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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

More Cartoons and Images

Here are even more cartoons and images.

This cartoon by Mark Hurwitt has been a favorite for people to complain about, including a complaint from at least one trustee on the board of one of the libraries who works for one of the city's biggest real estate companies.  The complaint is about the "tone" of CDL's message.  Mark Hurwitt say that, professionally speaking, cartoonists consider such complaints a true measure of the success of what they have accomplished.  
Why acerbic images about Ratner and libraries (see below)?  More on the subject here:Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Relevance of Mayoral Debate Discussion About Forest City Ratner Atlantic Yards Misconduct To The Sale and Underfunding of NYC Libraries.

This and the drawings following like it are from the pen of Simon Verity

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 Visually oriented?  You might also be interested in the following:
•    PHOTO GALLERY- CDL's Library Protection Week (April 2013)

•    PHOTO GALLERY: May 8, 2013 Rally on Day of NYPL Trustee's Meeting

•    PHOTO GALLERY: June 3, 2013 Vigil At Central Reference Library Protesting Loss of Our Cultural Patrimony- Evening of NYPL Fund-Raiser

•    VIDEOS: Available videos pertaining to the Citizens Defending Libraries (Including Videos of •    Elected Officials and Candidates Expressing Their Views On Saving Libraries From Sell-offs)

•    Cartoons and Images

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