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Array THE
Ubyssey
Festering since 1918
\ancouver, B.C., Friday, November 6,1992
Student
Leaflet
Vol 75, No 17
This is fiscal responsibility
Our production night is
fully staffed.
But tonight, we come together only to produce a fiscally
responsible four page leaflet.
The Ubyssey Student
Newspaper must contain 40 per
cent advertising in order to be
"fiscally responsible."
In other words, a 40 per
cent ad content will cover the
printing cost of this newspaper.
Tonight, that means running
four pages. Thus we have renamed ourselves, for this issue,
The Ubyssey Student Leaflet.
If we had run eight pages of
newsprint we would have only
been at 23 per cent ads, going
approximately $700 over budget.
During this term we have
run two papers with about one-
quarter ads. This bas been an
oversight on the part of the
editorial collective.
For the past two years, The
Ubyssey has run high percentages of ads in some papers in
order to be able to save up
money for special issues or
when there are lot of articles to
go in the paper.
ThisyearThe Ubyssey has
not had the opportunity to save
up ad money because fewer ads
have been made available to
the paper.
As our publisher, the AMS
is responsible for soliciting our
advertising. The more ads that
are solicited, the more pages
that can be run, the greater the
student voice can be on campus.
Those ads have not been
forthcoming. For whatever
reason, the ad sales have been
way down all year. And, since
yesterday was our ad
representative's last day, ads
were particularly low for this
issue.
Therefore, we are now limited to printing eight-page and
tonight, four-page fiscally responsible micropapers.
For the past two issues, we
have had to hold writers' stories
for later publication. This is a
problem because it takes away
the incentive to produce good
quality copy.
Tonight, wehave been forced
to hold an entire issue: ironically,
this leaflet should have been a
special issue focussing on the
role of media in our society. A lot
of work goes into producing a
special issue and all this energy
has been lost.
Our production chalkboard
is filled with stories, art work,
and photographs. New and old
staffers have invested longhours
researching, interviewing, photographing, developing, drawing, cutting and pasting.
We do not like our current
situation. As a student's newspaper, The Ubyssey encourages all students to partake in
the journalism experience. We
want to be able to print the
work of all our writers, our
photogs, our graphic artists,
experienced and inexperienced.
The energy of volunteers
is what keeps this paper up
and running. It is extremely
hard to keep this energy at a
high level, or even keep new
volunteers interested, when we
have to hold copy and photos
and can't produce the quality
we would otherwise be capable
of producing. The result is a
downward spiral in quality,
SIOBHAN ROANTREE PHOTO
reader interest and future ad
revenue.
It adds up to a disaster for
The Ubyssey. For students, it
could be the loss of another opportunity to learn the skills or gain
the experience that we can pick
up only at a student newspaper.
In light of the current financial dilemma that the paper is in,
The Ubyssey needs support more
than ever. Students must get
involved in running every aspect
of this newspaper.
The Ubyssey should exist to
provide students with an opportunity to learn all aspects of running a newspaper. Get involved,
become a part ofthe solution. This
is your newspaper, after all.
Student groups protest Campus Times
by Lucho van Isschot
The Campus Times is under
fire.
The UBC New Democrats, the
International Socialists and UBC
Students for Choice are holding a
rally today to protest The Times'
recent publication of an advertisement for Holocaust denier
David Irving.
The ad in the October 27 edition of The Times announced an
appearance in Vancouver by Davi d
Irving, a British neo-fascist lecturer.
Irving promotes the beliefs
that the Holocaust has been exaggerated, that Hitler did not
personally order the extermination of Jewish people during WWII,
and that Auschwitz was built after the war as a "tourist attraction."
Irving is being deported from
Canada and has been refused entry into the United States.
David Black, a representative
of UBCs New Democrats, was
angry that the ad ran in The Times,
and has helped to organize today's
protest.
"It is interesting that South
African president DeKlerk won't
let David Irving into the country,
but The Campus Times thinks it is
ail right and that this guy's opinion should be heard," Black said.
"Thisrallyistolet people know
that The Campus Times doesn't
represent the students, as they
say they do," Black said. "Aaron
Drake, who has read about David
Irving, and knows what he's all
about, still ran the ad."
"We're just trying to let the
students know what The Campus
Times is all about. They .try to
come off as objective, but they
aren't objective at all—they're
quite right wing.
"There is a certain responsibility which comes with being a
member ofthe press, and I think
he went well beyond the bounds of
that," Black said.
"If Drake had said that he
didnt know who Irving was, and
he ran the ad just because someone came in and paid for it, well
that's stupid. We can excuse stupidity," Black said. "But he freely
states that he has read Irving's
book. So he knows what David
Irving is about. By running that
ad, Aaron Drake made his own
judgement that what David Irving
has to say should be heard by
students."
Aaron Drake, editor-in-chief
of The Campus Times admits that
The Times made a mistake.
"In retrospect, it was pretty
poor judgement on our part,"
Drake said.
"We aren't claiming ignorance. Ifs not justifiable," he said.
"We are taking complete responsibility for what we did. Ignorance
is not an excuse."
Drake is not surprised that
his paper is being criticized for
having published the ad. And he
believes that the criticisms are
justifiable.
"They're perfectlyjustifiedfor
being upset. Fll be happy to show
up at the rally and apologize," he
said.
Drake said that he has already extended his apologies, on
behalf of The Times, to Zac Kaye,
executive director of Hillel House.
"As far as I know he was satisfied [with our apology]. They
were quite disappointed with us
for what we did—which is understandable."
But protesting groups are still
concerned about the ad.
"I think that ifs a positive
development that The Campus
Times has apologized, but this is
much more serious than a simple
typographical error," said David
Joffe of the International Socialists.
"They [The Campus Times] have
had a pretty reactionary stance on
most issues at UBC starting with
the strike. Ifs good that they have
decided to come out against the
fascists, but people on campus
should realize that many of [The
Times'] arguments about the rights
of women, lesbians and gays, and
minority groups have helped to
create an atmosphere in which the
ideas of people like Irving can take
hold," Joffe said.
"The fact that the Nazis are
trying to advertise on campus is a
reminder to all progressive groups
on campus that we have to be ready
to take on all of their racist and
anti-Semitic arguments, and not
let them have a platform at UBC."
The rally is scheduled to take
place today at 12:30 on the south
side of the SUB plaza.
Members of CIAU field hockey teams from New Brunswick, Toronto,
Alberta, York and Victoria gathered at War Memorial Gym on Thursday
afternoon for a welcoming ceremony as UBC hosts the CIAU
Championships this weekend at Eric Hamber.
Thunderbirds seeking another national title
by Stan Paul
Under the wing of coach Gail
Wilson the women's field hockey
Thunderbirds will be seeking their
6th National Championship at Eric
Hamber Turf Field (33rd and Oak)
Nov 6-8.
The T-Birds enter this year's
tournament as strong second place
finishers in the highly competitive
Canada West conference, behind
their arch rivals the Victoria
Vikettes. UBC and Victoria met in
the championship final in Halifax
last year with the -Birds prevailing
1-0 in penalty strokes after overtime
failed to break a 0-0 deadlock.
The "92 T-Birds are led by two-
time All Canadian Sam LeRiche
and Junior National Team members Helen Birchall, Lisa Eastman
and Sarah Franks.
LeRiche is the mainstay ofthe
Thunderbird defense as Coach
Wilson says, "the backbone of ev-
erything this team does." Returning from a year's absence because
of injuries are former All Canadians Penny Cooper and Leslie
Richardson. They will be providing support to starting rookies
Laura Prellwitz and Marnie
McComb.
The Thunderbirds play their
round robin at 1:45 pm Friday
Nov. 6 against the University of
Alberta, and at 5:15 pm against
University of Toronto. The bronze
medal match will take place at
10:00 am Sunday Nov 8, with the
Championship match to follow at
1:00 pm.
Championship Weekend
Canada West Football
Championship—The T-Birds finished first in CWUAA play with a
6-3 victory. The T-Birds meet the
University of Calgary Dinosaurs
in the Canada West Final on November 7 at 1:00pm. The Football
"Birds are currently ranked fourth
in national standings.
Canada West Men's Soccer
Championship—The defending
CIAU champion and current conference leading T-Birds, with a 8-
1-1 record, meet the Victoria Vikings (6-1-3) in the conference final on November 6 at 1:30 pm at
OJ Todd Field. The T-Birds are
also currently ranked first in CIAU
play.
Canada West Women's Soccer
Championship
The women Birds, with a
record of 8-1-1, are tied with
McMaster for first place in the
CIAU, and are hosting the Alberta
Pandas in the Canada West
Championship on Saturday Nov 7
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theUbyssey
November 5th, 1992
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the sponsor. The editorial office
is room 241Kof the Student Union Building. Editorial Department phone 822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of Canadian University Press
So Frances Foran told Swbhan Roantree that today was the first day of the rest of her lifeJ)oug Ferris exploded his myth all over the place, after which
Miranda Alldritt and San Martin collected the scattered debris which Philippe Tiemey attempted to put back together Amongst this chaos, Sam Green left
and got the vans while "small ellen -small p*ond just was, and Yuki Kurahashi i forgot While Lucho nnlsechat points out the trucking chest wound in Denise
Woodley's imagination and Paula Wellings firasxled Stan Somethingelse typed and muttered to Gumby while Lis up a tree came down to find Ted Young-Inf
posed for the center spread in the invisible twelve page paper so Martin Chester got fed upand went U>Uve airport with the guy from the Manitoban. Jim Conley
got real confused and tried to ait weld Dawn Mitchell to Helen Willoughby-Priee. Chaos reigned supreme and the Ubyssey was sponsored by the number five.
Editors
Paula Wellings  • Lucho van Isschot « Yukio Kurahashi  » Sam Green  •  Frances Foran	
How Does Your
University Rate?
out in Maclean's
November 9 issue.
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| to SUB 241k. letters must include name, faculty, ard signature.
It wasn't Mr.
Mulroney's fault
I am equally deeply offended
by the remarks made by Ovide
Mercredi (grand chief of the Assembly of First Nations) calling all
Canadians who rejected the
Charlottetown Accord as racists
and bigots who were unwilling to
change the status quo. I voted No,
not because I feared the equality of
Canada's aboriginal peoples and
their inherent right to self-government, but because I did not
agree with other parts ofthe Constitutional Agreement. I believe in
a strong, effective federal government with the power of Disallowance and Reservation (could have
been used to strike down Quebec's
Bill 101), and I believe in aboriginal self-government and self-determination. However, I do not
believe in the power of the provinces to "opt out" of federal programs, which are designed for the
national good of our country, and I
do not believe in Quebec as being
the only distinct society in Canada.
Canada has three distinct societies; the aboriginal peoples of
Canada, who were on Canadian
soil long before the Cartier's voyage and wouldhave done extremely
well without European intervention; French Canada, and English
Canada - the two founding fathers
of Confederation. If these three
distinct societies were recognized
in the Charlottetown Accord, would
it not have solved the question of
equality?
Whether or not one voted Yes
or No to the compromise, the
Charlottetown agreement was a
compromise between then provincial governments, Native leaders,
and one federal government.
People voted no simply because
they were poorly informed, and
when one know little about something or someone, there is usually
a negative reaction. Canadians also
voted No on the reputation of Brian
Mulroney, thinking that the
Charlottetown agreement was a
Mulroney deal. It was not! It was
Primarily a deal between the
provinces, except for Brian
Mulroney's goal for economic reforms, set in the Constitution
package. If anyone is to blame for
the failure of this compromise, then
blame your provincial premier for
not promoting it. The one who promoted the deal, namely Prime
Minister Mulroney, had little to do
with its failure.
Joe M. Vales
Propaganda 1, The
Ubyssey
I am writing in response to the
article "Native Law Student Boom
at UBC" written by Mr. Chung
Wong which appeared on page 15
of the October 14, 1992 issue of
The Ubyssey. As a student in the
faculty of law, I was extremely
disappointed in the way Mr. Wong
presented the article. After reading it and discussing it with other
members ofthe Faculty, I went to
see Mr. John Burrows (Director,
UBC Native Law Department) and
talked to him about the article,
what he actually said, and what he
thought ofthe way the report was
written. He told me that while he
actually did say what was quoted,
the conversation was edited and
rearranged so that it was constructed to be highly negative
overall.
The article clearly presented
the UBC Law School in a poor
light. While it is true that there is
a record number of First Nations
students entering the faculty this
year, Mr. Wong focused solely on
the negative issues involving native students in the faculty. Mr.
Burrows assured me that he spoke
at length about the advances and
progress made in both attracting
and integrating native students in
the faculty. Mr. Wong chose to ignore all these positive achievements and only presented the
negative side ofthe story. A truly
professional reporter presents
stories in an objective and informative manner. This means telling
both sides of the story and not
projecting personal views or
agendas into the text. By stating
that resentment still lingers and
intolerance of First Nations
Peoples is prevalent at UBC Law
School, without mentioning any of
the many positive aspects, Mr.
Wong has belittled the efforts of
people like John Burrows and the
rest of the Faculty that have endeavored to make the UBC Law
school the highly integrated, culturally diversified centre for legal
education that it is. There is a very
big difference between increasing
awareness of social issues and
printing unsubstantiated stories.
In closing, I would like to add,
that it is my experience, all be it
brief, that the students at the Law
School all interact on a very friendly
and amiable level. I have seen no
cases of racism, bigotry, or intolerance. This regrettably does not
mean that such cases do not occasionally arise, but I am certain
that such instances are the exception, not the rule, as Mr. Wong
unfortunately tried to indicate.
Carl B. Burgess
Student
Oppressed Llamas
in Zimbabwe, what
a great story idea!
Welcome to a typical issue of our
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the huge stacks that you know
wont get read.
Here's what is inside:
Blah Blah Blah Anti-Free Trade
politically biased article Blah Blah
Oppression of Guatemalan rice
farmer Blah Blah More Whining
about the evil University Administration Blah Blah Well-timed
anti-fraternity editorial designed
to undermine Rush efforts Blahhhh
Remorse for the loss of John
Lipscombe Blah Blah Blah Nifty
guide to safe sex with same sex
partners Blah Blah Blaming the
oppressive up-to-no-good capitalists by the tree-hugging eco-warriors Blah Politically Correct
Language Blah Blah Oppressed
Llamas in Zimbabwee Blah Blah
Blah Oppressive Government
Policy Blah Blah Oppressive AMS
Policy Blaaah How girls can masturbate with cucumbers Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah Blah! $2500 well
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Propaganda 2,
animals
The recent bombardment of
misinformation (propaganda?)
that medical research, specifically
the testing of pharmaceutical
products, on animals is a fraud is
becoming tedious.
Mariann Horvath and Lisa
Penny say that the reason why
they (and others, I suppose) are
antivi visectioniste is because there
is a "fundamental and biological
difference" between humans and
other animals; therefore the effects
of drugs in non-human biological
models will not be the same in
humans.
Doesn't everyone who graduates from high school have to take
a basic course in biology? The
fundamental biology of all mammals (in fact, all cells) is the same.
Thafs why if Ms. Horvath and Ms.
Penny were to visit a veterinary
clinic they would find that most of
the medical supplies used there
(IV fluids and anti-shock drugs,
antibiotics, anaesthetics) were
developed for and are used by human medical doctors.
Perhaps, to appreciate the fact
that it is because of in vivo technology that they may never need to
fear an untimely death, Ms.
Horvath and Ms. Penny also need
a history lesson. Science is a progressive, not a fraudulent nor sadistic principal. If in vivo studies
did not provide useful information,
they would not be done.
I hope that anyone who is
thinking of contacting an animal
rights organization will look deeper
into the issue than Ms. Horvath
and Ms. Penny have, and not
blindly accept what they are told.
The real frauds are the
antivivisectionists. The don't care
about people or animals; they only
care about expanding their business (which i s, incidentally a multi -
billion dollar one).
CorinaDyck
2nd year AgSc.
Fairness In Racism
In my geography 101 class
about a week ago, a person walked
into class wearing a shirt which
had, "I was a White American, but
I gave it up in the interests of
humanity" emblazoned on it. Undoubtedly many people find this
gutbustingly hilarious. However,
if this sort oflittle joke was directed
at members ofthe visible minority,
how many would find this so
amusing? If someone wore a shirt
which read "I was a Native Canadian but I gave it up in the interest
of humanity", or "I was a Black
Nigerian..." there would be a public
outcry (and rightly so). How is it
then, that it is considered funny to
hate and degrade White Americans
and then try to exclude them from
humanity because they are white
and American?
Many people have learned to
accept that racists and bigots are
too ignorant to know any better.
These people have had to put up
with racism directed at them and
their families for years by selfish
bigots... The person who is wearing
this shirt however is worse than
those bigots. This person claims a
higher level of intelligence by
saying that they are doing something "in the interests of humanity". After doing so, they attempt
to exclude White Americans from
humanity because ofthe colour of
their skin and their nationality.
Lets try and be fair when we
talk about ratna] equality. If you do
not like a group of people for some
reason, keep it to yourself. Remember, a dislike for a group of
people due to the colour of skin and
their ethnicity is bigotry. (That
works for White Americans just
like it works for Black Americans,
Oriental Chinese, Native Canadians, etc., etc.,)
Jason Hayes
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by Adam Rabiner
Why is it that anti-Zionists
resort to inventing "facts" in order to complement their fictional
and distorted views of the Arab-
Israeli conflict? None ofthe anti-
Israel writers that frequent the
pages of tiie Ubyssey have ever
explained the truth aboutthe root
causes ofthe conflict or control of
Arab/Palestinian land. After all,
itwasthePaleatinianaalongwith
all Arab nations that in 1948
fought against the UN's decision
to create both independent Jewish and Palestinian states. This
would have given the accepting
the UN partition, they, together
with the armies of six Arab nations, immediately attacked the
new Jewish state. Thus, the Palestinians and the other Arab
countries can rightly be blamed
for igniting the 44-year Arab-Israeli war (conflict) that exists to
this day.
Israel is constantly criticized
by pro-Palestinians who mistakenly believe that the Jewish
State's actions in the 1967 were
not justified. Prior to the six-day
war, Syria and Egypt massed
their forces along Israel's border,
and just days before the war, the
governments of those countries
made their intentionsdear: "Our
basic objective will be the destruction oflsrael.'lAbdel Gamal
Nasser-President of Egypt and
head of United Arab Republics];
"We have decided to throw you
(Jews) into the sea for good!" [Syrian Gov't radio]
Israel, knowing better than to
take these threats lightly, did what
any country would do — It defended itself. It surprised Syria
and Egypt (which had both declared war on Israel) with a preemptive strike. Ihe Israelis did
Perspective
not want the Palestinians nor the
Jordanians (who controlled the
Palestinian West Bank) to get involved in the conflict. As soon as
war broke out, the Jewish State
sent a note to Jordan's UN representative assuringthe Jordanians
that Israel would take no action
against the Jordanians/Palestinians unless Jordan attacked first.
The Jordanians responded to the
note by shelling Israel from the
West Bank. Israel successfully
warded off the Jordanians and took
control ofthe land through an act
of self-defence.
The country's occupation ofthe
land taken in the 1967 war has
been the focal point ofthe criticism
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the pro-Palestinians are willing to
admit that the Israelis were forced
to take control of West Bank in
order to safeguard against any further attacks against its narrow,
densely populated country. Because Israel was only 9 miles
wide before the 1967 war, this
new territory helped to secure
its borders and lessen the Arab
threat
Until the Arab world accepts Israel's right to exist (only
Egypt has officially done so),
and until the Palestinians create a more moderate organization than the PLO to help them
gain independence (Arafat's
PLO was formed three years
before the '67 war, with the intent, as mentioned in Articles
15 & 19 ofthe PLO Covenant, of
destroying Israel) the Jewish
State has every right in the
world to maintain strict control
of the occupied land. Yasir
Arafat, accepted by most Palestinians as the defender of their
cause, has called Jews "dogs and
filth" and has states the PLCs
goal: "Peace for us means the
destruction of Israel, and there
can be no compromise." If this
sentiment rests with the majority ofthe Palestinians (as is evi-
dentin the growing number who
are threatening violence if the
peace talks continue)then Israel
best not allow for a hostile Palestinian state at its door.
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