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... I checked my flist and found everyone had posted about the Easter Dr. Who special. (Okay, "everyone" was merely 3 or 4 posts in a row and all the new ones.)

Today, everyone has posted about Amazon's appalling new policy of - in effect - discriminating against LGBT books.

In the chance that anyone reads my LJ and hasn't come across this story elsewhere - you can see one of the 'straight (SORRY - no pun intended!) from the horse's mouth' accounts here. And sign the petition here.

I know some people - librarians and teachers included - may not be as free to publicly proclaim a boycott of Amazon until they rescind the policy - but on the other hand, the kidlitosphere especially NEEDS to protest this.

.. . and the fact that just since I read the 'everyone' posts there's been evidence of Amazon's backtracking doesn't mean it's ignorable. It's still important to ensure this doesn't become a small, overlooked incident which could happen again, in this, or a slightly altered form.

Date: 2009-04-13 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmaco.livejournal.com
I've come back from holidays to the Amazon madness. I agree on the need to protest - I've just send an email to Amazon raising my concerns and asking for a clarification of their policies.

Date: 2009-04-13 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-schrapnell.livejournal.com
That's a definite downer to come back to!

Speaking of contacting Amazon, have you checked out AmazonFail: The Video (http://watchmebe.livejournal.com/617828.html) [livejournal.com profile] sartorias linked to? It's brilliant. (Phew - one sentence not ending with a preposition.)

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