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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, February 4,1992
Vol 74, No 33
New regulations called "racist
by Orsham Cook
The Canadian government's
changes to the Foreign Domestic
Workers policy have been called
discriminatory by the West Coast
Domestic Workers Association
(WCDWA).
The new regulations were
announced by immigration minister Bernard Valcourt on Thursday.
Eligibility will now require
the equivalent of a Canadian grade
12 education and the completion of
six months full-time training related to live-in care. Previously,
applicants were assessed as potential landed immigrants but
were not required to have formal
training.
Foreign domestic workers who
apply for entrance to Canada will
be eligible for landed immigrant
status after two years of work, if
they are initially accepted under
the restrictions.
Lorina Serafico, a domestic
worker and representative of the
WCDWA, said the new policies
discriminate against "IhirdWorhr
women.
"For example, most domestic
workers come from the Philippines.
Public school in the Philippines
only goes up to the equivalent of
grade 10, and there is no school in
the Philippines that provides
nanny training," she said.
Additionally, workexperience
will no longer be taken into account. "What about the women who
have worked for ten years as domestic-workers in Hong Kong and
want to come here? Who has the
better training?" Serafico asked.
However, according to an Immigration official at an information forum held on Sunday, the
policy "cannot be considered as
racist."
"The department has told us
that a number of people will still be
coming from all parts ofthe world,
including Europe, and will be eligible for selection" said Al Thiessen,
a regional manager at Employment
and Immigration Canada.
When asked whether the new
policy will reflect concerns about
illegal low pay and other abuses,
Thiessen said there are provisions
requiring domestic workers to be
"toldhowtolodgeacomplaintwith
the proper authorities," among
other reforms.
But Thiessen also said they
wouldhaveto waitandsee whether
these changes are adequate.
Janet Patterson.acommunity
advisor to the WCDWA, said the
new regulations "in content and in
intent discriminate on the basis of
race* and should be "offensive to
all women and all Canadians."
Many in the forum crowd of
nearly 200 were angry atthe policy
changes. Most were women of colour and many were from the Philippines; they expressed incredulity at the suggestion that women
- from the South would still be eligible to apply under the new rules.
"How are these kids going to
get this training?" asked one
woman from the floor.
Others expressing anger included Joanne Pritchard of the
Garment Workers Union and
Marilyn Coleman ofthe Office and
Technical Employees Union. Both
supported the domestic workers'
campaign.
"The whole labour movement
should get behind the garment
workers' fight," Pritchard said.
Ujjal Dosanjh, NDP MLA for
Vancouver-Kensington, said the
new policy "obviously has racist
overtones" and the paternalistic
Canadian attitude towards the
workers we "allow" into our country has to stop.
"We should remind all Canadians that ifs a favour to Canada
that these workers come here,"
Doeai\jh said.
"It'sanissueofmoraljustice—
how do we treat people who come
into this country?"
People already in Canada and
those who made applications to be
domestic workers before January
30 will still be processed under the
old system.
The Chinese Student* Assn. of UBC and UBC Dragon Seed Connection
commorated the Year of the Monkey outside SUB with the Dragon
Dance.
Single parents eliminate income assistance restrictions
Fact
♦Asing^epersofOiinBCcanwark
Wt time at the minimum wage
and *JB endupover $3,000 per
yeaf below the poverty tine,
♦la 197$ a person working fall
time at minimum wage earned
122 ft* tisntofthe poverty line.
Today tfcatpersonwwiyhaveto
earn $84J6 an hour to reach 122
♦Between 1981 and 19861 Stats
Canada, found thatjobs paying
-4&24 an hour or less increased
mt&t fester than Jobs paying
mutfe*
•A Canada Employment Study
prediete that most ofthe jobs in
1995 in BC will be in the low
twodservic sector. They ■will be
job* aa sales clerks* secretaries,
waiters* cashiers and janitors.
*The Bank of Canada admitsto
purposely keeping the interest
will: be high, no that wages will
fell. They call this their "anti-
infeltiOT*strategv»Butlow-paid
wtjtawwwythesdceof-flovBtty.
♦Over 181,000 British
Oaluiftbians are officially un-
employed* {Stat* CanadaF«fe»
fiutry, 1991) Stat* Canada's
deflation of someone who lit
emi&n^ indadee people who
work ONE hour a week
>VIoee(tti|>eiK)^trtyoaei>ewon
woBadhavetoeamfTJil anhour
to*apporfcbersa$;$9.79aflhour
tostfpporttwopeople; *12*44an
lww1»Wjp)pwrtti«»a people and
$14.82 and licwtoinipp^ four
people. This does not include
|«y^deductionsandchfidcare
castaandisbBaed on a 37.5hour
week
by Frances Foran
Joan Schultz wasa21-year
old with a new baby when the
officers began to pressure her
to get a job. The representatives from the Ministry of Social Services insisted she obey
the Social Creditgovernmenf s
conditions for welfare.
Under the income assistance regulations, installed in
1988, Schultz was considered
"employable" when her daughter Emily turned six months
old. "Employables* were required to actively seek work or
training to be eligible for income assistance.
In the daily struggle to
survive on welfare with a child
to care for, when her life was
reduced to a question of a bus
pass or groceries, the last thing
she needed was harassment
from bureaucrats.
The financial and rehabilitation officers telephoned
incessantly, asking whether
she was looking for work and
if she would be interested in a
training programme.
"They wanted me to become a secretary," she said.
"That's not what fm interested
in."
The officers'attempt to rehabilitate her into wage labour
became too much for Shultz
whose priority was being with
Emily. Finally, to get away
from the officers, she moved to
another municipality.
As a result of vigourous
lobbying by Shultz and other
mothers on welfare with the
organization End Legislated
Poverty, single parents will no
longer be forced to seek work to
collect assistance.
Eligibility requirements for
single parents were amended in
December. Single parents with
children under age 19 are no longer
required to seek work as a condition for basic income assistance.
"We've gone from the worst to
the best legislation in Canada on
this issue," said ELP activist
Maureen Ahearn.
Minister of Social Services
JoanSmaUwoodfulfilledlastyear's
promise to ELP and rescinded the
Social Credit government's regulations after two months in office.
City councillors and ELP activists
praised Small wood for listening to
the needs of single parents on
welfare.
But the same day that
Smallwood's ministry increased
welfare rates and the minimum
wage went up by 50 cents, ELP
launched a campaign to raise both
to a livable income above the pov-
While city councillor Pat Wilson called the new welfare rates "a
good indication that the NDP is
committed to improving the lives
of British Columbians," ELP activist Debbie Ellison noted that
the increase is allotted to 'shelter'
and "goes right to the landlord."
Welfare recipients, like Joan
Schultz, whose rent is less than
the shelter allowance, do not receive the full welfare amount. Despite the increase, current welfare
rates are still 40-60 per cent below
the poverty line, according to ELP
spokesperson Pam Fleming.
ELP aims to get welfare
rates increased to the poverty
line and minimum wages to 22
per cent above the poverty line
as they were in 1975.
Fleming said that welfare
must be increased because
when welfare does not provide
a sustainable income, a labour
pool of desperate workers is
createdand the minimum wage
is kept low.
Smallwoodsaidthat policy
changes such as raising the
minimum wage to $8.26 (122
per cent of poverty level) could
not be discussed until the -provincial budget has been prepared and "that bottom line has
been grappled with."
Libby Davis, one ofthe city
councillors who was moved to
vote to end forced employment
when a group of single mothers
described life on welfare to the
coucil, is confident that ELP
will continue to make inroads
to end poverty.
"The ministers in the new
government feel they are part
of a community, the dialogue is
there. ELP deserves a lot of
credit for putting poverty on -
the public agenda. Now we
know we can bring about
change."
Fleming said ELPs new
campaign will be "a long haul,"
but will be tackled with the
same energy demonstrated by
Joan Schultz and the other
singlemotherswhochangedthe
regulations on forced employment.
Fact
•221,114 people in BC are on
welfere<Nov.l990SS&H).
♦77,0l8ofthese people are children.
•34,828 are single parents.
* 17,549 meet the Ministry's
tough definition odf "handicapped*
♦Tn<msandsofpeopleoowelfkr«
are classed as ""unemployable*
because they are too ill to work
♦181,000 people in BC are unemployable (Feb. 1991 Stats
Canada).
•Welfare rates are about half
the poverty line (from 47 to 64
percent),
♦Rents take up over 50 percent
of income for over 20,000 households In Vancouver (Vancouver
social planning dept, 1988).
♦Between 1979 and 1987poverty
for these BC groups has in**
Ci-eased*younghouedwJds(froro
28 to 42 per cent poor); children
(from 12 to 18 per cent poor);
families (from 11 to 15 percent);
single parent femHies (from 45
te6?per cent).
•Nearly 20 pereentdBCdtizens
Bveitt poverty.
♦ 143,000 BC children are poor.
•The average poor -family-fe
$4,000 below the poverty fine.
•Poverty-fa thebiggestindtcator
of poor health.
♦Poor babies in Canada have
twice the infant mortality rate
as other babies.
•Poor children getsickmoreand
die more than other children.
♦Poor adults live shorter lives
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by Cheryl Niamath
The UBC Department of French has
angered students and sessional instructors
with its decision to drop conversational
French courses from the curriculum.
Department head Valerie Raoul said
French 115 is not sufficiently academic and
should not be tau^it at the university level.
Students of French, however, say that
French 115 and215 are challenging courses
that provide them with the opportunity to
learn to speak another language, not simply
to write it.
"The most important thing about
learning another language is to learn howto
speak it," said Piali Bhattasali, a first-year
arts student.
"Apparently some profs feel that conversational French is an embarrassment to
the department. I think ifs more of an
embarrassment to be putting out students
who cant speak or express themselves in
French," said a third-year French major.
"Sure in the literature or grammar
courses we can talk about grammatical terms
or existentialism or the meaning oflife, but
we don't learn how to actually talk to
someone about real things," the student
said.
The French Department is planning to
not offer French 115 in the 92/93 school
year, and then to submit a proposal to the'
faculty of arts to abolish the course.
French 215 will not be abolished, but
students will have to take either French 202
or 220 as co-requisites, making it very difficult for non-majors who have limited
electives to continue learning how +o speak
French.
The department has plans to modify
French 120 to include an oral component.
Stephen Carey, director of Modern
Languages in the Faculty of Education, be-
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lieves that French 115 is a valuable course
for students planning to become French
teachers.
"Ifs very difficult for students to get
enough practice in speaking French. They
can take it in Continuing Education, but
that is just one more barrier for students,
and one more class. I know this is a matter
of budgetary cutbacks, and I think the
FrenchDepartment is trying to do the best
they can, but the abolition of 115 is certainly
not a gain for UBC," Carey said.
Several sessional lecturers spoke to the
issue, but wished to remain anonymous.
"This is a public university," said a
sessional lecturer. "It comes down to a
question of basic philosophy. Are we here to
provide services to students or to further
our own careers? If we short-change
undergradsin an attempt toattract graduate
students, the university is going to suffer."
At present, students in French 115 receive five hours of oral instruction per week
With the changes to French 120, students
would receive one hour of oral instruction
each week or about 104 hours less than in
French 115.
Christine Rouget, chair of French 115,
said French 115 is not challenging enough
and many former French immersion students are taking the course for easy credit.
A French 115 lecturer said, however,
that only about ten per cent of students
taking 115 have been in immersion
programmes.
1 could prove without any doubt that
this course is intellectually challenging.
Students have to learn a lot of vocabulary
and a lot of grammar. Ifs much harder to
get a good mark in 115 than in 120," said
another lecturer.
Raoul said that an external review of
the department expressed surprise that UBC
offers an oral French course for six credits.
The lecturers said that the report ofthe
reviewers had not yet been released, but is
due to be released soon. The report could
say anything, for all we know," said a third
lecturer.
Raoul said that French 115 will be
suspended next year "on a trial basis. We
want to see how the new 120 works out 115
might be re-offered under a different form,
but we have to see if the new 120 works and
then well go the faculty of arts to remove
115."
Minutes from a departmental meeting
last fall concerning the abolition of French
115 state that a full-time faculty member
"argued that to present the proposal in
January 1992 would arouse a great deal of
contention." The faculty member also said
that by September, anxiety created by the
departmenf s proposal will have lessened.
The motion was passed almost unanimously.
Another reason for the abolition of
French 115 is that it is considered a "service
course'for students outside the department.
"The French Department is far too
service-oriented. UBC wants to become a
more research-oriented university, and
French 115 and other service courses are
taking away time from research," said Raoul.
Pro-choice activists
mobilize on anniversary
of bill C-43 defeat
by Carta Maftechuk
About 50 abortion rights activists celebrated the anniversary of past victories
and emphasized the need to keep active at a
rally in front ofthe Vancouver Art Gallery
on Saturday.
"We have got to mobilize and be ready
to defend our clinic," said Hilda Thomas,
president ofthe board ofthe Everywoman's
Health Centre.
Section 251 ofthe criminal code, which
restricted access to abortion, was struck
down by the Supreme Court on January 28,
1988. Last January, the Senate defeated
bill C-43, which would have placed abortion
back in the criminal code.
"Women know that only by controlling
their own bodies will they liberate themselves from [the] oppressive patriarchy.
"Let us reclaim January 28, let us reclaim our bodies, let us reclaim our feminist
goal of liberation and equality for women,"
Thomas said.
Penny Priddy, minister of women's
equality, defined abortion as a health issue
rather than a political one. This government stands beside women, it stands beside
men, who want to see women have access to
health service," she said.
Marcy Bloom, director of the Aradia
Women's Health Centre in Seattle, spoke of
threats to freedom of choice in the US and
cited an increase in the activities of anti-
choice groups. "We are moving backwards
in the United States," she said. A recent
incident in Missouri involved a masked
gunman who shot and paralysed a health
clinic worker.
Saturday's rain did not prevent several
protestors from attempting to disrupt the
Vancouver rally.
"We have to mobilize and stand up
together. We are in the right. Lefs keep our
clinics open," Bloom said.
Celebrations in Vancouver mirrored
events in the US. Two weeks ago, pro-choice
supporters in Washington State commemorated the 19th anniversary of legalized abortion in the States. In December,
voters passed Initiative 120, a bill which
ensures abortions will remain legal in
Washington State even if the 1973 Roe v.
Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize
the operation is overturned.
Collins criticizes universities for "entrenched sexism"
bv Rick Hiebert
Colleges and universities in Canada
are still not the best places for women,
. ^  according to the federal Status of Women
minister.
*-*■ The situation is really mixed," Mary
Collins said after a speech on Friday at
UBC. There is a lot more awareness ofthe
needs and concerns of women. Women are
being brought out ofthe silence, but there is
. ^  a lot of entrenched sexism.
"I hear a lot of comments from women
-*■ aboutthelack of womenandminority groups
in senior management levels in universities
in particular. We certainly could have more
than two women as university presidents.
Why dont we?"
Collins is also concerned about the lack
of attention the media gives to how women
fare in post-secondary education.
"[Last year's] Maclean's special issue
on universities rated pretty well everything
except things women would be particularly
interested in—things such as employment
equity, effective harrassment polices and
such," Collins said.
There should be more attention from
all media in general to how women fere in
the post-secondary environment. There
needs tobemore compassion from reporters,"
she said.
Collins admitted that her ministry's
influence in post-secondary education was
"probably limited" due to the provinces
having constitutional control over the area.
But, she said, "the government is trying to
do what it can."
One project the federal government is
pursuing is a $1.5 million programme to set
up three centres of study into family violence and violence against women.
Collins said the centres would be set up
at three universities some time this fell.
"Ifsimportantto involve the universities as
researchers there can help us crane up with
solutions. Perhaps it will reinforce to female
graduate students that these issues are
important.
"With so much violence happening in
our society, governments have to show that
they are willing to do something about it."
Her speech to about 50 UBC students
concentrated on issues of importance to
women and the current discussions on the
constitution.
"Some people ask why the federal gov
ernment needs a Status ofWomen minister,
when we have a Charter of Rights for all
citizens. They argue, aren't women citizens,
dont they have the same rights? Sadly, in
many areas, not yet."
Collins suggested that although the
situation for women appears depressing for
women, she felt optimistic, given the many
advances that have been made.
"I am optimistic about the future, but
we need to have constant vigilance to ensure
that our gains arent eroded."
Collins lobbied for affirmative action
hiring programmes because "otherwise
qualified women wont be hired as often as
they should be."
"Ifs a carrot and stick approach. Most
ofthe time, we've chosen to use the carrot."
February 4,1992
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Dream job not
really a dream
by Sharon Undone
Canada's unemployment rate
peaked at 10.5 per emit last summer—the highest level reached
since the Great Depression.
Before last summer, about 20
students swarmed AMS executive
offices, hoping to cash in on a
unique employment opportunity:
to create their own "full-time job."
Only one studentgainedafull-
time job. And another gained a
part-time job that became a financial tribulation.
Liza De Silva proposed that
she update Intramurals handbooks
and forms and was subsequently
awarded $5,794.88.
However, Franka Cordua-von
Spechf s Hitch-hiker's Guide to
UBC was initially awarded only
$1,500. She had to grapple with
the AMS Hiring Committee for
seven months until she received a
final financial review ofher project
which spanned four months.
A total of $30,532 had been
earmarked for AMS Summer
Projects—summer jobs for students. Two jobs would be proposed
by students and the others—Froeh
Coordinator ($5,794.88) and AMS
fundraiser($5,794.88)—hadsetjob
descriptions.
AMS external affairs director
Kelly Guggisberg, a replacement
on Ihe summer Hiring Committee,
said "When I told Franka her
proposal was accepted by hiring
committee last year I made it very
dear that the maximum amount
we would pay her for the work put
into the potpourri guide to UBC
life is $1,500. Whether or not she
mismanaged her time and/or fiinds
is somewhat irrelevant. The doubling of her contract wage was a
huge sign of appreciation for her
work."
But AMS general manager
Charles Redden had told Cordua-
von Specht that her project could
be -reviewed in the summer if she
requiredmoretime.However.most
ofthe hiring committee members
hadleft town so Cordua-von Specht
continued on in "good faith."
The Hiring Committee did not
review the Hitch-hiker's Guide
until late November. The project
took four months for the two edi
tors, Cordua-von Specht and
Chung Wong to complete. They
each worked an average of 40 hours
a week. The Hiring Committee decided her project warranted more
funds but would not pay her more
than the Inside UBC, despite the
amount of work placed into the
project.
They granted her an additional $1,500, making their wage
$2.34 per hour.
In the seventh month of negotiations, Cordua-von Specht
went to students' council to appeal
their decision. But she was flatly
rejected.
It was the most inhumane
thing that I've seen council do,"
said arts representative JeffWest.
1 dont think council understood
how Franka was misled. The AMS
did what they doalot—-they pulled
out quasi-rational arguments to
pad a reactionary emotional response.
"The Hitch-hiker's Guide was
an amazing success, especially with
the hollowness and shallowness of
the Inside UBC—void of anything
useful. 'A day in the life of Jason
Brett,' thaf s what I like to read.
"Everyone knows how difficult
itis to getasummer job, but things
desperately need funding, like the
Women's Centre and the Ombuds
offioe. Services like this pay off a
lot more than giving a student
$5,000 far a summer job."
For thelast ten-years, the AMS
has offered summer projects for
students.
AMS director of administration Martin Ertl, whose recent
victory won him the seat of president, said summer projects will be
continued this year.
The new executive and hiring
committee decide how many and
what positions are available. Tor
thelast couple of years, there has
always been a couple vacant, and
we ask students to submit ideas,"
Ertl said.    •
"Usually when a student submits an idea that student is hired
to carry out the project they suggest, but technically we don't have
to hire the person that suggested
the project, we can hire someone
else."
Public pressure forces U of
to form human rights group
WINNIPEGKCUP)—A threat to
"exterminate" an aboriginal stu-
dentat the University ofManitoba
has pushed the administration to
establish a group to deal with
campus human rights violations.
Margaret King, a fourth-year
student and member ofthe U of M
Native Students Association, said
she was threatened after taking
the parking space of another car in
a university lot January 10.
The man in the waiting car got
out and pounded on her window
calling her a "fucking bitch" and
"fucking Indian," King said. She
stayed in her locked car with the
windows rolled up until he left.
She returned to the car later
in the day and found a note which
read, in part, "Better look over
your shoulder bitch, you never
know what good citizen might exterminate you."
King has filed a complaint with
city police, who are looking for the
man.
Public pressure since King's
harassment has forced the uni
versity to look into developing a   '■"*
human rights policy, said David   _<-
Murphy, vice provost of student
affairs.
A working group made up of
students and staff will develop the
policy, he said.
Brian Fijal, head ofthe work-     *
ing group, said the group will do     ■
educational work as well as hear
grievances. Currently, there is no
mechanism todeal with complaints
of racial harassment.
Since the report on King was
publicized, the NSA has been     a
floods** with mail and phone calls.
Not aO of the calls were support-     *
ive.
"One caller said because we
areaminority, weshouldbeonour
bestbehaviour,"Kingsaid. "Aletter
said I deserved it." _,
Florence Bruyere, U of M
Native student advisor, said inci-      *
dents of racism "go in cycles."
"When the economy is down,
people go at us because they think
we get our education free."
4/THE UBYSSEY
February 4.1992 L^_
NEWS
Bomb threats made on
U of T women's centre
by Naomi Klein
TORONTO(CUP)—An anonymous caller threatened to bomb
the University of Toronto's
women's centre two weeks ago, and
some women say the threats are
part of an anti-feminist backlash
on Canadian campuses.
Several calls came during a
meeting at the centre for lesbians
and bisexual women. According to
Shenaz Steri, women's centre coordinator, a young male said, Tm
going to bomb your fucking dyke
groups. You are going to get it."
Steri said the calls came the
day after the centre advertised the
group for the first time.
The centre's answering machine recorded one of the threatening calls. U of T police constable
Michael Bell said it is unlikely the
caller will be caught unless he persists.
Bell sai d if the caller is caught,
he could be prosecuted for Intent
to injure or alarm" under the
criminal code. The crime is punishable by up to two-years imprisonment and a fine of up to $2,000.
The threats made to the centre are similar to those made to
Surface, a paper at Queen's University, and to the co-presidents of
Concordia University's student
council, who were elected last year
on a feminist platform.
Surface editor Suzanne Kim
received a letter in October which
read "We're gunna rape u dykes...In
fact, we will kill all feminists
slowly."
Kim said the threats should
be examined as part of a continuum
of anti-feminist hostility permeating campus life.
"Women are harassed on a day
to day basis in the classroom and
through personal phone calls," she
said. "The threats are ongoing."
Kim sees the rise in harassment of outspoken feminists as
part of a backlash against women
gaining power.
"As more and more people who
have been traditionally silent become more vocal, the threats become more and more violent," she
said. The status quo is lashing
back at those who are stepping out
of place.
"When a women's centre has a
coming out group or femini sts have
their own newspaper, it is seen as
a threat to a lot of men because it
is about women trying to empower
themselves and striving to make
changes in their lives."
Eleanor Brown, one of
Concordia student council's co-
presidents, received a note the day
before the second anniversary of
the December 6 Montreal murders
which read, "Bitch dykes you're
dead tomorrow."
Brown said her feminist politics were the motive behind the
threat.
"We ran on a Teminism works'
platform, so we are very visible.
Because we won as femini sts, there
is a lot of hysteria."
But Brown denies the threats
are part of a new wave of anti-
lesbian and anti-feminist sentiment. She attributes the apparent
rise in threats to women's growing
willingness to report the crimes.
"We shouldn't feel more
frightened," Brown said. "This is
not a new thing. We have always
been getting threats.
"We didn't used to tell anyone
because we were afraid that we
would get harassed in the media.
But I'm not going to be quiet anymore."
Steri agreed women should go
public with these incidents, but
she said members of the centre's
collective are more afraid andhave
tightened security on the building
since the threats.
Manning promises voucher to students
by Matthew Rockall
OTTAWA(CUP)—Students will
get vouchers worth $3,000 to attend
the college or university of their
choice if the Reform Party forms
the next government, says Preston
Manning.
During a recent series of
speeches at Ontario universities,
Manning outlined his party's policy
on federal funding for post-secondary education.
Instead of givingthe provinces
the $2 billion they currently receive
for universities and colleges, the
federal government would issue
"advanced education vouchers" to
individual students.
"The effective choice and bargaining power of students will be
increased because they will now
have the power to 'spend' their
voucher wherever they get accepted," Manning said.
He said students will feel empowered by actually possessing a
tangible piece of paper, instead of
having other people shuffle it for
them. However, students will have
to come up with the rest of the
money to cover books, rent and
living expenses, Manning said.
Manning does not guarantee
funding levels would increase to
match student enrolment.
Caryn Duncan, a researcher
with the Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS), said marketing
wars could erupt between schools
competing for students.
This would be an extra expense
schools do not pay now, aside from
being a questionable activity, she
said.
"The CFS has had a
longstanding policy against
vouchers," Duncan said.
She also noted federal post-
secondary transfer payments to
education total $8 billion annually.
Of that, only $2 billion funds colleges and universities. The rest is
given tothe provincial government
in the form of tax points and student assistance subsidies, Duncan
said.
The Reform Party has not outlined its plans for the other $6
billion.
Duncan also questioned the
logistics of installing such a
programmeP. If the amount of
money going into the system is the
same whether itgoesto the student
or the province, then why bother to
change it, she said.
The Reform Party exercise
would be a political move to create
ahigher profile for federal funding,
she said.
MarkHudson, press officer for
the federal Secretary of State, the
ministry responsible for university
and college funding, said the
voucher idea is an old one.
"This has been talked about
for ten years," he said. "The problem is you need the provinces on
side and they're not interested."
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February 4,1992
THE UBYSSEY/5 Unbound breasts boogiq
by Pa
o
by Paula Wellings
N Sunday, the
final day ofthe
Women in View festival, I
fell in love with a mismatched pair of singing and
dancing breasts. I also fell in
love with the Leaping Thespian
Collective's play Light On Her
Feet.
Focused, ironic and playful,
Light On Her Feet takes a
critical look at body image,
self-esteem and fat oppression
(from a strong women-loving-
vomen perspective.
WOMEN IN VIEW
Light On Her Feet
Firehall Theatre
The cast ofthe play includes
f Calli (Norma Kilpatrick), a
(woman who has always been
[fat; Beth (Karen White), a
J woman who has become fat; and
I Angela (Valerie Laub), a woman
' obsessed with being thin. Under
the direction of Judith Ceroli,
they evoke cheers, laughter and
no doubt a bit of re-evaluation
from the audience.
Calli is a piano player for a
dance studio and longs more
than anything to dance. Beth
feels she must lose weight if she
is to get a job and a lover. Angela
would like to eat, but is afraid of
getting fat and becoming like her
mother. Together they explore
how the societal belief in an ideal
body has formed their lives and
sometimes destroyed their
dreams.
The words "body denied,
defines my life" spoken by Calli
and Beth reflect how their power
and potential is negated by our
"fatophobic" society. Angela
attempts to starve herself of
both food and love as she
ponders whether she can accept
her attraction to the "overweight" Calli.
Throughout the play the
characters educate each other
and the audience about the
pressures and powers that
control women.
In the dramatization of a
game show called Fat Chance,
the audience is asked skill-
testing questions such as "What
do you say when you see a fat
woman on an exercise bike ati
the gym?" Correct responses illicit fabulous
prizes such as jaw-
wiring, liposuction,
stomach-stapling and
serious illness. The
point is made, and we
chant whole heartedly
"Take your place! Claim your'
space! Be as big as you can be!"
In one ofthe final and most
exciting scenes ofthe play, Calli
dances. Strong, sensual and
alluring, the dance challenges
all stereotypes of undernourished grace.
The play ends with a
kiss that hints at a very
delicious love affair
between Calli and Angela.
Light On Her Feet is
a celebration of women's
bodies, women's love,
and women's escape from
patriarchal convention.
Elated and empowered, my
friend and I left the theatre in
search of a substantial lunch. A
wonderful afternoon in all.
Musical jabbing
ORI Freedman says she doesn't
 (like to talk; And the audience of
Bassish Voices III seemed satisfied
with the eloquence her bass clarinet
provided.
Freedman performed with
Winnipeg jazz pianist Marilyn Lerner
at the Station Street Arts Centre on
Sunday. The composition* experimented in areas beyond jazz and
•classical music. Comical and invigorating, the mvsicitMW maintained eye
contact as they bantered with their
instruments.
In a piece called Cave, the audience
was left in darkness as Freedman
disassembled her bass clarinet and
played with various parts as she
pieced it back together.
Lerner reached into the piano and
plucked the ^irir.gs for some Df the
pieces and for her solo, Lerner talked
about her seven-year-old daughter's
water escapades in a swimming pool—
tossing oneself off a flipper board into
the water became symbolic for risk-
taking.
Free*?ir.»n and Lerner are a vibrant
musical duo; they have a lot of fun
jabbing each other and the audience
with musical swords.
Story-telling
strength
h Effie Pow
H ffisT Nations people
Bt"nh   c?ntil?Uetotellthen-own
stones despite cultural appro-
Women was one production in
ieatured the visions of Native
vmters, directors and perform-
ers
Naked Lunch on an        _
emi# stomach
Apocalypse now and then
Hustlers ofthe world, there
is one mark you cannot beat; the
mark inside.
— William Burroughs
by Morgan Maenling
by Raul Peschiera
Ti
HE making of Apocalypse Now
has the makings of a real
Hollywood picture. Against a South
Pacific jungle back-drop, a driven
idealist is almost destroyed by his
aspirations amidst civil war, tropical
storms and inter-personal disasters.
Hearts of Darkness, the documentary ofthe making of Apocalypse
Now, is fortunately much more than
any trite Hollywood fiction writer
could come up with.
FILM
Hearts of Darkness
now playing
Eleanor Coppola began shooting
this documentary about her
husband's filmmaking in the Philippines in 1979, believing, like everybody involved, it would take 16
weeks to complete. After its 200th
day of principle shooting, it still was
not finished.
At first, the film offers viewers a
chance behind the scenes ofthe
tumultuous making of a classic
and shows how delicate filmmaking can be.
But the problems of making
Apocalyse Now overwhelm
Francis, and it is almost uncomfortable watching his enthusiasm
turn into frustration, self-doubt
and depression. The making
becomes less important than the
individuals' emotional experiences.
Eleanor and Francis's
relationship is strained as the
weeks pass (This is one crisis
I'm not going to pull myself out
of," Francis laments) and Martin
Sheen suffers a severe heart
attack.
Lake indiscreet voyeuTS, the
audience watches them crumble,
physically and emotionally.
In one scene, Martin Sheen
struts around his room naked
and drunk, improvising his lines
then smashing his fist through a
mirror. He breaks down, crying
that his heart is broken and I
was embarrassed for being so
interested in his emotional
collapse.
Francis struggles to write
the proper ending and as each
day of filming ends, he instructs
his actors to improvise and be
the characters they portray.
Everything falls apart and the
cameras roll endlessly and the
director frantically tries to finish
the film before he is financially
and rationally bankrupt.
Hearts of Darkness transcends the genre of documentary
and often, when a typhoon
destroys most ofthe sets and
when the helicopters are flown
out in the middle of a shoot to
fight the civil war, appears
almost fictional.
This film will not just
interest film students and film
buffs. The lunacy of filmmaking
is only part of what this documentary encompasses; the
exposition ofthe fragility of
human imagination and the
struggle to create keep our eyes
fixed to the screen.
Bi
WOMEN IN VIEW
The^rength of Indian
Firehall Studio
^Sta-engthoflndianWomenis
sharing their experiences in the
abusive residential school
systems. The story brings them
Manue ) home, where they break
^sdenceandpassonhiSr
to Sousette's daughter Eva     ^
(ttneshi Gustin).
Sophie Merasty as Lucv a
cantankerous woman who
survived an abusive husband,
gave one ofthe strongest
scene as Mariah, she told how
W pale skin and silence wotT
her the favour ofthe priests and
nuns but alienated her from W
S2«n? uaCe conveyed her
fheN2vmb0andemPhasized
play Perspectives ofthe
a;w Theimain characters tell)
afferent stories of their
survival. For example,
Agnes (Carol de Escobar)
an extroverted woman    '
now works with Native
people after leaving a life
of drinking and prostitu
tion.
Binm
moon
Scary sightings for a cold night
by Yuri Fulmer
A play within a play, The
Woman in Black is almost like
a classical, Gothic ghost tale.
Written by English novelist, Susan
Hill and adapted by Stephen
Mallatratt, the script is faultless,
allowing for both the director and set
designer to let their imaginations
run loose. The Woman in Black tells
the story of retired solicitor, Arthur
Kipps, who as a young man travelled
to a remote part of England to clear
up paperwork concerning a dead
client's estate.
THEATRE
The Woman in Black
Arts Club Theatre
The experiences he has
while at the house ofthe dead
woman fill him with such horror
that he seeks, years later, to
exorcise the ghost he thinks he
saw by putting on a play to tell
friends and family ofthe myster-
Bernard Cuffling and Scott Bellis with The Woman In Black.
ies that he encountered.
In attempting to stage the play, he seeks the
help of a young actor, who then plays the role of
young Arthur, and finds himself more deeply
involved in the script than he might have liked.
The past and the present become almost
indistinguishable, and memory becomes reality.
The Woman in Black is easily the most frightening
play that I have seen in a long time.
The audience, after the initial, unannounced
appearance ofthe title character, remained on the
edge of their seats for the rest ofthe performance.
Screams of fright were commonplace, and
there was an almost deathly silence as we all left
the theatre afterwards.
The quality ofthe production lends to the
already masterfully written script. Director Bill
Millerd and set designer Ted Roberts have created
an atmosphere of apprehension and fear. The
ghost appears, and then disappears, often making
you wonder whether or not you actually saw it.
Actor Bernard Cuffling (Arthur Kipps, and
others) manages to master several roles, and
several British accents. Scott Bellis (The Actor)
has more difficult putting across a believable
accent, but nonetheless copes well in portraying
his character's many fears.
The Woman in Black runs until March, and on
a cold, wintry night, nothing will frighten you
more.
I AVID Cronenberg gleefully wallows in his own
brand of Roach-dust in this
adaptation of William Burroughs
1959 novel. Cronenberg's
reptilian Naked Lunch is yet
another controversial hybrid this
director can add to his own breed
of philosophical-sci-fi-horror
films.
FILM
Naked Lunch
now playing
Obviously, Cronenberg is not
pandering to anyone; assaulting
his audience's complacency and
sense of morality appears to be a
recurring recreational pastime.
As a reviewer-colleague suggested, Cronenberg's films
should come with the warning:
Do Not Eat Before Viewing.
But by any standard, Naked
Lunch is a good film. It is clever,
well-written, extremely funny
and insightful, and only occasionally digresses to self-
indulgent obscurity. But Lunch
is also a very
  tough film. It is
like getting
punched in the
stomach—it may
leave you reeling.
The film
centres around
the symbolic and
metaphoric
journey through
the nature and
origins ofthe
suffering-addiction conundrum.
The only escape is
the solace of
creativity/
Interzone.
My favourite
scene occurs when
something
mysterious rustles
in a box. A
hideous Roach-
Giganticus is
simply charming
as it eases itself
comfortably to
wallow in curry-
coloured Roach-
dust.
Vacuous-eyed
Bill Lee is played
subtly by Peter
around dressed in a toque a
brown-plaid skirt andTubber
^'^ Prides most ofthe
Dancer Nishka-Na-Wee-Wia
(also known a Denise
Wwalker) choreographed and
Played two roles. Li a powerful
Always present and I
dressed ma traditional
dancing outfit, Kelly
White complemented
the main action with
ner singing and dimming. The use of slides ,
«?d a translucent screen
also challenged the
usual theatrical set-up
The Strength of
Indian Women was
written by Vera Manuel
a writer of Kootenai/     '
becwepemc ancestry
who graduated from UBC
and directed by Joyce
orenda
Joe, who received her
MFA from UBC and
founded Face of Raven
iheatre Company.
Weiler and the cadaverous Joan
Lee is played exquisitely by Judy
Davis. Almost every character in
this film has a bad case of Seasor.al
Affective Disorder. Amid the
meandering plot, actors are almost
used as a component in the
Interzone landscape as Cronenberg
cackles from his supreme creators
vantage-point.
Political and philosophic.?]
controversies in this film can be
argued ad infinitum. The filmmakers viewpoint skews every idea of
existentialism, nihilism, misogyny
and Freudian symbolism inside out.
I am not convinced that Cronenberg
himself knows what his films are
about or if he has just finally
succeeded in inventing Mindfuck.
But then, "Nothing is true.
Everything is permitted." The tone
ofthe film is of cool uncertainty and
ambivalence towards everything.
"For Pete's sake Bill, play ball with
this conspiracy."
Can we help who we are? Do
we have control? Are we being set
up? Are we being watched? Can
writing be dangerous?
Cronenberg takes the uncertain, perilous inward journey to
probe at questions most of us would
rather not think about. To beg the
question demands a response.
Naked Lunch provokes morality
almost as a by-product.
"Now is no time to lie like a
freckle-faced boy on a fishing raft,"
rasps the Roach-Nova.
Lunch has a question mark at
the end enticing us into the search.
It provokes a psychic horror that
you can't externalize and shake off.
It clings like a multi-segmented
parasite and leaves a lingering
aftertaste that demands attention
and just won't go away.
Cronenbergs films habituaiiy
seduce us inward. Despite the film's
hallucinatory quality, it is doubtful
that he will ever be accused of
lulling us into complacency and
self-delusion.
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■followed Glenn Stace at
the Town Pump the crowd was
definitely theirs.
Starting the set with their
homemade smoke machine
(incense sticks stuck in their
guitar necks) the band presented
a very West Coast image and
sound.
LOCAL MUSIC
The Road
Town Pump
January 29
Originally from Delta, The
Road's electro-acoustic rock
incorporates roots energy and
rhythm keyboards, as well as
spotlight appearances ofthe
harmonica, the accordion and the
cowbell. Most ofthe music is uptempo and each member contributing to vocals lead to a wide
vocal range in their harmonies.
The lead singer Trevor
Rogers carried the image ofthe
band as five easy-going guys just
having a good time. As well as
being able to play lead guitar
lying on his back (and with his
nose), he established a good
rapport with the crowd, which
kept the dance floor busy
throughout the gig.
Their music has a positive
feel whether it is about forget
ting yourself for a little while,
troubled love or contemporary
issues such as Native land
claims and the environment.
Some ofthe rhythms seemed
similar to each other; however,
this is a difficult impression to
avoid when presenting more
than two hours of originals.
It was a natural step for the
two sets of brothers to form their
own band. In high-school Trevor
Rogers and Conrad Helton
(keyboards) played together in a
band, as did Mark Rogers (bass)
and Greg Helton (acoustic
guitar). Drummer Ivan Allen is
the latest addition.
Their first official gig as The
Road was (appropriately) on
April 1,1991. Seeing themselves
as closely tied to environmental
concerns, they performed at
benefits for Environmental
Youth Alliance and Western
Canada Wilderness Committee.
Since then they have played
the showcase circuit at 86 Street,
the Commodore and the Town
Pump and have progressed to
midweek headlining dates. They
will be opening for Grapes of
Wrath's sold out concert at the
SUB Ballroom February 14 and
playing again at the Town Pump
the following evening.
The next step for the band
will be to produce a demo tape
within the next few months that
they will be able to present to
record companies.
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make The Road their professional focus. At this point I think
it is a definite possibility.
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Y    UPPIES, they're not
-I-    like you or me...
they're repulsed at imperfection."
A lonely man heeds his God,
big-time. The words propel him
to walk into a Yuppie bar and
massacre several women. One is
the wife of Parry Sagan (Robin
Williams).
The God, Jack Lucas (Jeff
Bridges), is city radio talk-show
host. For his fatal words, he self-
mutilates with alcohol. He ties a
brick around his foot and
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is beaten up by a pair of thugs
who attempt to immolate him.
As they douse him in gasoline,
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Since his wife's death, Parry,
once a medieval history professor, has become a wandering
street bum, a loco, who thinks he
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He hangs around Central Park,
at times naked.
Haunted by his trauma, he
feels chased and followed by the
Red Knight in New York City
who rides upon a fire-breathing
dragon and has nightmarish
visions and violent self-denials.
Jack, still drunk, slouches
against a fountain and stares at
a mocking long-nosed puppet,
given to him by the Fisher King
who does not hate him.
Inner voices—floating fat
people to be specific—tell Parry,
during a prophetic "bowel"
experience in a toilet stall, that
Jack is the one.
Jack shall retrieve the Holy
Grail.
But Jack, who has the "will
power of flies on shit," and is a
tad stubborn, can only do so
when the Fisher King falls into a
coma after coming to grips with
the reality of his wife's death.
Jack's life becomes enlightened by the pain of his inescapable guilt which sends him on a
quest for the Holy Grail.
The contrast between Jack's
high-profile, heavy suited job and
the vulnerability beneath his
veneer are effectively enhanced
by director Terry (Brazil)
Gilliam's changes in lighting and
furniture.
It is a pleasure to see an old
folklore applied to the present.
Gilliam also co-directed Monty
Python and the Holy Grail and
Erik the Viking.
Tom Waits, a troubadour
known for his drunkard
cantations of misfortunes, makes
a powerful cameo appearance in
a wheelchair.
From his melancholy album
Blue Valentine, Waits sings
about a childhood friend,
depressed that they could no
longer spit on little Robbie,
scrape their knees as they
jumped from rooftop to rooftop
nor scratch initials into each
others arms. They are subtle
hints that his friend has a
wheelchair. His friend would
have to spit up at Robbie, but the
spit would only come back down,
back to its source.
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February 4,1992 Graceful goalie Gord Bessie extends himself during Thunderbird hockey action on the weekend.
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Thunderbird droppings
Swimbirds swamp Clan
The UBC Thunderbirds swim
team overwhelmed the cross-town
rival Simon Fraser University Clan
in a dual meet at the SFU Burnaby
Mountain campus Thursday night.
The men dumped their counterparts 124-53 and the women
did likewise, winning 101-76.
The swimbirds head to
Victoria this weekend for the two-
day Canada West Championships
with two of the strongest teams
UBC has had in years, which are
in the running for a national CIAU
championship.
Not since 1964-65 have the
men won the national championship, while the UBC women are
the defending Canada West
champions and won back-to-back
CIAU titles in 1984-85 and 1985-
86.
Leading the men is Turlough
CHare who won the 200,400 and
1500 metre freestyle events at the
World Cup in December in
Montreal.
As well, CHare is the de-
fendingCIAU 200 and 400 freestyle
champion, setting Canadian and
Commonwealth records in both
events at the national championships last year (1:46:42 and
3:43:95). CHare was also a member ofthe 1988 Olympic team.
Teammate Kevin Draxinger,
meanwhile, is the defending 100
and 200 metre backstroke champion and holds the CIAU record in
the 200 at 1:56:03 — only one-
tenth of a second off the world
record.
He was also the CIAU silver
medallist in the 200 individual
medley and the 200 freestyle as
well as two relay teams, and is a
likely candidate of the Olympic
team.
On the women's side, there is
Carmen Boudreau, the defending
CIAU 100 and 200 metre breast-
stroke champion.
Other potential medallists include Ron Page in the men's butterfly and freestyle, Anne Barnes
in the backstroke and individual
medley and Sally Gilbert in the
freestyle and butterfly.
Dinos thwart men hoopsters
The Calgary Dinosaurs held
the usually high-scoring UBC
Thunderbirds to a mere 32 first-
half points en route to defeating
the local heroes 94-84 Saturday
night.
The T-birds battled back to
within four-points in the game
played in Calgary, but the Dinos
sunk some timely free throws to
ice the contest.
Matters were not helped when
UBC's top scorer J.D. Jackson was
forced to the sidelines with a minor sprain to his right ankle with
about ten minutes to play and was
unable to get back into the game.
On Friday night, the
Thunderbirds downed Calgary 90-
72 and remain in first place with a
10-4 won-lost record.
And for his efforts Jackson
was named the Canada West men's
basketball player of the week. He
clicked for 60 points, going 18-for-
30 from the field for 60 percent,
four-for-eight for 50 percent from
the three-point line and 12-for-16
from the free throw line for 75 per
cent. He alsso had a total of 12
assists and eight rebounds.
The Thunderbirds travel to
Victoria to take on the Vikings this
weekend.
Women basketbirds bounce
back
The UBC Thunderbirds rebounded from a 65-61 loss to
Calgary in Canada West women's
basketball pi ay on Friday to defeat
the Dinosaurs 81-53 Saturday to
improve their second-place record
to 9-5.
The victory also means that
the Thunderbirds are three wins
away from equalling their best win
record in 16 seasons of basketball.
In 1975-76 UBC finished third in
the Canada West with a 12-8
record.
Lisa Nickie paced the women
Saturday with 16 rebounds and
Carrie Carlsen added 14. Cheryl
Kinton hauled down 16 points in
addition to her 12 points for UBC.
UBC  takes  on  unbeaten
Victoria (14-0) next weekend in
the capital city.
Icebirds sweep Pronghorns
The UBC Thunderbirds kept
their slim Canada West hockey
playoffhopes alive with successive
victories over the Lethbridge
Pronghorns at the Winter Sports
Complex over the weekend.
The Thunderbirds edged
Lethbridge 5-4 on Saturday and
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Advice for the new AMS
executive
1. Don't waste so much money on advertising referenda—no more once-used T-shirts,
referendum pens, etc.
2. Stop centralized decision-making. Inform
all student council members about all issues,
and involve them in every decision. Hey, it
ended Stalinism in Eastern Europe, didn't
it?
3. Advertise student council meetings widely,
and create more accessible forums for measuring student opinion.
4. Put more emphasis on service organizations over business outlets. Put money back
into the Women's Centre, the Ombudsoffice,
USS (formerly Speakeasy), etc.
5. While you're at it, increase the subsidies
on food in AMS outlets.
6. Increase the lighting around SUB, and
continue to lobby for more throughout the
campus; lead by example.
7. Make sure the administration puts rape
relief stickers up in the washrooms.
8. Start paying volunteers honouraria that
reflect the amount of work they do—at the
very least, bring them up to the level of
executive salaries.
9. Start treating members of service organizations like human beings. Don't force
them to jump through needless bureaucratic
hoops like endless presentations at student
council meetings or lie detector tests.
10. Actively inform and involve students so
they can act for better education and increase
accessibility to the university. Organize!
11. Bring back ginger snaps at Blue Chip.
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Anti-semitism,
a first hand
account
m admit I was eavesdropping. But the statements that I heard at a university cafeteria from the
table behind me made it hard
to keep my ears and mouth
shut. Three people were discussing the recent United
Nations decision to repeal
the resolution equating Zionism with racism, saying
that they did not agree with
the action. Then they commented on how the United
States was finally "opening
its eyes and seeing that Israel was really the bad guy."
Finally, they expressed
doubt on the number of Jews
reported to have been killed
in the Holocaust.
Somehow, despite
temptation to do otherwise,
I managed to keep my mouth
shut. This was my first occasion to have the "pleasure"
of hearing people express
their anti-Semitic sentiments outright.
Of course, I've seen
Ernst Zundel interviewed on
television, and I have seen
swastikas spraypainted on
synagogues. Nonetheless, I
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was raised amidst the large
Jewish community in
Toronto, where I was continually in contact with other
Jews. My upbringing thus
sheltered me from experiencing anti-Semitism firsthand.
Although I am angry at
that group from the cafeteria because of their ignorance, I remain upset mostly
because I did not say anything. The crux remains,
how should one deal with
such people? I wanted to tell
them to get their information
from other sources than
television and newspapers.
In their conversation however, they also mentioned
that Jews control the media,
so they would not have taken
my suggestion seriously.
I was also scared of what
might have happened if I
confronted them, especially
being alone. For the first
time, Ireally felt what itis to
be the minority, and even
had a taste of the helplessness of people who are persecuted.
This has to change.
Rather than going back
to go out and teach the world
that Jews are not evil monsters. We, as Jews, must
take this task because people
in general do not have the
desire to learn about us on
their own.
Shoshana Kemper
Med Lab Science 3
Food services
scam on cans
Let me introduce myself: Fm the guy you see
roaming campus between
classes, picking up pop cans.
Why? The deposits are,
strange as it sounds, paying
my tuition, in tiny, bite-size
installments. Most people
on campus seem to favor my
admittedly eccentric part-
time job: either leaving their
empties in a conspicuous location for easy pick-up, or
offering cans and conversation as I pass by (Best line to
date, from a Commerce student: "Are you on Arts
graduate work experience?").
On a recent afternoon
sweep through the Arts
Lounge in Buchanan "A"
wing, I was accosted by a
UBCFoodServicesemployee
and told—in a voice loud
enough to kill every conversation in the room—that I
couldn't take the empties
strewn about the lounge. She
went on to tell me that staff
had a "special deal" worked
outregardingreturn of empties, so if I wouldn't mind,
would I please put back the
cans I'd "stolen," and leave?
Needless to say, I refused.
UBC Food Services has
a nice little scam worked out
here. Consumers are
charged a nickel deposit on
each can of pop purchased,
which Food Services outlets
then refuse to refund (I
know—I've asked). Food
Services staff then collect the
cans and, one assumes, return them and split the
profits.
Listen up, Food Services: it's not a question of
"stealing" anything. Once
the cans you sell are empty
and in (or on top of) the
garbage, they're fair game.
If you really want them
badly, grab a Safeway bag
and collect them the way the
rest of us do: on our own
time.
And, as long as I'm on
my soapbox: thanks to those
of you who leave your cans in
accessible places. When I
finally pay off my BA, Fll
think of you.
Chris Brayshaw
Arts 4
Zionism: no longer racism
racism, n. prejudice,
bigotry; segregation,
colour line, apartheid;
white or Mack nationalism;
Zionism. See Israel.
On December 17th
1991, the UN General Assembly repealed its 1975
resolution equating Zionism with racism.
Israeli foreign minister
David Levy (who had called
the original resolution a
stain on the UN that undermined its credibility)
called the repeal "the victory of morality over injustice, truth over falsehood,
and courage over cowardice."
Israel had long sought
repeal of the resolution,
saying it showed that the
U.N. was biased and could
not objectively address the
issue of Middle East peace.
But has the UN dramatically increased its own
credibility and moral authority, and at the same
F^spectlye;
time cleansed itself of the
lie? Will the repeal of this
distasteful decree signal the
end of lopsided UN resolutions when dealing with Israel?
Originally, the resolution was a political move by
Arab
countries
to withhold legitimacy
from Israel, to force the Jewish state to withdraw from
the territories it won in the
1967 war. But, as president
George Bush has often
pointed out in his new world
order, the world body could
not "claim to seek peace and
at the same time challenge
Israel's right to exist." If the
US wants to be a driving
force in the new world order,
it must prove its commitment to the pursuit of such
principles as democracy, cooperation and conciliation.
No real progress can be made
in the Middle East without
continued pressure, prodding and prompting from
Washington. The US has
linked loan guarantees to a
halt in settlements in the
West Bank. The Arabs along
with the rest of the UN see
the decision as a barometer
of US willingness to
pressure
Israel.
In an effort to lure the Arabs back to
negotiations, and to pay off
for their cooperation in the
US (not UN) directed coalition against Iraq, the Bush
Administration joined other
UN Council members in
"strongly" condemning the
decision by Israel to deport
12 Palestinians from the
territories.
While admittedly
Israel's policy of expelling
Palestinians does not accord
with the Geneva Convention,
Israel has a legal obligation
to defend its residents from
terrorists. Through the dip
lomatic ballet with Israel,
the UN appears to have
intricately choreographed a
relegitdmated position as a
less biased peacemaker. It
is the UN's responsibility to
facilitate the peace process,
without inhibiting negotiations. The harsh resolutions ofthe General Assembly criticizing Israel will
undoubtedly continue, as
will the further isolation of
Israel in the peace conference. If Israel is now considered a legitimate nation
in the UN it should no
longer be the scapegoatthat
it has often been subjected
to being in order to satisfy
the Arabs. The need for a
prompt resolution of hostilities may not be the priorities of all negotiators, but
all countries involved have
a vital interest in peace.
(*A11 quotes are from the
New York Times)
by Dan Levitt
10/THE UBYSSEY
February 4.1992 OPINIONS
Flashpoint: Croatia, anti-semitic tradition refuses to die
by David Chivo
The civil war in Yugo-
slavia has not only revived
old national rivalries, but
has alsorekindled perennial
hatred ofthe Jews in some
areas. The Austrian Jewish
publication "DieGemeinde"
{The Community) recently
outlined some of the precarious trends of anti-
Semitism in separatist
Croatia.
Dr. Tudjman and the
Jews
Croatia's president Dr.
Franco Tudjman, a former
communist general and a
historian, has shown that
he is not shy to make his
feelings about Judaism
known. Although he may
be a hero to his own people,
Yugoslavian Jews increasingly see him as a dangerous man.
In 1989 Tudjman published "Bespuca", a book
proving that he belongs to
thefew historian charlatans
who try to minimize the
Holocaust. On page 149 he
writes, "The creation of
Hitler's New European Order can be justified both by
the need to remove the Jews
(who were more or less unwelcome in all European
countries) and tocorrectthe
French-British sin of the
Versailles Treaty,"
Tudjman not only
downplays the number of
Jews (and Serbians) killed by the
Nazis and Croatian allies, but tries
to create an unholy parallel and
psychological explanation to the
events in the Middle East.
"The Jewish people" he writes,
"after being subjected to the hardship ofthe Second World War, and
during all their history, became
consequently so brutal and followed such a
Remembering the Past
There are few areas in Europe
where Jews were more cruelly
treated during the Second World
War than in Yugoslavia, especially
in Croatia.
TheNazisfoundcollaborators
in most European countries to help
their aim of systematically eliminating the Jews.   The Croatian
policy of genocide towards the
Palestinians we
are entitled to
call them Judeo-Nazis." (p.160-
161)
Dr. Tudjman said in a speech
in Malmo, Sweden in June 1989
that, "In the Ustascha (the Nazi
party in Croatia) there were noble
people fighting for the noble goal of
a free Croatia." It is noteworthy
that the symbols of the Ustascha
were a dagger, a handgun, a grenade and a crossin the background.
Writer Mark Singer also mentions that Tudjman was proud to
declare recntly, "I am happy that
my wife is neither Serbian nor
Jewish." Furthermore, Singer adds
that, "Today you can go to downtown Zagreb(Croatia'scapital)and
buy Ustascha publications including audio and video cassettes, and
pictures of former Ustascha leader
Ante Pavelic."
hronically,historyrecallsthat
on October 10, 1941, Ustascha
people destroyed the downtown
Zagreb synagogue. Fifty years
later, on August 19,1991, a strong
explosion destroyed part of the
same building (which had been
restored after the war).
Perspective
helpers however, especially the
Ustascha, were amongst the most
atrocious and devoted to their task.
Even their "men of God",
Croatian priestsandbishops, were
in the forefront of promoting anti-
Semitic propaganda.
Many followers waiteda while
before jumping on the Nazi bandwagon; not so the Croatian Catholic Church. The above-mentioned
Austrian magazine "Die
Gemeinde", reproduces a Christmas poem by the Croatian Bishop
Ivan Saric, printed in 1941 and
dedicated to war criminal and
Ustascha leader Ante Pavelic.
Among its verses, sentences include:
You stand like a giant
against the thieves,
Against the greedy Jews,
and their money,
The ones who want to sell
our souls,
To betray our name,
They, the filth.
Today, in Zagreb the people
celebrate former Nazi leaders like
Zaric and Pavelic (who,by the way,
escaped justice with the help ofthe
Catholic Church) as folk heroes
and as shining examples for generations to come.
It is no wonder then that the
former commander of the gruesome concentration camp
Jasenovac, named Dinko Sakic,
interviewed in September 1991 by
Zagreb radio, said "1
only did my job."
Yugoslavian
Jews are Uncer
tain ofthe Future
David Albahari, President of
the Yugoslavian Jewish Federation, tells ofthe difficult position
the country's 6000 Jews are in
during the ongoing civil war.
Albahari states,"Ourprimary
concern today is that Jewish community will always have our rights
guaranteed. We also hope that
any future government will give
us the same support we had during the so-called 'old Yugoslavia"
(ie.between 1945 to the time ofthe
civil war).
"Because we are not a political
organization we do not view the
current situation through political
eyes. No matter what the outcome
of the conflict is, our chief efforts
will be to maintain the unity of
communities in our Federation."
Despite Albahari's attempt to
put an optimistic face on the situ-
ation in Yugoslavia, he admits that
Jews are worried about the outcome of the civil war, and are considering to leave for Israel.
"Members, young and old, are
immigrating to Israel. We Bee
this movement as a direct result ofthe conflict."
"Now we can see"
Albahari concludes, "that we
were amongst the few groups
who were actually Yugoslavians, in the sense that Jews
were brought up to believe in
the idea of a Yugoslavia. Today, if you tell someone he is
Yugoslavian though, you
arouse suspicion and antagonism."
It is difficult to take sides
in the Yugoslavian civil war,
but it is worthwhile to mention that while in Croatia old
Nazis are rehabilitated and
hailed as heroes, in Belgrade,
Serbia, abeautiful monument
was built to commemorate the
15,000 Jews in that city killed
by the Germans and their
Croatian collaborators. In
addition, in July 1991, in the
Serbian village of Korita (in
Bosnia-Herzegowina) a magnificent sculpture by famous
artist Nandor Gild was inaugurated in memory of 145
Serbians and 50 Jewish men
killed 50 years ago.
Perspectives is a column of
humour, wit and opinion open
to all members of the UBC
community. Submissions to
the column cannot be the responses to published letters
or articles and we suggest that
they not be time specific for
they run only as space permits. Please include name and
phone number.
Israel Week 92 at UBC
February 2-9
Sunday F-gfrnjaxy 2nd
"Run to Fly" A 5 km run at 11 AM at UBC. The entry fee of $18 registers
you in the draw for a trip to Israel.Registration at Hillel House.
Tuesday February 4th
Hillel s Hot Lunch. Falafel!!! 12:30 at Hillel House.
Film Night featuring "Black to the Promised Land" - 11 black youth travel
to Israel to work on a kibbutz. 7:30PM, SUB Auditorium.
Wednesday February Sth
"Higher Education in Israel" - representatives from various schools in
Israel will discuss education options for Canadian students. 1:30 PM
at Hillel House.
Investment Oppurtunities in Israel - Aharon Mor from the Israeli
Finance Ministry will discuss investment possibilities in Israel
at 3:30 PM in Angus 110.
An Israeli Shuk,  a traditional Mediterranean marketplace will fill die
SUB main concourse. Come browse among the sights and smells of
the Middle East. 10:00AM to 2:00 PM.
Brian Berkowitz, a Professor of Hydrology will talk about issues related
to the water supply in the Middle East. 5:00 PM, Geography 214.
Thursday February 6th
Ehud Ya'ari "The Peace Talks and Arab - Israeli Affairs" Ya'ari, a prominent Israeli journalist will give the Keynote Address for Israel Week.l2:30 - 2:3(
SUB Ballroom.
Political and University displays in the SUB Concourse. 10:00AM - 2:00 PM.
Also Maccabec (Israeli) Beer will be available in the Pit & Gallery Lounge.
Sunday February 9th
Moadon Laila! It's an Israeli nightclub at Hillel House. Come enjoy dinner
and traditional and contemporary Israeli music. 7:00PM, Hillel House..
Israel Week is sponsored by Hillel House/JSA, the Israel
Programs Centre, and the Student Department of the
World Zionist Organization.
For more information on Israel Week,
caUIliUel House at 2244748.
Graduate Seminars
The Graduate Student Society and the
Faculty of Graduate Studies are co-sponsoring professional development seminars
for graduate students.
FEB. 6 -- Preparing for
Comprehensive (Candi
dacy) Exams.
FEB. 13 —Writing a Successful
Thesis.
FEB. 27 --A Successful Thesis
Defense.
All seminars will take place 12:30-2 pm in the Garden
Room at the Graduate Student Centre. Refreshments
will be served.
Call 822-3203 for more information.
/
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February 4,1992
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