Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ideas Don't Burn

In a press release dated January 23, 2007, authors and librarians are urging people to "Read a Burned Book."
Some of the most famous Cuban writers have joined with the head of Cuba’s major independent library group in endorsing a new “Read A Burned Book” campaign, aimed at getting high school and college students to read the books which Fidel Castro has ordered burned. An organization named Freadom has information and links on how you can support this campaign.

“Castro can destroy everything, except for books,” said legendary Cuban revolutionary and author, Carlos Franqui. “He may censor, ban or even burn them, but the ideas contained in books can never be destroyed.”

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