It Only Takes 45 Seconds Of His Story To See Why Hollywood Ate It Right Up

Louis Zamperini has been through enough in his life to make 10 movies out of — he was bullied as a kid, was in the Air Force and got stranded at sea for 47 days, was captured and imprisoned in a POW camp, and struggled with PTSD (before anyone knew what it was) and alcoholism. Through it all, he persevered and forgave those who did him wrong, and now his story is helping others do the same.


Louis went through some really hard things and came out "Unbroken." But we all go through things and come out better for it. Check out the call to action at the end of this video, and maybe your story can help others the way Louis' has.

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This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. You can read it here.

A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review of the project.

DAPL, as the Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) pipeline is widely known, transports crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to a terminal in Illinois. The pipeline has gained international notoriety in recent years due to protests—particularly on and around the Standing Rock Indian Reservation—by environmentalists and Native Americans who live along the route.

The Monday decision by D.C.-based District Judge James E. Boasberg comes after four years of litigation brought by the Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and others against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for allowing ETP to construct and operate the pipeline beneath Lake Oahe, a dammed portion of the Missouri River near the reservation.

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