Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-10

Voices, The Peoples News

January 10, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous

Let’s talk about the insurrection at the United States Capitol.



# Border / Immigration

Enforce Immigration Law: Send Melania Back to Slovenia as Required https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/09/politico-enforce-immigration-law-send-melania-back-to-slovenia-as-required/


Gaps in Melania Trump’s immigration story raise questions. A racy photo shoot is prompting fresh scrutiny of the would-be first lady’s early visits to the United States.



What is the Einstein visa? And how did Melania Trump get one? Melania Trump obtained US citizenship on a visa reserved for immigrants with “extraordinary ability” and “sustained national and international acclaim.”



# CoronaVirus

A Failure of Empathy Led to 200,000 Deaths. It Has Deep Roots. One giant psychology experiment explains why many people seem like they don’t care about the deaths of the elderly.



Did the Coronavirus escape from a lab? SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right.



# Economy / Trade

Pompeo lifts restrictions on US-Taiwan relationship as clock runs out on Trump administration https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-01-09/pompeo-says-lifting-self-imposed-restrictions-on-us-taiwan-relationship


# Environment / Climate / Interior

In Norfolk, Va, sea level rise reduces some stormwater system capacity by 50%, data shows https://www.pilotonline.com/news/environment/vp-nw-fz20-sensor-stormwater-flooding-norfolk-20210103-t4jofv7hbff3dgcposbf7z7p5m-story.html


What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 https://therevelator.org/species-extinct-2020/


# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Cocaine production driving deforestation into Colombian national park.

Area residents say armed groups control the trade of coca in and out of the region, and are operating in an atmosphere of impunity.



Indonesia’s food estate program threatens to overlap onto habitats of key species like orangutans and tigers in Sumatra https://news.mongabay.com/2021/01/indonesia-food-estate-program-wildlife-indigenous-groups/


# Global Politics and other news

Turkey’s president says US unrest ‘disgrace for democracy,’ hopes for peace in Biden era https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/01/08/642572/Erdogan-Trump-Capitol-disgrace-democracy


North Korea’s Kim calls US ‘our biggest enemy,’ says its hostile policies never change https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-01-08/north-koreas-kim-calls-us-biggest-enemy-urges-end-to-hostile-policies


# Gov / Politics

Must-see new video shows Capitol riot was way worse than we thought.

Chris Hayes: “It is entirely possible that there were people in that crowd, looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the political class that the President, and people like Mo Brooks, and even to a certain extent Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, have told them have betrayed them.”



Jamie Raskin Lost His Son. Then He Fled a Mob. The day before the Capitol riot, a congressman buried his 25-year-old son, who had left a note for his family on New Year’s Eve.



  1. Va. GOP lawmaker charged after videoing himself rioting inside Capitol. A growing number of Republicans and Democrats said they want to expel Evans from the legislature if he does not resign.



Pressure grows on Trump to leave. Democrats have drawn up articles of impeachment citing an “incitement of insurrection” and Sen. Ben Sasse

(R-Neb.) has said he’d consider voting to remove Trump from office if the House votes to impeach him again.



Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) circulated a memo outlining procedure for holding a second trial for President Trump if the House impeaches him for a second time.



Until now, the United States has never had a president incite a mob against the U.S. Capitol building in a desperate ploy to stay in power.

Is President Trump fit to remain as president until Jan. 20 or should he be immediately removed? These are important questions.



Anthony Scaramucci Says Donald Trump ‘Cheered the Insurrection’ and Demands His Removal



Michael Cohen Says He is Cooperating With Trump Family Probes as Pardon Rumors Swirl



Kirchner: Trump’s Immediate Criminal Liability, Felony Murder (videos)



Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) May Leave GOP if Trump Wont Resign, Giving Dems Solid Senate Margin



The attack on the Capitol has damaged democracy worldwide for a generation. It’s hard to overstate how extraordinarily dangerous the next several years will be to democracy across the world.



Concerns about President Trump’s powers as a commander in chief, as well as the state of the military’s chain of command, are swirling after this week’s Trump-incited attack on the Capitol.



Video shows Rep. Mike Nearman helping right-wing demonstrators breach Oregon Capitol https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2021/01/video-clearly-shows-rep-mike-nearman-helping-right-wing-demonstrators-breach-oregon-capitol.html


Trump Rioters Urinated, Defecated In Capitol And Smeared Feces Around Offices, Hallways: Report https://theguardiansofdemocracy.com/trump-rioters-urinated-defecated-in-capitol-and-smeared-feces-around-offices-hallways-report/


Extremists vow to return to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Security levels being ramped up significantly for Biden’s swearing-in as some warn of ‘persistent challenge over the next months’



Maryland Governor Says Pentagon ‘Repeatedly Denied’ Approval To Send National Guard To Capitol https://www.salon.com/2021/01/08/the-pentagon-denied-multiple-requests-to-send-national-guard-during-capitol-siege-gop-governor-says/


Black woman beaten by L.A. pro-Trump protesters in “disturbing images”



The Trumps Have Fueled a Far-Right Media Monster That Is Not Going Away.

President Trump is not the only one in his orbit stoking far right violence for political gain.



Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone: Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler. Google removed it from its app store Friday and Apple threatened the same.



GOP lawmakers are wrestling with whether to stick with President Trump between now and Jan. 20 as members of his Cabinet consider resigning or invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.



GOP senator: Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses.’ Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who has played a leading role in opposing efforts to throw out the results of the 2020 election, on Saturday said President Trump has “committed impeachable offenses.”



Pelosi urges Democrats to prepare to return to DC this week amid impeachment calls



Republican West Virginia legislator Derrick Evans resigned from office Saturday after he was arrested and charged in relation to the Capitol riots that occurred Wednesday.



Republicans largely silent on consequences of deadly attack and Trump’s role in inciting it:

Three days after a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol carried out in President Trump’s name, Republican leaders have yet to outline plans to hold anyone accountable. Trump and some congressional Republicans, meanwhile, stepped up their efforts  to head off Democratic efforts to impeach him.



White House forced Georgia US attorney to resign: Pressure for resignation was part of broader push by President Trump to overturn state’s election results.



Pence Puts 25th Amendment Back on the table: His family were in a nuclear bunker while being hunted by Trump’s hired thugs…not safe while Trump is free. Trump put a hit out on Pence after failing to have his family kidnapped https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/10/pence-puts-25th-amendment-back-on-the-table-his-family-were-in-a-nuclear-bunker-while-being-hunted-by-trumps-hired-thugs-not-safe-while-trump-is-free/


Capitol Officers Cover Up Report: Uniformed Active Duty Military, MS 13 and Badge Carrying, Fully Armed Police, Dozens of them, led Capitol

Invasion: Media reports of the attempted coup are fake. These were police and military, as reported by those who fought them. They were armed, automatic weapons, bombs, flash bangs and full police and military equipment.



Report: GOP Congressmen Opened Doors for Rioters, Directed Them to High Security Areas.

Official says commander of Capitol Police, Sergeant at Arms of House and Senate working with rioters, standing down security as well.



Stewing in the WH, Trump Screams ‘I’m Not Going to Resign.’ Sources say Trump has made comments that gave no indication he was worried about leaving early or being removed.



GOP senator: It would be best for Trump ‘to resign and go away as soon as possible’



# Law Enforcement

FBI focuses on whether rioters intended to harm lawmakers or take hostages. Zip ties and weapons prompt questions about whether individuals intended to kill or capture politicians.



You can’t fight fascism by expanding the police state. We need to address systemic injustice at its root.



Restoring Justice: Cops Who Supported Capitol Insurrection on Social Media Face Firing. The Oakland Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that its officers endorsed or participated on social media accounts that contain objectionable content about the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/09/restoring-justice-cops-who-supported-capitol-insurrection-on-social-media-face-firing/


Officers calmly posed for selfies and appeared to open gates for protesters during the madness of the Capitol building insurrection



# Legal / Judicial / DOJ

BREAKING: Richard Barnett, who was seen sitting at a desk in Speaker Pelosi’s office, has been arrested in Arkansas and charged with entering and remaining on restricting grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property. https://nbcnews.to/35prOGz


# Military / DOD

Another Fort Bragg family joins housing complaint class-action suit https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/06/30/fort-bragg-families-enter-class-action-complaint-against-posts-housing-provider.html


# Technology

Apple has suspended the social media platform Parler from the App Store for what it deems the company’s lack of moderation of threats of violence.


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