Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-09-22

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September 22, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
# Indigenous / Global
Amazon ecosystem is on verge of collapse, leaders tell brands such as Apple and Tesla as UN gathers in New York. Indigenous leaders from the Amazon have implored major western brands and banks to stop supporting the ongoing destruction of the vital rainforest through mining, oil drilling and logging, warning that the ecosystem is on the brink of a disastrous collapse.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
# Archaeology
# Border / Immigration
Border agents keep sending immigrants to wrong addresses. Advocates say it’s dooming their court cases. For months, Border Patrol and ICE have been releasing immigrants with documents incorrectly listing their future residences as addresses to nonprofits or churches. These immigrants and asylum-seekers, most of them from Venezuela, then show up to random buildings confused and unsure of what to do next.

Florida, Texas Dial Up Their War on Immigrants: Martha’s Vineyard episode spotlights deep disrespect for migrants and broader interstate rifts.

# Bundy Rides Again
# Children / Youth
# Chemicals
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
How COVID-19 causes lasting damage to the lungs: COVID-19 can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways and across a spectrum of levels of disease severity, depending on a person’s immune system, age and comorbidities. Symptoms can range from mild, such as cough, shortness of breath and fevers, to critical disease, including respiratory failure, shock and multi-organ system failure.

Poliovirus is spreading in New York. Here’s what you need to know: With signs of poliovirus spreading in a handful of counties in New York, unvaccinated people could be at risk of paralytic polio. A particular kind of poliovirus is spreading in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the country now joins a list of around 30 other countries where circulation of the virus has been identified. Those countries include the United Kingdom, Israel, Egypt, Yemen and around two dozen in Africa.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Fed Raises Interest Rates by 0.75 Percentage Point for Third Straight Meeting: Officials project short-term rates will rise above 4.25% by year’s end, signal further large increases at coming meetings https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/2022/09/21/fed-raises-rates-075-percentage-points-signals-more-to-come__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0McpmldInTl8Qqu8DiL_qjt637bFLhX6hbc7idoSsSn3YVTm2uBzYMhNCloZlCYpnJ-Jc6BQ7VUTd9qMhCLaGcZfHxSYxN6B$

Fed’s Latest Interest Rate Hike Will Harm Most Vulnerable, Critics Say: With each rate hike, and other central banks following suit, warnings of a global recession have mounted.

Progressives Warn Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes Will “Throw Millions of Americans Out of Work”: The third consecutive “jumbo” hike of seventy-five basis points was widely expected, and Fed officials’ outlook suggests another big increase could be in store at their next meeting in November, one of two remaining in 2022.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Global
# Education / Schools
Canceling Student Debt Is One of Many Steps Needed To Restore the Promise of Higher Education: The president’s debt cancellation plan will help millions of borrowers who have fallen through the cracks of a broken higher education system.

# Employment / Labor
Unionized Boston Starbucks Workers Celebrate Win After 64-Day Strike: Management conceded to workers’ main demand after they picketed 24 hours a day for two months, workers say.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Manchin sets up new Congress clash with release of energy permitting bill: Manchin has sought to downplay the personal stakes of his permitting push, describing it as a “balanced” effort to boost domestic fossil fuel projects. The bill would put in place changes that Manchin has sought for years that would benefit fossil fuels projects like new pipelines, as well as the clean energy and power grid projects critical to President Joe Biden’s climate goals.

Manchin’s Big Oil Giveaway Deal Garners Opposition From Both Sides of the Aisle: Manchin’s proposal, released on Wednesday, “would open the door for massive abuse and corruption,” one Democrat said

Biden admin reinstates early $190 million in Gulf drilling leases: The consequences of the sale could be the production of 1.1 billion barrels of oil and the probable release of 723 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global # Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Bag Ban Means More Plastic, Not Less: Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain with 107 stores, announced it is eliminating plastic shopping bags from all of its locations by the end of 2022. It plans to shift all customers to stitched-handle reusable bags instead. They are also made of plastic (polypropylene) and usually imported from China, unlike single-use bags made in the United States, but Wegmans considers them “the best option to solve the environmental challenge of single-use grocery bags.”

Senate approves first climate treaty in decades: While the Senate is badly divided on most climate issues, strong backing from the business community to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons.

Duke Energy is leaking a potent climate-warming gas at more than five times the rate of other utilities: The gas, sulfur hexafluoride, is one of the most potent and long-lasting climate pollutants, known collectively as ‘the immortals,’ because they remain in the atmosphere for thousands of years.

Sen. Joe Manchin releases the full text of his permitting reform bill, including provisions to tighten timelines for environmental reviews and a mandate to issue permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

# Environment / Climate / Global
How Kenyans help themselves and the planet by saving mangrove trees: Conserving the carbon-storing forests is good for the environment and village growth https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/post/world-how-kenyans-help-themselves-and-the-planet-by-saving-mangrove-trees__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0McpmldInTl8Qqu8DiL_qjt637bFLhX6hbc7idoSsSn3YVTm2uBzYMhNCloZlCYpnJ-Jc6BQ7VUTd9qMhCLaGcZfHya-QPiV$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
The Formula Shortage Isn’t Over; Male Lawmakers Aren’t Doing Their Jobs As Fathers: A national baby formula shortage is leaving a number of parents, including some lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scrambling to find a way to feed their babies.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
# General Recalls / Alerts
# General Information / Other News
Trump: I Can Declassify Docs Just ‘by Thinking About It’: The ex-president insisted he declassified material he kept at Mar-a-Lago, even though his lawyers haven’t claimed so in court. Ex-president tells Sean Hannity: ‘Because you’re sending it to Mar-a-Lago or wherever … There doesn’t have to be a process’

‘I’m not sure he’s going to escape jail’: could Trump’s legal woes prevent a 2024 run? New York civil lawsuit accusing Trump and three of his children of ‘staggering’ fraud could derail presidential bid, experts say

The Law and Donald Trump – The Mar-a-Lago gang will need more lawyers.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia implodes after Putin summons 300,000 to die for him: Mass mobilization announcement from Vladimir Putin already sending Russia into chaos. The Russian leader may have inadvertently put the final nail in the coffin of his decades-long reign with his bombshell announcement that hundreds of thousands of citizens will be called to face death in the war next door.

More Than 1,100 Russians Arrested for Protesting Putin’s War Escalation: Protests followed Putin’s announcement that 300,000 reservists may be called up to fight, reports human rights group.

Team Putin Begs Rich Russians to Help Save His Failing War: The Kremlin’s cronies are now demanding that Russians “who are fattened up” help fuel Vladimir Putin’s disastrous war.

# Gov / Politics / US
Texas conservatives laud Abbott declaring Mexican cartels foreign terrorist organizations, next step to declare an invasion

GOP Losers Are Accusing Their Own Party of Election Fraud: They’ve lost elections and recounts. Two months from the general, they’re still accusing their party’s nominees of fraud.

President Biden’s first formal State of the Union address focused on Ukraine, inflation, the coronavirus pandemic and a four-point “Unity Agenda.” Russia loomed large in the president’s address, but there were other lines worth paying attention to.

House passes bill aimed at preventing another January 6 by changing the electoral count act: The House will vote on an overhaul of a centuries-old election law, an effort to prevent future presidential candidates from trying to subvert the popular will.

US is becoming a ‘developing country’ on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality: The U.S. is also now considered a “flawed democracy,” according to The Economist’s democracy index.

GOP Losers Are Accusing Their Own Party of Election Fraud: They’ve lost elections and recounts. Two months from the general, they’re still accusing their party’s nominees of fraud.

Noam Chomsky: The War in Ukraine Has Entered a New Phase: The U.S. is recklessly assuming that, if he faces defeat, Putin will pack his bags rather than use nuclear weapons. Seven months on, the war in Ukraine has entered a new phase. Ukrainian forces are running a counteroffensive in the east and south regions of the country while Russia is still bent on annexation plans.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis breaks gubernatorial fundraising record: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) political operation reported raising $177.4 million through Sept. 9, breaking the gubernatorial fundraising record without adjusting for inflation

Zero GOP Senators Vote to Curb Dark Money’s Stranglehold on Democracy: “Instead of voting for the DISCLOSE Act and cracking down on the dark money in our democracy, Republicans blocked it,” said Sen. Patty Murray. “Shameful.”

# Law Enforcement
# Legal / DOJ
New York’s AG is suing Donald Trump and the Trump organization for fraud:  Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to permanently disrupt the Republican’s ability to do business in the state. Attorney General Letitia James dubbed it “The art of the steal.”

Appeals Court Frees Justice Dept. To Use Sensitive Files Seized From Trump: The big picture: The ruling is a win for the Department of Justice after a federal judge temporarily blocked investigators from examining Trump’s storage of the sensitive government records, which the DOJ argued would hinder its investigation.

New York’s $250 million lawsuit against Donald Trump is the beginning, not end, of this case, a tax lawyer explains what’s at stake: New York’s lawsuit against Trump could mean he and three of his kids are prevented from operating a business again in the state, but the IRS will determine whether federal tax crimes also took place.

The Justice Department’s dilemma over prosecuting politicians before an election: A department rule advises federal law enforcement officials to refrain from making public comments about ongoing investigations that may impact an election in the 60 days leading up to that election.

Queer Kids Are Getting Blasted With Too Much Doom and Gloom: We need to remind LGBTQ youth that despite the bigotry and marginalization they face, the have a voice, and they’re not alone.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
# Media
# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
# Medical / Health Global
# Medical / Health
Buy and Bust: After Platinum Health Took Control of Noble Sites, All Hospital Workers Were Fired:  In March, it suspended all hospital services and later furloughed 181 employees, state records show.

US Ratifies Treaty To Phase Down Polluting HFC Gas Used In Inhalers trapping 1,000x more heat than CO2 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.gpb.org/news/2022/09/21/the-us-ratifies-treaty-phase-down-hfcs-gases-trapping-1000x-more-heat-co2__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0McpmldInTl8Qqu8DiL_qjt637bFLhX6hbc7idoSsSn3YVTm2uBzYMhNCloZlCYpnJ-Jc6BQ7VUTd9qMhCLaGcZfHxzor_kU$

# Medical Recalls
# Military / DOD
Pentagon Spending Drains the National Budget and Leaves a Big Carbon Bootprint: Congress’s military appropriations will, in all too many ways, cancel out the benefits of its new climate spending. US military aims for net zero by 2050 but with a carbon footprint greater than some
140 countries critics say it needs radical change https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/10/pentagon-us-military-emissions-climate-crisis__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0McpmldInTl8Qqu8DiL_qjt637bFLhX6hbc7idoSsSn3YVTm2uBzYMhNCloZlCYpnJ-Jc6BQ7VUTd9qMhCLaGcZfH6vbZyya$

# Military / Global
# Nuclear
# Pharmas
# Planetary
# Recycle / Repurpose / Reuse
# Science
5 people with lupus are in remission after CAR-T cell treatment: More than six months after CAR-T cell treatment, five patients are in remission and have functional immune systems.

# Security
# Social
Black Artist Wants Justice After Hotel Room Invasion: Kahlil Robert Irving does not believe the incident “would have taken place and unfolded in such an aggressive and malicious manner” without racial stereotyping being central to it.

Philly Families Faced With Eviction Are Rising Up, Refusing to Leave Their Homes: “I want everyone to fight,” says organizer Sterling Johnson. Host Kelly Hayes talks with Johnson and UC Townhome resident Rasheda Alexander about gentrification, organized abandonment and an ongoing struggle in West Philadelphia, where dozens of families are resisting the demolition of a 70-unit housing development.

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
# Sports
# Technology
# Technology / Global
# Tips, Tricks and How To’s
# Veterans / VA
# Water
Desalinating seawater sounds easy, but there are cheaper and more sustainable ways to meet people’s water needs: Nearly 97% of the world’s water is in the oceans, but desalination is no magic bullet for water-stressed coastal cities. With severe droughts affecting over 36 countries could the solution lie in the ocean?

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