Journalist, author, and Homelands cofounder Alan Weisman was arrested on June 7 while covering the Line 3 anti-pipeline protests in northern Minnesota. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for local officials to explain the arrest. Weisman was clearly working as a journalist at the time.
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"Israel’s devastating assault on Gaza, with its unconscionable numbers of civilian casualties, is proof of a bankrupt U.S. policy," writes Sandy Tolan in the Daily Beast. To make progress toward a lasting peace, America "must confront the tragic mess it helped create, and abandon the foreign policy its own inaction undermined."
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As part of NPR's 50th anniversary celebration, All Things Considered revisits "Sugar and Sorrow in Hispaniola," a 1991 story by Sandy Tolan and Alan Weisman that one listener never forgot.
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