Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-03-09

Voices, The Peoples News

March 9, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Interior Department Announces Significant Action to Restore Bison Populations as Part of New Restoration and Resilience Framework: The National Wildlife Federation envisions tens of thousands of buffalo repatriated to millions of acres of tribal lands across the country. To accomplish that vision, the Tribal Buffalo Conservation Summit brought together leaders from dozens of tribes to advance our collaborative effort to restore bison.

Saskatchewan research team aims to bring 30 million bison back to the Canadian Prairies! This is both kinda cool and kinda scary! According to a science report in the Global News: A team of scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Saskatchewan is trying to restore the bison to its original place in the prairies. The project aims to preserve the bison genome and protect them from common bovine diseases https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://globalnews.ca/news/9524116/saskatchewan-research-bison-prairies/*:*:text=A*20team*20of*20scientists*20from,them*20from*20common*20bovine*20diseases__;I34lJSUlJSUlJQ!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IVBfSlxF$

# Archaeology
A Top UC Berkeley Professor Taught With Remains That May Include Dozens of Native Americans: Most were not labeled at all or said only ‘lab.’
But that simple description masked a dark history, UC Berkeley administrators recently acknowledged. Administrators disclosed to state officials in May that the analysis found the collection includes the remains of at least 95 people excavated from gravesites — many of them likely Native Americans from California https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.propublica.org/article/berkeley-professor-taught-suspected-native-american-remains-repatriation?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations&utm_content=river__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_Ifc-HadP$

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
As Arizona looks to defund border security, cartels move smuggling efforts west: Since Gov. Katie Hobbs was sworn into office in January, the number of foreign nationals illegally entering Arizona has increased primarily in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Tucson Sector. And as several factors, including Texas expanding border security efforts, are resulting in illegal border crossings increasing further west, law enforcement officials say Arizona can expect greater numbers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/as-arizona-looks-to-defund-border-security-cartels-move-smuggling-efforts-west/article_391d7fb7-d575-5ddd-8142-0023a77d90ed.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IYjLN3_B$

Federal judge rules Biden’s border policies illegal: A federal judge in Florida handed state Attorney General Ashley Moody a major win on Wednesday in her lawsuit filed against the Biden administration over its “catch and release” policy, releasing foreign nationals in the country illegally into the U.S. instead of deporting them https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/federal-judge-rules-bidens-border-policies-illegal__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IVtwhJnV$

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Republicans dive into COVID origins with fresh fervor: U.S. House Oversight lawmakers held a subcommittee hearing Wednesday to dig further into where COVID-19 originated and who may be responsible. Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, led the hearing, saying they will be investigating not just COVID’s origins, but also decisions made during the pandemic.

‘No Doubt’ Fauci Funded Gain-of-Function Research That Likely Led to Pandemic, Former CDC Director Tells Lawmakers: ‘Antithetical to
Science’: Ex-CDC Director Takes Fauci to Task for Suppressing Lab-Leak Theory https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalreview.com/news/antithetical-to-science-ex-cdc-director-takes-fauci-to-task-for-suppressing-lab-leak-theory/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_ITNmReSi$

# Education / Schools
The Federal Government Is Investigating an Illinois School Where Students With Disabilities Were Frequently Arrested: The civil rights inquiry by the Department of Education follows a ProPublica and Chicago Tribune investigation that found the school regularly called police to arrest students. The Tribune-ProPublica investigation found that Garrison students had been arrested at least 100 times in the past five school years, including five students in the first 12 weeks of this school year.
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# Employment / Labor
‘Class war’ erupts at hearing as union leader and GOP senator exchange verbal blows: Bernie Sanders declared at the conclusion of Wednesday’s hearing that “there’s a class war going on whether we want to recognize it or not.”
“Don’t let them distract you,” said Teamsters president Sean O’Brien.
“Unions create jobs, make work safer, and put more money in workers’

General Motors Asks Staff to Quit After Promising No Layoffs: Just last week, GM also cut an unspecified number of white-collar employees following their “most recent performance calibration.”

Michigan Rights Wrong, Beginning the Repeal of ‘Right to Work’: A newly Democratic state government votes to restore some democracy in the workplace. Today on TAP: A newly Democratic state government votes to restore some democracy in the workplace.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Why Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was Axis Ally of Hitler & Nazis: Standard Oil Company, Inc., was an American oil production, transportation, refining, and marketing company that operated from 1870 to 1911. At its height, Standard Oil was the largest petroleum company in the world, and its success made its co-founder and chairman, John D. Rockefeller, among the wealthiest Americans of all time and among the richest people in modern history. Its history as one of the world’s first and largest multinational corporations ended in 1911, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was an illegal monopoly.

Manchin slams Biden’s ‘radical climate agenda’ in delay of oil leasing:
The Interior Department says it cannot finish a new offshore plan until December, a delay that has again angered the senator from West Virginia.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) castigated the Biden administration for falling behind on advancing a new offshore oil and gas leasing program after the Interior Department said it needs until December to finalize the plan, deepening the conflict between him and President Joe Biden.

Hashtag #StopWillow goes viral as Biden deliberates Alaska drilling:
Social media users have rallied against a proposed oil drilling project in northern Alaska over the past week, using the #stopwillow TikTok hashtag to educate viewers on the project’s potential environmental consequences and urge them to sign petitions pushing the Biden Administration to reject the project. The ConocoPhillips Willow Project has sparked backlash from climate activists on TikTok who fear a negative impact on the environment.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global Court restrictions on climate protesters ‘deeply concerning’, say leading lawyers; Three non-violent Insulate Britain activists have been jailed for telling juries why they were protesting: Three Insulate Britain activists are serving jail terms for contempt of court for breaching rulings made by a judge that they were not to mention the climate crisis, fuel poverty or the history of the peaceful civil rights movement to juries.

# General News
Inside the ‘Private and Confidential’ Conservative Group That Promises to ‘Crush Liberal Dominance’: Leonard Leo, a key architect of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority, is now the chairman of Teneo, a group that aims to influence all aspects of American politics and culture.

How a Billionaire’s “Attack Philanthropy” Secretly Funded Climate Denialism and Right-Wing Causes: Emails and interviews reveal privacy-obsessed electronics magnate Barre Seid’s long history of backing efforts to attack climate science, fight Medicaid expansion, and remake the higher education system in a conservative mold.

# Gov / Politics / US
Dems Get Burned by Biden’s Embrace of D.C. Crime Legislation: “The White House f***** this up royally,” one House Democrat told The Hill via text message, noting the White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy opposing the resolution and backing D.C., that House Democratic leadership told lawmakers that Biden was prepared to veto the measure.

How the Right Is Turning Political Paranoia Into ‘Parents’ Rights’: From activist mothers to MAGA stars, just about everyone at last week’s CPAC was awash in fears that satanism, marxism, and “transgenderism” are creeping into schools nationwide. “They’re trying to erase us as women and moms,” says the president of Moms for America, and “steal the hearts and minds of our children.” They’re coming to steal your baby. They’re flushing fully-formed infants down the bathroom. And they’re worshipping the gods of infanticide. These are just some of the baseless accusations leveled  final week in opposition to liberals and LGBTQ+ communities on the Conservative Political Motion Convention in Nationwide Harbor, Maryland.

Florida Passes Law Helping Election Police Bypass Judicial Scrutiny:
Governor DeSantis Signs Election Crimes Law Expanding Statewide Prosecutor’s Power to Target People with Past Convictions; Civil and Voting Rights Groups Respond https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/governor-desantis-signs-election-crimes-law-expanding-statewide__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IRs5nGwY$

# Legal / DOJ
Hope Hicks Had a Little Chat With Prosecutors About Trump’s Hush Money
Payment: Will the “Hopester” help the Manhattan DA finally nail Trump?
The former Trump aide is one of several witnesses who have met with prosecutors in regard to the potential case. Hope Hicks met with Manhattan prosecutors Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into hush money payments purportedly made by the ex-president to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress.

Ivanka Trump Awkwardly Implies Her Brothers and Dad May Have Committed Fraud at the Trump Org: Feels like this should make for a particularly uncomfortable vibe at the next family gathering! Attorney General Letitia James, asked Judge Arthur Engoron to recognize that Donald Trump’s eldest daughter left the family company in 2017 and that the allegations made against her are different from the ones made against her brothers, father and their real estate empire. Figel wrote that because there is not “a single allegation that Ms. Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed, or certified any of her father’s financial statements,” Ivanka’s factual and legal defenses are unique.

Former Trump Lawyer Censured Over False 2020 Election Claims: Jenna Ellis helped lead Donald Trump’s bid to overturn the election result but now admits to multiple “misrepresentations” of the truth.

# LGBTQ / Gender
Alaska Says It’s Now Legal “in Some Instances” to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Individuals: On the advice of the state’s attorney general, Alaska’s civil rights agency quietly deleted language promising equal protections for LGBTQ Alaskans against most categories of discrimination, and it began refusing to investigate complaints.

RuPaul Slams GOP ‘Stunt Queens’ Over Drag Show Bans: “They think our love, our light, our laughter and our joy are signs of weakness. But they’re wrong, because that is our strength.”

“Legislative Disaster”: Georgia Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Care Passes Senate: The bill passed the Republican-controlled state Senate along party lines.

Tennessee’s New Anti-Drag Law Could Subject Performers to Up to 6 Years in Jail: Under the state law, performing publicly in drag is a misdemeanor, and “repeat offenders” could be charged with a felony.

Gov. Tim Walz Signs Order to Create Refuge for Trans People in
Minnesota: The order bars state agencies from complying with other states’ orders to prosecute trans people.

# Media
“We’re All Embarrassed”: Inside Fox News as Dominion Revelations Rattle the Network: Last month Fox News producers in New York, Washington, and other bureaus were summoned for mandatory training sessions. The topic:
libel law. With Fox facing down two defamation lawsuits that could cost the company billions of dollars https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217711026__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IVAkyI-E$

# Military / Global
Why the Armed Forces of Ukraine are leaving Artemivsk: Military expert Viktor Litovkin, in turn, expressed the opinion that the order for the retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Artemovsk could indeed mean the withdrawal of troops and their subsequent regrouping. West advises Ukraine to retreat from Artemovsk and save its troops, Bloomberg.
Current Western military aid to Ukraine is not enough for a major offensive, Bloomberg reports, citing officials https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tass.com/defense/1570765__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IVqB2wNi$

Col. MacGregor: Ukraine has been DESTROYED and there’s nothing left:
Ukrainian president Zelensky just admitted that American troops will be needed to keep Ukraine from total collapse. At the same time NATO announces Ukraine will become a member of the alliance before too long.
This is a non-starter for Russian President Putin. Colonel Douglas MacGregor joins Redacted host Clayton Morris for the very latest developments.

# Science
The mice with two biological fathers: Researchers have made eggs from the cells of male mice, and shown that, once fertilized and implanted into female mice, the eggs can develop into seemingly healthy, fertile offspring. The approach, announced yesterday at the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing in London, has not yet been published and is a long way from being used in humans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/mice-two-fathers-scientists-osaka-university-same-sex-couples-children-2023-3__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xDtYCSUhf2YMEyHJHKtMCaVcC6JEOqdxg-1ufssptCBQSM6o7hWnCoqf1CRA0FJv3BCRYj4XYvmPnDIygh7k8rB_IQ6ofuZf$

# Veterans / VA
McMorris Rodgers wins passage of act to close VA coverage loophole: A bill that would close a major VA healthcare coverage loophole for military veterans has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a vote that could not have been more bipartisan. The RELIEVE Act, along with the Wounded Warrior Access Act, passed the House Tuesday by a unanimous vote, with 422 representatives voting for it and 12 absent for the roll call.

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