Voices, The Peoples News
May 16, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
This is an alert: FDA Warns Dog Food Maker Due to Safety Violations, Multiple Brands. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Warning Letter to Sunshine Mills, Inc., of Red Bay, Alabama due to significant safety violations.
Russian war could be causing surge in dolphin deaths in the Black Sea:
Turkey has recorded rise in strandings across its Black Sea coast since beginning of Russian invasion https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/10/ukraine-war-rise-dolphin-deaths-strandings-black-sea__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUtP7W8d6$
# Border / Immigration
“This Is America Motherfucker.” Witnesses Describe Border Patrol Killing of Mexican Migrant: Men traveling with Carmelo Cruz Marcos told authorities that Border Patrol agents tampered with evidence and sought to concoct a cover story.
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The COVID Testing Company That Missed 96% of Cases: State and local officials across Nevada signed agreements with Northshore Clinical Labs, a COVID testing laboratory run by men with local political connections.
There was only one problem: Its tests didn’t work.
# Economy / Finance / Trade
Biden Losing Inflation Battle 300 Days After Saying It Would Be ‘Temporary’
# Education / Schools
Illinois Will Stop Helping Cities Collect Some School Ticket Debt From Students. Since a Chicago Tribune-ProPublica investigation, school officials say they’re reevaluating when to involve law enforcement in student discipline.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical John Oliver Explains Why Your Electric Bill Is So Damn High: Utility companies gouge consumers, provide substandard service, and even kill people. Yet they seldom pay any meaningful penalties for their negligence https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/john-oliver-last-week-tonight-utility-companies-1353786/*recipient_hashed=1602501a99a5758652052c0857f4beec9307dbfdcb75c1cebcb48b174fbab7bf__;Iw!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUgHFfffP$
Texans Slam Gov. Greg Abbott for Power Grid Failures After Earlier Boasts. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas asked residents Friday to conserve power after “six power generation facilities” went offline due to rising temperatures.
Biden’s battling one energy price nightmare. Here comes another. Natural gas prices have tripled since January, adding more fuel to the inflation plaguing the White House’s popularity.
The Tesla effect: Snowmobiles, boats and mowers go electric:
Snowmobiles, made by a start-up Canadian company, Taiga, are battery-powered, the first electric snowmobiles to be sold widely.
“These are not only decisions for the environment but also good decisions for our bottom line.”
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global In the Philippines, a Landmark Finding Moves Fossil Fuel Companies’
Climate Liability into the Realm of Human Rights. While not binding, the findings of the report by the country’s Commission on Human Rights has broad implications for other cases, experts say.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure In a warming world, trees aren’t a climate change cure-all: It’s probably not a great idea to count on forests for a widespread carbon sink, particularly if societies don’t reduce their emissions.
# Environment / Climate / Global
Global Warning: Earth Has 50% Chance of Exceeding 1.5 Degrees Celsius in Next Five Years, Scientists Say https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/global-warming-forecast-scientists.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUswVFYEU$
Brazil’s Amazon Breaks Another Deforestation Record: Another month in 2022, another announcement of record deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Baby Formula Industry Successfully Lobbied to Weaken Bacteria Safety Testing Standards. The current formula shortage is traced in part to a contamination-induced shutdown at a key manufacturing plant.
McDonald’s Is Officially Done With Russia: Conducting business in Russia is no longer consistent with McDonald’s values, the fast food juggernaut said.
# Global Politics
Athens Declaration Calls for End to Ukraine War and Creation of ‘Lasting Peace.’
Put forth by international progressive leaders “calling the world to sanity,” the document envisions a global security framework committed to de-escalating tensions in the world.
Sweden’s Leaders Defy Putin, Back NATO Bid After Centuries of Neutrality https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/swedens-leaders-defy-putin-back-nato-bid-after-centuries-neutrality-1706772__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUm8gE034$
Jewish Progressives Sound the Alarm as Pro-Israel Groups Target Marginalized Candidates. AIPAC and DMFI are leading scorched-earth campaigns in Democratic primaries. Progressive Jews warn the tactics are all too familiar.
Russian State TV Suggests Deploying Nuclear Weapons Against Finland, Sweden https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/russian-state-tv-suggests-deploying-nuclear-weapons-against-finland-sweden-1706855__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUuhndVU9$
Russia ‘Won’t Put Up With’ Sweden and Finland Joining NATO: The Kremlin also warned that Brussels, Washington and other NATO capitals should expect a “military-technical response” to the Nordic nations’ new move.
# Gov / Politics
Sanders: GOP Ended Filibuster to Pack Supreme Court, So Dems Must End It to Save Abortion Rights: “If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing justices nominated by presidents who lost the popular vote in order to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster to make abortion legal and safe.”
Senate Dems Won’t Protect Abortion Rights, But Vote Unanimously to Protect Justices From Protests: “It’s remarkable how quickly the Senate has acted to protect the privacy and safety of five justices,” said one critic. “It’s something senators are unwilling to do for millions of women.”
MAGA Candidates Attack McConnell Over ‘Abhorrent’ $40B Ukraine Aid Bill https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/maga-candidates-attack-mcconnell-over-abhorrent-40b-ukraine-aid-bill-1706779__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUjEJQRHR$
Abortion as ‘Murder’ Bill to Get Rewrite After Failing in Louisiana House https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/abortion-murder-bill-get-rewrite-after-failing-louisiana-house-1706280__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUrqYBZEp$
McCarthy ‘Has Nowhere to Run’ After Jan. 6 Subpoena, Ruling: Legal analyst Glenn Kirshner on Sunday reiterated claims that Kevin McCarthy could face federal charges for concealing the alleged crimes of Donald Trump https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/mccarthy-has-nowhere-run-after-jan-6-subpoena-ruling-kirschner-1706749__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUh-1RdCr$
Inside the Secret Meeting Between the CIA Director and Saudi Crown Prince. In an unusual foray into diplomacy, William Burns pressed Mohammed bin Salman on oil production, prominent detainees, and the kingdom’s relationship with China.
The U.S. Is Stealing Afghanistan’s Money and Starving Its People: Afghan journalist Masood Shnizai describes his country’s worsening plight since the U.S. departure last year.
SCOTUS Decision in Cruz Case Makes It Easier for Mega-Wealthy to Influence Races The ruling removes caps on the amount of post-election funds a candidate can raise to repay personal campaign loans.
Texas can resume investigating parents of children receiving gender-affirming care for “child abuse,” the state’s highest court ruled Friday. However, the court also stated that the Department of Family and Protective Services is not required to do so, even though it legally can.
Say No To Censorship: Here’s How We’re Rebuilding Alternative Media:
With the war in Ukraine raging on and corporate media outlets pushing a pro-NATO agenda – we’ve entered war time and having access to alternative information is crucial to preventing escalation.
# Medical / Health Care
Heartbeat , the new biometric method of identifying people: A heart can hide many things. But can it hide your identity? According to a new study, the answer is likely ‘no’ — your heartbeat may contain enough information for smart algorithms to identify you based on it.
The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance, by their heartbeat The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes.
The State Behind Roe’s Likely Demise Also Does the Least for New Parents in Need Mississippians on Medicaid lose coverage a mere 60 days after childbirth. “When women don’t have that coverage, what happens is they die,” says one expert.
Will the FDA change how it vets drugs following the Alzheimer’s debacle?
The accelerated approval of aducanumab has triggered US lawmakers to push for more oversight from the agency.
# Military / DOD
Troops sent to bolster NATO begin turnover as US mulls larger footprint in Europe.
The Pentagon is deploying 10,500 troops in the coming months to replace military units that were rapidly deployed to Europe to bolster NATO’s eastern edge after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
Junior sailors scrambling for a place to live after the Navy shutters its barracks at Key West: Junior sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, are struggling to find homes after the closure of two of the base’s barracks sent about 60 service members looking for alternative places to stay https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/05/13/junior-sailors-scrambling-place-live-after-navy-shutters-its-barracks-key-west.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z2fsMkjEIIldzSNDIEKtGduhfyZzKtpKe5cYMHK5PO-ASbSa0NsAjCh4DdpRDqrgZgm-SEkVMQLc4QmD5MGX_PrhUsSZIQXE$
Biden Orders U.S. Troops Back Into Somalia: The goal is to suppress the militant group Al Shabab, which, according to U.S. military leaders, poses a threat to both the Horn of Africa and the United States.
Buffalo Gunman’s Racism Directly Tied to Mainstreaming of White Nationalism, Say Critics: “This hateful, white nationalist rhetoric is not just being spread by lone gunmen. It can also be found on cable news and in the rhetoric of politicians today.”
Gunman Kills 10 in Buffalo Supermarket in ‘Racially Motivated Hate Crime’
18-year-old white shooter Payton Gendron charged with first-degree murder after targeting Black shoppers in what the FBI called a “case of racially motivated violent extremism”
Three recent shootings at Asian-run businesses in Dallas may be connected hate crimes, police say. The Dallas shootings also follow a disturbing wave of anti-Asian violence across the US.
Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’: A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America.
Google Knows Where You’ve Been. Should It Tell the Police? A federal case cracks open how the search giant traces users’ locations—and how much it’s willing to give to law enforcement.
# UFO Disclosure
This week in Congress: UFO debate flies into Capitol Hill: Members of the House Select Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing on “unidentified aerial phenomena,” the first in more than 50 years. Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Ronald Moultrie and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray will testify before the panel on recent research and findings from the Defense Department.
California is in a water crisis, yet usage is way up. Officials are focused on the wrong problem, advocates say. Residents and businesses across the state are also using more water now than they have in seven years.
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