December 25, 1999
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The gift that keeps on taking
In other words ----
Never befriend the oppressed
unless you are prepared to
take on the oppressor.
Elfie holds that giving to
the poor on holidays is just a cheap excuse for not working to
correct our societal injustices on Monday mornings. A lot like
that Christian leader who, when challenged about his shady business
dealings, blurted: I leave God home on Mondays. The real measure
of our commitment to social justice is not the turkeys we hand
out on Christmas, but the sweat we offer on the other 364 days
to eliminate hand outs. To assist the poor in organizing their
ways out of poverty, so, head held high, they can buy their own
turkeys. There are many hard working poor on our farms, in our
cities. They do not need turkeys of pity; they need unions of
power to get higher wages -- and a dignified life. Here are a
Over 3,000 strikers and supporters
march in King City, CA in a 7-month fight against right-wing bosses
trying to destroy the union and cut worker benefits. For
more info, click here for striker web page.
Informational picket line at
Channel 21 in Fresno. Workers are suffering from the Christmas
turkey syndrome. The bosses gave them backpacks instead of turkeys
-- and instead of a contract and wages hikes.
Buy A Bale A Month Club
As reported in our e-mail message of October 12, member Vic
Bedoian has organized a Buy A Bale A Month Club. Each club member
pledges to donate to SunMt $5 a month to buy, truck and store
a bale of straw for Baby SunHouse, SunMt's demonstration passive
solar straw bale-adobe dwelling. Purpose to develop engineering
data so that straw bale construction can become a part of the
regular building code. The club will live until the project is
fully financed. You can join by sending in your first $5.
This chronicle is transformed most every Monday.
*Walk on the wild side
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