On September 26, 2019, Garrett, a photographer, author, and academic, was barred entry to Hong Kong for unspecified “immigration reasons” after having testified to the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on…More
Famed poet and Marxist intellectual Alonso has suffered political persecution for his openly anti-Castro views. Since he was first expelled from university in 1980, he has endured extreme censorship…More
A prominent English-language novelist, Soueif was arrested on March 18, 2020 for protesting for the release of Egyptians left vulnerable to coronavirus in overcrowded prisons. She is currently detained…More
A noted author and democracy activist who published A Handbook for Freedom Fighters, Trang has been repeatedly detained, harassed, and assaulted by Vietnamese authorities over her work. Despite brutal…More
"I think what a lot of us are feeling and saying—particularly Black women—it’s just the feeling of like, 'We warned y’all. We told y’all.'" @KarenAttiah on today's #thePENpod https://pen.org/the-pen-pod-karen-attiah/
People in cities around the world have marched in solidarity with demonstrators in the US, as politicians and public figures unite to condemn the killing of George Floyd. Protests are spreading across the globe, from Copenhagen to New Zealand.
Heed former @PENamerica President @SalmanRushdie, who knows a dictator when he sees one, on why nothing can be taken for granted, and it can most definitely happen here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/03/salman-rushdie-ive-seen-dictators-rise-fall-beware-america/?fbclid=IwAR0oocA3VsluUj9TF9p6y0N_noicDopc5j4pAiZgOO0Ox8Sq2uhqulwH0Gs