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By Cesar Chavez

The first significant selection of writings by way of civil rights chief Cesar Chavez

some of the most very important civil rights leaders in American heritage, Cesar Chavez was once an organization believer within the ideas of nonviolence, and he successfully hired peaceable strategies to extra his reason. via his efforts, he helped in attaining dignity, reasonable wages, advantages, and humane operating stipulations for millions of farm employees. This broad selection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his development and improvement as a pacesetter, and contains formerly unpublished fabric. From speeches to unfold the observe of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony sooner than the home of Representatives in regards to the dangers of insecticides, Chavez communicated in transparent, direct language and encouraged humans all over with an unflagging dedication to his beliefs.

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KATTRIN looks after them, leaves the washing, goes to the hat, picks it up, sits down, and takes up the red boots. And the war is a war of religion. (Singing while KATTRIN puts the boots on : ) "A mighty fortress is our God (He sings a verse or so of Luther's . " 48 Mother Courage and Her Children hymn. ) And talking of King Gustavus, this freedom he tried to bring to Germany cost him a pretty penny. B ack in Sweden he had to levy a salt tax, the poorer folks didn't like it a bit. Then, too, he had to lock up the Germans and even cut their heads off, they clung so to slavery and their Kaiser.

The Sergeant's eyes'll pop out of his head. "I give you the cash box to take care of, and what do you do," he'll s ay, "but hand it right back to me : you've disappointed me most pleasantly, Swiss Cheese . Yes, Kattrin, I will have a glass now! " When KAT TRIN reappears behind the wagon two men confront her. One of them is a SERGEANT. The other doffs his hat and flourishes it in a showy greeting. Ver one eye. MAN WITH THE BANDAGE : Good morning, young lady. Have you seen a man from the Second Protestant Regiment?

MOTHER COURAGE : Now, Kattrin, calm down and tell all about it, your mother understands you. What, that little bastard of mine's taken the cash box away? I'll box his ears for him, the rascal! Now take your time and don't try . to talk, use your hands. I don't like it when you howl like a dog, what'll the chaplain think of you? You're giving him the creeps. A man with one eye was here? CHAPLAIN : Th at fellow with one eye is an informer! Have they caught Swiss Cheese? (KATTRIN shakes her head, shrugs her shoulders.

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