Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-30

Voices, The Peoples News

March 30, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
Sweden approves controversial iron mine on Indigenous Sami land: The Swedish government has greenlit a controversial mining project that the Sami people say threatens their livelihoods.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls FDA Stops Sale of Pet Food Due to Grossly Insanitary Conditions: A Federal judge has ordered Bravo Packing of Carney’s Point, New Jersey, to stop selling, manufacturing and distributing its pet food products due to ‘grossly insanitary conditions.’

# Border / Immigration
U.S. Plans to Arrest Migrants at Southern Border as It Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees Haitian immigrants and other people of color seeking relief in the United States face a glaring double standard.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
New molecule promises nasal spray that can protect against and fight off the coronavirus. The results so far are promising, but only based on mouse studies.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Joe Biden’s ‘Billionaire Minimum Income Tax’ Plan Explained: Details:
“The Billionaire Minimum Income Tax” would apply to more than just billionaires. Per a White House fact sheet, it would require American households worth at least $100 million to pay at least a 20% minimum tax on all income, realized and unrealized.

# Education / Schools
Texas schools won’t lose funding for attendance drops during the pandemic In Texas, schools are funded based on the number of students enrolled and the daily attendance on campus.

The Texas A&M University System will grant free tuition, plus room and board, to Ukranian students at its 11 campuses and research centers.
This follows Texas A&M’s decision to cut research ties with Russian entities amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

We All Know Teachers Are Underpaid. But Who Imagined It Was This Bad?
New data shows how much teachers rely on side hustles simply to survive.

Stunned Students Film Chicago Teachers’ Feud Over Black Doll. A Chicago school has launched an investigation after a Black doll that appeared as if it was being lynched in a classroom sparked a heated dispute between two teachers. The intense argument between two high school teachers ended up being filmed and shared on Snapchat among students.

# Employment / Labor
Corporations are suppressing wages, there’s an easy fix for that. Don’t believe the optimistic hype about wages “naturally” rising. About one-third of American workers are shockingly underpaid as a result of the federal government’s continued refusal to raise the minimum wage.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical A new report reveals how the Dakota Access Pipeline is breaking the law:
A new report alleges the Dakota Access Pipeline operators and the federal government misled the public and broke the law. Authors say the study could be pivotal in stopping DAPL.

Iowa pipeline opponents push for more restrictions on eminent domain:
‘This land is part of us. We’ve worked hard to make improvements,” says a farmer fighting the pipelines.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure She’s Supposed to Protect Americans From Toxic Chemicals. First, She Just Has to Fix Trump’s Mess and Decades of Neglect. Biden promised to prioritize people over polluters. His pick to deliver that, Michal Freedhoff, is facing a bare-bones budget, demoralized staff and increasingly angry advocates.

California grapples with regulation of known carcinogen ethylene oxide.
Gaps in environmental regulations may leave communities at risk of exposure to the toxic industrial compound.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Burning Up: The Controversial biofuel threatening British Columbia’s last inland rainforests. The wood-pellet industry is booming. Will it push old-growth ecosystems to the brink?

Destruction of Amazon Rainforest Accelerates as Elections Loom in Brazil. Deforestation of the Amazon, a major carbon sink, is a threat to Indigenous people and life everywhere.

# Global Politics
Putin’s Plan B: Russia Changes Strategy to Avoid Losing Ukraine War.
President Vladimir Putin is changing his military strategy in the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine, experts say, ramping up the brutality to avoid losing a weeks-long conflict it was supposed to have won within days of its invasion.

Ukraine’s Military Says Russia Now Partially Withdrawn From Kiev; Pentagon Calls It Deceptive ‘Repositioning.’ Turkey confirms that Tuesday marked “the most significant progress since negotiations began.”

Is a Peace Deal Near? Ukraine Won’t Join NATO in Return for Russian Withdrawal, Security Guarantees https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/3/30/ukraine_russia_peace_deal_peter_zalmayev__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i8YFN0tyMVLZmJJZQ5FW291V9CspGJz4ljebeDZSRnE_5FbXO8X8R8Z9V0stxDIzuaFl$

Putin’s Aides Lying to Him About Ukraine, U.S. Intel Says. There is now “persistent tension” between the Russian president and his military officials, U.S. officials believe.

# Gov / Politics
Beto O’Rourke: “This voter suppression is on purpose and by design, working exactly as Greg Abbott intended.”

With ink barely dry, Biden budget put through the ringer: Republicans in House and Senate critique the president’s defense spending plan. Even before the House Budget Committee opened the fiscal 2023 cycle hearings Tuesday, the Senate’s top GOP appropriator was throwing cold water on Biden’s proposed 4 percent increase for Pentagon and other defense-related accounts.

We Are In So Much Trouble: What we are witnessing is truly the beginning of the end.
Our society is literally falling to pieces all around us, and now World War 3 has begun.  Many regard the war that has erupted on the other side of the globe as just a conflict between Ukraine and Russia, but the truth is that it is really a proxy war between the United States and Russia.

Bidens war with Russia could bankrupt the US! Biden wants American taxpayers to foot the bill for a trillion dollar war with Russia with even higher inflation. How Russia’s war would hit the economy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly/2022/02/07/how-russias-war-would-hit-the-economy-00006365__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i8YFN0tyMVLZmJJZQ5FW291V9CspGJz4ljebeDZSRnE_5FbXO8X8R8Z9V0stxBNyCh6p$

Biden Admits U.S. Is “Helping Train” Ukrainian Troops in Poland https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2022/03/29/biden-appears-to-reveal-us-troops-training-ukraine-forces-in-poland/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i8YFN0tyMVLZmJJZQ5FW291V9CspGJz4ljebeDZSRnE_5FbXO8X8R8Z9V0stxGaQW8fu$

The MADness of the resurgent US Cold War with Russia. The nuclear dangers of the war in Ukraine, the insanity of reviving a Cold War that threatens the whole world, and the urgency of dismantling the U.S.-Russian Doomsday machine before it kills us all.

# Legal / DOJ
Feds Raid Home Over Threats in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Case: Undisclosed threats were made against two defense attorneys and the judge, authorities said.

# Medical / Health Care / Science
Scientists develop synthetic antibiotics that could save millions of
lives: University of Liverpool scientists have taken a significant step towards unlocking the medical potential of a new class of potent antibiotic capable of killing “superbugs” including MRSA without detectable resistance.

UV-LED lights can kill coronaviruses and HIV with the flip of a switch:
The same lightbulbs used in offices and public spaces can destroy coronaviruses and HIV, according to a new study from University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough.

Red states are engaged in an all-out assault on women’s reproductive rights, while Biden and Democrats sleepwalk toward defeat. GOP Is Destroying Abortion Rights. Where the Hell Are Dems?

Democrats Creating Their Own October Surprise: Imminent congressional inaction on Affordable Care Act subsidies will doom 14 million people, the party’s midterm chances, and health care reform for a decade.

# Military / DOD
The United States will likely send more troops to Europe as Russia continues to wage a brutal war against Ukraine that threatens the stability and peace of the Continent, the commander of U.S forces in Europe told senators on Tuesday.

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