Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-04-25

Voices, The Peoples News

April 25, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Take uranium contamination off our land, Navajos urge federal nuclear
officials: The gale-force winds that swept across New Mexico on Friday, driving fires and evacuations, gave Diné residents in a small western New Mexico community an opportunity to demonstrate first hand the danger they live with every day.

# Border / Immigration
Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war are getting fast-tracked into the US, while other immigrants fleeing violence still face stiff barriers. “It is really jarring seeing how the welcome wagon was rolled out in comparison to how it’s been going for others.”

For Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn country, the process to enter the US from Tijuana can take hours or days, immigration lawyers said, and hundreds are being processed daily. Meanwhile, immigrants from other places like Central America, Haiti, and Africa have been waiting months, and in some cases more than a year https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/ukrainians-us-mexico-border-treatment?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=04*25*2022*20Incoming*20newsletter&utm_term=News*20confirmed*20list__;Ly8lJSUl!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4r5QichVC$

A group of former Trump administration officials has been pressuring Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to declare an “invasion” at the Texas-Mexico border under the U.S. Constitution so he can use state personnel to deport migrants. The idea has long been popular on the fringes of the right, and Abbott recently acknowledged he’s been studying it.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The Right Is Hijacking the Definition of Personal Freedom: It could have deadly consequences for our ability to fight future pandemics.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Global Capitalism Has Become Dependent on War-Making to Sustain Itself:
The Ukraine crisis is not the cause but a consequence of the general crisis of global capitalism.

Global Military Spending Tops $2 Trillion; U.S. Outspends Next Nine Nations Combined https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/4/25/headlines/global_military_spending_tops_2_trillion_us_outspends_next_nine_nations_combined__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rzOJ7Tp9$

# Education / Schools
‘Really Scary and Sad’: How School Counselors Got Caught in the GOP’s Culture-War Dragnet https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://miamistandard.news/2022/04/24/really-scary-and-sad-how-school-counselors-got-caught-in-the-gops-culture-war-dragnet/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rxT5hOcs$

Gender Indoctrination in Public Schools Has Gone Too Far: The public school system is overstepping its ground with regard to gender education. It is not the place of public education to “affirm”
identities. Even if it were, why are they so razor-focused on gender fluidity and sexuality? What is the end game here?

Dark Money Networks That Attacked Justice Jackson Are Also Attacking Schools Until our policies prioritize the knowledge and labor of teachers, the far right will succeed in dominating our schools.

DeSantis Ban on Math Books Financially Benefits Another Anti-CRT GOP Governor. The agency that oversaw the rejection of textbooks in Florida hasn’t been transparent about why each book was denied.

‘Just Cancel It’: 85% of Young US Voters Want Action on Student Debt https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/04/25/just-cancel-it-85-young-us-voters-want-action-student-debt__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rznOkMBB$

# Employment / Labor
NLRB Needs Funding Influx to Defend Labor Rights Amid Organizing Upsurge Workers want unions. They deserve an NLRB that can defend the right to form them.

The Weird, Demeaning Office Ritual That Has to Go:  Secretary’s Day, was started by the International Association of Administrative Professionals with excellent intentions: to draw attention to the need for administrative support staff to be paid fairly and given training and development opportunities. But that’s not what has happened.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Putin’s Ukraine Invasion Is About Energy and Natural Resources: The West can deny Russia access to markets while building up the trans-Atlantic oil and gas trade. Cumulative conditions, from the situation on the front lines in Ukraine to the global economic and social situation, suggest that a full-scale war in Europe is almost inevitable.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed found throughout US: “The host of the disease is known as one of the most widespread and problematic weeds found everywhere, called yellow nutsedge, it is one of the most aggressive weeds that commonly grows in lawns, home landscapes, vegetable and flower gardens and agricultural systems.”

Why old-growth forests matter so much in the fight against climate
change: Biden’s executive order to preserve ancient trees is a big deal—but it could have gone further.  In the past two years, three massive wildfires that roared through the western slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains torched thousands of sequoias. The damage was so severe, experts estimated, that almost a fifth of the planet’s sequoias died or suffered terminal burns during the blazes.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Lower-level ozone is responsible for warming of the Antarctic ocean, reveals new research: Researchers have identified a lesser-known form of ozone playing a big role in heating the Southern Ocean. Ozone is a gas composed of three oxygen atoms. Many studies have described ozone in the stratosphere and its role in shielding people from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. Closer to ground level, ozone is harmful to humans in the troposphere.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Non-GMO, Organic Food Distributor Azure Standard HQ Just Went Up in Smoke https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theorganicprepper.com/azure-standard-fire/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4r3vYkEOJ$

Jim Gale On How And Why We Should Cover the World in Food Forests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://livefreenow.podbean.com/e/lfn-115-jim-gale-on-how-and-why-we-should-cover-the-world-in-food-forests/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rz7Kt97n$

# General Information / Other News
Trump Held in Contempt of Court for Failing to Comply With Subpoena in Fraud Case. The former president will have to pay a $10,000 fine for every day he doesn’t comply with the subpoena issued by Attorney General Letitia James — at least for now https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/04/25/trump-held-contempt-court-failing-comply-subpoena-fraud-case__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rzXgmxjF$

# Global Politics
Will Ukraine invasion push Japan to go nuclear? How could Japan ever contemplate getting nukes? It’s a ridiculous idea. Japan is the only country in the world to have suffered a nuclear attack. Twice. Japan acquiring nuclear weapons is unthinkable. The people would never accept it. Right? Right. Or so the story has gone for the last 77 years.

Why the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia yelled at Biden’s adviser: Bin Salman hinted at the breakdown in relations with Washington last month in an interview with The Atlantic. He warned the US not to interfere in the internal affairs of the absolute monarchy.

# Gov / Politics
Steve Bannon Threatens Bill Barr Will Be Put on Trial If GOP Takes
Power: “I would tell to Bill Barr, ‘Preserve your documents,'” the former Trump administration official said.

Sarah Palin Open to Being Donald Trump’s Running Mate in 2024 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2022/04/21/sarah-palin-on-trump-her-congress-run-love-with-ron-duguay/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rz-_i6aW$

Florida Lawmaker Says Gerrymandered State Maps Are Part of Racist Strategy, “Not Just a Culture War”

The Ongoing GOP Attack on Democracy: Trump lost by seven million votes, but his false claim that Democrats stole the election from him isn’t just about 2020 anymore.

# Law Enforcement
Policing causes violence, not the other way around: What liberal politicians and the media refuse to acknowledge is that crime is linked to the failures of capitalism, not to the lack of police. Indeed, police are part of the problem, not the solution.

Former correctional sergeant charged with assaulting inmates and falsifying report The Justice Department announced that Lorenzo Mills has been charged in a four-count indictment for assaulting the three inmates and falsification of records for submitting a false written statement.

# Media
Postal ‘Reform’ Bill Locks in Slower Mail Service: The Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA) signed by President Biden on April 6 makes it harder to improve historically slow mail service and it passed over needed systemic overhauls.

# Medical / Health Care / Science
Deadly Hepatitis Strain Targeting Kids Now in 12 Countries:  At least one child has died and 17 children have needed liver transplants as a severe strain of hepatitis worries the WHO https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/apr/23/at-least-one-child-has-died-from-mystery-strain-of-severe-hepatitis-who-confirms__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4r69zQE2B$

Chemicals in everyday products are spurring obesity, warns a new review Exposure to obesogens, which are “pretty much everywhere,” is in part driving the obesity epidemic, according to scientists.
See also: Phytoestrogen is found in plants and acts on the body’s estrogen receptors, which induces the production of fat cells. It’s one of a class of chemicals referred to as obesogens, according to a set of new reviews published last month in the journal Biochemical Pharmacology.

The Private Equity Giant KKR Bought Hundreds Of Homes For People With Disabilities. Some Vulnerable Residents Suffered Abuse And Neglect.
BrightSpring Health Services, which KKR bought in 2019, says it helps thousands of people with disabilities “live their best lives.” But investigation found conditions often dire, and in some cases fatal.

The Most Unexpected Consequence of the Texas Abortion Ban https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/04/texas-abortion-ban-women-decisions.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4r6YHBQOR$

Nursing Home Owners Are Fighting New York Law That Prioritizes Patient Care Nursing homes are skimping on critical services and some are fighting a law to reinvest profits into patient care.

# Military / Global
Britain reveals Ukrainian soldiers are training locally: Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Ukrainians were training on vehicles being donated to Kyiv by London during his two-day trip to India, where he also announced a defense arms pact with New Delhi. PM’s spokesperson denies move is escalatory as UK also trains Ukrainian troops in Poland to use anti-aircraft defences https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/apr/21/uk-training-ukrainian-soldiers-weapons-equipment__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4r97Pp8Ri$

Israeli forces fire artillery shells into southern Lebanon: According to Lebanese media, UN peacekeeping forces (UNIFIL) in the country’s south sounded sirens along several of its positions near the border, while the Lebanese Army deployed troops.

Islamic State claims bombing in Nigeria’s Taraba state capital: The bomb injured 11 people including children, police said.

At least 168 killed in violence in Sudan’s Darfur: Fighting in the Kreinik area of West Darfur province also wounded 98 others, according to a Sudanese aid group.

There’s so Many Russian War Crimes It’ll Take Years to Count: Even the forensic pathologists are in tears in Ukraine, where the scale of the atrocities carried out by the Russians is too huge to calculate.

Russia hits rail, fuel facilities in attacks deep in Ukraine: Russia unleashed a string of attacks against Ukrainian rail and fuel installations Monday, striking crucial infrastructure far from the front line https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-04-25/us-promises-new-aid-to-ukraine-in-fight-against-russia__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rxOIP0RC$

# Social
The Librarians Fighting Book Bans: “The whole point [of a library] is to provide a wide variety of viewpoints and let the reader decide.”

# Technology
Sci-Fi fans, rejoice! NASA “holoported” a doctor to the International Space Station It’s just the first step of a technology that could be useful both on Earth and in space.

When billionaires talk about freedom, watch your wallets. They want to use their vast fortunes to do whatever they please, unconstrained by laws or regulations, shareholders, even consumers. Behind Elon Musk’s blather about free markets, free speech, and free choice is his goal to be free from accountability https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://robertreich.substack.com/p/when-billionaires-talk-about-freedom?s=r__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4r12tOaw-$

Elon Musk to buy Twitter: Musk has been a prolific Twitter user and sharp critic of  content moderation. Musk seals $44 billion deal for Twitter, pledges to defeat spam bots https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-twitter-set-accept-musks-best-final-offer-sources-2022-04-25/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lq-4W71hQvC-QZWvaqXLMbRsv8KxoGiMSQhz2xQjqFNt26GM0iOqAltP9xN4rxfoD-V-$

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