Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-04-21

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Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
– Ansel Adams

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# Indigenous / Global
Their Land Was Drowned by a Flood of Hydropower: BC sacrificed the Kwadacha Nation’s territory to build a dam. Where does today’s quest for new energy intersect with reconciliation? A special two-part feature.

The coming Indigenous power play: Inside the First Nations-led plan to decolonize British Columbia’s electricity. Last in a two-part special report.

# Border / Immigration
States launch ‘border strike force’ to challenge Biden on lack of
enforcement: 26 governors have signed on to the creation of the “Border Strike Force,” a coalition of state leaders working together to fight Mexican cartels and to slow the massive spike in illegal immigration since early last year.

Deplorable conditions, unclear mission: Texas National Guard troops call Abbott’s rushed border operation a disaster: The governor has sent waves of troops to the border as Guard officials scramble to execute a massive mobilization that would normally take months to plan. Some Guard members say the operation has set back their income, education and well-being.

More Democrats Sound the Alarm as White House Plans to Scrap Title 42: A growing number of Democrats are breaking with Biden on Title 42 support as migrants continue to cross into US https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-sound-alarm-white-house-plans-scrap-title-42__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5S69L9_1$

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
After sending some $19 billion to hospitals and health care providers across the nation, as well as about $3 billion to Texas hospitals, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration COVID-19 Uninsured Program is set to come to an end, with Texas hospitals preparing to pick up the tab for uninsured COVID-19 patients.

# Education / Schools
Biden Canceling Student Debt Could Help Party Avoid ‘Disaster’ Midterms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/biden-cancelling-student-debt-help-democrats-avoid-disaster-1699385__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5TcQ4CT8$

The Political Case for Student Debt Cancellation: Tens of millions of young Americans of moderate income are crushed by debt. Joe Biden could be their hero.

# Employment / Labor
Working in shifts is linked with worse memory and slower mental processing. Shift work is increasingly looking like a major health risk.

First Apple Store Files for Union With at Least 6 Other Campaigns Underway About 70 percent of the workers at the Atlanta store signed union cards for their petition.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Coastal cities around the globe are sinking: Of 99 coastal cities, nearly one-third are sinking in some places at more than a centimeter per year, making them more vulnerable to rising seas.

Climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations, with each problem making the other worse https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/climate-science-business-biology-agriculture-109d1b9d04acbe69ababf04fe26e4e31__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5SY6BcN-$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other People of Color and Low Income Communities Are More Exposed to Pesticides in the U.S., Study Finds. People of color and low-income communities in the U.S. are at greater risk for exposure to pesticides, a new study has found.

Op-Ed: Foreign acquisition of American agriculture: The United States is growing more dependent on foreign nations for necessities, including potentially hostile nations such as China.

# General Information / Other News
Trump Storms Out on Piers When Pressed on Election Lies. The ex-president tore into his one-time buddy and repeatedly called him a “fool” for having the temerity to press him on his election lies.

# Global Politics
Satellite Images Show Mass Graves Outside Mariupol: Satellite images shared with The Daily Beast show mass graves just outside of the besieged city of Mariupol, as Russians bomb the port city.

# Gov / Politics
Biden is becoming a danger to the World, Who Really Controls him? Joe Biden’s mental state is of increasing concern to both ordinary people and political experts.

US Treasury secretary and other finance ministers walk out of G20 meeting with Russia. Canada’s finance minister Chrystia Freeland wrote on Twitter, “The world’s democracies will not stand idly by in the face of continued Russian aggression and war crimes.”

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Texas district attorney offices would become a new battleground. The full and often unchecked power of the prosecutor was on display when a South Texas woman was charged with murder for a self-induced abortion.

The Accidental Revolution: Democrats got one thing right—the American Rescue Plan. It might just realign U.S. politics.

Sanders Is Open to Running for President If Biden Doesn’t Seek Reelection Polling finds that Sanders is the most popular active politician in the U.S.

# Law Enforcement
New Jersey police chief faces assault and firearm charges: Lee was charged with a felony count of second-degree assault along with two felony counts of reckless discharge of a firearm and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

# Legal / DOJ
Julian Assange Extradition to U.S. Ordered by U.K. Court: Assange is wanted in the U.S. over the publication of thousands of leaked documents relating to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He is wanted in America on 18 criminal charges. Assange has always denied wrongdoing.

Manhattan DA’s Star Witness: Indict Trump Now or I’m Out: The grand jury that the Manhattan DA summoned to go after the Trump Organization expires at the end of the month. If it doesn’t bring charges, a key witness, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, says he’s done.

Donald Trump Jr. to Meet With Jan. 6 Committee, Report Says: Don Jr.
will join other family members who have also spoken to the committee, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

Florida Bucks Federal Guidance With Memo on Trans Healthcare: The state’s health department issued recommendations against social transitioning, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming surgery.

Florida’s Anti-Trans “Guidelines” Are a Partisan Attack That Could Harm Youth. Florida officials’ statement holds no legal weight, but it is still a vehicle for spreading fear.

# Medical / Health Care / Science
Portable MRIs almost as effective as standard MRIs in detecting strokes:
Portable MRI machines, an emerging technology that makes medical imaging accessible even in remote locations, detected ischemic strokes, or strokes caused by clotting, in 90% of patients scanned https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-04-portable-mris-effective-standard.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5XTCISwU$

Automated cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered over the internet shown to be highly effective https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26651370_Efficacy_of_an_Internet-Based_Behavioral_Intervention_for_Adults_With_Insomnia__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5fBOKmKV$

Scientists identify potential new ‘soldier’ for cancer immunotherapy:
Despite the success of immunotherapy in helping many people with cancer, the majority of patients still do not respond to these treatments. There is need for continued research.

Gastric inflammation: How a bacterial infection causes tissue changes:
When the bacterium Helicobacter pylori infects the stomach, it causes gastric inflammation and increases the risk of stomach cancer. A team of researchers have been able to elucidate characteristic changes which occur inside the gastric glands during an H. pylori infection.

Five types of bacteria linked to aggressive prostate cancer: Researchers have found a link between bacteria and aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Study: Bullied children more likely to have asthma: Children with asthma are vulnerable to being bullied, but there is little research on whether being bullied might be associated with greater prevalence of asthma.

X-rays trigger a calcium signaling cascade in cells of the immune
system: A potential weapon against tumors: Radiation therapy is a proven approach to destroying tumors. However, it is possible that it might be able to do even more in the future—namely stimulate the immune system at the same time and so fight cancer even more intensively.

Mayo Clinic Minute: ‘Liver in a box’ is saving lives with new
technology: It is new technology called “liver in a box,” and it’s improving outcomes for patients who receive lifesaving transplants.

A new nuclear imaging prototype detects tumors’ faint glow: Nuclear imaging that relies on Cerenkov light could supplement standard-of-care technology for identifying location of tumors.

UnitedHealthcare, OptumRx Sued Over Alleged ‘Spread Pricing’ For Drugs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2022/04/20/louisiana-unitedhealth-optum-pbm-medicaid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5cDJ0zrX$

How the Texas Legislature Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ACA Marketplace It’s all about pretending a boatload of federal cash helps the free market https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/health/texas-legislature-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-aca-marketplace/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5S-XDrLl$

# Military / DOD
SpaceX shut down a Russian electromagnetic warfare attack in Ukraine last month,  and the Pentagon is taking notes. Russia’s halting efforts to conduct electromagnetic warfare in Ukraine show how important it is to quickly respond, and immediately shut down, such attacks, Pentagon experts said

Working with the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin is digitally transforming Aegis, using DevSecOps, Model Based System Engineering and Virtualization, plus third-party partnerships to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the fleet.

# Military / Global
First American howitzers bound for Ukraine arrive in Europe as US troops begin training Ukrainians on the cannons https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://media.defense.gov/2022/Apr/13/2002976515/-1/-1/0/DOD-EQUITY-ACTION-PLAN.PDF__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5QQejegC$

Chechen Fighters Executed Fed-Up Russian Troops in Ukraine: As more and more reports leak out about Russian soldiers disillusioned with the war, Ukrainian intelligence says three men who wanted out were “brutally killed” on the spot.

Russian forces made incremental gains in their offensive in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, while the remaining defenders in Mariupol warned that time was running out and asked to be evacuated to a third country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-offensive-bears-down-on-donbas-as-west-races-to-supply-ukraine-with-more-weapons-11650455031__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n8B5onXyL3lQZFG6pnVlkthkamOstm-qKXs7F0RoAyWGqcf2c1y1HI5Cw7jd5fmiL_bP$

Mayor of Ukraine’s Kharkiv says city is under intense bombardment. He said that around 1 million people remain in the northeastern city, while about 30% of the population have evacuated, mainly women, children and the elderly.

New videos show bodies of civilians on Mariupol streets: New videos from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol show the lifeless bodies of more than a dozen civilians lying on streets.

Russia tests new nuclear-capable missile: The ministry said the missile was launched Wednesday from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia and that its practice warheads hit designated targets at the Kura firing range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.

Israeli fighter jets attack Gaza for second time in a week: Israel has carried out air raids in the central Gaza Strip for the second time this week, according to witnesses, with its military saying its fighter jets attacked an underground complex used to produce rocket engines.

# Social
Deep in Colombia, rebels and soldiers fight for the same prize, drugs:
The country signed a historic peace deal more than five years ago. But a power vacuum is fueling the rise of new armed groups competing to control the drug trade.

# Veterans / VA
VA releases Equity Action Plan to tackle barriers, assist underserved veteran populations. The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled its Equity Action Plan, which the agency said would remove hurdles for marginalized veterans to access health care, benefits and services.

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