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

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 11, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
The Power of the “Something Else” Vote. Native voters continue to be othered by the media, but the election results prove their vote has never been stronger.

Native Americans Overcome Major Obstacles; Part of Voting Coalition That Led Biden to Victory https://latinodecisions.com/blog/native-americans-overcome-major-obstacles-part-of-voting-coalition-that-led-biden-to-victory/

Native American Voters Helped Swing Crucial States in 2020 Presidential Election https://www.colorlines.com/articles/native-american-voters-helped-swing-crucial-states-2020-presidential-election

Indigenous Candidates’ Wins in Congress Give Hope for Change https://www.djournal.com/indigenous-candidates-wins-in-congress-give-hope-for-change/image_c678d9d5-531f-5753-abbe-e40e6a7e911a.html

A Record-Breaking 6 Native Candidates Were Elected to Congress on Tuesday https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2020/11/09/politics/a-record-breaking-6-native-candidates-were-elected-to-congress-on-tuesday/93658.html

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

Native Vote 2020 Effort Pays Off with Record Native Congressional https://nonprofitquarterly.org/native-vote-2020-effort-pays-off-with-record-native-congressional-delegation/

The Prairie Island Indian Community in Minnesota is set to jumpstart its net zero emissions plan with major investments in solar, a microgrid and energy efficiency.

Legislation directs $46M to Prairie Island band for first-in-Minnesota energy project Bulk of money going to Prairie Island Indian Community for ‘net-zero’

# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous-led program aims to improve drinking water in Ontario First Nations More than 20 First Nations across Ontario are taking part in a new project aimed at improving the drinking water standard in their communities.

# Border / Immigration
U.S. Deports Women Who Alleged ICE Doc Coerced Surgeries: The women previously alleged that doctor at a Georgia detention center forced them into undergoing unnecessary gynecological procedures.

# CoronaVirus
Biden’s Covid-19 advisory team features ‘death panel’ doctor who suggested dying at 75 is ‘not a tragedy.’ Joe Biden’s pandemic advisory team includes oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel, who famously argued life should end at 75. Given Covid-19’s risk profile, and Biden’s own age, the choice has raised eyebrows.

New York State Bar Passes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendation https://mashupmd.com/state-bar-passes-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-recommendation-new-york-law-journal/

An over-the-counter sleep aid might help prevent and treat COVID-19.
While scientists can’t yet say for sure, a new study found that people taking melatonin have better outcomes once they’re infected. Now doctors are racing to study more.

Pfizer Inc. Wins COVID Vaccine Race? Hundreds of Millions of Doses Expected to be Ready Within Weeks https://edcdeveloper.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/pfizer-inc-wins-covid-vaccine-race-hundreds-of-millions-of-doses-expected-to-be-ready-within-weeks/

The US has been breaking COVID-19 records at a disquieting pace, just recently, the country hit 10 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The numbers keep rising in a third wave of the pandemic that began in September.

In North Dakota, hospitals reached their  Covid-19 patient limit. State health officials changed a rule to allow infected healthcare workers who don’t have symptoms to continue working.

Five Important Questions About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine https://khn.org/news/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-effectiveness-5-things-to-know/

72,000 food workers have contracted COVID-19. OSHA is ignoring them.

Patients being charged close to $2,000 for COVID tests?

# Economy / Trade
Senator Asks DOJ If Hunter Biden’s Chinese Business Deals Complied With Foreign Agent Registration Law https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/should-hunter-biden-have-registered-as-foreign-agent-of-china-gop-senator-asks-doj-to-find-out

# Education / Schools
$1M could have cleaned up toxic mercury floor in N.J. school, but voters shot it down twice https://www.nj.com/education/2020/11/1m-could-have-cleaned-up-toxic-mercury-floor-in-nj-school-but-voters-shot-it-down-twice.html

School lunch program supplier sold juice with high arsenic levels, U.S.
says in lawsuit

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Evergy disputes report of $15 billion acquisition offer https://energynews.us/digests/evergy-disputes-report-of-15-billion-acquisition-offer/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Climate change will make parts of the U.S. uninhabitable. Americans are still moving there. Instead of moving away from areas in climate crisis, Americans are flocking to them. As land in places like Phoenix, Houston and Miami becomes less habitable, the country’s migration patterns will be forced to change.

After lead pollution findings in Atlanta, a free program to test Georgia yards for contamination https://www.wabe.org/after-lead-pollution-findings-in-atlanta-a-free-program-to-test-georgia-yards-for-contamination/

Gauging the lead threat in NC waters and aquatic life https://carolinapublicpress.org/39713/gauging-the-lead-threat-in-nc-waters-and-aquatic-life/

What Biden’s win means for the Paris Climate Agreement https://www.bloombergquint.com/quicktakes/what-biden-s-win-means-for-paris-climate-agreement-quicktake

Biden Urged to Take 10 Game-Changing Steps in First 10 Days in Office to Address Climate Crisis https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/09/biden-urged-be-climatepresident-taking-these-10-game-changing-steps-first-10-days

In Parting Blow to Climate Science, Trump Admin Removes Expert in Charge of National Climate Assessment https://ecotopical.com/ecowatch/307389/parting-blow-to-climate-science-trump-admin-removes-expert/

# General Recalls / Alerts
Amazon recalls 350,000 Ring doorbells over fire concerns. Some 2nd generation devices can overheat if installed incorrectly https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/11/21559929/ring-video-doorbell-2nd-gen-fire-concerns-recall-hazard-screws-installation

Kohl’s Recalls Three-Wick SONOMA Goods For Life Branded Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards:

Quality Bicycle Products Recalls Salsa Cycles Cutthroat Bicycles Due To
Injury Hazard:

Arena North America Recalls Swim Snorkels Due to Choking Hazard:

Fire Pit Tables Sold Exclusively at Big Lots Recalled Due to Fire
Hazard; Manufactured by Sunjoy:

Bolek’s Craft Supplys Recalls Wintergreen Essential Oil Due to Failure
to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning:

# Global Politics and other news
‘This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes controversial security
laws. Proposed legislation would effectively end one country, two
systems status, say critics

Hong Kong Lawmakers Quit En Masse After China Meddling. Nineteen
opposition lawmakers have resigned from their posts in a dramatic show
of resistance.

# Gov / Politics
With the Trump team planning fresh legal challenges in Georgia, Arizona,
and Pennsylvania, and with campaign staff being redeployed to these
areas, the election battle appears far from over.

Tens of Thousands of Pennsylvania Ballots Returned Earlier Than Sent
Date – Researcher

Watchdog Finds 21,000 Dead Registrants on PA Voter Rolls in Final Weeks
of Election.
Further claims of 114 individuals registered to vote after death, and
hundreds of votes were cast by deceased individuals in the 2016 and 2018

System ‘Glitch’ Also Uncovered In Wisconsin – Reversal of 19,032 Votes
Removes Lead from Joe Biden

10,000 Dead People Returned Mail-in Ballots in Michigan, Analysis Shows

Michigan AG Dana Nessel Sends Cease and Desist Order to Journalist
Demanding He Erase His #DetroitLeaks Video Showing Voter Fraud Training
– Or Face Criminal Prosecution

Coup Attempt in Motion Now!! Trump Stacking Pentagon in Last Ditch
Attempt at Iran War

Beware of Trump Using the Coronavirus as a Cover for War With Iran. A
nuclear attack on an American target, here at home or a major military
facility in the Middle East has been authorized by Donald Trump.

Trump formed a PAC to fight the ‘stolen’ election. An expert says the
president is using it to ‘fleece his supporters’

NYT fact-checks Trump with epic front-page banner: ‘Election officials
nationwide find no fraud’

Donald Trump’s Terrible Coup Attempt Is Killing Americans. It’s pulling
focus from the most dangerous moment of the crisis

Trump’s sore winners make even worse losers: Why his loss is inflaming
an already delusional base. Trump and his fans have had a chip on their
shoulder since they won in 2016. His loss will turn it into a boulder

We’re witnessing the birth of a dangerous new strain in the right-wing
movement. Given that Trump is using these bogus claims of a stolen
election to shake down his followers in order to pay off campaign debt
and fund his new PAC, some have questioned how dangerous his refusal to
accept the results really is.

‘We’re in for rough seas’: Why this legal scholar really fears Trump’s
attempt to keep power no matter what

Trump’s Frivolous Lawsuits Are the Tip of the Iceberg in His Refusal to
Concede. None of Trump’s lawsuits risk changing the results of the
election, but his refusal to concede does not bode well.

Sullivan wins reelection in Alaska, giving Republicans 50 seats in Senate

Georgia secretary of state announces hand recount of presidential race

President-elect Biden names his energy and environment transition team
members, including academics, Obama administration alumni, and
representatives of labor and environmental groups.

# Media
The Strange Demise of The American Herald Tribune.  Another independent
news source is suppressed.

# Medical / Global
These Norwegian designers rethought how to treat an opioid overdose. The
Norwegian studio ANTI designed a naloxone nasal spray that is easier to
use than existing devices—and could save more lives.

# Military / DOD
Trump loyalists elevated to powerful roles at the Pentagon after firing
of Defense Secretary Esper

# Technology
Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition To
United States

This project is bringing high-speed internet to the developing world via
beams of infrared light. The latest invention from Alphabet’s moonshot
factory are giant towers that use light to send data, like a fiber-optic
cable without the cable.

Main support cable snaps at Arecibo. One of the 12 main support cables
at the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has broken, smashing
the huge main dish. In August, another dislodged cable damaged the dish.
The remaining cables are now subject to “scary” forces, says former
Arecibo director Robert Kerr.

# Veterans / VA
End the Government’s War on America’s Military Veterans.     The plight
of veterans today—and their treatment at the hands of the U.S.
government—remains America’s badge of shame.’

# Weather
Tropical Storm Theta Is Record-Breaking 29th Storm of 2020.

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