Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-03

Voices, The Peoples News

June 3, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Supreme Court: Tribal police may detain non-Native Americans on reservation highways https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/01/supreme-court-tribal-police-can-detain-non-natives-reservations/5289190001/

Karuk Tribe declares emergency in Klamath Basin amid catastrophic fish kill https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2021/06/01/karuk-tribe-declares-climate-emergency

At the Duwamish longhouse, a law is signed requiring environmental justice from state agencies: “The HEAL Act is a major piece of legislation with the ambitious charge of making it so that everyone, especially the most overburdened communities and people of color, have a healthy environment, clean air and water, and can lead healthy lives,”
said Cecile Hansen, chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribal Council.

Navajo Nation Reports No Additional Deaths From COVID-19

Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska? A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.

Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Trinity River Fishery Once Again Falls Prey to Central Valley Water Barons https://lastrealindians.com/news/2021/5/13/hoopa-valley-tribes-trinity-river-fishery-once-again-falls-prey-to-central-valley-water-barons

# Indigenous / Global
Threat of legal action against Indigenous Borneans protesting timber company https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/threat-of-legal-action-against-indigenous-borneans-protesting-timber-company/

Canucks to keep Rogers Arena orange in memory of Kamloops kids
‘indefinitely’: The Canucks released a statement about the remains of
215 Kamloops kids found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the first NHL team to do so https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/canucks-to-keep-rogers-arena-orange-in-memory-of-kamloops-kids-indefinitely

# Border / Immigration
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Moves to Shut Down Shelters for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

# Bundy Rides Again
Vigilante’s ‘Alarming’ Run for Guv Sparks Fears of Chaos: Ammon Bundy is currently barred from entering the Idaho state capitol, where he would ostensibly need to conduct official business. But his campaign is anything but a joke.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Man Who Developed CDC Vaccine Tracking System, BBC Radio Personality – Among the DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/man-who-developed-cdc-vaccine-tracking-system-bbc-radio-personality-among-the-dead-following-covid-19-injections/

Hong Kong: 12 DEAD Four Miscarriages in One Week Following COVID-19 Injections https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/hong-kong-12-dead-four-miscarriages-in-one-week-following-covid-19-injections/

The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins.
Throughout 2020, the notion that the novel coronavirus leaked from a lab was off-limits. Those who dared to push for transparency say toxic politics and hidden agendas kept us in the dark.

Norton To Test COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine In Kids As Young As 6 Months https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2021/06/02/norton-to-test-covid-pfizer-vaccine-in-young-kids/7504237002/

New US Covid Infections At Lowest Level Since Pandemic Began https://khn.org/morning-breakout/new-us-covid-infections-at-lowest-level-since-pandemic-began/

# Economy / Trade
The economic recovery is here. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen.
Households saved cash and banks amassed capital, but supply shortages are popping up and some employers can’t find workers

# Education / Schools
U.S. Schools Support Genocide Denial and What To Do About It: By failing to educate students about the many genocides the U.S. government has supported, they promote a dangerous nationalistic ideology.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Everyday Texans overlooked in state lawmakers’ response to power outages during winter storm. While lawmakers took significant steps toward preventing another blackout, hardly any of the proposals passed during this legislative session will aid consumers in recovering from the February storm, but they’ll see higher utility bills.

Biden Suspends Oil Leases in Arctic Refuge, But OKs Drilling Elsewhere in Alaska “Until the leases are canceled, they remain a threat to one of the wildest places left in America.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Infrastructure negotiations enter make-or-break week: President Biden will sit down with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on Wednesday as his infrastructure negotiations with Republicans enter a critical and potentially final week.

Lakes are experiencing deoxygenation worldwide. “Climate change, together with [agricultural pollution], threatens vulnerable freshwater systems, adding to the urgency to strongly cut emissions.”

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Food Additive in Popular Foods No Longer Considered Safe: Titanium dioxide, an additive found in more than 3,000 ultra-processed foods, including Starbursts, Jello, and Little Debbie snack cakes, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA. Titanium dioxide is a synthetic white pigment used to color processed foods and is created in a process that uses fluoride and sulfate.

# Global Politics and other news
New Investigation Reveals Role of Israeli Operatives in Colombia’s “Political Genocide”: Known as the “Red Dance,” the systematic murder of the Patriotic Union remains one of the most extreme cases of political violence in Latin America and new evidence suggests that it was concocted by one of the most decorated spies in Israeli history.

Syria’s Victory Stuns NATO Enemies. For those willing to see reality, Syria exposes the forces of evil in this world. Syria’s presidential elections this week were a resounding success against a backdrop of 10 years of brutal, relentless war imposed on the Arab country by the United States and its NATO partners.

The Bibi Legacy: From Sex-Tape Scandal to Far-Right Zealot. After 12 years of rule, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blatant corruption, scandals, and controversies seem to have finally spelled his demise.

# Gov / Political
Texas GOP Finalizes ‘Ruthless’ Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action: The state legislation has been slammed by voting rights advocates nationwide—including President Joe Biden, who said that “it’s part of an assault on democracy that we’ve seen far too often this year.”

George P. Bush Announces Challenge to Texas Attorney General: Bush, son of Jeb Bush, currently serves as a Texas land commissioner. Bush made his challenge official during an event at a downtown Austin bar.  Former President Donald Trump said last week that he would issue an endorsement in the race “in the not-so-distant future.”

Biden tries new strategy with moderates as frustration grows. President Biden this week took the rare step of calling out two Democratic moderates,  Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), in a sign of growing frustration over stalled legislative priorities.

Antisemitism isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a crisis both parties must fight together. The bitter truth is that this isn’t a Republican Party or Democratic Party crisis, this is an American crisis. We are turning antisemitism from what it is, hatred of Jews, to what it should not be:
a matter of partisan bickering.

9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024: A growing number of Republicans are already jockeying ahead of 2024 as they await former President Trump’s decision on another possible White House run.

# Law Enforcement
Police Are Backing Bills That Make It Easier to Crush Nonviolent Protests https://truthout.org/articles/police-are-backing-bills-that-make-it-easier-to-crush-nonviolent-protests/

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Gaetz Faces Obstruction Probe Over Witness Call: Federal prosecutors are reportedly eyeing whether the congressman obstructed justice during a phone call with his ex and a witness.

DoJ Probing Hunter Biden-Linked Consulting Firm: There are reportedly no signs that the probe is targeting Hunter Biden, the president’s second son.

Justice faces pressure for action on civil rights post-Trump: The top DOJ officials who have been confirmed in recent months have pledged a renewed commitment to enforcing voting rights protections and tackling police misconduct across the country https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/556039-justices-faces-pressure-for-action-on-civil-rights-post-trump

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
A senior science policy advisor with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said the government needs to work with—not against—states that legalize or decriminalize psychedelics.

# Media
FBI Probes Louis DeJoy for GOP Fundraising at Ex-Company. Employees at DeJoy’s old company have claimed he gave them larger bonuses for donating to Republican candidates.

# Medical / Health
Sackler Family, Owner Of Purdue Pharma, Set To Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits. Public health experts and many government officials say the introduction of OxyContin fueled the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic.

The editor of a top medical journal is leaving after the publication said “no physician is racist”: Howard Bauchner is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association and has been at the helm of its extended network of journals for a decade.

A Public Option Will Destroy Private Insurance. A public option could destroy the private insurance market — and in the process, deprive the majority of Americans of the employer-sponsored coverage they’re comfortable with and like.

Expanding Insurance Coverage Is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210603/Expanding-insurance-coverage-is-top-priority-for-new-Medicare-Medicaid-chief.aspx

Newsom Wants to Spend Millions on the Health of Low-Income Mothers and Their Babies https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2021-06-03/newsom-wants-to-spend-millions-on-the-health-of-low-income-mothers-and-their-babies

Many New Moms Get Kicked Off Medicaid 2 Months After Giving Birth.
Illinois Will Change That.

Hospital Tried To Discharge Patients Without Telling Them, Records Show https://khn.org/morning-breakout/hospital-tried-to-discharge-patients-without-telling-them-records-show/

# Other News
Trump Aide: Telling Him He Lost Is ‘Pissing Into the Wind’: People close to Trump are reportedly growing concerned about the level of his obsession for attempting to overturn last year’s election.

Trump Admin Seized New York Times Reporters’ Phone Records: The Justice Department took similar extreme measures against reporters for CNN and The Washington Post.

# Social
Undoing Welfare Reform: The expanded Child Tax Credit will lift an additional 4.1 million children out of poverty, cutting child poverty by about half. Contributor Kalena Thomhave explores what things would look like if we made this policy simple, universal, and permanent.

Report Shows Stimulus Checks Significantly Reduced Hardship for Families. The checks unanimously slammed by the GOP helped reduce financial instability by 45 percent, a new report finds.

# Space
Critical insights and analysis on technological advancements, program development and emerging trends propelling the global aerospace & defense industry forward https://aviationweek.com/AWST

“BACK TO THE FUTURE NASA’S NEW NUCLEAR VISION” was the headline emblazoned on the cover this past month of the leading U.S. aerospace trade publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology. “More than sixty years after the U.S. began serious studies into nuclear propulsion for space travel, NASA is taking the first steps on a new path to develop nuclear-powered engines for crewed missions to Mars by the end of the next decade,” it began.

# Veterans / VA
Organizer Cuts Veteran’s Mic as He Talks About Black History: Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter’s mic was cut during his speech explaining the role Black Americans played in establishing Memorial Day.

Arkansas: Dozens Dead, Thousands Suffered in VA Coverup of Addict/Drunk Pathologist. Oversight failures, a fearful workplace culture and lax quality standards for years at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Arkansas allowed a pathologist, Robert Levy, who was routinely drunk on the job to misdiagnose thousands of veterans — sometimes with dire or deadly consequences https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/02/arkansas-dozens-dead-thousands-suffered-in-va-coverup-of-addict-drunk-pathologist/

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