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 the Ubyssey
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Photos by
Spud King
^    Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, February 25,1992
Vol 74, No 38
PLANT closings, job losses,
maquilladora zones, GATT talks,
constitutional crises, environmental destruction; it's a flood of problems with
no sign of abatement. Some people react to
the news of "global restructuring" with
anger; others become apathetic. But some
people are looking at the links between
these problems and proposing solutions.
"Every opportunity comes disguised
as a problem," according to Maude Barlow,
co-chair of the Council of Canadians who
spoke in Vancouver last Wednesday. "We
stand on the eve ofthe most serious crisis
this country has ever faced but extinction i s
not inevitable."
Barlow's group is a member of the
Action Canada Network, a national coalition of labour, women's, anti-poverty and
other "popular-sector" groups trying to
fashion an alternative to what they call
"the corporate agenda."
"The corporate agenda is put forward
by lobby groups like the Fraser Institute,
the Business Council on National Issues,
the Canadian Manufacturers'Association,
and major corporations like the banks,"
said Jean Swanson, whose group End Legislated Poverty is a member group of the
ACN.
"They promote free trade, economic
union policies in the constitution, deregulation and globalization" and they put forward these neo-conservatdve policies as if
they were the only alternatives, Swanson
said.
"They make the economy seem like
gravity, rather than something we can control," she said. The corporate agenda has
been called the most dangerous ideology
we have faced in history."
One result ofthe corporate agenda is
the Free Trade Agreement. Since its imple-
mentationithascost Canada about 500,000
jobs including 25 per cent of our manufacturing jobs, according to Barlow.
On Monday 2,300 people lost jobs at a
General Motors plant in St Catherine's,
Ontario. Auto unions are blaming this shut
down, which will also affect neighbouring
Anger over
economy leads to
Action
by Graham Cook
business on free trade.
However, says Swanson, "It's not just
about losing jobs, although thaf s terrible.
It's about the absolute tragedy of losing the
opportunity for democratic decision-making."
"The concentration of corporate wealth
and power is incredible," Barlow said. "The
600 largest transnational corporations account for one quarter ofthe industrial world's
output and control almost 90 per cent ofthe
world's trade. That concentration of power
means they dont need to put up with any
democratic institutions which threaten their
interests."
Barlow said the political impact ofthe
Free Trade Agreement was shown recently
in Ontario. The proposed provincial auto
insurance plan would have led to a 'monopoly' for the government according to the
FTA. Under the FTA the government would
have to pay compensation to any US business who might in the future have made
money on auto insurance.
"Ifs no wonder the NDP government
caved in. This is a crystal clear case of the
sovereignty we have lost," she said.
The economic dimensions ofthe corporate agenda extend far beyond Canada's
borders.
According to Miriam Palacios, the recently elected co-chair ofthe BC-ACN and
an OXFAM representative, the Structural
Adjustment Programs imposed on the South
by the International Monetary Fund in the
past decade are an example.
"If you look at the situation in Peru,
Jamaica, Costa Rica, and the things these
programmes entail—privatization, cuts in
social services, lack of democracy—if s the
same thing that's happening in Canada,"
Palacios said.
"Ifs a situation of'competitive poverty'
that Canada is getting into, where corporations look to places that they can exploit
people the most," she said.
In the face of these problems, activists
like Jean Swanson counter anger and apathy with solutions.
"First we have to say that there is a
corporate agenda—that these things are
related. Ifs not just about getting rid of
Brian Mulroney. The system is the problem."
Swanson said the ACN is working to
build a people's movement to unite Canadians behind alternative proposals, including
an economic strategy.
"Ifs a strategy with many components.
Promoting Canadian ownership is one part,
but ifs not the total solution. We should be
looking to promoting public investment, either from government or in a coalition between government and private industry. As
well we support pension fund and worker
self-ownership as another avenue for control."
Palacios suggests that we can learn a
lot from resistance struggles in the South.
"In El Salvador for example the
repopulated areas [after the end ofthe civil
war] are being organized on models of integral community development, separate from
government and industry," she said.
"In Nicaragua, the 'concertacion' process—a      committee      of      national
reconcilation—involves representatives
from the government, the opposition
[Sandinistas], and popular groups overseeing privatization and guaranteeing a percentage of industry being owned and controlled directly by workers," said Palacios.
The learning process is two-way, said
Palacios. "People in the South are also looking to Canada as to how they fight the Free
Trade Agreement."
In addition to alternative economic
models, party politics is still an option for
some activists.
Blair Redlin the national research representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, says his union represents
workers like ambulance workers, employees at nursing homes and UBC's support
staff who have been hit hard by "the corporate agenda."
"We've countered [the corporate agenda]
with activism within the Action Canada
Network, and with political campaigns
around the GST and Free Trade. We're
about to launch a campaign to save Medicare from cuts in federal transfer payments,"
he said.
In addition, CUPE is an affiliate ofthe
provincial New Democratic Party, "which
gives workers a voice at the legislative level"
Redlin said.
Party politics is an important option for
Barlow and the Council of Canadians. "We're
looking at a parliament with five different
parties represented after the next election"
she said. "We have to make sure that there
is at least a tacit coalition between the
Liberals and NDP to defeat Free Trade" and
take a stand against the corporate agenda,
Barlow said.
However, Barlow said Canadians
should not fall back on their traditional
trust in authority.
"Political solutions from the Opposition
parties aren't enough. We have to put forward our own agenda, and make sure the
Liberals especially don't fudge on things
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February 25,1992 NEWS
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~ Campus recycling soon to unite
by Ratil Peschiera
The AMS, UBC Food Services,
and Plant Operations have begun
the initial stages of a campus-
wide waste recycling programme
at UBC.
"We'd like to consolidate
campus recycling programmes
but the diversity ofthe campus is
a problem," said Brenda Jagroop,
waste management coordinator
for Plant Operations.
Last November UBC recycling was transferred from Purchasing to Plant Operations.
Jagroop said the next school year
should see a more integrated system.
"Ifs a very large community
to start a recycling programme.
There are 450 buildings on campus and recycling is not something they've designed for the
building. Well always have problems creating space with safe access," she said.
UBC Food Services runs the
Subway Cafeteria in SUB and most
other snack bars and cafeterias
around campus.
Inge Hausner, recycling coordinator at UBCFood Services, said,
"Most waste is paper; food waste is
small. Wherever we could we have
reduced disposable plastics, foam
and paper. All newspaper and office paper are collected on a regular basis through UBC Plant Operations.
How to reduce garbage
at UBC
• Use your own mug at AMS and
UB C Food Services outlets as long
as it is of a reasonable size.
• Snack Attack offers reusable
pop cups (or you can use your own
cups).
• Use your own plates at Pie R
Squared.
• If you bring your own lunch,
take your garbage and recycle it
at home.
• Use the recycling programmes
around campus.
"Unfortunately, not all recycling programmes lend themselves
to each other but I would like to
integrate the other food services.
We are tied to what Plant Operations is willing or able to handle,"
she said.
For the past year and a half
NEWS BRIEFS
Child defies odds
by Jonathan Wong
The odds were against four-
year-old Colin Beechinor, who had
a one in 75,000 chance for survival.
In October, doctors unexpectedly diagnosed the son of
UBC sociology graduate Kathleen
Beechinor with Monsonomy 7, a
rare form of leukemia. Only a
perfect bone marrow match could
cure his terminal disease.
But Colin has beat the odds
so far in his third week of recovery.
Oh February 5, after a four-
month continental appeal for donors, his parents' prayers were
answered as Colin received a bone
marrow transplant from an
American donor.
He was lucky to have American aid; Canadian resources were
severely restricted. The Canadian
Red Cross Bone Marrow Registry
had 23,000 potential donors, while
BC had only one microscope for
one doctor to test hundreds of new
donors.
The Beechinor campaign
gained widespread attention, and
a new microscope has been purchased to test potential donors.
There was a backlog of 3,500 donors.
Inventor's
eviction delayed
by Jonathan Wong
A Richmond farmer is fighting an eviction on borrowed time.
Inventor Min Ho Ahn was to
be evicted from his farm by the
province last weekend under a rare
application of Richmond's "unsightly premises by-law."
But afW recent negotiations
made by a family friend, he has
gained more time to clean up.
The pro vince had ordered Ahn
to remove farming equipment,
inventions, and vegetable crates
from his property, which they
deemed "unsightly."
Ahn claims he needs the disputed materials for farming, but
the province argues he has
breached his lease by breaking
Richmond's "unsightly premises
by-law."
Since Ahn first leased the
12-hectare Crown property in
1976, new large residences and a
golf club have become neighbours
to his rustic farm.
During an interview with
The Ubyssey, Ahn pointed out
other farms in the vicinity which
were also arguably unsightly, but
not served notice.
Ahn, who alleges discrimination, has been fighting the
province for over a year now.
The 53-year-old has farmed
in Richmond for 20 years and has
patented 27 inventions.
BC government
burns students
on loans
the AMS has collected pre-con-
sumer glass, plastic and tin cans.
This led to the installation of the
blue bins outside of SUB last fall.
AMS recycling coordinator
Niki Ferrel said, "At the consumer
level, the recent fixture of the
blue bins, used to collect newspapers, aluminum cans and bottles,
outside ofthe SUB is aremarkable
success."
Although advanced, the AMS
recycling programme is still not
completely consolidated with
other UBC organizations. Rant
Operations is in its initial stages
of recycling and uses different
contractors to process the recyclable waste.
"In the SUB, UBC Food Services and the rest of the outlets
should be working together. Also,
we want to see the AMS and everyone else integrated with Plant
Operations under one system of
recycling," Ferrel said.
Currently Totem Park is the
site of a prototype blue-box recycling programme organized by the
AMS and UBC Food Services. The
programme will guide future AMS
and Food Services recycling
merges.
"Hace Vanier will be targeted
next," Hausner said.
BURNABY (CUP)—Recent
graduates of British Columbia colleges and universities are finding
themselves shouldering higher
loan repayments than they expected.
Under the BC Student Assistance Program (BCSAP), students
can have portions of their loans
forgiven if they meet certain criteria. But many students are
finding they have failed to meet
the guidelines, and are on the hook
for thousands of dollars more than
they thought.
Jean Karlinski, researcher for
the BC wing of the Canadian
Federation of Students (BC-CFS),
said there are flaws in the program.
"There are a lot of problems,"
she said. "Only a small percentage
of students actually qualify/
Students must complete their
degree, certificate or diploma to
qualify for debt forgiveness. They
must also work a minimum of 560
hours in the period preceding enrolment, such as a summer, under
the "personal responsibility requirement."
According to the assistance
program, the "established debt
level" for a first degree is $12,000,
and $16,000 for the second, although students can borrow up to
$30,000 under the program.
Jill Stainsby, coordinator for
the Teaching Support Staff Union
at Simon Fraser University, is attempting to establish how much
students are being asked to repay.
"Everyone I've talked to so far
has been refused the maximum
forgiveness," said Stainsby.
Until 1987, the government
did issue some funding through
grants to students, but later
switched to an all-loans system
which included the forgiveness of
debt in excess of a ceiling.
Stainsby paid off a $3,000 loan
she accumulated as an undergraduate. She worked for five years
before returning to school in 1987
to do an MA in Women's Studies.
During her studies she borrowed
$21,800 in assistance, $5,800 more
than the established debt level.
She applied for loan remission, but the province forgave only
$1,242, leaving her with a debt of
$4,558 more than she had expected.
"You end up owing nowhere
near what they say you will owe,"
she said.
Officials told her the repayment was higher than she expected
because of an error she made on a
form in 1988.
SFU graduate Sarah Dench
has been asked to pay $ 12,000 more
than the established debt level.
Over the course of two degrees,
Dench borrowed about $36,000, but
only $8,000 was forgiven.
In addition, while her application for remission was processed,
Dench could not sustain the interest on her total debt and went
into default. She is now repaying
the loans through a collection
agency.
BCSAP officials have not offered an explanation for the delay,
nor for the low level of remission.
Dench described the information she has received from BCSAP
as vague and ever-changing, and
the Ministry of Advanced Education has informed her that they
have closed the account.
Stainsby is trying to collect
more information about other
students' woes to prepare a report
for advanced education minister
Tom Perry. She said her goal is
"equitable loan forgiveness for all
students."
But Karlinski said CFS-BC is
pushing for an all-grants system
to avoid this problem altogether.
Fanner and Inventor Ho Min Ahn.
February 25,1992
THE UBYSSEY/3 SPORTS
Not the National Hockey League,
but Europe's not a bad place to play
by Quinn Harris
Almost every Canadian boy
who has ever picked up a hockey
stick has dreamt of someday
playing the game professionally.
Even of those who make a serious effort, however, only a select
few ever get the chance.
But for a number of UBC
varsity hockey players this dream
could become a reality — not in
North America but in Europe
where hockey is a growing spectator sport.
While a National Hockey
League career is rarely a realistic
prospect for graduating
Thunderbirds, professional teams
in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and
Yugoslavia are looking for young
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away to Europe In the near future
Canadian talent to strengthen
their rosters.
Thunderbird varsity coach
Mike Coflin played fortwo years in
Europe after graduating from
UBC.
"To play on a first division
club, a player must have exceptional talent," Coflin said. "But
salaries for good players can exceed
$100,000 [per year] and unlike the
NHL, that's usually tax free."
Former Thunderbird
defenseman Rick Amann, who
graduated in 1986, has been playing for a top ranked German first
division team in Dusseldorf. The
holder of many Thunderbird
hockeyrecords, Amann utilized the
combination of his skills and German ancestry to earn himself a
handsome salary as a pro athlete
in Germany.
There are also many opportunities for Canadian players in
second and third division teams,
where salaries may range from
$35,000 to $50,000 per year. Many
Thunderbird graduates have
played a number of seasons at this
level in Central European leagues.
Coflin fondly recalls the years he
spent in Yugoslavia as a member
ofthe Zagreb Bears.
"European hockey fans are
very enthusiastic," Coflin said.
"The Bears wouldconsistently
cram more than 8,000 fans into a
building smaller ones that would
seat 3,000 here. Like in European
soccer games, most fans do not sit,
but stand up to watch hockey.
"This allows ridiculous numbers of spectators to get into relatively small arenas. As a result,
the energy level can go through
the roof."
Because many ofthe premier
leagues, especially in Germany and
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Switzerland, allow only a few imports per team, Canadian players
lacking central European ancestral
ties often encounter stiff competition for these limited import spots.
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repressive regimes have crumbled,
so too have their tight emigration
restrictions. Thishas allowed many
talented players from Czechoslovakia and Russia to take their
talents to Europe and the NHL.
While exceptional talents like
Russians Pavel Bure, Sergei
Federov and Czechoslovak Jaromir
Jagr have come to the NHL, many
of their countrymen have joined
European teams.
European hockey fans,
however, often find that Canadian
players possess one unique quality
— spirit. Hard work and enthusiasm make many Canadians fan
favourites. European teams specifically look for skilled, tough,
durable players who can log lots of
icetime.
In the past, Canadian players
with even remote European ancestry had the opportunity to play
for a team without any import restrictions. These requirements
have been tightened in recent
years, however, making it more
difficult for many Canadian players to go this route.
Even so, Coflin believes that a
number of this year's Thunderbirds
have the potential to play professionally in Europe, especially top
scoring forward Grant Delcourt.
After first taking his shot at
the NHL and then enjoying a
succusful university career, Grant
Delcourt now is setting his sights
overseas hoping that his talents
will finally pay some financial
dividends.
Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres
in 1984, Delcourt is now playing
his fifth season at UBC and hopes
next year to join the roster of a
Swiss or German team.
While the talented centre has
no ancestral ties to these countres,
he hopes to utilize connections with
Thunderbird alumni like Keith
Abbott, now in Europe.
Professional hockey agent
Roily Thompson has represented
Delcourt for more than seven years
but Delcourt is optimistic that his
less formal and less expensive
contacts will save him some money.
"I know Roily has successfully
placed many Canadians over there,
but Mike and and Keith may also
be of some help" Delcourt said.
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Ice Bird has his eye
on Switzerland
Thunderbird -winger Kalle
Furor's passport may be his
ticket to professional hockey.
Having retained his Swiss
citizenships, Furer is not restricted to import status allowing him the same opportunity to
play his countrymen would
have.
Growing up in Coquitlam,
Furer had always dreamt of
playing in the NHL, but never
considerd the European option
until he was 16 years old.
"I was playing casual
hockey at Burnaby Four-Rinks
and ended up talking to an ex-
pro who told me that my Swiss
citizenship was a hot ticket to
play pro in Europe," Furer sai d.
Then, by a stroke of luck,
Furer found out that one of his
fathers old golfing buddies back
in Switzerland was now the
coach of the Swiss national
team.
"My Dad was watching the
Swiss team on TV one day and
noticed that the coach was a guy
he used to know," Furer said.
And when Furor's father was
last in Switzerland, he discovered
that many teams were interested
in bringing him over.
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make upwards of $100,000 tax-
free but are also provided free
apartments and cars.
"I am very interested in
playing in Switzerland. Even if I
can't make the first division, there
are lower levels of pro-hockey
that still pay very well," Furer
said.
"Besides just the money, I
think playing over there would
be an excellent experience."
Despite injury problems this
season, the 6'3", 200 poundFurer
is an intimidating presence on
the ice and he also has
consderiable scoring potential.
While the larger European
ice surface does make their game
less physical, both Swiss coaches
and especially Swiss fans love th
grit, toughness and work ethic of
Canadian imports.
Furer is hoping that, in
Switzerland, he can fulfill a
childhood dream shared by almost every Canadian boy — the
dream of playing pro hockey.
THUNDERBIRD DROPPINGS
Scoreboard
Basketball birds face Bears
It won't be a cakewalk when
the UBC Thunderbirds meet the
Alberta Golden Bears in the first
round of Canada West men's basketball playoff action this weekend.
That was made clear Friday
night in Edmonton when those
same Bears defeated the
Thunderbirds 82-72. But UBC
bounced back on Saturday night
as they finishedthe regular season
with an 80-62 victory behind a 19-
point performance from Bob
Heighten.
What's more, the
Thunderbirds get home-court advantage in the best-of-three series
which starts this Friday (7:30pm
ti poll) at War Memorial Gym. Flay
resumes on Saturday at the same
time, and if a third game is necessary it goesat 1:30pm on Sun day.
The other conference playoff
matchup is between the Victoria
Vikings and the Calgary Dinosaurs in the Foothills City.
The Thunderbirds are in the
hunt for their second straight
Canada West championship.
• UBC's leading all time scorer
J.D. Jackson captured the Canada
West scoring title for the fourth
consecutive year with 482 points
in 20 games (24.1 points per game).
Jackson also lead in assists with
115 (5.8 per game). Teammate
Jason Leslie was second in rebounding with 161boards (8.1 per
game).
Women's basketball—The
Thunderbirds fell two wins short
of their best season in 16 years,
but still have the playoffs to look
forward to.
UBC lost twice to the Alberta
Pandas in Edmonton over the
weekend, meaning they will finish
with a 10-10 record, settling for
third place. In 1975-76, the
Thunderbirds finished with a 12-
8 record but also ended up third.
The Thunderbirds lost 63-52
on Friday night and were edged
59-58 the next evening.
The Thunderbirds face second-place Lethbridge Pronghorns
(11-9) while Victoria Vikings, who
finished the regular season with a
20-0 record, take on Calgary Dinosaurs in the first round of Canada
West playoff championship play
Friday at UVic's McKinnon Gym.
Friday's winners meet in the
championship game Saturday.
Hockey—Thunderbird captain Grant Delcourt finished his
five year career at UBC by reaching the 200 point milestone in a 6-
3 loss to the Calgary Dinosaurs on
Sunday.
The helper gives Delcourt 120
assists and 80 goals—good enough
to put him fourth in the all time
Canada West career scoring race.
On Saturday, Mike Ikeda
scored with 34 seconds left in the
game to lift the Thunderbirds to a
4-4 tie.
The Thunderbirds finish the
season out of the playoffs with a
Canada West regular season record
of 11-14-1.
• Rookie coach Mike Coflin will be
back behind the bench next season
after signing a one year contract.
Women's volleyball—UBC won
both ends of two-game set against
the Alberta Pandas at War Memorial Gym over the weekend.
The Thunderbirds blanked the
Pandas 3-0 (15-3, 15-10, 15-7) on
Saturday night after edging them
3-2 (11-15, 15-4, 4-15, 15-13, 15-
11) the night before.
Men's volleyball—The
Thunderbirds rebounded from a 3-
2 loss at War Memorial Gym on
Friday night to beat the Alberta
Golden Bears 3-1 (15-3,15-11,13-
15,15-7) the next evening.
Track and Reid—Here are the
UBC medal winners from the UBC
Last Chance Meet at Minoru Park
in Richmond on Saturday: Marcie
Good 1st women's 1000 metres
2:59.28; UBC A Men 1st 4 x 200
open 1:32.0; Tammy Brunwell 2nd
women's 1000 metres 3:08.25;
Diana Osborne 2nd women's 60
metre hurdles 9.34; Anne Drewa
2nd women's 600 metres 1:34.31;
UBC 3rd 4 x 400 women 4:07.4;
Christine Peasgood 3rd women's
60 metre hurdles 10.07; Megan
O'Brian 3rd women's 3,000 metres
10:07.38; Mike Dennison 3rd men's
3,000 metres 8:43.50; UBC B Men
3rd 4x200 open 1:34.5.
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Basketball
Men (Final Standings)
UBC
Calgary
Victoria
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Lethbridge
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11 9  1627 1612 .650 3
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10 10 1530 1521 .500 4
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Calgary
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17 6 5 137 100 39
15 11 2 121 119 32
14 13 1 121 111 29
12 13 3 123 129 27
13 14 1 109 110 27
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Victoria awarded third place. It tied season series
against Alberta 2-2, but outscored Golden Bears
292-291.
Women (Final Standings)
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Calgary awarded fourth plaee. It tied seasonal
series against Alberta, but outscored Pandas 248-
241.
This week
Home
Men's basketball
UBC vs Alberta
Fri, Sat, Feb. 28,29,7:30 p.m.
(CWUAA semi-Snal)
Sun, March 1 (if necessary) 1:30pm
Away
Women's basketball (CWUAA Championships)
UBC vs Lethbridge
Fri, Feb. 28 McKinnon Gym, Victoria
Track and Field
UBC at CWUAA Championships
Feb. 28 - March 1 Saskatoon Field House
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women Thunderbird athletes will
be heading to the Canada West
Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend.
Swimming—UBC swimmers
bagged a couple gold medals at the
Short Course Winter Nationals in
Winnipeg on Saturday.
UBC swimmer Kevin
Draxinger won the men's 200-
metre backstroke in a time one
minute 57.82 seconds. And teammate Turlough OUare won the
400-metre freestyle in a time of
3:43.73.
EXPLORE YOUR STRESS COPING SKILLS
Psychologists at the University of British Columbia would like
volunteers to participate in a study on women, work, and stress.
Participants would be asked to complete one questionnaire a month
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a dream or nightmare
by Matthew Johnson
LIFE as we know it may
end tomorrow.
It's become almost a daily
reminder as the news today is
filled with predictions of gloom
dealing with everything from
crime to environmental destruction.
Pick your worst nightmare.
FILM
Until The End Of The World
In Wim Wenders's Until The
End ofthe World, the year is
1999 and a nuclear powered
satellite is out of control. Society
is in a panic, waiting to see if
radioactive death will rain down
from the sky.
Claire (Solveig Dommartin)
is returning to her honest but
uninspiring lover after three
boring months away trying to
get inspired. On the way back to
Paris, she gets caught in a
traffic jam and enters a journey
that takes her to 15 cities across
four continents.
Claire pursues her eventual
lover/co-traveller Sam Farber
(William Hurt), then they are
pursued by two separate private
detective/bounty hunters, and
Claire's part-time lover Eugene
Fitzpatrick (Sam Neill). All of
them are being pursued by a
nuclear satellite falling from the
sky.
The world Wenders creates
follows our current history and
has no flying cars, but there are
portable Sony camera/telephones and High Definition
Television (HDTV) is the norm.
Technology exists to locate an
individual anywhere in the
world in a matter of moments,
THEATRE
Macbeth
Vancouver Playhouse
until March 7
Toronto's Hardee Lineham
presents a very human
Macbeth, who slowly slips from
war hero to murderer without
seeming to grasp the reality of
what he's doing until it is far
too late.
Patti Allan of Vancouver
plays a convincing Lady
Macbeth, whose lust for power
begins innocently enough but
slowly grows into a maddening
addiction.
Lineham and Allen are the
most engaging actors in the play,
drawing the audience into the
frightening medieval world of
fated murder and deception.
While some scenes in the first
half of the play seem slow, all of
Lineham's soliloquies are intense
and powerful.
The three witches, played by
Wendy Noel, Thomas Jones and
Tamsin Kelsey (who also plays
Lady MacDuff), would have made
Shakespeare proud with their
frightening appearances, raspy
voices and whirling dance-like
movements on the stage. Combined with the dry-ice clouds and
the on-stage fire pit, the witches
seem truly supernatural.
Other actors are not so
successful. Mike Stack as
Malcolm is quite stiff and
unconvincing, and although the
three children in the play are
interesting to watch, their few
lines are spoken with almost no j
emotion.
The set, designed by Pam
Johnson, is minimal but effective, with nine wide steps leading
up to a solid black wall symbolizing the steps in Macbeth's rise to
power. Louise Guinand's lighting
takes the place of elaborate props
and changes the mood of each
scene, converting the stage from
haunted moor to battlefield to
and getting there is quick, easy,
and relatively cheap.
Wenders and Dommartin
have created a rich and multi-
layered script for the international cast that includes Max
Von Sydow, Jeanne Moreau,
Sam Neill, Rudiger Vogler, and
Ernie Dingo. Besides the
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standard road movie themes,
there are nifty technological
gadgets (I really like the
videofax) and a soundtrack with
songs by REM, U2, Lou Reed,
and Talking Heads.
Wenders has pushed the
boundaries ofthe genre by
travelling and shooting in eight
countries, including Italy,
Germany, Portugal, Japan,
USA, and Australia. The film,
however, doesn't stay in the
realm of road movie. Themati-
cally it moves past the search
for self formula and enters
unexplored territory.
Sam's journey is to collect
images for his blind mother with
a device that will allow her
brain to see. This device records
dreams that can be viewed when
awake. Eventually Sam, Claire,
and Sam's father become
addicted to recording and
viewing their dreams. Wenders
calls it the "disease of images."
Go see this film. It may take
more than one viewing to soak
in everything this epic has to
show and tell. Remember too,
that every ending is a beginning, and that turning dreams
into action may be the only
thing to save the world from
ourselves.
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interior castle in seconds.
Even if you've read the
play and know what happens
in the ind, this production of
Macbeth is well worth seeing.
Watching Shakespeare's
shortest but most bloody play
live on stage is a frightening
but strangely compelling
experience, and the images of
ambition and horror will likely
remain in your mind for quite
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Sex under god's moral law
I am compelled to respond,
not to a particular article or letter
or to a specific wrongdoing in our
society, but to a mindset, to a
worldview, which, at present,
stands essentially unchallenged
and mindlessly believed. This
dominant mindset is attended by
devastations on a greater scale
than those inflicted by the teeth of
racism, sexism and all the other
"isms" combined. Indeed it poses a
greater threat to our world order
than global warming, ozone depletion and every other environmental crisis which currently haunts
the minds of world citizens.
The mindset I speak of is that
human sexuality reduces to nothing more than instinctive animal
behaviour and hence, is to be exercised freely and frequently as each
person sees fit. There are no moral
constraints on our behaviour except those to which we voluntarily
subject ourselves; universal laws
governing sexual relationships
have
been de-
liber-
ately
and methodically
eliminated so that we can live our lives
without the "hangups of an outdated morality."
"We live in a liberated society,"
we cry, "No one has a right to
impose their moral beliefs on me!"
But for all our protests the devastation continues: AIDS, herpes and
all the other STD's; murder of "unwanted" children; breakup of relationships, marriages, families;
single mothers forced into poverty
and deprivation; children abandoned, abused, destroyed; the
emotional, physical and spiritual
isolation of the "one night stand;"
the emptiness and rejection of
being discarded as a sexual machine which has lost its usefulness. Is this liberation? Are we
really free?
Yet in open defiance of any
moral restraint we conveniently
absolve ourselves of personal guilt.
"My sexuality is an expression of
my individuality! To deny my
sexuality is to deny who I am!"
Oh, how far we have fallen! As
if personal worth is determined by
the virility of our sexual prowess
and that personhood is derived
from the successful attainment of
our animalistic instinctive desires.
The Bible rightly describes our
presentgeneration,"Althoughthey
claimed to be wise, they became
fools and exchanged the glory of
the immortal God for images made
to look like mortal man and birds
and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the
sinful desires of their hearts to
sexual impurity for the degrading
of their bodies with one another."
(Rom. 1:22-24).
Sex has been relegated to the
lowest echelon of human society.
The ideal of sex as a precious gift to
be guarded carefully has been replaced by an attitude of "get-it-
while-you-can." It has become a
tool to be used to assure us of
instant gratification, to fool us into
believing that we love, or are loved.
Those who have learned to use it to
achieve their goals are considered
heroes, and those who have not,
worthless wimps. One must question whether this is all there is to
it. Does sex have no greater value
than this?
In stark contrast to the pitifully backward perception which
our society shares, the Creator (and
biggest fan) of sex intended it to be
the highest   and
Perspective
most
meaningful
form of
personal
intimacy
whereby "the two shall become one
flesh" (Matt. 19:4). It is an expression of devoted, unending love and
lifetime commitment between a
man and a woman. It symbolizes a
love which is free and unconditional, a love which "many waters
cannot quench," and "rivers cannot wash it away" (Song. 8:7). A
healthy sexual relationship within
the context of a lifetime marriage
is the supreme culmination of all
God-given human desire and volition and should be honoured and
exercised as such.
I contend that until our view
of sex is fundamentally realigned
and brought under subjection to
God's moral law and until we begin to understand that sex is a
wonderful and beautiful gift to be
enjoyed within its proper bounds,
we will continue to face increasing
pain and suffering in an already
bleak world.
Please do not disregard my
claims as religious claptrap but
honestly examine them in the light
of your own experience and see
that they stand up to the scrutiny
of daily life. You shall be the one
who gains for doing so.
Rob Tamaki
P.S. I write this letter not to condemn, but to expose the lies and to
redirect our attention to the One
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Reading between the lines of Reform Party policy
The fastest-growing political
movement in English Canada—
the Reform Party—represents a
potentially dangerous and seriously misguided vision of Canada
that must be probed and understood. The Reform Party, under
leader Preston Manning, has isolated three key areas in which it
believes Canada must be re-organized, and has a detailed party
platform ("56 Reasons Why You
Should Be A Reformer"), on which
it hopes build a government.
Manning believes that Canada
would be a better place if it "got its
constitutional, economic and parliamentary houses in order."
At the root of these three policies are straightforward solutions,
or so says Mr. Manning. To clear
ourselves of our constitutional
woes, Quebec should get together
as a society and decide what it
wants, as should English Canada.
If the two visions mesh, great,
we've got a country and everyone's
happy; if not, Quebec separates
and we wish them well. He doesn't
explain why he thinks English
Canada is such a united, common
unit: what does Newfoundland
have in common with Alberta? Will
Ontario's agenda be the same as
Saskatchewan's or British
Columbia's? Quite apart from this
minor detail, can this "you figure
what you want, well figure what
we want" approach really be called
nation-building? Seems more like
a recipe for disaster.
TTie Reform Party seems to
think that we could do a great deal
of good economically if a few things
happened. First of all, the government could send out a signal of
goodwill by cutting, across the
board, 15 per cent of all
Parliament's spending. This symbolic gesture comes from a party
who, opposed to government subsidization of political parties, is
offering tax credits in its drive to
raise $12 million for the next
election. More seriously, the Reform Party advocates a constitutional amendment requiring a
balanced budget over, say three
years, or an election will be called.
Makes sense right? If a family
doesn't have cash, it doesn't
spend—same thing for a country.
Have Reform stopped to think that
politicians might make draconian
cuts in much-needed areas in order to avoid an election? Or that
they might cook the books even
more than they now do for the
same reason? What about in a prolonged recession when government
spending might kick-start the
economy? Unlikely if an election
were threatened. Manning himself stated at UBC that ideology
should never become part of a
constitution. Does he realize that
no economic theory has ever been
universally accepted? Not
Keynesian, Monetarist, neo-classical, Supply-side, none. Isn't requiring in a constitution a balanced budget whose effects are
unknown dangerous?
Perhaps Reform's most ill-
considered changes are to Parliament. Displaying a fundamental
lack of understanding of Parliament, it urges fixed elections, recall, etc. This, of course, would
make the Canadian system much
more American. Why would a party
that despises waste, sloth and inefficiency try to emulate the
American experiment? While the
US political system is very responsive to the electorate, it is paralyzed by disunity and fear of electoral rejection. Fixed elections
could lock the country into minority governments or protect corrupt
ones in whom the House has lost
confidence. Recall of MPs, presumably possible after, for example, 10,000 people in a riding
signed a petition, would be expensive and open to the manipulation
of interest groups, while again
making it difficult for a member to
take unpopular, though necessary
stands. For example, what if an
MP voted for freedom of choice in
abortion and a well-organized pro-
life lobby, representing a small
minority in society, forced a recall
election? Dozens of similar scenarios abound.
Reform has been accused of
being racist, primarily in its policy
on immigration. A look at #51 of
the "56 Reasons..." will demonstrate that the allegation is, in
fact, probably true. It states that
Canada should accept only people
who can be "integrated into the
mainstream of Canadian life."This
seems reasonable at first but is
just another way of saying that we
should immigrate the most assimilative people. The "mainstream of Canadian life" clearly
means white and English speaking, thereby making Reform policy
one based on race. The party believes that everyone in the RCMP
should be required to wear the
traditional uniform, including the
classic Mountie hat. If no exceptions were made, some minorities,
like Sikhs, who are required by
their religion to wear turbans,
could not be Mounties. Is this exclusion based on a candidate's lack
of skill or talent? No, it is on his
religion or race—that is discrimi
nation.
The Reform Party seems on
the surface to be reasonable and
rational. Its policies are, however,
not well thought out, and contain
alotofveiled prejudice. Manning's
policies appeal to the lazy mind
looking for the quick-fix. Unfortunately, there's no such thing.
On the constitution, instead of
retreating to separate camps and
building Canada by lottery, we
should come together and build
by dialogue and consensus. More
fiscal restraint is definitely mandatory, but should be a political,
not aconstitutional, requirement.
And on Parliament, the real accountability has to come from the
people. They must be made aware
of their rights and responsibilities, and then keep current. If the
politician knows he's being
watched, the arrogance and corruption will clean itself up.
None of these solutions is
easy, whereas Manning's seem to
be. His in fact will lead to misunderstanding and mistrust, because they are built on division
and rigidity. Every Canadian,
especially students, should become aware of what Reform is, and
work to build a better country.
Emmet Duncan
Arts 2
Justin: Fly! Be free!
Fly! Be free!
In "Dictators under the bed?",
Justin Elvin-Jensen shows how
well mainstream media brainwashes him.
Justinbehves we vote. Yes, we
mark an X once every five years—
better than never but obscene vs.
and egalitarian economy. Is it our
conscience or a lifetime of capitalist socialization that votes? Are the
candidates and press free or enslaved to capitalism?
Justin worries that egalitarian economies are hijacked by dictators. Such violence is least likely
to occur in an egalitarian economy
which begins with no violence. The
Canadian economy is severely hijacked by dictators: ten per cent
own fifty per cent ofthe wealth.
Justin uses the USSR to defend
capitalism. My article did not advocate the hierarchical USSR system.
Justin's concern that falling
GNP creates hardship ignores my
di vi sion of GNP into necessary and
unnecessary.
Justin worries that without
capitalism and the resulting industrial technology, there would
be an archaic health system and
mass starvation from inefficient
farming. Presumably he refers to
Canada not the rest ofthe world.
An egalitarian economy would
offer more technology because we
wouldfreely share it, and we would
be healthier and more educated
and thus better able to devise and
use it. More importantly, we would
not abuse it.
We would produce more health
and food by eliminating GNP waste.
Capitalist farming is inefficient in that its use of the land
exterminates numerous species
and Native peoples; it uses
unsustainable chemicals, strips the
land of nutrients an produces beef
which poisons me with cholesterol
and requires ten times more resources than other protein sufficient for my needs.
Justin worries that our exports
would be superceded by trade
competitors. Again this comes back
to my division of GNP: we would
export respect not waste and dependency.
Justin, break free from the
garbage you've heard and the need
for power over others.
John Lipscomb
MBA2
Justin: Look
around!
I too am astounded by the
"Marxist rhetoric" of John
Lipscomb—imagine a leftist in an
MBA programme! Unlike Mr.
Elvin-Jensen, however, I think Mr.
Lipscomb is broad-minded and
intellectually honest, and his views
impress; me highly.
Yettrs of political reading, and
involvementin grass roots politics,
have convinced met hat there is
considerable evidence for the
claims made by Mr. Lipscomb regarding voters. Most people aren't
stupid, but they tend to be politically ignorant, and the reason is
quite simple. Most people rely on
the media for their political information, and the mass media is a
major player in the capitalist system, not a neutral spectator.
Whether or not there is an actual
conspiracy to hoodwink the populace is si matter of opinion, but to
think that the mass media presents
a balanced view ofthe world is the
height of naivete.
Mr. Elvin-Jensen claims that
the main political parties support
growth and free-market economics
because "the voters recognize the
superiority of capitalism," and feel
that the alternative is an Idealistic pipe-dream." I suggest that
perhaps voters' attitudes have been
moulded by the cynical capitalist
ideology that permeates the mass
media, and that parties espousing
capitalist dogma become the main
political parties because they are
the only ones that fit into the
narrow parameters of political discourse, as allowed by the corporate
media. Even so, the majority of
voters express a degree of non-
confidence in capitalism by consistently supporting such tilings
as socialized medicine, environmental protection laws, UIC, and
welfare!
As to the likelihood of an
egalitarian economy being "highjacked' by dictators, look around.
The world has as many right-wing
dictators as left-wing, if not more.
Democracy is fragile and is abused
by powerful men of all political
stripes.
Brad Dietrich
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1992
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE BRIAN DICKSON, PC, CC
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February 25,1992
THE UBYSSEY/9 Betrayal
Fifty years ago yesterday, upwards of 22,000
Canadians were betrayed by our government. On
February 24,1942, the federal government authorized (Order-in-Council PC 1486) the eviction of
"all persons of the Japanese race" from communities along the west coast—none were allowed within
160 kilometres of the sea. (There was a crossing
gate on the outskirts of Chilliwack to mark the
barrier for those interned in a camp at the far end
of the Fraser Valley.)
They could not return home until March, 1949—
almost five years after WWII. Their official crime:
they had Japanese ancestry.
The military and the RCMP advised against
moving the Japanese-Canadians because these
citizens did not pose a security threat. The military
argued a greater threat would be created by moving the Japanese-Canadians than by not moving
them as the Japanese government may react
negatively.
These Canadians were either sent to internment camps, "compelled" to work as labourers on
prairie farms or sent to Ontario Prisoner of War
camps. The government sold all their property and
other assets, ostensibly to finance their internment.
In return, only since 1988, each individual who
filed a claim could receive $21,000 compensation
from the government (that works out to $3,000 for
each year away from home)—and it took 39 years
to get it.
So far the federal government has paid $365
million in redress payments and expects to pay
$408.7 million in total,but when you breakit down,
the amountis pitiful, even if you forget the emotional
and psychological damage incurred.
Imagine receiving a form letter tomorrow which
encourages you to get the hell out before you are
forcibly kicked out; imagine being herded onto
trains like cattle, separated from friends and family and sent to concentration camps...
Then, of course, there was the notorious "repatriation" programme through which Japanese-Canadians were encouraged to return to Japan—to
face certain ostracization there as well.
The 50th anniversary of one of the ugliest
turning points in Canadian history arrives amidst
a flurry of Japan-bashing. Last December 7, The
Globe and Mail, "Canada's National Newspaper,"
published a front-page feature on Pearl Harbour
and Japan's failure to acknowledge its guilt. On
February 24, there was not even a mention ofthe
50th anniversary of Canada's internment policy
toward Japanese-Canadians.
On February 24, 1942, Japanese-Canadians
were denied Canadian identity. Nothing, no amount
of money or words of apologies, will correct this.
It can happen again because our government
still has the same powers. We must be prepared to
speak and act against the use of these powers.
the Ubyssey
February 25,1992
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David Chivo's February
4th Perspective article on the
"anti-semitic tradition" in
Croatia is full of misinformation and paints a blatantly false picture of the
current (and past) situation
in Crating.
1. Chivo implies that
anti-semitism is thriving in
Crating, and is threatening
the Jewish community. In
contrast, Lea Bauman, a
member ofthe Jewish community in Zagreb and an
official of the Ministry of
Information, writes "...as a
Jew, I am afraid of Serbian
aggression against Crating,
not of Croats in Crating." In
addition, Nenad Porges,
President of the Jewish
Community inZagreb, wrote
on Oct. 7, 1991, that "...the
Jewish Community in Crating enjoys all rights of a religious or national minority
without hindrance or any
discrimination."
2. Chivo states, "Yugoslavian Jews increasingly
see (President Tudjman) as
a dangerous man", and supports his claim with quotations from Tudjman's writings. In response to such
accusations, Tudjman has
said that "the baseless
charges stem mainly from
inaccurate translation from
Croatian to English of my
writings as well as quotations that are either erroneous or taken out of context."
to further deflate Chiefs
statement, Mr. Porges wrote,
"We (the Jewish Community
of Zagreb) express our fullest support to the efforts and
declared policy of the Government of the Republic of
Crating." In the current
government , there are a
number of Jewish high-
ranking officials.
3. Chivo claims that the
Croatian Catholic Church
jumped on the Nazi bandwagon, however, Cardinal
Stepinac, the Church leader
during WWII, was seen as
"...a true friend ofthe Jews,
who were beaten into the
earth by Hitler. He was one
of the very few men in Europe
who stood up against Nazi
tyranny." (National Conference of Christians and Jews,
October 13,1946).
4. More could be said
but space is limited.
Vince Bulic,
Commerce 4
Antonia Prlic
Economics 4
How long will
this go on?
Foremost because of its
democratic nature Israel is
virtually alone among Middle
Eastern countries in terms
of media coverage. While it
seemseasytocriticize Israel's
occupation ofthe Territories,
what would world opinion
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Hama or Hussein to
Halabjah? But take the 1967
war, for example.
Conventional wisdom
posits that Israel was surrounded by a "steel belt" of
Arab countries bent on
obliteratingthe Jewish state,
Egypt had, indeed, moved
troops into the Sinai and
closed the Gulf of Agaba to
Israeli shipping, the latter
internationally recognized as
casus belli.
But alternative interpretations paint a different
picture. It is now acknowledged that Nasser had no
intention of going to war. In
1982 Menachem Begin said
the "Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that
Nasser was really about to
attack us."
During this time the
Syrian army was in disarray; the Jordanians lacked
modern equipment; and
Moshe Dayan considered
Palestinian guerilla raids to
be no more than a "nuisance."
The upshot was Israel won a
relatively easy victory.
Still, Nasser must take
some responsibility for provoking Israel. But it must
also be noted that the Israeli
government, especially the
Rafi party, wanted to seize
the opportunity to destroy
Nasser and extend its borders.
After the war the UN
passed Resolution 242, which
emphasized "the inadmissibility of the acquisition of
territory by war" and
stressed that every state
should have secure borders.
Every Arab country concerned, including the PLO,
has accepted this, which implicitly recognizes Israelis
right to exist.
In the meantime it is
hard to gainsay the fact that
Palestinians in the Territories are denied certain basic
human rights. How much
longer can that go on?
R.M. Burgel
Unclassified
Crypto
Commerce
Commie?
In his letter printed February 11th (Dictators under
the bed?), Justin Elvin-
Jensen trashes the social
reformist impulse expressed
by John Lipscomb in an earlier issue of The Ubyssey.
Elvin-Jensen tries to clinch
his argument against
Lipscomb with the assertion
that capitalistic economics
and technology save Canadians from having an archaic
health care system, an inefficient farm production
system, and uncompetiti vely
priced exports.
Since when have Commerce students given up
advocating unadulterated
greed and taken instead to
defending capitalism by rallying to the defence of our
socialistic health care system, our socialistic farm
marketing boards, and the
bureaucratic dictates of the
federal minister of finance
(whose policies determine
interest rates, the value of
the Canadian dollar, and
hence Canada's export competitiveness).
I can see such ideological
confusion on the part of
Elvin-Jensen leading him in
no time to abandon the barricades protecting us from
the socialist hordes. Before
you know it he will be thinking that profit-making
should take second place to
concerns about social justice,
gender equality, the preservation of nature, and simply
making the world a better
place for everyone. I can see
him going on to a graduate
business degree, publishing
gratuitous progressive
platitudes in The Ubyssey,
and becoming an NDP activist. (Make room for one
more on your platform,
John.)
Those business schools
sure don't make them like
they used to. Thank God.
Harald Gravelsins
Who will he
blame?
In his diatribe against
the "growth" activities of
people he calls "capitalists"
John Lipscomb said "In an
egalitarian economy, we will
promote the environment,
self-esteem, creativity, understanding and independence from consumer addiction. The GNP will fall,
preferably plummet, but
every measure of health and
happiness will grow." (The
Ubyssey, Jan. 28.)
If the past is any guide,
I don't think that Mr.
Lipscomb will ever see this
"egalitarian economy." Utopian schemes have always
failed when confronted with
reality. As if they were addressing Mr. Lipscomb's
Utopia directly, James Dale
Davidson and Rees-Moog
have put forth the thesis that
someinequalityis necessary
(not sufficient) for economic
and political stability. [The
great Reckoning, Summit
Books, NY, 1991. p.392.]
But perhaps Mr.
Lipscomb will soon see the
GNP plummet, as he desires.
Davidson and Rees-Moog,
who are shrewd financial
advisors, seem to feel that a
depression, worse than that
one of the 1930s, is near.
[Could it be now?] If the GNP
does plummet, then maybe
Mr. Lipscomb will like it.
Many people, especially
those with jobs, didn't mind
the depression of the 1930s
that much. But maybe Mr.
Lipscomb won't like the lack
of "growth" at all, especially
if he doesn't have a good
source of income. Who will
he then blame? "Capitalists"?
Robert R. Christian
Dept. of Mathematics
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We'll take
your word for it
The best advice I received before entering first-year sciences at
UBC came from a professor of
chemistry. She said,"a true education in the sciences can be obtained
only if one has a genuine appreciation ofthe humanities."
For me, the UBC French Department has done much towards
fostering such an appreciation. It
is because of this admiration ofthe
Arts that I was distressed to learn
ofthe French Department's intention both to eliminate some of its
oral expression courses and effectively to restrict access of others to
those students in the French major and honors programs.
The value of French as a second language in Canada is incalculable. Not only are the proposed
changes within the French Department symbolically unwise
during a time of Western
Francophobia, they also impede
students who have chosen to follow
programs other than French from
pursuing the important goal of
being able to converse in either
official language.
Due to the high standard of
instruction I have received in the
French Department, I have come
to expect a standard of excellence
in its operation. However, with the
decision to reduce its orally based
program, the Department fails
both itself and the student body
firstly by failing to recognize one of
its departmental strengths and,
secondly, by failing to accept its
implicit obligation of accessibility
to students of all disciplines.
David Beaulieu
The scum also
rises
Picking up a copy of the most
recent Ubysee [sic], Iwas amazed
to see just how fetid and monotonous it was, and that its only object
is to challenge its reader with a
unyielding boredom.
The "newspaper" (I use that
term in its broadest sense) has; the
distinguished role of being the
recognized campuscurrent events
publication, but it rarely caters to
the interest ofthe students to which
the paper was designated for. Instead, it offers a preposterous array of bland; and uninspired draff
that makes for some of the most
voluable [sic], protracted and wearisome reading one can find on
campus.
Every year the Ubysee's editors, whoever they happen to be at
that time, take it upon themselves
and succeed in an Aim. An Aim
which seems to be to provide the
Ubysee readers with some of the
most inane, bland, and over-repeated politically correct articles
that do nothing for the reader but
cure insomnia. Even more outrageous is that they have the audacity to ask the AMS for more
money every year in their con
tinual mission to offer more ofthe
same asinine drivel than in the
previous year.
The Ubysee provides so little
service for the UBC student body
it is almost embarassing [sic]. Its
only readers can be categorized
into three groups: Its own pompous and arrogant writing staff who
flood theUbysee submission box
with semiconsciously scrawled,
bovine dreck every month. Students in Sedgewick Library who
amidst their endless card-playing
and gossip pretend to read it
amongst their comrades in their
vain attempts to look intellectual
or politically interested amongst
their fickle friends. And lastly, the
rejects and discard members of
UBC sports teams who, in a long &
well-known tradition of payola,
bribe Ubysee journalists to see
their name in print in the sports
section.
About as timeless as a teen fad,
the Ubysee in the '90s will be recognized as being one of the most
consistenly [sic] poor publications
in Christendom.
A.O.
Chapman
Note: The Ubyssey has never accepted bribes. Sports writers are
under investigation.
Letters must be typed and
include name, faculty, year,
and telephone number.
A note from one of the
"monsters in human form"
r
"One must not advocate anything, even if it is genuinely good,
if it is under its [the environmental movement's] banner." A few
minutes after making the preceding claim at his talk on "The Toxicity of Environmentalism," Dr.
Reisman noted that environmentalists advocate "cleanliness,
health, and longer life." When
asked during the question period
whether this implied that he was a
proponent of dirt, sickness, and
early death, he clarified the intent
of his words. It seems that he
had meant that to ally oneself
with the environmental movement in any way was to ingest
the "deadly poison" of environmentalism. He went on to draw
an analogy to further substantiate his point. He said that one
should never join with SS agents
even to save people drowning at
sea. Apparently, Dr. Reisman
considers his attitude humane and
logical, while the environmental
movement is just expressing its
hatred of humanity by trying to
save all life on the planet. For
someone who claimed to be logical
and rational, Dr. Reisman's line of
thought was frequently no more
lucid than the views expressed
above.
He stated, for example, that
rising acidity in North American
lakes is due not to industrial acid
rain, but to the cessation of logging
along the shoreline. The logical
conclusion to draw from such an
argument is that before the advent
of the modern forestry industry,
lakes were no less than bubbling
pools of highly concentrated caustic acid. In a similar vein, he
claimed thart environmentalists
ignore the existence of carcinogens,
radioactivity, and poisons in nature. The natural occurrence of
these substances was intended to
prove that it is quite acceptable for
humans to generate more of them.
To accept such an idea would be to
believe that it is a good idea to
swallow arsenic tablets daily because we drink some in our water
anyway.
On the topic of global warming and nuclear winter, the professor suggested that since nature
might change the climate anyway
there is no point in worrying that
we might do so ourselves. My objection to this argument is the same
as that applied to his point about
natural poison.
Dr. Reisman suggested an alternative to trying to deal with our
"imagined" environmental crisison
Earth. He said that we should really be in the process of colonizing
Perspective
the solar system. I will assume
that he did not make such a proposal with malicious intent toward
human happiness. He must be
unaware of the potential living
conditions elsewhere in the solar
system. On Venus, for example, an
unprotected astronaut would be
simultaneously burned by the heat,
suffocated through lack of oxygen,
scorched by the acid in the atmosphere, and feel his blood boil in
his veins. He would also explode
because there is not sufficient atmospheric pressure to hold a pier-
son together. Even if we could
overcome these difficulties it would
be irresponsible to follow Dr.
Reisman's suggestion; he would
have us break our toys, then cast
them aside and take some more.
He made many equally silly
points about the validity of considering environmental problems,
but as he spoke for an hour Eind
twenty minutes I shall not try to
reproduce them all here.
I would, however, like to
mention some of his comments
about environmentalists. His main
argument was that environmentalists do not really believe any of
the claims they make. Rather, he
maintained, they are active only to
express their hatred of mankind
and their desire to ensure that
man suffers deprivation and terror and "never has anything that
gives him pleasure." After hearing
Dr. Reisman speak, no one could
doubt who is harbouring hatred.
He claimed that environmentalists
represent the "tide of irrational-
ism." If his views were really above
such pettiness, I wonder why he
felt it necessary to hurl so many
gratuitous insults. During his
speech he compared environmentalists to deadly poison, boa constrictors that squeeze the life out
of human endeavours, mass
murderers, virulent pests, lumps
of raw sewage, and monsters in
human form. Actually, I have a
list a page long of this brand of
"logic," but you probably get the
idea.
If Dr. Reisman had been received with universal contempt, it
would be easy to write him off as a
daft old man, give him appropriate
medical attention, and think no
more of him. The really disturbing
part about Tuesday's lecture was
that some other people supported
his views. About one third of the
people in the central section of
SUB auditorium actually applauded during his speech. One
woman was particularly disturbing to watch. She sat, listening
with a somewhat psychotic expression of self-righteousness on
her face, nodding grimly and
clapping at appropriate moments.
I fi nd it very frightening to see that
people can be so easily taken in.
This presentation was an enlightening display of the mechanism by which mass indoctrination occurs. Perhaps it is easy, once
you have nodded for the first time,
to keep doing so. I would suggest,
however, that you examine your
motivation very carefully if even
you feel inclined to avoid doing
something "genuinely good" because ofthe company you might be
associated with. Don't be part of
Dr. Reisman's "tide of irrational-
ism."
Sophia Weldon
Science 2
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Court costs halt judicial appeal
TORONTO (CUP>—A group of
students say the Queen's University sexual harassmentcomplaints
procedure is so flawed and expensive it's forced them to drop a
complaint.
"We need to ditch the whole
procedure and start from scratch,"
said Rachel Gorman, one of the
complainants.
Gorman—along with three
other students—brought a complaint against nine Queen's men
two years ago, after the men had
postered their residence with signs
saying "No Means Kick Her In The
Teeth" and "No Means On Your
Knees Bitch."
Two weeks ago, the
university's sexual harassment
board found two ofthe men guilty
of sexual harassment. The board
recommended to the principal the
men write a letter of apology and
attend a workshop on violence
against women.
The complainants disagree
with the ruling, Gorman said.
Though they were glad the university recognized the posters
constituted sexual harassment,
they would have liked to see
Queen's find all nine men guilty,
she added.
"We're very pleased that they
recognized it as harassment," she
said. "But they could have gone
further."
The complainants decided not
to appeal the decision because it
required a $250 deposit, and legal
counsel that could cost "tens of
thousands of dollars," Gorman
said.
"It was nothing we could afford," she added. "We were prevented from carrying on the appeal by the rules."
The students are calling for
drastic revision ofthe procedures,
including provision of legal aid.
Law professor David Mullan,
who chairs a committee revising
the procedure, said they are considering changes to allow for legal
aid.
"We tend to think that in fact
there should be a provision for the
costs of individuals," Mullan said.
"Obviously, it's not a good
situation if you have the people
that can afford high powered lawyers able to participate and those
that can't, don't."
The women at Queen's also
want the composition of the harassment board changed. Currently, the complainant, the respondent and the Queen's principal each select one member from a
pool of candidates for the three-
person board.
Gorman said there's no guar
antee the members chosen by the
principal or complainant will have
any background in sexual harassment.
"Obviously, they can be nice
people, but in the case of faculty,
they have ties that go outside the
[board] and they have no training
in sexual harassment," Gorman
added. "And they're chosen by a
man who has no concept of sexual
harassment—[Queen's principal]
Michael Smith."
Mullan said the review committee has no plans to recommend
changing the board composition,
because nobody else at Queen's
has raised concerns about it.
"When we spoke to the university community about this ...there
seemed to be satisfaction from most
points of view."
Concordia creates new titles
MONTREAL (CUP)—Concordia
University graduates will soon be
able to choose a degree with a
gender-neutral title, but several
university senators say the move
does not go far enough to combat
sexism.
Following a 21-1-5 senate vote
February 7, students may now opt
for a Baccalaureate rather than a
Bachelor's degree, or a
Magisteriate instead of a Master's
degree. The degrees will still be
referred to as BAs and MAs.
Although most senate members support the change—which
will be reviewed in five years—
several said it is not sweeping
enough.
Sociology professor John
Drysdale said the university should
lead the way in the elimination of
sexist and gender-exclusive terms.
"If we're really convinced that
one set of terms is sexist, then it's
up to us to change the terms, not to
merely give students a choice between a sexist set of terms and a
non-sexist set of terms," he said.
It is not clear which type of
degree the university will grant if
a student does not indicate achoice.
The policy will come into effect
in 1993, and alumni may request a
degree with the new title once it
kicks in.
Ken Huck, a student who requested a baccalaureate for his
spring graduation, said he thinks
the policy is "watered-down."
"Having an option is good, but
the default -position should definitely be that you get a gender-
neutral degree," he said.
Gerald Auchinachie, English
department chair, opposed the
policy. He said he did not find the
degree titles sexist.
"Fve seen so many women with
Bachelor's degrees that I don't associate it with gender-exclusive-
ness," he said. "As well, I don't
believe objective reality is driven
bywords. Fm not sure this is going
to change much."
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