Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-01-23

Voices, The Peoples News

January 23, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
Déjà vu for Indigenous villagers in Brazil as floods leave them homeless again

# Covid / Pandemics
First Study on SARS-2 Manmade Hidden by Fauci. A US Microbiologist had discovered “Artificial Spike Alterations.” Sars-Cov-2 virus built in the laboratory hastily concealed by Fauci himself to avoid the spread of suspicions of a conspiracy.

Pentagon surging another 100 military medical troops to coronavirus-stricken hospitals across US. The deployments of the military medical teams of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists includes about 120 active-duty troops announced last week by President Joe Biden and another 100 announced Friday by U.S. Army North.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
The Average Social Security Beneficiary Has Been Cheated Out of $4,900 in Annual Income. Despite a huge COLA in 2022, retired workers keep losing out

# Employment / Labor
America’s Class War: Organized Labor Is the Best Tool to Push Back Against the Rich. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
A trove of old photos could reveal the future of these Arctic glaciers. The Svalbard Islands, part of Norway, are warming seven times faster than the global average. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/climate/svalbard-glacier-melting.html

House panel broadens probe into climate disinformation by Big Oil. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has invited members of fossil fuel companies’ boards of directors to testify at a hearing next month on their commitment to addressing climate change.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Hot dam: Beavers have gnawed their way into the Arctic, speeding permafrost thaw. A study published in December shows the small, industrious mammal is accelerating climate change in the north. Beaver ponds are showing up in places they’ve never been before.

Imbalanced forces in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle
Tug of sun, the moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth.

# General Information / Other News
The Joker and the Ideology of Destructionism: That ideology says that the sole purpose of action in one’s life should be to tear down what others have created, including life itself. [Was this movie a political statement? Could be.]

Would Trump Throw His Kids Under the Bus to Save Himself? The Supreme Court, the Jan. 6 committee, New York’s attorney general, and a raft of lawsuits must have Trump feeling like the walls are closing in.

Michael Cohen says Donald Trump told him if one of his kids had to go to prison to ‘make sure’ it was Donald Jr., not Ivanka

Trump ‘Fears’ Both Criminal and Civil Investigations in New York: Michael Cohen

Will Trump Try To Protect His Kids In Business Probes? ‘Not A Chance,’ Laughs Michael Cohen. “Donald cares only about Donald, more than he would care about his children,” says Cohen. And “Ivanka is interested only in Ivanka.”

Donald Trump Blasts Jan. 6 Panel After Ivanka Request: ‘They’ll Go After Children’: Rep. Bennie Thompson, the panel’s chair, said Ivanka was in direct contact with her father during key moments on January 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

‘This was a coup d’etat’: Trump planned to seize power using military, fake electors

See Trump campaign official admit to elector scheme on TV. Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called “alternate electors” to support Trump in key states.

# Global Politics and other news
NATO members scramble to support Ukraine amid Russian threat. The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent NATO countries scrambling to provide military support to Kyiv.

The pitfalls of Russia’s plan to rewrite history in Ukraine: After a series of negotiating sessions with the Russian Federation, there is growing suspicion that Putin is looking for an excuse rather than a solution.

Troops, tanks, missiles and warships are on the move. Russian forces, slowly but surely, are surrounding Ukraine on three sides. The picture on the ground suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to launch a massive, multi-front offensive into a neighboring nation that for eight years has been slipping from his grasp into the hands of the West.

First part of $200 mln U.S. defense aid arrives in Ukraine. The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine arrived in Kyiv, the U.S. Embassy said on Saturday.

Russia is transferring 200 trainloads of military equipment to Belarus: Belarusian media resources report that, as of January 21, 2022, 33 trains with Russian military and equipment arrived in Belarus. The average number of cars in one train is 50 units, and the total number of trains with military equipment transferred to Belarus reaches 200.

The State Department has ordered families of U.S. Embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday,

100 tons of American ‘lethal aid’ arrives in Ukraine. Baltic NATO allies Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia can now transfer American-made lethal weapons such as anti-armor and ground-to-air missiles to Ukraine.

Putin just scored a major victory in Ukraine without firing a single shot.  It’s been clear for months now that Washington would prefer not to get entangled in a significant spat with Moscow.

Is Russia considering invading Ukraine? Why would Russia invade Ukraine? Officials involved in the talks are still unsure of exactly what Russia hopes to gain from the move, and how far Putin is willing to go to achieve his goals. Speaking about the situation from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Blinken told reporters: “It’s not clear what Russia’s central demand is.”

# Gov / Politics
These Senate seats are up for election in 2022: A number of senators are up for reelection this November in what is expected to be a competitive slate of races across the country.
See Also: 2022 Senate Election Interactive Map. 34 U.S. Senate seats to be contested in 2022

Senate Democrats say they share President Biden’s concern that the results of the 2022 midterm elections may not be legitimate because of restrictive voting laws passed by GOP-controlled state legislatures and the empowerment of state-level officials allied with former President Trump.

President Biden will meet with members of his national security team while spending the weekend at Camp David amid ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Increased Voting Restrictions Put LGBTQ People of Color at Risk, Advocates Say: State-level voting restrictions will affect marginalized communities the most. Groups are paying attention as more states introduce voting restrictions that could disproportionately harm LGBTQ+ people of color and those with disabilities.

Amid ‘Slow-Motion Coup,’ Manchin and Sinema Help GOP Sink Voting Rights: “Ignore whatever spin comes from their press releases and media appearances in the aftermath of this debacle, history will not be kind to these enablers of racism and authoritarianism.”

Analysis: Why Rudy Giuliani’s fake electors scheme was so dangerous to democracy. Giuliani and his team enlisted GOP allies from these states to sign certificates falsely claiming they were the duly-elected electors, even though they were not.

# Medical / Health Care
Abortion Funds Are Meeting an Urgent Need as Roe Faces Dire Threat. Abortion funds support people’s overall right to parent or not and be safe and secure in their own decision-making.

# Military / DOD
The Most Expensive Military Vehicles To Ever Exist. The United States government has spent billions of dollars studying, developing, and perfecting America’s arsenal with cutting-edge technology, a move that many consider invaluable.

At least half a dozen former US military servicemen have landed in Ukraine amid rapidly escalating tensions in the east of the country. The group, known as Forward Observations, has posted a string of photos and videos on its official Instagram, with geotags showing that the men are in the war-torn Donbass region.

The Dynamic Force Employment concept involves deployment of an array of U.S.-based forces on short-notice missions abroad to showcase American might to adversaries like Russia and China.

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