[Homeroast] Uganda boycott > was RE: +Twelve roasts of Christmas

Lynne Biziewski lynnebiz at gmail.com
Sat Dec 21 15:26:20 CST 2013


Sandy, I totally agree with you. Thank you for posting this.

Besides life in prison, haven't many died as a result of this horrendous
bigotry?

Lynne


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM, Sandy Andina <sandraandina at icloud.com>wrote:

> For those who haven't heard about it, in Uganda one can get life in prison
> without parole for either being gay or failing to inform the government
> about people one knows are gay. Protests and boycotts are the only ways
> people outside Uganda can bring this to light. Of course, a boycott alone
> probably won't change Ugandan laws in the short term. But these days
> boycotts can go viral, and influence those in other countries to speak out
> with their mouths and wallets. Playing the "it hurts the little guy" card
> is specious--by that logic, you are harming the workers and families of
> every country's goods you consciously choose not to purchase and even of
> every business you refuse to patronize. It can reach reductio ad absurdum.
> Meanwhile, Ugandan farmers and farm workers have already been paid for what
> they've harvested. But announcing that henceforth one will not buy a
> country's major export commodity does send a message to its government,
> even if it takes years to effect a change.  As Edward says, Africa is big
> enough for us coffee lovers to satisfy our thirsts and support coffee
> workers & farmers without tacitly endorsing human rights violations. Money
> talks, and it ultimately can talk to those at the top.
>
> Sent from my iPad
> Sandy
> www.sandyandina.com
>
> On Dec 21, 2013, at 2:04 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > For those interested I'll post my friends blog. I know that there are
> some
> > of you on this list that will really appreciate and enjoy it. Africa is
> big
> > for us coffee lovers. And of course SM has helped us all get closer to
> the
> > people where our coffee originates.
> > She was studying and now on fellowship in several african countries. It's
> > not about coffee but is ag/food/environment/sustainable related.  She
> > writes so well about life for people in these various areas where coffee
> > I'm sure is often part of the local situation.
> > **Please realize she is in sensitive areas and so I don't comment to her
> > blog or post it too openly*** link http://madeinamherst.wordpress.com/
> > peace
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> An old friend's daughter is doing some food/ag studies/work in Uganda,
> >> some related to coffee too. Looking forward to hearing more when she
> >> returns next year.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com
> >wrote:
> >>
> >>> Sad but rather true.  It puts near everyone between a rock and a hard
> >>> place...except maybe the Uganda Parliament.
> >>>
> >>> So, Mike, got a copy of the Christmas coffee poem?  I seem to have
> >>> misplaced my copy.
> >>>
> >>> John
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> At 10:30 AM 12/21/2013, you wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Indeed, that'll put those struggling dirt poor peasant coffee farmers
> in
> >>>> their place....but somehow don't think it'll effect the Uganda
> >>>> Parliament in
> >>>> the least.
> >>>>
> >>>> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> >>>> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> >>>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> >>>> http://www.mckoffee.com/
> >>>>
> >>>> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I
> >>>> must
> >>>> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal
> >>>> enlightenment
> >>>> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> >>>> before.
> >>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> ]
> >>>> On
> >>>> Behalf Of Sandy Andina
> >>>> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 3:46 PM
> >>>> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> >>>> list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> >>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] +Twelve roasts of Christmas
> >>>>
> >>>> I like Uganda Bugisu as much as anyone here, but after learning of
> >>>> Uganda's
> >>>> new breathtakingly cruel anti-gay law, I'm boycotting it.
> >>>> On Dec 20, 2013, at 2:32 PM, Bob Hazen <peatmonster at comcast.net>
> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On the second day of Christmas,
> >>>>>> my roaster sent to me
> >>>>>> Uganda Bugisu,
> >>>>
> >>>> Peace & Song,
> >>>> Sandy Andina
> >>>> www.sandyandina.com
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>
> >> --
> >> Ed Bourgeois
> >> Amherst MA.
> >
> >
> >
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