You'll need 6 large sweet potatoes. Using a sharp knife or potato peeler, peel the potatoes. Then cut them up into pieces. Some will tell you to dice them or to have this size or that size. No, just cut them up.
Boil in a large pot of salted water for approximately 20 minutes. This is to soften them for the mashing that comes later.
Drain them, add two table spoons of butter or butter substitute to the pan and put the yams back in. Stir to distribute the butter.
Now mash with a potato masher.
Serve with a dash of sea salt and a squeeze of a lime quarter.
This tastes really great if you love yams/sweet potatoes. I do.
There are recipes that want you to add honey or some sugar or blah blah. This sea salt and fesh lime really is the best.
I've noted the Cooper Tire strike before. Andre Damon (WSWS) looks back on it to see what were the mistakes:
The decision to accept this contract was not the result of lack of determination on the workers’ part. Rather, it points to the fact that workers need new organizations and a new strategy to take their struggles forward.
At every point during the struggle, the workers confronted the USW not as an ally, but as an agent of management that sought to isolate, demoralize and defeat them. Although it sits on a $150 million strike fund, the USW refused to provide strike benefits to the workers, handing out only a few hundred dollars worth of gift cards for groceries.
The union deliberately kept the struggle in Findlay isolated from a separate contract negotiation with 1,500 workers at the Cooper Tire plant in Texarkana, Arkansas, passing a contract there while the workers in Findlay were still locked out.
The eagerness of the trade unions to grant concessions is not merely the result of union functionaries’ perfidy and greed. It flows from their unconditional acceptance of the capitalist system.
America and Americans need functioning unions. If we had them, we might have a real check on the presidency.
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