Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-15

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Az̧ Z̧āhirīyah January 15, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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This is cute: Woodland creatures sing a Bellini opera in beautiful short film
https://www.classicfm.com/composers/bellini/woodland-creatures-sing-opera-forest-short-film/?fbclid=IwAR1D3_sxqchjHdg_fUq4ZiKOA4JM6a7-m09XjoPHh3zi6-J-Bq8nsuimQ2c
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# Border / Immigration
“Damning” New Inspector General Report Finds Proof of Trump Team Cruelty to Asylum Seekers. The report directly implicates Trump in the disastrous family separation policy.
https://truthout.org/articles/damning-new-ig-report-finds-proof-of-trump-team-cruelty-to-asylum-seekers/

Biden promised to stop all deportations for 100 days after taking office. Activists are holding him to it. Biden is facing pressure from immigrant rights groups to make good on his campaign promise to pause all deportations as soon as he takes office.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-deportations-immigration-activists

# Children / Youth
Waitress Frees 11-Year-Old Boy From Horrific Abuse: An Orlando detective said the boy was “destined to be killed” if he had not been rescued.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ne-orlando-waitress-calls-police-child-abuse-20210114-kjdwvk7q5nf7pkj2gzap5znfgy-story.html

# CoronaVirus
Biden calls for swift action while outlining $1.9 trillion virus relief package https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534365-biden-calls-for-swift-action-while-outlining-19-trillion-virus-relief

Tech coalition working to create digital COVID-19 vaccination passport.
The Project’s technology, created with the Rockefeller Foundation, is being utilized by three major airline alliances.
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/534228-tech-coalition-working-to-create-digital-covid-19-vaccination-passport

23 Seniors Have Died in Norway After Receiving the Pfizer Experimental COVID mRNA Injection https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/23-seniors-have-died-in-norway-after-receiving-the-pfizer-experimental-covid-mrna-injection/

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Generated Immune Response in Volunteers, Reported Minimal Side-Effects https://www.techtimes.com/articles/255943/20210114/johnson-covid-19-vaccine-update-generated-immune-response-volunteers-reported.htm

Promised Vaccine Stockpile Doesn’t Even Exist? Governors Demand Trump ‘Answer Immediately for This Deception’
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/15/promised-vaccine-stockpile-doesnt-even-exist-governors-demand-trump-answer

# Economy / Trade
U.S. deficit 60.7 percent higher than this time last year. The federal deficit in the first three months of the budget year is 60.7 percent higher than over the same time period as last year, a record-breaking
$572.9 billion
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/u-s-deficit-60-7-percent-higher-than-this-time-last-year/article_e6a29172-5747-11eb-bcf7-67218307a562.html

The $2,000 stimulus cheques alone won’t work – the US needs better infrastructure https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/15/the-2000-stimulus-cheques-alone-wont-work-the-us-needs-better-infrastructure

# Employment
New unemployment claims soared to nearly 1 million last week, the latest sign that the U.S. economy continues to struggle to overcome the
COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.livingstonparishnews.com/breaking_news/new-unemployment-claims-approach-1-million/article_d24fe68e-56a2-11eb-8e28-37e84a4fd489.html

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
Canada greenlights three offshore drilling projects off Newfoundland coast “Legally binding conditions” on projects are meant to protect the environment, says Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/14/canada-greenlights-three-offshore-drilling-projects-off-newfoundland-coast.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden set to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante to pre-Trump size. Little on-the-ground damage to the Utah public lands has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/11/10/with-biden-win-utah/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Tom Vilsack’s nomination as agriculture secretary reopens old wounds for Black farmers https://agriculture.einnews.com/news/black-farmers

End of the Grocery Store? Major Changes in Food Retail (and WHY) https://www.grocerydive.com/news/why-grocery-chains-are-making-their-biggest-changes-in-decades/544899/

# Global Politics and other news
Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/15/russia-open-skies-treaty-459597

# Gov / Politics
Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/14/will-senate-confirm-coup-plotter-victoria-nuland

Capitol Rioters Planned to Capture and Kill Lawmakers: For the first time, federal prosecutors have stated their view that the Trumpist mob failed in carrying out a plan to murder government officials.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/533484-fbi-investigating-whether-capitol-suspects-sought-to-harm-lawmakers

Biden Picks Ex-FDA Chief to Sort Out Sputtering Vax Rollout. David Kessler is a close ally of Anthony Fauci, and the two worked together in the 1990s to develop and approve drugs to fight the AIDS epidemic.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/david-kessler-tapped-by-biden-to-sort-out-sputtering-vaccine-rollout-as-head-of-operation-warp-speed

Biden Postpones Inauguration Rehearsal Over Security Threats. The president-elect’s train trip was also scrapped. The practice run is now scheduled for Monday.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/14/biden-team-postpones-inauguration-rehearsal-due-to-security-threats-459538

Trump Plans to Live at Mar-a-Lago and Bring Aides With Him. Trump’s “body man” plans to accompany him to Palm Beach.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-plans-to-permanently-move-to-mar-a-lago-and-bring-aides-with-him

Government Is not Owned and Controlled by the People, People Are Owned and Controlled by Government. The U.S. may morph into two nations with the “deplorables” under the heel of the empowered social justice warriors http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56190.htm

Abandon Trump? Deep in the GOP ranks, the MAGA mindset prevails.
https://bmglobalnews.com/2021/01/15/abandon-trump-deep-in-the-g-o-p-ranks-the-maga-mind-set-prevails/

Diminished Trump leaves a vacuum for 2024 hopefuls.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/15/donald-trump-vacuum-2024-presidential-candidates-459536

GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534337-gop-in-bind-over-trump-as-corporate-donations-freeze

Cowboys for Trump leader says he is headed to DC with guns For Inauguration. “I will embrace my Second Amendment. I will keep my right to bear arms. My vehicle is an extension of my home, in regards to the constitutional law, and I have a right to keep those arms in my car,” he said.
https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/cowboys-for-trump-leader-plans-to-bring-guns-to-dc-on-the-day-of-bidens-inauguration/articleshow/80276354.cms

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings call for his removal, citing involvement in Capitol riot
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-rep-paul-gosars-siblings-call-his-removal-citing-involvement-capitol-riot-1561201

Trump expected to leave White House morning of Biden’s inauguration.
President Trump is expected to depart Washington, D.C., next Wednesday morning, before Joe Biden is inaugurated as the new president https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534440-trump-expected-to-leave-white-house-morning-of-bidens-inauguration

Republicans scramble to contain fallout as donors distance themselves https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/534343-republicans-scramble-to-contain-fallout-as-donors-freeze-contributions

President-elect Biden must steer clear of the WHO. The world is slowly approaching a full year of coronavirus lockdowns. The pandemic and the crushing lockdowns that followed caught many by surprise and off guard.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/op-ed-president-elect-biden-must-steer-clear-of-the-who/article_784af20c-55dd-11eb-a0c3-a7625dc184b9.html

Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Getting Death Threats. Just one day after voting to impeach Trump, the 10 Republicans who sided against him have endured both physical and political threats.
https://news.yahoo.com/won-t-last-until-primary-020356259.html

Republican buying body armour amid reports of death threats for Trump impeachment vote https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-impeachment-capitol-riot-gop-b1787504.html

Will the Senate confirm coup plotter Nuland? Victoria Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/01/15/will-the-senate-confirm-coup-plotter-nuland/

Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military. Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.
https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/newsletters/watchdog-newsletter/capitol-attack-underscores-white-supremacist-infiltration/

# Law Enforcement
Trump Tries to Defund the Police on His Way Out, He also wants to cut money for global COVID vaccination.
https://prospect.org/politics/trump-tries-to-defund-the-police-on-his-way-out/

All White MAGA Mob Screamed “Kill him with his own gun’ as they robbed, tased fallen officer (Back the Blue?) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/14/maga-mob-screamed-kill-him-with-his-own-gun-as-they-robbed-tased-fallen-officer-back-the-blue/

Feds Nab Proud Boy Seen Smashing Capitol Window With Shield. Dominic ‘Spazzo’ Pezzola was allegedly one of the first people to shatter a window to the Capitol, allowing rioters to stream inside and unlock doors.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-track-down-dominic-spazzo-pezzola-the-proud-boy-seen-smashing-capitol-window-with-police-shield

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
‘QAnon Shaman’ Seeks Pardon From Trump for Capitol Riot. His attorney argues that he “accepted President Trump’s invitation to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/534363-man-known-as-qanon-shaman-asks-trump-for-pardon-after-storming-capitol

Entire Michigan GOP Administration Faces Prison in Water Poisoning Murders https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/15/entire-michigan-gop-administration-faces-prison-in-water-poisoning-murders/

FBI Allegation: Russian Intelligence paid $500k in Bitcoin to Trump’s coup leaders https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/14/fbi-allegation-russian-intelligence-paid-500k-in-bitcoin-to-trumps-coup-leaders/

A man charged with threatening to kill Nancy Pelosi will be kept in custody while his case is pending. The defendant brought multiple firearms to Washington but arrived too late in the day to join the Capitol insurrection https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/man-threatened-kill-pelosi-held-custody-capitol-riots

# LGBTQ
Sarah McBride just became the highest-ranking trans elected official in American history
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/03/sarah-mcbride-first-transgender-state-senator-delaware-433990

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it plans to start collecting and compiling data on state marijuana tax revenue.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/u-s-census-bureau-wants-to-collect-marijuana-tax-revenue-data-from-states/

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) used his State of the Commonwealth speech to highlight the racist history of marijuana prohibition and the need to legalize cannabis while expunging past records.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-prohibition-was-designed-as-racist-system-virginia-governor-says-in-state-of-the-commonwealth-speech/

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making grant money available to support the “breeding, testing and development” of “superior performing”
hemp varieties.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/usda-announces-grant-to-collect-superior-performing-hemp-seeds/

Colorado retailers sold more than $2 billion worth of legal marijuana products in 2020. Several other states also saw huge cannabis sales totals last year.
https://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-marijuana-sales-on-pace-to-set-new-annual-record-in-2020-11859264

# Medical / Health
Trump Accused of Trying to ‘Inflict as Much Harm as Possible’ With Billions in Global Health Funding Cuts During Pandemic https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/15/trump-accused-trying-inflict-much-harm-possible-billions-global-health-funding-cuts

# Military / DOD
The Navy is eyeing a brand new destroyer bristling with lasers and hypersonic weapons. The Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer may end up packing a futuristic arsenal of both laser weapons and hypersonic missiles.
https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/navy-destroyer-lasers-hypersonic-missiles/

Former Navy SEAL bragged about taking part in Capitol riots in now-deleted Facebook video. Retired Navy SEAL Adam Newbold made a video explaining how rioters breached the Capitol building on Jan. 6 https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-seal-captiol-riots/

# Social
Capitol rioters included highly trained former military and police.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/01/15/capitol-rioters-included-highly-trained-ex-military-and-cops/

The threat from Trump-inspired extremism is likely to remain and grow beyond Inauguration Day, according to experts https://thehill.com/homenews/morning-report/534375-the-hills-morning-report

# Technology
Mark Sullivan looks at how gun-detection software works, why its creators say it’s a more responsible alternative to facial recognition, and why skeptics believe it has a whole set of problems of its own.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90594180/capitol-gun-detection-ai-zeroeyes-omnilert

Amazon is accused of fixing the price of e-books sold on its site through anticompetitive agreements with the nation’s top five publishers, known as the “Big Five,” according to a complaint filed Thursday.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/15/amazoncom-and-big-five-publishers-accused-of-ebook-price-fixing

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