Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-22

Voices, The Peoples News

April 22, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# CoronaVirus
SARS-CoV-2: Infection induces antibodies capable of killing infected cells regardless of disease severity https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210421124603.htm

Prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms among high-risk children https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210421124601.htm

How SARS coronaviruses reprogram host cells to their own benefit https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210421124538.htm

New insights on inflammation in COVID-19

German Microbiologist: “They are Killing People with these COVID Vaccines” to Reduce the World’s Population https://vaccineimpact.com/2021/german-microbiologist-they-are-killing-people-with-these-covid-vaccines-to-reduce-the-worlds-population/

Brain Injuries and DEATH Continue to Follow J&J COVID Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/brain-injuries-and-death-continue-to-follow-jj-covid-injections/

Family Of Italian Woman Whose Death Linked To AstraZeneca Jab Launches Legal Action While American lawmakers have taken steps to shield US pharma companies from any legal blowback caused by COVID vaccines, drugmakers in Europe haven’t been so lucky.

COVID ‘Long-Haulers’ at Greater Risk of Dying, Study Shows. A new study found that Covid-19 survivors had a heightened risk of dying within six months of their original diagnosis, and many are suffering other debilitating conditions.

Dirty Conditions, Quality-Control Problems Found By FDA Inspectors At Plant Making J&J Shots. The Emergent BioSciences facility in Baltimore was cited for being unclean conditions and poorly trained staff https://www.denverpost.com/2021/04/21/fda-inspection-jj-covid-vaccine/

# Education / Schools
Anti-Maskers Harass Kids Outside Beverly Hills School. “I’m positive you hate that mask,” said one. Another bore a sign reading “Masks=child abuse.”

Teacher on Leave After Photo of Foot on Black Student’s Neck. The unidentified Texas teacher is said to have texted the photo to the mom as a joke—but it’s caused absolute outrage in the local community.

Preparing the next generation of Latino leaders. Universities are cultivating the hopes and dreams of Latino students as they educate the leaders of tomorrow

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Why climate change is driving some to skip having kids https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210421160016.htm

What drop? CO2 emissions surge as pandemic restrictions ease https://www.zmescience.com/science/what-drop-co2-emissions-surge-as-pandemic-restrictions-ease/

The PR industry aims to demobilize environmental movements — here’s what organizers can do about it. Public relations poses distinct threats to environmental movements, but activists are becoming more savvy and developing new forms of resistance https://wagingnonviolence.org/2021/04/public-relations-greenwashing-threats-environmental-movements/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
After a Century of Dispossession, Black Farmers Are Fighting to Get Back to the Land. And drawing on past movements to reclaim their agricultural heritage.

The Biden administration will pay farmers more money not to farm. The goal is to add 4 million acres of farmland to the Conservation Reserve Program, which takes land out of production to blunt agriculture’s environmental impact.

# Global Politics and other news
President Putin Warns Western Nations Against Crossing “Red Line”

Russia Abruptly Orders Troops Back Home From Ukraine Border. On a visit to annexed Crimea, the Kremlin’s defense minister declared it was mission accomplished to the tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine’s border.

# Gov / Political
The House in a party-line vote approved legislation to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state in the nation, sending the bill to the Senate.

The Senate passed legislation aimed at combating a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill now goes to the House, where Democrats are expected to soon take up their version of the legislation.

Nearly 100 House Democrats Send Letter to Schumer Demanding End to Filibuster The Democrats, led by Cori Bush and Pramila Jayapal, say ending the filibuster is the only way to end partisan gridlock.

# Law Enforcement
New Oklahoma Law Protects Drivers Who Run Over Protesters. The bill states that drivers will not be “criminally or civilly liable for the injury or death” of a protester if they’re “fleeing from a riot.”

NC Protesters Demand Release of Footage Showing Police Killing of Andrew Brown https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article250854589.html

Black Chief: My Heart Jumps When I See a Cop Car Behind Me. One of Minnesota’s only Black police chiefs has a lot to say about the state of American policing following Derek Chauvin’s conviction.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Black Woman Shackled While Giving Birth Gets NYC Settlement. The anonymous woman filed a civil-rights lawsuit last month that said she was arrested two days past her due date in December 2018.

Turning attention to a Texas case: High-profile civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is also a lawyer for George Floyd’s family, wants to turn attention back to the 2019 death of Pamela Turner, a Black Texas woman, killed by a Baytown police officer.

DOJ would like to take a lil’ look: Garland announces police probe after Floyd verdict

# Medical / Health
Is expanding Medicaid on the table? Among several bills filed in the conservative Texas Legislature is a Medicaid expansion plan with bipartisan support similar to those adopted in other Republican-led states.

The Sordid History of the Cancer Cartel: A Century of Suppression & Censorship https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/final-chapter/episode-1/

# Social
Texas is one of 29 states with anti-militia statutes. However, more than a dozen so-called militias here are listed on websites dedicated to far right-wing organizations. And they’re recruiting. As pandemic restrictions increased on businesses, Black Lives Matter protests spread in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. The two proved fertile ground for anti-government and BLM counter protests across the state.

# Space
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-perseverance-mars-rover-extracts-first-oxygen-from-red-planet/
For more about Perseverance: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
and: https://www.nasa.gov/perseverance

# Technology
Plastics with embedded particles decompose in days instead of years.
Encased, plastic-chomping enzymes are activated by water and heat or light.

Nanocarbon black electrifies concrete, turns it into a heat radiator.
Concrete is an electrical insulator — but a sprinkle of nanocarbon allows electrons to flow.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-21

Voices, The Peoples News

April 21, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
How Native communities on the frontline of climate change are feeling the heat https://www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2021/04/20/climate-change-native-land-communities

# Border / Immigration
Biden to increase number of immigrants approved for refugee, visa status. President Joe Biden’s border policy will include an increase in the number of people approved for refugee and visa status, his administration announced Tuesday.

# CoronaVirus
Some children with COVID-related syndrome develop neurological issues.

Many Kids Who Develop Severe MIS-C Have Neurologic Symptoms
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) https://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/m/mis-c

# Employment / Labor
Dirty dollars: Accused money launderers left a path of bankrupt factories, unpaid taxes, shuttered buildings and hundreds of steelworkers out of jobs.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals President Joe Biden has refused to shut down the contested Dakota Access Pipeline during a court-ordered environmental review. This has caused climate activists and indigenous leaders to criticize the president and claim that he has broken his campaign promise to move the country away from fossil fuels.

Texas and California Blackouts Show We Need Dramatic Infrastructure Upgrades. The U.S.’s outdated energy infrastructure is no match for the demands placed on it by extreme unstable weather patterns.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Lego billionaires plan new investment targeting plastic waste https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-19/lego-billionaires-plan-new-investment-targeting-plastic-waste

# Global Politics and other news
Satellite Images Show Russia’s Expanding Ukraine Buildup

Putin Plunges Russia Into New Era of ‘Dictatorship’: Thousands risked violence and imprisonment to protest Wednesday in a final battle against Russia’s descent into outright authoritarianism.

# Gov / Political
Biden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/549377-biden-says-chauvin-verdict-is-step-forward-in-fight-against-racial

Here’s how Texas elections would change, and become more restrictive, under the bill Texas Republicans are pushing

Minnesota lawmaker proposes law to strip convicted protesters of food stamps, unemployment benefits, and other gov’t programs. Bill also includes college loan grants, rent or mortgage assistance, and business grants https://www.theblaze.com/news/minnesota-protester-bill-food-stamps

Pro-Trump Meetup Features Call to Kill Political Enemies: At this far-right Tulsa gathering of thousands, wearing masks was the ultimate faux pas and Lin Wood was at it again with the firing-squad talk.

Mass Protests Led to Chauvin’s Conviction. Now They’re Being Criminalized. GOP state lawmakers have pushed 81 new bills aimed at crushing protest in the 2021 legislative session.

Former President Trump and his allies are showing no signs of backing down from their vow to challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s (R) reelection effort, setting up a potentially brutal intraparty fight during a critical election year.

Senate Republicans discussed the outlines of a scaled-down infrastructure bill they say could pass the Democratic-led Congress with strong bipartisan support.
Senate GOP crafts outlines for infrastructure counter proposal.

# Law Enforcement
Cop to Columbus Shooting’s Neighbors: An officer shot 15-year-old Makiyah Bryant. The girl’s aunt said the teen called police, as well as her father and grandmother, for help when a group of girls were trying to jump on Makiyah, and grabbed a knife to defend herself.
Within seconds of arriving on the scene police exited their squad and shot her.

You Cannot Divorce Murder From Policing. Policing is the violent maintenance of inequality.

Deputy Fatally Shoots N.C. Black Man While Serving Warrant. Andrew Brown Jr. was reportedly shot by authorities outside his home in Elizabeth City.

New signs of progress emerge on police reform. Congress is under heightened pressure to reach a long-elusive deal on police reform https://thehill.com/homenews/house/549608-new-signs-of-progress-emerge-on-police-reform

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Chauvin’s Conviction is the exception that proves the rule, by David A.
Graham https://bit.ly/3xeDc4z

Texas lawmakers and activists portrayed Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict as a step toward justice but said there is more work ahead to reform police behavior and the criminal justice system.

DOJ to probe Minneapolis police: Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday morning that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will open an investigation into the policing practices of law enforcement in Minneapolis.

# Social
Crowds in the Streets Celebrate Chauvin Guilty Verdict. The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty on two counts of murder and one of manslaughter.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-16

Voices, The Peoples News

April 16, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Biden Admin Still Seizing Land for Border Wall. Just this week, the Justice Department seized six acres in Hidalgo County, Texas, via eminent domain.

# CoronaVirus
Proud Boy Who Allegedly Pepper-Sprayed Capitol Cop Has COVID.
Christopher Worrell is pushing to be released from prison on health grounds, but a federal judge seems pretty skeptical of his claims.

President Biden is facing a series of fresh obstacles in getting the coronavirus pandemic under control in the United States.

Manufacturers have been using nanotech graphene in face masks, now there are safety concerns https://medium.com/edge-of-innovation/how-safe-are-graphene-based-face-masks-b88740547e8c

Under-skin Microchip for Covid. Pentagon’s Iniectable Hydrogel almost Ready!

21-Year-Old University of Cincinnati Student DEAD 24 Hours after Johnson & Johnson COVID Injection https://www.newsrecord.org/news/reports-coroner-investigating-sudden-death-of-uc-student/article_eceb1374-9e64-11eb-b9d1-abdc102af240.html

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Local family’s sorrow coincides with pause over blood-clot worries https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/04/13/covid-19-johnson-johnson-vaccine-blood-clot-ohio-university-of-cincinnati/7205874002/

CDC Admits 5,800 FULLY VACCINATED People Became Infected with COVID-19 and 74 Died https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/health/breakthrough-infections-covid-vaccines-cdc/index.html

# Economy / Trade
Tax Resisters Divert Their Money From War to Human Welfare. It is because we consent and pay our taxes without much thought that half the money we pay the government is for war.

Study: American Rescue Plan allocates $2 billion to counties that don’t exist or don’t have fiscal problems https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/study-american-rescue-plan-allocates-2-billion-to-counties-that-don-t-exist-or-don/article_08a5f8d0-9ed4-11eb-9db6-07310a801f18.html

# Education / Schools
Mich. Parents Pound on School Doors: Let My Kid Go Mask-Free https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2021/04/hudsonville-parents-including-some-locked-out-of-meeting-urge-school-district-to-make-masks-optional.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone. Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife.

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a dozen of the Trump administration’s secretarial orders that prioritized energy development on federal lands.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The plastic cradles of life. Trash heaps deep in the ocean have attracted an array of creatures to live, and even spawn, on them. Are these dumps actually biodiversity hotspots?

After four years of Trump, U.S. world allies and rivals have been largely indifferent as the Biden administration pushes them to announce higher emissions reduction goals ahead of a climate summit.

# Global Politics and other news
Israel to Help Ukraine Field Nuclear Weapons if NATO Membership Blocked by Biden https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/04/15/israel-to-help-ukraine-field-nuclear-weapons-if-nato-membership-blocked-by-biden/

# Gov / Political
“Constitutional carry” gets an initial Texas House OK. On Thursday, the Texas House gave an initial OK to a bill that would allow people to carry handguns without a permit.

New U.S. sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations https://thehill.com/policy/international/548477-biden-sanctions-further-chill-us-russia-relationship

Feds Finally Confirm That Trump Campaign Data Ended Up in Russian Intel Hands https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-finally-say-manafort-and-gates-gave-trump-campaign-info-to-konstantin-kilimnik-who-gave-to-russian-intel
Companies Signing Voting Rights Statement Are Members of Anti–H.R. 1 Lobbying Group. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned U.S. senators against voting for the Democrats’ election reform bill.

# Law Enforcement
Good to be White in Nazi Minnesota: White Felon Drags Cop While Escaping in Truck and Nothing Happens https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/04/15/good-to-be-white-in-nazi-minnesota-white-felon-drags-cop-while-escaping-in-truck-and-nothing-happens/

There is an epidemic of white supremacists in police departments. Police officers have been identified as members of white supremacist groups in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. This is a nation-wide problem. It is one that is not limited to just beat officers; some of these shocking occurrences have even involved high-ranking members of their respective police forces.

Indianapolis Police Say At Least 8 Dead, ‘Multiple’ Injured in Shooting At FedEx Facility https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/04/15/fedex-shooting-indianapolis-international-airport-police/7249620002/
FedEx’s Phone Policy Meant Workers Were Unable to Reach Families After
Shooting: Eight people were killed in the Indianapolis shooting. There have been 45 mass shootings in the last month.

Lawsuit filed after police fracture elderly woman’s arm on video. “This is not community policing. This is community terrorism.”

The Supreme Court Is Also to Blame for Daunte Wright’s Death. In legalizing racial profiling, the Supreme Court has fueled a racist cycle of traffic stops and police killings.

Chicago Police Officer Shot 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo With His Hands in the Air City officials spent weeks disparaging Adam Toledo before releasing the body camera footage.

A New Mayor but the Same Killer Cops and Coverups in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago. Calls for peace and civility are fruitless when police continue to kill and pols then lie about it.

In Small Black Southern Towns, the Cops Remain Undaunted. Even those governed by Black elected officials have been reluctant to cut the force and increase social services.

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Biden calls for dialogue with Russia amid a raft of sanctions.
Sanctions description by the White House here:
and at the Treasury Department here:

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Judge Warns Of Mistrial in Chauvin Case if Prosecution Witness Even ‘Hints’ at ‘Newly Discovered Evidence’

Second North Carolina Trans Woman Killed in Hotel Room: Police are urging members of the LGBTQ community, particularly those who are sex workers, to report anything suspicious and use “extreme caution.”

# Military / DOD
Latest Taxpayer Rip Off, and It’s A Big One. Taxpayers are getting ripped off by a government contractor. The F-35 is not ready to be used as intended after years of delays and cost increases.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-15

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous and environmental groups warn Biden not to trust Bolsonaro https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/04/indigenous-and-environmental-groups-warn-biden-not-to-trust-bolsonaro/

# Archaeology
# Border / Immigration
Migrant children are being held in toxic U.S. detention centers. The Biden administration is preparing to detain thousands of migrant children at sites with histories of toxic contamination.

# CoronaVirus
Denmark becomes first country in Europe to abandon AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine https://www.euronews.com/2021/04/14/denmark-becomes-first-country-in-europe-to-abandon-astrazeneca-s-covid-vaccine

Man in hospital with COVID after being fully vaccinated https://nypost.com/2021/04/11/nj-man-in-hospital-with-covid-after-being-fully-vaccinated/

CDC probing death of woman who got Johnson & Johnson vaccine https://nypost.com/2021/04/13/cdc-probing-death-of-woman-who-took-johnson-johnson-vaccine/

Israel COVID-19 study finds South Africa variant able to ‘break through’
Pfizer vaccine –South Africa variant proved to be eight times more prevalent among tested patients https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-israel-study/south-african-variant-may-evade-protection-from-pfizer-vaccine-israeli-study-says-idUSKBN2BX0JX

20-Year-Old Scottish Man DEAD 12 Hours After being Injected with the Experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID Jab https://beforeitsnews.com/eu/2021/04/20-year-old-scottish-man-dead-within-12-hours-of-pfizer-experimental-covid-injection-2670808.html

Healthy 43-Year-Old Father of 7 Suffers Stroke and is Paralyzed after Johnson and Johnson COVID Shot https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/healthy-man-stroke-johnson-johnson-vaccine/

Pfizer CEO: Third COVID Jab ‘Likely’ Needed Within a Year. CEO Albert Bourla also said people should expect to get vaccinated annually.

Covid Surges, Variants Spread, But States Shrug At Shutdowns https://khn.org/morning-breakout/covid-surges-variants-spread-but-states-shrug-at-shutdowns/

‘Breakthrough’ Covid Cases In Already-Vaccinated Are As Expected https://khn.org/morning-breakout/breakthrough-covid-cases-in-already-vaccinated-are-as-expected/

# Education / Schools
Canceling Student Debt Will Help Health Care Workers and Advance Racial Justice Canceling student debt would provide some instant relief for people who could really use it right now https://truthout.org/articles/canceling-student-debt-will-help-health-care-workers-and-advance-racial-justice/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Tribal nations adapt to being at ‘ground zero’ of the climate crisis.
‘Tribes are on the front line of fixing things, using our resources, setting good public policy [and using] good science.’

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
The FDA is proposing a new rule that would apply to almost everyone involved in the food system, including farms, cottage food operators, co-ops, and restaurants.

Biden administration to end USDA food box program https://thecounter.org/biden-administration-usda-food-box-program-covid-vilsack/

# Gov / Political
The Biden White House is set to impose sanctions on Russia as retribution for the SolarWinds hack and efforts to meddle in US elections. The penalties would be levied against Russian individuals and entities https://nypost.com/2021/04/14/white-house-to-announce-russian-sanctions-report/

Six Republican Sens. Vote No on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill (92-6). Sen.
Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate, sponsored the bill.

Oligarchy: Over 100 Wall Street Titans Conspire Anonymously to Undermine Electoral Reform Laws.| Over 100 Wall Street corporate chieftains met in a private meeting recently to discuss collusion possibilities after the passage of electoral reform in several states, including Georgia.

Corporate Socialism on the Rise in US, Scholar Says. The collective effort by corporate CEOs to push their political views related to a growing number of public issues is putting the United States on a dangerous trajectory, experts say.

“A Courageous Decision”: Rep. Ro Khanna Praises Biden’s Plan to End the “Forever War” in Afghanistan https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/15/ro_khanna_joe_biden_afghanistan_war

New report shows Trump’s 2016 campaign shared info with Russian intelligence https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/04/no-hoax-new-report-says-trumps-2016-campaign-shared-info-with-russian-intelligence/

The Biden administration on Thursday announced sweeping sanctions on Russia in retaliation for cyberattacks, foreign influence operations and other behavior.

Biden Breaks Campaign Promise, Approves Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia.
Practically nothing seems to get in the way of war — and specifically, the sale of U.S. war weapons abroad.

# Law Enforcement
Outcry as Video Shows Robodog Patrolling With NYPD. A new video going viral on Twitter shows a robot police dog patrolling with cops from the New York City police department.

Fourth officer charged in excessive force case. The maximum penalty for the deprivation-of-rights offenses is 10 years of imprisonment and the maximum penalty for false report offenses is 20 years of imprisonment https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/04/15/fourth-officer-charged-in-excessive-force-case/

Video Shows 13-Yr-Old Had Hands Up When Chicago Cop Shot Him https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/adam-toledo-chicago-police-video

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Breaking: House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court https://theintercept.com/2021/04/14/house-and-senate-democrats-plan-bill-to-add-four-justices-to-supreme-court/

Texas Senate passed a bill to create a new statewide court of appeals that would hear cases that have statewide significance — including ones that challenge state laws, the constitution or when the state or its agencies are sued.

More States Make Legal Moves To Restrict Transgender Rights https://khn.org/morning-breakout/more-states-make-legal-moves-to-restrict-transgender-rights/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) is issuing commutations for people now unlawfully incarcerated on drug possession charges after the state Supreme Court struck down criminalization https://www.marijuanamoment.net/with-state-law-against-drug-possession-overturned-washington-governor-frees-15-people-from-prison/

The Minnesota House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee approved a marijuana legalization bill—the sixth such panel to do so. The majority leader says a floor vote is coming in May.

# Media
ABC News Appoints First Black Woman as President. Godwin will replace current president James Goldston. Her ascension comes amid a broader reshuffling of the TV news industry.

# Medical / Health
Biden Signs Extension That Puts Off Medicare Funding Cuts https://khn.org/morning-breakout/biden-signs-extension-that-puts-off-medicare-funding-cuts/

# Military / DOD
Racist Army 1st Sgt. from Fort Jackson Training Command for Women Arrested in Hate Crimes Assault https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/04/14/racist-army-1st-sgt-from-fort-jackson-training-command-for-women-arrested-in-hate-crimes-assault/

# Military / Global
Drone Buzzes Over U.S. Forces in Iraq, Drops Explosives. It’s the first time an unmanned drone has carried out an attack on U.S. forces in Erbil.

# Technology
5G EARTH DAY, OTARD’s Trojan Horse; Bribe Neighbors To Radiate Neighbors! It appears that many of the “conspiracies” attributed to 5G opponents are mischaracterizations and fabrications. In some circles, surveillance and behavior modification capacities of 5G is the most significant issue https://stop5ginternational.org/5g-earth-day-otards-trojan-horse-bribe-neighbors-to-radiate-neighbors/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-13

Voices, The Peoples News

April 13, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Native communities confront painful choice: Move away, or succumb to rising waters?
Throughout Indian Country, where cultures are tied to land and water, plans to relocate are under way as the climate crisis worsens.

# Border / Immigration
Biden Admin Strikes Deals with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Further Militarize Borders https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/12/biden-migration-security-deal-mexico-guatemala-honduras

# CoronaVirus
US health officials call for pause in use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine over rare blood clots while they review rare cases of blood clots in people receiving the vaccine.

Last week, in Michigan alone, 246 “fully vaccinated” individuals caught COVID-19, and three of them died. So where are the benefits to these
COVID-19 experimental injections? It appears there are none, only risks of injury and death https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/healthy-27-year-old-chicago-doctor-dead-3-months-following-covid-shots-raising-long-term-safety-concerns/

Military Unveils Next Stage of COVID Vaccines on 60 Minutes: Implantable Microchips https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/military-unveils-next-stage-of-covid-vaccines-on-60-minutes-implantable-microchips/

Deaths Among America’s Homeless Are Soaring in the Pandemic.

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/health/covid-virus-origins.html

Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology https://khn.org/news/article/redfield-joins-big-ass-fans-which-promotes-controversial-covid-killing-technology/

Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

The U.S. health agencies’ decision to recommend a pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine nationwide stirred up confusion on Tuesday, leaving many with questions.

# Economy / Trade
Richest Eight People in the World Now Worth $1 Trillion. In the last year alone, the group’s wealth grew by $110 billion.

# Employment / Labor
Texas Senate revives push to block cities’ paid sick leave ordinances.
Supporters say Senate Bill 14 will make it easier for businesses to operate in multiple cities. Opponents call it an “existential threat to Texas workers.”

Amazon union vote shows why we need the PRO Act. In the face of intimidation by one of the largest companies in the world, Alabama workers bravely spoke out about the need for greater labor protections.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Biden Refuses to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline, Despite Campaign Pledges on Tribal Relations and Climate. A judge ruled that the construction of the pipeline can continue while an environmental review is conducted.

Powering a monopoly: How February’s storm could destroy Texas’ energy market Years of apathetic energy market oversight and a few days of overpriced energy is threatening to undo decades of energy independence at the consumer’s expense.

California is greenlighting oil wells linked to groundwater pollution.
Throughout 2020 and early 2021, California issued more than 300 permits to oil and gas companies for new underground injection wells, an intensive form of oil production and wastewater disposal.

Driven by industry, more states are passing tough laws aimed at pipeline protesters. Bills to increase penalties for “impeding” the operations of a pipeline or power plant—in many cases elevating the offense to a felony—are pending in at least five states and have been enacted in 15 others https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12042021/laws-pipeline-protests-line-3/

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline continues to pursue land rights, including through eminent domain, despite President Biden’s executive order rescinding its permit to cross the U.S.-Canadian border.

Judge Orders Delay Amid Debate Over Dakota Access Pipeline. A judge has delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline recent changes in the economy.

The health hazards of California’s neighborhood drilling. Much of the state’s oil extraction takes place in residential areas, often in Spanish-speaking communities, but there’s a lack of research detailing its impact.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years. The lasting effects of DDT contamination are killing an alarming number of California sea lions.

Dumped chemical weapons litter the ocean floors. Millions of tons of chemical weapons abandoned after World Wars I and II threaten humans, wildlife, and future climate change remediation.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States, 14,500 acres of prime eastern Washington farmland, which is traditional Yakama territory. Why?

Biden’s FDA takes new steps toward limiting toxic heavy metals in commercial baby foods. After pressure from parents and advocates, the agency is laying out a multiyear plan to address the issue.

# Gov / Political
Exclusive: GOP senators seek FBI investigation into Biden Pentagon nominee https://thehill.com/policy/defense/547842-gop-senators-seek-fbi-investigation-into-biden-pentagon-nominee

‘Oh Sh*t’: Dem 2020 Pollsters Admit They Got It Badly Wrong. According to Politico, five of the party’s biggest polling firms concede there were serious errors in the run-up to the vote. Five of the biggest Democratic firms have signed onto a joint statement that seeks to explain what went wrong in last year’s election.

President Biden plans to announce the United States will withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that prompted the war, a House aide confirmed to The Hill.

President Biden is under fire from lawmakers in both parties over his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by mid-September.

# Law Enforcement
President Joe Biden is dropping plans to create a national police oversight commission. The president promised one during his campaign.
But civil rights groups and police union reps both said it wasn’t necessary.

Marvin Scott III died in Texas police custody. The Texas Rangers are investigating Scott’s case. Nearly a month later, the county medical examiner’s office has not yet released an official cause of death.

Brooklyn Center Cops Ban Tear Gas, Then Use It 15 Mins Later. Videos posted within minutes after the resolution was passed showed police officers launching tear gas at people protesting Daunte Wright killing.

Portland Cops Declare Riot as Daunte Wright Protests Spread. Some 200 protesters gathered in Oregon on Monday night near the headquarters of the city’s crime-prevention program.

Bullshit: Minnesota cop “accidentally” murders innocent Black teen in “Blue Lives Matters” incident. This is a hate crime and we have another cop to go on trial for murder and more need to be jailed, fired or deported.

NYPD “Goon Squad” Manual Teaches Officers to Violate Protesters’ Rights https://theintercept.com/2021/04/07/nypd-strategic-response-unit-george-floyd-protests/

Biden Poised to Break a Promise on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing. Like the racist crackdown on crack cocaine, a crackdown on fentanyl is filling prisons, not preventing deaths.

Georgia Prisoners Shackled and Placed in Solitary Confinement Days After Giving Birth https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/13/headlines/georgia_prisoners_shackled_and_placed_in_solitary_confinement_days_after_giving_birth

Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake Back at Work, No Discipline Given. Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake in the back, is back from administrative leave, the Kenosha Police Department said Tuesday.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Prosecutors rested their case on Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin after 11 days of testimony and a mountain of video depicting George Floyd’s final moments, opening the way for the defence to present its side.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors says it will only hold college championships in states where transgender student-athletes can participate without discrimination. That came as the Texas Legislature considered several anti-trans bills.

The Colorado town that became a transgender haven. In ‘Going to Trinidad,’ histories illuminate, and obscure, the outcomes of gender transition.

Why Republicans are betting the farm on attacking transgender people.

NCAA Supports Trans Athletes Against GOP Efforts to Ban Them from Competition https://thehill.com/homenews/news/547797-ncaa-expresses-support-for-transgender-athletes

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed a marijuana legalization bill into law, making her state the third to enact the reform in recent days. She also signed separate cannabis expungements legislation.

The Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee approved a marijuana legalization bill—the fifth panel to do so.

“Cannabinoid Calculator Introduction Article” Includes a detailed description of the tool and instructions.

# Medical / Health
Orange County Hospital Seeks Divorce From Large Catholic Health System https://voiceofoc.org/2021/04/orange-county-hospital-seeks-divorce-from-large-catholic-health-system/

FDA Lifts Restrictions On Abortion Pills By Mail

Medicaid Postpartum Coverage For Mothers Expanded In Illinois https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/547744-hhs-expands-medicaid-postpartum-coverage-for-illinois-mothers-up-to-a-year

# Murmurs of War
Top Kremlin Mouthpiece Warns of ‘Inevitable’ War With U.S.: The head of the Kremlin-funded RT and Sputnik news agencies believes Russia will invade Ukraine, sparking a conflict with the U.S. that will force entire cities into blackouts.

# Nuclear / Radiation
Japan: We’re Dumping Fukushima Waste in Sea, but Don’t Worry. The move has been angrily opposed by residents, environmental activists, and Japan’s neighbors.

# Security
Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States. Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States, driven chiefly by white-supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists, the study shows https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/domestic-terrorism-analysis-study-far-right-20210412.html

# Social
On May 1, Austin will hold an election headlined by a proposition that, if successful, would drastically alter the state of homelessness in the city by again making it a criminal offense to camp in public. If approved, camping would be prohibited everywhere.

US saw estimated 4,000 extra murders in 2020 amid surge in daily gun violence https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/24/us-murders-extra-4000-everyday-gun-violence

# Veterans / VA
Veterans face uphill battle to receive treatment for ‘burn pit’
exposure. A growing number of U.S. veterans say they have developed serious health ailments after facing prolonged exposure to flaming trash piles

# Water
Corporate Merger Aims to Build a Water Privatization Giant. Veolia and Suez plan a $15.4 billion deal that would create the largest private water firm in the world.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-12

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Archaeology
Famous Egyptologist reports the discovery of a whole ancient settlement https://www.zmescience.com/science/new-settlement-discovered-egypt-246624/

# Border / Immigration
Portland ICE building set on fire during Saturday night protest – reports https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-ice-building-set-on-fire-during-saturday-night-protest

Gov. Ned Lamont moving forward with plans to house migrant youth in former Middletown juvenile prison despite concerns from advocacy groups, local officials https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-lamont-migrant-children-middletown-prison-20210409-nxhywl37vjfx7ayzoxiknigqne-story.html

The Biden administration appears to be spending at least $60 million per week to care for the more than 16,000 migrant teenagers and children in shelters operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Those costs are expected to rise significantly over the coming months.

# Children / Youth
A Mysterious Suicide Cluster: Young people in a Missouri college town kept killing themselves. A parent of one victim is convinced that her son’s friend encouraged the deaths. Has a sinister figure been exposed, or is it a case of misplaced blame?

# CoronaVirus
Georgia site is fourth in US to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine jab after concerns over possible adverse reactions https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/georgia-is-the-fourth-state-to-pause-johnson-johnson-vaccine/

Brooklyn woman gets COVID 3 weeks after Johnson & Johnson vaccine https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/brooklyn-woman-gets-covid-3-weeks-after-johnson-johnson-vaccine/

Man in critical condition with COVID-19 after receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine https://nypost.com/2021/04/11/nj-man-in-hospital-with-covid-after-being-fully-vaccinated/

A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that the two-dose Moderna vaccine leads to more reports of side effects than does the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

Blockbuster: Bandit Pharm Giant in Payoff Coverup tied to Alleged Germ Warfare Lab in Tbilisi. These bio-agents have the potential to be aerosolized and used as bioweapons. Among them anthrax, tularemia, Brucella, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Hantavirus, Y. pestis (causing the disease plague).

It Just Won’t Die: Russian Claim That Virus Began As U.S. Bioweapon.
“The laboratory is studying especially dangerous infectious diseases, but it hides the true motives of its research, which may indicate the possibility of developing biological weapons.”

Former Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer on Experimental COVID Injections:
“I Have Absolutely no Doubt that we are in the Presence of Evil.”  I’m determined to point out that those not at risk from this virus should not be exposed to the risk of unwanted effects from these agents.

Only 0.2 Percent of COVID Vaccines Have Gone to Poor Countries. Experts warn this inequity will persist unless rich countries end their obstruction of efforts to suspend drug patents.

Former Detroit TV Anchor Karen Hudson-Samuels Dies One Day After Taking COVID Vaccine https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/former-detroit-tv-anchor-dies-one-day-after-taking-covid-vaccine/

# Economy / Trade
Pentagon and Tax Cheats Already Cost Taxpayers Far More Than Biden’s Job Plan A $2.3 trillion jobs plan only seems remarkable because the federal government has grown stingy toward real investment.

Manchin’s Objection to Infrastructure Bill May Be Motivated by Corporate Donors.
This is about more than getting along with Republicans.

# Education / Schools
Poll: Support for school choice increases after COVID shutdowns. After states shut down schools and forced families into virtual learning, parents and families found new ways to provide K-12 education to their children. While doing so, support for school choice options soared https://tylerpaper.com/news/national/poll-support-for-school-choice-increases-after-covid-shutdowns/article_01939e8c-2081-514d-b2f1-ca70858102a9.html

# Employment / Labor
Union seeks new election after Alabama warehouse organizing drive fails.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union that led the drive says Amazon illegally interfered in the vote.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
No community should suffer this’: Florida’s toxic breach was decades in the making. A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/11/florida-piney-point-fertilizer-plant-toxic-leak

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash ‘Unimaginable Amounts of Water’
as Ice Shelves Collapse. “Limiting warming will not just be good for Antarctica—preserving ice shelves means less global sea level rise, and that’s good for us all.”

Marine life is fleeing the Equator to cooler waters. This could trigger a mass extinction event https://www.ecowatch.com/marine-life-equator-2652490534.html

Pollen allergies are getting worse each year. Climate change and sexism are to blame,  you can thank botanical sexism for that.

Simple seaweed could be used to heal human wounds with bio-ink. Seaweed keeps surprising us with even further virtues https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/seaweed-healing-virtues-10042021/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global La Soufriere volcano on Caribbean St. Vincent island erupts as thousands evacuate St. Vincent volcano last erupted in 1979 https://abc7.com/volcano-in-st-vincent-erupts-as-thousands-evacuate-/10501485/

Only Vaccinated Persons Can Board Evacuation Vessels to Leave Island Volcano – St. Vincent PM https://www.theepochtimes.com/only-vaccinated-persons-can-board-evacuation-vessels-to-leave-island-volcano-says-st-vincent-pm_3770509.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Farmers on the Front Line: How They’re Responding to the Global Food Crisis Sparked by COVID-19. With the pandemic affecting food supply, farmers are finding new ways to keep feeding the world.

# Global Politics and other news
Iran Blames Israel for Explosive Cyberattack at Nuclear Site. U.S.
intelligence sources have speculated the blast could set back Tehran’s nuclear ambitions by nine months.

You cannot claim any more:’ Russia seeks bigger piece of Arctic. Russia wants to stretch out imaginary lines on the ocean floor — and below it — and that has one northern security expert worried

Fearsome Foursome: U.S., Japan, Australia, India Versus China. The Quad, for “quadrilateral security dialog,” is far from a military alliance, but it was formed as a check on China’s growing influence.

# Gov / Political
Endorsed by Trump Allies, Disgraced Former Missouri Governor Will Run for Senate The controversy surrounding former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens may end up costing Republicans a seemingly “safe” seat.

Concerns about voting restrictions: In November, Houston residents — most of them people of color — voted after the usual 7 p.m. cutoff thanks to a 24-hour voting site set up by Harris County officials https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/09/Texas-voting-GOP-suppression/

Democrats’ Next Plan to Get Biden’s Agenda Over the Finish Line: Fire the Scorekeeper. Senate Democrats are mulling a plan to fire the CBO director.

Biden faces pressure from Pelosi, Sanders over whether to double down on Obamacare or expand Medicare

# Law Enforcement
Protests Rage After Minnesota Cop Shoots and Kills Black Man. The crowd attacked two squad cars after Daunte Wright was shot dead in a Minneapolis suburb, not far from where a cop is on trial for killing George Floyd.

Cop Fired After Blasting Black Army Medic With Pepper-Spray. Video showed two police pulling their guns on Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, immediately after pulling him over at a Virginia gas station.

NYPD Hid Paperwork Foul-Up After Botched Raid: The family was so traumatized by the incident, they have reportedly since moved out of their apartment.

Body-Cam Vid Shows Horrifying Moment Daunte Wright Was Shot. “Taser, Taser!” the officer yells at the 20-year-old Black man before shooting him with her service weapon.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Court-packing isn’t the right fix for our courts. Ending life tenure is.

A medical examiner testified that drugs were not the main cause of George Floyd’s death. “We watch those videos, he’s breathing, he’s talking, he’s not snoring, he’s saying, ‘Please get off me, I can’t breathe.’ That is not a fentanyl overdose, that is someone begging to breathe.”

# Medical / Health
Personalized cancer vaccine shows efficacy against multiple cancers in early tests https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201110102550.htm

In the middle of an HIV crisis, WVirginia advances new limits to clean needle access. A just-passed GOP bill pushes “decades-old moral panic”
while thwarting proven health measures.

# Military / DOD
US soldiers tired of being Big Pharma’s guinea pigs: Nearly 40% of Marines have rejected coronavirus vaccine as Democrats call on Biden admin to make shots mandatory for troops https://www.rt.com/usa/520655-marines-40-percent-vaccine/amp/

# Social
Tracing a Vast History of White Supremacy: “Exterminate All the Brutes,”
Raoul Peck’s four-hour documentary on HBO Max, reveals the racist underpinnings of American mythology and European society.

#WhiteLivesMatter Rally Goes Full KKK in California. The rally is one of a number being discussed online by hate groups and far-right extremists, all said to be taking place at 1 p.m. on April 11 in cities and states across the U.S.

# Technology
# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
Unbelievable Honey Bee Swarm

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-09

Voices, The Peoples News

April 9, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland met on Thursday with Jonathan Nez, president of the largest Native American tribe, to discuss the potential restoration or expansion of two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, that were downsized by Trump

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Seresto pet collar after thousands report harm. EPA data has linked Seresto flea and tick collars to about 1,700 pet deaths.

# Border / Immigration
A record number of immigrant children are crossing the border alone as Biden continues to expel most asylum-seekers. In March alone, US border authorities took 18,890 unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America into custody, the largest monthly figure on record.

# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy Arrested Twice in One Day for Trespassing. The far-right provocateur is banned from being at the Idaho statehouse—but won’t stay away.

# CoronaVirus
400+ Americans Infected With Variant That Devastated Brazil. The P1
variant that was first identified in Brazil is now the second most prevalent in the United States, with at least 434 people having been infected.

Midwin Charles: 47-Year-Old MSNBC Legal Analyst DEAD After Experimental mRNA COVID Shot https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/cnn-msnbc-legal-analyst-midwin-charles-dead-at-47/2481030/

Are COVID Deaths Boosted by Micro-Dose Nerve Gas, Micro-Drone Warfare?

Prisons Are Covid Hotspots. But Vaccine Access Remains Patchy.

AI can now design new antibiotics in days. It may help with Covid-19, too.
IBM’s new AI system could also help design treatments for Covid-19.

# Economy / Trade
The ongoing war on cash: Why Big Government Is Waging War Against Cash

There is a global push by lawmakers to eliminate the use of physical cash around the world. This movement is often referred to as “The War on Cash”, and there are three major players involved:

# Education / Schools
More Than Two-Thirds of Students Want Police Out of Schools. A new survey finds that 41 percent of students feel “unsafe” when they see police at school.

# Employment / Labor
Hundreds of Ballots Challenged in Historic Amazon Union Vote. With early results showing Amazon workers leaning against a unionization push, disputed ballots could become crucial.

Workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Ala., warehouse have voted not to unionize, a major victory for the e-commerce giant but not the end of the fight for labor organizers.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals In a rare but upbeat moment of bipartisanship, Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic U.S. Rep. Eddie Johnson of Dallas rolled out a new bill that would authorize the federal government to offer grants to states in support of weatherizing the electrical grids.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate. Systemic racism and inequity has always run as a powerful undercurrent through environmental and climate change impacts.

Water pumped into Tampa Bay could cause massive algae bloom, putting fragile manatee and fish habitats at risk. Harmful algae blooms are an increasing problem in Florida. Once nutrients are in the water to fuel them, little can be done to stop the growth

New Orleans pans planned Formosa Plastics plant in St. James Parish.
Unanimous City Council concerned how $9.4 billion complex would affect constituents 65 miles downriver.

Alaska sues PFAS makers as lawmakers seek broader action from regulators. Alaska is suing chemical manufacturers over PFAS, toxic compounds that have contaminated water in more than a dozen communities across the state.

Scientists Alarmed at Surging Atmospheric Methane, CO2 https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/scientists-alarmed-over-surging-atmospheric-methane-co2/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global Intimidation of Brazil’s enviro scientists, academics, officials on upswing. Researchers and academics have come under attack for their scientific work on agrochemicals, deforestation and other topics.
Attacks have taken the form of anonymous insults and death threats, gag orders, equipment thefts, and even attempted kidnapping.

# Global Politics and other news
America’s policy toward Afghanistan and the promise of upcoming negotiations is total fakery. We begin with a simple truth. Under American rule, a unique form of corruption, crippling every region, every economic sector, invading every institution, has left that nation not just hopeless, but in total wreckage https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-corruption-government/

As US continues New Cold War, Russia and China forge new ties https://thegrayzone.com/2021/03/31/as-us-continues-new-cold-war-russia-and-china-forge-new-ties/

# Gov / Political
First GOPer Calls on Gaetz to Resign After Daily Beast Report. “Matt Gaetz needs to resign,” wrote Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

Feds Probe if Gaetz Discussed Fake FL Candidate: Investigators are scrutinizing whether Gaetz and a well-connected lobbyist discussed using a third-party candidate to siphon votes from an ally’s opponent.

President Biden decried the epidemic of gun violence in America as an “international embarrassment” as he rolled out a series of executive actions intended to address the issue https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/547152-us-gun-violence-an-international-embarrassment-says-biden

President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions on gun control.

The House Ethics Committee announced it is opening an investigation into embattled GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Friday following allegations of illegal drug use and sharing illicit photos of young women to his colleagues on the House floor.

New Mexico Bans Qualified Immunity for Police and Other Government Employees https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2021/04/07/new-mexico-prohibits-qualified-immunity-for-all-government-workers-including-police/?sh=1b490d3679ad

Georgia’s Voter Suppression Is Sparking Boycotts. History Shows They Can Work.
Economic backlash against Georgia’s voter suppression law may help reverse the tide of similar laws across the country.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Pulmonologist: Knee on Floyd Was Like Having ‘Lung Removed’: A perfectly healthy person would not have survived what George Floyd was subjected to, a renowned medical expert testified Thursday.

South Dakota AG Who Ran Over Man in Line for Army Promotion. Jason Ravnsborg has been hit with three criminal charges for killing Joe Boever, whose family is appalled he might get a military bump.

Medical Expert Testifies George Floyd Died from Lack of Oxygen, Not Fentanyl

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Texas House Public Health Committee approved a bill to expand the state’s limited medical cannabis program by adding new qualifying conditions and increasing the allowable THC potency limit.

For the First Time in History, State University Now Offers Cannabis Scholarship https://thefreethoughtproject.com/university-offers-cannabis-scholarship-first-time/

# Media
How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points into the Press. For a self-proclaimed citizen journalism outfit, an alarming number of Bellingcat’s staff and contributors come from highly suspect backgrounds, including high-level positions in military and intelligence agencies.

# Medical / Health
CDC Chief Designates Racism a ‘Serious Public Health Threat.’ She’s directed the agency to develop measurable goals for combating racial health disparities and created a site to provide scientific information on the topic.

Federal Agencies Plan to Investigate Links between PFAS Exposure and Viral Illness Two federal health agencies intend to scrutinize connection between two hot-button health issues https://www.circleofblue.org/2021/world/federal-agencies-plan-to-investigate-links-between-pfas-exposure-and-viral-illness/

# Military / DOD
Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare: Textbooks of Military Medicine https://fas.org/irp/threat/cbw/medical.pdf

# Other News
Trump faces test of power with early endorsements: Trump’s endorsements pose a test for him ahead of 2022 as he looks to flex his political muscle after leaving office.

Data on gun violence would save lives — just like it has for car crashes, by Emmy Betz, a practicing emergency room physician and opinion contributor. https://bit.ly/3wHWxdS

Reports on the failure of the pandemic’s eviction moratorium: During the pandemic, landlords have filed for 284,490 evictions – and that’s just in five states and 27 cities. But how could this be? After all, a moratorium shouldn’t allow for hundreds of thousands of households to fall through the cracks.

37 Sperm-Donor Siblings Join Forces to Look for ‘Dad’ in ‘Future People:
The Family of Donor 5114.’ Documentary follows dozens of half-siblings conceived using the same sperm as they use Facebook to meet each other for the first time and decide to search for their father.

# Science
‘Strong’ evidence found for a fifth force of nature: Physicists reveal ‘tantalising’ results from particle experiment that could rewrite the laws of physics. If verified, it would mean we’d need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.

# Social
U.S. intelligence report warns of global consequences of social fragmentation on The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted weaknesses of the international order, said the report, which is issued every four years.

Lee Camp: How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!) Corporations like General Mills and ExxonMobil aren’t going to save us from white supremacist violence or climate annihilation with their piddly tweets.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-08

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Border / Immigration
Investigating allegations: Gov. Greg Abbott called for the federal government to close a San Antonio facility currently housing more than
1,300 unaccompanied migrant children after he became aware of allegations of sexual assault.

# CoronaVirus
Vaccine passports are likely to be a part of the future. But before they’ve even been developed, in the US, they’ve already become highly politicized.

I Got My Second Shot Yesterday, and the U.S. Saw 73,200 New COVID Cases COVID still rages, and the more virulent B.1.1.7 variant that emerged from Britain is now the dominant strain in the U.S.

The Real Reason to Worry About the Latest COVID Surge. More cases mean more opportunities for the novel coronavirus to mutate. And the more the pathogen mutates, the greater the chance it will evolve into an even deadlier variant.

# Economy / Trade
91 corporations did not pay federal income taxes on their 2018 U.S.
income. Biden challenged critics to explain why it’s acceptable that 91 of the largest U.S. corporations paid no federal taxes in 2018. “It’s just not fair,” Biden said. “Damn it. … I’m sick and tired of ordinary people being fleeced.”

Biden administration details plan to tax corporations, crack down on offshoring Proposal would raise $2.5T in new revenue over 15 years https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/biden-administration-tax-plan-offshoring-crackdown

# Employment / Labor
Amazon Overnight Workers in Chicago Walk Off Job to Protest Grueling 10+ Hour Overnight Shifts https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/8/headlines/amazon_overnight_workers_in_chicago_walk_off_job_to_protest_grueling_10_hour_overnight_shifts

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals The Biden administration is slated to decide on Friday whether to temporarily shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. The closely-watched decision on whether to stop the pipeline’s operations during this process will be a political test for the Biden administration, as progressives have called for a shut down, while conservatives want to keep its oil flowing.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
North Carolina ghost forests grow due to sea level rise. Dead. Pale.
Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast

Human Fecal Bacteria Found in Protected Reef Ecosystem 100 Miles off Texas Coast https://www.ecowatch.com/human-fecal-bacteria-reef-ecosystem-texas-2651381017.html

Toxic Waste Ponds Dangerously Vulnerable to Climate Change https://www.ecowatch.com/toxic-waste-ponds-climate-change-2651382210.html

‘Wall Street is a primary villain’ in climate crisis, analysis shows.
DeSmog’s investigation found that at least 65% of directors from 39 global banks had 940 connections to “climate-conflicted” industries.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Six Months to Prevent a Hostile Takeover of Food Systems, and 25 Years to Transform Them. A misguided technological revolution is about to sweep through food systems, but civil society and social movements can stop it in its tracks.

There’s been a groundswell of investor funding in plant-based proteins.
It hasn’t led to decreased meat consumption. Will the alt-meat investment boom change our food system if we don’t invest in eating less meat, too?

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Farmers Fight Back: French, Croatians Protest Seed Law and Takeover of
Farmers in France and Croatia are standing up to EU policies that are designed to end traditional farming and ranching. As a new seed law CRIMINALIZES traditional seed saving https://www.iceagefarmer.com/2021/04/07/farmers-fight-back-french-croatians-protest-seed-law-takeover-of-food/

# Global Politics and other news
Statement on growing Ukraine situation: Both Ukraine and Russia have issued statements accusing each other of being the aggressor and claiming to be ready for any potential conflict initiated by the other.
Large-scale military movements have been observed on both sides of the border and the usual skirmishes continue in the Donbas region of SE Ukraine.

# Gov / Political
Republicans Say the Georgia Law Wasn’t Designed to Suppress Voting.
Don’t Believe Them. After acting on Trump’s false claims of fraud, they’re trying to rewrite history.

GOP Threatens to Out Donors as “Defectors” to Trump If They Don’t Give Monthly A pre-checked box on the National Republican Congressional Committee donor website makes recurring donations automatic.

President Biden just announced six executive actions related to gun violence. https://bit.ly/31V7fjl

# Law Enforcement
Dallas Cop Charged With Orchestrating Two Murders Walks Free.
Authorities initially alleged that Bryan Riser paid a friend almost
$10,000 to kidnap two people in 2017. The charges are now dropped.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Supreme Court’s most conservative justices are signaling an interest in issues closely associated with former President Trump, from rules on social media platforms to how elections are governed.

Officials from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office took possession of documents potentially related to the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allan Weisselberg, as part of an ongoing investigation into the former president’s finances.

# Medical / Health
OxyContin Heirs Bitch About Not Being Rich Enough in Emails. “Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe exposes the inner psyche of the scions of an opioid fortune and crisis.

HIV is on the loose in West Virginia, and so is a moral panic about needle exchanges. The state is like the “Titanic sailing right for the iceberg, and you can’t do anything to stop it.”

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system tumors in children. “Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children.”

# Other News
Billionaire NFL owner quietly buying up thousands of acres of Illinois farmland. An Investigate Midwest investigation shows Shahid Khan has snapped up 24,000 acres in recent years, but is staying mum about his next steps.

# Water
More than 2 million Americans exposed to high levels of strontium in drinking water https://www.ehn.org/strontium-in-drinking-water-2651752809.html

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-07

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
‘Required’: North Dakota passes Native education bill https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/required-north-dakota-passes-native-education-bill?fbclid=IwAR2LwVPgr-ER5DiPFmQrG2qUtrMxwE699ih8mVNhciFadGKG_rCWVVCEycA

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
A new species of bird discovered in Brazil has a green head, yellow belly, and a high risk of going extinct soon https://www.zmescience.com/science/new-species-bird-brazil-threatened-yellow-belly-3345634/#:~:text=The%20new%20species%20has%20been,%E2%80%94%20at%20least%2C%20the%20males.

# Border / Immigration
US considering Virginia military base to house migrant children https://www.valleycentral.com/news/us-considering-virginia-military-base-to-house-migrant-children/

These three military bases may soon house unaccompanied immigrant children https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2019/06/05/these-three-military-bases-may-soon-house-unaccompanied-immigrant-children/

Biden’s Policies Won’t Address the Roots of the Migrant Crisis — They’ll Fuel It Activists say Biden must reverse decades of U.S. foreign policy in Central America in order to stop the exodus.

# CoronaVirus
State agencies, political subdivisions and organizations receiving public funds are banned from creating “vaccine passports” or otherwise requiring someone to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to receive services https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/06/texas-greg-abbott-covid-vaccine-passport/

North Korea: We’ve Still Recorded Zero COVID Cases. In its latest incredibly suspicious pandemic update, North Korea has confirmed that it has officially carried out 23,121 tests.

Nearly half of new U.S. virus infections are in just five states.

New York’s Vaccine Passport Program Is Already Failing. Liberty advocates, rejoice! The idiocracy is going to save us from another form of COVID tyranny.

A post-COVID-19 recovery will not be possible if water, sanitation & hygiene are not high on the agenda http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/04/post-covid-19-recovery-will-not-possible-water-sanitation-hygiene-not-high-agenda/

Tech Giants Google, Oracle to Monitor Americans Who Get COVID-19 Vaccine. The head of Operation Warp Speed told the Wall Street Journal all Warp Speed vaccine recipients in the U.S. will be monitored by “incredibly precise…tracking systems”

Texas Bans Vaccine Passport Requirements in Full-Speed Reopening https://fortune.com/2021/04/06/white-house-u-s-will-not-require-americans-to-carry-covid-vaccine-passports/

246 ‘fully vaccinated’ Michigan residents get COVID-19, three die – report https://nypost.com/2021/04/06/246-fully-vaccinated-michigan-residents-get-covid-3-die-report/

EU drug regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

In Italy, manslaughter probes worsen vaccine turmoil https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-justice-insi/in-italy-manslaughter-probes-worsen-vaccine-turmoil-idUSKBN2BF1ON

Italy prosecutors seize batch of AstraZeneca vaccine after death of man https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-astrazeneca/italy-prosecutors-seize-batch-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-after-death-of-man-idUSKBN2B71QQ

# Education / Schools
The first day of STAAR testing was canceled for thousands of students across the state due to widespread technical issues.

PragerU’s Newest Target: Kindergarten. The right-wing nonprofit started building out its educational arm last fall. But now, it has content for five-year-olds.

Florida School Forcing ‘Re-Education’ on Students Who Don’t Want to Wear Masks

# Employment / Labor
The House will vote later this month on legislation to narrow the gender pay gap

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Indigenous youth rally calls on Biden to cancel Line 3 and Dakota Access Pipelines The White House remains silent on both of the pipeline projects, which Indigenous communities say are blatant cases of racism and injustice.

Florida emergency as phosphate plant pond leak threatens radioactive flood –‘No longer safe to be anywhere near Piney Point’, says official –Millions of gallons of wastewater contain radium and uranium https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/03/florida-emergency-piney-point-phosphate-plant-pond-leak-radioactive-flood-ron-desantis

# Environment / Climate / Interior
‘Sacrifice zones’: How people of color are targets of environmental racism. A product of environmental racism, “sacrifice zones” are located near pollution hot spots and are usually communities of color.

# Gov / Political
‘Done Ignoring Racism’: St. Louis Elects Black Woman Mayor. Tishaura Jones narrowly defeated Alderwoman Cara Spencer in the election, with
51.7 percent to Spencer’s 47.8 percent.

A decision by the Senate parliamentarian to allow Democrats to advance multiple reconciliation packages this year is a game-changer that gives Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) multiple paths to advance President Biden’s agenda.

‘Bunch of Crazy’: Inside the South Carolina GOP’s MAGA Coup. Local Tea Party leader Pressley Stutts said Trump’s instructions to the faithful were clear: “‘Go purge, get rid of the RINOs in the Republican Party.’
So we took him seriously.”

How ‘Q’ Tried to Pin the Whole Thing on Steve Bannon. “He had known me for less than 48 hours. And he pulls me aside and he says, ‘You know, you should look into Steve Bannon.’”

Biden About to Make Huge, Last-Second Gamble on Afghanistan. The new hope for getting the U.S. out of its longest war rests on a diplomatic Hail Mary. Failure could mean a return to open conflict—against a motivated enemy.

The war over voting access that has roiled Georgia is headed next to Texas, where Republican legislators are working through an omnibus elections overhaul package that would dramatically change the way some voters cast a ballot in future contests.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday backed off his stern warning that major companies such as Major League Baseball, Delta and Coca-Cola should stay out of high-profile political fights after they criticized Georgia’s new election law.

# Law Enforcement
Texas’ systems for deciding who should remain behind bars while awaiting trial have been criticized for keeping poor people locked up simply because they don’t have cash to post bail.

House lawmakers pressure Biden to ban transfer of military-grade weapons to police

Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming former President Trump for the deadly Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol, saying he riled the crowd to commit violent acts for “selfish” political reasons.

Video shows police officer fatally shooting homeless man. “The video and witness accounts show this was a cold murder. Wilson never had a chance.”

Off-Duty Pentagon Cop Kills 2 He ‘Thought’ Were Stealing Car. The two suspects “failed to follow his direction” so he shot them as they tried to flee in a vehicle, Takoma Park police said in a statement.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
MAGA Riot Lawsuit Against Trump Keeps Getting Bigger. The NAACP’s expanded suit will include more members of Congress, and the amended complaint adds additional information regarding the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

10 More Lawmakers Join Lawsuit Against Trump for Inciting Capitol Riot.
The attack on the Capitol “was a direct result of Donald Trump’s rhetoric and words,” one of the new litigants said.

Arkansas has adopted a ban on gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth. Lawmakers in Arkansas overrode a governor’s veto, and passed an extensive bill banning gender-affirming medical treatment for trans youths on Tuesday.

The War on Trans Kids Is Coming for Dr. Izzy Lowell. Trans health care is life-saving. GOP legislators in Georgia and across the country want to make it criminal.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
New Study Shows Broad Benefits of High-CBD Cannabis. With CBD exploding in popularity, new studies continue to reveal its potential benefits.

The reality behind cannabidiol’s medical hype. The cannabis compound known as CBD is being touted as a treatment for a variety of conditions.
But the substance’s uncertain legal status is stalling serious investigation.

Marijuana Legalization Has 3 Life-Saving Public Health Benefits, New Study Finds Abandoning the failed war on marijuana would literally have life-saving results.

# Medical / Health
The Nuremberg Code: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions has been Recognized in US Law Since at least 1914. It established 10 foundational principles of ethical clinical research.

The Significance of the Nuremberg Code

Beyond Nazi War Crimes Experiments: The Voluntary Consent Requirement of the Nuremberg Code at 70 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5719679/

Missouri ‘voted for this lie,’ says state rep trying to block Medicaid expansion https://khn.org/news/article/missouri-medicaid-expansion-legislative-budget-hurdle/

# Military / DOD
In July of 2019, a truly bizarre series of events unfolded around California’s Channel Islands. Over a number of days, groups of unidentified aircraft, which the U.S. Navy simply refers to as ‘drones’
or ‘UAVs,’ pursued that service’s vessels, prompting a high-level investigation.

Coronavirus concerns have Army looking at biometrics to replace plastic ID cards https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/06/coronavirus-concerns-have-army-looking-biometrics-replace-plastic-id-cards.html

# Military / Global
Erased Alien Tech Proofs: Keshe Technology confirmed ‘Very Real’

# Other News
What stochastic terrorism is and why the US may see more of it. It’s not the type of terrorism we’re used to, but we’re starting to see more and more of it.

# Technology
How a facial recognition tool found its way to hundreds of US police departments, schools, and taxpayer-funded organizations

# Water
To Remove Lead Water Pipes, First You Must Find Them. And then you have to make sure you’re removing the whole pipe, including the part on private property https://prospect.org/first100/to-remove-lead-water-pipes-first-you-must-find-them/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-02

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
“Build Back Fossil Free!” Indigenous Youth Rally to Demand Biden Stop Pipelines Only tribal nations have the right to decide if pipelines run through their lands, the activists say.

The Interior Department Is Finally Getting Serious About Missing, Murdered Native Americans. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday announced the creation of a new Missing and Murdered Unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, which will investigate missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

# Border / Immigration
According to GIS maps, after the U.S. government intensified its border patrol and surveillance efforts, migrants began crossing through hotter, more rugged, and deadlier parts of the Sonoran Desert. Researchers are calling on governments to rethink how their policies on borderlands contribute to deaths https://undark.org/2021/03/31/mapping-migrant-deaths-sonoran-desert/

# CoronaVirus
FDA authorizes first COVID-19 tests for repeat, at-home screening.

CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

Could a decades-old antidepressant be a secret weapon against Covid-19?
Two recent studies look promising, but drug companies have no incentive to spend millions to test new uses for cheap, off-patent drugs. As a result, efforts to repurpose drugs have fallen to philanthropists.

China’s exotic farms may be a missing link behind the pandemic’s leap to people. Farms supplying live civets, snakes, and bamboo rats may be where the virus jumped between species.

These Coronavirus Trials Don’t Answer the One Question We Need to Know https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/opinion/covid-vaccine-coronavirus.html

“Too many Americans are acting as if this fight is over. It is not,”
Biden said during remarks on the March jobs report.

Former Biden, Trump advisers renew push to delay second Covid vaccine https://www.statnews.com/2021/04/02/democrats-and-republicans-alike-pressure-biden-administration-to-pursue-single-dose-vaccine-strategy/

There’s a new lawsuit attacking Obamacare — and it’s a serious threat https://www.vox.com/2021/4/2/22360341/obamacare-lawsuit-supreme-court-little-sisters-kelley-becerra-reed-oconnor-nondelegation

Vaccine ‘Fiasco’ Damages Europe’s Credibility https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/world/europe/europe-coronavirus-vaccine.html

# Economy / Trade
Biden’s $213 billion plan to save affordable housing. President Biden’s massive infrastructure proposal includes some of the most ambitious affordable housing measures in history.

Billionaire wealth soars as 255 million of world’s jobs lost in pandemic https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oxfam-billionaire-wealth-poverty/

World’s richest men added billions to their fortunes last year as others struggled https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/01/bezos-musk-wealth-pandemic/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Michigan’s governor wants it shut down. Enbridge has taken the fight to court. And Canada’s federal government is “watching this like a hawk.”
Yes, I’m talking about Line 5. As the battle over the 65-year-old pipeline picks up steam, we’ve got just the explainer to help you make sense of it all https://thenarwhal.ca/enbridge-line-5-dispute-explained/

Appalachian Pipeline Blockade Ends With Arrests After 932 Days. The multiyear direct action ended last week after two protesters were arrested and jailed without bond.

Dozens of Democrats Urge Biden to Immediately Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline Indigenous tribes and environmentalists argue that the Dakota Access pipeline is operating unlawfully.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
American Farmers Shouldn’t Need Permission from the US Army to Grow Crops https://fee.org/articles/american-farmers-shouldn-t-need-permission-from-the-us-army-to-grow-crops/

# Global Politics and other news
Military movements in the Ukrainian theatre have placed both Russia and the United States on alert

# Gov / Political
Citizen’s arrest repeal in Georgia close to clearing General Assembly:
They say it is because of the abuse in the murder in Brunswick. This is the reason legislators are trying to repeal and remove Citizens Arrest from the Georgia Code, O.C.G.A. 17-4-60. In this video, the District attorney is arrested and then the entire Board is arrested by Carl.
Politicians just don’t like the idea of being held accountable to their Constitutional Superiors.

What both sides are saying about Georgia’s voting law — and its impact on future elections https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/georgia-voting-restrictions-bill-03-25-21/index.html

These Text Messages Led the Feds to Matt Gaetz. Rep. Matt Gaetz, now facing a reported probe into a pay-for-sex scheme, came to investigators’ attention after an alleged off-hours visit to a Florida tax agency.

Iran and U.S. to Rejoin Nuclear Talks After 3-Year Hiatus. Communication broke down when former president Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the
2015 Iran nuclear deal.

YouTube Cancels the U.S. Senate: Google’s YouTube has ratcheted up censorship to a new level by removing two videos from a U.S. Senate committee. They were from a Dec. 8 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on early treatment of Covid-19

Backlash grows against Georgia voting rights law. Georgia lawmakers are on defense as prominent companies and business executives have come out in opposition to legislation signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) that has been criticized as an effort to stifle Black and Brown voters.

Proposing historic legislation is not transformative; passing it is.

Georgia’s New Voting Law Does Limit Ballot Access: New law’s restrictions include prohibition on offering water to voters standing in line.

Republicans quietly say Gaetz’s days in Congress are numbered. A defiant Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) says he has no plans to resign from Congress amid a federal investigation into whether he paid women, and a 17 year old girl, for sexual favors.

# Law Enforcement
1 officer dead, 1 injured after car rams Capitol barrier: One Capitol Police officer was killed and another was injured after a car rammed into one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol complex, forcing the area into a lockdown.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Derek Chauvin Murder Trial: Bystanders’ Courage and Compassion Versus Police Cruelty https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/1/the_derek_chauvin_murder_trial_bystanders

Anti-Asian hate crimes, George Floyd trial: The world is watching how we handle racism. https://bit.ly/3wmR3oI

Ex-Supervisor Says Derek Chauvin’s Fatal Restraint of George Floyd Violated Use-of-Force Policies https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/2/headlines/ex_supervisor_says_derek_chauvins_fatal_restraint_of_george_floyd_violated_use_of_force_policies

‘Totally Unnecessary’: Cops Desert Chauvin on Witness Stand. “I saw no reason why the officers felt they were in danger,” the longest-serving officer in the Minneapolis Police Department testified Friday.

Student Hit Cop in Head With Skateboard at Jan. 6 Riot: Grady Douglas Owens faces up to 36 years behind bars if convicted.

# Medical / Health
“Structural Racism for Doctors—What Is It?” JAMA released a podcast episode in which its host, top journal editor Edward Livingston, dismissed the idea that systemic racism in medicine existed. “Many are offended by the implication that we are somehow racist.”

# Social
Mass shootings are a product of America’s violent culture. The bloodthirsty legacies of settler-colonialism and Western expansion endure today.

# Sports
MLB Pulls All-Star Game Out of Georgia Over New Voting Law. The league “fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday.

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