Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-03-30

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http://pratergroup.co.uk/property-consortium-uk/ March 30, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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Sit back and relax as you take a short aerial tour of Antarctica accompanied by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
This wonderful video was filmed and edited by nature and wildlife photographer and UAV pilot Richard Sidey.
https://biggeekdad.com/2021/03/above-antarctica/
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# Indigenous
Fracking brings pollution, not wealth, to Navajo land. Two wells, two accidents — but no answers.
https://capitalandmain.com/fracking-brings-pollution-not-wealth-to-navajo-land-0329

Reclaiming abandoned mines: Turning coal country’s toxic legacy into assets New legislation could help states and tribes clean up decades-old mining liabilities and restore the environment while creating needed jobs.
https://therevelator.org/abandoned-mines-legislation/

Indigenous Activists Criminally Charged in South Dakota over Keystone XL Pipeline Resistance https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/01/08/two-native-americans-arrested-over-keystone-xl-protests

# Border / Immigration
70 Child Asylum Seekers Test Positive for COVID-19 in San Diego Convention Center https://www.kusi.com/70-total-unaccompanied-migrant-teens-at-the-convention-center-test-positive-for-covid-19/

U.S. Military Intervention in Latin America Fuels Migration and Instability. Decades of military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border.
https://truthout.org/video/the-ongoing-epidemic-of-u-s-foreign-policy-fuels-migration-and-instability/

# CoronaVirus
Scientists reverse-engineered the Moderna vaccine, post RNA sequence online for free https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/scientists-reverse-engineered-the-moderna-vaccine-post-rna-sequence-online-for-free/

COVID Vax ‘Highly Effective’ in Real-World Conditions: CDC: Not only do the shots prevent 90 percent of infections, they also provide powerful protection against new variants.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/29/world/pfizer-moderna-covid-vaccines-infection.html

Covid is a Scientists’ Killer… Who Discovered SARS Viruses Died!
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/03/30/covid-is-a-scientists-killer-who-discovered-sars-viruses-died/?mc_cid=a771b497b9&mc_eid=3f7488d454

Computational Biologist Bing Liu Dies in Suspected Murder The University of Pittsburgh scientist, who was studying SARS-CoV-2, was shot to death in his home.
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/computational-biologist-bing-liu-dies-in-suspected-murder-67521

Scientists find killer chemical for virus behind SARS and MERS. A team of European researchers has identified a novel compound that stops coronaviruses from replicating.
https://theconversation.com/scientists-find-killer-chemical-for-virus-behind-sars-and-mers-27269

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus https://apnews.com/article/science-b7276f8610822ba9a57a26a486f4fe6c

Ban on US water shutoffs could have prevented thousands of Covid deaths – study Researchers say half a million infections might have been stopped if more states had suspended disconnections during pandemic.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/26/water-shutoffs-moratorium-covid-pandemic-study

Numerous Hand Sanitizers Test Positive for Dangerous Carcinogen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about potentially toxic hand sanitizers.
https://www.dermatologytimes.com/view/fda-warns-of-potentially-toxic-hand-sanitizers

HBO’s ‘Last Cruise’ reveals the ‘Diamond Princess’ as floating metaphor for the whole pandemic. The new documentary explores the luxury cruise that harbored an early COVID-19 outbreak, and how it anticipated all the class issues that followed.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90620173/hbos-last-cruise-reveals-the-diamond-princess-as-floating-metaphor-for-the-whole-pandemic

US cases of COVID-19 are rising again, sparking fear of a fourth major surge https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/cdc-cases-warning-fourth-surge

The data shows lockdowns end more lives than they save https://nypost.com/2021/03/22/the-data-shows-lockdowns-end-more-lives-than-they-save/

WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Likely Began in Animal Hosts, Rather Than Laboratory Escape https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html

EU, WHO and Dozens of World Leaders Endorse Plan for Future Pandemic Treaty “No single government or multilateral agency can address this threat alone,” a joint letter from world leaders states.
https://truthout.org/articles/eu-who-and-dozens-of-world-leaders-endorse-plan-for-future-pandemic-treaty/

Doctors Rage at Signs of New, ‘Preventable’ COVID Surge. Vaccines are everywhere. So is the deadly virus Americans just can’t seem to shake.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/healthcare-workers-rage-at-signs-of-fresh-coronavirus-wave

# Economy / Trade
Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Fraud. Historic level of enforcement action during national health emergency continues https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-takes-action-against-covid-19-fraud

Biden wants massive infrastructure package approved over summer.
https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-bills-united-states-coronavirus-pandemic-edcf505e7f189411e842b8644ab0e644

White House dramatically increased tax proposal as it sought to address tensions over next big spending plan.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2021/03/29/everything-we-know-about-bidens-massive-infrastructure-plan-coming-this-week/?sh=52ac553b4e88

Democrats look to impose capital gains tax passed on at death.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/545469-democrats-look-to-impose-capital-gains-tax-passed-on-at-death

# Employment / Labor
Florida’s only lead factory didn’t protect workers. Regulators didn’t
either. Federal inspectors haven’t been to Gopher Resource in five
years, while violations and problems mounted.
https://www.yahoo.com/now/hundreds-workers-exposed-poisons-inside-164800133.html

Amazon’s union vote: What you need to know
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/consumers-know-amazons-union-vote-202447765.html

Amazon Union Drive Builds on Decades of Black Radical Labor Activism in
Alabama
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/02/amazon-unionize-alabama-operation-dixie-organizing-south

Descendants of FDR and His Cabinet Urge Biden to Embrace Public Jobs
Program.
An open letter urges Biden to embrace a “New Deal-scale” public jobs
program to set the stage for an equitable recovery.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/03/30/descendants-fdr-and-his-cabinet-urge-biden-embrace-new-deal-scale-public-jobs

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals
‘I felt I killed my children’: lead poisons California community – and
fills kids’ teeth
A battery recycling plant blanketed Latino communities with chemicals –
and thousands of properties remain toxic
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/29/i-felt-i-killed-my-children-lead-poisons-california-community-and-fills-kids-teeth

Biden takes aim at reducing emissions of super-polluting methane gas,
with or without the Republicans
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/29032021/biden-emissions-abandoned-wells-methane/

Wind and solar generation spiked 15% last year, an analysis shows, but
it’s so far not enough to replace coal as the world’s power demand keeps
growing.
https://news.yahoo.com/wind-solar-power-aren-t-124321617.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
How The West Lost Its Mind — And Why It Must Regain It Fast Now To Survive
https://beforeitsnews.com/health/2021/03/how-the-west-lost-its-mind-and-why-it-must-regain-it-fast-now-to-survive-3038649.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Climate change has direct negative impacts on farmworker health. We’re
all susceptible to worsened health from climate change. But for farm
workers who can’t escape the weather and its effects, things are even
more dire.
https://thecounter.org/climate-change-direct-negative-impacts-farmworker-health/

# Global Politics and other news
Singapore Company’s Bid to Buy Military Tech Firm Raises National
Security Concerns. “Should we raise an eyebrow over a transaction like
this? Absolutely,” says Michael James Barton of Hyatt Solutions, a
cybersecurity consulting company.
https://insidesources.com/singapore-companys-bid-to-buy-military-tech-firm-raises-national-security-concerns/

# Gov / Political
Cop Allegedly Lied About Living in Baltimore for Mayoral Bid
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-gonzalez-charged-election-20210329-pnkvx2s5jja3lczmzatnxrcpje-story.html

Trump’s heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-03-30/trumps-heir-pence-reemerges-lays-groundwork-for-2024-run

Congress looks to rein in Biden’s war powers.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/545485-congress-looks-to-rein-in-bidens-war-powers

Civil Rights Groups File Second Legal Challenge to Georgia Voter
Suppression Bill
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/03/30/civil-rights-groups-including-aclu-naacp-sue-georgia-over-voting-law/?sh=4b095cf86139

# Law Enforcement
State Police Take Over Virginia Beach Shooting of Black Man. Donovan
Lynch was shot by a Virginia Beach Police Department officer on Friday
night.
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-03-30/state-police-to-probe-deadly-virginia-beach-police-shooting

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Biden to Nominate Eleven Judicial Candidates in First Attempt to Put
Imprint on Federal Judiciary
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/30/president-biden-announces-intent-to-nominate-11-judicial-candidates/

Dominion Builds Legal Beast to Drain Trumpland of Billions. Dominion
Voting Systems is adding a new team of lawyers as they prepare for their
current lawsuits—and another potential round.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/dominion-builds-legal-behemoth-to-drain-trumpland-of-billions

# LGBTQ
S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem Signs Two Anti-Trans Executive Orders. Noem signed
the orders after a lot of legislative wrangling, while America’s first
bill outlawing trans teens’ access to health care passed in Arkansas.
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/03/29/rebuked-lawmakers-noem-aims-executive-orders-transgender-participation-sports/7054726002/

Arkansas Anti-Trans Bill Would Deny Gender-Affirming Healthcare to Minors
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/29/arkansas-transgender-healthcare-ban-minors

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Three New York Senate and Assembly committees are scheduled to take up a
marijuana legalization bill that was filed just before midnight on
Saturday, with floor votes expected to follow soon after.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-york-marijuana-legalization-bill-moves-fast-with-three-committee-hearings-and-possible-floor-votes-tuesday/

The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee voted to approve a
medical marijuana bill. Its next stop is the House floor.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/kansas-lawmakers-approve-medical-marijuana-legalization-bill-clearing-it-for-floor-vote/

Global Cannabis Reform: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Despite steps
towards legalization, the federal U.S. government’s prohibition on the
interstate and international cannabis business restricts U.S. banks from
participating in the larger global market.
https://insidesources.com/global-cannabis-reform-two-steps-forward-one-step-back/

# Medical / Health
Texas Senate has given initial approval to a half-dozen bills that would
restrict access to abortion, including a priority measure that could ban
abortions before many women know they are pregnant.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/29/texas-senate-abortion-heartbeat/

Boy Brain Dead After TikTok ‘Blackout Challenge’: Family: “I’m praying
for him every day… It’s just heartbreaking to see him laying on the
bed,” the Colorado boy’s father said.
https://www.newsweek.com/tiktok-blackout-choking-challenge-leads-12-year-old-boy-becoming-brain-dead-1579927

# Other News
Trump’s new website to help him stay in touch with supporters includes
the most absurdly glowing review of his presidency ever written.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-website/an-official-website-of-trump-launched-to-stay-connected-with-supporters-idUSKBN2BM0FC

Birx Gently Dings Trump, Gets Repaid With Unhinged Rant. The former
president released an angry—and untrue—statement lambasting his White
House coronavirus task force coordinator as “a proven liar with very
little credibility left.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/deborah-birx-gently-dings-trump-gets-repaid-with-unhinged-rant

Trump’s New Official Website Attempts to Rewrite History and Gain Online
Clout
The site omits Trump’s many scandals and impeachments and deflects blame
for his mishandling of the pandemic.
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-new-official-website-attempts-to-rewrite-history-and-gain-online-clout/

# Social
Biden Takes New Steps to Crack Down on Anti-Asian Violence. The new
measures include a $49.5 million program to provide services to AAPI
victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-takes-new-steps-to-crack-down-on-anti-asian-violence

# Space
More ‘Difficult to Explain’ UFO Sightings to Be Declassified, Says
Former Trump Intel Chief
https://www.newsweek.com/former-dni-more-ufo-sightings-declassified-unexplained-1577595

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