Voices, The Peoples News
May 6, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021. “My Administration is fully committed to working with Tribal Nations to address the disproportionately high number of missing or murdered Indigenous people, as well as increasing coordination to investigate and resolve these cases and ensure accountability.”
Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes worked with federal agencies to complete a first of its kind plan to address the crisis.
A path to getting Native lands back: Mary Big Bull-Lewis is taking a creative approach to returning ownership of the land and its stories to Native people.
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Interior cancels decades-old protections for migratory birds: The U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will revoke the final regulation that limits the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The rule, which excluded the incidental harming or killing of migratory birds, was published just weeks before Donald Trump left office.
# Children / Youth
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) In case you didn’t notice, the push is on to mass distribute vaccines all over the world, and China is starting to become a major player in the vaccine industry as countries duel for product positioning in the global market. But what most people don’t realize is that the framework was set up for vaccine distribution on a global scale several years ago, through a deal between the Clinton Foundation, Chinese producers, and the World Health Organization (along with the Bill Gates entity GAVI, learn more here:
Tragedy Continues to Strike Families with Loved Ones Dying After being Injected with Experimental COVID Shots https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/tragedy-continues-to-strike-families-with-loved-ones-dying-after-being-injected-with-experimental-covid-shots/
‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe. It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/28/crime-against-humanity-arundhati-roy-india-covid-catastrophe
# Education / Schools
The Kids Are Not All Right: Concerns for Mental Health Mount as Schools Reopen Students and educators say the needs of traumatized students must be addressed before real learning can take place.
Medical association calls on more than 100 colleges to reverse vaccine requirements for students. More than 100 colleges across the U.S. have said they will require students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend in-person classes.
Idaho School Shooting Injures 2 Students and a Custodian https://apnews.com/article/idaho-rigby-middle-school-shooting-0f01cf5dc5aa04c3b2574a4c8379be9a?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=ap
# Employment / Labor
Building back equitable economic opportunity for Texas. SB1622 and
HB3767 will be key to ensuring that all Texans have the opportunity to grow, thrive and attain a good paying job.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study. The controversial company spends planned Pennsylvania investments on an Arkansas plant just a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.
New lawsuit challenges ‘fast-track’ permits used for oil and gas pipelines nationwide. For nearly a decade, pipeline companies have relied on the contested Nationwide Permit 12 when their projects cross waterbodies in the U.S.
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Antarctica remains the wild card for sea-level rise estimates through 2100. A massive collaborative research project covered in the journal Nature offers projections to the year 2100 of future sea-level rise from all sources of land ice, offering the most complete projections created to date.
So small, yet so deadly. Investors force plastic industry to reveal pollution. Factories, trains, ships and trucks spill about 10 trillion of the lentil-sized pellets, or nurdles, used to make all plastic products, into the environment each year — enough to make roughly 15 million plastic bottles.
Early Fire Season Out West: California is dealing with an early fire season this year. Northern parts of the state experienced a May “red flag” fire warning due to dry and windy conditions for the first time since 2014.
# Global Politics and other news
Ukraine’s former prosecutor general said he was fired for not opening the Biden probe that Trump wanted https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/ukraine-prosecutor-fired-biden-investigation-giuliani
# Gov / Political
GOP leaders have turned on House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) as they prepare to oust her next week in favor of Rep.
Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)
Behind Cheney’s break with McCarthy over Trump. Wyoming Republican’s persistent criticism of former president’s actions before Capitol riot by his supporters turned some of her allies into foes
The real reason Republicans want to oust Cheney. The problem isn’t her views on Donald Trump. It’s her relationships with fellow Republicans.
Giuliani Lays Off Staff as Legal Woes Drain Wallet: The Trump ally is staring at a long and expensive legal fight after federal agents raided his home and office last week. It’s the latest sign that the former New York mayor’s legal woes are taking their toll on his lifestyle
Giuliani’s Legal Trouble Is Trump’s Too. To save himself, the president’s former lawyer might have to spill damning secrets.
In response to last year’s nationwide protests against police brutality, the Texas House moved to raise criminal penalties and require jail time for people who obstruct a roadway if it prevents the passage of an emergency vehicle or blocks a hospital entrance.
Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women. For Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 House Republican, the cost of denouncing former President Trump appears almost certain to be her expulsion from leadership, perhaps as early as next week. And that’s sparking a backlash from some Republicans who see a vicious double standard in the GOP’s hard-charging effort to demote the most powerful woman in the party’s ranks.
Detente: The Vital Word Missing From Discourse On Russia And China.
There is no valid reason why we cannot all get along and spend our energy collaborating toward human thriving.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs a Voter Suppression Bill, and Fox News Has the Only Camera. The network got an “exclusive” to his signing ceremony.
Florida’s new voting law immediately hit with lawsuits. Voting rights groups on Thursday filed a pair of lawsuits targeting a restrictive GOP-crafted voting bill, just moments after it was signed into law by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/552157-floridas-new-voting-law-immediately-hit-with-lawsuits
# Law Enforcement
Chauvin Lost, but the Murderers Won: From the middle of March to the end of April, eight people of color, mostly African American, were killed by the police. They did this in teams, as if they were really serious about what they were doing.
South Carolina Legislature Votes to Bring Back Electric Chair, Firing Squads https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article251151894.html
Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma The lived reality for many Black and Brown people is a state of hypervigilance that overwhelms our nervous systems.
Gwinnett police seek ID of woman after skull found in woods https://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett-police-seek-id-of-woman-after-skull-found-in-woods/X2OTDVW5EBFWHJADZ3HV2LBCSU/
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
DoJ Asks Arizona GOP to Explain Reports of Reckless Recount. The Justice Department stepped in following reports of ballots being left unattended on desks during the partisan “audit” of 2020 election results.
DNA Evidence Suggests Ledell Lee Was Innocent of Murder for Which He Was Executed in 2017
Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws in Massive Tenant Dispute, Judge Rules The Kushner-owned management company charged “deceptive” fees to thousands of tenants.
# Medical / Health
Fetal “heartbeat” bill, that could ban abortions at six weeks, nears passage in the Legislature. The legislation must still get another vote in the lower chamber before it’s sent to the governor’s office to be signed into law. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has signaled that he is looking forward to signing the bill.
“Family members, clergy, domestic violence and rape crisis counselors, or referring physicians could be subject to tens of thousands of dollars in liability to total strangers.”
# Military / DOD
Will Guantanamo Ever Close? Inside the Guantánamo conundrum.
# Nuclear / Radiation
Nuclear Climate Change: Washington Heats Things Up. We have been moved yet another step closer to planetary destruction.
# Other News
Trumpland thought he’d get back on Facebook. Now, they’re anxious and scrambling. The president’s suspension remains in place. And GOP operatives worry what that might mean for him and the party.
Austin voters reinstate city’s ban on public homeless encampments in one of several local Texas elections. Homeless service providers in other Texas cities say they also are worried about how a potential state law banning encampments could play out. Regulations and enforcement related to camping in public places vary greatly among cities.
‘We need help’: Sewage crisis hits majority-Black town in New York.
Sewage and wastewater infrastructure is collapsing all over Mount Vernon city, with old, corroded and overburdened pipes.
Pentagon Tracking Out-of-Control Chinese Space Rocket. Experts say accurately predicting where the rocket will land is impossible, but it’s likely to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend.
Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US
Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures. A familiar scene has returned to
California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow.
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