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Amy Goodman's arrest shows that in many parts of America journalism is still a crime

 


Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header "North Dakota versus Amy Goodman." The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Global attention has become focused on the struggle since Labour Day weekend, after pipeline guards unleashed attack dogs and pepper spray on Native American protesters. On that Saturday, at least six bulldozers were carving up the land along the pipeline route, where archeological and sacred sites had been discovered by the tribe. The Dakota Access Pipeline company obtained the locations of these sites just the day before, in a court filing made by the tribe. Many feel that the company razed the area, destroying the sites, before an injunction could be issued to study them.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2016/09/amy-goodmans-arrest-shows-many-parts-america-journalism-still-crime

 

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