Tag: Amy Goodman
"Why are we the only major country on Earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people? Why are we the only major country not to have paid family and medical leave?"
These arrests have raised issues about the complex relationship between activism and journalism.
The free press should now focus a fierce spotlight on the standoff at Standing Rock - a critical front in the global struggle to combat global warming and fight for climate justice.
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and documentarian Deia Schlosberg have been arrested for committing journalism.
“This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access pipeline.”
The Committee to Protect Journalists has said that the warrant is "a transparent attempt to intimidate reporters from covering protests of significant public interest."
We will fight this charge. Freedom of the press is essential to the functioning of a democratic society. North Dakota, muzzle the dogs, not the press.
“After the clash, both sides reported injuries, and dozens of protesters reported Dakota Access security personnel attacking them with dogs and pepper spray — as documented in Goodman’s video footage.”
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