Library of Congress

Anders Ericson frilanders at
Tue Dec 14 07:36:00 CET 2021

Takk for påminning, Frode Bakken, men dette var i 2010. Mikael Böök har
sett på biblioteka og Assange i dag:

Anders Ericson

søn. 12. des. 2021 kl. 14:28 skrev Frode Bakken via Biblioteknorge <
biblioteknorge at>:

> On Wikileaks and the Library of Congress: A Statement by the Progressive
> Librarians Guild.
> The Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) condemns in the strongest possible
> terms the blocking of Wikileaks by the Library of Congress and rejects on
> all grounds their arguments in defense of this move. The action is a
> violation of American librarianship’s historic commitments to the public’s
> right to know, to freedom of the press and to the very essence of the First
> Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. It is also in violation
> of the American Library Association’s most fundamental commitments to
> intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights. We call on
> the American Library Association (ALA) to condemn unequivocally this move
> by the Library of Congress to actively conspire in preventing access to
> information in the public interest. Blocking access to this published
> information is censorship, plain and simple, and supporting sanctions
> against reading is endorsing abridgment of intellectual freedom. The
> documentation’s open publication by an agency of the free press, Wikileaks,
> renders its government classification status irrelevant. For the Library of
> Congress, blocking access and rationalizing censorship is an unacceptable
> acquiescence to the government’s abusive attempt to put the genie back in
> the bottle with regards to leaked documents which, among other things,
> expose the government’s own malfeasance, malevolence and even criminality
> in the conduct of the people’s affairs. In matters of vital public concern,
> citizens’ fullest knowledge and discussion are in the interest of
> democracy, freedom, peace, rule of law and good governance here and around
> the world. We also call on ALA to oppose the government’s directives
> barring individuals in other Federal agencies, the armed forces and working
> for government contractors from viewing published material discomfiting to
> the authorities. We call on ALA as well to join us in condemning the
> ongoing and escalating US government-led
> PLG Coordinating Committee , December 4, 2010
> Progressive Librarian #34-35 Page 75
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