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Array the Ubyssey
EL SALVADOR
The only images I had of
El Salvador were of lush
greenery and swaying palm
trees coupled with those of
bombings and violence. The
only other reason I suspected the nation was politically volatile was its
absence from the travel
section of the Sun.
But in the midst of a noisy cafe
and the indignant cries of a little
girl incessantly demanding more
french fries, two recent visitors to
El Salvador brought into focus the
present political situation and the
bloody history behind it.
Both Bill Bergeman and Chris
Hayes (this was her fifth visit) are
Vancouver teachers who travelled
to El Salvador in December to
participate in the annual general
assembly of the Salvadorean
teachers'—ANDES. Without the
participation of international
delegates—some came from Italy,
Germany, the US, and Canada—
ANDES could have been forced to
abandon the conference. International delegates attract worldwide attention serving two purposes, according to Bergeman and
Hayes: to ensure the relative
safety of the Salvadorean members, and to provide an extended
avenue of communication to the
outside world—something of
growing importance as the news
blackout within and outside ofthe
nation intensifies.
Since its independence from
Spain in 1839, El Salvador's history has been marked by frequent
coups and outbursts of political
violence. In 1931, General Martinez became president and killed
30,000 in oppressing a peasant
uprising. The next 40 years saw a
succession of Generals and Presidents who served an average term
of less than five years—hardly
enough to give any semblance of
political stability to the country.
In 1972 Col. Molina Barraza,
a candidate of the right-wing
party (Partido Conciliacion
Nacional), was elected. His rival
was Jose Napoleon Duarte (the
current president of El Salvador),
then the leader of the left-wing
coalition. In both the 1972 election
and again in the 1977 election,
when General Romero Mena took
office, there were allegations of
massive electoral fraud.
Reports of violence and leftist
guerilla activities were increasing
in 1979. A coup by military and
civilian officers in 1979 led to the
1980 formation of a new government consisting of the military
and the PDC (Partido Democrata
Cristiano). In December of 1980,
Jose Napoleon Duarte was sworn
in as President.
The opposition front, the FDR
(Pronte Democratico Revolucion-
ario) allied with the guerilla front,
the FMLN (Farabundo Marti de
Liberacion Nacional), and called
for negotiations with the USA.
The US affirmed its support for
the Duarte government and referred them to the Salvadorean
government. This set the stage for
the continuing escalation of violence on both sides, leaving
300,000 refugees in neighboring
countries.
"Our passports were
confiscated and we
were regaled with
stories of murders on
the nine-hour
journey to the High
Command of Armed
Forces in San
Salvador."
Bergeman and Hayes say the
Duarte government is a cast of
actors who perform daily on the
political stage with scripts sent
directly from Washington. Supporters of this view also see the
Army or National Guard as the
prime guarantors of US objectives.
They see Duarte caught in the
middle of a precariously balanced
power structure: owing his position to the US, he must accept the
US objective of war which bestows
complete with shiny gold helmet."
Bergeman says the role of the
Reagan administration is "integral" to understanding the present
situation. At present the Salvadorean government receives US
$2 million a day in American aid,
most of which is spent on sophisticated war machines. Bergeman
and Hayes say they were horrified
at the amount of discretionary
powers allotted to the army under
Decree Law 50. Confessions extracted under torture are permissible, as is the holding of suspects
incommunicado for up to fifteen
days.
Hayes witnessed, first-hand,
the power of these laws when she
and five other delegates visited a
remote community. Missing their
connection, they were forced to
walk for four hours in the heat and
dust. On arriving, they met with
two "campasinos" (peasant farmers) who said they had been tortured by the National Guard only
two hours earlier.
"We saw the blood and bruises
on their bodies. What was so
amazing was that only two hours
after it happened they wanted to
talk about it. After interviewing
them on tape and photographing
their injuries, we headed home
from the village. Suddenly two
helicopters appeared overhead.
Our vehicle was occupied by four
men with rifles.  Our passports
the army with central control over
government policy. The National
Guard, to them, are the perpetrators of most of the human rights
violations for which the FMLN is
often blamed. Bergeman sees the
soldiers of the National Guard as
the "elitist element in society,
dressed in their fascist uniforms
were confiscated and we were regaled with stories of murders on
the nine-hour journey to the High
Command of Armed Forces in San
Salvador."
When she arrived home,
Hayes sent the pictures ofthe torture victims to the Canadian government, demanding that bi-lat-
Two Canadians talk of their recent visit to El Salvador and the
reasons behind its history of
bloodshed.
eral aid be cut. She has received no
response. More optimistically, she
says a parliamentary commission
on Central America was set up in
response to the pressure Canadians have put on their government.
In the face of such flagrant
disregard for basic human rights,
what, if anything, has been done to
resolve the situation?
In it own defense, Duarte's
government claims several attempts at negotiations with the
daughter, Duarte introduced several austere measures which were
intended to revive the Salvadorean economy. But they only
served to antagonize the trade
unions and the private security.
A significant breakthrough
came on August 7,1987 in Guatemala in the form of a Peace Plan
for Central America as outlined by
President Oscar Arias of Costa-
Rica—the central points of the
plan being:
guerillas to end the war. As recently as 1984, the FDR-FMLN
proposed the formation of a broad-
based provisional government. It
was rejected by the government.
The geurillas refused to participate in the elections in 1984 and
threatened to disrupt voting. Low
turn-out and the absence of a clear
majority forced a second election
in May when Duarte secured a
clear majority.
Following his inauguration,
Duarte ordered a purge of the
armed forces. Negotiations between the president and the FDR-
FMLN were set up in October and
again in November. But the talks
failed as both sides accused the
other of intransigence.
In August 1984, Duarte appointed a five-member commission to investigate various crimes
against human rights. By this
time, an estimated 44,456 civilians had been killed in the course
of the conflict.
The PDC's victory coupled
with internal divisions of the
right-wing grouping brought
about a decline in its popularity in
1985. Although Duarte reaffirmed
his intention to resume talks with
the FDR-FMLN, the talks failed to
come about as both parties disagreed on preconditions.
In September 1985, partly in
response to the kidnapping of his
• to put an end to the situation
of conflict in the area.
• to end foreign military bases
and foreign interference.
• to give free access to fair and
regular elections based on full
observances of citizens' rights.
• to respect and ensure the exercise of human, political, civil,
economic, social, religious, and
cultural rights.
Discussion between the government and the FDR-FMLN
were eventually held in October.
Agreement was reached to form
two committees to study the possibility of a ceasefire and amnesty.
Following the murder of the
president of the Human Rights
Commission, Herbert Anya, the
guerillas withdrew from the talks.
In November of 1987, in spite of
the unilateral ceasefire, the armed
forces launched an attack against
the geurillas—Operation Concordia.
And so it continues...
The sudden silence wasn't
just a natural conclusion to an
interesting dialogue. The little
girl, having been rewarded with
some french fries from her
mother's plate, was busy trying to
stuff them all in her mouth at the
same time. Perhaps she too sensed
the urgent beat of time marching
on.
VOLUME 71, Number 36
By Bonnie Schmieder
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, February 10,1989 Between
Note: "Noon" = 12:30 p.m.
FRIDAY
School of Library/Archival and
Information Studies
Book Sale, 10-3, SUB Concourse
UBC Personal Computer Club
IBM Meeting, noon, SUB 125.
Gays and Lesbians of UBC
Speakers Program: Frances Wasserlein, speaking on The politics
of Coming Out" 12:30, SUB 215.
UBC Law Union
Guest Lecture by Harry Rankin
"Politics and the Law", 12:30 pm,
Faculty of Law, Rm. 169.
Lutheran Student Movement
Lenten Study Series, 12:35 pm,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Ski Club
Beer Garden - Buck A Beer! 2:30 -
8:00, SUB 214.
Gays and Lesbians of UBC
Beer Garden, 3:30 - 8:00, SUB 205.
Students Opposed to Tuition Fee
Hikes
Organizational meeting, all students welcome. 4:30, TAU Office
(second floor of the armories).
Graduate Student Society
Beer Garden, 4:30"- 7:30, Ballroom, Graduate Student Centre.
Graduate Student Society
Rockin with the Fossil - DJ. 7 -12
midnight,   Fireside   Lounge,
Graduate Student Centre.
International House
Valentine's Dance: Tickets $1.00
(at door). Door Prize! 7pm -12:30
am, International House.
International House
Valentine's Dance (St. Hopkins),
8:00 pm -12:30 am, International
House.
UBC Social Anarchists
Poster Making
Rm 251k SUB   12:30 noon
International House
Valentines Dance 7:00pm -12:30
At International House
1783 west Mall UBC
SATURDAY
UBC Sailing Club
Work Party, 10 am, Jericho Sailing Centre.
Act for Disarmament
Rally - Street party. To protest
Canada's   agreement   to   allow
Stealth Cruise Tests. 2 pm, Robson Square.
Students for a Free South Africa
Rally Shell Station - Let Shell
know that Apartheid is not profitable. 4:30 pm, Burrard at Davie.
Eastern Orthodox Christian Mission
Vespers, 5 pm, St. Peter's Anglican Church, 4580 Waldon (Main &
30th). Tel 275-2985.
Muslim Students' Association
Social Gathering and Pot-luck
dinner. Everyone is welcome. For
more information phone 224-
8590. 5 pm, The International
House.
AMS Concerts
Valentine's Dance - Skaboom.   7
pm, SUB Ballroom.
SUBfilms
Film: "Die Hard", 7 and 9:30 pm,
SUB Theatre.
CiTR
Live Sports broadcast: UBC
Hockey vs. University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. 7:15 pm, CiTR
101.9 FM.
UBC Pre-Medical Society
"Skate Night". Free for all members. 8:15 pm - 10:45 pm, Thunderbird Rink #2.
SUNDAY
Eastern Orthodox Christian Mission
Sunday of Zacchaeus: Divine Liturgy. 9 am, St. Peter's Anglican
Church, 4580 Waldon (Main &
30th), Tel: 275-2985.
Lutheran Student Movement
Communion Service,  10:00 am,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
UBC Student Ministry
We welcome faculty, staff and
students to join us for a worship
service with Church on the Point.
10:30 - 12 noon. International
House, 2nd floor.
CiTR
Live Sports broadcast - Hockey.
UBC Thunderbirds vs. University
of'Lethbridge Pronghorns. 1:45
pm, CiTR 101.9 FM.
SUBfilms
Film: "Die Hard", 7 and 9:30 pm,
SUB Theatre.
MONDAY
UBC Persona] Computer Club
IBM Meeting, Noon, SUB 213.
Gays and Lesbians of UBC
Speakers Program:   Doug Sanders, speaking on Canada's first gay
rights organization.   12:30, SUB
215.
Graduate Student Society
Ballroom Dance Lesson, 7:30 pm,
Ballroom,   Graduate   Student
Centre.
UBC Film Society, Classic
SUBfilms
To celebrate the Beatles' Anniversary - The Beatles in "A Hard
Day's Night". 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
SUB Auditorium, SUB.
International Relations Students'
Association
Seminar: Arab-Israeli Conflict,
Part Two. Kahlid Shaban, member ofthe Association of Palestine.
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm. Buchanan
A100.
TUESDAY
Classifieds
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Earl Smith, Chief of the Ehat-
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Lecture:   Paediatric Endocrinology by Dr. Ralph Rothstein. Noon,
IRC #1.
Gays and Lesbians of UBC
Speakers Program:   A Presentation by Gay Games '90.    12:30,
SUB 215.
UBC Student Ministry
Prayer time - Bring a "heart" ■
friend, 12:30, SUB 216E.
UBC   Film   Society,   Classic
SUBfilms.
Film Showing:  For English 100,
"Loot"! (An Uproariously Funny
Film).   12:40, 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
SUB Auditorium, SUB.
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that we associate no partners with Him, that
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Volleybirds to host top Korean University Team
The Thunderbird men's volleyball team take a
break from Canada West play this weekend for a
pair of exhibition matches against Sung Kyun
Kwan University from Seoul, Korea.
"Our sister university relationship with SKK
ensures that SKK will visit UBC once every four
years and that UBC will visit Korea once every four
years," said UBC head coach Dale Ohman, "This
enables coaches in both programs to pit their teams
against international competition."
Part of UBC's unique relationship with SKK is
Han Joo Eom, the Thunderbirds' assistant coach for
the past four years and a graduate of SKK.
Eom was also a seven year veteran of Korea's
National Team and the inventor of several offensive
volleyball moves widely used in modern international
competition.
The Thunderbirds take on SKK on Feb 10 at 12:30
p.m. at Douglas College, New Westminster. They play
again at War Memorial Gym on Feb 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Graduate
Student Society's
FEBRUARY
DANCE
presenting
Henry Young & his
Rhythm and
Blues Quartet
Wednesday, February 15th
9pm to lam
Wednesday, February IS
The Day After
Ain't got no Valentine
Aint got no Love
Told me he'd write to me
Send me his love
I dont care
Ain t gonna mope
Qoin' to the
Broken Hearts Dance
Qonna meet a new dude
Who aint so keen
On breaker! my heart
Tickets $2 advance • $3 at the door
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2/THE UBYSSEY
February 10,1989 NEWS
Bookings system leaves
students out in cold
By Michael Booth
The demand for booking space
in the Student Union Building has
become so acute that representatives of several clubs were forced
to spend Monday night sleeping
outside the SUB, braving sub-zero
temperatures.
The North entrance of the
SUB looked like a ticket lineup for
a concert as people endured a
chilly evening in search of booking
space to suit the needs of their respective clubs. They were there as
a result of the latest in a series of
schemes to make access to bookings space fair to all clubs.
Leanne Jacobs, AMS Director
of Administration, said problems
with clubs bookings have been
around for "at least four or five
years."
"It's not fair that student clubs
should have to endure this for
bookings," she said. But, she
added, in the past there have been
problems when clubs have stayed
in the SUB overnight, including
parties and liquor law violations.
The AMS's solution was to
require club reps to line up outside
until the building opened at seven
a.m.
But clubs that had office space
would camp out in their offices
overnight and pop out at seven to
claim the prime spots in line.
People who had spent the night
outside would then enter the
building and discover they were
near the back ofthe line.
Last year, the system
changed. All clubs entered the
building at the same time which
caused a rush to the bookings office—leaving people who lined up
all night facing the same odds as
those who arrived at seven.
Kiki Bekiou, of the UBC
Dance Club, said the new system
is an improvement over last year
because of violent encounters during the race up the stairs to the
new lineup.
The AMS, in an attempt to
improve the sitation, issued a survey which 10 clubs responded to—
resulting in the current system.
Now each club in line at six a.m.
gets a number. When the SUB
opens at seven, the line reforms in
front of the Bookings office based
on the numbers assigned.
"The last two booki ngs lineups
have been (the) smoothest running
in the past five years," said Jacobs.
But she said the AMS's goal is
"to defer people from lining up for
that length of time."
Clubs book space twice a year,
in October for the following spring,
and in February for the fall term.
Student clubs receive priority between September and April, while
commercial requests take precedence from May until August.
"The system sucks but a lottery would suck worse as this way
the people who really want the
space get first crack," said Kai
Vuorinin ofthe CS. Social Club.
The present system "kinda
sucks shit," said Tae Kwon Doe
club rep David Schmid, as he
wrapped his sleeping bag tighter
around him in an effort to ward off
the cold.
Jacobs said the system is reviewed after each bookings lineup.
Student leaders fight
for transit concessions
8y HarirKter Permar
Steden* -representative*
from all lower i»ai«la»d col*
leges and universities are
gearing ap fer their presenta*-
tion to Vancouver Begional
Transit in a fcicl to get reduced
fares for post-secondary students.
The two proposals being
put ibrward by Ihe students
include bath zone exemptions
and concession cards for all
full-time students.
A full-time student would
he defined in the same way
the province does for student
loans (60 percent of a fall
course load).
"Itis feasible that we will
get the zone exemption (when
the Transit budget i$ released
in April) but not the second
proposal/ said Steve Steward a student representative ftom Vancouver Vocational Institute*
Under zone exemptions,
students would pay a flat
$ 1.25 even during peak hours
no matter how many zones
they are travelling- Although
only about 20 percent of
UBCs busing students would
benefit from this program,, 69
percent of Douglas College's
would.
The UBC representatives, External Affairs Coordinator-elect Vanessa Geary
and her predecessor Lisa
Eckman, want the second
proposal passed to put added
pressure on Transit to increase bus service to the university.
The second proposal is more
difficult to get Transit to
agree to because, with their
present budget, Transit cannot afford to lose any revenue., according to Stewart
The student reps said
the government would have
to make up the lost revenue
in order to get the concession
<&T&$, They doo*t care where
this revenue comes from, as
long as it does not come from
the already strapped ministry of advanced education
budget—as is done in
Toronto,
"It all boils down to getting the funding from the
Socreds," said Stewart. "(If
transit agrees in principle to
the concession cards) it will
give us the green light to
lobby the government for the
money," hesaid.
Vancouver Regional
Transit presently provides
the funding for concession
cards for high school students and seniors. Since
most high school students
live at home and do not have
any major expenses like tuition or books, the student
representatives think the
government has their priorities mixed up.
Before 1984, Transit
gave post-secondary students an eight to 10 percent
discountbut it h a s since been
eliminated. Edmonton,
Hamilton, and Kitchener/
Waterloo provide discounts
for their post-secondary students.
Vancouverites currently pay
more for public transit than
anyone else in the country.
Funding bonus sparks
new building plans
TAHRA KAHN PHOTO
By Deanne Fisher
A $750,000 bonus from the
provincial government will launch
plans for two new UBC buildings.
One will house student services,
while the other will allow for the
demolition of yet another set of
army huts.
The Registar's, Awards, and
Housing offices will relocate to a
new Brock Hall extension. The
World War II huts by the psychology building house 'plant opera-
tions'and a new building in that
location will serve the same function.
The combined projects will
cost $14.1 million and are scheduled to be completed in the fall of
1991, according to Bruce Gellatly,
UBC vice-president administration and finance.
Gellatly takes the ministry of
advanced education's $750,000
investment in developing architectural plans as an indication
that they will provide the additional $14 million for the project.
"I can't imagine them putting
in three-quarters of a million dollars and not following through,"
said Gellatly.
David Reilley from advanced
education confirmed the likelihood of further funding, "as long as
final plans are consistent with the
original [intent]."
The funding from the minis
try's capital budget is "a pool of
capital funds earmarked for. capital projects at universities and
colleges," according to Reilley.
The funding does not interfere with the financing ofthe university's operating budget or tuition fees, said Reilley. "The operating budget is completely separate
from the capital budget."
The projects spawned from
recommendations of a resource
planning study conducted last
year. The funding is part of a five-
year ministry of advanced education "hut replacement program"
which will eventually rid B.C.'s
three universities of army huts
and trailers.
The UBC faculty of education
still uses some army huts but they
have not been condemned yet.
UBC daycare is on the way out of
their condemned huts and have
begun construction of new facilities.
The student services extension will be built between the new
parkade and Brock Hall. On'y
Hillel House, the Jewish student.'
centre, is on the location now,
Gellatly said the building could be
moved.
Further capital projects on
campus are listed on the university's fundraising campaign, but
Gellatly said these two buildings
were not added because they "predate" the campaign list.
February 10,1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
LUNCH-HOUR SEMINAR SERIES
12:00p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
SUB Concourse
SAFER SEX
Ken Mann
Aids Vancouver
Wedneday, Feb. 15
SUB Concourse
Thursday, Feb. 16
SUB Concourse
Friday. Feb. 17
SUB Auditorium
SPEED KILLS
DRUGS & SPORTS
Sgt. Chris Offer
Vancouver City Police
Dr. Doug Clement
Sports Medicine Clinic
RECOGNIZING
Mary Mcllroy
  Canadian Mental Haelth
MENTAL ILLNESS B.C. Division
SAFETY EXIBITS
Numerous exhibits on Health and Safety Products and Services on display in the SUB Concourse.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17
Everyone is invited to drop by  • sponsored by the UBC Health and Safety Committee
NEWS
CiTR waves reach
everywhere but SUB
By Joe Altwasser
CiTR radio is becoming vocal
in its criticism of Alma Mater
Society policy that excludes it from
being played over the speakers in
the Student Union Building.
"We put out interesting programming and it is disappointing
that the organisation that supports us won't allow us to be listened to," said CiTR news director
Stefan Ellis.
"People aren't familiar with
the station. We don't just bang
pots and pans together," said Ellis.
Besides the more eclectic programming CiTR does, there is also
a steady diet of news shows and
talk shows with a broader appeal,
Ellis said.
The live feed every morning of
the BBC World Service News is
one example of the variety of programming the station provides,
said Ellis.
Randy Iwata, a CiTR staffer,
agreed that CiTR should be heard
in the SUB hallways, washrooms,
and club offices. "I find it disappointing that we are not piped
through."
Iwata also said the radio station the AMS currently plays is
"offensive and melts the brain," an
argument that is often used to
discredit CiTR.
Dave Campbell, volunteer
coordinator of CiTR, said the radio
station's situation would be analogous to The Ubyssey having its
monopoly in the SUB discontinued.
"I think it is silly that the AMS
puts up so much money to support
the station and then does not play
it," said Campbell.
But despite their criticism,
CiTR does not want to impose its
music on the ears of SUB workers,
especially those in the AMS business office who might not find the
more raucous moments conducive
to their work.
Harry Hertscheg, CiTR station manager, said he has no problem with people in the business
offices having a choice of stations.
"Where we think CiTR should be
played is in the hallways, washrooms, and the club offices."
Campbell said part of the
problem is that a system that
allowed for two separate stations
tobeplayedin the SUB simultaneously is broken. "This system allowed the hallways to have one
station and the AMS business office another," said Campbell.
Tim Bird, AMS president, has
no problem with playing CiTR in
the SUB hallways. He admits
there have been numerous student complaints concerning other
stations that have been aired in
the building.
While noting CiTR is not always music to study by, Bird is in
favour of playing CiTR, and said
he intends to bring it up for discussion at the next meeting of the
council.
AUDITION FOR BAN^F
Music Theatre
Training/Performance Opportunities for
Singer/Actors
Composers & Writers
Application
Deadline
March 15, 1989
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
For information, contact:
Office of the Registrar
(403)762-6180
#
The Banff Centre
School of
Fine Arts
BB^l APPLICATIONS ARE
NOW BEING
ACCEPTED FOR THE
POSITION OF:
AMS
OMBUDSPERSON
Application forms are available from
SUB Rm 238
Applications accepted until Wed. February 15th, 1989 at 4p.m. in SUB Rm 238
4/THE UBYSSEY
February 10,1989 NEWS
UBC student to embark on mission
to save Amazon rainforest
By Catherine Lu
A UBC student will be one of
34 Canadians attending the largest gathering ever of Indian and
non-Indian leaders to protest the
continual deforestation of the
Amazon basin in Brazil.
"The tropical rainforests are
disappearing at a rate of over an
acre per second," says Jeff Gibbs.
"That's one-and-a-half football
fields per second of rainforest
that'll never grow back."
There used to be up
to eight million
Amazon Indians in
the basin in the
1700's. Now there's
only a few hundred
thousand
Gibbs, a second-year arts student, will join other environmentalists such as David Suzuki,
Haida Indians, and a large media
group to participate in the "Encounter to Save the Amazon and
Her Peoples" February 21-26 in
Altamira, Brazil.
Altamira is the proposed
centre for the Xingu Hydro-electric project, estimated to cost US
$10.6 billion, and flood a forest
area the size of Great Britain.
The Encounter is organized
and hosted by the Kayapo tribe,
who have inhabited the area for
thousands of years and will be
displaced by the project. Over
35,000 Indians from 11 different
nations would be forced off their
lands.
"The Kayapo Indians are living off the forest as they have for
thousands of years," says Gibbs.
"You can't get to them by road.
Most of them don't even speak
Portugese.
"In this century, about 80
tribes have become extinct," says
Gibbs. "There used to be up to
eight million Amazon Indians in
the basin in the 1700's. Now
there's only a few hundred thousand."
Gibbs says the Indians also
take with them a wealth of knowledge about the Amazon rainforest
and its diverse species. The rainforests "are like biological universities and the Indians are like
professors," he says. "It'd take scientists centuries to figure out
what the Indians already know"
The world's rainforests comprise only seven percent of the
globe's surface, but contain over
50 percent ofthe world's species.
"A huge majority of those
species, we have not even documented," says Gibbs. "The vast
majority of all the medicines used
today can be traced back to the
rainforest—it's still the best hope
for new medicines. So when the
forest is lost, so is an incredible
wealth of species that could potentially be good for humanity," he
adds.
Gibbs, an active environmentalist who has worked on the
South Moresby and Stein Valley
issues, says the struggle is crucial
not only to the survival of the
Indians, but ultimately of the
world.
"If we lose the forest, we're
going to feel it—there'll be less
oxygen in the world, and it'll aff set
the climate in a way that we'll find
hard to adjust to," he says.
The Amazon rainforest is a
vital element in regulating the
greenhouse effect. The dense vegetation of the Amazon converts
carbon dioxide to oxygen, regulating the temperature ofthe world.
Depletion of the rainforest has
contributed generally to global
warming.
"When you burn the forest,
you're not only creating more carbon dioxide, but you're also destroying the organic machine that
has the potential to convert that
carbon dioxide back into oxygen,"
says Gibbs.
Gibbs says financial considerations still outweigh environmental ones, and that much ofthe
rainforest is cut down to pay off
Brazil's massive foreign debt.
"It's a matter of poverty. Alot
of these issues come down to debt.
They (Brazil) can't pay off the
debt. The World Bank loans them
money to build big projects, and
get, in return, resources like iron
ore and hamburger meat, quite
cheaply."
The vast majority of
all the medicines
used today can be
traced back to the
rainforest—it's still
the best hope for new
medicines
In the quest for development,
Brazilian peasants are often displaced and moved to the forest
regions, where, in order to farm,
they carry out slash-and-burn
warfare with the environment.
"There are 7,000 fires at one
time in the Amazon due to forest
burning," says Gibbs.
Nearly $70,000 of private
donations have been raised in
Canada to help fund the event, but
Gibbs adds, "It's completely the
Indians' own thing. They're extremely independent." Ironically
the World Bank, of which Canada
is a member, may be approving a
$500 million loan, including Canadian tax dollars, to Brazil's power
company to construct the first dam
at Altamira.
When Gibbs found out about
the event last November, he didn't
think he would be able to go due to
lack of funds.
Then the Western Canada
Wilderness Committee, which
Gibbs will be representing, donated $500. Money came from
unexpected places, including a
fundraising dinner organized by
friends that yielded $600. So far,
additional donations total $250,
and Gibbs adds, "Pm getting more
pledges every day."
Though he is still a few
hundred dollars short of the
$2,000 he needs, mainly for travel
expenses, Gibbs won't let his financial situation outweigh his
environmental concerns.
"I'm definitely going now,"he says.
Gibbs plans to present a slide
show of the Encounter in early
March in the SUB Auditorium.
NOW OPEN
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Free RegularCoffee/Tea/Pop
with any Food purchase
(upon presentation of valid AMS Student Card)
4th and Alma
0IT|S| NOTICE OF AMS
ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING
Tuesday, February 14th
12 NOON
Council Chambers
(SUB 206)
ALL STUDENTS WELCOME
PART TIME & SEASONAL
FULL TIME SALES
POSITIONS
Allders International, Canada's leading duty
free retailer seek International calibre sales staff
for part time and seasonal full time summer
employment for both our airport and downtown
duty free stores.
Applicants must have previous retail experience. Flexibility in working hours in necessary.
Japanese language is an assett. $7.75 p/h
Forward resumes to:
Allders International Canada
P.O. Box 23821 Airport Postal Outlet
Richmond, B.C. V7B 1X9
GRAY LINE
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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
SALES AGENTS
Sales and Marketing
Responsible for the promotion and sale
of Gray Line of Vancouver Sightseeing Tours
and its approved services from booths located in various Vancouver hotels, applicants should possess excellent PR skills. Previous sales experience, a genuine interest in the
travel and tourism industry and the ability to
work in a responsible and independent manner are required,
Applicants should have pleasant personality, a good personal appearance, and
be highly motivated, The abilityto converse in
one or more foreign languages and knowledge of Vancovuer area attractions and
services would be an asset.
RESERVATIONS AGENTS
Sales and Marketing
Responsible for the sale and promotion
of Gray Line of Vancouver Sightseeing Tours
utilizing our telephone reservations centre.
Applicants should be sales oriented and
have professional telephone manner. The
ability to record and provide accurate information to tourists and hotel employees is imperative, A high standard in both appearance and customer relations is imperative.
Previous telephone reception, sales and/or
reservations would be an asset.
dJRAYLINE-
DRIVER, GUIDES, HOSTS
Operations
Positions include providing guided tours
of Vancouver and area as a driver and/or
guide hosting conversation and cruise ship
guests during visits to Vancouver, and the
servicing of our motor-coach fleet.
Applicants should possess a pleasant
and outgoing personality, a strong personal
appearance and be highly motivated.
Note: Additional Supervisory positions
are available for outstanding candidates.
For further information regarding these
Operations positions please contact your
Canada Employment Office on campus.
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ATTENTION
AMS CLUBS
The following is a list of AMS Clubs which will be
deconstituted and have their club accounts frozen
effective Friday, February 10,1989 by 3:00pm. The
clubs listed below have failed to adhere to AMS Club
Regulations and have not collected their AMS
Subsidiary Handbook. (Club membership lists,
constitutions, and/or budgets have not been submitted
for one or more years.) Please see the SAC Club
Commissioner (RomaGopaul-Singh) in SUB room 246
for more details.
Accounting Club
A.D. Social Club
African Students Assoc.
Aikido Club
Anthropology/Sociology Dept. Assoc
Architecture Studies Abroad Club
Bahai Club
Bowmen Club
Business Review
Campus Crusade for Christ
Chemical Engineering Club
Chess Club
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Christians on Campus
Christian Publicaitons Club
Christian Science Organization
Civil Engineering Club
Curling Club
Delta Society
East Indian Students Assoc.
Economic Students Association
Electrical Engineering Club
ELKS of Pharmacy
English Students Publication (ARC)
Enterpreneurs Club
Equestrian Club
Field Hockey Social Club
Finance Society
Forestry Graduate Students Assoc.
Friends of South Africa
Friends of T-Bird Soccer Club
Geological Engineering Club
Great Wall Cultural Club
Ice Hockey Club
Industrial Relations Management Club
International Ascended Masters Club
Integrity in Action Club
Kappa Sigma Social Club
Latter Day Saints Students Assoc.
Latin American Solidarity Committee
Law Soccer Club
Losers Club
Loveboat Club
Lutheran Students Movement
Mechanical Engineering Club
Metallurgical Engineering Club
Microbiology Club
Mineral Engineering Club (Mining)
Motorcycle Club
Music Students Assoc.
Palestine Education Committee
Psychology Students Association
Pulp and Paper Engineering Club
Robson Dart Club
Shilo Ryu Karate Club
Shoto Kan Karate Club
Sikh Students Association
Stamp Club
Student Council for Exceptional Children
Students For Choice
Student Riders of UBC
Tae Kwan Do
Theatre Students Assoc
Thunderbird Booster Club
Transportation Club
Underwater Hockey Club
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NEWS
Fee battle continues
By Paul Dayson
Funeral services will mark
the death of B.C.'s accessible education.
In response to the Board of
Governors' decision to increase
tuition fees for the coming year,
Students Opposed to Tuition Fee
Hikes has arranged a mock funeral for noon Wednesday.
The funeral will begin with a
procession from the Student Union Building to near Sedgewick
Library, where the service will
take place.
"We (the students) need to
demonstrate that we don't consider the battle over," said John
Dafoe, the co-ordinator of the
Teaching Assistants' Union and
an active member of SOTFH.
Mark Seebaran, Arts 3 and
also a SOTFH member, said,
"Students are justifiably angry,"
with a tuition hike which came
"without consultation with the
students."
"It would be irresponsible of
us (SOTFH) not to provide a legitimate and constructive means of
expression," Seebaran added.
"To borrow a cliche from the
lotteries, If you don't play, you
don't have a chance of winning","
Seebaran said.
Dafoe said Wednesday's protest will "keep the heat on the
Board of Governors and the provincial government, who like to
pass the buck between each other.
It's more than 10 percent this year,
it's the past and the future as well.
We have to look at the wider picture."
"Students have a long term
fight ahead of them and we have to
keep the focus on the issue. This
issue isn't going to go away. Ignoring it isn't going to make post-
secondary education in British
Columbia accessible," Dafoe said.
"We think that there are still
things that we can do," he added,
appealing to UBC students not to
give up, but to continue actively
challenging tuition increases at
UBC, and across the province.
SOTFH hopes the mock funeral demonstration will be a
starting point for further action
directed at both the administration and the provincial government.
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ACT on Saturday
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By Mark Seebaran
What action can people take
to further the cause of disarmament apart from marching once a
year?
An organization called Act for
Disarmament says that civil disobedience and repeated protests
are the logical second step.
ACT is mounting a rally
against stealth cruise missile testing at 2 p.m. this Saturday at
Robson Square. The protest will
focus on the Mulroney government's Feb. 1st announcement of
an agreement to allow U.S. testing
ofthe new stealth cruise missile in
Canada, and ACT member Brian
Salmi said he expects a couple
hundred students—from UBC,
SFU, and Langara—to turn out for
the demo.
Many scientists familiar with
arms technology, including UBC
physicist Luis de Sobrino, feel the
added stealth features will improve the cruise's capacity as a
first-strike weapon.
Sobrino said the new model
has the ability to absorb or deflect
radar and is thus extremely difficult to detect in flight.
ACT has coordinated direct
action responses to nuclear warships in Vancouver's harbour, and
a blockade of the entrance to a
weapons testing base on Vancouver Island.
Founded in 1981 at the start
of Canadian cruise testing, ACT is
strongest in Ontario. There has
been a chapter in Vancouver since
1987.
Members pride themselves on
a lack of hierarchical structure in
their decision-making. There is no
executive. Strategies are decided
by general meetings of anyone
who cares to join. The ten chapters
in Canada plan their non-violent
action independently, and are
unified only by an annual national
conference that establishes basic
priorities for the year.
ACT, while not affiliated with
other peace groups, has helped
organize downtown peace rallies
on a weekly basis.
ACT is also not part of any larger
peace coalition such as End the
Arms Race. While this structure
might seem a prescription for failure to some, ACT members maintain it allows them to appeal to
people who despair in the Walk for
Peace ever bringing a halt to
cruise testing.
"There's a large number of
disaffected people out there looking for real leadership in disarmament protest," said Salmi. Paul
Dayson, another member, says he
hopes ACTs program of repeated
small demonstrations will provide
a glimpse of what could be
achieved with massive, ongoing
public protest.
He cited a blockade last November by ACT of the Canadian
Armed Forces base in Nanoose
Bay, B.C. Protestors there managed to disrupt operations on the
base for several hours, and also
publicized the army's lack of any
emergency plan for local residents
in the event of an accident on the
base.
Nanoose Bay is currently
used as a testing range for antisubmarine weapons. Dayson said
he feels increased public participation in events like this is what
produces changes in public policy.
"It wasn't just marches that
convinced the New Zealand government to make the country a
nuclear-free zone. It was vast
numbers of people who undertook
to physically prevent nuclear
warships from entering their harbours."
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• Shoplifter apprehended at
Bookstore
On February 1, the UBC
Bookstore security apprehended a
first year Science student for shoplifting. The student attempted to
steal a telephone cord, valued at
$18.95. The investigation has
been forwarded to the Crown.
Since September 1, seven
investigations have been forwarded to the Crown and the
matter dealt with through court
prosecutions or diversion programs. Four of these thefts were
from the Bookstore and three took
place at the Thunderbird Shop in
the SUB.
• Suicide Attempts
The first week of February
required the assistance of the
University RCMP in dealing with
two separate attempts of suicide
on campus. The individuals are
not residents of UBC, but were
visiting students at the university. Fortunately, all parties involved reacted appropriately and
the persons were taken safely to
University Hospital.
Your local detachment wishes
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pressures of midterm exams and
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Number of theft of bicycles: 14
Number of theft of wallets: 23
Number  of motor  vehicle  accidents: 43
Number of hit & run accidents: 39
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Sexism rides
bareback
So Lady Godiva rides again. We were
under the impression that this archaic parade
of sexism had long since been buried.
Sexism, with all its red jacketed machismo, is once again an Applied Science. Don't
the engineers see that sexism hurts us all,
male and female. It prevents us from seeing
the people the stereotypes hide. The Godiva
Ride helps to perpetuate such stereotypes
reducing a woman to body parts — objectifying
her and all women.
The inability of the Engineers to realize
this fact proves that in the great leap between
human and ape, Godiva participants went for
height, not distance. Their conception of sexuality has not progressed past the Neanderthal
age. How do the female members ofthe Engineering faculty feel about the sexist depiction
of women promoted by the ride and the crest
they must wear on their red jackets or sweaters?
The token male stripper, presented as a
half-hearted apology, does not legitimize the
ride. Nor does the attempt to disguise it as an
anti-tuition rally make the ride acceptable.
The association of a sexist display with a serious political issue only serves to embarrass
and undermine the efforts of those students
who have invested so much of their time fighting the tuition increase. To them, this ride is
doubly insulting.
The linking of Godiva's supposed protest of
taxation to a protest of tuition hikes while
impressive, fails to mention the part where the
villagers, of their own accord, refused to look
upon Godiva as she rode, out of respect for her.
This is hardly the case with the engineers'
ts'remake' ofthe legend. In their version ofthe
ride, any respect for the woman has vanished
and the 'villagers' have all become 'peeping
Toms'. Should these geers all be blinded as he
was?
the Ubyssey
February 10, 1989
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Luis Piedmont grinned and opened his mouth as if to say something, but stopped, uncertain of his true feelings. He was watched
closely by Marinder Parmar, who attempted to comment to Cathy
Lu and Stacy Newcombe about Luis' curious inability to speak. Paul
Dayson and Joe Altwasser stared mutely at the ceiling tiles, wishing
they could comunicate more openly with the micro-world within the
small black dust specks in corners ofthe room. Robert Groberman
touched the spine of his new book "The Theatre is the All", and felt
with a sense of wonder the rich leather ofthe cover, the raised gilt
ofthe words in the title —he sighed deeply. Watching him from the
other end ofthe room, Jon Treichel and Michael Vaney (along with
Mandel Ngan and Katherine Monk, who sat and slowly nodded their
heads to the beat of some inner rhythm) attempted to voice their
convictions that music (the only true art) was the true "All." Mark
Seebaran, Monica Brunner, Harvey Chung, and Heather Greening
breathed deeply. They inhaled, then they exhaled. Over and over,
for most of the evening. Heather Jenkins blew reflective bubbles
with her multi-coloured gum. She ofTered a piece in silence to
Deanne Fisher, who let a slight smile touch her face for a short
moment, then slowly extended her hand to retrieve the gum. Keith
Leung toyed idily with his hair. In the centre ofthe room, Barbara
Wilson, Laura Mallen, Keith Damsell, Thomas Long, and Ian Jack
satin a circle, hands lightly touching, enjoying theambience created
by the gently humming computer terminal on the desk against the
wall. Garry McLeod and Imtiaz Puppet gazed at a poster of Shirley
MacLaine, which somehow dominated the wall on which it had
recently been hung. The beads in the doorway parted briefly with
a muted rustle, and Ted Aussem and Ernest Stelzer materialized in
the room. Vincent Sheh and Alex Johnson clad in silken robes, faces
cowled, observed the spell they had cast over The Ubyssey and
smiled. Soon they could begin to make 'suggestions* regarding the
members' opinions about certain government officials. Just at that
moment, however, a piss-drunk Michael Booth stumbled through
the door, sending beads tumbling loudly across the floor, and then
proceeding to fall on his face, spewing out pint after pint of slightly
used beer, courtesy of The Pit.
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Letters
Petition
wrongly
disregarded
I would like to address
the AMS council's handling
ofthe Duke's Cookies issue.
They have once again utilized their characteristic dictatorship approach in a total
disregard for the Constitution, Bylaws and Codes of
the offices which they hold.
Let me start by quoting
A.M.S. Bylaw 4 section 1(b)
which states that a referendum must be called upon "a
petition duly signed by 5% of
the active members or 1000
active members, whichever
is the lesser number, evidencing their registration
numbers, and delivered to
the Vice President." The
Don't Close Dukes petition
fulfills these, the only requirements for a petition,
more than sufficiently. Itis
well in excess of 2000 signatures, including registration
numbers and we know it has
been delivered to the V.P.
since she attempted to invalidate it last Wednesday.
Her arguments fail for
the following reasons.
Firstly she said that "(the
petition) wasn't put together
by students". In Webster's
Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary at page 958 put together is defined as "to create as a unified whole" and
page 879 ofthe same states a
petition is an earnest request. Anyone of sane mind
would have to have their
eyes shut in a dark room to
fail to recognize over 2000
student signatures which
I have   created   the   unified
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whole of this more than earnest request.
Egan further argues
that the students request is
invalid as it does not pose a
Yes or No question. I'm not
sure what difference that
makes but in the case that
she was reading from Bylaw
4 section 2 let me tell you
what it really says. "The
text of a referendum (not
petition) shall be drafted to
ensure the question is capable of being answered Yes
or No." Even if council is
incapable of recognizing a
petition for what it is their
Yes, No argument fails.
Section 2 goes on to state
that if a referendum (let
alone a petition) "does not
meet this requirement,
Council shall forthwith refer the referendum to the
(student) Court to prepare a
clear and unambiguous
question."
The AMS Council has
once again attempted to
close their eyes and plug
their ears against student
demands in a hope that the
very students they represent will give up and go
away. They fail to realize
that the positions they hold
require them to act for the
students and not against
them. Even if they feel they
are safely out of reach ofthe
student population they are
not out of reach of the Bylaws to which they are legally bound. The students
have asked, nay they have
demanded a referendum
where they can make their
own choice on a matter they
feel that council is incapable
of deciding.
As for Leanne Jacobs
comment that Dukes represented AMS in a negative
manner, I fail to see how
they could have done any
damage to the illustrious
reputation of the egocentric
AMS Council and their
negative response to student concerns.
Todd G. Patola
Commerce 3
Protoplasm has
no rights
This is for Anya Hage-
man who, in Tuesday's
Ubyssey, tried to associate
herself (and Campus Pro-
life) with the irrepressible
logic of the editorial "Abortion issues examined" by
Tom Andrews which appeared in Friday's edition.
In her letter she presumes
to "suggest" the "addition" of
two points to Tom's essay in
order to "focus" it. Her first
point argues that a foetus/
person cannot be considered
an appendage of its mother
and that its existence must
be considered to be outside
of the mother's right to reproductive autonomy. This
is silly. An embryo is inseparable from its mother. To
take Ms. Hageman's view, if
a pregnant woman smokes,
drinks, eats too much
Hagen Daaz, or jumps up
and down, she is legally liable for the diminished
health of her child when he/
she is born. Her second point
defends the actions of protesters outside abortion
clinics (that is, assuming a
foetus is a person).
I humbly suggest Ms.
Hageman read Tom Andrew's article again. Accord
ing to him, we are faced with
two paths: if a foetus is not a
person a woman is entitled
to "determine her reproductive destiny"; if it is a person,
the state is legally forced to
make a pregnant woman's
reproductive system its
property. In my opinion, it is
blatantly obvious that a
piece of protoplasm has no
rights. Rights do not apply
to potential persons, only
actual ones. To equate the
rights of a potential to those
of an actual person is vicious
(not to mention silly).
James Rowley
Sciences 1
Puerile
parade deemed
pathetic
How heartening it was to
see such an impressive turnout of Engineering Students
campaigning against the
ten percent fee increase.
Well done chaps; you were
two weeks late.
I was saddened and
embarrassed to see these
people parading about,
chanting and toting the very
same banners on Tuesday
that they should have been
carrying on January 26th.
Their attempts at justifying
their puerile parade by
cloaking it in the guise of a
protest rally was an affront
to the truly concerned students who attended the rallies at the SUB and the Faculty Club and was nothing
short of pathetic.
Rod Sambrook
Zoology/Grad Studies
10/THE UBYSSEY
February 10,1989 UTTERS
Lessons to be learned
I wish to thank the First Nation's people who are students,
support staff, Elders, instructors,
administrators, family and
friends connected with the university. I am a non-native student and
have been living on campus for
four years. I live in student family
housing and have been associated
with First Nation's people form
across Canada in this community.
I am married to a Nl'akapmx man
and have four children. My youngest child is of Nl'akapmx and Scot-
tisJi/Irish heritage. As a child, I
grew up with Twana people by the
Skokomish reserve. I offer my
thanks here for all ofthe support,
encouragement and teaching that
has made my education possible.
Without this collective support, I
would not be finishing my program here.
I offer my perspective as a
White participant in the Native
experience at UBC in response to
the dialogue that has occurred in
this letters column recently. I hope
it can be understood how confused
some of us are as people. There are
those of us who have tried to erase
Native culture. Perhaps it is because we have lost our spirit and
not just our physical home but also
the home within ourselves. Because of this, we are often angry,
and through our anger we do not
listen. Not hearing what the world
has to offer, we remain ignorant.
Some of us take action through
ignorance with good intent, however, when our actions are preju
diced or racist, they are grounded
in our ignorance also.
I cannot pretend to know any
person's feelings upon encountering these actions, but I will ask you
to try not to respond to them out of
hatred or anger or resentment. A
response from these perspectives
continues an old cycle without
change. I feel that it is time for
Native people to be our teachers. I
also recognize how tired this can
sound, but without you, we will all
die from actions of people who are
unaware they are unaware.
As I have heard the Elders
speak, I have seen my children in
the Longhouse learning ... becoming human beings. A lesson that
some of us need to hear often is not
to be afraid. Be quiet. Listen.
Kate Hardcastle-Aleck
Social Work 4
'A' is for applethist
It has come to my attention
lately that a massive injustice is
occurring on campus. With all the
hubbub about the tuition fee increase, the concerns and opinions
of the largest segment of the student body, the apathists, has been
ignored. Sure, one can easily assume that apathists don't mind
the tuition fee increase because
they don't care, but is this a correct
assumption?
Maybe I just happen to see
and hear from only the radical
fringe on campus, but I have yet to
hear a student say they don't mind
the increase. In fact, every student
I've spoken with so far, has directly expressed opposition to the
idea. This leads me to believe that
the majority of students here do
care, but alas, they are apathists.
As a semi-reformed apathist
(yes, there are still days when I
couldn't give a shit about anything), I can tell you that being an
apathist isn't easy. For starters,
no matter how much you try to
convince yourself that you don't
care, you grudgingly have to concede that you do care about things.
In fact, the apathist's • favorite
pastime is bitching about things,
which is why the Socreds keep
gettingre-electedin this apathetic
province of ours. But, in here lies
the problem: in order to bitch
about something, you must care,
in order to care you must have a
conscience -- which makes your
inactivity, as an apathist, a truly
miserable experience.
Imagine going through life
mentally scrambling for excuses
every time you have to justify your
inactivity to your conscience..."No,
I can't go to the demonstration, it's
too cold outside, besides I've got to
floss my teeth".. .Being an apathist
is not for the weak-minded sissies
in society, it is for those of us who
possess great mental dexterity,
and tremendous resolve to floss
our teeth, wash our socks, and
stare blankly in the gravest of
circumstances.
In closing, what I propose for
all apathists against the tuition
fee increase, is that they wear a
very visible "A" somewhere on
their person next Wednesday to
announce their opposition. I've
checked with my apathist's handbook and found that this activity is
acceptable, as it burns few calories
and does not promote tooth decay.
So remember, Wednesday February 15th, wear an "A", or better
yet, repress your apathetic urges
for an hour (one measly hour) and
be at the SUB at 12:30 pm. But
then again, apathists don't read
this paper, do they?
Garry MacLeod
Film 3
Spring Break demanded
I have always regarded the
customary week off in the middle
of February which most university
students have as a milestone in
the second term. It is the approximate half-way point for second
term courses, and represents the
beginning of the end for those
seemingly interminable classes
which extend through both terms.
It is termed "spring break" for
those students who have managed
to keep up with their lecture material, and whose instructors have
elected to hold midterm examinations before the break, "reading
week" for those whose study habits have been less than exemplary,
and "suicide week" for those who
tend towards scepticism with respect to the anticipated results of
said examinations.
Here at UBC, of course, any
term containing "week" does not
apply, and I would be inclined to
use "spring break" only loosely.
Being a transfer student, I have
previously had the privilege of a
gloriously unabbreviated, week-
long respite which, as is often the
case, I never really appreciated
until it was denied me. I would, in
fact, venture to say that I am not
the only person to whom UBC's
sawed-off excuse for a spring
break seems sorely inadequate.
Although this issue may seem
trivial when compared to other
recent goings-on, it one of a growing list of little things about the
UBC administration which is
starting to get on my nerves.
Sheldon McKay
Science 3
Speakeasy attitude
needs change
Last Friday I was involved with a display in
SUB for the "Great Northern Concrete Toboggan
Race." The main concourse was filled with Engineers and their toboggans form Universities such
as U of A, Queens, Waterloo, Western, and McGill,
to name just a few.
I thought the event was a lot of fun and added
color to the SUB; a view not shared by a counsellor
from Speakeasy who made it very clear to me and
my friends that we were not welcome. As we didn't
feel like taking her advice and "going up to our little
Cairn and playing with ourselves" we stayed but I
never had a chance to finish our lovely little chat.
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There are better reasons for disliking you—for instance your attitude towards people. It is incredible
that someone with your jaundiced eye is counselling
other people in the hope of improving their outlook.
Where do you get off spewing your guile over people
who are only enjoying a fun event and how dare you
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February 10,1989
THE UBYSSEY/11 FEATURE
Practising what they preach
By Charles Lugosi
How do you explain someone
cured of terminal cancer, a
Christian Scientist accepting Christ after seeing a dramatic
skit, and a pastor repenting publicly?
God is the answer according
to the 110-plus motley theology
students from Regent College,
UBC's neighbour to the West, who
participated in "Celebration of
Hope"—a precedent setting mission held late January in Victoria.
Heading this large team of
Regents was Michael Green, an
internationally-known author
and professor of Evangelism, who
demonstrated how being a Christian is not a matter of respectability, but of "Love in Action." His
book, Why Bother With Jesus?,
which was distributed by hand to
over 200,000 homes in the Victoria
region, provoked anger, confusion,
interest, and conversions during
the mission.
By the end of the week, hundreds of new believers and scores
of revitalized Christians joined
nurture groups—support groups
for neophyte Christians.
Neale Fong, 28, a physician
from Australia, who specializes in
treating AIDS patients, and is
currently on leave to study at
Regent, told us of his involvement
in the mission.
Us: What memories do you have of
this mission?
Fong: Well, we went away fairly
unprepared, unknowing of what
the future would hold for us, and
seeing God work in miraculous
ways. God did things that were
impossible for us as human beings
to be involved in.
Us: I'm skeptical about that. Give
me concrete examples.
Fong: On one ofthe mornings, an
elderly gentleman had a heart
attack. By all statistics, he should
not have survived. But he was
resuscitated.
Us: Surely that was just good
medical attention?
Fong: I'm sure that helped. It was
just a real sense that there was a
general   providential   arrange
ment. It was
symbolic —
there was a
battle on for
this man's
life...
We were involved in a
spiritual
battle of life
and death of
people's spirituality.
Us:    Did you
see this event
as a foreshadowing of the
spiritual
battle for Victoria?
Fong: Yes, between life and
death, between light
and darkness,
it was symbolic in the
sense that we    Michael Green prays for repentant sinner
not only need to pray for victory in Us: How would you compare Re-
spiritual warfare, but need to also gent College to the other theology
take practical measures too. schools at UBC?
Us: What was your main job on
the mission?
Fong: My main job was to be
music director at the evening rallies, as well as be master of ceremonies.
Us: Weren't you an entertainer?
Fong: I don't see the job of gospel
rallies to entertain people. Worship is to lead people into the presence of God and to experience
worship where the transcendence
of God is seen in a real way in
terms of the response of people to
God.
Us: How was going on the mission
different from studying theology?
Fong: It's different, in the sense
we're practising what we're learning. For example, we don't just
learn about prayer, we get into a
situation and actually pray for
God's wisdom, strength and guidance. We learned in a practical
way not just to talk about Jesus
Christ, but actually had to learn to
spark that interest in strangers.
Fong: The emphasis at Regent
College is on the authority of God's
word bei ng God's word to us. Jesus
Christ is central to God's word and
to the living ofthe Christian faith.
Regent College has a primary interest in equipping people from all
walks of life to live their Christian
faith and not just to train people to
become teachers of others in spirituality. It's very practical.
Us: Did you see anyone become
converted?
Fong: A volunteer in an old
people's home who heard the presentation of the gospel we gave a
group of elderly patients, realized
she was not a Christian—although she had thought she was a
Christian. She didn't have a personal relationship with Christ and
she came to know the Lord that
afternoon.
Us: Isn't this way of converting
people mere emotional manipulation?
Fong: People throughout the
whole of society are in need. Just
Celebration of Hope comes alive at Memorial Arena, Victoria, B.C.
because we are presenting to them
an answer to that need doesn't
mean that we are being manipulative. I would say we are responding out of something that we have
found in our own life, and I would
give that same right to anyone else
to respond to other peoples' needs.
We're basically telling people
"come and see what we have found
in our own experience", but not
only our own experience, but what
we see as God's word to the world.
Michael Green has said that we're
just beggars telling other beggars
where to find bread.
Us: Why did you personally go on
the mission?
Fong: Because Christ has come in
to my own life and given me hope
for the future, and given me a very
strong purpose in life. I wanted
other people to know of this hope,
of this assurance of forgiveness,
and of freedom from guilt that you
can have in a relationship with
Christ.
Us: What does "being a Christian"
mean to you?
Fong: Being a Christian means
that I have understood that I am a
person who has a need for a relationship with
God, the
Creator of
this universe, and
that this
need cannot
be filled by
my attempts
to fill it with
all sorts of
other things
that I think
would please
this spiritual
longing
within me,
but only
through a
personal relationship
with God.
The way I can
have this re-
ationship is
through the
person of Jesus Christ.
Us: While it's
nice to see
Christian
unity, don't
you think it's
photo Charles lugosi    dangerous to
PHOTO CHARLES LUGOSI
have 80 to 90 churches—an historical first for Canada—jam religion down the throats of people
who don't want to hear about
Christ?
Fong: Yes, it is dangerous. But I
think it's a good danger to be in.
Us: How's that?
Fong: Well, I think the fact that
Christ has left his church as his
representative here on earth to
give the message of hope and of
forgiveness to the r»st ofthe world,
and when the church can start to
get together and get its act together and agree on the things
that are important, that message
can start to get across to the people
who really need it.
Us: But aren't these new believers
now abandoned by you and the
mission team to some churches
where they won't be loved and
nurtured and will end up leaving
the church?
Fong: There's a great deal of
things which aren't right within
the churches. But the message
that we took with us to Victoria is
not one that churches have answers for—for hopelessness, lack
of purpose or fulfillment. We went
with the message that Jesus
Christ is the answer for that. And
even though there's a lot of things
not right with churches, as every
individual becomes awakened to
the reality in Christ, it can make a
difference to the collective gathering of these Christians, which,
incidentally, is known as the
Church.
Activities during the week
included a parade with a cast of
thousands from the B.C. Legislature to a rally at City Hall, sold out
events for hundreds of doctors and
lawyers, drama at local shopping
malls, an exhibition of Christian
apologetics at the University of
Victoria where Professor Green
was grilled by tough academic critics, and home meetings throughout the capital region.
Other events ranged from
distributing colorful blue helium
balloons to handicapped people
and children at a local recreation
center, to renting a B.C. ferry for
800 plus young adults for a cruise
around the Gulf Islands. They
even to used a Bouvier puppy dog
to help illustrate the message of
the gospel at a school for learning-
disabled children.
12/THE UBYSSEY
February 10,1989

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