Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-29

Voices, The Peoples News

March 29, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
‘Ready to fight’: How a Russian uranium ban would threaten Native American tribes: Ban would shift US uranium production into overdrive – posing environmental and spiritual threats to Indigenous communities https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/28/native-americans-ban-russian-uranium__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-TNA1obt$

‘American Diagnosis’: ‘Water Warriors’ Tap Diné Resilience to Increase Access on Navajo Land: Over decades, federal and state policies have left many tribal communities without access to clean, running water.
This episode explores what separates some Diné and other Native people in the western United States from this critical resource https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/oklahoma_news/american-diagnosis-water-warriors-tap-din-resilience-to-increase-access-on-navajo-land/article_cb1e0570-9f97-511c-868e-1ea3857c9683.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-YrW7tdl$

There is a storm brewing in Haudenosaunee (“Iroquois” – “Seneca”) territory as New York state threatens Seneca daily life.

# Indigenous / Global
Canadian pipeline groups spend big to pose as Indigenous champions: As the ad conveying Indigenous support for the pipeline appeared on the Facebook and Instagram feeds of people in the Canadian province, 30 Wet’suwet’en Nation members and supporters were being violently evicted from their territory along the pipeline.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 1.75 Million Animals in 2021 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/U-S-federal-program-resulted-in-the-deaths-of-17033579.php__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-WXpX8XA$

# Border / Immigration
“Migrants Could Be Caught In The Middle”: An Internal DHS Email Details Potential Dangers For Asylum-Seekers In Mexico: Immigrants sent back to dangerous border towns in Mexico while trying to obtain asylum face gang violence, rape, and kidnapping.

# Children / Youth
Scientists find that the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence. Girls and boys might be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during their adolescence, say an international team of scientists.

Foster care system: As part of a yearslong federal lawsuit, watchdogs of the state’s foster care system found “ample evidence” that former sex trafficking victims were abused at a state-contracted foster care facility in Bastrop, disputing earlier reports from the Texas Rangers.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Using organ-on-a-chip platform, researchers devise potential strategy to treat severe COVID-19 complications. A research team from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has identified a molecule with the potential to combat one of the most severe complications of COVID-19 infections.

Study shows safety of vaccinating children against COVID-19 after previous MIS-C diagnosis. Though many children infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, a small subset develop a dangerous complication called MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, after being infected by the virus. Their report appears in JAMA Network Open.

Promising nose spray could prevent, treat COVID-19: A newly discovered small molecule could be sprayed into people’s noses to prevent COVID-19 illness prior to exposure and provide early treatment if administered soon after infection https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/03/promising-nose-spray-could-prevent-and-treat-covid-19__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-dOVKG8B$

The COVID-related death rate among Americans who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was more than double that of people who received other vaccines, new data from the Omicron surge show https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=273761__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-d0n7b57$

Fauci Was ‘Untruthful’ to Congress About Wuhan Lab Research, New Documents Appear To Show: Documents show “unequivocally” that NIH grants were used to fund controversial gain-of-function (GOF) research at the Wuhan Insitute of Virology in China, something U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has denied. GOF research potentially makes the virus more dangerous to humans.

Lobbying broke all-time mark in 2021 amid flurry of government spending:
The lobbying industry had a record year in 2021, taking in $3.7 billion in revenue as companies, associations and other organizations pressed Congress and the Biden administration over trillions of dollars in new pandemic spending and rules affecting health care, travel, tourism and other industries.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Enraged Customers Declare War on ‘Clean’ Electricity Brand. Critics say CleanChoice Energy, founded by political operatives, targets eco-conscious consumers with misleading promotions.

The Ghost of Enron Haunts Joe Manchin’s Coal Fortune. For decades, Joe Manchin has been getting rich off a particularly dirty breed of coal.
Manchin is largely about one thing: coal. Given the extreme damage he has done defending his nuggets of filthy gold, there is a grim symmetry to the fact that he founded his fortune on the sale of garbage, ‘Gob,’
it is called, a form of trash coal

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Russia Again Threatens to Shut Off EU Gas Supply Unless They Pay in Rubles https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/russia-again-threatens-shut-off-eu-gas-supply-unless-they-pay-rubles-1692616__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-aSY2n-M$

G-7 to reject Russia’s demand to pay for natural gas in rubles, Germany says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/600018-g7-to-reject-russias-demand-to-pay-for-natural-gas-in-rubles-germany__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-XJi9fCx$

EXPLAINER: What would paying for natural gas in rubles mean?

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Biden admin invents ‘Securities and Environment Commission’ out of thin air to force climate agenda on US businesses https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theblaze.com/news/sec-proposes-new-climate-disclosure-rules__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-U8U3YE8$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Antarctic ice shelves are shattering. How fast will seas rise? An unexpected ice shelf collapse in East Antarctica, after temperatures spiked 70°F above normal, highlights bigger problems in the West https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/12/16/antarctica-glacier-collapse-raise-sea-levels/8924940002/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-QJYRM5e$

# Global Politics
Anti-Free Speech Germany Threatens Citizens With 3 YEARS In Prison For Using Letter ‘Z’: Here we have art imitating life, then life imitating art. The jaw-dropping ending? Wikipedia summarizes: They ban modern art, popular music, avant-garde novelists, modern mathematics, modern philosophers and the use of the term “Ζ” (Greek: zíta, or Greek: zi, which is used by protesters against the former government), which refers to the deputy and means: “He lives.”

Zelensky Offers Putin Route Out of Ukraine War: ‘It’s a Compromise’:
“Return to where it all began, and there we will try to solve the issue of Donbas, the complex issue of Donbas,” Zelensky called on Russian troops in Ukraine.

Taliban Clamps Down, Stops Airing Some Media Reports, Foreign TV Shows https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/taliban-clamps-down-stops-airing-some-media-reports-foreign-tv-shows-1692438__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-Y3o1jBb$

Russia: No ‘Breakthroughs’ With Ukraine After Zelensky Offer For Ending War https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/russia-ukraine-invasion-day-12-555ad039-6426-4ae9-ac8d-8e9a3a5a6f69.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-feVQ4Og$

At Home, ‘Neutral’ China Pushes Vladimir Putin’s Agenda on Ukraine War https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/china-vladimir-putin-russia-ukraine-war-support-newspaper-editorial-1692760__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-ctXpRnc$

Ukrainian peace negotiators reported poisoning symptoms after engaging in recent talks. Two negotiators and a Russian oligarch mediating the talks suffered eye irritation and peeling skin on their faces, according to news reports.

A Russian animator is in hiding after his cartoon was banned by the government. It’s part of a wave of Russian bans against hundreds of news outlets and social networks, including Google News, BBC, Twitter, and Meta.

Russia pledges to scale down military activity near Kyiv, Chernihiv:
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have concluded a round of peace talks, with both sides expressing cautious optimism. Russia says it will reduce some military activity “to increase mutual trust.”

The mayor of Mariupol has called for the city’s entire civilian population to evacuate as Russian forces continue to bomb the area, CNN reports. Mariupol evacuation corridors ‘in the hands of the occupiers’
as mayor tells everyone to leave

Mexican Armed Forces Knew of 43 Students’ Abduction: The previous government’s cut-and-dried explanation of the infamous kidnapping may not be so airtight, a new investigation claims.

Putin’s messiah syndrome drives the invasion, brutality to cities and civilians, plus his cultural/imperial vision: Putin’s messianic vision sees the destruction of an independent Ukraine almost as a religious duty. As this era teaches all too well, genocidal war crimes don’t just
happen: they result from a mania to crush an already bloodied
(sub-human) foe.

# Gov / Politics
CIA Officer Openly Confesses to Rigging 2020 Election for Joe Biden and Says They Would Do It Again: A CIA officer has confessed that the ‘Deep State’ rigged the 2020 election in Joe Biden’s favor, and has boldly admitted that the agency would do it again https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://en-volve.com/2022/03/28/bombshell-cia-officer-openly-confesses-to-rigging-2020-election-for-joe-biden-and-says-they-would-do-it-again/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-f2w2ykA$

America Has a Free Speech Problem: Americans are losing hold of a fundamental right as citizens of a free country: the right to speak their minds and voice their opinions in public without fear of being shamed or shunned. How has this happened? In large part, it’s because the political left and the right are caught in a destructive loop of condemnation and recrimination around cancel culture https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/18/opinion/cancel-culture-free-speech-poll.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-UL8k_ma$

With a Center-Leaning Budget, Biden Bows To Political Reality: The president, acknowledging widespread issues which are driving Republican assaults towards Democrats, vowed to deal with the rise in violent crime.

Days After Biden Hailed NATO As “More United Than Ever”, A Split Emerges Over Talking To Putin. Biden’s Saturday regime change comments set off series of dilemmas.

# Legal / DOJ
Man Who Kidnapped 26 Children, Buried Them Alive, Receives Parole After
45 Years. ‘I’m overwhelmed to the point that I had to leave work’

Judge to Trump Org: Quit Stalling on Turning Over Evidence: After two years of delays, a court-mandated auditor will now step in and determine just how much evidence the Trump Organization still hasn’t turned over to investigators.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol voted to recommend the House hold former presidential advisers Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in criminal contempt of Congress for not complying with the panel’s subpoenas demanding documents and testimony.

State AG Who Killed a Man Manages to Dodge Impeachment. Jason Ravnsborg is now not likely to face any consequences after a special investigative committee of the South Dakota House of Representative voted against his impeachment.

Panel sets vote for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s 22 members can explain their views at the April 4 vote on Jackson’s nomination https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://rollcall.com/2022/03/28/committee-sets-vote-for-supreme-court-pick-ketanji-brown-jackson/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-dqrkr2-$

New York AG: Trump Org Lied About Asset Values to Get Perks. Attorney General Letitia James accused the company of using the misrepresentations “to secure economic benefits on terms more favorable than the true facts warranted.”

The Clearest Evidence Yet of Donald Trump’s Criminal Intent on Jan. 6 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/03/trump-phone-records-gap-criminal-intent.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-fxLWX62$

Clarence Thomas Backed Trump in Court While Ginni Thomas Backed Coup
We must ask: What did Clarence Thomas know, and when did he know it?

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Marijuana Policies in Legal States: A Comprehensive Review of Adult-use Marijuana Rules and Regulations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-Y59fwHx$

Legislation to legalize marijuana has received support from Democrats and Republicans, and is poised for approval in the House this week in what would be a landmark shift in the war on drugs.

# Media
‘A New Low’: CBS News Slammed for Hiring Mick Mulvaney as Contributor:
“Are you going to ask him about his role in withholding aid to Ukraine until Zelenskyy agreed to smear Biden?”

# Medical / Health Care / Science
Potential therapy may boost chemoimmunotherapy response in bladder cancer. Adding an anti-inflammatory medication to immunotherapy and standard chemotherapy drugs may provide long-term suppression of aggressive bladder tumor growth https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220328090017.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-dPRBD2d$

New technology could make biopsies a thing of the past. MediSCAPE, a high-speed 3D microscope capable of capturing images of tissue structures,  could guide surgeons to navigate tumors and their boundaries without needing to remove tissues and wait for pathology results. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220328112123.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-bpJB5o4$

Study finds that genetic risk for asthma comes from changes in airway cells. A significant amount of genetic risk is likely mediated through altered gene expression within the airway epithelium.

Researchers develop sound-controlled bacteria to fight cancer. Since its invention, chemotherapy has proven to be a valuable tool in treating cancers of many kinds, but it has a big downside, it also kills healthy cells https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/fighting-cancer-with-sound-controlled-bacteria__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n4pUVVev2CQlhEw-OVlT6SzKqJmaO72r4u35r9Qh9y-7yMRGsvIAsNeK2-Er-RYogb-K$

Paternal metformin use associated with major birth defects if used during period of sperm development. A large cohort study found that babies born to men who took metformin during the period of sperm development were at increased risk for birth defects, specifically genital defects in boys.

Scientists Seek to Make a ‘Self-Spreading’ Vaccine: A new report from National Geographic indicates that scientists are now working on “self-spreading vaccines” that can jump from vaccinated to unvaccinated populations. What could possibly go wrong?

Colorado doubles down on abortion rights as other states, and the high court, reconsider: The Supreme Court is expected to overturn or weaken “Roe v. Wade.” If that happens, Colorado may become an abortion-access island, nearly surrounded by a sea of anti-abortion states. The state is bracing for impact, and advocates are trying to shore up its abortion defenses.

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