Why Is New York City Planning to Sell and Shrink Its Libraries?

Defend our libraries, don't defund them. . . . . fund 'em, don't plunder 'em

Mayor Bloomberg defunded New York libraries at a time of increasing public use, population growth and increased city wealth, shrinking our library system to create real estate deals for wealthy real estate developers at a time of cutbacks in education and escalating disparities in opportunity. It’s an unjust and shortsighted plan that will ultimately hurt New York City’s economy and competitiveness.

It should NOT be adopted by those we have now elected to pursue better policies.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Destruction of Climate Change Information We need to Know and Libraries: This April’s Climate and Science Marches

Placard we carried at the April 29th Climate March

This post will be updated.

Small Flyer distributed at Washington D.C. April 29 Climate March.

Small Flyer distributed at Washington D.C. April 29 Climate March.
Selling and Shrinking Our Libraries,Eliminating Books and Librarians
   
(VIA THE TRUMP TEAM’S KUSHNER & SCHWARZMAN) 
Shutting Down The Internet
    (ELIMINATING NET NEUTRALITY)
And Purging Climate Information from Government Websites Destroys the Information We Need To Survive
It Also Attacks Democracy. .
. . .  Reduces equal access and opportunity. . .

(For more see- Noticing New York- Libraries And Climate Change: The Dangerous Destruction of Information We May Need To Know To Survive)



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Flyer distributed at Washington D.C. April 29 Climate March.

Flyer distributed at Washington D.C. April 29 Climate March.

Eliminating Books, Selling and Shrinking Libraries- is an attack on Democracy, equal access and opportunity. . .. . and our chance for all of us to know about climate change and participate in its solutions?

DID YOU KNOW?:
•    Canada's government has destroyed irreplaceable climate change data in Canadian libraries, collected at taxpayer expense and gathered over more than a hundred years. Canada has the world's longest coastline, traveling up into the Arctic where some of the fastest, most critical climate change is taking place.

•    Records once available respecting New York climate history are no longer to be found at the NYPL's 42nd Street Central Reference Library. Banishing books, the NYPL is also totally eliminating the 34th Street Science Library because science can be fund “on the internet,” but the Trump administration is purging internet climate change information and wants to dispense with “net neutrality” access to information.

•    The reckless bulk destruction of rare and valuable books and information at the San Francisco Public Library meant that books with information about global warming were trashed and sent to landfills as the library bankrupted itself, shrinking into a technologically focused `library of the future'.

•    In the empty shelves of Brooklyn Public Libraries you can’t find Jane Jacobs’ writings suggesting that the answers for humanity’s survival will be developed ground up and that our relationships with nature need to be symbiotic.

(For more see- Noticing New York- Libraries And Climate Change: The Dangerous Destruction
of Information We May Need To Know To Survive)

Are libraries being purged of information with the Orwellian objective of preventing the public from knowing what it needs to know and creating more manageable, easier to control, top-down narratives in sync with the latest Koch brothers press releases?

Will our future news and information have to come from the likes of fracking endorser former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, appointed as United Nations `Climate Change Envoy'? 
Sign our petition on the web: Citizens Defending Libraries
Take action and inform yourself via
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