Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-11-16

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November 16, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Clarence Thomas May Destroy Native Children’s Rights Based on a Lie:  The plaintiffs are asking the justices to invalidate the 44-year-old Indian Child Welfare Act, which prioritizes the placement of Native American children in custody proceedings with Native families. But they’re also contesting a constitutional foundation of Indian law itself
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/11/clarence-thomas-indian-child-welfare-originalism-lie.html

# Border / Immigration
TX Governor Put Sick Child on Migrant Bus to Philadelphia: The child was reportedly taken to a hospital for treatment when she arrived with 27 others.
https://apnews.com/article/texas-colombia-immigration-philadelphia-dominican-republic-ace111f3d20c51e540e8f0ad3b4239c8

Video Footage Shows Asylum Seeker in ICE Detention Being Force-Fed: ICE’s response to peaceful hunger strikes continues to expose the cruelty of the immigration detention system. The video depicting nurses forcibly inserting a tube into the nose of Indian asylum-seeker Ajay Kumar in an El Paso, Texas detention center marks the first time the U.S. public has ever seen the federal government force-feed someone
https://truthout.org/articles/video-footage-shows-asylum-seeker-in-ice-detention-being-force-fed/

# Chemicals
Cop27 sponsor Coca-Cola has been named the top plastic polluter for the fifth year in a row, enraging climate activists worldwide. Activists in Manila file complaint against Coca-Cola as demonstrations are held at the Cop27 summit
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/coca-cola-cop27-plastic-pollution-b2225712.html

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Bankman and the Bastardization of Bankruptcy: He gets to cheat his customers, write off debts, and then keep control of his company? (Yup, that’s how bankruptcy often works for big dogs.)
https://prospect.org/blogs-and-newsletters/tap/bankman-and-the-bastardization-of-bankruptcy/

The U.S. has crossed a line in declaring economic war on China: The U.S. wants to remain the unchallenged force in shaping global rules in technology, cybersecurity, trade, and economics
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-u-s-has-crossed-a-line-in-declaring-economic-war-on-china-11668614173

Family Dollar and Another Discount Chain Are Closing Stores, Starting Friday: The retail industry has faced incredible volatility over the past few years. With financial challenges born from the COVID pandemic and rising inflation, companies have been forced to analyze their costs and cut locations across the country.
https://bestlifeonline.com/dollar-general-family-dollar-stores-closing-news/

# Employment / Labor
The Trump Org’s ‘Fired’ Money Man Actually Still Has His Job: The Trump Org’s ex-CFO Allen Weisselberg revealed at trial that he’s still getting paid, and still doing the same job.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trump-organizations-fired-money-man-allen-weisselberg-actually-still-has-his-job

Missouri Allows Some Disabled Workers to Earn Less Than $1 an Hour. The State Says It’s Fine If That Never Changes. Sheltered workshops are meant to employ disabled adults as they prepare to enter the regular workforce. In Missouri, these workers rarely graduate to higher-paying jobs.
https://www.propublica.org/article/missouri-sheltered-workshops-low-graduation-rate?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations&utm_content=river

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
30+ Media Organizations Call for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits: More than 30 media organizations in more than 20 countries have come together with a simple but daring proposal: world leaders should tax big fossil fuel companies to help the most vulnerable nations respond to the climate crisis. “All this underlines that humanity has to end its addiction to fossil fuels,” the editorial said. “If renewable energy was the norm there would be no climate emergency.”
https://www.ecowatch.com/fossil-fuel-companies-windfall-tax-climate-crisis.html

Heating Costs Are Rising. Here’s How to Lower Your Bill: This winter, Americans are projected to pay the highest price in a decade to heat their homes. A recent study by The National Energy Assistance Directors Association estimates that the average U.S. household will pay 17.2% more for heating costs, $177 more on average, compared to last year, which already saw record-breaking prices.
https://thehill.com/homenews/nexstar_media_wire/3675450-soaring-heating-costs-loom-how-to-save-money-this-winter/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
A parade of tankers has eased Europe’s energy crisis: Chilled gas from the United States has helped replace fuel from Russia, upending European energy markets.
https://us.knews.media/news/a-parade-of-tankers-has-eased-europes-energy-crisis/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Climate protesters endangering ‘irreplaceable’ art, say global museums: Almost 100 representatives of international art galleries warn that climate protest groups like Just Stop Oil are endangering priceless masterpieces. Climate activists attacking art ‘severely underestimate’ fragility of works, gallery directors warn. Protesters have thrown soup and glued themselves to famous artworks around the world, prompting response by high-profile galleries including Moma and the Louvre
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/nov/11/climate-activists-attacking-art-severely-underestimate-fragility-of-works-gallery-directors-warn

Climate change denial makes an untimely comeback: The science about the climate crisis is unequivocal, but a recent report shows a rise in misinformation about the topic.
https://www.cnet.com/science/climate/climate-change-denial-makes-untimely-comeback/

# Environment / Climate / Global
EU accused of climate accounting tricks: The bloc says it’s doing more to cut emissions, but environmentalists aren’t convinced.
https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-accused-climate-accounting-tricks-cop27/

Visit the Great Barrier Reef Before Climate Change Kills the Coral: Despite record coral regrowth this year, the Great Barrier Reef is facing danger from regular heat-induced bleaching events
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-10-19/visit-the-great-barrier-reef-before-climate-change-kills-the-coral?leadSource=uverify%20wall

# General Information / Other News
DeSantis Finally Fires Back After Trump Attacks: A Trump adviser told The Daily Beast that Trump would be best avoiding the DeSantis attacks, now the two are locked in a public spat with no end in sight.
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/15/desantis-trump-2024-announcement-00067006

The global threat of rogue diplomacy: Honorary consuls were meant to foster ties between countries. Accused terrorist financiers, arms traffickers and drug runners are among those who have wielded diplomatic protection. Corrupt, violent and dangerous appointees, including those accused of aiding terrorist regimes, have turned a system meant to leverage the generosity of honorable citizens into a perilous form of rogue diplomacy that threatens the rule of law around the world. [Video]
https://www.propublica.org/video/honorary-consuls-diplomatic-immunity-trailer

Key Findings From the “Shadow Diplomats” Investigation: A global investigation by 160 journalists identified hundreds of current and former honorary consuls who have been accused of crimes or embroiled in controversy — including those who exploited their status.
https://www.propublica.org/article/honorary-consuls-diplomatic-immunity-key-takeaways

Shadow Diplomats: The untold story of how hundreds of rogue honorary consuls, including alleged terror financiers and criminals, have undermined a little-known system of global diplomacy.
https://www.icij.org/investigations/shadow-diplomats/

# Gov / Politics / Global
Turkey threatens to strike US as security chief accuses Washington of planning bomb attack: “Whoever is supporting the PYD (terrorist organisation in the eyes of Turkish President Erdogan and backed by the USA) here, whoever is trying to provide intelligence to the PKK (Armed Kurdish Groups) is the real perpetrator [of this terror attack].
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/turkey-threatens-to-strike-us-as-security-chief-accuses-washington-of-planning-bomb-attack/ar-AA1481CH?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=612db4f32a83450288f8965b131962ae

# Gov / Politics / US
Donald Trump says he will run for president in 2024 nearly two years after inspiring deadly Capitol riot
Twice-impeached ex-president makes election announcement despite shaky midterms and surge from rival Ron DeSantis. The long-expected announcement by a twice-impeached president who incited a deadly attack on Congress seems guaranteed to deepen a stark partisan divide that has fueled fears of increased political violence.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/15/donald-trump-announces-presidential-run-2024-midterms-ron-desantis

Trump’s 2024 Announcement Was So Boring Even Fox News Cut Away: The former president seemed bored as he squinted at his teleprompter and regurgitated well-trod talking points about immigration, crime, the economy, and more, mixing in several rambling tangents.
https://finance.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-2024-announcement-boring-even-031906683.html

Just ONE Congressman Showed Up for Trump’s Announcement: Other top Republicans cited poor weather as the reason why they couldn’t make it to the Mar-a-Lago spectacle.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/madison-cawthorn-was-reportedly-the-only-member-of-congress-to-show-up-for-trumps-2024-announcement

Trump’s latest campaign would also be something unseen in mainstream American political history: He would be an explicitly anti-democratic candidate after pressuring state officials for years to overturn the 2020 election results in his favor. And at this point, whatever happens at the election, the breed of toxic and damaging politics known as Trumpism will likely continue for the rest of our lives.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-announces-2024-run-for-president?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11/16/2022%20Incoming%20newsletter&utm_term=News%20confirmed%20list

Trump Is Losing Major Donors Less Than a Day After Announcing 2024 Bid: Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman is the second high level Trump donor to disavow the former president in the last two weeks, according to Axios
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/trump-losing-major-donors-less-151307941.html

Control of the House still up in the air, but Republicans edge closer to majority: With several races still uncalled, Republicans are on the verge of taking the 218 seats needed for a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/control-of-the-house-still-up-in-the-air-but-republicans-edge-closer-to-majority/article_bde9f9cc-64f2-11ed-838a-0bcceb8c4963.html

McConnell Easily Bests Scott in Senate Leadership Election: Mitch was re-elected House GOP leader in a landslide vote.
https://apnews.com/article/florida-mitch-mcconnell-congress-9f1be1d3635127dbb3e17a3fae1ac86d

Republicans Are in for Two Years of Hell: Trump and the Freedom Caucus are going to unleash chaos in their own party.
https://prospect.org/politics/republicans-are-in-for-two-years-of-hell/

# Law Enforcement
Harris County, Texas: Today, the Harris County jail detains more than 10,000 people, the highest number in more than a decade. And as the population has surged there’s been an increase in reported incidents of violence, abuse and in-custody deaths. There currently exists neither plans nor sufficient political pressure to put a stop to the systematic violence Houston’s most vulnerable residents are reportedly experiencing in the jail.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/10/in-custody-deaths-surging-houston-harris-county-jail.html

New Audio Fuels Outrage Over Beating of Black Man in Jail: The latest video of the beating of Jarrett Hobbs is the first to include sound, and it’s horrifying. Two videos were released by Hobbs’ legal team, which provided a brutal view of how lawyers say deputies beat their client and even ripped out one of his dreadlocks, leading to a growing national outcry.
https://news.yahoo.com/audio-fuels-outrage-over-vicious-212938909.html

# LGBTQ
Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage: Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the bill, after negotiators reached a bipartisan deal to include protections for religious liberty.
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/16/same-sex-marriage-bill-senate-gop-support-00067104

# Medical / Health
Healthcare Hell: 1 in 5 Seniors Skip Paying Rent, Buying Groceries to Afford Their Cocktail of Prescription Meds:
A health-focused survey of 2,000 seniors finds that 35 percent have cut down on costs in other aspects of their life in order to have enough money to afford their healthcare needs.
https://studyfinds.org/healthcare-hell-seniors-prescription-medication/

A Florida Fund for Injured Kids Raided Medicaid. Now It’s Repaying $51 Million: “The Medicaid program provides a safety net for our most vulnerable populations that do not have access to traditional healthcare coverage,” U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez said. “The misuse of Medicaid funds will not be tolerated.”
https://www.propublica.org/article/miami-nica-settlement-medicaid-repay

# Military / Global
A missile strike in Poland kills two and raises NATO concerns: Poland announced that a missile hit the village Przewodow and killed two people on Tuesday. US intelligence said that evidence indicates it was a Ukrainian missile defending itself against Russian strikes.
https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-zelenskyy-kherson-9202c032cf3a5c22761ee71b52ff9d52

Russian Colonel Who Helped Putin’s Mobilization Shot Dead: Colonel Vadim Boyko reportedly worked with new troops called up under Vladimir Putin’s mobilization order before he was found dead in his office.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/russian-colonel-helped-putin-mobilization-185132020.html

# Pharmas / Drugs
Pfizer And Moderna To Investigate Their Own Vaccines For Myocarditis Risks: Both Pfizer and Moderna are launching clinical trials to track health issues, if any, in the years following a diagnosis of vaccine-associated heart problems in teens and young adults. Myocarditis is a condition that has long been linked to a number of viral infections, including influenza, coxsackieviruses, as well as Covid. It has also been observed as an infrequent but worrisome side effect of the mRNA Covid vaccines.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/myocarditis-covid-vaccine-research-long-term-effects-rcna55666

# Science
NIH researchers unlock pattern of gene activity for ADHD: New study uses postmortem brain tissues to understand genomic differences in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-researchers-unlock-pattern-gene-activity-adhd

Wireless earphones work as inexpensive hearing aids: Some commercial earbuds can perform as well as hearing aids. This finding, presented November 15 in the journal iScience, could help a large proportion of people with hearing loss access more affordable sound amplification devices.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221115113924.htm

Billionaire-Funded “Anti-Science” Campaigns Are Causing Unnecessary Deaths: In places like Texas where the legislature took a strong anti-vaccine stance, the consequences have been devastating.
https://truthout.org/articles/billionaire-funded-anti-science-campaigns-are-causing-unnecessary-deaths/

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
NASA’s Long-Awaited Return to the Moon Has Finally Begun: Marred by delays, high spending, and tech criticism, NASA’s Artemis program has finally taken flight. After a decade of delays, cost overruns, and redesigns, NASA’s Artemis 1 blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 1:47 a.m. local time, with all the dramatic flourish nearly 9 million pounds of thrust can promise. Thousands of late-night viewers watched the biggest rocket NASA has ever built ascend in a stunning spectacle of fire against the dark sky, despite a slight delay. The launch was initially expected at 1:04 a.m.
https://news.yahoo.com/nasa-long-awaited-return-moon-065118722.html

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