media ignoring activists..

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 07:26:03 -0800 (PST)


There are three activists in San Diego, fasting for the right to 24 hour
public facilities.  

In the midst of the holiday season (for those of us who celebrate winter
holidays), three men, for the past several days, have been drinking
nothing but water.

I'm told that the media, in the pocket of the political powers that be,
have not covered this story, their ongoing conditions, or the reason for
their actions, with the exception of one article in a local paper.

One of the men is homeless; the other two have been, and keenly understand
the ramifications of San Diego's neglect of these, the poorest of the
poor.

And media, silent, cooperates with power...and I feel, appropriately,
powerless.

But if we cannot change the world, at least we may try to embarrass the
guilty...I will call my Senators; write from WA state; and email the CA
senators...at the very least, someone in power will understand that more
than the San Diego City Council is watching, and aware of this
ongoing--and hushed--sacrifice. 

Pat Myers