Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-09-07

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Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
For Louisiana’s coastal tribes, ‘being at the end of the earth is a dangerous place.’ After Hurricane Ida, Native Americans confront loss of homes, income, sacred sites. From the air, tribal communities across Louisiana’s coast appear to have been decimated by Hurricane Ida https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_8751e728-0d8a-11ec-9fa1-cb44d2a508a1.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQHmGc9k7$

# CoronaVirus
Anti-Mask Fight Politically Charged In Many States You Don’t Hear About https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/morning-breakout/anti-mask-fight-politically-charged-in-many-states-you-dont-hear-about/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQLO2SPPe$

Fauci Was “Untruthful”: Gain-of-Function: FOIA Release Proves US Funded Research of Chimeric ‘Bat Coronaviruses Likely to Infect Humans’ in Wuhan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://newsrescue.com/gain-of-function-foia-release-proves-us-funded-research-of-chimeric-bat-coronaviruses-likely-to-infect-humans-in-wuhan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQNNmwNsU$

Our For-Profit Health System Is Worsening a Nursing Shortage Amid Delta’s Surge Low pay, poor working conditions and emotional burnout put both nurses and patients at risk.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/our-for-profit-health-system-is-worsening-a-nursing-shortage-amid-deltas-surge/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQILRd8wl$

# Economy / Trade
The city council of Portland, Ore., plans to vote on Wednesday on a proposal that would ban doing business with Texas because of its restrictive abortion law.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/570956-portland-to-vote-to-ban-texas-travel-trade-following-new-abortion-law?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=42080__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQME4bx2v$

# Education / Schools
Gov. Greg Abbott wanted state lawmakers to ban mask mandates in public schools. They didn’t. As Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to punish any school district that defied Abbott’s ban on mask mandates, Republican legislators were largely indifferent on the matter.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/07/texas-legislature-school-mask-mandates-abbott/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQIudVekx$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals “This Is Big”: 14-Mile Long Oil Spill In Gulf Of Mexico Investigated By Coast Guard The US Coast Guard is responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zububrothers.com/2021/09/06/this-is-big-14-mile-long-oil-spill-in-gulf-of-mexico-investigated-by-coast-guard/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQFoZuyJs$

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is investigating about 350 oil and chemical spills in Louisiana,  predominantly in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, nola.com reported.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_133c6d96-0f32-11ec-9642-0fb29acbbdba.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQFGAgTsp$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Wildfires keep getting worse. Those fighting them can’t stand much more.
Climate change is making the work of wildland firefighters more grueling each year, leaving them traumatized: “Everyone knows or knows of someone who has died by suicide.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/california-fires-firefighter-trauma-mental-health__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQAuJwpJL$

# Environment / Climate / Global
An economic lifeline in South America, the Paraná River, is shriveling.
The continent’s second-largest river is drying up amid the biggest drought in 70 years, upending ecosystems, trade and livelihoods.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.indtodaynews.in/an-economic-lifeline-in-south-america-the-parana-river-is-shriveling/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQGwrZ4v5$

Manatee deaths in Florida point to a global decline in seagrass ecosystems. Manatee deaths are part of a larger trend: around the world, seagrasses are on the decline, mainly because of increasingly clouded waters https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/manatee-deaths-in-florida-point-to-a-global-decline-in-seagrass-ecosystems/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQHVNenkb$

# Global Politics and other news
Yemen Smacks Saudi Aramco – New Age of Drone/Missile Resistance? The Empire started the wars of rockets and drones, but the Resistance will finish them.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/09/06/yemen-smacks-saudi-aramco-new-age-of-drone-missile-resistance/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQAcmsM_p$

# Gov / Politics
Joe Manchin’s dirty empire. The West Virginia senator reaps big financial rewards from a network of coal companies with grim records of pollution, safety violations, and death https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/09/03/joe-manchin-coal-fossil-fuels-pollution/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQKBMp939$

A California county spars over water, marijuana law and race. Tasked to map an enigmatic aquifer for future water management, scientists confront political and scientific uncertainty.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2021/08/31/in-clashes-over-cannabis-race-and-water-hard-data-is-scarce_partner/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQDM2nXTQ$

The U.S. Owes Reparations to Afghan Women, Starting With an Open Borders Policy Implementing an open borders policy for Afghan refugees is one way the U.S. must hold itself accountable for the war.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/the-us-owes-reparations-to-afghan-women-starting-with-an-open-borders-policy/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQNmrbOcK$

Ending the US Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty.     The US can either continue with its fruitless attempt to control others through militarism and coercion, or it can rethink its place in the world https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fairobserver.com/region/north_america/medea-benjamin-nicolas-js-davies-us-withdrawal-afghanistan-taliban-american-empire-world-news-74394/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQBpapb0n$

Imperial Business-As-Usual… Biden-Zelenksy Meeting Shows U.S. Learned Nothing From Afghanistan. American militarism, war-making and imperial “nation-building” will continue.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/09/03/imperial-business-as-usual-biden-zelenksy-meeting-shows-us-learned-nothing-from-afghanistan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQLbiHmYU$

‘Four-Alarm Fire’ for Democracy as Texas Voter Suppression Bill Becomes Law “Texas already had some of the most restrictive voting laws in the nation, and the passage of this egregious bill just made conditions for voters even worse,” said one voting rights advocate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/07/four-alarm-fire-democracy-texas-voter-suppression-bill-becomes-law__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQGYCGzra$

No, ‘The Longest War’ in US History Is Not Over. What the U.S. did to Afghanistan and its people is not a series of mistakes or good intentions gone awry, but crimes. And there’s still no end in sight https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/09/07/no-longest-war-us-history-not-over__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQHZWpVxl$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Former Treasury Department official Natalie “May” Edwards’ decision to leak highly confidential government documents to BuzzFeed News prompted a massive investigation that exposed how dirty money moves through the global banking system — and helped spur legislative action in the US and beyond. This past Friday, she began her six-month sentence at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/treasury-official-whistleblower-global-banking-prison__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQCz95M_0$

DOJ vows to protect abortion seekers in Texas after ban goes into effect. “We will not tolerate violence against those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services, physical obstruction or property damage in violation of the FACE Act.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/justice-department-protect-abortion-seekers-texas-70bf0541-c9bc-4b6e-a271-55f6f0da42c7.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQCGMql6P$

# Medical / Health
Abortion bounty hunters in Texas are not ‘whistleblowers’ — they’re cruel vigilantes Aided by the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Texas has now codified misogyny.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2021/09/07/abortion-bounty-hunters-in-texas-arent-whistleblowers–theyre-vicious-vigilantes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQNqtxcW8$

# Military / DOD
Top US generals lined their pockets off Afghanistan war. The top generals who commanded American forces in Afghanistan have amassed fortunes from their postings there despite their disastrous conduct in the occupied country.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/09/04/665848/US-Generals-Afghanistan-McChrystal-Lockheed__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQFWnwdBX$

# Other News
2025: Aero-platforms, ‘Saucers’ Will Carry Cargoes up to 600 Tons https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/09/06/by-2025-innovative-aeroplatforms-saucers-will-start-to-transport-cargoes-20-to-600-tons/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kvidZoJnuod-77e0I-g0tF2vcQ3vNLMMKGmoKe08wbRABCU7sn4JN8O_aqpNQKVerBMu$

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