Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-01

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rychle rande bochov January 1, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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I don’t normally make New Years resolutions, but this one struck a cord in me:
“I will not stress over things I can not control.”
Have a great, safe and properous New Year.
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# Indigenous
National park ranger condemned for attacking unarmed Indigenous man on sacred native land https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/30/national-park-ranger-condemned-attacking-unarmed-indigenous-man-sacred-native-land

New Native American veterans memorial offers peace in the heart of DC’s few wild spaces https://www.npr.org/2020/11/11/933473533/new-memorial-recognizes-generations-of-military-service-by-native-american-veter

Athletes raise awareness for missing, murder indigenous women https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/12/31/lending-a-handprint-athletes-raise-awareness-for-missing-murder-indigenous-women/

# CoronaVirus
People’s Vaccine: Calls Grow for Equal Access to Coronavirus Vaccine as Rich Countries Hoard Supply https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/1/people_s_vaccine_calls_grow_for

Pfizer Vaccine’s Risks: Inefficacy, Facial Palsy and Anaphylaxis.
Italians Physicians’ Uprising. German Vaccinated Nurses’ Overdose https://www.gospanews.net/en/2020/12/30/pfizer-vaccine-as-russian-roulette-facial-palsy-and-anaphylaxis-risks-italians-physicians-uprising-german-vaccinated-nurses-overdose/

Trumpster Vaccine Sabotage Arrests Begin…the real ‘Reset.’ The pharmacist not only inoculated 57 patients with spoiled vaccines but repeatedly left the same vaccine out of refrigeration in an attempt to make sure they were as toxic as possible.

Vaccine “Passports” Could Be Mandatory For Travel, Shopping And Even The Movies https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/vaccine-passports-could-be-mandatory-travel-shopping-and-even-movies-cnn-says

Why Did This Swanky High-Rise in Houston Get COVID Vaccines? As essential workers and senior citizens nationwide struggle to get COVID vaccines, the luxurious Montebello apartment building seems to have figured it out.

U.S. Barely Kept Track of the Nearly 3,000 Health Care Workers That Died in 2020. A new analysis shows a far higher number of health care worker deaths than those reported by the government.

# Economy / Trade
In Potential Final Protest Targeting UN, Trump Administration—Joined by Just Israel—Votes Against 2021 Budget. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft said the decision was based on alleged “anti-Israel bias” and global refusal to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Israel has received  $146 billion of US taxpayers’ money as of November 2020 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-31/trump-team-readies-vote-against-un-s-budget-as-one-more-protest

Must Watch: Sanders Refutes McConnell Claim That $2,000 Direct Payments Amount to ‘Socialism for Rich People’

As New Jobless Figures Show ‘Massive Pain on the Eve of the New Year,’
Dems Rip McConnell for Stonewalling $2000 Relief Checks https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/new-jobless-figures-show-massive-pain-eve-new-year-dems-rip-mcconnell-stonewalling

After GOP Repeatedly Blocked Vote on $2,000 Checks, 41 Democrats Joined McConnell to Advance $740 Billion Pentagon Bill https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/29/us/politics/mcconnell-blocks-stimulus-check-vote.html

‘Tired of That Hypocrisy’: Sanders Blasts GOP for Claiming $2,000 Checks Are Too Costly After Passing $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts https://crooksandliars.com/2020/12/bernie-sanders-stuffs-mitch-mcconnell

Graham calls for stand-alone vote on $2K checks. Sen. Lindsey Graham
(R-S.C.) broke with his party’s Senate leader Thursday, calling for a stand-alone vote on $2,000 stimulus checks.

Stock market ending 2020 at record highs, even as the virus surges and millions go hungry https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/31/business/stock-market-is-ending-2020-record-territory-even-virus-surges-millions-go-hungry/

Frustrations flared in the Senate during a rare New Years Day session as lawmakers battled for the fourth day in a row over a proposal to increase the amount of recently approved coronavirus relief checks.

Federal employees to receive 1 percent pay raise under Trump executive order https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/federal-employees-to-receive-1-percent-pay-raise-under-trump-executive-order/ar-BB1cp91x

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Land subsidence ‘will affect almost fifth of global population.’
Subsidence, or the gradual sinking of land, could affect 19% of the world’s population by 2040, according to new research funded by Unesco.

One Third of U.S. Rivers Changed Their Color, Three Decades of Satellite Images Show https://www.sciencealert.com/rivers-in-the-us-are-changing-colour-decades-of-satellite-imagery-reveal

Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price. Rural communities in Oregon paid millions of dollars for clean, safe drinking water because the state didn’t protect their watersheds from logging-related contamination.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
War On Meat Continues! Pigs Catch COVID, UK Bans Free-Range Chickens.
First the mink — now the pigs? A new study shows pigs are susceptible to COVID-19, setting the stage for mass culls of our food supply in the name of zoonotic threats

Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-livestock-insight/piglets-aborted-chickens-gassed-as-pandemic-slams-meat-sector-idUSKCN2292YS

# General News
In 2020, COVID Put a Mirror Up to Our Society. It will take concerted action to pull us out of 2020’s stew of death, fear, pain, deliberate cruelty and loss.

# Global Politics and other news
Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a tougher relationship with the incoming Biden administration after four years in which President Trump gave it a direct line to the Oval Office and offered support even as some of its policies and actions drew controversy and bipartisan scorn.

Iran general warns US: Military ready to respond to pressure https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/voa-news-iran/iran-general-warns-us-military-ready-respond-pressure

# Gov / Politics
The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel. Expecting the US to play a constructive role in achieving a just peace in Palestine does not only reflect indefensible naivety but willful ignorance as well https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/01/01/the-us-money-tree-the-untold-story-of-american-aid-to-israel/

Biden & CIA Death Squads: The evidence for the CIA murder operations is overwhelming. When Joe Biden becomes president in three weeks, he should prioritize ending this “Murder Inc.” A newly published investigative report has uncovered a systematic assassination program conducted by the CIA in several provinces across Afghanistan.

Caught: Trump Planning to Have Secret Service Murder Biden Before January 6. This is the cover story, from the Guardian, with Biden’s secret service detail being changed out in an emergency measure because of a history of laxity in mask wearing. The truth is something very different.

Congress delivered a stinging rebuke to President Trump, handing him his first veto override in the final days of his administration.

Several Republican congressmen from Texas said they will oppose certifying Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 and instead call for a congressional investigation into allegations of voter fraud.

Jan. 6 protests multiply as Trump continues to call supporters to Washington https://pressfrom.info/us/news/politics/-626320-jan-6-protests-multiply-as-trump-continues-to-call-supporters-to-washington.html

Senate overrides Trump’s veto of $740.5 billion defense bill: In a 81-13 vote, the Senate overrode Trump’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, joining the House in delivering a bipartisan rebuke of the president in his final days in office.

# Law Enforcement
Capitol Police to enhance security at Jan. 6 session to certify election

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
TX Judge in Hot Water for Defacing Racist Courthouse Sign. After a Black official was forced to work in an office near a “negroes” sign, a judge was seen on video having it painted over. Now he may face charges.

‘Very Encouraging’: After Trump-McConnell Court Takeover, Biden Applauded for Signaling Plan to Nominate Civil Rights Lawyers https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/very-encouraging-after-trump-mcconnell-court-takeover-biden-applauded-signaling-plan

N.Y. prosecutor hires forensic accounting experts as Trump criminal probe escalates Outgoing president says investigations into his business are politically motivated https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/vance-trump-investigation-new-york-accountants-b1780179.html

# Medical / Health
“Drugs Don’t Work If People Can’t Afford Them”: Big Pharma to Raise Prices of 300 Medications on Jan. 1 https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/drugs-dont-work-if-people-cant-afford-them-big-pharma-raise-prices-300-medications

Senate Judiciary Hearing on Prescription Drug Prices. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the role of intellectual property in the pricing of prescription drugs.

Reproductive Rights Advocates Say Ohio Fetal Remains Bill Is Unconstitutional.
Senate Bill 27 was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

# Military / DOD
US Navy ends 2020 with another Taiwan Strait transit. Two guided-missile destroyers steamed through the contested, 110-mile-wide waterway separating Taiwan from mainland China.

US to move aircraft carrier out of Middle East amid Iran tension. The Pentagon has decided to send home the USS Nimitz, the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East https://apnews.com/article/iran-persian-gulf-tensions-middle-east-navy-united-states-7e42566a1982a61754fecd73d7d1c8dc

The United States is preparing to test a hypersonic missile. Meanwhile, the U.S. has passed a Pacific Deterrence Initiative to boost the U.S.
military presence and deter China in the Indo-Pacific region.

# Military / Global
Japan is to develop missiles capable of striking North Korea, possibly pre-emptively. These missiles also have the range necessary to defend territory claimed by China.

Russian and Chinese warplanes have entered the South Korean Air Defense Zone during the reporting period.

# Murmurs of War
Iran’s Top Diplomat Warns Trump Plotting to ‘Fabricate Pretext for War’
as US Flies B-52s Over Persian Gulf. “Iran doesn’t seek war,” said the Iranian foreign minister, “but will openly and directly defend its people, security, and vital interests.”

The growing peril of war with China over Taiwan. No easy answers for any of the participants to halt their march toward catastrophe.

The Trump administration is working to verify intelligence that shows China offered to pay militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops, Axios reported.

US investigating unconfirmed intel that China offered bounties on American troops China has denied the allegations.

Iran attack may be next in Trump’s farewell bag of tricks: There appears to be a tangible risk of a military confrontation before Trump leaves office.

# Nuclear / Radiation
Lethal Levels of Radiation Found in Damaged Fukushima Reactor, Impacting its Shutdown https://www.ecowatch.com/fukushima-lethal-radiation-2649706408.html

# Science
White House appears to conclude review of EPA ‘secret science’ rule. The White House appears to have concluded its review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that’s expected to limit the types of scientific research the agency can consider in its rulemaking process.

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