Reading list, books about/by women for community college students

Awhile back, we collaboratively came up with a recommended reading list for female students, noted on another Radical Reference page here: Feminist Books for Disadvantaged Female Students (and anyone else)....

QUESTION: Fidel Castro Quote Verification

question / pregunta: 

I'm seeking the source of the following quotation:

"In prison, there were no rifles for training, no stone fortresses from which to shoot. Behind those walls, our rifles were books. And through study, stone by stone we built our fortress, the only one that is invincible: the fortress of ideas."

~Fidel Castro

I would like to find the primary source (speech, autobiography, newspaper article, interview, whatever it may be). If I can't find the primary source, any authoritative reference such as a reputable collection of quotations will do. I need the full citation, including page number, publisher, year, etc.

This has been particularly frustrating, because almost all references to this quote are on anti-Castro websites, none of which cite the source of the quote.

I may have more requests for help with quote verification in the coming weeks. Thank you.

NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2008 Table Schedule

Radical Reference at the Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair

Radical Reference will be conducting two workshops on Saturday October 20th in lovely Baltimore. You can see a full schedule of speakers, tables and other workshops here.
Descriptions of the workshops we are conducting are here. We'll have a table with (hopefully) some exciting crafty stuff too, so come over, it should be pretty great.

WorldCat List of Titles in May 2007 Catholic Worker


For my first blog post to Radical Reference, I wanted to draw people's attention to an Open WorldCat list I created at

Rad Ref Free Library Book Project

In the spirit of projects like and
we've decided to set some books free as well. Essentially it's a way for you to make the entire world, and especially places that lack libraries of their own, (ie.

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