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Librarians Being Punished

(…see article CASTRO PERSECUTES LIBRARIANS, written by Nat Hentoff of the Washington Times)
Hentoff sheds some light on some disturbing news in an op-ed piece yesterday. He writes, "The librarians are being punished for making available to Cubans books not permitted in the heavily censored state-run library system."

and even more disturbing news from the article…

"Many of these librarians are still in cages, some in dangerously failing health, and other independent Cuban librarians have joined them."

-Amy Bowllan


  1. Walter Skold says:

    Thank you for being the first “official” blog in the library world (meaning one related to a library press publication) to post a link to this article.

    The effort Mr. Hentoff praised has special activities for High School students who can discover why some books are so dangerous to some that they must burn them.

  2. Hi Walter,
    thanks for the comment! Now I’m off and searching to see if, we are, in fact, the first “official” blog in the library world to post about this. Not that I doubt…but it would be interesting to confirm.