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True Story: Censorship at the San Antonio Public Library

Some of you may know John Stanford, an elder who has a Supreme Court Case named after him - fighting censorship in the sixties. Last week, Mr. Stanford, as usual, went to the San Antonio Public Library downtown to distribute the People's Weekly World, a communist newspaper.

This time, Elizabeth Bermel, the Central Library Administrator, sent him an email on Tuesday, August 15th, from the Library's server, denying the publication's distribution at the library. Here's what she said:


"Multiple copies of your newspaper, People's Weekly World, have been appearing at the Central Library of the San Antonio Public Library. As the Central Library Adminstrator, I am responsible for approving all materials for free distribution at the Central Library, and People's Weekly World does not meet the Library's criteria."

I guess she's been taking notes from the Incarnate Word University's Librarian recently, who banned the New York Times because he didn't like what they reported and made national headlines...I think we need to talk to Ramiro Salazar, the Library's Director, and remind him what libraries are about. Pobrecitos.

Photocredit: "Free Speech for Me but not for Thee," http://techcentralstation.com/0311056.html


Comments

steelspud22 said…
hi i want 2 write a book about things like this about bad cops i mean the USA citizen against cops that have been punished for nothing, or robed by cops , put in jail when innecent of any crime when you were trying to help cops. yelled at when you just want 2 see what happend. been threatend for that, (that is cause cops don't want u 4 or witness)

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