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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-of-the-press dept.

Amy Goodman, host of the New York City-based leftist news programme Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass by the North Dakota state's attorney (prosecutor). The charge was changed to riot, then was dismissed due to lack of evidence when Goodman appeared in court on Monday. The charges stemmed from her presence at a protest in September against construction of the Dakota Access (Bakken) oil pipeline, after the protest was reported on her show.


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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @08:52PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @08:52PM (#416330)

    As it is, if I were in a swing state I'd probably grit my teeth and vote for Hillary.

    I live in a swing state, and I'm voting third party. In fact, if you live in a swing state, you should definitely be voting third party; we need to terrify the dominant parties into becoming better, and we can't do that easily if we don't have at least a small-but-not-insignificant percentage of voters voting third party so as to create the perception of a spoiler effect. What incentive do the dominant parties have to change if people just suck it up and vote for evil? You may delude yourself into believing you're preventing Armageddon, but in reality you're only prolonging our disastrous two-party system. Our two-party system is the real "disastrous possible", not the 'greater evil' candidate whose power to inflict harm is limited and typically short-lived in comparison to the harm inflicted upon us over several decades by our corrupt political system.

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