Old-fashioned book burning, and what are networks doing?


last year
Hello.

There is an article at http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/24 ... oys-books/ that says...

When the government of Stephen Harper shut down seven of Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)’s nine research libraries in 2013, it came as a bit of a shock. But rather than digitizing the content, as promised, for approximately 80% of the material, primarily one-off unique research material sources, were destroyed. Landfills, dumpsters, and even old-fashioned book burnings of scientific material, all led by the Harper government’s mandate, a mandate driven by the ideology fed to the Prime Minister from the nameless oligarchs who have given him millions.


My question is, what are networks like this one doing to prevent agencies like these from burning information and material like the ones described in this article. I can think of ways that I could prevent information and material from being wiped away. One way would be to create a network where scanned books are then stored on a network or networks of least repressive agents (government, etc.).

I'm just wondering if there is a clear example of this going on where someones own writings for the public or things that are known to belong to the public are being stored safely out of reach of those that may want to burn it.

P.S., I don't know the validity of the article linked above.

5 months ago

My question is, what are networks like this one doing to prevent agencies like these from burning information and material like the ones described in this article.


Why is the TOR network the appropriate place?
(I cant speak for Tor, yes, no or otherwise).

Seems the EFF Electronic Freedom Federation https://www.eff.org/
is a good starting point for you to dig around to locate the right advocates.
perhaps the online libraries?
http://worldebooklibrary.com/
http://worldlibrary.org/Home
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

Maybe not.
I view Tor as a software development organization.
Yes the founders are advocates for freedom of speech.

Maybe it is up to you, us, those you can persuade toward advocacy to be certain the materials in hard copy form
are scanned and protected prior to destruction?
If not for the individuals, I am not sure there are 'others' in waiting , but if so, maybe a donation to the cause would also help

thank you for bringing the injustice to the attention of others.
Its always good to share, to speakout for, and against the abominations that are book burnings.
Finding the right group might just become your task. Please?

Always good to reach out and ask for other ideas and help.

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