Hadim Voices, The Peoples News
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The familial bond between the Klamath River and the Yurok people. How a tribal community’s health is intimately connected to the health of the river.
# Indigenous / Global
On the move with Mongolia’s nomadic reindeer herders. Facing growing uncertainties, the Dukha people are being forced to make difficult decisions about their traditions and their future.
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls “It’s shocking that Biden officials are backing Trump’s ruthless decision to strip protections from wolves.”
FDA will require veterinary oversight for all animal antibiotics important to human medicine. Recently approved guidance says these antibiotics will no longer be available over the counter as of mid-2023.
# Border / Immigration
Urine, Feces, Rats: Email Says Afghan Evacuees Are in ‘Hell’: A U.S.
supervisory special agent has lifted the lid on conditions at the base in Qatar.
Each week, hospitals in Texas report their current ICU bed capacity to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At least 89 Texas hospitals reported that their ICU beds were filled to capacity between Aug. 13 and Aug. 19. (Look up the hospital ICU occupancy near you.) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/23/texas-hospital-icu-capacity/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJPyZBLoL$
Got The Pfizer Shot? No You Didn’t — You’re Vaxxed With ‘Comirnaty’
The Right to Bodily Integrity: Nobody Wins and We All Lose in the
COVID-19 Showdown. Get ready to stand your ground or run for your life.
Two new studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show fully vaccinated Americans’ immunity to Covid-19 is waning as the more-transmissible Delta variant continues to spread across the country.
U.S. data show rising ‘breakthrough’ infections among fully vaccinated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-data-show-rising-breakthrough-infections-among-fully-vaccinated-2021-08-24/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHhP3hie$
# Economy / Trade
House Democrats break internal impasse to adopt $3.5T budget plan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/house/569220-house-democrats-break-internal-impasse-to-adopt-35t-budget-plan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJDOmkkMa$
# Education / Schools
“The purpose of our work as anti-racist educators is not to be Democrat or Republican — it’s to do what’s right for every kid. And to make sure that when we go into a school building, we’re honoring kids’ lived experiences and their stories.”
— Eliza Gordon, one of the co-founders of Educators in Solidarity. The group was formed after the shooting of Mike Brown in 2014 and connects teachers in Austin committed to anti-racist teaching.
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For many El Paso college graduates, having to leave their hometown is a personal sacrifice. Referred to by some as a “brain drain,” the migration hinders El Paso’s ability for economic growth, local officials say.
Roughly 12,000 students that Dallas ISD officials expected to be in class last week did not show up, district leaders estimate.
# Employment / Labor
Why America needs union workers to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
America has an unprecedented opportunity to harness that skill and passion to build not only better infrastructure but also a stronger, more prosperous country.
Despite widespread job openings, Biden administration plans unemployment benefits beyond deadline. The Biden administration is working to ensure that $300 weekly unemployment payments from federal taxpayers continue in some form beyond their expiration date set by Congress https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/despite-widespread-job-openings-biden-administration-plans-unemployment-benefits-beyond-deadline/article_a71063b4-01fa-11ec-8923-93d4ae1941fd.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEeVBHwg$
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals We could power our homes with kitchen scraps. Here’s what has to happen first The technology is there, but public perception needs to change. Biogas is a green alternative to fossil fuels that not only helps to reduce toxic emissions but also provides cheap, clean energy.
U.S. report finds multiple problems with Keystone pipeline https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/gao-report-found-multiple-problems-145410572.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJOfMGYLN$
Aussie billionaire sues to reverse rejection of open-pit mining. Gina Rinehart is challenging the federal decision to block a giant coal mine on the eastern slopes of the Rockies.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Highway cutting through Heart of Borneo poised to be ‘very, very bad’:
New roads could fast-track development of a new “oil palm belt,” with disastrous consequences for the wildlife and Indigenous peoples https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/highway-cutting-through-heart-of-borneo-poised-to-be-very-very-bad/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJDwEPUVC$
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Why is Texas allocating funds for reducing air emissions to widening highways?
Environmental activists applaud funding increases but wonder why some money is going for road expansion. And why, they ask, is there no focus on environmental justice?
Climate Activists Say Cuomo Was a Reluctant Ally on New York’s Targets for Reducing Carbon Emissions. Some are willing to give his replacement, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, the benefit of the doubt, even though she has backed fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline.
California’s Caldor fire burns 100,000 acres as it rips through small towns The raging Caldor fire in northern California has burned more than
100,000 acres and destroyed more than 500 structures after surging over the weekend https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/23/california-caldor-fire-wildfire-acres-structures__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJF2dFumO$
Money Man Twists the Knife in Land Beef With Idaho Neighbors. Clearwater Analytics founder Michael Boren assumed the name of a local activist group that is fighting against his construction of a private airstrip in a protected area.
# Environment / Climate / Global
Satellite images show the massive extent of August’s wildfires. It’s been a scorching summer, and it’s no coincidence. With climate change in almost full swing, the odds of heatwaves and fires increase dramatically — and we’re seeing the effects. The European Union’s Copernicus observation program has published a collage of just some of these fires, as seen from space https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/other/pieces/satellite-images-wildfires-24082021/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEkqedut$
Nature takes a beating after chemical explosion in South Africa civil unrest Unknown quantities of toxic agricultural chemicals spilled into an estuary on the Indian Ocean following an arson attack on a warehouse during civil unrest and looting in South Africa in July.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Tyson has a stranglehold over Arkansas’s poultry industry. Economist Rebecca Boehm just released a report showing that the state’s industry is three times more consolidated than the Department of Justice’s antitrust threshold.
A Boost in Food Stamps, but Hunger Remains. The Biden administration has secured the biggest expansion of benefits in the history of the food stamp program. It’s still not enough.
# Global Politics and other news
Taliban Takeover Prompts Fears of a Resurgent Al-Qaida: The group’s danger to the United States had been eclipsed in the past two decades by other threats, but experts are concerned that al-Qaida could again be given unfettered safe harbor by the Taliban.
Russia Orders Hypersonic Missiles As Putin Vows to Put Weapons on ‘Combat Alert’ in chilling warning to the West https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15431740/putin-puts-hypersonic-missiles-nuke-combat-alert/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJKRf_aCJ$
“We are not allowing the evacuation of Afghans anymore and we are not happy with it either.” Asked about the statement from the Taliban, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that should not impact Afghans who were prioritized by the US to leave the country.
The Taliban has told working women to stay home ‘temporarily’ because the group’s security forces are not trained to ‘deal with women’
Afghanistan: Abandoned to their fate, why would the Afghan people trust the West ever again?
Next time Western powers feel compelled to act, they may find local military forces unwilling to make friends with a superpower prepared to break its promises https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://inews.co.uk/opinion/editor/afghanistan-abandoned-to-their-fate-why-would-the-afghan-people-trust-the-west-ever-again-1166635__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJPtktwc6$
Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza over fire balloons. Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas sites in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave that caused brush fires in southern Israel, its military said early on Tuesday.
# Gov / Politics
MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz on Murderous US Sanctions. It was clear that the senator had no actual defense of the murderous policies for which he has advocated; he didn’t even bother to defend them, opting instead to echo a predecessor of his: Senator Joseph McCarthy.
A Texas House committee on Monday advanced the GOP-backed voting restrictions bill that first prompted Democrats to stall legislative work during a weekslong quorum break. The party-line vote on the revived legislation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/23/texas-voting-bill-legislature/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJMFOS_0m$
Sanders goes back to 2016 playbook to sell $3.5T budget. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is reassembling parts of his old playbook ahead of the
2022 midterms, hoping to garner more support for Democrats’ economic agenda in Republican states.
Kathy Hochul Becomes New York’s First Ever Woman Governor. Hochul replaces the disgraced Andrew Cuomo, who whined on his way out that he’d been victim of “a media frenzy.”
CIA Chief Held Secret Talks With Taliban Leader, Says Report: America’s top spy is said to have sat down with Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday.
Are U.S. Officials Under Silent Attack? The Havana Syndrome first affected spies and diplomats in Cuba. Now it has spread to the White House. There have been at least a hundred and thirty possible cases around the world.
America’s war over Afghanistan is just getting started. The swift collapse of the Afghan government has reignited a long-running argument over the United States’ role in the world https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theweek.com/politics/1004019/americas-war-over-afghanistan-is-just-getting-started__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJGbSgGQO$
America’s war in Afghanistan is ending in crushing defeat. The consequences of the conflict for Afghans, already catastrophic, are likely to get worse https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/10/americas-longest-war-is-ending-in-crushing-defeat__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJIRgFIgl$
American who escaped from Afghanistan speaks out about grim reality under Taliban https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/american-who-escaped-from-afghanistan-speaks-out-about-grim-reality-under-taliban/vi-AANGSvg?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJNNGv-zl$
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Circuit courts differ over whether lies to access property are protected by the First Amendment https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/08/circuit-courts-differ-over-whether-lies-to-access-property-are-protected-by-the-first-amendment/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJNqSZk2P$
First Amendment; Religion and Expression https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-CONAN-1992/pdf/GPO-CONAN-1992-10-2.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEPOjybZ$
North Carolina Court Restores Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands with Felony Convictions https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/23/politics/north-carolina-ex-felons-voting/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJJKfETpT$
Proud Boys leader gets five months for burning BLM banner and weapons crimes Enrique Tarrio participated in burning of banner pulled from Black church and brought magazines to DC days before Capitol attack https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/23/proud-boys-leader-enrique-tarrio-sentenced-black-lives-matter__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJBWx54Ty$
# Military / DOD
Ramstein Air Base scrambles to house and feed 7,000 Afghan evacuees as onward flights to America begin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/21/world/evacuations-afghanistan-taliban-ramstein-intl/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJGrQxRbR$
US bases in Japan, South Korea ‘stand ready’ to assist Afghan evacuees https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3146009/south-korea-wary-us-plan-use-military-bases-process-afghan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHP-1PVo$
# Military / Global
1 Afghan soldier dies in firefight at Kabul airport as US airlifts increase daily number of evacuees out of Afghanistan. The U.S. reached its largest number of airlifts out of Afghanistan in a single day moving
16,000 evacuees out of the country on Monday, the same day an Afghan soldier died in a firefight at the gates into the Kabul airport, according to the Pentagon.
Pentagon whistleblowers say they were fired or suspended for reporting sexual assault cover-ups: “People are afraid”: Three women hired to work for the military’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program are speaking out https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newslocker.com/en-au/news/conspiracy-theories/pentagon-whistleblowers-say-they-were-fired-or-suspended-for-reporting-sexual-assault-cover-ups-people-are-afraid/view/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJOUfcrSB$
She Blew The Whistle on Military Sexual Assault, then Came Under Investigation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/07/26/military-sexual-assault-whistleblower-suspension/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJKOKQrsa$
After failing this spring, Texas lawmakers are again trying to ban the most dangerous type of radioactive waste from entering the state — at the same time as a nuclear waste disposal company in West Texas pursues a federal application to store the highly radioactive materials.
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