Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-02-16

Ureshinomachi-shimojuku Voices, The Peoples News

http://newpotatoboxes.co.uk/uncategorized/new-operations-director-agricultural-division/ February 16, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# CoronaVirus
Moderna Experimental mRNA Vaccine Trials being Extended to Children and 6-Month-Old Babies in Texas https://www.kxan.com/texas-coronavirus-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-trial-in-kids-as-young-as-6-months-old-may-come-to-austin-after-teen-trial/

Fascinating behind the scenes look. How scientists intervened to help save the vaccine process from political pressure: The full story, the competing pressures must have been overwhelming: https://bit.ly/3rXnHuf

TX County Scrambles to Give 8,000 Vaxes After Power Failure. Relentless storm knocked out a backup generator at Harris County’s health department, switching off a refrigerator where 8,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine were being kept.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/harris-county-texas-scrambles-to-give-out-8000-vaccines-after-power-failure-switches-off-refrigerator

COVID-linked syndrome in children is growing and cases are more severe https://www.childrensmovementflorida.org/covid-linked-syndrome-in-children-is-growing-and-cases-are-more-severe/

# Economy / Trade
“The tax-filing season is now underway after a delayed start, and it’s expected to bring challenges and confusion as taxpayers and the IRS navigate pandemic-related issues, including some pertaining to stimulus checks.” https://bit.ly/3jVGyDm

Jersey hotel offers ‘front seat’ to demo of ex-Trump Plaza. Trump at one point had four businesses in Atlantic City, but they’ve all been either sold or shut down.
https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2021/01/20/auction-planned-for-seats-to-view-demolition-of-trump-plaza-in-atlantic-city-1358737

$15 Minimum Wage Would Have Bigger Budget Impact Than GOP Tax Cuts, Says Congressional Budget Office. “I believe that we will succeed in including the minimum wage in the reconciliation bill,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
https://truthout.org/articles/15-minimum-wage-would-have-bigger-budget-impact-than-gop-tax-cuts-says-cbo/

# Education / Schools
The pandemic has made school lunch free for all public school students.
Advocates are hoping to make the change permanent. The policy would echo similar efforts in cities like New York, Boston, and Chicago.
https://thecounter.org/california-senator-nancy-skinner-introduces-bill-free-school-meals-for-all/

# Employment / Labor
Yes we need the $1.9 trillion stimulus: Real unemployment is 3 times what they’re telling us. Reliance on part-timers, erosion of the minimum wage, attacks on unions all have served to depress working class wages.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/02/16/yes-we-need-the-1-9-trillion-stimulus-real-unemployment-is-3-times-what-theyre-telling-us/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Why Won’t Joe Biden Let Ethanol Die Already? The biofuel’s clean promise has only led to dirtier air.
https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/02/ethanol-emissions-joe-biden-biofuels/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
GOP Attacks Biden Nominee Deb Haaland for Role in Pipeline Protests.
Progressives say Haaland’s opposition to fossil fuels is what makes her the right pick for secretary of the interior.
https://truthout.org/articles/gop-attacks-biden-nominee-deb-haaland-for-role-in-pipeline-protests/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/feb/16/revealed-monsanto-mexico-us-glyphosate-ban

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Hershey, Nestlé, Mars and Other Chocolate Makers Named in Child Slavery Class Action Lawsuit https://www.ecowatch.com/chocolate-companies-child-slavery-lawsuit-2650543250.html

# Gov / Politics
Speaker Pelosi Authorizes Independent Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection https://www.democracynow.org/2021/2/16/headlines/speaker_pelosi_authorizes_independent_commission_to_investigate_jan_6_insurrection

Nasrallah on Capitol Riots: Trump revealed the true face of the United States. The whole world has remained silent, as have many Americans, in the face of his atrocious crimes against other peoples.
https://resistancenews.org/2021/02/15/nasrallah-on-capitol-riots-trump-revealed-the-true-face-of-the-united-states/

# Law Enforcement# Legal / Judicial / DOJ NAACP, Rep. Bennie Thompson sue Trump, Giuliani over Capitol riot https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538969-naacp-rep-bennie-thompson-sue-trump-giuliani-over-capitol-riot

Trump’s Frivolous First Amendment Defense Won’t Shield Him in a Criminal Case Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the Capitol would not be deemed protected free speech in a criminal trial.
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-frivolous-first-amendment-defense-wont-shield-him-in-a-criminal-case/

Trump Faces First Civil Suit Over Role in Inciting Followers to Attack Capitol Rep. Bennie Thompson also names Rudy Giuliani, the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys as co-defendants in the lawsuit.
https://truthout.org/articles/trump-faces-first-civil-suit-over-role-in-inciting-followers-to-attack-capitol/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The New Mexico House Health & Human Services Committee approved a bill to legalize marijuana, an issue that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) says is a priority for 2021.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-mexico-lawmakers-approve-marijuana-legalization-bill-in-committee/

Washington State House Public Safety Committee approved a bill to decriminalize drug possession—similar to the law that voters in neighboring Oregon approved in November.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/washington-lawmakers-approve-drug-decriminalization-bill-in-committee-vote/

Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), along with a coalition of marijuana advocacy groups, are calling on President Joe Biden to mass pardon people convicted of cannabis offenses https://www.marijuanamoment.net/lawmakers-and-advocates-urge-biden-to-grant-marijuana-clemency-in-presidents-day-push/

# Medical / Health
State Lawmakers Propose Tough New Bills to Curb Rising Drug Prices. The measures would set the rates paid by state-run and commercial health plans to a benchmark based on prices in Canada.
https://khn.org/news/article/as-drug-prices-keep-rising-state-lawmakers-propose-tough-new-bills-to-curb-them/

# Security
Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms. The corporate mainstream media are stenographers for the national security state’s ongoing psychological operations aimed at the American people.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/opening-the-cias-can-of-worms/5737393

# Social
Racist Trolls Disrupt Iowa Lawmakers’ Town Hall. It’s the second time in a week that anonymous callers have made vile and violent comments.
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/15/iowa-lawmakers-town-hall-interrupted-people-shouting-racist-language/6750389002/

# Water
San Angelo water contaminated as winter storm hits Texas. In some areas of the West Texas city, the state found concentrations of benzene, a known carcinogen, to be 35 times the safe limit.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/12/san-angelo-water-contamination/?ct=t(RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN)

# Weather
Frozen Chaos Across South: 5M in the Dark, No Water, No Heat https://www.thedailybeast.com/winter-storm-plunges-43-million-texas-homes-into-darkness?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition

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