Posts Tagged ‘libraries’

Public-Private Partnerships Are Hollowing Out Our Libraries

Above Photo: The for-profit, private company Library Systems and Services is a major threat to one of our most beloved, democratic and socialistic institutions. Fuse / Corbis / Getty Images. “This library is full of losers,” an HR person said to me as I signed my letter of resignation from my public library job. “A […]

Public libraries in Maharashtra face crisis during Covid pandemic

File photos of a library in Nashik Of the many institutions affected by the Covid pandemic and repeated lockdowns, the case of public libraries closing down is the most saddening. In Maharashtra, such libraries were a staple part of daily life for students and residents of many towns and cities across the state in the […]

Photo Gallery: Children’s Books at Local Libraries

I found these photos taken from local libraries on a Gab thread. I would be surprised if similar books were not being promoted to children in a library close to you. Do I even need to go through image by image to point out everything wrong with them? Just see for yourself. Share now! Source

Max Gross’ ‘Lost Shtetl’ wins best fiction from Assoc. of Jewish Libraries

The Association of Jewish Libraries has given Max Gross its annual award for best Jewish fiction, for his debut novel “The Lost Shtetl.” The latest recognition for Gross’s mesmerizing modern-day Yiddish tale was announced Monday by the professional organization of Judaica librarians. “To Be a Man: Stories,” by Nicole Krauss, and “Apeirogon: A Novel,” by […]

Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), in concert with the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), has published “Documenting Nazi Library Plunder in Occupied Belgium and Limited Postwar Retrieval,” designed to educate people on the history of the Holocaust within Belgium.The new publication features library collections looted by the Nazi regime during […]

A tale of two open-air libraries: One for Jerusalem’s Palestinians, the other for Jews

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Sweden’s Libraries Destroying Pippi Longstocking Children’s Books Because of Racist Phrases

A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular children’s book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt. Older versions of the Pippi Langstrumpf [Pippi Longstocking] book entitled ‘Pippi in the South Seas,’ have been discarded by libraries in […]

Watching The Hawks – Libraries: Reading Our Priorities

Watching The Hawks – Libraries: Reading Our Priorities Watching The Tabetha Wallace shows us the true societal costs and impacts of closing libraries and just where our priorities lie in defunding them. LIKE Watching the Hawks @ WATCHING THE HAWKS ON INSTAGRAM @ Tyrel Ventura @ Tabetha Wallace @ Sean […]

In Syria, Militias Armed by the Pentagon Fight Those Armed by the CIA

In Syria, Militias Armed by the Pentagon Fight Those Armed by the CIA March 29th, 2016 Via: Los Angeles Times: Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city […]

Russia banned a Polish board game that simulates Communist-era shopping

(From QZ) The Russian version of the “Queue,” which simulates the experience of shopping in the empty stores of communist-era Poland, was released in Russia in November 2015. Several months later, the country’s consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor informed the game’s Polish producer TREFL that if it does not change the historical content of […]

The Midol of the 19th century: Opium soaked tampons

     On display at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is an item that you won’t find in the women’s aisle of your local drugstore today. Among pharmaceutical oddities such as leeches and tinctures, the museum houses a box of early tampons soaked in opium and belladonna. What’s more, these products were in fact prescribed to […]

100+ Monsanto Employees Crash Presentation On GE Crops & Pesticides

Print Friendly Above Photo: From On Oct 14th, I presented the findings of our Pesticides in Paradise report on the island of Moloka‘i. At around 5:45 PM, about 15 minutes before the presentation was going to start, 100+ Monsanto employees, all dressed in neon yellow shirts, arrived. As I stared at the long line of workers, […]

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