Steve Fesenmaier sends us a copy of Sanford Berman's letter to Fidel Castro about Cuban libraries.
I oppose the American embargo against Cuba and last week, at the American Library Association Conference in Toronto, Canada, publicly declared both the blockage and Helms-Burton Act to be “stupid,” stating that they must immediately end.
However, although I respect and defend Cuba’s national sovereignty and integrity, I cannot remain silent about the severe human rights abuses represented by the mid-March arrest and conviction of some 75 dissidents, including independent journalists and librarians. Not only were their “trials” suspect – conducted summarily in remote locations – but there appears to be no evidence that these persons truly posed a threat to Cuba’s security....
Read the full letter by following the "Read Some More of this Story" link below.
Steve also asks us to sign a petition against the arrests at www.cpdweb.org