Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-12

Voices, The Peoples News

May 12, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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““Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced,
where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel
that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them,
neither persons nor property will be safe.”

– Frederick Douglass
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# Indigenous
Michigan tribe banishes Enbridge Line 5 pipeline https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/michigan-tribe-banishes-enbridge-line-5-pipeline#:~:text=The%20Bay%20Mills%20Indian%20Community,fight%20the%20controversial%20Michigan%20project.

Trespass activity on Indian allotments is spiraling out of control https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2021/05/12/opinion/trespass-activity-on-indian-allotments-is-spiraling-out-of-control/97933.html

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Committee To Meet In June To Discuss Data Required For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Use. The next critical step is having vaccines available for use throughout the pediatric population https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-fda-hold-advisory-panel-meeting-use-covid-19-vaccines-children-2021-05-10/

World Renowned Conventional Doc Blasts the COVID JAB-Erwocks: The reason this man is called ‘expert on COVID’ is that he developed a reasonably safe and very effective, officially suppressed, treatment protocol  used by many. Well, except for some formalization and control, what do we call the injection of millions with unapproved products? That’s a rather large scale experiment if you ask me.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine linked to 28 cases of blood clots, CDC reports https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-cdc-identifies-28-clotting-cases-after-jj-vaccine-2021-05-12/

# Economy / Trade
It’s Official: A Lot of Things Just Got Much More Expensive. The latest Consumer Price Index might help explain why your money didn’t go as far last month.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Colonial Will Decide Today if It’s Safe to Fire Up Pipeline. The Biden administration has reportedly admonished the main East Coast fuel supplier for its failure to of prepare for such an attack.

On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order. The Canadian petroleum company technically has until Wednesday night to stop piping oil through the Straits of Mackinac https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/05/eve-line-5-shutdown-deadline-enbridge-defy-michigan-order/

Trans Mountain decision draws fire for Indigenous rights ‘double standard’
The Canada Energy Regulator accepted Trans Mountain’s allegations without demanding proof.

Colonial Pipeline has begun a restart of its operations following a cyberattack, the company announced on Wednesday.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned.
A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, or prove its safety. The chemical, which has been widely used on agricultural crops for more than 50 years, has been linked to neurological development issues in children, with mounting evidence implicating its role in autism, ADHD, motor and loss of IQ.

# Global Politics and other news
This Is the Anti-Asian Hate Crime Capital of North America. A surge of attacks in one of Canada’s most multicultural cities during the pandemic is surfacing long-simmering racial tensions.

Chomsky: Without U.S. Aid, Israel Wouldn’t Be Killing Palestinians En Masse. We must examine the Israeli government’s U.S.-backed policy of using strategies of terror to expand its territory.

# Gov / Political
Senate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill: A key Senate panel deadlocked Tuesday on sweeping Democratic legislation to overhaul elections after an hours-long, often heated debate. The Senate Rules Committee evenly split 9-9 on the For the People Act, the top legislative priority for Democrats heading into the 2022 election https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552993-senate-panel-deadlocks-in-vote-on-sweeping-elections-bill

100+ Republicans Threaten New Party to End Trump Death Grip. Miles
Taylor, the ex Homeland Security official who penned the notorious “Anonymous” op-ed in Times, is reported to be one of the organizers.

More than 100 influential Republicans plan to release a call for reforms within the GOP alongside a threat to form a new party if change isn’t forthcoming https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/more-100-republican-former-officials-031100619.html

Cheney in defiant floor speech says Trump on ‘crusade to undermine our democracy’
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) warned in a fiery floor speech on the eve of her expected ouster from House GOP leadership that the decision by many in her party to enable former President Trump’s falsehoods about his election loss risked undermining American democracy.

Fissures within the Democratic Party are starting to open up after a three-month period in which liberals and centrists showed impressive unity at the opening of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Trump-backed anti-Cheney vote proves the only Republican ideology now is revenge.

What Is Happening to the Republicans? In becoming the party of Trump, the G.O.P. confronts the kind of existential crisis that has destroyed American parties in the past.

Schumer: “The big lie is spreading like a cancer” among the GOP.

McConnell leads GOP attack on Democrats’ voting rights bill.

House Republicans Cancel Liz Cheney for Her Refusal to Lie. In a speech Tuesday night, Cheney made clear she will not go quietly.

McCarthy Bows Before the Big Lie, Begs Trump to Eat Him Last. Democracy dies in lies, and so may the minority leader’s dream of ascending to the speakership.

It’s Not American “Aid” to Israel. It’s Tribute. They are negotiated and paid as public manifestations of American submission and subservience.
Israel is not a poor country. In the latest UN rankings, its annual per capita GDP of $46,376 ranked it 19th among the UN’s 193 member states, ahead of Germany (20th), the United Kingdom (24th), France (26th) and Saudi Arabia (41st). The guaranteed payments  U.S. governments negotiate with Israeli governments and commit to pay to Israel are not negotiated and paid because Israel needs the money.

Liz Cheney is removed from GOP leadership for telling the truth.
Cheney’s removal as GOP conference chair, a position that made her the No. 3 Republican in the House, comes as a pivotal moment for the party, as it further cements Trump’s grip despite losing to Joe Biden by 7 million popular votes https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/liz-cheney-donald-trump-republican-conference/

Cheney on Trump: “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

How Instagram Models Kneecapped Matt Gaetz. A network of amateur influencers left a little trail of breadcrumbs right back to the Florida congressman.

Republicans Lean Into New Role as Trump’s Willing Hostages. They’re desperate to placate Trump, but booting Liz Cheney from the party’s House leadership may just give her a bigger platform to call out his yuge lie.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Prosecutors are seeking hate crime charges and the death penalty against the Atlanta spa shooting suspect. The 21-year-old suspect was indicted on murder and domestic terrorism charges in the Atlanta-area spa shootings. Court records show that prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty and enhanced hate crime charges.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to decriminalize marijuana possession. A separate bill to legalize cannabis sales is scheduled for floor consideration on Wednesday.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated that he does not want to pass marijuana banking legislation ahead of a broader legalization bill. “We’re not going to bargain against ourselves.”

# Media
The Ruling Class’ Revenge Against Julian Assange: Hedges and Scheer examine the Assange trial, as well as the very real dangers the results of the case could pose to journalist.

# Medical / Health
An Oregon doctor who refused to wear masks was ordered to stop practicing medicine during the pandemic. The state medical board ruled that Steven LaTulippe, “constitutes an immediate danger to the public, and presents a serious danger to the public health and safety.”

# Military / DOD
US forces in Afghanistan hand over a facility to Afghan army, move 1,800 pieces of equipment for destruction. U.S. forces in Afghanistan have handed over one facility to the Afghan National Army and transferred more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to be destroyed since the American drawdown from the country began May 1, CENTCOM said Tuesday.

CENTCOM is releasing drawdown updates, but they don’t include troop numbers https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-military/2021/05/11/centcom-is-releasing-drawdown-updates-but-they-dont-include-troop-numbers/

C-17s Fly Equipment Out of Afghanistan as Withdrawal Continues https://www.airforcemag.com/dozens-of-c-17s-have-flown-equipment-out-of-afghanistan-so-far/

# Veterans / VA
Former VA nursing assistant sentenced to life in prison for murdering seven veterans U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh called Reta Mays a monster of the “worst kind. You are the monster no one sees coming.”

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