Wichian Buri Voices, The Peoples News
extra May 30, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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Indigenous Organizers in Alaska Lead the Way Toward Livable Climate Future. Native Movement is one of many organizations imagining a world without fossil fuels.
Violence of Settler Colonialism Stretches Across Generations of Native Families. An Enemy Such as This tells the history of colonialism from the perspective of those who suffered war and occupation.
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Monkeypox, ah yes, nothing like the threat of a new pandemic while the old pandemic is still going on. The “larger risk to the overall community is extraordinarily low” and respiratory transmission is not seen as its primary method of transmission, but “COVID precautions make a lot of sense for a lot of things,” such as wearing a mask and not sharing clothing or bedding.
Nobel Laureate Calls for Ending Intellectual Property Rules for COVID Vaccines Wealthy nations “have the resources to narrow the great vaccine gap, if they want to,” Muhammad Yunus wrote.
Monkeypox’s four biggest mysteries: Monkeypox virus is a double-stranded DNA virus that infects cells and then replicates in their cytoplasm.
Researchers are racing to understand the latest monkeypox outbreaks, from their origins to whether they can be contained.
Researchers identify rise in Guillain-Barré syndrome following AstraZeneca vaccine A correlation between a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and a small but significant rise in cases of the serious neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), has been identified by University College London (UCL) scientists, as part of an analysis of NHS data.
# Education / Schools
‘We Refuse to Go On Like This’: US Students Walk Out to Demand Gun Control:
“We are walking out because we refuse to accept a country where gunfire can ring out at any moment,” said student organizers in California.
‘Sickening’: Multiple School Shooting Threats Made Across U.S. Since
Uvalde: Police are responding to heightened scrutiny on their actions—and the recent series of arrests made across the country in response to shooting threats can be seen as a willingness to show officers are not taking any chances to avoid a repeat of what happen in Uvalde.
# Employment / Labor
Starbucks Workers United Wins in U.S.’s Most Anti-Union City: The campaign’s remarkable victory in Greenville, South Carolina, might just be a harbinger of things to come.
# Environment / Climate / Global
Op-Ed: How the United Nations could avoid silencing voices during Plastic Treaty negotiations: In March 2022, 175 countries came together in an agreement to begin negotiations on a global treaty to address the plastic crisis.
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global No plans for UK to label gene edited foods once agricultural biotechnology reform legislation passes. Shoppers will be unable to tell if they are eating ‘gene-edited’ foods as part of new government plans to speed up the development of crops and livestock https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/05/27/no-plans-for-uk-to-label-gene-edited-foods-once-agricultural-biotechnology-reform-legislation-passes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QsgjQ3r6nl_9OhgL5yqrs2aT32xv5F3RouxJa-TGjPNFRqFtKyCF9MLhZpFRcN-dlRCOt4z9XdeaBcrnLp3w_V3hHVGq0Li$
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Infant Formula Crisis Highlights Breastfeeding Barriers in Southern States. Expanding Medicaid to cover lactation services could help fight reproductive injustice in Southern states.
US company wants to build the world’s largest facility for cultivated
meat: Good Meat hopes to produce up to 13,000 tons of chicken and beef a year without slaughtering a single animal https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/us-company-to-build-worlds-largest-facility-for-cultivated-meat-26052022/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QsgjQ3r6nl_9OhgL5yqrs2aT32xv5F3RouxJa-TGjPNFRqFtKyCF9MLhZpFRcN-dlRCOt4z9XdeaBcrnLp3w_V3hHJ8QkVL$
# General Information / Other News
We All Know Mass Killers Love the AR-15. Now Meet Their Favorite Bullet.
After Uvalde, there’s still no gun control on the horizon. We can start by regulating hyper-destructive expanding ammunition then.
Roads made using rubber from recycled tires could double their durability in hot weather. Researchers in Australia have now shown yet another advantage of adding rubber from old tires to asphalt – extra Sun protection that could help roads last up to twice as long before cracking.
Seven People Died in Connection With the Capitol Attack. Trump Just Called the Insurrection a ‘Hoax’
# Gov / Politics / US
“Embarrassing”: Even Republicans fume at Michigan GOP for defending candidates busted for fraud. “This is of a magnitude beyond my imagination,” GOP election lawyer says, accusing candidates of “despicable abuse”
After Mass Shootings, Republicans Shield White Supremacists From Scrutiny. By killing a domestic terrorism prevention bill, the GOP sent a clear signal to its white supremacist supporters.
‘Counting Dollars While They Were Counting Bodies’: Abbott Attended Fundraiser Hours After Massacre: “The same governor who told Beto O’Rourke this isn’t the time for politics took the time to stop at a political fundraiser for himself after he knew kids had been murdered in a Texas elementary school.”
‘Perverse’ Supreme Court Ruling ‘Effectively Ensures That Innocent People Will Remain Imprisoned’: “This is radical. This is horrifying.
This is extremely scary,” said one public defender. The Supreme Court ruled that incarcerated people can’t present new evidence in federal court to prove a violation of their Sixth Amendment rights.
The Republican party has a white Christian nationalist vision for the US, and is stopping solutions to gun violence.
The Founders Never Envisioned a Filibuster Being Used to Block Gun Control After Massacres. In the early American debates, majority rule won out. Now minority rule paralyzes the Senate.
Guns, abortion, and the stirrings of the slumbering giant: Guns and abortion may galvanize the biggest political mobilization in a generation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://robertreich.substack.com/p/guns-abortion-and-the-stirrings-of?utm_source=email&s=r__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QsgjQ3r6nl_9OhgL5yqrs2aT32xv5F3RouxJa-TGjPNFRqFtKyCF9MLhZpFRcN-dlRCOt4z9XdeaBcrnLp3w_V3hPNvStRs$
A Republican tried to introduce a commonsense gun law. Then the gun lobby got involved. After a sheriff’s deputy was murdered in a Denver suburb, Colorado state Rep. Cole Wist took action by sponsoring a red flag bill. It likely cost him his seat. ProPublica spoke to Wist about the harsh realities of gun reform.
When The Intercept learned in 2020 about efforts to sell military services to a sanctioned Russian defense contractor, we knew it was a story we had to bring to light. So we reported it out, confirmed our facts, and went to print. Then mercenary billionaire Erik Prince sued us for defamation.
# Law Enforcement
Uvalde Police Didn’t Move to Save Lives Because That’s Not What Police
Do: It should not take an event so devastating to break the spell of policing mythology about what cops do, and what they don’t.
# Legal / DOJ
The Justice Department said it will review the law enforcement response to the shooting in Uvalde: The goal of the review, which the mayor requested, is “to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and response that day.
Supreme Court Guts Its Own Precedent to Allow Arizona to Kill Barry Jones. Embracing the state’s claim that “innocence isn’t enough,” the court destroyed a lifeline for people who received poor lawyering at trial. Shoddy police work, junk forensics, and a flawed defense converged in the case of Barry Jones. Did Arizona send an innocent man to die?
Chase Strangio: Alabama Ban on Trans Youth Healthcare Is Part of Wider GOP Attack on Bodily Autonomy: Alabama has become the first U.S. state to make it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical care to trans youth.
# Medical / Health Care
“Policing the Womb”: Law Professor Michele Goodwin on SCOTUS, Anti-Abortion Laws & the New Jane Crow. These laws are not rational, they’re quite illogical, and, even more, they’re punitive, cruel, absolutely excessive.
An FDA-approved drug to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes also may decrease blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medicine.missouri.edu/news/drug-lowers-blood-sugar-also-reduces-blood-vessel-dysfunction-caused-aging__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QsgjQ3r6nl_9OhgL5yqrs2aT32xv5F3RouxJa-TGjPNFRqFtKyCF9MLhZpFRcN-dlRCOt4z9XdeaBcrnLp3w_V3hBYvQBko$
New laser and ultrasound treatment vaporizes arterial plaques. Unlike other surgical treatments, the team expects their new technique to stop arteries from narrowing again.
# Military / DOD
Ukraine war volunteers are coming home, reckoning with difficult fight:
Foreign fighters from the United States and elsewhere have described glaring disparities between what they expected the war in Ukraine to be like and what they experienced.
# Military / Global
Ukraine Destroys Russian Ammo Depot as Battle of Donbas Intensifies https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-destroys-russian-ammunition-depot-donbas-war-1711282__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QsgjQ3r6nl_9OhgL5yqrs2aT32xv5F3RouxJa-TGjPNFRqFtKyCF9MLhZpFRcN-dlRCOt4z9XdeaBcrnLp3w_V3hCa3v27O$
New vaccine type overcomes cancerous tumor defenses: A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S. and one in Japan developed a new type of vaccine that helps the immune system destroy cancerous tumors by overcoming their defense system.
Study of North Pacific ‘garbage patch’ shows abundance of neuston organisms. In their paper posted on the bioRxiv site, the group describes their study of material in the patch of sea and what sorts of creatures they found living in it.
For the first time, an entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds has been discovered under atmospheric conditions. Researchers in close collaboration with international colleagues, have documented the formation of so-called trioxides, an extremely oxidizing chemical compound that likely affects both human health and our global climate.
US – China research affiliations are in decline: The number of scholars who declare affiliations in both China and the United States on research papers has dropped by more than 20% over the past three years. That slump seems to be part of a pattern of waning US–China collaboration that could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as political tensions between the two countries.
The China Initiative and its Implications for American Universities: Of all the institutions, industries, and individuals caught up in the China Initiative, the cases involving researchers and professors at U.S.
universities have dominated media attention and illuminated the real or imaginary threat China poses to the U.S. research institutions.
United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Rob Portman, Chairman Tom Carper, Ranking Member Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://research.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/61/2020/01/osr-Senate-HSGAC-Subcommittee-Full-Report.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1QsgjQ3r6nl_9OhgL5yqrs2aT32xv5F3RouxJa-TGjPNFRqFtKyCF9MLhZpFRcN-dlRCOt4z9XdeaBcrnLp3w_V3hN1oBQIA$
A Retreat From China Collaborations in the Face of U.S. Scrutiny: About half of Chinese scientists at U.S. universities report concerns about being surveilled by the U.S. government. Survey finds evidence that fears about a China-focused Department of Justice initiative to combat trade-secret theft may be harming American science.
There have been 693 mass shootings according to the Gun Violence Archive, over 10 a week. Gun violence and crime incidents are collected/validated from 7,500 sources daily.Incident Reports and their source data are found at the gunviolencearchive.org website. No other developed country in the world gives its citizens the right to buy semiautomatic guns with virtually no background checks.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to bear arms, but the Amendment, which was published in 1791 (and was
|itself inspired by the English Bill of Rights of 1689) is used by many
to justify Americans’ “god-given right” to bear arms. Federal US law doesn’t even mandate background checks on guns, although several states still require such checks.
Largest asteroid to approach Earth in 2022 will zoom past our planet this week. A “potentially hazardous” asteroid measuring more than a mile long will zoom past Earth this week, the largest asteroid expected to get relatively close to our planet in 2022.
The Brooklyn Hologram Studio Receiving Millions From the CIA: In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital arm, and the military are investing heavily in the metaverse. There are growing concerns they’re wasting taxpayer money.
# Veterans / VA
Comedian Jon Stewart joined veterans service organizations on urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would expand eligibility for health care and benefits to all veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins.
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