Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-11

Voices, The Peoples News

May 11, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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You came naked. You will also leave naked.
You arrived weak.  And weak you will depart.
You came without money and things. You will leave without money and things.
Your first bath? Someone washed you. Your last bath? Someone will wash you.
This is our fate as humans!
So why so much pride, so much malice, so much envy, so much hate, so much resentment, so much selfishness?
We have limited time in this world and we waste it on meaningless stuff.
Author Unknown

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# Indigenous
Tribal members in Minnesota risk arrest as they maintain protests against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline.
https://www.ehn.org/line-3-minnesota-2652795873.html

Climate and Indigenous protesters across 4 continents pressure banks to #DefundLine3. “In solidarity with Indigenous leaders, we are calling for fossil fuel divestment to protect the water and climate, and the health and survival of Indigenous communities.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/07/climate-and-indigenous-protesters-across-4-continents-pressure-banks-defundline3

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Idaho Is Going To Kill 90% of Its Wolves. The law allows almost unrestricted hunting methods, including the use of night-vision goggles and shooting from helicopters
https://apnews.com/article/us-news-idaho-lifestyle-wolves-bills-f83cd2449975c977d167c0509bccab24

# Archaeology
Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved? The strange fate of a group of skiers in the Ural Mountains has generated endless speculation.
https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/dyatlov-pass?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Healthy Utah High School Athlete Develops Blood Clots in His Brain Following COVID Injection
https://www.globalresearch.ca/healthy-utah-high-school-athlete-develops-blood-clots-brain-following-covid-injection/5744865

Former HHS COVID Advisor Dr. Paul Alexander: Do NOT Give COVID Shots to Children!
https://www.bitchute.com/video/p3EkylMyO5kJ/

Scientists seek SARS-CoV-2 in sewage: From Canada to Australia, scientists in more than 50 nations are monitoring sewage for whole
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles and viral fragments that have been shed in faeces.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01234-1?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=07eb2bdc6b-briefing-dy-20210510&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-07eb2bdc6b-43812897

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be used in adolescents 12 to 15 years old, a move that will make millions more people eligible for a vaccine.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/05/10/fda-authorizes-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-for-use-in-adolescents/

Two pandemics clash as doctors find that COVID spurs diabetes. Covid-19 isn’t just deadlier for people with diabetes, it’s also triggering the metabolic disease in many who didn’t previously have it.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-05/two-pandemics-clash-as-doctors-find-that-covid-spurs-diabetes

DeSantis Threatens to Screw His Own State to Spite the CDC. Florida’s governor says people will die if the CDC requires vaccine passports for cruise passengers. The mayor of Miami-Dade explains why that’s every bit as crazy as it sounds.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/desantis-threatens-to-screw-his-own-state-to-spite-the-cdc

# Economy / Trade
Wall Street’s Cooked Books Fueled the Financial Crisis in 2008. It’s Happening Again. This time not with residential mortgage-backed securities, based on loans for homes, but commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, based on loans for businesses https://theintercept.com/2021/04/20/wall-street-cmbs-dollar-general-ladder-capital/

Report Reveals How Big Corporations Rigged Rules to Boost Pandemic Pay of CEOs as Workers Suffered. “By inflating executive compensation while their workers struggled during a pandemic, corporate boards have strengthened the case for tax penalties on huge CEO-worker pay gaps.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/11/report-reveals-how-big-corporations-rigged-rules-boost-pandemic-pay-ceos-workers

# Education / Schools
Student Loan Servicing Companies Shouldn’t Exist, And Rich Cordray, now running the office of Federal Student Aid, could help make that a reality. It would even help with the cancellation of student debt.
https://prospect.org/education/student-loan-servicing-companies-shouldnt-exist/

New Oklahoma Bill Bans Teaching About Racism Because It Causes “Discomfort”
The law bars lessons on race or sex that cause “discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress.”
https://truthout.org/articles/new-oklahoma-bill-bans-teaching-about-racism-because-it-causes-discomfort/

In the Legislature: Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval. A bill that would limit what public school students can be taught about the United States’ history of subjugating people of color moved closer to becoming law early Tuesday.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/11/critical-race-theory-texas-schools-legislature/

The Graduate School’s Commitment to Anti-Racism and Social Justice https://web.uri.edu/graduate-school/the-graduate-schools-commitment-to-anti-racism-and-social-justice/

As Biden taps Elizabeth Warren ally to oversee student loans, debate over canceling debt looms large. The Biden administration has chosen a close ally of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to oversee the nation’s expansive federal student loan program.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/as-biden-taps-elizabeth-warren-ally-to-oversee-student-loans-debate-over-canceling-debt-looms/article_da03bb30-b192-11eb-bb6c-375ac986dd3d.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Fuel Shortages Loom With Pipeline Still Shut After Attack. Biden admin declares emergency to ease transportation as Colonial Pipeline struggles to say when it expected to safely relaunch operations.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fuel-shortages-loom-with-colonial-pipeline-still-shut-after-ransomware-attack

Living among fracking wells is linked to higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths due to heart attacks, according to a new study.
https://www.ehn.org/fracking-pollution-heart-attacks-2652938744.html

Final OK expected for nation’s first major offshore wind farm. The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, is slated to generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2021/05/11/final-ok-expected-for-nations-first-major-offshore-wind-farm/

Colonial Pipeline resumes limited shipments after a cyberattack shut it down, though its hopes to “substantially” restart service this weekend may not be quick enough to prevent fuel shortages.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/10/colonial-pipeline-cyberattack-restart-486582

U.S. gas stations already run out of fuel after Colonial Pipeline is hacked https://www.news-herald.com/news/nation-world/u-s-gas-stations-already-run-out-of-fuel-after-colonial-pipeline-is-hacked/article_9ac9b9cf-ad1c-5434-a4ee-cca5445f5ece.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
How an ancient building technique could help solve the climate crisis.
More than half a billion tons of construction and demolition materials end up in U.S. landfills every year. Reusing that rubble, as our ancient ancestors did, could offset the waste.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90634229/how-an-ancient-building-technique-could-help-solve-the-climate-crisis

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize. Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.
https://www.ecowatch.com/wildfires-drinking-water-2652930468.html

NASA levels up to fight climate change: NASA has appointed its first climate adviser and ramped up work on key missions to study how Earth’s climate is changing.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01230-5

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global There is Somehow a Living Fossil in Japan. Scientists have rediscovered a relationship that has not been observed in more than 270 million years just off the coast of Japan.
https://www.ecowatch.com/living-fossil-discovered-japan-2652938737.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Riding Herd on Mental Health in Colorado Ranching Country: The pandemic over the past year has been a surprising boon for many farms and ranches as higher consumer demand amid food shortages has boosted business. But coupled with everyday worries about weather and commodity prices, the pandemic also has led to mental health challenges, including serious stress, anxiety and depression among farmers and ranchers, health officials said.
https://khn.org/news/article/colorado-rancher-mental-health-stigma-isolation-agricultural-crisis/

# Global Politics and other news
Russia: How Dare You Accuse Us of Pipeline Ransomware Attack. The Colonial Pipeline attack has been blamed on DarkSide, a secretive hacking group believed to be based in Russia.
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/russia-denies-involvement-colonial-pipeline-cyberattack-2021-05-11/

# Gov / Political
Trumpists Are Trying to Hijack This Small Town Ballot Audit. Last week, a Boston talk-radio host told listeners that tiny Windham, New Hampshire’s audit, along with the Arizona count, carried “immense importance.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-maga-fans-are-trying-to-hijack-a-small-town-new-hampshire-ballot-audit

MAGA Attorneys General Are Winning a GOP Civil War: A Trumpist faction of the Republican Attorneys General Association tied to events surrounding Jan. 6 is gaining steam, while more moderate members are heading for the exits.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-attorneys-general-are-winning-a-gop-civil-war

McCarthy schedules vote to oust Cheney for Wednesday: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday that he has officially scheduled a vote for Wednesday to oust GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her No. 3 leadership post.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552706-mccarthy-schedules-vote-to-oust-cheney-for-wednesday

Poll: Much Of The World Sees The U.S. As A Threat To Democracy. Belief in importance of democracy high in 53 sampled countries but inequality and big tech companies seen as biggest threats https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/05/us-threat-democracy-russia-china-global-poll

The relationship between President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has failed to live up to expectations and lawmakers are pessimistic their first face-to-face meeting since the inauguration will thaw what has become a cold war between the two leaders.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552759-biden-mcconnell-cold-war-unlikely-to-end-at-white-house

Senators are set for a high-stakes battle over one of Democrats’ biggest priorities that could have repercussions not only for the 2022 midterm election but the Senate itself.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552764-senate-poised-for-all-day-brawl-over-sweeping-elections-bill

GOP Readies Blitz Against Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill: The bill, as written, would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. elections in a generation, touching on almost every aspect of the electoral process.
Democrats say the changes are even more important now as Republican-controlled states impose new voting restrictions after the divisive 2020 election.
https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-business-voting-rights-bills-voter-registration-3dbcf3e5d04e6c7aa7c9ff629e9d1cb3

The GOP’s Suicide Squad Isn’t Going to Stop With Liz Cheney: Trump toady Kevin McCarthy isn’t really just after Cheney. He’s after the party’s remaining sane women. She’s just in the way.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-gops-suicide-squad-isnt-going-to-stop-with-liz-cheney?source=articles&via=rss

Schumer: ‘The big lie is spreading like a cancer’ among GOP https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552846-schumer-the-big-lie-is-spreading-like-a-cancer-among-gop

The right is very excited an unelected monarch announced a new voter suppression policy. She hasn’t endorsed anything. But MAGA patriots, new fans of the queen, are embarrassing themselves by fawning.
https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/05/queens-speech-maga-voter-suppression/

The Gravel Institute Punches Up: To counter right-wing organizations with deep pockets and powerful ties, like PragerU, the Gravel Institute builds a progressive grassroots coalition.
https://prospect.org/politics/gravel-institute-punches-up/

Biden Seeks Bipartisanship Even as McConnell Admits GOP Only Wants Obstruction Progressives warn Biden’s quest for bipartisanship is quixotic at best and threatens to dilute Democratic ambitions.
https://truthout.org/articles/biden-seeks-bipartisanship-even-as-mcconnell-admits-gop-only-wants-obstruction/

9 of 9 GOP Senators Agree That Voters Waiting in Line Should Not Be Given Food or Water. “Republicans would rather have you starve than vote,” said one critic.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/11/9-9-gop-senators-agree-voters-waiting-line-should-not-be-given-food-or-water

Arizona State Legislature Passes Anti-Voter, Anti-Democracy Bill Targeting Communities of Color https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/05/11/arizona-state-legislature-passes-anti-voter-anti-democracy-bill-targeting?cd-origin=rss

# Law Enforcement
The Capitol Police’s failure to prepare for the Jan. 6 insurrection will be back in the spotlight this week when its inspector general testifies before lawmakers about his latest findings, all while the House aims to consider a supplemental funding bill for Capitol security this month.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552427-capitol-police-watchdog-back-in-spotlight-amid-security-concerns

Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats: Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton testified in the first of three House hearings this week on what went wrong during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/capitol-police-inspector-general-jan-6-attack_n_6099a338e4b0ae3c688211b9

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man. “An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”
https://www.axios.com/alabama-officer-murder-verdict-suicidal-man-939d2843-e1b2-4b3e-9370-c8b287ad9762.html

Verdicts Don’t Heal. We Need Imaginative Community-Based, Restorative Justice.
True justice requires much more than successful prosecution of individual officers.
https://truthout.org/articles/verdicts-dont-heal-we-need-imaginative-community-based-restorative-justice/

French court dismisses case against U.S. makers of Agent Orange. The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-05-10/french-court-dismisses-case-over-agent-orange-use-in-vietnam

Prosecutors recommend 17-year sentence for former Green Beret convicted of spying for Russia: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 17-year prison sentence for a former Green Beret who pleaded guilty last year to providing classified information to Russian military intelligence for over a decade.
https://flipboard.com/topic/surveillance/prosecutors-recommend-17-year-sentence-for-former-green-beret-convicted-of-spyin/a-XeZnu4gfQLqc345Bc27b-A%3Aa%3A2552383729-bf67fdff04%2Fstripes.com

# LGBTQ
Biden administration reverses Trump-era limits on transgender health protections The Biden administration announced on Monday that it will reverse Trump-era limits on health care protections against discrimination for gay and transgender people.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/552588-biden-admin-reverses-trump-era-limits-on-transgender-health-protections

The Biden Administration Just Prohibited Anti-LGBTQ Health Care Discrimination Queer Americans are finally protected from health care discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The move is a direct reversal of Trump-era policies and comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court interpreted sex-based discrimination to include LBGTQ folks in employment law.
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/biden-administration-protect-gay-transgender-against-health-care-discrimination-2021-05-10/

# Media
Maloney Yanks DeJoy-Friendly Provision From Postal Bill After Union Complains A provision that would have allowed the U.S. Postal Service to set its own delivery standards is removed, but penalties for noncompliance with targets are also gone https://prospect.org/politics/democrats-postal-reform-bill-would-give-dejoy-a-free-hand/

Fauci Clashes With Rand Paul Again: ‘That Is Not Correct!’ “I do not favor gain-of-function research in China. That is not correct,” he said, eventually adding: “You are saying things that are not correct!”
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/552857-rand-paul-clashes-with-fauci-over-coronavirus-origins

# Military / DOD
The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged. While records of spraying operations inside Laos exist, the extent to which the U.S. military broke international agreements has never been fully documented, until now.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/magazine/laos-agent-orange-vietnam-war.html

# Other News
The conspiracy theory that still won’t rest in peace:  After examining the testimony of hundreds of eyewitnesses and forensically dissecting the scientific trail of the towers’ collapse, down to analysing dust on the ground at the New York site, they have compiled a lengthy dossier.
It is a document which, they claim, proves that controlled demolition explosives, not aircraft, brought the buildings down.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9428743/The-conspiracy-theory-wont-rest-peace.html

# Science
You’ve heard about genome sequencing — but what’s exome sequencing? It’s a method that can help detect rare genetic disease.
https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/what-is-exome-08052021/

Next-generation sequencing for diagnosis of rare diseases in the neonatal intensive care unit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978597/

The expanding frontier of nucleic acid therapeutics. While mRNA vaccines have received immense attention of late, another class of RNA therapeutics has been growing steadily in recent years. Its impact could be equally profound.
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbioe.2021.628137/full

# Veterans / VA
Veterans group to stage Memorial Day weekend motorcycle ride around National Mall. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists will gather in downtown Washington on May 30, shutting down the streets around the National Mall for about 15 hours to conduct a traditional Memorial Day ride.
https://flipboard.com/@starsstripes/stars-and-stripes-ud0o5797z/veterans-group-to-stage-memorial-day-weekend-motorcycle-ride-around-national-mal/a-_Jbm2gSBSiiXiz5pmHlYGg%3Aa%3A2552383729-b2da9e6e26%2Fstripes.com

Pentagon rejects plan to use its parking lots for annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2021/05/03/pentagon-rejects-plan-to-use-its-parking-lots-for-annual-memorial-day-motorcycle-rally/

Biden Admin Denies Parking Permit for Bikes in 3-Decade-Straight Veterans Motorcycle Ride on Washington, DC https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-denies-parking-permit-bikes-3-decade-straight-veterans-motorcycle-ride-washington-dc/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-08

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
Why Indigenous women are risking arrest to fight Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through Minnesota https://www.ehn.org/line-3-minnesota-2652795873.html

# Border / Immigration
Kids Go Hungry in ‘Insane’ Texas Migrant Shelter: Volunteers: From reports of kids fainting to transfers in the middle of the night, the place is more like a jail than a shelter, insiders say.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/kids-go-hungry-in-insane-health-and-human-services-dallas-migrant-shelter-run-by-culmen-volunteers-say

Despite high risks of infection and hundreds of sick detainees, there’s still no clear COVID-19 vaccination strategy from ICE officials for immigrant detention centers, and few local health departments have stepped up to provide vaccines.
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2021/05/06/397348/with-hundreds-sick-in-texas-ice-says-its-up-to-local-health-departments-to-vaccinate-detained-immigrants/

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) South Carolina and Montana to end expanded pandemic benefits for jobless residents.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/politics/montana-pandemic-unemployment-benefits/index.html

# Employment / Labor
Progressives to Corporations: If You Want to Keep Workers, Pay Living Wages Corporations fault unemployment benefits for labor shortages, but critics argue “starvation wages” are to blame.
https://truthout.org/articles/progressives-to-corporations-if-you-want-to-keep-workers-pay-living-wages/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals US pipeline cyberattack forces closure. The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. East Coast was shut down by its operator after being hit with a cyberattack.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cyberattack-forces-closure-of-largest-u-s-refined-fuel-pipeline-11620479737

‘Jugular’ of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack.
The infiltration of a major fuel pipeline is “the most significant, successful attack on energy infrastructure we know of.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/08/colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack-485984

Fuel Shortages Loom With Pipeline Still Shut After Attack: Biden admin declares emergency to ease transportation as Colonial Pipeline struggles to say when it expected to safely relaunch operations.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fuel-shortages-loom-with-colonial-pipeline-still-shut-after-ransomware-attack?source=cheats&via=rss

Will Colonial Pipeline’s shutdown spike U.S. pump prices?
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/will-colonial-pipeline-shutdown-spike-us-pump-prices-2021-05-08/

A just transition? On Brooklyn’s waterfront, oil companies and community activists join together to create an offshore wind project – and jobs https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052021/a-just-transition-on-brooklyns-waterfront-oil-companies-and-community-activists-join-together-to-create-an-offshore-wind-project-and-jobs/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The European Union’s top court last week upheld the EU’s partial ban on three neonicotinoid insecticides linked to harming bees https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/07/eu-court-upholds-ban-on-insecticides-linked-to-harming-bees

Vision to Protect 30% of U.S. Land and Water by 2030: This week the Biden Administration unveiled its vision for conserving 30% of America’s land and waters by 2030.
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/05/biden-lays-out-vision-for-protecting-30-percent-of-us-land-waters-by-2030/

EcoWatch recently joined Fabien and members of his team at the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC) on marine debris cleanup dives in the Florida Keys.
https://www.ecowatch.com/fabian-cousteau-ocean-conservation-2652908966.html

A nonprofit promised to preserve wildlife. Then it made millions claiming it could cut down trees https://www.propublica.org/article/a-nonprofit-promised-to-preserve-wildlife-then-it-made-millions-claiming-it-could-cut-down-trees

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
EU U-turns on ‘unsafe’ common food additive linked with cancer risk The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has deemed titanium dioxide, a widely used food additive, to be unsafe in its latest study https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-u-turns-on-unsafe-common-food-additive-linked-with-cancer-risk/

# Global Politics and other news
Israel Tells Biden: Jerusalem Violence None of Your Business: 270+ Palestinians hurt in violence at the Al Aqsa mosque—Islam’s third-holiest site—as the U.S. expresses its “serious concerns” about the escalation.
https://www.axios.com/us-israel-jerusalem-violence-serious-concerns-5d8740a0-bbe4-4e05-b3b3-644beb7a8560.html

# Gov / Political
Biden ‘confident’ meeting with Putin will take place soon. President Biden said Friday that he’s “confident” he and Russian President Vladimir Putin can meet in June, though the details of any face-to-face have yet to be agreed upon.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/552425-biden-confident-meeting-with-putin-will-take-place-soon

GOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories. Trump hovers over the future of the Republican Party like a dark and threatening cloud that prevents his party from seeing the horizon. The GOP is whatever Trump says it is. That’s a problem because of public distaste for him and his presidency. Most Americans have a negative opinion of him in the NBC News poll.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/552380-gop-is-consumed-by-trump-conspiracy-theories

Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’
phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting done in the early months of the administration on Russia’s role in the
2016 election, according to government letters and officials.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/07/washington-post-trump-doj-got-reporters-phone-records/4997276001/

Blockbuster: Liz Cheney secretly organized key move to block Trump from using military to overturn election: Report: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was the organizer of an open letter by all living former Defense Secretaries against the military intervening in election disputes.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/07/blockbuster-liz-cheney-secretly-organized-key-move-to-block-trump-from-using-military-to-overturn-election-report/

Biden Addresses Joint Session of Congress: One day shy of his 100th day in office, Biden made the case for his future agenda.
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2021/joe-biden-speech-to-congress-2021-live-analysis-transcript-highlights-4-28-21/

Joy Reid’s response to Tucker Carlson’s fear and hate-mondering is a true marvel to behold. Oh, what a marvel it is to observe how Joy Reid, ever so sweetly, utterly destroys Tucker Carlson, while also thoroughly ripping that “scrunch-faced fear monkey” (as John Oliver has so aptly termed him) a new one!!!
https://youtu.be/wFRLWGRtM3g

Marooned at Mar-a-Lago, Trump still has iron grip on Republicans. The vilification of Liz Cheney and a bizarre vote recount in Arizona showed the damage from his assault on a bedrock of democracy: election integrity.
https://www.reportwire.in/marooned-at-mar-a-lago-trump-still-has-iron-grip-on-republicans/

Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms: Democrats hitting a crucial stretch as much of President Biden’s agenda remains stuck in congressional limbo.
It’s the next 100 days they view as key for big priorities that will test the filibuster, and if anything can get GOP support, as Democrats juggle trying to satisfy a base with a long wish list with razor-thin margins heading into 2022.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552440-democrats-hit-crucial-stretch-as-filibuster-fight-looms

House Republicans return to Washington this week embroiled in a bitter battle over the direction of the party, the face of its leadership and what role former President Trump should play heading into next year’s elections — and far beyond.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552445-gop-braces-for-wild-week-with-momentous-vote

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Grand jury indicts 4 ex-police officers in George Floyd’s death. A federal grand jury has indicted all four former Minneapolis police officers involved with the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/552323-grand-jury-indicts-4-ex-police-officers-in-george-floyds-death

The Biden team has hired a slate of immigration judges initially selected during the Trump era, angering advocates who argue the White House is already failing to deliver in its pledge to push back against the prior administration’s shaping of the judiciary.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/552373-biden-fills-immigration-court-with-trump-hires

Chomsky: Protests Unleashed by Murder of George Floyd Exceed All in U.S.
History
World-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky discusses the killing of George Floyd and how the U.S. fomented a “gun culture.”
https://truthout.org/articles/chomsky-protests-unleashed-by-murder-of-george-floyd-exceed-all-in-us-history/

DOJ proposes crackdown on ‘ghost guns’ following Biden pledge. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday took aim at “ghost guns,”
proposing to close a loophole that allows people to avoid background checks as they purchase guns without serial numbers.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/552405-doj-proposes-crackdown-on-ghost-guns-following-biden-pledge-on-gun

# Medical / Health
The Big Biden Policy Idea That Nobody (Not Even Joe Biden) Is Discussing It could mean health insurance for 4 million low-income Americans, but somebody needs to demand that it happen.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-health-care-medicaid-gap-uninsured_n_608b38dce4b0b9042d904b5b

Pharma Breaks Lobbying Record Defending High Drug Prices and Vaccine Patents. Democrats are pushing to negotiate lower drug prices through Medicare and expand global COVID vaccine production.
https://truthout.org/articles/pharma-breaks-lobbying-record-defending-high-drug-prices-and-vaccine-patents/

An effort to expand government health care for working poor Texans is likely dead for this legislative session, supporters say, in spite of some bipartisan support, because of conservative opposition and a fast-approaching legislative deadline.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/07/texas-medicaid-expansion-legislature/

# Military / DOD
Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: Why the U.S. is not really leaving Afghanistan.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/07/united-states-withdraws-from-afghanistan-not-really/

SouthFront: New US anti-ballistic missile obsolete before its deployed:
The United States is scrambling to develop its Next-Generation Interceptor as quickly as possible. Estimations put the program’s cost at $18 billion.
https://southfront.org/u-s-new-antiballistic-missile-to-be-ready-by-the-time-its-obsolete/

# Other News
Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism
Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022. Soylent Green, starring Charlton Heston, premiered nationwide on May 9, 1973, to mixed reviews. Set in a hungry, desperate New York City beset by pollution, overpopulation, and a climate where the temperature stays above a humid 90° F, life is so awful that euthanasia is not only legal, it’s often welcomed. The year of this future hellscape? 2022.
https://www.ehn.org/climate-change-chaos-and-cannibalism-2652916331.html

Twisted Church Attack Shows High Bar for Nailing Hate Crimes. After the Georgia spa shootings sparked outrage and demands for hate-crime charges, the feds homed in on another incident in Florida.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-twisted-catholic-church-attack-shows-the-high-bar-for-hate-crimes-in-america

# Social
Antifa, BLM Activists Armed With Rifles Block Traffic, Assault Drivers in Portland. A large group of Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with people this week during a march in Portland and at least one person was hospitalized for reasons that were not specified, police said.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/antifa-blm-activists-armed-with-rifles-block-traffic-assault-drivers-in-portland_3807062.html

# Space
Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA.
Remnants of China’s biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/china-says-remnants-long-march-rocket-landed-indian-ocean-2021-05-09/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-07

Voices, The Peoples News

May 7, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
My community’s boil water advisory is almost as old as me. This human rights violation against First Nations has affected an entire generation. And I’ll never take water for granted again.
https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/05/06/My-Community-Boil-Water-Advisory-Almost-Old-As-Me/

# Border / Immigration
According to government documents we obtained, US officials have discussed asking Mexico to commit to implementing measures to decrease the number of immigrants trying to cross the southern border.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/us-mexico-president-immigration-harris-meeting

# Bundy Rides Again
# Children / Youth
Children dying in foster care: At least 23 children have died in Texas’
long-term foster care system since summer 2019, according to a new report by court-appointed monitors for state agencies in charge of the system. Foster care children continue to die under the state’s watch.
https://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/state/2020/09/04/after-11-foster-children-die-texas-to-be-in-contempt-of-court-ndash-again/42383213/

A sixth-grade girl shot two students and an employee at a school in Idaho. All three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were expected to recover, a hospital official said.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/rigby-idaho-middle-school-shooting

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) 16-Year-Old Wisconsin Girl DEAD Following 2 Doses of the Experimental Pfizer COVID Injections. VAERS ID: 1243516: 16-year-old female, Wisconsin. Hemodynamic collapse at home. Persistent cardiac arrest requiring ECMO. Event believed secondary to pulmonary embolism. Death by neurologic criteria.
https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/16-year-old-wisconsin-girl-dead-following-2-doses-of-the-experimental-pfizer-covid-injections/

14-year-old Milwaukee boy dies of complications caused by COVID-19.  The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy has died of complications caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s the first reported pediatric death caused by the virus in Milwaukee.
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/health-med-fit/14-year-old-milwaukee-boy-dies-of-complications-caused-by-covid-19/article_90a99fac-5c30-52ae-b683-3c383c5d85ef.html

Pfizer and BioNTech said they have begun their request for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to give full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine after having emergency use authorization for almost five months.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/552280-pfizer-biontech-begin-request-for-fdas-full-approval-of-covid-19-vaccine

‘Doomsday scenario’: Lagging vaccine rates stir fears of dangerous variants. Officials say the virus remains a persistent enough threat to potentially mutate into something that puts even vaccinated people at heightened risk
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/06/coronavirus-vaccine-rates-variants-485475

Tucker Carlson May Be Our Biggest Public Health Problem Now. Carlson knows anti-vaxxers have become a big part of Trump’s Republican Party and that they are easy marks as he hustles to up the ante and amp up the outrage.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tucker-carlson-may-be-americas-biggest-public-health-problem

Covid Death Toll Is Double What Has Been Reported, Analysis Finds https://www.statnews.com/2021/05/06/new-analysis-finds-global-covid-death-toll-is-double-official-estimates/

750 COVID Victims Still in NYC Truck Morgues 1 Year Later. The “temporary” facility opened along the Brooklyn waterfront in April 2020.
https://nypost.com/2021/05/07/many-covid-victims-bodies-still-in-refrigerated-trucks-on-nyc-waterfront/

Battle lines are forming over President Biden’s move to support waiving patents for COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of a contentious push to increase global vaccine access.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/552241-battle-lines-drawn-over-bidens-support-for-vaccine-waivers

# Economy / Trade
The Biden administration is expected to proceed with the Trump administration’s China investment ban (Bloomberg News). The president is likely to find broad support in Congress for a tough stance on China.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-06/biden-team-likely-to-proceed-on-trump-s-china-investment-ban

# Education / Schools
Princeton and UPenn Teach with the Bones of Murdered Children without the knowledge of their families.
https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/6/princeton_and_upenn_teach_with_the

The Kids Are Not All Right: Concerns for Mental Health Mount as Schools Reopen. Students and educators say the needs of traumatized students must be addressed before real learning can take place.
https://truthout.org/articles/the-kids-are-not-all-right-concerns-for-mental-health-mount-as-schools-reopen/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Electricity market bailout follows winter storm: An approximately $2.5 billion plan to bail out Texas’ distressed electricity market from the financial crisis caused by Winter Storm Uri in February was approved by the Texas House https://sanantonioreport.org/texas-lawmakers-propose-electricity-market-bailout-after-winter-storm/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
EPA rebuked for failing to protect communities from carcinogenic air pollution The EPA’s Office of Inspector General issued a plan for cutting exposure to ethylene oxide and chloroprene.
https://theintercept.com/2021/05/06/epa-ethylene-oxide-chloroprene-inspector-general/

Biden’s plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters, an ambitious goal to conserve nearly one-third of America’s lands and waters https://apnews.com/article/business-environment-and-nature-government-and-politics-2c5afd5a5466acf8a015a17ff014bb4b

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the wild.
A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.
https://truthout.org/articles/usda-may-allow-genetically-modified-trees-to-be-released-into-the-wild/

‘America the beautiful’: Biden administration aims to protect 30% of US lands and waters by 2030. “This is a critical opportunity for Americans to come together to build a new, more inclusive model of conservation to save nature, and ultimately ourselves,” said one advocate.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/06/america-beautiful-biden-administration-aims-protect-30-us-lands-and-waters-2030

Genetically engineered mosquitoes have been released into the open air in the United States for the first time. The experiment was launched this week in the Florida Keys, over some local objections. It aims to suppress populations of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can carry disease.
https://www.livescience.com/first-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-us.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Listen: The allure of regenerative agriculture. Located on opposite ends of the United States, in Vermont and California, and connected by a shared appreciation for nature and restorative practices, they’ll dive into what it means to live in tandem with the landscape and with our food systems while immersing in two completely different ecosystems for agriculture.
https://www.ehn.org/regenerative-agriculture-2652896081/regenerative-agriculture-podcast

Controversial Ingredient In Quaker Oats Lands Them In Hot Water With The Authorities. According to the complaint, glyphosate allegedly made its way into Quaker Oats “not simply because it is used as an agricultural weed killer, but because it is sprayed on the oats as a drying agent shortly before harvest.”
https://www.ecowatch.com/quaker-oats-accused-of-being-deceptive-and-misleading-after-glyphosate-1891128136.html

# Gov / Political
Former GOP Rep. scorches male Republicans for being “on their knees” for Trump https://occupydemocrats.com/2021/05/06/former-gop-rep-scorches-male-republicans-for-being-on-their-knees-for-trump/

‘We Build the Wall’ Co-Founder Indicted for Tax Fraud. Prosecutors say Brian Kolfage took hundreds of thousands of dollars from Trump wall donors and put them in his own bank account.
https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-2038b12c2844e7cef3eaa4442f9f127e

MAGA Congressman Keeps Dodging Jan. 6 Riot Lawsuit: Attorney: Mo Brooks has reportedly even evaded private investigators in an effort to serve him with a lawsuit that accuses him of inciting the Capitol riot.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/mo-brooks-keeps-dodging-capitol-riot-lawsuit-attorney-says

Texas Democrats Fought GOP Voter Suppression Bill Through the Night.
Democrats were able to remove language from the bill that was plucked straight from Jim Crow, but the fight isn’t over.
https://truthout.org/articles/texas-democrats-fought-gop-voter-suppression-bill-through-the-night/

Threats to Members of Congress Are Up Staggering 107 Percent. “The Department is confident the number of cases will continue to increase,”
said a USCP release issued Friday.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-police-threats-to-members-of-congress-up-107-percent-over-last-year

# Law Enforcement
Alabama Cop Guilty of Murder After Shooting Suicidal Man. A female cop said she was successfully diffusing the situation when Officer William Darby arrived on the scene and almost immediately pulled his gun.
https://apnews.com/article/al-state-wire-trials-shootings-6c3086a61eefc9605d171e3446c1e844

‘I’m Gonna Die, Help’: Cops Beat, Hold Handcuffed Dad’s Face in the Dirt Until He Dies—Lawsuit. On April 3, 2020, Stephen Dolceamore, 29, a father of two, was in need of medical attention. He was reportedly in the midst of a mental health crisis when police officers responded to a call about him. Instead of “help” however, Dolceamore received a savage beating and would die as a result. Dolceamore would spend his last moments alive, face down in a dirt strip in a hotel parking lot, begging for help as cops squeezed the life from his body.
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/im-gonna-die-help-cops-beat-hold-handcuffed-dads-face-in-the-dirt-until-he-dies-lawsuit/?fbclid=IwAR0ZT_ghsYgS3fk_2Telt49TJkV6vZEhKdBaUM-JSYVpyGzWXGHvY9kwqz8

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A federal grand jury has indicted all four former Minneapolis police officers involved with the killing of George Floyd last May, including Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on murder and manslaughter charges last month.
https://apnews.com/article/george-floyd-officers-charged-6d87b905692ddfa9594b36c876366f4b

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize medical cannabis. Gov. Laura Kelly (D) supports medical marijuana but it will now have to go through the Senate to get her desk, and time is short in the session.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/kansas-house-approves-medical-marijuana-legalization-bill/

# Medical / Health
An effort to expand Medicaid for uninsured Texans is likely dead for this legislative session, supporters say, mired in conservative opposition and faced with a fast-approaching deadline in the Republican-led Texas Legislature.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/07/texas-medicaid-expansion-legislature/

Manchin on Collision Course With Warren, Sanders. Sen. Joe Manchin
(D-W.Va.) is headed for a high-profile battle with the Senate’s leading progressives over whether to expand Medicare eligibility as part of President Biden’s human-focused infrastructure agenda.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552262-manchin-on-collision-course-with-warren-sanders

# Military / DOD
The Pentagon is sending more warplanes to protect the U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/05/06/us-sends-more-warplanes-to-afghanistan-to-protect-troop-pullout/

# Nuclear / Radiation
Indian Point nuclear plant reaches a contentious end. Few topics divide clean energy advocates as much as the role of nuclear power.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06052021/inside-clean-energy-indian-point-nuclear-plant-reaches-a-contentious-end/

Scientists OK plan to release one million tonnes of waste water from Fukushima Neighbouring nations have denounced Japan’s plan to release water used to cool the nuclear plant’s melted reactors into the sea, but researchers say the dangers are low.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01225-2

# Social
Protests Unleashed by Murder of George Floyd Exceed All in U.S. History.
World-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky discusses the killing of George Floyd and how the U.S. fomented a “gun culture.”
https://truthout.org/articles/chomsky-protests-unleashed-by-murder-of-george-floyd-exceed-all-in-us-history/

# Water
Maine investigation into ‘forever chemical’ contamination expands into 2 more towns Nearly 80 wells in Fairfield, Benton and Unity Township have tested for high levels of “forever chemicals.”
https://bangordailynews.com/2021/05/06/news/central-maine/state-investigation-into-forever-chemical-contamination-expands-into-2-more-towns/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-06

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021. “My Administration is fully committed to working with Tribal Nations to address the disproportionately high number of missing or murdered Indigenous people, as well as increasing coordination to investigate and resolve these cases and ensure accountability.”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/05/04/a-proclamation-on-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-persons-awareness-day-2021/

Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes worked with federal agencies to complete a first of its kind plan to address the crisis.
https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.6/indigenous-affairs-justice-tribes-unveil-landmark-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-person-response

A path to getting Native lands back: Mary Big Bull-Lewis is taking a creative approach to returning ownership of the land and its stories to Native people.
https://patch.com/washington/across-wa/path-getting-native-lands-back

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Interior cancels decades-old protections for migratory birds: The U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will revoke the final regulation that limits the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The rule, which excluded the incidental harming or killing of migratory birds, was published just weeks before Donald Trump left office.
https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.3/dc-dispatch-interior-cancels-decades-old-protections-for-migratory-birds

# Children / Youth
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) In case you didn’t notice, the push is on to mass distribute vaccines all over the world, and China is starting to become a major player in the vaccine industry as countries duel for product positioning in the global market. But what most people don’t realize is that the framework was set up for vaccine distribution on a global scale several years ago, through a deal between the Clinton Foundation, Chinese producers, and the World Health Organization (along with the Bill Gates entity GAVI, learn more here:
https://althealthworks.com/hillary-clintons-foundation-arranged-for-chinese-vaccine-makers-to-avoid-u-s-scrutiny-world-health-organization-report-reveals/).

Tragedy Continues to Strike Families with Loved Ones Dying After being Injected with Experimental COVID Shots https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/tragedy-continues-to-strike-families-with-loved-ones-dying-after-being-injected-with-experimental-covid-shots/

‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe.     It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/28/crime-against-humanity-arundhati-roy-india-covid-catastrophe

# Education / Schools
The Kids Are Not All Right: Concerns for Mental Health Mount as Schools Reopen Students and educators say the needs of traumatized students must be addressed before real learning can take place.
https://truthout.org/articles/the-kids-are-not-all-right-concerns-for-mental-health-mount-as-schools-reopen/

Medical association calls on more than 100 colleges to reverse vaccine requirements for students. More than 100 colleges across the U.S. have said they will require students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend in-person classes.
https://www.gmtoday.com/news/medical-association-calls-on-more-than-100-colleges-to-reverse-vaccine-requirements-for-students/article_d69f7c16-ae6a-11eb-a5a4-0789170f2f62.html

Idaho School Shooting Injures 2 Students and a Custodian https://apnews.com/article/idaho-rigby-middle-school-shooting-0f01cf5dc5aa04c3b2574a4c8379be9a?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=ap

# Employment / Labor
Building back equitable economic opportunity for Texas. SB1622 and
HB3767 will be key to ensuring that all Texans have the opportunity to grow, thrive and attain a good paying job.
https://www.texastribune.org/paid-post/building-back-equitable-economic-opportunity-texas/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study. The controversial company spends planned Pennsylvania investments on an Arkansas plant just a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.
https://www.ehn.org/us-steel-pittsburgh-pollution-asthma-2652882219.html

New lawsuit challenges ‘fast-track’ permits used for oil and gas pipelines nationwide. For nearly a decade, pipeline companies have relied on the contested Nationwide Permit 12 when their projects cross waterbodies in the U.S.
https://www.desmog.com/2021/05/05/lawsuit-nationwide-permit-12-kxl-pipelines/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Antarctica remains the wild card for sea-level rise estimates through 2100. A massive collaborative research project covered in the journal Nature offers projections to the year 2100 of future sea-level rise from all sources of land ice, offering the most complete projections created to date.
https://www.newswise.com/articles/antarctica-remains-the-wild-card-for-sea-level-rise-estimates-through-2100

So small, yet so deadly. Investors force plastic industry to reveal pollution. Factories, trains, ships and trucks spill about 10 trillion of the lentil-sized pellets, or nurdles, used to make all plastic products, into the environment each year — enough to make roughly 15 million plastic bottles.
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/05/05/news/investors-force-plastic-industry-reveal-pollution

Early Fire Season Out West: California is dealing with an early fire season this year. Northern parts of the state experienced a May “red flag” fire warning due to dry and windy conditions for the first time since 2014.
https://mashable.com/article/fire-season-california-western-us-2021/

# Global Politics and other news
Ukraine’s former prosecutor general said he was fired for not opening the Biden probe that Trump wanted https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/ukraine-prosecutor-fired-biden-investigation-giuliani

# Gov / Political
GOP leaders have turned on House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) as they prepare to oust her next week in favor of Rep.
Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scalise-backs-stefanik-to-replace-liz-cheney-as-gop-conference-chair-11620218211

Behind Cheney’s break with McCarthy over Trump. Wyoming Republican’s persistent criticism of former president’s actions before Capitol riot by his supporters turned some of her allies into foes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scalise-backs-stefanik-to-replace-liz-cheney-as-gop-conference-chair-11620218211

The real reason Republicans want to oust Cheney. The problem isn’t her views on Donald Trump. It’s her relationships with fellow Republicans.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/05/05/the-real-reason-republicans-want-to-oust-liz-cheney-485470

Giuliani Lays Off Staff as Legal Woes Drain Wallet: The Trump ally is staring at a long and expensive legal fight after federal agents raided his home and office last week. It’s the latest sign that the former New York mayor’s legal woes are taking their toll on his lifestyle
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/06/giuliani-cuts-down-his-entourage-485504

Giuliani’s Legal Trouble Is Trump’s Too. To save himself, the president’s former lawyer might have to spill damning secrets.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/05/02/giuliani-trump-legal-trouble-485186

In response to last year’s nationwide protests against police brutality, the Texas House moved to raise criminal penalties and require jail time for people who obstruct a roadway if it prevents the passage of an emergency vehicle or blocks a hospital entrance.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/05/texas-protesters-highways-ambulances-legislature/

Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women. For Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 House Republican, the cost of denouncing former President Trump appears almost certain to be her expulsion from leadership, perhaps as early as next week. And that’s sparking a backlash from some Republicans who see a vicious double standard in the GOP’s hard-charging effort to demote the most powerful woman in the party’s ranks.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552032-cheney-fight-stokes-cries-of-gop-double-standard-for-women

Detente: The Vital Word Missing From Discourse On Russia And China.
There is no valid reason why we cannot all get along and spend our energy collaborating toward human thriving.
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL2105/S00018/detente-the-vital-word-missing-from-discourse-on-russia-and-china.htm

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs a Voter Suppression Bill, and Fox News Has the Only Camera. The network got an “exclusive” to his signing ceremony.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/ron-desantis-voter-suppression-fox-news/

Florida’s new voting law immediately hit with lawsuits. Voting rights groups on Thursday filed a pair of lawsuits targeting a restrictive GOP-crafted voting bill, just moments after it was signed into law by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/552157-floridas-new-voting-law-immediately-hit-with-lawsuits

# Law Enforcement
Chauvin Lost, but the Murderers Won: From the middle of March to the end of April, eight people of color, mostly African American, were killed by the police. They did this in teams, as if they were really serious about what they were doing.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/06/chauvin-lost-but-the-murderers-won/

South Carolina Legislature Votes to Bring Back Electric Chair, Firing Squads https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article251151894.html

Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma The lived reality for many Black and Brown people is a state of hypervigilance that overwhelms our nervous systems.
https://truthout.org/articles/police-and-state-violence-have-secondary-impacts-complex-and-lasting-trauma/

Gwinnett police seek ID of woman after skull found in woods https://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett-police-seek-id-of-woman-after-skull-found-in-woods/X2OTDVW5EBFWHJADZ3HV2LBCSU/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
DoJ Asks Arizona GOP to Explain Reports of Reckless Recount. The Justice Department stepped in following reports of ballots being left unattended on desks during the partisan “audit” of 2020 election results.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/justice-department-asks-arizona-republicans-to-explain-shocking-reports-from-its-reckless-recount?source=cheats&via=rss

DNA Evidence Suggests Ledell Lee Was Innocent of Murder for Which He Was Executed in 2017
https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/6/headlines/dna_evidence_suggests_ledell_lee_was_innocent_of_murder_for_which_he_was_executed_in_2017

Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws in Massive Tenant Dispute, Judge Rules The Kushner-owned management company charged “deceptive” fees to thousands of tenants.
https://www.rawstory.com/jared-kushner-2652882209/

# Medical / Health
Fetal “heartbeat” bill, that could ban abortions at six weeks, nears passage in the Legislature. The legislation must still get another vote in the lower chamber before it’s sent to the governor’s office to be signed into law. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has signaled that he is looking forward to signing the bill.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/03/texas-house-abortion-heartbeat/

“Family members, clergy, domestic violence and rape crisis counselors, or referring physicians could be subject to tens of thousands of dollars in liability to total strangers.”
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ab41d1c79-bb99-4917-ab3e-f6dc665650a2#pageNum=1

# Military / DOD
Will Guantanamo Ever Close? Inside the Guantánamo conundrum.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/06/will-guantanamo-ever-be-shut-down/

# Nuclear / Radiation
Nuclear Climate Change: Washington Heats Things Up. We have been moved yet another step closer to planetary destruction.
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/05/04/nuclear-climate-change-washington-heats-things-up/

# Other News
Trumpland thought he’d get back on Facebook. Now, they’re anxious and scrambling. The president’s suspension remains in place. And GOP operatives worry what that might mean for him and the party.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/05/trump-facebook-suspension-gop-485464

# Social
Austin voters reinstate city’s ban on public homeless encampments in one of several local Texas elections. Homeless service providers in other Texas cities say they also are worried about how a potential state law banning encampments could play out. Regulations and enforcement related to camping in public places vary greatly among cities.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/01/texas-local-election-results/

‘We need help’: Sewage crisis hits majority-Black town in New York.
Sewage and wastewater infrastructure is collapsing all over Mount Vernon city, with old, corroded and overburdened pipes.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/06/sewage-crisis-hits-majority-black-town-new-york-mount-vernon

# Space
Pentagon Tracking Out-of-Control Chinese Space Rocket. Experts say accurately predicting where the rocket will land is impossible, but it’s likely to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend.
https://www.cnet.com/news/out-of-control-chinese-rocket-expected-to-crash-into-earth-this-weekend/

# Water
Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US
https://theconversation.com/bidens-infrastructure-plan-targets-lead-pipes-that-threaten-public-health-across-the-us-158277

Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures. A familiar scene has returned to
California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow.
https://therevelator.org/california-water-assessment/

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

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Border / Immigration
A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home. The Biden Administration has begun an ambitious effort to reunite more than a thousand families torn apart by Trump.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-immigration/a-mother-separated-from-her-children-at-the-border-comes-home

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) The Biden administration will support a proposal to waive international patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a key administration official.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement that the “extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures.”
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/551992-biden-backs-covid-19-vaccine-patent-waivers

# Economy / Trade
Biden To Address Nation on Implementation of $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/11/joe-biden-signs-covid-19-relief-bill-stimulus-checks-into-law/4647894001/

# Education / Schools
Barring the teaching of systemic racism in schools. New Hampshire lawmakers are debating a bill that would prevent educators from teaching about systemic racism and sexism in public schools and state-funded programs.
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Education-bill-would-ban-teaching-racism-sexism-38821767

Private School Parents Pressured To Become BLM Activists, NYC Dad Says https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyc-private-school-andrew-gutmann-brearley-blm

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Ugandan farmers whose land will soon become a crude oil pipeline pathway lose years of livelihood. After years of uncertainty, communities are demanding proper compensation from major oil companies who will soon begin construction of a major pipeline through their land.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/05/ugandan-farmers-whose-land-will-soon-become-a-crude-oil-pipeline-pathway-lose-years-of-livelihood/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Flows Tell the Story: Klamath River coho salmon are in dire shape. Klamath River Coho continue on the slide to extinction https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/05/the-flows-tell-the-story-klamath-river-coho-salmon-are-in-dire-condition/

Pesticides are widely damaging soil’s organisms, new review finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/04/vital-soil-organisms-being-harmed-by-pesticides-study-shows

# Gov / Political
The MAGA Nuts Think Liz Cheney, of All People, Is a RINO. The hardline conservative stuck to her principles and voted to impeach Trump. Now his loyalists are determined to push her out of power.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-maga-nuts-think-liz-cheney-of-all-people-is-a-rino

Corporations rally to stop voting restrictions: With Texas Republicans split on which package of new voting rules might cross the finish line by the end of the legislative session, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Unilever, Patagonia and two dozen other companies issued a statement urging state lawmakers not to pass new restrictions on voting.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/05/texas-republicans-voting-corporations/

World’s Most Tyrannical Regime Can’t Stop Babbling About “Human Rights.”
There is no other government waging nonstop wars around the world and dropping scores of bombs per day on human beings in foreign nations in order to perpetuate its iron-fisted domination of our planet.
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/05/03/651826/World-most-tyrannical-regime-can%E2%80%99t-stop-babbling-about-human-rights

Republicans jockey to replace Cheney as McCarthy moves to boot her, publicly criticizing her and privately lining up a potential successor.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/04/mccarthy-gop-cheney-485316

Cheney could be “toast” in fight with Trump over GOP future.  The No. 2 House Republican is publicly calling for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney as the party’s third-ranking leader in the chamber.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-05-05/cheney-could-be-toast-in-fight-with-trump-over-gop-future

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) defends Cheney: she “refuses to lie.” “Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie,” Romney tweeted on Tuesday about the No. 3 House Republican.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551761-romney-defends-cheney-she-refuses-to-lie

The Liz Cheney mob is growing: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced his support of ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position as House Republican Conference chair and replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/12/trump-impeachment-liz-cheney-republicans-capitol

Trump released this statement: “Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership. We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair.
Elise is a tough and smart communicator!”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551901-trump-backs-stefanik-to-replace-cheney

# Law Enforcement
Police fired 24 shots at a handcuffed man. Why didn’t they turn on their body cameras? Ariane McCree, 28, was fatally shot by a police officer while handcuffed in a South Carolina Walmart parking lot in 2019.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-fired-24-shots-handcuffed-man-why-didn-t-they-n1264887

Jailers Tortured and Murdered Marvin Scott III, Family Says After Viewing Video After viewing tape of Scott’s in-custody murder at the Collin County Jail, his family says he suffered “day of torture.”
https://truthout.org/articles/jailers-tortured-and-murdered-marvin-scott-iii-family-says-after-viewing-video/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump’s Lawyers Demand Enemies Pay for ‘Weaponizing Courts.’ Trump’s attorneys contend that the plaintiffs brought a “frivolous” suit against the former president, and argue that a federal judge should sanction the opposing side.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-lawyers-of-all-people-demand-enemies-pay-for-weaponizing-courts

Barr’s Memo on Not Charging Trump Must Be Made Public: Judge: A federal judge ruled that the decision not to charge Trump with crimes found by Mueller’s probe had already been made by the time the memo was written.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/politics/william-barr-memo-trump-memo/index.html

Finding: Trump may be charged with obstruction of justice for hiding the fact that he is a Russian Agent: Trump’s Arrest authorized by Federal
Judge: Boris Trumpski did it, Barr lied to Congress to cover it up (updated).
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/04/trumps-arrest-authorized-by-federal-judge-boris-trumpski-did-it-barr-lied-to-congress-to-cover-it-up/

DOJ Asks for Outside Lawyer to Sift Through Rudy Evidence. Federal prosecutors reportedly cited “the unusually sensitive privilege issues”
related to the Giuliani case in making their request.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-prosecutors-want-special-master-review-giuliani-evidence-2021-05-04/

Judge Orders DOJ to Hand Over Memo Used by Bill Barr to Justify Clearing Trump of Obstruction
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/04/trump-obstruction-justice-doj-485360

# LGBTQ
Biden White House Set to Confront States on Anti-Trans Bills. The Human Rights Campaign says the White House is preparing to directly confront the flood of anti-trans and LGBTQ legislation. The Department of Justice may also join the fight.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-white-house-is-preparing-to-confront-states-on-anti-trans-bills

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Attorney General Merrick Garland reiterated during a House hearing that he does not think going after people who use marijuana in compliance with state laws is a good use of Justice Department resources.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-ag-stresses-that-marijuana-use-in-legal-states-is-not-a-justice-department-priority/

# Murmurs of War
The Apocalypse Must Be Near. I Agree With Henry Kissinger—About Cold War With China. This cold war isn’t something that could develop sometime in the future. It’s already here. The US is waging an economic, propaganda, and military cold war against China, heightening tensions and increasing the risk of future confrontations. And it’s getting worse.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/05/apocalypse-must-be-near-i-agree-henry-kissinger-about-cold-war-china

# Science
The Age of Genetic Chaos: Inside CRISPR technology. Attempts to modify single genes in human embryos (not intended to be brought to full-term) in fact led to “large-scale, unintended DNA deletions and rearrangements in the areas surrounding the targeted sequence,” aka “genetic chaos.”
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/05/crispr-madness-welcome-to-the-age-of-genetic-chaos/

# Social
A federal judge on Wednesday vacated a nationwide freeze on evictions that was put in place by federal health officials to help cash-strapped renters remain in their homes during the pandemic.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/05/cdc-eviction-ban-vacated-485441

# Space
All eyes are on a Chinese rocket — because it’s falling from space and we don’t know when or where https://www.zmescience.com/science/chinese-rocket-reentry-uncontrolled-sometime-somewhere-6432453/

# Weather
“New Normal” for U.S. Climate Is Hotter and Wetter, According to New NOAA Data: Every 10 years, NOAA releases an analysis of U.S. weather of the past three decades that calculates average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions. That time has come again.
https://www.noaa.gov/news/new-us-climate-normals-are-here-what-do-they-tell-us-about-climate-change

# Water
Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures. A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/05/public-health-crisis-looms-as-california-identifies-600-communities-at-risk-of-water-system-failures/

A coalition of residents is trying to halt Corpus Christi’s rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/corpus-christi-exxon-sabic-water-supply-problem-1163453/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-04

Voices, The Peoples News

May 4, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# CoronaVirus (is still in clinical trials and tests)
Experimental Adenovirus COVID Injections Continuing to Kill Younger, Middle-Aged People https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/experimental-adenovirus-covid-injections-continuing-to-kill-younger-middle-aged-people/

CNN Host: It’s Time for Government and Big Business to Force Americans to Be Vaccinated. There are alarming signs that coercion is going to be the tool of choice for the “public-private partnership” when it comes to meeting Joe Biden’s stated goal of mass vaccinations.
https://trendingpolitics.com/cnn-host-its-time-for-government-and-big-business-to-force-americans-to-be-vaccinated/

FDA to authorize Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds by early next week. The US Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine in children and teens ages 12 to 15 by early next week, a federal government official tells CNN.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/03/health/pfizer-covid-vaccine-teens-fda/index.html

Separating rumor from fact on Covid-19’s origin: The U.S.- Chinese research involved genetically engineering bat coronavirus to make it infect human airway cells in mice, in order to invent vaccines and other therapeutics. U.S. taxpayer money supported the controversial vaccine research with Chinese scientists through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Some support came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/04/27/sharyl_attkisson_investigates_covid_19.html

Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic
COVID-19
https://theintercept.com/2021/04/23/covid-vaccine-ip-waiver-lobbying/

As Big Pharma Fights Off Patent Waiver, Pfizer Reports Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/04/big-pharma-fights-patent-waiver-pfizer-reports-hundreds-millions-profits-covid

# Economy / Trade
Small businesses say Big Labor’s PRO Act would put them under. The Biden Administration sent some stock prices tumbling and left small businesses worried after taking sides on a hotly contested labor issue that critics say could threaten the jobs of millions of independent workers https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/small-businesses-say-big-labors-pro-act-would-put-them-under

# Education / Schools
Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show. The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.
https://nypost.com/2021/05/01/teachers-union-collaborated-with-cdc-on-school-reopening-emails/

Biden Picks Warren Ally to Oversee Student Aid, Signaling Shift on Student Debt Richard Cordray, who used to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will oversee $1.6 trillion in student debts.
https://truthout.org/articles/biden-picks-warren-ally-to-oversee-student-aid-signaling-shift-on-student-debt/

# Employment / Labor
PRO Act is another Biden tax increase on the middle class: President Joe Biden promised to not increase taxes on the middle-class, but his gift to organized labor, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), has the same impact as a tax increase on millions of Americans.
https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2021/04/30/pro_act_is_another_biden_tax_increase_on_the_middle-class_775053.html

Amazon’s Anti-Union Bullying Shows Why We Need the PRO Act. The PRO Act would limit the ability of corporate bullies like Amazon to intimidate, mislead and bamboozle employees.
https://truthout.org/articles/amazons-anti-union-bullying-shows-why-we-need-the-pro-act/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Texas House passes bill to punish companies for divesting in fossil fuels. Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, said the legislation, which the House approved in a preliminary vote, would “punish speech.”
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/03/texas-house-fossil-fuel-oil-divest/

One of the country’s 10 largest coal plants just got a retirement date.
What about the rest?
To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03052021/large-coal-plants-retirement-dates/

Senate passes resolution to reinstate pollution standards for methane emissions from oil and gas sector. The White House is in full support of the resolution calling it “an urgent and essential step” to protect Americans.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/04/senate-passes-resolution-to-reinstate-pollution-standards-for-methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas-sector/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Severe water cuts are coming for Arizona. The rest of the Southwest is next. The restrictions are essential to keep the states from running dry, but vulnerable communities have already suffered from water scarcity https://politomix.com/the-new-republic/1842486/severe-water-cuts-arizona-rest-southwest-next/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Tyson Foods’ expansion in west Tennessee is pitting longtime farmers against one of the nation’s biggest protein suppliers. Scores of Tyson chicken farms have sprung up in west Tennessee in the past three years, as GOP lawmakers stripped environmental oversight.
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2021/05/03/tyson-foods-expansion-in-west-tennessee-pits-longtime-farmers-against-one-of-the-nations-biggest-protein-suppliers/

# Gov / Political
Records Show Iowa State Officials Coordinated with Big Tech to Censor Election Posts – Judicial Watch:| Judicial Watch announced today that it received 624 pages of records from the office of the Secretary of State of Iowa, revealing how state officials pressured social media companies (Twitter and Facebook) to censor posts about the 2020 election https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/big-tech-iowa-officials/

New Yorker writer Jane Mayer talks about the criminal investigation into whether Donald Trump engaged in tax, banking and/or insurance fraud. If convicted, he could be sentenced to prison.
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/18/978635443/could-trump-be-the-1st-u-s-president-charged-with-a-criminal-offense

Report: Trump’s Inner Circle Expected to Be Arrested Soon: Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has been besieged by civil lawsuits and criminal investigations of his inner circle.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-probes-explainer-idUSKBN27N0SS

Report: Trump Terrified About Going To Prison After Losing Election: The president is said to be not only worried about “existing investigations”
but new federal probes into matters we don’t even know about yet.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/11/donald-trump-post-white-house-prosecutions

Former members of Trump’s inner circle are living in fear after Rudy Giuliani raid, report says. A former Trump advisor said the raid is proof that officials are willing to pursue his inner circle.
https://news.yahoo.com/former-members-trumps-inner-circle-103040838.html

Biden, GOP set to find out if US wants activist government https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551596-biden-gop-set-to-find-out-if-us-wants-activist-government

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz Threatens to Punish CEOs Who Oppose Voter Suppression Bills https://www.texasdemocrats.org/media/gop-lawmakers-retaliating-against-corporations-who-speak-out-against-new-voter-suppression-laws/

McCarthy Makes It Clear: Embrace Trump’s Election Lies or Get Kicked Out of Leadership. Liz Cheney, after tweeting the simple truth about the election, looks increasingly abandoned by the GOP.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/liz-cheney-kevin-mccarthy-election-lies/

# Law Enforcement
Wisconsin National Guardsman Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot. Abram Markofski is now the fourth servicemember to be charged in the riot.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/551779-wisconsin-national-guard-member-charged-in-capitol-riot

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Flynn, Bannon, Manafort, Ivanka: Private Emails From Inside The Mueller Investigation. “We actually sat at dinner together,” Flynn said of his meal with Vladimir Putin. The records released Monday also show that Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. were deeply involved in the early stages of the campaign.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/flynn-bannon-manafort-private-emails-mueller

# LGBTQ
Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-LGBTQ Education Bill Into Law. The new Tennessee law allows parents and guardians to withdraw their children from classes that feature discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity.
https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/tennessee-gov-bill-lee-signs-anti-lgbtq-education-bill-into-law

# Security
Biden Admin Considering Using Private Firms to Conduct Warrantless Surveillance of U.S. Citizens. The Biden administration is reportedly considering working with private firms to monitor “extremist chatter by Americans online” because the federal government is legally limited to what they can do without a warrant.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cnn-biden-admin-considering-using-private-firms-to-conduct-warrantless-surveillance-of-u-s-citizens

Will the Biden Administration Shine Light on Shadowy Special Ops Programs?
https://theintercept.com/2021/03/20/joe-biden-special-operations-forces/

# Water
California Officials Want Nestlé to Stop Draining Water.  The cease-and-desist comes at the same time California’s Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency in two of the state’s counties.
https://www.ecowatch.com/california-nestle-water-public-lands-2652807771.html

Tons of Plastic Comes From Rivers. A study recently published in Science Advances found that 80 percent of the plastic that is found in the world’s oceans comes from more than 1,000 different waterways.
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/18/eaaz5803

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-03

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
Clueless Santorum perpetrates ‘second genocide’ of Native Americans.
Thus do racists defend “manifest destiny,” the delusion that God endorsed genocide, the greatest single theft of land, freedom and property in history.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/03/clueless-santorum-perpetrates-second-genocide-of-native-americans/

# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls A popular line of dog treats, Zuke’s Mini Naturals, has just been removed in its entirety from store shelves, all sizes and all flavors.
The company says it’s merely a quality control issue and that this is not a recall. But customers are reporting dogs sickened by mold in the treats. That’s not minor.
https://www.petful.com/recalled/zukes-mini-naturals-treats/

# Border / Immigration
Biden Showers Cash on Ex-CIA Contractor to Transfer Migrants. “This is a really abusive company that has profited off of the worst of this country’s policies regarding detention, torture, and widespread abuses.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-showers-cash-on-ex-cia-contractor-mvm-inc-to-transfer-migrants

# CoronaVirus
With half of eligible Texans still unvaccinated and supply exceeding demand, Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccination strategies. Locals are also brainstorming incentives, sending out emergency cellphone alerts, running clinics in workplace break rooms and hanging sign-up sheets in churches.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/03/texas-covid-19-vaccinations/

Herd Immunity Now ‘Unlikely’ Due to Vax Hesitancy, Variants. Despite a strong vaccine rollout, getting the U.S. to the other side of the pandemic any time soon seems like a far reach, experts conclude.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2021/03/17/is-herd-immunity-possible-with-a-large-vaccine-hesitant-population/?sh=620856683b90

CVS, Walgreens Wasted Thousands of COVID-19 Vax Shots: The CDC recorded
182,874 wasted doses of vaccines as of late March, blaming CVS for nearly half, and Walgreens for 21 percent.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cvs-walgreens-wasted-hundreds-of-thousands-of-covid-19-vaccinations-cdc

‘Peaky Blinders’ Producers Accused of Breaking COVID Rules. Employees say that production was allowed to continue for hours after a crew member tested positive for the coronavirus.
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/may/02/peaky-blinders-investigated-allegedly-breaking-covid-protocols

Real-world risks of developing COVID-19 infection and illness after full vaccination are coming into focus as more reports come in with hard numbers.
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/92204

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But US Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps. Experts worry that blind spots in the program could hamper detection of other unexpected side effects.
https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210503/detecting-rare-blood-clots-was-a-win-but-us-vaccine-safety-system-still-has-gaps#1

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) May Be a Risk of COVID-19 Vaccination for Immunocompromised. An observational study conducted in Israel has revealed a potential risk for herpes zoster activation following vaccination with Pfizer’s experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2.1 2 https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/233024/infectious-diseases/herpes-zoster-may-be-marker-covid-19-infection-during

Orange County Woman’s Death After 2nd Dose of Moderna Vaccine Spurs Concern from Family. The Orange County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a woman who passed away several days after getting her second Moderna vaccine.
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2221740844134/orange-county-womans-death-after-2nd-dose-of-moderna-vaccine-spurs-concern-from-family

# Economy / Trade
Five things to know about the coronavirus relief laws ahead of Tax Day.
The multiple coronavirus relief packages signed into law include a number of provisions related to taxes, including several households should be aware of as they file their 2020 returns.  He recommended that people who are unfamiliar with the changes and uncomfortable self-preparing their taxes seek out a professional.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/551270-five-things-to-know-about-the-coronavirus-relief-laws-ahead-of-tax-day

Exclusive, Cruz, Rubio ramp up criticisms of big business. Important figures in a party that usually toes the pro-business line are instead throwing jabs at the corporate world. The critics include several potential 2024 presidential contenders.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/551318-exclusive-cruz-rubio-ramp-up-criticisms-of-big-business

Stop The Unconstitutional Income Tax Grab on Remote Worker Wages. The governments of some states, like Massachusetts, want to tax anyone who works for a business located in their area. But that’s not right. It’s not how income taxes should work. And it’s unconstitutional.
https://insidesources.com/stop-the-unconstitutional-income-tax-grab-on-remote-worker-wages/

Over 10 Million People Could Become Homeless When Eviction Moratorium Ends Even before the pandemic, the U.S. as a country was failing to meet the basic housing needs of its residents.
https://truthout.org/articles/over-10-million-people-could-become-homeless-when-eviction-moratorium-ends/

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that he expected no Republicans would support President Biden’s sweeping infrastructure package, indicating GOP lawmakers are open to a roughly
$600 billion bill.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551465-mcconnell-no-senate-republicans-will-back-biden-on-4t

# Education / Schools
University of California Pushes to Militarize and Expand Its Police Force. A campus-based movement is growing in response, to abolish police presence and transform safety infrastructures.
https://truthout.org/articles/university-of-california-pushes-to-militarize-and-expand-its-police-force/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of a fracked natural gas pipeline to New Jersey
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2021/05/01/U-S-Supreme-Court-ponders-the-fate-of-a-fracked-natural-gas-pipeline-to-New-Jersey/stories/202105010011

New York Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shuts Down, Ending an Era. Renewable energy “is not going to happen with a magic wand.”
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/new-york-indian-point-nuclear-plant-shuts-down-ending-an-era/

The Republican push to criminalize anti-pipeline protests is expanding beyond states that produce oil and gas, including Kansas, Montana and Arkansas.
https://grist.org/protest/pipeline-protest-laws-montana-kansas-arkansas/

Memphis residents rally against the proposed Byhalia Connection pipeline ahead of a Tuesday city council vote on a drinking water regulation ordinance that could potentially stop the project
https://www.localmemphis.com/article/tech/science/environment/efforts-to-stop-byhalia-pipeline-and-why-its-unneeded-still-gaining-momentum/522-afe78f59-40f6-47bf-aec3-59da799584f3

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden’s pick for No. 2 at Interior has numerous ties to fossil fuels.
Tommy Beaudreau has a long list of potential conflicts of interest, including former clients in the coal, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tommy-beaudreau-interior-department-industry-ties_n_608b0853e4b0b9042d901f2b

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children https://www.ehn.org/food-dyes-children-health-2652857895.html

# Global Politics and other news
Proud Boys Canada Dissolves Itself. Canadian chapter of right-wing group posts defiant final statement on Telegram.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/03/proud-boys-canada-dissolves-itself-months-after-designation-as-terrorist-entity

# Gov / Political
Republicans wrestling over the future of the party are debating whether to embrace the culture wars that helped former President Trump cement his popularity with the GOP base. The internal rift, which involves congressional leaders and potential 2024 contenders, comes as Republicans struggle to dent President Biden’s popularity and as they plot their strategy to win back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551331-gop-wrestles-with-role-of-culture-wars-in-partys-future

Democrats Face Growing List of Swing-District Retirements, Dimming Midterm Prospects https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/democrats-face-growing-list-of-swing-district-retirements-dimming-midterm-prospects/

Sanders Accuses McConnell of Hypocrisy and Corruption in Scathing Kentucky Speech Bernie Sanders said Mitch McConnell and the GOP are motivated more by corporate money than providing help to the American people.
https://truthout.org/articles/sanders-accuses-mcconnell-of-hypocrisy-corruption-in-scathing-kentucky-speech/

# Law Enforcement
Colorado officers who violently arrested 73-year-old with dementia laughed about incident afterward, video shows. The officers fractured Karen Garner’s arm and dislocated her shoulder, according to federal lawsuit https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/03/3-police-officers-resign-after-fracturing-elderly-womans-arm-on-video/

# Medical / Health
Missouri GOP Lawmakers Block Expansion of Medicaid, Despite Voter Referendum The refusal to fund the Medicaid eligibility expansion will likely lead to lawsuits against the state, experts say.
https://truthout.org/articles/missouri-gop-lawmakers-block-expansion-of-medicaid-despite-voter-referendum/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-02

Voices, The Peoples News

May 2, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
‘Forest gardens’ show how Native land stewardship can outdo nature.
Patches of forest cleared and tended by Indigenous communities but lost to time still show more food bounty for humans and animals https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/forest-gardens-show-how-native-land-stewardship-can-outdo-nature

Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma Repatriates 403 Human Remains from Mississippi https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/chickasaw-nation-of-oklahoma-repatriates-403-human-remains-from-mississippi

Native women appointed to White House’s climate justice table https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/native-women-appointed-to-white-houses-climate-justice-table

# Border / Immigration
Demanding ‘Papers Not Crumbs,’ Undocumented Immigrants Risk Arrest Outside Biden White House. “I won’t accept piecemeal bills that exclude and criminalize my own community members,” said organizer Hector Morales. “We need permanent protection for all.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/30/demanding-papers-not-crumbs-undocumented-immigrants-risk-arrest-outside-biden-white

# Children / Youth
My Child Is Incarcerated. One Second in This Unjust System Is Too Much.
Our children have been entrapped in a web of collaboration involving judges, prosecutors and police officers.
https://truthout.org/articles/my-child-is-incarcerated-one-second-in-this-unjust-system-is-too-much/

Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes. Criminal justice policy is education policy https://www.epi.org/publication/mass-incarceration-and-childrens-outcomes/

# CoronaVirus
FTC takes censorship to a whole new level, charges and fines St. Louis man for questioning vaccines, promoting zinc and vitamin D. In HR 133, Congress gave the FTC supreme authority to target, arrest and fine anyone who doesn’t follow the government’s narrative on lock downs, masks, quarantines and vaccines.
https://www.brudirect.com/news.php?id=117354

Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic
COVID-19 Vaccines –New lobbying disclosures show over 100 drug lobbyists working to defeat the IP waiver request at the WTO.
https://theintercept.com/2021/04/23/covid-vaccine-ip-waiver-lobbying/

71 fully vaccinated people in St. Louis County have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials say https://www.audacy.com/kmox/news/local/71-vaccinated-people-in-st-louis-county-tested-positive

Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/covid-19/nation-faces-hand-hand-combat-get-reluctant-americans-vaccinated

Cuomo Aides Spent Months Hiding Nursing Home Death Toll. Mr. Cuomo’s most senior aides engaged in a sustained effort to prevent the state’s own health officials, including the commissioner, Howard Zucker, from releasing the true death toll to the public or sharing it with state lawmakers, these interviews and documents showed.
https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/covid-19/cuomo-aides-spent-months-hiding-nursing-home-death-toll

COVID Vaccines: Necessity, Efficacy and Safety: In short, the available evidence and science indicate that COVID-19 vaccines are unnecessary, ineffective and unsafe
https://doctors4covidethics.medium.com/covid-vaccines-necessity-efficacy-and-safety-b1d8bfbc9d2

The document, ‘A Phase 1/2/3 Study to Describe the Safety, Tolerability, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy of RNA Vaccine Candidates Against COVID-19 in Healthy Individuals’ indicates that it is possible to have a Serious Adverse Event (SAE) resulting from skin contact or inhalation while being close to a study participant. All who have taken this “vaccine”
are participating in an ongoing experiment set to conclude about two years from now.
https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2020-11/C4591001_Clinical_Protocol_Nov2020.pdf

Fauci vs. Rogan: White House works to stomp out misinformation: The Biden administration is working to stamp out misinformation that might dissuade people from getting coronavirus shots, a crucial task as the nation shifts into the next, more difficult phase of its vaccination campaign https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/551265-fauci-vs-rogan-white-house-works-to-stomp-out-misinformation

New cell atlas of COVID lungs reveals why SARS-CoV-2 is deadly and different.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210429112353.htm

# Economy / Trade
Is the US headed toward a new housing bubble? The staggering rise of U.S. home prices is forcing thousands of aspiring buyers into grueling, often risky bidding wars, raising questions about whether the torrid housing market could be in a bubble.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/housing/551276-is-the-us-headed-toward-a-new-housing-bubble

# Education / Schools
Graduate Workers at NYU Are on Strike for Living Wages and Cop-Free Campuses Strikers are demanding better wages, better benefits and the eviction of the NYPD from their campuses.
https://truthout.org/articles/graduate-workers-at-nyu-are-on-strike-for-living-wages-and-cop-free-campuses/

# Employment / Labor
On May Day, Gig Workers Are Organizing an Intersectional Movement. Gig workers have organized a day of demonstrations and caravans led by rideshare drivers in cities across the U.S.
https://truthout.org/articles/on-may-day-gig-workers-are-organizing-an-intersectional-movement/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals The Senate Reinstates Methane Emissions Regulations Rolled Back by Trump, Marking a Clear Win for Climate Activists https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28042021/senate-methane-emissions-rollback-obama-trump-biden/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Outrage as Canadian Regulator Lets Government-Owned Pipeline Keep Insurers Secret. “A project which can only be insured secretly has lost its social license to operate,” said one Trans Mountain opponent.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/30/outrage-canadian-regulator-lets-government-owned-pipeline-keep-insurers-secret

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth. Scientists watched in real time as rising ocean heat transformed the sprawling reef. It was a harbinger for ecosystems everywhere on the planet
https://theconversation.com/watching-a-coral-reef-die-as-climate-change-devastates-one-of-the-most-pristine-tropical-island-areas-on-earth-159792

Giant lizards, hissing ducks, and pythons: Florida has an invasive species problem Should Floridians welcome their new bizarre menagerie or fight back? A dispatch from an extremely Florida war.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/florida-has-invasive-species-problem

Regulators missing pollution’s effect on marine life, study finds.
Increasing chemical and plastic pollution are “significant” contributors to the decline of fish and other aquatic organisms https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/27/regulators-missing-pollutions-effect-on-marine-life-study-finds

Scientists Horrified as Over 27,000 Leaking Barrels of Toxic DDT Discovered on Seafloor Near LA https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/27/up-to-25000-barrels-found-at-suspected-ddt-dump-off-california-say-scientists

# Global Politics and other news
Taliban warns of attacks on US troops after withdrawal deadline under Trump deal passes https://thehill.com/policy/defense/551301-taliban-warns-of-attacks-on-us-troops-after-withdrawal-deadline-under-trump

Scottish officials call for investigation of Donald Trump over relief aid received by his golf resorts https://occupydemocrats.com/2021/05/02/scottish-officials-call-for-investigation-of-donald-trump-over-relief-aid-received-by-his-golf-resorts/

# Gov / Political
Targeting Roe v. Wade, GOP Has Launched ‘Unprecedented’ Attack on Abortion Rights in 2021
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/30/targeting-roe-v-wade-gop-has-launched-unprecedented-attack-abortion-rights-2021

DeSantis Says ‘Of Course’ He Will Sign Into Law Florida GOP’s Massive Attack on Voting Rights. “Simply put, S.B. 90 is undemocratic to its core,” said the ACLU of Florida.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/30/desantis-says-course-he-will-sign-law-florida-gops-massive-attack-voting-rights

The possibility of Justice Stephen Breyer’s imminent retirement is hanging over the Supreme Court as the current term enters its final weeks and Democrats cling to the slimmest of Senate majorities.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/551196-court-watchers-buzz-about-breyers-possible-retirement

From McConaughey to Jenner, ‘Trump effect’ propels Hollywood’s political hopefuls Matthew McConaughey’s book tour to promote his memoir “Greenlights” has seemed at times to be a warm-up for the campaign trail, with the “True Detective” actor repeatedly teasing a potential gubernatorial run in his home state of Texas.
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/551229-from-mcconaughey-to-jenner-trump-effect-propels-hollywoods

GOP seeks to empower poll watchers, raising intimidation worries.
Republicans in several states are pushing bills to give poll watchers more autonomy. Alarmed election officials and voting rights activists say it’s a new attempt to target voters of color.
https://cbnc.com/g-o-p-seeks-to-empower-poll-watchers-raising-intimidation-worries/

# Law Enforcement
The history of race and policing in US Are Deeply Intertwined https://www.npr.org/2020/06/13/876628302/the-history-of-policing-and-race-in-the-u-s-are-deeply-intertwined

What 100 Years of History Tells Us About Racism in Policing. Tthe disturbing trends we see today in police violence are the same patterns we’ve seen over the last 100 years.
https://www.aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/what-100-years-of-history-tells-us-about-racism-in-policing/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Many So-Called “Alternatives” to Mass Incarceration Are 21st-Century Shackles https://truthout.org/video/so-called-tech-alternatives-to-mass-incarceration-are-21st-century-shackles/

Prosecutors seek more severe sentence for Chauvin than in state guidelines https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/551344-prosecutors-seek-more-severe-sentence-for-chauvin-than-in-state

California Officials, Biden-Linked Firm Coordinated With Big Tech to Censor Election Posts – Judicial Watch.  Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that SKDKnickerbocker, a communications company linked to Joe Biden’s election campaign, was involved in the censoring of speech during last year’s election period.
https://www.judicialwatch.org/in-the-news/big-tech-ca-jw/

# Medical / Health
This weekend ONLY (May 1st and 2nd) is the last time you’ll be able to watch ‘Quest for the Cures: FINAL CHAPTER’ for free.
https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/final-chapter/replay?a_bid=73f07a59&a_aid=5616cc3b19645
All 9 Episodes Here!
https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/final-chapter/replay/?a_bid=73f07a59&a_aid=5616cc3b19645

# Military / DOD
US and NATO forces begin final withdrawal from Afghanistan after nearly two decades of war
https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/us-and-nato-forces-begin-final-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-after-nearly-two-decades-of-war-1.671859

# Social
Over 10 Million People Could Become Homeless When Eviction Moratorium Ends. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. as a country was failing to meet the basic housing needs of its residents.
https://truthout.org/articles/over-10-million-people-could-become-homeless-when-eviction-moratorium-ends/

# UFO’s
Are U.F.O.s a National-Security Threat? Chris Mellon believes the government should more aggressively gather intel on military UFO sightings, some of which were captured on video.
https://www.history.com/news/chris-mellon-ufo-investigations

How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously. For decades, flying saucers were a punch line. Then the U.S. government got over the taboo.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/10/how-the-pentagon-started-taking-ufos-seriously

Disclosure: UFO disclosure confirmed as Underwater Base now likely (not
kidding) Corbell published the images, confirmed by the Pentagon as genuine, on his website extraordinarybeliefs.com.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/01/disclosure-duff-ufo-disclosure-confirmed-as-underwater-base-now-likely-not-kidding/

No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html

The Roswell Report: Fact versus Fiction in the New Mexico Desert – Department of Defense https://media.defense.gov/2010/Dec/01/2001329893/-1/-1/0/roswell-2.pdf

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-29

Voices, The Peoples News

April 29, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“Our Constitution opens with the words, ‘We the People.’ It’s time we remembered that We the People are the government.”
– President Joe Biden in his joint address to Congress
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# Indigenous
Indigenous harvest rights still under attack in the upper Great Lakes https://www.ehn.org/indigenous-harvest-rights-2652632895.html

Unearthing the work of Indigenous master horticulturalists. These forest gardeners got sustainable returns for centuries. Dr. Chelsey Geralda Armstrong is now studying their work.
https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/04/28/Unearthing-Work-Indigenous-Master-Horticulturalists/

# CoronaVirus
De Blasio Says All NYC Restrictions Will Be Lifted on July 1. The mayor said the reopening is only being made possible by what he called the “extraordinary”
vaccine drive.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-york/articles/2021-04-29/de-blasio-says-new-york-city-will-fully-reopen-by-july-1

Congressman Exposes Billion Dollar Vaccine Company Ties to Facebook’s Fact Checker. “Who pays the paychecks of the factcheckers?” Massie wrote, “The vaccine fact checkers a @factcheckdotorg, who claim to be independent, are funded by an organization that holds over $1.8 billion of stock in a vaccine company, and is run by a former director of @CDCgov”
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/congressman-massie-facebook-fact-checkers/

Bizarre Phenomenon: Unvaccinated Getting Sick Being Around the COVID Vaxxed Numerous reports are coming in with an unmistakeable theme: unvaccinated people are contracting various ill effects, some quite serious, just by being around those who are https://thefreedomarticles.com/bizarre-phenomenon-unvaccinated-getting-sick-being-around-the-covid-vaxxed/

# Economy / Trade
President Biden’s proposed top income tax bracket of 39.6 percent would impact single filers with income above about $453,000 and married couples with income above roughly $509,000, a White House official said.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/550962-white-house-bidens-proposed-top-tax-bracket-would-start-at-509k-for-couples

# Employment / Labor
Inequality’s deadly toll: “We call them essential, but they’re considered expendable.” An anonymous public-health graduate student, whose mother works in a meat-packing plant where many have died of COVID-19, grapples with the impact of poverty in one of the world’s richest nations.
https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-021-00943-x/index.html?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=241bf5e18c-briefing-dy-20210429&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-241bf5e18c-43812897

Biden’s Labor Secretary Says He Supports Classifying Gig Workers as Employees. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s stance could lead to significant changes in the way gig workers are treated.
https://truthout.org/articles/bidens-labor-secretary-says-he-supports-classifying-gig-workers-as-employees/

Workers face off against rendering company in rural North Carolina. In tiny Bertie County, Valley Proteins is one of the only employers.
Employees say the working conditions are terrible, and now they’re fighting back.
https://thecounter.org/workers-organize-union-rendering-company-valley-proteins-north-carolina/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals An updated analysis of February’s Texas power crisis by experts at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas shows that lost wind power generation was a small component of the huge losses in electric generation.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/28/texas-power-outage-wind/?mc_cid=f01e7bc700&mc_eid=6f15633605

# Environment / Climate / Interior
‘Revolving-Door Cronyism’: Groups Line Up Against Fossil Fuel Lawyer for Interior. One environmental advocate said that industry-friendly attorney Tommy Beaudreau “has failed to stand up to the fossil fuel industry when it mattered most, and he’ll likely fail again if confirmed to this critical position.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/29/revolving-door-cronyism-groups-line-against-fossil-fuel-lawyer-interior

Deadly air pollutant ‘disproportionately and systematically’ harms Black and Brown people https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/deadly-air-pollutant-disproportionately-systematically-230600251.html

Study links childhood air pollution exposure to poorer mental health.
Children and young people who grow up amid heavy traffic-related air pollution have higher rates of mental illness by the time they are 18 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/28/study-links-childhood-air-pollution-exposure-to-poorer-mental-health

Air pollution from fossil fuels caused 8.7 million premature deaths in 2018, study finds. Burning fossil fuels creates harmful air pollution that can worsen lung disease, heart disease, and other health conditions.
https://truthout.org/articles/fossil-fuel-pollution-caused-nearly-1-in-5-premature-deaths-in-2018-study-finds/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
‘Huge Victory’: Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Ban All Food Uses of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/29/huge-victory-federal-appeals-court-orders-epa-ban-all-food-uses-toxic-pesticide

# Gov / Political
Watch live: President Biden delivers first address to joint session of Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-AqSYODI-Y

GOP politicians won’t delete tweets about debunked Kamala Harris story.
Despite the admission that the original story was false, Republican lawmakers, as well as the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, have largely kept up their tweets promoting the fake controversy.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-kamala-harris-new-york-post_n_60896dc8e4b0c15313eee3c5

Feds warn extremists may be emboldened to carry out additional attacks after Capitol insurrection https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/us-government-prepares-for-extremists/index.html

Feds Probing Possible ‘Energy Attack’ Near White House: The suspected Havana-like attack reportedly happened in November last year and it left one National Security Council official sick.
https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/us-investigating-possible-mysterious-directed-090016650.html

Breaking: NY FBI Agents tied to Federal grand jury raid Rudy Giuliani
https://www.businessinsider.com/grand-jury-has-been-impaneled-the-federal-investigation-into-giuliani-2021-4

They Went to D.C. on Jan. 6. Now They’re Running for Office. A slew of participants in the rally that preceded the riot at the Capitol—and some who appear to have gone further than that—are now campaigning for votes.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/they-went-to-dc-on-jan-6-now-theyre-running-for-office

Biden’s Big Populist Pitch Is Sunny, and Dangerous as Hell. His calm demeanor is masking some truly radical, audacious plans.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/bidens-big-populist-pitch-at-the-joint-session-of-congress-is-sunnyand-dangerous-as-hell

Here’s What the Feds’ Rudy Raid Does, and Does Not, Mean. We know that we’re nearing the end of this investigation. We don’t know if Giuliani will be charged with a crime.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/heres-what-the-feds-rudy-raid-does-and-does-not-mean

Prosecutors are now calling the plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor an act of domestic terrorism. Five of the men originally indicted are now being accused of domestic terrorism by federal prosecutors, signaling a potential shift in how the Justice Department is handling one of its highest-profile cases involving anti-government activities.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/michigan-kidnapping-plot-domestic-terrorism

Texas AG to Biden: Follow the law on immigration:  Texas is seeing a crime surge as a result of the Biden administration’s open border policies, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference in Mission. Paxton was accompanied by state police officers, border patrol agents and several sheriffs to raise awareness about the surge.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/texas-ag-to-biden-follow-the-law-on-immigration/article_f674671e-a856-11eb-9bc6-8b2a1b9431eb.html

# Law Enforcement
The Collin County medical examiner has ruled Marvin Scott III’s death a homicide,  more than a month after he died in custody at the Collin County Jail. At a Wednesday press conference, Scott’s family called for arrests after watching footage of Scott’s last moments
https://www.newsweek.com/marvin-scott-death-ruled-homicide-family-call-arrests-1587369

Seven Jail Workers Put on Leave After Death of Black Man Held Over Marijuana
https://www.newsweek.com/seven-jail-workers-leave-death-black-man-held-marijuana-1576449

Three More Cops Suspended Over Violent Arrest of 73-Year-Old. Video footage of the arrest of the woman with dementi , that showed three officers laughing about it. has sparked nationwide outrage.
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2220479585388/three-more-colorado-cops-suspended-over-violent-arrest-of-73-year-old-with-dementia

VT Frame by Frame Analysis of the Murder of Mario Gonzales by Alameda Police https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/04/28/blockbuster-vt-frame-by-frame-analysis-of-the-murder-of-mario-gonzales-by-alameda-police/

Anti-War Group Releases Activist Guide to End Militarized Policing in
US: “We must end state violence and knee-jerk militarism, wherever it occurs. Ending the 1033 program is a small but necessary step toward that.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/29/anti-war-group-releases-activist-guide-end-militarized-policing-us

Sheriff Identifies Deputies Who Opened Fire on Andrew Brown. Four sheriff’s deputies have been cleared for duty since they never fired their weapons during the deadly encounter on April 21.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/pasquotank-sheriff-identifies-deputies-who-opened-fire-on-andrew-brown-jr

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 are now facing federal hate crime charges. It comes more than a year after the 25-year-old Black man was followed by the three white men and fatally shot while he was jogging in Brunswick, Georgia.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/ahmaud-arbery-hate-crime-charges

Biden State Dept. Nominee Demanded Prosecution of Bush and Cheney for War Crimes. Sarah Margon pushed for investigations into Bush officials for ‘crimes against humanity’
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-state-dept-nominee-demanded-prosecution-of-bush-and-cheney-for-war-crimes/

Commission Finds Anti-Black Police Violence Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity. Twelve experts found that both U.S. law and police practices do not comply with international law.
https://truthout.org/articles/commission-finds-anti-black-police-violence-constitutes-crimes-against-humanity/

# LGBTQ
Texas May Take Transgender Kids From Parents Who Medically Assist Them https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Texas-lawmakers-push-to-take-transgender-children-16136369.php

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Texas’ medical cannabis program could expand under bill preliminarily OK’d by House. The program would be expanded for a number of conditions including chronic pain and PTSD — as well as allow for more potent levels of THC.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/28/texas-medical-marijuana-cannabis/?mc_cid=f01e7bc700&mc_eid=6f15633605

“The penalties have caused far more harm than smoking marijuana ever could.”
Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. The House is slated to consider a measure that would lessen the penalty for possession of 1 ounce or less of cannabis.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/28/texas-medical-marijuana-cannabis/

# Medical / Health
CT Senate Passes Bill to Remove Religious Exemptions for Child Vaccinations. The Connecticut Senate has passed a bill that would remove the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations. The Senate vote was 22-14.
https://apnews.com/article/health-education-bills-religion-effb3142e275f9f7616b99d7babcceab

Sanders Vows to Fight for Medicare Expansion Left Out of Biden’s American Families Plan https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/29/sanders-vows-fight-medicare-expansion-left-out-bidens-american-families-plan

# Military / DOD
(Must read) The Nasty Secrets behind Pentagon Treason and America’s Rogue Nuclear Threat. The current political climate in the US is extremely dangerous. The Supreme Court, stacked with extremists, is openly tossing the constitution aside as recently cited by Justice Sotomayor.
https://journal-neo.org/2021/04/27/the-nasty-secrets-behind-pentagon-treason-and-america-s-rogue-nuclear-threat/

The U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan has officially begun in line with President Biden’s order for all U.S. troops to be out by Sept.
11, the White House confirmed Thursday.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/550972-troops-begin-leaving-afghanistan

West Africa is the Latest Testing Ground for US Military Artificial Intelligence. In its preparation for great power competition, the US military is modernizing its artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and testing them in West Africa.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/west-africa-latest-testing-ground-us-military-artificial-intelligence/276900/

# Space
Space weaponization “cannot be walked back.” “It’s time for arms control planning to address the issues raised by this drift toward militarization of space.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/04/29/space-weaponization-cannot-be-walked-back/

# Water
California officials shed light on Nestlé taking millions of gallons of public water “These are people who just want to make money, but they’ve already dried up the upper Strawberry Creek and they’ve done a lot of damage.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/04/29/california-officials-shed-light-on-nestle-taking-millions-of-gallons-of-public-water/

California Officials Move to Stop Nestlé From Taking Millions of Gallons of Water From Public Streams https://www.ecowatch.com/california-nestle-water-public-lands-2652807771.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-28

Voices, The Peoples News

April 28, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology
# Border / Immigration
Sheriff Who Blasted Trump Policies Tapped as ICE Director. Ed Gonzalez has served as Harris County sheriff since 2016.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/27/ed-gonzalez-ice-harris-county/

ICE Will Not Be Allowed to Make Courthouse Arrests; Mayorkas Launches Probe into Extremism at DHS https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/28/headlines/ice_will_not_be_allowed_to_make_courthouse_arrests_mayorkas_launches_probe_into_extremism_at_dhs

ICE Flight Transfers 64 Asylum Seekers from U.S.-Mexico Border to Northwest Detention Center https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/28/headlines/ice_flight_transfers_64_asylum_seekers_from_us_mexico_border_to_northwest_detention_center

The Biden administration will limit ICE arrests at courthouses in hopes of easing fears of immigrants called to testify, unless there’s a public safety threat https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-arrests-courthouses-immigrants?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BFNews%20Incoming%20April%2028%202021&utm_term=News%20confirmed%20list

The original sin of America’s broken immigration courts. A new book reveals how this troubled system began with FDR and wartime paranoia.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/04/the-original-sin-of-americas-broken-immigration-courts/

Border crisis causing some New Mexico ranchers to live in fear. Ranchers along the border are reporting groups of up to 20 illegal immigrants crossing over onto their lands, armed with automatic weapons and drugs, according to New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association President Randell Major. Border rancher Russel Johnson said these aren’t just the families and children shown by national media outlets.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/new_mexico/border-crisis-causing-some-new-mexico-ranchers-to-live-in-fear/article_a5ab95d8-a823-11eb-9223-83505ef0cf00.html

# CoronaVirus
Interview: VT Bureau Chief for Caucuses, Jeffrey Silverman, on Secret US Bioweapons Labs, Regional Policy
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/04/27/interview-vt-bureau-chief-for-caucuses-jeffrey-silverman-on-secret-us-bioweapons-labs-regional-policy/?mc_cid=96b9d3734a&mc_eid=3f7488d454

59-Year-Old Israeli Fashion Icon Alber Elbaz DEAD After Being “Fully Vaccinated” for COVID-19 https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/59-year-old-israeli-fashion-icon-alber-elbaz-dead-after-being-fully-vaccinated-for-covid-19/

Likely Death Blow To Masks (And Distancing) & Numerical Proof COVID Pandemic Did Not Exist (UK)
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/04/likely-death-blow-to-masks-and-distancing-numerical-proof-covid-pandemic-did-not-exist-uk.html?utm_source=Natural+Blaze+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1a908c2ab5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b73c66b129-1a908c2ab5-387898373

Seeing Through the COVID Spin. COVID-19 vaccines were not designed and have not yet been proven to prevent infection and transmission of the new coronavirus in the majority of recipients. Apparently, that is why public health officials are telling vaccinated people they have to continue wearing masks and social distancing just like unvaccinated people https://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/April-2021/covid-spin.aspx

# Economy / Trade
The IRS Used to Be a Guard Dog. Republicans Neutered It. That’s why Biden is seeking $80 billion to audit America’s top earners.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/04/irs-guard-dog-republicans-neutered-it-wealth-tax-enforcement-audits/

# Education / Schools
Biden Sets Out Plan for Free Preschool and Community College. The White House said the plans will be funded by a tax overhaul for the rich that is projected to raise $1.5 trillion over 10 years.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/04/27/biden-reportedly-set-to-propose-200b-for-free-preschool/

School Software Blocks LGBTQ Sites, but Not the KKK: One software used by schools did not filter the names of white supremacist groups. A Motherboard investigation found the algorithmic surveillance tools allow racist groups like the KKK while flagging LGBTQ health sites as ‘porn’
https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7em39/schools-use-software-that-blocks-lgbtq-content-but-not-white-supremacists

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
The Black Farmer Movement Battling History to Return to the Land.
Millions of acres of Black-owned land were taken in the past century.
“The trauma of it gets passed down.”
https://www.motherjones.com/food/2021/04/podcast-black-farmers-movement-history-legacy-feature/

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers. With concerted efforts and investments, they could be expanded to achieve a pace and scale that will help address climate change.
https://theconversation.com/climate-friendly-farming-strategies-can-improve-the-land-and-generate-income-for-farmers-157220

# Gov / Political
Lawmakers across a number of states are bracing for the possibility of running against colleagues in 2022 as part of the decennial redrawing of district lines.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/550568-lawmakers-brace-for-battles-with-colleagues-as-redistricting-kicks-off

How Low Will GOP Go to Keep These Black Women Off the Bench? We’re about to find out—and judging from how Republicans have treated previous Biden nominees, this could get ugly, fast, for two impeccably qualified nominees.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-low-will-the-gop-go-to-keep-these-black-women-off-the-bench

“Empire Politician”: Joe Biden’s Half-Century Record on Foreign Policy, War, Militarism & the CIA https://theintercept.com/2021/04/28/empire-politician-a-half-century-of-joe-bidens-stances-on-war-militarism-and-the-cia/

# Law Enforcement
DC Cop Attacked by Mob Blasts ‘Whitewashing’ of Jan. 6 Riots. “It’s been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened,” Michael Fanone said.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/dc-cop-michael-fanone-who-was-assaulted-by-maga-mob-blasts-whitewashing-of-capitol-riots

Sheriff Forced Inmates in Restraint Chairs for Hours: Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has faced charges twice before, including for accidentally shooting a friend while practicing police tactics.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/clayton-county-sheriff-victor-hill-indicted-for-strapping-inmates-in-restraint-chair-as-punishment

“You’re Gonna Kill Me”: Bodycam Video Shows Dallas Officers Mocking Man as He Died Pinned to Ground. Mario Gonzalez’s brother has accused Alameda County police of killing his brother in the same way that George Floyd was murdered.
https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/2/tony_timpa_family_lawsuit_bodycam_footage

FBI Begins Probe into Police Execution in North Carolina, and the Coverup. The FBI launched a civil rights probe Tuesday into the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina, as his family released an independent autopsy showing he was shot five times, including in the back of the head.
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-04-27/lawyers-pathologist-says-black-man-shot-5-times-by-deputies

Young Trumpsters: Indiana ‘Punks’ murdered Asian man, then used his stolen cash to buy tools to cut him up ‘Saudi Style’
https://www.wane.com/news/crime/court-doc-man-killed-55-year-old-then-dismembered-him-in-fort-wayne-storage-unit/

Commission Finds Anti-Black Police Violence Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity Twelve experts found that both U.S. law and police practices do not comply with international law.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/26/us-police-killings-black-americans-crimes-against-humanity

Body-Cam Shows Fatal Chicago Cop Shooting of Anthony Alvarez. The incident took place less than 48 hours after the fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a teenager who put his hands up.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/anthony-alvarez-video-footage-released-of-chicago-police-fatally-shooting-man-in-portage-park/2497058/

Hackers publish extensive dossiers on D.C. police officers in extortion attempt The information includes an array of personal information, polygraph results and work background, including arrest histories and addresses.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/hackers-publish-extensive-dossiers-dc-police-officers-extortion-attemp-rcna788

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump Dragged Closer to Testifying in Protester Assault Case. Trump had tried to quash a subpoena that would force him to testify—but a N.Y.
court just dismissed his appeal as moot since he’s no longer a sitting president.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-dragged-closer-to-testifying-in-protesters-suit-accusing-his-guards-of-assault

Cops may get 30 Years: Feds charge 2 Corrupt NJ Cops with beating Yemeni teen, Falsifying arrest report https://nypost.com/2021/04/27/nj-cops-charged-with-beating-teen-after-being-caught-on-camera/

FBI Opens Probe into Police Killing of Andrew Brown as Autopsy Confirms He Was Shot in Back of Head https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/28/headlines/fbi_opens_probe_into_police_killing_of_andrew_brown_as_autopsy_confirms_he_was_shot_in_back_of_head

Federal investigators search Giuliani apartment: Investigators seized Giuliani’s electronic devices, a significant development into the long-running investigation into whether the former New York mayor illegally lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian oligarchs.
https://www.npr.org/2021/04/28/882060850/federal-investigators-search-rudy-giulianis-apartment

Biden Needs to Fire the FBI Director. Trump-appointed FBI director Chris Wray cannot be trusted to handle the continued surge in white supremacist violence and terror https://prospect.org/justice/biden-needs-to-fire-the-fbi-director/

Whitmer Plotters Hit With Weapons of Mass Destruction Charge. Feds allege that three members of the Wolverine Watchmen militia built and tested explosives to use on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s security detail.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/04/28/feds-file-weapons-mass-destruction-charges-whitmer-kidnap-case/4873473001/

Lawyer to Conduct Own Probe Into Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/28/attorney-makhia-bryant-announce-own-investigation-into-death/4870545001/

# Media
U.S. Postal Service planning to consolidate 18 postal facilities to start https://www.govexec.com/management/2021/04/usps-begins-new-round-facility-closures-while-also-procuring-dozens-more/173640/

Postal Workers Union Slams DeJoy Plan to Close Mail Processing Facilities. The postal workers union called DeJoy’s plan a “slap in the face of postal workers” that “will further delay mail.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/28/slap-face-postal-union-slams-dejoy-plan-close-mail-processing-facilities

# Other News
Trumpists’ New Capitol Riot Defense: Blame Maxine Waters. Donald Trump and his allies have settled on a new strategy to defend Trump’s actions in instigating a riot.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-minions-defend-trump-by-attacking-rep-maxine-waters

# Space
The Russia/China space weaponization treaty. “Let’s be clear: Deploying weapons in space crosses a threshold that cannot be walked back,” stated retired U.S. Army Colonel John Fairlamb.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/28/the-russia-china-space-weaponization-treaty/

# Veterans / VA
Lawmakers relaunch landmark bill to create path to VA care for veterans ill from toxic exposure https://www.audacy.com/connectingvets/news/inside-veterans-affairs/veterans-ill-from-toxic-exposure-get-care-under-new-bill

# Water
Drought-hit California orders Nestlé to stop pumping millions of gallons of water https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/27/california-nestle-water-san-bernardino-forest-drought

Too much lead in water at some North Carolina child care centers. The testing has found 8.5 percent of centers had at least one tap that exceeded the state’s lead hazard threshold of 15 parts per billion.
https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2021/04/26/tap-water-tests-find-nearly-1-in-10-licensed-child-care-centers-in-north-carolina-have-unsafe-lead-levels/

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