started off life chained in the junk-strewn yard of a pit bull breeder in North
Carolina. This dog's story is not unusual. He was chained outside by the time he
was 6 weeks old, and his neglect resulted in mange, a painful disease in which
the skin often turns bright red and is covered with painful sores and scabs.
Dogs with poor nutrition and under a great deal of stress are especially
susceptible to it. PETA's fieldworkers regularly visited Keane and provided him
with veterinary treatment, but his condition got so bad that his owner
eventually gave him to us so that he could finally get the care that he so
Now Keane has a new home and a new canine best
friend, and he is living indoors and is well taken care of by a loving family
for the first time in his life.
likely heard about the death of Philando Castilo in Falcon Heights, Minn., a
suburb of St. Paul. Castilo was shot by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo
Yanez, July 6, 2016, in the middle of a traffic stop. The aftermath was captured
on Facebook Live by Castilo's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and the video went
on to be viewed more than a million times.
"I wanted to put it on
Facebook and go viral so that the people could see. I want the people to
determine who was right and who was wrong," said Reynolds in a Facebook Live
video quoted by The New York Times.
What you may not know is that that
video represents a new and dynamic shift in power from media and police to
"We see so many aspects of government, rehearsed," says Jarret
Lovell, professor and author of the book, Good Cop/Bad Cop: Mass Media and the
Cycle of Police Reform.
A new investigation by In These Times explodes myths about who is most likely
to die at the hands of police by revealing that, compared to their percentage of
the U.S. population, Native Americans were more likely to be killed by police
than any other group, including African Americans. It also found that cases of
African-American police deaths tend to dominate headlines, while killings of
Native people go almost entirely unreported by mainstream U.S. media. We speak
with reporter Stephanie Woodard, who wrote the article, "The Police Killings No
One Is Talking About," and with James Rideout, the uncle of Jacqueline Salyers,
a 32-year-old pregnant mother and member of the Puyallup Tribe who was killed by
police earlier this year in Tacoma, Washington.
As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urges his supporters to be
vigilant against widespread voter fraud and a rigged election outcome, we speak
with Ari Berman, who argues in The Nation, "This Election Is Being Rigged—But
Not by Democrats." He says the true danger to American democracy stems from
Republican-led efforts to make it harder to vote. This comes as the 2016
presidential election is the first in half a century to take place without the
full protections of the Voting Rights Act.
The fight to retake the last stronghold of the self-proclaimed Islamic State
in Iraq has entered its third day with a U.S.-led coalition force of about
30,000 that includes Iraqi security personnel, Kurdish fighters, Sunni Muslim
Arab tribesmen and Shia Muslim paramilitaries. The Pentagon says U.S. special
forces are on the ground in Iraq and taking part in the battle, despite
President Obama’s pledge against having boots on the ground. They face an
estimated 5,000 Islamic State fighters in and around Mosul. Meanwhile,
humanitarian workers say some 200,000 people may need shelter during the
offensive. We speak with Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The
Independent, where he writes that Mosul is bracing for its next bloody chapter
after being ravaged by 13 years of war.