After Brutal Assault By Police, Volunteers Prepare A Thanksgiving Feast For Standing Rock Water Protectors

‘To this day, treaties are being broken for the benefit of white expansionism,’ wrote the organizer of a Thanksgiving Day feast to be served at the encampment where Native ‘water protectors’ and their allies continue to resist the Dakota Access pipeline.

Phil Daw Sr., of Albuquerque, New Mexico, helps cook beef stew to feed hundreds at an encampment near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux reservation. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, North Dakota --- As thousands of Native Americans and their allies continue their efforts to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, a volunteer team is preparing to cook them a feast in a gesture of gratitude. About 50 volunteers are traveling to the Standing Rock reservation, home to a massive


Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Could Be Helping To Stop Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases

Labeling on turkeys can be confusing and misleading, but buying an organic, humanely-raised turkey offers clear benefits.

In this Nov. 12, 2010 photograph, Narragansett, Bourbon Red, Chocolate, Standard Bronze and Black Spanish Heritage turkeys feed on organic grain at Stone Pony Farm in Westport, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

MINNEAPOLIS --- As shoppers consider their holiday poultry options, they’ll find a confusing array of labels on their potential turkeys. Rather than searching for keywords like “hormone-free” to “cage-free,” a leading consumer watchdog group is urging buyers to look for “organic” instead. According to Consumer Reports, a growing number of health


US Unemployment Aid Applications Surge To 368,000

The surge in first-time applications could be a troubling sign if it lasts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year. The surge in first-time applications could be a troubling sign if it lasts. But it likely reflects the difficulty adjusting for delays after the Thanksgiving holiday. The


Torture And Terror: Why Thanksgiving Is Tough For Turkeys

Minnesota farm had 25,000 turkeys locked in five sheds described as cruel and filthy.

When a majority of Americans choose to indulge themselves in a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week -- which most likely includes a turkey -- most give no thought to the process that resulted in that bird ending up on their table. But a recently released video of a turkey breeding factory farm in Minnesota -- the highest turkey-meat-producing