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The Summer Ubyssey Aug 5, 1997

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Array Radical
Why volunteers would
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First Brit pop
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Activists disrupt ceremony
to give Strangway
'corporate dick' award.
ordering scotch since 1981
The sun
comes out!
Photos by Cecelia Parsons
Beneath a beautiful blue sky, Vancouver's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, and their friends
and families gathered to enjoy the city's
most colourful parade.
Joining the Pride Parade were about 16
Pride UBC members on hand to celebrate
several parade firsts.
For the first time ever, the Gay and
Lesbian Law Enforcement Officers, in full
uniform, marched proudly down the
Denman Street parade route. The Officers
were favorites for spectators who saw it as
a photo opportunity and a chance to be
This year's event also marked the
time participation of Vancouver Police
Chief, Bruce Chambers, and Mayor Philip
Owen who started the parade off with a
One Pride UBC member said he was
pleased that Owen and Chambers
marched in solidarity, calling it an important "symbolic" gesture.
Over 100 groups, organisations and
businesses marched in this years parade,
and it is estimated that the crowds
reached an all-time high thanks to the sun
finally coming out
—Ubyssey staff
Native youth seek voice in AFN
 by Stanley Tromp
Canada's native youth have hope they'll gain a
voice in the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
under Phil Fontaine, who was elected Grand
Chief last week.
Many young people at the AFN annual convention July 29-31 said they were frustrated
that the AFN often ignores youth.
Two teenage girls from the alternative
group United Native Nations (UNN) had hoped
candidates in the leadership race would
answer a UNN questionnaire about youth and
non-status Indians. But they said the candidates ignored their questionnaire. "We're disposable," one laughed.
Much of Fontaine's support came from
minority groups in the AFN: non-status, off-
reserve and young natives.
In an unscheduled speech to the delegates
and guests. David Dennis, a young native
activist tore into the AFN for neglecting youth
After the vote, the new federal Indian Affairs
minister Jane Stewart spoke to the AFN about
her plans for a "new partnership."
Stewart recited grim social statistics about
life on reserves and added she no longer cared
to issue "prescriptions" to natives on how to
manage their affairs. She said that answers to
issues like a high suicide rate, unemployment,
a housing shortage and poor nutrition and
health have to come from native people.
"Control from Ottawa has not brought us along
as far as we want to be," said Stewart, prompting cheers from delegates.
In a letter to former Grand Chief Ovide
Mercredi, Canadian Federation of Students
(CFS) chair Brad Lavigne thanked him for supporting the Aboriginal Students' Hunger Strike
and the On to Ottawa Trek. Lavigne urged the
CFS-AFN coalition-building to continue.
The AFN represents 633 Canadian native
bands. 5, 1997
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Japanese Canadians celebrate
their culture, and throw
in a few surprises
 by Charlie Cho
Amatersasu [the Sun Goddess] made her presence felt Sunday afternoon at the 21st annual
Powell Street Festival, celebrating Japanese-
Canadian art, history and culture. With temperatures in the thirties, most of the seniors were
forced to seek shelter from the scorching noon
heat. This year's theme, My Voice to Yours: From
Generation to Generation, was illustrated by the
active participation of both youth and seniors all
weekend. Throughout Oppenheimer Park, there
was a pervading sense of good
humour and lighthearted family fun.
For me the day started with a couple of professional Rikishi [sumo
wrestlers] fromjapan who treated the
crowd to a show when they gamely
took on half a dozen pre-teen boys.
Meanwhile fifty festival goers, young
and old, men and women, big and
small, volunteered for the popular
sumo wrestling tournament. And for
the first time, women were allowed to
take part in this event. The typical
bout was over in seconds, but there
were a few dramatic duels. The slim,
rainbow-mohawked Matt X easily
defeated the large, crowd-mugging
Lucky (or unlucky as the case may be),
by diving aside at the last moment. In
the end, Gomyo won the tournament
by defeating Kimi in an almost Greco-
Roman wrestling fashion.
To escape the heat, I went to the Firehall Arts
Centre to attend a workshop about children of
interracial marriages. The Japanese Canadian
Citizens Association (JCCA) Human Rights
Committee presented two short films, Domino
and Mixed Messages.
In the panel discussions that followed, personal stories from those who attended cut to the
heart of the perceptual dissonance between how
multiracial people identify themselves and how
others perceive them. Kirniko Hotta in Mixed
Messages, a daughter of a Japanese father and a
Caucasian mother, expressed the common
dilemma of feeling Caucasian in Japan, yet
Japanese in Canada. Kirniko felt closer to her
Japanese heritage, and legally changed her name
from Kimberly Denise.
Camille, a bi racial child in a   The festival had a different feel from
multiracial       relationship,        what I'd expected. A thirty-some-
reminded interracial couples       thing wjth purp|e mppy gasses ^
beside me and opened a Japanese
to tiiink about the effects of
their decision to have a child
together.  "You can't expect
SUMO KING thrown from the ring by kids, richelle rae photo
your child to save the world from racism just
because you're mating," she said. On the same
subject, she added that interracial children must
forever bear the burden of "where are you
from?" and "were you adopted?" no matter
where they live and no matter how many generations their family has lived there. Panelists
Peter Y. Nishimura and Tomiye Ishida, suggested support through organisations and activism
might help these children. They discussed the
possibility of forming a bi-racial support group
through the JCCA.
Once back at the festival I decided to check
out the arts and crafts booths. With its colourful
banners, trinkets and T-shirts, the festival had a
different feel from what I'd expected. I spotted a
youngjapanese man with a Shonen Knife T-shirt.
Before long, a thir-
Caucasian   in   a
business suit with
purple        hippy
glasses sat beside
paper umbrella   me and opened a
Japanese    paper
A   mass   of  people   forming
behind me interrupted my musings and I noticed that the Koroku
Dance  had begun.  Six shadow}'
ghosts were writhing on the grass
before me. Painted in white and
clad  in white  flowing robes the
dancers would drift and fall, alternating between exquisite pain and
peace.   Unnervingly   silent,   the
dance ended.
A few feet away, nine women
prepared the diamond stage for
Katari Taiko, known as the talking
drums. As the program said, "Big
drums and Asian women raising
hell." Shouts like frenetic pistons,
marked the building tempo and the
loud synchronous beats. The
rhythms sped up to a hum, then bass hit my
eardrums like waves against the rocks.
The festival ended with a crowd-pleaser
played by the Katari Taiko, appropriately called
A fitting end to Vancouver's longest-running
community celebration of issei and nisei [the
first and second generation immigrants] in the
Japanese-Canadian community.
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Matt mcGrath doesn't look crazy, but disspelung doubts
about a guy who volunteers thirty hours a week in a coffeehouse is not easy.
McGrath works at the La Quena Coffeehouse on
Commercial Drive, and at the end of most weeks he winds up
nursing scalds and blisters from the espresso machine, or
bruises from slipping on coffee grounds spilt on the floor.
"You get your good weeks and your bad weeks," says
For similar high stress work, Starbucks workers
approached the Canadian Auto Workers Union seeking a higher wage and three weeks ago signed a collective agreement
with the Seattle based corporation for a $0.75 per hour pay
My whole contact with the community evolved out of La
Quena. I think it's like that for a lot of people."
ITS events calendar reveals a shift hi the mission behind the
coffeehouse. In the early eighties, staff raised enough money
to feed an entire battalion ofthe FMLN. Today, fundraisers are
directed more towards locally based initiatives such as the
Musicians Association for Coop Housing.
Over the years, the politics haven't changed a great deal at
La Quena. Posters of revolutionary heroes Che Guevara and
Emiliano Zapata still line the walls, and books such as
International Socialism Volume Seventeen and The Program
ofthe Communist Party ofthe Soviet Union continue to gather
dust on the shelves.
What has changed
are tie causes that the
Caw revolution
For most people, coffee
and politics don't mix
that well. But at La
Quena, it's just the
But asking even for minimum wage would be unfliink-
able for La Quena staff like
McGrath. "Sometimes you
wonder why you put yourself
through it But most of the
time you can see that what
you're doing has a positive
impact," he says.
Inside La Quena, there is no shimmering new espresso bar or expensive art deco furniture to attract customers; the tables are old and worn, the utensils don't
match, and the coffee maker is often broken down.
Situated on the north end of "The Drive," La Quena
couldn't be stuck in a more competitive cafe district.
Across the street is Joe's Cafe, two blocks down sits the
Cafe Deux Soleil, and the Havana lies less than a block
away, regularly filled to capacity. With the exception of La
Quena, all the cafes in the area can afford to pay their
But while management in the other cafes make high
turnover a priority, La Quena staff work on keeping people in their seats for the whole evening.
Most nights, La Quena draws a crowd for a performer
or speaker. Some nights for poetry and song, other
nights for politics. Tonight, it's volunteer overseas night,
and universily students have taken over the coffeehouse.
The mostly young and clean cut students are looking for
a satisfying way to spend their summer, and have come
to La Quena for a slide show on community work in
Central America. The tour leader giving the presentation
tells how pleasant it was to have Costa Rican children
waking her up in the morning. "It was really uplifting,"
she says.
Laviticus Jackson, a La Quena staff member, is
annoyed by the remark and the tone of the evening. As
he puts the chairs back in their places at the tables, Jackson
sets the record straight. "Sending privileged middle class students to foreign countries is not what we're all about."
FOR Latin America, a group of Chilean expats formed La Quena
in 1983. The founders used the coffeehouse to build support
networks for movements such as the Sandinistas in Nicaragua
and the FMLN (Frente Marti Liberacion National) insurgent
army in El Salvador.
The coffeehouse was directed along more
traditional lines, however. "La Quena was
very different when I joined," says Martha
Roberts, a staff member since 1994. "It was
run by a board of directors. The kitchen staff
were paid and the counter staff were volunteers."
Roberts hadn't been there for long
when lhings began to change. "That June,
the board resigned because of financial difficulties. The entire staff was laid off, and La
Quena was doomed to close."
At that point, most places would have
done just that. But staff decided that La
Quena was too valuable. "Volunteers made
the decision to keep it running. Instead of
assuming board positions we decided to run
it collectively."
Ever since, decisions on ruruiing the coffeehouse are made by consensus in weekly staff meetings. Up
to thirty volunteers attend the meetings, which can sometimes
last for hours. But the long meetings don't discourage the staff,
many of whom have worked at La Quena for several years.
Roberts has no doubts about why people stay involved: "It's
the connection to the community that's kept La Quena going.
LA QUENA, coffee, poetry, activism, enchiladas,
and Che, all in one place, richard lam photos
coffeehouse stands behind. Since 1994, when
the Zapatistas, a rebel group in southern Mexico, took over four towns in
protest ofthe Mexican government's
privatisation policies, La Quena lias
been the organising centre of the
Eyes on Mexico activist group and
has hosted forums attended by
Zapatistas. Apart from these links,
however,    and    the    occasional
'The type of fragmentation that exists in
society is deadly," says Laviticus
Jackson, a La Quena staffer,
seated in front of a mural of
Felix the Cat holding a hammer and sickle. "Social
Darwinism is the logic
of many people I
speak to."
fundraiser   for   the   Canada-Cuba
\| Friendshipment, La Quena has turned
away from Latin America and is reacting more to
events unfolding in BC.
Both staff and customers take interest in the work of locally-based environrnental or aboriginal rights groups. Last
month, the Forest Action Network addressed the protests on
King Island, the Gustafsen Lake defenders built support for
those on trial for the 1995 standoff, and Peoples Action for
Threatened Habitat raised awareness about logging in the
Stoltmann wilderness area. Each night, the coffeehouse was
filled to capacity.
But the campaign with the most support at La Quena has
been the one centred around an event to be held at UBC. The
Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation [APEC] has been widely
criticised for its neglect of labour codes and environmental
concerns, as well as for its closed-door decision making.
Formed out of meetings held at La Quena, the No to i^PEC!
coalition has grown from a group of five to a support network,
of hundreds, and is organising mass protests for the upcoming summit. Many of La Quena's staff are active with the coalition.
La Quena's switch of direction has coincided with the
changing concerns of its clientele. In 1982, with guerilla forces
in Central America capturing headlines, Canadian activists
were quick to answer the call for solidarity with
aid convoys and campaigns against American
intervention in the region.
Today, however, many of those activists are
either unemployed or cannot find work that
pays more than minimum wage. Their struggle
has changed from warding off the imperialist
enemy to simply paying the rent.
"The type of fragmentation that exists in
society is deadly," says Jackson, seated in front
of a mural of Felix the Cat holding a hammer
and sickle. "Social Darwinism is the logic, of
many people I speak to."
For Jackson, who is originally from LA, icons
like Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi
promote a pacifism that isn't of much use in the
real world. "I don't believe we live in a society
that promotes non-violence. Our society is
based on violence. Just look at what's going on
in the Downtown Eastside. The process of gentrification is a very violent thing."
Like many others at La Quena, Jackson isn't
interested in turning the other cheek. "We don't
believe in the concept of service here. We
believe in the concept of cooperation. We're trying to provide a space for people to communicate ideas freely and to form the bases of political action. In this environment we seek to promote conflict."
DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE, William Kay has organised workshops and networks at La Quena for
several years.
"It's not always easy to get spots
to meet if you're on the left [La
Quena staff] have made it something of a hub of activists, sort of a
With  the   Vancouver   Labour
Market Research Group, Kay works
with East Side residents threatened
with welfare cuts for not attending
job search sessions. The VLMRG
advises people that their unemployment
isn't a result of inadequate job search techniques or a poor resume.
"For a while at La Quena we've held welfare
appeal workshops
just as a movement
to inform people of
their rights and to
encourage people
to take a more combative approach to
welfare.   In   East
Vancouver, probably about a third of
the people are now on welfare. The [federal government]
routinely misleads- people and gives them a very narrow
notion of what their rights are and as such a lot of people get
denied welfare and benefits that they're clearly entitled to.
By showing people how to go about filing an appeal and trying to encourage them to have a little backbone when dealing with the bureaucrats, we've stimulated literally hundreds of people to start filing appeals and start fighting
Along with the welfare appeal workshops, Kay has used
the coffeehouse as a centre for organising actions against
unemployment and welfare cuts, and credits it for bringing
diverse elements of the East Side together. "If it wasn't for La
Quena, a lot of activity would be dispersed," he says.
Without La Quena, Kay says that the East Side would lose a
valuable tool for self-reflection. "For all its trials and tribulations, La Quena is a good resource. It's something that a lot of
other cities lack. We need more of them."*}. THb SUMMER UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1997
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Space, the final frontier
by John Zaozirny
Describing Space's music is an unenviable task.
The New Yorker describes it as "wacky, Bacharach-
influenced glam pop." This description is certainly convoluted, but it neglects to mention the joyously grim
gallows humour displayed in the lyrics, the wild sampling and scratching, or the lounge music allusions that
bubble up into Space's musical dialogue.
And of course, there's Mill tli.il .mini ■ ~
present Brit-Pop label  lo '»■        *''»BWnhiK<
dealt with. Which all Minis
up why its much better
to let Space's musii
speak for itself. .' '-"•",
That's exactly why
Space have descended
upon North Americj
with their latest stab a
successful   tour—the
two were derailed b\
This tour seems to be linn, time hu k\
though, and Space are rollinu Miioolhh .il.nig
thanks no doubt to their overwhelming charm and
humour, and their propensity to have a damn good
time—no matter what.
Space stands in pretty stark contrast to the
pomposity and grandeur affected by a number
of British bands entering a continent where
their latest single hasn't even been heard of.
Franny, Space's keyboardist and in-
house electronics wizard, notes,  "We
haven't come over here to conquer the
place. We're just going over here to do
a few shows and if people appreciate
it then that's great. And at the end of
the day, if they don't like us, then we just go back home
and carry on the way we were in England. It's not a big
deal with us. We're actually enjoying it while we can."
This ambling, good-natured attitude also reflects the
Hair raising film
at The New Review Theatre,
Granville Island
by Robin Yeatman
—««m»yM—^——■ i ii 	
This zany trekkie tale, WilMam Shatner Lent Me
His Hairpiece (an Untrue Story), directed by Ken
Hegan was one of many films that made its way
into this mostly tunny and oilen weird compua
tion of short Canadian films. Hegan himself acts
in the film as the balding trekkie obsessed with
Shatner's hairpiece This award-winning film
revolves around Hegan's possession of
Shatner's rug, and its monumental impact on
his life. Mainly, it got him a bunch of cute girls
in mini skirts batting their false eyelashes in the
softly lit background. Most of the laughs are
thanks to Theatre Sports veteran Gary Jones,
playing the role of James T. Kirk.
But Hegan's film was not the only star in the
series. A few other films are also worth mentioning. "All Ihe Great Operas (in Ten Minutes)"
directed by Kim Thompson. This film is animated in true Monty Python style, giving a crash
course in opera by breaking the art form down to
its two lowest denominators: sex and violence.
Other highlights included the short comedic
cartoons "Black Hula", "Dog Brain" and "Lupo
the Butcher" (created by Marv Newland). They
all have the uncensored quality often seen at
Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted festival.
On the whole. Short Takes was an interesting
glimpse at local short films. Not only, did it
showcase modern Vancouver talent, but it provided more than a few good laughs.*
secret of Space's success: an ability to blend their disparate and eclectic musical tastes together to maximum effect.
"The reason " Female of the Species' [Space's breakthrough single] sounds the way it does is because all
members of the band are into so many different types
of music. I'm into techno music, Tommy [vocals] loves
In a musical world that's
becoming increasingly burdened
by it s own sense of importance
and gravity Space is a welcome
breath of extra-terrestrial air.
soundtracks, old B-movies, stuff like that: Andy's
[drums] into rap and punk music. Jamie [guitar] will listen to anything,'' Franny explains.
Some have claimed that Space's music has echoes of
another motley crew that made surprisingly innovative
music. The facts that Space are from Liverpool, have
two songwriters, a bassist for a singer, and a disarming
sense of humour have led to the inevitable Beatle's
"We've been misquoted as saying we hate the
Beatles. That's not true. We all love the Beatles. We're
proud to be mentioned in the same sentence as them.
There's no point though in going back and sounding
like nnisii lhat was done thirty years ago. If
lhe Re.itles were around now, they'd be
mething like The Prodigy, 'cause
the Beatles were moving so for-
■   ward. They wouldn't still be
fi playing   guitar   music.   You
wouldn't have your Oasis and
your Cast and all them bands.. *
It takes a lot of guts to write
nusic and try something differ-
e's own "new and different"
niusic h.is sparked a worldwide hit, "Female of
ie Aperies thai h.is popped up in the unlikeliest of
places— from Australian soap operas to Southeast
Asia—a fact that creeps Franny out.
"It's the scariest thing in the world. We sometimes
sit down, me and Tommy, and he'll sit there and say,
" Hold on, we're on the other side of the world just
because I picked up a guitar and wrote a song. It's
crazy. We arrived at Bangkok at three in the morning
and there's fucking crowds of groupies and fans. In
Bangkok! They're giving us presents and following us around Bangkok, and staying outside our
hotel. It's just insane."
The trouble is though, if Space keep on producing their brand of insanely catchy pop
music, they can expect more of that kind of treatment.
Space just might want to watch A Hard Day's Night for
a refresher course.♦
RACISM AND ROMANCE CLASH violently in Gregor Nicholas' film Broken English.
August 1-7 at Fifth Avenue Cinemas
by Cecelia Parsons
Gregor Nicholas' film, Broken Enghsh, is a welcome
change from the summer onslaught of mainstream
Hollywood flicks.
Set in New Zealand, the film follows the struggle of
Nina, a rebellious young Croatian immigrant, as she
breaks away from her domineering father, Ivan, and
begins to build a new life with her Maori boyfriend,
Eddie. Fortunately, the recycled Romeo and Julietesque
plot is only the framework for the larger issues that the
film explores: racism and culture clash. Nina's territorial and nationalistic father explodes into violence when
she moves in with her Maori lover, attacking Eddie
twice with a baseball bat. The brutality and intolerance
explored in this film will remind people of another fair-
This is some bad beat
Meat Beat Manifesto 1997
by Alec MacNeill-Richardson
electronica /Ilektranike/ - new word coined to categorise the ever
growing underground music industry, including a diverse cross section of styles from ambient trance, hard jungle, electronic listening
music, techno, goa, trip hop, drum and bass etc...
bad electronica /baed Ilektranike/- digital music clumsily mixed and
under produced, obviously assembled with late eighties model Casio
keyboards and drum machines mixed with a host of homemade
equipment and crude sampling in order to bring about a mediocre
quality of "old school Techno" see Meat Beat Manifesto.
This is an album for diehard fans only. Despite having recently
released a promising pseudo-trip-hop track on Nettwerk's Plastic
Compilation, the credit must be given to the production crew at
Nettwerk more than the artists behind the music. This paltry selection of current remixes and backtrax leaves the listener wishing he or
she had not removed the cellophane from the CD. If it was Meat Beat
Manifesto's intent to show off their past digital prowess, they could
not have failed more miserably. Amusing sampling quickly gives way
to dull overused house beats and mediocre digital tracks laid over top.
If the right conditions prevail (copious amounts of spare time, no
day job and a lot of cleaning to do) or you have even a whit of knowledge of underground music, you'll come across the lone highlight of
the disc, the end. The last track, "Radio Babylon," is remixed by the
at the Beach
TWO STAR-CROSSED LOVERS gaze off into the summer sun.
by Lean ne Helen Knehn
The idea of outdoor theatre - the initiative of taking plays out of lhe
theatre building and combining live theatre with a natural setting
- is an exhilarating one. Bard on the Beach, with its circus tent setting at Vanier Park, is able to draw on this while maintaining the
comfort, convenience, and accessories of an indoor stage. 1 had
never been to this semi-outdoor theatre before and, hanking on
the hearsay and promotional hype, looked forward lo attending
their production of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Talc.
Sel designer Ted Roberts' natural wood set worked beautifully
to frame Vancouver's famous landscape and breath taking
scenery through the open lenl walls. However, an unanticipated
drawback to an otherwise beautiful sel was Ihe blindness incurred
by the audience because of tht1 bright .summer sun reflected in the
natural backdrop. This natural lighting technique made the actors
appear as blobby, black silhouettes to the blinded audience mem
hers. During the second act, after the sun had finally and thankfully set, we were able lo see what we had neon missing - designer
Mara Gottler's incredibly intricate and gorgeously coloured costumes.
The natural setting pervaded each scene literally with a breath
of fresh air, and although at times it was nice to break the boundary between a confined theatre space and the outside world, it did
become distracting al times when the noises of planes, sirens,
and yelling children reminded us that we weren't actually in
Bohemia. My favorite moment was when a sperm shaped kite
colourfully and happily swam its way through llu: cloud-filled sea
behind King Loonies at the height of his tragedy.
The Winter's Tale hau all thi, traditional Shakespearean ingre
dienls for scintillating drama: madness, jealousy, monarchy,
despair, love lost and love found again, and bawdy humour. These
simple ingredients still make good theatre today and
Shakespeare's reripe was excellently interpreted and translated
by a \ery talented and capable ensemble cast As wilh unv production some performances stand out more lhan others. The char
urler I lermione, was aptly played by Studio fiS graduate Denyse
Wilson. Patricia Idelette gave a stunning performance of Pauline.
Other notable performances include Christopher Weddell as the
advisor Camilln and Allan Zinyk as Ihe Young Shepherd.
Overall the play was highly entertaining, leading me to believe
that the Bard on the Beach will enjoy many more years of success.*
Orb, a fixture in the electronic music industry. They manage to transform it from a slightly cheesy piece of Boney-M sampled techno
garbage into a respectable ambient trance track as only the Orb could.
Why anyone would actually want to buy this album with' so much
available in the same genre, and so much more deserving of your
hard-earned dollars, is beyond me. With the Orb and Nettwerk's
tracks showing so much promise it seems to suggest that under the
right production conditions MBM could thrive quite well in the world
of "electronica". Until then, I would have to relegate them to the "buy
it only for people you don't like" category. ♦
Laughter the best recipe
• by Beth Maron Binh Hue Truong knows the
recipe for a good 'zine. In
Laughing at Yellow Peril Truong
has used a comic book style to get
his anti-racism message across in
a simple, yet intelligent fashion by
using humour as a weapon against
ignorance and intolerance. The
idea for his 'zine came to Truong
after he was verbally attacked
while walking down Victoria
Drive. A white woman yelled at
him, "You new immigrants are all
liars!"; Truong seized the experience as a theme for this comic.
We've all heard racist remarks
about Asians taking over the
Lower Mainland, or how Philip
Owen was allegedly bribed to
change the name of our city to
"Hongcouver," so this is a 'zine we
can all appreciate, Asian or otherwise. The 'zine tackles issues ranging from ESL students forming the
majority in Vancouver schools to
stereotypes of Asians excelling at
math and failing at driving.
This comic-book style 'zine
pokes fun at racism and brings
awareness to diversity in our
community and the struggles
some have with it. If you are
interested in this 'zine, Binh
Truong can be reached by e-mail
at geoff@otter.biochem.ubc.ca.
Pick it up, or keep your eyes
open for other variations of the
basic recipe. Who knows, you
might just enjoy what you see.
And, if you think your communication skills could use a new
recipe, try it, and send a sample to
the UbysseyX*
One of the fastest growing trends
in media today is the pop culture
phenomenon known as zines.
'Zines are simple booklets put
together by anyone with a message. All you need is a computer,
access to a photocopier, and of
course, an idea. The recipe for a
'zine is simple. First, come up with
a catchy theme, maybe a political
issue that has been picking your
brains, or your own poetry. Add
some dip art or cut-outs from magazines, and paste together. Add
some keywords or thoughts, handwritten or word processed, and
rush off to the nearest copy centre.
Distribute your precious product
to coffee bars, book stores, and any
place that attracts the crowds you
think would enjoy hearing your
opinions. Congratulations! You
can proudly tell your friends and
family, that you've been published!
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by Alison Cole
ly recent New Zealander film, Once Were Warriors, that
dealt with similar issues in the same honest, raw fashion.
Nicholas' direction is strong, leaving the audience
on the edge of their seat throughout the film. Because of
their intensity the over-the-top domestic violence scenes
become almost comedic at times. Nicholas paints a disturbingly realistic picture of New Zealand, one rife with
ethnic conflict due to a violent reaction against the flood
of immigrants from Eastern Europe and Asia in recent
years. This New Zealand is no melting pot or mosaic.
Aleksandra Vujcic is perfectly casted as the wild and
impulsive Nina, convincingly seductive and brazen.
Julian Arahanga (from Once Were Warriors fame) delivers a notable and strong performance as the character
The film's adherence to raw desire gives Broken
English a quick pace that fuses the drama and glimpses
of humour nicely, which will relieve an overworked
July 28 at Graceland
What better way to see your favourite movie star than to watch
him perform at his own rock concert? Perhaps this explains the
ninety percent female audience, many, or all, of whom were there
to witness something other than the tunes this practically unknown
band has to offer.
The opening act was the even lesser known group Silverjet. This
energetic trio delivered a 45 minute set of music that was catchy
enough to keep the audience's interest and enthusiasm going
throughout, but I'd be skeptical to guarantee that everyone would
have rushed to the record store the next day to buy their newly-
released CD or become their newly devoted fans. Nonetheless, it
was a fun and entertaining set of good, loud, poppy music, led by the
blond and shaggy-haired guitarist/vocalist Luke, who must have
been grateful to be receiving this much exposure by being on the
Dogstar tour.
By the time the headlining band finally made its long-awaited
appearance, the crowd was overly eager to see what they had come
for. Featuring the ever-so-cute bassist Keanu Reeves, and two other
guys no one knew - guitarist/vocalist Brett Domrose and drummer
Rob Mailhouse -, the audience was wild with excitement. Dogstar set
out to prove themselves as a credible and worthy band with some
good music. Their goal was undeniably achieved.
Playing songs from their yet-to-be-released CD Our Little
Visionary, there were no familiar tunes to relate to, and thus not a
mosher to be seen. However, judging by the complete lack of brightly dyed hair and pierced body parts in the room, this was an audience that had perhaps more sensible actions in mind - like maybe
Keanu-gazing? Because the band played over-amplified instruments
in this small venue, Domrose's gruff and rustic voice was unequal
to the music it was meant to support. However, this wasn't necessarily a bad thing. After going home and getting a better listen to his
vocals later on, on the CD, it was clear that Domrose's singing
(incorporating glimpses of an open-throated Kurt Cobain and a Tom
Cochranesque genre) doesn't exactly cater to the style that their
alternative pop-rock music conveys. This continues to prove that a
live performance will always be more gratifying than a recording, as
I didn't even really notice this vocal glitch during the show.
Domrose's between-song audience banter was minimal and
unwitty; he seemed more interested in just getting on with the next
tune. And, probably to everyone's chagrin, not a peep was heard out
of Keanu the whole night, as he flawlessly maintained the role ofthe
mute bassist, though at times indicating his awareness of his
onlookers with cute, quirky smiles and a generic wave to the crowd.
He knew everyone was watching.
Keanu's vigorous and impressive finger work on his red, 4-
stringed bass was enough to convince everyone that he really can
play an instrument, and play it well. He has been playing for nearly
ten years now, but even just the continual pouring sweat from his
face during the one hour set was enough proof of his energy and
commitment to the band's music. One thing is certain: the trio is
lucky to have more than their talent and groovy tunes as a definite
headway to musical success.
For the estrogen-laden entourage that stuck around after the
show, a long, long wait outside was finally rewarded by the band's
exit from the bunding. Mailhouse and Domrose went completely
unnoticed as the devout crowd swarmed around Keanu, clutching
photos and posters ofthe cute one in his Bill & Ted and Point Break
days. With a happy-go-lucky smile pasted on his face, Keanu seemed
to be delighted by all the attention, as he made his way through the
mob of flailing arms and gushing screams. I too was able to make
physical contact with Keanu (my hand touched his arm for a whole
four seconds) which was really the icing on the cake ofthe spectacle
that was the whole Dogstar shebang.**
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Sarah Galashan and Chris Nuttall-Smith
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Scott Perry
The Ubyssey crew, in rare display of unity, decided
to paint the town red together, one fine Saturday
night Todd Silver's idea, which was readily accepted (except by James Rowan, who fled the country),
was to check out the clubs. Unfortunately, Chris
Nuttall-Smith was not of age. so was left behind.
Craig Reynolds stayed behind to help soothe his
pain. Sarah Galashan immediately headed to sing at
the local karaoke club, which was enough to turn
everyone off that idea. Jamie Woods and Richelle
Rae couldn't deal with all tlie strain of the night and
so went off towards their respective mental health
institutions. Joe Clark decided tonight was the night
to get his long-awaited "I love the AMS" tattoo and
ran off to the local unsavoury and unsanitary tattoo
parlour. Stanley Tromp blew them all off and went
off to the Rage to shake his booty all night long. Wolf
Depner and Richard Lam found the nearest "Ladies
Night" club and went out to find companionship.
Cecelia Parsons and Robin Yeatman were so disgusted that they went there td" beat the crap out of
them. Charlie Cho was telling Alison Cole how this
all fit in the normal scheme of things, while Leanne
Koehn was just totally confused. And John The
Diabolical Evilest Man Alive" Zaozirny got thumped
over the head by the righteous Federico Barahona.
the program for David Strangway's farewell is a
beautiful affair. The cover is embossed with
1985-1997, the length of the outgoing president's term, and the whole deal is bound with
gold elastic.
This work of art dedicates two pages to
another enterprise that's equally creative: a
year-by-year listing of Strangway's milestones
in his 12 years at UBC. Apparently they include
winning the Vanier Cup in 1986 and hirning
campus food waste into nutrient-rich compost
with the UBC bio-reactor in 1994.
But kind of like an obituary, the blue and
gold milestones in Strangway's farewell program skip over the more controversial events of
his term.
We thought we'd highlight some ofthe most
glaring omissions.
We'll start in 1988. They must have short
memories over at public affairs, because all
they've got is how Strangway helped Canada
defeat Chile in the Davis Cup, held at UBC.
Poor forgetful souls, they missed the outrage
when Strangway called on BC to opt out of the
equality provisions ofthe Charter of Rights. The
Charter, which the province passed, prohibits
mandatory retirement, it seems.
1990 must have just flown by, because they
forgot to mention how Strangway ruled out UBC
as a venue for the Gay Games. They forgot the
controversy over the Hampton Place
Development too. They also missed the
$2 50,000 interest-free loan Strangway got from
the university to buy a house for when he left
1995 was a busy year for Strangway. Two
years ago Strangway closed graduate admissions to the poli sci department over the explosive McEwen report. Some headline writers
called the report a witch-hunt; others said it was
long overdue. But doesn't the most controversial event of Strangway's UBC career deserve a
mention in his milestones?
We can't let the Coke deal slip-by either. For
about a million a year, Coke is the only one on
campus. Of course that figure isn't exact: the
agreement, like so many of Strangway's decisions, it isn't open to the public.
-   1997 saw a bevy of controversial Strangway
dictats squeak through before his farewell. The
300 percent tuition increase, for international
grad students didn't make the milestones cut
either, maybe because the grad studies faculty,
the grad students' society and the university
senate opposed it. Or maybe it was because
some of those grad students refused to leave
Strangway's office for almost a week.
And we won't forget-the passage of an official communily plan (OCP) for south campus.
The development will bring hundreds of millions in revenue to UBC, thousands of cars and
high-rolling residents and an end to much of
the south campus forest. It's already brought a
wealth of protest from students and community groups.
Public affairs probably left some things out
of the milestones just because they couldn't be
pigeon-holed into any one of twelve years. Like
Strangway's love of full-cost tuition fees. Or the
fact that most students first saw Strangway on
campus at their grad ceremony.
Oh, we'll miss David Strangway here at the
Ubyssey. But there's no way we could miss as
much as his milestones did.
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Students pay more,
get less from athletics
 by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Students didn't bargain for playing
field user fees, admission charges
to varsity games and reduced summer accessibility to the Student
Rec Centre (SRC) when they voted
to take almost $200,000 from the
Athletics budget last year.
But the re-allocation ofthe AMS
athletics fee, coupled with declining university funding means students have got to pay if they want
to play at UBC.
The SRC will be closed to students for about four weeks each
summer, when conference groups
get priority rental of the facility.
It's no longer free to go to varsity
games: student admission is $3,
everyone else pays $7. And a
fields policy in place since last
year means student groups pay
$20 an hour to use campus fields;
community groups pay $55 an
All UBC students in more than
18 credits already pay a $ 125 student activity fee for athletic and
recreation programs and facilities.
The subsidy the university is
giving [Athletics) is being
decreased on a yearly basis so at
some point in time it's going to be
zero,* said Nestor Korchinsky,
intramurals coordinator. "Before
we get to that point the department has got to solve some serious financial problems.*
He added athletics is trying to
keep user fees low through agreements like the SRC rental. That
agreement with the Department of
Housing and Conferences will
bring $ 1000 per rental day; half to
Athletics and half to Housing and
Conferences, not to mention spinoffs like accommodation rental on
The UBC Bookstore will also
open a boutique in the Rec Centre
this fall, bringing rental funds to
User fees for fields will subsidise the $110,000 Athletics
pays annually to maintain ihe 14
playing fields on campus, said
John Hallen, campus fields supervisor.
Only large, or scheduled
groups who use campus fields will
have to register and pay for fields,
Hallen explained.
"If I see twenty guys out throwing the Frisbee around, then for a
dollar each they can play. That's
not a bad rate for entertainment"
"If there's two or three guys, we
don't even approach them,"
Hallen added. 'It's when they
become twelve or fifteen..."
The move to use the SRC for
conferences has meant structural
changes to the facility.
Deb Huband. the women's varsity basketball coach, said she's
worried a new glass wall in the Rec
Centre gym could be dangerous to
her players. Housing and conferences spent about $120,000 this
summer installing the wall to
make the gym more suitable for
Tm just nervous with the
sharper edges of the metal and I
don't know how much contact that
glass could take before it would
shatter,* she said.
However Korfjhissliy iWct the
glass was shatter-proof and edges
would be covered.*
Activists dick around at Strangway farewell
PROTESTER Victoria Scott(centre) struggles to speak while Vice President Maria Klawe (far
right) and Parking Manager, Tom McNeice attempt to stop her. richard lam photo
 by Sarah Galashan angry UBC staff repeatedly ripped her speaking notes from her hands.
According to Singh the radicals were not
protesting anything specific. "It wasn't so
much a protest as much as an opportunity to
say to the people there 'let's not fall for all the
PR games Strangway's been playing over the
last ten years or so.'"
The party in honour of David Strangway
who retired as president of UBC July 31, was
held outside the Museum of Anthropology.
"We weren't going to let this party go off,
this party for elitist, racist, wealthy, administration types, faculty members go off undisturbed, because we feel really strongly that as
students we've a right to say how we feel,"
explained activist Natasha Gitanjali.
David Strangway's farewell turned into a
forum for protest last Tuesday night, when a
group of self-proclaimed activists and radicals
barged into the party with pamphlets, posters
and one giant penis.
The party crashers interrupted speakers
Ted McWhinney, MP for Vancouver-Quadra,
and Paul Ramsey, minister of education, skills
and training, as they attempted to pay tribute
to outgoing UBC President, David Strangway.
The two politicians were forced to compete
with the amplified voices of protesters
Victoria Scott and Jaggi Singh.
Megaphone in hand, Scott criticised what
she called Strangway's 'dictatorship', while
The protesters carried a giant home-made
penis, which they described as a "corporate-
dick" award for Dr Strangway.
Dennis Pavlich, associate vice-president
for academic and legal affairs, described the
protesters' actions as regrettable and an
abuse of free speech.
"We've asked them to leave and they really
should leave. We have of course offered them
the platform so that they can in fact disseminate the views that they wish to... but they've
chosen not to because really what they want to
do is disrupt," Pavlich said after the incident.
Ryan Davies, AMS president, was equally
critical of the heckling.
"We weren't going
to let this party
go off...undisturbed,
because we feel
really strongly that
as students we've
a right to say
how we feel."
"If their intention was just to be annoying
then sure they were effective, but I think if
they feel that strongly really they should want
their message to get through in understandable way," said Davies.
Davies added that most of the audience
was disgusted with the protest and threw
away pamphlets that criticised Strangway
without reading them.
Security guards at the party let the protest
continue for about 20 minutes, until the protesters left.<»
Multi-purpose super cards
come to BC universities
by Sarah Galashan
Students are swiping the stripe
on campuses across Canada as
access cards take the place of
traditional student ID.
The cards, which can allow
students to photocopy, purchase, and make long distance
phone calls, are now in use at
Waterloo and Guelph University in Ontario, and will
soon be used at BCIT and
Simon Fraser.
While the format differs
slightly from school to school
the idea remains the same.
"This  one  card would
place  the  library card,
would replace the
BC Tel calling card
and would replace
the     debit     card.
You'd go from three
pieces   of plastic  to
one,"      said      David
Harvey of campus planning at BCIT.
UBC has not
announced it will follow
the trend, but some AMS
council members said they
were weary of the control it
gave administration in regulating and monitoring student
The card may also allow
schools to regulate what facilities are used by students.
"It means for the residences for example, when we
start using it on the main campus here, we can put an electronic lock on the front door,
and although you'll still have a
key for your own room, we can
get your access to the building
by your card," said Harvey.
He is also hopeful the card
will help prevent theft at BCIT.
"It's possible that something
we might see in the future is a
swipe lock on the computer
The cards, which have a picture of the student on the front
and a magnetic strip on the
back, already serve a variety of
functions at other
AMIR ATTARAN holds up his petition to the Supreme Court of BC
Grad students go ahead with suit
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
"When I go swimming
at the pool I never bring a towel
with me. You just swipe your
card and you take a towel," said
Nicolazzo, a third year student
at the University of Waterloo.
According to Nicolazzo the
card at her university is multipurpose and gives students priority at certain campus bars.
Some bars are exclusive to students, who have to flash their
card in order to come in and
have a drink. ♦
Four UBC grad students officially launched a tuition and
fee fight against the university Thursday, filing a petition
with the bc supreme Court to stop fee increases.
The students said tuition and fee increases scheduled
for next year violate the provincial Tax and Consumer Rate
Freeze Act that froze tuition last year. They also said ubc
violated Its own policy on consulting students before
scheduling fee Increases.
The new fees, which take effect this September, will see
tuition for some professional programs double, and International graduate student fees climb almost $5000.
Amir Attaran, a law student at UBC, told a press confer*
ence Thursday the fee increases were 'railroaded'
through. He also called the university administration
'dumb and arrogant' for refusing to back down on the
The four students who filed the petition are Attaran,
Annette Muttray, James Pond and Michael Thorns.
ubc would not comment on the case.* 8
Ultimately the game matters
by Wolf Depner
There are many positives to report from the
world's biggest ultimate tournament, which was
run as smoothly and as profitably as one could
hope for. Judging from the well-attended tournament parties, the 1,800 players who came from
over thirty countries had a good time all the time.
Even the much-maligned Vancouver weather
cooperated over the week long tournament and
spoiled everybody with sun, sun, and more sun.
And to top things off, Vancouver's Furious George
had the local ultimate scene buzzing as the team
placed third in the men's division, the best a non-
US team has ever done at this competition.
So it was very easy for ultimate fans to forget about the somewhat bland games
that were played. Yes, there were Thfl flinll.Hl ■IMMJIl
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fare,  but such  matches
were the exception, not
the   rule.   But   then
championship tournament
was a success in every
aspect except where it
mattered the most:
on the field.
again, what can one
expect from a tournament   with    100
And as the tournament   progressed,
games between the top
North American and European men's teams became duller by the minute
as players spent more time arguing over foul
calls and threatening to harm each other than
playing the game.
And as bad luck would have it, the worst was
saved for last when top-seed Seattle Sockeye beat
second-seed and 1995 finalist San Francisco
Double Happiness 16-13 in the men's final late
Saturday afternoon.
In what was a sure sign of things to come,
both teams combined for eight turnovers and
just as many foul calls on the game's first point.
The 4,000 strong crowd rewarded such uninspired play by chanting "boring" early and often
and many fans used halftime as a cloak to bolt
out of Thunderbird Stadium early.
Observers, ultimate's political correct term
for referees, were used in the second half to
speed up the game and keep the peace between
these two archrivals, but didn't help either as the
game became even more rugged and disjointed.
To illustrate, the game's final point featured
three timeouts, three turnovers, and five play
stoppages on foul or pick calls, each greeted by
loud jeers from the few remaining fans who
must have felt like they were watching  a third-
rate NBA basketball game that would never seem
to end.
The game hit rock bottom when Seattle's
Rickey Milner flipped the bird to the agitated
crowd, drawing another round of boos.
"Well, that's was not too intelligent," said
Sockeye team captain Martin Saxer after the
game, which he admitted was pretty ugly. "There
were a lot of foul calls, a lot of arguments that we
had hoped to avoid," he said. "We have played
|San Francisco] so many times, we kind of fell
back into that mode of arguing and obviously the
crowd doesn't want that."
No kidding. What the crowd wanted instead
was something like the women's final in which
Seattle Verge beat San Francisco
Schwa 19-14 in a very competitive,   fast-paced   and
high-spirited  match  that
didn't require observers.
While   the   women's
final illustrated the best
elements  of competitive,
self-rel'ereed  ultimate,  the
men's  final  showcased  the
worst aspects which include,
as Saxer put it, "prolonged bullshit discussions", strategic foul calls
maintain  possession,  and wasting
time between and during points.
Ultimate must restrict or even eliminate such
behaviour from the game if it wants to become a
respected   mainstream   (read:   commercially
viable spectator) sport say insiders.
"The game is broadening its appeal to a wider
range of people and as that happens there is
going to be a different style of play and it makes
perfect sense for this competitive level of play to
include stricter rules about timing," said Joey
Gray, Ultimate Players' Association (UPA) co-ed
tournament director. "I think it's inevitable," she
German master player Ralf Dantzer would
like to see ultimate go a step further and introduce referees on the highest level to avoid games
like the men's final which he called a disgrace to
the sport.
That statement speaks volumes considering
that Dantzer plays on Where's Bob, an international masters team that is all about "fun and
good spirit" on the field.
Dantzer represents a vocal, but small group in
the ultimate community which will not grow any
time soon following the collapse of the refereed
NUA (National Ultimate Association).
But the NUA's collapse does not mean that
the referee issue is settled one way or the other.
Indeed, some say the debate on referees is just getting started as the sport
becomes more tied to corporate sponsorship in the future.
And this world championship offered a
glimpse into that future as offical sponsor
company banners littered the fields.
Players did not seem to mind the commercialisation of the sport. "I don't think it
has become flagrent or anything like that,"
said veteran player Mark Louder who has
been to four world championships. Susan
Farquharson, a 32-year old Canadian master
player echoed that sentiment and said sponsors are a necessity.
"A lot of players scrap their bank accounts
dry to come to these tournaments and if it
were not for the sponsors they wouldn't be
able to come," she added.
For now, the sponsorship money flowing
into ultimate is very small potatoes when
compared to other sports, but tournament
director  Brian   Giesel  said   thai  would
change in tlie future.
Pointing to statistics which claim that
most ultimate players are betweeen 18 to
35 years old males who pull down an
above    average    annual    income,    he
explained "that's exactly what [sponsors
want and [ultimate] has it in spades."
So if and when big sponsorship money
starts to roll in, the sport is faced with a big
question: does it sell out the game for
growth's sake or does it forsake growth
for mamtaining the game more or less
the way it is right now?
"You can sell out,"  said Giesel
"That's   what   other   sports   did
because they thought 'ok, the big
money is there so we'll change our
sport around'. I think we should
not do that. I think we should get
there with the  rules  that we
For now that me.'ii- no
refs.   But  judging   horn
Saturday's game the d.i\
when  the   crowd  will
chant "bring in the
refs" cannot be far
away.* .,
FINALISTS Double Happiness
(black) from San Francisco and
Seattle's Sockeye (white) in a rare
moment of excitement Saturday
afternoon, richard lam photo
UBC Student Special
Your next coin wash
So you get to
know our...
• cozy cafe atmosphere
• choice of 60 washer/dryers
• service with a smile
• cappucino & bagels
• Open 7 days 7 am-10 pm
• Easy rear parking
Proffesional Dry Cleaning
Drop Off •Coin Wash* Cafe
Gold Coin
Laundry Cafe
3496 West Broadway
2 blocks E. of ot Alma St. on S. side
UBC's Nearest Launderette
ExplorB North America
Alaska Pass
8 days $499 us/ 22 days $769 us
Greyhound Canada Pass
7days $199 cad / 30 days $349 cad
Greyhound BC Student Pass
Any 4 one way trips just $ 119 cad
Via Rail Can rail Pass
12 days travel in 30 days from $486 cad
Plus a great seletion of camping tours!
Two office on campus:
2nd floor, UBC Village & Lower Level, SUB


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