Chris Hedges: Why I Resigned from PEN

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April 5, 2013

TheRealNews·Apr 5, 2013

Chris Hedges: Suzanne Nossel, new head of PEN – which is supposed to defend human rights – supported war in Iraq and advocates use of military force in the name of democracy, lock step with Obama admin. wars in Afghanistan, drone attacks and more.

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


Chris Hedges Resigns From Human Rights Organization PEN

by Peter Z. Scheer
April 1, 2013


Chris Hedges emailed the following statement to PEN and it is reprinted here with his permission:



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5 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Why I Resigned from PEN

  1. Well done again Chris Hedges. I write ‘again’ because if I recall you were one of those influential writers who helped get the “indefinite detention” bill defeated, although I believe it is back. She, Nossel, did charities a big disservice by taking charge of Amnesty International. Coupled with Atlantic Bridge it is a wonder any decent person would subscribe to a major charity again.

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  3. Just reading the short description Wikipedia provides about Suzanne Nossel tells me right away that Chris Hedges is most surely right.

    It isn’t much text, but it’s very much like Chris Hedges says. And reading it while knowing that she’s in a high position of a human rights organization quickly turns one’s stomach upside down or inside-out, something like that anyway. No end in sight yet, for ending hell on Earth. She’s for “soft power” and very much for Washington leading this? Ah-huh. She’s either a moron or a liar playing little Miss Deception with whoever’s fool enough to be deceived by her ilk.

    Is there no Mercy for this world? We need Blessed Mercy; not more hell.

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