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Anti-draft cartoon, 1969. Published by Chinatown/Manilatown Draft Help in San Francisco. Draft Help counseled youth on alternatives to military service, and although draft counseling is normally a one-time service, Draft Help was an example of a "new community institution" (see text below). Counselors also offered information about the larger political picture, so youth could understand the war that led to the draft.
Cartoon by Lisa Lyon.

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Serve the People


In the movement there is another saying -- "Serve the People!" This also has a deeper meaning than its surface value. If we take this phrase at its face value, it generally is taken to mean helping other people. All this creates is another dependency. In order not to fall into this trick bag, we must look at what we are doing. The kind of changes we are talking about when we say, "Serve the People" is institutional change. This means structural development of new community institutions to serve the people.

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