The US government and gun lobby are indifferent to the welfare of the American people, as the drive for profits has replaced any vestige of social and moral responsibility. After the latest mass shooting, the US culture of violence continues to play on fear and be normalized.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug aimed at treating an underlying mechanism of the fatal disease cystic fibrosis.
At first glance, this would seem to be an optimistic victory for those who suffer from the condition and a validation of an effective system for medical advancement. A deeper look tells a different story.
Despite the horrors of colonization, the Gold Rush, diseases and displacement from Shasta Dam, the Winnemem have tenaciously held on to their traditions and remaining ceremonial sites. They believe this proposed dam height increase would profit and benefit the largest and most powerful agribusiness interests in the state.