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Culture of Death

Published: August 20, 2011, Author: JayTaber

Discussion in the New York Times over uranium mining in New Mexico reveals a lot about the industry. While the market for uranium has dropped as China, Germany, and Japan reorient toward a nuclear free future, US companies plan to increase their radioactive output to meet potential demand for more nuclear weapons. To the Navajo, Hopi, and pueblos of Acoma, Laguna and Zuni, not only is this a threat to their sacred cultural continuity; it is also an insult to the suffering they have endured from the carcinogenic effects of mining uranium in their front yard.

Even when it comes to the American culture of death, everything is connected.

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