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The Right-Wing Plot To Destroy Public Libraries

Nathalie Baptiste HuffPost
There’s a long history of book-banning in the U.S. But conservative groups are emboldened like never before, and they’re taking their mission to a new level.

Tidbits – July 14, 2022 – Reader Comments: Hearings, GOP Witnesses Show Trump Planned Armed Coup; Supreme Court Rules Based on Lies, Religion; Librarians, Books Under Attack; Starbucks Union Grows; Socialism 2022 Conference Labor Day Weekend

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Reader Comments: Hearings and Republican Witnesses Show that Trump Planned Armed Coup; Supreme Court Rules Based on Lies, and Religion; Librarians and Books Under Attack; Starbucks Union Grows; Socialism 2022 Conference Labor Day weekend; more ....

With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack

Elizabeth A. Harris and Alexandra Alter New York Times
Caustic fights over which books belong on the shelves have put librarians at the center of a bitter and widening culture war. Some of the conflicts have gotten so heated that community members have tried to seek criminal charges against librarians.

Republicans Are Determined To Stop Teachers From Educating Students

Joel McNally Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
The latest rightwing attack on public schools has been raging for more than a year with angry, screaming parent groups disrupting school board meetings threatening jobs and lives of educators. Those weren’t actually spontaneous grassroots protests.

Teaching in a World No Student Deserves

Belle Chesler TomDispatch
Return to Normal pushed schools to a crisis point. How do you run a school without enough staff? Zoom-learning was soul-crushingly devoid of laughter and energy of a traditional classroom and could never serve as a replacement for hands-on learning.

Tidbits - Feb. 17, 2022 - Reader Comments: Labor Law Reform; Art Spiegelman, Maus and Book Bans; Megadrought; Paul Robeson; Peekskill from One Who Was There; NFL, Brian Flores, Systemic Racism; U.S. and Russian Women Call for Peace; more....

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Reader Comments: Labor Law Reform; Raising Interest Rates a Problem; Art Spiegelman, Maus and Book Bans; Megadrought; Paul Robeson; Peekskill from One Who Was There; NFL, Brian Flores, Systemic Racism; U.S. and Russian Women Call for Peace; more....

Book-banning Parents Are Making Reading Cool

Luke Winkie The Guardian
Narratives about race, gender and inequality are being banned around the US – but sales are rising as the frenzy appears to have the opposite effect
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