Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-21

Voices, The Peoples News

June 21, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/21/headlines/authorities_uncover_likely_remains_of_missing_indigenous_activist_3_weeks_after_disappearance

# Border / Immigration
“There’s crime in Chicago, there’s crime in D.C., there’s crime in Dallas, there’s crime in Houston,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said. “Why aren’t they talking about the crime and the murders in big cities all over the country? Why us?”

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Moderna Sent Coronavirus Vaccine to North Carolina University Weeks Before Pandemic, Secret Documents Reveal https://greatgameindia.com/moderna-vaccine-north-carolina-university/

Hundreds of vaccinated Indonesian health workers get COVID-19

Banned: COVID began in North Carolina, not Wuhan, not until 2 years later https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article241996426.html

# Economy / Trade
U.S. Economy Is Bouncing Back From Covid-19. Now Foreign Investors Are Rushing In.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Pipeline Developers Can Seize Public Land The PennEast pipeline project would cut through the last contiguous forested areas in central New Jersey.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Great Western Drought Will Affect Us All. The severe drought gripping the Western states looks set to reach into all lives in the nation and into every pocket.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
White Illinois Farmers Sue Over Race-Based Farm Loan Relief Program:
White Illinois farmers are challenging part of the recent COVID-19 stimulus law in court because it allocates federal benefits based on skin color.

# Global Politics and other news
“The American Sector” Probes Domestic Politics, One Slab of the Berlin Wall at a Time https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/review-the-american-sector-probes-domestic-politics-one-slab-of-the-berlin-wall-at-a-time

# Gov / Political
Joe Biden’s administration announced its plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism https://tennesseestar.com/2021/06/17/joe-biden-asks-americans-to-report-radicalized-friends-and-family-to-the-government/

Media hushes up report suggesting FBI involvement in Capitol riot as White House turns anti-terrorism efforts on American people: Court filings suggest that FBI operatives were among the mob who stormed the US Capitol in January, and may have set up the riot.

Unindicted Co-Conspirators in 1/6 Cases Raise Disturbing Questions of Federal Foreknowledge: Of all the questions asked, words spoken, and ink spilled on the so-called “Capitol Siege” of January 6, 2021, none hold the key to the entire event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzFDqGL30Us

The Real Reason Republicans Are Blocking Voting Rights Legislation https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/voting-rights-senate-republicans-trump-biden/index.html

January 6 Wasn’t the End — the Right Is Trying a Hostile Takeover State by State: Jan 6. was the blueprint: The GOP is now planning a state by state hostile takeover. It’s clear that the Republican assault on democracy is actually just beginning https://www.salon.com/2021/06/21/jan-6-was-the-blueprint-the-gop-is-now-planning-a-state-by-state-hostile-takeover/

The Race to Replace Liz Cheney Is a Trump Sideshow. The Wyoming congresswoman faces a GOP primary field that is, uh, interesting.

At the Geneva summit, President Biden and President Putin announced the restoration of their ambassadors and agreed to new talks on vital issues. Meanwhile in Washington and major US media outlets, Russiagate-addled hawks promoted increased confrontation.

Former President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress needs to pass voting rights legislation before the 2022 midterm elections, or American democracy could be at risk.

Republicans plotting to maximize their advantages in state legislatures across the country during the decennial redistricting process are considering cracking apart Tennessee’s largest city, an ambitious move that could signal how aggressively the party will try to rig maps in its favor in the coming months.

The Man Who Controls the Senate: Will Joe Manchin’s search for common ground wreck the Democrats’ agenda?

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Some old fashioned homework found a terrorism statute to use on January 6ers https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/20/some-old-fashioned-homework-found-a-terrorism-statute-to-use-on-january-6thers/

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Maine House of Representatives voted to decriminalize all drugs—on the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the war on drugs.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved an amendment to let researchers study the marijuana that consumers are actually purchasing from dispensaries—instead of having to use government-grown cannabis https://www.marijuanamoment.net/senate-joins-house-in-move-to-allow-research-on-marijuana-from-dispensaries/

# Medical / Health
Schumer Backs Sanders Plan to Expand Medicare to Cover Dental, Vision and Hearing. The lack of dental, vision and hearing coverage in Medicare is a “gaping hole” that is a “serious problem,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.

Throughout the Pandemic, Some Hospitals Still Sued Patients Over Medical Debt A new study says that most of the hospitals doling out lawsuits, liens and garnishments are registered nonprofits.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon orders drawdown of air defense systems, troops from Middle East. The U.S. is cutting air defense systems and force levels in the Middle East as the Biden administration realigns its military posture to focus on countering China and Russia.

# Other News
Sisters-in-Law Found Dead on the Same Property Months Apart. A traditional GOP stronghold is experiencing hashtag-fueled anti-cop outrage over the deadly mystery that surrounds a former state lawmaker and her brother’s wife.

# Veterans / VA
VA plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing ban https://www.stripes.com/veterans/2021-06-20/VA-plans-to-offer-gender-confirmation-surgery-to-transgender-veterans-reversing-ban-1749444.html

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