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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 24, Issue 3

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B ro o k .
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th e n
a d v is e d
m e
t o
s p e a k
w ithG ary
M athew s.
I w as
tr a n s f e r r e d
t o
a n o th e rs e c r e t a r y
w ho told m eG aryM a th e w sa l s o n o lo n g e r w orked
fo rSU N Y
S to n y
B ro o k . S h e
th e n
d ire c te d
m e
t o
R ic h a rd
M ann,
th e
V ic e
P re s id e n t
o f
A d m in is tra tio n .
M r.M ann
seem ed
re lu c ta n t
to
g iv ein fo rm a tio nre g a rd in g
th eH u m a n itie sp ro je c t
s ta tin g ,
" T h is
p ro je c t
i s
o u t
o f
a d m in is tra tio n 's
ale g ib les c h e d u l eo fth ep re v a ilin gw agera te sa n d
s u p p le m e n ts ."
T he
H u m a n itie s
B u ild in g
i s
c u r-
re n tly
s u rro u n d e d
w ith
a
c h a inlin k'fe n c in g
p ro -
h ib itin g
a n y
p u b lic
a c c e s s
i n
o ro u t
o fth e
s ite .
T h e rea rep o s te ds ig n sw a rn in g
th a tt r e s p a s s i n gi s
p ro h ib ite d .
T hes c h e d u leo f p re v a ilin g

w a g e ra te s a n ds u p p le m e n tsa ren o t p o s te do n e ith e rth ef e n c e o r th eb u ild in g .

B y J a c k ieH ayes
I ti s W ednesday, O c to b e r2 ,2 0 0 2 ,s ix -th irty
a.m .
T he
m e ta l
g a te s" b e h in d
th e
S to n y
B ro o k
H u m a n itie sB u ild in go p e n
t ole ti naw h itev a nc a r -
ry in gw o rk ers.
Afe w
h o u rsla te ra nin fla ta b lerat is
p o is e d
infro n to fth e
H u m a n itie sB u ild in g ,fa c in g
th ep a s s i n gs tu d e n tsa n dfa c u lty .Am em bero r tw o
o fL a b o r e r s '
L o c a l7 8
( alo c a lu n io n ) w ill accom pa-
n yth ein fla ta b le
ra tt op a s so u tf l y e r s .T he h e a d in g
o n the flyerss ta te s ," S tu d e n ts ,F a c u lty , a n dV isito rs
BEW ARE
d e a th
com es
e a rly
if
y o u
b re a th e
a s b e s to s ."
I ta l s o claim s
th a tth ec o n tra c tin gcom -
p a n y
h ire d
th ro u g h
th e
u n iv e rs ity
is
re fu sin g
to
p a yw o rk e rsa p re v a ilin g w a g e .
O n eo f th e U n io nre p re s e n ta tiv e ss ta n d in g
n e x tt o th er a t , w ho r e f e r r e d
t o h im selfa s W ieslaw ,
stated, "w e are w o rrieda b o u t w orkers."
T heu n io n
isc o n c e r n e d
th a tth en o n -u n io nw o rk e rsa re b e in g
e x p o s e d
t oa s b e s t o s ,a red e n ie d

m e d ic a li n s u r a n c e , d e n ta l insurance, andp e n s i o n s , o rth a t th e ya ren o t b e in g

p a id
p re v a ilin gw age.
S in c e
th ec o n tra c tin g
com pany
tra n s p o rts
th e
w o rk e rs
toa n d
fro m
th e
jo bs ite ,th eu n io n 're p re s e n ta tiv e s
a reu n a b let ota lk
to
th e m .
W ieslaw
e x p re s s e d
fru s tra tio n
s ta tin g ,
" th e y
b rin g
th e m
inc a r se v e r y
m o rn in g ."
H e
a ls o
s ta te d
th ew o rk e rsw ere u n w illin g
t oc o m m u n ic a te
w ithth eu n io n .
H ea ttrib u te sth ist op o s s ib lefe a rs
th e
n o n -u n io n
w o rk e rs
m ig h t
h a v e
a b o u tlo s in g
th e irjo b s .
"W hen
If ir s tc a m et oth e U n ite d
S ta te s ,
Iw asto ld Iw o u ldg e tf i r e d
ifI jo in e d
au n io n ,."h e
s a id ,r e f e r r i n g
t osom eo f h is first jobs as anim m i-
g ra n ti nth eU .S .
T he b e tto m
o fth efly e ra d v i s e s s tu d e n tst o
" C a ll
E d w a rd
S .
C ox
o f
th e
S ta te
U n iv ersity
C o n s tru c tio n
F u n d
a t5 1 8 -6 8 9 -2 6 0 5
a n d
dem and
th a t
re s p o n s ib le
c o n tra c to rs
b e
h ire d
t o
p e rfo rm
th ish a z a r d o u sw o rk ."
Ic a lle d
th e num berd e ta ile d
o n
th efly e ra n d
s p o k e
w ith
as e c re ta ry
w ho
s a id
th a tE dw ard
S .C oxd id
n o tw orkfo rSU N Y
S to n y
o fth en o n u n io n , w o rk ers.
"W e
re q u irec o n tra c to rs
t op a y
p re v a ilin g
w age"h e e x p la in e d .
Y eth e w as
u n a b le to tellm e th ep re v a ilin g
w ages.
A c c o rd in g
t oA rtic le8 ,S e c tio n2 2 0
o fth e
L a b o rL aw s, " th e
c o n tra c to r m ust p u b lic lyp o s to n
th e w orks ite ,i nap ro m in e n ta n da c c e s s i b l e
p la c e ,
a re
a ls o
in c o n s is -
i nth e
fly e rsb e in g
o u t
b y

L a b o re rs ' 3 .T hefly e rss ta te o y a l

C o n tra c tin g
fN .Y .i s
th e
c o n -
y e t
F ra n k
D esler
th a t
J .K o k o la k is
th e
c o n tra c to r.
IS . C ox, th e
nam e
n
th e
fly e r
a s
a
U n iv ersity
L c tio nF u n d
re p re -
re ,
d o e s
n o tw ork
n y
B ro o k .
A fter
w ith
W ieslaw ,
I
M ann,
R ic k
i ,a n dF ra n k D esler
r ith num erous
s e c -
m any
q u e s tio n s
n a in .
H ow
m uch
:w o rk e rs
a t
th e
itie s
B u ild in g
p a id ?
A re
th e y
b e in g
p a idp re v a ilin g
w ages?
A reta xd o lla rss u p -
p o rtin gac o n tra c tin gcom panyth a t d e n ie sw o rk e rs
b e n e fits
a n dp re v a ilin g
w ages
a s
d e ta ile d
o n
th e
f ly e r s ?
A nd
fin a lly ,a re
th e
n o n -u n io n
w o rk e rs
being exposed
t oa s b e s t o s ?
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _C okeK ills
B y B ev
B ryan
A
p aram ilitary
s q u a d
o fth eU n ite d
S e lf
D efense
F o rc e s
o f
C o lo m b ia
(A U C )
s h o t
a n d
k ille dIsid ro
S e g u n d o
G ila tth eg a teo f th e
C oke
b o ttlin gp la n ti nC arepaa t 8 :3 0a .m . on D ecem ber
5 ,1 9 9 6 .H e w as o n eo f th ele a d e rso f th eb e v e r a g e
w o r k e r 's
u n io na t C a re p a .
A n
h o u r
la te r
a n o th e r
o f
th e
u n io n 's
leaders w as
k id n a p p e d .H e la te re s c a p e d
t oe x ile
i n
B o g o ta .
T hat
n ig h t
th e
p a ra m ilita rie s
b ro k e
in to
th e
u n io n 's
o ffic e s ,
b u rn in g
th e m
t o
th e
g ro u n d .
G il's
w id o w
w as
la te r
k ille d ,
le a v in g
b e h in d
tw oo r p h a n e d
c h ild re n .
T he
n e x td a y ,th e
p a ra s
re tu rn e d
t o
th e
p la n ta n d
d e liv e re d
a n
u ltim atu m :a b a n d o n
th e
u n io n
o rfa c ed e a th . T hey w ere, fo rth e m ost p a rt,
o b e y e d .
F o rfo u ry e a r s
th ew o rk e rss o u g h th e lp
frn m
th e ir
o \u2022^ w n
-n v P r r n m p n fth u t
th p
n p r p e u tio n n
c o n tin u e d .N o
re s p o n s e cam e
fro m
th e A m erican
E m bassy.
T he
w o rk e rs
i n
C o lo m b ia
h a v e
ta k e n
C o c a -C o la
t oc o u rto nth eg ro u n d s th a tth ecom -
p a n y
i sc o m p lic iti nth em u rd e ro f u n io nle a d e rs
i n
C o lu m b ia .
T he
c a s e
w as
b ro u g h t
t o
th e
S IN A L T R A IN A L ,th eu n io n
that represents C oke
w o rk e rs
i n
C o lo m b ia
w ith
th e
su p p o rt
o f
th e
U n ite d
S te e l
W orkers
o f
A m erica
a n d
th e
In te rn a tio n a lL a b o rR ig h tsF u n d .
T hes u it w asf i l e di nth e M iam i D istric tC o u rto n
J u ly
2 0
o f2 0 0 1
a g a in s t
th eC o c a -C o la
com pany
a n d
Panam erican
B everages,
In c .
(Panam co),
L a tin
A m erica's
num ber
o n e
b o ttle r
o f
C oke
p ro d u c tsa n d
B e b id a syA lim en to s,th e com pany
w h ic h
o p e ra te s
th e
p la n t
i n
C arepa
w here
th e
m uurder to o kn la c e .
h e
U n io n
a rg e s
th a t
th e
in t's
m anager,
io s to
M ilan
o sq
u
e ra
,
im ed
th a t" h e
d
g iv e n
a n
d e r
t o
th e
ram ilitaries
to
r r y
o u t
th e
;k
o f
d e s tro y -
g
th e
u n io n ."
o s q u e ra
h a d
a
p u ta tio n
fo r
rty in g
w ith
e
p aram ili-
r ie s .
'o k e 's
d e fe n s e
i sth a tth e y
a ren o tre s p o n s ib le
fo rth ea c tio n s
o f
th e irb u s i n e s sp a rtn e rsi no th e rc o u n trie s . "C oca-
C o lad e n ie sa n yc o n n e c tio n
t o
a n y hum an
rig h ts
v io la tio n
o f th isty p e .W ed on o tow n
o r o p e ra te
th ep la n ts ,"
C oke
spokesm an
R afael
F e rn a n d e z
Q u iro s to ldB B C N ew s.
B e b id a s
y
A lim en to s,
w h ic h
d o e s
ow n
a n d
o p e ra teth ep la n t,i n s i s t sth e yh a v en oin flu -
e n c e
o n
th e
a c tio n s
o f
th e
p aram ilitaries.
T he
o w n e r, an A m erican
nam edR ic h a rd
K irb y , to lda
re p o rte r:
"Y ou
d o n 't
u se
th e m .
T hey
u se
y o u .
N obody
te lls
th e
p a ra m ilita rie s
w hat
t o
d o ."
F o llo w in g
th elaw su it, K irb y ,w h o 'sso nru n sth e
p la n t,d e n ie da n yin v o lv e m e n ti nth em u rd e ra n d
trie dt o sell thep la n t.C okew o u ldn o t a llo w
i t .I t
seem sth ec o rp o ra tio n
h a s som ec o n tro lo v e r th e
a c tio n so f th e irb u s i n e s sp a rtn e rs .
T he
w o rk e rs
w ere
i n
n e g o tia tio n s
w ith
th ep la n ta tth etim eo fth em u rd e r. "T he com pa-
n y
n e v e rn e g o tia te d
w ith
th eu n io n
a fte rth a t,"
s a iidE d g a rP a e z ,o n eo fth ele a d e rso f th eu n io n .
" 2 7w o rk e rsi ntw e lv ed e p a rtm e n tsle ftth ep la n t
a n d
th e
a re a .
A ll
th e
w o rk e rs
h a d
t o
q u itth e
u n io nt os a v e
th e ir ow nliv e s ,a n d
th eu n io nw as
c o m p le te ly
d e s tro y e d .F o r tw o
m o n th sth ep a r a -
m ilitaries
cam ped
ju s t
o u ts id e
th e
p la n t's
g a te
a n d
C o c a -C o la
n e v e rc o m p la in e d
t o
th ea u th o ri-
tie s ," h es a id .E x p e rie n c e d
w o rk e rs w ere replaced
w ith
w o rk e rs
w ith o u te x p e r i e n c e
w ho
c o u ld
b e
p a id
th eb a rem in im u m . C oke cam eo u t th ec le a r
w in n e r
i n
th is
sto ry
b u ts a y s
th ep a ra m ilita rie s
d idi ta llfo rlo v e .
T hep la in tiffs
a re
s u in g
u n d e rth eA lie n
T o rt C la im sA cto f1 7 8 9 . U nderth isla w
n o n -U .S .
c itiz e n sc a nsu e
i n A m erican
c o u rtsfo r dam ages
C o n tin u e do np a g e
1 4
-- i i
h a n d s ."
H e
s ta te <
th e
ad m in istratic
aw are
o f
th e
c o n t
th ep la n s ,th ed e s i g
c o n s tru c tio n ,y e td c
h a v ea n y d e c is io n
n r
p o w e r.
W hen
a s k e
h a d
d e c is io n
r r
pow er
h e
d ire c te d
R ic k
F e ltm a n ,
R e p re s e n ta tiv e
f o
SU N Y
C o n s tr
F u n d .
A fter
in fo
M r.
F e ltm a n
Iw as
th eS to n y
B ro o k
P r
tr a n s f e r r e d
m e
to
D esler,a lth o u g h
h
u n a b le
t o
in fo rm
F r a n k 's
jo b
t i t l e
o r
tio n .
F ra n k
s ta l
K o k o la k is
w as
th E
tra c to rh ire d
t o
w c
th e
H u m a n itie s
B u
a n d
th a t he wasu r
B yA dam
S c h la g m a n
I tb e g a n
o n
S u n d a y , S e p te m b e r2 9 th
a t
11pm ,o n th eth irdflo o ro f th eS tu d e n tA c tiv itie s
C e n te r.
A
s e c re tm e e tin g
w as
a rra n g e d ,w h ic h
a p p ro x im a te ly
th irtyc o n c e r n e d
s tu d e n tsa tte n d -
e d .
T h e s es tu d e n tsa llh a d c o m p la in tsa b o u tth e
m ealp la n ,w h ic hdorm ers liv in g a tS to n yB ro o k
U n iv ersity
a ref o r c e d
t op u r c h a s e .
T hem e e tin g
w as
o rg a n iz e d
a n d
le d
b y
a
s tu d e n t,M andel
J u lie n .
.
R ig h taw ay, J u lie nm adei tc le a rth a th e
w asn o ta c tin g
a sth ep r e s i d e n t o f som e c lu b
o r
o rg a n iz a tio n ,b u tth a t
h e
w asju s ta n
o rd in a ry
s tu d e n t,
lik e
th e
r e s t
o f
u s,m e e tin g
t o
s e e k
r e d r e s so fth eg r i e v a n c e sa g a i n s tth em ealp la n .
J u lie nd idn o t ju s t ru nth em e e tin gb lin d -
ly ;h e w asw e llp r e p a r e d .
H eh a d
ap relim in ary
proposal typed
u p ,a n d
d e m o n s tra te d
a n a b ility
t os m o o th lyru n
th em e e tin g .
.
N ow
o fcourse youm ig h tb ew o n d e rin g
w hat e x a c tlyw a s g o in go n and w hys o m any stu-
d e n tsw ereu p s e t.B efo re w ea d d r e s st h e s e item s,
w en e e d
t op ro v id e
som e
b a c k g ro u n d . C am pus
D in in g
S e rv ic e s(w eb
s i t eh ttp ://w w w .cam p u s-
d in in g .o rg ),
w h ic h
c o n tro ls
th e
m eal
p la n
a n d
o p e ra te s dining facilities onth e w est cam pus,i sa
p a rtn e rs h ip
am ong
th e
F a c u lty
S tu d e n t
A s s o c ia tio n
(F S A ), C am pusA d m in is tra tio n ,a n d
C h a rtw e lls.
N ow
th a t
w e
k n o w
w ho
c o n tro ls
th e
m ealp la n ,w e
c a n
m ove
o n
t ow hat
i s
w ro n g
w ithi t .
T h e reis n 'to n e
p ro b le m
th a ti sp ro m i-
n e n t, b u tra th e ra m u ltitu d eo fproblem s.
F irsto fa ll,y o ur e c e i v e
m ealp o in ts
o n
y o u rc a r d .
Y ourm oney
i sn o tr e f e r r e d
t oa sd o l-
la r s ,
b u t
a s
p o in ts
a s
a
p s y c h o lo g ic a l
p lo y
to
le s s e n
th e
p e rc e iv e d
v a lu e
e x p e n d e d
o n
e a c h -
m e a l.
N e x t,th e m e a lp la n price w asr a i s e dth is
y e a r and has escalated every year. M andelh o p e s
t o
fin d
a
w ay
t o
p re v e n t fu tu re
in c re a s e s
a n d
m a in ta inas te a d yp ric e .I td o e sn o t s e e m
re a s o n -
a b lefo rth ep ric etor i s e , a sth e reh a sn o tb e e na
p e rc e iv a b lei n c r e a s ei nth ec o s to f g ro c e rie s in the
lo c a lo r n a tio n a leconom y,a n d
th e e c o n o m ic so f
a
la rg e rs tu d e n tb o d y
w o u ld
d ic ta tea d d itio n a l
s a v in g s .A d d itio n a lly ,th ein d iv id u a lp ric e s(m eal
T he B a ttl efo raB etter M eal P la n
p o in ts )o falm ost a llo f th efo o d so n cam push a v e
b e e n
ra is e d .
F o r
th e
p re v io u s ly
c ite d
re a s o n s ,
th isi sa l s o c o u n te rin tu itiv e .
T he m ealp la n
a n d
th ep ric eo fin d iv id -
u a lfo o d
item sa r e n 't
th eo n ly
th in g s th a th a v e
in c re a s e di n p ric e . T hec o s to fd o in gla u n d ry
has
r is e n
a sw e ll.
L ast sem ester
th ep ric e
o fu s in g
o n e w asher w ithy o u r m ealc a r d
w as$ 1a n d
th e
p ric e
o fu s in g
o n e
d ry e rw as
$ 0 .7 5 .
N ow , th is
y e a r b o thp ric e s w erer a i s e d
tenc e n ts .T h isi sn o t-
ap ro b le mju s tb e c a u s eo fp ric ein fla tio n ,b u ta l s o
b e c a u s e
i ti s
alm ost
im p o ssib le
t o
u se
a ll
th e
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c a rd sa n dn o tfra c tio n so fap o in t,s oi ti sh ig h ly
lik e ly
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y o u rc a r d .
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lik eab ig
d e a l,
b u ti fth o u s a n d s
o fs tu d e n tsh a v e
fra c tio n so fa
p o in tl e f to v e ro nth e irc a r d s ,i ta d d su p .
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i sth e rei sn oc o n s i s t e n -
c yi np ric e so fs e r v i n gs i z e s .
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m uchfo o dy o ur e c e i v e .

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i s
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o f
th efo u n d a tio n so fa ne q u ita b les o c ie ty .
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a n o th e r
la rg e
p ro b le m
i s
ta k e o u t
fo o d .
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o f
ta k e o u t
c o n ta in e rs
a n d
th e ir
c o n te n ts
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out andi fy o u w ant s o m e th in g
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to
f l i pi to v e rin toa
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w heny o up a y .T h isi sto ta llyu n a c c e p ta b le .
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w o rsti si fy o u
p u rc h a s e
m ashed
p o ta to e s
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g ra v y .
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i s
th ro w n
o no n eo fth esm all
p a p e rp la te sw ithth eg r a v yle a k in g
o ffo fi ta n d
alm osts o a k i n g
th ro u g h
th e
p la te .
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i fy o u
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y o u ,y o un e e d
t of l i p
th ep o ta to e so v e rin toac o n ta in e ra tth ere g is te r
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la rg e
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c o n ta in e rs
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w ill
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i nu n is o n .
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p la n .
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f ir s ttim e
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m eal card
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1 5 5d o lla rs ;e x c u s em e ,-p o in ts ,a c c o r d -
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th a tth e yju s t"sw ipe
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th e
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fo rs tu d e n ts
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th e ir m ealc a r d s .
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i so n lyo p e n
fo rc a s h -
b o u g h t
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sam e
th in g
g o e s
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H arrim an
C afe.
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H u m a n itie s
c lo s e d
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re p a irs ,
th eo n ly
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t oe a t
d u rin g
th ea f t e r -
n o o n ,b e s i d e sth er e s i d e n c eh a lls ,i sth eU n io n .
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s tu d e n ts
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k o s h e r.A lo n gw ithth isg o e sth ep o in tth a tth e re
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t ob eh e a lth ie r
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cam pus.
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a n dv e g e ta ria n sa res ta rv in g ;th e rea ref e w
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th e irow n
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t o
c u t
k o s h e r
a n d
n o n -
k o s h e rfo o da n dth esam ep o tsa n d
p a n st oc o o k
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i s
a n tith e tic a l
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o f
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o n
M a n d e l'sp r o p o s a lo rla te ra d d e d
t oi t .
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in c lu d e dth ep ro p o s itio nth a t m eal p o in tss h o u ld
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a ll m eeta tth eSA Clo o po n
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a t 2 :4 5 p m .
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