Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-04-24

Chor Voices, The Peoples News

Santa Cruz de la Sierra April 24, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
No border for Indigenous nations straddling US, Canada. The American Indian community that is upending our understanding of borders—and what makes a country in the first place.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/01/akwesasne-american-indian-community-218936

# Indigenous / Global
Andean glaciers are melting, reshaping centuries-old Indigenous rituals.
The Snow Star Festival, an annual religious celebration, has been an integral part of Andean tradition and beliefs.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/andean-glaciers-melting-reshaping-centuries-old-indigenous-rituals

# CoronaVirus
Ron Johnson questions ‘big push’ to vaccinate ‘everybody.’ Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in a podcast interview,  cast doubt on the importance of vaccinating the nation for COVID-19, saying he’s getting “highly suspicious” of the “big push to make sure everybody gets the vaccine.”
https://www.axios.com/ron-johnson-vaccines-a6507211-34bd-4d39-ac57-86ae7a659917.html

On April 20, 2021, a Catholic High School in Washington state became a mass Covid vaccination site for the majority of students, ages 16 and above.
https://www.witf.org/2021/03/15/johnson-johnson-vaccine-rollout-begins-for-central-pa-school-employees/

COVID Natural Remedies BANNED as DOJ and FTC Seek to Silence Doctors Promoting Vitamin D, C, Zinc, etc.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-natural-remedies-banned-doj-ftc-seek-silence-doctors-promoting-vitamin-d-c-zinc/5743358

Sanders and Warren Call on Biden to Reverse Trump Era Vaccine Apartheid.
Biden is under intense pressure to choose people over pharmaceutical profits as COVID outbreaks continue globally https://truthout.org/articles/sanders-and-warren-call-on-biden-to-reverse-trump-era-vaccine-apartheid/

3,486 DEATHS in the U.S. Following COVID Injections in 4 Months: More Vaccine Deaths Recorded Than the Past 15 Years COMBINED https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/mass-murder-3486-deaths-in-the-u-s-following-covid-injections-in-4-months-more-vaccine-deaths-recorded-than-the-past-15-years-combined/

Experts tout delaying 2nd COVID vaccine dose as US deaths mount https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/02/experts-tout-delaying-2nd-covid-vaccine-dose-us-deaths-mount

# Economy / Trade
Lawmakers are bracing for a bitter fight over tax increases President Biden is expected to propose in the coming days, which he says are necessary to pay for trillions in infrastructure and family support bills.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/domestic-taxes/550045-lawmakers-brace-for-bitter-fight-over-biden-tax-plan

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Race, Poverty, Farming and a Natural Gas Pipeline Converge In a Rural Illinois Township. Leaders are pushing for a new pipeline, opposed by some, in what once was called the largest Black farming community in the Northern U.S.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23042021/race-poverty-farming-and-a-natural-gas-pipeline-converge-in-a-rural-illinois-township/

Inside Clean Energy: Some Straight Talk about Renewables and Reliability. A former watchdog for Texas’ grid operator speaks out on legislation that would penalize wind and solar.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22042021/inside-clean-energy-some-straight-talk-about-renewables-and-reliability/

Texas Politicians Aim to Penalize Wind and Solar in Response to Outages.
Are Renewables Now Strong Enough to Defend Themselves?
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17042021/texas-politicians-wind-solar-natural-gas-winter-storm/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Author of ‘The Sixth Extinction’ says Earth is on verge of new mass extinction as big as dinosaur wipe-out. In the more than 4 billion year history of the Earth, there have been just five mass extinctions, most scientists agree.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/549013-author-of-the-sixth-extinction-says-earth-is-on

Shrinking sea meadows store more carbon than forests. Scientists are racing to track what’s left https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/shrinking-sea-meadows-store-more-carbon-than-forests-scientists-are-racing-track-2021-04-08/

The predictable economic effects of climate change have started to appear. The United States had years to prepare for the new economic reality. It often chose not to.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/20/predictable-economic-effects-climate-change-have-started-appear/

Climate Activists Converge on Washington With a Gift and a Warning for Biden and World Leaders. Caravaning from New York, leaders from 350.org and other groups gave the president a ticking clock with a deadline for action just six years from now.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22042021/climate-activists-converge-on-washington-with-a-gift-and-a-warning-for-biden-and-world-leaders/

Jobs and Technology Take Center Stage at Friday’s Summit, With Biden Pitching Climate Action as a Boon for the Economy https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23042021/biden-climate-summit-jobs-cop26-glasgow-clean-energy/

Manchin floats breaking up Biden’s infrastructure proposal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday that Congress should focus on “conventional” infrastructure and floated breaking up President Biden’s sweeping plan.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/overnights/550058-on-the-money-manchin-floats-breaking-up-bidens-infrastructure

As Nations Gather for Biden’s Virtual Climate Summit, Ambitious Pledges That Still Fall Short of Paris Goal https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23042021/the-paris-agreement-was-a-first-step-not-an-end-goal-still-the-worlds-nations-are-far-behind/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
What Big Ag Doesn’t Want You to Know: Small Farms Can Feed the World:
According to a new peer-reviewed paper, “The Myth of a Food Crisis,”
corrupt philanthropic and academic sectors in agriculture and development perpetuate the lie that Big Ag is the only way to feed the world.
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/small-farms-can-feed-world/

# Gov / Political
Bills Targeting Local Officials Could Allow GOP to Overturn Election Results.
Republicans in at least 14 states are trying to seize power from local election offices in response to Trump’s lies.
https://truthout.org/articles/bills-targeting-local-officials-could-allow-gop-to-overturn-election-results/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=27324b6d-00a5-4b90-802b-2acafc85e02f

Past Year of White Nationalism Has Shown Ongoing Need for Anti-Fascist Movements. The potential of white nationalism only grows without resistance to stifle it.
https://truthout.org/articles/past-year-of-white-nationalism-has-shown-ongoing-need-for-anti-fascist-movements/

Oklahoma Governor Signs Law Granting Immunity for Drivers Who Kill Protesters The law is one in a wave of dozens of anti-protest laws that Republicans have filed just this year.
https://truthout.org/articles/oklahoma-governor-signs-law-granting-immunity-for-drivers-who-kill-protesters/

Republicans and Democrats are grappling with how to move forward on issues of race and policing after the Derek Chauvin trial, a watershed national moment that will almost certainly play a role in the 2022 midterms https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/549986-gop-democrats-grapple-with-post-chauvin-trial-world

# Law Enforcement
The New Swastika: Behind the ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag: America’s history of police violence
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/06/09/the-short-fraught-history-of-the-thin-blue-line-american-flag-309767

Behind the ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag: America’s history of police violence.
Police continue to operate under layers of legal impunity and institutional protections.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/behind-thin-blue-line-flag-america-s-history-police-violence-n1264866

The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Colliding Cycles of Violence in Chicago. With shootings in the city on the rise, trust in the police has nearly bottomed out.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/4/22/22398200/adam-toledo-shooting-cps-police-schools-voyce-public

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Gaetz probe includes scrutiny of potential public corruption tied to medical marijuana industry https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/politics/gaetz-probe-public-corruption-medical-marijuana/index.html

Justice Department Investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz Over Federal Sex Trafficking Laws https://www.npr.org/2021/04/04/984203784/justice-department-investigating-rep-matt-gaetz-over-federal-sex-trafficking-law

Black Visions Collective: We Need to Abolish the Police & End Militarized Occupations of Our Cities https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/21/chauvin_trial_next_steps_racial_justice

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad: Policing in U.S. Was Built on Racism & Should Be Put on Trial https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/21/chauvin_conviction_police_brutality_khalil_gibran

Police Killed John Thompson’s Friend Philando Castile. Now He Is a Lawmaker Fighting Racist Policing https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/20/minnesota_police_killings_traffic_stops

Black & Latinx Lieutenant Sues Virginia Cops Who Threatened to Kill Him During Traffic Stop https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/19/caron_nazario_sues_virginia_cops

# Medical / Health
The Health & Freedom Conference 2021 was streamed online from 11AM -10PM Central Time on April 16-17 https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/04/millions-watched-health-freedom-conference-2021.html

A game-changer on the horizon: Researchers develop the world’s most effective malaria vaccine https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-23/oxford-malaria-vaccine-becomes-first-to-reach-who-efficacy-goal

# Military / DOD
US begins moving equipment out of Afghanistan, sends bombers in. The U.S. military has begun to move equipment out of Afghanistan but sent in extra defenses as forces prepare to withdraw from the country, the Pentagon confirmed Friday.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/politics/afghanistan-military-withdrawal-equipment/index.html

# Weather
Ice Storm Aftermath: More Climate Extremes Ahead for Galveston. Expect more hurricanes and deadly heat waves, supercharged by global warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19042021/ice-storm-aftermath-more-climate-extremes-ahead-for-galveston/

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