Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-06-23

Labuan Voices, The Peoples News

Palwancha June 23, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
US to investigate ‘unspoken traumas’ of Native American boarding schools Deb Haaland announces initiative to ‘uncover the truth’ of policies that forced Indigenous children to assimilate https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/22/us-investigation-native-american-boarding-schools

Shawnee reclaim the great Serpent Mound. The Summer Solstice, June 20, the longest day of the year, marks the first time that the Shawnee tribe has officially returned to the Serpent Mound located in Ohio to present their history and connection to this place that they called home so many years ago.

A federal judge dismisses the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s case against the Dakota Access pipeline developer but outlines a path for future legal challenges.

Native Americans no longer silent as racial tensions build amid new Klamath water crisis https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2021/05/silent-no-more-klamath-tribes-want-voice-heard-on-water-basin-issues.html

# Indigenous / Global
Indigenous tribes protest proposed law stripping land rights in Brazil

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls US Navy’s powerful shock exercise harms marine mammals, expert says. The US navy set off a massive explosion last week, detonating a 40,000lb blast as part of a test to determine whether its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, is ready for war.

# Border / Immigration
Pandemic’s High Toll at the Texas Border Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance Health experts say Texas’s lax COVID response and refusal to expand Medicaid contributed to the higher death rates.

Pencils Removed From Migrant Camp Over Child Suicide Fears. Workers at the Texas facility have banned nail clippers, toothbrushes, pens, and pencils at the facility for fears of self-harm.

# Bundy Rides Again
Ammon Bundy is running for Idaho governor. He might not be the most extreme candidate in the race. The media often describe Ammon Bundy as an “anti-government activist.” But on Saturday evening, the man Harry Reid once dismissed as a “domestic terrorist” officially announced his plans to try to become the government by running for governor of Idaho.

# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) Doctors Refuse Putin’s Vaccine as COVID-19 Rages in Russia. As Russia grapples with another pandemic wave, plummeting public trust in the Kremlin means people are skipping the Putin-approved COVID-19 jab, even doctors on the front lines.

Boston’s Research (even funded by Gates) reveals Unknown-Dangerous Risks in M-RNA Vaccine already Explained by Chinese Study https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/06/22/bostons-research-even-funded-by-gates-reveals-unknown-dangerous-risks-in-m-rna-vaccine-already-explained-by-chinese-study/

DK COVID-19 Statement: Our statement on the current state of our world during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We Can’t Breathe: Black Death, Racism, Structural Inequality, and the American Viruses in Health and Higher Education.

In the Shadow of Biological Warfare: Conspiracy Theories on the Origins of COVID-19 and Enhancing Global Governance of Biosafety as a Matter of Urgency https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7445685/

COVID-19 Bio-weapon Shots Destroy Young Lives – What Percentage of the American Public is now Complicit with Murder?

Pandemic baby bust: Births drop by fastest rate in 50 years. The number of American women who gave birth last year fell precipitously over 2019, as provisional government data show a national baby bust getting worse during the coronavirus pandemic https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/559781-pandemic-baby-bust-births-drop-by-fastest-rate-in-50-years

At Texas Border, Pandemic’s High Toll Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance In Texas’ border communities, which are overwhelmingly Hispanic,
covid-19 death rates for for people under age 65 were double those in the rest of the state and three times the national average https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210623/At-Texas-border-Pandemice28099s-high-toll-lays-bare-gaps-in-health-and-insurance.aspx

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where’s Help for Them? More than 46,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent to covid-19.

CDC: Nearly Every Adult COVID-19 Death Is Now “Entirely Preventable”

World Health Organization Says Do Not Give Children Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots

Canadian Politician, Doctors Condemn Censorship of Scientific Inquiry and Suppression of Information on Vaccine Risks to Kids https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/derek-sloan-doctors-condemn-censorship-scientific-inquiry-vaccine-risks-kids/

Seattle scientist digs up deleted coronavirus genetic data, adding fuel to the covid origin debate. The virus was circulating in Wuhan, China, before a December outbreak of COVID-19. The illness caused by the virus was linked to a market selling live animals.

CDC safety group says there’s a likely link between rare heart inflammation in young people after Covid shot https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cdc-safety-group-says-there-s-a-likely-link-between-rare-heart-inflammation-in-young-people-after-covid-shot/ar-AALmi9i?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Economy / Trade
No State Has an Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing for the Lowest Income Renters. The U.S. has a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income.

What special relationship? Canada grimaces amid hail of U.S. trade blows https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2021-06-22/what-special-relationship-canada-grimaces-amid-hail-of-us-trade-blows

China’s Bid to Join Trade Pact Raises Alarms, U.S. Lawmaker Says:
China’s efforts to join a regional trade deal that originally aimed to exclude Beijing “should set off alarm bells” in Washington, where a growing number of lawmakers are calling for the U.S. to re-assert its influence in Asia, according to a key U.S. senator overseeing trade.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Could Come Down to One Number. Team Biden is thankfully resisting privatization. But the deal will hinge on how much both sides agree they can wring out of increased tax enforcement.

# Education / Schools
What is critical race theory? Explaining the discipline that Texas’
governor wants to “abolish”: Those who study the discipline say attacks on it are targeting any teachings that challenge and complicate dominant narratives about the country’s history and identity. Conservative lawmakers, commentators and parents assert that children are being taught in history and other courses that the United States is a racist country. Educators deny that children in grades K-12 are taught critical race theory in school.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals As the Gulf of Mexico heals from the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, stringent safety proposals remain elusive: Obama put forth a tough new standard for offshore drilling that Trump rolled back, prompting a lawsuit by environmentalists.

A North Carolina gas station operator files a class-action suit against the Colonial Pipeline over the May cyberattack that led to panic buying and fuel shortages.

Police Escalate Line 3 Standoffs at Indigenous, Water Protector-Led Treaty Sites Red Lake tribal monitor Sasha Beaulieu says it’s not the tribe’s Water Protectors who are trespassing; it’s Enbridge.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden has a chance to oversee biggest river restoration project in US history Removing four dams would promote salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights.

“Learn from the past, prepare in the present, to defend the future.” Indigenous artist, Gord Hill: Helicopter science doesn’t work—environmental justice comes from empowered communities. Researchers need to shift toward real community partnerships that emphasize sustainability and create opportunities for environmental change.

Scientists don’t know why hundreds of birds are getting sick and dying across the U.S.
Wildlife experts in at least six states are investigating the cause of the bird deaths.

Wisconsin bill provides PFAS grants, blocks ability to sue polluters. A bill aimed at providing grants to communities affected by “forever chemical” contamination would take away the ability for cities and towns to pursue legal action against the companies or other entities that created the pollution.

Top international lawyers to make ‘ecocide’ a crime against nature:
Approving the right definition could pave the way for acts of environmental destruction to be prosecuted and condemned by the International Criminal Court, under the same consideration as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocides and aggression.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Renegade biologist Alexandra Morton is fighting for the future of wild salmon ‘It’s not a great measure of our democracy when occupying a fish farm is what you need to do to make change.’

# Global Politics and other news
Saudi Men Involved in Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Were Trained by U.S.
Group. The Latest Khashoggi Revelations Are Part of a Long and Barbaric American Tradition. At least the U.S. government is outsourcing its wet-work training these days.

The Real War Dogs of Iraq: One company is empowering Kurdish human rights abusers. Another is accused of selling Iranian fuel to the U.S.

# Gov / Political
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 8 date for special legislative session on voting bill, other issues: Items “will be announced prior to the convening of the special session.”

Census delays will force Texas lawmakers into a special session to redraw political maps: The Census Bureau revealed detailed results lawmakers need to reconfigure congressional and state legislative districts won’t be available until at least two months after the end of the regular 2021 legislative session https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/27/census-texas-redistricting-special-session/

Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz join fellow Republicans to block Democrats’ federal elections overhaul https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/22/ted-cruz-john-cornyn-senate-for-the-people-vote/

Whistleblowers say Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is distorting testimony to get their lawsuit dismissed.

Senate Republicans Block Dems’ Voting Reform Bill: Democrats were able to claim one small victory, however: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to advance the bill.

GOP governors embrace culture wars with White House in mind. Several high-profile Republican governors are leaning into the culture wars as they eye presidential bids in 2024.

Trump fuels Herschel Walker Senate hype in Georgia. The prospect that the former college and pro football legend might jump into the GOP Senate race in Georgia has Republicans anxiously looking for clues about his intentions, aware that his candidacy could suddenly rewrite one of the nation’s most important Senate contests of 2022.

Top Republicans are embracing opposition to critical race theory in schools as a new front in the culture wars aimed at exciting their voters ahead of both off-year and midterm elections.

Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in NYC Mayoral Race in City’s First Election with Ranked-Choice Voting https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/23/nyc_democratic_primary_adams_wiley_yang

How Biden helped hard-liner Raisi win Iran election. President Biden’s failure to rejoin the nuclear agreement with Iran helped a hard-liner to win the presidential election and will leave us on a path toward war with Iran unless he promptly rejoins the JCPOA now.

India Walton scored a stunning upset in the Democratic mayoral primary in Buffalo, putting her on track to become the city’s first female executive and the country’s most high-profile socialist mayor in decades.

SCOTUS Reaffirms President Biden’s Power to Remove Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/06/23/scotus-reaffirms-president-bidens-power-remove-social-security-commissioner

The Senate Must Hear from American People About Urgent Need to Pass Election Legislation https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2021/06/23/senate-must-hear-american-people-about-urgent-need-pass-election-legislation

McConnell killed election reform in Senate. Democrats will now take it to the people https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article252300648.html

The little-known agreement that could lead the U.S. and China to war https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/opinions-the-little-known-agreement-that-could-lead-the-u-s-and-china-to-war/ar-AALloRp?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Law Enforcement
Two Girls Found Dead in South Florida Canal, Hours Apart. Detectives trying to “piece the puzzle together” after bodies of preteen girls found in same waterway on the same day https://www.thedailybeast.com/two-girls-found-dead-in-south-florida-canal-hours-apart-lauderhill-police-say

Trooper’s actions questioned after surveillance video shows him tasing biracial teen https://www.thechestnutpost.com/news/troopers-actions-questioned-after-surveillance-video-shows-him-tasing-biracial-teen/

Portland police officers will no longer make certain traffic stops, must follow new consent search guidelines

Supreme Court declines to expand police power to enter home without warrant https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/supreme-court-declines-to-expand-police-power-to-enter-home-without-warrant/ar-AALm60l?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A grand jury declined to indict eight Collin County officers on charges related to Marvin Scott III’s death in March after they restrained and used pepper spray on him in custody.

Man Who Gunned Down Officer ‘Expressed Hatred’ for Police. Veteran officer, and bystander who tried to help, shot dead in Denver suburb by man who said he hated police https://www.thedailybeast.com/colorado-officer-and-bystander-gunned-down-by-man-who-hated-police

The Sneaky Way the Supreme Court Will End Abortion Rights. They won’t come out and say they’re overturning Roe. But that’s what they’ll do, anyway.

Murdaugh Murder Probe Uncovers Info on Unsolved 2015 Death. State police are now investigating the 2015 death of a 19-year-old thanks to new information learned as part of the Murdaugh investigation.

Oath Keeper Will Testify Against His Jan. 6 Co-Conspirators. Graydon Young pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two charges for his role in coordinating and executing a plan to storm the Capitol.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
50 years later, end the War on Drugs. Nixon’s War on Drugs turned out to be a war on people. President Biden should end it once and for all.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) signed a marijuana legalization bill into law. It’s the fourth state to legalize cannabis so far this year.
The new law takes effect on July 1.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed a bill to legalize smokable medical cannabis flower. Last week he signed separate legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession.

# Media
Fox Grows More Dangerous as Murdoch Tabloid Empire Falls: The hacking scandal finally caught up with the London tabs, turning them into a worthless asset. Now the mogul’s motherlode, Fox News, is right here, and it’s on a roll.

Inside Tucker Carlson & Fox’s Critical Race Theory Freakout. Tucker Carlson and the right-wing hysteria machine have to find a new culture war and it’s called critical race theory. Also known as American History no one wants you to know.

C-SPAN Anchor Steve Scully to Leave Network. The broadcaster put the anchor on leave last year after he lied about his Twitter account being hacked.

# Medical / Health
Biologists raise alarm: Brain damage caused by even small amounts of bisphenols https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/698a45183c3c3f8b4027ed82cb08b747-Biologists-Raise-Alarm-Brain-Damage-Caused-by-Even-Small-Amounts-of-Plasticizers

The world’s first mRNA vaccine against cancer is now being trialed https://www.zmescience.com/future/first-mrna-vaccine-cancer-22062021/

# Military / Global
Russian forces block US military patrol in northeast Syria: US, Russian troops square off in northeast Syria as Kremlin eyes wider footprint.
US-Russian standoff near Derik, Syria, blocks traffic for hours before Russians return to Qamishli.

# Other News
Warren Buffet resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “For years I have been a trustee – an inactive trustee at that – of only one recipient of my funds, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMG). I am now resigning from that post, just as I have done at all corporate boards other than Berkshire’s,” Buffett said in a prepared statement https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/warren-buffet-resigns-from-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation/ar-AALm2os?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Social
Can Klan Rally Really Be Fun Without Sheets and Burning Crosses? There is no shortage of money to pay for the outing as major corporations, listed below, including insurance and defense contractors, are funding this rally, really a Klan rally.

# Space
Harvard physicist says there may be a link between ‘Oumuamua and UFOs.
The Harvard astrophysicist who first suggested that the interstellar object (ISO) ‘Oumuamua was a ‘lightsail’ sent from another civilization in space now suggests there may be a link to the mysterious space object and the US government’s upcoming report on UFOs.

# Technology
The End of Global Internet: US Seizes Foreign Domains. Visitors to state-run media and sites operated by Iran-backed militias find banners posted by U.S. agencies

# Water
How the Mormon Church Beat Bill Gates in a Battle Over Water. The missionaries bested the mogul in a bid to snap up a massive plot of farmland and precious water rights in the parched West.

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