Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-03-23

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Panaji March 23, 2021
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# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
More than half of Florida’s manatees exposed to weed killer, study finds. Researchers found the weed-killer glyphosate, the world’s most-used pesticide, in more than half of all Florida manatees the study sampled.
https://www.news-press.com/story/tech/science/environment/2021/03/22/more-than-half-floridas-manatees-have-herbicide-glyphosate-their-bodies-new-study/4798339001/

# Border / Immigration
Migrants, including children, face cramped conditions at South Texas Border Patrol facility: Photos released by the office of U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, show dozens of migrants cramped together in a Border Patrol facility in South Texas. The images give a rare glimpse of the conditions many migrants face in Border Patrol detention centers https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/22/donna-border-patrol-facility-photos/

Border Patrol in Rio Grande Valley considering releasing illegal crossers into US without court date. Such a decision would be unprecedented if enacted and would place the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants https://americansecuritytoday.com/border-patrol-releasing-illegal-crossers-into-us-without-court-date/

Children crowded in a room in a Customs and Border Protection temporary outflow facility in Donna, Texas. A lawyer who met with children held in Border Patrol custody describes the urgency of expediting their release.
https://www.axios.com/photos-overcrowded-border-patrol-migrant-tents-0525a96b-0dc8-473f-b59c-38b0b3e52760.html

# Children / Youth
CPS Reform with ‘Racist’ Amendment Backfires: A GOP member of the Texas House went rogue with an anti-immigrant amendment, and it wasn’t pretty.
https://www.texasobserver.org/texas-republican-wants-cry-gop-colleagues-attempt-hijack-cps-reform-immigration-amendment/

More Children 14 and Under Are Murdered Than Die of COVID-19 https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/18/more-children-14-and-under-are-murdered-than-die-of-covid-19/

# CoronaVirus
AstraZeneca is planning to request authorization for use in the U.S.
after a study released Monday found its vaccine was 79 percent effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19.
https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2021/astrazeneca-us-vaccine-trial-met-primary-endpoint.html

High vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19, especially for Black people, study suggests. In a retrospective study of individuals tested for COVID-19, vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient were associated with a lower risk of COVID-19 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210322175028.htm

Long-haul COVID: Physicians review what’s known. With more patients complaining of lingering and chronic effects from COVID-19, experts review what’s known and why care for long-haulers requires an interdisciplinary approach.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210322175018.htm

U.S. Health Officials Say AstraZeneca Data Seems ‘Outdated.’ Federal health officials released a rare statement early Tuesday that appears to cast some doubt on AstraZeneca’s encouraging vaccine trial results.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-health-officials-say-astrazeneca-may-have-relied-on-outdated-information-over-covid-19-trial-11616484192

The Johnson and Johnson experimental COVID “vaccine” is not an mRNA “vaccine,” it is an “adenovirus” vaccine. Intelligent people vs.
powerful psychological conditioning
https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/people-now-dying-following-the-experimental-johnson-and-johnson-covid-injections/

Banned Videos of Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children Restored https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/banned-videos-of-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-children-restored-on-health-impact-news/

Our immune systems can cope with Covid-19, it’s our politicians who can’t. Previous studies have shown that Sars-Cov-2 infection induces robust T-cell responses. Interestingly, some people who have never had
Covid-19 have memory T-cells from prior common-cold coronavirus infections that cross-react with Sars-Cov-2, suggesting that there may be some existing protection in the population https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/15/immune-systems-covid-19-politicians-virus

The latest developments with the AstraZeneca vaccine. In a trial involving more than 32,000 volunteers, about two-thirds of whom received the vaccine, the shots had a 79% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/astrazeneca-reports-powerful-covid-19-protection-new-vaccine-trial

U.S. Health Officials Raise Concerns Over AstraZeneca Vaccine Data.
Officials raised concerns just after AstraZeneca announced that its US study indicated the shot was safe and effective.
https://www.politico.eu/article/us-health-agency-casts-doubt-on-oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine-data/

Private Prison Company Poisoned Immigrants at Adelanto for A Decade. GEO Group Claims That Practices Were Suitable for “Animal Premise Disinfectant.”
https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/03/22/private-prison-company-poisoned-immigrants-adelanto-decade

# Economy / Trade
House Democrats demand answers on slow $1,400 checks. A group of House Democrats is calling for answers on reported delays in getting the current round of $1,400 direct payments under the recently passed $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan to people who do not have to file a tax return, including veterans and some Social Security beneficiaries.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/544429-house-democrats-demand-answers-on-slow-1400-checks

The 1 Percent Owes Billions in Unpaid Taxes. The IRS Should Reclaim It for Infrastructure. Want to cause a real ruckus, President Biden? Draft a bill to overhaul the IRS and tax trillions stashed by the rich.
https://truthout.org/articles/1-percent-owes-billions-in-unpaid-taxes-irs-must-reclaim-it-for-infrastructure/

White House Eyes Funding Free Community College With Tax Increase on the Rich The White House is discussing tax increases for corporations and the wealthy to fund a $3 trillion infrastructure bill.
https://truthout.org/articles/1-percent-owes-billions-in-unpaid-taxes-irs-must-reclaim-it-for-infrastructure/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Evidence of Fracking Chemicals Found in Bodies of Pennsylvania Children.
One 9-year-old had 91 times the average level of biomarkers for toluene, a chemical that can damage livers and kidneys.
https://truthout.org/articles/evidence-of-fracking-chemicals-found-in-bodies-of-pennsylvania-children/

Cancellation of Fracking Project in Texas Shows Power of Grassroots Organizing The project was one of three proposed fracked natural gas terminals in the Rio Grande Valley.
https://truthout.org/articles/cancellation-of-fracking-project-in-texas-shows-power-of-grassroots-organizing/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Breaks State Rule to Kill Wolf. He got a warning and was allowed to keep the animal’s skull and hide.
https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/montana-governor-given-written-warning-after-trapping-killing-yellowstone-wolf#stream/0

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Court ruling clears way for hydroponics to join National Organic Program https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/03/court-ruling-clears-way-for-hydroponics-to-join-national-organic-program/

Utah adopts cage-free law with 2025 start date https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/03/utah-adopts-cage-free-law-with-2025-start-date/

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Turkey wraps now on recall list because of Listeria fears: MG Foods is expanding its recall of dozens of sandwiches to include three turkey wraps because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/03/turkey-wraps-now-on-recall-list-because-of-listeria-fears/

# General Recalls / Alerts
FDA Says Don’t Drink ‘Real Water’—Which, Thankfully, Is a Brand of Water The alkaline water brand has been tied to a number of cases of hepatitis.
https://www.foodandwine.com/news/fda-real-water-warning-hepatitis

# Gov / Political
The High Cost of Georgia’s Restrictive Voting Bills: Racist policies are bad for business, as the state’s own history can attest.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/541810-advocates-warn-restrictive-voting-bills-could-end-Georgias-record-turnout

Widening political rift in U.S. may threaten science, medicine. While much attention has been given to Black people’s distrust in the medical system and research in particular, the current study, published in Scientific Reports, is the first to demonstrate the effect of political ideology on willingness to trust science and participate in medical research https://phys.org/news/2021-03-widening-political-rift-threaten-science.html

Georgia Races to Suppress Black Votes Amid MAGA Civil War. The secretary of state has done everything in his power to suppress Black votes—and his own party is still trying to push him out for being insufficiently loyal and cruel.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/georgia-gop-goes-all-out-to-suppress-black-votes-amid-maga-civil-war

Video: US Escalates New Cold War as Diplomatic Gloves Come Off, with Carl Zha US aggression against China and Russia sets the tone of the Biden administration’s Cold War doctrine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ3O-RBPstg

Once Upon a Time, the GOP Actually Backed More People Voting. Fifty years ago today, the House voted to lower the voting age to 18. Nixon backed it. But eventually, the right learned that Republicans do better when fewer people vote.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/once-upon-a-time-the-gop-actually-backed-more-people-voting

The urgent need for a Biden-Putin summit. If the leaders of the two countries with more than 90 percent of the world’s nuclear warheads can’t have a summit meeting and talk with each other, we’re in trouble.
Real trouble.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/03/23/urgent-need-biden-putin-summit

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The prosecutor who led the criminal investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol breach told “60 Minutes” on Sunday night that former President Trump could be found criminally culpable for instigating the riot. Watch Michael Sherwin’s interview here: http://cbsn.ws/2NEoaTx

Sidney Powell Now Argues “No Reasonable Person” Would Believe Her Voter Fraud Lies Were “Fact”
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-dominion-lawsuit

# Media
Louis DeJoy’s about to release his plan to cut post office hours, raise prices, and slow down first-class mail. Anytime we want to confirm a board that wants to can him would be good https://truthout.org/articles/postmaster-general-louis-dejoy-plans-to-roll-out-slower-mail-higher-prices/

# Social
North Texas remains a focus of the investigation into the Capitol insurrection after 19 local residents have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack, according to federal authorities. That’s one of the largest numbers in any place in the country.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/22/capitol-siege-jan-6-north-texas-arrested/

We are living through a time of fear – not just of the virus, but of each other This is a bill designed to outlaw the right to conduct any demonstration beyond the most feeble and ineffective kind.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56492.htm

Attacks on Asian Women Are Fueled by Criminalization, War and Economic Injustice. The mass shooting in Georgia also exposes the violence of imperialism, economic exploitation and immigration policy.
https://truthout.org/articles/attacks-on-asian-women-are-fueled-by-criminalization-war-and-economic-injustice/

‘Black and Asian unity’: attacks on elders spark reckoning with racism’s roots. A spate of pandemic-era violence has shined a light on anti-Asian bias, stoking concerns of division between two minority communities https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/black-and-asian-unity-attacks-on-elders-spark-reckoning-with-racisms-roots

# Technology
Amnesty International: Facebook Plan To Target Children “Incompatible With Human Rights.” Facebook itself “poses one of the biggest threats when it comes to children’s privacy,” according to the human rights organization.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/instagram-facebook-children-human-rights/276355/

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