Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison For Reporting On The Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.
This Monday morning, shortly after the sun rises over the small city of Mandan, North Dakota, the award-winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into the Morton County–Man...
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Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison For Reporting On The Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.
This Monday morning, shortly after the sun rises over the small city of Mandan, North Dakota, the award-winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into the Morton County–Man...
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