Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-02

Voices, The Peoples News

June 2, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
“This goes to show that, no matter the odds, the voices of our Tribes matter.”
Arctic tribal leaders have welcomed US President Joe Biden’s decision to suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Florida manatees are dying at an alarming rate: ‘They listened to anti-manatee groups and prematurely took manatees off the endangered species list.’ A high number of manatee deaths in Florida have environmental groups on high alert.

# Border / Immigration
Biden Ends Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy. Homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas does away with 2019 decision credited with curbing migrant flow https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border/u-s-formally-ends-trumps-remain-in-mexico-asylum-policy-idUKKCN2DD4DG

‘Unfathomable Cruelty’: Texas Order Would Revoke Licenses of Child Care Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Minors. One critic said that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is “intentionally subjecting these children to being crammed in detention facilities.”

# Children / Youth
Texas child safety advocates say the child welfare system can act as an extension of over-policing in Black and brown communities. Last year, Black children in Travis County were 4.2 times more likely to be removed from their homes than white children.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Anthony Fauci and Chinese CDC Director’s Email Exchanges Exposed: ‘We Will Get Through This Together’

Bombshell: Fauci wrote in 2012 that benefits of gain-of-function research ‘outweigh the risks’: Gain-of-function (GOF) research — which involves intentionally strengthening viruses to better study their potential effects — at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Such research could have given birth to COVID-19.

CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination –At least 17 of the cases reportedly involve members of the U.S. military.

Mixing and matching COVID-19 shots in fully vaccinated people is subject of new study.

NEO, The Terrible Truth Behind President Biden’s COVID Investigation:
Simply put, this order is, minimally, a two-edged sword, one that could drive international tensions or, if carried out as stated, something the US has never done before, it might well throw the US into chaos.

Anthony Fauci’s emails reveal the pressures that fell on one man. We obtained thousands of pages of communications that show how Fauci tried to keep Americans calm and develop an effective strategy despite conflicts with the Trump administration.

White House Offers Free Beer, Other Perks To Incentivize Vaccines: To reach its goal of getting at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of 70% of U.S. adults by July 4, the White House is offering Americans a whole lot of free stuff.

# Education / Schools
Dallas High School Valedictorian Scraps Approved Speech to Speak Out Against State’s Extreme Anti-Choice Law: “I refuse to give up this platform to promote complacency and peace, when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights,” said Paxton Smith.

# Employment / Labor
The Jobs Report That Could Upend Biden’s Economic Agenda. The jobs numbers for May hold big implications for the U.S. economy, and for Biden.

UN Labor Agency Finds Pandemic Pushed Over 100 Million Workers Into Poverty The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated preexisting inequalities and undermined progress on poverty reduction, gender equality, and battling child and forced labor, according to the International Labor Organization.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Biden Reverses Trump Policy on Arctic Oil Drilling. Donald Trump’s administration had opened up the refuge—home to polar bears, caribou, and snowy owls—to drilling.

It’s Time for a Price on Carbon: Reduce America’s carbon pollution quickly, 50% by 2030. Climate change threatens America’s communities and our economy. Putting a price on carbon is the single most powerful tool we have to turn the tide.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
JBS cyberattack forces shutdown of all company’s US beef plants –Meat shortage in the US a concern following cyberattack https://abc13.com/business/what-the-jbs-cyberattack-means-for-your-meat-supply/10727480/

Scientists develop a pollen grain–sized “medicine” that could save bees from pesticide poisoning https://www.salon.com/2021/06/01/scientists-develop-a-pollen-grainsized-medicine-that-could-save-bees-from-pesticide-poisoning/

Pesticides are killing the world’s soils. They cause significant harm to earthworms, beetles, ground-nesting bees and thousands of other vital subterranean species https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticides-are-killing-the-worlds-soils/

Food additive in Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, +3,000 others no longer considered safe. The additive, titanium dioxide, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA.

# Global Politics and other news
How an Accused Russian Agent Worked With Rudy Giuliani in a Plot Against the 2020 Election. Andriy Derkach fondly recalled meeting with Giuliani, saying “When we spoke, it was very useful for me.”

Pro-Russia Demo Was False-Flag Op Staged by Coup Plotters. An extraordinary show of support for Russian intervention in the streets of Africa can be exposed as a total sham.

Israel to ask U.S. for $1 billion in emergency military aid https://www.axios.com/israel-1-billion-military-aid-gaza-iron-dome-486f640a-4b95-470b-a59b-b28673fd404e.html

How much military aid funds does Israel get from the US? – report https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2021-05-24/afghanistan-israel-largest-recipients-of-us-foreign-aid

Israel Says Military Exports Hit $8.3 BN in 2020 https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/01/israel-military-exports-hit-8bn/

# Gov / Political
Flynn’s Coup Talk Is a Warning About the MAGA Violence Ahead. The collapse of American democracy that Sinclair Lewis wrote about nearly a century ago as a fictional cautionary tale is what retired general Mike Flynn is calling for now.

Russians Likely Behind Cyberattack on Meat Supplier: “The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.

U.S. spied on Merkel and other Europeans through Danish cables – broadcaster DR: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) used a partnership with Denmark’s foreign intelligence unit to spy on senior officials of neighbouring countries https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-security-agency-spied-merkel-other-top-european-officials-through-danish-2021-05-30/

Police investigating multiple shots fired into state Capitol building in Hartford –Lamont says shooting appears to be random https://ctmirror.org/2021/06/01/gunshots-hit-ct-state-capitol-building/

Texas Gov. Abbott to veto funding for state legislature amid spat over election bill –Abbott’s action came hours after Democratic lawmakers left the House floor and broke quorum ahead of a planned vote https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/31/texas-greg-abbott-funding-legislature/

Increasing criminal penalties for protesters: On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a slate of legislation targeting protesters and restricting cities’ abilities to reduce police budgets

Texas officials speak at QAnon-affiliated event where Trump adviser Michael Flynn encouraged military coup on U.S. government

Democrats Stretch House Majority With NM Election Win https://www.thedailybeast.com/melanie-stansbury-wins-new-mexico-special-election-for-congressional-seat

King County Votes to Ban Use of Facial Recognition. The measure, the first of its kind to pass at a county level, would prohibit the government from purchasing and using facial recognition.

Biden Pushes for US Voting Rights Law as Restrictions Mount. Invoking the words of the late Rep. John Lewis, Biden said the right to vote is “precious” and must be protected

Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP Is Repeating History. More than a century later, another generation of Black lawmakers is battling a familiar enemy.

100+ Democracy Scholars Issue Dire Warning About Threats to Voting
Rights in U.S.
As Republicans refuse to accept the results of the 2020 election, they’re escalating attempts at voter suppression.

The 139 Republicans who lied, fueled an insurrection and then voted to cover it up. Don’t forget the names of these GOP lawmakers who chose Donald Trump over American democracy. Twice.

‘GOP Isn’t Going to Meet Us Halfway’: Top Progressive Presses Biden to Cut Off Infrastructure Talks With Republicans. “It’s time to go alone—and get this done,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

# Law Enforcement
Chicago Cops Lose Guns, Badges for Allegedly Beating Teen. Neither has been charged with disciplinary violations, but have been reassigned.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., denied a request by a group of landlords to resume evictions, leaving the temporary nationwide eviction moratorium intact for now.

Christian Billionaires Are Funding Push to Kill Equality Act. Instead of becoming law, The Equality Act is falling victim to what one LGBTQ movement leader called one of “the most sophisticated dark money operations” they’ve ever seen.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Amazon  said it will stop drug testing many workers for marijuana and will also actively lobby Congress to pass a federal legalization bill.
The move to treat cannabis “the same as alcohol use” from one of the U.S.’s largest employers is likely to have a large impact.

# Military / DOD
UnBelievable! The US used Nuclear Weapons in Central Asian War: OhMyGawd They Did it!  Well, the United States Military has finally done it. They have had and are using nuclear weapons in the Central Asian War; at Fallujah, Iraq to be exact.

US Air Force Plans to Buy More Bombs ‘Better-Suited for Operations in the Pacific’
“The new Cold War with China currently being pushed in Washington does not serve the millions of people demanding change across this country nor the billions of people affected by U.S. foreign policy abroad.”

Pentagon Eyes New Bombs for War With China, Not ISIS: The Air Force will buy fewer Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs; Hellfire missiles; and small-diameter bombs as it prepares to invest in state-of-the art, long-range weapons that are better-suited for operations in the Pacific, according to its fiscal 2022 budget request.

US Actively Prepares for War with Russia. The US government has essentially begun its preparations for an invasion of Russia via the Baltic countries.

# Security
Feds Eye Rudy’s Security Firm as Probe Ramps Up. Feds’ interest in Giuliani’s security and consulting business comes at a time when they have ramped up their scrutiny of his work, including his Ukraine-related efforts.

# Social
We need to understand how we got to January 6 before we can move forward. The Mother Jones podcast explores how the Capitol attack was a recruitment event.

# Space
Something Bizarre Found on the Moon Has Scientists Speechless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GWEv-kzw1s

Moon footage captures strange activity on camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4MSrSKXf8E

Strange orbs have been filmed flying extremely close to the moon casting convincing shadows on the rocky lunar surface.

# Technology
The largest ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was hit by a ransomware attack Wednesday that hampered some operations, the latest in a string of cyberattacks in recent weeks.

Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ autonomously: After a United Nations commission to block killer robots was shut down in 2018, a new report from the international body now says the Terminator-like drones are now here.

# Water
U.S. Southwest, already parched, sees ‘virtual water’ drain abroad: As the Colorado River Basin enters yet another year of drought, global companies are worsening the water crisis.

Amid historic drought, a new water war in the West. A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LijA3-QgyVo

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