Friends of Cuban Libraries - US Propaganda Front

Jose G. Perez jgperez at
Sun Feb 10 22:33:30 MST 2002


I found your reply to be extremely effective, devastatingly so.

Especially since it relies entirely on the testimony of professional
librarians, who quite dispassionately, and without any hostility to the
"dissidents" involved, describe these straightforwardly as fronts for
political groups and as a way to make yourself into a "politically
persecuted" person eligible for an immediate visa to the U.S.

A scam, in other words.

I'd like to post your attachment to CubaNews, a yahoo group of which I'm one
of the moderators. Please let me know if that is ok.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian James" <bajames at>
To: <marxism at>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 5:48 PM
Subject: Friends of Cuban Libraries - US Propaganda Front

I subscribe to a list serve called Academic Librarians Forum. A person
named Robert Kent has been posting messages to it for a group called
"Friends of Cuban Libraries," decrying the repression and censorship
that the Cuban government is supposedly directing at "independent"
libraries in Cuba. Well, it turns out, not surprisingly, that this is a
US government propaganda campaign, and I found good evidence for it,
which I posted it to the list serve. Here's my response to the latest
message by Robert Kent. Any comments?

Brian James

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