Torres Voices, The Peoples News
http://simplecommunion.com/tag/inspiration/page/3/ July 19, 2021
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On Pine Ridge Reservation, a garden helps replace an 80-mile grocery trip. For the past six years, a garden program has taught residents of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation how to build financial independence and food security through gardening.
Indigenous leaders call on Biden to enlarge Bears Ears National Monument as 25-foot totem pole travels from Washington state to Washington D.C.
The US Is Now Investigating Its Deadly Indian Boarding School System, And Native Americans Are In Dire Need Of Mental Health Support. “People are getting retriggered with each new calamity in a way that’s paralyzing. The level of grieving is almost electric.”
After 140 Years, Native Youth Lead Return of 10 Children’s Remains from Carlisle Indian School in PA https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/local/2021/07/16/rosebud-sioux-children-return-home-south-dakota-native-american-remains-deaths-boarding-school/7980579002/
Indigenous children’s remains turned over from Army cemetery https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-education-b665436234f50024c971cdb8fb56a2db
# Indigenous / Global
‘We will not leave Brasilia defeated’: “We need the court to recognize the rights of Indigenous peoples, because we have always lived on these lands.”
In Brazil, the courts could either affirm Indigenous land rights or set a precedent by stripping territorial rights that were not officially recognized when the Brazilian Constitution was approved in 1988. This is a severe threat to the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous peoples and the global community must pay attention.
The Mysterious Shark Teeth Found in a Jerusalem Basement. In a nearly 3,000-year-old basement in the City of David scientists have unearthed a perplexing cache of 80-million-year-old fossilized shark teeth. The teeth were found with food waste and pottery shards from a period that dates just after the death of the biblical King Solomon.
# Border / Immigration
Migration Is Not a “Crisis.” It’s Survival and Resistance to Ongoing Genocide.
Biden’s plan for more military and private development aid won’t stop migration or help Central America.
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine still in clinical trials and tests) Censorship & Dictatorship on Vaccines’ Risks: The proclaimed reliability of vaccines when they are still experimental, are therefore congenitally unsafe, such as those against Covid-19.
Five Texas House Democrats who traveled to Washington, D.C., have tested positive for coronavirus: Three lawmakers tested positive on Saturday and two more on Sunday. All of the lawmakers are fully vaccinated.
Two More Texas Dems Who Fled to D.C. Test Positive for COVID. The traveling group met with Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday.
3D ‘assembloid’ shows how SARS-CoV-2 infects brain cells: Researchers have produced a stem cell model that demonstrates a potential route of entry of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, into the human brain.
Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Raise Tough Issues for Health Authorities Western governments increase orders in case of waning immunity and variant threats, but need isn’t clear yet and much of world lacks
Florida Lawmaker Gets COVID Despite Being Fully Vaxxed. Gov. Ron DeSantis blamed Florida’s current COVID surge on a “seasonal pattern”
and said there will be no more virus-related lockdowns in the state.
Delta fears grip economy as cases jump across the country https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/563769-delta-fears-grip-economy-as-cases-jump-across-the-country
# Economy / Trade
Democrats are ramping up their sales pitch to voters as they bet big on government spending and lay the groundwork for their 2022 midterm message.
When Does the Greed Stop? Our government has been corrupted by greed and the money it brings, and that corruption has spread like a cancer to religion, education, and helping professions like healthcare.
# Education / Schools
Texas Senate Votes To Remove Lessons on Civil Rights and Women’s Suffrage https://news.bloomberglaw.com/social-justice/texas-senate-votes-to-remove-required-lessons-on-civil-rights
# Employment / Labor
For minimum wage workers, rent is now unaffordable in every county in America. Meanwhile, at least 7.5 million people are at risk of eviction at month’s end.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Manchin Wants to Invest More Taxpayer Money in Propping Up Fossil Fuel Industry Democrats are debating the definition of “clean energy” as the climate crisis intensifies.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
The government of Greenland has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the Arctic government “takes the climate crisis seriously.”
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin. An analysis published last year showed that the water siphoned from the rivers that feed the lake had reduced its level by 3 meters and depleted the area by more than half.
Democrats are eyeing a tax on imports from countries that don’t have strong policies aimed at combating climate change, seeking to include such a tax in a wide-ranging spending package that could pass without Republican votes.
Oregon’s Growing Bootleg Fire Is One of 70 Raging in U.S. West Amid Heatwave The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon has scorched more than 298,000 acres and is only 22 percent contained https://truthout.org/articles/oregons-growing-bootleg-fire-is-one-of-70-raging-in-us-west-amid-heatwave/
Oregon wildfire causes miles-high ‘fire clouds’ as flames grow.
Pyrocumulus clouds viewable from 100 miles away as Bootleg fire grows beyond size of New York City https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/16/bootleg-fire-oregon-fire-clouds-pyrocumulus
Massive Calif. Wildfire Spawns Hellish ‘Pyro’ Cloud. The smoky, ashy cloud has the potential to create lightning storms, which is the last thing the bone-dry area needs.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global As frozen land burns, Siberia trembles. Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride. But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law. State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/15/maine-law-pfas-forever-chemicals-ban
# Global Politics and other news
Legalized Apartheid: The Israeli Supreme Court Just Cemented Jewish Supremacy into Law. Only a few years old, the nation-state law has already proven it can serve as a legal tool for discrimination, racial segregation, and outright apartheid.
Russian Bear in Lebanon, with China not far behind: Lebanon Looks to China as US, Arabs Refuse to Help in Crisis. Struggling with an economic catastrophe, Lebanon is the latest country to be caught up U.S.-China tensions.
Terrorists plot to stage false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib:
Russia Defense Ministry:
Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian center, told reporters that the terrorists have transferred containers filled with chlorine to the town of Ariha in preparation for the gas attack, which they want to blame on the Syrian government.
Caught: Israel Spying on Journalists, Activists Worldwide On Behalf of Rogue Dictators. The investigation by the Guardian and 16 other media organisations suggests widespread and continuing abuse of NSO’s hacking spyware, Pegasus, a malware that infects iPhones and Android devices to enable operators of the tool to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate microphones.
# Gov / Politics
NEO [New Eastern Outlook, a Journal Published by the Russian Academy of Science since 1816] Time to Plan for a World with No ‘United States’:
The stage has been set for states to either leave ‘the union,’ such as it is or for the nation to surrender entirely to organized crime rule.
Enough With the Fanfic From Trump’s Sh*tty Generals. We’ve been through so many rounds of rehabilitative Trump official fan fiction that it is its own genre at this point.
Weaponizing “Humanitarian Aid” to Syria: Deceitful Cover for U.S.
Support of Al Qaeda and Excuse to Violate Syrian Sovereignty and UN Charter https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~rics/the-weaponization-of-humanitarian-aid-in-syria/
Donald Trump’s Latest Grift May Be His Most Cynical Yet: In appeals to supporters, the Trump campaign is asking for donations to continue challenging the election results. But the bulk of the money appears to be going elsewhere. “The special problem this time is, in conning his supporters, he’s also sowing deep distrust of the most basic institutions of our democracy.”
The GOP has a three-step plan to limit voting rights and return to power https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/14/texas-democrats-walkout-voting-rights/
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani could face criminal investigation in Arizona over their attempts to overturn election. The state Attorney General is currently seeking documents related to election fraud allegations https://www.salon.com/2021/07/17/trump-giuliani-may-face-criminal-investigation-in-az-for-effort-to-overturn-election_partner/
Trump gave capitol rioters the language to defend the insurrection and deny reality. Trump Gave Capitol Rioters The Language To Defend The Insurrection And Deny Reality. They attacked the “fake news,” denounced the “deep state” and the “swamp,” and vowed to “take back” the Capitol and the country.
If Biden Wants to “Stand With the Cuban People,” He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade Corporate media and the Biden administration consistently ignore or minimize the leading cause of economic suffering in Cuba: the U.S.’s illegal blockade.
Bernie Sanders Is the Real Force Behind the $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill. The Vermont senator has been exercising a strong sway in negotiations with the White House for the Democrats’ bill.
# Law Enforcement
A New Docuseries Exposes America’s Epidemic of Dirty Cops. The new eight-part Vice TV docuseries “Betraying the Badge” highlights some of the most infamous stories of police corruption in recent history.
Former police detective convicted on bribery and drug charges: Collare faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for federal program bribery, 15 years in prison for bribery by a federal official, 20 years in prison for distribution of heroin and five years in prison for false statements.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Inside Trump Org Money Man’s Interview With Investigators. Jeff McConney is a loyal Trump Organization money man. But, under pressure from investigators, he has admitted to mistakes in the past.
No Cops, No Corporations — Boston LGBTQ Community Reimagines Pride Celebrations. Many activists believe Pride marches have become self-congratulatory, commercialized affairs with no political goals.
No Cops, No Corporations: Boston LGBTQ Community Reimagines Pride Celebrations. Many activists believe Pride marches have become self-congratulatory, commercialized affairs with no political goals https://truthout.org/articles/no-cops-no-corporations-boston-lgbtq-community-reimagines-pride-celebrations/
# Medical / Health
Crime of the Century: How big pharma fueled the opioid crisis that killed 500,000 https://www.democracynow.org/2021/7/19/opioid_crisis_documentary_alex_gibney
# Military / DOD
Back-to-back deployments and now back home: Eisenhower carrier strike group returns to Norfolk https://www.pilotonline.com/military/dp-nw-eisenhower-homecoming-20210718-aaugbxjezbcqrhmp7jwm5k3zl4-story.html
# Military / Global
Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missile https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-07-19/russia-reports-successful-test-launch-of-hypersonic-missile
# Other News
Oregon Initiative Petition 13 proposes to criminalize hunting: A proposed Oregon ballot initiative (Oregon Initiative Petition 13) threatens the existence of hunting and fishing in the state, an extreme overreach that would criminalize throwing a line in the water and putting harvested meat on the table for families across the state.
Certified Loser Donald Trump Is Rebranding MAGA as a Full-On Cult https://www.thedailybeast.com/certified-loser-donald-trump-is-rebranding-maga-as-a-full-on-cult
Huge DNA ‘Borg’ structures discovered: The Borg have landed, researchers have discovered their counterparts here on Earth. Researchers say they have discovered unique and exciting DNA strands in the mud, others aren’t sure of their novelty.
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