Voices, The Peoples News
June 5, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson – There Must Be More to Life Than This (Video Clip) Golden Duet
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Water Protectors Converge on Minnesota for Massive Demonstrations Against Line 3. Indigenous leaders have decried the Line 3 expansion as a brazen violation of treaty rights that endangers sacred land.
# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
On the verge of extinction, these whales are also shrinking. The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.
California’s monarch butterflies are down 99%. Can this plant help? A coalition of conservation groups have partnered with the state to add
30,000 milkweed plants in an attempt to restore the species’
These six factors explain why Louisiana is rapidly losing land; see
graphics: Land loss in parts of Louisiana is occurring at a rate equivalent to one football field every 100 minutes. How is that happening? The community of Delacroix was once surrounded by forests of oak, maple and sycamore trees that also provided protection against storm surges. June 2010, barely a sliver remained, as the marsh continued to erode.
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) US-linked Chinese military scientist filed patent for COVID vaccine just after contagion emerged – report. A Chinese Communist Party military scientist who got funding from the National Institutes of Health filed a patent for a COVID-19 vaccine in February last year — raising fears the shot was being studied even before the pandemic became public, according to a new report https://nypost.com/2021/06/04/chinese-scientist-filed-covid-vaccine-patent-after-contagion-emerged-report/
‘I was threatened and ostracized’: Ex-CDC director Robert Redfield received death threats from scientist colleagues after he publicly said he believed COVID-19 originated in a lab https://www.axios.com/lab-leak-theory-redfield-vanity-fair-9b9f348f-2d82-4ff6-b7e1-a30a0b1e8125.html
Biden defends Fauci after Senator Hawley joins GOP calls for White House medical chief to resign or be fired https://www.legitgov.org/biden-defends-fauci-after-senator-hawley-joins-gop-calls-white-house-medical-chief-resign-or-be
New Email Shows Dr. Fauci Was Told in Jan. 2020 the Coronavirus ‘Looked Engineered’
# Economy / Trade
G-7 commits to global minimum tax of at least 15 percent. Top finance officials in the Group of Seven (G-7) on Saturday announced their commitment to push for a global minimum tax of at least 15 percent in international tax negotiations, a rate advocated by the Biden administration.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals As Illinois Strains to Pass a Major Clean Energy Law, a Big Coal Plant Stands in the Way. The Prairie State power plant may be forced to close much sooner than owners expected, but communities it provided with electricity could have to pay for it for years to come.
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds. The climate crisis is causing a widespread fall in oxygen levels in lakes across the world, suffocating wildlife and threatening drinking water https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/02/climate-crisis-is-suffocating-the-worlds-lakes-study-finds
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.
California and Nevada are 100% in drought. Direct from Drought.gov:
After two water years of dry conditions, both California and Nevada are now 100% in drought.
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/
The low-oxygen Gulf ‘dead zone’ could be three times the size of Rhode Island; here’s why. If tropical storms don’t churn up the Gulf of Mexico and mix oxygen back in, this year’s dead zone will be almost three times as large as the state of Rhode Island.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global ‘Suezmax’ Oil Tankers Could Soon Be Plying the Poisoned Waters of Texas’
Lavaca Bay. Fishermen and environmentalists say a plan to export crude would require dredging mercury-laced sediment in a Superfund site, imperling oyster reefs and the natural habitat.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Costco to Ban Monsanto’s Glyphosate From All U.S. Stores, Plans to Carry Organic Alternatives Instead https://althealthworks.com/costco-to-ban-monsantos-glyphosate-from-all-u-s-stores-plans-to-carry-more-organic-alternatives/
# Food Recalls / Alerts
Ground coriander brands recalled for Salmonella contamination https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/06/ground-coriander-brands-recalled-for-salmonella-contamination/
# Gov / Political
No Time to Relax: Dark Clouds in Biden’s America https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/04/no-time-to-relax-dark-clouds-in-bidens-america/
America’s Nazi problem and the end of policing: Robert Jay Lifton is right in arguing that the United States may not be “headed inevitably for an authoritarian society or Nazi-like society. What I am saying is that there are parallels. And they’re dangerous.
Montana, Worth Fighting For, Despite the State’s Current Political Mess:
Republicans now control the Montana government and they are dead set on tearing down our great state to the lowest level possible. Dignity and fairness have gone out the window.
Black female candidates are working to build upon their success in the last election cycle, setting their sights on governor’s mansions, Capitol Hill, and city halls in 2021 and 2022.
The Republicans’ Wild Assault on Voting Rights in Texas and Arizona:
What began as thinly veiled attempts to keep Democrats from the polls has become a movement to undermine confidence in our democracy itself.
# Law Enforcement
Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557008-police-reform-negotiations-enter-crucial-stretch
‘One Slip of the Tongue Could Ruin Things.’ Bipartisan Talks on Police Reform Advance https://time.com/6024054/police-reform-congress/
States tackling ‘qualified immunity’ for police as Congress squabbles over the issue https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/politics/qualified-immunity-police-reform/index.html
Some Prisons Reinstate Patdown Searches Although Guards Are Refusing Vaccination. Prisoners are worried that reinstated searches will allow guards to spread COVID-19 throughout prisons — again.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will no longer secretly obtain reporters’ private phone records as part of investigations into leaks, confirming a shift in policy under the Biden administration.
LGBT: Moving Towards Equality
The media is still mostly failing to convey the urgency of the climate
crisis: We asked the world’s press to commit to treating climate change as the emergency that scientists say it is. Their response was dispiriting https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/03/media-climate-change-crisis-emergency
# Medical / Health
Cities have unique microbiomes which could be key to keeping us healthy.
Researchers swabbed city buses and subways and found DNA from viruses and bacteria that had never been classified before.
Supreme Court Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.1 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-01/j-j-must-pay-2-1-billion-talc-award-as-top-court-rejects-appeal
# Military / DOD
Directed Energy Weapons and Electromagnetic Bombs (U.S. Air Force) The nascent technology of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) and Electromagnetic Bombs (E-bombs) will revolutionise many aspects of modern warfare.
Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S.
Defense officials have briefed congressional committees on the use of mysterious weapons against American service members.
High Altitube Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave
(HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments
U.S. Army Weapons-Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs: Background and Potential Issues for Congress (PDF) https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R45098.pdf
Anti-Satellite Weapons, Countermeasures, and Arms Control, September 1985 NTIS order #PB86-182953 (PDF) https://aerospace.csis.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OTA-Report-on-ASAT-Weapons-and-Countermeasures-1985.pdf
Anti-Asian Violence Didn’t Start or End With Trump’s White House. After the 2008 crisis, prosecutors ignored the big banks and baselessly tried to scapegoat a Chinese American business.
# Space / UFO’s
VT Nuclear Education: Nasa, Bob Lazar’s UFO and the History of Lost Technology https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/04/vt-nuclear-education-nasa-bob-lazars-ufo-and-the-history-of-lost-technology/
# Veterans / VA
Firefighters and veterans denied coverage for PFAS illnesses: The VA and insurers have rejected claims from firefighters despite evidence linking PFAS foam and disease.
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