Erg (erg) wrote,

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Radical Militant Librarians


I love that a Federal agent felt the need to use three exclamation points.

So, no, there's no real Guild, as yet:

What I'm going on about: Librarians fought back

Yes, they're still fighting, because unfortunately, the renewal of the Patriot Act, included the gag orders.

Front lines, the kindly person who is your research librarian.
I spent a huge amount of time in my local libraries as a kid, they raised me to believe in an America that chooses not to do these things, because they can figure out what's right, or wrong and how to stay on the side of right. I know that sounds nuts, but let's use this as an example.
UK Judges understand democracy

""The suppression of reports of wrongdoing by officials in circumstances which cannot in any way affect national security is inimical to the rule of law," Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones ruled. "Championing the rule of law, not subordinating it, is the cornerstone of democracy." "In our view, as a court in the United Kingdom, a vital public interest requires, for reasons of democratic accountability and the rule of law in the United Kingdom, that a summary of the most important evidence relating to the involvement of the British security services in wrongdoing be placed in the public domain in the United Kingdom."

I see this as an indictment of the U.S.A. We're the ones who should be championing this, not because we're spossed to be champions, but because this is the basis for everyman, not the superman, but the Clark Kent, we're not to be pulling people off the street into dungeons.

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