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November 30, 1990 lili!
Police assault
unarmed squatters
by Graham Cameron
Armed with submachine
guns, sniper rifles, riot gear, dog
squads, and massive front-end
loaders, more than 80 Vancouver
police officers swarmed a small
group of unarmed squatters in
their barricaded East Vancouver
In an effort to isolate the two
central houses of the squatters'
community, the Emergency Response Team (Vancouver's special
forces division) used front-end
loaders and back-hoes to destroy
several surrounding squat houses.
Constable Bob Cooper, media
relations liaison officer for the
Vancouver Police Department,
said over a hundred officers were
involvedin the operation. Of these,
approximately 25 were members
ofthe ERT dressed in combat fatigues, with black ski-masks concealing their faces. Another 20 to
30 officers were dressed in full
riot gear and stood ready, banging
their billy-clubs against their
In addition, the city of
Vancouver also sent abomb squad,
an RCMP helicopter, five police
vans to transport prisoners, six to
seven fire trucks, several ambulances, and four city owned
dumptrucks. Vancouver city
council member Libby Davies estimated that the operation will
undoubtedly cost over a hundred
thousand dollars.
Asked why such a massive
use of force was necessary to dislodge a mere dozen or so squatters,
Cooper said: "We've got information that there are guns and other
weapons in the houses.
"We've got what we believe to
be very reliable information that
radical elements have taken control ofthe issue," he said. "They've
got three shotguns, two handguns,
molotov-cocktails, and other
homemade weapons."
However, when asked where
the police got their information,
several conflicting stories came
out during the day. At times
Cooper sai d it was "from a reli able
source, a former squatter." Yet, at
other times the explanation was
that police had been tipped "by
the media," or "by concerned
Finally, the justification the
police gave for their massive use
of force was that they had "just
seen a guy in one of the houses
with a shotgun." Later, one ofthe
squatters said, "I was up there
with a video-camera, that was all
that was there."
Asked what the chances were
ofa violent response by the barricaded squatters, Cooper sai d "very
high. We're hoping that won't
happen, but we're prepared. We
don't embark on anything like this
unless we can win."
In the face of squatters' statements that they had erected the
barricades to highlight the squatting issue and the housing crisis
in the city, Cooper said "it's a
criminal matter to us right now,
the other issues are totally irrelevant right now."
From the other side of the
barricades, however, the impression was different.
In one of the last telephone
calls from inside the barricades,
the squatters said the police allegations of weapons were untrue.
They said that there were not then,
and had never been, any firearms
on the squatters' side ofthe barricade.
In fact, the squatters reaffirmed that their squatting community was nonviolent and did
not believe in the use of force
against other human beings. The
only force, they said, was being
used by the police.
"They have us surrounded,"
one squatter said. "They got dogs,
SWAT teams, helicopters, fucking
snipers on all the fucking roofs,
ready to pick us off.
"There's a tap on the phone,"
he added. Moments later the
phone went dead.
To date, a two-day police
search has failed to find the alleged weapons.
For over eight hours last Tuesday, heavily
armed police officers kept their automatic
weapons trained on the barricaded, but
unarmed squatters of the Frances Street
squatting community.
Beer at the watering hole?
by Mark Nielsen
The AMS Student Administration is suffering somethingakin
to a massive hangover courtesy of
the provincial government's liquor
licencing branch.
Roma Gopaul-Singh, AMS director of administration and SAC
director, said she hadlearned "only
last week," that the provincial
government has made passing a
course on the responsibilities of
serving alcohol manditory as of
Janurary 1 for all clubs hosting
beer gardens.
With students occupied by
exams, Gopaul-Singh said most
most clubs will miss the deadline
because the three week course is
only offered by correspondence
from the Ministry of Labour and
Consumer Services.
"It's a crock of shit," Gopaul-
Singh said. "The idea is right, but
the implementation sucks."
Gopaul-Singh hopes that a
number of SAC members whohave
taken the course can oversee beer
gardens for the first few months
until enough clubs have accredited members.
Clubs will be faced, however,
with choosing someone to take the
course , called "Serving It Right,"
and paying a $48 registration fee
in the process.
Ministry of Labour and Consumer Services public information
officer Christine Rushforth said
that the government has made its
intentions known since June, but
agreed that students will not have
much time to finish the course.
Made mandatory wfor all
groups applying for special occasion licences, unpaid servers are
not required to take the course but
someone who has completed it will
be designated as manager, and
must be on the site of the beer
garden at all times.
Rushforth said that passing
the course should not be difficult
for most people.
"The correspondence material
is more of an awareness thing than
a test," she said. "There isn't anything that most people who serve
alcohol don't already know."
Police train guns on Frances
Street squatters
AMS not giving Student Court time for due process
by James Dolan
Reacting to the case against
AMS director of finance John
Lipscomb, the chief prosecutor of
Student Court, Sharon
Sutherland, resigned her position
last week.
In a personal letter addressed
to Student's Council, Sutherland
cited outside pressure to proceed
rapidly with conflict of interest
charges against Lipscomb as her
reason for resignation.
"I am resigning rather than
undertake a prosecution at this
time which, I believe, is inconsistent with my duties and obligations
as an officer ofthe Student Court,"
the letter states.
In the letter, Sutherlandmen-
tioned that both the AMS
ombudsperson Carol Forsythe and
the chief justice of the Student-
Court David Weatherspoon had
been urging a rapid prosecution
within three days of notice being
given to Lipscomb.
"Given the seriousness and
complexity of the charges, in my
respectful opinion it would be a
denial of natural justice to force a
hearing at this time," the letter
"I prefer to resign my position
rather than assist in a proceeding
which I believe is likely to result in
a miscarriage of justice."
Forsythe said the case would
most likely be delayed until next
term. "A conservative estimate
would be that the chief prosecutor
would be selected by the second
week of January," she said.
After a person has been chosen, council must approve the selection. "I would say the whole process would be completed by the
end of January, I hope," Forsythe
However, the proximity ofthe
AMS executive elections makes it
possible for Lipscomb to be out of
office by the time the position is
Elections will be held January
23-25, and Lipscomb's term ends
February 13.
Forsythe said the prosecution
will still be carried through even if
Lipscomb holds no position on the
executive. "He still is an AMS
member, and can be accountable
for his actions. Because it was ini-
tiatedby council, and unless there's
another resolution, it can't be
dropped unless all
complainants dropped their complaints.
"I hope it goes through. The
judges have been waiting for
awhile. I'd like to see it go through.
That's why student court is there,"
Forsythe said.
Lipscomb said he has never
met Sutherland personally, the
resignation coming as a complete
surprise. He said he hopes that the
delaying ofthe process will result
in the dropping of the charges
against him.
"The delaying is good, but I'd
like to see it stopped. Theexecutive
should sit down and talk rather
than attack each other," said
"The case against me is a personal and political attack by the
other executive members. I feel
Student Court is being misused. I
wouldn't be surprised if Student's
Council is trying to make Student
Court into its own political
Sutherland was not available
for comment.
November 30, 1990
Group supports Native efforts
by Laurie Newell
In response to a "call for action
in solidarity with First Nations,"
more than 300 people crowded into
the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre last Monday, November 26.
The meeting was the inaugural gathering of "Talks Not
Tanks"—a new coalition of Native
and Non-Native people intended
to support Native struggles for
rights to land, self-determination
and justice.
The group's statement of
purpose includes a demand for the
Canadian government to "stop the
use of deceit and armed force as
method of negotiation with native
As well, it includes a commitment to "support the struggles of
native peoples until they themselves feel that these injustices
have been redressed."
Most speakers expressed
frustration at government inaction
to Native demands, and hope based
upon the number of non-Native
supporters who had come to the
Jenny Jack, a Tlingit woman
who spent two months behind the
barricades as Oka this summer in
support ofthe Mohawk people, said
"We are willing to die for our [cultural] survival." She said that age-
old injustices against Native
peoples must be rectified so that
they may be "viable, contributing
members of [Canadian] society."
Jack saw Monday's meeting
as an important "coming together
of all nations" and said it gave her
a sense of hope for the future of
Native peoples in Canada.
Musqueum chiefWendy Grant
said, "The frustration we feel as
Native people is starting to turn."
Grant spoke of Musqueum history,
as well as current concerns, including the potential destruction
of the Marpole midden through
the proposed expansion of the
Fraser Arms Hotel.
Grant stressed the need for
unified action between Native and
non-Native people, and said the
meeting was an important opportunity to bring the two groups together as human beings, and to
Saturday, December 8
12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
graduate Student Centre fireside Lounge
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Snacks will be served
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call the graduate Student Office at 228-3203
before (December 5,1990
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■■Until Dec. 7th ■■
for the Positions of
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from the Ombudsperson (4846)
or Johanna Wickie (3092),
Please submit resume.
Subject to Student Council ratifications.
"touch each other's souls"
through dialogue and music.
Herb George of the
Wet'suwet'en nation, emphasized the need for education in order to build effective solidarity between Native and non-Native peoples.
"We have got to teach people
[Native] history," he said.
George said change
comes about in government
policy when the people ask
for it, and encouraged non-
Native people to "let the government know you're on to
them," as well as to work
towards open dialogue at the
community level.
Terry John, a spokesperson for the Lil'wat people,
talked about the arrest of
more than fifty of her people
when they refused to abandon their blockade of the
Duffy Lake Road. John said
the trial illustrated the inability of Canadian law to
deal with Native peoples. She
said that it is the "rule of
Canadian law that's on trial,
it's not our people."
John also denounced the
chief and band council system as having been imposed
by colonial powers and called
band councils "an arm ofthe
federal government."
Supporters at the meeting included such musicians
as Themba Tana from Africa; Kin Lalat from Guatemala; Willie Thrasher, an
Inuit from Inuvik; and Raffi,
a former children's singer
who describes himself now
as a "radical earth advocate."
Singer/songwriter and
member of the organizing
committee, Bob Bossin,
summarized the purpose of
the meeting with the statement, "Don't mourn, organize."
In keeping with this, the
next meeting of Talks not
Tanks is Monday, December
3, at 7:30 at SPEC - The Energy Information Building at
2150 Maple, in Vancouver.
World AIDS day to
focus on women
"AIDS is different for women
because women are the main
caregivers in the world....Women's
secondary status throughout the
world means struggling with social and political systems which
undermine and weaken their ability to respond to AIDS."
—Robin Barnett
from "Women and AIDS"
by Effie Pow
The first World AIDS Day in
1988 focused on global awareness
and action against AIDS. In 1989,
the second World AIDS Day emphasized youth and AIDS.
This year, on December first,
the   issue   is
women    and
from the World
Health Organization report
that 225,000
women have
AIDS worldwide and at
least 2.5 million are HIV
Numerous events will
take place in
Vancouver to
recognize how
AIDS affects
women and
others globally. With a 20 to 30 per cent
annual increase rate ofthe general
population, AIDS is a disease that
is burdened by fear and societal
judgement. Often the disease is
confused with the issue of homosexuality. Thus the effects on
women and children by AIDS are
often ignored.
ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition To
Unleash Power) will demonstrate
outside Vancouver City Hall in
conjunction with World AIDS Day
on Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm.
• 200-300 HIV+ women in
British Columbia
• 90% of HIV+ women live in
The rally's purpose is to bring
out the housing issue for pe6ple
living with AIDS as well as how
women are affected differently according to ACT-UP spokesperson
Christine Cumming.
"The sexism in media and the
health institution is blatant.
Women are excluded from drug
trials because the drug industry is
worried about possible pregnancies and law suits. So data is not
available on women.
"AIDS first hit the gay men's
community. So the facilities and
support groups are designed by
men for men. We want to make it
more public that AIDS affects
women in
ways. Even
safe sex
education is
designed for
An international
panel with
women active in the
takes place
from Africa,
the Native and Canadian communities wiil participate. Robin
Barnett from the Women and AIDS
Project will be the moderator.
(YWCA-580 Burrard Street)
Vancouver Persons With AIDS
Society and AIDS Vancouver will
hold an open house on November
30th and December 1st.
A Night to Remember is an
evening of music and dance at the
Vancouver Art Gallery. Proceeds
will go to local and international
support groups for women with
Australia-women represent 3.5%
of the people with AIDS.
-55% of women from Europe and
52% of women from US with AIDS
have used injection drugs. In
Canada, 62% of women with AIDS
were infected through heterosexual
Body bags are reality of war in gulf
by Niko Fleming
The decision to send Canadian combat troops to the Persian
Gulf will have frightening consequences, said NDP member of
parliament Ray Skelly.
Skelly, MP for North Island-
Powell River, said he touched off
an "acrimonious debate"in Parliament when he questioned the
military's purchase of 800 body
"If we commit, there will be
one hell ofa lot of dead people" in
the Gulf, Skelly said.
He estimated as many as one
million casual ties could result from
a full-scale war in the Middle East.
Many of the deaths would be
women and children, as half of the
Iraqi population is under fourteen
years old, he said.
Lieutenant; Gerald Pash, a
public affairs officer for the Department of National Defence, objected to raising the issue of body
bags, calling it irrelevant and extremely insensitive to families of
troops in the region.
This was a routine purchase
of body bags, Pash said.
He said the Canadian Forces
use about 500 bags every year "for
training purposes, operational, and
search and rescue," and this order
was not specifically for the Gulf.
Pash called it "a non-issue."
Answering questions about
possible Canadian deaths-- Pash
said that nobody wants casualties
or "anything other than a peaceful
resolution" to the crisis.
"(The troops') role is to restore
peace and stability in the area,"
and maintain United Nations
sanctions against Iraq, he said.
The Canadian Forces have
"written the book on soldiering for
peace," he said. "We are the largest
peace group in Canada."
Skelly disputed the so-called
peace keeping role, arguing that
the Mulroney government's "slavish adherence to American policy"
is the real reason for the Canadian
The UnitedNationsresolution
on the use of force was "bought and
paid for" by the United States, he
said. If this action had anything to
do with driving out aggressive tyrants, then UN forces would be in
El Salvador and Peru, not just
where American oil interests are
Skelly said the UN resolution
is "absolutely fraught with danger,"
as it allows the US or anyone else
to "use any means, including
nuclear weapons."
German hostages recently released by Saddam Hussein said
economic conditions in Iraq are
"starting to get tight." If the sanctions are kept in place results will
follow, Skelly said.
"It is a complete lie that
sanctions are not working, it's just
used to justify saber-waving."
Skelly attacked the aggressive
stance of the government as premature. "It makes me so
goddamned mad, this level of irresponsibility."
There are now approximately
1700 Canadian troops in the Gulf
The Ubyssey wishes all its readers a really
neato Winter Festival.
  The Pagan Caucus
November 30, 1990 THE SILENT
Women assaulted
by society
by Carol Hui
Mace, a spray that temporarily
blinds, is illegal in Canada, yet
women fear rape and physical violence so much that smuggling this
device into Canada is necessary.
"I keep my mace under my
seat when I am out with some
men—I always have it within
reaching distance," said a woman
"It doesn't provide afalse sense
of security for me because I am still
aware of the danger. It just increases my chances of being safe, of
getting away."
Violence against women is
being committed every day, everywhere. Women are battered in re-
Pilot said "Male-bonding is derived from the notion of male superiority," referring to the case of
Judge Vander Hoop, the judge who
acquitted a man who sexually assaulting a three year old girl ruling
that she was sexually aggressive.
"'The little boys' network quickly
jumped in to protect his decision. It
is about maintaining male privilege and male power," Pilot added.
Anthropology professor Peggy
Reeves Sanday, in a recent Ms.
magazine article, said "the way in
which men extract loyalty from one
another almost always means that
they elevate male bonding by
making women the despised other,
Most men do not ejaculate while they
rape, some men cannot even maintain an
erection. Rape is about the power men
receive from sexually humiliating women
lationships, raped and sexually
harassed, but many will not speak
up on this issue. Why do women
stay silent when their silence is
being used to trivialize their problem?
Johanna Pilot, a staff worker
for the Women Against Violence
Against Women (WAVAW) rape
crisis centre identifies a number of
"Women are reluctant to talk
about their experience because of
the shame, the fear of being disbelieved, and receiving unsupporti ve
response when they do tell someone," Pilot said. "Women do not
choose to be silent—the power that
men have over women in society
forces them into silence."
"This power imbalance is rei n-
forced in blaming the women for
the abuse," she said.
Education coordinator for the
Battered Women's Support Services, Karen Larcombe, said there
i s a belief that women are assaulted
because of certain traits they possess. This places the blame on
women for causing, and therefore
deserving, the abuse.
"All women are vulnerable to
abuse. Educated women in universities are just as vulnerable," said
Larcombe. "We are all socialized to
take care of men," she continued.
Women are taught to take care of
men for social and economic recognition.
"Sometimes staying with an
abusive partner is less frightening
than being alone in a society that
measures a woman's worth by the
presence or absence ofa male partner. The message we are given is
that having a boyfriend will prove
we are attractive, worthwhile human beings," a pamphlet for young
women put out by BWSS explained.
According to workers dealing
with survivors of rape and battery,
the power imbalance evident in the
physical abuse of women by men is
alsomanifestedin sexual relations.
"Itis aliethatmen rape women
because of uncontrollable sexual
desires. Most men do not ejaculate
while they rape—some men cannot
even maintain an erection. Rape is
about the power men receive from
sexually humiliating women, not
about sexual intercourse,"Pilot
and the scapegoat."
"Fraternities in particular
seem to be breeding grounds for
campus sexual aggession, from
jeering verbal abuse to acquaintance rape" said Sanday, adding
that US fraternities also promote
gang rape.
The Canadian situation is less
clear. When asked about the possibility of gang rape on the UBC
campus, Inter-Fraternity Council
president David Bustos said "That
is just so appalling. It is wrong
anywhere. If it is because of the
Greek system, then something
fundamental has to be changed.
The freedoms available to the
Greeks should not include the right
to create an environment fostering
sexual crimes."
Many attribute the blame of
women being raped at fraternity
parties to the amount of alcohol
being served.But Pilot dismissed
the notion. "Alcohol gives justification for what they would do
anyway," she said. "Alcohol and
drugs do not cause abuse, they just
make it easier. If alcohol is the
problem, then why isn't it making
women attack men?"
The aftermath of rape can be
cruel. The judicial system is appalling in its treatment of abused
women. "The legal institution is
not exempt from believingin myths
about women as causing the assault," said Pilot.
"Rape is the most common,
least reported and least punished
crime." The court process often
treats women as if they are criminals rather than victims. "Women
going through the judicial system
often talk about it as being raped a
second time," she said.
Society is not ready to alleviate the blame from women. There
are such strong social and economic
sanctions against women who step
out of the norm and protest, that
many keep silent and endure the
abuse or deny their experience.
For women who have been assaulted, there is no way they can
win. Seeing women return to their
abusive partners an average of
eight times before leaving permanently, Karen Larcombe said, "We
see women coming here, breaking
the silence, as success."
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GLUBC/IFC meet to dissolve stereotypes
by Michael Booth
In an effort to break down
stereotypes, the Inter-Fraternity
Council met with a representative
of the Gays and Lesbians of UBC
(GLUBC) on Tuesday night and
both groups came away with a
more positive opinion of each other.
Education coordinator of
GLUBC Gerald Williams spoke to
more than 15 representatives from
the various fraternities at UBC
about the problems faced by gays
on campus including the stress
they feel when they decide to "come
out" to a friend.
The meeting was part of a
campaign by GLUBC to increase
the awareness of homosexuality
by heterosexuals. Earlier this
month, Williams met with advisors from Place Vanier resi dence.
"Every group on campus has
a particular stereotype," said
Williams. "Fraternities know
what it's like to be a victim of a
stereotype and for that reason
they can appreciate other vi cti m s
of stereotypes, such as homosexual &.
"I think it's a very positive
sign that stereotypically
homophobic organizations such
as student residences and frater
nities are taking the initiative and
offering seminars like this to their
mutually assenting students. It
breaks down two stereotypes."
The reaction from the fraternity members present was generally positive.
Phi Gamma Delta representative Jonty Bogardus said he
thought the seminar was an excellent idea and wants to see more of
them in the future.
Bogardus agreed with Williams that fraternities suffer from
a negative stereotype that often is
not deserved, adding that they are
trying to get away from the "animal house" image  that many
people have of them.
"The fraternities are going
through a period of time where we
are trying to be open minded and
receptive," he said. He added that
all the fraternities at UBC are opposed to hazing and do a lot of
philanthropic work.
"We're like everybody else. We
are a diverse group of people and
you can't stereotype us, period," he
Ken Armstrong, a representative of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, said he thought Williams
presentation was well received by
those in attendance.
"It was a positive experience,"
Armstrong said. "One point he
(Williams) brought up that impressed me was the fact that gays
are more interested in being socially accepted than acting on a
political agenda."
For his part, Williams said
he was pleased with the way the
meeting turned out.
"It was probably the most
honest response I have received
to date," he said. "They brought
up some very real concerns and
we discussed them openly and
comfortably. I think that a lot of
them got something from it and I
know I did."
Wilson suggests Natives take initiatives
by Martin Chester
Native people must be responsible for their own future, according to First Nations Congress
chairman Bill Wilson.
Wilson, a UBC law graduate
who has become famous for a recent
comment suggesting that Natives
should have killed white settlers
before they had become established, made an impassioned
speech to a group of 200 students
in SUB Auditorium on Thursday.
Native people have to overcome a lot of pressure to keep their
heritage, he said.
"The assumptions was that
non-Native was right, Native was
wrong, and the faster you became
white the better," he said of his
school days. I
He said Natives must retain
their culture to succeed. "To be a
functioning human being, you
must continue to be whatyou were
born—to be a Native Indian," he
Young Native people now have
the option to take advantage of
both native and non-Native culture, he said. They can keep all the
advantages of Native society while
gaining an education and being a
functioning member of society.
"I was one ofthe first to take
advantage of this system," Wilson
said. He said he was not forced to
go through the residential school
system, and attended UBC on two
occasions before receiving his law
"It's time Native people in this
country grew up," he said, indicating that most of the backlash he
received about his comment about
killing settlers has been from Natives. He said Native people must
put history behind them and start
to try to work with the rest of
Bill Wilson
"The Indian people of this
country are better than that," he
said. "We do not need white approval to express what we know is
our rightful place in this society,
just as women don't need male approval."
He also said Native and non-
Native people must work together
to create a relationship based on
equality and not bigotry. "That is
not the way to build a future, to
allow Native people to live on their
"It's time we took that relationship apart and put it back together on the basis of what all relationships should be based upon—
respect and equality," Wilson said.
He said of bigotry: "Driving
those kind of attitudes is as important as any land claims decisions
made in the future."
"We have to get rid of this head
in the ass attitude of what the
dominant society says is right for
Indians, because it's not," he said.
He emphasized that non-Native
social structures are not any better than Native ones.
He criticized the Department
of Indian Affairs in particular,
saying it swallowed up 80 million
dollars. He said many Native
people do not want to live by handout.
"Ifyou can take these people
out of a self-sustaining situation
and put them on welfare," he said,
"you own them.
"Fortunately, there are Native leaders in this country who do
not really care what the Department of Indians say," he said.
In response to a question about
his comment about white settlers,
Wilson said "I don't apologize for
those words, I said them and I
stand by them. It has certainly
generated a great deal of reaction,
but that was 200 years ago."
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November 30,1990 FEATURE
Former dissident discusses Jewish exodus
by David Chivo
The exodus of Jews from the
Soviet Union will shape Israel's
historyfor thousandsof years, said
one ofthe best known former Russian dissidents now living in
Natan Sharansky, a Jewish
'Refusnik' who was sentenced in
1977 to nine years in the Gulag for
alleged treason and espionage
agai nst the Soviet state, spoke last
Sunday to about 2,000 people at
Temple Beth Israel. He discussed
the role ofthe Jews in the 73 years
of Soviet history and speculated
on the future of those who are now
arriving in Israel.
"Today we are facing the end
ofthe communist Russian chapter
in history," Sharansky said, "but
let us not forget the past.
"At the time of the October
Revolution, Russian Jews had two
choices: they could pursue the
dream of ahomeland or they could
rid themselves of their past by
joining the communist world.
Many Jews decided to be part of
the Bolshevik cause because they
had noble i ntentions: they thought
that by abandoning Judaism they
could help build a brotherhood for
all people."
Unhappily, the system that
emerged there was oppressive and
tyrannic and, in this manner,
Sharansky explained, "the very
same Jews who were concerned for
mankind became accomplices of
the cruelest regime in the world.
"Finally, even those Jews who
helped establish communism in
Russia were themselves killed,"
he said.
In later years, Soviet Jews
were drawn back to their heritage
despite ignoring their tradition
for decades, Sharansky told the
"Although many of us tried
very hard to escape our faith, we
always knew we were Jewish because of anti-Semitism. That is
why we were attracted to Zionism,
we wanted to know what it meant
to be a Jew.
"Our experience in the 70's
and 80's was the exact opposite
from that of our grandparents,
who tried to bury the Jewish religion" Sharansky said. "We were,
of course, persecuted but rediscovering our roots made us strong
enough to carry on our struggle."
Speaking about the Soviet
accusations against him,
Sharansky said he was not a CIA
informer, but did keep contact
with Western representatives to
"let them know what was happening to the Jews in the USSR.
"I met with both diplomats
and Jewish tourists, in this way,
they were my accomplices" he said.
"For this 1 was punished and
sent to the Gu ag. In prison they
tried various methods to destroy
me, but I remained strong knowing that I was following a path
startedby my ancestors thousands
of years ago."
Said Sharansky: "during my
time in jail I always had a unique
feeling of connection with Jewish
souls all over the world; the experience has changed me for the rest of
my life."
In 1986, the Soviet Union freed
Sharansky and allowed him to
emigrate to Israel. Since then,
thousands of Russian Jews have
also left the country to go to their
homeland. One reason for this exodus is a resurgence in anti-
Semitism there.
Sharansky attributes renewed
racist feelings in the USSR to the
huge political and economic upheaval facing this country today.
"There was a myth in the minds
of the Soviet people for many decades. They were once citizens ofa
superpower and this made up for
their country's lack of human
rights. Today though, they see that
they live in one ofthe world's most
disgusting societies which now has
to go begging around the world.
Rather than take responsibility for
their history, they look for a scapegoat," he said.
"The Jews are easy to blame
because there were many Jewish
names amongst the fathers of the
Bolshevik Revolution. Conveniently, they blame us for everything.
"Many new radical groups,
like Pamyat, have emerged in the
Soviet Union. They all have differing views on what future direction
Russia should take, but they are
all linked by one factor: anti-
Sharansky also said "what is
more frightening is that leading
Russian intellectuals are now
debating about the extent to
which Jews are guilty for their
country's current problems.
Other discussions have reached
the point of absurdity: Jews are
now even being blamed for the
Armenian earthquake. Some say
Jewish geologists knew it was
going to happen but kept silent
so that the Soviet state would
While Jews are subject to
vicious accusations in the Soviet
Union, Sharansky said they are
also caught in the middle ofthe
many ethnic conflicts occurring
in the country.
Fortunately, Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev is now
allowing Jews, amongst other
nationalities, to leave the USSR.
So far, 1.5 million of them have
applied for exit visas. Sharansky
points out that, "motivated by
the turmoil in the country, all
Soviet Jews are on the move
fearing that Moscow may suddenly close its doors."
Sharansky said that while
the 'Aliah' (Hebrew for exodus)
brings with it many problems
and complications for Israel,
overall, the arriving Soviet Jews
are helping the country to prosper.
"Israelis are really happy
that so many Soviet Jews are
coming. They bring with them a
wealth of knowledge that will
change the face of Israel for cen
turies to come," he said.
"We do not deny that their
arrival has created numerous difficulties, among them, housing
problems and the challenge of social integration. At the same time,
Israel benefits from the thousands
of doctors, scientists, musicians
and other educated professionals
that have, and will immigrate
"We are now in the process of
creating three new symphony orchestras and the Ben Gurion University is expanding its research
facilities. Because of the Soviet
Jews, Israel will turn into a world
centre for arts and science," he
Sharansky concluded by noting the irony that "the grandchildren of those who gave up Judaism and believed in communism
are now escaping it by coming to
The meeting with Sharansky
was fascinating because he represents a microcosm of the Jewish
struggle in the Soviet Union. He
was persecuted and prosecuted
for his beliefs at a time when anti-
Semitism was practiced at an official level.
Today, anti-Semitism is no-
longer state policy in the USSR,
but continues through organizations such as Pamyat. However,
Soviet Jews have the chance to
leave the country. Sharansky's
speech demonstrated that they
have an opportunity for a better
future if they come to Israel.
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by Yukie Kurahashi
Many war-torn or disaster-
stricken countries often do not receive urgently needed medical assistance because most relief organizations do not or cannot attend
to politically unstable areas, according to Jos Nolle of Medicins
sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders.
MSF, however, is able to respond to emergency situations
many other organizations—such
as the International Red Cross—
cannot attend to because "MSF is
completely independent and politically neutral," Nolle said in a
presentation at UBC on Thursday.
"There are many existing relief organizations, but a lot of them
don't choose to go to areas of high
risk and turmoil," he said.
Furthermore, because it is
small, MSF can operate quickly
and effectively, often delivering
humanitarian aid within 24 hours
ofthe initial request.
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field work in war plagued
Mozambique as a member of MSF,
an Amsterdam basedindependent
volunteer relief organization.
MSF is now trying to stimulate
Canadian interest and participation in this group, and is looking
for medical doctors, nurses, and
paramedical staff, in addition to
non-medical, technical and administrative staff to provide logistical support at each of its projects.
Most ofthe requests are from
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transport of food and supplies—
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November 30,1990 first mourn, then act
On December 6, 1989, fourteen
women were murdered at lT_cole Polytechnique in Montreal.
This was not an isolated incident
of random violence. Marc Lepine did
not set out to kill people. He set out to
massacre women.
It is easier for us to accept that
Lepine was a madman than to accept
that hatred of women exists in our
country. Strongly woven into the fabric
of our society is a history of violence
against women: abuse, assault, rape,
suffering and death. In Canada. Every
Fourteen women were killed on
December6th. Dozens more have died,
the victims of male violence, in theyear
We cannot use the memory ofthe
women who died to promote our own
agendas. But nor can we allow the
anniversary of their death to pass
without expressing our grief, and yes,
our rage.
UBC's clock tower will ring at
11:55 am on December 6. One minute
of silence will be observed.
The UBC Women's Centre will
light fourteen candles at 12:30 at SUB
Plaza. All people are invited to express
their anger, fear, hope or rage as part of
a healing process empowering us all to
resist misogyny.
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Women will hold a candlelight vigil in
memory of fourteen women murdered
inMontreal.andthe many other women
who have died as a result of male violence, December 6 at 7 pm, at the
Vancouver Art Gallery.
Vancouver Rape Relief will join
WAVAW at the Art Gallery and also
plans to stage acts of anger on December 6, in ways yet to be announced.
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chance to speak out against women's
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By David Chivo
often reflects the world
history that occurred at the time the
works were put together.
The UBC Symphony Orchestra
not only performed music by
twentieth century composers
Adaskin, Hindesmith,and
Stravinsky, but took us on a voyage
back in time.
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Old Auditorium
November 29
The symphony began with
Diversion for Orchestra by Canadian composer Adaskin. Written in
1969, this piece transforms a
collision of multiple sounds into a
spiritual unity.
Yet there remained an element
of turmoil in the work, veiled
behind the interplay between the
string section and the other
instruments. In this way, Adaskin
expressed the uncertainty that
defined the era in which he wrote
the piece.
Paul Hindesmith's Der
Schwanendreher, which can be
translated as "one who wrings the
necks of swans," is marked by a
sense of urgency.
Nicolo Eugelmi's viola solo
enhanced the work's acute movement. Together with the orchestra,
his performance, which moved from
serenity to intensity, reflected the
ominous future the world was
facing in the 1930's.
The last piece the symphony
performed was Stravinsky's
Firebird, composed in 1919.
Stravinsky's work was for a ballet
by Diaghilev. The story is about a
firebird who releases 13 women
from an "ogre of evil."
The UBC orchestra personified this powerful work by coupling
the vibrating sounds ofthe violins
with the percussion looming in the
background. The resulting sound
became a musical metaphor of
I congratulate the UBC
Symphony Orchestra, and their
conductor Jesse Read, for their
spectacular performance of works
by such contemporary composers.
The pieces they played were not
only challenging, but also represented significant signposts for our
confusing times.
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Orchestra was uneven, but
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by the guest soloist and strong
backing from the orchestra. It
also marked the return of guest
conductor Peter McCoppin to two
ofthe more popular concert
series, Great Composers and
Vancouver Symphony
November 24
Currently the music director
ofthe Victoria Symphony,
McCoppin continues his association with the VSO as a principal
guest conductor. He used the
sentiment ofhis return to create
a homey, comfortable atmosphere
seldom witnessed at cultural
Although it was clear the
audience was happy to see
McCoppin as he strode cheerfully
onstage, the evening belonged to
guest soloist Arthur Ozolins.
A respected Canadian
pianist, Ozolins performed
Tchaikovsky's piano concerto no.
1 in B flat minor. This is the only
one of Tchaikovsky's three piano
concerti which receives regular
play. The concerto showcased
Ozolins' skills as effectively as
his violin concerto—both are core
repertory pieces.
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with the familiar theme ofthe
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conduct in the Civil War.
Instead of going to the West to
conquer and settle it, he wants
to simply observe and record
the Dakota territory, in itself
an original concept. The typical
sense ofa mission to impose
"civilization" on the frontier is
The film intensifies the
contrast ofthe ineffectual and
brutal U.S. army and the
generous, orderly, and peaceful
Natives. Dunbar is struck by
the cohesive and charitable
nature ofthe community and
finds himself inexorably drawn
to them.
What sets this film apart is
the Native perspective. Speaking in the Sioux dialect, Native
performers deny the stereotypes of either noble savages or
depraved Indians.
Ironically, producer-
director-actor Kevin Costner
has gained most ofthe limelight, while the Native performers' contributions have not
been given their due accolades.
The performers illustrate
the human qualities ofthe
Natives. In a council meeting of
warriors, hot-tempered and
impetuous Wind In His Hair
(Rodney Grant) advocates
aggression using the age old
superiority argument of "us"
against the foreign "them."
For Natives with intermittent contact with the white
people, why shouldn't they
believe these newcomers were
stupid and feeble?
Interestingly, cooler heads
prevail and the Natives decide
to investigate this lone man at
the fort to see if he can act as an
emissary for his people.
Dances With Wolves pushes
to redefine the Natives as
belonging to a complex community with specific values and
For example, Kicking Bird
(Graham Green) attempts to
explain that a Sioux warrior is
not created overnight, and
despite the best of Dunbar's
intentions he simply would not
be able to fulfill that role.
Instead, Kicking Bird placates
him with staying with his
family as the war party engages
in a skirmish with the Pawnee.
Incidents like this heighten
Dunbar's honorary status as a
Sioux, yet confirm his uniqueness as an outsider.
concerto repeated three times.
The chords ofthe piano then
joined in to complete the melody.
The opening of the second
movement, with the solo flute
seemed especially hopeful.
The piece was brought to a
close with gusto by Ozolins who
played the final allegro's dance
with a sense of rhythmic urgency.
Ozolins used his technical
skills to display the full range of
Tchaikovsky's piano concerto,
and his playing laid a foundation
for the orchestra to build on.
Buoyed by Ozolins' power and
mastery ofthe piano, the
orchestra performed well with
McCoppin's baton to guide them.
The evening concluded with
the orchestra's performance of
Tchaikovsky's symphony no.4 in
F minor.
The piece opened with a
pensive andante. Alight underscoring of timpani emphasized
the strings and woodwinds. The
third movement was especially
interesting with all ofthe strings
being played pizzicato (plucked
with the fingers rather than
played with a bow). It also
featured the woodwinds, especially the happy flute which
made the movement reminiscent
of a visit to the Friendly Giant's
Unfortunately, the orchestra
lacked the spark needed to reach
flashpoint. The intensity presented earlier, escaped them in
the second half of the concert.
However, McCoppin's return
to the Orpheum was familiar and
comforting, despite the inconsistent playing ofthe orchestra.
November 30,1990 peace
by Carol Hui
woman in Lebanon dies
and Tiananmen Square is a
bloody plot, but as long as the
mushroom clouds don't rise
above our own suburban skies,
we can pretend the peace dove
Judy Small and Holly Near
Vancouver Playhouse
November 25 & 26	
The messages from Judy
Small and Holly Near seemed
displaced in the tranquil setting
of the Vancouver Playhouse.
Sponsored by the Vancouver
Folk Festival and Women in
View, these two women reminded us ofthe oppression of
lesbians, the horrors of war, and
the violence against women in
our society, in moving ballads
and jazzy numbers.
Both Holly Near's
dedication,All the Women, and
Judy Small's Annie articulated
that lesbianism has nothing to
do with man-hating but with
loving women. In the gentle
schoolteacher Annie, Small
described the pains ofa woman
who remains distant from the
children she adores because "if
they found out, would they hate
mall and near
In Montreal, December '89,
Small guided us in mourning the
14 women killed in Montreal.
She asked the question, "Why is
it always men who resort to the
gun, the sword, and the fist?"
She pointed out that women go
crazy and mad too, but have you
ever heard ofa woman killing 14
men because of insanity? She
pleaded with women and men of
conscience, to think about what
we are doing to our little boys
that makes some of them violent.
Holly Near, a peace activist,
expressed her fear of young, poor
American teenagers being used
by the Bush regime to assert
Uncle Sam's role as the international bully. Watch Out rung
hauntingly true as militarization
increases in the Persian Gulf.
On a lighter note, Judy
Small led the audience to a
chorus ofthe I.P.D. song.
Someone commented that every
time this song is sung there is
the sound of shrinking testicles.
Judy replied, "Not the men in my
audience—they sing along."
Written by the Ovarian-
Sisters, the little ditty about an
Intra-Penis Device goes like this:
"The IPD, the IPD, it may not
feel too good but it's not hurting
me. Every time your eyes fill
with tears, remember I put up
with it for years."
Devil dances at Firehall
by Jeremy Towns and Harald
THE risk of misunder
standing is a risk I
would encourage people to take.
This is not the conclusion of
campus GPA-go-getters who
have found their success in
intellectual sycophancy. It is the
view of emigre Vancouver
choreographer Serge Bennathan
who is rehearsing his last show
here before relocating to the
better-funded cultural scene
found in the shadows of
Toronto's Bay Street.
La Beaute du diable/Beauty
ofthe Devil
Firehall Arts Centre
•December 5 - 8
According to Bennathan, art.
and dance in particular, can
foster the curiosity and the
desire to seek answers and
"Unconscious (modern,
popular) culture is smashing
people's brains. People know
5S ate the dance, but helps generate^
ve act. People   ^ the mood." ^
Bennathan's Beauty of the
With dance there is^ Devil will be preceeded by a
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§\are on stage sweating. This isn't ^
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§\about the emotions and feelings §v rights
^experienced by a person who       §!
S^gives everything to a relation-
$S short work set to Martin Luther ^
is§s King's famous speech on civil       ^
"King's speech still has
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J^ship, is rejected, and then left ^currency. I want people to listen ^
•^unsupported. §^0 the speech again," Bennathan §\
^ "The person takes from you, ^ comments. "The purpose of dance-N
•^eats you, but returns nothing." Inhere isn't to compete with King's ^
^        Its themes of spurned s^ words, but to try and enhance      ^
^generosity, shattered hopes and S^the experience of listening to
^dejection reach out to audience   ^those words " rr'1" ^ " J~
^members with their own lived     s^by Learie M
^and imagined experiences of
^romantic heroism and tragedy.
^Dancers in the show are Sylvie
^Bouchard, Jane Mappin and
The work is danced^
cNicolls in a solo        ^
^ performance
S\        Bennathan is resigned to the^;
K^fact that federal grants to the
^arts are among the early casual-
§Hies of Canada's military adven-
S^ture in the Persian Gulf.
§^Bennathan's relocation and the
^departure of prominent dancers,
§^such as Jumpstart's Sarah
§S Williams for Montreal earlier
$Sthis month, combined with the
^economic downturn, leaves us
"Music doesn't punctu- ^wondering how long and dark
^will be the upcoming winter
^season on Vancouver's alternative cultural scene.
^Learie McNicolls.
§J        Bennathan choreographed
^Beauty ofthe Devil in silence.
SgUsing percussion and strings,
•^musicians Tony Stanick and
^Russell Chu'msky were then
^brought in to score original
music for the piece. Bennathan
November 30,1990
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Edited by The Telling It Collective-Sky Lee, Lee Maracle,
Daphne Marlatt and Betsy
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Itsuka. In addition, there are three
illuminating commentaries by the
The book is a myriad of discourse that grapples with some of
the most difficult challenges that
face our society: sexism, racism
and homophobia.
The book covers such topics as
the writers'roles in society in terms
of their political and spiritual responsibility to their art, to their
people, and to themselves. In discussion, the women often turn to
The purpose of the
conference was to foreground the women writers/speakers who are most
marginalized in BC: Native peoples (Jeannette
Armstrong, Lee Maracle,
Louise Profeit-LeBlanc),
Asian-Canadians (Joy
Kogawa, Sky Lee), and
lesbians (Betsy Warland,
Barbara Herringer).
In a society where to
be different, to be other
than the patriarchal norm,
is to be silenced, women, particularly women of colour, must
struggle to speak. Perhaps more
importantly, they must struggle
to be heard.
Idealistically, the conference
hoped to rectify this situation by
providing these women a forum to
assert tfieir right of self-expression. While its progeny, the book,
is designed to carry their messages beyond the walls ofthe academe.
Telling It is divided into several segments including panel
presentations, transcripts ofaudi-
ence discussions, a play by
Vancouver Sath (a Punjabi theatre collective), creative writing
ranging from poetry to an excerpt
of Joy Kogawa's then-in-progress
From The Landscape of Grandmother
Words are memory
a window in the present
a coming to terms with meaning
history made into now
a surge in reclaiming
the enormity ofthe past
a piece in the collective experience of time
a sleep in which I try to awaken
the whispered echoes of voices
resting in each word
-Jeannette Armstrong: an excerpt
stories, legends or personal anecdotes. Like the selections of creative writing, they are more entertaining and enlightening than most
academic treatises on the same
The segments of creative writing provide much-needed respite
from the intense exchanges ofthe
transcripts. Reading the book one
can hear these women's voices
weaving in and out of very difficult
and sensitive questions. Their
voices circle around the questions
and attack them at their very centres.
Stylistically unique, each
woman's voice varies in degrees of
lucidity, humour, and biting criticism.  Sometimes they work to
gether and sometimes they do not.
If anything, Telling It
demystifies the cult of sisterhood
typically identified with the
women's movement.
Although the women frequently
offer words of encouragement and
support, emotions often run high
with anger and frustration.
Almost from the beginning,
one hears the discontent surrounding the absence of "some
women of colour" as official participants in the conference. Unfortunately, Marlatt's her
fear of tokenism, explained in the introduction, is unconvincing and
As a lesbian writer
she found room for other
members of her community, but not for women of
colour. This disregard for
a certain segment of the
female population is con-
troversial. The transcripts
of discussion allow you to
hear and feel the grating
between the women as
they clash over this topic
which looms over most of
the event.
Telling It is an eloquent and brutally honest examination of the modern feminist
movement. It is a stimulating and
challengingread which illuminates
the problems that shake the foundations ofthe women's movement
and society as a whole.
The transcri pts reveal that the
feminist equation is no longer simply women versus men. Feminists
are now divided into several camps,
each with their own political
agenda and language.
The heterogeneity of the
women's movement is to be celebrated, so say the conference collective. However, labelling can
create or, as this book demonstrates, even foster deep-seated
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by ttadl Peschiera
THE Arts faculty has never been
a big deal to this University.
There have always been well-
funded programs exhibiting extravagant particle accelerators and
newresearch buildings, overshadowing everyone else who does not
yield publishable results.
Words We Call Home:
Celebrating Creative Writing
Edited by Linda  Svendsen
UBC Press
At least until now. The UBC
Creative Writing Department, the
ol dest wri ti n g program i n Canada,
recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate this
milestone it has published an anthology containing works from over
sixty poets, fiction writers, and
dramatists, all of whom are UBC
Pioneered by Earle Birney in
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and illustrious history, yielding
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Edited by Linda Svendsen,
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This great diversity of works
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si ngl e author overshadows the rest;
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Because this is an anthology,
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This anthology is of a high
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after reading the first few works, I
found myself skipping ahead to
read the biographies of the other
There is a certain vivacity and
genuineness that emerges from
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and thoroughness of the editing.
ThisbookrevealsLindaSvend sen's
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Yet we must speak...
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November 30, 1990 NEWS PROFILE
Inside the Big House.
A squatter being arrested by riot police and
Emergency Response Team members.
The human cost of police repression
by Graham Cameron
Last Tuesday, over ahundred
officers of the Vancouver Police
Department conducted a militarylike assault on the barricades of
the Frances Street squats.
Since then, the only images of
the squatters conveyed by the
mainstream media is as "masked
militants" defying the "just" actions of the police.
However, after being released
from jail, the squatters themselves
are beginning to tell a different
side ofthe story. The following are
some of their experiences in the
face of this massive use of force on
the part of the police.
Penny Singh
For instance, although
Penny had moved from the
squats days before Tuesday's
. confrontation in accordance
to the Court injunction, she
was arrested while walking
. across a near-by park. "Guilt
; by association," she said.
Singh, a mother of three,
is currently breast fee di ng an
j eight month old baby. The
^ baby needs to be fed every
j four hours and the build-up
. of unused milk is extremely
. painful for the mother.
Although it is the right of
every prisoner in our society
to have access to medical attention, and there were
nurses present, this request
was continually denied, she
"They woul d not all ow me
to see or feed my baby for over
sixteen hours," she said. "I
spent sixteen hours incarcerated, wasn't charged with
anything, and wasn't given
medical attention."
"I can only assume that I
was picked out as leadership.
That makes me a political pris-
Although she had only lived
at the squatting community for
the last three months, Kim explained how important i t had been
to her life and future.
"Since I arrived in Vancouver,
I've been living in welfare hotels.
I didn't feel safe there," she said.
Caught in the painful cycle of
work-UIC-welfare, Kim said that
she had felt trapped in her
marginalized life.
"And then a friend told me
about the squats," she sai d. Living
there "allowed me to save over
$900 in three months. That money
would have given me independence, shelter, and freedom."
Kim unfortunately must say
"would have" because the money
is now gone.
Last Tuesday, Kim told the
police she would peacefully leave
the scene if she were allowed to
get her bag from the adjacent
Pointing to her one set of clothes
she added, "this is me, this is all
they've left me."
"It was my future," she said.
"I was worki ng towards somethi ng
that everybody needs—self-rule."
"You know, this thing isn't
just about demolishing six houses,
its about demolishing people's
Huw Jones
When faced with automatic
weapons pointed at his chest, and
watching as Vancouver's special
were winning without doing anything, simply because ofthe brutal, naked force being displayed
by the police department."
"We were armed with donuts
and vegetables, and they were
armed with a military arsenal:
tear gas, sniper rifles, bomb
squads, dogs, riot clubs."
"There was nothing I could
do, it was total overkill. I never
realized it would be so boring to
look down the barrel of an automatic rifle."
"We tried to give people a view
of us as human beings. We did the
On their barricade: squatters wait for the police.
house, (which was located behind
the police lines, but outside the
squatters' barricade).
"I asked him if he was going
to shoot me if I crossed the barricade, he nodded and winked."
Later, after being arrested for
obstructing justice, Kim asked for
her bag. A police officer was sent
for it and it was returned to her—
"My money, I.D., camera and
jewelry  were gone,"  she  said.
forces unit (ERT: Emergency Response Team) used a back-hoe to
demolish the houses adjacent to
hishome, Huw Jones saidhe could
only see the absurdity ofthe whole
"I walked over, sat on the barricades and had a cigarette. Then
I looked at the seagull sand waved
to the snipers,"he said. "The whole
situation struck me as utterly ludicrous."
"At that point I sensed we
As one of the last four holdouts, Squeig was actually inside
fortified "Token squat"(one ofthe
six houses in the squatters' community) as the ERTripped it apart
with a back-hoe.
"Nobody in the mainstream
media has addressed the fact that
while they were demolishing Token squat there were four people
in there: one woman, a minor, and
two men," she said.
"The stuff they did to my home
and the others was nothing more
than male aggression."
Though a woman, Squeig was
interrogated by two male officers
who, she said played "the good
cop, bad cop game: all the bullshit
one would expect to see."
"The whole procedure was totally violent and violating," she
added. "The male cops were completely condescending, they seriously belittled the whole experience, the whole last nine months
of my life. They put it off as nothing more than breaking the law."
"They have continuously refused to acknowledge the fact
that  we  are just  squatters.
They've added this whole terrorist thing to cover their asses."
"They completely violated my
space and my security. They
completely invalidated me."
Kurt Damjanov
"I stayed on the outside ofthe
barricades, on the street in full
view of the cameras. I wanted
them to see I was unarmed," he
"I thought that people had
the right to non-violent civil disobedience. We used the same
idea that Ghandi used in India,
except that he had a lot more
numbers than we did."
However, he said that the police seemed to ignore both their
own promise that those who left
would not be arrested, and the
squatters' non-violent position.
"I knew that people were getting arrested, and I knew that
people were getting beaten-up,"
he said. "I had automatic weapons pointed on me all the time."
After being arrested,
Damjanov was charged with obstructing an officer of the law and
with mischief.
"Each of these charges have a
maximum term of six months in-
jail," he explained. "I could possibly spend up to a year in jail."
All that, he said, for exercising his right to non-violent civil
disobedience. "It's obvious that
freedom oi'speech doesn't exist in
this country."
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Conference ignores input
from AIDS support groups
By Christina Cha-Li Chen
and Huang Chen Chung
Vancouver's two largest community AIDS support groups are
upset over the province's failure to
involve them in the planning ofthe
Fourth Annual AIDS Conference.
"No one from the community
was asked to help plan the conference," said Alex Kowalski,
president of People With AIDS.
PWA was not even invited to the
conference until the last minute,
Kowalski said.
"The provincial Ministry of
Health is ignoring the expertise of
the communities, which are dealing with the public most directly,"
Kowalski said.
AIDS Vancouver, the oldest
community-based organization
dealing with AIDS, was also excluded from the conference planning board.
"Surprisingly, we weren'teven
invited to the conference," said
executive director Brian Peel.
The conference, administered
by the province in early November,
acted as a liaison between social
workers, health care personnel,
doctors, academics, and the officials
from the B.C. Health Ministry
concerned about AIDS.
The programme included
workshops and lectures given by
national health experts on ethical
dilemmas at the end of life, social
attitudes and stigmas related to
AIDS, home care and prevention
of AIDS, and treatment and care
for women.
A spokesperson for the Sexu
ally Transmitted Diseases Branch
in the B.C. Ministry of Health said
he was unaware officials from PWA
and AIDS Vancouver were excluded from the conference's
planning process.
"I assume they will be (in future conferences) if they already
haven't been," Ron Zapp said.
The province's health care
research programme diverts $10
million of its budget to AIDS care,
Zapp added.
In B.C., atleast 800 people are
suffering from AIDS, and more
than 8000 people have tested
positive for Human Immunal-deficiency Virus (HIV positive), Peel
An overwhelming number of
AIDS cases still come from unprotected sexual contact, Peel said.
Although the greatest number of
infected people are homosexual,
the most rapidly growing group
contracting the AIDS virus is heterosexual, especially female.
Currently, St. Paul's hospital
in downtown Vancouver is the most
active institution dealing with
AIDS patients, treating more than
75% of reported AIDS victims in
Although many UBC students
are aware of AIDS, professor
Martin Schechter from the Health
Sciences Centre said they are not
using condoms as often as they
"Their sexual habits haven't
really changed much despite the
increasing number of (people with
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Hate targets college student president
by Tamara Gorin
The Douglas College Students'
Society voted unanimously to
"condemn the publication and distribution of hate literature posted
on bulletin boards throughout the
New Westminster campus of Douglas College late Wednesday , November 28th."
For the second time in as many
weeks, posters damning DCSS
president Jaimie McEvoy have
appeared on campus.
The typed pamphlets, which
allege McEvoy is controlling the
Society along with "personal
friends," and "special interest
groups" such as "gays" and "feminists," and contain many errors in
spelling and grammar, are signed
by "concerned elected members of
the DCSS Representative Committee."
There are no suspects as yet,
but McEvoy has lodged an individual complaint with the New
Westminster Police Department.
The DCSS is filing its own separate complaint, and the Representative Committee is urging individuals named to do so as well.
"As one of the victims of this
hate literature, I'm not going to let
the Students'Society represent my
own interests. I don't trust the
members of the Society to pursue
the complaint in the manner that I
would," said McEvoy.
Douglas College Administration is discussing "appropriate action," according to college president
Bill Day.
Several Representative Committee members are named as being members of McEvoy's "small
clique of friends," and are attacked
for being members of ethnic groups,
women, homosexual or politically
aligned with the NDP.
University Transfer representative Donna Rainford Moore
said, "Calling me black and a feminist isn't the slightest insult to me,
so if they were trying to insult me
because of who I am, it didnt' work,
because I am very proud of who I
The pamphlets allege McEvoy
has been "illegally" using DCSS
money to further the interests of
those named. DCSS staff were also
attacked, for "illegally maintaining paid postions."
One poster, directed only at
McEvoy, was distributed in every
classroom on campus two weeks
ago. In it, McEvoy's record as
president ofthe DCSS was called
into question.
UN Club member Imtiaz
Popat said, "the same group of
people are behind both posters.
Language, spelling, people attacked are all similar. It's plain
hate literature."
There has been a severe split
in the DCSS since October, when
election results over the postition
of treasurer were appealed by Jennifer Peel. The polarization in the
Society has resulted in two Representative Committees being
formed, with the break off committee passing a motion for an
impeachment referendum on December 10th. The posters urge
students to "impeach President
Jamie [sic] McEvoi [sic] December
McEvoy said "once you begin
rumour campaigns, and start
making allegations and personal
attacks as part of stategy, you have
to take personal responsibilty for
all of the repercussions of that
strategy when it's used by others."
Newly elected University
Transfer representative Ralph
Jahn said the poster was an attept
to discredit Representative Committee members not mentioned.
"It's obvious that some people
are being set up, like myself,
Marleen Lehti, Michael Cook,
Andrew Burton, and Julian Smit,"
said Jahn, a member ofthe break
off committee.
"If you look at the last page,
it'll say 'concerned elected members of the DCSS Representative
committee.' Since they're not
named, people are supposed to fig-
ureitoutforthemselves. We're the
obvious choices," Jahn said.
Rainford-Moore said, "it's obvious that the poster is from the
inside, no one except the DCSS
Representative Committee members would know these things.
"The people that did this know
who they are, and they better believe that I won't rest until I find
out who they are.
Julian Smit could not be
reached for comment
University Transfer representative, Norman Gludovatz, who
was mentioned several times in
both posters, said he is "assigning
blame to the Society and to society
as a whole."
"If you eliminate ignorance
through education, it won't happen," Gludovatz said.
DCSS vice president internal
Marlene Lehti said she agrees with
"I don'tthink there's any place
in society for hate," Lehti said. "I
agree with Norman. The only way
to stop these things from happening is through education."
Day is "horrified that documents of such a repellant nature"
would appear on campus.
"A crime has clearly been
committed which contravenes
public norms of good taste and the
criminal code," he said.
Day is "reluctant to get involved," though he said there is a
"possibility of bringing in the authorities."
"The College got directly involved when they locked the
[DCSS] presidentandthe executive
out of their offices when it was
really none of their business. The
College has to accept some responsibility [because of this]," McEvoy
About 120 ofthe posters have
been found and destroyed.
AMS rejects "more democratic voting system"
by Martin Chester
AMS council rejected an election method which would make
executive more democratic, according to Arts rep Mark Keister.
Council turned down Keister's
proposal Wednesday night to
change to a preferential voting
system which would ask students
to rank election candidates. Voters
would mark down their first, second, third choices, and so on.
According to a paper Keister
presented to council, when the
ballots are counted the first time,
only the first choice would be
counted. If no clear majority were
found, the last place candidate
would be dropped and second place
votes would be counted. The process would continue until a majority was established.
"Once again ignorance defeats
democracy," Keister said indicating that council did not fully understand the system they rejected.
The system is more democratic, Keister said in his paper,
because "it eliminates the potential of "splitting the vote' and al
lowing a candidate to wi n who may
not have the support ofthe majority
of students voting.
"Of this years' executive, four
of the five were elected with less
than 50 per cent (sic) ofthe vote,"
the paper continues. "Two received
less than 40% ofthe vote."
Grad Student' rep Lisa
Drummond agreed the system
would be better. "When I'm faced
with a situation where I don't want
a candidate, I don't have to vote for
who everyone else is voting for,"
she said, indicating that people
AMS Council Briefs
by Martin Chester
AMS Protests Tuition Hikes
UBC president David
Strangway and the Board of Governors will soonbereceivingaletter
expressing the AMS council's displeasure with the administration's
decision to find alternative funding
for tuition.
The letter, written by AMS
president Kurt Preinsperg, reads:
"Students' Council, while applauding the success of the university in raising almost 200 million dollars to finance its capital
plan, finds it deeply disturbing that
the same effort is not made in an
attempt to find funds to make
above-inflation tuition increases
"We are dismayed and frustrated by the University's seeming
lack of concern about the serious
financial plight of many students,"
the letter continues.
AMS won't buy votes
AMS council decided not to
seriously consider giving enticements for people to vote in the
executive elections and referenda
to be held in January.
A motion to have Student
Court determine the validity of
enticements, such as giving one
dollar, coffee or cookies to students
who vote or actively abstain (by
presenting a student card at the
polling booth, but not actually
voting), was deemed out of order.
Council then discussed whether or
not to seek legal advice about enticing votes.
After an overwhelming vote
against the motion, AMS presi
dent Kurt Preinsperg said, "it
seems not to be a live issue."
AMS coordinator of external
affairs Jason Brett explained that
informal talks with AMS lawyers
indicated that "in keeping with
Canadian custom, it is illegal to
entice people to vote."
AMS will spend to advertise
AMS council directed its Elections Committee to spend an additional $5000 on advertising
for the upcoming referenda.
This money, as well as the
money already allocated to elections in the Student Administration Commission budget, will be
spent to provide neutral information on the issues in a variety of
Arts proxy Ken Armstrong,
who sat on council the last two
years and was involved in the referendum for RecFac two years ago,
said "we tried our damnedest to
provide neutral and unbiased information (on the RecFac issue)
and guess what—it didn't work. It
would be a potential for disaster."
Council did reject a motion to
place polling stations in heated
tents on Main Mall and at the bus
AMS budget finally approved
AMS council has finally approved a "working copy" ofthe 1990/
91 AMS Budget.
A detailed breakdown of individual budgets has not yet been
presented to council.
AMS director of finance John
Lipscomb abstained from the vote
saying he did not agree with the
priorities which decided each budget. "I just feel there's a big imbalance in the allocations,"he said.
Engineers finally act
The Engineering Undergraduate Society will be holding a
series of discussion sessions in the
new year.
The series, called the Rights
and Freedoms Forum, came about
when Student Court ordered the
EUS to hold a symposium on racism after the nEUSlettre scandal
last spring.
Last March the EUS published
a newsletter which contained racist, sexist and homophobic material
that was particularly offensive to
the local Native community.
Forum co-organizer-Catherine
Ponsford said that when the EUS
talked to Native leaders "there was
a general consensus that, although
there areproblemsin Engineering,
the problems are society-wide.
"We're looking for input from
all of society, not just Engineers,
so we can come to a.consensus,"
Ponsford said.
The forum will consist of five
two-hour sessions which will include speakers such as AMS
president Kurt Preinsperg, AMS
ombudsperson Carol Forsythe, a
representative ofthe Native Indian
Teaching Education Program and
Multi-cultural liaison co-ordinator
Kogila Adam-Moodley.
Ponsford said "the whole pur-
poseofthisis to open up discussion,
not to be a lecture."
often support a popular candidate
just to keep another front runner
out of office.
Arts' proxy Ken Armstrong
said, "preferential voting is a compromise between proportional
representation and the system we
have now, which doesn't represent
democracy—30 to 40 percent gets
you elected."
Music rep Jorj McWhinnie
agreed, adding "what's more fair,
someone who gets 30 per cent and
gets in or some one who gets a lot
of second place votes?
"It proves how afraid UBC is
of change, especially change for
the better," McWhinnie said. "And
how comfortable we are with a
simple system which doesn't work.
We're afraid to evolve to a higher
idea that is more democratic."
Law rep Norm Hermant said,
"I don't think it's as clear cut as to
say this is a more democratic system.
"If it was like the system in
France then it would be good,"
Hermant saidreferring to the runoff elections held in France to ensure a majority victory.
AMS director of administration Roma Gopaul-Singh pointed
to the problem of spoiled ballots.
She said prioritized voting produces many spoiled ballots because
students do not understand how to
vote in many cases.
Engineering rep Evie
Wehrhahn said, "I wouldn't want
to vote for this. I don't know if its
fair." Wehrhahn also pointed out
the potential problem of weighting
Tim Loh, a member of the
Student Administration Commission, said a major problem would
be the time and effort needed to
count the ballots. It takes eight
hours or more to count ballots as it
is, Loh said, and this system would
increase the time significantly.
"The best system would be a
runoff," he said, "but we can hardly
getenough people out to vote once."
AMS coordinator of external
affairs Jason Brett said, "I think
this is an excellent solution to a
problem that doesn't exist," indicating that the system has worked
well to this point.
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No draft dodgers
by Matthew Johnson
During the Vietnam war,
thousands of people immigrated
into Canada to "dodge" involuntary conscription in the United
States. However, should another
draft be instituted, a move to
Canada may not be possible.
Vancouver Committee to Aid
American War Objectors coordinator Laurence Marti n sai d, "Now,
if a person of draft age were to
attempt to emigrate to Canada,
it's virtually impossible."
He said that if an American
were to try and emigrate to Canada
now, it would be much more difficult, especially if they came here
Because of this, Martin said
his group is discouraging people
from coming to Canada, because it
would be virtually impossible to
live here illegally.
Many people are going Absent
Without Leave (AWOL) from the
U.S. military now because of the
gulf crisis. Because of immigration
and employment laws, "it's a lot
easier to live underground in the
states," he said.
As a result, the American draft
counselors and the organizations
in the U.S. opposing troops in the
gulf are encouraging people to fight
having troops in the Middle East
in the states rather than come to
Canada to protest the conflict.
Martin also said that a student
currently living in Canada legally
could not be extradited if they
stayed beyond the deadline of a
conscription notice, as it is not an
extraditable offence. However, the
person woul d have to leave Canada
when the visa expired.
According to Lisa Tober, a
program specialist for Canada immigration, the chances for qualifying as an independent is low.
There are no special criteria
for students applying for landed
immigrant status, "(they are the)
same as anybody else," she said.
"It's not based on education,
it's based on work experience. It's
what have you been working as in
the last five years, rather than
what are you qualified to do," she
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immigration status can only be
made from outside the country, so
a student in Canada would have to
go back to the states to apply, she
John Grueschow, coordinator
ofthe Northwest Draft Counseling
Centre, said it is feasible America
could reinstate the draft.
"The Pentagon's talking about
invading in a couple months and
get it over quickly, when it looks
like (it would be a) long conflict.
There's not en infinite supply of
reserve and national guard troops,
everyone's there for the duration
and that's not possible for a long
time," he said.
Running to Canada would not
be an option because, "Canada said
they would allow for extradition,"
he said.
Grueschow said one main legal option is to apply for conscientious objector status. If an American male of draftable age wants to
go this option, he should start pre
paring now.
"There's nothing you can do
until you receive an induction notice, then you fill out a form at the
post office and set up an i ntervie w.
Ifyou wait until the last minute
you'll have a tough time getting
the (15 or 16) letters of reference
you need," he said.
He said, however, that currently the best way to avoid a draft
would be to "plug in" with the organizations working to fight
against the deployment of troops
in the Gulf.
As far as an existing draft resistance network, Grueschow said
the network that existed 15 years
ago was strong, but now is a bit
weak. A lot of people have expressed a willingness to aid in resisting a draft, but. not until one
happens, he said.
"(Aresistance network) needs
to be re-established, and I think it
will be, but it's not there yet" he
A Canadian draft?
by Matthew Johnson
The United Nations decided
that Iraq has until January 15 to
remove its forces from Kuwait,
otherwise there could be a whole
new role for troops in the Persian
Island North-Powell River
MP Ray Skelly said if troops get
actively involved, the chances of
there being a draft in Canada
increases the longer the conflict
Skelly said the Canadian
armed force is small, and a majority of the troops are over the age
where they would be effective in
an active combat role overseas. If
Canada's role was active in an
armed conflict, he said it wouldbe
easy for the force to become
overextended due to casualties,
thus Canada would have the
commitment, but no people to
fulfill that commitment.
The next step wouldbe to call
for volunteers, and if that force
was insufficient, there wouldbe a
draft, he said.
"If that happened, if there
was a draft, Canadi ans would tear
Mulroney apart...from one end of
the country to the other there
would be people screaming from
the rooftops," Skelly said.
He said people are more prepared to question and defy a draft
than in previous wars, and that
Vietnam was a real turning point
in that it was proved governments
cannot order people around to the
same extent as in the past.
Lieutenant Gerald Pash,
public affairs officer for the Department of Defense, said that if
there is fighting in the gulf, "nothing changes. Canadians will undertake to uphold the United
Nations sanctions. Any changes
there (in the gulf) would be a result of policy made in Ottawa."
He said the chance of there
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Mathis Grimstad urges us "not
to lose the historical perspective"
in the matter of Gorbachev's Nobel
Prize. He credits Gorby with a
long list of international changes,
supposedly wrought by him alone
out ofhis benevolent nature, and
for which the world ought, according to Grimstad, to be wring-
ingtheirhandsin tearful gratitude.
It is true that the new "international climate" has made possible the rise of Havel and Mandela
(very different men) and the loosening of Cold War tensions, but
Grimstad mistakenly attributes
the dynamic behind these developments to Gorbachev.
Gorbachev is neither a leader
of vision nor a saintly peace-maker.
The changes in which Grimstad
revels were forced on the Soviet
leader by the peoples ofthe USSR
and Eastern Europe, by economic
reality, and by Western containment. Gorbachev reacts to event-
s—hedoesn'tmakethem. Like his
predecessors, Gorbachev has been
consistently behind the course of
history, following in its wake and
trying fitfully to catch up.
Gorbachev's "role" in the
reunification of Germany was to
keep well clear ofthe East German
people, who wanted it so badly.
Refusing Honecker permission to
repeat Tiananmen in Leipzig and
Berlin was for Gorbachev an admission ofthe inevitable, restraint
in the face of reality. The East
Germans bowled over the Wall,
not Gorbachev.
Has Gorbachev really earned
the Nobel Peace Prize, the right to
be counted among previous winners such as Martin Luther King,
Lech Walesa, Mother Theresa,
Andrei Sakharov, and Elie
Wiesel?—among those who "conferred thegreatestbenefiton mankind?" The honour might more
appropriately have been awarded
to the Soviet and East European
Peoples. Failing that, the man
who played the pivotal role in
making Gorbachev aware of reality and forcing him to react to the
world's desire for peace, is more
deservingofthisrecognition. That
man, cheered by the multitudes in
Warsaw and Prague, 40th President ofthe United States, is Ronald
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students for fools, it's not the best
way to win over customers for
"Coast Comfort."
Karen Bopp
Psychology & Speech Science 4
Stop Saddam now
Charles Irish does not understand
the situation in the Middle East,
as his letter in the Ubyssey of
November 27 indicates. He wrongly
claims that the conflict was " initiated" by the presence of multinational forces in the Gulf region.
The troops ofthe US, Canada, and
Great Britain stationed in Saudi
Arabia are the effect, rather than
the cause, ofthe current crisis.
Irish claims that Hussein is
not a " little Hitler." I have to
disagree. Hitler unilaterally annexed Austria, the Sudetenland,
because of the large German
populations in each region. I ask
you Mr. Irish, where so you separate these two dictators? Has
Sudam Hussein not done precisely
the same thing in Kuwait?
Surely, you have a valid point
when you state that the Western
nationshave"precious"oil on their
minds. I believe you are, however,
very mistaken ifyou believe that
oil is the only reason for the pres
ence of foreign troops in Saudi
Think for a moment of the
repercussionsif a man like Hussein
goes unchecked. How is your history? What happened when Hitler
was not stopped after his
"Anschluss" with Austria? He kept
right on going. If Hussein is not
stopped now , what is to stop him
from advancing westward?
Suddam Hussein must not be allowed to remain in Kuwait, and
the current collective milatary
presence if the best way to force
Hussein out.
I would wholeheartedly agree
that "war is a horrible means and
a drastic solution."War is, however, sometimes justified. When
ALL diplomatic means have been
exhausted, forceis the only answer.
War was justified in World War II
when the world stopped Adolf
Hitler, and war is justified now if
Suddam Hussein refuses to leave
Kuwait peacefully. Our notion of
the state, which we take for
granted, depends on ensuring that
a man like Hussein is not permitted to succeed.
Christopher Eisner
Arts 1
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It is finally clear why there
I are five editors ofthe Ubyssey—in
order to shroud any accountabilaty
in an impenetrable fog. We have
all become accustomed to the
Ubyssey's biased, self-serving
mode of publication, but with the
editorial intitled "Wilson is Right"
in your November 23, 1990 issue,
we have become outraged. In a
television interview regarding the
native land claims issue, Wilson
categorically denied the allegation
of racism, but his comments were
entirely racist in nature. When he
stated that, "maybe the native
peoples should have killed off the
white people who came here to
settle before they had a chance to
overrun the province," itis difficult
to perceive his remarks as being
anything but vile and racist. In
fact, anyone who argues the obvious contrary point that maybe the
whites should have done the same
thing to the natives would
immediatly be branded a racist
and probably be brought up on
charges by the native community.
The fact is that both statements
are equally abhorrent and absolutely nothing can justify these
remarks. Perhaps we can share a
little insight with Mr. Wilson and
the Ubyssey staff as to why the
whites feel the way they do when
the natives say that they are persecuted. First, are you aware that
the native population recei vesmore
than four billion dollars annually
that is allotted to the Ministry of
Indian affairs? This money provides free housing for natives on
reservations, provides numerous
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benefits as a free university education for natives if they should
choose to attend a Canadian university. It is these biased and unnecessary advantages that cause
whites to feel, if they do, animosity
toward the native population. The
common question asked by whites
is, "why can't natives carve out a
living like the rest ofthe world?"
We are all responsible for making
lives for ourselves, with social
programs from the government
only in the event that we cannot do
so. Is this to say that those of native descent cannot earn a living
for themselves? We think not, as
many of our friends who are of
native ancestry are very responsible, fully-coiitributing members
of society.
If the natives of Canada want
to earn the respect of whites, let
them do it by showing everybody
that they are responsible, hardworking, and contributing members of society, instead of drawing
unnecessary and harmful publicity to themselves.
Furthermore, the Ubyssey
editor(s) responsible for the aforementioned article should perhaps
express in written foj*m that the
opinion expressed in the article is
indeed merely an opinion, and has
virtually no support from the rest
ofthe student body at UBC.
Wade Chute,
Claudia Arato,
Chemical Engineering 4
Let's be
Keith Lockitch's letter of Nov.
20 shows a serious lack of insight
into the animal world for him to
assume that humans are the only
animals in the world with the capability to use reason. Or perhaps
Mr. Lockitch doesn't believe that
human beings are animals. Not
only is his statement that humans
"have no fangs or claws" completely
false (cut your fingernails or
brushed your teeth lately Keith?)
but it is also an inaccurate
criterium for beingan animal. We
are animals, and we utilize reason
like any other animal.
Reason is "a distinct cognitive
faculty coordinate with perception
and understanding"(Websters 3rd.
Int. Dictionary). This faculty of
reason may be a factor in the survival of humans, but the tools of
our technology are much more
important (such as medicine and
weapons). Animals in the wild
must use their abilities to reason
far more extensively than man, to
seek out food and to avoid preda-
tion. If animals could not perceive
and react to both positive and
negative stimuli they would be
unable to survive for one day in the
wild. Man may be considered the
top predator in the world's food
chains but that does not qualify us
as the only animal on the gfobe
able to think and reason. In many
cases, in fact, humans show a remarkable lack of reason. As well,
our ability through technology to
subdue and kill the rest of the
animal world neither makes us
the most advanced of the animal
world, nor the most reasonable. So
if rights are granted by the use of
reason by an animal then humans
are near the bottom ofthe list.
Perhaps Elihu Palmer should
have said: Reason, which is the
glory of nature.
Paul Kennedy
Biology 3
November 30,1990 More on Cariboo
Response to Skye Laakmann's letter regarding the possible punishment of Cariboo House letter
I agree that these bone-heads
should not be kicked out of residence, or UBC, but I do think
mandatory counselling is in order
for these guys.
What I do want to address is
your opinion that the actions at
the Cariboo House do not in any
way, shape or form come close to
the Montreal Massacre. Granted,
there was no loss of life at Cariboo;
however, criticizing the "feminists"
who voiced their anger and disgust
at this incident is not a sensitive
reaction. Feminists, or more accurately, all people who are concerned about the treatment of
women, don't lurk about waiting
for new "bandwagons" to jump on.
What justifies their comparison
between the Cariboo letters and
the killing of fourteen Montreal
women students is the common
theme of female victimization.
I'm sure there are no more
abusive young men on campus or
in Cariboo House than there are
on average among greater society,
but why should female students
have to worry about the one guy in
that group who may be dangerous,
who may have really meant to
crush some woman's cervix? For
all we know, he sits beside us in
class. It is not fair that women
have one extra worry besi des their
studies, that being their safety from
harassment of any sort on campus.
I wasn't outside the residences
yelling "shame, shame" at the guys,
but I feel just as angry as those
protesters. I'm thankful that the
incidence at Cariboo House didn't
go any further than the letters;
however I feel very strongly that
the issue of sexual harassment
should be taken much more seriously by men on and off campus.
Don't men realize that "jokes" and
names that reduce women to their
sexual parts, or that threaten and
pressure women to "put out" are
hurtful forms of oppression? Hatred towards women should be
treated and prevented, not unlike
anti-racism and AIDS prevention
campaigns, to ensure the physical
and emotional safety of women in
Believe me Mr. Laakmann, I'm
tired of hearing about the Cariboo
incident too, but if we sweep this,
or the Montreal Massacre under
the carpet we inevitably forget
about it, and when we forgetabout
it we risk the chance of history
repeating itself.
M. Klassen
Geography 4
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THE UBYSSEY/25 vw«-k-     >w«.
Ho ho,
fucking ho
*I_s the season to be giving, or so the old adage goes. Soonce
again the generous stafFhere at The Ubyssey has deci ded to pool
our resources and succumb to the true spirit ofthe season. The
following is a list of those people who we feel have acted in such
a manner as to be considered genuinely deserving of our
heartfelt gifts.
To Constable Bob Cooper and his hundred plus "peace
officers" who recently decimated the homes of the Frances
Street squatters, we give six vacant lots to play teenage mutant
ninja turtles, and two weeks paid holiday in sunny downtown
Beirut where the citizens are accustomed to having their
buildings destroyed on a whim.
To the squatters we would like to give a mobile home to
escape the ninja turtles, or perhaps the McDonalds barge, since
no one wants it anyway. Ships ahoy, damn the torpedos and full
steam ahead.
To Mayor Campbell we give a 400 square foot basement
sui te at $800 a month complete with eye level ceiling, and a loud
obnoxious landlord whose foot odour seeps through the floorboards and drips into your morning coffee.
To the executives at Mac-Bio we give each a hair cuts
similar to the clearcuts they inflict on the side-hills of British
Columbia, bottle of headwax not included.
To Bill Vander Zalm we give a year's subscription to "The
Employment Paper." Face it Willy, by the end of this election,
you're going to need it.
And of course, to our dear old friend Maggie Thatcher we
give one of our favourite songs: "Sha-na-na-na, na-na-na-na,
hey-hey-hey, good-bye..."
To our beloved prime minister we bequeath an early
retirement to fatten his behind alone on the porch ofhis Meech
Lake cottage mumbling bilingually, "where did I go wrong/ou
est-ce que je me suis trompe?" until he eventually gets decapitated by a low-flying jet.
To Saddam Hussein, a lifetime as an "honoured guest" in
a backwater town in rural Alabama. Hell enjoy the Southern
hospitality exhibited by these open minded folks as they greet
foreigners with open arms—sidearms, firearms...
To Kurt Preinsperg, our staff gi vesgK...seven sleazy satires,
six perverted pranks, five sexist jokes..."
To our loathesome selves, we give: membership in the
Socred party to give us the conservative teachings we all so
obviously lack, and a touch of right-wing indoctrination to give
us a realistic perspective on life. Oh, and a sense of humor to to
deal with how ludicrous that would be.
Gratuitous swearing in our peace issue, and a sense of love and
respect for our fellow people. No, fuck that!
For the record...
The quote, 'The letters were just rude. But I don't think that
(the male residents) meant to insult us. They did it to disgust
themselves, not to disgust us. They just didn't think how (the
letters) would affect us," which appeared in the front page
Vanicr-letters story in the Oct. 19 edition of The Ubyssey, was
misattributcd to Erika Kasai and should have been attributed
to Sarah Campbell. The Ubyssey regrets any inconveniences
caused by the amount of time taken to rectify this problem.
November 30, 1990
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma
Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
university administration, or of the sponsor. The Ubyssey is
published with the proud support of the Alumni Association. The
editorial office is Rm. 241k of the Student Union Building.
Editorial Department, phone 228-2301; advertising, 228-
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Halftime was over and the announcer Micheal Booth bade
the play resume. Fresh from the showers or was it a bubble
bath Effie Pow foamed her way to the kickoff delightfully
excecuted by Brenda Wong. Referee Nadene Rehnby blew her
whistle and calledillegal procedure on Matthew Johnson who
spiked the ball in a possesed rage. Greg Davis thought it was
a fumble andran itin while Keith Leung, Roderick Mcfarlane,
George OliverandringleaderMarkNielsenbooedindistasteful
harmony. At the opposite end ofthe field Mike Coury lectured
on the benefits of players' cleats airating the grass to faithful
disciples Sam Green, John Walker, Sophia Harris and Niko
Fleming. Rebecca Bishop and Colin Maycock quarrelled over
the use of pig skin for the public's pleasure and decided coffee-
ground cookies would be a suitable substitution. With porky
saved Tim Horton was called, to supply a large order of
doughnuts to take out by Paul Dayson. Mike Roman and
Wayne King put dibs on the double glazed and chocolate
covered favourites. Andrew Epstein disrupted play by calling
bit Andrews pinky until it was blue. David Loh and Paul
Abbott cried game over and trailed Lydia Cheng and Leah
Postman to the parking lot only to meet Tigger carrying on
about the fairness ofthe rules. Rules? There are no rules they
said, by now we have no brains and couldn't remember them
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last year by the EUS nEUSlettre of March 17,1990. In
response to this, the EUS is
hosting a "Rights and Freedoms Forum", addressing
such issues as the definition
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Rights and Freedoms and
students disciplining themselves.
Five panel discussions,
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- specific topics and panelists
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Values must
remain constant
Re: the Nov. 23 editorial,
"Wilson is Right"—
I am trying to decipher
your principles. The issue is
not whether Mr. Wilson's
anger and frustration are
understandable. Theyare—
yet you have not justified a
hawkish stance in the Gulf
on the grounds that world
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leaders are angry and frustrated with Saddam
Hussein. Values must remain consistent if they are
to have any worth.
The problem with Mr.
Wilson's comment is that it
embraces the very basis of
the oppression the Native
Peoples battle; that is, that
those who have power must
exercise it over those who
don't in order to ensure the
tables aren't turned. In action, this same principle
would suggest the army's
presence was appropriate at
Oka. Surely the Ubyssey
editors as well as Mr. Wilson
would agree that such a
principle undermines the
human rights the Native
Peoples want to see restored?
The call is for human
justice, notarenewed power
struggle in hopes of a role
Mark Hill
Fink Akts 3
To: Bardon, Chris
Arts 4
Re: U Be Careful
The Ubyssey
Volume 73, Number 24
You mean omniscient.
J. Brandon Lange
Graduate Studies
The Ubyssey
is always
looking for
eager, slightly
insane people
who wish to
join our
world of
Drop into SUB
Masthead Continued...
anyway. Graham Cameron heard the words of wisdom and
started the revolution. Raul Peschiera became a general and
moved his forces consisting of Jason Ford, Roger Sharma,
John Sullivan towards obHviating the Gramatical Errors
caused by Matthew Clarke, Iiz Stevenson, Ted Wright and
Sharon lindores. Wait one minute! exclaimed David Loh
and called in Harald Gravelsins the rule police who wiped
out the rules again much to the delight of Chung Wong who
never liked rules in the first place. Paul Thomson jumpedin
and provided a fresh party pack of doughnuts and started
with Steve Chan, Yggy King, Rob Reid and David Chivo who
all benefited from added body warmth and radiated towards
the sky. Nicole Sadinsky sawthem headingfor theholein the
ozone andrecruited Mary Ainsley, Cathy Garneau and Dave
Chowaklinsky tohaul the misguidedbunch back to doughnut
chaos. John Manis suffered from flour in the face while Roger
Kanno and Stefania Shortt deliberated on where they could
find the holes. Don Mah secretly reminisced about High
School and wiped away the tears from Tamara Shand's,
Gwen Parker's, and Matt Clarke's collectively averted eyes.
"These days always change," said Laurie Newell,"so I never
know if they'll ever call." Ernie Stelzer, Anita Misri, and
Felicia Quon interrupted and chanted in unison, "Workers
unite...into one big worker!" surprising everyone except for
Willem Maas who had read, and subsequetly eaten, the
telegram. Carol Huifeltit wasabouttime she said something
butlater regretted that shehad walked up those steep stairs
at the infirmary leading to the loveably well-known, yet
ecrentrricallydecorated,apartmentbelongingto James Dolan,
Andre LaPierre and Sophia Harris. Things escalated, of
course. Katheryn Scharf and Dana Whyte saw all, heard
more, and spoke little. Words were slipping in width-wise.
Hao Li spoke out of turn saying, Life is a mutual affair and
everyone believed him. Nada y nada y nada y nada y then
something. Clean this mess up! screamed Tony Lin and
Johanne Neilsen, Calvin DangandDave KotinokofFjumped
and blinked because ofthe lights. Elaine Griffith finally cut
out the ad and waited anxiously for her package to arrive;
maybe this time it will really work and not lead Katheryn
Weller, Sharon Doyle and Merlin Levirs to recite The
Tragedy of Being a Seed. Winston Yeung couldn't help or
hold it: fai besoin de sommeil, et est-ce que je peux aller a la
salledebain? Katherine Monk snuck intoTanya Battersbys
kitchen and ate all the grapes we were saving (from being
eaten, of course.) Arnie Ho, Hadani, and Dale Fallon saw
Buddha and helped the holy one across the street and into
the tasteful lavender interior of a sub-compact. Buddha
offered the holy belly to John Newlans, Quinn Harris and
Gwen Parker but they reluctantly refused their just rub.
Dear Friends! said Dania Sheldon Leave Buddhaout of this!
Leaves fall from trees and they won't leave me alone, you
know? said Jennifer Milligan, but Joe Altwasser and May
Wong fell silent and into the thoughts Pawel Dudek and Joe
Walker had pooled together even though the game was
billiards but no one can really tell the difference anyway.
Peace comes with whipped cream said Carla Maftechuk and
Susan Denike concurred though she missed the fruit. Raul
Peschiera could only find Peace in a small recess in the wall
and thafs where he stayed until someoneaskedifhe thought
he wouldmakeagoodneighbourinabeautiful neighbourhood.
A beautiful day in our neighbourhood, a neighbourly day in
our beautyhood. Niko Flemming and John Sullivan asked
Elaine what she would say and Elaine said: nothing but
Peace in the end.
November 30,1990 LETTERS
Don't Worry,
Be Happy
I want to respond to the many,
many "negative" letters-to-the
Editor that I have read in this
paper in my 4+ years at UBC. It
seems to me the ratio of letters
that complain, gripe, defame,
etc...always exceeds letters that
compliment someone or something.
Like...does reality suck that much?
I know this paper isn't supposed to
be a glossed-over piece of drivel
like the "BC Report" (or whatever
that Socre d propaganda rag that is
sent to my place every month is
called). But, hey! Sometimes, I
find it a bit much to read only
newspaper captions dealing with
sob-stories, blockades, boycotts,
tree-hugging, etc...(What?! Don't I
care about my fellow person?
How about a change of pace? I
propose to complimentrather than
to complain in this letter. I may
sound "silly" by saying the following two things, but I mean them
sincerely. First, I want to thank
the people of UBC for being who
they are. The wide array of people
that one can meet here is simply
amazing. Wouldn't you, the reader,
agree? Of course, I have
"unmeeting" people at the end of
the schoolyear. Alas, "dem da
breaks". But, nevertheless, I'm
glad I met them. (However, I cannot say that the opposite is necessarily true.)
Second, I want to thank a
particular prof, whom I believe, in
a paraphrase of another prof., is:
The GOD of political science
at UBC—prof. P. Tennant. This
man made Local Government interesting for me. Need I say more?
I wonder if other people feel the
same way about one of their profs?
(No...this isn't prof, worshipping.
That would be paganistic. Norisit
"Brown-nosing" since I cannot
schedule any of his classes into my
timetable. Bummer.) That's all
to adopt them? Or, do we put them
in orphanages which may include
one like the Mt. Cashel's? What
will happen to those poor orphans
if they don't receive proper care
and education, or other basic necessities, due to lack of funding or
donations? What will be the cost to
the society if we don't raise them
properly and maybe even turn some
of them into criminals? Let's face
reality. Wouldn't it be better if we
spend our money on funding the
abortion clinics, educating the
public on birth control...etc, to help
the already living rather than the
unwanted fetus?
Our society has come a long
way t orecognize the rights of every Canadian. Our current abortion law is bad enough in the sense
that it restricts a woman's right to
abort her fetus. If our government
passes Bill C-43, then it will violate
our human rights, and Canada will
no longer be a completely demo-
■ cratic country.
Gordon Chan
Science 3
Results of 1990
UNICEF Campaign
The UnitedNations Children's
Fund would like to extend an earnest thank you to YOU the students. Your efforts and contributions made the UNICEF campaign
at UBC an unimagined success.
The total is not final as other constituencies are sill in the process of
collecting, but here are the results
so far:
UBC Students   $ 726.56
AMS Council 650.00
Donations Made by Constituencies on Behalf of their Students:
Agriculture 150.00++
Arts 130.00
Commerce 100.00
Engineers TBA
Music 532.65
John Chan    CURRENT TOTAL: $ 2289.21
Abort Bill C-43
Why are our politicians introducing Bill C-43? Isitbecause this
bill will ensure, as Kim Campbell
said, "good medical, ethical practice?" Or, is it just another piece of
legislation brought upby some pro-
life politicians so that more "lives"
can be saved? In any case, this bill,
if it becomes law, will definitely
restrict a woman's access to abortion since many doctors will stop
performing it. Thus, a woman's
freedom of choice will be limited
and our society will not have the
equality guaranteed by our constitution.
If this bill is really intended to
save "lives", it won't work. Just
think, a woman does not normally
attempt to get herself pregnant so
that she can have an abortion. So,
if she is desperate and determined
enough to seek one, she would
probably find ways to obtain one
even if she has to break the law.
Although the rich can afford to go
to the States to have the abortion
legally, most of the others would
have to look for other ways, such as
self-induced abortion or finding a
so-called back alley butcher. Do
we want our society to help these
unfortunate beings and give them
a chance to regain a normal life, or
to ruin their lives further by prosecuting them?
Okay! Say this bill successfully saves many "lives". Then,
surely, many "mothers" woul d gi ve
up their babies. What are we and
the society going to do with the
increasing number of unwanted
babies? Is Bill Vander Zalm going
(Donations may still be made at
the AMS Ombudsoffice)
This was a concerted effort
and much appreciation goes to Leo
Chui, Jay Willis, Charles Redden,
Carole Forsythe, Mona Mok,
Judith Lawson, 'Brent', Brad Yen,
and the AMS Ombudsoffice for
their active support and participation. Most encouraging in this
year's campaign was the original
ways that students found to raise
these funds. Hats off to Vicki
Tsang, the member of Students
Council whose innovative idea
made it possible for the AMS to
donate $650. She suggested that
Students Council forgo the cater
ing of two of their meetings and
donate the equivalent amount redeemed to UNICEF. Another
precedent was set this year by Jorj
McWhinnie, Music Undergraduate Society's representative, who
helped establish the first UNICEF
benefit concert at UBC. Cheers to
all the volunteer performers—the
success of that night guarantees
that the concert will become an
annual MUSA event!
The Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) has
a policy of matching UNICEF's
public donations dollar for dollar
and so we have in effect, raised
over forty-five hundred dollars. As
a continuation of last year's drive,
all proceeds will again be directed
to UNICEPs Sudan Water Project.
The sole purpose of this project is
to introduce clean water and sanitation systems to rural communities in the Sudan. To give you an
idea of the expenses of this huge
goal, just the materials to build
one deep well cost over $400. Each
well is intended to serve a community of about two hundred people
and will be maintained by the local
For those who made personal
donations at the UNICEF boxes
set up in SUB, the Aquatic Centre,
and the residences, please know
that every penny we raised here
will be converted to active aid in
the Sudan. There were no expenses that we incurred in this
(and boxes and posters we used
will be reused to the extent possible). Our contribution may not
be a relatively great amount, but
consider this: we have helped improve the welfare of over two
thousand people in the Sudan. This
is enough for me.
Again, on behalf of UNICEF, I
thank all the contributors for their
support. It's amazing what your
spare change will do.
T. Mak
Arts 2
Consistent? Us?
Re, the Nov. 23 editorial, "Wilson
is Right"—
I am trying to decipher your
principles. The issue is not whether
Mr. Wilson's anger and frustration
are understandable. They are—
yet you have not justified a hawkish
stance in the Gulf on the grounds
that world leaders are angry and
frustrated with Saddam Hussein.
Values must remain consistent if
they are to have any worth.
The problem with Mr. Wilson's
comment is that it embraces the
very basis of the oppression the
Native Peoples battle; that is, that
those who have power must exer-
ciseitoverthosewhodon'tin order
to ensure the tables aren't turned.
In action, this same principle would
suggest the army's presence was
appropriate at Oka. Surely the
Ubyssey editors as well as Mr.
Wilson would agree that such a
principle undermines the human
rights the Native Peoples want to
see restored?
The call is for human justice,
not a renewed power struggle in
hopes ofa role reversal.
Mark Hill
Fine Arts 3
Israeli propaganda
Reading the November 23rd
issue of The Ubyssey, I saw an
article titled "Israeli Consul general encourages peace." As you
would expect, I was very interested in reading the article. Unfortunately, the more I read, the
more I was disgusted by the way
that the article had been written.
The article was not balanced in
any way. The ambassador had his
freedom thrashing the Arabs and
the Palestinians, distorting facts
and inventing others. The article
was more like a commentary or a
political advertisement than a
news piece.
Here are a few questions that
the consul general should have
been asked:
1. If Israel wants to contribute to
a future Middle East peace, why
do they refuse engaging in a discussion with legitimate representatives ofthe Palestinian people?
2. If Israel is committed to peace in
the region, why did Shamir scrap
his peace plan when the PLO was
indicatingits willingness to accept
such a humiliating formula?
3. If Israel wants peace in the
Middle East, and if it sincerely
refuse annexation of territory by
force, as in the case of Kuwait, how
come they annexed the Golan
heights in Syria and kept establishing settlements in the West
bank and Gaza strip?
4. If Israel is a law abiding country, how come they did not accept a
United Nations team to investigate the massacre at the Aqsa
mosque; and how come they refused
to abide by United Nations resolutions calling them to withdraw
from the occupied territories and
stop oppressing the Palestinian
Furthermore, the consul general knew exactly why the PLO
movedits headquarters from Tuni s
to Bagdad. Unfortunately he chose
a cheap way to confuse and deceive
people. The reason, Mr. consul
general, that the PLO moved out of
Tunis is that Israeli planes destroyed the PLO headquarters and
Israeli agents (terrorists) assassi-
two man in the PLO in Tunis.
If it was an Arab representative who was making these claims,
I assure you that he or she would
have been challenged by the reporter to explain and justify his or
her statements. I would also like
to know if the person would have
been given the best part of the
page to engage in such naked
Rafeh Hulays
Graduate Student;
Electrical Engineering
Have a
most truly,
totally, and
Get lots O
rest then
and have
Stop on by
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the Northeast corner
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November 30, 1990
November 30, 1990


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