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Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination After decades of back-and-forth with federal authorities, the matrilineal descendants of Chief Seattle want federal recognition, once and for all.
The Yurok Tribe is bringing condors home to Northern California skies.
Hunters, dairy farmers, utility operators, loggers, government agents and conservationists have all supported the tribe in helping North America’s largest land-based birds.
# Indigenous / Global
Hunters in Nunavut are urging Baffinland’s Mary River Mine to alter its shipping plan, as the mine’s ships and ice-breaking activities are negatively impacting narwhal populations. Narwhal is a vital food source for the Inuit living around Eclipse Sound, and hunters say there is hardly enough to feed their families.
# Border / Immigration
Immigration and Customs Enforcement wasted 17 million on 1,200 largely unused hotel rooms to house migrant families, and hired a contractor that did not follow Covid-19 testing protocols, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General.
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
How better ventilation can help ‘Covid-proof’ your home.
# Economy / Finance / Trade
Senate Passes $40 Billion in Aid to Ukraine During 40-Year-High
Inflation: The Senate has whisked a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and U.S. allies to final congressional approval.
$40 billion Ukraine aid package passed the Senate on Tuesday with relative ease despite opposition from 11 Republicans.
Bidens tax plans are directly aimed at your retirement investments.
While the president’s tax hike could compel high-income investors to move their money into tax-exempt retirement accounts, it could also benefit tax-deferred retirement plans. President Joe Biden’s 2022 budget proposal raises the top income tax rate up to 39.6%.
Pfizer Document Dump Shows Doctor With Ties to Gates Foundation Deleted Trial Participant’s Vaccine Injury: An 80,000-page cache of Pfizer-BioNTech
COVID-19 vaccine documents released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sheds light on Pfizer’s extensive vaccine trials in Argentina, including the unusually large size of the trials and the story of a trial participant whose vaccine reaction was deleted.
# Education / Schools
Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach climate change.
Here’s why: Close to 90% of schools already teach about climate change, but it will be required by state law beginning in July 2023, said state Rep. Bobby Sanchez, co-chairman of the Education Committee.
# Employment / Labor
A sprawling community of victims have been caught up in a massive series of attacks targeting the nation’s generous coronavirus aid programs. The more than 5 trillion approved since the start of the pandemic has become a wellspring for criminal activity, allowing fraudsters to siphon money away from hard-hit American workers and businesses who needed the help most https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://scammernews.com/an-estimated-163-billion-from-pandemic-unemployment-benefits-were-misspent-or-stolen/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5ia7bs92$
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Gas prices hit $4 in all 50 states for the first time, national average reaches record high. California has the highest gas prices at more than
$6 a gallon
More than 230 solar companies, consumer advocates and environmental organizations ask federal regulators to investigate ‘abusive utility practices’ they say have led to higher electricity prices and obstruction of renewable energy competition.
Over a million New Yorkers are at risk of losing utility service as their unpaid bills pile up from the first years of the pandemic.
House Democrats Approve Bill to Crack Down on Gasoline Price Gouging https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2022-05-19/house-approves-bill-to-take-aim-at-gasoline-price-gouging__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5vZ_Pl6f$
Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results. The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Calvert City, Kentucky, has long had what people in other toxic hot spots have been begging for: monitors to prove they’re being exposed to toxic industrial air pollution. Regulators have years of evidence, but the poison in the air is only growing.
# Environment / Climate / Global
UN: Four Key Climate Indicators Broke Records in 2021: The UN’s World Meteorological Organization released its annual State of the Climate report, and the result is a grim account of the progression of the climate crisis.
Australian government scientists have surveyed 719 reefs within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by air and found that 91 percent are affected by coral bleaching. This year saw the sixth mass bleaching event on record in Australia and the fourth to occur since 2016.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is infamous for being the largest collection of ocean plastic in the world. Twice the size of Texas, it is home to more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic that weigh an estimated
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global Russia Rejects U.N. Plea to Allow Ukraine Grain Shipments as Global Food Crisis Grows. Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council that Russia’s invasion threatens to trigger years of mass hunger and famine, compounding food shortages caused by climate change,
COVID-19 and inequality.
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other These Nine Republicans Voted Against Expanding Access to Baby Formula.
Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene were among those who voted against passing the Access to Baby Formula Act.
Baby Formula Maker Chose Shareholders Over Safety Amid Deadly Bacterial Outbreak New documents show Abbott issued stock buybacks instead of investing in equipment that could have saved babies’ lives https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2022/05/20/abbott-enriched-shareholders-with-stock-buybacks-amid-at-baby-formula-plant_partner/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5r0Op23F$
More than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging.
International experts who analyzed more than 1,200 scientific studies warn chemicals that migrate into food from food packaging are being consumed https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/19/more-than-3000-potentially-harmful-chemicals-food-packaging-report-shows__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5kNwSv2p$
# General Information / Other News
This drone can both fly and swim. It can also hitch a ride by piggybacking other moving objects. The amphibious drone was inspired by the kingfisher and the suckerfish.
Who owns Einstein’s face? Physicist Albert Einstein resisted efforts to commercialize his identity when he was alive. Now, his image earns millions for the university that he co-founded, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which maintains “extremely aggressive and litigious” control over it. With a patchwork of laws governing ‘publicity rights,’ which didn’t exist as a concept when Einstein died, the situation has ignited endless legal clashes.
Trump Pays $110K Fine But May Still Be Found in Contempt. The former president has until the end of the day to meet the requirements set by New York’s Attorney General.
This Trump-Backed Candidate Wants to Ban Birth Control. She believes “sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage.”
# Global Gov / Politics
Russia Could Actually Lose Territory Amid Ukraine War Disaster: Debate has reportedly emerged within NATO circles over the possibility Ukraine could seize the momentum in its fight against Russia and take back Crimea and the Donbas region.
Russia moves to withdraw from WTO, WHO: Proposals for ending membership in the international organizations have been sent to the parliament https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/272554977/russia-moves-to-withdraw-from-wto-who?utm_source=feeds.bignewsnetwork.com&utm_medium=referral__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5rqr6WJ-$
‘These seeds were stored so that future generations could restore them’:
Russian invaders destroyed Ukraine’s plant biodiversity gene bank housed in Kharkiv https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/05/20/these-seeds-were-stored-so-that-future-generations-could-restore-them-russian-invaders-destroyed-ukraines-plant-biodiversity-gene-bank-housed-in-kharkiv/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5qDEZCFv$
# Gov / Politics
Jan 6 committee says it has evidence of GOP-led ‘reconnaissance’ tours The select committee may have determined whether reports of ‘reconnaissance’ tours led by Republican members were accurate https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/january-6-capitol-riot-tours-barry-loudermilk-evidence-investigation-1708377__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5kVkIywC$
Democrats Want to Campaign Against MAGA Candidates: The rise of far-right Republican candidates has some Republicans considering voting Democratic this fall, and some Democrats trying to engineer the rise of ultra-MAGA candidates they feel will be easier to defeat in a general election https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/2022/05/19/gop-ultra-maga-right-could-play-into-dems-hands__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5vu_le0U$
The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.
Movements are vying for political power, is ‘co-governance’ the answer?
As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.
Anti-Terrorism Bill Targeting White Supremacists Puts House GOP on the Defensive Progressives put civil liberties “guardrails” in the domestic terrorism bill passed by the House this week. Plus: Some lawmakers push for creation of an active shooter alert system.
Trump Endorsed Her. Now She Wants to Use State Power to ‘Crush’ the Left and Impose ‘God’s Moral Order.’ Jacky Eubanks, a Gen Z zealot running for state office in Michigan, vows to make contraception illegal,
insisting: “God’s morality is for everybody”
# Legal / DOJ
Noam Chomsky: The Supreme Court Is Wielding Illegitimate Authority in the U.S.
The Supreme Court has returned to its ultra-reactionary roots, and effects of this turn will be “extreme,” Chomsky says.
Censorship Isn’t the Solution to Social Media’s Ills. Technology is tampering with freedom of speech, and we don’t know what to do about it.
At issue are the global platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the disturbing propaganda, disinformation and lies propagated on them.
The inclination, on the left and the right, is to censor. It is a terrible solution, more toxic and damaging to the body politic than the disease.
# Medical / Health Care
U.S. Buys Millions of Monkeypox Vaccines, Which Were Already Made and Invoiced, After Massachusetts Man Is Infected: The massive $119 million order of Jynneos jabs, which can be used to treat both the monkeypox virus and smallpox, was created by the biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/monkeypox-cased-uk-massachusetts-case-vaccine-ordered-us-1708075__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5oeP38hD$
Monkeypox cases under investigation in Canada as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S., U.K., Portugal and Spain also investigating cases as global numbers grow https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/monkeypox-canada-quebec-europe-us-outbreak-1.6458523__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5n1mbhyl$
Monkeypox: why scientists are on alert: Scientists are trying to understand why the virus, a less lethal relative of smallpox, has cropped up in so many populations around the world. More than 120 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, a rare viral disease seldom detected outside of Africa, have been reported in at least 11 non-African countries in the past week.
A Black doctor tried to diversify medicine. Then she lost her job. After Hurricane Katrina, Princess Dennar made history as the first Black woman to run a physician residency program at Tulane University. In 2020, she made history again, this time by suing Tulane for racial and gender discrimination. Her white male bosses had “subverted” and “actively undermined” her leadership for years “to force her to resign,” she alleged, and young Black women training under her were suffering the consequences.
New Documents Show How Drug Companies Targeted Doctors to Increase Opioid Prescriptions. A trove of documents published as part of a legal settlement offers an unvarnished look inside the financial relationships between pharmaceutical companies and the medical community, from the perspective of drug companies themselves.
Oklahoma GOP Passes Anti-Abortion Bill That Bans Procedure at Fertilization The ban utilizes a Texas-like enforcement mechanism, allowing residents to sue abortion providers for sums of $10,000. If signed into law, the bill would be the most restrictive ban yet, essentially outlawing all abortions in the state https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://people.com/health/oklahoma-legislature-passes-bill-banning-abortions-from-the-moment-of-fertilization/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QeU_k8SCKeYAPeCj3mdytLJJ_VwS6Ln5jd-kk-aOt57wBm8QLcHOiN0S7YaRNa63ALCyi0wQRV985ZLQg52Brzz5vLSNATH$
Rep. Lucy McBath Warns Anti-Abortion Laws May Treat Miscarriage as Manslaughter. The Democratic congressmember from Georgia spoke against the criminalization of reproductive care.
# Military / DOD
Junior sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, are struggling to find homes after the closure of two of the base’s barracks sent about 60 service members looking for alternative places to stay.
She Warned the Grain Elevator Would Disrupt Sacred Black History. They Deleted Her Findings. A whistleblower says a plan to build a grain elevator on an old plantation would disrupt important historical sites, including possibly unmarked graves of enslaved people, and that her cultural resource management firm tried to bury her findings.
The Global Drive to Control Big Tech: In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties.
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