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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:21 PM
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Keeping Libraries Public
Several cities in Ventura County have already privatized their libraries, and at least two others are considering doing so. Library privatization is a quiet scourge that is happening under the radar of a national-issues-obsessed public. Citizens need to find out if this sort of thing is happening in their own backyards, and agitate against it if need be.

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/keeping-libraries-public-by-david.html

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:22 PM
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1. We need to abolish privatization of public services once and for all.
Privatizing libraries? That's a direct attack on intellectual freedom.

In my opinion.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:35 PM
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5. I agree about privatizing libraries. You're absolutely right. nt
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:24 PM
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2. Gee, and you thought the list of banned literature was excessive now... n/t
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:25 PM
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3. This was a foreegone eventuality, the day the libraries and librarians
stood up en masse against the Patriot Act.

Privatize the libraries and the goverments/corporations will know every visitor's reading habits. Pick out the troublemakers before they make trouble - like in 5th grade or so.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:34 PM
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4. isn't it amazing how the Private Sector wants to make so many things "private"?
I mean, after all the public $$$ setting up the infrastructure to do so ... I remember the cable industry was angry at the idea of other "providers" using the "poles and cables they put in place" ...
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