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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, September 25,1992
Vol 75, No 6
Labour leaders angry about NAFTA
by Lucho van Isschot
Blatchford said.
NAFTA—that Mexico's debts
will happen."
BC labour leaders have
Maude Barlow, of the
to North American banks
Gill said: "My concerns are
come out against the North
Council of Canadians, points
make it difficult for them to
specifically around health and
American Free Trade Agree
out that, "Ofthe world's 100
refuse the deal.
safety issues. Does NAFTA
ment.
largest economies, 47 are
"The carrot being dangled
mean that working conditions
The BC Federation of
those of transnational corpo
in front of Latin American
in Mexico will get better, or
Labour is joining a coalition of
rations."
countries has been the relief
worse, or stay the same?"
other groups from around
Barlow argues that the
The elimination of taxes
North America in planning an
term "free trade" is, in
on food imports under
anti-NAFTA protest to take
fact, misleading—
,
the free trade
place under the Peace Arch
thatNAFTAwfflomly   .
agreement
border crossing on October 18.
serve to uphold the in
, with the
They argue that the ac
terests of a few large cor-
"'■.."   V-   s
cord compromises workers'
potrations.
rights in Canada, the US, and
"[NAFTA] is a bid for eco
Mexico.
nomic supremacy by cor-
Tear it up!" said Den
p orations   in   the
o f            x"   .;
nis Blatchford ofthe BC ■
United States and.
some
Federation of Labour.
- to a leaser extent,
of their
According        to .
in   Canada,"
Barlow said.
large
Blatchford, "NAFTA
debts,"
serves the interests
"Cur-
Barlow said.
of the  corporate
reatly,
Both
right wing very
nicely. NAFTA will
half of Blatchford and Gill
the
agree that removing
create an artificial
protective tariffs will
.
playground for big
force employers in all three
.
business to exploit'
countries to cut wages and
labour."
compromise health and
A. Paul Gill of
safety standards.
X
the     Canadian
According to
hurt
Farmworkers'
Blatchford, "This
Cana
Union agreed.
[agreement] is
dian
According  to
being sold as
formera* a&d
Gill, Tree trade is
economic
that NAFTA
generally in the in
opportu
will only do more
terest of big business.
nity, to
damage, Gill said.
and not the individual
help
He referred spe-
worker. We want to
im
dfically to a protective
make sure that workers'
Canadian tax on cabbage
rights aren't thrust aside."
and lettuce imports, which
Blatchford and Gill ar
,
has been eliminated.
gue that the impetus behind
Theelimination ofthe
NAFTA has come from large,
tax prompted a farm
transnational corporations—
ers' protest in which
including many corporations
worid-s
several tons of let
that have already invested
trade
tuce and cab
heavily in Mexico. Blatchford
takes
bage     were
cited the Bank of Montreal
place within
dumped on
and the Royal Bank of Canada
transnational
the steps of
as two Canadian firms with
corporations," she
the      BC
interests in Mexico.
said. "So any talk of open-
legislature.
The world is one big mar
market competition is abso
prove
"It used to be
ketplace to these companies—
lute nonsense."
Canadian and Mexican work
that there was a tax on im
to them there are no borders,
Barlow said Mexico may
ers' lives. But there is no evi
ports to protect the cabbage
and no talk of nationalism,"
have no choice but to accept
dence that anything like that
and lettuce harvest," he said.
"But now we have to wait five
days after the harvest to enforce the tax."
In those five days, American farmers flood the Canadian market, forcing prices to
rock-bottom levels, Gill said.
"Farmers are having to
plow their fields over," he said.
The Farmworkers' Union
has been in touch with other
workers' associations in the
US and Mexico since the
NAFTA negotiations began.
This weekend., he will be attending a labour conference
in Swanee, Georgia.
There seem to be a lot of
people who're working
across the borders to
make sure that the
people aren't forgotten," he said.
Blatchford
has also been working   with   other
groups concerned
abeut NAFTA.
Blatchford
firmly believes that
the NAFTA negotiations have been
"undemocratic."
But he is, nonetheless, confident that
the agreement can be
stopped.
"It is not an acceptable process," he said.
"But the secrecy around
these talks can be opened
up.
"It may even be turned
back by the US Congress.
[Congress    leader]    Dick
Gephardt has already come
out against NAFTA,  and
[Democrat presidential candidate] Bill Clinton seems
cautious about the whole
thing."
This is a destabilizing
agreement," Blatchford said.
There's going to be all kinds
of social unrest over this
agreement."
Funding crisis impairs access to BC schools
by Frances Foran
Dwindling public funding has
causedrecord numbers of students
to be shut out of post-secondary
schools this year, said concerned
students and faculty at recent conference.
And at a time when more
people need education to improve
their job prospects, said Jacquie
Best, chair of the Canadian Federation of Students-BC, the economic future of BC may bein jeopardy.
Best said students who have
to stretch out their education over
more years are being driven into
debt, and are unable to contribute
to public services through taxes.
"Ifs the students who are suffering now, but in five or ten years
it'll be the rest of us who are suffering; those of us who depend on a
medicare system, on an elementary education system, on a pen
sion system. We aren't going to
have the same kind of province
unless we educate our people."
According to CFS research,
this year between 14,C j0 and
16,000 applicants to BC universities and colleges have been shut
out due to a lack of spaces.
BC has the second lowest full-
time participation rate in post-
secondary education for 18-24
year olds in the country, after
Manitoba.
The abominable participation is strictly due to a lack of
spaces caused by low funding,
critics agree.
Kathey Conroy ofthe College
and Institute Educators of BC
said puolic funding for education
in BC has decreased 16 per cent
over the past decade.
This year nearly 7,000 students were turned away from BC's
three universities—more than
half of those from UBC alone.
Owen Underbill, Confederation of University Faculty Association of BC said the demand for a
seat in a classroom is driving up
the minimum entrance requirement.
"At SFU, a high-school graduate had to have a 3.0 average to get
in this year, even though it's publicly stated that a 2.5 is sufficient.
950 students fell into the pocket
between, and had to be turned
away."
Best said, "We have the second lowest education funding per
capita in the country and we are
one of the richest provinces. The
system is failing the people of BC."
Best said in order for BC participation rate to catch up to the
national average, nearly 6,000
more places would have to be created every year for the next fiye
years.
The NDP made access to
education an election platform
last fall, but in the last budget
created only 3000 new spaces.
"Faculty and students are
tired of being told that education is a low spending priority
because there are too many
people at the public purse,"
Conroy said.
The lack of public funding
will only worsen the economic
situation of the province and
erode public services, Best said.
After a summer when the
student unemployment rate
was up by 50 per cent, more
students are relying on loans
they will be paying offfor years.
In addition to its low participation rate, BC also has the highest student loan default rate in
Canada.
"Those on student aid are
being hurt most. They need a
60 per cent course load to just
qualify for a loan and so they are
taking courses they don't need
while they accumulate greater and
greater debt," Best said.
Nearly a $1 billion in outstanding loans has accrued on the
federal books since 1964, the year
student loans started. That money
would have been better used to
subsidize education to make it more
accessible, Best said.
In a report on access to education submitted earlier this month,
suggestions made to the Ministry
of Advanced Education call for the
restructuring ofthe loan system to
reduce the burden on students. The
recommendations will be
publicised in the next few weeks.
Best said, "We have a crisis
right now in secondary education.
There is a desperate lack of seats
caused by chronic underfunding." Announcement board
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2/THE UBYSSEY
September 25,1992 CONSHTU T I O N
Union of BC Indian Chiefs rejects constitutional package
On Wednesday, the BC
Union of Indian Chiefs, which
includes the five largest tribes
in the Interior, declared its opposition to the constitutional
deal.
Barbara Weiss of the Native Women's Association of
Canada has also denounced the
Charlottetown accord as an unacceptable deal for Native
women.
Weiss said the NWAC has
opposed the deal for several
reasons. Among the reasons are
that, under the accord, court
cases related to aboriginal self-
government would be delayed
for five years, and the Charter
of Rights and Freedoms could
be lifted from self-government
and would not guarantee basic
rights for women.
As well, the accord would
subject aboriginal laws to the
crown's standard of peace, order and good government."
Weiss said the deal states
that, under self-government, "no
new rights" are created, and
this could threaten land claims.
"We don't really know what
they mean by vtio new rights,"'
Weiss said.
PhilFontaine ofthe Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs expressed concern last month that
self-government as described in
the Charlottetown deal would
be a means by which the federal
government could back out of
existing treaty rights in
Manitoba, such as health care.
The promise of self-government rings hollow, he said,
when the federal government is
chipping away at treaty rights
like health care by handing their
administration over to the private sector.
In 1981-82, the Union of BC
Indian Chiefs led First Nations
across Canada in opposing the
patriation ofthe Canadian Constitution without our consent. Our
position, which we inherited from
our ancestors, was that we are
sovereign nations with a historic,
bilateral, nation-to-nation relationship to the Crown and that
thisrelationship cannot be changed
without the full and informed consent of our people. This remains
our position today in 1992.
Over the past three weeks,
the Union of BC Indian Chiefs has
been analyzingthe "Charlottetown
Accord" and its provisions on aboriginal self-government. [On
September 22], the Union's executive, the Chiefs' Council, met to
review the Accord and consider our political direction
over the coming weeks.
[On September 23], the
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs
announced that it must reject
the "Charlottetown Accord" and
Canada's referendum process ja
their totality.
We have looked carefully at
what is really being proposed for
"aboriginal self-government" in the
Constitution. What we see is a
clear and present danger to our
peoples' aboriginal title and rights,
to the integrity of our traditional
territories, and to our survival as a
distinct Nations possessing inherent tribal sovereignty since time
immemorial.
The Accord would fundamentally change the relationship between our Nations and the Crown.
We are being asked to surrender
our nationhood and sovereignty
and accept an undefined "third
order of Canadian government"
status that will be worked out later
in negotiations with the federal
and provincial governments.
Let us be clear about this. The
Charlottetown Accord will do awav
with theNation-to-Nation once and
for all, for treaty and non-treatv
peoples alike.We will cease to be
Nations within our respective traditional territories. We will become something different
and, we submit, something
less than we truly are.
We  are  being
asked to give our
consent for the
first time in
history to
the
broad
out later. This we cannot do.
We are being asked to give up
our right to go to court for a period
that, in reality, will be ten years or
more. In effect, we are being asked
to suspend our legal rights, give a
blank cheque to the politicians
and just trust them. This we
cannot do.
We are being
asked to accept the responsibilities of self-
government but
without any
guarantees
from the
f e d-
eral
ers
and
jurisdictions ofthe
federal and
provincial governments—but the
powers and jurisdictions of our governments will depend on the
outcome of negotiations with
those same powerful govern
ments. This is not a level playing
field.
We are being asked to go into
lengthy self-government negotiations without any protection guaranteed for our traditional territories. Instead we are being asked to
give our consent in advance to provincial jurisdiction over our lands
and resources and work the rest
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govern -
m e n t
that sufficient financial
resources will be
available for our
governments to meet
the desperate economic
and social needs in our communities. The provinces are
guaranteed equalization and
transfer payments. First Nations
are guaranteed only the opportunity to bargain. This is unfair and
unacceptable.
Let us be clear again: the
agenda of the Charlottetown Accord is termination, not self-determination.
I can tell you that the Union of
BC Indian Chiefs is not alone in its
alarm over whatthe Charlottetown
Accord will mean for First Nations
in Canada. Many chiefs and First
Nation citizens share our concerns
about what is going on in this
country today. This will become
evident in the weeks ahead.
There is a conspiracy of political con artists trying to smooth-
talk our people into blindly voting
"Yes" in the October 26 referendum. Federal, provincial and national aboriginal leaders have
jumped on the Quebec train—but
our people are being left behind.
First Nations are being denied sufficient time for proper
community consultations based on
a final legal text ofthe Accord. Our
people are being railroaded into
approving the Accord withouteven
knowing what it means!
This is intolerable and the
Union of BC Indian Chiefs will not
sit back and allow our First Nations to be hijacked by the October
26 referendum.
We will not allow our people to
be suckered in by a high-powered
conspiracy of deceit that is manipulating the referendum campaign for its own political ends.
We will do whatever it takes
to insure that the voice ofthe grassroots people in our communities is
heard.
We will do whatever it
takes to insure that our
people are directly consulted and have the opportunity to give or refuse their
full informed consent according
to our Nations' traditions and laws.
Finally, the Union wishes to
take this opportunity to express its
supportforthe Wet'suwet'en people
who blockaded the railway track
at Gitwangak this week. Their
situation is a clear example of why
we cannot simply trust the federal
and provincial governments to do
the right thing by our people.
It is already apparent how the
"rule of law" is being used against
our people in the BC Treaty Commission, process. We are into a
police state situation when, at the
signing ceremony on Monday, an
Elder of one of our Nations was
cut-off from expressing the opinion of his people and was expelled
from the hall. We demand a full
public apology from Chief Joe
Mathias for this disgraceful insult
to an esteemed and respected Elder.
As the Gitskan and
Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs
have pointed out, all of this only
proves what the Union has been
saying for over a year—that the
BC Treaty Commission is a shallow tripartite exercise presided
over by Tom Siddon, Andrew Petter
and a complicit group of tribal
council leaders.
This concludes our statement
today.
Chief Saul Terry, president
Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Union of BC Indian
Chiefs Council Meeting
September 22
BE IT RESOLVED that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
reaffirms its rejection of the BC Treaty Comission process as it was established wihthout the full and informed
consent ofthe citizens of our Nations and is contrary to
our long-standing Nation-to-Nation relationship with
the Crown;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Union of
BC Indian Chief rejects the "Charlottetown Accord" and
the October 26th referendum process, since the Accord
endangers the aboriginal title and rights and the traditional territories of our Nations and it was negotiated
behind closed doors without consulting or informing the
citizens of our Nations and since the referendum process
is not a proper way to obtain the consent ofthe citizens
of our Nations and does not allow time for our citizens to
be fully informed about ihe meaning and the implication
ofthe Accord.
MOVED: Chief Archie Jack (Okanagan Nation)
SECONDED: Chief Ed Moody (Nuxalk Nation)
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
September 25.1992
THE UBYSSEY/3 ARTS ONE
25th ANNIVERSARY
Arts One at the University of British Columbia
celebrates its 25th anniversary, on campus,
Saturday, September 26.
Everyone welcome; a special welcomed to Arts
One Students and Faculty, past and present
For Information about
presentations, lunch, and
reception, phone Arts One
at (604) 822-8619 between
2:30-4:30 p.m.
or fax (604) 822-4520.
THFIIT5 Eli THEATRE PRESENTS
The   University   of   British   Columbia
Frederic Wood Theatre
...presents...
Translations
by Brian Friel       Directed by Stephen Malloy|
September 23 - October 3
Special Preview -- September 23
2 For the Price of 1 Regular Admission
Curtain : 8 pm
STUDENT SEASON TICKETS
'92-93 Series  of Four  Plays  ($23)
Translations
Friel September 23 - Oct 3
Woyzeck
Buchner. November 18 - 28
Sitcks   and Stones
Reaney..... ., January 13 - 23
Dombey and Son
Dickens March 10 - 20
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It was
reminiscent o
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house at La
Not as bad as you might think
by David Kootnikoff
Okay, I admit it. I went to see Garnet Rogers to get close to the legend of his brother J3tan.
After all, Garnet played fiddle and sang harmony with Stan for almost a decade before Stan's
tragic death in 1983. A poor reason to go to any concert, I know, but I got what I went for and
more.
kMUSIC
^Garnet Rogers
1WISE Club
September 18,1992
Garnet has progressed over the last two years from being an interpreter of other
people's material to becoming a genuine songwriter and a faultless performer. He
proved that he need not rely on anyone's merits but his own throughout his show at
the WISE Hall. By the end it was more than enough to get close to Garnet Rogers, a
living troubadour of Canadian folk music.
Like the title from his 1990 release, Small Victories, his songs highlight
the struggles of (until now) unsung heroes—a retired railway man, an elderly
», «ple, and an unemployed labourer. While some of these are familiar
.subjects for other folk artists, Garnet weaves them into tenderly crafted
songs which can remind the listener of his/her own aspirations by identifying with the character's hopes and dreams. As a result, the portraits are
often somber but familiar and intimate. And amidst all the visual and
aural distractions ofthe WISE Hall (the VECC would have been more
appropriate) Garnet was able to coiyure up this intimacy.
Accompanied by fiddler Doug Long and a mess of guitars, he
performed all the material off his brand new release, At a High
Window and most of Small Victories. He entertained the crowd
between songs with jokes set up and delivered with the timing
of a professional comic. He said he was suffering from a
"middle-aged male thing" when referring to his guitar
synthesizer and legion of acoustic ones, and then admitted
he had his channel changer handy. ("Men don't want to
know what's on TV; they just want to know what else is
on TV.")
He did a spirited version of "Through the Cracks,"
and "Willie Short" about a young man living with
AIDS was delivered passionately and was truly
moving. For most ofthe concert he held the near
sell-out crowd in the palm of his hand. During
"The Lost Ones," I looked around and saw one
man pounding his noggin back and forth i
like a metalhead, apparently absorbed in ^fc
the emotion ofthe song.
He got a standing ovation and was
called back for two encores. One was a
stirring rendition of Stan's "Northwest Passage" with Doug and
Garnet doubling up on fiddle and
the crowd singing the verses. It
was an unforgettable moment;
the past and future of
Canadian folk embracing in
uncompromising bliss.
Yup, it was that good.
Too bad you missed it.
But no need to
worry—Garnet will
be back; the future
of Canadian folk
depends on it.
house on Monday
night, where West
Coast Women &
Words hosted a
poetry reading.
The atmosphere
Translations
speaks well
the talent that exists at the UBC De
partment of Theatre
and Film.
cozy, as an earthy,
- unpretentious crowd
gathered into small
groups around table:
THEATRE
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Freddy Wood Theatre
September 23-October 3
amen and
POETRY
West Coast W
Words
La Quena
September 23
Large canvas paintings
with blight slashes of colour, :
and posters written in Spanish
adorned the whitewashed.,...
The lights dimmed; poet/  .
paleontologist Joanna Beyers .
: climbed on stage and began, to read.
Her poems were about Cana- ,
dian unity, helicopters, the beginning
of time, the universe, and rocks; ■ - ■,
1 which related to her work as a paleontologist. Some of the poeiiis contained
geological- technical references, which
needed explaining before she read them.
She had a lovely soothing voice, with
a slight European accent, which had a
relaxing hypnotic effect on the audience.
It's impossible to try and analyze a
poem's true meaning, it's best just to sit
back and listen to the music of the words,
letting them flow through you.
The second reader, Jeanette Armstrong,
delivered her words about oppression and
violence towards women and Natives like a
battle cry. Her poems seemed intense and angry.
She'is an Okanagen interested in the
improvement of education for First Nations
people.   .- ■- ..
This was my.first poetry reading, and although
I enjoyed it, I also felt like an outsider, compared to
"the group around-me who seemed to grasp the deeper
subtleties and inner meanings. At least they clapped
at the right time. .
Fringe bits
by Cindy Dowsling
Mump and Smoot
Once again Mump and Smoot gave a wonderfully hilarious performance. For those who haven't had the opportunity to see Mump and Smoot
last time they were in town, the show consists of two clowns who speak in a foreign language, with English thrown in here and there. Their
wonderful facial features and the interaction between the two make it an extremely funny show.
by
Daniel
P.K.
Mosquin
Worship
me. Give
me your
mind. Honour
me. I am your
God. Beg me for
forgiveness. Turn
me on. Do not turn
me off. Without me,
vou are nothing. I am
FRINGE FESTIVAL
September 10-20
The relationship between the duo is about as dysfunctional as you can get, and as a result they get lots of laughs from the
audience.
The clowning team gave a remarkable performances they descended to the depths of hell. This particular show
was more than merely funny, as it touched on many of our inner fears. The humour in this play tended to be a little
blacker than it was in their previous plays, and therefore I wouldn't really recommended for the young, or particularly
squeamish.
The Vacant Bachelor
The Vacant Bachelor is a must-see performance. Fortunately, it is being held over after the Fringe for those
who missed it during the fun of the Fringe.
The show is a one woman tour-de-force. Christine Lippa plays the part of five women in an J
apartment building, all of whom want to rent out a vacant suite. '"
The characters consist of an old German landlord, a lesbian, a whiny woman who wants to
become pregnant, an out-to-lunch spiritual guru, and a woman who thinksrher horse is her
husband.
At one point in the play, Christine has all five ofthe characters on stage interacting with
each other. You find yourself holding your breath waiting for Lippa to give the wrong
character trait to another character. She doesn't, and as a result it leaves one amazed at
the incredible talent of this performer.
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','   request. You will listen
^"■7-V to it. Be my slave. You will
X watch me. You will give me
your conscious thoughts. You
are right when you watch me.
You belong when you let me be
with you. Let me be in your
mannerisms, your thoughts, your
attitudes. Let me tell you about
the world. Let me tell you the way it
On my protruding belly-screen, you
will watch pictures of people being
'    raped, murdered, violated, screwed,
'    hurt. You will watch me. You will learn
that these actions are normal. You will
learn to rape, murder, violate, screw, hurt.
Why not? Everyone else in power does. It is
your destiny to be one of these people. Unless
you're a woman. And/or gay. And/or not white.
If you belong to one of those problems, you will
The play is set in Nineteenth
Century rural Ireland and explores
common themes of cultural domination and the tragic inevitability of
"progress." Playwright Brian Friel
provides us with a spectrum of charac
ters who find different ways of coping
with the British annihlation of Irish language and culture.
Director Stephen Malloy can be credited for - .
a highly sensitive portrayal of Irish village life. \^
Combined with the considerable ease with which Wpj
the cast tackled the challenging Irish dialect, this Vi1
caused the audience to feel the same mixture of y$
culture shock and fascination as the foreign soldier
who falls in love with the townland and its people.
The acting was, for the most part, good, with outstanding performances by Mara Coward and Michael
Shanks, the village girl and lieutenant who fall in love.
Translations is an insightful and rich play, albeit some
what depressing. It is also an extremely difficult play to
perform well, as by its nature it lends itself to over-acting and
fake, overdone Irish accents. Thankfully, these temptations
were resisted by the Department of Theatre and Film and
Translations is a show well worth taking in.
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The Lemmings
The Lemmings is a show that attempts to look at and satirize american
suburbia. The characterization of Faye Lemming, played by Sarah Ells, and
Stuart Lemming, played by Wayne Doba, are probably the best parts of
the performance.
The talent of these two actors is evident, but unfortunately
their skills are lost in a mundane script.
There are a few funny parts, but on the whole the humour
consists of slapstick, cliched jokes. It is unfortunate that the
play lacked substance, since with a little more direction the
play could have been excellent.
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Slaying Dragons
Slaying Dragons is a play about five ihen
who get together for group therapy. The five are
about as unlike as they could be, which
provides the dramatic tension. In spite of
all their differences, the men have one
thing in common—the fear of confronting their inner selves.
It is nice to see a play
about men dealing with inner
turmoil, and emotions. Even
though the subject matter
that the men are dealing
with is a serious one
there is lots of
comedy to give
the play a light
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hurt. Be used. Be dead.
Turn me on. Watch my ads. Consume. Exploit.
Fulfill your desires. You deserve a break today. Be all
that you can be. You've got the right one, baby. Bo
knows. It just feels right. Just do it. It keeps on going and
going and going...
Watch my programs. Let my gluttonous tube-
stomach be your guide. I am master. I will lead you to a
X fantasy land. It will be heaven. You are not perfect. Not yet.
;■;"■ But watch me...watch me and learn.
'  . X- Stay in your homes. Sit in your chairs. Rest. Relax. Absorb:
';    You are safe there. Watch the world from the safety of your home:
: -   Observe the pestilence, the wars, the famine, the death. Do not go
.   rvoutiside. There is danger there. There is difference there. Be the
■   :- same: Conform. Be a part of the team.
.      : I am television. I am all-powerful. Do not criticize me. Do not make
,     fun of rile- Time will;show that my way is correct. Future mediums will
renifemSei-hie-as the first true access to power. I control. I am theinew
.religion. Hee^ifty slogans. My messages are gospel. I am the way, the
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September 25,1992
September 25,1992
THE UBYSSEY/5 &©.*lvO:H"i-TArfc:
TEme for the fall of the
greek system
You van tell it's rush time. Posters evetywhere, frat houses all
decked up, and fancy parlies designed to lure young people into the
fraternities and sororities are all tell-tale signs of this time of year.
Becoming a member of oae of these groups entails membership in
an intolerant social order. This can be compared to a high school clique
whose very existence as an "in-group" is based on identifying and
excluding "out-groups.' The members of out-groups include racial
minorities, homosexuals, andthose who can't afford to pay to get friends.
Initiation into a fraternity is not only expensive but, also, compromising and demeaning to those involved. To those upon whom the
initiated prey in order to identify themselves as the "brotherhood,' frats
can he downright lethal.
In the US alone,41 deaths related to initiation rituals were reported
between 1978 and 1986. At McGill university one frat-related rape and
one frat gang rape were brought to trial between 1988 and 1990. The
alleged rapiBta were aquitted and both cases were settled out of court.
Secret rituals involving excessive amounts of alcohol are designed
to formabondunity with prospective memhers.Many activities or games
are created to cause social or sexual humiliation and to ridicule new
members.
One past activity confirmed by several former brothers is "soggy
biscuit,* a rite in which a group of men perform masturbation around a
single biscuit with the last man to ejaculate being forced to eat the
biscuit.
Others include a requirement by one UBC fraternity for new
members to circulate a fake petition calling for the formation of a
separate gay, lesbian and bi-sexual intra-omrals league on the grounds
that the circulator was gay and objected to playing sports with his
heterosexual peers.
These frats are an inversionofDarwin's theory ofthe survival ofthe
fittest. Even after completing the initiation rites, a potential member
still has to endure three months of life as a pledge during which the
humiliating rites continue. The compulsion to drink excessively in order
to remain in the "in-group" ib never alleviated.
The National Intrafraternity Conference, an American association
to which the Canadian groups are closely associated, estimates that 75
per cent of North American fraternities still continue with banned
hazing practices. The same institution has also published a "risk
management policy* whose provisions are drawn from problems known
to have occui-ed in the past.
Listed in this document as "risks" are gang rape, date rape, paddling, illegal activities and the co-sponsoring of events organised by
taverns or breweries, all equally prioritized.
By all accounts,the policy is generally ignored. Numerous frat
members speak of wild parties at which drinking is uncontrolled and
excessive.
Ab closed societies, fraternities form a distinct social group. Frat
parties and other organised activities take up moBt if not all of a members
spare time. This slowly hinds members more and more closely into the
small group within which friendships and sexual partnerships are
formed. This exclusive nature can often lead to an unhealthy, cult-like
environment.
Fraternity, or brotherhood was one of the great concepts of the
French -revolution and, indeed has been one ofthe great ideals of human
history. Fraternities as they exist today are a perversion of th>8 idea.
Brotherhood to the exclusion of others bears no -relation to tbe admirable
and universal accord after which these organisations take their name.
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September 25,1992
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ran Isschot thafs interesting but if s not going to help us jet Sage Davies into a DRESS." Won't that ruin his chances of making fie Fores: Daniel PK Mosquin remark-?-'        > where is the Face
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around the garbage can. SHI Derise Woodey typed on and on making sure her name would be Inducted this time. Meanwhie, back at the ofice'Carol Popkin was worn- - Things weren't looking
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as she skipped across the room to Eia3lne Griffith and together they rode Into the sunrise as It was ahnoet morning and the birds were singing their lovely bird songs to Lome Taylor. Lome was siting
a top Sam's truck tying to decide which way to go, Steve Chow on his way home (where ever that may be) said *Go west young man." And so he did. Now Cindy Dowsling and Amy(we don't have
your last name) were worried, going west means a rip in the ocean so they left to supervise and tcx* David Koolnil^wilhtiem.Uz Van Assum, who by the way i^
better than lo go with them and decided that San Fransico would be the way to go. As everyone slowly disappeared, Paula Wellings turned to Denise Woodtey and smilel 'Are you happy now."
Editors
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...And what
happened to The
Independent,
Jason?
I am greatly concerned about
the recent AMS Council decision
to prevent the distribution of the
Campus Times inside the SUB. I
do not doubt that they have the
right: they are the managers of a
semi-private institution to which I
have CHOSEN to belong. However, I am afraid I do not understand the Council's purpose in
banning the Times from the SUB.
What could possibly be the point of
this petty bureaucratic spasm? Bill
Dobie, AMS Director of Finance,
was described in The Ubyssey of
September 18 as suggesting that
"papers which are run for profit,
like the Campus Times, [do] not
necessarily represent students'
interests." It is somewhat disturbing that the AMS Director of
Finance shows so little confidence
in the workings ofthe free market.
If the Campus Times is run for
profit (good for them!) this means
they must collect advertising revenue. In order to attract advertisers, they must demonstrate that
their paper will be widely read,
hopefully (for the Times) more
widely read than other campus
papers. To become widely read,
the Times must attempt to become
popular, whichmeansitmustprint
articles and columns which students will want to read—that is,
articles and columns in which
students are interested.   On the
other hand, a paper which is NOT
run for profit can safely print trash
which its editors know is not of
interest to any conscious human.
Essentially, only a paper which is
run for profit is guaranteed to at
least TRY to appeal to students'
interests... while papers which are
supported by subsidies are free to
provide a forum for malcontent
editors to grind their own personal
axes without considering their
ever-dwindling audience. It's
simple economics. In fact, it's so
obvious that I'm not sure the AMS
didn't already know it. Which
brings to mind only one question:
what are they afraid of?
Jason Ford
Medl
Women aren't
human, then,
1 guess.
I am writing in response to
your policy of censoring pro-life
advertising; your stance is stupid
and makes no economic sense
whatsoever. Iwantedtorunanad
to remind students not to support
The United Way because it funds
Planned Parenthood, an organization which supports abortion and
birth control, the cost ofthe ad was
$145.60. My request was refused
because your paper is pro-choice.
If you print this letter, which you
suggested I write, you will have
printed the same message free of
charge that I was willing to pay
$145.60 for. This money will now
go to the Catholic Church which
advocates the protection of all human life.
Katrina
Bogsomethingillegible
(please everyone, if you've an
"artistic" [read: scrawled]
signature, please print your
name. Okay?)
Sophomoric
invective from the
post-literate
In the September 18 edition of
The Ubyssey, Leung Jeet Keigh
deplores the "racism of white society" and urges "people of colour" to
unite against white society in order to "defend" themselves. Widespread white antipathy towards
non-whites is said to be evident in
. a recent poll that suggests many
Candians are concerned about immigration, and by Bill C-86, which
Keigh claims is "racist legislation"
that "seeks to ensure that white
people never become a "minority'
in Canada."
It is true that some Caucasian
Canadians have racist attitudes,
as virtually all Canadians know
through personal experience, the
mainstream media, and so forth.
Yet, that a racist ruling elite is
conspiring to keep Canada more
than 50% Caucasian via Bill C-86
seems more like paranoia than
accurate reporting.
Such extremism is typical of
The Ubyssey. Were I to rely on
your paper for real news, rather
than the latest in sophmoric invective from the post-literate, I would
never learn such information as
what the Canadian Government
seeks to achieve with Bill C-86
(which certainly has a number of
serious faults), Keigh's article does
little more than slander whites
collectively and shake in our faces
the bogy of Canadian fascism.
Comparative work by your
staff would help you transcend the
"politically correct" -parochialism,
reflected in Keigh's and other
Ubyssey writers' work, that only
white people can be racists. However, my point here is not to
minimize the problem of white
racism; instead, I want to emphasize that what w& ek calling for
the citizens of Canada, and especially the white majority, to do is
something quite unique among
human societies. Fundamental
justice and the interests of our
multicultural national community
require that we all abandon
ethnicity and skin colour as criteria for judging ot*>«"--- Indeed, in
aneraofincre8c
cultures and peoples, our challenge
as Canadians is to present a positive model ofthe future to the rest
ofthe world.
I wonder if our task is truly
best served through Keigh's phalanx of colour hurling missiles of
hate in a racial war. Is it not better
to engage in reasoned debate, to
learn from our mistakes and those
of other societies, in order to
delvelop better public policy than
Bill C-86 and its ilk? Why, for
example, did Keigh see fit to caricature Germany as a nation of neo-
nazis and a sympathetic, xenophobic state? It seems to me that,
regarding Germany, we could best
further our collective goal by responsibly analyzing the roots of
the country's explosive racial tensions and then by seeking to avoid
or alleviate such stresses in
Canada.
The Ubyssey could contribute
to building inter-ethnic and interracial solidarity in Canada by
adopting a new editorial policy,
one that sets critical thinking about
a range of ideas in place of the
current philippics against the
usual suspects.
Jasjeet Singh Sekon
Political Science 4
"Former leader"
falls flat
Response to article by Miranda
Alldritt in the Sept.18 issue of The
Ubyssey "Independentsbid for trial
run in by-election".
I would like to thank your
paper for its coverage ofthe recent
civic by-election in Vancouver. I
am pleased to' say I finished 5th
out ofthe 15 candidates with 711
votes. I was surprised to have
been described by your reporter as
the "former leader" ofthe Family
Coalition Party. F.C.P. leader
Kathleen Foth, Fm sure, would be
choked to read such a finding. To
set the record straight, I am a
former candidate of the F.C.P. in
the last provincial election. I ran
in Vancouver-Kensington where I
received a paltry 151 votes.
John O'Flynn
Former Independent
Candidate for Vancouver
City Council
6/THE UBYSSEY
September 25,1992 NEWS
Protesters shout: legalize it!
"Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!'
LORNE TAYLOR PHOTO
by E. Griffith and Lucho van Isschot
"Legalize hemp! Save our forests!" shouted a group of protesters as
they marched through the streets of
Vancouver on Wednesday.
About 125 people gathered outside aforestry conference at Canada
Place to oppose laws that prohibit
growing hemp (or cannibis) in
Canada.
Bystanders reacted with confusion to the march, which lacked
signs other than banners diplaying
marijuana leaves.
The demonstrators were angry
when press and media failed to
show, even after massive downtown postering had been done.
So the demonstrators decided
to move on to the Pacific Press
building, temporarily stopping on
the Granville Street bridge, blocking traffic in both directions.
When Vancouver Sun managing editor Scott Honeyman offered no comment, the demonstration then moved on to City
Hall.
According to a leaflet handed
out at the rally, the hemp plant can
replace trees or petroleum products, to produce paper, fuel, rope,
plastics and clothes cheaply and efficiently.
Acccrdingtothe leaflet, up until
1883, 75 to 90 per cent ofthe world's
paper was manufactured from hemp.
One acre of hemp can produce as
much paper as four acres of trees.
Onebystanderwas particularly
unimpressed with the group, and described the protesters as "boneheads."
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all you need for your Macintosh. And it's easy to
learn, so it's easy to use.
What makes ClarisWorks unique? You can
access different functions within a single document. Composing an essay for English Lit? Start
with word processing, then sharpen your prose
with the built-in thesaurus. Publishing a news-
etter? Use the graphics toolbox to create your
own layout. Building a forecast model for
Economics? Powerful spreadsheet and charting
tools make it really simple.
You can also jam through tough calculations
with built-in mathematical functions. Organize
a semester of notes into an awesome database.
Even communicate information directly across
campus—or around the world. Only ClarisWorks
makes it all possible. And at a mere 565K,
ClarisWorks is a perfect fit for your Macintosh
Classic, LC. or PowerBook.
ClarisWorks. A most excellent choice.
CLARIS
Simply powerful software."
©1992 Clans Corporation. All rights reserved. Clans. ClarisWorks and Simply
powerful software are trademarks of Claris Corporation. All other produet names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
SEPTEMBER 30 -
OCTOBER 2, 1992
In the STUDENT UNION BUILDING
r
presents
October 7th & 8th, 1992
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Union Building
BALLROOM
Voo&*Mts^ Come to ta,k to "!e
vWz*****   s experts
& try-out the latest
in computer
technology.
FREE ADMISSION! EVERYONE WELCOME!
•^rE?-"-*
8/THE UBYSSEY
September 25,1992

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