDE Capitol https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-lawmakers-told-get-chairs-precaution-patriots-breach-us-senate-house-floors-tear-gas-used-inside-capitol/

US Capitol lockdown: Illinois congress members shelter in place; Rep.
Adam Kinzinger: ‘This is a coup attempt’
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-adam-kinzinger-capitol-building-house-of-representatives/9412651/

Oregon leaders shelter in place, speak out amid U.S. Capitol lockdown https://katu.com/news/local/oregon-leaders-shelter-in-place-speak-out-amid-us-capitol-lockdown

GOP senators, led by Cruz, to object to Electoral College certification, demand emergency audit –The lawmakers call for an electoral commission to be established to audit results.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-senators-cruz-electoral-college-certification-audit

Trump tells rioters ‘go home,’ repeats claims that election ‘fraudulent.’ In a one-minute taped video released on social media, Trump urged his supporters to disperse. But he reiterated his false claims that his election defeat was “fraudulent,” which was the basis for the protest in the first place.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532976-trump-tells-rioters-go-home-we-love-you

President-elect Joe Biden forcefully condemned the violence in the nation’s capital as “insurrection” and called on President Trump to demand an end to the “siege.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532982-biden-calls-violence-at-capitol-insurrection-demands-response-from

Trump Pours Fuel on Fire as He Tells Mob They’re ‘Special’
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/29/opinions/trump-pours-gasoline-on-fire-dantonio/index.html

GOP Rep. Says ‘Hitler Was Right’ in Speech to Trump Fans. Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) was elected in November to represent a rural southern Illinois district.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/newly-elected-gop-congresswoman-says-hitler-was-right-in-speech-to-pro-trump-demonstrators

Both Republicans and Democrats want Trump impeached — again — after the siege at the U.S. Capitol
https://www.mic.com/p/calls-for-trumps-impeachment-emerge-again-after-the-siege-at-the-us-capitol-54530302

Jon Ossoff wins US Senate runoff in Georgia, handing control of US Senate to Democrats, NBC News projects. https://nbcnews.to/35h6kvH

The mobs are storming state legislatures, too
https://www.mic.com/p/the-mobs-are-storming-state-legislatures-too-54552943

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
A new report from the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice criticizes local moves to legalize marijuana and decriminalize drugs.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/trump-cop-commission-bashes-cannabis-reform-newsletter-january-6-2021/

# Medical / Global
The UK’s DEFRA (Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) is gassing chickens of residents in “zones” near detected cases of bird flu.
https://www.iceagefarmer.com/2021/01/05/uk-going-door-to-door-killing-chickens-bird-flu-as-cover-story/

# Military / DOD
VT: This report just in, 8 PM EST 1/5/2021: The US has deployed chemical warfare units (that we claim don’t exist) to the Persian Gulf to operate off the USS Nimitz.  Special planes, F 35 naval variants, the report states, can deploy low concentrations of Sarin or VZ gas that would kill tens of thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guards before any knew what hit them.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/05/blockbuster-secret-russian-source-tells-of-trump-military-coup-attack-on-iran/?mc_cid=40caa1c1e7&mc_eid=3f7488d454

# Murmurs of War
Veteran whistleblower claims Trump has secret plan to trigger conflict with Iran. I have very little doubt, there is highly classified planning going on to provoke an Iranian action. “He has 17 or 18 days left to do that. More than enough time. It’s also enough time to block him by an informed public, if that information got out.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-iran-files-daniel-ellsberg-assange-whistleblower-b1782341.html

# Social
Proud Boys Brawl With D.C. Cops Ahead of Pro-Trump March. “We had your f*cking back, but we ain’t got your back no more!” one man told police, noting that he and other members of the group have military training.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/proud-boys-brawl-with-dc-cops-accuse-police-of-betraying-constitution-after-getting-pepper-sprayed

Trump-Incited Violence and Chaos Hit Capitol Hill. “This is what the president has caused today, this insurrection.”
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/01/congressional-offices-evacuated-as-furious-trump-supporters-storm-capitol-hill/

The U.S. Capitol Police locked down the Capitol building and evacuated multiple congressional buildings amid increasingly violent protests outside.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532925-capitol-police-evacuate-madison-cannon-buildings

1 person was shot this afternoon inside the U.S. Capitol building after pro-Trump protesters charge building, https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/one-person-shot-in-us-capitol-after-pro-trump-protesters-charge-building-source-says

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-05

Voices, The Peoples News

January 5, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Avoiding Animal Experimentation with Improved Chemical Risk Assessment Methods https://phys.org/news/2021-01-animal-experimentation-chemical-methods.html

# CoronaVirus
Disease X to haunt 2021? Alarm bells in medical world after ‘patient zero’ with new zoonotic virus found in Congo. The fears of a new lethal disease have increased after a woman tested negative for a range of tests including Ebola making scientists nervous about the spread of a new lethal virus.
https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/health/disease-x-to-haunt-2021-alarm-bells-in-medical-world-after-patient-zero-with-new-zoonotic-virus-found-in-congo/2163844/

Dr. Anthony Fauci believes Americans could have their pre-COVID lives back by the fall of 2021 if vaccine administration picks up the phase.
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/15/946714505/fauci-predicts-u-s-could-see-signs-of-herd-immunity-by-late-march-or-early-april

“Perfectly Healthy” 41-year-old Pediatric Assistant Dies Suddenly After Injected with Experimental Pfizer COVID Vaccine https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/perfectly-healthy-41-year-old-pediatric-assistant-dies-suddenly-after-injected-with-experimental-pfizer-covid-vaccine/

HHS Launches $250M Propaganda Campaign to Convince People to Take the Experimental COVID Vaccines as Current Doses Sit Unused Due to American Resistance https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/hhs-launches-250m-propaganda-campaign-to-convince-people-to-take-the-experimental-covid-vaccines-as-current-doses-sit-unused-due-to-american-resistance/

Mutated COVID Virus Marketed to Justify New Lockdowns https://newsxpres.com/mutated-covid-virus-marketed-to-justify-new-lockdowns/

Don’t Believe the Hype About the South African Strain. The new variant terrifying the British government is concerning, but it is way too early to be panicking about vaccines.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/dont-believe-the-hype-about-the-south-africa-coronavirus-covid-19-strain

# Economy / Trade
Biden’s appearance in Georgia yesterday was all about $2,000 checks if the Democrats win https://www.dailyposter.com/p/biden-shift-shows-pressure-can-work

Sears is dying a quiet, invisible death.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/business/sears-grim-future/index.html

# Employment
With no paid leave mandate in new stimulus bill, workers are left with fewer protections. Amid the pandemic, small businesses and workers alike have benefited from access to national paid leave—public policy that hasn’t seen much corporate enthusiasm.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90590162/with-no-paid-leave-mandate-in-new-stimulus-bill-workers-are-left-with-fewer-protections

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Oil Chem owner accused of dumping nearly 50 million gallons of landfill liquid into Flint sewers https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/01/oil-chem-owner-accused-of-dumping-nearly-50-million-gallons-of-landfill-liquid-into-flint-sewers.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
EPA finalizes scientific transparency rule limiting which studies can be used to protect public health https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/532647-epa-finalizes-secret-science-rule-limiting-use-of-public-health

Green groups have a racism problem. Waterkeepers are trying to solve it https://grist.org/justice/green-groups-have-a-racism-problem-waterkeepers-are-trying-to-solve-it/

Does regenerative agriculture have a race problem? BIPOC farmers and advocates say the latest trend in agriculture is built on an age-old pattern of cultural theft and appropriation.
https://civileats.com/2021/01/05/does-regenerative-agriculture-have-a-race-problem/

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Brazil’s Bolsonaro deploys military to Amazon, fails to curb fires, deforestation. As the coronavirus consumed Brazil, the rate of destruction continued its grim ascent.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment/brazils-military-unsuccessful-in-taming-rising-amazon-deforestation-in-may-idUSKBN23J22W

Mexico Decrees Ban on GMO Corn and Monsanto’s Glyphosate Weed Killer https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/amlo-announces-gmo-corn-ban/

# Global Politics and other news
Blockbuster: Secret Russian Source tells of Trump Military Coup, Attack on Iran.  Russians intercepted emails sent to groups around the country, telling them to “stand up and stand by”
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/04/blockbuster-secret-russian-source-tells-of-trump-military-coup-attack-on-iran/

Iran issues Interpol arrest warrant for Trump:  Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others for “murder and terrorism charges,” that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad
https://apnews.com/article/710b8a935fdf2e55e5648ba2093e8c13

# Gov / Politics
The case for widespread election fraud would be made to the American people when Congress meets this week.
https://www.yahoo.com/now/at-georgia-rally-pence-says-america-will-hear-the-evidence-of-election-fraud-on-jan-6-193148658.html

‘Disgusting’: Sen. Perdue hammers Georgia secretary of state for recording Trump call
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/04/perdue-hammers-ga-sec-state-recording-trump-call-454496

‘The truth’s on tape.’ Reactions to leaked Trump call seeking to overturn Georgia vote https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article248246235.html

Trump Issues Warning To Tom Cotton For Refusal To Contest Joe Biden’s Win
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-attacks-tom-cotton-over-electoral-college_n_5ff33951c5b6ec8ae0b4a3a2

Trump gave the top civilian honor to Devin Nunes for undermining the Russia investigation.  In his final weeks in office, the president is honoring friends and allies with pardons and medals.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-devin-nunes-presidential-medal-freedom

Senate Republicans are going to war with each other over the upcoming Electoral College vote in Congress as lawmakers try to fill a post-Trump power vacuum.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532625-republican-infighting-on-election-intensifies

Trump and Biden square off in Georgia on eve of epic Senate runoffs.
https://www.ajc.com/politics/trump-and-biden-square-off-in-georgia-on-eve-of-epic-senate-runoffs/YWBVWX4RUBFWVNUFNAREADW7NQ/

Trump’s efforts to overturn election, rescue Senate majority collide in Georgia.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/04/trump-biden-georgia-senate-runoffs-454533

Trump’s final push for Georgia runoff dominated by personal grievances.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/532637-trumps-final-push-for-georgia-runoff-dominated-by-personal-grievances

Trump warns Cotton after senator says he won’t object to Biden certification.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532510-trump-warns-cotton-after-senator-says-he-wont-object-to-biden

White House Doesn’t Deny Rumors of Trump Fleeing to Scotland. Reports from Scotland have noted some strange U.S. military activity around Trump’s flagship golf resort, stoking rumors of his imminent arrival.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214807999

‘You Lied to America’ Georgia Election Chief Debunks Trump Claims one by one. While pressuring election officials, Trump borrowed claims from QAnon followers, 8kun posters, and a random Twitter guy.
https://slate.com/technology/2021/01/trump-georgia-call-lies-qanon-8kun-twitter-oann.html

Thousands of National Guard Troops Prepare to Support Biden’s Inauguration https://news.yahoo.com/thousands-national-guard-troops-prepare-105703210.html

Salon: Trump’s Georgia call was no idle threat: He is trying to overturn the election. Why bother calling Brad Raffensperger if he doesn’t really believe he can coerce him to deliver those 11,000 votes?
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/04/trumps-georgia-call-was-no-idle-threat-he-is-trying-to-overturn-the-election/

Trump’s Georgia call triggers debate on criminal penalties https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/532632-trumps-georgia-call-triggers-debate-on-criminal-penalties

‘Never Seen This Before’: Dems Unleash an Army in Georgia. Democratic canvassers in Georgia are determined to get every last voter out for Tuesday’s runoff election, even it means returning to their doorsteps over and over again.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/never-seen-this-before-dems-unleash-an-army-in-georgia

GOP Rep. Gohmert Says Violence Is Only Recourse After Election Lawsuit Dismissal https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532407-gohmert-talks-of-violence-in-streets-after-his-lawsuit-is-dismissed

Early Georgia Voting Data Shows Unprecedented Black Voter Turnout. The GOP is struggling to contain the fallout from President Trump’s extortionary attempt to reverse his loss in Georgia.
https://truthout.org/articles/early-georgia-voting-data-shows-unprecedented-black-voter-turnout/

DOJ Argues in Court Filing That Donald Trump Lost the 2020 Election.
Justice Department lawyers argued a case should be tossed because it would “be moot” with Trump leaving office.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/05/giving-game-doj-argues-court-filing-trump-lost-2020-election

Donald Trump’s Alarming Call to Battle in Georgia https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trumps-alarming-call-to-battle-in-georgia

‘One of the nuttier things I’ve seen’: MAGA civil war erupts in Georgia
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/03/maga-georgia-civil-war-trump-senate-republicans-442776

Hawley’s Tweets About Antifa Attacking His Home Were BS: The Missouri senator claimed protesters vandalized his home on Monday night and terrorized innocent people.
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article248281190.html

GOP GA Official Who Condemned Senators Will Vote for Them. Gabriel Sterling wrote on Twitter that “divided government will serve Americans best right now.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/republican-ga-elections-official-who-told-sens-to-stop-spreading-conspiracies-says-hes-voting-for-them

A long-shot effort to overturn the election results is putting Vice President Pence in a no-win situation.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532769-trump-election-fight-puts-pence-in-no-win-situation

President Trump’s pressure campaign on GOP lawmakers to challenge the Electoral College vote count has thrust a difficult decision onto Republicans eyeing presidential runs in 2024, and it’s splitting them down the middle https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/532774-trump-pressure-campaign-splits-2024-gop-contenders

Scottish Leaders on Trump Trip Rumors: Stay the Hell Away. Whispers of Trump’s flight to Scotland have erupted in recent days—but, if he does make the trip, the president will not get a warm welcome.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/scottish-leaders-tell-trump-to-stay-the-hell-away-unless-hes-bringing-tax-records

# Law Enforcement
The leader of the Proud Boys was arrested in the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/04/politics/proud-boys-arrest-black-lives-matter-banner/index.html

No Charges for Kenosha Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake Seven Times. Rusten Sheskey fired seven shots at Jacob Blake in the back, leaving him partially paralyzed and igniting another wave of unrest over police brutality.
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jacob-blake-shooting-police-officer-no-charges-1110114/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence.
https://apnews.com/article/state-courts-violent-crime-arson-violence-crime-cbca8672a70f9f170a086a7a252a751e

FBI Opening Criminal Probe into Trump Call: Democrats ask FBI Director Wray to open criminal probe into Trump after leaked phone call. Reps.
Ted Lieu and Kathleen Rice wrote that they believe Trump “engaged in solicitation of, or conspiracy to commit, a number of election crimes.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-ask-fbi-director-wray-open-criminal-probe-trump-after-n1252732

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced that retailers in the state sold more than $1 billion worth of legal marijuana products in 2020, and that doesn’t even include still-pending medical cannabis numbers for December.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-sold-more-than-1-billion-worth-of-legal-marijuana-in-2020-new-state-data-shows/

Texas expansion of medical cannabis nears finish line after Senate approval If the House approves changes made by the upper chamber, the bill will head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/22/texas-cannabis-oil-access-expanded-senate/

A retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent now supports rescheduling marijuana after personally benefiting from medical cannabis.
https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/531841-a-retired-dea-agents-plea-time-to-reschedule-marijuana

# Media
USPS Delays ‘Risk Disenfranchising 1000s of Atlanta Voters.’ If ballots were mailed by voters three to five days before today’s Georgia Senate run-off elections, they might not make it in time to be counted.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/usps-delays-risk-disenfranchising-thousands-of-atlanta-voters-in-georgia-run-off-election-says-report?ref=home

Assange wins. The cost: Press freedom is crushed, and dissent labelled mental illness The US has said it will appeal the decision.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/04/assange-wins-cost-crushing-press-freedom

What’s next after Assange extradition request blocked. Legal fight over WikiLeaks founder’s future set to intensify as US prosecutors ready to appeal extradition ruling.
https://www.ethicaleditor.com/featured/whats-next-after-assange-extradition-request-blocked/

Poland to fine social media giants $2.2m every time they censor free speech | A Different View on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/posts/45448716?fbclid=IwAR1lh3H4-gqDd6VPSKZ7BzbO-wJ2qi43vj_e6qauxbug5aMb7a7F_j4UsaY

# Medical / Health
L.A. Ambulance Crews Now Have to Ration Oxygen. And if they can’t resuscitate a patient in the field, they’re being told not to bring them to the hospital.
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/coronavirus/ems-crews-in-la-county-told-to-ration-oxygen-transports

AARP’s Stance on Prescription Price Controls Hurts Older Americans. Why would an organization that is supposed to advocate for seniors oppose a policy that saves them money at the pharmacy? A look at AARP’s financials reveals the answer.
https://www.insidesources.com/aarps-stance-on-prescription-price-controls-hurts-older-americans/

# Military / Global
Marines Prepare for “Rising Challenge” From China’s Military With Island Training. Drilling in Japan, U.S. forces practice recapturing territory as Beijing develops into ‘near-peer’ rival
https://www.wsj.com/articles/marines-prepare-for-rising-challenge-from-chinas-military-with-island-training-11609689085

# Murmurs of War
Manufacturing consent for war on China ‘Growing evidence’ suggests
Covid-19 originated from Wuhan lab: Senior US official https://www.wionews.com/world/growing-evidence-suggests-covid-19-originated-from-wuhan-lab-senior-us-official-354410?utm

# Social
Anti-mask protesters stormed a grocery store and mall in LA https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-04/maskless-protesters-grocery-store-westfield-century-city-mall

Nazi memorabilia, gas masks, spy gear among items seized from Trump ‘hate camp’ in Michigan. Agents also found Nazi memorabilia and surveillance cameras inside a farmhouse, which sits on a three-acre farm in Bad Axe.
https://www.radio.com/wwjnewsradio/news/local/nazi-memorabilia-spy-gear-among-items-seized-by-fbi-in-thumb

Trump’s Neo-Fascism Takes America’s Racism to the Next Level. What seems to be emerging in the Republican Party is a kind of modern-day fascism in which anyone who isn’t loyal to the leader, or the leader’s party, is treated as illegitimate.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-neo-fascism-takes-americas-racism-to-the-next-level

Trump’s Last Stand: A farewell to that unique artifact of this era, the Trump rally https://prospect.org/politics/trump-last-stand-georgia-election-rally/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-03

Voices, The Peoples News

January 3, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.”

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# Indigenous
‘Our people are scared.’ As deaths mount, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe charts its own path to fighting COVID https://www.startribune.com/as-deaths-mount-standing-rock-reservation-fights-covid-and-despair/600005442/

Christians confront Native Americans asking them to get off sacred land:
“Don’t tell me to get out of the way on my own land,” Yenyo said. “It’s our birthright. It’s our sacred site.” “It’s public land,” someone in the group said. “This land will be taken in the name of Jesus.” “This land was already taken a long time ago,” Yenyo said. “You people keep taking it.”
https://deadstate.org/christians-confront-native-american-asking-them-to-get-off-sacred-land-this-land-belongs-to-jesus/

# Indigenous / Global
Illegal deforestation rises in South America’s Indigenous territories, parks. Between 2010 and 2020, South America lost an average of 2.6 million hectares of forest per year https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/illegal-deforestation-rises-in-south-americas-indigenous-territories-parks/

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
503 New Species Identified in 2020, Including Endangered Monkey https://www.ecowatch.com/new-species-discovered-2020-2649707928.html

Bison Are Roaming Free in Indiana for the First Time in 200 Years https://earthmaven.io/sustainablehuman/new-stories/bison-are-roaming-free-in-indiana-for-the-first-time-in-200-years-cT0WKrNHi0yWnVNiVfNZVg

# CoronaVirus
Death in South Dakota: Federal Judge Scorches Gov. Kristi Noem Over COVID Response https://www.thedailybeast.com/federal-judge-scorches-south-dakota-gov-kristi-noem-over-covid-response?source=cheats&via=rss

People without underlying conditions are dying from COVID in LA County https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/more-people-without-underlying-conditions-004604249.html

Dr. Fauci on Mandatory COVID Vaccines: ‘Everything Will Be on the Table’
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-anthony-fauci-covid-vaccine-passport-mandatory-vaccinations-travel-1558303

As COVID-19 vaccines come online, fewer Americans want to take them https://mashupmd.com/as-covid-19-vaccines-come-online-fewer-americans-want-to-take-them-2/

4 People Died and 240 Got COVID19 in Israel After Being Injected with Pfizer Experimental mRNA Vaccine https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/4-people-died-and-240-got-covid19-in-israel-after-being-injected-with-pfizer-experimental-mrna-vaccine/

Health Workers Turned Away Elderly, Gave Vaccine to Friends. Health officials said a “miscalculation” was to blame after close contacts of vaccine administrators were called in to get shots while elderly patients were turned away.
https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/43118412/first-on-3-health-officials-hand-out-covid19-vaccines-to-close-contacts-hours-after-qualified-citizens-were-turned-away

U.S. records more than 77,000 Covid-19 deaths in December. December marked the country’s deadliest month yet in the pandemic. Across the country, field hospitals are now being put in place to help with the surge. https://nbcnews.to/3hEqqoE

COVID-19 model predicts 150,000 more US deaths within the next month https://www.fox6now.com/news/new-cdc-model-predicts-up-to-150000-american-covid-19-deaths-by-mid-july

Compulsory Vaccination for Covid-19 and Human Rights Law In The UK https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/9253/html/

Can governments mandate a COVID vaccination? Balancing public health with human rights – and what the law says
https://theconversation.com/can-governments-mandate-a-covid-vaccination-balancing-public-health-with-human-rights-and-what-the-law-says-150733

Fauci pushes back on Trump on COVID-19 ‘exaggerated’ remarks: ‘The deaths are real deaths’
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/532403-fauci-pushes-back-on-trump-calling-coronavirus-numbers-far

One person in the room with you has COVID-19. Here’s how long it takes to get infected. MIT researchers have built a simple tool to give clear guidelines on indoor safety in the midst of a pandemic.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90580290/one-person-in-the-room-with-you-has-covid-19-heres-how-long-it-takes-to-get-infected?cid=eem524:524:s00:01/03/2021_fc&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=Compass&utm_campaign=eem524:524:s00:01/03/2021_fc

# Economy / Trade
Trump’s legacy: $8 trillion-plus in added debt in one term https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-legacy-added-debt-one-term

Frustrations flare as $2,000 checks blocked for fourth straight day.
Frustrations flared in the Senate during a rare New Years Day session as lawmakers battled for the fourth day in a row over a proposal to increase the amount of recently approved coronavirus relief checks.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532335-frustrations-flare-as-2000-checks-blocked-for-fourth-straight-day

The American Money Behind Blacklisted Chinese AI Companies. U.S.
companies are investing in Chinese artificial intelligence firms whose products are being used to abuse human rights.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-american-money-behind-blacklisted-chinese-artificial-intelligence-companies

As Stimulus Falls Short, Mutual Aid Organizers Work to Meet People’s Needs. A broad movement of grassroots organizations are tending to their community’s well-being as COVID-19 surges nationwide.
https://truthout.org/articles/as-stimulus-falls-short-mutual-aid-organizers-work-to-meet-peoples-needs/

As New Jobless Figures Show ‘Massive Pain on the Eve of the New Year,’
Dems Rip McConnell for Stonewalling $2,000 Relief Checks. “It’s more than a stimulus check,” admonished Rep. Barbara Lee. “It’s a survival check.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/new-jobless-figures-show-massive-pain-eve-new-year-dems-rip-mcconnell-stonewalling

‘Tired of That Hypocrisy’: Sanders Blasts GOP for Claiming $2,000 Checks Are Too Costly After Passing $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/tired-hypocrisy-sanders-blasts-gop-claiming-2000-checks-are-too-costly-after-passing

Twenty states and dozens of localities increased their minimum wage on Friday, giving a financial boost to many frontline workers during the pandemic.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/532279-twenty-states-raise-minimum-wage-at-start-of-new-year

Breadlines Stretch Across America: This Economic Collapse Is Much Worse Than You Are Being Told https://www.philstockworld.com/2021/01/03/breadlines-stretch-across-america-this-economic-collapse-is-much-worse-than-you-are-being-told/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Humans Have Killed 83% of Wild Mammals & Half of Plants: “Despite being such a small part of the planet, humans have been steadily destroying everything else..”
https://rtfitchauthor.com/2018/06/14/humanity-has-killed-83-of-all-wild-mammals-and-half-of-all-plants-study/

Timber tax cuts cost Oregon towns billions. Then polluted water drove up the price.
Rural communities in Oregon paid millions of dollars for clean, safe drinking water because the state didn’t protect their watersheds https://www.propublica.org/article/timber-water-oregon

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Weak policy oversight could be pushing Brazilian forests closer to a tipping point https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/weak-policy-oversight-could-be-pushing-brazilian-forests-closer-to-a-tipping-point/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Washington State to Ban Bottled Water Operations
https://www.ecowatch.com/bottled-water-ban-washington-2645192473.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

# Global Politics and other news
Iran tells United Nations of plans to enrich Uranium to 20%. Iran informed the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog that it may start enriching uranium to levels well above those allowed under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported.
https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/iran-notifies-united-nations-of-plans-to-enrich-uranium-to-20

Iran now claims British Intel helped Trump kill Soleimani party in Baghdad
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/02/iran-now-claims-british-intel-helped-trump-kill-soleimani-party-in-baghdad/?mc_cid=1fcff34a8b&mc_eid=3f7488d454

Trump in hiding? Iran declares Donald Trump subject to rendition – termination, in accordance with US laws https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/01/trump-in-hiding-iran-declares-donald-trump-subject-to-rendition-termination-in-accordance-with-us-laws/

China senior diplomat says U.S. relations at ‘new crossroads.’ China’s relationship with the United States has reached a “new crossroads” and could get back on the right track following a period of “unprecedented difficulty”, senior diplomat Wang Yi said in official comments https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa/china-senior-diplomat-says-u-s-relations-at-new-crossroads-idUSKBN29702U

Iran plans 20 percent uranium enrichment in rebuke of nuclear deal https://news.yahoo.com/iran-plans-20-uranium-enrichment-130517302.html

# Gov / Politics
Five GOP contenders other than Trump, for 2024. Trump could run again in 2024. If he does, it is hard to see anyone beating him for the Republican nomination.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/531796-five-gop-contenders-other-than-trump-for-2024

Georgia keeps Senate agenda in limbo. Uncertainty is hanging over the Senate’s 2021 agenda with control of the chamber up for grabs in Georgia’s runoff elections on Tuesday.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532285-georgia-keeps-senate-agenda-in-limbo

Catherine Austin Fitts Explains how the Globalist Billionaires and Technocrats are Planning on Taking Over the Planet, and How We can Stop It. Recorded less than two weeks ago, and has more than 1 million views on YouTube.
https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/catherine-austin-fitts-explains-how-the-globalist-billionaires-and-technocrats-are-planning-on-taking-over-the-planet-and-how-we-can-stop-it/

Trump Plans to Fight the Election Even After the Rallies End. The president has told advisers he isn’t deterred by the setbacks in the courts and won’t be deterred by Congress certifying Joe Biden’s win.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-plans-to-fight-the-election-even-after-stop-the-steal-rally-ends

Trump Bizarrely Declares the Georgia Runoff ‘Illegal.’ As one would expect, his dramatic claim relied on a convoluted conspiracy theory.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-bizarrely-declares-the-georgia-runoff-illegal-and-invalid

Biden Cabinet Picks Pocketed Millions From Corporate Consulting and Speeches. Antony Blinken and Janet Yellen collectively pulled in over $8 million in the past two years.
https://truthout.org/articles/biden-cabinet-picks-pocketed-millions-from-corporate-consulting-and-speeches/

COVID is wildcard as Pelosi faces tricky Speaker vote Sunday https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532341-covid-is-wildcard-as-pelosi-faces-tricky-speaker-vote-sunday

11 Senate Republicans say they will oppose Electoral College results Wednesday https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532366-11-senate-republicans-say-they-will-object-to-electoral-college-results-on

Pence ‘welcomes’ efforts of lawmakers to ‘raise objections’ to Electoral College results https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532385-pence-welcomes-efforts-of-gop-lawmakers-to-challenge-electoral

Romney: Plan to challenge election ‘egregious ploy’ that ‘dangerously threatens’ country https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532387-romney-plan-to-challenge-election-egregious-ploy-that-dangerously-threatens

Senate Democrats rebuke GOP colleagues who say they’ll oppose Electoral College results https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532376-democrats-rebuke-gop-senators-who-say-theyll-oppose-electoral-college-results

Pelosi’s, McConnell’s homes vandalized as $2K stimulus check bill fails to pass
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/pelosi-s-mcconnell-s-homes-vandalized-after-congress-fails-approve-n1252669

Trump Cited as ‘Unforgivably Evil’ in the fully intentional murder of over 350,000 Americans. An entire structure of Republican Party politicos colluded with Trump to usher in the deadliest year in American history.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/02/trump-cited-as-unforgivably-evil-in-the-fully-intentional-murder-of-over-350000-americans/

Trump ‘diehards’ threatening to ‘kill all the D.C. traitors’ on day of the president’s rally. Proud Boys say they are planning an armed assault on Congress and the homes of key government officials…families to be taken hostage, “citizens arrests” and there are no police to stop them.
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-inciting-violence-2649717814/

Five top challenges for Biden on defense. The new year is poised to bring plenty of new defense challenges for the incoming Biden administration.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/532160-five-top-challenges-for-biden-on-defense

The House will vote to name its Speaker on Sunday, an event that almost certainly will end with another term for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) but that could provide a bit of drama for the start of the 117th Congress.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532414-live-coverage-house-votes-to-name-speaker

Can Boosting Child and Elder Care Help Democrats Win Control of the Senate? Groups canvassing in Georgia say that the “care economy” is a pivotal issue to voters.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/can-boosting-child-and-elder-care-help-democrats-win-control-of-the-senate

BREAKING: President Trump begged Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn the election results in a remarkable, hourlong phone call obtained by NBC News on Sunday. https://nbcnews.to/2My6GHP

Ex-GOP Speaker Ryan denounces effort to challenge Electoral College results. Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday blasted Congressional Republicans’ efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532443-ex-gop-speaker-ryan-denounces-effort-to-challenge-electoral-college-results

Trump’s Chaos Casts Shadow Over Electoral College Vote as Nation Awaits Stimulus These next couple of weeks are likely to be a political soap opera of an epic scale.
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-chaos-casts-shadow-over-electoral-college-vote-as-nation-awaits-stimulus/

Pelosi wins Speakership for fourth time in dramatic vote
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/pelosi-readies-speaker-vote-new-congress-sworn-n1252688

No role for military in changing election results, all living ex-defense secretaries say https://money.yahoo.com/ex-defense-secretaries-military-must-231346712.html

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Was Trump’s order to assassinate Iran’s Qassem Soleimani legal?
Democrats question whether US president needed congressional approval, while Trump says he was acting in self-defence.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/1/3/was-trumps-order-to-assassinate-irans-qassem-soleimani-legal

US cannot get away with assassination of Gen. Soleimani https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/01/02/642054/US-cannot-get-away-assassination-General-Soleimani

# Media
Let’s Be Absolutely Clear What’s At Stake In The Assange Case. This isn’t just about journalism: we really are collectively deciding the fate of our species.
https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/lets-be-absolutely-clear-whats-at

# Military / DOD
Army Drill Sgt. Jessica Mitchell found fatally shot in bullet-riddled car in Texas https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/03/army-drill-sgt-jessica-mitchell-found-fatally-shot-texas/4119080001/

Congress overrides Trump’s veto of defense policy bill, clearing the way for troops to get special pay. It’s the first time Congress has reversed Trump’s veto.
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/congress-overrides-trumps-veto-of-defense-policy-bill-clearing-the-way-for-troops-to-get-special-pay/

# Social
The coronavirus recession is driving a wedge through the U.S. housing market, sparking concerns of worsening inequality.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/housing/532278-pandemic-fueled-housing-boom-leaves-hardest-hit-behind

# United Nations
UN Experts Condemn Trump’s Pardon of Blackwater Contractors as ‘Affront to Justice’
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1081152

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-01

Voices, The Peoples News

January 1, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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I don’t normally make New Years resolutions, but this one struck a cord in me:
“I will not stress over things I can not control.”
Have a great, safe and properous New Year.
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# Indigenous
National park ranger condemned for attacking unarmed Indigenous man on sacred native land https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/30/national-park-ranger-condemned-attacking-unarmed-indigenous-man-sacred-native-land

New Native American veterans memorial offers peace in the heart of DC’s few wild spaces https://www.npr.org/2020/11/11/933473533/new-memorial-recognizes-generations-of-military-service-by-native-american-veter

Athletes raise awareness for missing, murder indigenous women https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/12/31/lending-a-handprint-athletes-raise-awareness-for-missing-murder-indigenous-women/

# CoronaVirus
People’s Vaccine: Calls Grow for Equal Access to Coronavirus Vaccine as Rich Countries Hoard Supply https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/1/people_s_vaccine_calls_grow_for

Pfizer Vaccine’s Risks: Inefficacy, Facial Palsy and Anaphylaxis.
Italians Physicians’ Uprising. German Vaccinated Nurses’ Overdose https://www.gospanews.net/en/2020/12/30/pfizer-vaccine-as-russian-roulette-facial-palsy-and-anaphylaxis-risks-italians-physicians-uprising-german-vaccinated-nurses-overdose/

Trumpster Vaccine Sabotage Arrests Begin…the real ‘Reset.’ The pharmacist not only inoculated 57 patients with spoiled vaccines but repeatedly left the same vaccine out of refrigeration in an attempt to make sure they were as toxic as possible.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/31/trumpster-vaccine-sabotage-arrests-begin-the-real-reset/

Vaccine “Passports” Could Be Mandatory For Travel, Shopping And Even The Movies https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/vaccine-passports-could-be-mandatory-travel-shopping-and-even-movies-cnn-says

Why Did This Swanky High-Rise in Houston Get COVID Vaccines? As essential workers and senior citizens nationwide struggle to get COVID vaccines, the luxurious Montebello apartment building seems to have figured it out.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-did-this-swanky-houston-high-rise-get-covid-19-vaccines-ahead-of-most-people

U.S. Barely Kept Track of the Nearly 3,000 Health Care Workers That Died in 2020. A new analysis shows a far higher number of health care worker deaths than those reported by the government.
https://truthout.org/articles/us-barely-kept-track-of-the-nearly-3000-health-care-workers-that-died-in-2020/

# Economy / Trade
In Potential Final Protest Targeting UN, Trump Administration—Joined by Just Israel—Votes Against 2021 Budget. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft said the decision was based on alleged “anti-Israel bias” and global refusal to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Israel has received  $146 billion of US taxpayers’ money as of November 2020 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-31/trump-team-readies-vote-against-un-s-budget-as-one-more-protest

Must Watch: Sanders Refutes McConnell Claim That $2,000 Direct Payments Amount to ‘Socialism for Rich People’
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/watch-sanders-refutes-mcconnell-claim-2000-direct-payments-amount-socialism-rich

As New Jobless Figures Show ‘Massive Pain on the Eve of the New Year,’
Dems Rip McConnell for Stonewalling $2000 Relief Checks https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/new-jobless-figures-show-massive-pain-eve-new-year-dems-rip-mcconnell-stonewalling

After GOP Repeatedly Blocked Vote on $2,000 Checks, 41 Democrats Joined McConnell to Advance $740 Billion Pentagon Bill https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/29/us/politics/mcconnell-blocks-stimulus-check-vote.html

‘Tired of That Hypocrisy’: Sanders Blasts GOP for Claiming $2,000 Checks Are Too Costly After Passing $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts https://crooksandliars.com/2020/12/bernie-sanders-stuffs-mitch-mcconnell

Graham calls for stand-alone vote on $2K checks. Sen. Lindsey Graham
(R-S.C.) broke with his party’s Senate leader Thursday, calling for a stand-alone vote on $2,000 stimulus checks.
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/532215-graham-calls-for-stand-alone-vote-on-2k-checks

Stock market ending 2020 at record highs, even as the virus surges and millions go hungry https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/31/business/stock-market-is-ending-2020-record-territory-even-virus-surges-millions-go-hungry/

Frustrations flared in the Senate during a rare New Years Day session as lawmakers battled for the fourth day in a row over a proposal to increase the amount of recently approved coronavirus relief checks.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532335-frustrations-flare-as-2000-checks-blocked-for-fourth-straight-day

Federal employees to receive 1 percent pay raise under Trump executive order https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/federal-employees-to-receive-1-percent-pay-raise-under-trump-executive-order/ar-BB1cp91x

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Land subsidence ‘will affect almost fifth of global population.’
Subsidence, or the gradual sinking of land, could affect 19% of the world’s population by 2040, according to new research funded by Unesco.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/31/land-subsidence-will-affect-almost-fifth-of-global-population

One Third of U.S. Rivers Changed Their Color, Three Decades of Satellite Images Show https://www.sciencealert.com/rivers-in-the-us-are-changing-colour-decades-of-satellite-imagery-reveal

Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price. Rural communities in Oregon paid millions of dollars for clean, safe drinking water because the state didn’t protect their watersheds from logging-related contamination.
https://www.propublica.org/article/timber-water-oregon

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
War On Meat Continues! Pigs Catch COVID, UK Bans Free-Range Chickens.
First the mink — now the pigs? A new study shows pigs are susceptible to COVID-19, setting the stage for mass culls of our food supply in the name of zoonotic threats
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/12/war-on-meat-continues-pigs-catch-covid-uk-bans-free-range-chickens.html?utm_source=Natural+Blaze+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b56bedfd26-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b73c66b129-b56bedfd26-387898373

Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-livestock-insight/piglets-aborted-chickens-gassed-as-pandemic-slams-meat-sector-idUSKCN2292YS

# General News
In 2020, COVID Put a Mirror Up to Our Society. It will take concerted action to pull us out of 2020’s stew of death, fear, pain, deliberate cruelty and loss.
https://truthout.org/articles/in-2020-covid-put-a-mirror-up-to-our-society/

# Global Politics and other news
Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a tougher relationship with the incoming Biden administration after four years in which President Trump gave it a direct line to the Oval Office and offered support even as some of its policies and actions drew controversy and bipartisan scorn.
https://thehill.com/policy/international/532150-saudi-arabia-braces-for-joe-biden

Iran general warns US: Military ready to respond to pressure https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/voa-news-iran/iran-general-warns-us-military-ready-respond-pressure

# Gov / Politics
The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel. Expecting the US to play a constructive role in achieving a just peace in Palestine does not only reflect indefensible naivety but willful ignorance as well https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/01/01/the-us-money-tree-the-untold-story-of-american-aid-to-israel/

Biden & CIA Death Squads: The evidence for the CIA murder operations is overwhelming. When Joe Biden becomes president in three weeks, he should prioritize ending this “Murder Inc.” A newly published investigative report has uncovered a systematic assassination program conducted by the CIA in several provinces across Afghanistan.
https://www.thenation.com/article/world/cia-death-squads-afghanistan/

Caught: Trump Planning to Have Secret Service Murder Biden Before January 6. This is the cover story, from the Guardian, with Biden’s secret service detail being changed out in an emergency measure because of a history of laxity in mask wearing. The truth is something very different.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532177-secret-service-making-changes-to-presidential-detail-amid-concerns

Congress delivered a stinging rebuke to President Trump, handing him his first veto override in the final days of his administration.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532321-congress-overrides-trump-ndaa-veto

Several Republican congressmen from Texas said they will oppose certifying Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 and instead call for a congressional investigation into allegations of voter fraud.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/texas-congressmen-say-they-will-oppose-electoral-college-votes-of-some-states/article_99e104cc-4aea-11eb-9c97-371ac241721d.html

Jan. 6 protests multiply as Trump continues to call supporters to Washington https://pressfrom.info/us/news/politics/-626320-jan-6-protests-multiply-as-trump-continues-to-call-supporters-to-washington.html

Senate overrides Trump’s veto of $740.5 billion defense bill: In a 81-13 vote, the Senate overrode Trump’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, joining the House in delivering a bipartisan rebuke of the president in his final days in office.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-overrides-trumps-veto-of-defense-bill-11609529894

# Law Enforcement
Capitol Police to enhance security at Jan. 6 session to certify election
https://www.tag24.com/politics/us-politics/dc-police-to-enhance-security-as-congress-prepares-to-certify-election-1780939

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
TX Judge in Hot Water for Defacing Racist Courthouse Sign. After a Black official was forced to work in an office near a “negroes” sign, a judge was seen on video having it painted over. Now he may face charges.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-judge-may-face-charges-for-painting-over-racist-courtroom-sign

‘Very Encouraging’: After Trump-McConnell Court Takeover, Biden Applauded for Signaling Plan to Nominate Civil Rights Lawyers https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/very-encouraging-after-trump-mcconnell-court-takeover-biden-applauded-signaling-plan

N.Y. prosecutor hires forensic accounting experts as Trump criminal probe escalates Outgoing president says investigations into his business are politically motivated https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/vance-trump-investigation-new-york-accountants-b1780179.html

# Medical / Health
“Drugs Don’t Work If People Can’t Afford Them”: Big Pharma to Raise Prices of 300 Medications on Jan. 1 https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/drugs-dont-work-if-people-cant-afford-them-big-pharma-raise-prices-300-medications

Senate Judiciary Hearing on Prescription Drug Prices. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the role of intellectual property in the pricing of prescription drugs.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?460487-1/senate-judiciary-committee-examines-role-intellectual-property-drug-pricing

Reproductive Rights Advocates Say Ohio Fetal Remains Bill Is Unconstitutional.
Senate Bill 27 was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine.
https://truthout.org/articles/reproductive-rights-advocates-say-ohio-fetal-remains-bill-is-unconstitutional/

# Military / DOD
US Navy ends 2020 with another Taiwan Strait transit. Two guided-missile destroyers steamed through the contested, 110-mile-wide waterway separating Taiwan from mainland China.
https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/12/31/us_navy_ends_2020_with_another_taiwan_strait_transit_655001.html

US to move aircraft carrier out of Middle East amid Iran tension. The Pentagon has decided to send home the USS Nimitz, the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East https://apnews.com/article/iran-persian-gulf-tensions-middle-east-navy-united-states-7e42566a1982a61754fecd73d7d1c8dc

The United States is preparing to test a hypersonic missile. Meanwhile, the U.S. has passed a Pacific Deterrence Initiative to boost the U.S.
military presence and deter China in the Indo-Pacific region.
https://thediplomat.com/2020/12/us-air-force-to-test-new-hypersonic-missile/

# Military / Global
Japan is to develop missiles capable of striking North Korea, possibly pre-emptively. These missiles also have the range necessary to defend territory claimed by China.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-plans-its-own-missiles-able-to-hit-north-korea-11607510528

Russian and Chinese warplanes have entered the South Korean Air Defense Zone during the reporting period.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china-russia/s-korea-scrambles-jets-as-chinese-russian-aircraft-enter-air-defence-zone-idUSKBN28W139?edition-redirect=ca

# Murmurs of War
Iran’s Top Diplomat Warns Trump Plotting to ‘Fabricate Pretext for War’
as US Flies B-52s Over Persian Gulf. “Iran doesn’t seek war,” said the Iranian foreign minister, “but will openly and directly defend its people, security, and vital interests.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/irans-top-diplomat-warns-trump-plotting-fabricate-pretext-war-us-flies-b-52s-over

The growing peril of war with China over Taiwan. No easy answers for any of the participants to halt their march toward catastrophe.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/china/experts/taiwan.html

The Trump administration is working to verify intelligence that shows China offered to pay militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops, Axios reported.
https://www.axios.com/scoop-trump-administration-declassifies-unconfirmed-intel-on-chinese-bounties-84131ec6-c54f-4556-8d0f-547131a343ef.html

US investigating unconfirmed intel that China offered bounties on American troops China has denied the allegations.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-declassifying-unconfirmed-intel-china-offered-bounties/story?id=74988333

Iran attack may be next in Trump’s farewell bag of tricks: There appears to be a tangible risk of a military confrontation before Trump leaves office.
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-iran-iraq-int/top-u-s-officials-agree-options-to-give-trump-for-any-attacks-on-americans-in-iraq-idUSKBN28X2F3

# Nuclear / Radiation
Lethal Levels of Radiation Found in Damaged Fukushima Reactor, Impacting its Shutdown https://www.ecowatch.com/fukushima-lethal-radiation-2649706408.html

# Science
White House appears to conclude review of EPA ‘secret science’ rule. The White House appears to have concluded its review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that’s expected to limit the types of scientific research the agency can consider in its rulemaking process.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/532249-epa-secret-science-rule-appears-to-clear-white-house-review

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-31

Voices, The Peoples News

December 31, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Bolero – March of the dinosaurs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pgANtzO2G4
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# Indigenous
Team Rubicon volunteers are helping Navajo Nation fight the coronavirus https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/2020/12/28/team-rubicon-volunteers-sent-gallup-help-navajo-hospital-staff-covid/4043973001/

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
The FDA has announced that Midwestern Pet Food is recalling select lots of Sportmix dog and cat foods because they contain potentially deadly levels of aflatoxin. FDA is aware of at least 28 deaths and 8 illnesses in dogs who ate the affected products.
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/sportmix/

Dog-Size Lizards Spreading Into Texas And Louisiana From Florida.
Biologists say these lizards will eat pretty much anything and are now spreading in multiple states after escape or release from captivity.
https://www.ecowatch.com/tegu-lizard-spread-southeast-2649018386.html

# CoronaVirus
Patient in Georgia, Health Worker in New York Suffer Anaphylaxis After Getting Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine https://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/12/patient-in-georgia-health-worker-in-new-york-suffer-anaphylaxis-after-getting-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine/

World’s Second Largest Hydroxychloroquine Plant in Taiwan Blows Up https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/worlds-second-largest-hydroxychloroquine-plant-in-taiwan-blows-up/

Trump Anti-vaxxer Sabotages 500 vaccine doses at Wisconsin Medical Center https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/31/trump-anti-vaxxer-sabotages-500-vaccine-doses-at-wisconsin-medical-center/

Trump absent as vaccine distribution lags and thousands continue to die https://newsopener.com/movie-reviews/analysis-trump-absent-as-vaccine-distribution-lags-and-thousands-continue-to-die/

Israel’s Vaccination Program Running at Warp Speed on Stolen Blue State Inventories. It began with holding up FDA approval until Israel got their first big shipment. Now Blue States are having their inventories cut, even stolen (Michigan) while Israel vaccinates their own.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/30/we-arent-kidding-nearly-4000-died-yesterday-alone-as-trump-official-hide-vaccines/

Covid ‘Mutation’ Stories Show That The Lockdowns Are Designed To Last Forever https://www.zerohedge.com/political/covid-mutation-stories-show-lockdowns-are-designed-last-forever

Despairing America: The Astonishing Psychological Cost of Lockdown https://www.aier.org/article/despairing-america-the-astonishing-psychological-cost-of-lockdown/

Months of Chaos and Systemic Failure Are Wearing Down Health Care Workers. Supply shortages remain severe almost a year into the pandemic.
https://truthout.org/articles/months-of-chaos-and-systemic-failure-are-wearing-down-health-care-workers/

US debates whether UK approach is better on COVID vaccinations. A new approach to COVID-19 vaccination just adopted in the United Kingdom is gaining traction in America, but is dividing public health experts.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/532270-us-debates-whether-uk-approach-is-better-on-covid-vaccinations

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
US Court of Appeals rules against Arctic offshore oil drilling project, protects polar bears https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/12/31/us-court-of-appeals-rules-against-arctic-offshore-oil-drilling-project-protects-polar-bears/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks https://www.ecowatch.com/biden-trump-environmental-policy-2649698179.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Maskless Mob Storms Gourmet Grocery in City Awash in Death https://www.thedailybeast.com/maskless-mob-storms-erewhon-gourmet-grocery-in-covid-stricken-los-angeles

17 Organizations Diverting Food Waste to Provide Meals for People in Need https://www.ecowatch.com/food-waste-people-in-need-2649698860.html

Modified Genes: A Comprehensive Guide to Genetically Modified Foods
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/12/modified-genes-a-comprehensive-guide-to-genetically-modified-foods.html?utm_source=Natural+Blaze+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=474a2d5e87-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b73c66b129-474a2d5e87-387898373

The Truth about Genetically Modified Food. Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right?
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-genetically-modified-food/

# Gov / Politics
2020 Was a Record Year for Far Right Violence in the U.S… There were a large number of far right killings and car attacks at Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020.
https://truthout.org/articles/2020-was-a-record-year-for-far-right-violence-in-the-us/

Biden’s Taking Forever to Pick His AG and Everyone’s Anxious. The president-elect is taking a fair bit of time picking a person to lead DOJ. That’s likely a reflection of the stakes.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-istaking-forever-to-pick-his-ag-and-its-making-well-everyone-anxious

‘I Cannot Vote to Certify the Electoral College Results on January 6th’
– MO Senator Josh Hawley Announces He Will Object to Electoral College Certification Process https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/cannot-vote-certify-electoral-college-results-january-6th-breaking-mo-senator-josh-hawley-announces-will-object-certification-process/

Rep. Mo Brooks: ‘Dozens’ of House Members Joining Jan. 6 Electoral College Challenge https://news.yahoo.com/mo-brooks-dozens-house-republicans-180526834.html

President Donald Trump on Sunday urged supporters to join the planned protests in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. “See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th.
https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/12/see-you-january-six/

Trump announces ‘wild’ protest in DC on January 6 – the day Congress will count Electoral College votes – and claims it is ‘impossible’ he lost the election
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-encourages-wild-protests-dc-date-electoral-college-vote-count-1556153

Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532036-pence-refused-to-sign-on-to-plan-to-overturn-election-lawyers-say

GOP Lawmaker Sues Pence to Give Him ‘Exclusive Authority’ to Overturn Election Results https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/28/gohmert-other-republicans-sue-pence-in-last-ditch-effort-to-overturn-biden-win.html

Oops! Over 4,000,000 Votes Cast By the Same Person in Pennsylvania https://hardnoxandfriends.com/2020/12/29/oops-over-4000000-votes-cast-by-the-same-person-in-pa/

Trump Officially Pardons Former Campaign Aide George Papadopoulos, 14 Others https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-officially-pardons-former-campaign-aide-george-papadopoulos-14-others_3628568.html

President-elect Joe Biden and his advisers are sounding the alarm about the lack of cooperation from the Trump administration with the transition process.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532146-biden-frustration-grows-over-lack-of-trump-cooperation-in-transition

GOP senator criticizes ‘ambitious politicians’ for ‘dangerous’ Electoral College ploy Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Thursday ripped an effort by fellow Republicans to challenge the election results in Congress next week, calling it a “dangerous ploy.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532209-gop-senator-criticizes-ambitious-politicians-for-dangerous-electoral-college

How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief. The Senate Majority Leader’s refusal to rein in the President is looking riskier than ever.
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/23/842579283/mitch-mcconnells-calculated-decision-to-become-trump-s-enabler-in-chief-explaine

Trump Fears That His Influence Is Waning. The president is plotting retribution. Not just because he’s mad about his election loss. But because he wants to keep folks in line.
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-fears-influence-waning-094516294.html

Only Six Senate Democrats Voted Against Advancing $740 Billion Pentagon Bill. The vote effectively kills the prospect of a vote on $2,000 direct payments before the next Congress.
https://truthout.org/articles/only-six-senate-democrats-voted-against-advancing-740-billion-pentagon-bill/

Our Democracy Is Still in Danger Even With Trump Ousted. The Trump era has both highlighted and exacerbated the reality that our democracy may be less secure than we think.
https://truthout.org/articles/our-democracy-is-still-in-danger-even-with-trump-ousted/

If you thought Trump was the most dangerous threat to our democracy, you were wrong. Did the fringe find Trump? Did Trump find the fringe? Either way, 2021 will be scary.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/if-you-thought-trump-was-most-dangerous-threat-our-democracy-n1251060

McConnell Made $3,300 This Week While Blocking $2,000 Stimulus Check —
https://www.newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnell-made-3300-this-week-while-blocking-one-time-2000-stimulus-check-1558277

# LGBTQ
The Year of COVID, Elections and Police Brutality Also Saw LGBTQ Activism. This year has reaffirmed that queer and trans liberation is inextricable from the liberation of all marginalized people https://truthout.org/articles/the-year-of-covid-elections-and-police-brutality-also-saw-lgbtq-activism/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
A Missouri Republican lawmaker filed a new joint resolution that, if approved by the legislature, would put marijuana legalization on the state’s 2022 ballot for voters to decide.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/missouri-lawmakers-new-bill-would-put-marijuana-legalization-on-2022-ballot/

New York lawmakers have prefiled eight marijuana bills for 2021 as they and the governor step up the push for full legalization. The new legislation focuses on tenants’ rights and insurance coverage for medical cannabis patients, and much more.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-york-lawmakers-prefile-eight-marijuana-bills-for-2021-as-state-pursues-legalization/

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), cited an amendment she passed that shifted “$5 million from the failed war on drugs to treatment for opioid addiction.”
https://twitter.com/RepAOC/status/1344306517231742981

# Military / DOD
U.S. Flies Bombers Over Middle East to ‘Deter’ Aggression. The U.S.
isn’t seeking conflict, just trying to “deter any potential adversary,”
U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/532097-us-flies-two-b-52-bombers-to-middle-east-ahead-of-possible-iranian-attack

# Nuclear / Radiation
NRC considers extending nuclear power plant operating licenses to 100 years. The nuclear industry and nuclear power advocates in government are “desperately trying to hold on.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/12/31/nrc-considers-extending-nuclear-power-plant-operating-licenses-to-100-years/

# Social
U.S. Has Entered Uncharted Territory in Uprising Against Racism.
Scholars Cornel West and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor respond to the global uprising against racism and police violence.
https://today.law.harvard.edu/roundup/as-protests-against-systemic-racism-erupt-in-the-united-states-harvard-law-professors-weigh-in/

# United Nations
General Assembly: 48th plenary meeting (resumed)
Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance – Item 70
https://undocs.org/en/A/75/476

Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives – Item 72 (c) https://www.un.org/en/ga/third/72/documentslist.shtml

Oceans and the law of the sea – Item 76 (a)
https://undocs.org/en/A/75/L.39

Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security – Item 98 https://www.un.org/disarmament/ict-security/

General and complete disarmament – Item 103 https://www.un.org/en/ga/62/agenda/disarmament.shtml

UN Experts: Trump Violated International Law in Pardoning Blackwater Mercenaries The choice to pardon the military contractors convicted of murder and manslaughter may violate the Geneva Conventions.
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1081152

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