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Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, July 11, 1991
Vol 10, No 2
EUS in court
by Martin Chester
AMS students' council decided to refer to student court a
motion to rescind the $15,000
fine levied against the Engineering Undergradate Society by
student court.
The fine was a result ofthe
printing of an edition of the
nEUSlettre in March 1989 which
contained racist, sexist and
homophobic language.
The EUS reps contended
that the student court decision,
as explained to council by chief
justice John Anderson in April
1990, was to collect the fine only
if the Board of Governors decided
to collect the EUS's student fees.
The Board of Governors later
decided not to collect the fees.
Anderson's verbal explanations were not noted in the AMS
EUS rep Gary Chan said "it
seems like right now, as an EUS
member, that we are being penalized for bad record keeping
by the AMS."
Native students' rep Sandy
Doxdtador said this was just one
in a series of motions from the
EUS to avoid paying the fine.
"The engineers have always
been trying to find an angle or a
legal loophole to get out of the
fine," she said.
"By eliminating the fine,
overturning the restitution and
by letting the administration
override the decision they are
eliminating what student court
is supposed to mean.
"They are so concerned with
students' council and Code and
Bylaws and they are forgetting
the whole intent of the judgement," she said.
The debate on the motion
was cut short by the decision to
refer the matter to student court.
Law rep Anthony Wong explained, "If there is any
dispute over the intent of the
motion it should definitely go
back to court to decide."
Ex-AMS ombudsperson
Carol Forsythe said she thought
student court would not rule on
the question because they can
only make rulings based on Code
and Bylaws.
Justice for Palestinians
by Sharon Llndores
Both internal and external pressure on the Israeli government is
needed to improve relations between Palestinians and Israelis,
said Jewish Israeli journalist Michel
"Solidarity should not be with
the United States, it should be with
the Palestinians," stated
Warshawsky, an twenty-year active advocate for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, who was
recently imprisoned for providing
typesetting services for a Palestinian pamphlet.
Warshawsky addressed Israeli-Palestinian relations in the
post Gulf war period in speeches to
the United Nations non-governmental-organizations conference in
Montreal (June 28-30) and to a
group of 100 people on July 5, at the
Vancouver Indian Centre.
"We must confront the Palestinian problem, even if it means
going to jail. This is the way we can
change public opinion and stop the
course of our government.
"As a result of the Gulf, the
Americans seem to be providing a
few more years to answer the Palestinian question and Intefadeh,"
Warshawsky said.
"Stop living in a dream," he
said to the audience. "No-one in
Israel believes in beautiful Israel
anymore. If s bullshit, occupation
is a problem. Come and see it."
Prior to the Gulf war, Intefadeh
was making progress, Warshawsky
said. There was an expectation that
something would come out of the
talks (the 1990 summit). The
Americans stopped the talks and
decided to go back to the previous
policy a few months before the Gulf
"Now Intefadeh and peace are
in a state of disarray and confusion.
The Gulf provided the pretext to
stop what had begun two-and-a-
half years ago.
"In my opinion, during the Gulf
there was an unforgivable silence
by the peace movement, when our
government was launching a real
war against one-and-a-half million
"The whole peace movement
was silent and consequently accomplice."
Warshawsky does not believe
the future has to be bleak.
"Intefadeh was close to achieving
concrete political results." He is
optimistic because "a new generation exists now in Israel...and they
are open to reality."
*lf Palestinians and Israelis
are bound to be enemies forever,
there is no hope."
Political science Professor
Sasson Sofer, visiting from Hebrew
University in Jerusalem said "I
don't believe there is abetter opportunity to reach an agreement."
Sofer said it was a question of
approach now. He said the peace
activists were shocked to witness
the Palestinian support of Hussein.
"Although I believe the Palestinians have lost a lot by supporting Hussein, it has not brought
aboutafundamental change in their
role of peace talks." However he
said "without American support
nothing will be accomplished."
Warshawsky said the role of
the North American peace movement should be to "do whatever is
possible to stop unconditional support of Israel. The first threat to
American aid to Israel will change
radically the Israeli government's
position." He said that it was not
necessary to cut aid—just reduce it
"It is no victory, a solution
to their problem is a solution to our
problem," said Sofer. "I think it will
be resolved—I hope before there is
another war."
Counselling decimated
by Christina Cha-U Chen
One-to-one counselling, a service which has been available to
UBC's female population since
will virtually disappear from the
Women Students Office (WSO)this
Last fall there were 3.6 counselling staffin the WSO, but come
September 30 there will be .75.
To implement a new "advocacy mandate" without increasing
the budget, the WSO's new director, Marsha Trew, has chosen to
slash the counselling service.
Since May 1, Trew has re-allocated the responsibilities of all the
office's counsellors. Most women
seeking counselling at the WSO
have been sent off-campus for help.
But off-campus women have to pay
while counselling at the WSO is
Trew, who was appointed by
the university administration last
August, is lauding the initiative as
the beginning of a "more welcoming environment" for women students.
Meanwhile, prominentfemale
activists are vehemently opposing
the loss of one-to-one counselling.
"It's a collapse of a service in
this office, and by September, if s
gone in all its traditional form,"
counsellor Nancy Horsman said.
"Women students won't have anywhere to go with personal problems."
Horsman said the "collapse"
would eliminate UBC's only source
of feminist-based counselling
which has been in great demand
on campus. Last year, the WSO
provided 3000 counselling hours
whichincluded time for workshops.
Horsman's sentiments were
echoed by the AMS Women's Centre in the Student Union Building.
Since the reduction in counselling, spokesperson Ellen Pond
said she knew of incidents when
women in crisis had to wait up to
four weeks for an appointment.
Nancy Horseman
Ellen Pond
"Worn en
will not survive
and financially.
Those in crisis
can commit suicides. There is
no emergency
support because
there are no
Pond said.
"More women
will drop out of
has counselled
women on key
issues such as
stresses, classroom sexism,
domestic violence, marital
problems, relationships, alcohol problems,
racism, childhood abuse, and
daycare services.
The office's original mandate
strove for academic parity with
the campus male population. It
offered feminist support and lobbied the university admini stration
for women students.
Horsman said the elimination
of one-to-one counselling which had
previously served as a primary indicator of women's needs on campus, will obstruct the office from
achieving its goals.
Less counselling means a
weakened lobby voice for women's
issues, she explained.
But Trew said the "therapeutic function" of UBC's WSO had
been unique across North America.
The changes, she said, would "bring
it more in line" with the others.
"In the past, the office focused
on therapy and served a small
number of students. The intention
ofthe changes is to make the services more accessible to a
larger number
of students."
However, Pond
claims that "advocacy" will not
benefit women
students if
counselling is
cut, and added
she is still not
clear what end
Trew's "advocacy" would
said the administration is continuing its historical trend of
repressing the
voice of UBC's
female population, a trend
that was publicized in a cover
story for
"The Review Committee supported the counselling function 100
percent. It just recommended more
advocacy," said Horsman. The Review Committee advised the
president on the future ofthe WSO
and came up with a list of recommendations in 1989.
"The director doesn't really
support the counselling
function...If s total denial of the
office's goals."
Horsman also said the change-
in-focus would "divorce" the office
from women's issue because grass-
root input from women is eliminated.
The "planned organizational
change is too theoretical and abstract," said Horsman, who has
been a campus counsellor for 18
"We see advocacy as coming
out of the issues, but the director
sees it as coming down from above."
Other campus counselling
services are available at Student
Counselling Center (Brock Hall),
the Student Health Centre, and
the Sexual Harassment Office, but
their services do not cater to all
major women's issues on campus.
Student Counselling would
not comment on its services and
Student Health offers psychiatric
counselling, but it is difficult to get
an appointment without booking
well in advance.
The Sexual Harassment Office provides practical procedural
advice on ways to stop unwanted
behaviors or to change sexist environments, but advisor Margaretha
Hoek said the WSO helps women
"deal with issues on an emotional
level—the two services operate in
parallel, but they are not identical."
A rally is tentatively planned
to protest the cuts on Monday, July
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Volume 20, No. 2
Summer Session
July 11 -July 18, 1991
Hello and welcome to Summer Session '91
The Summer Session Association is the student organization of Summer Session; if you
have any problems, concerns or suggestions, please drop by our office - SUB 216E. We
are there Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 822-3980.
Help support the annual UBC Summer Blood
Donor Clinic by providing a pint of your blood
to help save someone's life. This year's clinic
will be held July 23 & 24, in the Scarfe Building,
11 am -4 p.m.
A series of FREE CONCERTS, these are chamber music recitals featuring Vancouver's finest
chamber musicians. All concerts take place at
8:00 on Tuesday evenings in the Recital Hall of
the UBC Music Building. All Summer Session
students, their families and members of the
general public are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, July 16
Music Building Recital Hall,
8:00 p.m.
Music of Martini, Torelli, Molter, Neruda and
Arban, performed by the Edward Norman,
organ, and Thomas Parriott, trumpet.
These concerts will happen on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays on the South Plaza of
SUB, and there will be music to suit everyone's
taste. Bring your lunch and a friend!
FREE FILMS, open to all Summer Session
students, their families and members of the
general public. All films are shown in Lecture
Hall 2 ofthe Instructional Resources Centre,
(next to Woodward Library) beginning
at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 -   Pretty Woman
Friday, July 19    -   Edward Scissorhands
Saturay, July 20 -   Hamlet
July -11,1991 T
Goddess of Democracy: a symbol of
the democratic movement's struggle
by Karen Young
After the first Goddess of Democracy statue was shattered during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing and the second
version was unceremoniously
dumped in a Hong Kong garbage
bin, the famous figure was finally
installed in its first permanent
home in the world at UBC on June
The goddess is "the single
symbol that can represent and
symbolize this (democratic) movement," said Dr. Dong Qing Wei,
president ofthe Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars in
Canada (FCSSC). Wei, who is also
chair ofthe Chinese Students and
Scholars Association at UBC, proposed the erection ofthe statue to
the AMS.
The statue that stands outside
the Student Union Building was
created by an art teacher in San
Francisco and then further refined
by Vancouver artists Joe Cavano
and Hung Chung. The figure bears
the face ofthe young rebel Zhang
Zhi Xing, a woman who opposed
the Chinese government during the
Cultural Revolution and was consequently killed.
The Chinese consulate in
Vancouver tried to dissuade local
politicians from erecting the Goddess of Democracy statue.
The statue is an "insult to
China" and the product ofthe opinion of only a "handful of people,"
said Shixun Yan, the Vancouver
cultural consul of the consulate
general of China. He suggested that
instead of looking back, Canadians
should look forward to improving
relations with China.
However, during the trials of
the student dissidents, two outspoken leaders of the democracy
movementin Vancouver, Raymond
Chan of the Vancouver Society in
Support of Democratic Movement
and Jiye Mao the secretary-general of the FCSSC, were quickly
deported from China after they arrived in the country.
According to Wei, the high-
profile student leaders were let off
with relatively light jail sentences
of three to thirteen years, but other
participants were believed to have
received sentences of up to 20 years.
Wei said the punishments were
lightened becauseoverseas Chinese
student organizations and Western
publicity pressured the Chinese
government: "If we didn't say anything, I think some (students)
probably would have been killed."
Some ofthe human rights violations of the 1966-76 Cultural
Revolution are reoccuringin China
today. Weekly and even daily indoctrination of the students, the
People's Liberation Army, and the
government bureaucracy in the
fundamentals of socialism is re-
emerging, Wei said.
Tyhurst "betrayed" faculty
by Sharon Undores and Chung Wong
UBC's psychiatry department
feel "betrayed" by its former head,
James Tyhurst, who was sentenced
to four years in prison on June 25
for sexual assaults on four psychiatry patients.
The four former patients testified in court that Tyhurst, who
headed UBC's psychiatry department from 1959 to 1970, had led
them to believe that entering a
master-slave relationship was essential to their therapy.
"The response from the faculty
ranges from sadness to outrage,"
said acting department head Dr.
Christian Fibiger. "Some people
feel Tyhurst has betrayed his patients, department and profession."
Fibiger said he is personally
outraged at Tyhurst.
"I can't speak for the department, but I am personally outraged and condemn him for his
actions in the strongest possible
"When these things happen,
everyone is horrified."
But he said that "serious aberrations" are not indicative of
UBC's psychiatry department and
added, that the Tyhurst case has
produced no repercussions on current psychiatry patients at UBC.
However, the Tyhurst case has
split open controversy concerning
medical ethics.
Tyhurst's prosecution alleged
thatin 1981, the doctor was warned
by the BC College of Physicians
and Surgeons (CPS) to stop using
"agreements of bondage." A witness at his trial testified that she
had complained about Tyhurst to
the BC's CPS that year. But
Tyhurst was allowed to continue
his practice. Fibiger said the psychiatry department was not aware
of this complaint, and added that
CPS should do a "better job at
handling these kinds of complaints."
Tyhurst's lawyer, David Gibbons, has said the former doctor
will file an appeal against the
conviction. Tyhurst, 69, denied all
witness accounts of sexual assaults
occurring between 1966 and 1983.
Before his trial, the UBC professor emeritus had frequently
been called to court as an expert
witness in criminal trials. He retired from UBC in 1987.
Next week: The College of Surgeons and Physicians
Acadia family housing residents
facing a five percent rent hike
Dr. C. Fibfger—acting head of UBC psychiatry
All UBC is the
by Raul Peschiera
Families living at the UBC
Acadia Park family housing residences are facing a five percent
rent increase many may not be
able to afford.
"We cannot afford to pay any
more rent, period. If s one sad story
after another. There was a family
from Kenya with five children liv-
ingin a two-bedroom suite because
they could not afford a four-bedroom place," said Pam Rogers, a
single-parent resident, speaking
for a group of concerned residents
who are passing around a petition
to have the increase eliminated.
"UBC housing should be
ashamed at allowing seven people
to live in a two-bedroom suite," she
New residents have already
begun to pay the increased rent,
increases for older tenants are
slated to start August 1st.
Mary Risebrough, UBC's director of student housing, attributes the five percent rise to
inflation and increased costs.
"The increased rent will pay
for increased staff wages, utilities
and proposed residential projects.
I think students, in general, cannot afford life. We should explore
ways so that all students can afford housing."
When asked what should be
done about the families who may
not afford the rent increase,
Risebrough said, "More research
should be done and we should look
into who cannot afford it. International students have bursuries and
subsidies; other students do not."
Most families living in these
residences are international students working towards their masters or doctorate degrees.
A rally in the SUB concourse
to protest the rent increase is
planned for Monday.
by Paul Dayson
Street theatre is educating
UBC campus about sexual harassment.
Employed by Challenge grants
from The Sexual Harassment
Policy Office, three students performed outside the Student Union
Building Wednesday afternoon to
a crowd of about 50 people. As they
performed, a banner reading "Yes/
No Theatre: Sexual Harassmentis
Not Play" flew behind them.
"The Sexual Harassment
Policy Office wants to educate students in a way thaf s interesting
rather than just talking to them,"
said Alysa Golden, performer and
social work student.
stage for educational street theatre group
The street theatre group uses
skits to deal with various forms
and issues of sexual harassment
and sexual assault.
The phrase, "if at first you
don't succeed try, try again," is the
basis for their first skit. This skit
examines theattitudesofmen that
lead to date rape and replaces the
phrase with "isn't she cute" to illustrate how language
disempowers women.
From here the series of skits
leap into subject matter such as
date rape, 'scripted'or stereotyped
ideas of dating, saying no, peer
pressure, environments that denigrate worth of women (poison environments), a game show about
'allies' and an obligatory Star Trek
The final skit provides information for survivors of rape. It
talks aboutservicessuchas Women
Against Violence Against Women,
Vancouver Rape Relief and
Shaughnessey Hospital's services
for sexual assault survivors.
"If she goes to the hospital she
doesn't limit her choices," says one
ofthe characters, warning women
against showering and destroying
their clothing, thus destroying the
evidence needed to press charges.
The Star Trek skit also deals
with UBC, or the planet OoBC, a
dead planet killed by, "the graffiti,
the hate, the poison environment."
"A poison environment is
sexual harassment," one character states.
Those watching the performance reacted favourably.
"I thought it was informative,
a better way of getting the ideas
across than literature," said Richard, a physical plant employee.
Linda Shout, member of the
AMS Womens' Centre, said, "They
presented a lot of issues in a common sense manner that made it
easy to deal with."
Yes/No Theatre will be performing mostly around the SUB,
but fine arts student Taien Ng
said, "We're hoping staff and faculty will have us performing in
committees and classes."
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soaring totem poles and a glass
frontier in the Great Hall.
Gawa Gyani, a Gitskan law,
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resolution ofthe conflict,"
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Cameron decided to give the
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the past to "terminate'' the John
Connor when he is only ten years
old. To protect the boy, the T-800
cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger),
the same type that tried to kill
Sarah, is reprogrammed and
sent back in time by John
Connor ofthe future.
Though the acting and
casting are well done (Patrick is
especially good as the slim and
agile T-1000), it is the stunts and
special effects that set this film
apart from the first.
A motorcycle jumping from
the top floor of a building to a
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incredible stuntwork, while the
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things is truly impressive and
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Heavily funded, this action
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protector who will kill or die for
her mission. In her focussed effort
to protect the future, she distances herself from her son, and
yet sees herself as a protector of
all children.
The children are the hope of
the world and they are being
destroyed—the offspring of
technology, the bombs, the
missies, are the destroyers.
Sarah blames the men, the
fathers of this machine, that they
are the unconscionable destroyers
of her children. But she too is a
product ofthe male-dominated
Terminator 2: Judgment Day,
a highly stylized and effects-
laden film, simply says that if
this society is without compassion then so are its children.
by Paul Gordon
midst the occasional
.outburst of appreciative
applause, the unusually sedate
Commodore crowd witnessed an
"extrapolation" of mystical sound
that left all listeners mesmerized
by the music of The John
McLaughlin Trio.
The John McLaughlin Trio
The Commodore Ballroom
June 28
Led by acoustic jazz guitarist
John Mclaughlin, the trio performed a drawn-out set of complex
arrangements that were carefully
orchestrated to emphasize the
compatibility and musical communication skills ofthe three highly
qualified musicians.
Unsatisfied with the sound
and feel ofthe solid-bodied electric
guitar, John McLaughlin has
dedicated himself to the purity of
the classical acoustic guitar. With
technological aids such as synthesizers, equalizers, and a transducer, McLaughlin is able to
achieve the power and versatility
of a solid-body while maintaining
the richness and subtle tonal
qualities of an acoustic.
has achieved a long list of
accomplishments that include
leading the innovative
Mahavishnu Orchestra and
collaborating with some ofthe
biggest names in jazz.
McLaughlin's ability to play
amazing guitar is immediately
obvious. Although his talent as a
composer is not well known, his
reputation as an innovator is well
founded by years of experimentation; McLaughlin has created
dynamic and unique sounds that
continue to influence the direction of modern jazz.
Percussionist Trilok Gurtu
amazed all who were close
enough to see, by inventively
playing with both his arms and
legs and using a vast assortment
of instruments such as hollow
tubes, shells and a dill pickle
bucket partially filled with water.
Those without the view had
to content themselves with the
eclectic sound effects that Gurtu
dramatically produced.
Bassist Kai Eckhardt-
Karpeh, laid the bass lines in a
more traditional fashion with the
exception of a dynamic solo that
tremored the airwaves and
momentarily stole the spotlight
from his band mates.
Perhaps the only moment
that slowed the evening's
progress towards musical
perfection took place
midway through the set
when the band took time out
to wish a friend happy
After McLaughlin played the
familiar song with a jazzy twist
and the candles on the cake
were extinguished, the music
resumed its mystical path
and quieted the crowd
into a silence of
dancers step in glides as if on
clouds. A solo dancer dramatically adds to the dream illusion
by running quickly but moving
Every dancer uses almost
every muscle at every level in
every space. At one point, four
human walls surround a single
dancer. As she touches a wall, it
moves toward her with indiscernible voices, until finally, she
is trapped.
The shift from meditative
music with random notes to
Native rhythms is fluid and
dynamic. The multi-coloured—
and in some cases ripped—
garments draped on Jamieson's
dancers accent random movement while animal symbols
donned by Gitskan dancers
conjure apparitions that aesthetically satisfy the visual
Unlike its stage performance
in the Vancouver Playhouse last
June, the museum production
provides a public experience of
the performance from only a few
feet away.
You are part of this dreamlike performance, and at times,
will be face to face with a
phantom-like dancer.
Are they real or do you
believe in ghosts? One masked
Gitskan dancer approached this
reporter, reached into a pouch,
and held out his hand as if to
sprinkle powder. However, he
did not move further, invoking
me to receive his possession with
my hand. I reached out and
received with a mental conviction but without physical
Dark comedy, sharp knives
by G. Davis
ver play the game Clue when
lyou were a child? Well, seeing
Agatha Christie's Ten Little
Indians performed on stage is like
Clue in 3-D.
Ten characters are trapped in
a house on an island, trying to
guess who the killer is amongst
them, but for the audience,
guessing who-dunnit is only a
secondary concern as they are
taken on a suspenseful journey,
anticipating when the next ghastly
murder will occur.
Ten Little Indians
The UBC Summer Players
Frederick Wood Theatre
July 13,16,22,24,26,29
August 1,3
Last summer Frederick
Wood Theatre presented
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
and this year, they continue
the macabre tradition with
this classic mystery, full of
the archetypical characters
and cliches that Agatha
Christie made famous.
The set design and
costumes are lavish and
realistic, certainly no prop is
spared. The crew did a
splendid job creating an
embracing atmosphere; it
was easy to forget I was
surrounded by an audience.
The acting in the
opening scenes was a trifle
shaky and awkward, but as
the story progressed and the
characters' identities took
shape, the players got into the
flow. Amidst the twists and turns
ofthe plot, the actors interacted
with each other admirably and
became more believable as the
dramatic tension rose.
The characters include a pair
of con artists posing as the butler
and maid, a hired hostess/secretary, a young adventurer, a sultry
seductress, a private eye, a shaky
nerve specialist, a bible-thumping
spinster, a retired judge and an
old, crusty general. Each one of
them has a skeleton in their closet
which gives rise to guilty feelings
during the show and casts everyone in the net of suspicion. In this
play, only the dead are absolved of
guilt—or are they?
Perhaps in the original novel
the intrigue and murders are
developed more intricately, but in
this play version directed by
Gerald Vanderwoude, the events
seem stretched to the point of
surrealism. There is enough
humour in the presentation,
however, to overcome any
phoniness inherent in the play.
One could even look at it as a
comedy with a dark edge.
If you don't want to watch
your taped episodes of Mystery!
for the fourteenth time, or you're
tired of reading Agatha Christie
novels alone in bed, give me a
call (just kidding). What you
should do is take mum and dad,
grandpa and granny, the kids
and check out the fun at Freddy
Wood. Although lacking Peter
Sellers and Peter Ustinov in the
cast, the UBC Summer Players
production of Ten Little Indians
is a pleasant evening's entertainment.
by Cheryl Niamath
Last week UBC looked like the set
of a B-movie gone wrong. In Gage
Towers, Klingons hobnobbed with
Medieval Ladies, while in the Student
Union Building, wizards sold crystals to
people who looked like van paintings
come alive, and expert panels led
discussions on such pithy topics as The
Best Methods Df Time Travel and Alien
Sex Toys.
From Thursday morning until
Sunday night, UBC was host to
WESTERCON 44, a convention of
science fiction/fantasy enthusiasts. More
than 2000 people attended, some from
as far away as Glasgow and Australia.
Convention-goers were strangely
cryptic when asked to define
WESTERCON was all about.
"It's about fandom," explained
Patricia Dragonfyre, an "imaginator*
from Seattle, who barters for jewellery
"with the Vikings and Visigoths *
Fandom, she explained, encompasses "everything from Camelotto Star
Wars. If s a place where people who
have been misfits everywhere else find
people of like-mind."
Convention chair Terry Fowler,
from Burnaby, elaborated: "Fandom had
a long history, going back to the pulps
(pulp magazines) ofthe twenties and
Fans wrote to the magazines
critiquing the science fiction stories
published, and editors began printing
the names and. addresses of the critics
bo they could get together. "Initially it
was a publications club, but fandom has
grown to match technology."
Participants in the convention
included Ross Newcomb of Coquitlam,
who collects and sells daggers, swords,
and historic weaponry, and custom-
makes armour. Newcomb was reluctant
to divulge the exact use of his swords
and daggers, but he assured, "I don't
know one death that has occurred from
any of my weapons,"
Paula Crist-Pickett, a semi-retired
actress/stuntwoman/ makeup artist
from Santa Rosa, California, appeared
at WESTERCON as a KUngon named
KhalDaS Sutai Klavaq. Crist-Pickett
took part in several panels including
Klingon History and Culture and Props,
Weapons and Weapons Etiquette. It
takes Crist-Pickett an hour and a half to
apply her elaborate latex forehead and
alien makeup, but she finds it gratifying
that her makeup artistry gives other
people enjoyment.
When asked about the general
mental state ofthe people attending the
convention, Crist-Pickett was optimistic:
"We are all mature adults. We know
what's fantasy."
It is apparent that Crist-Pickett
was unacquainted with Victoria's Ebon
Lupus, one ofthe dealers selling goods
in SUB concourse. Lupus makes and
sells "force knives" which are daggers
with walnut-sized crystals in the hilts.
"The crystals channel your energy
through the blade so you can slice
through another person's energy field
more easily," Lupus explained. "You can
use them for healing or damage," he
added with a grin.
WESTERCON 44, attended by
people from *all walks of life," took two
and a half years to plan. Organizer
Fowler, who has a degree in Counselling
Psychology from SFU, chose UBC as the
convention site primarily because ofthe
Conference Centre's inexpensive rates.
However, she was disappointed the *line
staff was not prepared, conceptually,"
for the types of participants and the
range of activities taking place at the
AMS bartenders working at the
Intergallactic Reception and Dance held
in the SUB Ballroom on Friday appeared somewhat stunned by the
plethora of characters dressed in Star
Trek uniforms or chain mail, but
managed to keep open minds.
July 11,1991
July 11,1991
counselling is vital
We are angry and we are hurt by the cuts in counselling in the Women Students' Office.
Women have been mistreated here as elsewhere in
society. One refuge women have turned to for support is
the WSO. For decades this Office has provided a high
quality and much-needed service for women students on
campus—feminist counselling. Feminist counselling is
not anti-men, it simply takes into account the needs of
women—which are different from men's—and recognizes
that societal pressures contribute to women's problems—
financially, emotionally and academically. When feminist
counsellors work with women, they work to remove those
obstacles and to help women empower themselves.
Women students who seek counselling at the WSO
know they are walking into a welcoming atmosphere, into
a space that was set up for them. They know they will be
understood and they won't have to prove their innocence.
They knowthe counsellors willhelpthem become advocates
of their own situation rather than become dependent on
someone else for a solution. Above all, they know that the
counsellors are professionals who have been specifically
trained and are dedicated to counsel on women's issues.
But all of this is being decimated. The university
administration and the WSO director are planning torefer
women in need of counselling to the Student Counselling
Office, the "unit" the administration has deemed appropriate for counselling services to be consolidated. This is an
extremely insensitive corporate decision—women cannot
be slotted into a "correct?' counselling function and processed in one centralized and generic office. The cutbacks
furthermore deny the high quality service the WSO has
always provided. Worse yet, the SCC does not provide
feminist counselling. Nor does any other group on campus.
According to the WSO director, counselling is being
sacrificed to free up funds for advocacy work. The director
says she'sfulfulingtherecommendationsofal989 Review
Committee on the WSO. But a member of that committee
says that counselling in the WSO was supported 100 per
cent by all the members of the committee, and that it
should not be cut at any expense. She said the change-of-
focus is a gross misinterpretation of the Committee's
According to the Committee's Report: "The Student
Counselling Centre asserts that it can provide the counselling services now sought from the Office for Women Students (nowrenamedthe WSO). The committee found clear
andplentiful evidence, however, that a significant segment
ofthe campus population including all the patrons ofthe
Office for Women Students firmly believe that the Office
for Women Students offers counselling service and support
that is not and cannot be provided by the Student Counselling Center."
The report likened the counselling services provided
by the SCC to that of a "general practitioner" and the
WSCs to that of a "specialist" and that the campus needed
this specialist.
We support the findings ofthe Review Committee and
we condemn the change-in-focusfalselybeingimplemented
under the guise of this Committee's Report.
Next Monday at 12:15 in front of Brock Hall's WSO,
the AMS Women's Centre is organizing a rally to protest
thecuts. We urge everyone who supports WSOcounselling
to come out and show the administration that this is a vital
service that cannot be sacrificed.
July 11,1991
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Donning her conductor's cap and climbing aboard the huge caterpillar-
driven behemoth, FrankaCordua-von Spechtwas prepared to lead the
expedition into the wilds of the interior. Raul Peschiera had orchestrated
the thing from the start, with Sam Green explaining obstacle avoidance.
Despite this, Karen Young tripped over Charles (whose posterior
moniker was unknown, even id Effie Pow) and bumped heavily into
Paul Dayson.
Once the initial confusion died down, Paul Gordon showed
Martin Chester the ins and outs of starting fires—by banging together
two hot dogs. Hao Li thought they were supposed to be sticks, and
rubbed, not banged, but Sharon Lindores just wanted bangers and
Sitting by the warm glow, Yggy King burned the rims off his
shorts, flushing a startled Chung Wong out of the bushes.
"Did you see that?l?" exclaimed Cheryl Niamath.
Christina Chen was very impressed with the natural beauty of the
surrounding mountains and the mysterious wildlife, such as a shy Greg
Davis seen poking his head from behind a Great Stunted Fern.
Helen Willoughby-Price went off exploring, returning with a
basket of cow-patties, hand-washed and totally organic.
Everyone thought camping was wonderful, except Don Mah,
who felt three ants and a marshmallow in his sleeping bag.
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Democracy, hypocrisy,
and the status quo
When the war in the
Gulf began in January a
handful of people asked why.
Why was a "democratic"
country like Canada engaged
in a war with Iraq to defend
two very undemocratic nations—Saudi Arabia and
These few protestors
pointed to the undemocratic
treatment of women and minorities in these countries
and the limited or non-existent franchise offered in
these nations. Only about
one third of the population
of Kuwait is eligible to vote
and Saudi Arabia is a
practising monarchy.
The question remained unanswered ex-
ceptfor the few statements
from politicians in Canada
and the United States suggesting that the UN was
fighting to preserve the freedom of these two nice little
Since theend of the war,
Kuwait has shown just how
"nice" a nation it is. The process began with the repression of minority groups in
the country, especially Palestinians who were brought
into Kuwait to do work that
the wealthy residents preferred not to do. Then came
the showtrials of mostly non-
Kuwaitis accused of collusion with the invading Iraqi
forces. Finally, last week, the
government of Kuwait announced they would be laying off several thousand civil
servants, all of whom are
non-Kuwaitis and most of
whom are Palestinian.
Such action by any government in Canada would
surely lead to widespread
condemnation on the
grounds that it was racist.
Indeed it is. Selective dismissal of members of a particular ethnic group is not
thehallmark of a democratic
Ironically enough, the
announcement from Kuwait
came just a day before July
4, when the United States
proudly relived its glorious
victory over Iraq. Again we
were treated to george bush's
claims about the defence of
democracy and freedom.
Let's face facts. The war
had nothing to do with the
defence of freedom and democracy. The countries being defended have no tradition of either and Kuwait, at
least, is showing no signs of
trying to create a free and
democratic future. "What
was the real reason for the
war?" we ask again.
The alternate answer
offered by the powers-that-
be is that the UN forces were
trying to stop saddam
hussein. But they havent,
not really. They may have
kept his activities within his
own borders, but he certainly
has not been defeated. Just
ask the Kurds. If the real
reason for the job was to en-
sure peace by stopping
hussein, then why is he still
in power? Why has he not
been removed from power
and some moderate been put
in his place?
What are we left with?
The result of the war has
been a complete lack of
change in the regional and
worldwide power structures.
Now were on to something.
The same rulers rule
these countries. Alliances
are all still intact. The status quo has been protected,
that is what the war was
fought for—to keep the status-quo.
Hence the West spon
sored a war to protect Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, but
continued to trade with
China after the Tiananmen
Square massacre. Hence
billions of dollars were spent
to destabalize the
Sandanista government in
Nicaragua, but only lip service is paid to ending Apartheid in South Africa, as is
evident from the recent lifting of US sanctions.
The "democratic" west
will spend any money necessary to ensure the status quo.
If it is upset, they will right
it again, regardless of^he
And who pays the real
cost? Not the taxpayers in
Canada, Britain, the
United States and Japan.
Not the governments of
western nations. The real
cost is borne by the Kurds
forced to flee their homes in
terror, the students in
Beijing, the soldiers in the
field, the peasant farmers in
Nicaragua and the black
workers in South Africa. The
costisahuman one, and itis
obscenely high.
time your country calls you
to war and you consider
whether or not to rally
around the flag. Consider
who will gain and who will
lose. Consider what you are
fighting for.
Martin Chester
Hot Flash
You are cordially invited
to a public open meeting
hosted by the Burnaby
Mountain Preservation Society (BMPS) on 25 July
1991, at Confederation
House (4585 Albert St. N.
Burnaby), at 7:20 PM.
The future management
and land use of Burnaby
Mountain will be discussed.
Our special guest
speaker will be ChiefLenard
George. He will express a
native and non-native, joint
venture, management proposal for the SFU Conservation Lands.
Native entertainment
will be from 7:30- 8:00 PM
with guest speakers to follow.
The mandatee of the
BMPS is to lobby for the
preservation ofthe remaining nature of Burnaby
Mountain—especially that
of the SFU Conservation
NewCanadians, French
Canadians, Native Canadians and nature now all
struggle to live compatibly
in the environment of
Canada. Working together
we can find ways to keep our
Canada livable.
Please come listen to
Chief Lenard George's visionary ideas and give support for the preservation of
the nature of Burnaby
Hope you can attend,
Steve Mancinelli
P.S. September 221991, Annual Festival on Burnaby
To find or not
to find
by Chung Wong
I am confused, perplexed, disturbed, intoxicated and withdrawn—I
can't find my character.
As a journalist, I violate the code of ethics constantly by choosing to write
an agenda I can't escape—
racism. If I strip myself of
ethnic identity, like many
successful Chinese-Canadians, to be "Canadian"—
perhaps then my concerns
would be "every Canadian's."
My agenda, "every
But I can't.
m never be what you
imagine asthe "Canadian"—
white. I cant be that face in
the newspaper, that face in
the movie, that face on TV,
that face in the boardroom.
Yet I was educated in
Canada to try and emulate
this continent's role models.
Was I educated to chase
an illusion?
I can't be considered the
best person for that job—the
politician, the reporter, the
lawyer or the athlete. Nor
can I be that comic book
character, that comedian or
that novel protagonist... let
alone the actor. It's clear
when I audition.
After, before and during.
When newspapers and
politicians say Canadians
are concerned about increased immigration—I am
not that Canadian.
What character do I
pursue? What cultural orientation? Perhaps I should
paint myself white. After
all, I painted my soul.
Every job, every meeting, respect for my American-like eloquence. But is
trying to be American-like,
for me, like a woman trying
to be a man?
It can be done, but for
what end?
July 11,1991 NEWS
AIDS activist
by Paul Dayson
An AIDS activist who faced
charges of mischief after a demonstration against former premier
Bill Vander Zalm was found not
guilty on Monday.
Outside the court, John
Kozachenko said he had expected
to be exonerated and added that he
intended "to continue with direct
action" for better AIDS treatment
and education.
"ACT-UP direct action has
been successful," said Kozachenko,
citing health minister John
Jansen's announcement that the
provincial government would fully
fund AIDS care drugs, such as AZT,
at the Canadian Conference on
AIDS held in Vancouver in April.
Outside the U.TV studios, at a
January demonstration organized
by the AIDS Coalition To Unleash
Power (ACT-UP), Kozachenko
climbed onto the hood, then
pounded and smeared ketchup on
the windshield of Vander Zalm's
After being forcibly removed
from the car, Kozachenko was arrested for breach ofthe peace, but
the charge was dropped.
Kozachenko was later charged
with mischief causing damage under $1000 when a dent, scratches
and scuff marks were found on the
hood ofthe car, but provincial court
judge Brian Bastin said there was
reasonable doubt as to whether
Kozachenko was responsible. Approximately 20 other ACT-UP
demonstrators, media and private
security were jostling around the
car at the same time, the court was
Kozachenko told the court he
climbed onto the car to question
the premier about the
government's AIDS policies.
"We had certain questions to
ask the premier," he said, referring to ACT-UPs demands for full
AZT funding, the distribution of
condoms and bleach to prisoners
in correctional institutions and safe
sex positive education in schools.
The ketchup he smeared on the
windshield represented "the blood
of people with AIDS on the hands
of the provincial government,"
Kozachenko said.
He also said ACT-UP will be
making their concerns known to
the leadership candidates and the
delegates at the Social Credit convention later this month.
Clarke is mane man
by Martin Chester
Ex-UBC Thunderbird football
player Matt Clarke is set to start
his rookie year with the BC Lions.
"I'm playing tommorrow
(Thursday) night," Clarke said in
an interview on Wednesday, "who
would have thought."
The five year veteran TBird
linebacker has successfully taken
the step from varsity to professional football after just his first
professional training camp. He will
be a starter on all the kicking and
return teams and a back-up linebacker.
While he is excited about
making the team, he realizes that
a rookie's position is always in
jeopardy. "Nothing is ever cast in
stone, it could just as easily be a
different situation next week."
Clarke said it is very difficult
for a Canadian to get a starting
spot as a linebacker. Clarke said
Canadian linebacker Paul
Whetmore is a good example. He
has been a back-up for four years
and has finally got a shot at
The Lions start their season
Thursday night against the
Calgary Stampeders who are considered to be one of the strongest
teams in the Canadian Football
"It would be good to start off
with a win at home," Clarke said.
"Maybe then I will be a little less
nervous next week."
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Ed Broadbent criticized the
lack of world economic pressure
against China and the United
States' double-standard policy towards the nation's despotic government in a speech he made to
local activists at Vancouver's Flamingo Restaurant on June 21.
More than 500 people from
Vancouver's Chinese community
showed-up to hear the former NDP
national party leader. Broadbent
was appointed by Brian Mulroney
to his current post as president of
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He quickly focused his speech
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in particular continuing prosecutions of student activists from the
1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations.
He said that the obstacles before democracy in China have been
amplified by George Bush's decision to grant China "most favoured
nation" trading status.
Bush announced his decision
at Yale University in May only a
few days after Amnesty International reported that more than 300
democratic activists have been
publicly sentenced since the June
4 massacre.
Broadbent repeatedly advocated using economic pressures to
push the Chinese government towards a more democratic government. He said the US was using a
double-standard policy in dealing
with countries under despotic rule.
"Is it the attractive pull ofthe
340-billion-dollar Chinese
economy? Or...acontinuation ofthe
Cold War policy, which included
building up China as a strategic
foil to balance the USSR?"
He said that economic prosperity will not necessarily guarantee an improvement in human
rights, citing nations such as South
Africa, Chile and pre-Second World
War Germany.
After referring to several other
imprisoned activists, Broadbent
criticized the Chinese government
for calling the activities of Weng
Pai Gong "criminal". Weng, imprisoned for 21 months, had subsidized a friend's departure from the
Broadbent also lamented the
dwindling international focus on
"(It is) very depressing. There
were too many in too much a hurry
to forget what had happened.
Within three months of that event,
the World Bank resumed its work
as if nothing had happened in
Since the massacre, Canada
has re-established ties with China
through one of its biggest world
development agencies, the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA).
Japan has also re-established
Ed Broadbent speaks on repression
in China. ^ chia-nien photo
its five-billion loan package with
China while Indonesia has reopened its embassy after a 25-year
absence. In addition, Saudi Arabia
and Singapore have also re-opened
diplomatic relations with the Chinese government.
Broadbenrs lecture was preceded by Peter Ko, chairman of
Tiananmen University of Democracy Foundation, an institution
created in Vancouver in response
to the Tiananmen Massacre on
June 4,1989.
"The shedding of blood has
moved us from fanaticism to quiet
determination and awakening," Ko
said. "Human rights and democracy offer the only lasting solution
to the problem of China. The modernization of men and women offer
the only avenue to democracy."
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TIME - 11 AM - 7 PM
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July 11,1991


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