Archive for December 9th, 2006

Different Day, Same Song

A popular mantra of sleazy governments the world over has long been “an informed populace is a dangerous populace”; the subtext is, of course, that knowledge equals power.

From the never-entirely-reliable Truthout:

In defiance of Congressional requests to immediately halt closures of library collections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is purging records from its library websites, making them unavailable to both agency scientists and outside researchers, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). At the same time, EPA is taking steps to prevent the re-opening of its shuttered libraries, including the hurried auctioning off of expensive bookcases, cabinets, microfiche readers and other equipment for less than a penny on the dollar.

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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General, History | on December 9th, 2006 | Comments Off on Different Day, Same Song