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The Ubyssey Nov 2, 1993

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Array theUbyssy
Putting the Paper to Bed Before 11:00 PM Since 1918
Women intimidated into covering breasts in public
by Tania Trepanier
It is good to know that the
police in Strathcona are so responsive to the community.
Last Sunday, two women modelled topless for an artist friend in a
quiet neighborhood park in
According to one of the models, Annthea Evangeline, a man
walked by and spoke in an agitated
"Cover yourselves up, there are
children around," he said. "At least
if you were attractive, it would be
okay, but you're disgusting."
The man left and 15 minutes
later the police arrived.
The two models held the pose
while the artist continued to paint.
Police officer Russel Foster ap
will arrest you. HI call the paddy
Evangeline refused to put her
shirt back on, but her friend was
intimidated and complied.
According to Evangeline Foster went back to his car and called
for more police.
Within minutes three more
police officers arrived. Evangeline
was asked to give her name to the
police and the officer said charges
may be laid against her.
Corporal Ferguson, one ofthe
officers on the scene said, "the onus
is on the Crown Council, we gave a
report to them and their decision is
pending as to whether the girl will
be convicted of creating a disturbance.
This is a case of a citizen exer-
say this is wrong."
Evangeline said, "I felt angry.
I feel sad that our natural bodies
made people angry."
Inarelatedincidenttwo summers agoinGuelph Ontario, Gwen
Jacob was convicted of indecent
exposure when she appeared in
public topless for a total of four
hours over two days in 33 degree
In her case, the Crown Prosecutor said unlike men's breasts,
women's breasts can be sexually
provocative. Women across
Canada, angered by the decision,
bared their breast in public protests. Consequently, an Ontario
appeal courtlateracquittedJacob,
churning that women's breasts are
not inherently more sexual than
Police officer Russel Foster ap- This is a case of a citizen exer-
proached the women and said, "I   rising his right to go to a park and
Clayquot and the courts: everyone wants a piece of the pie
by Jeff Wilson
Last Thursday the Law Faculty hosted a panel to discuss the
unwanted child of the Clayoquot
controversy—legal conflict.
UBC Dean of Forestry Clark
Binkley defined the areas involved
in the Clayoquot dispute and the
current plans for turning an old-
growth forest into consumer products.
Binkley expressed his faith in
future forestry practices and cited
helicopter logging as a gentler
method for removing trees in the
Clayoquot region.
A woman from the floor had
trouble swallowing the "sensitive
forestry methods pill." She said
that only one of the six regions
slated to be clearcut would employ
ahelicopterfor extraction, andnone
ofthe regions were being selectivly
logged. In a discussion after the
forum, Binkley agreed that new
forestry practices often take more
than a year to be implemented.
George Hoberg, an associate
professor of Political Science at
UBC, discussed the attempts to
resolve the land use issues which
plagued Clayoquot sound. He described one committee comprised
of Clayoquot's various interest
groups which was established to
search for consensus on the issues.
After three years of meetings,
the committee folded because consensus could not be reached. The
failure necessitated government
Hoberg then discussedhowthe
NDP government stepped in to
make the final decision. The result
was a major shareholder in
MacMillian Bloedel, the government, deciding that 67 percent of
Clayoquot Sound was to be turned
into that people-pacifying term
"General Integrated Management"—in simple terms, available
to log.
The second half of the program focused upon the legal implications of the civil protests in
Greg McDade, executive director ofthe Sierra Legal Defense
Fund, spoke passionately about the
rainforests and the necessity of civil
disobedience in the democratic process. He described those who desecrated eco-systems as "people of
lesser poetry" and said that civil
disobedience at its best was both a
pure act of conscience and a powerful
political act.
The last speaker was John
Hunter, the MacMillian Bloedel
lawyer who got the court injunction
which prevented interference in
logging operations at Clayoquot.
He suggested why the
Clayoquot protestors were given
such harsh penalties for their civil
disobedience. The protestors are
beingcharged for criminal contempt
because their actions showed "public defiance which made a mockery
ofthe court system". Such mockery
promotes lawlessness and disorder
in society and must be punished,
Hunter said.
According to Hunter, the voice
ofthe people is in the ballot. "If the
NDP government is elected by the
people, then their decisions reflect
the feelings ofthe people of BC. If
you do not like the decisions made
by the elected government, it is
your right to elect another government, but not to actively protest
and ignore the laws of our just
society," Hunter said.
He also drew parallels to the
protests sparked by anti-abortionists back in 1989. Similar injunctions were granted against
those protestors, and similar
charges were laid when the injunctions were disobeyed.
Hunter did not discuss
whether the anti-abortionists were
violent in their protests or not, or
the substantive differences between the two issues.
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Backroom AMS lobbying ineffective
by Graham Cook
Lots of problems but no clear
That was the tone set by AMS
executives who lobbied federal
candidates in sessions closed to
the public after recent pre-election
candidates' meetings.
The public part of the meetings
involved the usual speeches and
question-and-answer sessions with
candidates from the bigger parties
in Vancouver Quadra, South, and
According to AMS president
Bill Dobie, the AMS executive's
private lobbyingmeetings provided
a "unique opportunity" to put forward student issues.
But while student concerns
were heard, none of the Liberal
candidates who went on to victory
in the three ridings bothered to
stay for the meetings with the
AMS—and had they stayed, they
would not have been presented
with any clear articulation of concerns or statement of strategies for
solving current problems in post-
secondary education.
The AMS approach reflects
the "non-partisan" tactics of the
Vote Education campaign, which
featured advertisements that
raised no specific issues related to
education, endorsed no particular
policies, and did not discuss past
governments' records in relation
to education in the hopes of promoting education without using
an exclusive political agenda to do
In the session following the
Vancouver Centre candidates'
meeting, a laundry list of problems
faced by students was aired by
AMS executives Dobie and Carole
Forsythe. But while they dealt with
important problems, the AMS
seemed to be without a definite set
of recommendations for action.
At one point Dobie said "we're
not advocating any one system, just
that we do something' about the
problems raised.
In an interview on Thursday,
Dobie said the executive "had debated whether or not we should
have a discussion with [the candidates] or a detailed list of problems
and our solutions."
"I think the point we reached
was that our solutions are not the
only solutions. There should be intelligent people in Ottawa, and I
think they should be reminded of
the desperate need to change thi ngs
and the need to be aware of the
"I don't think they need, nor
will they listen to, our solutions to
the problems. They need to be aware
ofthe desperate importance ofthe
problem and what the problem is,"
Dobie said.
Student Board of Governors
representative Michael Hughes was
less inclined to feel as positive as
the executive about the sessions.
"We could have prepared for it
a lot better. It was good in that we
got to meet with all the candidates,
but none ofthe candidates we met
with won [their ridings]. We definitely have to meet with the new
MPs," Hughes said.
Hughes supports the proposal
that UBC should join the Canadian
Federation of Students, which
would mean a combined lobbying
effort with other CFS members.
But Hughes said lobbying candi
dates in local ridings "is one case
where the AMS could do a good job
just by itself."
Still, Hughes is disappointed
with the AMS's past lobbying
The CFS advertised in publications off-campus, with the idea
of makingitabroaderissue rather
than just focussing on the student
vote," he said.
"In this case [with the new
federal MPs], it still remains to be
seen whether the AMS can capture
this opportunity and have some
influence on the candidates while
they're learning their jobs."
"It seems that the AMS has
missed an opportunity recently
with the appointment of Dan
Miller [the new minister responsible for post-secondary education]."
"I don't think there's been any
contact between the AMS and the
minister and I think that's something that should be done as well."
Dobie said Dan Miller had
been approached and the AMS
would be "meeting with him soon."
He also insisted that the Liberal
winner in Vancouver Quadra
would be approached—although
possibly not for several months in
order to allow the MP to atftust to
his new political commitments.
"We certainly have in mind to
meet with McWhinney regularly
when he has been in parliament
and returns to this riding," Dobie
said. The executive seems to lack
direction at this time as to how to
create a cohesive presentation of
education issues for the newly
elected MP's to take with them to
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Work study has all hanging
by Gregg McNally
The Work Study program is
falling behind in getting jobs for a
great number of students.
Elaine Reed, Work Study Coordinator, said thisyear there were
roughly 1,100 applications for
Work Study and as of Friday 22
October there were 690 jobs filled.
There is only one week left for
students to get jobs. In the meantime, potential employers are left
waiting hoping to get their jobs
The problem is funding. The
government gives Work Study
about $790,000 of which $734,000
is made available for salary to students.
There are always more students than jobs, but the problem of
more employers than moneyavailable is frustrating to employers.
Sandra Hawkes at UBC Press
is fed up dealing with the Work
Study program. She said there are
no students applying for the job
she has posted, and that Work
Study is not helping.
Hawkes said there are stu
dents out there not following
through with their applications.
Some students who have salaries
committed to them are not claiming their jobs.
The result is unhappy employers and students. If a student has
not applied for a position by 5 November, the prospective employers are out of luck. The system is
set up to give students as many
jobs to choose from as possible.
Because about 20 percent of
students who are approved for
Work Study do not follow through,
Work Study takes on more students than there are jobs, and more
jobs than can be filled with the
salaries available.
Elaine Reed, Work Study Coordinator said, "ifs a bit like the
airlines in that we always over-
Work Study has also changed
the application procedure thisyear.
In the past Work Study eligibility
papers were sent out to students
along with the studentloans, which
were handled by the university.
Now that the provincial govern
ment handles student loans, students must go to financial aid and
apply for the positions on their
To be eligible for Work Study,
students must receive the maximum amount ofloan from both the
provincial and federal government.
Once you are eligible for a
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she will need for the year above the
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The government grant covers
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For students who have been
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80 percent of cycling accidents
fault of cyclists—Bob Seeman
by Dinos Kyrou
Another election? My God!
What a fantastically democratic
country we are. The spectacularly-
named UBC alumni Bob Seeman
is running for mayor ofVancouver
as an independent candidate. I
think he will have trouble getting
votes from cyclists however.
Recently, he stated that 80
percent of bike accidents are tiie
fault of the cyclist. As a cyclist I
think—no, I know—that's complete crap. Seeman claims that
this figure was provided by BEST
(Better Environmently Sensitive
Transport,) and says we need to
educate both cyclists and motorists on road rules.
But I wonder if Seeman has
ever actually sat on a bicycle.
"Oh yes, I cycle around
Vancouver all the time, so I realize
that we need a solution to the
problem," says Seeman.
A potential mayor of
Vancouver with a solution? Great!
Of course more cycle lanes would
be perfect. However, Seeman has
other ideas.
"I don't believe in separate
cycle lanes. We need wider curb
lanes so motorists don't open their
doors for cyclists to inspect. Cycle
lanes suggest segregation—bikes
are vehicles and they belong on
the road."
Well, I would hardly call providing a safe route for cyclists segregation—and it's notjustcar doors
opening that provides a danger,
it's also blind bus drivers pulling
out and cars driving up your backside. Seeman claims this is not tiie
view ofthe main cycling organizations who think wider roads, not
separate lanes are the solution.
As for his actual chances of
winning the election—well, Professor Tennant ofthe UBC politics
department said on television that
Seeman's chances of winning the
election as an independent are precisely four billion to one against.
So I asked him how he rated his
chances of winning support from
both humans and motorists.
"I've met over 10,000 people
so far. I have a campaign office at
City Square Mall which I invite
anyone to come to. We are working
for independent political leadership that owes nothing to any political party, interest group, big
business or big unions. I also don't
believe in opinion polling as thafs
for political parties," he said.
Seeman does not appear to be
deliberately anti-cyclist. Rather he
seems to be misguided. Cycle lanes
on this campus and across
Vancouver (and proper ones, not
the joke that runs along University Boulevard), would be a necessary godsend.
Despite this flaw, Seeman
does not come across as a transparent, shallow politician and appears to speak his mind without
regard for winning votes which
makes a nice change.
Arts undergrad election take
two—with help from SAC
by Graham Cook
The Arts election is on—and
this time all the candidates will be
Arts student. At least thafs what
Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)
president Andrew Heys promised
in the wake of the last October's
That election featured several
irregularities in the race for the
two Arts rep positions on student
The vote was declared invalid
because David Way, an
unregistered ex-student, was
placed on the ballot at the last
minute. Way received 12 votes,
more than the difference between
the second and third-place candidates.
The new election will be run
by the Student Administrative
Q)mmission(SAC), the body which
oversees elections to the Alma
Mater Society.
SAC took over after Heys complained about other irregularities
in the election process, including
nomination forms which included
signatures from non-Arts students.
Cheryl Ainslie, the SAC elec
tions commissioner, is promising
there won't be any more funny business.
"I have a list of rules governing
elections and rules for the poll
clerks, they're going to be checking
the electoral roll and marking off
the numbers on the back of AMS
cards," Ainslie said.
"i'm only going to have two
poll clerks and Fm probably going
togo over the rules with them quite
a bit," she said.
Jason Mogus, who finished in
second place in the disputed election, is angiy at the way the new
elections are being run. Mogus will
appear on the new ballot along
with first place Sophia Lee and
third place Danielle Hughes.
"Sophia and I followed every
rule—all the nomination papers,
everything—but they're going to
do it all over again," he said.
"Ifscostingme another $30.00
and more importantly the time it
takes to put up the posters and
everything. It pisses me off," he
The position of AUS treasurer
will also face a by-election, as treasurer Garrett Pratt stepped down
three weeks ago. Siraz Dalrnir and
Rob Emmerson will be running for
the position.
The voting will take place on
Wednesday and Thursday in the
Buchanan Building "where the beer
gardens are," Mogus said.
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This is supposed to be a review of The Video In's
Guerilla Television/Pirate TV show on Saturday night; but,
for all intents and purposes, it wasn't much more than a
THE UBYSSEY Culture    5
Ostensibly die Video In thing was a "multi-media,
multi-screen event, retrieving visual and audio bits from the
first twenty years of the video revolution."
In reality it was a party, with people suitably attired for
Halloween festivities sliding into drunkeness while slides
projected onto the walls and four or five televisions around
the room all showed different images.
And you're thinking, "Yeah, well, that sounds multimedia, multi-screen to me." And you know what, you're
right Maybe I was expecting more, like some kind of
actual show or something like that
Its expressed purpose is as "a non-profit, artist-run
access centre dedicated to the facilitation and integration of
non-commercial video made by artists, independent and
community based producers." They also put on lectures and
workshops, and provide access to video production and
post-production facilities, which are available to members
and the general public alike. The studio is at 1965 Main
Street, and the number is 872-8337.
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Deep in the shed/
by GlenMittag
I attended the UBC Jazz Ensemble's
first concert of the season last week.
The recital hall was almost full,
mostly music students. Midway
through the first number, it was
obvious that director Fred Stride has
put togetner a conesive Dana, i ne    ~
ensemble work was surprisingly, tight
and fresh.
featured his relaxed style in a quieter
setting, but the band accompaniment
was listless.
Trumpeter Akira Sato was
granted a lot of solo time. His tone,
both open and muted, is polished, but I
found his playing lacked personality.
Jesus in fishnets—and He sweats alot, too.
lost in the volume of the orchestra.
One question does come to mind
regarding the UBC Jazz Ensemble's
repertoire. Why are the black roots of
this music being ignored? Yes, I
realize that Sammy Nestico, who
wrote two of the songs performed,
Jim Nakashima's tenor sax in
"Smack Dab in the Middle" and
"After You've Gone" was very tasty
too. Holding his axe tilted at an angle
Pres-style, he invested every note with
meaning, no mean feat "Blue Moan"
' Saxopnone leaaer barren Downs
doubled on alto and soprano saxes.
Unfortunately, by holding the latter
vertically, rather than towards die
mike or the audiences, he was difficult
to hear. One strained to discern
pedestrian phrases being repeated in
lieu of genuine improvisation.
Special mention should be made
of shaven-headed Bernie Arai, whose
aggressive drumming enlivened die
proceedings. Boris Favre also
impressed on the piano, including his
pre-concert warm-up. The rest of the
rhythm section, guitar and bass, was
arrange-- several aioums for Count
Basie, but that was his late 'pop'
period, hardly the stuff that the
Count's rep rests on.
We heard songs associated with
"the great" Stan Kenton, Woody
Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Pat
Metheny. Are these people really the
creative titans of jazz? Not according
to music scholarship, that's for sure.
And not to my ears.
Glen Mitlag's show Black and Tan can be
heard on CiTR Sundays at 5:00pm.
by Graham Cook
A man lunges at you, screaming
incoherently. He is naked save for a
fishnet stocking and a pair of white
fluffy rabbit ears. His tense, blood-
spattered body glistens with sweat
It's what you'd expect, really,
from a Jesus Lizard gig on Halloween
I missed opening acts Superconductor and Cop Shoot Cop since I
was watching the Simpsons' Hal
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inspired nightmares prepared me, in an
odd way, for the Com-modore show.
The Jesus Lizard has the same effect
as a good nightmare: they provide
vivid, intense visions, sweat on your
palms, and a queasy, unsettled feeling.
Lead singer David Yow didn't
take long to strip down to the aforementioned stocking and his raw-nerve
Rasputin-like stage manner. Bassist
David Sims, clad in most of a rabbit
suit, was, as usual, the ferocious core
of the band. His relentless bass is what
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ugliest I've seen in years.
One creep started taking cheap
punches at his fellow moshers, laying
one guy out on the floor. What with
the ghoulish Hallowe'en makeup
around it was tough to tell which
blood was real and which was fake.
Ah, punk rock.
by Pat McGuire
Seeing the lead singer for Blind Melon
naked for an entire show gave me new
respect for clothing.
Excess Excess Excess. The bewildered
crowd kept on wondering what would
happen next.
As 1 entered from the concourse, I thought
I saw the person on stage wearing no
clothes. I went down towards my seat,
thinking he must be wearing a g-string,
plastic wrap or some other Halloween
costume. The closer I got I realized that
he was, in fact, completely naked. Ihe
entire band was in various states of
nakedness. They had no costumes.
But this was not extreme enough for
the lead singer. In one fit of frenzied
excitement, he continually grabbed
himself like a teenager discovering his
new toy,
Later, the Jack Daniels that he was drinking on stage must have gotten too much for him.
Not wanting to leave the stage to relieve himself, he decided to relieve himself on the stage, the
crowd, and on anybody else who was unfortunate enough be within spraying distance. Aren't
you glad you got those front row seats?
When a woman in a bumble tee costume danced onto the stage and the lead singer
tripped and mounted her, Swedish movies and trips to Amsterdam came to mind. The crowds
collective gasp made him hop up and explain that it was all in fun.
Halloween, a full moon and the end of a long tour do strange things to people. Something
tells me the police had something to say about the lack of an encore. Is this a gimmick that can
Lenny Kravitz, the show's headliner, was probably wondering what he could do to top the
opener. But Lenny was the reason that everyone was there.
His show had all the conventional attachments. Horns and guitars, image and anthems,
the songs that everyone knows got the crowd screaming primordially. He encapsulated the
decades. The consciousness ofthe sixties, the glitter ofthe seventies, the marketing ofthe
eighties, all mixed together to make a series of slogans for the nineties.
The music idled sometimes when it should have driven, but it did idle sweetly. The jams
were long, with Kravitz milking the crowd into chanting during his ballads and clapping and
dancing during his faster hits. Those who saw his Orpheum show of a few years ago know ho
good Lenny can be.
Public nakedness and pop idol worship. The evening left me scratching my head and
tapping my foot. It will be a long time before I see a show that broke so many rules in front oj
so many people. It will probably take longer than that for Blind
Melon to be invited back to Vancouver without at least being
handcuffed and toilet-trainedfirst.
~I saiv his Naked Melon!
No naked singers, but still not bad.
by William Hamlim
As opera plots go, La Traviata may be the most "operatic" of them all.
Aristocratic party-Parisienne Violetta is in the middle of a solo on the joys
of hedonism when she has her train of thought rearranged by Alfredo, bleating
about eternal love from somewhere in the wings. Sure enough, the couple hit it
off and co-habit in bliss and financial extravagance until Fredo's father shows
up, begging Violetta in the name of God and family honour to leave her lover so
mat he can go back to being a respectable family member.
by Ron Eichler
There are bands that can
-, break new ground. There are bands
that fit beautifully into a set genre.
And in the third ground are Machines of Loving Grace, a tepid, lame
band from I don't know where.
Violetta, believing that she has to be cruel to be kind, does just this, even
going so far as to fan an old flame so that Alf really gets the point He does, and
lets her know this by insulting her publicly. Then Vi comes down with a mortal
attack of TB and Alfredo shows up just in time for he and Violetta to make up,
express their mutual love, engage in some graphic sobbing, and make all sorts of
plans for a future together. Then Alfredo catches his lover in her dying swoon.
The end.
In The Marriage of Figaro, someone says that "woman is fickle." In La
Traviata, "men are... fickle." Yes, well in opera, people are fickle and plots are
almost incidental. They exist mainly to give die music just enough context to
pack it with a punch. Be that as it may, when La Traviata first opened in 18S6,
its subject matter cut close enough to the bone that it Was labelled obscene and
the performers were made to wear historical costumes to divert attention from its
contemporary context
Pathetic as the storyline may be, the music is like an unbroken, three-hour
long filament threaded through the listener, that wends its way from beginning to
end without a single noticeable effort
The high point of the Vancouver Opera's production was the orchestra—
dynamic, balanced, and expressive throughout However, David Agler's
somewhat upbeat conducting meant that a couple of opportunities in the score
for slow-burning intensity were brushed over.
Close on the orchestra's heels was Susan Patterson's performance. Her high
notes gave some people goose bumps, and the occasional flourish in her gestures
and singing accented the ease with which she identified with Violetta's
character. Taking her bow at the end, she still had the sickly stagger and dazed
expression she had worn in her dying seme, apparendy unable to cast off her
role so quickly, and no doubt drained from what must be a really demanding
lead part Patterson's acting was also more convincing than that of most of die
Manfred Fink, as cow-eyed Alfredo, and Haijing Fu, his grouchy father,
also sang well, but maybe a litde woodenly. Neither of them seemed to fit quite
as naturally into their parts as did Patterson.
If something must be criticized, it would have to be the chorus. There were
a few places in which they weren't quite in unison, but the main problem was
that they seemed afraid to wake up the people in the front row.
But that wasn't nearly enough to jeopardize the production. The
imaginative and elaborate sets made it a spectacle and the orchestra's playing
and Patterson's performance, combined with solid support from the rest of the
cast, made it a memorable outing.
After playing the CD a couple of
L times, I noticed some ofthe weakest,
| most pompous lyrics I have heard in a
long time. On *Albert Speer," the
. listener is invited to "sleep warmly
. under columns of light, sleep with fishes
I tonight." On another song, the listener
is reminded that "human beings are
unreliable things" and that "material
things will fail you." Deep man, real
{ deep. Deep something, anyway.
v / thought at first that my judgment was a
■ bit too harsh, so I played the disc for my
roommate. The guy, mistaking this CD
\ for something I would actually pay for,
tried his best to be polite. The politeness
quickly left when I told him the disc was
a review copy.
Finally, I taped a copy ofthe disc
l for one of my more musically inclined
\ friends to listen to. This person told me
that I was being too harsh on the band,
and at least one ofthe songs was judged
"genius." This person later admitted that
most ofthe rest ofthe songs were
"boring." This was not a very surprising
impression as all the songs on this very
numbing album sound the same. The final
judgment came when I offered to give him
the CD to keep for free. I was turned
down. 'Nuff said here.
The band sounds a bit like Front
242 or others from that vein. I think if you
like Front 242 you should buy Front 242
and stay away from these very weak
But will I be throwing out the disk?
The answer is no, because I like the jacket.
I just won't let the disk anywhere near the
machine ever again. Why bother, when
just about anything else you can buy is
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It is an organization that operates above any nation-state's
authority with absolute impunity. It uses stringent economic and
political power to extort loan payments from what bankers refer to as
"less-developedcountries"(LDCs).AndnowtheWorldBankhas taken
a major step in expanding its sphere of influence by guiding Russiainto
land privatization last week.
While the move towards laissez-faire economics has been applauded by the business community and accepted by others as a
necessity for "increased competitiveness," a term synonymous with
public welfare nowadays, many ofthe people that land privatization
would affect and who would receive parcels of land are opposed to the
International Finance Corporation (IPC), a private-sector arm of
the US-dominated World Bank, hopes to duplicate a six-farm
privatization test project in all of Russia's 26,700 collectivized farms.
IFC coordinator Alan Bigman said "land reform is one of the most
complicated problems in any country, not just Russia. Our experience
is showing us it is possible here and it is being done."
Bigman's "land reform" is not the same "reform" as that has been
struggled for by people in LDCs for the last few decades—i.e. a fair
distribution of land among the people who work on it, rather than its
concentration among few private owners. Russia is now moving in the
opposite direction.
On 27 October two major Vancouver dailies printed articles on
land ownership in Russia—with two different points of view.
One calls the Yeltsin decree to eliminate restrictions on private
ownership of land "a major stride towards a free market economy,"
claims the decree will "reverse part of Josef Stalin's brutal legacy,"
refers to Yeltsin's dissolving parliament as having "eliminated a major
obstacle", and only briefly mentions Niva, a collective farm where
privatization is being tested.
The other focuses on the inhabitants of Niva State Farm being
"unwilling subjects in an experiment by Boris Yeltsin and international financiers." It cites a poll showing 70 percent ofthe peasants
opposing dismantling "the system of collectivized farming established
under the late Soviet Leader Josef Stalin." Niva residents also met in
an unsuccessful attempt to persuade authorities they would be better
off with the collective system.
The mainstream media will undoubtedly give inadequate coverage to the latter view in the days to come. Their elementary dialectic
of "free-market good/sociali sm bad" will ensure that Yeltsin's caving in
to western business interests will be covered as a "courageous move for
freedom and democracy."
To put this in perspective, lefs look at the economic police officer
in this picture, the World Bank. Set up in 1946 as a national lending
institution, it holds the economic clout to affect LDC domestic policy
and create a "favourable atmosphere" for business abroad. Simply put,
the World Bank made loans to LDCs at a time when there was an
overflow of US capital and interest rates were low, with collateral
being based on the LDCs tax base.
Since then, interest rates have shot up, and many LDCs have
fallen into debt spirals, borrowing new funds to pay off interest on old
loans. LDC leaders complain that their principal has already been paid
many times over, as payments have only gone toward interest accrued.
The World Bank has since been acting as nothing less than a
global economic terrorist organization, refusing further funding to
these now dependant nations if political reforms are not undertaken.
Countries which adopt World Bank guidelines to set up a stricter
taxation system under the guise of "austerity measures" receive more
favourable loan repayment terms. Tax collected in LDCs then goes to
loan payments instead of land projects or social welfare, resulting in
poor citizens being the ones to service World Bank loans.
Regrettably, Russia is now going the way ofthe sheep, privatizing
land which will probably end up being foreign-owned within the next
two decades. Meanwhile, its peasants do not see private ownership as
a necessity, instead hoping for heat in their homes and potable water.
LDCs are being kept in the third world and their citizens face
skyrocketing inflation and burgeoning poverty levels due to debt
repayment. As compromise is not in the World Bank's vocabulary,
neither should it be in the debtor nations' as they refuse any further
loan repayments.	
the Ubyssey
2 November 1993
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The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma MaterSociety
of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those ofthe
staff and not necessarily those ofthe university administration, or ofthe
publisher. The editorial office is Room 241Kof the Student Union Building.
Editorial Department, phone 822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-
To tell a tale of fetishes and obsessions - is to tell the tale of TheUbyssey. To begin, Eric Johnson and
his spritely squishing of coke bottles between his ankles; then there is Brent Galster with his
preoccupation with spam; of course we must mention Doug Ferris discombobulating with puce trucks.
To further our story is JefTWilson and his group of guppies. Next is Mark Perrault - without whom Jen
Blair would not be in this column. Tama Trepanier constantly searching for the perfect party; Gerry
Straathofq's quirk of pummelling himself and Desiree Adib's want for reflecting on pencil sharpeners.
For the quad of William Hamlin, Pat McGuire, Bon Eichler and Bob Main the goal is to spontaneous
human combust There is also Graham Cook to whom we attribute the novelty of wearing off. Then
there is Gregg - with two g*s. Who can forget Taivo Evard and his ultimate desire for latex; to Sara
Martin the conquest of pygmies and lest we forget Tamara Mallofi* who can not live without styrofoam.
Then Ted - alas Ted Young Ing - the Dinger of disks and his protege Steve Chow who are worshipped
by the luminous Tessa Moon. The Siobhan Roantree and her disciple The Pollywog dancing into the
moonlight. Lis van Assum and her preponderance for leather and well, Omar Kassis and his fifteen
children tell the story. For the next two, the last two, and the only two, Dinos Kyrou and Niva Chow
the only thing left is mass self-destruction to end this Ubyssmal saga.
Coordinating Editor: Douglas Farris
News Coordinator Graham Cook
News Editors: Sara Martin, Taivo Evard
Culture Coordinator: Steve Chow
Culture Editor: Ted Young-lng
Photography Coordinator Siobhan Roantree
Production Manager Lb van Assum
Notice of Motion
The following notice of motion was given at the SAC meeting dated Oct. 26,
1993. That SAC deconstitute the following clubs:
Accounting Club
African Students Association
AISES (American Indian
Science & Engineering
Ambassadors for Jesus
Aquaculture Club
Association of Engineering
Badminton Club
Bhangara Club
Bio-Resource Engineering Club
Bowling Association
Butokukan Karate Club
Campus Pro-Life
Chemical Engineering Club
Chess Club
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Chinese Collegiate Society
Chinese Varsity Club
Christian Science Organization
Civil Engineering Club
Commerce Community
Computer Science Students
Curling Club
Dance Horizons
East Indian Students Association
Economics Students Association
Electrical Engineering Club
Engineering Physics Club
Engineers Environment Klub
English Students' Society
Fencing Club
First Year Engineers Club
Friends of Youth Parliament
Geography Students Association
Geological Engineering Club
Geophysics Society
German Club
Great Wall Culture Club
HASK-Croatian Student's
Health International of UBC
Health Sciences Association
Hewlett Packard Users Group
History Students Association
Inter Fraternity Council
International Relations
Students' Association
Ismaili Students Association
Japan Exchange Club
Kendo Club
Korean Intercollegiate Student
Latter-Day Saints Students
Le Club Franrjais
Life Drawing Club
Lutheran Students Movement
Management Information
System Club
Marketing Association
Mediaeval Studium
Metals & Naturals Engineering
Muslim Students Association
New Democrat Party (NDP)
Newman Club
Pacific Rim Club
Personal Computing Club
Philosopy Student's Society
Pottery Club
Pre-Dental Students
Pre-Law Club
Pre-Medical Society
Reform Party Student's
Society of the AMS
Sailing Club
Scit (Senior Citizens') Club
Seri Malaysia
Single Parents Association
Ski Club
Skydiving Club
Social Credit
Sororitites of UBC
Sports Car Club
Sri Lanka Society
Stamp Club
Students for Forestry Awareness of the A.M.S.
Students For Peace & Disarmament
Taiwanese Students' Association
Tennis Network
Transportation Club
Triathlon/Duathlon Club
Trotskyist League Club of the
Ukranian Club
United Church Campus
Urban Land Economics Club
of the AMS
Varsity Outdoor
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Whetstone Magazine
Windsurfing Club
Wing-Chun Internal Kung Fu
Women's Rugby Club
World Universities Service of
Please note this motion will be discussed at the November 8,1993 SAC meeting. If you have
any concerns please contact the SAC secretary, Grant Rhodes in SUB 252 (822-5466). TUESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 1993
THE UBYSSEY Interview     7
The living on the edge: an interview with Tom Watterson
by Brent Galster
What percentage of your current case load is people with
With Strathcona Team, about
80 percent of their case load has a
diagnosis of schizophrenia and
then probably of those about 50
percent have either alcohol or drug
And which comes first?
I don't know. Schizophrenia
tends to lead to unemployment,
which tends to lead to being
pushed down the socio-economic
ladder which tends to lead to alcohol and drug abuse.
Could you define schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is the main or
the number one major mental illness affecting almost one percent
ofthe population.
It typically affects people in
their prime—men in their early
20s, maybe even in their late teens,
women slightly later in their late
Ifs not multiple-personality
at all. There is a syndrome of
multiple personality disorder and
thatis a very, very rare syndrome.
Schizophrenia is an ongoing
chronic disorder with recurrences
and exacerbations with periods of
quiescence between them.
Ifs a disorder that prior to
the development of medications
called neuroleptics [had] more
hospi tai beds in Canada filled with
schizophrenics than all other diseases combined.
We have sort of a limited
treatment that works very well
with some people and there are
probably 20 percent of people with
schizophrenia that are labelled
"non-responders" and who have
unremitting symptoms despite
What percentage of your patients with schizophrenia are
able to function normally with
Typically about a third. They
do very well and are able to continue with education or employment, a third do moderately well
and can't continue with education
or employment but can live independently and function fairly well
and a third do quite poorly.
Any interesting case histories?
I mean, you must have some
interesting party stories...
I had a guy that stayed almost
all the time in his room for several
years feeling that all the police
paddy-wagons were vehicles that
incinerated bodies and he'd look
out his window—helived near Main
and Hastings—and see these wagons going around and he was absolutely terrified. And his delusional
system kept him locked up in his
How did he survive?
Friends bought him food and
stuff. But he was pretty well isolated and you know, thafs an example of how a delusional system
can just hold you captive.
Why are so few mental patients
at Strathcona parents? The figure is about half a dozen out of
about 700 patients.
I look after typically the most
severely affected group of
schizophrenics. They tend to beiso-
lated andintrospective andnotinto
social relationships and not into
establishing long-term social relationships with other people so thafs
why there are very few [parents]
here but also schizophrenics as a
population as a whole have a lower
rate of fertility.
I don't mean that they are infertile, they just have less children,
they are less sexually active.
How good are treatment facilities in Canada?
We have good outpatient facilities but I think there's a limit as to
how far you can pare down institutional beds. I have patients here all
the time that want to get into an
By institution, do you mean
Yeah, like Riverview. You
know, we have a population of three-
and-a-half to four million people [in
BC] and we now have less than 900
beds at Riverview and I think that
thafs cutting pretty close to the
bare bone.
Ifs the only psychiatric facility
that looks after people that need
long term care.
What advice do you give to
people with schizophrenia and
***? "W-        'i   M, ..,■:■-     7„
Northwestern College of Chiropractic
is now accepting applications for its next three entering classes.
(April 1994, September 1994, January 1995)
General requirements at time of entry include:
• Approx. 2-3 years of college in a a life or health science degree program.
• A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. A more competitive G.P.A. is favored.
• A personal interest in a career as a primary care physician.
Northwestern offers:
• A professional school of 500 students with student faculty ratio of 12:1.
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their friends ?
Well, I think they need good
follow-up, friends need to be tolerant and patient. If that happens
and if-people stayed on medication,
there's an increased chance that
they would stay out of hospital and
can be productive citizens.
Tom Watterson works with the
Strathcona Mental Health Team,
which operates in Vancouver's
Downtown Eastside. He recently
talked to The Ubyssey about his
Summer Employment
in Science and Engineering
The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Paprican), In Pointe
Claire, Quebec, and in Vancouver, B.C., offers project-oriented summer jobs
in 1994 to undergraduate students in science* and engineering**, who are
graduating in 1995 or 1996. These jobs will be of particular value as training
for students who are planing careers in research, and are open to students
eligible for Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards from the
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). For
students receiving scholarships, the Institute will supplement these so that
total salaries will be commensurate with education level and experience.
Please send your resume along with an NSERC application form (form
202) and a copy of your latest transcripts, before January 21,1994 to:
Mrs. Sylvie Labossiere
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e.g., Biochemistry, chemistry, physics,
e.g., Chemical, mechanical, physics.
N.B.    A cumulative average of at least second class (B) is required.
Other eligibility conditions are described in pamphlets
available in university departmental offices.
Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of prizes
to faculty members. The Faculty of Arts will select five (5) winners of the prizes for excellence
in teaching for 1994.
Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC. The three
years include 1993 - 94.
The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory, advanced,
graduate courses, graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process:
Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the Head of the Department, the Director of the School, or the Chair of the programme in which the nominee
teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students,
alumni, or faculty, and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a letter of nomination or pick up a form from the office of the Dean of Arts
in Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
The deadline for submission of nominations to Departments, Schools or Programmes, is 21
January 1994.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well during Spring
Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or call
Associate Dean of Arts, Dr. Sherrill Grace at 822-9121. 8     THE UBYSSEY
The AMS and UBC Bookstore present:
The AMS and UBC Bookstore present
Pierre Elliott Trudeau in a question and
answer session with students, preceded by a
video retrospective of his life.
lay, Nov. 16, 1 993
sharp- 12:00 noon
Doors open at 10:00 am, latecomers
will not be seated.
Tickets available (free)
from UBC Bookstore
9:00 am Wednesday Nov. 3,1993
(Sorry no telephone reservations)
One ticket per person.
Queries to UBC Bookstore 822-2665,
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