Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-09-06

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La Mesa September 6, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Water protectors continue to resist on the frontlines — in the face of increased police activity, the Giniw Collective blocked a Line 3 pump station, impeding construction and operation.

# CoronaVirus
OSHA reverses course, urges universal masking for restaurants, meat processing plants, and other indoor workplaces. “Fully vaccinated people in areas of substantial or high transmission should be required to wear face coverings inside,” reads the updated OSHA guidance.

More Breakthrough Cases of COVID Ending in Hospitalization or Death.
“Breakthrough cases” of people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to increase throughout the United States.

# Economy / Trade
The Original Ponzi Schemer Swindled Boston Out of Millions. Charles Ponzi did not run the first ever Ponzi scheme, but his was the first that was so outrageous in size and scope that the practice would forever be associated with his name.

House Democrats Want Medicare Expansion in Budget Reconciliation Bill.
125 House Democrats introduced legislation last Friday that would lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60.

7 Wealthiest Americans Have Enough Wealth to Cover a Third of $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan.  Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Larry Ellison pay almost no income tax https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/7-wealthiest-americans-have-enough-wealth-to-cover-third-of-3-5t-spending-bill/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1D3iPOuL$

# Education / Schools
Combatting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism and Increasing AAPI Leadership in Higher Education https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://voice.lifewest.edu/news-announcements/free-webinar-combatting-asian-american-pacific-islander-aapi-racism-and-increasing-aapi-leadership-in-higher-education/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1M6x9W<$

# Employment / Labor
More than 9 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits and millions more will see their weekly incomes plummet as a host of federal pandemic jobless aid programs expire next week. Three programs covering a combined 12.1 million people will end on Monday without action from the White House or Congress.

Immigrant Gig Workers Risked Their Lives During Ida. They Want Better Wages.
Delivery app workers don’t receive health care, paid time off, workers’
compensation or a minimum wage guarantee.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals PG&E boosts lobbying spending as Dixie Fire burns. As the Dixie Fire blazes through California, the Pacific Gas & Electric corporation continues to spend on lobbying.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
4 major environmental treaties the U.S. never ratified, but should. Most of the world’s countries support these global agreements on conservation and pollution, but the United States is noticeably absent.

Complacency rules: Consumerism and the environment. Complacency and the refusal to change individual behavior and collective ways of living are stoking the underlying cause of the crisis—consumerism.

# Environment / Climate / Global
London protests show climate activism isn’t just for the Greta Thunberg generation During protests in London over the past two weeks, there have been quite a few gray heads in the crowd — the “gray greens,” as one BBC presenter called them.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
A year of staff  resignations: Food industry workers recount what drove them to suddenly quit en masse. Toxic work environments, poor pay, and difficult situations led staff at restaurants, butcheries, and chain stores to call it quits this year.

A multiracial, multigenerational labor movement led by fast-food workers has taken root in North Carolina https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/labor-movement-fast-food-workers-north-carolina-fight-for-15-union/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1Gg62YYg$

Food service workers are suffering from extremely hot working conditions. Few rules exist to protect them https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/food-service-workers-suffer-extreme-heat-high-temperatures/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1A6NZWf8$

A newly approved $7,500 tamale cart brings hope to L.A. street vendors looking for an affordable option to legally sell their food. Sidewalk vendors in Los Angeles have long struggled with legalizing their carts.
Richard Gomez’s “Tamalero” is helping to provide a solution.

World Food Prices Jump In August To Near Decade High https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://austincountynewsonline.com/world-food-prices-jump-in-august-to-near-decade-high/*__;Lw!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1EqCP8ER$

# Global Politics and other news
How Will the Taliban Deal With Other Islamic Extremist Groups? How Will the Taliban Deal With Other Islamic Extremist Groups that have mushroomed in the region since the Taliban were last in charge?

Taliban suppress more dissent as economic challenges loom. many Afghans fear a return to the Taliban’s harsh rule in the late 1990s, when the group largely confined women to their homes, banned television and music, chopped off the hands of suspected thieves and held public executions.

Who Are the Taliban and How Did They Conquer Afghanistan? The quick collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government is a moral and political blow to Western influence and interests in the region https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-are-the-taliban-11628629642__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1MkbZTtg$

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said six airplanes carrying American citizens and Afghan allies are sitting at an airport in Afghanistan trying to depart, but that the Taliban is “holding them hostage for demands.”

Spencer Ackerman: Today’s Crisis in Kabul Is Direct Result of Decades of U.S. War & Destabilization https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/9/6/spencer_ackerman_afghanistan_war__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1Gc8kNsc$

Here’s what we know about the unfolding coup in Guinea. Guinea military commanders stage coup, remove President Alpha Conde from power https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbsnews.com/news/guinea-coup-alpha-conde-president-removed-from-power-by-military/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1M1KLM60$

# Gov / Politics
The end of liberal internationalism? These are not happy times for liberal internationalists. No one can be sure how deep the crisis of liberal internationalism runs. However, in what follows, I argue that despite its troubles, liberal internationalism still has a future.

Trump’s political operation paid more than $4.3 million to Jan. 6 organizers but questions remain about the full extent of its involvement https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/08/trumps-political-operation-paid-more-than-4-3-million-to-jan-6-organizers-questions-remain-about-full-involvement/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1EbKAFbx$

Top Biden aide: Administration will find ways to protect constitutional rights of women in Texas. White House chief of staff Ron Klain said on Sunday that the Biden administration is going to find ways to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas after the Supreme Court declined to block an abortion law that went into effect in the state last week.

Texas Democrat says ‘deadly consequences’ will come from state’s abortion bill https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/570908-escobar-says-deadly-consequences-will-come-from-texas-abortion__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1Ix0Xsiu$

Thousands of Trump Supporters Answered Bannon’s Call to Seize GOP at Local Level Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon called on supporters to exert more influence over how elections are run locally.

New Docs Show Internal Discord During Georgia Recount Fiasco. While the Georgia secretary of state’s office was fending off calls from then-President Donald Trump to find votes, officials were also dealing with bomb threats.

# Law Enforcement
Vermont: Police Refuse to Kill White Trumper Because He is ‘Too Dangerous to Shoot’ (We didn’t make this up) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/09/04/vermont-police-refuse-to-kill-white-trumper-because-he-is-too-dangerous-to-shoot-we-didnt-make-this-up/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1MXzIYWl$

Video: Police allegedly draw guns on Black driver over car tags. The video starts with the driver having already pulled into a gas station, with an officer at his driver side window with his weapon drawn.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Georgia DA Asks Witnesses About Trump’s Call to ‘Find’ Votes. The Fulton County investigators have interviewed state elections officials about attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results by President Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham.

# Military / DOD
Hundreds of U.S. citizens, Afghan commandos evacuated via secret CIA base https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/01/afghanistan-commandos-evacuated-secret-cia-base-508646__;!!On18fmf1aQ!gELwIHZRxmJi_x6RrhrLr3NQvV_YT2Fe-JAmJCzdHiooQTXEFzjXsKA1gqlM1NjDView$

# Nuclear
The Yongbyon reactor is back online. North Korea’s main reactor appears to be producing nuclear material again after a lengthy pause for diplomacy.

# Other News
How Post-9/11 America Set Off the World’s Grisly Drone Wars. America gave the world a decades-long masterclass on drone warfare. Now, it’s spiraling out of control.

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