PEN America Launches Ninth U.S. Chapter in Arizona to be Led by Author Michelle Beaver and Poet Amber McCrary
“There’s a tremendous amount of literary talent in the Grand Canyon State, and PEN’s presence here is going to help unify those voices,” says PEN Arizona Chapter Leader Michelle… More
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The shattering news that four democracy activists were secretly executed by #Myanmar’s military junta demands a strong response, amid fears the military will escalate its campaign of terror against civilians, write @LieslGerntholtz and Nadine Farid Johnson https://pen.org/executions-of-pro-demcracy-activists-in-myanmar-raise-fears-of-escalation-of-military-campaign-of-terror-against-civilians/
Russia has rerouted mobile and internet data from Kherson through Russian networks and blocked access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Ukrainian news websites and other independent sources. Kherson residents now must use Russian mobile service providers. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/09/technology/ukraine-internet-russia-censorship.html
Book bans are threatening American democracy. Here’s how to fight back.