Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-10

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Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election. In Arizona and Wisconsin, Native turnout, which often leans liberal, made the difference in Biden’s slim but winning margin.
https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2020/11/09/politics/how-indigenous-voters-swung-the-2020-election/93672.html

# Border / Immigration
Lawyers Cannot Find the Parents of 666 Children Separated from Their Families at the U.S. Border https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/10/headlines/lawyers_cannot_find_the_parents_of_666_children_separated_from_their_families_at_the_us_border

# CoronaVirus
Pfizer Vaccine’s Funding Came From Berlin, Not Washington. Partner BioNTech received $445 million from German government https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-09/pfizer-vaccine-s-funding-came-from-berlin-not-washington

Biden-Harris Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board. Biden-Harris Transition Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board Leading Public Health and Scientific Experts to Advise the Transition on COVID-19 Response https://time.com/5909531/biden-harris-covid-19-advisory-board/

Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment gets emergency FDA approval.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-09/eli-lilly-covid-19-antibody-therapy-gets-emergency-fda-clearance

Neb. Gov in Quarantine Days After Docs Beg for Mask Mandate. He and his wife were exposed to COVID-19 after an outdoor dinner with a guest who then tested positive.
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2099595009052/nebraksa-gov-pete-ricketts-in-quarantine-days-after-doctors-beg-for-mask-mandate

Several Maine Hospitals Cited For COVID Violations https://khn.org/morning-breakout/several-maine-hospitals-cited-for-covid-violations/

CureVac’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces Grade 3 Adverse Events https://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/11/curevacs-covid-19-vaccine-produces-grade-3-adverse-events/

Consumer Advocates Warn Pfizer Data Is Incomplete, Vaccine Is Still Months Away.
Pfizer released promising but preliminary data on a potential COVID-19 vaccine into a charged post-election atmosphere.
https://truthout.org/articles/consumer-advocates-warn-pfizer-data-is-incomplete-vaccine-is-still-months-away/

# Education / Schools
Mom Explodes in Anger after Child Passes Out Wearing Mask at School – Comply Rather than Resist and You Put the Lives of Your Children at Risk https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/mom-explodes-in-anger-after-child-passes-out-wearing-mask-at-school-comply-rather-than-resist-and-you-put-the-lives-of-your-children-at-risk/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Court Blocks Construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline in Victory for Environmental Activists https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/525226-court-halts-permits-for-contentious-mountain-valley-pipeline

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Farmers Are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer Because the Government Pays Them to Do So
https://theconversation.com/farmers-are-depleting-the-ogallala-aquifer-because-the-government-pays-them-to-do-it-145501

Climate change intensifies tsunami threat in Alaska. As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/18/alaska-climate-change-tsunamis-melting-permafrost

Montana’s new governor scares conservationists. Republican Greg Gianforte has a history of support for rolling back protections for public lands and waters.
https://www.hcn.org/articles/election2020-montanas-new-governor-scares-conservationists

# Global Politics and other news
FRAUD: “Infected” Mink Strewn In Streets As Denmark Plans To Kill Pets https://www.bitchute.com/video/miDWCidSf7jF/

# Gov / Politics
Anti-democratic hijinks coming from both parties. It’s been days since the U.S. election, and there is still no official winner. But no matter the result, President Trump is determined to stay in office.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/america-election-debacle-highlights-anti-democratic-hijinks-of-both-parties/272971/

Vulnerable to Prosecution, Trump’s cloak of immunity set to dissolve. A number of lawsuits and investigations awaits Trump once he returns to private life. Some could stain his family’s reputation. Some could affect his business. And some could damage him personally as the protection provided by the presidency goes away.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/07/trump-vulnerable-he-faces-lawsuits-without-presidential-immunity/6056288002/

Most Republicans avoid challenging Trump on election.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/525223-most-republicans-avoid-challenging-trump-on-election

Senate roadblocks threaten to box in Biden. Biden will find his party in the minority by a seat or two, a significant hurdle that will test his ability to cut bipartisan deals while making it difficult if not impossible to pass several Democratic priorities for at least two years.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/525239-senate-roadblocks-threaten-to-box-in-biden

Pulling Our Politics Back from the Brink. After a bitterly contested election, the country teeters between persuasion and force.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/16/pulling-our-politics-back-from-the-brink

No presidential candidate in modern history has refused to concede, but there’s no law that requires it. The formal concession speech has played a vital role in even the most divisive U.S. elections, from the Civil War to Bush v. Gore.
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2020/11/no-modern-us-presidential-candidate-has-refused-to-concede-heres

Team Trump Sh*ts on Barr’s Bogus Voter-Fraud Crusade.  “This will give the president [and others] something to play with for a while, but until Bill Barr actually puts up or shuts up, we’re still where we [have been].”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-shts-on-barrs-bogus-voter-fraud-crusade

MAGA Maniacs Have Booked Trump Hotel Up for His Inauguration. Donald Trump may have lost the election, but it’s not over for his faithful followers, apparently—there’s not a room to be had at his D.C. hotel between Jan. 16 and 21.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-maniacs-have-booked-trumps-dc-hotel-up-solid-for-his-inauguration

WH Instructs Agencies to Ignore Biden Transition Team: In normal times, a transition team is given millions of dollars to begin its work, as well as access to agency officials and information.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/525265-multiple-government-agencies-warned-not-to-cooperate-with-biden

Trump WH Is Still Vetting for Job Openings For a Second Term.  Can one believe something into existence?
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-white-house-still-vetting-for-job-openings-for-a-second-term-thats-not-happening

Pompeo promises ‘smooth transition to second Trump administration’ as world leaders congratulate Biden. The secretary of State refused to acknowledge the outcome of the White House race.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/10/pompeo-smooth-transition-second-trump-administration-435754

Trump may be on the verge of a massive firing spree. Here are the officials who could be next https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/lame-duck-trump-could-be-on-the-verge-of-a-massive-firing-spree-and-here-are-the-officials-who-could-be-next/

Trump’s coup attempt is very real, but there are several gaping holes in the plan https://www.salon.com/2020/11/10/trumps-coup-attempt-is-very-real–luckily-there-are-several-gaping-holes-in-the-plan_partner/

“It’s an embarrassment”: Biden says Trump’s refusal to concede won’t stand in his way https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/11/its-an-embarrassment-biden-says-trumps-refusal-to-concede-wont-stand-in-his-way/

If Trump tries to sue his way to election victory, here’s what will happen https://www.propublica.org/article/if-trump-tries-to-sue-his-way-to-election-victory-heres-what-happens

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
DOJ Head of Voter-Fraud Probes Quits Post After Barr Memo. The attorney general has allowed federal prosecutors to investigate “substantial allegations” of voter fraud https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/525248-doj-official-quits-after-barr-move-on-election-fraud-allegations

The attorney general has authorized the Department of Justice to look into baseless claims of voting “irregularities.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/09/william-barr-vote-irregularities-donald-trump-election

# Medical / Health
SCOTUS Hearing Arguments in GOP Attack on Obamacare, Which Could Strip Healthcare for Millions https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/10/headlines/scotus_hearing_arguments_in_gop_attack_on_obamacare_which_could_strip_healthcare_for_millions

‘No Mercy’ Chapter 7: After a Rural Town Loses Hospital, Is a Health Clinic Enough?
https://khn.org/news/podcast-where-it-hurts-s1-no-mercy-chapter-7/

CMS Loosens Medicaid Managed Care Requirements https://khn.org/morning-breakout/cms-loosens-medicaid-managed-care-requirements/

Trump Could Still Put Stamp On Medicare, Medicaid In Final Days https://talkpoverty.org/2018/01/11/heres-trumps-new-policy-end-medicaid-know/

# Nuclear / Radiation
US envoy says it will be hard to re-enter Iran nuclear deal. The U.S.
envoy for Iran says the Trump administration will maintain its pressure campaign until the inauguration and anticipates it will be difficult for a future President Joe Biden to bring the U.S. back into the 2015 nuclear agreement.
https://news.yahoo.com/us-envoy-says-hard-enter-094954470.html

# Technology
Amazon slapped with antitrust charges: Amazon ‘illegally distorted competition,’ the EU found, as it faces a new competition investigation into Prime https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-eu-has-slapped-antitrust-charges-on-amazon-and-is-launching-an-investigation-into-prime-11605011348?mod=mw_latestnews

Ransomware Criminals Demand $11 Million From Video Game Giant Capcom https://incyberdefense.com/daily-brief/ransomware-criminals-demand-11-million-from-video-game-giant-capcom/

Google Forms Used In Password-Stealing Spree: Seeing the google.com domain instills trust, which could lead to your password being compromised. Here’s what you need to know.
https://thecybersecurityplace.com/google-forms-used-in-password-stealing-spree-what-you-need-to-know/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-08

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 8, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

“Minds that seek revenge destroy states, while those that seek reconciliation build Nations.′′ Nelson Mandela (From Echeverría Martínez ′′ Chicali Wall ′′)

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Colorado Votes to Reintroduce Wolves, Approving Historic Ballot Initiative https://www.ecowatch.com/colorado-wolves-reintroduction-2648647248.html

# Archaeology
Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered a rare 2,000-year-old gem seal bearing the likeness of the god Apollo, but the gem’s owner likely wasn’t Greek or Roman, experts say.
https://www.livescience.com/seal-of-apollo-jerusalem.html

# CoronaVirus
Is a European Lockdown Coming to America? A new wave of lockdowns and business closings swept across France, Germany and other places in Europe on Wednesday as surging coronavirus infections there and in the U.S. wipe out months of progress against the scourge on two continents.
https://apnews.com/article/europe-us-shutdowns-virus-surge-covid-19-a8b0d7b63fde5b9d289cabf06ae367bf

COVID Needs Are Urgent, But Many Cities Are Prioritizing Police Funding Instead Many mid-sized cities are continuing to fund police and policing programs even as crucial support programs are cut.
https://truthout.org/articles/covid-needs-are-urgent-but-many-cities-are-prioritizing-police-funding-instead/

Biden to announce coronavirus task force as part of presidential transition https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/politics/transition-biden-coronavirus-task-force/index.html

Former Surgeon General to Lead Biden’s COVID Task Force. Biden said on Friday night that voters have “given us a mandate for action on COVID, the economy, climate change and systemic racism.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-coronavirus-task-force-vivek-murthy_n_5fa7250cc5b66009569b1004

# Economy / Trade
American Companies Secretly Owned by China. Some brands that you may think are quintessentially American are actually owned or overseen by Chinese investment conglomerates. It’s not always obvious until you see it yourself – even sports clubs have some interesting stakeholders.
https://za.investing.com/magazine/american-companies-owned-by-china/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=23846198831080157&utm_content=GM_2_W__&origin=facebook&fb_params[ad_id]=23846198833090157&fb_params[adset_id]=23846198831270157&fb_params[campaign_id]=23846198831080157&fb_params[ad_name]=GM_2_W__&fbclid=IwAR1So6Utsf86LQQV0v1PAcnggPTz9EATVrZn3LjBvd54vMBN62JEZeZk8jo

Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/ctp/foci/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Despite what the logging industry says, cutting down trees isn’t stopping catastrophic wildfires. For decades, Oregon’s timber industry has promoted the idea that private, logged lands are less prone to wildfires.
https://www.propublica.org/article/despite-what-the-logging-industry-says-cutting-down-trees-isnt-stopping-catastrophic-wildfires

A Bipartisan Climate Policy? It Could Happen Under a Biden Administration, Washington Veterans Say. Biden’s 40 years of experience reaching across the Senate aisle may help him to craft a stable climate plan https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05112020/election-2020-biden-mcconnell-senate-climate-change-policy

Interior secretary was involved in Arizona whistleblower case. In August 2017, when Bernhardt was deputy interior secretary, he met secretly with a top official of El Dorado Holdings, the developer of the planned Villages at Vigneto, says the Justice Department document.
https://tucson.com/news/local/interior-secretary-was-involved-in-vigneto-whistleblower-case-document-shows/article_2a8ed766-5cb4-5f85-9e86-9fdac36c6768.html

Whistleblower says he was pressured by Trump administration to reverse environmental decision https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/08/politics/interior-department-arizona-development-bernhardt/index.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Chinese demand and domestic instability are wiping out Senegal’s last forests. After a decade of intensive illegal logging, endangered Pterocarpus erinaceus rosewood trees are becoming increasingly scarce https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/chinese-demand-and-domestic-instability-are-wiping-out-senegals-last-forests/

# General Recalls / Alerts
Coulter Ventures Recalls Rogue Home Timers Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Rogue Fitness:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Coulter-Ventures-Recalls-Rogue-Home-Timers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard-Sold-Exclusively-at-Rogue-Fitness

Walker Edison Recalls Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Walker-Edison-Recalls-Chests-Due-to-Tip-Over-and-Entrapment-Hazards

Target Recalls Toddler Boots Due to Choking Hazard:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Target-Recalls-Toddler-Boots-Due-to-Choking-Hazard

Alliance Outdoor Products Recalls Climbing Treestands Due to Fall
Hazard:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Alliance-Outdoor-Products-Recalls-Climbing-Treestands-Due-to-Fall-Hazard

YETI Recalls Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold Lid Due to Injury and
Burn Hazards:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/YETI-Recalls-Rambler-Travel-Mugs-with-Stronghold-Lid-Due-to-Injury-and-Burn-Hazards

# Gov / Politics
Donald Trump refuses to concede—or make any sense. President Trump
refused to concede, issuing a statement from his golf course, asserting
that “this election is far from over” and promising to fight the results
in court. Biden, according to Trump, is “rushing to falsely pose as the
winner” with help from his “media allies.”
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/11/trump-refuses-to-concede-or-make-any-sense/

OPCW coverup of chemical weapons in Syria: “This is the U.S. government
bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the
investigating team to be false. But then once that team came back to
write their report they were pressured by the U.S. government and had
their evidence censored.”
https://www.mintpressnews.com/media-silence-ongoing-opcw-cover-up-syria-chemical-weapons/272932/

President-elect Joe Biden in a victory speech Saturday night vowed to
heal a nation torn apart by deep political and racial divisions and
promised to hear the concerns of both Americans who voted for him and
the tens of millions who supported President Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524992-biden-vows-to-heal-divided-nation

Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement
https://www.ecowatch.com/paris-climate-agreement-biden-2648649350.html

Harris celebrates ‘new day for America’ in first speech as vice
president-elect
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524990-harris-celebrates-new-day-for-america-in-first-speech-as-vice-president

Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies
https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/07/biden-plans-flurry-of-executive-orders/

Progressives Helped Defeat Trump. They’re Readying Bold Demands for Biden.
Progressives have pledged to push Biden and Harris to embrace policies
like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.
https://truthout.org/articles/progressives-helped-defeat-trump-theyre-readying-bold-demands-for-biden/

Trump refuses to accept Biden victory, promises legal challenges.
President Trump on Saturday signaled he would not accept Joe Biden being
projected to replace him in the White House.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524935-trump-refuses-to-accept-biden-victory-promises-legal-challenges

Con man to the end: Most of Trump’s ‘official election defense fund’ to
be used for his debts
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/11/6/1993533/-Con-man-to-the-end-Most-of-Trump-s-official-election-defense-fund-to-be-used-for-his-debts

Biden adviser says White House has not reached out to president-elect
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/525010-biden-adviser-says-white-house-has-not-reached-out-to-president

GOP senator hedges on acknowledging Biden win: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on
Sunday did not acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, saying
instead that it was “time for the president’s lawyers to present the
facts” if they had any evidence of wrongdoing.
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/525012-gop-senator-hedges-on-acknowledging-biden-win-its-time-for-the

# Law Enforcement
BLM activists demanded police accountability. In city after city, voters
agreed.
https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/11/blm-police-accountability-george-floyd-breonna-taylor-election-ballot-measures/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Nevada Republican Party sends criminal referral to DOJ alleging
thousands of cases of voter fraud
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-send-criminal-referral-to-doj-about-alleged-voter-fraud-in-nevada

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is expected to name
seasoned conservative operative David Bossie to lead its post-2020
presidential election legal efforts, according to reports.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagross/2020/11/06/trump-reportedly-taps-ex-campaign-exec-david-bossie-to-lead-legal-challenges-to-election-results/?sh=74d783d1736f

Trump’s election lawyers are a very swampy crew
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/11/trump-vote-counting-guiliani-bondi-sweeney-lewandowski/

# LGBTQ
US elects first trans state senator and first black gay congressman
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/04/us-elects-first-trans-state-senator-and-first-black-gay-congressman

# Medical / Health
This Election Proved That Medicare for All Is a Winning Demand. Just
about every congressional member this year who ran for reelection while
supporting universal health care won.
https://truthout.org/articles/this-election-proved-that-medicare-for-all-is-a-winning-demand/

# Military / DOD
A-10 pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for dramatic landing with
missing canopy and no landing gear [Damn, gotta love those flyboys]
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-pilot-a10-award-landing-gear

# Nuclear / Radiation
VT Nuclear Education: NNSA Chief Quits, Trump Has Been Selling America’s
Nukes
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/07/vt-nuclear-education-nnsa-chief-quits-trump-has-been-selling-americas-nukes/

# Veterans / VA
Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide will soon begin
clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, and they’re looking for
minority veterans to participate.
https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/va-is-seeking-minority-veterans-for-coronavirus-vaccine-trials-1.651268

Court Orders VA To Redecide Thousands of Benefit Claims Denied for Agent
Orange-Related Diseases Filed by Veterans Who Served in the Territorial
Sea of Vietnam
https://www.nvlsp.org/news-and-events/press-releases/nvlsp-triumphs-court-orders-va-to-redecide-thousands-of-claims-for-blue-wat

Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide the U.S. military used to clear
leaves and vegetation for military operations mainly during the Vietnam
War. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may have certain related
illnesses. Find out if you may be eligible for disability compensation
and how to apply.
https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/agent-orange/

# Weather
Eta to recharge over warm waters, then make a run at Cuba and southern
Florida. Eta could reach hurricane force again on its way toward Cuba,
and at this point, AccuWeather meteorologists expect it to approach
southern Florida as a tropical storm.
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/november/eta-to-recharge-over-warm-waters-then-make-a-run-at-cuba-and-southern-florida

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-06

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 6, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

“Minds that seek revenge destroy states, while those that seek reconciliation build Nations.′′ Nelson Mandela (From Echeverría Martínez ′′ Chicali Wall ′′)

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# Indigenous Record number of Native American women elected to Congress
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/04/native-american-women-elected-congress-record-number

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# Border / Immigration
Report: ICE Moves to Deport More Victims of Nonconsensual Invasive Gynecological Procedures https://jayapal.house.gov/2020/09/16/new-details-regarding-forced-medical-procedures-on-immigrant-women/

# CoronaVirus
Missouri election judge worked despite COVID-19 diagnosis, then died https://triblive.com/news/missouri-election-judge-worked-despite-covid-19-diagnosis-then-died/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Federal court rules against FDA’s approval of genetically engineered salmon. “Today’s victory will stop FDA from green-lighting such dangerous technologies without fully considering their environmental risks.”
https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2020/federal-court-declares-genetically-engineered-salmon-unlawful

# Global Politics and other news
How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power https://theintercept.com/2019/05/14/turkey-second-drone-age/

# Gov / Politics
Trump National Security Officials Horrified by Election Lies. Top national-security officials are preparing for the president of the United States to refuse to listen to the election results, even when they are officially declared.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-national-security-officials-horrified-by-his-election-lies?ref=home

Trump’s comments are as dangerous as they are dishonest. A sitting president attempting to undermine the legitimacy of an election while votes are still being counted is unprecedented in US history https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/11/trump-dishonest-dangerous-speech-vote/

Joe Biden Is Now Winning the Popular Vote by 3.9 Million, He’s currently
2.7 percentage points ahead of Donald Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/biden-receives-most-votes-history-beating-barack-obamas-record/6164685002/

Secret Service Beefs Up Biden Protection Ahead of Result: The move reportedly came after the Biden campaign informed the Secret Service that he could make a major speech as early as Friday.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/secret-service-beefs-up-biden-protection-ahead-of-possible-victory-declaration-says-report

QAnon Goons With AR-15 Arrested Near Vote Center: Police said an armed group had driven up from Virginia in a Hummer with violence in mind. The vehicle is reported to have been covered in QAnon stickers https://www.thedailybeast.com/philadelphia-police-take-man-into-custody-in-connection-with-plot-to-attack-vote-counting-center-reports

Allan Nairn: Trump and Republicans Use Legal & Physical Means in Attempted Coup Against Democracy https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/6/2020_election_ballot_count_trump_biden

Int’l Election Observers: We Saw No Evidence to Back Up Trump’s Claim of Voter Fraud https://apnews.com/article/election-observer-no-evidence-fraud-b30f3424736014a6b7405df71e32e36f

Iraq War Diaries: We have Punished the Truth-Tellers and Rewarded the Criminals https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/iraq-war-diaries-we-have-punished-the-truth-tellers-and-rewarded-the-criminals/

Don’t Underestimate Trump’s Danger, Even on the Cusp of Defeat. “What will Trump do now?” is the last, and most pressing question of the hour.
https://truthout.org/articles/dont-underestimate-trumps-danger-even-on-the-cusp-of-defeat/

‘Too Close to Call’: Georgia Officials Announce a Recount. “With a margin that small, there will be a recount in Georgia,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday, adding that the race is down to thousands of votes.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/06/georgia-recount-us-election-biden-trump

As Trump Melts Down, Biden Campaign—Verging on Win—Says It Will Be ‘Perfectly Capable of Escorting Trespassers’ From White House https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/06/trump-melts-down-biden-campaign-verging-win-says-it-will-be-perfectly-capable

# Law Enforcement
The ‘thin blue line’ and the slide into authoritarianism https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/11/06/the-thin-blue-line-and-the-slide-into-authoritarianism/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Judges in two states reject Trump campaign lawsuits.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-vote-lawsuits/2020/11/05/77f8a284-1f84-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html

Will the Supreme Court Overturn the Election Result? No, says Harvard law professor Michael Klarman, who spoke with Prospect co-editor Robert Kuttner https://prospect.org/justice/will-the-supreme-court-overturn-the-election-result/

Trump Unleashes Barrage Of Lawsuits In Battleground States https://www.law360.com/articles/1326028/trump-unleashes-barrage-of-lawsuits-in-battleground-states

Bannon Lawyers Defect After Batsh*t Call for Fauci Beheading. Apparently his call for the beheadings of Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray was the final straw.
https://lawandcrime.com/awkward/steve-bannons-lawyers-are-running-for-the-hills-after-clients-insane-call-for-dr-faucis-head/

# Media
USPS Stumbles Across 1,700 Undelivered Votes in Pennsylvania. They will now be delivered to election officials narrowly ahead of Pennsylvania’s Friday evening deadline for ballots to be received.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-post-office-ballots/u-s-postal-service-says-1700-ballots-found-in-pennsylvania-facilities-idUSKBN27M0LC

# Military / DOD
U.S. to Sell 18 Armed Drones to UAE as U.N. Warns of Deadly “Second Drone Age”
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/6/headlines/us_to_sell_18_armed_drones_to_uae_as_un_warns_of_deadly_second_drone_age

# Space

SpaceX has recently escorted the third military satellite into space called the Space Force GPS. Another win for SpaceX.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/30/21307211/spacex-gps-iii-sv03-space-force-falcon-9-launch-watch-live

 

# Technology

Twitter Bans Bannon After He Calls for Dr. Fauci’s Beheading. A Twitter account for Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast was banned after the former top Trump adviser called for the cruel and unusual punishment.

https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/steve-bannon-twitter-ban-beheading-fauci-1234824359/

 

As DOJ Probes Big Tech Monopoly, They Also Use Big Tech to Remove Dozens of Websites Squelching Free Speech on Foreign Policy https://medicalkidnap.com/2020/11/05/as-doj-probes-big-tech-monopoly-they-also-use-big-tech-to-remove-dozens-of-websites-squelching-free-speech-on-foreign-policy/

 

Cit0day Leak: More than 50GB of Data from 23,000 Hacked Databases Can Be Downloaded for Free. A total of 23,618 hacked databases can be downloaded through the MEGA file-hosting portal for only a few hours before it was taken down for abuse.

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/253893/20201104/around-13-billion-user-files-23-000-hacked-databases-shared.htm

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-05

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 5, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous / Global
The traditions that could save a nation’s forests. Indigenous communities evicted from their ancestral forest lands in Kenya have plans to restore peace and biodiversity to their homelands.
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201103-the-indigenous-wisdom-that-can-save-forests-from-destruction

Indigenous Colombians mount a spiritual defense of the Amazon. UMIYAC is an alliance comprised of spiritual leaders from five different Amazonian ethnic groups deemed to be in danger of extinction.
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/indigenous-colombians-mount-a-spiritual-defense-of-the-amazon/#:~:text=UMIYAC%20is%20an%20alliance%20comprised,line%20defense%20for%20the%20rainforest.

# CoronaVirus
Outbreak at Hamptons Voting Site Forces Dozens to Quarantine. The 10 infected people include six poll workers who were helping out at Stony Brook University’s campus.
https://www.easthamptonstar.com/health-government/2020114/covid-cases-reported-southampton-early-voting-site

U.S. Surpasses 100,000 New COVID-19 Cases in a Single Day. The country broke pandemic records the day after Election Day.
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-surpasses-103000-new-covid-cases-highest-single-day-count-2020-11

COVID-Stressed Staff of a Montana Health Department Quits. The health director said she was not getting enough backing from local leaders.
https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2020/11/04/pondera-county-health-department-resign-citing-covid-19-support-coronavirus/6161156002/

Everyone’s Life is at Stake Now: Don’t Get Distracted by Politics https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/everyones-life-is-at-stake-now-dont-get-distracted-by-politics/

# Employment
Florida joins seven other states in enacting a $15 minimum wage https://thecounter.org/florida-amendment-2-15-dollar-minimum-wage/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Oregon allows a controversial fracked gas power plant to begin construction. Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04112020/oregon-perennial-fracked-gas-power-plant-construction

Judges hear appeal on Dakota Access Pipeline permit, study: The fight over a key permit and environmental review for the Dakota Access Pipeline reached a panel of federal appellate judges Wednesday.
https://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/judges-hear-appeal-on-dakota-access-pipeline-permit-study/article_49d912f1-0594-54dd-8717-eddbfd67b240.html

New Mexico’s oil fields have a sinkhole problem. The hunt for industrial brine has opened massive and unexpected sinkholes, which is taking delicate work, and more than $54 million, to fill.
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2096488886191/new-mexicos-oil-fields-have-a-sinkhole-problem

# Environment / Climate / Interior
As U.S. leaves the Paris accord, fate of its climate policy hangs on who wins election Where it heads next on climate change depends on whether President Trump or former vice president Joe Biden win the election.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/04/us-paris-climate-agreement-exit-election

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies Overlooked and in Danger
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940463

# Food Recalls / Alerts
FSIS warns public about metal found in spaghetti and meatballs, complaints were about metal embedded in meatballs in Kwik Trips, Inc., Spaghetti and Meatball in Marinara Sauce products.
https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/fsis-warns-public-about-metal-found-in-spaghetti-and-meatballs/

Ottawa-based Miss Vickie’s Canada is recalling certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips due to the possible presence of pieces of glass.
https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-11-03/eng/1604456061321/1604456069989

# General News
Kushner’s Company Files to Evict 100s of Families: Many of the tenants, who mostly live in Baltimore, said they fell behind on rent after losing their jobs during the pandemic.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/524627-apartment-company-co-owned-by-jared-kushner-files-hundreds-of

Steve Bannon Says He Wants Dr. Fauci, FBI’s Wray Beheaded. “I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats,” he said. “You either get with the program or you’re gone.”
https://www.mediamatters.org/steve-bannon/steve-bannon-and-his-co-host-discuss-beheading-dr-anthony-fauci-and-fbi-director

# Gov / Politics
As of this morning, the presidential race remains too close to call. The reason for this: the result hinges on the outcomes in several closely-fought states — states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona — where election officials are still tabulating votes.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/election-too-close-to-call-as-trump-and-biden-compete-for

Election chaos:  Keep calm, keep counting and get to work. With too few results from the election to name a winner, just stay calm in the chaos and continue to fight against voter suppression.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/04/election-chaos-stay-calm-keep-counting-votes-column/6139444002/

Armed Former GOP Candidate Arrested for Trespassing at North Carolina Polling Place: Police https://www.thedailybeast.com/armed-north-carolina-man-justin-dunn-arrested-after-allegedly-intimidating-voters-at-polling-place

Five Muslim Lawmakers Elected in History-Making Result. Five Democratic politicians made history last night by becoming the first Muslim state legislative lawmakers in Wisconsin, Florida and Delaware. “This work is a critical part of defeating the violent rise of Islamophobia here and around the world,” Mohammed Missouri said.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muslim-american-lawmakers-make-historic-firsts-across-several-states_n_5fa2f938c5b6b35537e34d82

The New York Times analysis: Win or lose, Trump will remain a powerful and disruptive force https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/04/trump-will-remain-a-disruptive-force/

Trump’s bid to stop the count risk turning the US into Turkey. The pundits and the polls exaggerated the impact of coronavirus epidemic on voters and underestimated Trump’s political skills – now he is prematurely claiming a win https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-biden-us-election-erdogan-illiberal-democracy-b1591328.html

Trump’s Path to Victory Narrows as Biden Nears 270 Electoral College Votes https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/5/headlines/trumps_path_to_victory_narrows_as_biden_nears_270_electoral_college_votes

Trump “Claims” Battleground States as Campaign Sues to Stop Vote Counting https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/5/headlines/trump_claims_battleground_states_as_campaign_sues_to_stop_vote_counting

Post-election vote tallying raises fresh security concerns https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/post-election-vote-tallying-raises-fresh-security-concerns

Biden Edges Closer to White House as Trump Mounts Legal Challenge https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/biden-edges-closer-to-white-house-win-as-trump-mounts-legal-challenge-idUSKBN27L0VI

Florida poll worker details the physical and verbal abuse he experienced from Trump ‘cult members’ on Election Day https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/i-did-not-sign-up-for-this-florida-poll-worker-slams-trump-cult-members-for-the-physical-and-verbal-abuse-he-was-subjected-to/

Election Day Mayhem Began Two Years Ago With Massive Voter Purges. Since 2018, Georgia’s GOP secretary of state has quietly wiped away the voter registrations of 198,351 voters.
https://truthout.org/articles/election-day-mayhem-began-two-years-ago-with-massive-voter-purges/

Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit Alleging Voter Fraud in Nevada. The lawsuit makes the fourth state in which the president’s campaign has lodged legal action as his battleground contests narrow.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-nevada-trump/trump-campaign-to-escalate-legal-fight-with-nevada-lawsuit-idUSKBN27L1TR

Here’s what happens if Trump tries to sue his way to victory. It’s easy enough for the Trump campaign to file a lawsuit claiming improprieties, but a lot harder to provide evidence of wrongdoing or a convincing legal argument. Here’s what you need to know as the election lawsuits start to mount.
https://www.propublica.org/article/if-trump-tries-to-sue-his-way-to-election-victory-heres-what-happens

# Law Enforcement
Philadelphia police released bodycam video of an officer fatally shooting Walter Wallace Jr. This is the first time the Philadelphia Police Department has publicly released video of a police shooting.
https://6abc.com/walter-wallace-jr-police-camera-body-cam-video/7635469/

Texas Sheriff, Indicted for Evidence Tampering in Javier Ambler’s Killing, Loses Reelection https://www.honestaustin.com/2020/11/04/sheriff-indicted-for-evidence-tampering-loses-office-in-williamson-county/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
DOJ Says It Can Send Armed Feds to Vote-Counting Spots: The law prohibits armed guards at places where votes are being cast, but the DOJ said it could send officers to ballot-counting locations.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/justice-department-says-it-can-send-armed-federal-officers-into-vote-counting-locations-nyt

Mondaire Jones, One of First Two Openly Gay Black Congressmen, Backs Expanding Supreme Court. The 33-year-old Democratic congressional candidate from New York sits down with Rolling Stone for “The Next Wave,” a series on the new leaders who will shape America’s future https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/mondaire-jones-next-wave-interview-1084560/

‘This is disturbing’: DOJ claims armed feds are allowed to inspect state vote-counting locations. Vowing not to be intimidated by the possibility of armed federal agents showing up at ballot-counting sites, Pennsylvania’s attorney general said: “Nothing is going to stop the counting of these legal ballots.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/05/disturbing-trump-doj-claims-armed-feds-are-allowed-inspect-state-vote-counting

# Media
Postmaster General DeJoy Defies Federal Judge as Mail-In Ballots Surge for Biden Some 300,000 ballots remain a matter of dispute, as does their potential impact on the presidential election.
https://truthout.org/articles/postmaster-general-dejoy-defies-federal-judge-as-mail-in-ballots-surge-for-biden/

Judge Orders Twice-Daily Sweeps of USPS Facilities to Get Every Vote Counted The order comes a day after Judge Emmet Sullivan chastised USPS officials for failing to do a check earlier this week.
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/524688-judge-orders-usps-to-sweep-facilities-twice-a-day-for-any-ballots

# Military / DOD
Air Force staff sergeant supplied Boogaloo Boys with fully automatic weapons converters, feds say https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-steven-carrillo-boogaloo-boys-automatic-weapons-converters

COVID-19 Cases Reaching Record Highs in Military, Among Veterans https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/04/covid-19-cases-reaching-record-highs-military-among-veterans.html

# Nuclear / Radiation
Dumping Fukushima’s Water: What could possibly go wrong?
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/11/01/dumping-fukushimas-water-into-the-ocean/

# Social
Hundreds Arrested in MN, Portland, NYC Post-Election Unrest. Protesters railing at Trump legal threat in Twin Cities rounded up and more than 50 arrested in New York as anger erupted in several U.S. cities.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/04/election-unrest-hundreds-march-several-arrested-protests-continue/6158310002/

# InnerSpace
A Mysterious Seismic ‘Blip’ From Deep Inside Earth Pulsates Every 26 Seconds https://www.zerohedge.com/political/theres-mysterious-seismic-blip-deep-inside-earth-has-pulsated-every-26-seconds-60-years

# Technology
Google Forms Used In Password-Stealing Spree: What You Need To Know
https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/11/03/always-trust-google-here-are-256-password-stealing-reasons-you-shouldnt/?sh=bbb1d3c56ed4

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-04

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 4, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# CoronaVirus
Modern Diplomacy: Long-term symptoms of COVID ‘really concerning’
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/11/01/long-term-symptoms-of-covid-19-really-concerning/

# Education / Schools
College Board, the entity responsible for developing SAT and AP tests, will sever financial ties with the Chinese Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) at the end of the year.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/tennessee/college-board-to-sever-financial-ties-with-china/article_8fd2276c-1d50-11eb-a2ba-ff3189e0d197.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Was plastics being mixed with oil in Mauritius spill to produce a horror ‘Frankenstein fuel’? New findings from leading international scientists warn of ‘unusual’ characteristics discovered in Mauritius oil spill https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishandegnarain/2020/11/03/was-plastics-being-mixed-with-oil-in-mauritius-spill-to-produce-a-horror-frankenstein-fuel/?sh=7656904a49ae

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump strips protections for Tongass forest, opening it to logging https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/523145-trump-strips-protections-for-tongass-forest-opening-it-to-logging

Indigenous Alaskans fight back as U.S. strips protections for Tongass National Forest https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30072020/alaska-tribes-petition-tongass-national-forest-roadless-rule-protections

Environmental groups oppose Shell request to increase air pollution limits for Pennsylvania plastics factory https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/11/03/increases-shell-beaver-county-plastics-air-pollution-permits

# Gov / Politics
Jim Crow Wins Florida for Donald Trump: More than anything else, it was the Florida legislature’s naked voter suppression that tilted the state for the Republicans.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jim-crow-wins-florida-for-donald-trump

While You Were Sleeping, Biden Got Back in the Game. A blowout win was out of the question, but the electoral map was no 2016 repeat for Democrats either.
https://salars.net/while-you-were-sleeping-biden-got-back-in-the-game/

Twitter and Facebook slap labels on Trump tweet claiming voter fraud.
Twitter said that the president’s tweet was misleading; Facebook was not quite so direct.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90572009/twitter-and-facebook-slap-labels-on-trump-tweet-claiming-vote-fraud

A QAnon supporter has been elected to Congress for the first time.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/03/qanon-marjorie-taylor-greene-wins-congress

It looks like a man who died of COVID-19 was elected to North Dakota’s state legislature. David Andahl, 55, died of COVID-19 last month and appears to have won a seat in the state legislature, according to unofficial election results.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/dead-coronavirus-candidate-elected

‘Deeply irresponsible’: Conservatives slam ‘despotic’ Trump for prematurely declaring victory https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/conservatives-call-out-trump-forprematurely-declaring-victory-before-all-the-votes-are-counted-it-is-deeply-irresponsible/

An epic vote-counting battle is underway in Pennsylvania, and it’s getting ugly https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/an-epic-battle-vote-counting-battle-is-underway-in-pennsylvania-and-its-getting-ugly/

The Shadow Election You Didn’t See. Multiple forms of pre-theft that turned an easy Biden win into a cliffhanger. Apparently, there was not a lot of outright voter suppression on Election Day, but there was a ton of pre-theft well before November 3.
https://prospect.org/politics/shadow-election-you-didnt-see-voter-suppression/

Trump Campaign Demands Recount, Even Though He Was Against Recounts in 2016.
Trump’s hypocrisy is evident as he changes his mind to favor the election rules that benefit him most at the moment.
https://truthout.org/articles/trump-campaign-demands-recounts-even-though-he-was-against-them-in-2016/

McConnell Elicits Outrage by Invoking MLK in His Reelection Acceptance Speech As Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has blocked the restoration of the Voting Rights Act since last December.
https://truthout.org/articles/mcconnell-elicits-outrage-by-invoking-mlk-in-his-reelection-acceptance-speech/

Trump is taking a thrashing in the popular vote, despite Electoral College tightness https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/presidential-popular-vote/

Trump alleges election fraud, declares victory anyway — and claims Supreme Court will agree with him https://www.rawstory.com/2020/11/trump-alleges-election-fraud-declares-victory-anyway-and-claims-supreme-court-will-agree-him/

Trump Launches Furious, Baseless Legal Assault As His Chances Of Victory Diminish
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-2020-election-lawsuits_n_5fa31226c5b69c36d951dc31

MAGA Mob Descends on MI Vote Count Site As Biden Wins State https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-fanatics-descend-on-detroit-vote-counting-site-as-biden-wins-in-michigan

# LGBTQ
Delaware has elected the first openly trans state senator in the US.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/03/sarah-mcbride-become-first-openly-transgender-state-senator-u-s/6153308002/

Ritchie Torres (NY-15) and Mondaire Jones (NY-17) have become the first two out LGBTQ Black members of the U.S. Congress, having won their New York races.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/gay-black-men-congress-us-election-ritchie-torres-mondaire-jones-b1578524.html

# Media
USPS Ignores Court Order to Sweep Mail Processing Centers for Mail-in Ballots https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/4/headlines/usps_ignores_court_order_to_sweep_mail_processing_centers_for_mail_in_ballots

‘Haul Louis DeJoy in front of a grand jury’: Outrage after USPS misses court-ordered Election Day deadline https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/03/haul-louis-dejoy-front-criminal-grand-jury-outrage-after-postal-service-misses-court

# Veterans / VA
After 8 Months of Delays, VA Launches New Electronic Medical Records System https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/02/after-8-months-of-delays-va-launches-new-electronic-medical-records-system.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-03

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 3, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# CoronaVirus
The Simple Rule That Could Keep COVID-19 Deaths Down. The longer we can prevent infections, the better prepared we will be to treat them.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/10/its-still-better-to-put-off-getting-covid-19/616919/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Shock Number: 61,000+ U.S. Kids Caught COVID Last Week. In total, at least 853,635 children have been diagnosed with the virus in America this year and, as of late last week, 121 had died.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/more-61-000-children-got-covid-19-last-week-record-n1245851

Michigan Governor: Up to Six Months in Prison If Businesses Don’t Surveil Customers for Contact Tracing https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/01/michigan-governor-up-to-six-months-in-prison-if-businesses-dont-surveil-customers-for-contact-tracing/

Will COVID Vaccines Increase Risk of AIDS Virus? New cause for concern underlines the importance of full transparency on COVID vaccine data, which we are not getting
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2020/10/20/researchers-warn-some-covid-19-vaccines-could-increase-risk-of-hiv-infection/?sh=6aac47cf3740

More than 80 per cent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had vitamin D deficiency – study: “There are numerous pieces of evidence in the literature that support the beneficial effect of vitamin D on the immune system, especially regarding protection against infections, including viral infections.”
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/new-study-found-80-percent-of-covid-19-patients-were-vitamin-d-deficient

How the Coronavirus Hacks the Immune System.  At a laboratory in Manhattan, researchers have discovered how SARS-CoV-2 uses our defenses against us.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/09/how-the-coronavirus-hacks-the-immune-system

CDC Admits Few Deaths are Caused by COVID – Even Death by Heart Attack Attributed to COVID in Statistics https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/cdc-admits-few-deaths-are-caused-by-covid-even-death-by-heart-attack-attributed-to-covid-in-stats/

Trump Sets Up Pharma Billionaires for Coronavirus Payday https://theintercept.com/2020/10/23/trump-covid-19-pharma-regeneron-coronavirus-treatment/

# Economy / Trade
We Asked Finance Experts to Explain Trump’s Odd Business Methods in Scotland. They Were Mystified. “You don’t have to sniff the air very long to see there’s something that smells.”
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/11/we-asked-finance-experts-to-explain-trumps-odd-business-methods-in-scotland-they-were-mystified/

Deutsche Bank Searching for Way to Dump Toxic Trump: The bank has reportedly discussed selling on the debt or, more worryingly for Trump, demanding repayment or asset seizure when they start coming due in two years.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-deutsche-bank-exclusive/exclusive-tired-of-trump-deutsche-bank-wants-out-but-sees-no-good-options-sources-idUSKBN27J0G0

CCP takes advantage of Hunter Biden firm to take control over major swaths of American real estate. The Chinese used their majority stake to take advantage of the U.S. They pledged $3 billion for “commercial office property acquisitions” in the US. This gave the Chinese power over 8 million square feet of American real estate in thirteen states https://www.legitgov.org/ccp-takes-advantage-hunter-biden-firm-take-control-over-major-swaths-american-real-estate

# Employment
Modern slavery underpins the global construction industry, according to a shocking new report. Forced labor has become common in building materials such as timber, bricks, glass, copper, and steel. A new group wants that to change.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90571082/modern-slavery-underpins-the-global-construction-industry-according-to-a-shocking-new-report

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina announce new regional partnership in massive clean offshore wind development https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2020/10/virginia-maryland-north-carolina-announce-new-offshore-wind-partnership

# Environment / Climate / Interior
In King County, pollution makes ZIP codes predictors of your health https://crosscut.com/video/new-normal/king-county-pollution-makes-zip-codes-predictors-your-health

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Northwest co-op builds for a local food future beyond big ag. ‘I’ve always felt like this was something to do in case the world doesn’t end.’
https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.11/north-food-northwest-co-op-builds-for-a-local-food-future-beyond-big-ag

# Gov / Politics
The Green Papers 2020 Poll Closing Times for Statewide offices and Congress General Election Chronologically
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G20/closing.phtml?format=gc&utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=34517

Twitter announces outlets that can call election results https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/twitter-announces-outlets-that-can-call-election-results

Trump Has a Half Billion in Loans Coming Due. They May Be His Biggest Conflict of Interest Yet. “It’s highly disconcerting.”
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/06/donald-trump-loans-deutsche-bank/

Dead people caught voting in NYC, elections records show. Ballots have been mailed in to the New York City Board of Elections in the name of dead voters https://nypost.com/2020/11/02/dead-people-caught-voting-in-nyc-elections-records-show/

Judicial Watch finds 1.8 million ‘ghost voters’ in 29 states, warns of ‘dirty elections.’ The watch dog group is now warning of potential voter fraud and “dirty” voter rolls. The study found that 352 U.S. counties in
29 states managed to have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens https://www.judicialwatch.org/in-the-news/1-8-mill-ghost-voters/

ACLU’s Closing Argument: ‘Everyone Should Be Able to Vote, and Everyone’s Vote Should Be Counted.’  The national civil liberties group says that it “is at the ready to act swiftly and use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to protect the vote.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/aclus-closing-argument-everyone-should-be-able-vote-and-everyones-vote-should-be

Warning ‘Wannabe Fascists,’ Philly DA Says People Dressing ‘Up Like G.I.
Joe’ to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/warning-wannabe-fascists-philly-da-says-people-dressing-gi-joe-intimidate-voters

Scandal-plagued GOP congressman could get into even more legal hot water if he wins re-election https://www.usnews.info/scandal-plagued-gop-congressman-could-get-into-even-more-legal-hot-water-if-he-wins-re-election/

Bald eagles soar over Biden — while giant American flag collapses in front of Trump https://dailysoundandfury.com/omens-bald-eagles-soar-over-biden-while-giant-american-flag-collapses-in-front-of-trump/

New report finds Trump is haunted by the possibility of prosecution if he loses https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trumps-big-fear/

What’s the Plan If Trump Tries to Steal the Election? Here’s the Plan.
“Trump is trying to steal the election, more blatantly than any previous president, and providing a clear preview of how Republicans would move to further erode democracy if given another four years in power.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/03/whats-plan-if-trump-tries-steal-election-heres-plan

# Law Enforcement
N.J. Cops Weigh Charges in ‘Irresponsible’ Trump Caravan Jam. Trump supporters snarled traffic in a state he has no chance of winning.
https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2020/11/02/new-jersey-officials-might-press-charges-over-pro-trump-convoy-that-snarled-parkway-1333255

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
FBI conducting criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and associates days ahead of 2020 election – report https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fbi-conducting-criminal-investigation-into-hunter-biden-and-associates-days-ahead-of-2020-election-report

DOJ official confirms FBI 2019 criminal investigation into Hunter Biden is still active https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/29/report-fbi-actively-investigating-hunter-biden-and-his-associates-for-money-laundering/

A Collusion Tale: China and the Bidens –Not only were the Bidens’
Chinese business contacts known to have ties to the regime; they also may have been clandestine agents.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/10/a-collusion-tale-the-bidens-and-china/

Law enforcement braces for unrest after Election Day. Federal law enforcement agencies are bracing for possible unrest over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, following a highly divisive presidential campaign season.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/524096-law-enforcement-braces-for-unrest-after-election-day

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Cannabis stocks are blazing ahead of Election Day 2020. Democrats’ party platform plays well with pot enthusiasts, and a Biden-Harris win could shore up more widespread legislation.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90571233/cannabis-stocks-are-blazing-ahead-of-election-day-2020

# Medical / Global
South Korea Resumes Flu Shots as Deaths Following Vaccination Rise to 59
https://www.newsweek.com/south-korea-flu-vaccine-deaths-rise-vaccinations-resume-1542046

# Military / Global
South Korea and the United States are closely monitoring North Korea’s main nuclear complex after a report of increased activity there, a South Korean military official said.
https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-and-south-korea-closely-monitoring-north-korean-nuclear-complex-military-official-says-1.650726

# Space
‘Lonely’ Rogue Planet Discovered Wandering the Milky Way. Astronomers have discovered a free-floating planet, not associated with any parent star wandering our galaxy.
https://www.zmescience.com/space/lonely-rogue-planet-discovered-wandering-the-milky-way/

# Veterans / VA
The coronavirus has killed more than 4,000 patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs – a bleak milestone reported by the agency over the weekend.
https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/veterans-affairs-records-4000-deaths-from-pandemic

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-02

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 2, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“There’s no art in this White House. There’s no literature, no poetry, no music. There are no pets in this White House. No loyal man’s best friend, no Socks the family cat. There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation: no Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments, or the Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.

Where’d that country go? Where did all the fun, the joy and the expression of love and happiness go? We used to have a president who calmed and soothed a nation, instead of dividing it. We are now rudderless and joyless.

We have lost the cultural aspects of society that have always made America great. We have lost our mojo, our fun, our happiness, our cheering on of others, the shared experience of humanity that makes it all worth it. We need to reclaim that country once again.”

Bruce Springsteen (excerpts from a poem by Elayne Griffin Baker)

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# CoronaVirus
44,000 Scientists, Public Health Experts, and Clinicians sign a Declaration that states Lockdowns don’t work. Policy makers are reluctant to reimpose the nationwide lockdowns they used in the spring, worried people won’t tolerate draconian new curbs
https://www.wsj.com/articles/public-health-experts-rethink-lockdowns-as-covid-cases-surge-11602514769

# Economy / Trade
COVID Stimulus Checks Have Still Not Reached as Many as 12 Million People. Some of the people who need financial assistance the most during the pandemic never received their checks https://truthout.org/articles/covid-stimulus-checks-have-still-not-reached-as-many-as-12-million-people/

# Education / Schools
Lessons Learned As More Schools Venture Into Reopening https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-schools/lessons-from-around-the-world-how-schools-are-opening-up-after-covid-19-lockdowns-idUSKBN22P2KC

# Employment
Workers Rally Against Trump’s Broken Promises. At shuttered plants across America, workers have been activated to speak the truth about the hollowness of the past four years.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2020/11/02/workers_rally_against_trumps_broken_promises_528246.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
One year after a mass employee exodus, USDA’s research arm remains half-staffed. New work has ground to a near halt. A controversial relocation hollowed out ERS, USDA’s brain trust for food policy. This could spell dire consequences for food access and security.
https://www.newsbreak.com/amp/samsung-daily/n/0X3t2yEM

# General News
Massive New Report Exposes Bill Gates’ Global Control Grid. Derrick Broze breaks down a new report on Bill Gates’ massive international influence and control grid.
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/11/massive-new-report-exposes-bill-gates-global-control-grid.html

# Gov / Politics
Feds to Erect Big Fence Around White House for Election: A huge “non-scalable” fence is reportedly going up around the entire perimeter on Monday in anticipation of unrest.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/02/politics/white-house-fence-erected-again/index.html

Why Maricopa County, Ariz., will choose the next president.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/523693-why-maricopa-county-will-choose-the-next-president

Early Voting Is at Unprecedented Levels. It Could Define the 2020 Election. Millions of people who will have cast their vote before November 3 could help counter voter suppression efforts https://truthout.org/articles/early-voting-is-at-unprecedented-levels-it-could-define-the-2020-election/

How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States.
Although many winners may quickly be evident on election night, the increase in mail voting because of the pandemic is expected to push back the release of full results in many key states.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/27/upshot/election-results-timing.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Scoop: Trump’s plan to declare premature victory. Why it matters:
Trump’s team is preparing to falsely claim that mail-in ballots counted after Nov. 3, a legitimate count expected to favor Democrats, are evidence of election fraud.
https://www.axios.com/trump-claim-election-victory-ballots-97eb12b9-5e35-402f-9ea3-0ccfb47f613f.html

How Donald Trump is undermining the will of the American people. At stake are thousands of critical votes in a battleground state—as well as the integrity of the entire election.
https://www.salon.com/2020/11/01/how-donald-trump-is-undermining-the-will-of-the-american-people_partner/

The Texas Supreme Court won’t toss out 100,000 drive-thru votes in the state’s most populous county, but a federal case is pending. Republicans in Texas are seeking to invalidate ballots cast in Harris County through a curbside voting program.
https://www.texastribune.org/2020/10/31/harris-county-drive-thru-votes/

Trump to face voters amid third COVID-19 wave. After eight months of downplaying the threat of a pandemic that has killed nearly a quarter million of his constituents, President Trump faces voters Tuesday in an election that has become all about a virus that is running unchecked throughout the nation.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524025-on-the-trail-a-campaign-defined-by-a-pandemic

Trump’s Threats Are Proclamations of Fear — But That Doesn’t Mean He’s Harmless Make no mistake: Donald Trump is scared. He’s also capable of inspiring an escalation of mass violence.
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-threats-are-proclamations-of-fear-but-that-doesnt-mean-hes-harmless/

Don Jr. Told Dad’s Supporters “Have Fun” With Biden Campaign Before Bus Incident. The president’s son told supporters to create a “Trump train welcome” for Kamala Harris in a video last Wednesday.
https://truthout.org/articles/don-jr-told-dads-supporters-have-fun-with-biden-campaign-before-bus-incident/

Amnesty Condemns Trump for Praising Mob That Harassed Biden Campaign Bus. The president’s supporters also wreaked havoc in New Jersey and New York on Sunday.
https://truthout.org/articles/amnesty-condemns-trump-for-praising-mob-that-harassed-biden-campaign-bus/

If Biden wins, Russiagate will magically morph into Chinagate. Americans are being prepped by the US intelligence cartel and its stenographers for an increasingly hostile relationship with China.
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/28/if-biden-wins-russiagate-will-magically-morph-into-chinagate/

# Law Enforcement
Trump Administration Cracks Downs on BLM Protesters While Ignoring Police Abuses. The Justice Department has poured money into prosecuting protesters but not police who committed violence at protests.
https://truthout.org/articles/trump-administration-cracks-downs-on-blm-protesters-while-ignoring-police-abuses/

“Kettling” Protesters in the Bronx. Systemic Police Brutality and Its Costs in the United States https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/09/30/kettling-protesters-bronx/systemic-police-brutality-and-its-costs-united-states#

Breaking Story: FBI Investigation Proud Boys Ambush of Biden Bus as Highways Around the Country are Blockaded to Stop the Election https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/01/breaking-story-fbi-investigation-proud-boys-ambush-of-biden-bus-as-highways-around-the-country-are-blockaded-to-stop-the-election/

Police Arrest, Pepper-Spray Peaceful Voters at North Carolina Rally.
North Carolina police pepper-sprayed and arrested attendees at a get-out-the vote rally because participants blocked the roadway without permission, authorities said on Saturday.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/north-carolina-police-pepper-spray-protesters-march-to-polls

Barr Preps Prison Guards to Head to D.C. for Election Unrest. The BOP and US Marshals are preparing to send crowd-control officers to the nation’s capital, much as they did for the George Floyd protests, this time for election demonstrations.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/william-barr-preps-prison-guards-to-head-to-dc-for-election-unrest

No, You Don’t Have To Vote for Trump or Biden. Here Are a Few Third-Party Candidates and How They’ve Been Censored.  “The lesser evil paves the way to the greater evil. It’s not in opposition to it. It makes way for it.” — Former Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein https://www.mintpressnews.com/here-are-third-party-candidates-election-2020/272802/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Judge Orders USPS to Use Express Mail to Deliver Ballots. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan told the USPS to use its “extraordinary measures”
policy to ensure it “delivers every ballot possible by the cutoff time on Election Day.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-post-office/u-s-judge-orders-usps-to-reinforce-extraordinary-measures-ballot-delivery-policy-idUSKBN27I05B?il=0

Philly Police Open Investigation After Officer Smashes Car’s Windows With Mom, 2-Year-Old Inside During Protests https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/10/30/philly-police-investigation-after-officers-smashes-cars-windows-when-mom-2-year-old-trapped-during-walter-wallace-jr-protests/

Innocent mother beaten by Philly cops on video filing lawsuit. Attorneys representing the victim have confirmed she is filing a civil rights case against the police department.
https://www.npr.org/2020/10/30/929752605/mom-dragged-from-suv-beaten-by-officers-with-toddler-in-back-seat-filing-suit

# Medical / Health
Medicare Fines Half of Hospitals for Readmitting Too Many Patients https://khn.org/news/medicare-fines-half-of-hospitals-for-readmitting-too-many-patients/

# Military / DOD
Dozens of military contractors, most of them Black, have been jailed in the emirate — some on trumped-up drug charges. Why has the American government failed to help them?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/magazine/american-prisoners-kuwait.html

# Science
Trump order alarms government scientists. The Trump administration has described the order as a way to remove poorly performing employees from their jobs. Researchers fear that the directive could make firing some agency scientists and hiring others for political reasons easier.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/10/24/trump-new-executive-order-may-make-it-easier-to-fire-scientists-like-fauci/?sh=7d664f274252

# Technology
Tech giants are working with government officials to purge dissident voices and suppress alternative media. President Trump is considering following through on a longtime threat to review anti-conservative bias on social media by establishing a new panel https://seekingalpha.com/news/3577320-tech-giants-be-under-review-for-online-bias

This data expert helped Trump win. Now he’s built a machine to take him down https://www.fastcompany.com/90570689/acronym-james-barnes-facebook-2020-campaign-advertising

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-01

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 1, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Border / Immigration
Migrant Children From Other Countries Are Being Expelled Into Mexico
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/10/30/migrant-children-sent-to-mexico-alone-against-us-policy/?sh=6e1319783b64

# CoronaVirus
In final days of campaign, Trump criticizes those fighting coronavirus.  President Donald Trump is spending the closing days of his re-election campaign criticizing public officials and medical professionals who are trying to combat the coronavirus pandemic even as it surges back across the United States.
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-election/in-final-days-of-campaign-trump-criticizes-those-fighting-coronavirus-idUSKBN27G06Q

As Covid-19 Infections Skyrocket, House Report Slams Trump’s Pandemic Response as Among “Worst Failures of Leadership” in U.S. History https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/covid-19-infections-skyrocket-house-report-slams-trumps-pandemic-response-among

Experts Warn Trump HHS ‘Endangering People’ by Covering Up Key Covid-19 Hospitalization Data.  “We’re now in the third wave, and I think our only way out is really open, transparent, and actionable information.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/experts-warn-trump-hhs-endangering-people-covering-key-covid-19-hospitalization-data

18 Trump rallies have led to 30,000 COVID-19 cases and likely over 700 deaths.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/523789-18-trump-rallies-have-led-to-30k-cases-700-deaths-stanford-university

Trump is ending his campaign on an ugly new low — and barely anyone
noticed: Trump has been claiming at his super-spreader rallies for the past week that American doctors are profiting from the death of COVID-19 patients. Take a step back and absorb this atrocity.
https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-is-ending-his-campaign-on-an-ugly-new-low/

# Economy / Trade
How Trump gets away without paying taxes: It helps if you’re the president — who can block IRS enforcement of tax laws https://www.salon.com/2020/10/31/how-trump-gets-away-without-paying-taxes_partner/

Trump’s Plan To Defund Social Security. The president also said that if he is reelected, he wants not only to turn the delay into a tax cut that would result in significant revenue losses for Social Security, but also to eliminate employee payroll taxes for good.
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/news/2020/08/12/489401/trumps-plan-defund-social-security/

Trump Administration Seeks Permanent Cuts in Social Security Funding http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Articles/20Daily/2008/200821_TrumpAdministration

Proposal Threatens Social Security Disability Benefits for Millions of Workers
https://www.cbpp.org/blog/presidents-budget-would-hurt-people-with-disabilities-1

A Wall Street tax that could lift many out of poverty already exists.
It’s just not being collected
https://www.salon.com/2020/11/01/a-wall-street-tax-that-could-lift-many-out-of-poverty-already-exists–its-just-not-being-collected/

GOP planted a time bomb in their 2017 tax cut bill that will actually raise most people’s taxes: Nobel economist.  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the controversial tax cut bill passed by Republicans on a party-line vote in 2017, has a provision that will start slowly raising taxes next year.
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/11/republicans-planted-time-bomb-in-their-tax-cut-bill-that-will-actually-raise-most-peoples-taxes-economist/

# Employment
Unions Representing Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Prepare for General Strike If Trump Subverts Election Results https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/unions-representing-hundreds-thousands-workers-prepare-general-strike-if-trump

Trump’s Economy: 7 Broken Promises to Working Americans https://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/economy/news/2020/02/03/176535/trumps-economy-7-broken-promises-working-americans/

Will Trump’s Broken Promises to Working-Class Voters Cost Him the Election?
https://flipboard.com/@NewYorker/will-trump-s-broken-promises-to-working-class-voters-cost-him-the-election/a-u-d8WFtfSHCRZMGd3JWZpA%3Aa%3A3199682-09a3fce08a%2Fnewyorker.com

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
In Bid to Beat ‘Public Health and Economic Crises,’ Senate Dems Urge Utilities to Suspend Shutoffs During Pandemic https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/bid-beat-public-health-and-economic-crises-senate-dems-urge-utilities-suspend

Exxon Mobil plans to lay off an estimated 14,000 employees globally, about 15% of its workforce, due to the collapse in oil demand.
https://www.reuters.com/article/exxonmobil-layoffs/exxon-to-cut-14000-jobs-as-pandemic-hits-oil-demand-idUSKBN27E30U

Two people strike plea deals in Ohio’s power plant bailout corruption scheme, and utility FirstEnergy fires CEO Chuck Jones and two other senior officials amid investigations into the company’s role.
https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/state/2020/10/29/two-indicted-along-householder-ready-cop-pleas-hb-6-scandal/6067620002/

The $16 Million Was Supposed to Clean Up Old Oil Wells; Instead, It’s Going to Frack New Ones. North Dakota, where Covid-19 rates are surging, is redirecting the federal relief money, turning it into grants that will go directly to oil companies.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28102020/north-dakota-coronavirus-stimulus-funding-fracking-oil-wells#:~:text=Scott%20Skokos%2C%20who%20heads%20the,bring%20new%20ones%20to%20life.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Design ideas aim to save D.C.’s sinking Tidal Basin. Washington, D.C.’s 140-year-old Tidal Basin is sinking. Five architects offer radical redesigns for preservation https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-29/design-ideas-aim-to-save-d-c-s-sinking-tidal-basin

EPA Sued for ‘Once Again Putting Corporate Interests Over Public Health or the Environment’ by Reapproving Herbicide Atrazine. “We’re not going to just stand by and watch another generation get poisoned by one of the most dangerous pesticides still in use.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/epa-sued-once-again-putting-corporate-interests-over-public-health-or-environment

PhD Chemist Whistleblower who Worked 17 Years Developing Chemtrails: 90% of Chemtrails Designed to Alter Emotions/Mood/State of Mind and Provoke “Flu-like Symptoms”
https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/phd-chemist-whistleblower-who-worked-17-years-developing-chemtrails-90-of-chemtrails-designed-to-alter-emotions-mood-state-of-mind-and-provoke-flu-like-symptoms/

No Matter Who Wins, the US Exits the Paris Climate Accord the Day After the Election: If victorious, Democrat Joe Biden has promised to swiftly rejoin. But the process would be tricky, like jumping on a moving train.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28102020/paris-climate-accord-US-exit-day-after-election

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Environmentalists urge halt to Mexico’s plan to allow herbicide, GM corn. They say it will open the door to the cultivation of genetically modified corn and allow the use of glyphosate, a controversial herbicide.
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/decree-would-allow-herbicide-gm-corn/#:~:text=More%20than%20200%20activists%20and,of%20glyphosate%2C%20a%20controversial%20herbicide

# Gov / Politics
The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory. Victory for President Trump in Tuesday’s election remains a distinct possibility, despite the fact that he lags in national polls.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/523680-the-memo-trump-retains-narrow-path-to-victory

Texas Turns Blue: If Biden takes Texas, which trends appear to Support, not only will this be the most shocking blow to the GOP, in combination with a handful of other battleground states, this will surely secure the presidency for Biden—despite any post November 3 ballot counting.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/10/31/texas-turns-blue/?mc_cid=d15818e427&mc_eid=3f7488d454

Secret Russian Funded Lobby Group to Aid Trump in Overthrowing Election Results (video proof) ALEC, a secret Kosher Nostra/Russian front to pay off state legislators has put a plan in motion to overthrow the 2020 election and keep Donald Trump, in the White House until his work is done, 6 million Americans dead.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/10/31/secret-russian-funded-lobby-group-to-aid-trump-in-overthrowing-election-results-video-proof/

This is not a normal election of Republicans or Democrats. It’s normal vs. abnormal. Republicans held an abnormal convention and nominated an abnormal candidate. The assembled speakers argued that the other party’s nominee was a criminal who should be thrown in jail.
https://www.vox.com/2016/7/28/12281222/trump-clinton-conventions

Days After Hypothermia Fiasco, Add Heat Stroke to ‘Things You Can Get at a Trump Rally’: Supporters Hospitalized During Event in Florida. “Trump campaign goes into home stretch by infecting, freezing, and burning its own supporters.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/days-after-hypothermia-fiasco-add-heat-stroke-things-you-can-get-trump-rally

Donald Trump’s Hunger Games: More power. More money. More golf. More women.
https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/donald-trump-hunger-games-meme/

McConnell’s latest agenda is to make sure the GOP continues to trample democracy even if they lose the Senate
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/16/mitch-mcconnell-gop-leader-senate-control-322289

A wave of reports expose Trumpworld corruption as the president’s allies point fingers https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/trump-corruption-2648564184/

Experts Warn More Than 1 Million Mail-In Ballots Could Be Rejected in
2020 Races. Rejected ballots could end up swinging close races.
https://truthout.org/articles/experts-warn-more-than-1-million-mail-in-ballots-could-be-rejected-in-2020-races/

Biden event cancelled as ‘armed’ Trump supporters threaten campaign bus https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-camp-cancels-austin-texas-event-after-pro-trump-ambush-on-campaign-bus

Trump humiliates a vulnerable GOP senator in her home state https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/trump-humiliates-a-vulernable-gop-senator-in-her-home-state/

Marchers Headed To North Carolina Polls Pepper Sprayed, Arrested By Police https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/10/31/report-crowd-headed-to-north-carolina-polls-pepper-sprayed-arrested-by-police-after-march/?sh=7e0270247bdb

Senate battle threatens to spill into overtime https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/523731-senate-battle-threatens-to-spill-into-overtime

In historic early turnout, more than 90 million ballots cast as of Saturday.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/10/30/trump-biden-live-updates/

US judge to hear Republican bid to void 100,000 votes in Texas.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-texas/u-s-judge-to-hear-republican-bid-to-void-100000-votes-in-texas-idUSKBN27G0W9

Alex Jones and Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes: We will be at the polls to keep Democrats away…kill them if needed https://www.mediamatters.org/infowars/militia-leader-stewart-rhodes-says-his-group-will-be-polling-locations-and-ready-kill

A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/right-wing-militias-civil-war/616473/

Video: Trump Supporters Tried to Run Biden Bus ‘Off the Road’
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/31/biden-harris-bus-texas-trump-supporters-highway

Trump Praises Drivers That Biden Campaign Says Tried To Run Bus ‘Off The Road’
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/10/31/trump-praises-drivers-that-biden-campaign-says-tried-to-run-bus-off-the-road/?sh=6bc82571262a

The FBI is now investigating ‘Trump train’ that surrounded Biden campaign bus https://lawandcrime.com/crazy/fbi-is-investigating-trump-train-that-surrounded-biden-campaign-bus-in-texas-report/

Why Trump Can’t Afford to Lose. The President has survived one impeachment, twenty-six accusations of sexual misconduct, and an estimated four thousand lawsuits. That run of good luck may well end, perhaps brutally, if Joe Biden wins.
https://www.newsbreak.com/new-york/new-york/news/2093843281315/why-trump-cant-afford-to-lose

Trump asserts dictatorial power over top government employees. In a major power grab, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 21 that asserts he has vast new authority to punish federal employees with demotions or firing without cause. It’s a Trumpian assertion of a right to cronyism and personal fealty to him.
https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-asserts-dictatorial-power-over-top-government-employees/

# Law Enforcement
Kentucky State Police Trained out of Mein Kampf (busted by high school
paper!)
https://manualredeye.com/90096/news/local/police-training-hitler-presentation/?fbclid=IwAR10ZvUzeTTqT4FxgLqiAN9TdGVBm1W2f3bh5LHA0eWaSLQxFAIGoUZC5ys#

# Media
Social Media’s Threat to the Election Process. It may take days or weeks after Election Day to count the votes, declare winners in hotly contested races, and certify the results for the U.S. 2020 general election.
https://iowalabornews.com/?p=28545

Assanage And The Empire: Americans now worship the money none but a tiny few ever see, in thrall to a monstrous criminal racket that scorns them as mindless serfs
https://www.newsweek.com/emb-midnight-827-assange-what-wikileaks-teaches-us-about-how-us-operates-366364

# Medical / Health
On Trump’s watch, thousands died due to lost health insurance, study shows. New research shows that approximately 2.3 million Americans have lost health insurance since President Trump took office, leading to thousands of deaths. And that’s before you factor in the pandemic.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90569986/trump-health-insurance-aca-impact

# Military / DOD
Cutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America’s military https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/523364-cutting-defense-spending-by-10-percent-would-debilitate-americas

# Social
White supremacist group training for violence in case Donald Trump loses election, says report https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-white-supremacist-group-patriot-front-violence-b1380695.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-10-30

Voices, The Peoples News

Oct. 30, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Trump administration officials stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S.
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-michigan-elections-30b039ee99901e14a1b0e3d3f63f5b6a

# Border / Immigration
Stephen Miller Threatens ‘Expanded’ Travel Ban if Trump Wins. The mastermind behind Trump’s brutal crackdown says he’ll make life even worse for immigrants if Trump wins four more years.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/26/stephen-miller-trump-immigration-win-678720

Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy. The 33-year-old policy adviser has made unprecedented power grabs as he seeks to slash immigration to America.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/29/stephen-miller-immigration-policy-white-house-trump-799199

ICE Sued for Records on Forced Sterilizations at Georgia Immigration Jail https://www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/headlines/ice_sued_for_records_on_forced_sterilizations_at_georgia_immigration_jail

More than 40 immigrants have died in ICE custody in the past four years.
Here are thousands of records about what happened.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kendalltaggart/here-are-thousands-of-documents-about-immigrants-who-died

ICE Ready to Respond to Election Unrest for First Time: DHS officials said the unprecedented move is on account of historic nationwide protests and attacks on federal property this year.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ice-prepared-to-respond-to-election-day-unrest-for-first-time-ever-report-says

In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon.  In a mountain range too steep to cross, DHS is spending millions of dollars on five miles of border wall.
https://www.hcn.org/articles/borderlands-border-wall-construction-and-environmental-destruction-in-a-remote-arizona-canyon

# CoronaVirus
Don Jr. on Day 1,000 Die: COVID Deaths Are ‘Almost Nothing.’ The president’s son repeatedly claimed that the number of dead Americans was insignificant on the same day more than 1,000 Americans died from the virus.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-covid-19-cases-in-us-break-another-record-topping-87000-in-one-day

Taiwan just went 200 days without a single domestic coronavirus case. No other place has reached such a milestone.
https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/taiwan-200-days-no-cases-052352/

Trump Admin Cleared Nursing Homes Where 40,000 Died of COVID-19 of Infection-Control Violations https://www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/headlines/trump_admin_cleared_nursing_homes_where_40_000_died_of_covid_19_of_infection_control_violations

North Carolina Citizens Defy Proposed Mandatory Mask Law – City Council Stunned By Turn Out Backs Down https://www.thescotfree.com/health/north-carolina-citizens-defy-proposed-mandatory-mask-law-city-council-stunned-by-turn-out-backs-down/

# Employment
Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting Covid-19 Safety Violations. As many employers move to bring staff back, a growing number of workers are concerned about unsafe conditions.
https://undark.org/2020/10/27/workers-reporting-covid-safety-violations/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
North Dakota to Spend $16 Million in Pandemic Relief Funds on Fracking https://www.ecowatch.com/north-dakota-pandemic-relief-funds-fracking-2648548763.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
EPA documents show dicamba damage worse than previously thought. The pesticide harmed tens of thousands of farmers, overwhelmed state agriculture departments and damaged research plots across the United States https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/10/29/epa-documents-show-dicamba-damage-worse-than-previously-thought/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Defense: Felony charges against ex-Blue Bell president should go away for being “time-barred”
https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/10/defense-felony-charges-against-ex-blue-bell-president-should-go-away-for-being-time-barred/

# General Recalls / Alerts
Schneider Electric Recalls Surgeloc™ Surge Protection Devices Due to Fire Hazard:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Schneider-Electric-Recalls-Surgeloc-Surge-Protection-Devices-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Porter World Trade Recalls Ron Jon Surf Shop Sippy Cup Due to Violations of Federal Lead Content and Phthalates Bans:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Porter-World-Trade-Recalls-Ron-Jon-Surf-Shop-Sippy-Cup-Due-to-Violations-of-Federal-Lead-Content-and-Phthalates-Bans

Mueller Austria Recalls Onion Choppers Due to Serious Laceration Hazard:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Mueller-Austria-Recalls-Onion-Choppers-Due-to-Serious-Laceration-Hazard

# Gov / Politics
Hunter Biden Hoax tied to Fake Person, Fake Intel Group, a Tucker Carlson Scam. The Trump organization has been using fake faces for Facebook accounts and has now created Martin Aspen, a fake security specialist working for a fake intel firm who wrote the fake material behind the Hunter Biden smear.
https://news.yahoo.com/fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-213000679.html

Ballots rejected over signature problems could be central to a fight over election result https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/ballot-signatures-election-results-legal-fight

Minnesota is urging voters to return ballots in person after a new court decision. In an extraordinary decision less than a week before Election Day, a court ordered Minnesota to set aside ballots that arrive after Nov. 3, and warned that the votes could be invalidated once a legal challenge plays out.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/minnesota-drop-off-ballots-in-person-court-election

Elizabeth Warren rips into the plot to sabotage the Postal service — and the election https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/warren-rips-usps-board-members-for-acting-as-accomplices-to-dejoy-as-he-sabotages-mail-delivery-and-the-election/

Trump is closing out the campaign by showing complete contempt for his own supporters https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/trump-wallows-in-his-contempt-for-his-supporters/

At least 6 Trump cabinet secretaries are accused or under investigation for violating federal law https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/pompeo-under-investigation/

Trump’s own officials are terrified about what he’ll do the day after the election https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/trumps-own-officials-are-terrified-about-what-hell-do-the-day-after-the-election-nyt/

Hackers find voting machines used throughout the US are vulnerable to attack https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/26/politics/hackers-voting-machines/index.html

The 158 Families Who Are Buying American Democracy. These people are living in their own separate society. They want to elect people who will represent them, not the rest of us.
http://www.newsweek.com/158-families-who-are-buying-american-democracy-403807

The Trump Administration Treats Seniors as Expendable. By failing to act on the coronavirus and pursuing a strategy that treats seniors’ lives as collateral damage, as well as refusing to enact meaningful drug pricing relief, the Trump administration has placed seniors’ well-being at the bottom of its priority list.
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2020/10/29/492541/trump-administration-treats-seniors-expendable/

Trump’s Attacks on Mail-In Voting in Las Vegas Could End Up at the Supreme Court If SCOTUS conjures some pretext to invalidate mail ballots, it could render the 2020 election a smoldering ruin.
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-attacks-on-mail-in-voting-in-las-vegas-could-end-up-at-the-supreme-court/

Election Emerges as Referendum on Race Relations in America
https://apnews.com/article/us-elections-race-relations-df0d291209081985cbea6ac050e1fff8

# Law Enforcement
Cops Took Black Kid From Mom’s SUV, Then Said He Was ‘Lost.’ A viral video shows Philadelphia cops smashing in the windows, throwing mom Rickia Young to the ground, then taking the 2-year-old from the back seat.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cops-took-black-kid-from-family-suv-then-said-he-was-lost-in-pro-police-facebook-post

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Justice Department Quietly Ended Probe into Police Killing of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice https://thehill.com/homenews/news/523452-justice-department-quietly-quashes-probe-into-tamir-rice-killing

Several Clay County Officials Arrested On Federal Charges
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29778909

# Medical / Health
Hospital floors are full of bacteria, posing a risk to patients’ health.
“If bacteria stayed on floors this wouldn’t matter, but we’re seeing clear evidence that these organisms are transferred to patients, despite our current control efforts.”
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-hospital-floors-hotspot-bacteria-route.html

# Social
‘Signs of a coming conflict are everywhere’: Why a 2nd Civil War would be quite different from the 1st https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/signs-of-a-coming-conflict-are-everywhere-why-a-2nd-civil-war-would-be-quite-different-from-the-1st/

Mass Protest Is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump’s Side: Kelly Hayes talks with Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It, about what protesters will be up against in the coming days and what it will take to win.
Listen to the Audio and Read the Transcript https://truthout.org/audio/mass-protest-is-coming-and-the-cops-are-on-trumps-side/

# Veterans / VA
Senator: VA is ‘playing political games’ by withholding veteran suicide report. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., claimed Friday that President Donald Trump’s administration is withholding annual reports about veteran suicides and homelessness until after the presidential election Nov. 3 to avoid bad optics.
https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/senator-va-is-playing-political-games-by-withholding-veteran-suicide-report-1.650566

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MPEN e-Newsletter No. 2018-0401

MPEN e-Newsletter No. 2018-0401


  • FW: This 60 Minutes interview was the highest rated in a decade
  • FW: Laura Ingraham faces Christian backlash after ridiculing Parkland students
  • FW: “When our children act like leaders and our leaders act like children you know change is coming.”
  • FW: Important petition to defend the census
  • FW: This is how we end gerrymandering
  • FW: Think you know gerrymandering? [QUIZ]
  • FW: You can help pass National Popular Vote
  • FW: Follow us (National Democratic Redistricting Committee)?
  • FW: Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall, by Gayle McLaughlin
  • FW: Preauthorized to open fire
  • FW: WATCH: In Unison, Sinclair’s Local Stations Denounce ‘One-Sided News Stories’

 


From: Andrew J. Tierman
Subject: FW: RED ALERT: Total abortion ban in Ohio

I imagine you are receiving this news item on an Ohio bill to ban all abortion as a capital offense from several sources.

—– Forwarded from: Ilyse Hogue; President, NARAL Pro-Choice America ———

RED ALERT: A bill just introduced in the Ohio legislature would ban all abortion—punishable by life in prison or even the death penalty for both the doctor and the woman.1

That’s right. The death penalty. For abortion.

This bill already has 20 total cosponsors—nearly one-third of the entire Republican caucus in the Ohio House of Representatives.

This is one of the most horrifying pieces of legislation we’ve ever seen. Will you chip in $75 to help defend choice and stop Ohio’s radical “death penalty for abortion” bill?

Donald Trump said during his campaign that women should be punished for abortion, and Mike Pence has repeatedly pledged to send Roe v. Wade to the “ash heap of history.”2

Anti-choice politicians in Ohio are now showing us what it would actually look like if they were allowed to make these goals a reality. Under this radical proposal, both doctors and women could be charged for homicide. There are no exceptions for any cases whatsoever—not rape, not incest, not even to save a woman’s life. No exceptions.

This bill is blatantly unconstitutional. But if Trump gets the chance to appoint another Neil Gorsuch-style right-wing justice? Then all bets are off, and we can’t be sure it will be struck down by the Supreme Court.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is fighting to make sure this bill is stopped, and we need to make sure people nationwide know that this is what the true anti-choice agenda looks like. All abortion banned, in all cases, with women punished—just like Donald Trump promised.

Will you chip in $75 to help defend choice and stop Ohio’s radical “death penalty for abortion” bill?

Thank you for helping to make reproductive freedom real for all women.

Sources:

  1. Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion
  2. A Trump-Pence administration absolutely would “punish” women who have abortions

 


From: Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, and Ryan, the UltraViolet team
Subject: This 60 Minutes interview was the highest rated in a decade

National media is paying close attention to Trump’s record as a serial abuser and right now is a ripe opportunity to use it to increase pressure for a full investigation. The news that Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit against Trump will move forward made national headlines.1 And Stormy Daniels’ interview on 60 Minutes this past weekend–where she revealed someone threatened her infant daughter on behalf of Trump–generated the highest ratings for the CBS program in a decade.2

That means the media will and should keep investigating, and it’s time to use all this scrutiny to demand a full investigation from the courts and Congress. Trump should face accountability over the allegations of sexual assault from the more than 20 women the media have largely ignored. Right now, local and national outlets are more likely to accept public comment on Trump’s abusive record with women. If opinion pages are suddenly full of calls to Congress to investigate, it would be hard to ignore.

Can you take a moment to write a letter to the editor about why we need a full investigation to hold Trump accountable?

It’s best to speak in your own words, but here are some things you can include in your letter:

  • The President has been accused of abusing more than 20 women.3 We need a full investigation, including Trump testifying under oath.
  • The list of survivors includes Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice” in 2005. She accused Trump of kissing her against her will in New York in 2007 and later groping her at a Beverly Hills hotel after she interviewed for a possible job.4
  • With a serial abuser in the White House, this investigation must be as speedy as possible–it cannot drag on.
  • As Judge Schecter, who presides over Zervos’ case, wrote in her decision, “no one is above the law.”5 It’s critical to show powerful men like Trump will face consequences for abuse–and that’s why we need a full investigation, including Zervos’ lawyers taking a deposition, demanding documents, and putting Trump on the witness stand, under oath.

Click here to write a letter to the editor.

Sources:

  1. Judge rules defamation case against Trump may proceed, Washington Post, March 20, 2018
  2. Anderson Cooper’s Stormy Daniels interview draws highest ratings for ’60 Minutes’ in 10 years, CNN, March 26, 2018
  3. Donald Trump’s sexual assault allegations: The full list of women who have accused the President, The Independent, December 4, 2017
  4. Ibid
  5. Ibid

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Join our rapid response team — sign up for UltraViolet text updates.

 


From: Michael Sherrard, Faithful America
Subject: Laura Ingraham faces Christian backlash after ridiculing Parkland students

Pope Francis began Holy Week, a day after the March for Our Lives, by condemning “the temptation to silence young people, to keep them from getting involved.”

Fox News host Laura Ingraham, a vocal Catholic, responded by continuing her weeks-long campaign of sneering derision against the student leaders who survived the Parkland shooting.

In a mean-spirited attack on a high-school senior, she tweeted about how David Hogg had not been accepted to some of the colleges he applied to. Hogg replied suggesting a boycott of her advertisers, several of whom promptly canceled their ads.

Suddenly backed into a corner, Ingraham offered a cursory apology “in the spirit of Holy Week.” While we can only pray that her apology is sincere, no one’s faith entitles them to a national television show or millions of dollars in corporate sponsorship.

Tell Ingraham advertisers: In the “spirit of Holy Week,” drop your ads

 


From: Eric Kramer
Subject: “When our children act like leaders and our leaders act like children you know change is coming.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/03/todays-rebels-are-model-children/556682/?utm_source=atlfb

 


From: Munsup @SISCOM Seoh
Subject: Important petition to defend the census

Trump is trying to use the census to terrorize immigrant communities and suppress the vote. We need to make sure Congress stops him.
I just signed CREDO’s petition. Join me?

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Trump_Census?sp_ref=399676832.4.186990.e.602479.2&referring_akid=27894.1004336.u-Ukly&source=mailto_sp

 


From: Eric H. Holder, Jr.; Chairman, National Democratic Redistricting Committee
Subject: This is how we end gerrymandering

Thank you for taking a stand against illegal gerrymandering. President Obama and I are making this fight one of our top priorities because our democracy and the civil rights of every American are under siege — and we need you with us. 

We heard a lot about “rigged systems” during this past election — but no system is more rigged than the effort to draw maps so politicians pick their voters rather than American citizens picking their representatives. In the most recent election, House Republicans got less than half of the vote nationwide — yet won 55% of the seats in the House. There’s something profoundly broken in our democracy when the majority of voters can’t be heard at the ballot box.

That’s why we’ve launched the National Democratic Redistricting Committee: to fight for fairer districts and ensure that all of us have an equal shot at the ballot box.

Winning these fights at the national and state level is crucial to the future of our democracy. I need you to become a Founding Member of this campaign. Be one of the first to help us launch our effort to restore democracy by giving $5 or more today.

Click here to give $5 or more to become a Founding Member of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and help secure fairer districts in 2021!

Before the 2021 redistricting, we have a rare opportunity to win back our democracy.

Our state-by-state strategy has three parts:|

  1. Win critical state elections. We’re targeting key down-ballot races to put Democrats in the governors’ mansions and state houses that draw the legislative maps.
  2. Fight for fair maps in the courts. We’re pushing an aggressive legal strategy to strike down gerrymandered maps in state and federal courts.
  3. Pass ballot initiatives. We’re investing in campaigns to pass redistricting reform at the ballot box.

But success depends on grassroots support. President Obama and I need you to stand with us from the very start. Donate $5 or more today to become a Founding Member of this critical effort to restore our democracy.

Click here to give $5 or more to help build a powerful grassroots movement for fairer districts.

We’re facing some tough fights in the years to come. But at the end of the day, the people are with us — and together we can win. Thank you for doing your part.

DONATE

 


From: Stop Gerrymandering; Team National Democratic Redistricting Committee
Subject: Think you know gerrymandering? [QUIZ]

Most people know that state legislators redraw voting district boundaries every 10 years. But what they don’t know is how skewed those districts are after years of Republican map-rigging — or how far-reaching the effects of gerrymandering are.

We’ve developed a short, four-question quiz to test your knowledge.

Take the quiz now.

 


From: National Popular Vote
Subject: You can help pass National Popular Vote

You can make your vote for President count in 2020 in your state by helping to pass the National Popular Vote bill in a state where the bill has been blocked by a single obstinate state legislator.

The Oregon Senate President has repeatedly refused to allow the Senate to vote on the National Popular Vote bill — even though the bill has passed the House 4 times, and even though it has had majority support in the Senate and support from the Governor.

Please consider donating to Joyce Judy’s campaign to unseat Senate President Peter Courtney in the May 15 primary.

Peter Courtney has been in the legislature since 1981, and has not faced a primary challenge in 20 years. Willamette Weekly put its finger on the problem, namely “Senate President Peter Courtney — without whose approval nothing happens in Salem.”

Although the National Popular Vote organization (a 501c4 non-profit corporation) has never previously endorsed a legislative candidate, it is clear that the only way to break the logjam and pass the National Popular Vote bill in Oregon is for the voters of Senate district 11 to replace Peter Courtney.

Joyce Judy is a highly qualified candidate who has been motivated to run by Courtney’s lengthy history of obstructing National Popular Vote as well as other important bills.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE BILL

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It would make every vote for President equal throughout the United States.

The shortcomings of the current system of electing the President stem from “winner-take-all” laws that have been enacted at the state level. These laws award 100% of a state’s electoral votes to the candidate receiving the most popular votes in each state.

Because of these state winner-take-all laws, five of our 45 Presidents (including two of the last three) have come into office without having won the most popular votes nationwide. The average margin in the national popular vote since 1988 has averaged 5%, so undemocratic outcomes will continue to occur if the system for electing the President is not changed.

Another problem created by state winner-take-all laws is that presidential candidates have no reason to campaign in, or pay attention to, voters in states where they are safely ahead or hopelessly behind.

In 2016, almost all general-election campaign events (94%) were in the 12 closely divided “battleground” states where Trump’s support was in the narrow range of 43%-51%. Two-thirds of the campaign events (273 of 399) were in just 6 states (OH, FL, VA, NC, PA, MI).

In 2012, 100% of the general-election campaign events and virtually all expenditures were concentrated in the 12 closely divided “battleground” states where Romney’s support was 45%-51%. Two-thirds of the events (176 of 253) were concentrated in just 4 states (OH, FL, VA, IA).

It does not take an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to change existing state winner-take-all laws. State winner-take-all laws were enacted by state legislatures under their authority under Article II of the U.S. Constitution:

“Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors….”

These state laws may be changed in the same was as they were originally enacted, namely by action of the state legislature.

The winner-take-all method of awarding electoral votes was not the Founding Fathers’ choice. It was used by only three states in the nation’s first presidential election in 1789 (and repealed by all three by 1800). Winner-take-all was never debated at the Constitutional Convention or mentioned in the Federalist Papers.

Under the National Popular Vote bill, the national popular vote winner will receive all the electoral votes from the enacting states. The bill will take effect when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes — enough to elect a President (270 of 538). When the Electoral College meets in mid-December, the national popular vote winner will become President because the enacting states will provide him or her with at least 270 electoral votes.

A national popular vote for President is an achievable political goal that can be in place in time for the 2020 election. The bill has already been enacted into law in 11 states possessing 165 electoral votes. It will take effect when enacted by additional states having 105 electoral votes. The bill has previously passed one chamber in 12 additional states with 96 electoral votes and has been approved by unanimous bipartisan committee votes in two states with an additional 26 electoral votes. A total of 3,115 state legislators have endorsed it.

 


From: Kelly Ward; Executive Director, National Democratic Redistricting Committee
Subject: Follow us?

I’m Kelly Ward, Executive Director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. I want to start off by thanking you for supporting our work.

NDRC is a groundbreaking organization that’s already making waves in the fight against gerrymandering. With our three-point strategy — winning key state elections, fighting in the courts, and supporting ballot initiatives — we’re fighting for fairer districts all over the country.

I can’t tell you how much this work matters. As the Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I saw first-hand how gerrymandered districts gave Republicans an unfair advantage.

So we’re fighting back. We’re building a broad-based organization to fight in the states and in the courts and, importantly, to expose what the GOP is doing. Because look — Republicans are going to great pains to redraw their district boundaries in secret. They don’t want you to know what they’re up to.

But we will bring you that information. Follow us on social media for breaking news, rapid response alerts, and takeaways from leaders like our Chair and former Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Things are already moving quickly (for example, courts in Virginia and Texas just told Republicans the districts they drew are unconstitutional), so don’t wait. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter now.

DONATE

 


From: Tim Sheard
Subject: Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall, by Gayle McLaughlin

The People Defeated Corporate Power in Richmond, CA

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American proverb

A California Bay area city long ruled by its huge Chevron oil refinery become an award winning “Green & Clean” community. How did they do it? They won City Hall thanks to the power of the people, who organized a Progressive alliance on the grassroots level to seize political power and to fight the entrenched corporate interests, inspired by the wisdom of the original Americans who first settled in the Bay area.

Gayle McLaughlin was at the center of that long-term struggle, organizing meetings, going door-to-door campaigning for City Council and eventually, serving as Mayor of Richmond California. This is her story. This is Richmond’s story.

Read Steve Early’s review, A Working Class Mayor Is Something To Be in the LAProgressive, click here.

“This book shows how much mobilized progressives can achieve against corporate domination. Important lessons for the big social changes we need to make.” —Richard D. Wolff, Democracy@Work

Available from Hard Ball Press, Amazon.com and independent booksellers everwhere.

 


From: CODEPINK
Subject: Preauthorized to open fire

Right now Israeli tanks and snipers are firing at unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza. Fifteen have been killed already, and over 350 injured by live fire, rubber-coated steel pellets or tear gas. Organized by civil society and committed to nonviolence, Palestinians began gathering this morning for 45 days of peaceful protest. Right away, the Israeli military opened fire.

Eleven Democratic members of Congress just returned from a trip to Israel this week. Led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and including progressives Jan Schakowsky and Jamie Raskin, the Congressional delegation smiled for a photo shoot with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu while the state’s army was preparing its plan to attack the protesters. Tell these members of Congress they now have an obligation to speak out against Israel’s deadly attack on peaceful protesters in Gaza.

The Israeli army planned in advance to attack the protesters. It even gave preauthorization for soldiers to open fire, even though the protesters disseminated the plan for their nonviolent protest in advance: Peacefully, without any weapons, they would gather alongside the border fence that imprisons them. For six weeks they would erect tents, hold cultural events, and march for an end to the siege and the right to return to their homes and lands inside Israel in accordance with UN resolution 194.

Tell the eleven members of Congress they must immediately speak out: Condemn the attacks and demand that Israel stop shooting peaceful protesters!

The people of Gaza are living under unimaginable conditions. They have little to no water, only 2 hours of electricity a day, 80% of the population relies on food assistance. For organizing a peaceful protest, they should be commended, not murdered.

In support of justice for the Palestinian people,

Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Jodie, Kelly, Kirsten, Mark, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Rita, Sarah, Sophia and Tighe

 


From: Judy Burnette
Subject: WATCH: In Unison, Sinclair’s Local Stations Denounce ‘One-Sided News Stories’

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/watch-in-unison-sinclairs-local-stations-denounce-one-sided-news-stories

WATCH: In Unison, Sinclair’s Local Stations Denounce ‘One-Sided News Stories’
By Matt Shuham | March 31, 2018 1:38 pm

Local newscasts nationwide last week decried “fake” and “one-sided” reporting by reading from a shared script written by one of the most powerful broadcasters in America.

The so-called “must-run” script, which local stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group were required to read, according to several reports, blasts “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.”

“The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media,” the script continues, according to a copy published Friday by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

“More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories… stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first,” an anchor adds, according to the script. Another anchor continues: “Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’…This is extremely dangerous to a democracy.”

Sinclair Broadcast Group owns more television stations than any other broadcaster in the country, and stands to spread its influence even more if the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission approve a massive merger with Tribune Media.

“At my station, everyone was uncomfortable doing it,” one unnamed television anchor at a Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned station told CNN earlier this month, referring to the “one-sided news” script.

“They’re certainly not happy about it,” an unnamed KOMO employee told the Post-Intelligencer Friday, referring to their colleagues.

The Philadelphia Inquirer collected video of four separate Sinclair-owned Pennsylvania news stations — WHP, WJAC, WOLF and WJAC — reading the script on March 23, March 23, March 24 and March 28, respectively.

Timothy Burke compiled a few examples in a particularly jarring seconds-long clip:

pic.twitter.com/RL1hCSeNnH

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 31, 2018

CNN reported, citing internal Sinclair documents, that Sinclair stations were instructed to run the segments frequently, “to create maximum reach and frequency,” and during “news time, not commercial time.”

The same report noted that the required script was nearly identical to one Sinclair’s senior vice president’s of news, Scott Livingston, read on air a year ago.

“Promo messages, like the one you are referring to, are very common in our industry,” Livingston told CNN in a statement. “This promo addresses the troubling trend of false stories on social media [Livingston’s emphasis], and distinguishes our trusted local stations as news destinations where we are committed to honest and accurate reporting. This promo reminds our viewers of this mission.”

The broadcaster has aligned itself with the Trump administration: In addition to the “one-sided news” script featured last week, Sinclair stations are also required to run political commentary from the network’s chief political analyst, Boris Epshteyn. Epshteyn previously worked for the Trump White House and Trump’s 2016 campaign.

The Post-Intelligencer noted that another must-run segment aired on KOMO last week featured former Trump White House official Sebastian Gorka. (During a panel on Sinclair-owned WJLA in October, Gorka lamented “black Africans” killing each other “by the bushel” in Chicago.)

Gorka, Post-Intelligencer reported, spoke about an alleged “deep state” attempting to undermine the Trump presidency. The segment’s producer, according to the report, was Kristine Frazao, who before working for Sinclair was a reporter and anchor for the Russian state-owned network RT.

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