Authoritarianism in the Light of the Olympic Flame
In April 2007, Beijing announced its grand plan for the Olympic Torch Relay. The official theme, "harmonious journey," was clearly meant as an indirect reference to the "harmonious society"… More
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Author Laurie @halseanderson joins @KALW to discuss the conservative groups & dark money behind the movement to ban books—and what it will take to push back against the nationwide effort to censor topics in our classrooms. #StudentsRights #FreeTheBooks https://www.kalw.org/show/your-call/2022-12-06/the-conservative-groups-dark-money-behind-the-movement-to-ban-books
Proud to publish a letter by @pen_belarus member and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski.
Read and take action to #FreeAlesBialiatski and all those unjustly imprisoned in #Belarus
Today a Superior Court Judge in Bridgeport, Connecticut granted a motion to reduce my client’s 7-year prison sentence for robbery by two years. My client, who among other things won a @PENamerica national writing competition while in prison, earned this chance to come home sooner