The PEN Pod: On Fighting Asian American Hate and Posing Alternatives to Over-Policing with State Senator Brad Hoylman
“Seeing that more policing doesn’t always result in safer communities and that there are powerful alternatives to over-policing. . . we’re writing this bill.” More
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The @IWassociation is on the frontlines of resisting censorship and insisting on the #FreedomToWrite in Iran, and faces the price as more of its members are arrested. We stand in solidarity with the IWA and join @PenSydney in calling for their immediate release. https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1600329784512372736
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is @TIME's Person of the Year in recognition of his leadership during his country’s war against Russia.
TIME also recognized “the spirit of Ukraine.”
Read free: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/07/world/europe/zelensky-ukraine-time-person-of-the-year.html?unlocked_article_code=fMEQhgQDDPYsHCldR4o9_Na0SfwhKPhTF8WfProkIh7jA8Cr-VIJqJqH5JVpHqWwAAwfOCa6EuGzA7VTLkXWZ7hlX1DER7Am_ahCxFy7_wuSM6Fn2niCWBLjXKmKV3PVkW7cFDdElCIxHWXzRXKYlp0ME5xPOjr5tZWvDd_qpyPRKGUuI3RrmfqrBRQsyB1hSZOa6ItrJeDkpR27W0S-2YE_CNac6RwN3iP4CsdypB8VsaBBe5w5n44IdPNEod0lCuB1mhKa3ZbHfaFjpaQ-BxZWXM6CTY-zVxX7IpVqn6px9USpo3aDMq8VuLgspbsZJKgfl_2zS5kQqx7bTVt-n3hthgSnIZ6qZLWgH7my3D9fihTPstfi&smid=tw-share #Zelensky #Ukraine #PersonOfTheYear
League City, Texas has voted to restrict access of certain types of books from its public library.
Most of the 63 speakers—including educators, a NASA engineer, military members, and librarians—argued against the resolution, citing government over-reach. https://abc13.com/league-city-council-texas-book-ban-restrictions-books-on-rape-and-bondage/12536465/