Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-08

Voices, The Peoples News

June 8, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land

More Native Americans Enrolling In Med School. A St. Pete Grad Plans To Join Them https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/education/2021-06-07/more-native-americans-are-enrolling-in-medical-school-and-a-st-petersburg-graduate-plans-to-join-them

Over 100 Water Protectors Arrested in Minnesota as Mass Civil Disobedience Targets Line 3 Pipeline https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/8/headlines/over_100_water_protectors_arrested_in_minnesota_as_mass_civil_disobedience_targets_line_3_pipeline

“Not Having It”: Winona LaDuke on Mass Protest by Water Protectors to Halt Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/8/line_3_protests_treaty_people_gathering

A broken system: The number of Indigenous people who died from coronavirus may never be known. From medical health privacy laws to a maze of siloed information systems, the true impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Natives is impossible to calculate.

Native Water Protectors Test Treaty Rights Strategy as Line 3 Fight Escalates. The White Earth Band is asserting jurisdiction over 1855 Treaty territories — including Line 3 trespass violations.

# Border / Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who entered the country under dire circumstances without visas may not obtain permanent residency. This will affect many people living in Texas.

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-immigration-health-coronavirus-pandemic-government-and-politics-3b4e480c9021e6a8e02313f4c73a497e

As the Biden administration ramps up its efforts to reunite families separated at the southern border under Donald Trump, a task force has identified 3,913 children who were separated from their parents.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) A new vaccine law: Texas businesses that require customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be denied state contracts and could lose their licenses or operating permits under legislation Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday.

The media’s big mistake on the covid-19 ‘lab leak’ theory https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/27/medias-dereliction-duty-lab-leak-theory/

Covid-19 vaccines: In the rush for regulatory approval, do we need more data?

13,867 DEAD and 1,354,336 Injuries in European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots https://humansarefree.com/2021/06/european-database-reactions-following-covid-19-shots.html

With Roots in Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push for Equity in the Pandemic. Community health centers were born in the 1960s to reach low-income communities. But some rural health experts say federally qualified health centers were a missing piece in achieving early equity in the vaccine rollout https://khn.org/news/article/with-roots-in-civil-rights-community-health-centers-push-for-equity-in-the-pandemic/

Gangrene, Hearing Loss Show Delta Variant May Be More Severe: The coronavirus variant driving India’s devastating Covid-19 second wave is the most infectious to emerge so far. Doctors now want to know if it’s also more severe.

With Roots In Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push For Equity In The Pandemic https://www.modernhealthcare.com/community-health-centers/roots-civil-rights-community-health-centers-push-equity-pandemic

Josh Hawley Knows Anthony Fauci Isn’t Who Fumbled COVID-19: Trump, knew early on that the virus was airborne and deadly, but chose to downplay it in hopes it wouldn’t derail his reelection bid https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article251938263.html

Fauci should have followed Gov. Lujan Grisham’s lead: delete all messages after 24 hours. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been released and they tell an interesting tale about the government’s handling of the
COVID-19 pandemic. One particular email stood out to me from Fauci to Sylvia Burwell discussing masks.

Reuniting Families at Border Is ‘Intentionally’ Slow: Just seven children have been reunified since February, according to a U.S.
Department of Homeland Security report released Tuesday.

# Economy / Trade
The Megarich Moved Here. Regular Folks Now Face Tent Housing. Rents have gotten so stratospheric in Ketchum, Idaho, that teachers and hospital workers, some whose families have lived here for generations, are facing homelessness.

Lake Oswego Biotech Executive Mark Ahn Sentenced In Insider Trading Case https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/oregon-biotech-consultant-sentenced-insider-trading-scheme

The secret IRS files: Trove of never-before-seen records reveal how the wealthiest avoid income tax. ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth, sometimes, even nothing.

It’s the Worst Possible Time to Cut Unemployment Benefits. Conservative states are reducing enhanced weekly payments and increased eligibility, while other federal fiscal supports expire. It could stunt the economic recovery.

Senate passes long-delayed China bill. The Senate passed sweeping legislation aimed at combating China’s competitiveness after Democrats agreed to punt the bill into June in the face of GOP slow-walking.

# Education / Schools
Florida is overcoming ‘systemic privilege’ by putting students before the ‘system’: Throughout America, a very important – and highly racialized – conversation is taking place about overcoming injustice.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Environmental justice: Memphis pipeline rekindles eminent domain fight.
Many states give pipeline companies power to condemn land. A fight in Memphis is testing whether that’s a recipe for environmental injustice

Republicans pledge allegiance to fossil fuels like it’s still the 1950s:
Republican-led states are threatening retaliation against banks that refuse to lend to coal, oil and gas companies in effort to delay transition https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/07/republicans-fossil-fuels-coal

U.S. oil exports surged in 2020, imperiling climate: Thanks to an Obama-era policy change, American crude is hitting the global market at a time when the world desperately needs to kick its addiction https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/u-s-becomes-net-oil-exporter-as-world-burns-1179815/

Republican obstructionism meets pipeline hysteria in North Carolina: GOP leaders’ choice to block the nomination of a key environmental official for Governor Roy Cooper may prove counterproductive in the long run.

In two opposite decisions on Alaska oil drilling, Biden walks a difficult path in search of bipartisanship. The political tug-of-war over President Joe Biden’s climate policy played out on the tundra-covered North Slope of Alaska last week.

Can California avoid another toxic waste disaster? For decades, large red-hot furnaces cooked the lead from smashed batteries at the Exide plant, just seven miles from Downtown Los Angeles https://capitalandmain.com/can-california-avoid-another-toxic-waste-disaster

Permian Oil and Gas Sites Are Releasing Large Amounts of Methane. A relatively tiny number of Permian oil and gas sites are responsible for a large portion of methane pollution, a study from Methane Source Finder recently found.

Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin Patience for the West Virginia senator’s self-serving intransigence is nearing a very loud end https://truthout.org/articles/civil-rights-leaders-and-west-virginia-miners-turn-up-the-heat-on-joe-manchin/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along Colorado’s Front Range https://coloradosun.com/2021/06/07/ozone-pollution-health-climate-change-epa-colorado/

Hundreds of lakes in U.S., Europe are losing oxygen. Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last four decades, a new study found.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Expect to pay more for food in 2021, except for eggs. Investigate Midwest looks into USDA food pricing trends from 2020, and only one food bucked the upward trajectory.

# Global Politics and other news
Legitimizing imperialism: Achcar, by his own admission, supported the U.S./NATO imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, which quickly and predictably morphed into a full war of Western imperial conquest against one of the then most prosperous African nations. Today Libya is a failed state, where black African slaves are openly traded and military factions contend for state power.

# Gov / Political
Democrats reach turning point with Manchin: Manchin and another centrist, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), have created irksome obstacles within their own caucus, and Democrats have yet to land on a strategy for dealing with the internal dissent.

The G.O.P.’s Assault on Voting Rights: Republican Party’s Irrational War on Voting Rights https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/03/republican-partys-irrational-war-voting-rights/618314/

‘Dig Up the Evidence’: 2019 Giuliani-Ukraine Call Revealed: The newly released call among Giuliani, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker, and Ukrainian presidential adviser Andriy Yermak.

Redistricting: With Texas political mapmakers now certain that the state will get two more U.S. House seats. Republicans will control the process, but a legal and political fight is sure to commence over who is empowered and whose voice is diluted.

Senate filibuster fight throws Democrats’ wish list into limbo:
Democrats are facing the threat of a stalled-out agenda on Capitol Hill as divisions within the party spotlight critical limits on what can get through Congress.

Point: Why We Must Preserve Our Freedom to Vote With HR1: Although we’ve made significant progress over the last two centuries to expand the freedom to vote, self-interested politicians in numerous states are trying to turn back the clock to a dark period in our history.

# Law Enforcement
Cops Knew About ‘Storm the Capitol’ Threat Weeks Before Riot https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-police-knew-about-maga-plans-to-storm-building-weeks-before-insurrection-says-report

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Jared Kushner’s former lawyer now faces a scandal of his own. A former client says Lowell never informed her he was under Justice Department scrutiny when he negotiated her plea deal.

# Medical / Health
Alzheimer’s drug controversially approved: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in 18 years that attempts to treat a possible cause of the neurodegenerative disease, plaques of amyloid-β protein in the brain, rather than just the symptoms https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2021/06/07/controversial-fda-approval-of-alzheimers-drug-aducanumab-sets-stage-for-possible-medicare-coverage-battle/?sh=158377b119dc

# Other News
House Panel Assails Fisher-Price For Ignoring Sleeper’s Risks To Infants.

Fisher-Price Ignored Safety Warnings Even After Infants Started Dying:

# Science
Scientists resurrect microscopic creatures that were frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia https://www.livescience.com/rotifer-frozen-24000-years-revived.html

# Social
Tulsa race massacre at 100: an act of terrorism America tried to forget https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/31/tulsa-race-massacre-at-100-act-of-terrorism

# Technology
Microwave Weapon Concerns Spread to Department of Homeland Security https://theintercept.com/2021/05/28/microwave-weapon-havana-syndrome-dhs/

Yes, your phone is taking ‘invisible’ pictures of you https://www.abc4.com/news/tech-social-media/yes-your-iphone-is-taking-invisible-pictures-of-you/

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