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FIRST KISS: First-year offensive lineman Damon Stoetling has a moment alone with the Shrum
Bowl after Friday's 11-9 T-Birds victory over the Simon Fraser Clan. The Thunderbirds took
Shrum Bowl XXI with a fourth-quarter drive and the dynamite play of their defence and special teams, evening the series record at 10-10-1. richard lam photo
Night taken back
by Nyranne Martin
"We have the right to walk in safety every
"Whatever we wear, where ever we go,
yes means yes and no means no!"
Downtown Vancouver echoed with
screams of rage and bitterness Saturday
night as an army of 2,000 women of all ages,
including UBC students, took to the streets
in the annual Take Back the Night march.
"The goal is that women across Canada
and across the world are protesting male
violence against women," explained Tina
Beads of the Vancouver Rape Relief and
Women's Shelter, the event's sponsor. "The
continued on page 3
A Black time
in BC's history
Newspaper editors. Natives and government officials criticised
community newspaper publisher David Black's decree last week
that no pro-Nisga'a editorials be written in his papers.
by Nicholas Bradley
Through his opposition to the Nisga'a
land claim treaty, community newspaper
owner David Black has unwittingly
brought renewed attention to the control
held by media owners over the freedom
of the press.
In a move that has drawn fire from
aboriginal groups, Black has insisted that
each of his 60 BC community papers run
a series of columns by a known opponent
of the Nisga'a agreement
"The brazenness of this is what has
startled even the most jaded media commentators, that a media
owner would just literally order his people not to
have opposing views to
the one he espouses,"
said Maurice Switzer,
communications director for the Assembly of
First Nations (AFN), a
political advocacy organization representing
more than 600,000 First
Nations people in
"This person's attempt
to muffle debate or to give
a one-sided, distorted
view of a very important
issue...is something that
affects all Canadians," Switzer added.
Black intended the column in question, written by constitutional affairs
commentator Mel Smith, to counter pro-
treaty BC government ads he allowed to
run in his papers.
Black has decreed that only letters to
the editor and paid advertisements be
"He puts more stock in his pocketbook
than he does in his principles.-.he's not
turning that money down," said Switzer.
Tom Zillich, a reporter for the Black-
owned WestEnder, said that Black's decision has "caused concern in the newsrooms chain-wide."
He said that the power held by media
owners is dangerous. "I wouldn't want to
see it extended much further."
Black's Surrey paper has circulated a
petition opposing the decision, and
Bruce Strachan, a columnist for the
Prince George Free Press, quit over the
Strachan, a former Social Credit cabinet minister who actually opposes the
treaty, said he was concerned about the
influence Black is exerting over his
papers. "What is next? Will it be letters to
the editor that don't appear in the paper?
Will it be news stories that aren't covered?...^ a matter of principle for me,"
Strachan said in an interview with CBC
In a follow-up interview, Black said he
will not censure his reporters or his
columnists. He accused Strachan of
"grandstanding" and
denied that his
actions pose a threat
to the editorial freedom of his papers.
"We can get caught
up in all this editorial
nonsense, but we're
losing track of the real
issue, and that is this
Nisga'a treaty and
how bad it is for the
Nisga'a and for British
"I have come right
out and stated the
editorial line we're
going to take. That's
my right and my
obligation, frankly, as an owner," Black
The AFN is encouraging people to write
letters of disapproval to Black's policy, and
has called on the BC Human Rights
Commission (BCHRQ and the BC Press
Council to issue statements condemning
Blacks actions.
BCHRC Chief Commissioner Mary-
Woo Sims said that this is not a human
rights issue in the strict sense of the code,
but noted that "the larger issue has been
identified—the concentration of ownership of newspapers and how this can limit
the debate on these issues."
Sims points out that, although Black has
focused attention on the issue of media
ownership, Canadians also "as a people,
need to wresde with the historical right of
aboriginal peoples to rights and titles."
continued on page 2
"The brazenness of this
is what has startled
even the most jaded
media commentators,
that a media owner
would just literally
order his people not to
have opposing views to
the one he espouses,"
Maurice Switzer
Communications Director
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Black attacks Nisga'a deal
continued from page 7
The Nisga'a treaty will be ratified by the BC legislature in early
November. It is the first aboriginal land claim treaty to be signed
in this province. It must also be
ratified by the federal government and the Nisga'a nation.
Switzer sees Black's reaction to
the treaty as a sign of "widespread
ignorance about aboriginal
issues" in Canada. "People like
Mr. Black have these views largely because they didn't learn
enough about aboriginal rights or
tradition or culture or treaty
issues," said Switzer.
"Many of these treaties [in the
past] were signed by people who
couldn't read them, who couldn't
write their signatures on
them...there have been recorded
cases of outright fraud.
"Is it foolish or unwise or stupid, as some commentators have
called Indians, to enter into these
agreements, or did they trust the
people they were dealing with?
There's a difference between
being stupid and trusting," said
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When:   12:30-1:30 Sept 30th 1998.
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To all of those who have contributed to the legal
cost of the APEC Inquiry. Special thanks to the
Faculty Association for your generous contribution
of $5000.00 in memory of Kay Stockholder. Dr.
Stockholder was President of the BC Civil Liberties
Associations and a professor of English at UBC.
Further donations are welcome, payable to the:
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APEC fallout:
Jones under fire
by Alex Bustos
Ottawa Bureau
Ottawa (CUP)—It is unjust that student protesters at last year's APEC summit in Vancouver are
being asked to produce more documents than
the federal government, opposition parties
charged Monday.
At present, the
RCMP public complaints commission is
investigated the police's
role during the meeting
of 17 Pacific Rim
On Friday, RCMP
lawyer George
Mcintosh demanded
that former University
of British Columbia law
student Craig Jones
release APEC-related
documents to the commission.
Jones was arrested and jailed during the conference. He says he'll comply with the request for
his documents but that the RCMP already have
access to the same evidence.
He says it can be found within the binders of
information supplied to those involved in the
hearings; it just takes effort to find that information because there arel7 volumes.
"If you listened to Mr Mcintosh on the radio
last weekend, you'd realise he is well behind in
his facts," said Jones, who estimates his research
will shavel2 hours off Mcintosh's preparation
"I think I should bill him, frankly, for the
amount of legal and factual research."
"It has been demanded that protester Jones
release between 800 and 1,200 documents to the
public complaints commission including private correspondence even with his girlfriend,"
Reform MP Jim Abbott told the House of
"It has been demanded that
protester Jones release
between 800 and 1,200 documents to the public complaints commission including private correspondence
even with his girlfriend,"
Jim Abbott
Reform MP
"By contrast the Prime Minister's office has
released one thin binder. Are we to believe a 33
year-old student protester has more documentation on [APEQ than the Prime Minister?"
Solicitor General Andy Scott immediately
sidestepped the question
"The public complaints commission is the
instrument that has been established by
Parliament to get to the truth," replied Scott "I
think most Canadians
would appreciate allowing
them the opportunity to
find that truth, as that is
ultimately what we are all
In an interview with
Canadian University Press,
Abbott called the Solicitor
General's answer "grossly
"It's incredibly unfair to
demand that students produce   more   documents
than the Prime Minister,"
Abbot told CUE
Conservative House Leader and Justice Critic
Peter MacKay joined the opposition attack by
accusing the Prime Minister's Office of being
In an interview with CUP outside the
Commons, MacKay said the federal government
is using the police inquiry as a smoke screen.
Government is using the police inquiry as a
smoke screen.
"The RCMP public complaints commission
doesn't have a mandate to investigate political
interference by the prime ministers office," said
Documents recentiy reported in the media
suggest the PMO instructed the RCMP to stop
APEC demonstrators from embarrassing then-
Indonesian President Suharto.
Student protesters were eventually pepper
sprayed, arrested and jailed at the meeting of
Asia Pacific leaders.**
The fight for rights
Human rights activist speaks out at UBC
TAKE IT BACK: Women march in solidarity to protest male violence against women. 59 per
cent of women in BC have experienced some sort of violence, authom photo
dark trek from the centre of campus to
by Linette DeGraaf
The need to address the ambiguity of human rights legislation
has never been more pertinent As we teeter on the brink of a
new century, there needs to be a clear vision about the kinds of
rights Canadians should have.
That was the message from Canadian Human Rights
Deputy Chief, Michelle Falardeau-Ramsay, who has worked
with the Canadian Human Rights Commission for the past 10
years and is considered an authority on the subject
Last week she spoke at UBC as part of her cross-Canada
speaking tour commemorating the Universal Declaration's
50th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the position she
The totem poles in the Sty West Grand Hall of the First
Nations Longhouse were an appropriate backdrop to
Falardeau-Ramsay's speech, symbolizing those values that she
aims to uphokl—preserving the dignity of all human beings.
Falardeau-Ramsay reminded the audience that the factors
that led to the creation of human rights—"the shame and
debauchery of the Holocaust and other World War II
tragedies"—have not disappeared.
The oppression of women in Iran continues; a civil war
wages on in the former Yugoslavia; Cambodia's countryside is a
perpetual gravesite.
She challenged Canadians to renew their commitment to
the task of ending human rights abuses worldwide: "We must
take action now so that the flame that was lit 50 years ago will
not burn out"
Unfortunately, she said, Canada, as a role model to the international community, still has a long way to go itself.
"Racial bias seems to be in play but no one can put a finger
on it" She said that not addressing these issues is a problem.
Hate on the internet is a reflection of social values and much
more than just an issue of free
speech or censorship.
And what equality actually is
and the struggle to achieve it, has
led to what some call "reverse discrimination."
When asked whether aboriginal rights are 'special rights,' she
said, "these are just plain rights
In her speech, Falardeau-
Ramsay even questioned the focus
of    the Human     Rights
Commission. Are the allegations
hard enough on violators or are
they too trivial and unfairly biased
towards the complainants?
She concedes that the institution functions well when dealing
with cases of intentional abuse,
but falls apart in other cases. She
cites an example of a truck driver
who is refused a job because he is
unable work a manual transmission but is competent with an
The Chief Deputy has been criticised for her take on poverty. Falardeau-Ramsay says it should be treated as a human
rights issue.
The country is still divided into two classes, she said: there
are those with access to higher education and the knowledge,
power, and influence that comes with it and those that do not
The 21st century, she said, will be a "time to take a leap from
the pages of the League Covenant and concentrate on... Third
continued from page 1
protests have always been women
At one point, a group of women surrounded a lone man who insisted that
he had every right to be there. The
women clapped in unison, repeatedly
shouting "Out!" until he was driven
For Sara Rabey, a Douglas College
student, as long as their is inequality
between men and women, there will be
a need to have women-only events.
"It's very important for any type of
people that are oppressed to have their
own time to get together. When we are
equal in society to men, then we can have
a day with us all remembering not to fall
back into the oppression. But up until
that point we do need our separate
Taking part in the event for the first
time was second year UBC student Lisa
Hale. "I walk alone a lot at night, and I
think that it's my right to do that I really resent the fact that I even have to
think twice about it."
Statistics Canada reports that 59 per
cent of women in BC have experienced
some form of violence. These findings
also indicate that the highest rates of
violence are reported by women 18 to
24 years old.
A recent survey of UBC students
showed that while 45 per cent of men
said they had "no worry at all" about
getting around campus, only five per
cent of women had the same answer.
Women who take night classes have
persistently complained about the long,
B-Lots. And a decision last May to end
free meter parking at night has not
helped the problem.
But according to Debbie Harvie,
UBC's director of campus security, "the
first 200 people that came on to campus
would get free parking and everybody
else would then park in the parkades."
She said it usually ended up being that
those who were most in need of the free
parking weren't getting it.
Now, they have lowered the price of
parking in the parkades at night, in the
hopes that this better addresses the
UBC has also invested $370,000 for
minor campus safety improvements in
the last yean But many women believe
that the emergency blue light phones,
improved lighting and night-time security bus are still inadequate.
UBC's Hale says, "I'm not into waiting around for a bus to come along in
the dark."
Another second year UBC student,
Julia Payson, added that more should be
done to examine people's attitudes
about the treatment of women or the
way that women are brought up to
believe that they should be afraid
"These services are actually just
treating symptoms," she said.
Laurie Minuk, a counsellor at UBC's
Women Students' Office agrees. "Part of
our mandate is to provide education in
terms of safety."
But Minuk said that funding cutbacks have made it very difficult to get
the message out. "We're not secure. We
have no funding for next year."**
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to the betterment of society. She said poverty is not a problem
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"Some may have to accept changes that will mate our community work for everyone so that our legacy to future generations will be a Canada that honours the worth and dignity of
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TREK pass the right
ticket, survey shows
by Nick Istvanffy
A flexible transit pass may just be the
ticket to convince students who
drive to UBC to change their commuting habits, according to the
results of a UBC
Committee survey.
UBC is currently working
with BC Transit to
develop a TREK
card, modelled on
the University of
Washington U-
Pass, that would
entitie users to
both discounted
bus fares and limited parking privileges on campus. The survey indicated that 70 per cent of commuters
would support such a system.
"The survey tells us that if we
[were to just] offer stricuy a deep
discount transit pass, we would
reward existing transit users, but we
might pull a lot of van and car-poolers onto buses and actually see an
increase in SOV's (single occupant
vehicles) on campus," said Gord
Lovegrove, UBC's transportation
planning director.
The survey showed that 42 per
cent of UBC commuters drive alone.
The proposed TREK card would
come in different forma Some cards
would be strictly for transit or carpool
use, while others would allow users
the flexibility of driving on some days
and taking transit on others.
Lovegrove says BC Transit has
been slow to realise that many UBC
"There is a real
inclination on campus
for people to use more
'green' modes of travel
that isn't reflected in
other places."
Ken Denike
UBC geography professor,
survey coordinator
commuters find it impractical to
purchase a pass that is strictly for
transit use.
"Our needs change throughout
the month," Lovegrove said.
"Somewhere between five and 15
days of the month
people would still
need to drive in"
Many drivers
of single-occupant
vehicles said in the
survey they would
consider other
options. The survey also revealed
that many non-
transit users are
simply unaware of
"the character,
availability, and frequency of transit."
UBC geography professor and
survey coordinator Ken Denike said
he was encouraged by the survey
results. "There is a real inclination
on campus for people to use more
'green' modes of travel that isn't
reflected in other places."
However, both Denike and
Lovegrove were pragmatic about
the costs of the proposed system. "It
is going to cost the university... that's
one thing that really shows up,"
Denike said.
Lovegrove added, "The last thing
we want to do is see all parking revenue evaporate, especially with $28
million in parkade debt"
He said it took two years for the
University of Washington to get its
program up and running, and
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Out with the old, in with the Liu
by Daliah Merzaban
and Douglas Quan
The UBC Board of Governors have
approved the schematic design for the
$5.1 million Liu Centre for the Study of
Global Issues, paving the way for the
demolition of the Pan-Hellenic House
on West Mall and Crescent Road.
UBC's seven sororities have until the end
of the year to use the
run-down House as a
meeting place. Then
they'll hold their meetings at the Cecil Green
Park House next year
before relocating to a
permanent site in the
year 2000. The sororities would likely
receive 24,000 square feet on or near the
relocation site being proposed for
UBC's fraternities, which is located
south along Wesbrook.
According to Anna Maria Hobrough,
of the Vancouver Alumnae Pan-Hellenic
Association (VAPA), who is representing
the sororities, the university was very
accommodating in helping the sorori
ties find a temporary meeting place. The
university also gave the sororities
$250,000, the worth of the House.
Hobrough added that even though
they are looking at permanently settling near the fraternities, they are not
part of the fraternities' relocation deal.
She said that the VAPA is soliciting
architects, and is contracting a
fundraising firm to help raise
the bulk of the $3.5 million
required to build the sororities'
new gathering place.
Meanwhile, members of the
campus community got a
chance to see a three-dimensional model of the Liu Centre
at a public forum last Friday.
There are two components
to the structure: a three-storey wing for
office use, and a wing with seminar
rooms equipped with video conferencing and advanced computing facilities.
The two wings are connected in the
middle by a single storey walkway.
Ivan Head, the Centre's director, said
the faculty and graduate students who
use the facilities will be studying everything from environmental change to
resource depletion to health imbalances around the world.
"So far as we can tell, we are the only
centre of its kind in any university in
North America," said Head.
UBC's architect, Tom Llewellin, suggested that the 40 year old International
House may get a facelift so it doesn't
clash with the new Centre. But no funding has been found as of yet.
The bulk of the funding for the Liu
Centre—$4 million—was donated by
the affluent Liu family, based in Taiwan.
Head said a long-established BC family
who wished to remain anonymous
donated the rest of the funds.
"These foundations have told us that
we are original and worthwhile in whatever we endeavor to do, and they've
encouraged us to approach them in the
future for program funding," Head
Initially, the Liu Centre was going to
include a hotel and be built on the site
of the Faculty Club, but the board of
governors rejected the idea.
Construction of the Liu Centre is
expected to be completed by July
SORORITY MEMBERS will move out of the Pan-Hellenic House
by year's end (above). Liu Centre director Ivan Head unravels
building design (left). Julian dowling photos
Faculty gathering place to be resurrected
by Chris Jackstien
The financially troubled UBC
Faculty Club—riddled by a $1.6
million debt—shut down four
years ago. But this January the new
Gathering Place will open, and it's
being billed to survive and thrive.
Chuck Slonecker, UBC's director of external relations and head
of the Gathering Place committee,
says he is confident of the new
Slonecker says the committee is
sure the new Club will be a financially sound business, and that the
university's Board of Governors
wouldn't have approved it otherwise.
But it could be a shaky start.
Years ago, the Faculty Club developed a deficit when it took out a
loan to build additional residences
inside the building. The dub was
unable to profit off the food
income, and never recovered. The
university finally pulled the plug
when there seemed to be no
chance of repayment.
Over the next four months the
building, located on Crescent Road
next to the Rose Garden, will
undergo major renovations.
There will be a restaurant and
bar on the main floor, and academic and residential space above.
The club will be catered by UBC's
Food Services—the ancillary service is entering the venture at its
own expense.
Slonecker says the primary
source of income will not come
from food sale profits but from the
renting of Club space. The top floor
residences will be rented out to
long term scholars for two to three
months, and space will also be
rented for lectures and catered
events. The debt owed to the university by the club, will be paid off
over a twenty year period.
Despite the financial question,
Slonecker insists the Club's resurrection was necessary to create
more interaction among students
and faculty. Unlike the old Club the
new one will admit students as
well as UBC's professional academics.
"Morale was affected by the
closing of the Faculty Club," said
Phil Resnick, Political Science professor and BoG representative.
"There's a strong desire to have
it re-opened."*>
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by Bruce Arthur
The most memorable moment of
Shrum Bowl XXI didn't occur
between the sidelines.
At halftime of the annual UBC-
SFU crosstown clash, UBC head
coach Casey Smith, out for the season while battling liver cancer, was
honoured with the Football BC
Builder's Award and two sustained
standing ovations from the
Thunderbird Stadium crowd of
4,000. It was an outpouring of affection and respect that few will forget
"Wasn't that special?" said interim head coach Dave Johnson, who
was moved up from defensive coordinator at Smith's request. Smith
addressed the team in the locker
room after the game, and Johnson
said that it was a great experence.
" [Smith said] that he was proud,
talked about the team's character. It
was a touching moment"
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As for UBC's character, it was a gut check game. And they passed with flying colours.
In their first teal test of the 1998 season, the Birds thrilled the overcapacity crowd of 4,000 at Thunderbird Stadium
with a gritty 11-9 win over the Simon Fraser Clan in Shrum Bowl XXI.
"I thought tonight was a real measuring stick for our team's character," said Johnson.
Playing without star tailback Akbal Singh, who was out with shoulder bursitis, and with multiple substitutions, UBC's
offence fumbled, bumbled, and stumbled for most of the night before finally punching the ball into the endzone for the
only touchdown of the night on a 15 yard pass from Dan Delong to Greg Hallifax. But not before mammoth offensive
lineman David Pol gave the UBC offence a piece of his mind
With just over ten minutes to go and UBC trailing 9-4, Pol pulled the offence together on the sidelines after UBC had
gone nearly thirty minutes without scoring, and thundered at his teammates to pick up their games.
"I said, 'We're goin' in, we're doing two and out, and we may as well be lettin' them pick us off and pick up fumbles
and go in and score, because when you do that your defence is going to get tired, and they're probably going to score
on your defence. So [we've] got to go in and you've got to make good drives, give our defence a rest, and [we've] got to
Soccer Thunderbirds
by Bruce Arthur
When the UBC men's soccer team faced off against the
Victoria Vikings on Saturday, they wanted to measure
themselves against the best. But it turned out that the
best may be the Birds.
The Thunderbirds played to a 1-1 draw with the
Canada West favourite Vikings on Saturday in a game
that could be a preview of the Canada West final. Both
teams are now 2-0-1 in league play.
"I think we're the team to beat," said centre back
Steve McCauley. "We showed that they've got to be worried about us."
It was a game that UBC could have won. The T-Birds
led 1-0 until the 83rd minute when Simon Vickers redirected a sharp Vikes cross.
"It was the one ball we didn't get to or we didn't
clear," said a visibly disappointed UBC head coach
Mike Mosher. "But that happens."
The Vikes came into the game after destroying
Calgary and Lethbridge last weekend by scores of 6-2
and 7-0, while UBC squeaked by the same teams 1-0
and 2-1. But against the Vikes, the Birds played cohesively throughout
And let's hear it for the defence: McCauley, fellow
centre back Spencer Coppin, left defender Jeff Skinner,
uis in Shrum
VICTORY! The Thunderbirds won back the Shrum Bowl with a hard-fought 11-
9 victory over the SFU Clan. Afterwards, the team posed with head coach
Casey Smith (left, centre), who is out for the season battling liver cancer. The
Birds defence was dominant, as Tyson St. James (left, bottom, 56) pressured
SFU all night. The game was sealed by defensive back Kit Chansavang, who
intercepted SFU quarterback Tom Kleinsmith in the waning moments to snuff
out Simon Fraser's final drive, richard lam photos
The Birds wasted a possession on Clansman Gurdish Grewal's second interception of the game. But UBC then marched behind the nifty running of first-year tailback Soroush Ansari, who knifed behind the offensive line's punishing blocks and
finished with 80 yards on eight carries. And when Delong coolly rolled to his left and
feathered a rainbow to Halliiax with 4:36 remaining in the game, UBC went ahead
to stay. While it was the Birds' closest game this year, Johnson said that their confidence never wavered.
"Never on the sidelines did I feel our morale go in the tank Our guys were real
positive throughout the whole night, and there was an aura of confidence, that
things were going to work out"
It was ugly, though. The game featured eight turnovers, 11 penalties, and punts
on thirteen consecutive possessions in the second quarter. At halfrime it was 4-3 for
The second half was a little better, but still wasn't great offensive football.
SFU managed a 37 yard field goal by Cody Jones on their first drive of the second
half. Jones, who scored all nine SFU points, added a 30 yarder to make it 9-4 just over
a minute later after UBC fumbled at the Clan 50 yard line.
But after Pol exhorted both his teammates and the crowd (you'd cheer too if a
6'4", 295-pound man told you to), UBC grabbed the momentum. Linebacker Dan
Elliott, who was the best player on the field for either team, led the Birds' defence in holding SFU scoreless for the final
25 minutes.
"Oh, man. He was everywhere. He's a beauty," said an incredulous Johnson.
Elliott finished with nine tackles, three assists, one sack and an interception, and said that he never got tired of being
out on the field.
"I love being out there. We needed a close sort of game, a nailbiter where we had to make big plays at the end."
"We're playing outstanding," said defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe of the team's defensive effort "I think it was a
great test"
UBC will play archrival Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon next week The
Huskies handed UBC their only two losses of the season last year, and will be the
Birds' main challenger for the Canada West title.
"We've got a big hunger for Saskatchewan," said Pol. "I've never beaten
Saskatchewan, and I've been here a long time."*?*
The  women's  soccer ||
team came back from
Victoria with a 1-1 tie with the Vikes. First-year striker Roz Hicks
continued her strong play with her third goal in two Canada West
games as the Birds moved to 2-0-1 in league play. Both soccer
teams travel to Saskatchewan and Alberta next weekend.
The men lost 5-1 to the Brandon Bobcats at the Husky Fall
Classic. The women, meanwhile, tied the Bumaby Freeze 2-2 in
their first game at the Winter Sports Centre. The men's next home
game will be the weekend of October 23 and 24 against the
Lethbridge Pronghorns at the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre, while the women play the Brittania Blues October 2.
The women T-Birds won the gold medal at the Cougar
Invitational in Regina by defeating the Prairie All-Stars 3-2 (6-15,
15-9, 9-15,15-5,15-8). T-Birds Sarah Maxwell and Barb Bellini
were named tournament All-stars. ♦>
i tie the team to beat
and right Masaru Yukawa. They constantly disrupted
the Vikes' rhythm, and took care of every ball except the
one that bounced in off of Vickers.
"The whole back four didn't give anything away," said
Mosher. "I think [our team] played their asses off today.
They showed themselves they've got what it takes."
The Birds worked smoothly as a unit, and constantly
pressed Victoria back into their end. UBC broke through
in the 47th minute when a Victoria defender misjudged a
Iieader that bounced to a racing Cody Barker-Greene,
who slipped the ball into the back of the net
"I just brought it down with my chest and went one
on one with the keeper and put it into the comer," he
UBC felt that this was a game that would have a big
impact on the rest of the Canada West season—if UBC
was blown out by the more experienced Vikes, the T-
Birds would have a hard time recovering.
"We were a little worried because they'd beaten the
other teams so bad last weekend," said Barker-Greene.
"But what we saw today, we can easily take it to them."
McCauley agreed with his teammate, and added
that UBC has a lot of room to Improve.
"Guys are willing to put themselves on the line for
the team, and that's what you need for a championship
team. And I don't think we're very far."*>
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Running as part of the Vancouver Film Festival
Plays Oct ist and Oct 4th
by Kristoff Steinruck
The remote and scarce beauty of the Prairies rias rarely
been captured as well on film as in Heart of the Sun—
despite the film's tendency to over-dramatise its sensitive
themes as it attempts to marry the harsh landscape with
the story that unfolds.
Jennie, clayed with great conviction by Christianne
Hirt, is a victim of government despotism, church
hypocrisy, and the abusive power of Father Ed, a lecherous priest Jennie was entrusted to as a young girl. Jennie
is now happily married to Harry McGrane, a pagan
farmer with a strong connection to the land and a skepticism towards the church. The happiness of the marriage
is challenged when Jennie's longingTor a child is continually unsatisfied and she begins to look back into her past
for answers. The still innocent and naive Jennie
must now come to terms with the
societal forces that toyed with
her as a child.
The film's cinematography manages to make the south
Saskatchewan location look as romantic as a scene on a
Tuscan postcard, though at times the film's adaptation
from the stage can be seen in its total lack of subtlety,
which gives some scenes a bit of a 'back to school special'
Playing at Fifth Avenue Cinemas
by Jaki Eisman
Take your typical Hollywood romance: boy meets girl, boy
overcomes all sorts of obstacles to win girl's love, boy gets
girl. Now, subtract the humans and replace them with ants.
Modify the story a little, make it, as Zee (the male ant in
question) says, "boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy changes
underlying social structure..." and there you have it: Antz,
the most recent computer animated feature to
come out of Steven Spielberg's
Dreamworks factory.
Zee serves as the
story's   protagonist, albeit not
your usual
feel. Near the end of the film, the characters become
locked into dramatically charged roles which are a bit top
easily definable. For the most part though, the film does a
good job of evoking small-town life during the Depression,
and reminds one that even Canada has its legacies of sub-
limation.* -
ideal. Voiced appropriately by Woody Allen, Zee is as neurotic, as cerebral, and as whiny as his human counterpart. As a
worker ant, or '"soil relocation engineer," he is but one of the
billions who share this low rung on the hierarchical ladder.
As revealed in a session with his therapist, Zee feels utterly
insignificant, as though he doesn't exist apart from his role in
the colony.
Enter Princess Balla, the 'unobtainable woman.' Given a
sultry style by Sharon Stone, Balla is stumbled upon by Zee
'slumming it' in the worker bar one evening, attempting
unsuccessfully to conceal her identity. As exemplified by the
pair's refusal to dance in the accepted and enforced identical
pattern, they complement each other perfecdy. In a world
dominated by conformity, both Balla and Zee are beginning
to question their restrictive existence.
Needless to say, Zee's pursuit of the princess leads him
into all kinds of mischief, both tragic and absurd. One hilarious episode involves a visit to Insectopia, the mythical
mecca which surrounds an overflowing garbage can. Here
'alternative' insects of all kinds congregate, getting high on
'crap' and pondering their place in the universe.
An A-list cast, superb animation, and witty dialogue all
combine to make Antz a delightful endeavor. Conversely,
while the characterisation works wonders in the male characters, the females lack oomph, as is the Hollywood way.
Nevertheless, despite obvious cliches and plot conventions,  the film manages to differentiate
itself from  your  average  blockbuster.
Replace ants with humans, however, and
the script would never hold. However,
Antz speaks to any of us out there
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Running as part of the Vancouver
International Film Festival
September 24 and 26,1998
by Megan Quek
Such A Long Journey may ring a bell
for avid readers, for it bears the same
tide as the novel, by Canadian writer
Rohinton Mistry, from which this
film is adapted. If there are any
qualms about the quality of the
film's retelling of the novel, it may
ease some minds to know that
Mistry worked on the script.
The details of the film: the setting
is Bombay, India. The year is 1971.
The man is a Parsi named Gustad
Noble. The various aspects of the
film come together, weaving a magical and compelling storyline about
family, friendship, trust, and faith.
Such a Long Journey brings to life
a city overwhelmed with noise, filth,
poverty, and stench that pollute and
clog the streets but not the human
spirit. A double-edged film with
witty, humourous, and saddening
moments as well as excellent acting,
I highly recommend Such a Long
Journey. It will eventually come to
theatres in the future.*>
Spanish cinema
comes of age
Running as part oftheVancouwr Film Festival
September 25 and 27.1998
  by Julian Dowling
This gem from the late Spanish director Ricardo Franco (
Berlin Blues, Pascal Duarte) swept the Goyas (Spanish
Oscars) this year winning Best Film, Director, Screenplay
and Actor (Antonio Resines) and for good reason; this story
of a doomed love triangle is beautifully crafted, with excellent performances by the entire cast
Antonio Resines plays a butcher, Rafael, whose quiet life in
"Madrid is interrupted when he happens upon a woman, Manna
(Maribel Verdu) being beaten by her lover Daniel (Jordi Molla).
Rafael takes the distraught Marina home and offers her his hearth
and eventually his heart. Marina reveals she is pregnant with Daniel's
child, and gives birth to a girl named Estrella (Star). Domestic bliss
settles in until Daniel is released from prison and comes knocking on
the happy family's door. At this point things take a turn for the tragic
and, at times comic, as Marina finds herself in love with two men she
needs in different ways. Rafael is the stable husband and loving father
while Daniel, despite his vulgar habits, is her first love and sexual
match. The tension builds, without ever sliding into violent confrontation, as the characters struggle with their own fears of abandonment and feelings for each other. The actors, working with a fine
script by director Franco and Angeles Sinde, give credibility to their
characters' conflicting emotions and difficultxhoices^Mjribel Verdu
is splendid as Marina and her renowned beauty shines in the film like
a dark jewel while Resine's portrayal of the saint-like Rafael is appropriately understated.
The ending of the film, made all the more poignant knowing that
director Franco passed away in May, does not succumb to Hollywood
esque frivolity but rather leaves us with hope for a new beginning. A
metaphor perhaps for Spanish cinema that has found its lucky star in
Franco's legacy, as now the torch is passed to young directors like
Almodovar {Came Tremula) and Amenabar (Tesis, Abre los Ojos), whe
are stars in their own right *> " ""   "*"* THFtlBYSSFY.TU
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Surrey punks put on supersonic show
At Bridgeview Community Centre, Surrey.
Sept 24
by Graeme Williams
"This isn't Lilith Fair, this is a fucking punk rock
show!" proclaimed John Salinas, promoter of the AFI,
Brand New Unit, Reserve 34 and Wisecrack show this
past Thursday night at Bridgeview Community
Center in Surrey. This was the first show of an
AFI/Brand New Unit Tour, and if this show is an indication of things to come, punks all over North
America are in for a treat.
The first band of the night was Wisecrack, who
gave a typical performance—mediocre pop-punk
peppered with some metallic riffs and occasional ska
breaks. But Reserve 34 redeemed Wisecrack's mediocrity with an energetic set of old school styled hardcore. Loud and fast was the theme of the day for these
kids as they just blew through their set.
Up next, playing old favourites and new material,
was Brand New Unit, longtime Vancouver hardcore
staples. Whereas most bands who play melodic hard
core more or less sound the same, BNU take the
sound to a new level with their exceptional musicianship. Hallway through their set, the band explained
that since this was the start of a tour we were getting
them at their worst. But BNU at their worst are still
better than many bands at their peaks.
AFI followed BNU to close the night. Because of
Davey Havok's unusual voice, AFI's brand of hardcore
has always reminded me more of the Chipmunks
than anything, but I must admit that they put on a
damn good live show. Havok milked the crowd for all
sorts of singalongs, and nobody in the band stayed in
one place for long, jumping and running all over the
stage, all the while flailing at their instruments.
One thing that bothered me about the show was
that while AFI received a warm reception from the
crowd, the same couldn't be said for the local bands.
The only local band that got any number of people
dancing was Reserve 34 and even then it was a fairly
small group. The fans should realise that Vancouver
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retaliated with a piece of chocolate cake made by John
Zaozirny. And that was the beginning of the food fight involving Julian Downling, Jaki Eisman and Krista Sigurdson. While
Tara Westover, Cynthia Lee and Ali Thon sought refuge behind
master chef Richard Lam's kitchen door, Matt Gunn exposed
Enza Uda for the ruckus she had caused at lunch time. John
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with chicken balls. So, in the end, Jaime Tong could only watch
and shake liei head sadly.
free press
A black day for the media
David Black must feel pretty powerful right
about now.
Last week, he sent down a decree from his
seat on high that the editorial pages in the 60
community newspapers of which he is the
publisher will not contain any pro-Nisga'a
treaty viewpoints from his editorial staff.
The fury came in from all sides—outraged
editors, Native leaders and government hacks,
including the premier, attacked the decision
as racially motivated, high-handed, and an
attack on the freedom of the press.
They're right.
Black's decision to limit any content in sup
port of the treaty to advertising and letters to
the editor smacks of abuse of power, of censorship of editorial freedom, and of arrogance
beyond our wildest dreams.
Not only does this further the concerns
about media domination, but it exemplifies
our worst nightmares. What if newspaper
magnate Conrad Black (who isn't related to
David Black) were to issue a similar decree to
his Southam newspaper chain? No pro-NDP
content during a federal election or no pro-
Parti Quebecois editorials during a referendum. It's dangerous stuff.
Consolidated corporate control of the
media isn't new. David Black pays the bills,
and he's in charge. But does that override the
idea of the "free" press? Does that allow him a
No. These papers are the main source of
news and opinion to many small communities. One dominating viewpoint does nothing
to advance debate or promote a diversity of
ideas. The media has a larger responsibility.
The irony of all this is that Black's blockade
has generated more anti-Black sentiment
than anti-Nisga'a sentiment. If anything, it's
focused more positive attention on the treaty
than any editorial could have.*?*
I was surprised to see the
article suggesting that the
UBC Bookstore was
threatening to sue
Discounting Textbooks
over their violation of the
Board of Governors Policy
98 in the September 22,
1998 issue of the Ubyssey.
As noted in the article,
Discount Textbooks has
been asked on several
occasions to stop posting
notices on campus. This
University policy covers all
off campus commercial
businesses and is not
intended to single out any
particular entity. As of
June, Discount Textbooks
had agreed to comply with
this policy and I had
assumed that this was no
longer an issue.
The UBC Bookstore has
no problems dealing with
competitors who themselves operate with appropriate business practices
which do not violate the
University's policies. The
UBC Bookstore is a
University owned business
that is proud to support
the success of UBC and its
students. The UBC
Bookstore annually contributes to students'
groups, hires student
employees (at fair
salaries), and promotes
University related cultural
and social activities.
Discount Text-books, a
privately owned company,
conttibutes nothing to the
overall operations of the
University or to students.
Debbie Harvie
UBC Bookstore
Enough already. When will
the spoiled brats in this
country realize how lucky
they are to have such incredible freedom and start treating this privilege with some
care and respect I am tired
of hearing these children
whining about how they
were treated at the APEC
demonstrations. Freedom
of speach was not denied.
I'm sure if we had decided to
hold our demonstrations in
Kamloops, nobody would
have cared in the least.
Police brutality? I for one
am proud of the way our
RCMP handled the situation. The lines were clearly
drawn and when breached
the police stepped in to
protect our guests, and
ourselves, with the most
peaceful form of resistance
possible. One thing I still
haven't heard is what the
protesters had even
planned to do once they
had crossed the fence.
Would they have preferred the police just let
them mosey on by to face a
perhaps more dire consequence? Question perhaps
why particular guests were
invited to our country, but
don't attack the police for
simply doing their job. Too
many have sacrificed their
lives for the freedom we
now take for granted and
we would be wise to
remember that.
James Davies
UBC alumnus
via e-mail
Is Prim
I'm find it hard to believe that
Mary Prinz is a real person.
Tell the truth, is this afictMous
strawman presented by the
anti-APEC protesters? I hope
Stephen Brooks
Computer Science
via e-mail
(ed. note: Yes, oh yes, she
is quite real)
feedback@ubyssey. bc.ca THE UBYSSEY . TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1J
Behind the Revolution
ROSALINDA: She runs a government co-op in Chiapas that
sells the arts and crafts of 850 women, peter kao photo
By Enza Uda
"When I travelled to Vancouver and San Francisco, I
realised that everywhere there are poor people, there are
indigenous people, there is cJiscrimination, and there is
injustice. And we must organise ourselves and continue to
fight" Rosalinda, 22 years old, spoke with the wisdom of an
elder She is a Mayan from a
small community called Baya
Lemo in Chiapas, Mexico.
I met Rosalinda in the home
of Nettie Wild, the Vancouver
filmmaker of the documentary A Place Called Chiapas. In
her film, Nettie Wild and her Canadian/Mexican film crew
trek through the jungles of Chiapas to capture eight months
in the life of the Zapatista revolution, the indigenous uprising for land, health care, and liberty.
When I met Rosalinda, I was anxious to talk about the
Zapatista movement and Subcomandate Marcos, the enigmatic poet-revolutionaiy who is the voice of the indigenous
insurrection. I wanted to know more of the guerrillas, the
marches and the conventions. I wanted to speak of ideas of
solidarity, justice andhope forabetterworid. What I gotwas
very different..or, in retrospect, probably the same. I came
face-to-face with the very essence of the movement—the
people of Chiapas.
When Rosalinda was 14, her mother told her that there
was a place in town where their arts and crafts could be
sold In 1990 she joined J'pas Jolovflenk, a govemment-run
co-operative of about 850 craftswomen who collectively
sell their work.
The Zapatista indigenous insurrection had an immense
impact on the internal politics of the co-op. In 1994, a segment of the women, including Rosalinda, participated in
the different workshops, marches and political protests of
the Zapatista movement They joined the revolution in its
tough demands for indigenous and women's rights. Soon,
the members began to receive anonymous death threats by
mail and by phone In 1995, their store in San Cristobal was
robbed causing distrust and confusion among the members. These tactics of intimidation were used to scare and
destabilise anti-government uprising. The co-op was divided between a group of women who didn't sympathise with
the Zapatistas and another group who shared their ideals
and demands Rosalinda was a fighter. She joined the latter
which broke off from J'pas Joloviletik in 1996 to form their
own independent co-op.
Rosalinda became a leader in a co-op of 300
craftswomen called J'olom Mayaetik She emphasised that
the adrninistration of the co-op is completely in the hands of
the craftswomen. Their philosophy is self-empowerment
Rosalinda proudly declared that the women are arJminister-
ing the money now—"nosotras" or "us" she stressed.
In Rosalinda's new co-op, the craftswomen participate
in workshops on subjects like Spanish and accounting.
They organise support networks with other co-ops to share
experiences. They work together to find new markets and
strengthen their finances. They provides a space for reflection and analysis on issues such as indigenous cultures and
women's rights.
Mobilisation and self-empowerment, however, has its
price, especially in a place like Chiapas.
Although Rosalinda was in a Vancouver living room far
from danger, her fears followed her. I asked how her co-op
was involved in the Zapatista movement She replied, "We
agree with their ideas. They are fighting for things like education, housing and health These are all necessities. They
speak the truth." But, I still wanted to know more about
their role in the movement
I asked twice.
"What are your fears?"
She whispered. "Until today, we are still continuing the
fight against the government People watch what you da
They see you in marches and protests. They know who you
are. They threaten you, follow you. It's scary. The government doesn't want us to organise. They want us to be quiet
"Before the uprising there weren't any soldiers. Now you
see them everywhere in our communities. They stop you,
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are afraid to walk alone to
the mountains for wood," she said
"In our communities the paramilitary groups are given
arms. They are indigenous, too. They work with the military
and watch you because in the communities there are
Zapatista supporters. That is what happened in Acteal—
indigenous people are now killing each other," she said,
commenting on the massacre of December 1997, where
forty-five villagers accused of being Zapatistas were killed
by paramilitary forces aligned with the ruling party.
Her tone grew stronger. "No matter what they do, even
if we're beaten, threatened, whatever... We are not going to
abandon the fight We have to go on."
Tension is high in Chiapas. The villages are swarmed
with military troops. Indigenous people are pitted against
indigenous people in a struggle for power. Now, the region
is faced with even more tragedy-^br almost two weeks
heavy rains and floods have devastated the communities,
leaving half a million homeless, hundreds dead and many
still missing.
"Your dreams?" I asked.
Rosalinda paused.
"That one day there will be peace in Chiapas, that a better day will come for indigenous peoples. That there won't
be poor and there won't be rich Equality."*>
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