Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-01-18

Sofo-Birnin-Gwari Voices, The Peoples News

amoroso January 18, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
John McCain’s Apache land grab is finally happening. The fight for a copper deposit beneath sacred lands shows the extent of the government’s extractive greed.

Apache file lien on Oak Flat, temporary restraining order to stop land transfer from Forest Service to foreign mining company https://indiancountrytoday.com/the-press-pool/apache-file-lien-on-oak-flat-temporary-restraining-order-to-stop-land-transfer-from-forest-service-to-foreign-mining-company-pb5UXtGzO0KVPVrju2EpiA

Indigenous-led movement credited with ‘huge victory’ as Biden plans to rescind Keystone XL permit on day one. “We formed an immensely powerful, unlikely alliance of voices and we never gave up.”

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Parrots are facing extinction, and only policymakers can save them https://www.zmescience.com/science/parrots-extinction-deforestation-89264326/

# Border / Immigration
Guatemala detains hundreds of migrants at border as U.S.-bound caravan grows –The Red Cross estimates that up to 4,000 people could join the caravan https://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-central-americans-gather-caravan-060640742.html

Incoming Biden Administration to Migrant Caravan: Don’t Come, You Won’t Get in Immediately https://news.yahoo.com/incoming-biden-administration-migrant-caravan-200534564.html

# CoronaVirus
Kansas nurses refuse to give COVID-19 vaccines over safety concerns –The county will hire at least one outside nurse, who will be paid with
COVID-19 funds.

13 Israelis suffer facial paralysis after coronavirus vaccine – report –Doctors in the health system estimate that in practice the number of cases is higher.

Almost a third of recovered Covid patients return to hospital in five months and one in eight die https://nypost.com/2021/01/18/1-in-8-recovered-covid-19-patients-die-within-5-months-study/

As scientists identify more and more potentially worrying variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, they are grappling with just what to call them. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00097-w

Another coronavirus variant linked to growing share of cases, several large outbreaks, in California https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/18/california-coronavirus-variant/

A far more contagious coronavirus strain—first spotted in the UK—has arrived in Houston. Here’s what you need to know: http://spr.ly/6186HkkNw

# Economy / Trade
U.S. Could Give $1,875 Stimulus Checks For 8 Months For Same Cost As
2017 Trump Tax Cuts, Says Robert Reich

# Education / Schools
Fixating on Pandemic “Learning Loss” Undermines the Need to Transform Education Systemic change requires that students, families and teachers collectively serve as designers of education.

Charter Schools Movement Sees a Growth Opportunity in Public School Funding Cuts The pandemic and school privatization schemes continue to bleed students and funding from public school systems.

# Employment
More than 400,000 U.S. clean energy jobs have been lost so far during the pandemic https://e360.yale.edu/digest/more-than-400-000-u-s-clean-energy-jobs-have-been-lost-so-far-during-the-pandemic

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
POWER PLAY: The Influence of Virginia’s Biggest Utility https://www.propublica.org/series/power-play

Biden may cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit as soon as his first day in office https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-biden-keystone/biden-may-cancel-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit-as-soon-as-his-first-day-in-office-source-idINKBN29N07D

Biden to Yank Keystone XL Permit on First Day of Presidency

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump Administration pushes last-minute actions that could hurt wildlife and the environment

# Gov / Politics
Congress Works For You. Here’s How to Be a Better Boss.

Republican senators are wrestling over what they want their party’s future relationship with Donald Trump to be after he leaves office on Wednesday.

Oregon Considering Bill for Emergency Seizure of Private Property. The Oregon State Legislature is currently considering a bill which would allow for the governor to seize, use, or possess any private property during a state of emergency.
HB-2238 is supposedly meant to clarify the “Governor’s authority to use property during an emergency.”

Stopping Every Car Trying to Leave DC. They are stopping every car trying to get out of city on 23rd Street – asking for ID. (video) https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=16A3SXRYB3SX

The nation’s capital has been turned into an occupied military zone like Baghdad. Armed troops authorized to use lethal force are manning checkpoints to enter and leave downtown Washington, D.C., Green Zone and Red Zone perimeters have been established. Several bridges into the city from neighboring Virginia are scheduled to be closed.

Pentagon Says Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in National Guard May Try to Assassinate Biden https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/17/pentagon-says-proud-boys-and-oath-keepers-in-national-guard-may-try-to-assassinate-biden/

A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans. An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/10/pro-trump-militant-group-has-recruited-thousands-police-soldiers-and-veterans/168935/

Arrest of 3%er by FBI Ties Rep. Bobert to Attack on Capitol https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/01/17/arrest-of-3er-by-fbi-ties-rep-bobert-to-attack-on-capitol/

Verify: Is the story behind the Boebert group photo circulating on social media true?
Photos of the Rifle Republican have been circulating with inaccurate claims.

State capitols are bracing for pro-Trump mobs: Across the US, governors are readying themselves for possible attacks from violent pro-Trump mobs ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration later this week.

Trump exits White House silenced by Twitter, shunned by some in GOP.
President Trump will depart the White House Wednesday after four tumultuous years that will be defined by a mob riot and bipartisan impeachment vote in his final weeks in office.

Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore up.
Implications for public record and legal proceedings after administration seized or destroyed papers, notes and other information https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/17/historians-having-to-tape-together-records-that-trump-tore-up

Biden faces monumental task healing divided country https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534547-biden-faces-monumental-task-healing-divided-country

# Law Enforcement
FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot https://www.news10.com/news/us-capitol-coverage/cowboys-for-trump-leader-arrested-over-us-capitol-riot/

3 North Texans have been arrested in connection with Capitol riot https://www.newsbreak.com/texas/dallas/news/2146326158394/3-north-texans-have-been-arrested-in-connection-with-capitol-riot

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Michael Cohen: New York Prosecutors will be ‘First on Line’ in Arrest of Trump Family. Trump selling US nuclear secrets. Destroying documents.
Selling pardons.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
USDA Releases Final Rule For Hemp, Two Years After Crop Was Federally Legalized https://www.marijuanamoment.net/usda-releases-final-rule-for-hemp-two-years-after-crop-was-federally-legalized/

Virginia Senate Holds First Marijuana Legalization Hearing, With More Scheduled Next Week https://www.marijuanamoment.net/virginia-senate-holds-first-marijuana-legalization-hearing-with-more-scheduled-next-week/

Feds To Send Marijuana And Hemp Samples To Labs As Part Of Large-Scale Testing Accuracy Study https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-to-send-marijuana-and-hemp-samples-to-labs-as-part-of-large-scale-testing-accuracy-study/

The National Credit Union Administration said it will continue to educate financial services providers about working with hemp businesses in 2021.

# Military / DOD
National Guard sleeping in the Capitol an echo of Civil War

The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency.

# Social
The Last Thing We Need Is Another War on Terror https://www.thedailybeast.com/after-the-capitol-riots-the-last-thing-we-need-is-another-war-on-terror

The U.S. Capitol Riots and the Double Standard of Protest Policing.
After the sacking of arguably the most important building in America, some critics see the use of law enforcement as yet another example of two Americas.

# Space
CIA Declassifies Nearly 3,000 Documents On UFOs, Revealing Mysterious ‘Information’ Was Analyzed In 1976 https://www.dailywire.com/news/cia-declassifies-nearly-3000-documents-on-ufos

NASA cut short a “critical test” of its new rocket on Sunday https://www.zmescience.com/science/nasa-test-cut-short-engine-263573/

# Technology
Parler CEO John Matze, family forced into hiding due to death threats, security breachesm filing https://www.theepochtimes.com/parler-ceo-john-matze-family-forced-into-hiding-due-to-death-threats-security-breaches-filing_3659107.html

Parler sues Amazon for suspending app from cloud service, claims antitrust violation and breach of contract –Parler seeking temporary relief after being blackballed by Amazon Web Services https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/parler-sues-amazon-antitrust-contract-breach

# Water
Life-Saving Drinking Water Disinfectants Have a ‘Dark Side.’
Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S.

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