Illinois prison book ban
I was reading the front-page article in your Sept. 9 issue on the Florida gulag system’s overturning the ban on several issues of the Militant and I came across the information about the Danville Correctional Center’s attempt to remove 200 books from the library. I have been challenging these folks for censoring our reading materials for over 50 years.
Finally getting the ‘Militant’!
I want to thank you for all the effort and determination in helping all the subscribers of the Militant in the fight against banning our newspaper and defending our civil rights. I wanted you to know I received the five previously banned issues you sent me.
The Militant keeps me informed about the situation in my Island of Enchantment Puerto Rico.
We have been victims of U.S. capitalism for many years and now my people on the island have stood up and confronted the reality that the U.S. has never helped us. Instead it has utilized us as slaves working for a few dollars while they get rich.
Editor’s note: It seems that, for now, we have won a victory against the Florida prison system’s efforts to suppress the Militant. On Aug. 30 the Literature Review Committee reversed the bans on the last six issues that had been impounded and to our knowledge no issue of the paper has been impounded since then. Thanks to all those who sent letters to the Review Committee!