Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-04-28

Voices, The Peoples News

April 28, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Cherokee Nation can gather sacred plants on national park land: Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/agreement-allow-cherokee-nation-citizens-100129709.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJTxqEyj2$

‘We don’t trust Enbridge’: Indigenous women push Biden to block line 5
expansion: “The construction of this pipeline will bring massive risk and destruction. We do not want to see irreversible damage to our land, water, and wild rice. We do not want our lifeways destroyed.”

Indigenous Abolitionists Are Organizing for Healing and Survival: “This really is a time of action,” says Indigenous organizer Morning Star Gali.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
New tool to assess Long COVID symptoms: A comprehensive tool that can assess the symptoms of Long COVID has been developed at the University of Birmingham for use in research and clinical care.

Myocarditis, pericarditis risk highest after second COVID-19 vaccine
dose: The risk for myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccines is highest in young men after the second vaccine dose, according to a study published online April 20 in JAMA Cardiology.

Some Covid Patients Are Relapsing After Taking Paxlovid: Another Rare Virus Puzzle: They Got Sick, Got Treated, Got Covid Again https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://khn.org/morning-breakout/some-covid-patients-are-relapsing-after-taking-paxlovid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJezy0fbL$

Ohio Republicans’ Bill Forces Doctors to Offer Disproven Drugs to Treat COVID Doctors and health boards could be punished financially if they don’t promote the disproven drugs.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Increasing disasters are ‘setting humanity on a spiral of self-destruction,’ UN warns “The financial system really needs to get ahead of this curve, because otherwise there’s a lot of built-up risk that isn’t being priced into how we make decisions.”

# Education / Schools
Conservatives Will Use Prayer in Schools to Attack Diversity: This is how the right bends the arc of history back toward injustice.

The Price Kids Pay: Schools and Police Punish Students With Costly Tickets for Minor Misbehavior: Illinois law bans schools from fining students. So local police are doing it for them, issuing thousands of tickets a year for truancy, vaping, fights and other misconduct.
Children are then thrown into a legal system designed for adults.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical California oil and gas industry leans on political heavyweights to drill
wells:  Amid the industry’s calls for more oil and gas production due to the Ukraine war and the federal government opening public land to drilling, California approved more new wells in March and April than in any two-month period since last October https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/environment/california-oil-and-gas-industry-leans-on-political-heavyweights-to-drill-wells/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJR6BvBeP$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global European nations accuse Russia of natural gas ‘blackmail’: Polish and Bulgarian leaders accused Moscow of using natural gas to blackmail their countries after Russia’s state-controlled energy company stopped supplying their countries with gas https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-business-poland-europe-22ddce581505fcb1eb6ca31864d98f76__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJSHx2CPd$

Human waste turned into renewable energy at Australia’s first biosolids gasification plant: A council in Australia opens the first biosolids gasification plant in the Southern Hemisphere, which turns human waste into renewable energy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-27/qld-logan-council-biosolids-gasification-plant-human-waste/101016840__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJbLBV9gC$

# Environment / Climate / Global
10 Soccer Fields of Tropical Primary Forests Were Lost Every Minute in 2021 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/tropical-forest-loss-2021.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJZ18RZ0L$

Cleared Land Can Return to Tropical Forest in Just 20 Years https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/tropical-forest-regrow-20-years-2655985818.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJccSoQbS$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Prices soar as avian flu hits 1-in-10 egg-laying hens nationwide: The USDA reported the first confirmation of avian flu, highly pathogenic avian influenza, in February. The USDA reported the virus is now in 29 states and affecting 33.1 million birds in 157 commercial flocks and 82 backyard flocks. Approximately 25% of infections were in four commercial egg producers during the last two weeks.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
FDA says reports nearing 450 in outbreak associated with Lucky Charms cereal The FDA is reporting that the number of reports of illnesses linked to a dry cereal have almost doubled in the past week, reaching 446.

USDA issues alert for some ground beef including certain Kroger products. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because of concerns that specific ground beef products may be adulterated with E. coli O26.

# General Information / Other News
Trump Admin Ignored Pentagon on Trucker’s $700M COVID Loan: Yellow Corporation’s loan was approved on terms that violated the CARES Act, the House oversight panel determined.

Building the “Big Lie”: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth Internal emails and interviews with key participants reveal for the first time the extent to which leading advocates of the rigged election theory touted evidence they knew to be disproven, disputed or dismissed as dubious.

Trump Said Kevin McCarthy’s Tough Talk After Capitol Attack Was the Result of an ‘Inferiority Complex’: The House minority leader is getting attacks from the outer reaches of the Republican Party, but the center is still standing behind him https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-kevin-mccarthy-inferiority-complex-1344290/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJRWcQTV-$

Trump Conspiracy Theorists Made 8 Attempts to Breach Voting Systems in 5 States All attempts involved Republican officials or party activists who have pushed false claims about Trump’s election loss.

Conspiracy-Addled GOPer Caught Meddling With Vote Machines: Dallas Schroeder was caught on camera copying classified information from a voting machine to computer drives, an investigation found.

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover adds to his corporate political influence and lobbying power https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/04/elon-musk-political-spending__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJQa2OJhs$

# Global Politics
Russia Ramps Up ‘War of Disinformation’ as ‘Victory Day’ Looms: During a Wednesday speech, Putin said any countries that intervene in Russian military operations in Ukraine and create “unacceptable threats for us that are strategic in nature” would be met with a “lightning-fast”
response, Agence France-Presse reported.

As NATO Weighs Nuclear War Risk, U.S. Security ‘Assurances’ Upset Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/nato-nuclear-war-risk-russia-us-ukraine-1701338__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJbKKSZP_$

This time around, Palestinians fear that Israel aims at more than just mere provocations. Instead, it plans to “impose a temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Deutsche Bank Whistleblower in Feds’ Trump Probe Found Dead: His body was found at a high school, authorities said. Valentin Broeksmit supplied investigators with hundreds of documents about Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2022/04/28/deutsche-whistleblower-helped-investigators-probe-finances-found-in-la/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJe0fw1gr$

Putin Deploys Top-Secret Attack Dolphins in War on Ukraine: Satellite imagery shows Russia has placed two pens of highly trained dolphins at the mouth of its Sevastopol navy base in the Black Sea.

# Gov / Politics
Biden Possibly Canceling Student Loan Debt Sparks Fight With Republicans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/biden-possibly-canceling-student-loan-debt-sparks-fight-republicans-1701522__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJSWVhayk$

The real reason Congress gets nothing done: Why doesn’t Congress get anything done? Well, one chamber actually does. Hundreds of bills have been passed by the House of Representatives, but have been blocked from even getting a vote in the Senate.

Propaganda wars are raging as Russia’s war on Ukraine expands: To analyze Russia’s war on Ukraine, we need to discuss propaganda wars being waged by Russia, Ukraine and the U.S.

SAY WHAT?!: Ohio Rep: Pregnancy From Rape Is an ‘Opportunity’ for Women.
She then bizarrely suggested that the baby could easily be given away by the mother, and may go on to cure cancer.

# Law Enforcement
Iowa Cops Charged With Stalking Women, Tasering Party Guests:
Ex-officials in Armstrong (pop. 875) have been slapped with over 100 charges related to stalking local women, electrocuting people as a party trick, and a host of financial crimes.

# Media
A wave of lawsuits aims to halt Louis DeJoy’s gas-guzzling postal fleet:
USPS is “doubling down on outdated technologies that are bad for our environment and bad for our communities.”

# Medical / Health Care
Antibiotics diminish babies’ immune response to key vaccines: With each round of antibiotics during a child’s first two years, antibody levels to four vaccines dropped further from what’s considered protective. The drugs disrupt gut bacteria, which appear to play a part in the body’s response to vaccines https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencenews.org/article/antibiotics-babies-immune-response-vaccines-gut-bacteria__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jS4aKfEWkmqEUUAyd_329rCnrisR8st5KKQj0xJWp6IPzL53HM9lhONUt7qfJWmgdA7b$

More Fluoride Exposure Leads to Less Sleep: Research suggests that fluoride from dietary and environmental sources may concentrate in calcium-containing regions of the body such as the pineal gland. The pineal gland synthesizes melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.

# Military / DOD
Navy awards $72 million to Boeing for prototype of extra-large unmanned submarine Boeing has been under contract to build the Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, or XLUUVs, since it won the contract over Lockheed Martin in February 2019.

China protests another ‘routine’ US Navy transit through Taiwan Strait:
The Navy sent another guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, the fourth U.S. warship to make the trip this year.

# Science
All of the bases in DNA and RNA have now been found in meteorites: The discovery adds to evidence that suggests life’s precursors came from space. Scientists have detected adenine and guanine in meteorites for decades and seen hints of uracil. But cytosine and thymine had remained elusive.

Plug-and-play organ-on-a-chip can be customized to the patient:
Engineered tissues have become a critical component for modeling diseases and testing the efficacy and safety of drugs in a human context.

# Social
A unique concentration of homelessness, drug use, and needles is making Charleston, West Virginia a political microcosm of America’s overdose deaths and affordable housing crises.

# Veterans / VA
VA adds 9 respiratory cancers to list of illnesses caused by burn pits:
The cancers were added to the department’s presumptive list, which lowers the amount of evidence that veterans must provide to receive VA benefits.

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