- George Saunders Reads Statement by Khaled El-Masri
George Saunders Reads Statement by Khaled El-Masri
George Saunders reads the statement of German citizen Khaled El-Masrim, an innocent victim of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, as part of the 2009 PEN event Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror”.
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
.@KellerISD’s decision was an “appalling affront to students’ First Amendment rights.” said @jonfreadom of PEN America in a statement." It is virtually impossible to run a school or a library that purges books in response to any complaint from any corner." https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/17/us/texas-school-books-removed-bible.html
Hundreds of writers will gather on the steps of the New York Public Library on at 11 AM Friday August 19 to read from Salman Rushdie’s works, in a recreation of an event first held after the fatwa on the author was issued in 1989. #StandWithSalman #NYC https://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/aug/17/hundreds-of-authors-to-read-from-salman-rushdies-works-in-show-of-solidarity
Kudos to @jeremycyoung, @jonfreadom, @JeffreyASachs and others at @PENamerica for their ESSENTIAL work on *educational gag orders.* Everyone who cares about public education should read their new report--