The 1930s: In Defense of Expelled and Detained Writers
1930Fascism and PENThe rise of National Socialism in Germany and Fascism in Spain present challenges to one of PEN’s founding tenets: that individual PEN centers and the organization as… More
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“Chilling”: GOP has introduced 136 “educational gag order” bills in 37 states just this year
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PEN America's @LieslGerntholtz: "The grotesque sentencing of Salma Al-Shehab"—a Saudi student at Leeds University (U.K.) sentenced to 34 years in prison for her Twitter activity—"is yet another abhorrent restriction of free expression in #SaudiArabia." https://pen.org/press-release/pen-america-condemns-grotesque-sentencing-of-saudi-student-to-34-years-in-prison-for-her-tweets/