There's a petition to end library austerity, which has been destroying the library service and community access to it now for decades. Libraries need funding to work, but they give back much more!
@vicorva republicans are working to end libraries here in the US too. I’m sure it’s all caught up in the same racist/classist reasoning of how dare poor people have public access to knowledge and resources.
@KARiley40 oh it absolutely is class based but the crazy thing is: even middle class people use the library, often for children or events. Nobody but the very richest people want libraries gone. It's bonkers.
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