Democracy Now! — Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

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TODAY’S EDITION OF DEMOCRACY NOW covers Amy Goodman’s arrest warrant issued by the State of North Dakota, the Standing Rock protests, and also looks into Hillary Clinton’s health situation. This news hour is presented commercial free as part of our affiliation with Pacifica Radio Network.


Morton County, North Dakota, issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman, for no apparent reason other than that she was doing her job.

Last Thursday, Morton County, North Dakota, issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman. The charge: criminal trespass, a misdemeanor offense. The case, State of North Dakota v. Amy Goodman, stems from Democracy Now!’s coverage in North Dakota over the Labor Day weekend of the Native American-led protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. On Saturday, September 3, Democracy Now! filmed security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company using dogs and pepper spray to attack protesters.

In a dramatic series of moves on Friday, the White House intervened in the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, less than an hour after a federal judge rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction against the U.S. government over the pipeline. “It’s not a solid victory now but just the weight, feeling that weight that I’ve been carrying for the last couple months is lifting. I feel like I could breathe right now,” says Floris White Bull.

Today’s show features the reactions to the government’s intervention from some of the thousands of Native Americans who have gathered along the Cannonball River by the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to resist the pipeline’s construction. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, and attorney Jan Hasselman, who brought the tribe’s case to federal court, discuss the ruling.


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