Thursday, January 19, 2017


"...on November 15, (2011). . .the New York Police Department
seized and destroyed more than two-thirds of the collection (originally almost 3,000 books) when they raided and vacated the premises of Zuccotti Park. Today this library no longer exists. As a result of
a lawsuit filed by Occupy Wall Street against the City of New York
(then governed by Mayor Bloomberg), the material damages and loss
of the book collection were met with a payment of $47,000 the
following spring. The activist group distributed this compensation
among other social groups, public institutions and politically engaged 
businesses. . ."

from Fantasies of the Library
edited by Anne-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin
M I T     P R E S S

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