Resolution in Support of The Progressive

Adopted at 1979 Annual Conference

WHEREAS …[lost text]… of the government of the United States; and

WHEREAS the information contained in the censored article is freely available in unclassified documents found in American library collections; and

WHEREAS the Los Alamos Scientific Library is now the object of censorship and repression which may set a precedent for similar repression of other libraries and similar unclassified information; and

WHEREAS the Freedom to Read Foundation has entered the case in support of The Progressive and Freedom of Information; and

WHEREAS the Library Bill of Rights states that “Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas,"

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Membership of the American Library Association go on record as deploring the actions of the United States Attorney General's Office, supporting The Progressive's case, and demanding that the case be dropped immediately; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to the Attorney General of the United States, the Freedom to Read Foundation, and the national press.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 54, pp. 6-7