Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-05-16

Gola Gokarannāth Voices, The Peoples News

lumpily May 16, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
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.
https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.6/indigenous-affairs-justice-tribes-unveil-landmark-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-person-response

# Indigenous / Global
Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights: The Arrow Lakes Band is one of many Indigenous communities bisected and disrupted by a border about which they were never consulted.
https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-hunting-supreme-court-of-canada-affirms-trans-boundary-indigenous-rights

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Bornean Rajah Scops Owl Reappears After 125 Years https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/owl-documented-first-time-more-than-125-years-180977722/

# Border / Immigration
President Biden on Friday met with six recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as he renewed a push for action immigration reform.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-dreamers-daca-white-house-immigration_n_609efdd0e4b03e1dd389d698

Six steps to prevent continued crises at the US-Mexico border. Looking ahead, the Biden administration has an opportunity to prevent the next border crisis before it starts. To do so, it must fundamentally transform the nation’s immigration system to one that is humane, fair, and orderly and ensures protection while maintaining safety.
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/553444-six-steps-to-prevent-continued-crises-at-the-us-mexico-border

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests)
COVID-19 “Vaccine” Bioweapons Update on Spike Proteins being Transmitted from Vaxxed to Unvaxxed People: The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is what’s actually causing vascular damage in covid patients and covid vaccine recipients, promoting the strokes, heart attacks, migraines, blood clots and other harmful reactions that have already killed thousands of Americans (source: VAERS.hhs.gov).
https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/covid-19-vaccine-bioweapons-update-on-spike-proteins-being-transmitted-from-vaxxed-to-unvaxxed-people/

“This Is The Ministry Of Truth”: Merriam-Webster Edits Definition For “Anti-Vaxxer” To Include Opponents Of Mandatory Jabs https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ministry-truth-merriam-webster-edits-definition-anti-vaxxer-include-opponents-mandatory

COVID-19 survivors, even those who weren’t very sick, have a 50% greater risk of death https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/covid-19-survivors-even-those-who-werent-very-sick-have-a-50-greater-risk-of-death/

Barbara Loe Fisher: Seeing Through the COVID-19 Spin – How Big Pharma and Government are Spending $BILLIONS to Deceive the Public with Misinformation on COVID ‘Vaccines’
https://vaccineimpact.com/2021/barbara-loe-fisher-seeing-through-the-covid-19-spin-how-big-pharma-and-government-are-spending-billions-to-deceive-the-public-with-misinformation-on-covid-vaccines/

# Economy / Trade
Republicans say they won’t raise taxes on corporations. Democrats say they won’t raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year. So who is going to pay for the big public works boost that lawmakers and President Joe Biden say is necessary for the country? Enter the IRS.
https://apnews.com/article/personal-taxes-business-government-and-politics-e6151149b8fdba343a9053e5942c0679

North Carolina Tax Professional Indicted for Helping File Fraudulent Returns https://klasing-associates.com/north-carolina-tax-professional-indicted-helping-file-fraudulent-returns/

New York, New Jersey, California face long odds in scrapping SALT.
Capping the SALT deduction, as it’s known, at $10,000 was Trump’s way of getting blue states with high state and local tax rates — principally New York and California — to pay for a big chunk of his 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/553697-new-york-new-jersey-california-face-long-odds-in-scrapping-salt

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Biden’s Pipeline Dilemma: How to Build a Clean Energy Future While Shoring Up the Present’s Carbon-Intensive Infrastructure. After Colonial’s cyber-attack and shutdown, he can’t ignore pipelines’
problems, but environmental groups want more aggressive action.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/14052021/biden-colonial-pipeline-climate-dakota-access-line-5-line-3/

A U.S. Virgin Islands Oil Refinery Had Yet Another Accident. Residents Are Demanding Answers: A recent chemical release from the Limetree Bay refinery forced schools to close for the second time in less than a month, but details on the incident remain fuzzy.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12052021/a-u-s-virgin-islands-oil-refinery-had-yet-another-accident-residents-are-demanding-answers/

Citing an ‘Imminent’ Health Threat, the EPA Orders Temporary Shut Down of St. Croix Oil Refinery. It is the most significant step the Biden administration has taken to uphold its environmental justice pledge since revoking a key permit at the refinery in March.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/14052021/epa-limetree-st-croix-oil-refinery-shut-down/

Colonial Pipeline’s decision to pay the cyber criminals behind a ransomware attack that forced the company to temporarily shut down operations has reignited the debate around whether victims of such attacks should pay to regain access to their networks.
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/553666-colonial-breach-underscores-concerns-over-paying-hackers

# Environment / Climate / Interior
EU top court upholds ban on Bayer pesticides linked to harming bees https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-top-court-upholds-eu-ban-bayer-pesticides-linked-harming-bees-2021-05-06/

Coal mine selenium found in bighorn herds in Alberta. Jeff Kneteman said Alberta Environment has known about the problem in bighorn sheep for years. But it has yet to commission any studies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-government-knew-bighorn-sheep-contaminated-with-coal-mine-selenium-scientist-1.6022966#:~:text=Some%20herds%20of%20bighorn%20sheep,about%20the%20problem%20for%20years.

EPA Data Kept Secret Under Trump Shows Climate Crisis Becoming ‘More Evident, Stronger, and Extreme’: “Combating climate change—it’s not optional. It’s essential,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/13/epa-data-kept-secret-under-trump-shows-climate-crisis-becoming-more-evident-stronger

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Meet the workers who put food on America’s tables – but can’t afford groceries Undocumented immigrants are doing the backbreaking farm work that keeps the US food system running but struggle to feed their families https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/13/meet-the-workers-who-put-food-on-americas-tables-but-cant-afford-groceries

In California’s farm country, climate change is likely to trigger more pesticide use, fouling waterways https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10052021/in-californias-farm-country-climate-change-is-likely-to-trigger-more-pesticide-use-fouling-waterways/

# Global Politics and other news
Why military response won’t defuse the Israel crisis — or other multiplying threats https://thehill.com/opinion/international/553508-why-military-response-wont-defuse-the-israel-crisis-or-other

Israeli-Palestinian strife widens as frantic calls for calm go unheeded https://us.newschant.com/world/israeli-palestinian-strife-widens-as-frantic-calls-for-calm-go-unheeded/

Israel, bankrolled by the U.S., is committing atrocities in Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza. The catastrophe is unending.
https://truthout.org/articles/my-grandparents-lived-through-the-nakba-now-its-happening-again/

# Gov / Political
Cheney seen as merely first victim of Trump election attacks. Trump’s continuous attacks on election integrity, and the distrust they’ve sown among a broad swath of GOP voters, pose a much vaster danger https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553680-cheney-seen-as-merely-first-victim-of-trump-election-attacks

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee reached an agreement Friday on legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol ahead of an expected vote next week.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/553529-lawmakers-reach-agreement-on-bipartisan-jan-6-commission

MT Greene Faces Jail (fines) for Property Tax Fraud https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/14/mt-for-testoserone-greene-faces-jail-fines-for-property-tax-fraud/

House to Vote Thursday on Removing Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/03/marjorie-taylor-greene-house-vote-removing-her-committees/4373488001/

The Death of Democracy Looks Nearer Than Ever. Remember that relief we felt after Joe Biden was elected? That didn’t last long, and darkness is closing in.
https://www.salon.com/2021/05/15/how-to-lose-america-the-death-of-democracy-looks-nearer-than-ever/

Biden speaks with Israel’s Netanyahu again amid ramped up strikes in Gaza President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke again Saturday as violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip continues to escalate.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/553717-biden-speaks-with-israels-netanyahu-amid-ramped-up-campaign-in-gaza

“Majority of Republicans still believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump,” Ipsos, April 2, 2021 https://act.moveon.org/go/153257?t=8&akid=297169%2E1195276%2ESnv9jH

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection against the Constitution” as some GOP lawmakers sought to minimize the violence this week.
https://www.businessinsider.com/romney-capitol-riot-insurrection-against-the-constitution-2021-5

In GOP, survival means allowing Trump’s election lie to live on: While many Republican lawmakers have acknowledged the reality of President Joe Biden’s win, a number still twist themselves into political knots to avoid saying he won fairly. Party leaders say they don’t want to re-litigate the election, but their allegiance to Donald Trump means they can’t escape his focus on the past.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-republicans-defections-a/analysis-exodus-of-republican-voters-tired-of-trump-could-push-party-further-right-idUSKBN2AI1XC

Capitol riot fuels debate over domestic terror laws: The White House’s focus on rising domestic extremism has sparked a debate over whether the U.S. needs new laws to fight it, with some groups concerned that such measures could lead to over surveillance of communities of color and infringe on First Amendment rights.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/553659-capitol-riot-fuels-debate-over-domestic-terror-laws

# Law Enforcement
Philadelphia: Remains of Children Murdered by Police in MOVE Arial Bombing ‘thrown in dumpster’: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Dr.
Thomas Farley resigned effective Wednesday. He made the announcement on the 36th anniversary of the bombing, which the city carried out against members of the Black liberation group MOVE.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/05/14/philadelphia-health-commissioner-resigns-after-mayor-learns-he-cremated-and-disposed-of-1985-move-bombing-victims-remains/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, will plead guilty to six charges in connection with the probe and cooperate with authorities, new court documents show.
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/553596-greenberg-to-plead-guilty-to-six-counts-including-child-sex

Fed screws tighten on Gaetz probe. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section also continues to interview potential witnesses who could provide prosecutors with evidence against Gaetz.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/13/key-player-in-federal-probe-into-gaetz-set-to-plead-guilty-488045

# LGBTQ
NYC Pride Bans Gay Cop Group From Next Year’s Parade. The move comes as some LGBTQ activists have pushed to exclude law enforcement groups as a stand against police brutality.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nyc-pride-bans-gay-cop-group-from-next-years-parade

# Media
The White House communicated its concerns to Israel over an airstrike launched in Gaza that destroyed a building that housed several news organizations, including The Associated Press.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/553701-white-house-says-safety-of-journalists-is-paramount-after-gaza

U.S. tells Israel to ensure safety of journalists after Gaza strike https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/us-tells-israel-ensure-safety-journalists-after-gaza-strike-2021-05-15/

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office
https://apnews.com/article/israel-west-bank-gaza-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-7974cc0c03897b8b21e5fc2f8c7d8a79

“Sean Hannity used to rule Fox. But in the post-Trump era, Tucker Carlson is king,”
https://act.moveon.org/go/153256?t=6&akid=297169%2E1195276%2ESnv9jH

“False news travels 6 times faster on Twitter than truthful news,” PBS NewsHour, March 9, 2018 https://act.moveon.org/go/153258?t=10&akid=297169%2E1195276%2ESnv9jH

Documentary filmmaker Shepard Ambellas risks it all in his action-packed investigation into the lockdown era. Find out what this journalist discovered the lockdowns are really for
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQQJ4Cs-cx0

Press advocates condemn Israeli missile strike on media building. The Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other press advocates condemned the Israeli airstrike on Saturday that blew up the building housing them and other media outlets.
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/553706-press-advocates-condemn-israeli-missile-strike-on-media-building

# Medical / Health
Pharma-Backed Dark Money Group Attacks House Democrats’ Lower Drug Pricing Plan. The American Action Network is pouring millions into a TV, digital advertising and phone campaign attacking H.R. 3 https://truthout.org/articles/pharma-backed-dark-money-group-attacks-house-democrats-lower-drug-pricing-plan/

# Military / DOD
Shame: Active Duty Marine Major assaulted Police in Trump Coup Attempt:
Why the ‘civilian’ arrest warrant, and not a peep in the story about a Marine investigation. Normal procedure would have had all of this officer’s command dragged in for questioning to see who else might have been involved as active Trumpers.
https://www.reuters.com/business/legal/us-marine-officer-first-active-duty-military-charged-us-capitol-riot-2021-05-13/

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