Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-25

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 25, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. I will see you on Friday.
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# Archaeology
X-rays reveal hidden amulet inside Egyptian child mummy. The 1,900-year-old mummy may have been royalty.

# Border / Immigration
ICE expelled 33 immigrant children back to Guatemala after a judge said they couldn’t.

U.S. Temporarily Halts Deportation of Immigrants Who May Have Been Forcibly Sterilized in GA Prison https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/headlines/us_temporarily_halts_deportation_of_immigrants_who_may_have_been_forcibly_sterilized_in_ga_prison

Hudson County, NJ, Renews 10-Year Contract with ICE Despite Vocal Public Opposition https://hudsoncountyview.com/hudson-county-freeholders-renew-ice-contract-despite-over-9-hours-of-public-opposition/

U.S. Deported 33 Unaccompanied Children in Violation of Legal Ruling Issued Earlier the Same Day https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/headlines/us_deported_33_unaccompanied_children_in_violation_of_legal_ruling_issued_earlier_the_same_day

# CoronaVirus
Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings https://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-shut-off-water-power-houses-hosting-large-parties-gatherings/

6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses expected to be shipped to states by mid-December.

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from COVID-19 vaccine shots won’t be “a walk in the park.”

The health care industry’s essential workers are to receive COVID-19 vaccines first.

New York City will have COVID-19 checkpoints at key bridges and crossings.

Congress isn’t passing pandemic relief but they are passing the coronavirus. Nearly 1 in 10 senators and 1 in 20 House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but even wearing masks on the Senate floor is still a source of contention.

If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart. You are complicit in inflicting untold suffering on millions of people around the world. You are complicit in casting the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies into even further grinding poverty. You are complicit in murder.

German Lawsuit Against “FactCheckers” Will Force Them To Prove Legitimacy of COVID Tests https://marketsanity.com/ben-swann-german-lawsuit-against-factcheckers-would-force-them-to-prove-legitimacy-of-c0vld-test/

New Mexico Governor Shuts Down Grocery Stores for Two Weeks. More than
20 essential businesses across the state were shut down as of Friday, of which nearly half were grocery stores or major retailers. The closures include two Walmarts in Albuquerque, a Walmart in Santa Fe, a Target in Santa Fe and an Albertson’s in Roswell, KOAT-TV reported.

Nurse: “We Are Screaming at the Top of Our Lungs and So Few Are Listening.”
Medical workers are scared. COVID is spreading. We need public mourning and acts of solidarity.

Mnuchin Violates CARES Act With Plan to Move $455 Billion in Unspent COVID Funds into an account that requires congressional authorization to access. The plan follows Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s widely condemned decision to cut off the relief programs at the end of the year.

# Economy / Trade
Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States. Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/biggest-trade-deal-in-history-excludes-united-states/

6 million American households could face eviction on January 1. Even if the Biden administration has a plan to help renters, unless Trump acts there will be a 20-day gap when landlords can try to evict anyone who didn’t pay.

# Employment
House Passage of Legislation to create nearly 1 Million new paid Apprenticeship opportunities. Getting Americans back to work and helping families make ends meet during this public health crisis are top priorities.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/25/pebble-mine-alaska-permit-denied-salmon

# Environment / Climate / Interior
As Biden targets climate change, we must focus attention on public
health: Dr. Richard J. Jackson. A key transition document is largely blind to the significant health threats related to climate change.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Miss Vickie’s Chips recalled because of glass pieces https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/miss-vickies-kettle-cooked-potato-chips-recalled-due-to-glass-pieces/

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
How to Make Baked Potatoes Fluffy and Crispy. The secret to better baked potatoes? Cook them like the British do. Works with sweet potatoes too.

# General Recalls / Alerts
Sunbeam is recalling more than 940,000 Crock-Pots. Here’s what you need to know

# Gov / Politics
Trump signed off on sharing the classified President’s Daily Brief with the president-elect.

Biden says “of course” he’d meet with Trump, “if he asked.”

An immigration bill and executive action top Biden’s preview of his administration’s first 100 days.

Biden talks to NBC News about his 100-day plans.

Top Biden advisors Flournoy and Blinken promise smarter, more secretive permanent war policy. Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, and his top foreign policy advisor, have played central roles in every war waged by Democratic presidents dating back to the Clinton era https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/biden-advisors-flournoy-blinken-permanent-war/

By the Way, Donald Trump Could Still Launch Nuclear Weapons at Any Time.
The president’s responsibility for the US nuclear arsenal is a Cold War anachronism. The Trump era shows why it needs reform.

The Other Way Trump Could Destroy the Next Presidency. Short of an outright constitutional crisis, a lot could still go horribly wrong.

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first
100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back the President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.

Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections, implement other last-minute policies. The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes.

Progressives are raising objections to the Biden team’s pick for overseeing the transition at a key regulatory agency in the White House, arguing the official has been too sympathetic toward President Trump’s deregulatory efforts.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) decision this week to step down as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee is sparking a fight over the future of the panel, with many Democrats and outside groups pushing for a more aggressive approach toward Republicans.

Members of the Biden transition with security clearances to finally talk to officials in the current administration and receive classified briefings.

Trump Is Expected to Join Giuliani in Pennsylvania at GOP Lawmakers’
Voter Fraud Even

Trump Rushing to Bring Back Firing-Squad Executions: The proposed rule has already cleared White House review, according to ProPublica, and could be finalized any day.

President Trump on Wednesday announced he had pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser who was charged in connection with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

# Law Enforcement
SCOTUS grants review in two cases concerning law enforcement officers’
search-and-seizure authority

# Media
FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of ‘Iranian’ American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery. The new powers claimed by the FBI to seize “Iranian” outlets could have serious implications for the basic American freedom to publish and access news and opinion https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/fbi-justice-takedown-iranian-american-herald-tribune-website/

# Nuclear / Radiation
Trump destroys US surveillance fleet, Blinding US to nuclear attack https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/24/russias-puppet-trump-destroys-us-surveillance-fleet-blinding-us-to-nuclear-attack/

# Veterans / VA
COVID-19 outbreak that killed 27 veterans at nursing home in Illinois prompts probe

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