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Array Bleed with joy for needy B.C. Red Cross in Scarfe Building July 24-25.
IV. No. 4 July 24-30, 1985 228-2301
Vol. IV. No. 4
r Pacific Rim students
Murn to UBC
l      £or scenic English lessons
They travel in packs, Asian youths
clothed in designer pastels perusing
the menu in the SUB with puzzled
looks, studying with awe the swimming pool schedule, and lining up
patiently at the ticket and information centre.
Who are they?
At first glance, they resemble tourists, but they lack the typical tourist
"must-haves," like cameras and
VCRs. They aren't even wearing
Expo paraphenalia.
They are international students,
many Japanese, here at UBC to
learn English as a second language.
Why would anyone want to travel
half way around the world to study
in a stuffy classroom when Vancouver summers are so famous for
their beautiful "super natural" quality?
"You don't sweat here," said Kat-
suhiko Ueno, a medical student from
Ueno, a well groomed individual
sporting aviator styled glasses, looks
like the perfect serious young doctor. In a slow, dense voice Ueno said
he liked it here because the summers
in Vancouver are much cooler than
the summers in Japan.
Ueno said he is studying English
because many of his medical texts
are written in English. "English is
important in medicine," he said.
Other members in the group said
they came to Canada to enjoy, a
combined studying and sightseeing
Masa Yoshi, a commerce student
from Tokyo, said he came to UBC
because it was the only Canadian
university offering the program.
Yoshi, sporting a property of U BC
T-shirt and an eager participant in
the interview, wants to become more
fluent in English because he believes,
"people who have a high education
will graduate in a high field."
Yoshi aspires to be an up and
coming Japanese professional, and
plans on working in a "big company" when he graduates.
Takako Katagiri and Chikako
Kumagai are both at UBC this summer to complement their English
studies at an all women's college of
about 400 students in Osako. Katagiri, who works part-time at a travel
agency in Japan, spoke English
Kumagai, a soft spoken rosy
cheeked woman, said she came to
Canada instead of the U.S. to study
because the high crime rate in the
U.S. makes her afraid to travel there
"Canada is not as crowded as the
U.S.," she added.
They all said that UBC was the
only program in Canada they had
heard of to offer the English as a
second language program.
During their stay at UBC so far,
many of the students said they had
visiVed the UBC student hangouts,
including the student pub, the Pit.
Kumagai said her college in Osaka
did not have a student pub.
"Japanese teachers think school is
only studying," she said.
The students all agreed that the
Pit prices were cheaper than the
prices in Japanese discos.
/Yoshi the urbanite said he preferred the music played in Japanese
discos because it was more "up to
date," more "American."
They described the Canadians tHfey
had met so far as being "kind," especially when they were forced to rely
on some of them for directions
around the UBC campus which they
all agreed was "too big."
Many of them described their
campuses as being much smaller and
composed of cement, bricks and few
Ueno said Japanese students were
generally more passive and shyer
than Canadian students. He added
students here were harder workers
than Japanese students.
"Canadian students play sports
and study hard," he said. "Japanese
students do not study as hard."
Ueno said he admired the many
UBC students taking regular courses
in the summer when there are so
many exciting things going on in
Many of the other students agreed
and said it was hard to get into Japanese universities but once you were
in, it was easy to graduate.
Many also said Canadian students
are more healthy than the Japanese
but their dress is not as fashionably
sharp as the Japanese. Most of the
group said if they had not taken part
in the summer program arranged as
a tour package where they study for
three weeks and then travel for three
weeks, they would have been working in summer jobs.
Japanese student summer jobs,
according to the group, are of the
same variety that many UBC students resort to in the summer such as
serving *ables and tutoring.
1 hese Japanese students are like
many UBC students looking for
summer work. They have long-term
career goals of contributing to the
growth of Japan's technologically
advanced society, but they also face
the realities of student unemployment, and are willing to work in traditional student jobs.
Kumagai said if she hadn't studied
at UBC for the summer she would
have continued working at the travel
Ueno said he would have also
tried to find a summer job, but if that
failed there was always the beaches.
A familiar tune sung among many
B.C. students who have still been
unable to find summer jobs and are
at the beach on this side of the
Pacific rim.
The group will be studying at
UBC for another two weeks and
then will be free to do some sight
seeing. Perhaps they will see some of
Vancouver's famous beaches, Jericho, or Kitslano, but don't expect tc.
find them on Wreck Beach. They
uttered horrified "noooooooo"at
the the mention of the site during
our interview. Page 2
The Summer Ubyssey
July 24-30, 1985
Jobs remain unclaimed
Good weather and bad feedback
are keeping students away from jobs.
JobLink coordinator Jennifer
Matheson said the AMS employment service was bombarded with
forty new jobs last week but has had
trouble filling them because students
have given up looking.
The number of students registering with the service has dropped
dramatically from about 50 per day
in May to only three or four per day
now, she said.
There are not as many students
checking the job boards so they are
calling students to notify them about
the jobs that have come in, she said.
Matheson attributes the lack of
student motivation in job hunting to
low morale and the recent good
weather. She said she phones many
of the registered students but most
are rarely home.
"They're all at the beach," Matheson said.
Matheson said the new job orders
have ranged in pay from minimum
wage to jobs paying nine dollars per
hour, and include both part-time
and full-time jobs.
She adds that most of the jobs are
related to clerical, retail, and labor
jobs, and many will continue in the
A job order for a scalp treatment
New library planned for
old bookstore site
Your books may soon be breathing easier.
Plans are underway to erect a new
library building on campus to take
many of the books presently housed
in Main Library, thereby easing a
"critical" overcrowding problem.
The new building, possibly a five-
story structure, which will be located
on the site of the old bookstore just
south of Sedgewick Library, is expected to cost $16 to 17 million and
be completed within five years.
Most of the money for this capital
funds project will have to come
through private fundraising by the
"There is no reason to be optimistic about getting money from the
provincial government for this project," says Bill Watson, an assistant
university librarian.
Watson said he expects it will take
a year to 18 months to set up the
fundraising mechanism for the
Since the departure last month of
vice-president David MacMillan,
UBC has been without a fundraiser.
But Johnathan Wisenthal, chair of
the senate library committee, said he
is assuming incoming UBC president David Strangway will appoint
a fund raiser for the university.
"I am confident the fundraising
will go ahead," he said. "There is a
strong tradition of support for the
library system at UBC from all quarters - the senate, the board of governors and the president's office."
Last month, the board of governors approved in principle a motion
to give the library building project
"very high priority," Wisenthal added.
Don Holubitsky, a board of gov
ernors student representative, said
there is a pressing need for space in
the library system at UBC, adding he
feels the multi-million dollar project
is "achievable", although it is "not a
minor undertaking."
He described the chosen site for
the new building as "a prime site" on
campus, adding the decision to erect
a new building was chosen over an
option to add on to the existing
library building at an estimated cost
of $5 million.
The building project will provide
enough space for the library for
some years to come and is "realistic"
in terms of fundraising, Holubitsky
Senate member Wisenthal says he
feels library expansion is an "excellent focus" for fundraising because
everyone has a stake in it.
The university library is suffering
from a critical space shortage and
the collection is still growing, he
Librarian Watson agreed that
space is short, but he said the library
system can survive for another four
or five years until the new building is
complete. The library has just done a
major "thinning out" of material in
Main stacks and put many books
into storage, he said.
The library has not decided how
much and what material will be
moved into the new building, but
they are looking at moving the Science division, which constitutes about
20 per cent of Main.
"The amount moved depends on
the size of the new building," said
Watson, adding that some other divisions under consideration are fine
arts and special collections from
Main, and the commerce library
from the Commerce building.
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been advertised for weeks but remains unfilled.
Registration at the UBC Canada
Employment office has also "dropped considerably," says branch manager Pat Brand. He says the bulk of
the registrations take place in March
and April, and are now "winding
Brand says job orders with the
centre and the flow of students into
the office have been "extremely
"There is no formal link between
the AMS JobLink and the Canada
employment centre," he added.
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AMS pays for presidential crash
The Alma Mater Society paid
$300 to a car rental company after
AMS president Glenna Chestnutt
ran a stop sign and hit another car
on a trip to Kelowna.
Chestnutt was on a high school
orientation trip for the AMS with
director of administration Simon
Seshadri  when the accident  hap
pened. The car she was driving was
insured in Sashidri's name while he
drove a car, rented in Kelowna, registered in both names.
She said Monday the AMS was
right in paying the deductible on her
insurance because "If I'd been 25,
the AMS would have paid for it
anyway because the insurance would
would have had a zero deductible "
"Why should someone be discriminated against because of their age?"
she said.
She said she paid the traffic fines
resulting from the accident.
"If someone gets a ticket while
they're on the road then that's their
AMS vice president Jonathan
Mercer signed the cheque requisi-
"^ •■
tion along with finance director
Jaime Collins but he doesn't think
matters were handled perfectly.
"No, I don't think the AMS should
have paid for it but our general
manager (Charles Redden) made a
decision (to pay) based on his opinion and his knowledge as an administrator," he said. "It is not something we should set as a precedent."
Seshadri, who signed the cheque
with Collins, said he was in favour of
paying for the accident because
Chestnutt was on official AMS
"If you compare it to any other
business, the company would have
paid for it," he said, adding "several
of the other signing officers did not
feel that and would not sign the
Seshadri and Mercer both said
that if anyone wants to prevent this
happening again then the AMS code
and bylaws should be altered.
"If people are not happy then we
can make an amendment or addition
to the code stating that in future it
will be up to the person responsible
to pay for an accident," said Mercer.
Collins said the whole controversy about paying the deductible
would have been avoided if more
expensive insurance had been arranged.
Hiring warms up
-robert chown photo
IN SEARCH OF fabled emerald of Pysh Tazh'lyoe, fortune hunter Pret Enager and his Aesiran companion
BaybeCystor engage in furious excavation underneath Mound of Crom. "By Amric's bones, I'll digi to the Far
Lands until I have my hands on that gem - or at least until my mommy calls us to dinner," declares
adventurous Pret.
UBC is hiring professors in faculties such as Forestry and Pharme-
ceutical Sciences at the same time as
firing tenured professors in Education and Dental Hygiene.
The authority to approve specific
hirings has been handed from the
Board of Governors to the administration president's office, said Don
Russel, associate vice-president for
academic affairs, Tuesday, adding
the policy may have changed but the
actual procedures would remain the
Faculty association president Sidney Mindess, still very concerned
about the recent firings, isn't con-
AMS programs budget to be reduced
A reducing plan for the Alma
Mater Society programs budget was
accepted by student council at their
Wednesday meeting.
The plan, which would see the
AMS stop directly promoting concerts, was presented to council by
finance director Jaimie Collins and
director of administration Simon
Seshadri, who were members of the
ad hoc committee to evaluate programs.
The report also recommended "the
position of programs coordinator
(currently filled by Bruce Paisley) be
reduced from a full time to a half-
time position."
"I would like to see us not pro
mote any concerts," said Collins,
adding the break even percentage
for tickets sales was too high because
of the sizes of halls available on
He added the War Memorial Gym
is a good place to have concerts but
the minimum booking guarantees
available make the gym impractical.
Collins said it was questionable
whether the number of concerts on
campus would decrease if they were
left to private promoters.
The report also said the programs
part of concerts and programs should
remain unchanged and no more than
four concerts per year should be held
in the SUB ballroom because they
i usually lose money.
i AMS programs had a budgeted
subsidy of $28,000 for 1984-85 and
spent $45,000. "I don't think students are getting the level of service
they should expect for $45,000," said
An extra $12,000 will be spent on
the B-lot barn near Totem residence
this year because of scheduling
changes forced by the paving of the
parking lot.
Peter Lankester presented the
Capital Projects Acquisition Com
mittee motion saying the AMS will
save $60,000 by installing service
lines to the barn before the paving is
The barn will not have interior
services after the work is done but
the value of the project depends on
"whether it is worth it to the AMS to
have a 6,000 square foot dry storage
space," said Lankester.
He added the barn would be surrounded by a large playing field
The money comes on top of
$33,000 in approved barn renovations expenses for a total of $45,000
of CPAC money spent there this
The AMS hiring committee didn't
present their full report on summer
executive job performance.
They deliberated for almost two
hours before the meeting and committee chair Nicci Ricci presented a
motion passed by council to hold a
special meeting Thursday July 25 to
discuss job performance.
"Hiring committee wants factual
concerns for recommendations on
hiring," said Ricci.
External affairs coordinator
Duncan Stewart commented on
average rent and student loan figures.
The student loans allow $400 per
month for food, clothing and accomodation. But the average rent
for a student living off campus is
$320, Stewart said, adding that $80
wasn't very much for food for a
Council also unanimously passed
a motion "That the President of the
AMS write a letter to CITR (UBC's
student radio station) stating that
the Student Council reaffirms its
intent to guarantee $100,000 for the
bid for high power and wishes them
good luck in their endeavour."
Several procedural motions authorizing borrowing to pay for CITR's
conversion to high power FM broadcasting were also passed.
cerned about the one year appointments.
"There was a hiring freeze which
has been somewhat relaxed," he said.
"There will probably be isolated
positions which should be filled."
Forestry dean Robert Kennedy
said his faculty got permission from
the administration to hire for nine
month appointments.
"There are a number of cases
where you simply have to have some
bodies in place," he said.
He said the harvesting section of
forestry used to have three full faculty
members but now has only one
member who recently had a heart
Mindess said preparation is continuing on a faculty association response to the twelve firings and the
hirings are a separate issue.
He said the Canadian Association
of University Teachers has decided
to get involved with the battle against
the dismissals.
"They will be establishing a commission of inquiry coming out of
their academic freedom and tenure
committee," he said, adding the
CAUT had set up a "B.C. defence
fund" to give direct legal assistance
to the UBC professors.
New computer to be installed
Computer hackers might not smell
so bad next year.
Additions to UBC's computing
facilities, including a large mainframe computer, should mean computing students won't have to stay
up all night to use the system.
Computing Centre director Al
Fowler said the University had purchased a powerful Amdahl 580
computer for significantly less than
its full list price.
UBC finance vice-president Bruce
Gellatly said the machine was being
paid for over time with interest from
the   university's  endowment  fund.
not with general resource revenue
Fowler said the new computer
was approximately twice as powerful as UBC's current most powerful
computer, an Amdahl V8.
It should save students from having to "stay up all night to get a
terminal," he said.
He added that a number of the
terminals for student use are being
moved to the old bookstore building
just east of the Computer Science
building and 20 to 30 additional
terminals would be installed.
The new space will also have "close
to 100" microcomputers, including
the Apple Macintoshes and IBM
PC's or clones, for student use.
Fowler said the demand for computing power on campus has been
growing at about 50 per cent a year
and the new system would take up
the slack for a while.
The new computer will handle
both the Instructional (I) and General (G) systems which will be re-
combined, he said.
"I think the students will get away
from working madly day and night,"
he said. "If they're not happy now
then they'll never be happy."
Parking fees go up as B-lot gets paved
U BC's largest parking area will be
paved over by September, the traffic
and security director said Friday.
Al Hutchinson said the admin-
stration decided to renovate B-lot
this year because no improvments
have been made for ten years, routine maintenance excepted.
He said the plan was influenced by
an adminstrative decision to make
the parking operation self-financing.
This year the adminstration feels
that parking should pay its own
way," he said. "It was decided that if
parking can generate its own funds,
then the renovating work will be
The main renovation involves laying down a road bed and painting in
parking lines, Hutchinson said. "Because the lines aren't painted in right
now, people don't park where they
A drainage system, and lights will
be built and a gate will be constructed to count the number of cars
entering B-lot.
When renovations are completed,
the parking capacity will increase to
5000 cars, from 4500, said Hutchinson.
In order to pay for the improvements, parking fees will increase to
$32 from last year's parking fee of
Hutchinson said a provincial government loan was taken out to help
finance the renovations, to be carried out in July and August, estimated to cost $2 million.
The adminstration's plans for B-
lot have already collided with the
Alma Mater Society's plans for the
Barn, the wooden building beside
the parking area.
"The administration sort of dropped this on everybody," said Pat
Darragh, chair of the capital projects acquisition committee.
The AMS's plans for the Barn
required some grass area to separate
the building from B-lot, while the
administration's initial plans for B-
lot required paving up to the side of
the Barn, Darragh said.
"We had prior approval from the
Board of Governors for use of the
land around the Barn. The administration was unaware of our agreement — it was a case of non-communication."
The dividing line between B-lot
and the area required for the Barn
was still being negotiated, he added.
AMS president Glenna Chestnutt
said students could accept the hike
in parking fees. "If students can see
where the money's going, I don't
think they'll protest so much," she
"The new lighting is extremely
necessary — B-lot is extremely dangerous at night. But it's a hell of a lot
of money to pay to park near Thunderbird Stadium."
Summer students planning to return to UBC this fall were resigned
to the hike in parking fees, saying it
could have been worse. "We have no
option," said Chris Kiliam, engineering 7.
"They can do what they want. It's
the normal trend — everything's
going up."
Christie Davidson, pharmacy 3,
said: "If it was all paved, $32 is still
pretty cheap." Page 4
The Summer Ubyssey
July 24-30, 1985
Band plays new, rebel
SAVILLE...conjuring political comedy
exposes class system
You could feel the energy in the
band setting up on stage.
It made the crowd stay, the grass
quickly disappear, the rustling stop.
And then Sabia played music as
bright and fresh as the sunny day by
the ocean.
Sabia, which was once all female
now has two male players in their six
member band. Its music emphasizes
the contributions of women in Latin
American culture.
Sandinista Woman, one of the
songs played, got the whole crowd
dancing whether they were standing
up or sitting down.
It depicts the Sandinista Woman
as a "flower of Iron" who is breaking
with the traditional role of women
and is also involved in the rebellion.
The song sounded busy. It contained layers and layers of melodies
combined with a variety of instruments, including the Auena, and
Zampona, Andean flutes as well as
guitars and flutes with American
and other Latin American backgrounds.
It looked busy. Each band member was playing a different instrument and singing, not to drown out
the voices of the other members, but
to contribute to the harmony.
The smell of Latin America was in
the air as the entire stage filled with
colorful motion and sounds, and
motivated the crowd to snap and
groove with the beat.
In an interview with Sabia band
member Francisca Wentworth, she
said Sabia tries to "humanize" the
people in Latin America.
"Sandinista Woman is a political
song about human struggle," she
said. "It's easy to forget they are real
If one must categorize Ian Saville
he would come under the 'other'
column at the Vancouver Folk Music
To my knowledge he was the only
performer with the title of
'socialist magician' and his act was
similarly unique.
Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and a
red silk vest, the skinny Englishman
performed the standard slight of
hand during the hottest part of the
The magic was fine on its own but
Saville's treat is his political prestid-
igation that includes socialist views
and an English just-off-the-wall sense
of humour.
As he began his first trick he
admitted that, as a socialist, he should
share the explanation with the crowd.
Predictably, after the trick, he acted
like any bourgeois magician and
forgot to tell how it was done.
Perhaps his best magic trick was
the Communist Manifesto rope trick,
pages 31-37. Starting with three ropes
of different lengths, representing
three different classes, Saville tells us
that the smallest rope is very powerful, as it controls the means of production. At this point everyone boos.
"Oh, you have them over here too,"
laughs Saville. When he describes
the medium length rope as the middle class the audience sits still, and a
mocking Saville peers down from
the stage, "I see most of you looking
around to see if it's alright to cheer."
Then Saville demonstrates what happens in a revolutionary society...and
voila, all the ropes are the same size.
"Those of you applauding are the
revisionists," he says.
Other magic tricks included making the symbol of imperialism (a
Coke bottle, what else) disappear,
and placing a Margaret Thatcher
doll ("Bill Bennett in drag") in a box
of socialism and internationalism
with a model cruise missie and making the missile scream, "Get me out;
this thing is dangerous!"
Best of all was his ventriloquist act
with a poster of Karl Marx. The
audience was offered a democratic
choice: we could hear Marx sing The
International or I'm a Little Teapot.
When most of the crowd requested
I'm a Little Teapot, Saville replied,
"O.K., we'll do The International.
That's a little trick I learned from
our Prime Minister."
Offstage Saville spoke softly of
politics and comedy. Magic came
first chronologically but his politics
come first in priority. Politics are
essential to his performance, and he
delightedly says, "Even people who
disagree with the politics say they
enjoyed the humour of the show."
The humour, he says, is not as direct
as North American comedy. "Although I do have Karl Marx, the
forgotten Marx brother is in the
His act is unique because he draws
inspiration from people as diverse as
Bertolt Brecht and Lenny Bruce.
"I'm very surprised that audiences
here have reacted very similarly to
audiences at home," he says.
Saville practises what he preaches.
In recent months he has performed
benefits for the English miners' strike
and Greenpeace. "I think it's important to keep the show relative and
direct; you've got to be involved."
My last question was a plea to
have the disappearing Coke bottle
Saville replied, "Well, socialism is
not that simple..."
Wentworth described the general
public, especially the American public as being unaware of the rebellion
going on in Nicaragua.
"People think of South America
as being below Mexico, miles and
miles away," she said.
"They don't realize how much the
U.S. has to do with the situation in
Sabia is a group that is trying to
"build bridges" between our culture
and Latin American culture," Wentworth said.
Their latest album is titled For-
SABIA...singing of thi
mando  du   Puente,   which   means
building bridges in Spanish.
The group has been in existence
for nine years, and started as a college group for four years.  Went- j
worth has been with the band for
six months.
Wentworth said the band's decision to include men was a musical
choice. "We decided to include men
who were feminist supporters, but
we weren't strongly against including men in the band," she said.
The "new song" movement is the
basis for the band's music, which
combines   traditional   instruments'
Photos by
Pat Quan
RIDERS...in the sky July 24-30, 1985
The Summer Ubyssey
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personal ^struggle
rythms with modern instruments to
sing songs about social change, said
Sabia's other songs included one
trtted^Ki-Andina, which means the
Andean woman,"
•Sabw^rings songs of the personal
struggles people, especially women,
are going through in the rebellion,
instead of focussing on the political
battle between nations in Nicaragua.
rTf"y ^'^ snappy three song set
finished before I wanted it to end.
jit-ivas long enough however to
convey their message to women.
WATER...folk fans cool off
Folk Fest alive and kicking
PERFORMERS...entertaining the crowd
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival turned eight years old on the
weekend and by all indications Vancouver's premier musical happening
is alive and kicking.
For three days over 20,000 people
sang, stomped and swayed to a virtual kaleidescope of sound.
The 58 performers covered an
extraordinary array of music. From
the magical drum beat of local Japanese group Katari Taiko to the
revolutionary ballads of Nicaragua's
Salvador Bustos, the eighth annual
festival had something for everyone
- traditional folk, Celtic music, blue-
grass. Calypso, blues, and music
from such far-flung places as Papua,
New Guinea which simply defied
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival was more than just music. There
were the jugglers and sword eaters,
the stand-up comics both funny and
otherwise, and of course the incredible edibles. Organic favourites from
Granny's Juice bar and the Wild
West co-op, plus whale's tales, plus
souvlaki, hot dogs, pizzas, and anything else one might imagine biting
For the kid in all of us the festival
had stilt-walkers, fire jugglers, and
singing swamp creatures who croaked
and slithered through a giggling audience. The favourite was the face-
painting booth, which specialized in
bright red hearts and turquoise stars.
For young and old alike the theme
throughout was fun.
And then there was the sun.
The sun hung overhead hot and
heavy, all weekend long. With the
blazing heat, the huge crowds, and
the dust in the air, the festival site at
Jericho looked more like Bombay
than Vancouver.
The icecream booth was jammed,
the beaches filled, and all superfluous clothing was stripped away.
When the sun finally did go down
over the bay the real action started.
The main stage was only open at
night and it provided a focus for the
day's events.
The highlight came Sunday night.
The Wildflower dance brigade drew
an emotional response with a politi
cal message on Nicaragua expressed
through the power and grace of
Then local folk hero Ferron had
the large audience rockin' with her
kick-the-shoes-off, foot stompin'
rendition of several old-time favourites. Next came Riders in the Sky. a
three piece cowboy band from Points-
south. The Riders combined comedy
with gorgeous vocal harmonies,
yodelling, fiddleplaying. and a unique display of musical inventiveness
using the most primitive of instruments, the human face.
The last performance of the night
was given by Ronnie Gilbert, who
first appeared with the Weavers during their hit days in the early fifties
Gilbert sang a moving tribute to
South Africa's slain black leader
Stephen Biko. She clearly held the
audience with the strength of her
voice and the power of her message.
It was a message that seemed to
rightfully conclude the long festival
weekend. The political, cultural expression that is folk music has found
a permanant home down on Jericho
Beach in Vancouver. Page 6
The Summer Ubyssey
July 24-30, 1985
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Defense, written by Eleanor Roosevelt and narrated by (Catherine Hepburn; The Life and
Times of Rosie the Riveter; Careers and Cradles, a 1947 Canadian film that said women
had now reached equality with men in the work
force. July 27 a series of films about the Japanese and the war, starting at 7:30 Images of the
First One Hundred Years, Japanese Canadians' history, including internment and no vote
until 1949; Tokio Jokio, offensive post-Pearl
Harbour cartoon propaganda; Know Your
Enemy —Japan, classic Allied propoganda
directed by Frank Capra, narrated by Walter
Huston and Joseph Cotton, with authentic
newsreels and re-enactments added "for clarity"; Fires on the Plain, based on Ooka's book
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army terrified of the Americans, the Philipinos
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Surrey Art Gallery (13570-88th Ave) Lori
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Burnaby Art Gallery (6344 uilpm St.) Contemporary  Japanese   Print   19501983,   until
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The Summer Ubyssey
Page 7
When a government declares its country in a state of emergency, and
has not declared war on another country, it usually means one thing - it
can no longer stay in power without extra-legal means. Declaring a
state of emergency gives a government an excuse to spread persecution and tyranny throughout its borders, and a convenient reason to rid
itself of its opposition.
In South Africa's case, the opposition existed because of a government policy which said that black Africans should have nothing to
do with white Africans. This is an unfair policy because it means no
black person in South Africa can attain a position of power.
The policy of apartheid has been condemned both inside and outside
South Africa. You would think any sensible government would have
rescinded such a policy by now, considering what much of the world
threatens to do if it doesn't. But not South Africa.
The South African government knows that if its black people were
given the same rights as its white people, it would no longer be in
power. The "tribal mentality" runs deep in this country, and the whites
— for the most part descendants of 19th-century Dutch settlers —
consider the fall of white rule not just as a downfall of a minority group
but as the eventual death of a family tribe.
The white tribe also knows that several U.S. and European corporations have factories in South Africa. And the heads of these corporations would get very nervous if the current white power structure
bowed out. Nervous to the point of closing down their South African
operations, and plunging the country into economic chaos.
So, rather than pay the price of black freedom — the risk of losing
power — the white South Africans show they are willing to become
Already we see how this government uses its state-of-emergency
powers. 113 people, 22 of them mourners at a funeral, have been
arrested. At least 7 black people, angry at the government for its
persecution, have been killed when they attacked the government's
most visible arm, the police. This coming on top of 400 blacks killed in
one year.
What we call civil rights in North America has been tossed out the
Creating a police state may be a great way to snuff out the kinds of
riots which have plagued South Africa in the past year. But it is flawed
because it totally ignores the root of all this trouble: the policy of
The whites of South Africa could have swallowed their pride and
totally repealed their segregation policy. With the country in a state of
emergency, South Africa may be forced to swallow a more bitter pill —
bitter with the taste of blood.
July 24-30, 1985
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We've been as courteous as
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July 24-30, 1985
Anti-nuke movie speaks its peace
If peace is subversive, in God's name.
what is war.'
- 'Margaret iMwrence,
in Speaking Our Peace
Want to see a film about the
nuclear arms race without leaving
the theatre helpless? Then go see the
new NFB production, "Speaking
Our Peace," which had its Vancouver premiere at the Planetarium on
June 20.
Directed by filmmakers Terri
Nash (If You Love This Planet) and
Bonnie Sherr Klein (Not a Love
Story: A Film About Pornography),
this film features Canadian women
working in the peace and justice
movement who talk about the arms
race, the power behind it, and the
kind of power necessary to transform
Speaking Our Peace: A film about
women, peace and power
Directed by Bonnie Sherr Klein and
Terri Nash
A National Film Board Production
Next public screening:
Fri. July  26,  9:30  pm.  Robson
Square Media Centre
Tue.  August  6, (Hiroshima  Day)
7:30 pm. Unitarian Centre, 49th and
The opening scenes, at the women's peace camp in Greenharfi
Common, England, illustrate the
traditional definition of power.
Inside the base, soldiers (men)
guard cruise missiles, separated from
the women outside by a high chain
link fence. The women sing, weave
material into the fence and rock it
until it falls down. Then, some women enter the base where they are
overpowered by the soldiers.
This is followed by the University
of Toronto physicist, Ursula Franklin, who analyzes power based on
the threat of violence.
"Militarism, when you forget
about the hardware, is a way of
saying, 'Do what I say or else.' And
to me, the essence of feminism and
women's experience is that it integrates diversity, enhances cooperation, and respects differences," says
Novelist Margaret Lawrence said,
"The concept of power I would like
to have and to wield is (the ability) to
solve interpersonal and international
situations of tension in ways that
deal with communication and not
A second key concept is how the
nuclear problem pervades life in the
late twentieth century and is not
limited to high-profile issues like
cruise missile testing. We learn, for
instance, that Canada is the world's
largest exporter of uranium, and the
■ 00 million tons of waste sand from
uranium mining have created ongoing problems for Canadians.
In Scarborough, Ontario, Dr.
Rosalie Bertell, a Catholic nun and
expert on low-level radiation, talks
with parents and children about the
radioactive sites on which their
houses are built, telling them that
they suffer a higher risk of developing cancer by continuing to live
The film describes these people
and others exposed to radioactivity
as "victims of the incoming World
War III." The government's response
to date has been putting fences
around the areas of highest radioactivity.
In Port Hope, Ontario, site of
Eldorado Nuclear's uranium refinery, a worker talks to the camera
crew, telling them it is okay to eat the
small fish from the nearby river
because, "they aren't as radioactive
as the larger ones." He also states
that the refinery cannot be closed
down because, "If you shut down
Eldorado, you shut down the town."
This is a particularly engaging dialogue, one made more moving since
the filmmakers resist the chance to
make the worker look more ignorant than he really is. It documents
the difficulty people will have grasping the qualitatively different threat
which radioactivity poses to our
lives and the ecosystem. And it shows
how people choose short-term economic interests over the life of our
planet, because they perceive alternatives.
The directors do not stop at examining Canadian problems, but turn
to look at the means by which militarism and poverty are exported to
the Third World. The narration
suddenly and effectively jumps out
of film time to state that in the thirty
minutes since  the  film  began  the
world has spent $45 million on the
military, while 1,000 children have
died of hunger-related causes.
Anticipating questions about the
Russians, the filmmakers travel to
the Soviet Union, where activist
Kathleen Wallace-Deering talks with
a representative of the Soviet Institute for the Study of Canadian and
American Affairs. Here, the new
power of dialogue is shown.
While the official spouts the party
line that the Soviet Union builds
missiles only to defend itself from
the United States, Wallace-Deering
responds that this is the mirror argument of the American one, and that
historically, military build-up has
always ended in war. The tone here
is neither confrontational nor defensive, but tries, instead, to meet the
other person at the level of understanding of which she is capable.
Overall, the film is empowering
because the women in it have faced
the nuclear threat, studied its international dimensions and are now-
devoting their lives to working for
peace and justice. They provide positive roles to men and women alike.
The film also succeeds in building
a sense of connected-ness from scenes
we know to some degree from television, but would remain fragmented
within the forms of broadcast journalism.
Within an hour. Speaking Our
Peace brings together the issues we
must know about if we are to understand and successfully deal with the
nuclear threat.
There is room for further exploration, however. Klein and Nash could
speak with men who are developing
non-militaristic definitions of masculinity, for example.
Wednesday & Thursday, July 24 and 25
Vol. 14, No. 4
Free, noon-hour concerts. Bring your
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Thursday, July 25 Sounding Brass   Music Building
Friday, July 26 Stephen Nikleva Jazz Quartet - SUB
Monday, July 29       Hollyburn Ramblers - Music Building
Tuesday, July 30 Gary Keenan Quartet - SUB
Thursday, July 25   Combined violin and
piano music of Beethoven, Debussy and
July 24-31
Tuesday, July 30 Viola, violin and piano
music of Mozart, Schubert and Debussy.
Free films presented at 7:30 pm in IRC
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Wednesday, July 24:
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; The greatest
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PASSAGE TO INDIA; A historical drama
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Elizabeth Ginn
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