Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 15:09:16 -0700 (PDT)

Progressive voices a library conference

Irvine -- For this evening's edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, we bring you some progressvie voices from the American Library Association convention that just took place in Chicago.

Winona La Duke, Green Party vice presidential candidate, spoke about how the indigenous press will cover matters ignored by the corporate media, at a session organized by the Progressive Librarians' Guild at ALA, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Alternative Press Index.

Author Jonathan Kozol, at another program, lashed out at the library association for cozying up to corporate interests, while relegating issues of equity to "task forces", instead of getting corporations to fund initiatives that could improve poverty-stricken schools. In the South Bronx, the only new school with PCs was a reform school. He expressed outrage that corporations may offer to "train" poor kids, but said what kids in many parts of the U.S. need are not "training" to enter the dead-end jobs but "education" to overthrow and change the existing system that oppresses the "proletariat".

Another also addressed the Seattle protests and how the WTO could affect public funding of libraries.

This evening's edition airs from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is Web-cast at

Daniel C. Tsang
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