Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-06

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Several hundred cases of Victor Super Premium Dog Food are being recalled because the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Fauci Knew ‘in Extraordinary Detail’ About NIH Ties to Coronavirus Research at Wuhan Lab: Fauci had been informed by January 2020 that his institute had funded the discovery and study of dozens of novel coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, including the closest cousin virus to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, new records show.  A new email obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit confirms that privately Fauci knew the magnitude of the coronavirus research going on at the coronavirus pandemic’s epicenter, even while publicly shrugging off suggestions the pandemic began with a research accident as conspiratorial.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
The US broke global trade rules to try to fix climate change – to finish the job, it has to fix the trade system: The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law, is now expected to prompt a trillion dollars in government spending to fight climate change and trillions more in private investment. But the law and Biden’s broader “buy American” agenda include measures that discriminate against imports.

Federal budget deficit expected to nearly double to around $2 trillion, government watchdog says: Federal budget deficit expected to nearly double to around $2 trillion, government watchdog says. The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to about $2 trillion for fiscal year 2023, roughly double what it was in the previous fiscal year, according to a government watchdog group.

# Education / Schools
New education bills would block CRT, back parents:  A new trio of House education bills would push back on Critical Race Theory and federal rules in local public schools, the latest in an ongoing battle led by Republicans to respond to curriculum and policy changes in education.

Judge Blocks School Board From Enacting Anti-Trans Policy: A judge in Southern California has blocked a right-wing school board from forcing teachers to “out” transgender students.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Putin’s Russia shocks Global Oil Markets: The Brent crude price jumped to $90 a barrel after Moscow announced reducing of global supplies for the rest of the year. “The additional voluntary reduction in oil supplies for export is aimed at strengthening the precautionary measures taken by the OPEC+ countries in order to maintain stability and balance on the oil markets,” the official stated.

New Pennsylvania Legislation Aims to Classify ‘Produced Water’ From Fracking as Hazardous Waste: The bills would also require gas drillers to test the toxicity of the wastewater, mine tailings and runoff from landfills. Waste from fracking in the state contains radioactive radium isotopes.

The government just passed a law that will change the way millions of Americans get their power: ‘It’s a big deal’: The PACE program allows loans for alternative power sources such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and geothermal projects, as well as energy storage projects, according to Canary Media.
See also: Powering Affordable Clean Energy PACE Program:
And: Empowering Rural America New ERA Program:

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure California’s Climate Crisis Double Agents: The same fossil fuel lobbyists pulling out all the stops to defeat game-changing climate legislation in California this month are simultaneously collecting checks from dozens of cities and counties in the state being pummeled by the climate crisis, as well as major environmental and clean-energy groups pushing state lawmakers to adopt solutions

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Poor Families Could See Cuts to Food Aid as Congress Battles Over
Budget: A federal program that helps poor families afford healthy food could see substantial benefit cuts starting in October, raising the prospect that roughly 6 million low-income Americans could become some of the earliest victims of an unresolved Washington budget battle

# Gov / Politics / Global
U.K. Will Declare Wagner Group a Terrorist Organization: It will categorize the mercenaries alongside the likes of ISIS. Britain is set to declare the Russian mercenary Wagner Group to be a terrorist organisation, making it illegal to be a member or to support it, the government said on Wednesday

# Gov / Politics
The Saudis will have a say in U.S. elections: Saudi Arabia’s extension of oil production cuts until the end of 2023 or longer helps ensure energy prices will become an election 2024 battleground. Why it matters:
U.S. gasoline prices, which have been on the rise, are closely tethered to global oil prices.

The Desperate Scramble to Stop an Insider Election Threat: the effort to sabotage our elections has only intensified, which is why Congress and state and local governments must take critical steps to protect against insider threats.

A radical plan for Trump’s second term: Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his “America First” ideology, people involved in the discussions tell Axios.

Lawmakers Return to Washington With a Big To-Do List: The Senate returned to Washington today, 41 days after its last vote, and the House will return next week. Lawmakers have an enormous amount of work to do before the end of the month, and very little time to do it. Here are some of the major items on Congress’s to-do list:

McConnell Says Senate to Pass First Funding Bills Next Week: “Congress needs to address our nation’s most pressing needs with timely appropriations and we need to keep the lights on come October 1,” he said

Paxton’s habit of refusing to defend state agencies against lawsuits has forced them to look for outside legal counsel funded by taxpayers: Texas AG Ken Paxton’s habit of refusing to defend state agencies cost taxpayers. Records obtained by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune give deeper insight into how Paxton’s representation denials often pushed agencies to look for outside legal counsel that was ultimately funded by taxpayers

Former GOP Rep. Mike Rogers Jumps Into Michigan Senate Race: Former Rep. Mike Rogers, a GOP moderate who once chaired the House Intelligence Committee, launched a bid Wednesday for Michigan’s open Senate seat.
Rogers, who served in Congress for 14 years, was recruited by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

US has a long history of state lawmakers silencing elected Black officials and taking power from their constituents: Throughout US history, a ‘white backlash’ has worked to keep Black officeholders and their constituents out of power.

Alabama’s defiant new voting map rejected by federal court, after Republicans ignored the Supreme Court’s directive to add a second majority-Black House district: Since 2020, Alabama lawmakers have failed to draw political districts that give Black voters an equal chance of selecting political candidates that represent their interests.

Amo could become Rhode Island’s first person of color in Congress. What does that mean? Gabe Amo, a former White House official, won the special Democratic primary election for an open U.S. House seat in Rhode Island, putting him on track to become the first Black person ever to represent Rhode Island in Congress.

Top Trump Loyalist Is About to Finish Falling on His Sword: Peter Navarro , the diehard MAGA devotee who took a role in Donald Trump’s White House and later became the former president’s point man on the Big Lie , is currently on trial for flouting a congressional subpoena requiring him to testify about his favorite subject: the 2020 election. On Tuesday, a federal judge ended the day by selecting the jury that will decide Navarro’s fate—and things aren’t looking good for him.

Blinken Visits Kyiv to Unveil New $1 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine:
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit to Ukraine. This is Blinken’s fourth trip to Ukraine since the Russian invasion, but for the first time Blinken plans to spend the night. Blinken is expected to announce a new package worth more than $1 billion in U.S. aid for Ukraine.

Nation’s Oldest, Largest Latino Civil Rights Group Issues Florida Emergency Plan: “Don’t let [DeSantis] make Florida the symbol of politically driven racism,” LULAC’s president said in a statement. LULAC is confronting the troubling threat posed by Florida’s SB1718 and the persecution of immigrants under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis. Drawing from our experience in defeating Arizona’s SB1070, we are issuing an emergency preparedness plan to protect our immigrant community. LULAC believes that knowledge is our greatest daily defense to safeguarding the lives of families and individuals targeted by hateful racial policies.

# Juvenile Justice System
11-year-old boy to stand trial for mother’s murder, motive suspected to be VR headset: The court has ordered his identity not be revealed. The boy is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. The district attorney’s office is seeking to try him as an adult. The court has ordered that the boy’s name not be revealed because he may still be tried as a child.

# Law Enforcment
Prison living conditions: With temperatures rising up to 130 degrees, Texas prisoners are facing unbearable living conditions as some resort to sleeping on the floor as cots are too hot to sleep on. In part one of a three-part series in the Austin Chronicle, prisoners recount the conditions they are forced to survive in and how they deal with the extreme heat.

Texas Police Chief suspended after shocking revelations: Jay Portillo commanded a force of 50 in a town of just 250 residents. The announcement followed the Sunday release of a 77-page report by a Texas House Investigative Committee reviewing the actions taken by law enforcement on May 24, when it took officers 77 minutes to confront a gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers. One of the revelations made in the report was that the police response disregarded its own active shooting training. “They failed to prioritize saving the lives of innocent victims over their own safety,” the document said.

“A Political Prosecution”: Georgia’s ‘Cop City’ RICO Case Is Bad News for Protests Nationwide. Activists Want to Fight: Cop City protesters charged with racketeering as Georgia takes hard line. Some of 61 defendants charged also face money laundering and domestic terrorism charges for environmental protests

RICO Charges Attempt to Paint Stop Cop City Movement as a Criminal ‘Conspiracy’: The sweeping 109-page indictment presents acts of mutual aid and zine reading as evidence of a criminal ‘conspiracy.’ In what may be a historic test case for law enforcement’s ability to cast a wide net and indiscriminately criminalize autonomous protest, 61 people allegedly associated with the “Stop Cop City” movement in Atlanta, Georgia, have been indicted under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law

# Legal / DOJ
Oversight Republican subpoenas Feds over alleged Hunter Biden interference: House Oversight Committee James Comer, R-Ky., announced Tuesday he is sending six subpoenas as part of an investigation into allegations of the Biden administration’s interference into the case of Hunter Biden https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/minutes/congress/08-21-2023/hunter-biden-probe-subpoenas/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!13quPSY5noV_yMqZwwISzkfAN1iAIhVo8GAZBi6iIjEBjv-G6VllJwbtw5pcvJgII9oTHp1R0fY7lSfUJf2ARR1km4G5UCHi$

The Texas Senate overwhelmingly rejected motions to dismiss Ken Paxton’s impeachment charges, enabling impeachment trial proceedings to continue for the suspended attorney general. We share a recap of the trial’s first day.

Jack Smith Is Done With Trump’s ‘Daily’ Social Media Posts: The Justice Department special counsel noted the former president’s daily tirades threaten to taint a jury pool. The judge overseeing Trump’s election conspiracy case has explicitly warned him not to make statements that could intimidate witnesses or prejudice potential jurors.

Judge Shoots Down Trump’s Attempt at Trial Delay in 9 Words: Donald Trump isn’t getting extra time before potentially losing hundreds of millions during his trial next month.  “Decline to sign; Defendants’
arguments are completely without merit,” Engoron wrote, signing it with his trademark ligature “Æ.”

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Traditional medicine provides health care to many around the globe – the WHO is trying to make it safer and more standardized: More people are seeking out traditional forms of medicine, from acupuncture to herbal medicines. The WHO is working to develop standards to make these healing practices implementable on a wide sale.

# Medical / Health
CMS Unveils New Payment Model Targeting Population Health: Transformative Model to Give States Incentives and Flexibilities to Redesign Health Care Delivery, Improve Equitable Access to Care. Model aims to improve the overall health of a state population by ensuring providers are delivering efficient, high-quality, and coordinated care to patients https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-announces-transformative-model-give-states-incentives-and-flexibilities-redesign-health-care__;!!On18fmf1aQ!13quPSY5noV_yMqZwwISzkfAN1iAIhVo8GAZBi6iIjEBjv-G6VllJwbtw5pcvJgII9oTHp1R0fY7lSfUJf2ARR1km-ak_fc1$

Spending Goes Up When PCPs Affiliate With Health Systems: The comparison revealed a link between vertical relationships between PCPs and health systems and a 22.64 percent increase in specialist visits per patient-year. There was also a $356.67 increase in total medical expenditures per patient-year, a 6.26 percent increase compared to the other group. A new study is said to “challenge claims by the hospital industry” that consolidation results in less spending: Instead, it shows primary care physicians affiliated with health systems drive up spending on patient care.

# Military / DOD
Latest U.S. Military Package to Ukraine Includes Radioactive Weapons: The use of depleted uranium during the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been linked to congenital disorders and cancers. The Biden administration is expected to send armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine as part of the latest military aid package, even though the weapons are radioactive and their use causes contamination that is hazardous to human health.

Pentagon Pledges Thousands of US Drones to Counter China: The Pentagon plans to field thousands of air, sea and possibly land-based drones in 2025 in an overwhelming display of US might intended to offset China’s numeric superiority in weapons systems, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.

Lockheed Martin test-fired a missile with twice the range of existing rocket artillery: The 93-mile test occurred in New Mexico. Existing HIMARS rockets have a range of about 43 miles. In late summer, in the deserts of southern New Mexico, a truck fired a rocket that then traveled 93 miles.

US threatens North Korea over Russia arms deal, says country will ‘pay a price’: Providing weapons to Moscow for Ukraine war will not ‘reflect well on North Korea’, national security adviser says, amid reports of active talks

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
California Pharmacies Make Millions Of Mistakes Every Year: Deadly pharmacy errors mount as companies push quotas, limit staff: ‘I am a danger to the public.’ Every year, up to 9,000 people die in the US as a result of a prescription medication error. Even as pharmacy errors mount across the US, pharmaceutical lobbyists are pushing to keep reports of errors hidden from officials and the public

# Science
NIH investigates multidrug-resistant bacterium emerging in community settings: To decrease the spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in the community, a greater understanding of their means of emergence and survival is needed.

# Space
SpaceX launches new batch of Space Defense Agency missile tracking satellites: SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Space Development Agency’s newest batch of tiny missile defense satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
Unexplainable Disc-Shaped UFO Gets in Dogfight with F-16 Jets Over Michigan: According to a report filed with the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), the eyewitnesses saw two F-16 fighter jets ‘dogfighting’ something the man couldn’t see at first. However, the report states that it was clear that the jets were “looking intently for something” and, soon, a “white/metallic disc” appeared. “The UAP was extremely fast it was capable of overtaking and outmaneuvering the fighter jets with extreme ease. It would overtake a jet, stop suddenly and seemed to turn toward the incoming jet like spin in there direction without moving,” the NUFORC report states.

UFO Testimony ‘Actively Being Stonewalled’ by Government, Lawmakers Say: On July 26, the House Oversight Committee held a session during which David Grusch, a United States Air Force veteran formerly of the National Reconnaissance Office, said he was aware of “concerning reports from multiple esteemed and credentialed current and former military and intelligence community individuals” regarding the existence of a secret government UAP program. However, Grusch said he lacked the authorization to share classified evidence with the committee, and thus couldn’t answer many of their questions.

# Weather
This summer’s swelter was a global record breaker for high heat ever measured, meteorologists say:  Earth has sweltered through its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer ever measured, with a record warm August capping a season of brutal and deadly temperatures, according to the World Meteorological Organization

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-05

Voices, The Peoples News

September 5, 2023
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Texas zoo celebrates historic hatching of 4 rare gharial crocodiles: Fort Worth Zoo celebrates four gharial croc hatchlings, the first in its 114-year history. A Fort Worth Zoo worker holds a gharial crocodile hatchling on Aug. 31. Four gharial crocodiles were born from mid-June to mid-July at the Fort Worth Zoo.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Texas sends 12th bus of migrants to Los Angeles after city leaders voted to pursue legal action against whether Lone Star state’s ‘bus’ program is criminal: The bus arrived at Union Station in Los Angeles on Monday morning and carried 23 men, 20 women and 21 children onboard.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
CDC refusing new COVID vaccine adverse event reports in its V-Safe program: The CDC V-safe website quietly stopped collecting adverse event reports with no reason or explanation.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
America Is Living on Borrowed Money: Government borrowing and spending are necessary to stimulate the economy during recessions. The United States, however, now borrows heavily during periods of economic growth to meet basic and ongoing obligations. It’s increasingly unsustainable. Over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office projects that annual federal budget deficits will average around $2 trillion per year, adding to the $25.4 trillion in debt the government already owes to investors

$100 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine: The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million. This authorization is the tenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

# Employment / Labor
Employers and Trade Associations Are Resisting Heat Protections for Workers: Few states have rules mandating that all outdoor workers have access to water, rest and shade. On Sept. 7, OSHA will begin meetings with small-business owners to discuss its proposals, including actions that employers would take when temperatures rise to 90 degrees.

The demands for a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis and Ford demands that even the UAW’s own president calls “audacious,” are edging it closer to a strike when its contract ends next week. A potential strike could send already-inflated vehicle prices even higher.

Blaming Workers for AI Shortcomings — a New Corporate Strategy? In a highly competitive AI market, blaming “human error” can help companies hide serious flaws in their systems.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
DOT suspends a Trump administration rule allowing liquified natural gas transport by rail: The suspension of the federal rule will remain in effect until either DOT passes a replacement rule that governs LNG by rail, or June 30, 2025 before LNG transport by rail can resume.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Carbon credit speculators could lose billions as offsets deemed ‘worthless’: Carbon credit speculators could lose billions as scientific evidence shows many offsets they have bought have no environmental worth and have become stranded assets. Amid growing evidence that huge numbers of carbon credits do nothing to mitigate global heating and can sometimes be linked to alleged human rights concerns, there is a growing pile of carbon credits … that are unused in the unregulated voluntary market, according to market analysis.

# General News
Iceland resumes whaling, against the will of conservationists and its own people: The temporary ban had been implemented in June due to animal welfare concerns but it ended this week.

Billionaires envision a new utopian city—to replace what they ruined: Silicon Valley’s wealthy elites have been secretly buying up land in one of California’s poorest counties to build a new city from the ground up.
Who will stop them?

For Second Time, Federal Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymander of Alabama Districts: The court ordered a cartographer and a special master to redraw the maps by the end of the month.

# Gov / Politics
The Real Threat From China: They’re Better at Capitalism Than We Are: Following Antony Blinken’s fruitless visit in mid–June, we have paid Janet Yellen’s airfare for another fruitless visit, and following Yellen it was the same for John Kerry. This week it is Gina Raimondo’s turn.
The secretary of state, the Treasury secretary, the chief climate envoy, and the commerce secretary: What is the point of this parade?

Joe Biden Is Making a Bold Bet: Trump’s Indictments Will Speak for Themselves: The White House and allied Democrats are staying quiet about Trump’s legal woes, hoping voters will mobilize around them on their own. Is it a risky strategy, or just part of Biden’s genius?

Donald Trump Spends Labor Day Weekend Planning a Revenge Tour: “Republicans are already thinking about what we are going to do to Biden and the Communists when it’s our turn,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

It’s Time for Biden to Start Naming Names: As Republicans run against corporate ‘wokeness,’ he should run against corporate (CEOs’, big-time investors’) greed. Since Joe Biden can’t catch a break, as the latest in a seemingly unending series of alarming polls makes clear, he’d better start making some himself.

Grassroots Organizing in Red States Is at the Heart of Abolitionist Struggle: Here’s what we can learn from abolitionists who are organizing in some of the most conservative parts of the country. Woodard Henderson says that if abolitionists really believe the most impacted and marginalized people are at the heart of the struggle, then red states and counties must be centered in organizing efforts instead of treated as lost causes.

McCarthy Says No Biden Impeachment Without Full House Vote: The move will likely upset several Republicans in the House, who had called on Rep. Kevin McCarthy to open the inquiry on his own. Late last week, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-California) told a right-wing news outlet that he would only open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden after a full vote of the House of Representatives, despite calls from other Republican lawmakers to fast-track the process

# Law Enforcment
Donald Trump turned himself in to police in Fulton County, Georgia. The process took just minutes, but most other defendants are not so lucky: Hundreds of people were held at Fulton County Jail for more than 90 days because they had not been formally charged or could not afford the bail bond required for their release, according to a September 2022 report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The report also found 117 people had waited in jail for more than a year because they had not been indicted; 12 had been held for two years for the same reason.

# Legal / DOJ
Here’s how Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial will operate: In accordance with previously established Texas Senate rules, the trial of Ken Paxton will involve pivotal votes on article dismissal, sworn testimony, private deliberations among senator-jurors, and votes conducted without debate or discussion.

Ken Paxton Begins His Impeachment Trial With a Loss: The Republican-majority Senate refused to throw out any articles of impeachment ahead of trial. The impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton began Tuesday and hurtled Republicans into a reckoning over whether to oust a prominent member of their party after years of alleged corruption or stand with one of former President Donald Trump’s biggest defenders.

# Medical / Health
10 Years After HHS Asked CDC to Study Safety of Childhood Vaccine Schedule, CDC Hasn’t Produced It: In 2013, the National Vaccine Program Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) commissioned an update of earlier findings on the lack of evidence to support claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infant/child vaccination schedule was safe.

Lung conditions will be made worse by climate change, say researchers:  The impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, altered weather patterns, increased allergens, wildfires, and air pollution from fossil fuels, worsen respiratory conditions and can even lead to new ones.

Texas Goes After Out-of-State Abortions, Forces Prosecutions of Abortions: Texas is doubling down on its draconian abortion laws — both locally and at the state level. The law forbids prosecutorial discretion, a prosecutor’s ability to choose whether and how to pursue cases. Under the new law, prosecutors can be removed from office if they adopt a “policy” of refusing to prosecute particular types of crimes, including abortion-related offenses.

Health Care Workers in Los Angeles Arrested During Protest Over Staffing Crisis: The Labor Day action outside a Kaiser Permanente facility came amid an ongoing strike authorization vote. Roughly two dozen people were arrested in a civil disobedience action in front of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Hollywood after a Labor Day demonstration https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hr/dozens-arrested-in-labor-day-protest-outside-los-angeles-kaiser-facility.html*:*:text=Roughly*20two*20dozen*20people*20were,Angeles*20Times*20reported*20Sept.*204__;I34lJSUlJSUlJQ!!On18fmf1aQ!w1WbstcD_LgRw-qarG1mI2p4xpoiFAgHWDi9f0XjPtF8SvZ6G_clRS3ibZytz68kKa8diPWLnojflb16gLb64infvWg9autv$

# Military / Global
Sacked Ukrainian defense minister has estimated the direct defense assistance to Kiev at $100 billion so far: Ukraine’s Western backers have given Kiev at least $100 billion worth of weapons – including more than $50 billion from the US alone – since Russia’s military operation in Ukraine began last February, Defense Minister Aleksey Reznikov said in his latest interview in which he defended the effectiveness of his ministry’s procurements.

# Nuclear
A New, Chilling Secret About the Manhattan Project Has Just Been Made Public: Newly declassified documents reveal that Gen. Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, the top-secret operation that built the atomic bomb during World War II, misled Congress and the public about the effects of radiation. He did so initially out of ignorance, then denial, and finally, willful deception
See Also: Inter-Office Memorandum, V[ictor] Weisskopf, P[aul] Aebersold, L[ouis] H. Hempelmann, F[rederick] Reines to G[eorge] Kistiakowsky, “Calculated Biological Effects of Atomic Explosion in Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” with table attached, 1 September 1945, Secret

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-04

Voices, The Peoples News

September 4, 2023
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# Indigenous
Minnesota to return stolen land to Dakota tribe in historic win for Land Back movement! The Upper Sioux Agency State Park, which stretches over more than two square miles in southwestern Minnesota, is being transferred back to the Upper Sioux tribe in an attempt to atone for crimes of genocide committed before, during, and since the US-Dakota War of 1862.

Land Back: The Indigenous Fight to Reclaim Stolen Lands: Millenia prior to contact with Colonizers, Indigenous Peoples throughout what is now North America and other parts of the globe were the sovereign caretakers of the land; each tribal nation with their own sustainable practices for obtaining natural resources, and mindful preventative measures that limited the chance of environmental catastrophes. However, with the onset of colonization, Indigenous Peoples were forcibly removed from the picture, and racist policies were enacted to prevent tribal nations from carrying out such traditional practices.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
The Biden admin is ushering tens of thousands of migrants each month to work in the US through key border program: Under the Biden administration, migrants who enter the U.S. through the CBP One app process can apply immediately for an employment authorization document, which allows them to legally work in the U.S., according to DHS.

# Chemicals
U.S. Will Send Depleted Uranium Arms to Ukraine Despite Risk to Civilians: Exposure to radioactive uranium dust could lead to detrimental health risks, including birth defects and cancers. The longevity of the radioactive particles could add to Ukraine’s post-war clean-up challenge. The Biden administration will send controversial armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, according to a document seen by Reuters and separately confirmed by two U.S. officials. The package will be worth between 240 million and 375 million

# Children / Youth
When Child Care Centers Close, Entire Communities Are Effected: As many as 70,000 child care centers are projected to close in the coming months as pandemic-era federal funding ends. Children become scattered, separated from the only caregivers most had ever known. Families are left scrambling to find alternate care in a system known for years-long waiting lists.

# Corporations / Industry
Wealthy Family Seeks to Reopen Plant That Spewed Pollution in Black Communities: Owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, the plant closed in 2021 after years of environmental violations. The family faces a series of new regulatory and financial hurdles — including a push by local regulators to throw the governor’s son in jail over thousands of dollars in unpaid penalties connected to the plant’s pollution.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Early lab tests ease fears about new Covid variant: Some early lab tests on the new Covid variant BA.2.86 suggest it may be less contagious and less immune-evasive than initially feared.

These Hospitals Across the U.S. Are Bringing Back Mask Mandates: New COVID variants are fueling hospitalizations and prompting some schools and hospitals to reinstate mask mandates. Others are considering or ruling out the possibility, leaving it up to individuals.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
US Deficit Skyrockets Thanks To Biden’s Massive Government Spending: This deficit jump is one of the largest in a time outside of major crises such as wars and recessions, and signals a further increase in interest rates and more economic difficulties in the near future. “A debt growing much faster than the economy will drive up interest rates, reduce economic investment, and over time make interest payments the largest federal expenditure — risking a federal debt crisis,” Brian Riedl, an economist at the Manhattan Institute, said

# Education / Schools
The California Megachurch Pushing Public Schools to the Far Right: Chino Valley, the school board’s new direction appears to be spurred on by a man behind the curtain: Shaw’s megachurch pastor Jack Hibbs. On education, he’s claimed that he and his acolytes are “trying to rescue kids from a system that is sexualizing them,” that kids “come out of school questioning their gender but they don’t even know how to do simple math” and “are being raped by the public school system.”

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Reduce synthetic fertilizers and improve yields? The microbiome revolution comes to agriculture: Analogous to our rapidly improving knowledge of the human microbiome, advances in understanding the soil microbiome will lead to significant changes to our agricultural practices, improving crop yields while reducing dependency on synthetic nitrogen and the damage it causes to our environment.

# General News
Home insurers cut natural disasters from policies as climate risks grow: In the aftermath of extreme weather, major insurers increasingly no longer offering coverage that homeowners in areas vulnerable to those disasters need most.

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza hidden corridor seen for first time: The existence of a hidden corridor above the main entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza has been confirmed, Egyptian antiquities officials have said.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Turkey President ‘declares war’ with Russia after interpreter blunder: Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dramatically appeared to declare war on a surprised Vladimir Putin when they met today. An “epic mistake” saw a NATO country dramatically declare war on a surprised Vladimir Putin during a summit, after a translator made a clanger. Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reciting opening remarks at a summit in Sochi when the official interpreter cocked up and said there was a war between Turkey and Russia.

# Gov / Politics
As Hunger Grows Across U.S., GOP Shutdown Threats Imperil Food Aid Programs: Up to 750,000 children, postpartum adults, and others eligible for WIC could be turned away from the program. Republican threats to shut down the federal government if spending isn’t drastically cut have put funding for a critical nutrition aid program at risk as hunger grows across the nation, with the recent lapse of pandemic-era assistance leaving many low-income families struggling to put food on the table.

McCarthy’s pitch to shrink food aid drawing skepticism from fellow Republicans: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s new debt limit negotiating proposal set to be unveiled Monday morning will include broad moves to restrict food assistance for millions of low-income Americans. His GOP colleagues in the Senate aren’t optimistic any of those measures will survive.

As Republicans Thirst for War With Mexico, Democrats Push to Make Them Vote on It: As invading Mexico becomes a mainstream Republican Party position, a group of Democratic lawmakers introduced a measure on Thursday that would bar a U.S. president from unilaterally taking military action against the country.

New GOP Measure Would Bar Pentagon Assistance to Pakistan: The defense budget amendment would cut off funds to Pakistan amid an ongoing crackdown by the military establishment and its civilian allies.

# Legal / DOJ
Biden DOJ and Federal DC Judge gave man 13 years for manslaughter for shooting (11 Times!) and killing father holding his children, while sending three proud boys J6 defendants to prison for 15, 17 and 18 years with Enrique Tarrio facing 33 years https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/09/biden-doj-federal-dc-judge-gave-man-13/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0xShi0JA4OqdXh3pEE1SiibCMhBgkjYHji8vXhlV3PQLhcMh_tg8a7TTnf8ZBUWXXZXJOuwKb6FJurOIOGNducV3cCt3ByUU$

New Filings Reveal More Luxury Trips and Payments to Ginni Thomas: The amended disclosures reveal that Thomas was paid nearly $700,000 between 2003 and 2007 by the Heritage Foundation. Working parents are stymied, making impossible decisions around leaving their jobs or cutting back hours.

# Media
U.K. may block Assange’s attendance at appeal to European Court of Human Rights: U.K. officials deny the case is about press freedom, they won’t say if Julian Assange can go to France. Britain’s top court refused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to appeal against a decision to extradite him to the U.S. to face spying charges. Assange, 50, has sought for years to avoid a trial in the U.S. on a series of charges related to WikiLeaks’ publication of a huge trove of classified documents more than a decade ago.

# Medical / Health
Biden’s new healthcare scheme is socialized medicine in sheep’s clothing: The Biden administration recently announced the next step toward socialized medicine, releasing its list of 10 prescription drugs subject to “negotiation” with the Medicare program. As one might expect from this administration, its latest gambit, while being couched in market-oriented language, will only further entrench the government in its control of the healthcare system.

# Military / DOD
Chinese ‘Gate-Crashers’ Reportedly Trespassed Into U.S. Military Sites And Other Secured Facilities Multiple Times: U.S. officials have recorded up to 100 instances of Chinese nationals—who identified as tourists—entering American military bases and other secured facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported, raising concerns about likely efforts by China to spy on sensitive military information.

# Science
‘Garbage in, garbage out’ — How AI is already skewing news coverage of complicated science issues like the safety of glyphosate: Here’s a great example of how bad reporting and the war on glyphosate play hand-in-hand

Garbage in, Garbage out: The potential pitfalls of Artificial
Intelligence: Andrew Dessler of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M lends his perspective on how AI can affect how we work, teach and learn.

# Security
U.S. Spy Agency dreams of surveillance underwear It’s calling ‘SMART ePANTS,’  Smart Electrically Powered and Networked Textile Systems:  Office of the Director of National Intelligence is throwing $22 million in taxpayer money at developing clothing that records audio, video, and location data.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
NASA Studying Unidentified Aerial Phenomena aka UFOs: NASA has selected 16 individuals to participate in its independent study team on unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). Observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or as known natural phenomena are categorized as UAPs.

Mystery objects could be from another planet, or even alien technology: A prominent astrophysicist is refusing to rule out the possibility of objects found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean coming from another planet, or even being a piece of alien technology. Last week, Harvard professor Avi Loeb revealed his analysis of hundreds of spherules collected by his team in the region where meteorite IM1 was known to have crashed. An unusually rare abundance of beryllium (Be), lanthanum (La), and uranium (U), named BeLaU, suggests they are unlike any meteorites seen before, and do not hail from our own solar system. The findings have yet to be peer reviewed, but have generated much debate across the scientific community.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-03

Voices, The Peoples News

September 3, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Covid-19 Pandemic Timeline Fast Facts

New ‘Pirola’ Covid variant is rapidly spreading, leaving US doctors,worried: Doctors warned that the BA.2.86 variant, unofficially called ‘Pirola,’ may be cause for concern as it is a newly-designated, highly-mutated variant of Omicron which triggered a surge in cases in a number of countries including the US. According to a Thursday bulletin in Yale Medicine, the new variant has more than 30 mutations to its spike protein, located on the outer surface of a coronavirus, which helps it enter and infect human cells.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
America’s wars and the US debt crisis; The US Bankrupting Itself on Wars: In the year 2000, the US government debt was $3.5 trillion, equal to 35 percent of GDP. By 2022, the debt was $24 trillion, equal to 95 percent of GDP. The US debt is soaring, hence America’s current debt crisis. Yet, both Republicans and Democrats are missing the solution: stopping America’s wars of choice and slashing military outlays.

America’s empire is bankrupt, The dollar is finally being dethroned: It happened because, as the dominant nation, the US imposed unbalanced patterns of exchange on the rest of the world, and these funnelled a disproportionate share of the planet’s wealth to itself.

# Education / Schools
New Poll Shows Massive Public Backlash To Anti-LGBTQ School Policies: The numbers show GOP policies like book bans, sports discrimination, and Don’t Say Gay bills are wildly unpopular.

# Employment / Labor
Shady Bosses Are Put On Notice: Employers get served by the National Labor Relations Board, the fight to pair climate action with green jobs is gaining momentum

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
The Hutchison Effect; Smoking Gun Revealed in Lahaina: The Hutchison Effect is a collection of phenomena that were discovered accidentally by John Hutchison during attempts to study the longitudinal waves of Tesla back in 1979. In other words, the Hutchison Effect is not simply a singular effect. It is many. The Hutchison Effect occurs as the result of radio wave interferences in a zone of spatial volume encompassed by high voltage sources, usually a Van de Graff generator, and two or more Tesla coils.

The campaign to keep electric bills high: Democratic consultants rake in corporate cash while residents face shut-offs. In November, Mainers will decide whether they want to put those power companies out of business and take control of the state’s electric grid, when they vote on a ballot initiative to create a nonprofit power company that would buy and operate the utilities’ transmission lines and facilities.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Ukraine Blackmails Europe by Refusing to Renew Gas Shipments: In any case, by refusing to transit Russian gas, which Europeans need, Kiev is basically blackmailing the European bloc, as it hopes to see an ever-larger supply of NATO-provided weaponry and aid.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Scientists Find Success With New Direct Ocean Carbon Capture Technology: Rresearchers have designed a new technology using aqueous sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate to remove carbon dioxide from ocean water, helping reverse acidification and reduce global warming.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Kellogg’s is going to war over Mexico’s nutrition label rules: Kellogg’s is desperate to save Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam from Mexico’s healthy food rules, rules the U.S. may soon copy. A 2019 policy requires companies that make unhealthy foods to include warning labels on the front of any boxes they sell in Mexico to educate consumers about things like excess sugar and fat.

# Gov / Politics
Biden Admin Seeks Long-Term Ukraine Aid Plan To Prevent Next President  From Scaling Back Funding: The Biden administration is seeking to hammer out a long-term Ukraine aid agreement with European allies in hopes of both preventing Russia from gaining an edge on the battlefield and hamstringing a future president’s ability to scale back U.S.
commitments. The scheme emerged during sideline talks among Group of Seven leaders at a NATO summit in July https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/29/biden-ukraine-funding-deal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!yTo6ThFWdhcp4A87fQhN3IIYvDtxUSgOSOdF_gDwdOK5R5ca6Zst8TnsDAuyPQBC9s3MCA4N0-zx18eimRX3RHRfop_W_K_7$

An Obnoxious, Bigoted Businessman Is Rising in GOP Polls, and It’s Not Trump: After the first GOP debate, Ramaswamy appears to be fighting DeSantis for second place in the Republican primary. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has been rising in GOP presidential polls, and judging by the target on his back here Wednesday night, his rivals have noticed.

Government and Those Who Control Government, Are the Most Monstrous Terrorists of All Time: “The real terrorist is the American government, state terrorism unleashed against the world.”

‘We do not negotiate with terrorists’ – but why? Why do US and UK governments not negotiate with terrorists, and to what extent is this stance effective? It is important to note that the definition of ‘terrorist’ is not always clear in this context. The FBI has, for instance, allowed private companies to negotiate the release of hostages taken by certain Mexican drug cartels, as they are not designated terrorist groups – even though they undoubtedly terrorize local communities.

Most all reference to terrorism however, has been isolated to what the government and its media claimed were foreign enemies of the state, mainly terror groups and individuals as identified by the State itself, and in most cases, they were created intentionally by that same State in order to use for nefarious purposes. What was missing from this agenda-driven false reporting, was the exposure of the real terrorists among us

The U.S. Is Politically Bankrupt: For political reasons, powerful people don’t want the country to pay its bills. History shows all that could go wrong. At least for the moment, the U.S. Senate has averted a crisis over the federal debt ceiling, after some Republicans in the chamber grudgingly agreed yesterday to help Democrats put off a reckoning until December. That the United States has endured confrontation after confrontation in Congress over the issue—and will almost certainly do so again mere weeks from now—is, as many other commentators have noted, utterly absurd.

DeSantis’ redistricting map in Florida is unconstitutional and must be redrawn, judge says: A Florida redistricting plan pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis violates the state constitution and is prohibited from being used for any future U.S. congressional elections since it diminishes the ability of Black voters in north Florida to pick a representative of their choice, a state judge ruled Saturday.

# Law Enforcment
NYC Police Plan to Use Drones to Surveil Labor Day Parties This Weekend: Civil liberties groups believe police use of surveillance drones is “poised to explode.” The New York City Police Department will deploy a fleet of hi-tech drones during the Labor Day weekend to monitor complaints about large gatherings associated with West Indian American Day celebrations, a tactic that has been denounced by civil liberties advocates.

# Legal / DOJ
Trump scores a victory: Judge rules Trump’s false election statements while in office are covered by presidential immunity: Legal experts say the ruling in question applies only to civil liability for actions by a president as part of his official duties and does not provide or call for immunity from criminal prosecution. The ruling is also not binding to courts in other states or federal courts.

# Military / Global
Nuclear Nightmares in the Russia-US Weapons Challenge: In the cover image an RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile pictured during a test launch. © Global Look Press / Russian Defense Ministry The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, one of Russia’s most capable nuclear weapons, has been approved for active duty, Yury Borisov, the head of the Roscosmos space agency, has announced.

# Space
India successfully launches its first mission to the Sun:  India launched its first space mission to study the sun on Saturday, less than two weeks after a successful uncrewed landing near the south polar region of the moon

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-01

Voices, The Peoples News

September 1, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Making Monsters: How media encourage hatred of immigrants: Is it virtually impossible for Americans to accept migrants as human when the news persistently degrades, brutalizes and distorts their image? Florida state operative Perla Huerta, had tricked enough desperate migrants to fill two Martha’s Vineyard–bound planes’ Not only did those responsible for this stunt know that there was no housing and no employment awaiting the migrants, they also very intentionally chose not to call ahead, to any single office or authority on Martha’s Vineyard…. Ensuring that no help awaited the migrants at all was the entire point.

# Employment / Labor
U.S. Labor Department proposing rule to boost overtime pay eligibility for salaried workers: The U.S. Department of Labor issued notice Wednesday of a proposal to increase the threshold for required overtime payments to salaried workers whose weekly or annual wages are considered low income. If enacted, the proposed rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried employees earning less than $1,059 per week, or about $55,000 per year. It also calls for an “escalator” that automatically updates the salary threshold every three years to reflect current earnings data.

It’s Nearly Labor Day, and Congress Has a Chance to Abolish Prison Slavery: Formerly incarcerated workers are leading a push for basic labor rights in prisons that could change everything. Recently, a New York State Assembly Member introduced legislation in Albany to end the practice of forced prison labor, and to require that incarcerated people make at least minimum wage for their work.

“Deeply Out of Touch”: Michigan GOP Calls Paid Family Leave “Summer Break for Adults”: A Michigan Democratic leader said the suggestion is “offensive beyond belief.” According to a newly unveiled memo from Michigan Republicans, workers shouldn’t be guaranteed paid leave from work to care for one’s newborn or a seriously ill family member, instead, the party says it’s akin to taking “summer break.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Green Groups Are Divided Over a Proposal to Boost the Nation’s Hydropower. Here’s Why: The bill has gained early support from industry, environmental groups, Native tribes and even the Biden administration. But it’s also getting pushback from some advocates who say that expanding or extending the use of hydropower could actually worsen climate change and hasten ecological degradation.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure North America’s summer of wildfire smoke: 2023 was only the beginning: Thick smoke pouring in from Canada’s wildfires canceled baseball games and pushed air quality in major US cities to the worst in the world. While Western states have contended with smoky fire seasons for years, the air quality alerts across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast this summer reached levels never seen there before.

Trump’s Removal of Protections for Old-Growth Trees Was Illegal, Judge Rules: A Trump appointee rolled back protections in six national forests two days before the administration’s term ended. Two days before he left office, a political appointee for President Donald Trump removed protections from old-growth trees in Oregon and Washington. On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Hallman ruled that decision was illegal.

Wildlife Services releases new standards to protect gray wolves from government killings: To protect the endangered Mexican gray wolves from government killings, the new set of standards will require more evidence that the livestock animal was alive during the wolf encounter along with additional indicators of wolf involvement.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Big Ag Opens Another Vein of Public Funding: Money from the Climate-Smart Commodities program, designed to reduce agriculture emissions, is going disproportionately to multinationals.

# General News
Trump’s mug shot is now a means of entertainment and fundraising − but it will go down in history as an important cultural artifact: As a historical artifact, the Trump mug shot will be truly unique – it will represent the first time a former president had a public, photographic record of criminal charges. Long after the various trials come to conclusion, the mug shot will serve as a reminder of a particularly troubling time in American history https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.arcamax.com/politics/politicalnews/s-2873411__;!!On18fmf1aQ!02ar4ELZFcIzBErXzvCfSX5LdCoDCwVE_8Udm9dq02V8cOSMRcjETxhHToiykSWqdVHtjVNm1DA4rsEpjkPIeWDrHKPGl-3G$

Trump campaign reports raising more than $7 mil after Georgia booking: Trump described his appearance as a “terrible experience” and said posing for the historic mug shot was “not a comfortable feeling,” his campaign immediately seized on its fundraising power. The first former president in U.S. history to ever have a mug shot taken.

# Gov / Politics
Glenn Youngkin’s biggest power grab may come well before 2024: Glenn Youngkin, former Carlyle Group co-CEO turned Virginia governor, is kicking tires on 2024 presidential bid. The Virginia governor is getting presidential buzz, he’s focused on winning a Republican trifecta this November, an ‘off-off year’ election that could catapult his career.

If Joe Biden Falters, Democrats Have Prepped the Bench: Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips explains why he wants to see a primary challenge to Biden. While the majority of his party is behind him, some are calling for change

Mitch McConnell’s Second Freeze-Up Is Going to Be Very Hard for Republicans to Ignore: The Senate minority immediately downplayed his latest health scare, but he and his colleagues are sure to face some uncomfortable questions when they come back from recess. For the second time in about a month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze up when speaking to reporters. This time, it was much worse.

GOP Senators Weigh ‘Special’ Meeting On Their Leadership After McConnell’s Freeze: A handful of GOP senators are weighing whether to force a fraught internal debate about their leadership’s future after Mitch McConnell’s second public freeze-up in a month

Biden’s German Ambassador Again Raises Eyebrows With Mega Payouts From UPenn: Biden won the presidential election in November and named her ambassador to Germany in July 2021. Also, in 2021, Gutmann received $23 million in deferred compensation, which was earned over her 18-year tenure leading the university.

US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Calls Russia-China Alliance The Biggest Threat Since WWII

How Joe Biden is transforming America’s Asian alliances: America is working to deter China even as it defends Europe from Russia

Only Idiots Believe The US Is Protecting Australia From China: The Economist has taken a keen interest in Australia lately, which if you know anything about The Economist is something you never want to see happen to your country. Two articles published in the last few days by the notorious propaganda outlet have celebrated the fact that Australia appears to be the most likely nation to follow the United States into a hot war with China as it enmeshes itself further and further with the US war machine.

# Law Enforcment
Body-Cam Footage Shows Cop Killing Pregnant Black Woman: Ta’Kiya Young’s car could be seen slowly rolling forward as an officer opened fire through the windshield.

# Legal / DOJ
Trump pleads not guilty to Georgia election charges: Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday and sought to sever his case from some other defendants who are accused along with him of illegally trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.

Georgia Republican Warns of “Civil War” If Case Against Trump Proceeds: State Rep. Colton Moore is demanding a special legislative session to defund Fani Willis’s office. A Republican state lawmaker predicted this week that if a trial against former President Donald Trump in Georgia moves forward, it could lead to violence akin to civil war — which he would reluctantly join, he suggested

New filings reveal more luxury trips and opaque payments to Clarence Thomas’ wife, Ginni https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/09/new-filings-reveal-more-luxury-trips-and-opaque-payments-to-clarence-thomas-wife-ginni*:*:text=Supreme*20Court*20Justice*20Clarence*20Thomas*20reported*20more*20trips*20paid*20for,detailing*20the*20justice’s*20financial*20dealings__;I34lJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUl!!On18fmf1aQ!02ar4ELZFcIzBErXzvCfSX5LdCoDCwVE_8Udm9dq02V8cOSMRcjETxhHToiykSWqdVHtjVNm1DA4rsEpjkPIeWDrHB_QjwBk$

# Medical / Health
White men have controlled women’s reproductive rights throughout American history, the post-Dobbs era is no different: In the US, white men have long had the power to make decisions about women’s reproductive health care. Those decisions have often been especially harmful to Black women. More than a year after the Supreme Court ended federal protection for abortion rights in the United States, disagreements over abortion bans continue to reverberate around the country.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Big Pharma’s American Con: All 10 of the drugs up for negotiation are already being sold in other countries at fractions of what pharmaceutical companies are charging for them in the United States. Americans, whose tax money subsidizes the development of virtually all medicines approved for sale in the U.S. are being charged 1,000 percent more than foreign patients for the same drugs. The pharmaceutical industry leverages Washington’s culture of corruption to increase profits while everyday Americans suffer from high drug prices.

# Social
Governments across America spending millions to put homeless in hotels: In states like California, Colorado, Washington and Arizona, cities this summer are spending millions buying hotels and converting them to shelters for the homeless. The state of Washington gave King County Regional Homelessness Authority $12 million to lease a hotel for emergency housing. Los Angeles included $250 million in the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget for homeless individuals living on the streets to stay free stays at hotels as they transition into longer-term housing.

# Technology
Musk’s Twitter Changes Helped Spread Russian Propaganda: “The reach and influence of Kremlin-backed accounts has grown further,” a study says. Elon Musk’s X (formerly Twitter) has played a major role in allowing Russian propaganda about Ukraine to reach more people than before the war began

# Water
Biden infrastructure report pushes ‘disastrous water privatization schemes,’ watchdog says: “Instead of relying on Wall Street advisers, President Biden should support policies that will truly help communities.” An under-the-radar report by U.S. President Joe Biden’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council should not go unnoticed, said the national watchdog Food & Water Watch on Thursday, as buried in the document is a call for the privatization of U.S. water systems, which progressive lawmakers and civil society groups have long opposed.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-08-31

Voices, The Peoples News

August 31, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Governments across America spending millions to put homeless in hotels: The state of Washington gave King County Regional Homelessness Authority $12 million to lease a hotel for emergency housing. Los Angeles included $250 million in the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget for homeless individuals living on the streets to stay free stays at hotels as they transition into longer-term housing.

# Chemicals
How did Gen X end up in the Roanoke River, far from Chemours’ Fayetteville facility? Chemours has discharged Gen X in the Cape Fear River for decades, but the chemical ended up in the Roanoke River too, after they hired another company, ProChem, to clean their equipment

# Children / Youth
Tougher sentencing for trafficking minors poised to move forward in California:  Though SB 14, a bill to make trafficking minors a “serious felony” in California that would qualify under the state’s “three strikes” law, was placed in suspense in mid-August, it now has a chance to make it to a State Assembly general floor vote

Key California Assembly committee blocks bill to make child trafficking a ‘serious felony’: Following the vote, those in the audience could be heard yelling, “You’re horrible!” and “You should be ashamed of yourselves” to the committee members. Human trafficking victims embraced and sobbed in front of the dais.

California politicians spiral over sex trafficking bill: ‘Pick pedophiles or children’: A leading advocacy group combating child sex trafficking declined to support the bill, saying it’s unlikely to actually fight child sex trafficking

A new study has found that extreme weather events can make forced marriages even more common, but it also highlights how we can tackle this practice: It’s not that extreme weather directly causes forced marriages, rather, they exacerbate some of the problems that lead to forced marriages in the first place.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Promotion of Dangerous mRNA Covid Vaccines reopens Worldwide: COVID-19 Vaccines and Corruption Risks. With COVID-19 vaccines being approved for use in different parts of the globe, the scale and complexity of their manufacture, allocation and distribution globally will be unprecedented. This will also present corruption risks that may threaten vital public health goals. These risks include the entry of substandard and falsified vaccines into markets, theft of vaccines within the distribution systems, leakages in emergency funding designated for the development and distribution of vaccines, nepotism, favouritism, and corrupted procurement systems.

Spikeopathy! Adverse effects of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: the spike hypothesis: Reportedly, mRNA vaccines are in general well tolerated, with very low frequencies of associated severe postimmunization AEs. Although rare, AEs include serious clinical manifestations such as acute myocardial infarction, Bell’s palsy, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, myocarditis/pericarditis (mostly in younger ages), pulmonary embolism, stroke, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, lymphadenopathy, appendicitis, herpes zoster reactivation, neurological complications, and autoimmunity (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis and autoimmune peripheral neuropathies [31., 32., 33., 34.]) (see Clinician’s corner).

WUHAN-GATES – 65. US Senate Report Blames China for SARS-Cov-2 Manmade with HIV but also Admits the American Faults: In 300 pages of the report, there are some very important confirmations on the US-China collaboration and also on the insertion of the HIV virus into the artificial SARS-Cov-2 denounced by Indian biologists and by the late French virologist LUc Montagnier as reported by Gospa News in a preview in the first WuhanGates investigations of spring 2020.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Low on Funds, FEMA Forced to Restrict Spending: As Florida deals with the damage from Hurricane Idalia and Hawaii looks to recover from the devastating wildfires in Maui, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly says its main disaster fund is “approaching exhaustion,” forcing it to restrict spending on recovery efforts from past events. The restriction, known as “immediate needs funding,” limits FEMA to spending disaster funds on life-saving measures such as clearing debris from roads, maintaining services such as health care and water, and providing emergency housing for displaced individuals.

Activists Crash Powerful Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wy as Climate Protests and Responses to Them Escalate: Demonstrators called out the Federal Reserve and international financial regulators for inaction on climate and inattention to fossil fuels’ financial risks.

# Employment / Labor
Autoworkers Are Ready To Strike: Luis has been reporting on the ground about the ongoing contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and the “Big Three” automakers, Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis (formerly known as Chrysler). Last Friday, 150,000 autoworkers voted overwhelmingly to strike if a deal isn’t reached by the time their current contract expires on September 14.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Sustainability is not as new an idea as you might think, it’s more than 300 years old: Modern sustainability evolved from forest management of the 18th century, and its ancient roots go back even further. Could it help with today’s climate crisis and lumber shortage?

Thousands of Emperor Penguin Chicks Die Due to Antarctic Ice Loss: According to a new study, thousands of emperor penguin chicks from four colonies in Antarctica are thought to have died due to record-low sea ice levels that caused a “catastrophic breeding failure.”

# Gov / Politics
Texas: 774 new Texas laws go into effect Friday. The new laws affect schools, the electric grid and the power of local governments. Here are some of the bills that go into effect:

White House Warns GOP Biden Impeachment Will Backfire: “This baseless impeachment exercise would be a disaster for congressional Republicans, and don’t take our word for it: just listen to the chorus of their fellow Republicans who admit there is no evidence for their false allegations and that pursuing such a partisan stunt will ‘backfire,’”

The U.S. Is Fanning the Flames of War With China: U.S. actions intensify the danger of nuclear war in the Asia-Pacific: The U.S. military is conducting provocative military maneuvers that exacerbate the conflict in the South China Sea. Biden is escalating tensions with China and intensifying the danger of nuclear war in the Asia-Pacific. And Republican presidential candidates are also fanning the flames of war with China.

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Lawmaker Over Bills Benefiting His Own Gun Stores: GOP Congressman Andrew Clyde was also responsible for distributing AR-15 pins to other lawmakers earlier this year. GOP Congressman Andrew Clyde was also responsible for distributing AR-15 pins to other lawmakers earlier this year.

The US propaganda machine is in full gear, fanning the flames of war, sowing discord between Russia and China

# Law Enforcment
The NYPD Denied Our Request for Body Camera Footage of a “Friendly Fire” Killing; Here’s How We Got It Anyway: Turning over the videos of police shooting at their fellow officer would “constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,” said the NYPD about why it refused to make the footage available to a reporter.

# Legal / DOJ
Judge Holds Admitted Liar Giuliani Liable in Georgia Election Workers’ Defamation Case: A federal judge on Wednesday held Rudy Giuliani liable in a defamation lawsuit brought by two Georgia election workers who say they were falsely accused of fraud, ruling that the former New York city mayor gave “only lip service” to complying with his legal obligations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/giuliani-georgia-election-workers-defamation-lawsuit-9b561a195fb74d991abc89d1b6587d66__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1kutw5S_U93XzE7n-rdP27E8CHrhMzAAWt6JmaHI5m0Yly5M7dO983sOXSP7HOfD46cUTRjViuzmbixtvk2T6NVadQO6XAad$

Trump: I Was Too Busy Averting ‘Holocaust’ to Commit Fraud: He said under oath that “saving millions of lives” meant he didn’t have time for his company. Donald Trump said in a sworn deposition that he was too tied up with saving the world from a “nuclear holocaust” to have oversight of his company and commit alleged fraud.

Special counsels, like the one leading the Justice Department’s investigation of Hunter Biden, are intended to be independent, but aren’t entirely: Although special counsels were meant to resemble independent counsels, there are notable differences. For instance, while special counsels operate independently of the attorney general, both their appointment and the scope of their investigations are determined by the attorney general.

This Tattooed Biker DA Is Under Attack for Defending Abortion Rights in Texas: a conservative group filed a petition to remove Gonzalez from his post for “incompetency.” They accused the DA of, among other things, refusing to prosecute cases involving abortion or gender-affirming care. The group was later forced to retract those particular claims since no cases have been brought.

Judge rules white man will stand trial for shooting Black teen who went to wrong house: The attorney for 84-year-old Andrew Lester argued in court that his client’s age impeded his ability to tell if Ralph Yarl was a thief or not.

Trump Wants to ditch co-defendants seeking speedy trial: The move comes a week after one of his co-defendants appeared to try and force Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ hand by demanding a lightning-fast trial date.

A volunteer army of moms has been poring through records from the 1800s in an attempt to prove Clarence Thomas wrong. And they’ve had some success in poking holes in the shaky research that Thomas and other judges have used to strike down gun laws. Mark Joseph Stern tells their story. “At a bare minimum,” he writes, “setting the record straight helps the public understand that Justice Thomas is endangering people’s lives on the basis of a lie.”

# LGBTQ / Gender
Trans students benefit from gender-inclusive classrooms, research shows – and so do the other students and science itself. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills claim to use science to justify a binary definition of sex based on certain traits. But the biology of sex and gender is not so simple.

# Medical / Health
The Volunteer Moms Poring Over Archives to Prove Clarence Thomas Wrong: Memphis plant that uses potentially hazardous chemical will close, company says: A medical equipment sterilizing plant using a chemical whose emissions could lead to cause cancer and other health risks says it plans to close. In a July letter to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis, lawyers for Sterilization Services of Tennessee said the company has dealt with issues relating to the lease for its Memphis plant. It says the facility will be closed by April 30, 2024.

12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Collapsing in P.E. Class, Family Thinks It Was Due to ‘Sweltering Heat’ “Despite the response and care of medical professionals, Yahshua tragically succumbed to cardiac arrest at the hospital,” family members said https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://people.com/12-year-old-boy-dies-after-collapsing-pe-class-7964298__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1kutw5S_U93XzE7n-rdP27E8CHrhMzAAWt6JmaHI5m0Yly5M7dO983sOXSP7HOfD46cUTRjViuzmbixtvk2T6NVadYr6BpZX$

I Set Out to Create a Simple Map for How to Appeal Your Insurance Denial. Instead, I Found a Mind-Boggling Labyrinth: I spoke with more than 50 insurance experts, patients, lawyers, physicians and consumer advocates about building a tool anyone could use to navigate insurance appeals. Nearly everyone said the same thing: Great idea. But almost impossible to do.

# Military / DOD
The DOD Taps AI to Monitor Washington D.C.’s Airspace, and AARO Gets a New Website: An artificial intelligence-powered airspace monitoring ​system is set ​to ​be installed to enhance protection of the nation’s capital​ with the potential to scale across other Defense Department and U.S. government installations​​ and systems​.

Northrop Grumman delivers mini laser to US Government for testing ahead of likely military deployment: The laser is ruggedized for field use and miniaturizing it allows for rapid placement in tactical situations. The laser is ruggedized for field use and miniaturizing it allows for rapid placement in tactical situations.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Biden Administration Adds Insulin to Drug Price Negotiation List in Major Blow to Big Pharma: The Biden administration pleasantly stunned health care reform advocates Tuesday by including short-acting insulin in its list of 10 drugs for which Medicare will negotiate lower prices

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-08-30

Voices, The Peoples News

August 30, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Ruling allows New Jersey’s last ICE jail to remain open despite state ban: Biden supported a private prison company’s suit to keep the jail open, but immigrant rights activists aren’t giving up. CoreCivic — the private prison company that runs the center — sued to keep the center open, and President Biden publicly came out on CoreCivic’s side. On August 29, two days before CoreCivic’s contract was set to expire, a federal judge ruled to keep the center open.

# Corporations / Industry
The internet didn’t kill paper; but U.S. paper mills are closing anyway: Rebecca Heilweil gets into the complicated economics forcing the paper industry to shift gears

# Education / Schools
California Attorney General Sues School District Over Anti-Trans Policies: The new policies violate “state laws safeguarding” student rights, state Attorney General Robert Bonta said.

# Employment / Labor
Biden Administration Proposes Extending Overtime Protections to 3.6 Million More Workers: Salaried workers making under $55,000 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay under the proposed rule.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Biden Can’t Keep Putting Off a Climate Emergency Declaration, Says One Democrat Leading the Charge: President Joe Biden will travel to Massachusetts on Wednesday to promote his efforts to combat climate change but will stop short of issuing an emergency declaration that would unlock federal resources to deal with the issue, the White House spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

EPA slashes federally protected waters by more than half after Supreme Court ruling: The Environmental Protection Agency and US Army on Tuesday released a new rule that slashes federally protected water by more than half. The EPA’s new rule “removes the significant nexus test from consideration when identifying tributaries and other waters as federally protected,” the agency said.

Rising seas could drown coastal ecosystems by 2100 unless we keep climate crisis in check: Scientists used ancient and modern data to pinpoint critical sea-level rise rates at which tidal marshes, mangroves, and coral reefs could be at risk.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Salmon die in droves as climate change burns Canada: Thousands of salmon have been found dead in rivers and creeks on the province’s Pacific Coast amid severe drought in the past two years. The stresses from a changing habitat also weaken the fish and make them more likely to die from other causes, experts say.

Emperor penguins flee melting ice: Last year was catastrophic for Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) breeding in Antarctica because of the record-low extent of winter sea ice. Satellite images revealed that penguins abandoned all but one of their breeding colonies in the Bellingshausen Sea. “This one event is not going to doom the species,” says seabird ecologist Annie Schmidt. But for these colonies — about 10,000 breeding pairs in total — “I think we’re past the tipping point”, says ecologist Gerald Kooyman.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Farmworkers face increasing heat waves with little protection: Experts call attention to poor regulatory safeguards and the underreported impact of climate change on farmworkers. Farmworkers are unprotected against heat-related illnesses. They are 35 times more likely to die from heat exposure than workers in other sectors, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the absence of a federal heat regulation that guarantees their safety and life, when scientists have warned that global warming will continue, increases that risk.

# General News
Epstein Held Meetings With Trump Allies During 2016 Campaign: He told associates he was “pleased with Trump’s win,” according to a new report. According to the Wall Street Journal, Epstein set up meetings with some of Donald Trump’s supporters before the 2016 presidential election.

# Gov / Politics
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is playing his cards close to his chest as he faces one of the biggest tests of his political career, the impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton set to start Sept. 5.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called out his own party ahead of a looming fight with Democrats over spending cuts that could potentially result in another costly government shutdown next month. “We do need to cut back on spending but a little less hypocrisy would be a good thing,” he said.

Alabama GOP Lawmaker Arrested on Felony Voter Fraud Charge: State Rep. David Cole, whose residency status has faced questions since before his election, is accused of voting in a district where he did not live, voted in “multiple or unauthorized locations,” according to jail records provided by Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Manchin Working on $100M Project for ‘Politically Homeless’: It’s unclear whether the project, described as an effort to “mobilize the middle,” is meant to be a separate political party or just a support system for more moderate politicians.

# Law Enforcment
How One Citizen Fought Back Against a Cop’s Road Rage: A court said an off-duty police officer who pulled his gun on a motorist should be protected by “qualified immunity.” But the victim wouldn’t stand for it.

When Police Killed a Trans Woman, Small Town Officials Scrambled to Protect Them: Since the killing, officials have publicly celebrated the police and tried to stop circulation of a watchdog newspaper. Since the killing, officials have publicly celebrated the police and tried to stop circulation of a watchdog newspaper. Maddie is at least the 27th transgender or gender non-conforming person violently killed in 2022. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported.

# Legal / DOJ
Prosecutors Ask If Trump Knew Giuliani Was Drunk as a Skunk on Election Night: The former mayor’s alleged booziness could play a role at Trump’s federal election trial. Prosecutors want to know how intoxicated Rudy Giuliani was during and after the 2020 election. They also want to know if Trump knew that Giuliani was drunk when he was advising the former president.

How Mark Meadows’ Testimony May Have Just Helped Prosecutors: In some sense, Meadows had to make some version of that argument. Proclaiming that he was strictly doing his job as a White House employee is the key that Meadows hopes will unlock the path toward moving the case to federal court

Trump Might Not Show Up to Arraignment in Georgia: In fairness, the former president has already been arraigned three times so far this year.  Former President Donald Trump may not show up to his arraignment in Georgia next week, according to two sources familiar with his plans. Trump is considering waiving his arraignment appearance, which is scheduled for the morning of Sept. 6

Peter Navarro Has Key Defense Thrown Out by Judge: He is set to go to trial on a charge of contempt of Congress. The ruling said Navarro had failed to prove that former President Donald Trump wanted him to assert executive privilege over his potential testimony.

Giuliani loses by default in defamation case brought by Georgia poll workers: U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled against the former New York City mayor over his refusal to turn over documents, saying his justifications “hold more holes than Swiss cheese.”

# Medical / Health
We need to change how we count heat-related deaths: In this age of big data, why don’t we have a better and more concrete way of knowing the impact of climate change on health outcomes? In late July, as parts of the southern U.S. approached 30 days of temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, President Biden took to the podium to announce a plan to mitigate the impacts from extreme heat. During this speech, the president reiterated a truth surprising to most people: Heat kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather-related event.

The Increasing Death Toll in the U.S. From Extreme Heat: According to estimates by the National Weather service, heat has been the single largest contributor to weather related deaths over the last 30 years.

Healthcare on the brink, what the world can learn from the medical strikes in the UK: The UK’s ‘strike season’ is more than a national crisis; it’s a wake-up call to the world. The appreciation and applause for healthcare heroes must now translate into action, investment, and a renewed commitment to value and support those who are at the forefront of saving lives.

# Military / Global
Ukraine Launches Biggest Drone Attack Yet Inside Russia: Russian military aircraft went up in flames as several regions came under attack. Moscow has accused Ukraine of launching supposedly one of the biggest drone attacks on Russian soil since it invaded 18 months ago. Drones hit an airport in Russia’s western Pskov region near the border with Estonia and Latvia, sparking a massive fire, the governor and local media reported.

# Nuclear
Texas v. NRC: America’s Trumpiest court just put itself in charge of nuclear safety: This decision is radioactive, even by the very low standards of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, invalidating the power of actual nuclear policy regulators to decide how to deal with nuclear waste in the process https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.vox.com/2023/8/29/23849054/supreme-court-nuclear-safety-fifth-circuit-james-ho-radioactive-texas-commission__;!!On18fmf1aQ!z8EpEK0rXHqYv7QO48BIFl9Oz5fDc9Nvq_14L3g2SrzT-yE3MSD8MGJEPNt-PgsuQpRHIiXA3vLXmnwuyJodOjka5W-29r5P$

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Researchers warn about synthetic opioids more powerful than fentanyl: They’re called netazenes and go by the street name “Frankenstein.” Study shows they could be 10 times stronger than fentanyl. Patients who overdose on “Frankenstein” opioids  require two or more doses of naloxone to survive. Fentanyl overdoses need just one.

Governors urge Congress to address prescription drug shortages: Eleven governors are asking Congress to adopt policies to ease the nation’s prescription drug shortages.  Governor Greg Gianforte today urged Congress to address the nationwide shortage of prescription drugs. In a letter to congressional leaders, the governors raised concern with the increased frequency and severity of prescription drug shortages and the lack of federal action to address it.

Medicare Drug Price Negotiations Could Have Limited Impact At First: The 10 drugs named by the Biden administration include some that cost Medicare the most money and combined cost $50 billion last year.

# Transportation
The Lobbying Surge Behind San Francisco’s Robo-Taxi Mayhem: In the lead-up to California regulators voting earlier this month to allow driverless taxis to operate with near impunity in San Francisco, the companies behind the autonomous vehicles, Cruise and Waymo, spent nearly $2 million on lobbying in the state, including wining and dining nearly three dozen state officials

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-08-29

Voices, The Peoples News

August 29, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Land-Grab Universities: : How the Morrill Act funded land grant universities by taking Indigenous lands. Morrill Hall was built in 1868 on Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga) lands that Ezra Cornell had acquired and was the very first building on what is today called the arts quad. But lands deemed “free” or “public” to the US government were already home to hundreds of nations of people.

# Indigenous / Global
The indigenous groups fighting against the quest for ‘white gold’: Indigenous communities in northern Argentina are determined to protect the land from lithium mining. Indigenous groups like those led by spokesperson Nati Machaca fear that the extraction process, which demands vast amounts of water, is depleting soil and contaminating water sources, jeopardizing their traditional way of life.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Texas National Guard member fires across Rio Grande, wounds Mexican citizen: The Texas Military Department isn’t identifying the Guard member or providing details about the Saturday shooting. The man who was shot in the leg said he was working out near the river.

An investigation by Military Times and The Texas Tribune has found that Texas National Guard leaders disbanded the intelligence wing of the state-run border mission Operation Lone Star. Whistleblowers reported the surveillance operation, which included spying on migrants via WhatsApp, violated long-standing rules against state-run spy operations.

ISIS-Linked Smuggler Helped Uzbeks Enter U.S: Officials are now trying to locate some of those who were helped across the southern border. The FBI is investigating more than a dozen Uzbek nationals allowed into the US after they sought asylum at the southern border with Mexico earlier this year, a scramble set off when US intelligence officials found that the migrants traveled with the help of a smuggler with ties to ISIS

# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy: God Told Me to Go To My Arraignment: Bundy said he nearly fled the state to avoid a legal battle with a hospital, but the divine intervened.

St. Luke’s takes new steps to get money owed by Ammon Bundy. Judge considers order: After an Ada County jury ordered far-right activist Ammon Bundy and other defendants to pay $52.5 million in damages to St. Luke’s Health System, many wondered whether the hospital would ever see a dime.

Ammon Bundy arrested on contempt charge from Ada County: Ammon Bundy was arrested Friday by the Gem County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for contempt charges stemming from a legal battle with the St. Luke’s Health System.

# Chemicals
It may have just gotten harder to protect minority communities from pollution: The Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision could upend race-conscious policies.

EPA seeks to slash chemical plants’ cancer-causing emissions: Major updates to air pollution regulations could reduce frontline communities’ excess cancer risk by 96%

# Children / Youth
UN strengthens children’s rights to fight climate change in court: “Children are architects, leaders, thinkers and changemakers of today’s world. Our voices matter, and they deserve to be listened to.” A United Nations body on Monday updated a key treaty designed to protect children’s rights to strengthen their hand in fighting climate change, as they emerge at the forefront of the battle to protect the planet.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Mask Mandates Return: Full List of Places With Restrictions in Place: Two new COVID-19 variants,   EG.5 and BA.2.86,  have recently emerged. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified the former as a “variant of interest” earlier in August, but reported that its risk to global public health is low.

Update on variant of interest EG.5 and variant under surveillance BA.2.86 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.paho.org/en/news/23-8-2023-update-variant-interest-eg5-and-variant-under-surveillance-ba286__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zZSP9fv6hv-GljGQvgQ7Y-S9m7JKLfL5ZqUmhmlhK9BdxgkOGIllnfyPPbK63kpbVRRQ7LVEILLUqy1FaOvrq0nw6bwCaYh0$

COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the U.S. have continued to rise week over week, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. tallied about 15,000 reported hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 over the seven days ending Aug. 19. Though a far cry from previous totals during the pandemic, that’s a 19% increase from the week prior, continuing a climb that started at the end of June after hospitalizations reached a recent weekly low point of approximately 6,300.

Doctor died from rare reaction to AstraZeneca Covid jab, UK coroner
rules: A doctor died from a rare reaction to the AstraZeneca Covid jab in one of the first rounds of vaccinations, a coroner has ruled. Dr Stephen Wright, 32, an NHS clinical psychologist and frontline health worker, suffered from a combination of a brainstem infarction, bleed on the brain and vaccine-induced thrombosis

# Education / Schools
Some GOP candidates want to eliminate the Department of Education. Can they do it? Republican presidential candidates have put the U.S. Department of Education on notice. Getting the votes to dump the Department of Education would be a challenge on its own. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., re-introduced a bill in February that would terminate the department on Dec. 31, 2023. Massie’s bill has 28 cosponsors. All of them are Republicans.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
The U.S. is pumping oil faster than ever. Republicans don’t care: U.S. oil production, already the highest in the world,  is on track to set a new record this year, and will probably rise even more in 2024. But the ever-increasing flow of U.S. crude has failed to keep a lid on gasoline prices, showing once again that a global market drives the fuel prices that shape presidents’ political futures.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Ecuador’s Citizens Vote to Stop All Oil Drilling in Biodiverse Amazonian National Park: Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is home to one of the most biodiverse concentrations of plant and animal life on Earth. In an historic vote of nearly 60 percent in favor, Ecuadorian citizens chose to stop the development of new oil wells in the park, the country’s National Electoral Commission said.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Children have a right to sue nations over climate, UN panel says: The finding doesn’t have the force of law, but is notable because it is based on one of the most widely accepted international treaties. It
explains: “In an expansive 20-page document released Monday, the Committee [on the on the Rights of the Child] said all countries have a legal obligation to protect children from environmental degradation – including by ‘regulating business enterprises’ – and to allow their underage citizens to seek legal recourse.

What your insurer is trying to tell you about climate change: Insurers are trying to send a message. The government is trying to suppress it. As climate-related disasters grow in frequency and intensity, major home insurers in some locations are concluding that no premium, or at least no premium that customers are willing to pay and state regulators are likely to permit, will cover the potential losses.

Climate campaigners decry ‘absolutely horrendous’ brutality against protesters at fed summit: “We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting, we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn’t worked, and we’re out of time,” said one arrested activist. Climate campaigners on Friday condemned the violent takedown of activists during a demonstration at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Wyoming, an elite gathering where U.S. Federal Reserve officials, central bankers from around the world, economists, and policymakers meet, mingle, and craft financial

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global China Bans All Japanese Seafood Imports as Fukushima Wastewater Is Released Into Pacific: Japan has begun discharging treated water containing radioactive tritium from the decommissioned Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. The move led to China announcing an immediate ban on all aquatic products from the island nation.

# General News
A History Lesson for Mega-Rich Bullies Bankrolling Land-Grab: The Silicon Valley billionaires seeking to scheme and bully their way into building a utopian new city 50 miles northeast of increasingly dystopian San Francisco face a barrier that voters established to stop a similar project four decades ago

# Gov / Politics / Global
What Prigozhin’s death reveals about Putin’s power in Russia: Putin shaped a modern version of autocracy, held together by his personal power, ability to play off his potentates, and offer glory and stability to his people. His decision to “roll the iron dice,” of war has not only led to the death of an estimated 500,000 people, many of them innocent Ukrainian civilians, but also placed his own rule under impossible stress, revealing a decaying state dominated by coercion, feuding, incompetence, mendacity, and venality.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un blasts US and warns of nuclear war risk: In a speech to mark North Korea’s Navy Day, Kim said that “the reckless confrontational moves” of the US and “other hostile forces” turned the waters around the Korean Peninsula “into the world’s biggest war hardware concentration spot, the most unstable waters with the danger of a nuclear war,” as reported by state

# Gov / Politics
National Archives Finds More Than 5,000 Emails, Including Biden’s Secret Email Addresses: A search of Biden’s vice presidential records found “approximately 5,138 email messages, 25 electronic files and 200 pages of potentially responsive records” for a Freedom of Information Act request filed last year in search of three email addresses Biden was known to use to conceal his name.
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Recruiting starts for plan to shrink government, fire federal workers: The right-wing “Project 2025” is a blueprint for “undoing the damage the Left has wrought.” A coalition of right-wing organizations has started recruiting thousands of people as part of a project aimed at gutting the federal government in anticipation of a Republican victory in the 2024 election, according to a report.

Republicans Head for Intraparty Clash on Spending Bills: House Republicans pushing for more spending cuts in Congress’s annual spending bills are in for a fight, including pushback from their Senate GOP counterparts. The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports: “Senate Republicans are signaling that they’re in no mood to back conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus who are demanding major concessions from Democrats in the annual spending bills, raising the odds of a government shutdown this fall.”

Trump’s RICO indictment proves the GOP is beyond saving: The depth of criminality within the Republican Party, both among its elected officials and its operatives, is truly unprecedented. It shows the effort to subvert the 2020 election, effectively, democracy itself,  by any means necessary, including the alleged commission of crimes, was not just a goal of Trump and his team. In fact, it was a goal shared by the Republican Party’s most experienced legal minds.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Drops Out of Presidential Race: The announcement comes after Suarez failed to qualify for last week’s Republican debate.

# Legal / DOJ
‘I’m not the guilty one’: the water protector facing jail time for trying to stop a pipeline: Mylene Vialard was arrested in August 2021 while protesting in northern Minnesota against the expansion and rerouting of Line 3 – a 1,097-mile tar sands oil pipeline with a dismal safety record, that crosses more than 200 water bodies from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the US midwest

Former Judge Rips Trump Lawyers for ‘Stunningly Stupid’ Move: A retired California Superior Court judge on Monday criticized attorneys for former President Donald Trump over a “stunningly stupid” argument they made in a court filing while trying to push their client’s Washington.
Trump’s team was being given more than six months to defend the former president.

A federal judge has set a March 4 trial date for former President Donald Trump’s election interference case in Washington, D.C. The trial date falls one day before the Super Tuesday primaries. The judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s election interference case in federal court set a trial date for March 4, a schedule that could have a crucial impact on the 2024 race for the White House.

Wisconsin Top Court’s New Liberal Majority Accused of ‘Coup’: Chief Justice Annette Ziegler said her colleagues were causing “irreparable damage to the judiciary.”  The conservative chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday told the new liberal majority in a scathing email that they had staged a “coup” and conducted an “illegal experiment” when they voted to weaken her powers and fire the director of state courts.

Trump Says He’ll Appeal March 4 Federal Trial Date. Legal Experts Say He Can’t: Trump’s lawyers can file motions that could delay the trial, but they cannot formally appeal the date itself. Trump’s lawyers can file motions that could delay the trial, but they cannot formally appeal the date itself.

Judge won’t let  banks and insurers hide their Trump docs: Banks and insurance companies trying to keep the public in the dark about their business dealings with Donald Trump ran into a ray of legal sunshine after a judge ruled that he wouldn’t seal records in the run-up to the New York Attorney General’s upcoming trial against the real estate mogul.

# Medical / Health
They couldn’t get pregnant. No one told them their ovaries held ‘forever chemicals’: South Carolina researchers detected toxic PFAS in the ovaries of 36 women at a fertility clinic.

In utero exposure to plastic chemicals tied to developmental problems in toddlers:  In utero exposure to plastic chemicals tied to developmental problems in toddlers. Israeli researchers find that higher levels of ubiquitous phthalates in the urine of pregnant mothers correlate with emotional and social difficulties in boys, but not girls.

Bill of the Month: She Paid Her Husband’s Hospital Bill. A Year After His Death, They Wanted More Money: Total Bill: The hospital charged $110,666.46 for the stay before any payments or adjustments. The insurer negotiated that price down to $60,348.77, and Reynolds paid the $823.15 the hospital said the patient owed. Then, a year after her husband’s death, she received a new version of the bill from the hospital, charging her an additional $1,093.16.
What Gives: Reynolds encountered a perplexing reality in medical billing: Providers can, and do, come after patients to collect more money for services months or years after a bill has been paid.

Pressure Rises On Biden As Millions, Including Kids, Lose Medicaid: Congressional Democrats and health advocates are urging the Biden administration to do more to ensure people are protected as nearly 5.5 million are purged from Medicaid rolls, including about 1.1 million kids who have lost health coverage.

To Cut Costs, Hospital Systems Are Selling Non-Core Businesses: Modern Healthcare reports on shrinking hospital systems’ portfolios, contrasting an acquisitive trend over the past two decades. Meanwhile, Oregon’s third-largest city is set to lose its only hospital demonstrating the “fallout of pressured health-care systems across the country,” as Bloomberg says.

Can Text Messages Sway More Black Parents to Vaccinate Teens for HPV? Rutgers Gets $600k Grant to Find Out: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funding research at Rutgers University on how to increase uptake of Merck’s human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine among Black adolescents, documents obtained by Children’s Health Defense via a Freedom of Information Act request revealed.

# Nuclear
Young climate activist tells Greenpeace to drop ‘old-fashioned’ anti-nuclear stance: Swedish teenager Ia Anstoot says group’s ‘unscientific’ opposition to EU nuclear power serves fossil fuel interests.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Medicare names first 10 drugs up for price negotiations with the government:
Eliquis, a blood thinner.
Xarelto, a blood thinner.
Januvia, a diabetes drug.
Jardiance, a diabetes drug.
Enbrel, a rheumatoid arthritis drug.
Imbruvica, a drug for blood cancers.
Farxiga, a drug for diabetes, heart failure and chronic kidney disease.

Drug Shortages Threaten Americans’ Health. There’s a Straightforward Policy Solution: In order to ease drug shortages, we need a policy change that would enable overseas manufacturers to sell products in the U.S. that already have received marketing approval from certain foreign governments with standards comparable to those of the FDA, and vice versa

How Big Pharma Gets Dangerous Drugs Approved: “FDA failures have been blamed for contributing to the opioid epidemic and giving false hope to Alzheimer’s patients by approving a costly and unproven drug. This is, in fact, a tremendous  controversy in the scientific and medical world. [T]he federal agency is now much cozier with the industry it is supposed to regulate—pharmaceutical companies with lots of money and questionable practices… from lobbying to advertising and price gouging.”

Revealed: WHO aspartame safety panel linked to alleged Coca-Cola front group: Guideline on Diet Coke ingredient by consultants tied to industry is ‘obvious conflict of interest’ and ‘not credible’, report says. In May, the World Health Organization issued an alarming report that declared widely used non-sugar sweeteners like aspartame are likely ineffective for weight loss, and long term consumption may increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mortality in adults.

Texas can now apply to import lower-priced Canadian medications: House Bill 25 creates the “Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program.” The state’s Health and Human Services Commission would contract with Canadian drug wholesalers and suppliers to bring safe, eligible prescription drugs to Texas consumers at prices far cheaper than U.S. wholesalers.

# Science
Stay of execution for US-China science pact: The US government has extended a non-binding, but symbolically important, agreement to cooperate with China in science and technology for six months.

# Water
America is draining its groundwater like there’s no tomorrow: Unchecked overuse is draining and damaging aquifers nationwide, a New York Times investigation found, threatening millions of people and America

Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater: In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.

These 7 industrial farm operations are draining Arizona’s aquifers, and no one knows exactly how much they’re taking: Peacock Nuts, a consortium that includes the largest permanent crop nursery in the United States, has even bigger plans: 4,500 acres and as many as 650,000 pistachio trees. “There’s no way we have enough water to be able to handle that,” Cobb said.

Could a Tug-of-War Between Two Central Texas Counties Leave Residents Without Drinking Water? What made the drought particularly difficult was that the less it rained, the more groundwater people pumped. When Mother Nature isn’t watering your yard or your farm, you have to do it yourself.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-08-28

Voices, The Peoples News

August 28, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not
ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits
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# Indigenous / Global
‘I’m not the guilty one’: the water protector facing jail time for trying to stop a pipeline: Mylene Vialard goes on trial this week for opposing a pipeline on Indigenous land amid warnings peaceful protest is under threat. Mylene Vialard was arrested in August 2021 while protesting in northern Minnesota against the expansion and rerouting of Line 3 – a 1,097-mile tar sands oil pipeline with a dismal safety record, that crosses more than 200 water bodies from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the US midwest.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Repeated COVID Shots Driving Dangerous Variants, Turbo Cancers: According to vaccinologist Geert Vanden Bossche, DVM, Ph.D., continued mass COVID-19 vaccination is driving more infectious and potentially dangerous viral variants, increasing the risk of severe COVID-19, aggressive cancers and autoimmune diseases in vaccinated populations.

Biden plans to ask Congress for funding to develop new COVID vaccine, may require shot for all –The announcement comes near a year after Biden declared the pandemic was ‘over’

COVID shuts down  school district in Karnes County, Texas, for the rest of the week –A notice from the Runge ISD superintendent, himself diagnosed with the virus, also stated extracurricular activities are on hold.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
The Real-Life Bank Heist That Should Have Us All Petrified: The new documentary Billion Dollar Heist ends with a jolting premonition: In the next five to 10 years, a cyberattack threatening major national infrastructures banking, transportation, telecommunications, water supplies is all but guaranteed.

“Every Door You Open Ultimately Leads To Blackstone”: The Lever’s founder David Sirota is featured in a new docuseries scrutinizing one of the world’s most powerful billionaires

“American Buyout,” explains the rise of Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm. American buyout giant Blackstone disclosed that its two founders will collect a combined £1.2bn when they float their leveraged buyout firm on Wall Street.

# Education / Schools
Will WVU’s Draconian Cuts Become a Blueprint for Austerity Across Higher Education? West Virginia University (WVU) is following the neoliberal creed that people should only be educated to the point of utility. Hundreds of West Virginia University (WVU) students staged a class walkout outside the school’s student union in Morgantown, West Virginia, on August 21 to protest an administration proposal to cut 32 academic programs and 169 faculty positions.

# Employment / Labor
How a first union contract provides workers a seat at the table: Right now, companies regularly obstruct organizing and bargaining because it’s so easy for them to get away with it. Along with wage increases, better work-life balance, and other wins, the workers gained a real voice on the job in early August when they ratified their first contract with Kumho as members of the United Steelworkers (USW).

UAW Brokers a Tentative Agreement With GM Battery Maker Ultium Cells: While the agreement gives Ultium Cells workers a raise of more than 20 percent, membership overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike of the Big Three automakers after September 14.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Louisiana Rushes Buildout of Carbon Pipelines, Adding to Dangers Plaguing Cancer Alley: As the Biden administration funds carbon sequestration projects, residents worry about ruptured pipelines and mass asphyxiation from leaks.

As companies eye massive lithium deposits in California’s Salton Sea, locals anticipate a mixed bag:  Frontline communities in Lithium Valley are cautiously optimistic about the economic potential, but are also concerned about the health and environmental issues mining could create.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Ecuador’s government plans to keep drilling in national park, despite vote on ban:  Ecuador’s Government Plans to Keep Drilling in National Park, Despite Vote on Ban. After Ecuadorians overwhelmingly voted to ban new oil wells in a prized national park, the government challenged the legitimacy of the referendum and said it would continue drilling.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Degrowthers Gain Support as Planet Cooks. Can They Ally With Green New Dealers? Degrowth and its opponents recognize the necessity of mass movements and system change to address the climate emergency. In short, there is no necessary opposition between degrowth and a GND. Degrowthers do, however, raise caveats surrounding the material implications of expansionary programs — particularly if the whole world shares in them, as it should.

Degrowth and the Green New Deal: Radical action on climate change is at last on the agenda. The emphasis is on urgency and action and – for XR notably – ‘truth.’ Questions of long-term strategy are less clear, but strategy platforms have been advanced. Foremost among them are the Green New Deal (GND) and degrowth.

What Is the Green New Deal? A Climate Proposal, Explained: The term “Green New Deal” has been used to describe various sets of policies that aim to make systemic change.

EPA agrees to settle lawsuit by testing fish for PCBs in two Maryland rivers: Federal regulators have agreed to check fish in two Maryland rivers for toxic contaminants to settle a court case brought by an environmental group.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Once Again, the FDA Admits It Lied to Us. and Once More, We Yawn: On critical matters, our medical authorities have no interest in settling the science. Instead, battles are won in the arena of smear and insinuation. The reality is that most of us are not ready for the truth. We want reassurance. We cling to our comfort blankets because the idea that we live in a world in which our and our families’ interests are not paramount is too disturbing.

# General News
Telltale Evidence That Lahaina Was Destroyed By Directed Energy Weapons: Directed energy has certain characteristics that are unlike a fire. They leave behind telltale evidence. The rubble of Lahaina gives silent testimony that it was immolated by directed energy weapons.

No One Knows How Many Americans Are Imprisoned in Pakistan’s Crackdown on Dissent: The U.S. helped set Pakistan’s crisis in motion, but it appears to be doing little to help dual citizens caught up in the military’s dragnet.
Pakistani authorities harassed, and at times, prosecuted human rights defenders and journalists for criticizing government policies.

# Gov / Politics / Global
The Secret Russian ‘School’ Churning Out Minions for Putin: While many pro-Moscow mouthpieces in Kremlin-occupied territories in Ukraine are Russian, the apparent goal of the new training scheme is to tutor local residents on spreading the Kremlin’s influence, and to try to create an image of local support for the invasion. The operation is focused on training up new propagandists in Russia from occupied territories in Ukraine so they can later spread Kremlin lines there, the assessment from the National Resistance Center of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine states.

Honduras Defense Official and U.S. Drug War Ally Tied to Narco-Trafficker, Notorious Mercenary Firm: Col. Elias Melgar Urbina, top-ranking Honduran military official and U.S. partner in joint drug war operations, tied to a Honduran drug trafficker, according to U.S. Justice Department filing, and a private security company accused of assassinating land rights activists, according to eyewitness testimony and documents obtained by The Intercept.

# Gov / Politics
Trump Can and Should Be Disqualified From Running for Prez: In fact, there exist a multitude of ways to enforce the disqualification of Trump. For starters, secretaries of state could simply decide he cannot be on the ballot. Secondly, citizens and states could challenge his presence on the ballot through the courts.

Republican activist says party ‘deserves to lose’ if it fails to address climate crisis: Benji Backer, executive chairman of conservative climate group, calls question on crisis in debate ‘historic’ but laments answers.

Republican candidates spark outrage with sweeping climate crisis denial at debate: Many publications cover the first 2024 Republican US presidential primary debate, where all but one candidate appeared to deny the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change.

The Republican Party’s presidential candidates are struggling to address growing concerns about climate change: The eight Republican presidential candidates on the debate stage were asked to raise their hands if they believed human behavior is causing climate change. Not a single hand went up.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy suggested that an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden was becoming more likely, calling it “a natural step forward” as Congress ends its summer break. Some House Republicans are eager to go after Biden over claims of financial misconduct involving his son Hunter.

Abortion Bans or Democracy, You Can’t Have Both: Controlling people’s bodies requires trashing representative government and violating every individual right: Issue 1 was a transparent ruse , polls showed 58 percent support for the abortion rights measure; the lawmakers specified a 60 percent majority to pass an amendment instead of the current simple majority, and voters soundly rejected it. Now Ohio is set to follow the six states that have conferred the highest level of state protection on reproductive freedom through popular referendum.

Biden Is ‘Old,’ Trump Is ‘Corrupt’: AP-NORC Poll Has Ominous Signs For Both In Possible 2024 Rematch:  Those are among the top terms Americans use when they’re asked to describe the Democrat in the White House and the Republican best positioned to face him in next year’s election.

The Real Story Behind Ron DeSantis’ Newest Fired Prosecutor: In August of last year, he fired Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, citing the prosecutor’s stated refusal to jail women for having an abortion that violated Florida’s increasingly stringent and conservative laws. State Attorney Monique H. Worrell holds a press conference, on March 9, 2023, in Florida.

Democracy is in trouble in the U.S: The Brookings Institution concludes in a 2022 report that the once proud American democracy is facing a systemic crisis and is accelerating its decline. The impact is spreading to all fronts in domestic politics, the economy and society, posing a mortal threat to the legitimacy and health of capitalism.

It’s Time For Several Republicans To Quit The Presidential Race: According to Ipsos polling of Republican primary voters, every participant in Wednesday night’s debate gained voters who are considering supporting them in the primary. Trump and all other candidates who failed to make the stage lost possible voters.

Majority of Americans Want Trump Trial Before 2024 Election:  51% of independents think the former president should do prison time, if convicted. Trump has been charged with committing 91 criminal offenses across four separate investigations.

# Law Enforcment
Pence Criticized Over Call for “Expedited” Death Penalty for Mass Shooters: Experts on violence widely agree that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent.

Jacksonville, Florida Gunman Kills Three in Racist Shooting: “He hated Black people,” said local law enforcement about the white shooter.
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Gary Younge on Jacksonville Shooting & Why America’s Gun Problem “Makes Its Racism More Lethal”:  “There’s been a significant increase in the number of hate crimes, particularly in anti-Black hate crimes, and one has to be able to connect that to the political situation that surrounds us,” says Younge, who says the shooter’s actions are reflective of the current attacks on Black history and represent a backlash to increased racial consciousness

Sadistic California Cops Bragged About ‘Violating Civil Rights’: Feds allege officers collected photos of K-9 attacks and crafted an American flag with spent munitions. “A new federal indictment pulls back the curtain on sadistic behavior by cops in Northern California, who allegedly brutalized residents, with K-9 dog bites or by shooting them with ‘less lethal’ projectiles, and even bragged of breaching their civil rights.

# Legal / DOJ
Georgia GOP Gears Up to Remove Atlanta Prosecutor Who Indicted Donald Trump: House Republicans are replaying a familiar script: playing political defense in former President Donald Trump’s legal battles. A little over a week after a prosecutor in Georgia indicted former President Donald Trump for trying to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 presidential election, Republicans said they will use a new law to remove her from office.

Seven of Trump’s Co-Defendants Are Already Rolling the Dice: Rahmani said, from Trump’s perspective, it’s best that everyone charged with him stay on the line and force Willis’ office to take things to trial. But for others, the opposite is true. Generally speaking, he said, most criminal defendants play ball with the government because there is “a significant benefit” to be gained from doing so. “And usually, the first to cooperate gets the best deal,” he said.

# Medical / Health
Trump judge’s anti-abortion ruling followed payments from group leading case: The group arguing the abortion pill case has made frequent payments to the spouse of James Ho, who just helped threaten access to the medicine.

Millions Sick and Untreated, Thanks to Medicaid ‘Unwinding’: Eve
Ottenberg: By the end of July, roughly four million indigent people lost their health care coverage. And as the months pass, more people will lose access to a doctor and to prescriptions. Way to go, Washington! And way to go, Joe “I Would Veto Medicare for All” Biden. The transformation of the U.S. into a “shithole” nation just picked up the pace.

Who’ll Stop the Raid? A little-noticed Justice Department case alleges that Alabama’s Medical Properties Trust engaged in ‘fraudulent conveyance’: Instead of paying the government as promised, the hospital’s owner, Alecto Healthcare Services, had spent hundreds of millions of dollars buying four other hospitals and funneling money through various limited-liability vehicles that were supposed to be discrete entities but in reality operated as one big commingled family.
Wherever the money landed, Alecto didn’t pay the bills.

# Medical / Health / Global
# Medical Science
First synthetic human embryo to live past 14 days was made from stem cells: Scientists say they have created the first synthetic human embryo models, not actual human embryos but models meant to simulate and better understand early human development. These embryo-like structures were created from single human embryonic stem cells, without eggs and sperm, by scientists in the United States and United Kingdom https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2023-06-15/first-synthetic-human-embryo-models-created-in-lab__;!!On18fmf1aQ!3SjU9yZAdo_QVK7oJqNV3cHQNheOMhtIq4mocYNlrTLsXIuyi6bLHlliN9ZsDr5f2aLWnk19gSOllRIcxlvoYRvZfE5Pljvb$

What are ‘synthetic embryos’ and why are scientists making them? The first human embryo-like structures have been created from stem cells and reached a landmark stage of development, in a move that could help scientists study the causes of early miscarriages

# Military / Global
Prigozhin’s Legacy Is the Global Rise of Private Armies for Hire: Wagner didn’t just support Russia’s military, it became an integral part of the fighting force. The hot dog vendor-turned-global mercenary leader’s deadly legacy is likely to reverberate for years to come, as private military groups like Wagner play an ever-growing role in conflicts around the world.

# Nuclear
The place where no humans will tread for 100,000 years: In a few years, Finland will begin depositing spent nuclear fuel underground in Onkalo, where it will remain for millennia. Will there be any people in the pretty houses dotted around Olkiluoto island? If so, will they speak Finnish? Will they use a language at all? And, most crucially, will they know about the potential danger lurking in the ground under their feet at Onkalo?

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Pharma Giant Threatens To Delay Drugs Over New Price Controls:  A pharmaceutical company could slow-walk research on medicines Americans need in response to a new law allowing the government to negotiate drug prices. Roche’s CEO and the CEO of its American subsidiary, Genentech, said that the companies may delay drug research and development because of the new pricing rules in the 2022 drug laws.

The Real Reason Drugs Cost So Much and Do Too Little: We’re still going to be paying too much for the wrong drugs. Until 2003, Medicare covered most hospital and doctor visits for the elderly, but it did not cover the ever-growing costs of prescription medications. Former President George W. Bush changed that when he signed a law adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare. But there was a catch. At drug companies’ behest, the Republican-controlled Congress banned Medicare from using its market power to drive down drug prices.

# Science
The fires in Maui could have been causated by a recent invention: a Gemini laser: This is a high power, ultra-short pulse, high repetition laser – with twin beams, Gemini – is one of the world’s most powerful super-intense light sources. The power from the Gemini dual beam is so intense that it is capable of generating bright, coherent X-ray sources, or energetic beams of electrons and protons.

Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab: With the assistance of their collaborators in the US, France, the UK and Sweden, the team from Queen’s University Belfast relied on the Gemini laser, located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. With this instrument, which is one of the most powerful lasers in the world, the international collaboration sought to create the first small scale replica of GRBs. By shooting this laser onto a complex target, the team was able to create miniature versions of these ultra-fast astrophysical jets, which they recorded to see how they behaved.

From ‘Save the Whales’ to ‘Let Children Go Blind,’ Greenpeace’s descent into science rejectionism:  Greenpeace claims its goals are to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.” It seems that humans are excluded from those good intentions.  Dr. Patrick Moore a cofounder of Greenpeace, said it “no longer cares about people and that it had become more interested in politics than science.”

The US and China may be ending an agreement on science and technology cooperation − a policy expert explains what this means for research: China’s success in science and technology propelled it to the forefront of many fields. Now, the US wants to pull back from years of intense cooperation.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-08-26

Voices, The Peoples News

August 26, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Archaeology
Skull Found in China is Unlike Any Other Scientists Have Ever Seen: An ancient skull dating back 300,000 years is unlike any other premodern human fossil ever found, potentially pointing to a new branch in the human family tree, according to new research. An international team of scientists has described an ancient human fossil in China unlike any other hominin found before. It resembles neither the lineage that split to form Neanderthals, nor Denisovans, nor us, suggesting our current version of the human family tree needs another branch.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Biden administration issues tens of thousands of special visas for Afghans: Two years after the U.S. left Afghanistan, Sediqi and tens of thousands of others are still waiting. While there has been some recent progress, processing U.S. visas for Afghans has moved painfully slowly. So far, only a small portion of Afghans have been resettled. Many of the applicants who fled Afghanistan are running through savings, living in limbo in exile. They worry that the U.S., which had promised so much, has forgotten them.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
New COVID variant can cause infection in those previously vaccinated – CDC: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday the new BA.2.86 lineage of coronavirus may be more capable than older variants in causing infection in people who have previously had COVID-19 or who have received vaccines.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Inflation Fight Isn’t Over Yet, Fed’s Powell Warns: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made it clear Friday that the central bank’s battle against inflation is not over and warned that additional interest rate hikes could be on the horizon, if conditions warrant. “Although inflation has moved down from its peak — a welcome development — it remains too high,” Powell said. “We are prepared to raise rates further if appropriate, and intend to hold policy at a restrictive level until we are confident that inflation is moving sustainably down toward our objective.”

Small businesses feel the pain of inflation-driven interest rates: Small business owners are feeling the pain of inflation-driven interest rate hikes, another difficulty for those owners to overcome as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic-era shutdowns. A rash of federal spending and an increase in the money supply in recent years have fueled inflationary pressures.

# Education / Schools
School closures are coming, with mainly minority students shuffled: Previous research from Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes showed similar results, finding that among low-performing schools, those with a greater share of Black and Hispanic students are more likely to be closed than those with more White students, even if they ranked similarly.

# Employment / Labor
Profits just keep rolling in at T-Mobile US: T-Mobile US will lay off roughly 5,000 employees, or about seven percent of its workforce, over the next five weeks, the wireless carrier revealed in a recent regulatory filing. In a letter to workers, included in the filing, CEO Mike Sievert said the cuts were “NOT about foisting more work on fewer people,” but rather “optimizing every dollar, so it can be used to deliver a better network, a better value, and a better experience for customers,” adding that retaining customers had become more expensive of late.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Federal Regulators Raise Safety Concerns Over Mountain Valley Pipeline in Formal Notice: The notice came as a federal court dismissed three lawsuits that challenged permits for the pipeline following a directive by lawmakers to fast track its completion. “Federal regulators have sent a proposed safety order to the developers of the contentious and highly politicized Mountain Valley Pipeline citing concerns over potential pipe corrosion and land movement in the steep mountain terrain the pipeline will cross in West Virginia and Virginia.

Texas Permits Lignite Mine Expansion Despite Water Worries: The state has issued only two new coal mining permits in 10 years, both to a company with a controversial environmental legacy that has locals concerned toxic ash could contaminate drinking water.

As Companies Eye Massive Lithium Deposits in California’s Salton Sea, Locals Anticipate a Mixed Bag: Frontline communities in Lithium Valley are cautiously optimistic about the economic potential, but are also concerned about the health and environmental issues mining could create.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Bill to identify, create new bike trails on federal land would cost $1 million: The measure would cost $1 million over the 2023-2028 period for administrative costs and distribution of promotional materials, according to an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan federal agency that produces hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation each year.

Line 3 Pipeline Water Protectors Head to Trial on Trumped-Up Felony Charges: Protesters who faced police torture to fight the pipeline are targets in a corporate crackdown on environmentalists. One county prosecutor asked oil company Enbridge for reimbursement to help with some of the prosecutions clogging up rural courts.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Emperor Penguin Breeding Failure Linked With Antarctic Sea Ice Decline: Other Antarctic seabird colonies have also suffered steep population declines as researchers warn that global warming will take a toll on many ice-dependent species in coming decades.  The discovery supports predictions that over 90% of emperor penguin colonies will be quasi-extinct by the end of the century, based on current global warming trends.

# Food / Farming / GMO Alternatives
Mystery land buyers around California Air Force base revealed: A group called “Flannery Associates” invested more than $800 million on almost 54,000 acres of agriculture-zoned land surrounding the Travis Air Force base in Solano County, California. Despite early speculation China was behind the purchases and as companies with ties to China have been ramping up efforts to buy American farmland, legal representation for Flannery has maintained the group is controlled by U.S. citizens, with 97% of its capital coming from U.S.-based investors.

# General News
Hundreds of people are crammed into small white tents in the courtyard of a sports center in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, drying clothes on the access ramps and washing their children in small, plastic tubs.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Putin Ally Issues World War III Threat as Western Allies Supply Ukraine With Fighter Jets: A top ally to Russia President Vladimir Putin has issued a new threat of World War III after Western allies agreed to supply Ukraine with high-powered F-16s fighter jets, planes which may take too long to arrive.

Putin Destroys a Rival, but ‘Killing Prigozhin Is Going to Set Off Greater Paranoia and Repression’: The most critical internal threat Putin has faced in years is gone. His rival and former ally’s reported death likely means the end for the Wagner Group but ushers in a new phase of fear and anxiety in Russia

# Gov / Politics
Trump called for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution in December, Christie reminded: Donald Trump has sparked a furious backlash after he called for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The former president, who announced in November that he would run again for president, reiterated his baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election in posts on his Truth Social platform on Saturday. But he went further by suggesting that the U.S. abandon one of its founding documents.

Biden’s Renewal of Trump’s North Korea Travel Ban Will Hurt Peace Efforts: Travel to North Korea is an essential part of peace efforts to ensure that active war on the peninsula does not begin anew. To establish peace in Korea, we must continue to engage in direct, in-person relationship-building. Separation creates alienation, while reciprocal exchange fosters understanding. The travel ban prevents us from pursuing these peaceful and diplomatic connections.

# Law Enforcment
Multiple fatalities in shooting at Dollar General in Florida: Three victims and gunman dead after shooting at Dollar General in Florida, says report. Suspected shooter’s parents called Clay County Sheriff’s Office after they told deputies they had found a manifesto https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/southeast/four-people-dead-in-dollar-general-shooting-in-jacksonville/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0k1qzpXn1jI2e6wPORSudBgc8FywOf5y0-NMFyhkVwgnqFr7Ba8TUaOeOgC5WqEXeWUTxw2iVpXb39nAFzE1a-O1NPSFcnmC$

# Legal / DOJ
Georgia Republicans Say They’ll Move to Remove Fulton County DA Fani Willis From Office With New State Law: Amid calls for “civil war” and a newly announced congressional probe into the Georgia prosecutor who indicted Trump, state GOP lawmakers in Georgia are calling on a newly established commission to oust Willis from elected office.

Where will Trump go on trial first? How federal and state prosecutors and judges work out conflicts: Trump has trial dates set for three of his four criminal cases. But generally, state and federal prosecutors will coordinate to make sure that their dates don’t overlap.

Right-Winger Andy Ngo Lost His Suit. Why Are Defendants on the Line for Damages? Defendants and witnesses say Ngo’s lawsuit was more than a shameless money grab — it was an attempt to dox activists.

# LGBTQ / Gender
It’s Never Been More Dangerous for Trans Musicians to Tour: Trans artists are trying to find a safe way to navigate the road amid draconian legislation and hateful rhetoric: “It’s absolutely terrifying.”  Though Shraya believes venues are getting better in how they treat trans artists, the concert experience can often be full of micro-aggressions, like being misgendered by staff. That can make for a particularly jarring reality when juxtaposed with being in the spotlight.

# Space
Elon Musk’s New Rocket Tore a Hole in the Atmosphere… Again: The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California in order to deliver 15 Starlink satellites. The rocket’s exhaust fumes reacted with the Earth’s ionosphere, temporarily creating a hole in the layer of ionized gases, a few weeks after another Falcon 9 launch did the same thing.

# Sports
Two of three voters don’t want biological males playing female sports: Two out of three American voters are not in favor of transgender female student athletes competing on women’s and girls’ sports teams

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