Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-11-21

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November 21, 2022
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# Indigenous / Global
A year after RCMP raids on Wet’suwet’en territory, the Coastal GasLink conflict isn’t going away: A special unit of the force keeps a constant presence as construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline continues. A special unit of the force keeps a constant presence as construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline continues
https://thenarwhal.ca/wetsuweten-coastal-gaslink-rcmp-overview/

Chilean Indigenous Activist Says COP27 Promoted Devastating Mega-Projects: The COP27 climate summit has pitted the human rights of Indigenous peoples against rich nations’ energy needs. Corporate and mining lobbyists promoted high speed trains, lithium car batteries, hydrogen mega projects, and wind farms to transition from fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions
https://truthout.org/articles/chilean-indigenous-activist-says-cop27-promoted-devastating-mega-projects/

# Border / Immigration
Operation Lone Star, the state’s controversial border mission, will now include armored personnel carriers designed to carry troops into battle alongside tanks.
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2022/11/18/texas-guard-to-send-tank-like-military-vehicles-to-the-border/

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Vaccine Breakthrough Could Finally Bring COVID to Its Knees: A new discovery in the fight against COVID could lead to a long-lasting vaccine that works on all variants of the ever-mutating virus.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/vaccine-breakthrough-could-finally-bring-034316828.html

# Education / Schools
More Texas parents have turned to home-schooling their children in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Some new home-schoolers disagree with how race and sex are taught at schools. Others cite safety concerns after the Uvalde shooting and poor academic outcomes.
https://abc13.com/home-schooling-should-i-send-my-child-back-to-school-covid19-texas-houson/10957169/

Biden’s Student Debt Relief Program Is Now in the Hands of the Supreme Court: More than 40 million borrowers are eligible to receive the benefits. Will the Supreme Court uphold their right to do so?
https://truthout.org/articles/bidens-student-debt-relief-program-is-now-in-the-hands-of-the-supreme-court/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
A proposal to prevent future widespread power outages like the one the state experienced in 2021 would cost power customers an additional $460 million yearly. The plan would essentially pay power generators to make sure they have enough reserve electricity to feed the state’s electrical grid in times of extremely high demand
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/18/texas-power-market-overhaul-puc-winter-storm/

Alleging ‘failures’ to protect drinking water, coalition urges EPA to take over Ohio fracking waste wells: Ohio’s “permissive” regulation of fracking waste injection wells threatens public health and the environment, a petition to the EPA says.
https://www.desmog.com/2022/11/18/epa-petition-ohio-fracking-waste-injection-well-primacy/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Multinationals opening new gas sites, despite climate change warnings: Although scientists keep insisting that the planet needs to move away from its dependence on oil, gas and coal to effectively combat climate change, hydrocarbon development projects continue to emerge. Several countries, cities and NGOs are calling for a non-proliferation treaty on fossil fuels.
https://www.france24.com/en/france/20221120-fossil-fuel-projects-on-rise-despite-warnings-from-scientists

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Texas oil and gas agency investigating 5.4 magnitude earthquake in West Texas, the largest in three decades:
The quake was the third largest in Texas history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An increase in seismic activity in Texas has been linked to injecting fracking wastewater underground.
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/18/texas-earthquake-fracking-railroad-commission/

Car tire chemicals are killing salmon and steelhead: Since the early 2000s, Barb French observed an unexplainable phenomenon among coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound.
https://www.pugetsoundinstitute.org/2021/08/discovery-of-tire-related-chemical-that-kills-coho-salmon-sparks-widespread-response/

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
South Korea has almost zero food waste. Here’s what the US can learn: In the US, most food waste ends up in landfills while South Korea recycles close to 100% annually, and its model could illustrates some core principles
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/south-korea-zero-food-waste-composting-system

# Gov / Politics / Global
University Accused of Hounding Students to Fight Putin’s War: Russian university officials are being accused of a relentless pressure campaign against foreign students to join the war, including threats of axed scholarships and tuition hikes.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-university-accused-of-pressuring-african-students-to-fight-vladimir-putins-war-in-ukraine

# Gov / Politics / US
Scattered complaints from voters and news reports paint a picture of “widespread problems” and dysfunction at Harris County polling places on Election Day. Because the county lacks an effective, centralized system for logging its polling place problems, officials still can’t say how widespread the problems were.
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/18/harris-county-voting-problems/

Next Congress Will Have Even More Election Deniers: Yes, a lot of Trump-endorsed Big Lie candidates lost. But they’re still going to rule the GOP roost in the House.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/next-congress-will-have-even-more-election-deniers-than-it-had-on-jan-6

The Democrats’ Generational Change: The 80-year-olds are retiring, with one notable exception. To win in 2024, the Democrats’ change needs to be more than generational.
https://prospect.org/blogs-and-newsletters/tap/democrats-generational-change/

# LGBTQ
Five people were killed and at least 25 were injured following a mass shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/20/people-killed-shooting-at-colorado-springs-nightclub

Will Shooting Wake America Up to Anti-LGBTQ Hate? No. For Lauren Boebert—whose anti-LGBTQ bigotry knows no bounds—to profess anger after the Club Q, Colorado Springs shooting, shows just how shameless the GOP’s hypocrisy is.
https://www.newsweek.com/aoc-slams-lauren-boeberts-anti-lgbt-hate-after-colorado-springs-shooting-1760934

Amid Wave of Right-Wing Terror, Trans Communities Are Keeping Each Other Safe: “Trans joy is out there,” Tre’Andre Valentine said. “We are … deserving of space, and time and love, and resources.”
https://truthout.org/articles/amid-wave-of-right-wing-terror-trans-communities-are-keeping-each-other-safe/

Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse
Some experts doubt that classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse would hold up in court, but families still feel targeted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/28/texas-transgender-child-abuse/

In Texas, an unrelenting assault on trans rights is taking a mental toll: Anti-trans rhetoric in Texas has grown louder in the past few weeks. Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion that likened gender-affirming surgery, a procedure that gives transgender people a body that aligns with their gender identity, to child abuse.
https://www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1082975946/anti-trans-bills-texas

# Medical / Health
Abortion Protected Democrats in Midterms, But Democrats Won’t Protect Abortion: Democrats have successfully positioned themselves as the defenders of abortion, but refuse to actually protect it.
https://www.leftvoice.org/abortion-protected-the-democrats-but-the-democrats-wont-protect-abortion/

Georgia Set to Become Only State With Work Requirements for Medicaid Coverage: A work provision has been proposed by several states and struck down in federal courts and by the Biden administration.
https://www.ajc.com/life/health/path-cleared-for-georgia-to-launch-work-requirements-for-medicaid/BRNQNPB2GVARXJYO43LS6NK6JU/

Austin AFL-CIO Council Urges Biden to End Medicare Privatization Scheme: The resolution is the latest to reject a plan to build on a privatization ploy constructed by the Trump administration.
https://truthout.org/articles/austin-afl-cio-council-urges-biden-to-end-medicare-privatization-scheme/

# Technology
Trump Allowed Back on Twitter Right After Trashing It: Elon Musk announced the former president would be “reinstated” right after Trump said he doesn’t “see any reason” to return to Twitter, where “they have a lot of problems.”
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-allowed-back-twitter-trashing-010943775.html

# Veterans / VA
Republicans Are Going After Veterans’ Access to Abortion Care: Republicans have threatened legal action if Veterans Affairs hospitals don’t abide by abortion bans in their states.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/09/15/republicans-threaten-sanctions-against-va-after-department-moves-offer-abortions.html

VA Moves Ahead with Abortion Care as Lawsuits and Republican Opposition Loom
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/09/09/va-moves-ahead-abortion-care-lawsuits-and-republican-opposition-loom.html

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