Authors Stand Up for Free Speech and Forests
Author Pledge Hero
https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BookShelvesByBarronWebsterOnFlickrCreativeCommonsBY-NC-SA-v2.png, Without the freedom to express ourselves, the power of words - stories, news articles, poems, speeches or songs - is lost. That’s why over 200 authors from around the world, have signed a pledge to support free speech and stand up for forests. Will you join them?
The pledge follows two multi-million dollar lawsuits filed by Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian company, to silence Greenpeace and Stand.earth’s exposure of its controversial logging in the boreal forest:
"We believe that industry and governments also play a vital role in being vigilant against attacks on freedom of speech.
We pledge to defend:
- Freedom of speech as a pillar of democratic and peaceful societies
- The right of individuals to organize and protest without intimidation
- Those who peacefully protect the world’s forests
The right of individuals to speak out is the backbone of accountability in any community. We will not allow peaceful dissent to be shut down by corporate lawsuits designed to bully and intimidate. With voices from all over the world, we will not be silenced."