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David Goldman writes "...while the the American Library Association (ALA), with its more than 64,000 members are protesting provisons of the Patriot Act (and by inference Atty Gen. John Ashcroft), they are ignoring a much more pressing human rights issue. The organization refuses to condemn Fidel Castro for sending to his gulag, for prison terms of up to 28 years, 10 independent Cuban librarians â€” who were included among the 75 independent journalists, union organizers, economists, human rights workers and other dissidents who were rounded up. The librarians resist the dictator's censorship of ideas, as do all those captured in the raids." Read the article here."