Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-05

Voices, The Peoples News

May 5, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home. The Biden Administration has begun an ambitious effort to reunite more than a thousand families torn apart by Trump.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-immigration/a-mother-separated-from-her-children-at-the-border-comes-home

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) The Biden administration will support a proposal to waive international patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a key administration official.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement that the “extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures.”
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/551992-biden-backs-covid-19-vaccine-patent-waivers

# Economy / Trade
Biden To Address Nation on Implementation of $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/11/joe-biden-signs-covid-19-relief-bill-stimulus-checks-into-law/4647894001/

# Education / Schools
Barring the teaching of systemic racism in schools. New Hampshire lawmakers are debating a bill that would prevent educators from teaching about systemic racism and sexism in public schools and state-funded programs.
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Education-bill-would-ban-teaching-racism-sexism-38821767

Private School Parents Pressured To Become BLM Activists, NYC Dad Says https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyc-private-school-andrew-gutmann-brearley-blm

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Ugandan farmers whose land will soon become a crude oil pipeline pathway lose years of livelihood. After years of uncertainty, communities are demanding proper compensation from major oil companies who will soon begin construction of a major pipeline through their land.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/05/ugandan-farmers-whose-land-will-soon-become-a-crude-oil-pipeline-pathway-lose-years-of-livelihood/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Flows Tell the Story: Klamath River coho salmon are in dire shape. Klamath River Coho continue on the slide to extinction https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/05/the-flows-tell-the-story-klamath-river-coho-salmon-are-in-dire-condition/

Pesticides are widely damaging soil’s organisms, new review finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/04/vital-soil-organisms-being-harmed-by-pesticides-study-shows

# Gov / Political
The MAGA Nuts Think Liz Cheney, of All People, Is a RINO. The hardline conservative stuck to her principles and voted to impeach Trump. Now his loyalists are determined to push her out of power.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-maga-nuts-think-liz-cheney-of-all-people-is-a-rino

Corporations rally to stop voting restrictions: With Texas Republicans split on which package of new voting rules might cross the finish line by the end of the legislative session, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Unilever, Patagonia and two dozen other companies issued a statement urging state lawmakers not to pass new restrictions on voting.
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/05/texas-republicans-voting-corporations/

World’s Most Tyrannical Regime Can’t Stop Babbling About “Human Rights.”
There is no other government waging nonstop wars around the world and dropping scores of bombs per day on human beings in foreign nations in order to perpetuate its iron-fisted domination of our planet.
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/05/03/651826/World-most-tyrannical-regime-can%E2%80%99t-stop-babbling-about-human-rights

Republicans jockey to replace Cheney as McCarthy moves to boot her, publicly criticizing her and privately lining up a potential successor.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/04/mccarthy-gop-cheney-485316

Cheney could be “toast” in fight with Trump over GOP future.  The No. 2 House Republican is publicly calling for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney as the party’s third-ranking leader in the chamber.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-05-05/cheney-could-be-toast-in-fight-with-trump-over-gop-future

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) defends Cheney: she “refuses to lie.” “Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie,” Romney tweeted on Tuesday about the No. 3 House Republican.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551761-romney-defends-cheney-she-refuses-to-lie

The Liz Cheney mob is growing: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced his support of ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position as House Republican Conference chair and replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/12/trump-impeachment-liz-cheney-republicans-capitol

Trump released this statement: “Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership. We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair.
Elise is a tough and smart communicator!”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551901-trump-backs-stefanik-to-replace-cheney

# Law Enforcement
Police fired 24 shots at a handcuffed man. Why didn’t they turn on their body cameras? Ariane McCree, 28, was fatally shot by a police officer while handcuffed in a South Carolina Walmart parking lot in 2019.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-fired-24-shots-handcuffed-man-why-didn-t-they-n1264887

Jailers Tortured and Murdered Marvin Scott III, Family Says After Viewing Video After viewing tape of Scott’s in-custody murder at the Collin County Jail, his family says he suffered “day of torture.”
https://truthout.org/articles/jailers-tortured-and-murdered-marvin-scott-iii-family-says-after-viewing-video/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump’s Lawyers Demand Enemies Pay for ‘Weaponizing Courts.’ Trump’s attorneys contend that the plaintiffs brought a “frivolous” suit against the former president, and argue that a federal judge should sanction the opposing side.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-lawyers-of-all-people-demand-enemies-pay-for-weaponizing-courts

Barr’s Memo on Not Charging Trump Must Be Made Public: Judge: A federal judge ruled that the decision not to charge Trump with crimes found by Mueller’s probe had already been made by the time the memo was written.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/politics/william-barr-memo-trump-memo/index.html

Finding: Trump may be charged with obstruction of justice for hiding the fact that he is a Russian Agent: Trump’s Arrest authorized by Federal
Judge: Boris Trumpski did it, Barr lied to Congress to cover it up (updated).
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/04/trumps-arrest-authorized-by-federal-judge-boris-trumpski-did-it-barr-lied-to-congress-to-cover-it-up/

DOJ Asks for Outside Lawyer to Sift Through Rudy Evidence. Federal prosecutors reportedly cited “the unusually sensitive privilege issues”
related to the Giuliani case in making their request.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-prosecutors-want-special-master-review-giuliani-evidence-2021-05-04/

Judge Orders DOJ to Hand Over Memo Used by Bill Barr to Justify Clearing Trump of Obstruction
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/04/trump-obstruction-justice-doj-485360

# LGBTQ
Biden White House Set to Confront States on Anti-Trans Bills. The Human Rights Campaign says the White House is preparing to directly confront the flood of anti-trans and LGBTQ legislation. The Department of Justice may also join the fight.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-white-house-is-preparing-to-confront-states-on-anti-trans-bills

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Attorney General Merrick Garland reiterated during a House hearing that he does not think going after people who use marijuana in compliance with state laws is a good use of Justice Department resources.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-ag-stresses-that-marijuana-use-in-legal-states-is-not-a-justice-department-priority/

# Murmurs of War
The Apocalypse Must Be Near. I Agree With Henry Kissinger—About Cold War With China. This cold war isn’t something that could develop sometime in the future. It’s already here. The US is waging an economic, propaganda, and military cold war against China, heightening tensions and increasing the risk of future confrontations. And it’s getting worse.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/05/apocalypse-must-be-near-i-agree-henry-kissinger-about-cold-war-china

# Science
The Age of Genetic Chaos: Inside CRISPR technology. Attempts to modify single genes in human embryos (not intended to be brought to full-term) in fact led to “large-scale, unintended DNA deletions and rearrangements in the areas surrounding the targeted sequence,” aka “genetic chaos.”
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/05/crispr-madness-welcome-to-the-age-of-genetic-chaos/

# Social
A federal judge on Wednesday vacated a nationwide freeze on evictions that was put in place by federal health officials to help cash-strapped renters remain in their homes during the pandemic.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/05/cdc-eviction-ban-vacated-485441

# Space
All eyes are on a Chinese rocket — because it’s falling from space and we don’t know when or where https://www.zmescience.com/science/chinese-rocket-reentry-uncontrolled-sometime-somewhere-6432453/

# Weather
“New Normal” for U.S. Climate Is Hotter and Wetter, According to New NOAA Data: Every 10 years, NOAA releases an analysis of U.S. weather of the past three decades that calculates average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions. That time has come again.
https://www.noaa.gov/news/new-us-climate-normals-are-here-what-do-they-tell-us-about-climate-change

# Water
Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures. A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/05/public-health-crisis-looms-as-california-identifies-600-communities-at-risk-of-water-system-failures/

A coalition of residents is trying to halt Corpus Christi’s rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/corpus-christi-exxon-sabic-water-supply-problem-1163453/

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