Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-15

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viramune avis December 15, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Jesuits to return 525 acres of South Dakota land to Rosebud Sioux Tribe https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/jesuits-return-525-acres-south-dakota-land-rosebud-sioux

Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions for many without clean drinking water.
Some Hopi families don’t have running water. Many others have water tainted with arsenic. Steps toward fixes are finally taking shape.
https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-environment/2020/12/14/hopi-tribe-pushes-solutions-many-without-clean-drinking-water/3731341001/

Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams. “The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples. The Columbia River dams were built on this false legal foundation, and decimated the Yakama Nation’s fisheries, traditional foods, and cultural sites.”
https://www.indianz.com/News/2019/10/14/yakama-nation-calls-for-removal-of-colum.asp

Why the U.S. is terrible at collecting Indigenous data. Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses the state of Indigenous public health.
https://spotoncolorado.com/southwest-colorado/889552/why-the-us-is-terrible-at-collecting.html

# Archaeology
Researchers Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Maya Water Filtration System
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/maya-water-purification-0014440

‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/29/sistine-chapel-of-the-ancients-rock-art-discovered-in-remote-amazon-forest

Drought Has Revealed Spain’s Long-Submerged ‘Stonehenge.’ Up close with the 7,000-year-old Dolmen of Guadalperal.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/drought-has-revealed-spain-s-long-submerged-stonehenge?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Discovered: More Skulls in Ghoulish Aztec ‘Tower of Skulls.’ This brings the tower’s total to over 600 skulls.
https://www.livescience.com/aztec-trophy-skulls-mexico.html

# CoronaVirus
How Science Beat the Virus. And what it lost in the process https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/science-covid-19-manhattan-project/617262/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

SARS-2: “China, US, NATO & Five Eyes Intelligences conceal Manmade Virus’ origin”. Shocking claims by Israeli officer Bio-Weapons expert https://www.gospanews.net/en/2020/12/15/sars-2-intel-of-china-us-nato-five-eyes-conceal-orgin-of-virus-manmade-shocking-claims-by-a-former-israeli-officer-bio-weapons-expert/

Key Genes Related to Severe COVID-19 Infection Identified. Differences in the expression of genes associated with antiviral immunity and lung inflammation may contribute to a more serious COVID-19 infection.
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/key-genes-related-to-severe-covid-19-infection-identified-68276

An Austrian parliamentary member exposed the defectiveness of the government’s COVID-19 tests by demonstrating in the parliament how a glass of Coca Cola tested positive for COVID-19.
https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/coca-cola-tests-covid-19-positive-in-austrian-parliament/

Moderna Vax Will Be Authorized Friday, 6 Million Ready: The FDA released data Tuesday morning confirming Moderna’s earlier assessment that its vaccine had an efficacy rate of 94.1 percent.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/moderna-vaccine-will-be-authorized-friday-and-millions-of-doses-will-be-rolled-out-next-week-says-report

FDA Okays Take-Home COVID-19 Test for Over-the-Counter Sale. So-called antigen tests like these have been criticized as less accurate than slower PCR tests.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-12-fda-over-the-counter-home-covid-.html

Pediatricians Want Kids to Be Part of COVID Vaccine Trials https://khn.org/news/article/pediatricians-want-kids-to-be-part-of-covid-vaccine-trials/

Wondering What’s In The Pfizer Vaccine? Here Are The Ingredients https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/12/pfizer-covid-vaccine-ingredient-list-nothing-too-surprising-there/6520511002/

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses, Alteration intended to eliminate alpha-gal sugar on surface of pigs’ cells https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-its-kind-intentional-genomic-alteration-line-domestic-pigs-both-human-food

‘It Never Had to Be Like This’: 300,000 Dead in US From Covid-19 Under Donald J. Trump “It is equal to a 9/11 attack every day for more than 100 days.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/14/it-never-had-be-300000-dead-us-covid-19-under-donald-j-trump

# Economy / Trade
Sanders, Hawley embrace odd couple status in push for stimulus checks.
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) are emerging as Congress’s latest odd couple as they push for a second round of stimulus checks https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/530192-sanders-hawley-embrace-odd-couple-status-in-push-for-stimulus-checks

U.S. Sanctions Turkey over Purchase of Russian-Made Missile Defense System https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2020/12/14/us-sanctions-nato-ally-turkey-over-purchase-of-russian-missile-defense-system/

What Biden Can Do to Boost the Economy Without Any Help From Congress.
It’s less than GOP cooperation would achieve, but it could still make a huge difference.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/12/what-biden-can-do-to-boost-the-economy-without-any-help-from-congress/

Inadequate COVID Stimulus Is Pushing Cities and States to Make Draconian Cuts.
As cities and states stare down a growing financial apocalypse, they have begun to slash vital public services.
https://truthout.org/articles/inadequate-covid-stimulus-is-pushing-cities-and-states-to-make-draconian-cuts/

Relief Package Gives Retroactive Immunity to Corporations From COVID Lawsuits. The draft’s provision would override labor laws and stifle OSHA enforcement.
https://truthout.org/articles/relief-package-gives-retroactive-immunity-to-corporations-from-covid-lawsuits/

# Employment
Employment is worse than the headline rate, probably close to 9.6 percent. (Calculated Risk)
https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2020/12/the-employment-situation-is-worse-than.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+CalculatedRisk+(Calculated+Risk)

Thanks to GOP Stonewalling, Experts Say Congress ‘Already Too Late’ to Prevent Lapse in Unemployment Benefits https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/14/thanks-gop-stonewalling-experts-say-congress-already-too-late-prevent-lapse

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Pipelines Are Safe, Coal Is Strong, and Pigs Fly.  Murray Energy, the country’s largest underground mining corporation, just became the eighth coal company to declare bankruptcy this year https://www.sierraclub.org/articles/2019/11/pipelines-coal-fossil-fuel-industry-lies

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds are leaking. Now what?
https://thenarwhal.ca/tailings-ponds-leaking-alberta-oilsands/?ct=t(RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN)

Lawsuit over proposed fossil fuel railway in Utah moves forward. The plaintiff says funding earmarked for the project was meant for communities ‘to alleviate the boom and bust cycle of energy production.’
http://utah-newspapers.com/news/lawsuit-over-proposed-fossil-fuel-railway-in-utah-moves-forward/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Some Good 2020 News: Salmon Spawning In Upper Columbia River After 80 Years | Northwest Public Broadcasting https://www.nwpb.org/2020/12/13/some-good-2020-news-salmon-spawning-in-upper-columbia-river-after-80-years/

12 Trump Attacks on the Environment Since the Election https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-attacks-environment-election-2649477513.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global A Bolivian ‘cloud forest’ reveals a bonanza of new species. An expedition into a steep, remote mountain area unveils discoveries of strange frogs, snakes, and plants—and the return of species thought to be extinct.
https://www.wired.com/story/a-bolivian-cloud-forest-reveals-a-bonanza-of-new-species/

# Global Politics and other news
Reputed Election Rigger that Put Trump in Office as Putin’s Puppet Dead from ‘Accident’
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/15/reputed-election-rigger-that-put-trump-in-office-as-putins-puppet-dead-from-accident/

Putin Accepts Biden’s Victory, Leaving Trump Standing Alone. The Russian president was the final major global leader who hadn’t acknowledged Trump’s defeat—excluding, of course, Trump himself.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/putin-finally-accepts-bidens-victory-leaving-trump-standing-alone

Netanyahu’s potential far-right successors. While every society has had to deal with its own right-wing fanatics, Israel has provided them with a platform, funding, and weapons of mass destruction, sending them skyrocketing to the highest echelons of power.
https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-israel-election/netanyahu-makes-deal-with-far-right-party-ahead-of-israeli-election-idUSKCN1Q92GY

Sunday Times claims Russian secret agents poisoned Navalny twice. The Sunday Times has given up any pretence of critical journalism https://granthshala.com/asia/captain-breeches-the-sunday-times-claims-that-navalny-was-poisoned-twice-which-comes-down-from-western-narratives-on-conflicting-figures/

# Gov / Politics
Fauci: Biden Must Be Vaccinated ASAP for Security Reasons. The top doctor also argued that President Donald Trump should get the vaccine, even though he probably still has antibodies from his October infection.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/530269-fauci-says-biden-and-harris-must-go-to-the-head

US Hit with ‘Cyber-Pearl Harbor’ – Analyzing Russian Cyberespionage Campaign & What It Means for Breaches https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/14/us-hit-with-cyber-pearl-harbor-analyzing-russian-cyberespionage-campaign-what-it-means-for-breaches/

Ex-envoy to Syria admits US war plan against Assad and abandonment of Kurds https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/ex-envoy-to-syria-admits-us-war-plan-against-assad-and-abandonment-of-kurds/

Tribal leaders respond to the idea of an Indigenous Interior secretary Representation is important, and so are policy decisions impacting tribes on the ground.
https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-department-of-interior-tribal-leaders-respond-to-the-idea-of-an-indigenous-interior-secretary

America’s Most Reliable Voter: New Year, New Leaders: What’s Next for the 50+ Voter? America’s most reliable voters, the 50+ community, made their voices heard and newly elected officials all across the nation will soon take their seats.
https://thehill.com/event/528126-new-year-new-leaders-whats-next-for-the-50-voter

Biden taps Buttigieg to serve as Transportation secretary. Buttigieg would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate if installed in the position.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-buttigieg/biden-taps-former-rival-pete-buttigieg-for-us-transportation-secretary-sources-idUSKBN28P2KK

Sanders Says Congress ‘Cannot Go Home for Christmas Holidays’ Without Delivering $1,200 Direct Payments. “Congress should be working 24 hours, seven days a week until we pass a bill that provides emergency assistance to the American people in their time of need.”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/14/sanders-says-congress-cannot-go-home-christmas-holidays-without-delivering-1200

Steve Bannon has been outed for his involvement in running a network of misinformation pages on Facebook. Who could have possibly seen this coming.
https://gizmodo.com/steve-bannon-caught-running-a-network-of-misinformation-1845633004

# Law Enforcement
As COVID Surges Behind Bars in California, Why Is San Quentin Transferring Hundreds of Prisoners? Prisons across the U.S. are facing their greatest swell in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/15/san_quentin_prison_covid_outbreak

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Hundreds of Black people are in prison for life even though some jurors thought they were innocent. The Supreme Court will soon weigh whether to help people still serving split-jury sentences.
https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/12/hundreds-of-black-people-are-in-prison-for-life-even-though-jurors-thought-they-were-innocent/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee approved a revised bill to implement legal marijuana sales—with floor votes expected on Thursday, though equity advocates still have concerns about provisions.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-jersey-lawmakers-advance-revised-marijuana-sales-bill-with-floor-votes-expected-this-week/

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is proposing to extend the University of Mississippi’s monopoly contract to cultivate marijuana for research “without providing for full and open competition” while the Drug Enforcement Administration stalls the process of licensing additional growers.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-announce-plan-to-continue-marijuana-manufacturing-monopoly-at-least-for-now/

Several Virginia lawmakers are insisting that equity and expungements be at the center of the upcoming governor-supported marijuana legalization push in 2021.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/virginia-marijuana-legalization-bill-must-include-equity-and-expungements-lawmakers-say/

Georgia’s Senate Runoffs Could Decide Federal Marijuana Policy In 2021:
Here’s Where The Candidates Stand
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/georgias-senate-runoffs-could-decide-federal-marijuana-policy-in-2021-heres-where-the-candidates-stand/

# Medical / Health
Melania Does the Unthinkable, Removes Mask at Kid’s Hospital. The first lady made her annual visit to the Children’s National Hospital despite skyrocketing numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths in the U.S.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/15/politics/melania-trump-childrens-national-mask/index.html

# Science
The sun is awakening with ‘solar storms’ that could affect Earth https://us.newschant.com/weather/the-sun-is-awakening-with-solar-storms-that-could-affect-earth/

Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age. Mind time cannot be measured on a watch.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/physics-explains-why-time-passes-faster-as-you-age?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Top 10 Myths About Bedbugs. The insects, making a comeback around the globe, cannot fly and are really not interested in hanging out on your body—but they do occasionally bite during the day.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/top-10-myths-about-bedbugs?utm_source=pocket-newtab

# Social
More Americans Are Shoplifting to Feed Themselves During the Pandemic, Report Says. With no government aid in sight, The Washington Post found people turning to stealing essentials just to survive.
https://www.foodandwine.com/news/shoplifting-groceries-increase-pandemic

# Space
‘Great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn will form a ‘Christmas Star’, their closest encounter in almost 400 years on the solstice (Dec. 21).
https://www.space.com/great-conjunction-jupiter-saturn-explained

Hayabusa2’s ‘Treasure Box’ containing samples from asteroid Ryugu is finally opened–for scientists to determine what the space rock contains.
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/255065/20201215/scientists-finally-collect-asteroid-ryugu-samples-hayabusa2s-treasure-box.htm

Big Push for Nukes in Space: It’s not just a bad idea, it’s a deadly one.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/12/15/the-big-push-for-nukes-in-space/

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