Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-22

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 22, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
White House Tribal Nations Conference to return. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration vows to ‘immediately reinstate’ the meeting

Indian Health Service Releases Vaccine Plan. Today, the Indian Health Service announced this it is seeking input from tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations on the Indian Health Service COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan .

# Indigenous / Global
Amazon rainforest: ‘Paying the price for disrespecting nature’.
Coronavirus is ripping through Indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.

# CoronaVirus
Leaked White House docs reveal officials know the country is failing to manage the virus: report https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/the-white-house/

Leaked White House emails reveal behind-the-scenes battle over chloroquine in coronavirus response https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coronavirus-treatment-leaked-emails-reveal-secret-white-house-chloroquine-plan.html

CENSORED in U.S. – Millions Across Europe Protest New Lockdowns https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/censored-in-u-s-millions-across-europe-protest-new-lockdowns/

Danish Study Finally Published: Face Masks Provide No Statistically Significant Benefit Against COVID-19. Now we know why three medical journals were so averse to publishing its findings. The study completely obliterates the cultish devotion to masks.

4-Year-Old Almost Dies due to Lung Infection Caused by Prolonged Mask Wearing – Doctor Rants “How Many Children Must Die?”

More GOP governors embrace mask mandates, but holdouts remain. A growing number of red state governors are finally embracing mask mandates as
COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled across the entire country.

Trump Skips G20 Pandemic Preparedness Meeting as Covid-19 Cases Surpass
12 Million in US. “The president is not only missing from his post, but he’s encouraging a mutiny.”

FDA grants emergency approval to coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump.
The antibody cocktail from Regeneron is authorized for treating mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults, as well as pediatric patients at least 12 years old who have a high risk of progressing to severe disease.

mRNA Vaccines: A Race Against COVID-19. A technique never before used in humans may be the fastest way to a vaccine against the novel coronavirus https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/10/the-story-of-mrna-how-a-once-dismissed-idea-became-a-leading-technology-in-the-covid-vaccine-race/

Did This General Say ALL Americans Will Be Vaccinated? #COVID1984

Moderna to Charge Governments $25-$37 for COVID Vaccine. The price point will depend on the number of doses government’s order for their citizens. A EU official involved in the talks said the European Commission wanted to reach a deal with Moderna for the supply of millions of doses of its vaccine candidate for a price below $25 per dose.

# Economy / Trade
Asian-Pacific Countries Sign Historic Free Trade Deal https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/15/china-and-14-asia-pacific-countries-agree-historic-free-trade-deal

Trump’s war on democracy is bad for business, corporate leaders getting what they paid for https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/businesses-that-support-trump/

Brazil’s 2018 Trucking Strike Paralyzed the Country: Here’s How America Could Face Similar Long-Term Disruptions https://thedailycoin.org/2020/11/20/brazils-2018-trucking-strike-paralyzed-the-country-heres-how-america-could-face-similar-long-term-disruptions/

‘Doomsday’ transit cuts could cripple U.S. economy. New York’s MTA plans to slash subway service, and other cities have proposed brutal budget cuts https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-19/-doomsday-transit-cuts-could-cripple-u-s-economy

# Education / Schools
Joe Biden Should Cancel Student Debt on Day One. In the absence of further stimulus payments, debt cancellation would offer immediate relief to millions of households.

# Employment
Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/19/walmart-and-mcdonalds-among-top-employers-of-medicaid-and-food-stamp-beneficiaries.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
San Francisco Becomes the Latest City to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings, Citing Climate Effects https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12112020/san-francisco-natural-gas-ban

Trump Is Trying to Force Banks to Continue Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Drilling The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would compel banks to lend to the fossil fuel industry.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16112020/trump-rollbacks-biden-clean-cars-power-methane

An Unlikely Alliance of Farm and Environmental Groups Takes on Climate Change https://civileats.com/2020/11/20/an-unlikely-alliance-of-farm-and-environmental-groups-takes-on-climate-change/

Is Climate-Related Financial Regulation Coming Under Biden? Wall Street Is Betting on It https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17112020/climate-wall-street-biden-transition

Huge dam demolition could save salmon on the edge of extinction.
Spring-run Chinook salmon, critical to Indigenous fishers along the Klamath River, are in steep decline. But two recent developments may offer a path to their recovery.

Why seagrass could be the ocean’s secret weapon against climate change https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/seagrass-ocean-secret-weapon-climate-change-180976235/

‘Dire outlook’: Scientists say Florida reefs have lost nearly 98% of coral. The United States’ coral reefs are in fair condition, according to a recent reef condition status report, but vulnerable to decline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/18/coral-reefs-florida-dire-outlook

When “Creatives” Turn Destructive: Image-Makers and the Climate Crisis.
If money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns, then P.R. campaigns and snappy catchphrases are the kindling.

Biden stocks transition teams with climate experts: The president-elect has included those with climate experience across a wide swath of federal agencies https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biden-stocks-transition-teams-with-climate-experts/

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global ‘CSI Amazon’: Epic study looks at what’s killing the rainforest’s trees.
A newly published study provides insight into why trees die in the Amazon, and why the rate of tree death may be increasing.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
As Stimulus Runs Out, 56% of U.S. Household Are Worried About Affording Food If Congress fails to act, an estimated 12 million people will lose unemployment benefits by December 26.

# Gov / Politics
Hannity: Democrats Give Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Canada in Election Rigging Ploy.  Beautiful, natural, rural, teeming with minerals, you name it. But it is most definitely and inarguably not Canada.

President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed.

The Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election. A full two weeks after President-elect Joe Biden was projected as the clear winner of the 2020 election, the nation is steaming toward a collision.

This lawsuit actually says a state’s votes for Biden should just be flipped to Trump https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/election-fraud-lawsuit/

A world being made for war: Behind the push for an era of great-power competition with China https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/great-power-competition/

Black and Hispanic ad execs on the challenges facing the brand of America right now https://www.fastcompany.com/90569632/black-and-hispanic-ad-execs-on-the-challenges-facing-the-brand-of-america-right-now

Ever-Growing Millions of Americans Face Eviction and Hunger. Will Congress Act?
Absent quick congressional action amid a worsening pandemic, millions of Americans are staring into an economic abyss.

Radical Trump aide who was fired for ties to white nationalists rehired to manage US Holocaust memorials https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-holocaust/

Trump’s childhood fear of humiliation is inspiring a petty fit of vengeance on the entire country https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-childhood/

‘A Disgrace’: Trump’s DOJ Schedules Three More Federal Executions in Days Before Anti-Death Penalty Biden Takes Office. “We all should be paying more attention to the killing spree that the Justice Department is currently engaging in.”

Could GOP states ignore voters and send Trump delegates to the Electoral College?
It’s unlikely. Here’s how the byzantine body really works.

Trump’s Poker Game: What’s Going On? The game he is playing is NOT for $$. It is for his safe exit. TRUMP knows he is in deep multi-dimensional legal jeopardy and this defines his every action. Will power let him off the hook?

House Democrats are gearing up for what could be their final high-profile investigation of the Trump administration: getting the president to admit he lost the election.

One of the biggest tests awaiting President-elect Joe Biden after he takes office is how his Justice Department will handle calls from some Democrats to investigate and prosecute President Trump.

The Trump administration has withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, officials said early Sunday.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Ivanka Distances from Trump Election Farce as Jail Looms for Daddy’s Best Girl “Most hardcore Trump sources have psychologically bailed, and are just waiting out the storm,” Axios said. A bombshell New York Times report Thursday described how Ivanka Trump could be enmeshed in two separate fraud investigations by the New York attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics. Republican lawmakers are running out of patience with President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the election, which have failed to gain traction in court or the media.

A federal judge dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to invalidate millions of votes, ruling that the state can move forward with certifying its election results.

# Medical / Health
Hijacking Parental Rights. Do You Consent?

# Military / DOD
Y’all Qaeda: Ex-Marines allegedly planned takeover of Michigan capitol and public executions of officials https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-veterans-michigan-terror-plot

# Social
Inside a Gun-Smuggling Neo-Nazi Cabal Tied to Marines. The evidence includes a sickening video of live-fire weapons training that ended with the masked participants giving “Heil Hitler” salutes.

# Space
Lights Out for the Aricebo Observatory. The 1,000-foot telescope has been a pillar for astronomical research https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-suffering-irreparable-damage-its-lights-out-arecibo-observatorys-iconic-telescope-180976367/

# Technology
Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concern.
The departure of the three of the Department of Homeland Security’s top cybersecurity officials over the past week is leading experts and officials to voice concerns that the United States has been left vulnerable to attacks in cyberspace, with national security potentially compromised.

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