Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-07-27

Voices, The Peoples News

July 27, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
The U.S. Has Spent More Than $2 Billion on a Plan to Save Salmon. The Fish Are Vanishing Anyway. The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing as they’d always done. But instead of preserving wild salmon, it propped up a failing system of hatcheries. Now, that system is falling apart.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade
US economy sending mixed signals: Here’s what it all means: The U.S. economy is caught in an awkward, painful place. Growth appears to be sputtering, home sales are tumbling and economists warn of a potential recession ahead. But consumers are still spending, businesses keep posting profits and the economy keeps adding hundreds of thousands of jobs each month.

Biden Talks Up the Economy, While the Fed Mashes It Down: Managing today’s economic crosscurrents is far from easy. The Fed is making things worse. So is Biden’s happy talk. Once again, the Federal Reserve has added to the woes of a weakening economy by voting to raise short-term interest rates another three-quarters of a point. The Fed remains worried about inflation, when nearly everyone else is worried about recession.

Fed Rate Hikes Are “Body Blow” to Workers Reeling From Pandemic: Experts forecast another economic recession in the United States with rising inflation and an unchanged minimum wage.

# Employment / Labor
Why Trader Joe’s Workers Are Joining the Fight to Unionize: The big lie corporations sold to American workers in the 20th century and in the first decade of the 21st century: That profit-driven entities could make both employees and customers happy enough that no interventions like worker unions or strong federal regulations were needed.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States: According to new data analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures, rising seas and changing rainfall will profoundly reshape the way people have lived in North America for centuries.

# Environment / Climate / Global
The Barbados rebellion: An island nation’s fight for climate justice: The Caribbean is trapped between crushing debt and a climate disaster caused by rich nations.

How deforestation is pushing the Amazon toward a tipping point:
Deforestation and degradation are reducing the amount of water the Amazon can recycle back into the atmosphere, leading to less rain and higher temperatures. Climate change is further heating up the forest, contributing to lengthier and more-intense dry seasons and even extreme droughts.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Black farmers in Arkansas still seek justice a century after the Elaine
Massacre: The long shadow of systemic racism continues to harm generations of Black agricultural communities that face entrenched economic obstacles

# General Information / Other News
Oz’s Turkish Nationalist Pals Living in His Secret NJ Condo: Dr. Oz failed to report his ownership of a Garden State apartment, home to friends tied to groups involved in Armenian genocide denial.

Trump Calls for the Execution of Drug Dealers in D.C. Rally Speech: Executing people for drug crimes is a violation of international law.
Trump falsely claimed that the implementation of such a policy would act as a deterrent, and would result in a decrease of drug-related crimes in the U.S.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Zelensky’s conscription now targeting nursing homes, elders flee for their lives: “They’re already grabbing 50-year-olds off the streets, beaches, shopping malls, ‘checkpoints, gas stations and other public places.’ Looks like they’re coming for us next.”

Top democracy activists executed in Myanmar, 4 key things to know: Myanmar’s military junta is losing control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.

Putin’s Pals Admit New Plan to Tamper with U.S. Elections: Moscow is convinced that Trump would have allowed Russia to take Ukraine without a fight and they are desperate to help him back into power.

Hungary PM’s Adviser Resigns After ‘Purely Nazi’ Speech: Viktor Orban’s speech about wanting to avoid becoming “peoples of mixed race” drew international condemnation. Zsuzsa Hegedüs said the Hungarian prime minister’s remarks on ‘race mixing’ were indefensible

# Gov / Politics / US
Biden’s Grants of up to $500,000 to “Promote Atheism Worldwide”: Republicans against US Funding for Asian and Muslim Countries: «How does deconstructing America’s reputation as a country of faith into one that promotes the negation of it improve our standing in the world? How does promoting atheism in parts of the world where religious persecution is widespreadhelp those facing persecution? How does promoting atheism in Muslim countries promote U.S. values and interests?». These are three crucial questions are written in a official note to US President Joseph Biden and to the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken by several House Republicans regarding a grant program the Republicans say will “promote atheism worldwide.”

GOP Pushes Lie that Biden State Dept. is ‘Promoting Atheism’: The House Republicans, instead, accused the Biden administration of empowering “atheists, humanists, non-practicing, and non-affiliated in public decision-making.” They also called the DRL’s program “constitutionally dubious,” questioning how the program could support the U.S.’s foreign policy interest.

House Republicans demand answers from Biden admin over grants ‘to promote atheism worldwide’: House Republicans argue Biden admin grants violate the Constitution

An antidemocratic philosophy called ‘neoreaction’ is creeping into GOP
politics: The explicitly anti-democratic movement seems to have the ear of a major GOP donor, along with at least two GOP front-runners for the US Senate.

Teen’s Twitter Spat With Gaetz Raises $50K for Abortion Fund: He singled her out a tweet, after she blasted his misogynistic comments about women who support abortion rights. Matt Gaetz’s bullying of Houston teen helped her raise over $168K for abortion funds. Olivia Julianna, a 19-year-old Houston activist, said the donations will be split among 50 different abortion funds across the country. Julianna said in an emailed statement; “When a sitting congressmen tries to weaponize your appearance because you’re an abortion rights activist, you raise money for a cause he hates.

Trump Got Burned by a Major Mistake in His First Term. According to Jonathan Swann’s blockbuster two-part Axios report, the former president is currently overseeing plans to build a government based on personal loyalty to him. Trump’s weapon  to disembowel government is an executive order he signed shortly before the 2020 election: Schedule F.

The U.S. is a world outlier on abortion restrictions: The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is part of a pattern of American exceptionalism that harms people in both the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Democrats Introduce Bill to Place 18-Year Term Limits on Supreme Court Justices: Lawmakers say that the bill is necessary to combat the far right’s hold on the nation’s highest court.

# Legal / DOJ
Justice Dept. investigating Trump in Jan. 6 criminal probe: The former president’s actions after the 2020 election are now under federal scrutiny, according to a new report. Questioning focussed on Mr Trump’s role in ‘fake electors’ scheme

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Assimilate & Destroy: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Role in Exploiting Then Suppressing Natural Medicine

# Medical / Health
LISTEN: Max Aung on hidden toxic threats: Dr. Max Aung joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the dangers of some everyday chemicals to our health

U.S.’s Reactive Polio Strategy Could Be Silently Putting Many at Risk: A New York man is now paralyzed due to polio. Why aren’t public health agencies testing wastewater for the virus?

Texas Republican Seeks to Limit HIV Medication Access After Winning Abortion Ban: Lawyer Jonathan Mitchell is most well-known for helping to craft Texas’s abortion bill, last year’s first blow to Roe. The basis of his argument is blatantly anti-LGBTQ: the lawsuit hatefully claims that requiring people to purchase or provide health insurance that allows free access to PrEP “encourages and facilitates homosexual behavior, drug use, or sexual activity outside of marriage.”

Stem-Cell Transplant Essentially Cures HIV Patient: The 66-year-old received a transplant of blood stem cells with a rare mutation that doctors believe they may be able to mimic using gene editing technologies.

5 misunderstandings of pregnancy biology that cloud the abortion debate. The U.S. Supreme Court’s scrapping of Roe v. Wade leaves abortion laws up to the states: The standard pregnancy clock actually starts ticking before a sperm cell encounters an egg, two weeks before, on average. An ovary releases an egg around day 14 of an average 28-day menstrual cycle. (Day 1 is the first day of menstruation; day 1 is also when a pregnancy officially begins in the month an egg is fertilized.) That means that when a sperm fertilizes an egg, a person is already officially two weeks pregnant. As nonsensical as that sounds, it’s the simplest way medical professionals can date a pregnancy.

# Military / Global
Ukraine strikes at Russian forces in Kherson, a southern city that was captured in March. Rockets appeared to target the Antonivskiy Bridge, which is critical to Russia’s supply routes, the Guardian reports.

# Science
Delayed umbilical cord clamping benefits babies. Cord blood donation could help others: While blood from a newborn’s umbilical cord was once considered a waste product, it’s now known that it contains stem cells. These cells can be used for cord blood transplants, including for specific genetic and hematologic conditions, and some cancers, potentially saving lives.

Physicists have built a molecular-scale motor entirely from DNA strands, and used it to store energy by winding up a DNA ‘spring’. It is not the first DNA nanomotor, but it’s “certainly the first one to actually perform measurable mechanical work”, says biophysicist and co-author Hendrik Dietz.

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
Russia’s withdrawal from the International Space Station could mean the early demise of the orbital lab – and sever another Russian link with the West

# Technology
Opponents of CHIPS Act say it could subsidize construction of semiconductors in China, not America: When it was initially introduced, the bill would cost taxpayers $76 billion. Since then, it’s ballooned to $250 billion and is full of taxpayer subsidies to multi-billion-dollar companies with no strings attached for how the money is spent, opponents argue

Tech to climate career changes: Why these workers left jobs like Google:  As the sense of urgency around climate change is increasing, some tech workers are ditching their ultra-desirable, high-paying tech jobs to work at companies fighting climate change. CNBC spoke with a collection of people who have left their tech jobs to work at climate-first companies. Here’s what they told us.

# Technology / Global
TikTok Owner ByteDance Used A News App On Millions Of Phones To Push Pro-China Messages, Ex-Employees Say: Former employees claim the company placed pieces of pro-China content in its now-defunct US news app, TopBuzz, and censored negative stories about the Chinese government. ByteDance says it did no such thing.

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