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Grand scheme
Education improvements
great, but not perfect
By Deanne Fisher
Students in B.C. no longer
have to go to a university to get an
undergraduate degree.
The provincial government
announced Monday its $35 million
"Access for All" program which
includes degree-granting status
through the existing universities
for three of B.C.'s community colleges and 15,000 new spaces over
the next six years for post-secondary students in B.C.
Cariboo College in Kamloops,
Okanagan College in Kelowna and
Malaspina in Nanaimo will produce their first graduates by May,
1991, Minister of Advanced Education Stan Hagen announced at a
Monday press conference. As well,
the government has approved "in
principle, the establishment of a
self-governing, degree-granting
institution for northern British
Columbia," said Hagen.
And though most are applauding the new improvements,
the program is not without faults
according to Barry Jones, the NDP
post-secondary education critic.
The late timing of the announcement means the colleges
will have problems hiring the faculty they need for the third year
courses they are expected to offer
by the fall of 1989. The improvements were recommended by the
provincial government's Access
Report, released in October, 1988.
And Jones said Hagen knew
about the recommendations earlier and could have made an earlier announcement.
"We were promised an announcement in November, then in
December, then January and now
we see it in March," said Jones,
adding he knew about the recommendations of the report in the
The community colleges were
not allowed to advertise for third
and fourth year faculty until the
announcement was made and
now, said Jones, it is going to be
very difficult to advertise nation
ally, conduct interviews, shortlist
and hire as well as set up programs by September.
"The programs for September
are put in jeopardy because of the
timing," he said.
When Jones asked Hagen at a
Monday press conference if he
perceived a problem, Hagen said
he had been "assured" that the
colleges would be able to complete
the hiring. "I'm confident the colleges will do their recruiting and
do it well," said Hagen.
Another fault in the program,
said Jones, is the neglection ofthe
Kootenay region. The Social
Credit government closed David
Thompson University in Nelson
during the early eighties restraint
"I think the people there expected that if the economy was
turned around, they would get
degree-granting status at David
Thompson," said Jones, adding
that the facility is now being run
as a Japanese Entrepeneurial
And Jones is skeptical of the-
government's commitment to creating a independent university in
Prince George—the likely site of a
northern university.
"It's really just a promise to
study," he said. "There's no major
commitment of funds."
Hagen said the increases in
spaces put B.C. "just above the
national average" in particpation
rates in post-secondary education.
But Jones estimates B.C. may
actually still be 5,000 spaces short
of the average as "the figures are
often a couple of years behind."
Although Hagen could not
give a breakdown of how the funding will be allocated, more details
are expected when the budget
comes down later this spring.
As well Hagen said he expected recommendations from a
provincial committee on student
financial assistance within two
months. "Any changes we would
make would take effect in September."
UBC grabs graduate spaces
UBC will capture the lion's
share of post-graduate spaces
to be opened up under the post-
secondary education expansion.
Of the 15,000 extra students the system will be able to
handle in six years, 1,800 will
be graduate students. And UBC
president David Strangway
said Monday 1,450 of those will
go to UBC.
"(The increase) will go a
long way towards attaining our
specific goal of increasing
graduate places at UBC from
over 4000 to 6000," said Strangway.
In a question and answer
period Friday, Strangway said
he envisioned UBC as more of a
research and graduate oriented
university. "For this province,
UBC respresents the end of the
spectrum," he said. "The University of Michigan, or UCLA or
Berkeley equivalent."
Cariboo College and Okanagan College will offer UBC
undergraduate degrees and the
agreements are in their final
stages, said Strangway.
Ubyssey old hack Pierre Berton, one of a plethora of celebs at UBC's
fundraising kick-off.
Donations steal glory
By Katherine Monk
Dave gave a speech. John
gave two sweaters. Pierre was
there. Lam was a ham. Cecil stood
up. Bill sat still. And nobody
knows who gave the University
$10 million at Monday night's
fundraising campaign kick-off.
President David Strangway
at the gala banquet at the Pan
Pacific called his plans the biggest
university development campaign
ever in Canada—and with a goal of
$132 million, maybe even the
world. But for most ofthe people
there, the two 15 foot video
screens, 10 monitors, and gallons
of champagne was enough to convince them that education was a
big deal.
Crowning the list of donations
already received by the development office—after the $10 million
dollar anonymous donor—are
B.C. Tel with $1.25 million, Imperial Oil at half a million, and at the
top of the list is the Alma Mater
Society's $3.75 million contribution to the campaign in the form of
Rec Fac fees.
Premier Vander Zalm guaranteed provincial matching funds
for every dollar raised in the campaign, and said a well-educated
province was the sure way to a
healthy economy. j
But the awe of seeing such !
stars as Pierre  Berton, Gordon !
Campbell, and John Turner all in '
the same room soon wore off for
many of the athletes who were
invited to attend the gala after
their own banquets were either j
post-poned or cancelled by the j
development office. }
Fearing a rival fundraising
activity, the development office
prohibited any branch of the university to approach the public and
private sectors for money.
The athletes in attendance,
80 men and 26 women, were given
ten minutes out of the four hour
long program to stand up and sit
down in recognition of their
achievements as Big Block winners. And John Turner made the
additional presentation of honouring the outstanding male and
female atheletes ofthe year: hoop-
ster Perrie Scarlet and field
hockey star Melanie Slade.
Although many athletes said
they understood the importance of
raising money for the university,
the ceremony was obviously not
designed with athletes in mind.
"Most of us are in the back, or
else scattered in different parts of
the room," said Abid Qureshi,
men's Big Block winner. "Here
your definitely secondary," added
Carolyn Daubeny. But as a female
athlete, Daubeny said she has an
advantage over the men because
she will have her own banquet
later this week to acknowledge the
occassion, while the men will have
But the evening still proved
the atletic prowess of UBC's finest. Although runner Matt Nuttall
was only asked to stand and sit,
after practising most ofthe day he
said "it was effortless."
Natives fight feds on education
By Deanne Fisher
Native people in Canada are
not going to let the federal government change its post-secondary
education assistance program
A capping of the program's
funds, which sends 15,000 Native
students to college or university
free of charge a year, is scheduled
to be implemented April 1.
But Native people have not
had time to study and respond to
the effects of the proposed limits,
according to Bev Scow, a UBC
student and co-ordinator of the
inter-campus Native student network, a provincial lobby group.
"We were expected to respond
in five months to a policy they've
been working on for five years,"
said Scow, who added Native students want a moratorium on the
implementation of the changes
until Native Indians can form a
consensus on post-secondary educational funding.
And with less than 10 days
left before the limits on enrollment
are imposed, Native students
across the country are taking action—demonstratingin more than
10 cities across the country and
even hunger-striking in Thunder
Bay. And in Ottawa, the Assembly
of First Nations—a group of over
200 chiefs—are meeting to discuss
the future of post-secondary education for Native people.
Indian and Northern Affairs
Minister Kim Campbell said the
changes are the result of faults in
the program which have seen
large participation rates for Native people but a low graduation
"We're trying to tighten up the
program to encourage students to
complete the program," said
Campbell yesterday, adding full-
time students will receive funding, which includes tuition and
living expenses, for the time it
takes to complete the program
plus a one year grace period.
Campbell said some bands
who administer the program
themselves have even been more
strict in ensuring students complete the program. "When you give
bands control, they tend to take
the same approach," she said.
As for funding, Campbell
said, "We feel it meets current
needs. We think we have enough
funds to meet the needs."
But Scow said the participation rates of Native people—those
accepted to post-secondary institutions—is rising by 16 percent,
while the budget is rising only by
Both Scow and Campbell
agree that post-secondary education is vital to the Native people
and that the program is an excellent one.
The real issue, said Campbell,
is a philosophical one of whether
post-secondary education should
be guaranteed as a treaty right.
The government's position, she
said, is that only public school is a
treaty right.
And Campbell said the ministry did consult with Native people
but that they want further consultation "so they can win the argument on treaty rights."
But, said Campbell, "The government is not going to change its
The Native student network
views the new policies as "a means
to undermine the federal government responsibility to Indian
people based on an aboriginal
right, treaty rights and fiduciary
trust responsibility," according to a
press release.
Campbell hopes to meet with
Native chiefs in Ottawa this week
and has sent an invitation but has
not yet received a response.
Native students from Vancouver and other parts of B.C. voice
their concerns in a noon demonstration today at Robson Square.
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March 22,1989 NEWS
Native student
leader skeptical of
Socred commitment
By Deanne Fisher
A provincial government task
force created to increase Native
participation in B.C.'s post-secondary educational system has the
potential to "undermine" the responsibilities of the federal government according to a local Native student leader.
"Native people recognize
themselves as nations, and only
deal with the federal government," said Bev Scow, a UBC student and co-ordinator ofthe inter-
campus Native student network,.
"This (task force) must not under-
emphasize the obligations of the
federal government."
It is for the same reasons that
Native people oppose the Meech
Lake Accord, said Scow.
Scow said she found the recent announcement of the task
force "interesting" but was particularly intrigued by the provincial government's timing—three
days before a nationwide protest
over Native education.
Federal Minister of Indian
j^ffairs Kim Campbell was not
concerned that the federal government would be relieved of any
responsibilities. "I think (the task
force) is wonderful," she said. "I
think what the provincial government is doing is assessing the
needs and services (of Native education). Our job is funding the
Advanced Education Minister Stan Hagen said in a press
release   that   the   committee—
made up of 18 band members and
post-secondary faculty—will "focus directly or making post-secondary education relevant and advise on how post-secondary institutions can exhibit a sensitivity to
and respect for the Native culture
and lifestyle."
The Provincial Access Report,
released in October, 1988, pointed
to the underrepresentation of
Native people in post-secondary
education and recommended the
government "take immediate
steps" to improve the situation.
Scow adds that not only are
Native people underrepresented—especially in professional
career training—but they are
overrepresented by 10 percent in
the prison population.
Yup. It's true. Tom is here.
Entrepeneurs market drug free zone
By Andrew Boyle
Can you go totally drug-free
for one evening and still have fun?
Even if that includes not only illegal substances but liquor, caffeine,
tobacco and sugar? East Vancouver residents Korky Day and his
friend Marilyn are gambling that
there is an audience that wants to,
and are opening up an "anti-drug"
nightclub in the city later this
Day looks very much the fort-
yish hippie and was involved in
the peace movement in the 60's.
He did lighting for concerts by the
Doors and the Seeds and has never
tried illegal drugs or alcohol.
The California native, who
has lived here for 20 years, does
admit to trying a cigarette, in
1956. "I hated it and got my
mother to quit," he says.
Through talking to friends
and people they met at beaches,
health food stores and elsewhere
they realized that there are many
people like themselves who want
to see good live music without
being around smoke or drunken
people. There are some non-alcoholic places such as Changes, but
they are only for young people and
allow smoking. "It seems if a place
is non-smoking, it has to allow
booze and vice-versa," says Day.
If they had tried this venture
20 years ago, Marilyn says,
"people would have laughed us off
as wimps."
"(But) people today are seeing
that the health movement isn't
just a passing fad," she says, adding, "The concept of masculinity
has changed—you don't have to go
out and get drunk to prove your
The music and the atmosphere, say the two, will bring out
confirmed non-druggies, as well as
those willing to forgo them for a
few hours. The club will feature
live country, rock, soul, gypsy,
punk, blues, reggae, world beat,
metal, honky-tonk and jazz played
at "danceable but not ear-blasting
decibels," they say.
Day thinks people trying to
kick cigarettes and booze will
appreciate a place where they are
not available. And Marilyn adds,
"If someone can't go a few hours
without some kind of drug, they
should re-examine their lives."
Although the decor has not
yet been decided, it may run along
the lines of "early psychedelic".
The atmosphere will be casual,
with no dress code, as a diverse
crowd will be encouraged. Health
food, juices, and blender drinks
will be available and there will be
a small cover charge. "A lot of
people from the hippie era believed in peace and love. We'd like
to rekindle that spirit," Marilyn
UBC home to two sides
of abortion conflict
By Rick Hiebert
It is not an average relationship of student to professor.
Anya Hageman is a fourth
year agricultural economics student who was held in Burnaby's
Lakeside Correctional Centre for
Women for 27 days after she and
104 other people blockaded the
Everywoman's Health Center
February 7.
And UBC English professor
Hilda Thomas, who works with
the clinic and is president of the
B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics, calls Hageman's action "sexist and neo-fascist."
Hageman, who is president
of UBC's Campus Pro Life, said
she refused to promise to avoid
the clinic and not counsel others
to protest at the clinic. This refusal resulted in her being jailed
until the March 6 trial. "While
human lives were scheduled to
be ended, I couldn't promise to
stay away or do nothing."
"When I first heard about
Operation Rescue, I disapproved
of it. I associated it with the violence at some American abortion
clinics. Also, it was very hard to
accept breaking the law," said
"But then, I thought to myself, if there were two-year-olds
being killed in the clinic, I would
stand in front of the doors, I
wouldn't just write letters to the
editor. Anything I'd do for a two-
year-old, I'd do for an unborn
child. Pro-lifers are always saying that abortion is murder, but
sometimes we don't act like itis."
She said her time in the
prison "was kind of'a good experi-
ence in some ways."
"There were 19 women in a
room the size of an elementary
school gym," said Hageman. The
hut had two toilets and one bath.
"There wasn't much privacy, but
we had each other and we felt
reassured about what we were
doing. We could sleep at night."
The pro-life prisoners sang
songs, talked and helped clean
up the jail, she said. At night,
there was gym, bingo or religious
services. "I had one of my textbooks, so I could do a little studying."
Hageman said she and the
other female prisoners were angered by local media reports that
the female protesters were getting special treatment.
"The reports that we harassed other prisoners were a
complete fabrication and really
disconcerting because we were
trying to be friendly. In fact we
were very careful not to offend
other prisoners."
"The guards were stern with
us, or friendly, just as they would
be with other prisoners."
Hageman's family now understands what she did, she said.
"My family was quite upset actually. They're pro-life, but it's
really hard to take this civil disobedience stuff, so the first
couple days I was there, I got a lot
of visits and phone calls urging
me to come home, so actually I
did a lot of crying," said Hageman. "My friends were a lot
more relaxed about it. I think
they were touched by the fact
that I cared so much."
Hilda Thomas disapproves
of Hageman's actions.
"I think it's rather sad that
those who are supposedly part
of the intellectual elite of this
province should be involved in
fanatical and repressive and
violent actions of that kind," she
"I would hope that students
at UBC would be the first to give
women their reproductive
rights and that they would not
support a sexist and neo-fascist
attempt to deny these rights.
We are a democratic society, not
a theocracy."
"Anyone who is engaged in
Operation Rescue doesn't understand liberty or democracy,"
Thomas said. "The concept of
liberty is deeply fearful to
"Everywoman's Health
Clinic is a legal medical service
which is providing a full range
of medical services, such as full,
non-judgemental, non coercive,
pre-abortion counselling," Thomas said. She added the clinic
provides other health services
like post-abortion and birth
control counselling as well as
screenings for sexually transmitted diseases.
"There is no other facility in
the province that is providing
such services, so we think Operation Rescue should be supporting us," said Thomas. "The
only way you can reduce the
number of abortions is to reduce
the number of unwanted pregnancies and this is one of our
goals at the clinic."
"The behaviour of Operation Rescue at the clinic has
been aggressive. They have
harassed and intimidated both
our patients and our staff," said
Thomas, who cited various acts
of vandalism at the clinic in
early January.
"They also parade in front
of the clinic with signs saying
"Abortion is murder' and carrying pictures of what they purport to be aborted foetuses and
they have blocked our doors and
broken the law," said Thomas.
But Hageman responded
that their protests and blockade
have been non-violent. "Even
the police said at the trial that
they saw nothing that was aggressive, threatening or violent
in our actions," she said.
"We do impose our morality
on people as a society at large if
we think the violence is severe
enough like for rape and murder," Hageman said. "Aren't the
pro-choicers imposing their
morality on the helpless babies
they abort?"
Hageman explains her ap-
continued on page 6
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The Alma Mater Society
logo still graces matchbook covers despite a motion over a year
ago to have it removed.
The reason, according to
AMS general manager Charles
Redden, is that the AMS still
has a large supply of match-
books on hand. He estimates
that the current supply of AMS
logo endorsed matchbooks will
run out in the next six to eight
Graduate student Kurt Pri-
ensperg, concerned about associating the AMS with the health
hazards of smoking, moved the
original motion during an AMS
council meeting on Jan.6, 1988.
Priensperg also moved at the
same meeting to replace the
AMS logo with the slogan "Only
Fools Smoke", but was defeated.
At present the matches are
distributed to the Pit, the Gallery Lounge, and Tortellini's.
March 22,1989
Bringing the art
of rhetoric back
to life
If you've ever wanted to
learn how to think—free of
the influences of other disciplines—most likely
you've been discouraged.
Learning how to think is
usually taught only indirectly: by studying a particular field and then extrapolating the methods
you learn to other fields.
Yet up until the late
1850's in North America,
learning to think was
taught as a discipline in
and of itself, and in fact was
considered the primary
topic of education. The
subject was called rhetoric
and it is beginning to revive.
People are talking about it
and teaching it, though the subject is still partly hidden under
the seemingly boring heading of
"composition." But 2300 people
thought the subject of rhetoric
was important enough to bring
them out to the 1989 College Composition and Communication
Conference in Seattle last weekend. The theme for this year's
conference was "Empowering
Students and Ourselves in an
Interdependent World" and the
group represented perhaps the
most progressive and visionary
professional educators in North
Former UBC Professor Andrea Lundsford, this year's CCC
president, opened the conference
speaking about the need for
teachers to define themselves
rather than let bureaucrats or
others take the task upon themselves. She also stressed the need
to discredit the "banking" concept of education-the idea that
knowledge is a commodity professors impart to their students.
Students need to
take the risk of
thinking critically
for themselves
"Students need to take the
risk of thinking critically for
themselves," Dr. Lundsford said.
The study of rhetoric was
lost in the 1850's when students
flooded the educational system.
Academics mistakenly separated
rhetoric from its relationship
with science and the focus in
education shifted from action to
study; from doing things, to seeing how things are done. Rhetoric
is concerned with action.
The last vestiges of rhetoric
then came to be taught under
composition, and the word
"rhetoric" unfortunately came to
mean "empty speech," a poor
maligned ghost of its former self.
Chris Rideout, a professor
from the University of Puget
Sound, believes students need to
study rhetoric in order to find a
stronger voice. "When students
argue on paper, they tend to be
overly formalistic. They often
think arguments are absolutely
right or wrong. These are weaker
voices, much more artificial than
they make in their everyday
lives," he said.
And another professor, Paul
Hunter described education as:
"...suppression on a massive
"We need to enact students'
critical consciousness. Students
are fearful of freedom. Many stu-
dentsin a critical sense have been
silenced.... The military unit and
freshman essay have certain
things in common.... We need to
resist   hierarchy,   competitive
ness, detachment, objectivity,"
Hunter said.
On a more practical level,
composition teachers discussed
the benefits of students working
with students to improve their
writing and thinking. The
method works from the principle of dialectics originally devised by the Greeks. The idea is
simple enough—you bounce an
idea off someone which triggers
ideas in them. When in turn they
bounce these ideas off you, new
ideas are sparked in you.
Another area covered by the
conference was Marxism.
Robert Wess, also from Oregon
State, spoke about the fundamental shift in Marxist theory.
Students are fearful
of freedom. Many
students in a
critical sense have
been silenced.... The
military unit and
freshman essay
have certain things
in common.... We
need to resist
Wess pointed out that Marxism, in its academic form, is
more a critique of capitalism,
aimed at uncovering the inconsistencies and lies that persuade
individuals to accept the inequitable distribution of resources,
rather than a political force calling for government overthrow.
"What are the mechanics," asked
Dr. Wess, "in the capitalist system
that work to produce a capitalist?"
He continued: "the problems of
revolution are much more difficult
in modern Marxism, but the
struggle is valid. Subjects need to
re-represent themselves."
"There is a universal essence
of man; this essence is the attribute of every single person; and the
problems of linking the individual
to the universal are best answered
by rhetoric," said Wess.
A special interest group also
gathered to discuss "writing,
teaching, and the politics of sexual
preference." Allison Berg, Caroline Le Guin, and Ellen Weinauer
discussed how their students had
responded to the issue of homosexuality. "Our students in general come into the classroom holding negative stereotypical views
similar to those in Nazi Germany.
Although they would never call
themselves racists, they display
all the pigeonholing arsenal when
it came to discussing homosexuals," began Allison Berg. She went
on to talk about how she and her
students began to free themselves
from the stereotypes.
"We wrote down all the words
we associated with the word
'homosexual' on a chalkboard and
then we wrote the opposite word
next to each negative one. When
we finished we could see that the
spectrum represented all of us in
one way or another, and that no
one person could fit into just the
negative half, and especially not
10 percent ofthe population."
Paul Puccio from the University of Amherst discussed issues
that focus on gay and lesbian
teachers: the ramifications of
teaching gay and lesbian literature and the special problems that
being gay presents in teaching.
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At a camp for orphans, a starving young girl bends under the weight of her sorrows
Our World
By Chung Wong
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a
large arch with a hammer and
sickle above it reads, "Long Live
Proletarian Internationalism." An
official explains, "If we agree to
have a revolutionary arch built by
the Koreans, then they will build a
hotel for us. We wanted a hotel."
There are two rates at the
Hilton: one for the view of the
swimming pool, the other for the
view of shanty Addis Ababa. Like
many of its neighboring countries,
Ethiopia is a nation of paradoxes.
Addis Ababa is its capital.
Other cities are not as lucky.
"In the capital, you've got
everything. The experts live
there—outside it's sheer poverty,"
says Ywai-Hang Lee, a U.N. official once stationed in Africa. "The
experts enjoy living there. In the
capital you don't even know famine exists. The experts come in and
out but they don't see anything.
Not many people want to live with
the rural people (who make up
over 90 percent of the population)... there's no electricity...no
water...maybe a few adventurous
people might."
"As it is difficult to
believe I never felt
an inferiority
complex. I come
here, I'm called
nigger, but it does
not bother me. I
believe in equality.
No inferiority. No
-Girmachew Gugsa
When asked about the exploitation of the 1984-85 famine in
Ethiopia, a photographer once
responded, "All we're trying to do
is capture the horror of the situation which is the reality of the
situation. It'll also get you more
money."    Today, there are few
photographers left from the West
documenting the situation in
Evelyn Ackah is a Ghanaian-
Canadian who has visited the
Death Horn—the geographical
area hardest hit by famine—and
recently organized a fast at Vancouver's John Oliver Secondary
School to raise awareness and
funds. She has mixed feelings
about media coverage ofthe 1984-
85 famine in Ethiopia which
awakened the West. "It was positive in a sense—it increased relief," Ackah says, "But really it was
like a profit organization."
"There are parts of Africa
starving—not the whole continent
which the media made it look like.
The rich people are not starving."
Now that public interest in the
West have decreased since the
1984-85 famine, media coverage
has also decreased.
"During the Ethiopian famine
you knew that food was getting
there," Ackah says. "Now that it's
not in the public eye, you don't
know. For all we know it could be
sitting in a barn. There could be
government problems.
"With Northern Lights you
had artists using creativity to
raise money. We were caught in
the wave of that sort of happening.
But unlike Band-Aid, no one
spear-headed the movement. Bob
Geldof went to Africa. Who went to
Africa for Canada?"
Food banks and relief commissions continue to undergo bureaucratic filtering. Infections and
diseases were once an epidemic
situation for the Red Cross in
Ethiopia. But today, the Red Cross
is no longer healing the masses of
people in grave need of medicare.
Last April, all foreign aid groups
were barred from the rebel controlled areas of Ethiopia by the
Ethiopian government. It was
projected that two million people
in dire need of food were cut off.
President Mengistu Haile
Mariam heads Ethiopia's Marxist
government which has a historical
record of violating human rights.
It is currently in the heat of a
decade-long civil war against
Tigre and Eritrea, provinces of
different ethnic backgrounds
seeking independence. The Tigre-
ans and Eritreans also have an
historical record of violating human rights.
"The government has all
along been trying to restrict relief
from the rebel areas...Tigre and
Eritrea," says Alan Haffel of World
Vision who worked at Ethiopia's
largest relief center during the
1984-85 famine in the province of
Ackah reaffirms that "working through the politics is tough."
"Governments in Africa are
very unstable. There are a lot of
main problem ofthe country's bad
economy. The government confiscates investments so no country
will want to trade with (Ethiopia).
As an individual, if you bring a
thousand roses into the country, it
is not allowed. Maybe 100 are allowed now."
"Farmers have less incentive," Gugsa adds. "They are not
allowed to bring crops into the
market so they just farm for themselves. They must sell to the state;
the state farm is not successful."
"I have feelings as an Ethiopian," says Gugsa. "I knew this
(famine) would come. This is in
coups. Famine and starvation can
be stopped. Instead (political attention) goes toward arms. They
do not care about starvation because they are rich, and they are
content with the idea of military
imperialism. People are still working toward change. It never stops.
"There isn't that big system of
democracy. They'll start say a five
year plan, but never finish it because of another coup."
Girmachew Gugsa, an Ethiopian who runs Lalibela restaurant
in Vancouver, also believes politics are preventing the eradication
of famine.
"The door is closed," says
Gugsa. "Before trade was welcomed. Now it is not. That is the
history. A drought always comes.
Grasshoppers destroy all the
The nation's previous ruler,
Emperor Haile Selassie, responsible for Ethiopia's modernization,
hid a massive famine in the early
seventies away from the public eye
to preserve Ethiopia's image.
When it was discovered, Mengistu
easily defeated Selassie.
"The people wanted change,
but I don't think they expected the
new government to turn out the
way they did," Gugsa says. "Maybe
people forget what they intended
to do once they have power."
"The famine can be 70 percent
attributed to man and 30 percent
to nature " said Lee. "Under Se-
lassie there was a famine but not
in the scale of the one that followed. After Selassie's defeat to
Mengistu, there were tribal wars.
Tribal wars are a big problem.
Instead of worrying about starvation, they fight. The government
sent troops to Somalia to aid the
Ackah explains that the rivalry between "tribes" in Africa
can be likened to soccer teams in
Europe or hockey teams in North
America. "It is structured around
the family. Once you are seen,
automatically they will know
what tribe you are from. If hatred
results from an incident, it will not
be attributed to the individual, but
rather the tribe."
"But," Ackah adds, "Africans
tend to stick together as a continent. When someone tells you they
are from Africa, there is a mutual
bond. The tribal differences do not
Ywai-Hang Lee maintains
that the Ethiopian government
was not solely responsible for the
disasters of Africa. "Even the superpowers are behind it. The CIA,
South Africa, the USSR—everyone. They all knew. They still gave
military aid. It's a tragedy."
Today, the 30 percent of the
world which is starving continues
to be clouded away from the remaining 70 percent.
"When aid is given, it's not
really given to the people. It's
handed to a few select, like funds
for the poor," Ackah says. "The
rich keep getting richer; the poor
don't get any funds.
"In conferences held by relief
agencies, I've heard of the instances where the people getting
food are the relatives of the officials or who they like."
"However," Ackah notes, "if
you are skeptical of the problem,
staying ignorant is not going to
solve the problem. It's our problem."
She claims doing any minor
research will help. "People don't
like talking about starvation. It's
not appealing. Being actively involved will get your family involved. Eventually your friends
will start to think about it."
Dr. Myles Harris' journal recounts the reality of the crisis
period ofthe famine.
Continued on page 14
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proach to the current legal situation on abortion with an analogy:
"If there was a child drowning in a
pool and there's a 'no trespassing'
sign on the fence around it, would
you let the child drown or would
you run in and save him?"
"By saving the child, you're
not nuking the trespassing law,
you're fulfilling the intent of what
it was intended to do. Laws, as in
traffic or for murder, are usually
designed to protect human life."
Thomas argues the people
protesting Vancouver's abortion
clinic have more important things
to do.
"There are children in this
country that are going hungry,
whose parents are having to line
up at food banks to get food for
them and who don't have proper
shelter and clothing. There are
children being shunted from one
foster home to another who have
no love or stability in their lives
are there are literally millions of
children around the world who are
suffering,'' she said.
Hageman said she knows lots
of pro-life activists who take an
interest in needy children. The
Lakeside prisoners planned a
baby shower next month for one of
the inmates they met and one of
the male protesters has adopted
three children—one with Down's
syndrome, another blind with
cerebral palsy and a seven month
old baby that is "going through
Hageman added she was willing to get involved with the protests again "but I hope it won't be
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March 22, 1989 NEWS
Strike looms at Capilano
Faculty bargain for pay equity, security paid leave
By Tod K. Maffin
Capilano College students may be
faced with a faculty strike within a
few weeks—a strike which could
shut down the entire college during exam week.
Faculty and administration
continue to negotiate to meet the
Mar. 31 expiry of the standing
contract. Although the college
claims there has been "significant
progress" on key issues, the chief
negotiator for the Faculty Association says otherwise.
"[The negotiations] are very
very difficult. None of our major
proposals have been addressed.
It's tough negotiations," said Ed
Lavalle. "What the college is doing
in their delay is they're leaving
everything up to crisis bargaining
in the last week of March."
But college negotiator Geoff
Holter says the delay is not entirely the college's fault. "The
CCFA did not finish tabling it's
economic proposals until March 6.
It's entirely unreasonable to say
that we are delaying the process."
Both parties agree the economic package has been the major
stumbling block.
Lavalle says the most important faculty proposal is that college faculty receive pay equity
with public school teachers. Currently, instructors at Capilano
College receive fifteen percent less
than public school teachers.
Another key issue is the status
of temporary employees, some of
which have worked at Capilano for
10 years.
Temporaries, who can be released at the end of their four-
month contract, have limited
benefits and no pension rights —
even though they do almost 40
percent of the work done on campus.
The Faculty jAssociation says
they want "as many full-time jobs
as possible and what's left over
should go to regular part-time jobs
with very few temporaries."
The final major economic proposal is a paid educational
leave.   Presently, the college allows two instructors per year to
take a study leave-of-absence.
Lavalle says that's not
enough. "If you're doing it two per
year—the way it is now—it would
take 70 years for everyone to get a
leave." The Faculty Association is
asking for 10 leaves per year,
which would allow each instructor
to take a leave once every six
Negotiations have so far focussed on minor issues.
If a strike does become necessary, it will likely shut down the
entire college.
Paula Stromberg, spokesperson for the 'Office and Technical
Employees' Union, said none ofthe
employees on-campus they represent will work during a CCFA
strike. "It's OTEU policy that our
members do not cross picket lines."
The OTEU represents all maintenance, clerical, and support staff
at Capilano College.
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mouth and starts to sing, he does
sound a lot like Joe Cocker. Or
Paul McCartney. Or, shockingly,
Tracy Chapman.
Andre Philippe Gagnon
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 19,20,21
But five standing ovations?
Once again, Vancouver's clap-
happy audiences rewarded a
glitzy, one-note performance
with applause that says, "If
Toronto likes him, he must be
Gagnon, the young comedian
Canadians discovered only after
he appeared on The Tonight
Show performing a solo version
of "We Are The World," has since
become the darling of domestic
arts festivals and awards shows.
He's perfect: young, attractive,
somewhat talented, and, most
importantly, bilingual. So last
week, after hosting the Juno
Awards, he was here to launch a
Western Canadian tour.
The problem is, Gagnon is
just a mimic, not an impressionist. Throughout his ninety-   '
minute show on Friday at the
Queen E., he usually shied away
from interpreting the stars he
was mimicking. Instead, he just
copied them, and mimicry,
without interpretation, is just
not that funny.
With the exception of some
clever bits, like when Gagnon
imagined some select singers
taking the commercialization of
music a step further (Chapman's
"Fast Car" becomes a Subaru
jingle), he was reduced to using
some only vaguely humourous
gimmicks, including a Telethon
to Aid Common Cold Victims,
and a Star Look-Alike Contest,
each of which gave him a chance
do a few more voices.
His Lou Rawles was magnificent, his David Bowie
uncanny, but he should have
avoided imitating that ultimate
target of mimics: my brother
does a better Elvis. And there
are only so many times during
an evening that you can say,
"Wow, he really sounds like Neil
Diamond, doesn't he?"
Maybe I would've enjoyed
the evening more if Gagnon's
material was my kind of music; I
guess the yuppie-and-up crowd
had a good time grooving to The
Impossible Dream. They jumped
to their feet en masse to learn
the hand actions to Gagnon's
rendition of "My Girl".
Despite the ovations, Gagnon's remarkable gift just wasn't
enough to sustain my interest for
an entire evening. Yes, he can
conjure up a circus of stars; but
he's still a one trick pony.
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Opera hits high note
by Gordon Lucas
THE UBC Opera-Theatre
presented The Marriage of
Figaro to celebrate its 25th
Anniversary. I was a bit apprehensive at being assigned to cover
an amateur production, but
knowing my old
The Marriage of Figaro
UBC Old Auditorium
friend French Tickner was at the
helm to kick butt, I was confident
that he would be able to wring
every last drop of effort from the
talent pool available to him. I was
More than a few opera lovers
would call Mozart's Marriage of
Figaro the greatest comic opera
ever written. Based on the famous
French play ofthe same name by
Beaumarchais, it is a story of jealousy, sexual intrigue, masters
and servants, treachery and class
struggle. In its time, Figaro was
viewed as a politically dangerous
work. Both the play and its
operatic spinoffs were banned in
more than one eighteenth century
European city because of the
embers of class hatred they were
said to fan.
The capacity audience
on Friday night was
treated to an
excellent production
from the dramatic
perspective; the
singers moved
confidently and with
poise, creating a
believable setting.
Tickner has always had a
flair for staging and theatrics.
The capacity audience on Friday
night was treated to an excellent
production from the dramatic
perspective; the singers moved
confidently and with poise,
creating a believable setting. As
would be expected from an
amateur production, the singing
varied in quality, but good casting
"You're singing up my nose"
and staging more than made up
for this.
James Schiebler was especially good as Figaro. He is an
excellent actor and, with the
exception of some projection
problems in his low register, and
a couple of high F's that came out
very forced, carried off the role
with real merit.
The role of Susanna is one of
the real plums ofthe soprano
repertoire. Kandie Kearley did a
very creditable job and her coy
stage manner was delightful.
Cherubino, the Count's
rakish little page, is one of those
show-stealing roles whose
character can keep the audience
in stitches. Karen Olinyk was well
cast here. I especially enjoyed her
singing in the serenade number,
but she somewhat underplayed
the comic elements of her part in
the early scenes. One voice I
would have liked to hear more of
was Gail Mandryk's, who played
Marcellina. Her part was small,
but the quality of her voice and
her ability to cut through the orchestral fabric without harshness
were excellent.
Tickner kept the production
moving at a brisk pace, on
ocassion a little too brisk as the
singers sometimes strained to
keep up.
The orchestra itself was good,
with some reservations. Richard
Epp (harpsichord) should be given
a night out on the town by the
entire cast of singers. His con-
tinuo playing was absolutely first
rate, as good as I've ever heard.
The violins, however, often did not
play as a unit. Figaro is a long,
nasty, endurance test, especially
for the first violins who play all
the time. Too much passage work
was marred by lack of ensemble
and rhythmic precision. One bull
in a china shop can spoil any
passage Mozart ever wrote.
Figaro was performed in
English, rather than the original
Italian. The translation was fine,
and I am sure it added to the
audience's enjoyment. However,
for the rather steep price of
admission ($12, $5 for students),
coffee in the foyer during intermission would have been nice.
Henry's court: Perms all around
Henry play er
by Keith Bam$elt
First, let me get one thing
1 don't know Henry IV
Part I from Henry V. Not to
mention Henry VI or VIIL.
Ever* if profound Iambic
pentameter from Richard II
were to leap at tne from my
morning paperf I wouldn't
know it.
HentylVV Parti
JfoederJe W*ood Ifteatre
Until March 25
Like all pod Inglish 100
graduates, I know
Shakespeare's "hits":
Macbeth, TFhe Tempest and
the grand daddy of then* all,
Hamlet,, Prince ef Denmark.
I've watched Ze_TereUt%
Eomeo and Juliet on video,
And ifyou don*t know that
play, you've probably seen
West Side Story.
s .So what the' hecfc is Emt$
W all flhoutl1 Part I, no less?
W« ve got to go way back
here. England, 1400. Richard
II's. kingdom has collapsed and
Henry IV (Jason Smith) is
crowned* But all is not happy
under his rule, Those who
originally supported him now
feel cheated fay his actions. An
insurrection grows in the
north, under the command of
Hotspur (John Murphy). The
play contrasts this political
conquest with the tavern court
of FalstafFCCharles Siegel).
The portly Falstaff boast? of
imaginary .rimes while the
King sweats it out. The thread
that links these two Stories
together is Hal, the Prince of
Wales (James Binkley), who,
like ail young nobility, spends
his time in pubs and brothels
in the company of Falstaff. So
what we have are really two
plays ift one; that is until
comedy meet* tragedy at the
plays'* climax.
Director Rod Menzies
gives Shakespeare's Henry IV
a Bead Warrior look. Leather
clad actors roam across a stone
and scrap metal set, forever
beneath an eerie backdrop of
dinting*, by ROSE ANN JANZEN
■arch 18 & 19 only
)PENING MARCH 1 7, 1989 ot 7:00 pm
H30 Yew St. teh 734-6634
New artist shines
by Nadene Rehnby
IT is the perfect studio: large
and high, the sunlight of early
spring flooding in through a set of
bay windows, the walls resplendent in white, the floor painted in
powder blue. Two trees stand in
heavy clay pots, bringing a touch
of exotic nature, while an old-
fashioned fan takes its lazy turns
high up on the ceiling.
Rose Ann Janzen
Yew Street Studio
The simple boldness of this
room is the perfect setting for
Rose Ann Janzen's most recent
exhibit, "Angel Blues." It is a
work that is both delicate and
dynamic. The predominant
theme of winged creatures
reverberates through the studio,
as the artist explores the limits of
just this image in several media.
What is most striking
about Janzen's style
is its complex variety,
both within her
winged creatures and
with her other
One sees these wings in a
watercolour in softly-lined gray
and white, that gently blend together into many different hues,
and again in a silhouetted black
and white.
What is most striking about
Janzen's style is its complex variety, both within her winged creatures and with her other paintings. One shows the image of a
woman lounging in a chair who,
with closed eyes, caresses a cat;
both are lost in thought, revelling
in the pleasure of the immediate,
the pleasure of the moment. This
tiny painting in watercolour,
hardly bigger than the palm of a
hand, is a delicate tribute to the
secret realm of privacy, to two
creatures at ease with themselves.
Such peaceful bliss is in stark
contrast to the three over-sized
canvasses that show a winged
woman, reflecting the central
theme ofthe exhibit. The subject
is walking away from us, guiding
a furry dragon-dog by the leash.
Here the brush strokes are grand
and fierce, leaving out all detail,
and relying on bold outlines alone.
Taking the winged woman
one step further, Janzen presents
a vibrantly coloured angel, appearing as if from Aladdin's lamp,
and led by a furry dragon-dog.
The woman, who exhibits contentment, and the dog which exhibits
strength and power, demonstrate
the artist's passion through startling colour and uninhibited
Two large acrylics, twin
'pieces, show one male and one
female diver, daring and bold in
the vividness of their colour and
the nakedness of their bizarre
images. They have just jumped off
a board, and are poised high in
the air, over the nervously
undulating water. There is
March 22,1989 Dancer explores obsession
ds hot season
poised spears, (Credit must go
to Don Griffiths, Robert Moser
and Chelsea Moore for their
consistently excellent work on
sets and costumes in productions this year<) Scatty
striking is the controlled work
of tbe play's male leads. Jason
Smith brings a brooding
inteasity to the tyrattnieal
King Henry. His words are full
of power, his silences tension
filled* And just when I thought
Charles Siegel was verging on
ham acting, he was able to
keep the awiience hanging on
his every gesture. He more
______ meets the demands ofthe
role md* hy stretching the
play's reality, establishes a
vtemg mtimmy with the
. Wisely, Menkes doesn't
takesides.in the political
straggle, ^amee &nj_ley's Hal
has a rdkz&hittg naivete while
.John Murphy** Hotspar Is
Hka&ly arrogate Thfe two tnen
vie &r the audience's sympathy as «&«& ptttsa.es power.
Despite some fine work in
^jssprodmtio^ what weVe
left with is a long and somewhat tedious evening. Over
an hour's worth of text has
been eufc from Shakespeare*?
original, but the play still
clocks in at three hours—a   -
long time to be sitting in a
Freddy Wood seat with
limited leg room. Furthermore, this history play is
wordier than some of
Shakespeare's other works
and it was difficult to get a
handle on all the noble intrigue until well into Act Two,
Menzies" updating of the
play generally works; nevertheless, the appearance ofthe
•Grrim Reaper at the play's
elose comes across as heavy
My final words:
"Thus with a Dike's
espresso in o&e hand,
My remedy for first year
Itegljsh ilass,
• You'll watch, with inter**
est, Henry the King,    '
And with the famed bard
fay *■ the play*s the Uring,
Not bad, eh.
exuberant energy in the choice of
blues and greens, in the erotic
positions ofthe bodies, and finally
in the sheer and simple joy ofthe
act itself.
Janzen is a young local artist
who has travelled the world, and
recently settled in Vancouver. Her
journeys have led her to Mexico,
Morocco, the South Pacific, and all
over Europe, and from each of
these travels she has returned
with a new way of looking at the
Although primarily now a
painter, she is still drawn to other
media. One of her book covers has
just been nominated for the
prestigious Leipzig Book Fair, and
she plans to explore both poster
and theatrical design.
This summer Janzen will
travel and paint. In the autumn
she will exhibit her work, and the
Yew Street Studio will once again
explode with flying colours.
by Laura Busheikin
DENISE Fujiwara is a
dancer with an obsession—
or at least an overriding preoccupation—and fortunately it's one
that makes for some inspired choreography and heady dancing.
Denise Fujiwara: Spontaneous
Vancouver East Cultural
March 17, 18
One theme—energy released
or fighting desperately against restraints, the drama of primal life
force struggling to emerge—appeared again and again in the
seven short pieces Fujiwara
performed last weekend in
Fujiwara not only has an inspiring theme, she has the
physical talent to match. A former
gymnast, she dances with athleticism, remarkable control, and
above all an ardent desire to
communicate. She employs her
whole body as an expressionistic
tool. Simply the tum of a shoulder, the lift of a rib-cage, or the
tilt of a chin transmit rage, defeat
or elation. This is a body that
Fujiwara's hands, in particular, are exquisitely eloquent. In
Flight, the evening's first work,
she dons white gloves, and her
hands, reaching, clutching,
twisting, carry tremendous power.
This is a perfect little Haiku of a
dance, a short but intense drama
of a winged creature striving to
find its wings. Fujiwara takes the
audience with her on the journey
from frenzied struggle to the
exhilaration of flight.
That same journey takes on
political/feminist overtones in
Great Wall, another highlight.
The piece opens in darkness with
the sound of rustling, caused, as
we see the lights come up, by
Fujiwara's attire. She is swathed
in constrictive layers of black
crinkly plastic, which shines with
a viscous oily lustre. The Oriental-
style music reinforces the Geisha-
girl image, as Fujiwara minces
across the stage with horribly
constrained movements. Her
hands, tied at the wrist, bravely
perform small dances of their
own—they are the only body parts
she can move freely.
Fujiwara not only has
an inspiring theme,
she has the physical
talent to match. A
former gymnast, she
dances with
remarkable control,
and above all an
ardent desire to
But as the chimes of the
music change to more dramatic
gongs and cracking sounds, the
Geisha begins to fight. With a pin
drawn from her hair she tears
apart her bonds and sheds layers
of plastic. What begins as a dance
of obeisance turns into a dance of
rebellion, then a dance of joy as
she discovers the use of her arms,
feet, legs, and face.
In Egg, Fujiwara displays a
warm, whimsical sense of humour. Like Flight, the piece shows
the emergence of some sort of
creature, this time an endearingly
awkward, crab-like one. It opens
with Fujiwara facing away from
the audience, bent over, dancing
primarily with her backside, and
then with arms stuck out beside
her in hilariously non-human
Scratch also has a touch of
humour although it certainly isn't
a light piece. A bag lady sets up
her temporary home inside a
chalk outline she's drawn on the
floor. She plays a record on a beat-
up old stereo and begins to dance
with an imaginary partner. The
music, her imagination and the
safety of the chalk boundary, are
clearly her only refuge.
But the needle gets caught on
a scratch and the harmony turns
into violent discord, sending
Fujiwara into a frenzy. She fights
against the tyrannical, repetetive
sound, hissing and clawing at the
air. Finally the force of a fall skips
the needle onto a new groove. By
then the woman's spirit is so
depleted she can only draw a new
chalk outline around her body as
she lies exhausted—just like the
police do with corpses. The final
image is powerful and chilling—
like a live body with its death
already recorded.
The evening did have some
less-than-high points. Don
Quichotte, which had Fujiwara
dressed in cowboy garb, riding a
mock horse and executing Spanish-style dance steps, went
nowhere. The staging was static—
Fujiwara was mostly confined to
two small areas of the stage—and
the movements repetetive. The
piece added up to no more than an
undeveloped idea.
Folk Song, choreographed by
Vancouver's talented Judith
Marcuse, was an unfocussed, unremarkable piece. In fact the
music—traditional Bulgarian
choral singing—upstaged the
dancing with it's eerie, hypnotic
But in a program of seven different pieces, a couple of disappointments is nothing to complain
about. In fact, the programming is
the only thing worth complaining
about. With at least one longer
piece, the evening would have had
more depth, more focus. As it was,
the experience was like eating a
series of tasty snacks, most of
them with flavors you'd like to
savor for longer.
Lemon: sweet sensation
by Deborah Smithies
Paintings by ROSE ANN JANZEN
irch 18 & 19 only
(PENING MARCH 1 7, 1989 at 7:00 pm
130 Yew Sf. tel: 734-6634
UNT Dan and Lemon is a
.powerful play which subtley
and cynically examines society
and its foibles. The play opens and
closes with a frail English woman
sitting in an armchair, reading
Nazi literature and relaying her
feelings about society to the
audience. In between these
framing scenes comes an often
humourous and sometimes
shocking account of her childhood.
Aunt Dan and Lemon
Vancouver Little Theatre
Until April 8
Lemon lovingly introduces
her mother, father and Aunt Dan.
She recounts the joy of watching
the three of them innocently
playing games in the English
countryside and later the dissolving of their friendship due to their
differing opinions regarding the
Vietnam War. Lemon sides with
Aunt Dan and rejects the love of
her parents. The two spend hours
together as Dan, an American
professor teaching at Oxford,
continuously tells Lemon of her
obsessions and wacky friends. As
Lemon's recollections become
more oppressive, so does the play,
which moves from an initial
lightheartedness to darkness and
deception. Finally, as Aunt Dan's
disciple, Lemon perverts her
thoughts and opinions into a macabre vision of society.
Robert Garfat's
direction is very good
as he beautifully
orchestrates Lemon's
series of dream-like
The cast is absolutely first-
rate in this play, written by
Wallace Shawn (co-author and
star of My Dinner With Andre)
and directed by Robert Garfat.
Annabel Kershaw (Lemon) is
brilliant in her portrayal ofthe
slightly twisted Engish woman
who combines naivete with a
shocking cynicism. Claire Brown
(Aunt Dan) gives a captivating
performance as Lemon's off-the-
wall guru. The two actresses
compliment and strengthen each
others' performances, and Kershaw shines on her own as she
soliloquizes in the opening and
closing scenes.
Also good are Douglas Tuch
as an hilarious stereotypical
American and Jennifer Griffin as
the seductive, Cockney call girl.
The rest of the cast also give
strong performances.
Robert Garfat's direction is
very good as he beautifully orchestrates Lemon's series of dreamlike recollections on a very small,
but well-designed set by Susan
Madsen. He goes a bit far, though,
and leaves little to the imagination in a seduction scene. The
lighting by Mark Deggan adds
depth to the small space and
additional dimension to the play
Pink Ink's production of Aunt
Dan and Lemon is almost two
hours long without an intermission, but leaves the audience
wanting more.
March 22,1989
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Storm the Wall
By Joe Altwasser
Canada's biggest intramural
event just keeps on getting bigger.
The tenth anniversary version of Storm the Wall had arecord
482 teams competing this year, up
40 from last year's record. Over
2400 people participated making
it just larger than the Arts 20 relay—the second largest intramural event in the country. Over two
hundred volunteers are needed to
help coordinate Storm the Wall.
Once again a team from Medicine won the overall team category
with a blistering time of 14:28. But
the medics did not record the fastest time in the competition. That
honour belonged to the UBC rowers crew team who, because of a
registering mix-up, were ineligible for the over-all title. The
rowers competed under the Independent category and placed first
with a time of 14:20.
The fastest women's time was
captured by Swim Naked who won
the women's independent event
with a time of 17:32. The faculty
women's event was won by one of
the Engineering teams who
stormed the wall with a time of
The extremely competitive corec event was topped by yet another rowing team in a time of
A fraternity team earned the
honour of the slowest time, floundering in with a time of over 45
minutes, according to the associate director of Intramurals Joan
Pilcher thinks Storm the Wall
is becoming a spring ritual at UBC
and has reached the saturation
point for a fiVe-day event.
Presently, the Intramural
department is thinking of expanding the event into the national
scene to bring in teams from other
universities across the country.
Eventually, says Pilcher, a national championship of "Storm the
Wall" would be hosted at UBC
every year.
The event is also becoming
popular with sponsors who are
lining up at the door to have their
name associated with the wall.
Coke and Molson received two
minutes of free time on TV this
year, and paid $2000 and $1500
respectively for the right to sponsor the event, said Pilcher. "We
would like to establish a long-term
commitment with these two as
they have represented us well,"
she added.
The popularity of the event
has had some impact on the tradition of painting of the wall. In
previous years, every day would
find a different faculty insignia on
the wall, an act that Intramurals
now discourages because of the
Coke/Molson advertisement. "We
appealed to students not to paint
the wall and with the exception of
an act of vandalism on Wednesday, everyone complied." Wednesday morning someone threw oil-
based paint over the logos which
delayed the starting ofthe competition for an hour and a half.
Strangway ignores jock Monday night.
The Ombudsperson will be
required to deal with student
complaints and should have
scheduled office hours. The
Ombudsperson will also have to work
with the A.U.S. Academic
Applications are available from
Buch A 107, and must be submitted
by 4:00 pm, Thurs, March 23, 1989.
March 22,1989 Thunderbirds nose dive
By Franka Cordua-von Specht
Unlike Jason and the Argonauts, the UBC men's volleyball
team did not return home from the
national championships with a
Golden Fleece.
Entering the CIAU championships as the fourth best team in
Canada, the Argo-Birds sailed
into eighth and last place last
week in Calgary, a disappointing
finish after a successful season in
which the 'Birds had to navigate
around tough competition to finish
second in the Canada West conference.
"It was the most competitive
CIAU championships in the history of our sport," said head coach
Dale Ohman. "The teams were so
competitive, it came down to a
matter of who was able to win on
that particular day," he said.
The University of Calgary
captured the goldmedal, the silver
medal went to the University of
Manitoba,- and York University
carried away the bronze.
The T-Birds' quest ended in
the first match in a heartbreaking
loss to the fifth ranked University
of Waterloo Warriors who pulled
off a come-from-behind victory:
12-15, 12-15, 15-12, 15-3, 16-14
which plummeted the 'Birds into
the consolation round.
In the first set, the 'Birds were
at the helm, leading 10-1, but
barely held on to win 15-12. They
pulled ahead 2-0 in the match after a second set win, but dropped
the third and fourth to be tied 2-2.
The deciding fifth set was a
grueling marathon.
Leading 9-3 midway, "we
stopped scoring points," said
Ohman. "We then got 15 sideouts
but only scored one point, while
they crept up to lead 14-10. Suddenly we became superhuman.
They served 10 times for match
point but didn't get it, during
which we crept back to 14-14.
Then we got stuff blocked twice
and lost it."
"We've consistently not been
able to take advantage of the lead
and advantage of kicking another
team when they're down," said
The trend was established
over the season, but managed to
pull off wins because they learned
to win close games, said Ohman.
"But when you win like that it's
like a time bomb."
"How we have won this season
finally reared its ugly head," said
Ohman of the Waterloo loss. The
not-so-mythical monster reared
its head again in the next two
matches, and the 'Birds succumbed to Dalhousie: 14-16, 15-
13,15-8,15-5 and Laval: 15-11, 7-
15, 16-14, 6-15, 15-11.
Ohman added that part of
UBC's problem, as expressed by
some of the Thunderbirds, may
have been the team's inability to
refocus on the nationals after
struggling for their lives to make
the Canada West playoffs.
UBC power hitter Greg (Jason) Williscroft, voted a first team
all-star Canadian, set an all-time
team and personal record with a
herculean 42 kills against Waterloo. He finished the season, his last
as a Thunderbird, with 1084
kills—another team record.
Ohman also singled out the
defensive heroics of power hitter
Rob Hill, who never played high
school vol^yball "but who has
learned his craft very well."
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Ohman. Oliver has been "a man
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Ohman is optimistic about
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individual roles, but a lot of talented players playing as one unit."
Donna Baydock, UBC's
women's volleyball head coach,
was named CIAU Coach of the
Cheryl Parker won three silver medals and led the UBC
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Parker earned her third silver in
the women's open epee category.
Parker also placed sixth in the
open foil division.
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He walks among a few
hundred thousand people. He notices a girl with a fever. He bends
down to listen. He's too late. Her
lungs are already filled with fluid
and puss.
Flies mask the eyes of a young
boy. He breathes in rapid gasps in
the dry wind. A finger presses
against his skin; the dent stays.
He is chosen for medical attention.
An African has an
inner strength, and
knows everyday is a
challenge. The
people are always
smiling. People say I
can't believe they're
starving and smiling.
But Africans know
crying will not get
them anywhere.
The doctor eases the red shirt
off the little swollen boy. The child
begins to whimper. A translator
smiles, "He says, ~Mind my shirt.'"
Later, the doctor discovers the boy
has worms nesting in his gut,
draining his blood. When the doctor finishes, the boy offers a little
hand for them to shake. Next to
him is his ten year old brother who
had been for days trying to get help
for him, but had not succeeded
making his way through the mob.
The walk is five miles both ways.
When a body begins to starve,
it begins to feed on itself. The digestive system becomes so sensitive that food which touches it,
tears right through like acid.
Water is hard to find. Consequently, grain that is gathered is
often cooked without water and
eaten. Wounds stay unhealed because the body lacks the reserves
to heal them. Dust and wind often
beat on the sores. Infections are
rampant. Dust will collect on the
eyes, glazing them.
Outside the clinic the doctor
walks. He sees a wrinkled infant,
its eyes rolled up in its head, its
body cold from a night without
blankets. He sees many babies
that lay in pools of diarrhea. Some
vomiting. Some just silent.
Those who come out of the
Death Horn area often refrain
from bringing up the subject of
starvation, and the many children
who are blind—who only feel what
is going on.
"It is so sad to see people who
have lost the will to live," said
Eliane Tschanz, a veteran guide of
the Death Horn area in Africa. "It
is just so sad."
"After you see a little bit of
everything in the world, and you
have your education, your knowledge...,"   Tschanz   contemplates,
"You also know who you are and
you know your background, then
it's time to find how you can fit and
so what you do."
In an age where civilization
allows room for self-destruction,
and paradoxes to human welfare
govern, Evelyn Ackah hopes to
become with all her drive and
energy, in her own terms, a spearhead for Canada, and hopes others
will join her whether in spirit or in
"An African has an inner
strength, and knows everyday is a
challenge," Ackah says, remembering her roots. "The people are
always smiling. People say I can't
believe they're starving and smiling. But Africans know crying will
not get them anywhere. That's
why the music of Africa is always
Author's Note: Many thanks to Dr.
M. Harris for references to his experiences in Ethiopia which have
paralleled those of several other
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March 22,1989 NEWS
TA strike leaves headaches
TORONTO (CUP)—Striking University of Toronto
teaching assistants went back to work March 13, but the
headache is just beginning for professors and students
trying to make up lost time.
Over 90 per cent ofthe 643 TAs who turned out ratified
a new two-year contract worked out 48 hours before. The
walk-out lasted two weeks.
Right after the settlement, U of Ts Academic Board
changed the university's grading practices policy at an
emergency meeting.
The proposal allows instructors to change the marking
scheme and return assignments without com-   	
ments. A simple majority of the class would
approve the switch—but only if the instructor
decides a class vote is feasible. Otherwise, the
division head or faculty chair will make the
If students don't agree with the changes,
they can
withdraw from a course any time before the end
of term without any academic penalty.
Committee member Terry Johnston said students will
be able to assess the effect ofthe strike and act accordingly.
"Students will be in a position to judge whether they
should consider continuing the course," said Johnston, "i.e.,
write the exam or withdraw without academic penalty."
Quebec fee freeze criticized
MONTREAL (CUP)—Quebec's tuition fee freeze is
sacrificing research excellence for accessible mediocrity,
business leaders say.
Pierre Lortie, president of one of Quebec's largest
supermarket chains, urged about 1,200 business leaders at
a recent Montreal Chamber of Commerce meeting to start
a "large pressure movement to correct underfunding."
"The current policy favours mediocrity, rather than
supporting conditions essential for achieving excellence in
research," he said, referring to Quebec's tuition fees which
have been frozen since 1968.
According to a study by two Universite de Montreal
professors, only about 15 per cent of Canada's "star" researchers work in Quebec while 45.8 per cent work in
The studies, presented to a recent provincial summit
on high technology, said researchers stayed away from
cash-starved Quebec universities.
Lortie said the province should inject $225 million over
three years into university funding and that Quebec's two
"real" research institutions, the Universite de Montreal
and McGill, should be the main beneficiaries.
Saskatchewan students to
face 30 percent tuition fee hike
SASKATOON (CUP)—Students at the University of Saskatchewan will face 30 per cent hikes in tuition fees in 1990-
91 if the latest budget request gets by the school's board of
The increase is included in one of two strategies the
board says it will be forced to adopt if its provincial operating grant is too low. The alternative is a deficit in each ofthe
next two fiscal years.
"The four per cent which was indicated as a possibility
by the minister some time ago is not going to be sufficient
on its own to keep us out ofthe red," said board chair Don
To avoid the fee increase, the board wants a provincial
operating grant increase of 7.3 per cent next year and
another six per cent after that.
Though such hikes in government funding would mean
tuition fee increases would be held at five per cent for 1989-
90, they would "not restore the ability ofthe university to
provide an adequate teaching and basic research program,"
states a recently-released board report.
It further states, "Such an increase would only maintain (the university's) current level of activity and service".
Tuition fees have gone up by 13 per cent over the last
two years.
Provincial Education Minister Lome Hepworth
withheld comment pending the release of the provincial
budget. However, in October 1988 the minister told U of S
students that in order to increase funding to the university,
the government would have to cut other programs, increase
taxes, or "mortgage your future and let the deficit rise."
"The arguments in the budget request are very compelling. They (the provincial government) are reasonable
people who should know how important the university is to
the social and economic well-being of the province," said
student council president Ed Zerr.
Women police barred from night
shift, charge discrimination
HALIFAX (CUP)—Two campus police officers at the University of King's College are charging administration with
sexual discrimination after being denied the right to work
outside overnight patrol shifts.
Third-year King's student Anne Babineau worked an
eight-hour overnight shift in February, and was told a few
days later by campus police head Jeff Reed that no more
women would be allowed to work outside night shifts.
"He claimed it was an unwritten policy," said Babineau.
Reed has threatened to quit if the policy is changed.
"My experience is that we don't feel it's safe to have females
working outside alone. It's no reflection on competence," he
The school's Campus Police Board of
Management met March 9 to discuss whether the
policy should be changed. The vote was a tie,
broken by board chair and college dean Torrance
"The area around Dalhousie (University)
and King's has the highest incidents of sexual
assault of all of Halifax and these are almost
invariably  directed  against  women  and  not
against men," said Kirby.
King's College is contained within the Dalhousie
campus, and is about the size of a city block with four
buildings and a parking lot. About 600 students are enrolled in the college.
The university employs 10 female campus police officers, about half the force. All campus police are full-time
Campus police officer Christine Wolfe resigned over
the decision, saying she is "uncomfortable" with university
policy on the matter. She said campus police officers carry
portable radios and flashlights, and can get in touch with
the main campus police desk at any time.
Protesters fed but defeated
WINDSOR, Ont. (CUP)—The University of Windsor's
president fed protesters pizza and let them sleep in his
office but refused to budge on divesting the university's
pension fund of South African-linked shares.
About 23 students stormed Ron Ianni's office February
21, demanding the president bring a motion for full pension
fund divestment to the university's board of governors
meeting the following day.
Twenty-four hours later, their support swelling to 150
students, the demonstrators marched to the meeting. But
the motion was defeated 13-3.
Ianni told the protestors that the university was
makingrapid progress on divestment but he wanted to wait
for a sub-committee to report back to the board. The protest
comes three months after the Ontario government passed
the South Africa Act absolving pension fund administrators of any legal liability in connection with divestment.
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The 'Roids Race
A legacy of drugs in sports
By Myron Neville
Canada. The country that
brought us the LeDain Commission's look into the non-therapeutic use of marijuana now presents
the world with the Dubin Inquiry
into the non-sanctioned use of
steroids in athletics.
Are we witnessing the conviction of "dirty" athletes, trainers,
coaches, and doctors? Or the death
of the Olympic spirit? The fall of
Olympus! The real injustice has
been done to the history of the
games themselves.
Mexico City, 1968 was a
preparation for the turmoil of
ensuing decades. It dramatically
showed the effects of
altitude on the distance events. Tommie
Smith and John Carlos saluted the world
as Black Panthers. Students rioted in the streets and a shoe
called the "brush spike" was
banned from competition.
The year 1972 produced the
Massacre at Munich. The games
went on and violence wore a new
face. Our notion of victim changed.
It is this generation of athletes
that learned about anabolic steroids and hostages.
During the next three Olympic Games various nations boycotted the event. The cities of
Montreal, Moscow, and Los Angeles were all victims of political
protest. The Seoul of 1988 was
supposed to herald a new era. In
fact, the games have been dealt a
near fatal blow.
The aftermath of the Seoul
Olympics is the Roidgate of Track
and Field. In comparison to a drug
like marijuana which some athletes tested positive for, this word
looms out in our imagination: steroids—a bizarre synthetic substance that promotes extremely
rapid muscle growth in the user.
The crux of the problem revolves
around an athlete's safety while
using an anabolic substance and
secondly, fairness of competition.
The whole story begins when
the Americans discovered that the
Russians were giving their athletes testosterone. The Americans
then turned around and developed
steroids to have as Charlie Francis
calls it, "a level playing field". This
was during the heady days of the
USSR vs USA duel meets. The rest
is an historical escalation of substance abuse.
Time marches on and stops
momentarily for the bust of 1972
Olympic Silver Medalist Peter
Jenkins and his $35 million a year
steroid distribution ring several
years ago. It stops one more time
for the tragic death of German
pentathlete BirgitDressel. Then it
was Seoul and we are lost in the
mire of a multi-sport problem. Will
the future ever be clean again?
It's the whole morality of the
sports system that's suspect.
There are too many blind-eye attitudes. The games have become a
testing ground for the sports industry, and as the picture becomes
more clear we find that the athletes have become expendable
against the end result of medals
and records.
The top eight in the world is
entirely experimental. Here the
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performance sciences rule the
roost. Records are the goal.
Coaches want winners and sporting fans demand to see the best.
Television networks like NBC,
CBS, and CBC pay into the hundreds of millions for coverage
rights. It's a long way from the
playing fields of school.
The Dubin Inquiry is going to
define the rules of the game for
everyone. Some ofthe best players
in the world will testify about the
other side of track and field. What
is called the "dirty" side.
The line-up of talent includes
the likes of Charlie Francis, Jamie
Astaphan, Ben Johnson, Angella
Issajenko, and Waldemar Ma-
tuszewski. They are the key figures in this drama. The rough core
ofthe Madza Club. A club system
far ahead of its time in producing
world class athletes.
The moral dividing line comes
between training, injury recovery,
and competition. It is hard training that wears the body down,
sometimes to the point of breaking. No one begrudges an injured
athlete the medicines necessary
for recovery. This is the half-way
home of steroids in a cortisone
The no-no in this sport is
"enhanced performance" during
competition. The "hot-shotting"
that Issajenko has admitted to is
an example of this. Every athlete
faces this choice in their career
because of outside pressures for
The next question is whether
or not "enhanced training" is acceptable?^ controlled and monitored training program using
anabolic steroids offsets the deleterious effects presented by an
intensive world class program.
The race for personal bests can be
fatal. It's obvious that Francis has
found a seemingly safe path and
took the years necessary to perfect
a system.
After a hiatus of 10 years, the
Achilles Indoor Games were held
in Vancouver to show off Canada's
Olympic prospects. Doping was
never an issue and no one will
never know if any ofthe competing
athletes would have tested positive for steroid usage. Ben
Johnson was tested almost 20
times before he went positive for
stanozolol in Seoul. Was he
The unexpected is the service
that "random testing" will perform. It
is designed to make
the effective use of
steroids virtually
impossible. In the U.S., the Athletic Congress has already passed
the rule of random testing for all
its athletes. Canada is wringing
its hands and seems ready to do so.
The problem is if the rest of the
world doesn't follow suit then
countries like Canada and the
U.S. will be consigning themselves
to a "bronze medal" status.
The "Big Show" is becoming a
frightening image of world federated sports organizations dictating their own ends. It doesn't have
much to do with the athletes themselves. They are the pawns. It's the
rules that count. Fair play as long
as it's agreed to.
International sports bodies
like the I__AF and IOC combined
with other groups like the COA
and the CTFA make up a vast
network. They are the talent agencies and money managers for elite
athletes. Drug usage like pornography is talked about in hushed
tones. Pass the aspirin, please.
These august bodies are the jingo-
ists of modern sports politics. We
are watching Canada develop a
decidedly masochistic attitude
toward itself. At the same time
TSN provides an instant sports
morality phone-in poll about the
virtues and vices of anabolic steroid for the viewers.
In the long run the essence of
the Olympic Games is being destroyed. It has become a victim of
entertainment. Today's athletes
have lost their Olympic vision. The
spirit of a quest.
Training is water under the
bridge compared to that one
moment of winning it all. What is
under scrutiny is the lifestyle of
winners. We are all watching a
sport in search of its soul.
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March 22, 1989 Claptrap #1
Has the Ubyssey sunk so low
as to criticize the Informant—the
only alternative to UBC's biweekly paper? Why does Deanne
Fisher, the news editor of the
Ubyssey, feel that she must attack
the humorous, witty piece titled
"Feminine Claptrap" that was
featured in the March 13 issue of
the Informant? Could it be that the
editors at the Ubyssey are getting
a bit worried that the Informant
might become a replacement,
rather than an alternative to the
First of all Deanne, had you
looked in your dictionary before
writing your article you would
have seen that claptrap is indeed
not a venereal disease, it is instead
"pretentious nonsense", which of
course implies that the article
could be read with a grain of salt,
not with a chip on your shoulder. It
describes the problems that society inflicts on both sexes, and is
written from the point of view that
females would not trade sexes
anyway—the rhetorical point
merely proves the absurdity ofthe
notion. Deanne points out that "it
is the male-dominated system
that bombards us with those images." Oh really?
Business men and women are
only responding to the economic
cycle whereby if the consumer
buys, the supplier will supply
more. She also complains that if
the "gaggle of primarily male politicians bothered to institute a respectable child-care system,
women would have the freedom to
participate in the dog-eat-dog
world and maybe change it."
Deanne is implying that women do
not have a choice to have children
or not, and that women are submissive to the "male politicians".
You are undermining our sex Ms.
Fisher, and ignoring all the female
accomplishments since the 1950's.
I think you'd better look again.
Obviously, the article's point
was missed entirely. It was supposed to be a light, funny article
showing the problems of both
sexes, and even how they are alike
rather than different. As for Ms.
Fisher's tasteless comment about
Bob Seeman's candidacy, I again
wonder what the news editor at
The Ubyssey is worried about, and
why she is so intent on slamming
both Seeman and the Informant
whenever possible.
Personally, I feel the Informant is an unbiased newsletter
informing the students on various
events around the university—I
wish I could say the same for The
Ubyssey. Perhaps you should get
Bob Seeman to edit The Ubyssey's
ariticles from now on.
Randene Neill
Arts 2
Claptrap #2
Dear Editorial collective
I wish to clarify several points
raised in the Ubyssey's editorial
piece "Chalk it up to penis envy"
which criticized the article in the
UBC Informant entitled "Feminist claptrap."
Ubyssey editor, Deanne
Fisher, the author ofthe Ubyssey's
editorial piece, questions the authorship ofthe article. I, a woman,
a feminist and a humanist, am the
proud author of that article which,
according to Ms. Fisher has "some
pretty darn sophisticated sarcasm." The byline was intentionally omitted from my article to
suppress the sex ofthe author and
thus the author's perspective.
There seems to me no reason why
the interpretation of a fictional
work should be biased by the sex of
the author.
I was amused that Ms. Fisher
did not detect the humourous tone
ofthe article, despite the fact that
it was entitled "Feminist claptrap
[nonsense]", and proceeded to
criticize in detail my light-hearted
article as if it were a complete
analysis of feminist ideology.
I can only attempt to make my
own intent for the article more
clear. Each reader interprets an
article from his/her own perspective, which is a frustrating but
unalterable handicap of the written word. However, the gap between Ms. Fisher's interpretation,
and my own intent is too hauge to
pass without comment.
I stress the fact that nowhere
in the article was there any implication that women are not disadvantaged. And neither did the
article attempt to equate the suffering of men with that of women.
We are living in a world fulll of
gender inequities. Denying that
would be ludicrous.
It was exactly through the
obvious omissions in the article of
such major issues such as child
care, violence against women,
sexual assualt and harassment,
employment and pay inequities,
birth control, single motherhood,
beauty ideals and discrimination
that these gender inequities were
reaffirmed. Men do not suffer
these injustices. And never would
I imply they do.
My article in the UBC Informant was meant not to equate the
disadvantages, but simply to point
out, in a light hearted mannner,
that men, too, are victims of our
society. They too are suppressed
by gender stereotyping and gender inequities and have a vested
interested in transforming our
Of course, itis the women who
must push hardest for the
changes, as it is we who are severely suppressed by our current
society. But, the sooner men and
women realize we have a common
goal, the closer we will be to reaching true gender equality anf freedom. How can women alone
achieve equality, unless the men
on the other half of the scale become involved in finding a balance?
Tanis Stewart
Commerce 2
Claptrap #3
Ms. Fisher's article of 14
March 1989 requires a response.
Her statements against The UBC
Informant's inane article seem to
be based on the old feminist doctrine of a global male conspiracy.
This view is not so interested in
opposing sexism as in promoting
specifically women's interests, or
in simply justifying the feminist
movement itself.
One would suppose that Ms.
Fisher is opposed to sexist discrimination when she lists discrimination «as a women's problem. She writes: "As a man, I
would be perpetuating a society
that causes pain to 50 percent of
its population." She is not merely
observing that many men in the
extablishment are sexist; she is
making the blatantly sexist claim
that all men are part of this sexism, as an inherent part of being *
male. This is analogous to the
statement that all white people,
because they are white, are responsible for any racist policies
that any whites may hold.
The typical feminist argument stresses male-dominance as
the cause of all troubles in the
world. Consider Ms. Fisher's
statement that "if our...primarily
male politicians bothered to institute a respectable child care system, women would have the freedom to particiapate in...(the)
world and mabye change it." First,
it is obvious that a child care system is of benefit to single fathers
as well as single mothers, and also
to families of two working parents.
Why is it necessary to relate the
situation in terms of male politicians versus women? Are all
women gifted with some magical
insight into the child care issue by
virtue of maternal intinct, while
politicians, being mostly male, are
hopelessly lost? Second, why does
Ms. Fisher assume women would
be more responsible in power?
Have female political leaders behaved markedly different from
their male counterparts? A response from an interview of feminist author Robin Morgan (Globe
and Mail, 15 March 1989): on "the
Thatchers and the Golda Meirs:
they are not the models. They play
the boys' game by the boys' rules."
(Their quotes.) So why is it that
Thatcher is no longer acting as a
woman? And if all men only contribute to the oppression of
women, is it only defective men
who oppose sexism and violence,
since they are no longer acting as a
male would? A more reasonable
conclusion is one about power, itself, corrupting leaders, or the
ruthless character of leaders in
general. It is not of prime importance that the leader in question is
male, or else Hitler is to be regarded the same as Gandhi.
Sexism is only a particular
instance of a larger problem: the
basing of moral decisions on irrelevant properties such as sex, race,
age, physical attractiveness, or
astrological sign. This type of discrimination simply breaks the
principle of fairness and the equal
treatment of individuals. It is
wrong that a worker is paidless for
the same work as another,
whether the pay inequality is
based on sex or race or age.
Sexual assault may predominantly happen to women and be
predominantly inflicted by men,
but it does not follow that the
blame rests on all men. The man
who performs the assault is the
only one to blame. If it is to be
presumed that the sexual assaulter is a product of our male dominated society, then we must also
accept that human nature is open
to influence, and, and since not all
men are sexual assaulters or support this action, that human nature is not completely deterministic. In other worlds, the sex or
other genetic makeup of a person
cannot completely determine her/
his characteristics. This is contrary to the feminist arguments of
Ms. Fisher and Ms. Morgan. Perhaps the atrocities that humans so
casually commit upon each other
can be traced to some specific facet
of human nature. However, the
extreme view that the fault lies
specifically with the male human
nature is absurd in light ofthe fact
that men are also capable of valuing peace and justice.
Those seeking women's rights
would be far more effective, and
would meet far less opposition, if
they simply argued for fair treatment as human beings, instead of
resorting to convoluted, paranoid
theories of global male conspiracy.
As part of the feminist movement
that spouts abuse at all males of
the species and at most ofthe holders of power, they would not be
taken any more seriously than any
other part ofthe lunatic fringe.
Chris Fjell
Mechanical Engineering 3
Men are scum
This is in response to the
seemingly endless barrage of letters from feminists printed in The
Ubyssey for the past few weeks
(months, years!). These letters,
from so-called "feminists", are
usually nothing but outlandish
accusations that men are, to coin a
phrase, scum.
Yes, there is a problem with
the inequality, in some areas, between men an d women — I am not
disputing that. I just object to
being   constantly   vilified   and
grouped with rapists and the like.
Now, I have every respect for
women, and women's rights, but it
would seem to me that the way to
gain support and lend credence to
their arguments is not through
antagonistic and inflammatory
remarks such as, "As a man, I
would be perpetuating a society
that causes pain to 50% of its population." - Deanne Fisher, The
Ubyssey Mar 14. Reasonable, intelligent arguments will make
people listen. Statements such as
Ms. Fisher's cause nothing but a
widening of the gap.
Richard Heaton
Science 1
Protesters lack
knowledge of law
After reading Anya Hageman's "rejoinder" to my Perspective and James Rowley's response,
it is incumbent upon me to make
explicit the unstated but easily
adduced presuppositions of my
There are no moral imperatives: all morals, all ethical systems, all explanations and all
meaning which we read into reality is a construct. We project, categorize, order the content of reality
after the fact—there is nothing
intrinsic to "objective reality" as
Anya asserts: there is no teleologi-
cal necessity. Attribution of value
is artificially imposed by us onto
the world. This extends to Law,
which is equally an articial construct (by arbritrary in this case I
mean that it is designed by human
beings and is not "discovered" in
the universe, as the laws of nature
This means that the rights in
the Charter are not an extension of
the fact of our existence but of our
citizenship, which is also a construct. We as men and women,
who live in about the best way to
live together and to transform
those ideas into a system of laws.
These ideas are political and social
values and they are, in the sense
delineated above, provisional.
Consequently, the rights of
foetuses and persons (and a foetus
is not a person) are not concatenate of personhood but concomitant to it as a deliberate instance of
inscribed political value. It does
not follow that if we assign rights
of life to persons we must, as a
corollary, assign the same rights
to a foetus. A valid and compelling
argument has yet to be advanced
supporting the claim that a foetus
is a person.
One final clarification: there
is a difference between civil disobedience against the law and
defying a court injunction. Refusing to acknowledge or adhere to a
law perceived to be unjust justifiable means to protest and exercise
one's constitutional rights. To violate a directive of the courts is to
repudiate the institiution of the
judiciary. The protesters outside
the "Every Woman's Health
Clinic" fail to discern this distinction. The rights of the foetus are
not at issue in this matter. Parliament makes law, the judiciary
adjudicates it; disrespect for the
rule of law and its institutions will
not change people's attitudes nor
legislation. There is presently no
law in place and no law ought to
forbid abortion or place restrictions to access to it.
Tom Andrews
Unclassified 5
Cicha is a hardass
This is in responses to Walter
V. Cicha's remarks in the Ubyssey
last Friday regarding Storm The
Mr. Cicha, I shocked to say the
least after reading your letter. It
amazes and infuriates me that
anyone who participated in so
many intramural events here at
UBC could become so upset about
these same events.
Intramurals provide a way to
release academic tensions in a
positive and fun manner. UBC is a
large university. Events like
Storm The Wall allow large groups
of people to gather together in a
surge of school spirit. You should
be proud to attend a university
that provides a well rounded education.
You had your fun years ago
when you particapted in events
like Storm The Wall. Ifyou choose
not to participate now, at least let
the rest of us enjoy ourselvts. I
would think that the shouts of
excited supporters would bring
back fond memories and perhaps a
smile to your face.
My suggestion to you is to buy
some earplugs and ignore the
shouts and cheers. Better yet, take
a break and watch the rest of us.
You may even enjoy yourself. Alais,
if you cannot spare the time and
the noise still bothers you, don't
you have a home you can go to in
order to find some quiet and get
your work done? By the way, you
may also look into getting the rod
up your ass surgically removed.
Pamela Ryan
Commerce 2
Killer Toyota
We are appalled to learn of a
hit and run accident which occured in B lot 34, next to the
MacMillan Buiding, on Monday
Feb. 27 at 2:45 p.m..
A driver of a white late model
Toyota Corolla struck a student,
who was clearly visible to the
appraching driver, so forcefully
she landed on the hood of the car.
That this unnecessary accident happened in the first place is
regrettable. That neither the
driver of the car nor the two passengers made any acknowlegdge-
ment of their responsibility is both
morally reprehensible and legally
What is the justification for
this failure to be responsible for
one's own actions? We challenge
any or all ofthe three people in the
car to hold themselves accountable for their actions. If you are
unable to report to the RCMP at
the very least, write a letter of
apology through this newspaper to
the student you struck.
We look forward to hearing
from you.
C. Morgan
H. McMillan
Message of Islam
"Invite to the way of the Lord
with wisdom and beautiful
preaching and argue with them in
ways that are best gracious, for the
Lord knows best who have strayed
from his path and who receive
guidance.", from Koran Ch. 16:25.
This verse which has been revealed to proophet Mohammed
1400 years ago states the way that
Muslims should go through to
invite all mankind to Islam. Koran is the very words of God which
are absolutely truthful, but Muslims are human beings who may
have right of wrong interpretations, decisions and deeds.
We think it is fair to complain
and protest against a book that
insults and disgusts the dearest
things to Muslims; the Koran and
the prophet Mohammed. Unfortunately, the "Satanic Verses" is not
based on facts to be argued but on
imaginations and a real intention
ofthe author to disgust Islam. So,
please, reading the book, read the
Koran. This would be democratic
Has anyone tried to scan the
opinion ofthe majority before condemning them all?
Abdel L. El-shafei
President of Muslim
Students' Association
March 22,1989
THE UBYSSEY/17 Process not
The University launched its big deal on
Monday night. Lots of important people were
there wearing lots of nice things. They knew
what they were there for—they were there to
play the game of cash-credit-guilt-evasion.
Most people come into contact with it on a
small level watching the Variety Club Telethon,
or witnessing the PBS affiliate pitch for enough
cash to broadcast another season.
But for the uninitiated, Monday night may
have come as a shock.
Athletes were invited to the big shabang because they would have had no money, sweaters,
or acknowledgement of their achievement without it. But then again, ten minutes and a handshake with John Turner is not equal reward for
the hours of dedication and training which athletes endure.
The athletic department did what they felt
was best for students, and there is nothing wrong
with good intentions. The problem comes in participation—the basis of the athletic spirit. Students had no say in the decision-making process.
Students are not asking to run the world,
they are simply asking for their views to be acknowledged. But somewhere along the way, the
whole process of education has been turned to
face the end instead ofthe middle—emphasis is
on the product, no longer on the process.
We push for a first-class team, first-class
marks, and finally the piece of paper at the end of
it all which symbolizes the completed product. A
piece of flat, white, computer printed paper is
what most students hope to leave with—so we
can get a job.
Why do we place so much emphasis on a winning team, or on a first-class grade? These are
external values which too many of us have been
tortured by to the point of self-destruction.
On Monday night, as the premier expounded
on the marketability of a degree, the idea of an
education corporation slowly slimed its way onto
the agenda, and into our minds. The product has
become the golden calf of today's education system. The process of becoming educated and de-
velopinga sense of morals hasbeen pushed aside.
It is time for all of us to re-think what we are
here to do—students, educators, politicians, and
administrators alike. Lest weface ageneration of
Alex Keaton composites realizing that self-worth
can't be bought with money—or a sweater.
the Ubyssey
March 22, 1989
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At first there was all. Then Dan Andrews went missing.
Greg Davis and Rick Hiebert played seesaw and got
sucked into the earth. Laura J.May, Laura Busheikin, and
Laurel Wellman—can you say that? Raggedy Andrea Lu-
pini and Andrew Boyle saw Oz. Keith Leung painted and
disappeared into the Ubyssey ceiling. Heather Greening
became a 'toon. Myron ran. Sheila Hansen played with
matches. Ernie Stelzer to his computer. Ted Aussem had
a confrontation in the police briefs. Alex Johnson went to
change her clothes. Robert Groberman exploded. Gordon
Lucas became a violin. Nadene Rehnby saw art and became it. Keith Damsell went back in time. Steve Chan,
Deborah Smithers, Franka Cordua-von Sprecht, and Stacey Newcombe got smart and left early. Corrine Bjorne
flew high. Vincent Sheh said, "You got to be kidding." He
quickly left. Joe Altwasser couldn't take a photo if he tried.
Deanne Fisher wrote and wrote and wrote. Katherine
Monk laughed to death. And then there was Wong. And
then there was none.
Joe Altwasser
Deanne Fisher
Robert Groberman
city desk:
Katherine Monk
Christians not
very Christian
I had a thirty minute
conversation on February
27/1989 from 12:50pm-l:20
with one of the members of
the members ofthe "University Christian Ministries" at
their public desk that is set
up in the SUB Building
concourse which I think
should be brought to the
attention af all the members
of this university.
During this conversation
the Christian (Craig Lauretta) argued that 'god' is
omniscient and omnipotent:
all-knowing and all-powerful. "Does he know all
things", I asked, "even the
future?". The Christian answered, "Oh yes, (l)'god'
knows all things—(2)in-
cluding the future". I then
asked "(3)Did 'god' bring all
beings into existence?
(4)And at that time did 'he'
know what there future
would be? (5)Did Tie' know
all ofthe choices that abeing
would make, before they
made them". To all of these
questions the Christian
answered "yes".
I argued, from this it
must follow that 'god' knew
that Adolf Hitler's life history would include the killing of 1,000,000+ people at
the time that Tie' created
Adolf Hitler. At first this
conclusion was opposed by
the Christian on the
grounds of free-will. "No,
Hitler had free-will", he
argued. But obviously this
cannot follow from the
premises that he had just
agreed to (1-5 listed above).
He eventually realized this
contradiction. Logically, he
then could have said that
'god's' knowledge was finite—that 'god' didn't know
all things—but that would
have done damage to sacred
foundational Christian beliefs. Instead he said (I
quote directly): "Hitler was
a tool of God to punish the
Jews for their sins"; "the
Jews deserved the punishment that they received for
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their sins". I was astounded
at this statement, so I queried: "Are you saying the
Jews deserved that torture
and death!?" He answered,
"Don't pin that on me man."
The words came from his
mouth; who else could I pin
them on? His organization?
His 'god'?
I understand that this
is a very serious statement
and I would not be publishing it if these were not absolutely direct quotes (moreover, there was another
non-Christian, who will go
unnamed here, that will
confirm this).
This is not just the opinion of one person (Graig
Lauretta); there were two
other representatives from
the club at the desk (Derek
Mailhiot and another) at
this time and they did not
oppose the idea. Moreover,
these same individuals, including Graig Lauretta, are
still staffing the Christian
Ministry desk at present
Considering these
facts, one can only assume
that this is an official opinion ofthe "University Christian Ministries Club"; especially if one notes the fact
that this desk is set up in the
main SUB concourse with
banners that clearly state
the name of the organization.
In my opinion, and
many others I have spoken
to (including the other non-
Christian that was present
at this discussion), this is no
less than outright vicious
anti-Semitic hatred that
could only have corrupt intentions. There is absolutely no justification for
this type of hatred, and no
group—whether we consider freedom to practice
religion or freedom of
speech—should be allowed
to promote it. It appears
that underneath these
Christians' rhetoric about
love there is a foundational
anti-Semitic hatred.
In my opinion, the
"University Christian Ministries  Club" should have
their license to set up a desk
at this university revoked
and a public apology by representatives of this club
(preferably Graig Lauretta
and Derek Mailhiot) should
be delivered. Moreover, if
there is any AMS support
(financial or other) given to
this organization, it should
be cut-off; otherwise the
AMS will be condoning this
brand of anti-Semitic
We don't need hatred at
UBC—even if it's by our
'loving' "University Christian Ministries Club".
Leo Paquin
Philosophy 2
Unborn =
Just over sixty years
ago in the Persons Case of
1928 the Supreme Court of
Canada declared that
women were not legal persons. This year that same
court has declined to affirm
legal personhood for the
unborn. Today the unborn
are in a similar legal position to women in 1928.
Would that, as sixty years
ago, we had a higher legal
body which could correct
this unhappy abuse of justice by the Supreme Court.
Noel S. McFerran
Dad protests
My daughter, Susan
Yount, is currently attending your university and was
recently evicted from her
dormitory under circumstances which were highly
biased and unfair.
During January she
was given 3 points for tacking to the bulletin board
written information critical
of Mr. Carl Cooper and others which had been prepared by other students. A
few weeks later she was
accused of excessive noise
making by the floor advisor
who was outside the glass
doors and part way down
the stairwell from my
daughter's room. My wife
had been in the dorm and
was outside the doorway
while students were outside
in the hall talking and
states that from that position it would be difficult to
hear any sounds.
I strongly protest this
act of vigilante justice perpetrated by Carl Cooper and
his henchmen/women
which resulted in the 4th
point necessary to kick my
daughter out ofthe dorm. In
addition, my daughter has
been denied visitation
rights to see her friends at
the dorm till March 28.
Because it's obvious to
me that my daughter was
railroaded out of the dorm
as an act of personal revenge
by Carl Cooper and others
acting in collusion with him
I would hope someone in
higher authority would take
some steps to monitor the
decisions ofthe people such
as Mr. Cooper who obviously
wield far too much power
without having their actions subject to review by a
higher authority.
I would like to have an
unbiased committee appointed by you, have them
go to the dorm and stand
where the floor advisor said
she stood and have students
in my daughter's room
making various levels of
noise. This should satisfy
any reasonable party that
the floor advisor was not
truthful in her accusations.
Then I would like the committee to look into the above
case and take appropriate
action against Mr. Cooper
and any other parties found
to be in collusion with him.
I would like to express
my appreciation to Larry
Sproul, the International
Liaison Officer, for his aid in
trying to resolve this situation and helping my
daughter find other living
accommodations on campus.
George E. Yount
(Copy of letter sent to
President Strangway)
March 22, 1989 UTTEfcS
Bluechip hack
Over the last several months I
have read several issues of The
Ubyssey which described the dispute between Dukes Cookies and
the A.M.S.. The shop has tried to
convey the message that itis benefitting the students by paying a
slightly higher wage to its employees than students employed by the
A.M.S.. The fact is the A.M.S. pays
higher wages but Dukes Cookies
allows its employees to work more
hours in a week. This does not
seem like a benefit to U.B.C. students!
The proprietors of Dukes
Cookies try to convey the message
to the students of U.B.C. that they
are keeping the shop open for the
benefit of students. Students
should realize it is the enormous
profit that the owners are fighting
for, not our interests as students. I
am not criticizing the proprietors,
who as good businessmen are
fighting for the "almighty dollar",
but when the shop is turned over to
the A.M.S. the profit will be used
for student projects and bursaries.
This is important to U.B.C. students who recently saw a 10%
increase in tuition.
Furthermore, earlier this
year the A.M.S. defeated Dukes
Cookies in a taste test contest.
Therefore, quality will not suffer
with the departure of Dukes.
Some of my friends and I have
boycotted Dukes and are looking
forward to the A.M.S. cookies in
June. Remember the A.M.S.
fights for our rights as students
and tries to serve our interests as
best as possible. We as students
should ask many more questions
before we sign any sort of petition.
Finally, Dukes has been anything but an amiable tenant, and
has been dealt with too fairly by
the A.M.S., so let us support the
cookie shop which benefits us.
Farewell Dukes.
Mike Lathigee
Arts 2
Bathroom blues
I am writing to enquire
whether you know of the inadequate plumbing facilities in the
women's washrooms in the
Buchanan Building. Are you
aware that half of the available
fixtures in each of these washrooms are urinals rather than toilets?
In discussing the condition of
the washrooms with other students, someone speculated that
the women's washrooms miist
have previously been men's washrooms and were probably reassin-
ged to women when the demographics ofthe university reached
a more balanced male to female
ratio. Such was the disbelief that
these aparati were purposely installed for women, litis reasoning
would explain why there are five
men's washrooms to three
women's washrooms in the building but, it can hardly explain why
there are urinals in every women's
washroom. Rather, these pathetic
pieces of porcelain seem to have
been intentionally provided for
If, at the time, they were
thought to be the state ofthe art in
bathroom ceramics please believe
me — they were a big mistake.
Regardless of why the urinals are
in the women's washrooms they
are not appreciated by any women
that I have talked to.
Today, with such high enrollment at UBC I can assure you that
the washrooms in question are
heavily frequented especially in
those few minutes between class
changes. Do you think it is appropriate that women should have to
use thse urinals? Choices are limited when one is faced with long
line-ups and as short amount of
time. IN addition, the toilets available are sometimes in poor repair
— no doubt over worked due to
popular demand.
I haved attended UBC on and
off since 1982 and each year I kept
thinking something surely would
be done about the washrooms before the next term. In my travel s to
many countries I have encountered some rather challenging
facilities but I must say I was quite
surprised to find this at UBC.
Obviously having fewer washrooms than men students in
Buchanan building is a product of
changing times but, may women
students at least have facilities
that are functional? Can you tell
me what plans, if any, the University might have to address this
Gail Andestad
Religious zealots
need new hobbies
It was only last year that the
Christian community was demanding the censorship/banning
ofthe film The Last Temptation of
Christ (LToC). It portrayed Christ
as a hoiy man of God open to the
same temptations and desires as
any mortal man. Christ is seen to
fantasize about sex, and is pictured as wracked with self-doubt/
guilt about his accorded position
in the world.
While these emotions are
normal for any human being, it
was felt by the Christian world
that, considering Christ's exalted
position in the(ir) world, He was
above human desire. Thus this
work of art was considered blasphemous.
Loud protests rang out across
the Christian-inhabited world.
Movie theatres were picketed,
Universal, which produced and
distributed the film, was (and still
is) boycotted. In extreme circumstances, some theatres in Europe
and North America were fire-
All because the holiest personage in their world was portrayed as a feeling, emotional,
questioning, and tempted man.
The Western non-Christian
world viewed these protests as
nothing more than the innane
ramblings of a gaggle of self-righteous moralists. Equally loud protests rang out against this sectarian attempt at censorship. Banning Penthouse and Playboy
might be one thing, but this was
totally different.
In the end, the movie was
shown, the censorship fear was
abated, and Christianity survived, possibly strengthened by
this incident. It forced Christians
to look at their religion, to question their faith. From this the
devout emerged revitalized and
conquering! turning their attentions back to matters such as abortion.
The book The Satanic Verses
and its story follows along a similar story-line as LToC. The
prophet Mohammed is portrayed
and faces similar situations like
Christ. Mohammed too is portrayed as a man open to human
emotions and desires. There are
fantasy scenes within Verses that
are eerily similar to those in LToC
(Rushdie's inspiration?).
Rushdie's book calls upon
Muslims to question (like Mohammed does) his/her own faith and to
make their own decisions accordingly. This was a similar goal of
Last Temptation of Christ. After
all, the devout will surely remain
The only difference here is
that the questions are being asked
by a man who, in any other country
than his own, would be locked up
in a padded cell with nothing but
non-toxic crayons and Beefaroni
three times a day.
The goal of the Pope, Oral
Roberts, et al was to prohibit the
exhibition of LToC and to censure
its director and distributor. The
goal of a confirmed genocidal
maniac like Ayatollah Khomeini is
the murder of Verses' author, a
foreign citizen (supposedly) outside of Tehran's influence, and
death/terrorism upon any country
which allows publication of said
'satanic verses'.
The Ayatollah has called upon
all Muslims to hunt down and kill
Salman Rushdie, a British citizen.
The "only" chance for his survival,
said this nut, wasif Rushdie apologized for his 'sin'. Reluctantly and
out of genuine fear, he did, and
upon doing so was told that it
wasn't enough. So now he is back
in hiding.
One would hope moderates
within Iran (Ha!) would attempt to
pacify the Ayatollah's stance, but
he is so self-righteously high on
himself that moderates are left
wondering where the draft came
from. It is understandably difficult to appease an ultra-devout
egomaniac and those followers of
his who are not only adverse to
firebombing a bookstore and its
patrons, but are willing to join in
their fiery demise.
So where does the Canadian
government sit in all of this?
On its thumbs as usual.
In fact, its ceremonial kickoff
to "Freedom to Read' week was to
temporarily ban the import of The
Satanic Verses.
In its attempts to appear instead as an international good-
guy, the gov't has once again appeared as an international lackey,
wanting to answer foreign concerns instead of her own. In the
quest to appease the forces of Islam, Revenue Canada took to
with-holding the import (albeit for
48 hours) of Satanic Verses to
examine it as possible 'hate literature' (a tired, nearly worn, abused
And who is calling it thus?
Quite simply, this complaint
was raised by another bunch of
religious fundamentalists
screaming that the interests of
secular religion should take precedent over the entire country's freedom to read and obtain information.
The fact that the government
even abided this request proves
that (today) Canadian democracy
is nothing more than craven pandering to the most vocal minority.
In short, the government and
the Islamic religion should leave
us the Hell alone to read the book
for ourselves and come to our own
conclusions about it. We're big
boys and girls, capable of making
our own decisions and living with
them (dying, if need be)!
In conclusion, the gov't should
ignore further Muslim requests
for an Islamic panel to review this
book, as its outcome would be easily predictable and assure the book
of its demise. It is time the gov't
stopped letting itself be pushed
around, for if they aren't capable of
making a stand here, matters like
Grand Banks fishing will be lost
The EEC, countries used to
terrorist assault, have formed a
united protective front, one willing to bomb Iran back to the Stone
Age if need be.
We are a half-world away
from Iran; in a free and open society like ours, bookstore employees
should not have to fear for their
lives due to the face ofthe threats
of a far-off fanatical madman.
Islam will undoubtedly survive this onslaught, and the devout will (like Christians did) return to their previous priorities
and duties.
One hopes some will choose
Rob McGowan
G*£AT QrVi.cY_.nt> Vr\ Uistorv*}
AMS robs summer
This spring/summer session
"all part-time credit students...
are assessed a combined AMS fee
and Recreation Center levy of
$8.00 per unit." (p.22 calendar
supplement) Well the AMS, an
organization known for its efficiency, doesn't seem to be wasting
any time in collecting these infamous Rec Fac fees. But why $8.00
per unit? A full time student registered in the winter session, with
an average course load of 15 units,
will pay an AMS fee and Recreation Center levy of $69.50 next
September. That equals $4.63 per
Many part-time students are
precisely that — part time. They
don't attend the regular winter
session, and will not be eligible to
vote in the second Rec Fac Referendum. A referendum that will
decide NOT whether there will be
a recreation center, BUT whether
students should contribute $30.00
each year to the administration's
project. Yet, part-timers are not
only paying these fees, but also
paying at a much higher rate then
full-timers. Does this make sense?
Technically, this is legally
approved by UBC's Board of Governors, but is it ethically fair?
Joanna Harrington
Arts 3
Freedom is
In the last fourteen months,
by their action or inaction, Canadian courts, in three separate incidents, have confirmed that the
fetus has no legal rights. Hurrah!
Now let's dispose of another
social problem... that of the thalidomide "victims." Recently a
group of these people met to discuss ways to lobby the federal
government for compensation
because the government failed to
evaluate the drug properly and
was slow to withdraw it. Poor
fools. Don't they realize that they
have been categorically disenfranchised for those few months when
UtiTSfJ HI   (_Wl« 6___sUj«*  /<
the harm was done? Society has no
obligation to them whatsoever. So
let's dismiss the issue and save tax
While we are at it, why don't
we be consistent and re-introduce
thalidomide. A woman can determine whether a group of cells in
her body lives or dies. Surely she
ought also to be able to decide
whether or not it has appendages.
In a modern society a woman
should have the right to choose to
use thalidomide if she believes the
advantages of using the drug outweigh the disadvantages. Remember, it is her body.
Graham Dyck
Agriculture 4
Not a love song
Greed and power
screams of the innocent are never
heard because
the big, greedy monsters crush
them with
their selflesh desires.
Power—to make people feel like
lesser beings.
Power—to hurt others, to rip them
apart. If they wish.
Greed—seeps   through   their
tightly molded masks, begging for
more and more.
Never thinking of its victim.
Greed and Power are drugs, it
giving its possessor a momentary
high. And the graveyards quickly
fill with the naive bodies that suffered   and   died   of   shattered
dreams—because   the   powerful
took them into their arms, cooed
them, fed them, loved them like a
mother loves a child. And then,
one day their masks begin to leak
and the greed oozes out—and their
loving arms squeeze their prey
and leave them
the power, the greed, the need to
have "It All" never finds
the desire only deepens until it
becomes obsession.
And so it dies of starvation
while its victims die full
Only the good die young?
No, they live, the bad simply exist.
Karen L. Jonasson
March 22,1989
By Laurel Wellman
One morning last
week a Vancouver woman
on her way to work
walked outside and found
her car covered in blood.
The woman was shocked but
not particularly surprised. She is
a volunteer at the Everywoman's
Health Centre, Vancouver's only
free-standing abortion clinic,
which recently won its court case
against the 102 demonstrators
who blocked its doorways for two
weeks in February. For months
this woman has been the target of
an escalating campaign of personal harassment.
The militant tactics of U.S.-
based Operation Rescue have
come to Vancouver, galvanizing
the local anti-abortion movement.
Randall Terry, leader of Operation
Rescue, says he and his followers
will "physically intervene, with
force if necessary" to stop the
The extent of physical interference has remained peaceful
thus far, with Terry limiting the
efforts to non-aggressive "rescues."
"A rescue," Terry says, "is
making an abortuary inaccessible
for killing by placing our bodies
around it, in it, somewhere on the
premises, so that pregnant mothers cannot get in so that their children can be killed."
Using civil disobedience,
Terry, a former used-car dealer
and lay preacher, says his goal for
1989 is to have 100,000 of his followers arrested in the hopes of
calling enough attention to abortion to have it stopped.
"When government officials
have to choose between jailing
tens of thousands of good, decent
citizens or making child-killing
illegal again, they will choose the
latter, partly because there are no
jails big enough to hold us if we
move together in large numbers,"
writes Terry in his leaflet "Higher
Heather Stilwell, president of
Canada's National Alliance for
Life, agrees. "We have spent 20
years being nice and polite and
playing by all the rules and they're
still killing the babies. She believes Operation Rescue's time
has come. "Operation Rescue is
creating social unrest, raising
public awareness, and bringing
more people into the movement,"
she says.
And Betty Green, president of
Vancouver Right to Life, says the
press attention has already helped
swell the ranks ofthe local movement. "Operation Rescue has
moved a massive number of people
to phone us up and join. People
who have just been members and
who haven't been active up to now
are becoming very involved, very
vocal, very active."
Nobody can say just how
Operation Rescue came to Vancouver. Betty Green blames the
media. "The press loves this stuff
and run around trying to foment it
as much as possible because it's
great TV. The Rescues in the
States were getting more and
more coverage, particularly the
Rescues in Atlanta, which were
right around the time the clinic
here was about to open. The press
started in with, 'Are we going to
see Rescues here?' The media
were really playing it up."
Heather Stilwell says several
local pro-life activists attended a
Rescue in the Seattle area. "Maybe
that helped give them an idea of
how things are organized."
There are also videotapes which
give instructions on how to hold a
Rescue, one of which was produced
by Randall Terry himself. It's
available for U.S.$50 from Bing-
hamton, New York, where Terry is
headquartered. In the video, Terry
warns, "By our inaction we have
sided with the death industry. We
Christians have sinned the sin of
Stilwell has seen two other
tapes, both from Rescues held in
Toronto around the Mogantaler
clinic. One, she says, is narrated
by prominent U.S. pro-life activist
Joan Andrews. "It shows the
people in the morning getting
their final orders and saying their
prayers together. Then it shows
them at the clinic. It shows how
physically to sit and so on, and
reminds people—please remember no verbal back, no physical
Some Vancouver anti-abortionists disagree with Operation
Rescue's tactics. "Operation Rescue     stinks,"     says     Brenda
Montgomery, past vice-president
of Vancouver Right to Life. "Successful civil disobedience requires
public support. You can't just irritate people and expect them to
support you."
Montgomery says she is disturbed by the antics of the Operation Rescue blockaders, who weep,
pray aloud, sing, shout, and physically accost women attempting to
enter the facilities around which
the Rescue is taking place.
"Operation Rescue
has put a more
religious focus on
the movement. I
don't have a
problem with
that," says Heather
Stilwell. "Our
country was
founded by
"It is the death of a child and
we should have some respect for
that. We also must have sensitivity for the mother. She should not
be the target for our anger, our
frustration, or our religious beliefs. She's not the reason for abortion."
Montgomery is particularly
critical of the religious overtones
of the Operation Rescue movement. "Religion confuses the issue. Other civil disobedience
movements, for example the animal rights activists or the native
Indians, may also be motivated by
fai th, but we don't hear about that.
They don't make it the issue."
"Operation Rescue has put a
more religious focus on the movement. I don't have a problem with
Operation rescue:
meddling or
The Fundamental Financial .Equation
While Operation Rescue funnels media attention to the issue of abortion, the finances of
training, transporting, and defending protesters has only now come under scrutiny.
Because of Operation Rescue's political
stance,it does not quafify as a charitable institution under U.S. law, and that suits rescuers just
fine, according to Barbara Magera, spokesperson for Operation Rescue in New Yo_k. *We are
what _3 considered a business,* says Magera.
Randall Terry pays himself a salary of $600
a week. He sells video and audio tapes, books, including one he wrote himself titled "Operation
Rescue", Christian music, and various pamphlets. He also solicits donations. "We're not.
isn't living in a palace. They live very humbly.
He doesn't have a Swiss bank account.
Operation Rescue raisedover U.S.$300,000
in 1988, according to a court deposition taken
from Terry's accountant, Lynn Shropf. Scone of
this money came from Protestant fundamentalist churches and individuals, like Reverend
Jerry Falwell, who donated $20,000 last year.
Terry has not yet filed a tax return for 1987 or
1988, nor has he paid the $50,000 fine U.S.
District Court Judge Robert J. Ward ordered
after finding Terry in contempt of court Terry
and his followers had defied an injunction requiring them to stay away from several New York
City clinics. Terry himself says Operation R&scue
has no intention of paying the fine.
Hilary Weismanii, the attorney who reppe-
sented New York City in the court case, says, "I
can't stand here and prove toy ou now that Operation Rescue has $50,000. We don't know how
muph money they have. That's the bottom line..
They have a bizarre system of bookkeeping that
seems to be done deliberately to evade the federal
Barbara Magera disagrees. "We don't have
any&ing to hide. Every Arme that comes into the
ministry is accounted for. We have our own rec-
Randall Terry, in his corart deposition, g»ve\
the names of Operation Rescue's bank accounts.
According to Weismann, he then closed those accounts. In later testimony Lynn Shropf, the accountant, gave the names of other Wrikaecounts,
which were left open but empty. Terry Mri_self
cashes all cheques that come into the office and
holds the money. He gives his office workers cash
to buy money orders with which to pay the telephone bill and other expenses.
that," says Heather Stilwell. "Our
country was founded by Christians."
Operation Rescue was also
founded by Christians. Randall
Terry graduated from Elim Bible
Institute in 1981, and cites scripture frequently when he talks
about Operation Rescue. "Rescue
those who are being led away to
death—Proverbs 24:11."
In 1984, Terry, Reverend
Daniel Little of a Binghamton
evangelical church and various
members of that church's congregation began picketing a women's
clinic in Binghamton. "We have an
obligation before God to try to
rescue these children," writes
Terry in one of his pamphlets.
"Christians who do rescue missions are simply obeying God's
command to rescue the innocent
who are scheduled to die that day,
regardless of man's godless law
that permits and protects murder."
Magera says that there have
been 209 Rescues in North America to date. During those rescues,
25,472 people blockaded the doors
of abortion clinics and 18,475
demonstrators were actually arrested. Hilda Thomas, UBC professor and a director of the Everywoman's Health Centre, describes
Terry's front-line fighters as naive
and sentimental. "A lot of them
genuinely believe there is a baby
in the woman, complete with a
bunny-pattern mattress and a
little mobile." Magera says
that as a direct result of those
Operation Rescue blockades 207
women were persuaded to carry
their pregnancies to term. According to Planned Parenthood statistics, 22 percent of women who are
unable to keep their first appointment for an abortion will not
schedule another appointment.
And Angie Cote, director of Vancouver's Crisis Pregnancy Centre,
which is largely funded by local
Baptist, Pentecostal, and Evangelical church organizations, says
greater numbers of women are
seeking counselling regarding alternatives to abortion.
In Vancouver, 13 of the 102
anti-abortion protesters who received 90-day suspended sentences have appealed the court's
decision on grounds that include a
challenge to the ruling that
women have a legal right to abortion. Stilwell says the Rescues will
continue nonetheless. "From now
on, (the protesters) will assume
they'll be jailed. They'll have
thought it through and decided to
go ahead anyway."
Thomas says she's optimistic.
"The figures for B.C., in poll after
poll, show that well over 80 percent of the people support a
woman's right to choose. Only 13
percent are anti-choice. The Operation Rescue people represent
only a small fraction of a minority
and I don't see their numbers
growing." But it appears the local
pro-life movement has committed
itself to Operation Rescue's campaign of action. Says Betty Green,
"I believe the Rescues here will
continue until the Supreme Court
of Canada decides to protect the
March 22, 1989


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