Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-08

Voices, The Peoples News

January 8, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous

A crude virus: How ‘man camps’ can cause a COVID surge: The Keystone XL Pipeline threatens to spread more than just oil through Indigenous communities.



# CoronaVirus

Early Study Finds Pfizer Vaxx Works on U.K. COVID Mutation. The virus variant is more contagious than the original and has brought Britain to its knees.



The COVID vaccine rollout is such a mess that in some places people are sleeping in their cars to get doses



Nearly Half of U.S. Voters Believe Health Officials have been Misleading with COVID Data https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/polling/poll-nearly-half-all-voters-believe-public-health-officials-have


Big Tech And Big Pharma Merge: Oracle Takes Over Vaccine Data World https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/big-tech-big-pharma-merge-oracle-takes-over-vaccine-data-world/


In aftermath of report on COVID-19 deaths at Pennsylvania veterans center, family member hopes for more accountability https://www.wfmz.com/news/state/in-aftermath-of-report-on-covid-19-deaths-at-pennsylvania-veterans-center-family-member-hopes/article_f7b5de97-3fff-5176-a073-19774a3eb832.html


Biden to quickly release nearly all vaccine doses in shift from Trump https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533343-biden-to-quickly-release-nearly-all-vaccine-doses-in-shift-from-trump


FDA chief urges states to allow vaccination of lower-priority groups https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/533364-fda-chief-urges-states-to-allow-covid-vaccinations-of-lower-priority-groups


# Economy

Economy loses 140K jobs in December, first losses since April https://thehill.com/policy/finance/533242-december-jobs-report


Paul’s annual report details more than $54B in wasteful federal government spending. Congress “spent as never before, doing so ostensibly without a care” in 2020, greatly contributing to what is now a $3.1 trillion deficit, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, argues in his annual wasteful spending report.



# Education / Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tendered her resignation to President Trump Thursday



# Energy / Pipelines / Mining

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is moving to loosen mining regulations and green light new mineral projects https://www.reuters.com/article/instant-article/idUSKBN29D1AD


# Environment / Climate / Interior

Trump auctions Arctic refuge to oil companies in last bid against the environment https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/05/trump-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-lease-sales


Geoengineers inch closer to Sun-dimming balloon test. Today, after much technical and regulatory wrangling, Harvard University scientists are proposing a June 2021 test flight of a research balloon designed to drop small amounts of chalky dust and observe its effects.



# Gov / Politics

Trump’s Insurrection Requires His Immediate Removal



Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah: “I stepped down because I saw where this was heading.”



Charges for Trump family members and associates, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Rudy Giuliani and others await the confirmation of Biden’s new Attorney General.



‘Unfathomable’: Capitol Police Officer Murdered, Kidnappings and Lynchings Planned by Trump Terrorists. Everyone involved in the attack on the Capitol now faces murder charges https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/07/unfathomable-capitol-police-officer-murdered-kidnappings-and-lynchings-planned-by-trump-terrorists/


Impeachment Begun: President Biden calls the violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol an ‘insurrection’ and ‘domestic terrorism’ (powerful)



Congressional leaders vowed Wednesday to fire law enforcement chiefs amid bipartisan anger that a mob was able to easily enter the Capitol building, putting everyone inside in danger.



‘Conspiracy and Sedition … Are Definitely on the Table.’ Investigations into the mob violence are getting underway. Who should be held accountable, and for what?



This Army Ranger-turned-Congressman was last out of the House chamber during the Capitol riots: “Frankly, I’m pretty angry right now,” he told CBS. “I’m angry about the traitors who stormed the Capitol.”



Rep. Ro Khanna: Republicans Should Back Impeachment After Trump Incited Mob Violence https://www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/ro_khanna_trump_capitol_insurrection_impeachment


Every Lawmaker Calling for Trump to Be Removed From Office. High-profile Democrats and at least four Republicans want Trump gone for inciting a mob to take over the U.S. Capitol



Trump Aides Rush to Keep Him From Sparking Another Conflict. Trump is increasingly unhinged. Top national security officials are trying to keep the whole world from paying the price.



Murkowski becomes first GOP senator to call on Trump to resign https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/08/donald-trump-capitol-impeachment-joe-biden-election-coronavirus-covid-live-updates?page=with:block-5ff8a49b8f08ef644fc2b61c


Trump Must Be Held Accountable. If he remains unpunished, Trump’s antidemocratic, violent movement will persist in mainstream American culture.



The World Shook as America Raged: America’s rivals cited the chaos at the Capitol as a sign that America has forfeited its claim to be a political model or world leader.



While Railing Against Trump Coup, Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland. Nuland was the driving force behind the

2014 insurrection that overthrew the Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine and is now set to serve as Biden’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs.



History and the growing power of right-wing extremism point to a volatile future for the West during the Biden presidency.



Dems Seek to Impeach Trump for ‘Incitement of Insurrection.’ The articles could receive a vote on the House floor as soon as Monday. If passed, Trump would be the first president to be impeached twice.



# Law Enforcement

FBI Puts Up $50K for Info on Would-Be D.C. Pipe-Bomber. The person is suspected of planting pipe bombs outside the HQs of both the Republican and Democratic National Committees as rioters swamped the Capitol.



U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, submitted his resignation with barely seven months on the job https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533262-capitol-police-chief-announces-resignation-after-pro-trump-riots


Capitol Police Chief Resigns Following Insurrection, Lawmakers Demand Answers https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/lawmakers-promise-investigation-firings-capitol-police-1110919/


Capitol Police firings imminent after ‘attempted coup,’ top appropriator warns With control of both chambers and the White House, Democrats could mandate changes among the Capitol Police force.



Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick collapsed after being injured while confronting rioters and died Thursday night. He became the fourth fatality tied to the Capitol clashes.



Trump Was ‘Pleased’ as Mob Stormed Capitol: Trump is said to have agreed to make his latest video, in which he finally acknowledges the end of his presidency, after realizing he could face legal trouble.



# Legal / Judicial / DOJ

Republican attorney on Trump’s call to Georgia officials resigns from law firm Cleta Mitchell left her partnership position at Foley & Lardner one day after the firm issued a statement expressing concern about Mitchell’s role in the call.



Another Lawyer on Trump’s Georgia Phone Call Is Out of a Job. Alex Kaufman is leaving his firm two days after Cleta Mitchell quit her job at a different firm.



Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden plans to name United States Circuit Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general, according to media reports.



AG Opens Grand Jury Probe Into Elijah McClain’s Death. Elijah McClain, 23, was unarmed when he was stopped by police, who used a now-banned chokehold on him.



Dominion Voting Sues Trumpist Lawyer Sidney Powell for $1.3B. Citing her role promoting baseless conspiracy theories that the company helped steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump https://www.thedailybeast.com/dominion-voting-sues-pro-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-for-dollar13-billion-over-election-conspiracy-theories?source=cheats&via=rss


# Media

Twitter permanently suspends Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and others https://thehill.com/policy/technology/533424-twitter-permanently-suspends-michael-flynn-sidney-powell-and-others


# Security

FBI Puts Up $50K for Info on Would-Be D.C. Pipe-Bomber. The person is suspected of planting pipe bombs outside the HQs of both the Republican and Democratic National Committees as rioters swamped the Capitol.


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