Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-25

L'Haÿ-les-Roses Voices, The Peoples News

http://psychicevents.co.uk/About-Us(2328823).htm August 25, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
Transitional justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key federal election issue Justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key campaign issue given the discoveries of hundreds of mass graves at the sites of former Indian Residential Schools.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/transitional-justice-for-indigenous-peoples-should-be-a-key-federal-election-issue-166452__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCerqMxLs$

Climate change threatens seal hunting by Indigenous Alaskans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://phys.org/news/2021-08-climate-threatens-indigenous-alaskans.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCQconKzS$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission this past Friday declared open season on wolves in the state, clearing the way for nearly 50% of the state’s wolf population to be decimated in the upcoming hunting and trapping season https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/montana-fish-and-wildlife-commission-votes-to-exterminate-wolves/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCa9vhGu5$

# Border / Immigration
Court Ruling on US Border Militarization Called ‘Win for Wildlife’:
“This is a win for wildlife and communities along the border, where the government has behaved as if the laws don’t apply,” said one environmental lawyer.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://progressivepartyusa.com/progressive-news/court-ruling-on-us-border-militarization-called-win-for-wildlife/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCTnazQrb$

Erik Prince Charging $6,500 for Seat on Flight Out of Kabul. Private defense contractors are bilking desperate Afghans with promises of safety.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/blackwater-founder-charging-6-5k-to-get-people-out-of-afghanistan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCXph9jIT$

400 US troops drawdown from Kabul airport along with another 19,000 Afghanistan evacuees https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/theaters/middle_east/2021-08-25/us-troops-withdraw-kabul-airport-afghanistan-evacuations-2663885.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCdxK3UqN$

Defense Department Briefing on Afghanistan Evacuations. Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby and Army Major General Hank Taylor held a news conference on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.c-span.org/video/?514275-1*19000-evacuated-afghanistan-past-24-hours-pentagon__;Lw!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCWe6AnEm$

# CoronaVirus
CDC study: Black and Latinx adults have died at startlingly higher rates during the pandemic https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2021/08/cdc-study-black-latinx-excess-death-rates-covid-pandemic/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRqHxyQO$
Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCZxM4EAV$

American Medical Association Calls for Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates: “Help us win this fight, follow science, and end this pandemic by requiring vaccination.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/569167-american-medical-association-calls-for-public-private-sectors-to-mandate__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCaz5S0gT$

Biden’s Top-Secret COVID Origin Report Is Inconclusive: The classified report found that no one really knows how the COVID-19 pandemic started.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/coronavirus-origin-report-delivered-to-joe-biden-is-inconclusive-says-report__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCX-vZazM$

New NY Guv Quietly Admits Cuomo Admin Fudged COVID Numbers. Kathy Hochul pledged “transparency” going forward, as she officially added nearly
12,000 deaths to New York state’s COVID-19 death tally.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/kathy-hochul-new-ny-guv-quietly-admits-andrew-cuomos-admin-fudged-the-numbers-on-covid__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCUXuFqoY$

# Economy / Trade
Sanders Vows to Tax Billionaires Who Grew 62% Richer During Pandemic.
“The unconscionable growth in billionaire wealth through the misery of the pandemic is the clearest case I can imagine for the progressive tax reform working its way through Congress.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/510939-sanders-offers-bill-to-tax-billionaires-wealth-gains-during-pandemic__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCYWYIbr8$

Pelosi Runs Over Right-Wing Dems as House Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.alternet.org/2021/08/nancy-pelosi-budget-deal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCQoxQ6g1$

Senate Democrats fighting to tax billionaires and pass bill to invest in working families “The unconscionable growth in billionaire wealth through the misery of the pandemic is the clearest case I can imagine for the progressive tax reform working its way through Congress.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/25/senate-democrats-fighting-to-tax-billionaires-and-pass-bill-to-invest-in-working-families/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCckYReub$

# Education / Schools
University of Virginia Disenrolls 200+ Unvaccinated Students: The Virginia university disenrolled 238 unvaccinated prior to the start of classes today. UVA’s COVID-19 policy has prohibited unvaccinated individuals from being on campus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/20/us/uva-disenrolling-students-vaccine/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCcL4D3Dv$

# Employment / Labor
Gig companies’ ballot measure was just ruled unconstitutional in California https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/08/gig-companies-ballot-measure-was-just-ruled-unconstitutional-in-california/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCS5_X1y4$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Line 3 is about to come online. What will Biden do? The embattled Line 3 project could be operational next month, putting pressure on the Biden administration to weigh in as protesters march on the nation’s capital and legal fights heat up.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/line-3-is-about-to-come-online-what-will-biden-do/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRE9m7Lm$

Hydroelectric dams emit a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, releasing the equivalent of a billion tons of carbon dioxide https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thedailyeye.info/post.php?id=59f85380463576be&title=Hydroelectric-Dams-Emit-A-Billion-Tonnes-Of-Greenhouse-Gases-A-Year,-Study-Finds__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRHrTsXx$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Central Banks Accused of ‘Dawdling’ on Climate as World Burns. “Instead of using their power to cut off finance for fossil fuels, they are making themselves busy tinkering around the edges of the climate crisis.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/24/central-banks-accused-dawdling-climate-world-burns__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCYzZF2O6$

Climate Chaos Fueled Death and Destruction of Tennessee Floods: Experts “There is no place in the United States where you shouldn’t be resetting your expectations about Mother Nature disrupting your life,” said one expert.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/24/climate-chaos-fueled-death-and-destruction-tennessee-floods-experts__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCbhqQ1D2$

Scientists say the world urgently needs to cut methane emissions. The politics aren’t as simple. The Biden administration and some Democrats are shifting focus to methane, the greenhouse gas second-most responsible for heating the planet.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/24/methane-emissions-cut-politics-506736__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCejptKgu$

Climate crisis putting a billion children at ‘extremely high risk,’
warns new UN report. Almost half of the world’s children are seriously threatened by the rapidly deteriorating global climate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.alternet.org/2021/08/cilmate-change-children/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCd9Jp5mR$

The White House has approved California’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, as wildfires continue to ravage landscapes and threaten entire communities in the northern part of the state https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.gov.ca.gov/2021/08/24/california-secures-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-to-support-wildfire-response-and-recovery-efforts-8-24-21/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41747__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCaGvfdGF$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Berta Cáceres’ Murder Shocked the World in 2016, But the Killing of Environmental Activists Continues. The Indigenous activist in Honduras had won the Goldman prize for opposing the Agua Zarca Dam. But it didn’t protect Cáceres in one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24082021/berta-caceres-murder-environmental-activists/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCeOgVdxn$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Biden Boosted Food Stamps. Let’s Do the Same to All U.S. Anti-Poverty Programs.
Changing the landscape of poverty and inequality calls for increased public benefits paid for with tax revenues.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/biden-boosted-food-stamps-lets-do-the-same-to-all-us-anti-poverty-programs/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRsgd1bw$

# Global Politics and other news
After risking their lives to help the UN, Afghan staffers say they’re getting left behind while international staff evacuate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/un-afghanistan-staffers-taliban__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCWTXhKVT$

Taliban Going Door-to-Door to Hunt Down Female Judges: American judges are now urgently working to rescue hundreds of their counterparts in Kabul.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/taliban-fighters-are-going-door-to-door-to-hunt-down-female-judges-says-report__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCWSc2nBq$

# Gov / Politics
Biden Breaks Trust With Afghanistan Withdrawal. Those who were most pivotal in our mission are among the thousands trapped in the wake of our hasty departure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.gazettextra.com/opinion/columns/caldwell-biden-breaks-trust-with-afghanistan-withdrawal/article_20f7afd2-6ab6-5fe9-bdb3-4b8331f00ec3.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCU6MzSuM$

Advocates call on Congress to #SealTheDeal for care, climate, and justice https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/19/activists-rally-across-us-urging-congress-sealthedeal-35-trillion-infrastructure__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCbOaQ7jf$

John Lewis Voting Rights Bill Passes House With Zero Republican Votes.
If made into law, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act could help stem the tide of GOP voter suppression laws.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/john-lewis-voting-rights-bill-passes-house-with-zero-republican-votes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCTz1j9RJ$

Up to 1,500 Americans Are Still in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. is in direct contact with about 500 Americans who have been given instructions on how to get to the Kabul airport.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/25/more-than-1-000-americans-still-waiting-to-be-evacuated-in-afghanistan-506897__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCdz8vWJD$

# Law Enforcement
Former Texas deputy arrested for assaulting inmate. “The integrity of our profession hinges on the willingness of good cops to weed out bad cops.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/25/former-texas-deputy-arrested-for-assaulting-inmate/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCVKPzP-5$

Louisiana Trooper Bashed Black Driver With Flashlight: Video: The officer, Jacob Brown, was eventually charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/25/graphic-video-shows-louisiana-trooper-beating-black-man-18-times/5585201001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCZLOv99y$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
FDA Takes Only Months to Approve Pfizer Jab Yet Cannabis Remains Schedule 1 Despite Centuries of Data. Since Dec. 11, 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been available under the FDAs Emergency Use Authorization, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine now becomes the fastest created, deployed and subsequently approved vaccination in history. Nothing highlights the hypocrisy, immorality, and sheer idiocy of the drug war quite like marijuana prohibition. Here we have a medicine that kills cancer cells, saves the lives of countless epileptic children, heals broken bones, relieves pain, treats PTSD, is not dangerous, and exhibits a variety of other incredible benefits – yet the state will kill you over it.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thefreethoughtproject.com/fda-approves-pfizer-jab-cannabis-remains-unapproved/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCeRQm_hU$

# Military / Global
Japan starts work on new section of Marine Corps airfield over Okinawa’s objections The Japanese government completed the relocation of 830 colonies of endangered coral off the coast of Okinawa this week and plans to start construction on a new portion of a contentious Marine Corps airfield https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/branches/marine_corps/2021-08-25/camp-schwab-okinawa-marine-corps-airfield-futenma-2661790.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCR_3AuNQ$

# Nuclear
‘A combination of failures:’ Why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach. The San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down years ago – but residents and experts worry what will happen with the waste left behind.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/24/san-onofre-nuclear-power-plant-radioactive-waste-unsafe__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCT9LRhGq$

# Social
Everything you wanted to know about the culture wars – but were afraid to ask Politicians like to provoke them, academics like to analyse them. Yet most people don’t even know what they’re all about https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-culture-wars-but-were-afraid-to-ask__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCZOfN04W$

Only 11 Percent of Rental Aid Has Been Disbursed, Says U.S. Treasury.
States are delivering funds so slowly that an eviction surge is likely even if the Supreme Court upholds the moratorium.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theweek.com/news/1004134/only-about-11-percent-of-federal-funds-from-the-emergency-rental-assistance-program__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCcDKVs6A$

# Tips, Tricks and How To’s
10 Vegetables For Beginner Gardeners To Grow: Multiple Ways To Handle Food Insecurity Now shows why no one can take food security for granted now and explores several ways to become more secure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-easy-to-grow-vegetables-for-beginning-gardeners-47616__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCeLqFa9g$

# Veterans / VA
Afghanistan Vet Became a War Resister and Anti-Racist Activist. Many would choose not to join the military if they could afford college and health care, says war resister Rory Fanning.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/audio/this-afghanistan-vet-became-a-war-resister-and-universal-health-care-advocate/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCcnm1Ri9$

# Water
Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.9/infographic-drought-the-incredible-shrinking-colorado-river__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCYFcOn7J$

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