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PETA found him—and gave him proper food, medicine, and love (as well as a bath
and a haircut!)—Larry was locked alone in a dilapidated backyard wire-mesh
hutch, hidden behind piles of junk. His fur was matted with filth, and he
suffered from hookworms, life-threatening anemia, and infections in his ears,
eyes, and foot. He barely had the strength to wag his tail, and when PETA took
him to a veterinarian, she expressed shock that he was still alive.
the tiny shih tzu shares the story of his dramatic rescue, relaxing in the arms
of his new guardian: a PETA staff member who showers him with the affection he
While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this
month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and
executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the
White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. She spent years successfully
fighting the Sandpiper pipeline, a pipeline similar to Dakota Access. We met her
right outside the Red Warrior Camp, where she has set up her tipi. Red Warrior
is one of the encampments where thousands of Native Americans representing
hundreds of tribes from across the U.S. and Canada are currently resisting the
In a dramatic series of moves on Friday, the White House intervened in the
ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, less than an hour after a
federal judge rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction
against the U.S. government over the pipeline. "It’s not a solid victory now but
just the weight, feeling that weight that I’ve been carrying for the last couple
months is lifting. I feel like I could breathe right now," says Floris White
Bull. We feature the reactions to government’s intervention from some of the
thousands of Native Americans who have gathered along the Cannonball River by
the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to resist the pipeline’s construction.
In other Dakota Access pipeline news, last Thursday, Morton County, North
Dakota, issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman. The charge: criminal trespass,
a misdemeanor offense. The case, State of North Dakota v. Amy Goodman, stems
from Democracy Now!’s coverage in North Dakota over the Labor Day weekend of the
Native American-led protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. On Saturday,
September 3, Democracy Now! filmed security guards working for the Dakota Access
pipeline company using dogs and pepper spray to attack protesters.
To discuss Friday’s district court ruling in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s
lawsuit against the U.S. government to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, and the
White House’s dramatic intervention less than an hour later, we go to Standing
Rock to speak with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault. We are also
joined by attorney Jan Hasselman, who brought the tribe’s case to federal court.
While Democracy Now! was covering the standoff at Standing Rock earlier this
month, we spoke to longtime Lakota water and land rights activist Debra White
Plume, who was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South
Dakota and lives along the banks of Wounded Knee Creek. She described what the
Dakota Access pipeline means to her.
These are the words that will leave the mouth of
all your peers before drifting into the hearty mix of black beans, beets,
seasoning, onions and garlic that fill the Giant Beet Burger featured in this
INGREDIENTS: 1-1/2 Cups Soy Black Beans 1/2 Red
Onion 2 Cloves Garlic 2 Cups Shredded Beets 2 Cups Oats 2tbsp
Paprika 1tbsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt 1tbsp Garlic Powder 1tsp Black
Pepper (Optional) 2tbsp Ketchup/Mustard
(Feel free to experiment with
seasonings, these are just basic spices)
Blend all ingredients in a food
processor. Make either 1 large patty or many smaller ones. Bake at 450 degrees
for 20-30 min each side.