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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Friday, March 30,1990
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Canadian Industrial Relations"
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March 30,1990 NEWS
Fast Supports Spanish Hunger Strikers
by Keith Leung
Half a dozen Vancouverites
undertook a week-long "solidarity" hungerstrike to bring attention to the plight of 41 political
prisoners in Spain hungerstriking
since late November to protest
prison conditions.
"[The Spanish hungerstrikers
are] all hospitalized. There were
30 that were being forcefed when
we started this. Some of them are
in a coma. Some of them are puking up bile and blood. Some of
them have suffered permanent
damage, from not getting enough
oxygen to their brain," said Steve
Roberts, one ofthe participants in
the Vancouver solidarity hunger-
On November 30, 60 jailed
members of anti-fascist guerrilla
group GRAPO and PCE(r), the
Communist Party of Spain (reformed), began a hungerstrike to
demand decent living conditions
and the right of political prisoners
to not be segregated from each
Nearing the fourth month of
the hungerstrike, 41 are left, 19
having withdrawn for health reasons.
The Vancouver hungerstrikers camped out at Grandview Park
(corner of Commercial and William), with banners and leaflets to
publicize the Spanish strike. The
protesters sat wrapped in sleeping
bags and blankets.
Six people participated in the
rotating strike, which was done in
24-hour shifts, from Tuesday
March 20 to Sunday March 25, as
well as 14 supporters, who accompanied the strikers at various
"There was always at least
one person doing a symbolic 24
hour hungerstrike and always at
least two people there," said
Another hungerstriker Michelle Gregory said, "One of the
things we were trying to do was get
the information out because the
media has not been covering it."
"For the people who did the
hungerstrike it was a way of understanding what it is like even if
it was really token and symbolic,"
said Roberts. "It was a way for
people here to get a better grip on
what they (the Spanish prisoners)
were going through."
In 1987 the ruling Spanish
Socialist Workers Party (PSOE)
began dispersingthe political prisoners to 20 different jails throughout Spain.
"Ifs been an ongoing campaign," said Roberts. "In the early
'80s they went on [a hungerstrike]
and won collective living arrangements. Under the PSOE this right
was reneged. There were beatings
and torture, food adulterated,
mail  confiscated.  There  was  a
Police in Montreal Hurt
Tuition Protestors
by Jennifer Cressey
MONTREAL (CUP) — Riot police
hospitalized three students
Wednesday after they charged
student picketers at a downtown
Two were released shortly
after admission to the emergency
ward of Saint Luc Hospital. But a
third remains in critical condition,
having endured repeated blows to
the head. Other students were left
unconscious on the sidewalk as
arrests were made.
Administration at CEGEP du
Vieux Montreal had obtained a
court injunction against the students, who have been picketing
the college since last week to protest the Quebec governmenf s proposed university tuition increases.
There were about 300 students at the college when the police first appeared. The riot squad
made the crowd disperse, but they
returned at noon. Half an hour
later, the riot squad returned.
"We were surrounded, they
just started pounding on us. There
was no request to vacate the area,
and our rights were not read to us,"
said one college student who was
The superior court injunction
prohibits picketing the college.
Students moved off college
property and onto the street in
front of the building when they
heard of the injunction, but their
actions did nothing to stop the
In all, 26 students were arrested Wednesday and six students were arrested Monday. Only
three ofthe six have been released.
Over 250 Montreal CEGEP
and university students gathered
outside police Station 33 on Ontario street later to protest the
Advisory Committee Has A Say
by Mark Neilson
They won't be able to stop construction but the Hampton Place
Advisory Committee will have
some effect on the controversial
project according to student rep
Tim Bird.
"We can have effect on little
things, but the project is going
ahead with full force," he said.
Specifically, he and external
affairs coordinator Jason Brett,
who is representing the Alma
Mater Society on the committee,
are concerned with the environmental impact of the project.
They've taken a list of ideas
drawn up by the Student Environment Centre to UBC Real Estate
Corporation president Mark
The list includes a recycling
program, bike racks and the use of
recycled lumber. Brett goes so far
as to say many ofthe suggestions
are selling points.
"Right now with the environmental concerns amongst the
people, you could sell it better," he
Suggestions from other members ofthe committee—made up of
representatives from the campus
community, the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the UEL
Ratepayers—include better design, and improving access to the
neighbouring Pacific Spirit Park.
Betteridge said among the
ideas turned down is one guaranteeing that proceeds go to student
"UBCREC is not in charge of
how the proceeds are spent, just in
making sure Hampton Place gets
built," he said.
constant campaign of harassment,
of torture."
This unlimited hungerstrike
was also called to protest reductions of living space, limitations in
contacts with the outside, as well
as taunting, death threats and the
threat of formation of jailhouse
death squads.
Gregory said the protest
strike in the Commercial Drive
area made a big difference in the
positive reception ofthe action.
Gregory said, "There's a large
Spanish and Latino community
(in the Commercial Drive area)
with a lot of people who know
what's going on there."
"A lot of Chileans stopped by
who had been in jail (under Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973
until 1990), some who still have
relatives in jail right now," said
Gregory. "Alot of these people had
been involved in solidarity work
here with people in other countries."
Christopher Kennedy, another participant in the solidarity
strike, described one ofthe conversations.
"We talked for about two
hours in the rain. He had been put
in prison in Chile I think he said
three years ago.
"He was about 10 years ago an
electrician with a Chilean company that employed 1900 workers
and they were bought out by
American interests. 300 workers
were laid off as aresult ofthe take
over," said Kennedy.
"They protested the layoffs
and the Chilean security forces
opened fire on the demonstrators."
Gregory said the unlimited
Spanish hungerstrike was an act
of desperation.
"For them what they were
going through death would be
easier because conditions were so
bad. They had tried everything
else and they were prepared to
deal with [the possibility of
Gregory said by now all the
prisoners were being force fed.
"The act of force feeding has
been known to kill people just
because ifs so hard on the body.
Usual procedure is a tube stuck
down through the nose and mouth
and down into the digestive system and food fed through that,"
said Gregory.
"They expect them to start
dying within the week."
Gregory said, "There's been
demos happening everyday. Since
the hungerstrike started Nov. 30
there have been four cops killed
and still the media hasn't reported
on it."
Roberts and Gregory expressed disappointment at the
lack of media response to their
"We contacted all the major
media. They've been uninterested
in the whole thing," said Roberts.
"We're kind of disappointed
because we didn't get them down
here. But we're not really surprised. We're not really disillusioned with the media because we
didn't have any illusions to begin
"We're talking a lot to the alternative media," said Roberts.
"We rely on our own community in
a way."
The Spanish Consulate in
Vancouver declined comment. The
Spanish Embassy in Ottawa was
unavailable for comment.
The names in this article are
pseudonyms by request of the participants.
Anti-Hate Courses In Works
by Nicholas lonides
Academic courses dealing
with issues of discrimination may
soon be offered at UBC, resulting
from the March 14 nEUSlettre
that contained material which
was racist, sexist, and homophobic.
Jennie Jack, president of the
law students association, told
members of the UBC Board of
Governors last Tuesday, "The
nEUSlettre offended everyone in
this community because it reflected on the whole university
campus. We have to look at educating everyone. Ifs not just engineering."
She also suggested that the
Alma Mater Society collect the
EUS fees, and that the money from
the proposed $16,000 fine should
go to the conference and the potlatch.
In the current hearingin AMS
student court, the prosecution is
asking that the EUS be fined
"They [engineers] do do some
good things. They have fund-raising events which they woul d not be
able to do ifyou do not collect their
fees," said Jack. "We want to take
something that is really bad and
turn it around to educate the
whole community."
"The whole campus needs to
have courses to look at culture,
gender, and stereotypes," she said.
"English 100 is the best place to
Jack said that two of the ten
required essays in English 100
should be on the subject of discrimination.
Jack addressed the board as
opposed to the senate on a curriculum change because it will take
money for the changes to occur and
ifs the board's decision to fund the
The board addressed proposed courses on racism at the
meeting and UBC president David
Strangway said he'd been on committees dealing with human
rights on campus and the suggestion has been made by several
Said Strangway, "There's a
momentum going here."
"The academic vice-president
will have to work with the dean
and the senate, who are responsible for curriculum changes."
Academic vice-president Dr.
Birch said, "They [courses] are
well worth serious consideration.
The questions which have been
raised will definitely have to be
seriously thought about."
BoG representative Tim Bird
asked what sort of time frame can
be expected and Birch replied, "I
find it difficult to respond quickly.
I don't think we can expect new
courses in September. Tliere will
be no difficulty, however, to put
out a request to the deans."
EUS president Daren Sanders was present at the meeting but
said he wasn't there to represent
engineers but rather to support
native groups.
"Regret was felt by all engineers," said Sanders. "We definitely support the actions of the
AMS and stand behind the educating of people."
"We are impressed at how
(native groups) could look at this
situation rationally, knowing how
much they have been hurt," he
Sanders said the EUS would
host the potlatch and a conference
that would address issues of racism, sexism and other forms of
discrimination, even if the EUS
was not fined. He added that if the
EUS can't collect the $16,000 the
will try to borrow it from the .AMS.
Strangway said he has received hundreds of letters and
telephone calls regarding the
nEUSlettre. "The issue has extended beyond campus."
Strangway said he was extremely offended particularly because, "They were given an editorial policy which explicitly stated
the editor would be accountable
and that there would be no racist
"UBC will be committed to a
harassment free environment,"
said Strangway.
March 30,1990
THE UBYSSEY/3 It's easy to spot the big movers on
campus. In fact, our bright yellow
colours appear regularly every spring
and fall. Here's why.
Ryder can help with everything
from wardrobe cartons to packing
tape, plus 10% discount on local
and one-way moves upon
presentation of your student card.
Our late-model trucks are easy to
drive, and there's plenty of room to
share with friends.
For starters, call Ryder now for
our free 28-page movers guide.
You'll be amazed how educational
1850 York Ave.,Vanco_v«r
This year nearly 200
students will come to UBC.
It can be a bewildering
Or it can be a wonderful one.
It's up to you!
REACH OUT is a program sponsored by
International House in which international
students are linked up with Vancouver
correspondents who will write to them,
providing them with helpful information and
a local contact. Irsagreatway to make new
friends and to learn about other countries.
contact International House as soon as
possible, either In person or by calling
228-5021. Both Canadians and
Internationals welcome.
Don't get caught standing around.
You can avoid the worst Back-To-School lineups
by purchasing your books and school supplies
ahead of time. Most course books will be
available at the Bookstore after August 13th.
The Bookstore usually has a number of used
books available and students who buy early
will get first chance at these books.
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March 30,1990 mm
Court finds
suites legal
by Mark Nielsen
A loophole in city council's illegal suite laws may have been
A provincial court judge dismissed an attempt to close down
two secondary suites found in the
home of Kitsilano resident Les
Charlton last week.
Vancouver city councillor
Jonathon Baker said the finding
means that houses with such
suites built before 1956 will not be
subject to the city's suite review
"It's the kind of thing that
makes government an ass," he
According to Baker, it was not
until 1956 that the city began to
require permits for construction of
secondary suites, and because
bylaws cannot be enforced retroactively, all suites built before that
time may be legal.
What's more, he said the onus
is on the city to prove its case.
Charlton was taken to court
after a prospective tenant complained about a loose front step in
October 1988, was told to close the
suites, and refused to do so.
In court he claimed the suites
were already in when he bought
the house 13 years ago, but beyond
that, the city couldn't prove when
they were built.
City of Vancouver legal counsel Terry Bland said Charlton was
only able to win under the infraction he was charged with and in
the zoning area where his house is
But Baker, also a lawyer, refutes Bland's claim.
"If they can prosecute in another way, why didn't they?" he
Baker said he has warned
council in the past that many of
the suites they're addressing
through the suite review program
may not be illegal.
"But it's always fallen on deaf
ears," he said. "I'm just very happy
to see one of these suites come
through the courts."
A major source of housing for
students, there are 21,000 secondary suites in the city according to
Margo Willox of city planning, 778
of which are in Kitsilano.
105 of those suites will have to
be closed down over the next ten
years under the city's suite review
program after local residents
voted against allowing them to
The court case comes on the
heels of council's decision to close
down all secondary suites in West
Point Grey, based on the outcome
of a poll held in December.
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Manufacturing condoms at UBC during Open House
Wong Kwok-Sum photo
Styro-wars continue
by Dania Sheldon
Student Environment Centre
representative James Young
doesn't want environmental waste
to become a disposable issue.
Despite a successful campaign against styrofoam cups this
year, Young intends to keep the
larger war against food-related
waste from dropping into the background.
While over 3500 students
purchased plastic cups from AMS-
run Blue Chip Cookies for their
coffee, Young would like to see
UBC Food Services follow suit,
and take "more concrete, specific
steps, more quickly than they
He emphasizes that "styrofoam cups are really a symbol" of
an overall attitude towards the
earth and its resources and wants
to take action against the entire
spectrum of waste and pollutants.
Pood Services has made some
environmentally-aware gestures -
two students from SEC sit on its
Environment Committee and
signs discouraging the use of plastic utensils, have been located in
However, Young contends
manufacturers' signs which announce that cafeteria styrofoam
cups are made without CFC's,
saying that the cups with
seams.thinner sides and sporting
the UBC logo are in fact still produced using CFC's.
However, Subway Cafeteria
Manager Sophia van Norden
maintains that "to the best of our
knowledge, none of our cups are
being made by this process."
"Our supplier has told us that
both Lily and Canada Cups are not
made with CFC's."
Whether manufacturers'
claims are in fact true or false,
Young objects to the entire idea of
advertising CFC-free cups because such products are still not
"It gives people the idea that
there is a 'good' kind of styrofoam,"
says Young.
The SEC has drawn up a list
of recommendations to Food Services regarding environmentally
sound products. Among them are:
- to make signs discouraging
styrofoam and plastic use more
prominent by placing them at cafeteria entrances and on tabletops.
- make styrofoam less accessible and ceramic cups more
- to offer financial incentives
for all students who bring their
own cup (not just Food Services'
Meanwhile, Blue Chip is
planning to increase their discount incentive to 10 cents starting May 1 subject to AMS approval
according to AMS General Manager Charles Redden.
Young hopes to see an acceleration of such actions. "Creative
solutions and long-term planning," are what he believes are
necessary to keep the war going.
Crown to Consider Charges
Against Karl Kottmeier
by Joanne Neilson
It is now up to the Crown
Council to decide whether or not
criminal charges will be laid
against former director of finance,
Karl Kottmeier.
An audit of the Alma Mater
Society in January revealed a
hidden account of more than
$8,000 which Kottmeier used for
beer and pizza, and personal purposes.
The RCMP has spent the last
nine weeks investigating
Kottmeier's case to determine if
there was enough evidence to forward the case to Crown Council.
Originally, the investigation
was supposed to take two weeks.
"We had trouble getting exactly
what we wanted—all the forms. It
took longer than we anticipated,"
said RCMP sergeant Brian Muir.
Muir added that whenever
financial allegations are involved
it makes the investigation more
"There are cloudy issues, it's
best to let the Crown Council to
look at everything and make a
firm legal decision whether it is to
be construed as criminal or not,"
said Muir.
In addition, Muir said that
this case could be interpreted differently by different people.
"Grab a student in SUB and
say look at this and they'll say that
guy's a thief. You take an accountant and someone who's used to the
business world and look at the
policies that were in place and
what transpired and they'll say,
'well that's just normal business
dealings'" said Muir.
Student court was adjourned in the cases against the EUS and
the three individuals charged with "behaviour deemed unbecoming
of a member of society" Thursday.
The case against the EUS was postponed until the defence can
receive adequate representation in court.
Disciplinary proceedings against Eva Marie Wehrhahn, Martin J. Sikes, and Heiko Epkens have been adjourned until Monday
at 11:30 a.m.
Students' council has asked the AMS budget committee to investigate the possibility of hiring a full-time programs coordinator
for next year to replace the present volunteer position.
The committee is to examine where money can be found for the
job given current budget limitations.
Council agreed in principle with current programs coordinator
Laura Myers's assertion that the workload is too great for a part-
time volunteer.
The AMS has agreed to present a Student Environment Centre
proposal to the university administration to reserve parking spaces
in B-lot closest to campus for car poolers.
The AMS has suspended code and bylaws to allow vice-president Joanna Wickie and director of finance John Lipscombe to start
and finish their projects a month earlier than is specified.
The pair will begin working in April and will finish in July.
Polling stations will be set up on campus April 9 for UBC
students to voice their opinions on the proposed new
General Sales Tax.
According to PROCANADA Network member Rhonda Spence,
polls will be set up outside SUB, the Bus Stop Cafe, the Barn, the
cafeteria between the hospital and IRC, the covered area outside
Buchanan Tower, the GSA building, and outside Yum Yum doors.
"The poll will give people a chance to voice their opposition to
the tax. We want a fair tax system," said Spence.
Polls will be set up on campus because "One thing hidden in the
GST is a three per cent tax on student loans," said Spence.
Polls will be set up April 7 throughout the Lower Mainland and
Canada as well. In addition, a telephone poll will be set up between
6 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 7 to 9. The number is 1-900-720-6151 and
calls will cost $0.50 apiece.
UBC students can "vote" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
March 30,1990
THE UBYSSEY/5 fiAmmfrmniM
Africans at UBC: mixed receptions
by Dania Sheldon
What is it like to be an African
student at UBC?
Arisky question that assumes
the African experience at UBC can
be summarized in a few pat
phrases. It's even questionable
whether the words 'African experience' are appropriate, after considering the diverse opinions offered by three individuals.
A group such as the
African Student's
Association helps to
ease that loneliness
and alienation...
Angela Lamensdorf and
David Kojwang are both foreign
graduate students from Ghana,
and members of the African Student Association. Even with these
commonalities, their viewpoints
differ. And African-Canadian
Donovan Kuehn, a former member of the AMS Students Council,
offers further insights.
"The [African] students as a
whole are not a very big minority
on campus or in Vancouver," according to International House
student advisor Natasha Aruliah.
Her figures total 83 foreign African students, increasing slightly
when adding Canadian-born Africans.
This means there is less support and companionship available
for individuals who have been displaced from their country and
culture. A group such as the African Studenf s Association helps to
ease that loneliness and aliena
tion, "to get them together, give
them a place to meet and talk
about African issues or to feel at
home," says Lamensdorf, the Association's president.
She believes the group is especially valuable for African men,
characterizing them as "very peer-
"I think it allows them a camaraderie that they don't get
anywhere else," she adds.
Kojwang does not view the
experience as gender-specific, citing the broader factors of age and
cultural differences. "The social
things that they engage in," comments Kojwang, "are not the same
as those that Canadians engage
in. There is more tendency to be
gregarious among one's own
On an academic level, veiled
discrimination makes its presence
felt. "You get the feeling you have
to prove yourself because of the
stereotype that blacks are less
intelligent than whites," says
Lamensdorf. "So thafs always at
the back of your mind, that you
have to prove yourself beyond
Kojwang recalls his experiences in an undergraduate class:
"It was very very hard to sit in a
class of 200 when nobody else
would sit beside you if they could
avoidit. If I went into a class early,
people would sit two or three seats
away. Ifs not terribly infrequent
on buses either," he adds.
"I don't think any African
student would be here for a year
without experiencing some sort of
Lamensdorf also  notices  a
"tendency not to mention black-
white differences, and I found that
I have been the one that has consistently brought up issues that
have interested me.
"I can't help wondering if I
wasn't there, if there would have
been more mentioned," she muses.
"You get the feeling
you have to prove
yourself because of
the stereotype that
blacks are less
intelligent than
In the political sphere, Donovan Kuehn also detected some
tension. "It (AMS council) was
quite a homogeneous group," he
recalls, "with almost everybody a
white middle-class male."
Whether in or out ofthe classroom, "it takes so much more to be
accepted by the general population," says Kuehn.
Integration apparently depends somewhat on the individual. "Everyone's experience will be
different," Lamensdorf believes.
"For most ofthe students, I think,
their Canadian counterparts have
been welcoming. Maybe more so
than they have with even Canadians from Montreal or Toronto.
"My guess is that in some
ways, because we are so different—the way we look, the way we
talk—people are more aware that
we are far away from home, and
'take care of us', help us."
Kojwang's views differ. "I find
white people from other parts of
the world better than Canadians,"
in welcoming African students,
who he believes "feel obviously
very isolated and intimidated because there isn't a whole lot of
communication between Canadians and strangers. Thafs a source
of frustration for people coming
from a social environment, to one
thafs very private.
"There are quite a lot of people
who reach out," he continues."The
great majority, however, are indifferent. There is a culture here of
selfishness," is Kojwang's assessment.
Some of his friends have experienced subtle isolation and ostracism in student residences. For
them, he says, "home is not a place
to come back to."
"I don't think any
African student
would be here for a
year without
experiencing some
sort of
Being Canadian often doesn't
prevent Donovan Kuehn from
being treated like a foreigner. "You
are a Canadian in the way you
think and speak, in the friends you
have," he emphasizes. "It sends me
reeling when people ask 'Where'd
you come from?' " just because of
appearance. Kuehn's parents are
from the U.S.; his father's family
goes back about two generations,
his mother's "about 400 years."
All three individuals agree
that 'visibility* is the major barrier
to integration for foreigners and
Canadians alike. "You are very
visible. That is one thing that distinguishes the experience," says
Lamensdorf. "You could go for
weeks and then suddenly a black
person enters the bus and you don't
even know how to say hello. You
think everyone must be watching,
must be looking at you. And therefore I think ifs harder to integrate."
For Kojwang this means that
"Africans always find themselves
at the bottom ofthe pecking order."
Each offers different perspectives on the racism that they experience. "It (racism) is very subtle,"
comments Lamensdorf. "You can
look for it and you can find it, or you
can work on the basis that ifs not
there, and wonder."
Kuehn, who spent part of his
childhood in Kamloops (where he
had his hair set on fire by his eight
year-old peers) says, "I don't like to
tolerate hatred.
"I'm really happy with the
Hate Hurts campaign," he continues, wishing that such an idea had
materialized when he was on
He feels that when racism
surfaces, in words and actions,
"You have to say 'Why are you
saying that?' You have to challenge
Kojwang, too, is firm. "I can't
pretend it doesn't happen," he
says. "I think it's mostly based on
ignorance, [so] we just have to
exercise a great deal of patience
and tolerance. Thafs what I fall
back on."
ex-con on crime
by Carol Hui
Not many convicts end up
with a PhD, teaching at a university.
But Brian MacLean is one
such exception, overcoming tremendous barriers to become an
assistant professor teaching
criminal justice and law in UBC's
sociology department.
Yet the trauma of prison cannot easily be discarded and the
stigma of being labelled an ex-
prisoner continues to create problems.
"More than the direct discrimination that most former prisoners face, being in the academic
circle, I experience a different type
of treatment. Anyone who has ever
been in prison knows about the
'jailhouse demeanor.'"
"Prisoners operate on a different level of non-verbal communication. People sense something
different about me and distance
themselves. They don't know exactly why they feel uncomfortable
around me," MacLean said.
Faculty members are not the
only people who notice a difference
in his presence.
"I always felt that Dr.
MacLean was different from my
other teachers. Aprofessor told me
it was his British academic background. But I had other British
professors and they weren't like
Dr. MacLean. When I found out
about his prison term, everything
made sense tome," said one former
student from MacLean's crime
and society class.
"It explained his tattoo, his
skepticism of the legal and penal
Although revealing his past
would provide the context of where
his analysis comes from, MacLean
is hesitant about confronting his
"Professional ethos is more
important than sensationalist
anecdotes," said MacLean. "I don't
want my classes to become cheap
theatres where students line up
just to hear what an ex-con with a
PhD has to say."
Mojdeh Shahriari, a student
in his honours seminar in Sociology, said, "Dr. MacLean's past is
absolutely irrelevant to his role as
aninstructor. His publications, his
stance on social theories and his
ability to teach and stimulate students' interest stand on their own
While at an academic conference in Windsor, Ontario earlier
this month, MacLean was asked to
talk publicly about his experience
in prison.
"I had four academic papers to
present, and frankly, I was not
nervous at all. But I was uneasy
about trying to convey personal,
intimate experiences to a public
audience without knowing how
they would react at all. It was the
first time I addressed a large audience about this issue and I am
overwhelmed by the positive feedback I got," MacLean admitted.
But in interaction with his
peers, sometimes there is some
tension because of MacLean's "differences."
"The common reaction I re-
Boy Wonder and the Wonder Dogs: keeping the streets safe from crime.
ceive from my colleagues is that
they have went out of their way to
treat me like one of them, and ifs
my fault for not changing. Ifs a
similar type of honourary acceptance that visible minorities and
women are given. We are accepted
as long as we act like white, middle
class males," he said.
But he is hesitant to condemn
academia altogether.
MacLean credits the encouragement of certain academics for
aiding his transition from being in
solitary confinement to being a professor. Adjusting to mainstream
society is never easy for any ex-prisoner, and it often creates uncomfortable situations for those having to
interact with ex-prisoners.
"Most middle class people are
used to people exactly like them.
When people interpret something
different about a person, a barrier
is created, setting up conditions
for these individuals to be marginalized," MacLean said.
MacLean is presently appealing a decision concerning his reappointment.
March 30,1990 FEATURE
European militants struggle for autonomy
About 10,000 people demonstrate to support the Hafenstrasse
squats. October 30,1988.
by Keith Leung
The Hafenstrasse in Hamburg, West Germany.
A block of eight large squatted apartment buildings on Hafen
strasse have been held by radicals for the last eight years. The
buildings have been the arena for large-scale conflict between
police and the squatters. Home to several hundred, the Hafenstrasse
has been a symbol of resistance and autonomy for European militants.
The squatters very publicly declared the Hafenstrasse a liberated area
and the buildings display huge painted murals.
In times of confrontation, to
defend the squats from police eviction, the occupiers have cordoned
off the entire block with huge
burning barricades. Barbed wire
and fog machines sit on the roofs to
ward off police helicopters. The
doors of the buildings are reinforced with steel. Street fighting
with riot police is not uncommon.
The squatters have been careful to nurture community support
within an environment of an extensive housing crisis. They have
been able to mobilize 10,000
people in demonstrations to support them. Recently, they won
contracts legalizing the squats.
In the early eighties Europe
began to notice a new generation
of militants hitting the streets.
Since then, the autonomen (German for "autonomous") have become a highly visible fixture in
European oppositional politics.
Many go to demonstrations
dressed in black, often in heavy
protective clothing (like leather
jackets), masked by balaclavas or
motorcycle helmets, and often
armed with slingshots and stones.
They form 'black blocks' of
streetfighters, ranging in numbers from several hundred to three
thousand, ringing unprotected,
unmasked demonstrators and
ready to deal with conflict with the
The autonomen have become
known for their large-scale occupations of abandoned or unutilized buildings, for their
streetlights with riot police, for
attacks, usually with the weapon
ofthe firebomb, on the property of
corporations involved in the exploitation ofthe Third World.
Their desire is to carve out a
free space, where people can control their lives and communities,
within a system
that offers less and less room to
move. Their struggle is against a
complex of political and economic
institutions., based in their own
rich, wealthy nations, that perpetuate the domination of the
Third World.
Christiania in Copenhagen,
In 1971 near Copenhagen's
city centre, recently abandoned
naval barracks, covering an area
of 60 acres, were squatted. Now
called the "Free City of Christiania, it is home to more than a
thousand people, and almost twice
that many in the summer. It has
been self-governing for the last 19
years. Living there illegally, the
members of the community know
no authority other than that ofthe
Ting, an old Danish form of direct
democracy.. There are no appointed leaders. The settlement is
decentralized into districts, each
of which deals with any local problems or conflicts. Problems affecting the whole of Christiania go to
an open meeting of the whole
community, and decisions are only
made by consensus.
Various working groups exist
to deal with particular aspects of
community life like information,
cleaning up, tree planting, fire
protection,  festival   organisation
and so on. Although squatted, a
rent of $100 per month is collected
from each person for community
projects and utilities. While it has
had its share of conflict with police, Christiania has known a relaxed stability compared with
other large scale attempts at
Autonomy suggests independence, self-determination and,
in the context of today's governing
political systems, defiance. Adamantly extraparliamentary, the
autonomen exercise an almost
dogmatic insistence on decentralized direct democratic organization, refusing central authorities,
parties, leaders and national organizations.
They are very conscious of directing their activity towards reclaiming everyday life, of empowering
the individual by changing the
conditions of their daily lives, instead of towards the transformation of institutions and the assumption of power.
Anti-capitalism, anti-patriarchy, anti-imperialism are their
rallying calls. They identify with
the "other" proletariat, the
lumpen, those outside the economic system "without even
chains to lose." The working class
is largely rejected for being co-
opted by consumerism's lure and
for participating in neo-colonialism, the economic domination of
the third world. It is the struggles
ofthe Third World that receive the
solidarity of the autonomen, and
within their own countries, it is
the immigrants and the refugees.
The autonomen do not consider autonomy an ideology.
Rather, itis abroader term used to
describe individuals, collectives,
projects in practice. Itis especially
a principle of organization, a way
of living, Imagination empowered,
more than simply a world view and
a critique of existing systems.
The autonomen are creating
their own social reality, an everyday life that affirms their values
and vision, in defiance ofthe hostile social reality of the dominant
system—composed of the dead
ends of work and career, television, shopping malls and consumerism, police and schools, etc.—
which undermines the possibility
of a radical reality.
The autonomous movement is
most organized and active in West
Germany, closely followed by Holland and Denmark. Most information comes from these countries,
although Italy, Sweden and England are also known to have vibrant scenes.
West Berlin
As a militant anti-imperialist
movement, the autonomes played
a large role in mobilizing the
75,000 protestors who greeted the
thousands of bankers in Berlin for
the conventions of the International Monetary Fund and the
World Bank in September. 1988.
Different actions aimed at a variety of targets were organized for
each ofthe five days ofthe convention. Although the 12,000 police
and 4,000 private bodyguards
maintained a semblance of order,
the bankers were obliged to leave a
day early.
Beneath the more inflammatory, spectacular manifestations
of the autonomes scrutinized by
the media lies another level of
activity and organization. Missed
is the low-level organizing, the
organization of daily life, the
squats, the communes, the myriad
collectives that make the autono
mous   movement   vibrant   and
Their resistance is rooted in
everyday life.
It is no surprise then that
squatting is such a powerful medium for the autonomen. Squatting is functional. It provides
housing and free space for their
movement to develop its values,
institutions, and to form their own
social reality. Their freedom from
rent removes the necessity of
working full time, which in turn
allows energy to go towards more
creative and more political projects.
A form of direct action in response to the housingcrisis, squatting challenges the system, the institution of accumulated property.
Squatting is psychologically empowering for the participants in
creating liberated zones outside of
the system's grasp. It is a rallying
point for self-management, communal living, and militant resistance.
As squatters living outside
the system, they having nothing to
gain in its continuation, no ties to
the dominant culture, no way of
being co-opted. They also have the
time to develop everyday alternatives. Indeed, their refusal of bureaucracy and leaders excludes
the common worker, for whom the
realities of 9 to 5 kill the energy
and time necessary to resistance.
There is a discontent with
tired leftist "protest," a desire to
move past the confining symbolic
realm of civil disobedience. Their
militant resistance is part of their
understanding ofthe need to functionally defend their autonomous
space (especially, in regards to
squatting.) Despite their carefulness in the use of violence, being
very aware of community support
and state reaction, they show a
persistence in defying the traditional inevitability negative outcome of confrontation with the
state. They also show a willingness to retaliate against searches
and evictions of houses by searching out and smashing the windows
of banks and corporate offices.
The Netherlands
In January 1987 an urban
guerrilla group called Revolutionary Anti-Racist Action (RARA)
firebombed two MAKRO supermarket outlets as part of an anti-
apartheid campaign, burning one
down completely and damaging
the other. The total damage was
about $15 million.
The MAKRO supermarket
chain is owned by SHV, a Dutch
coal trading company, one of the
largest corporations in Holland,
and heavily invested in South
Africa. SHV announced afterwards that they would continue
business as usual with South Africa.
A month later, another
MAKRO store was burnt down
with damages of $25 million. SHV
was no longer able to get insurance
coverage for their outlets and
demanded that the Dutch government cover them. The government
refused the risk. SHV withdrew
from South Africa.
A renewal of urban guerrilla
actions in Europe has been closely
linked to the autonomen's emphasis on anti-imperialism as a major
focus of struggle in recent years.
In South Korea and Sri Lanka in
1987 underpaid, exploited women
workers went on strike at textile
plants owned by Adler, a German-
based clothing corporation. Elack
Continued on Page 16
March 30,1990
Monday, April 9th
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
On July 14,1960, Jane Goodall, a 26 year old woman from Bournemouth, England stepped from a government launch onto the sandy
shore of Lake Tanganyika. Accompanied only by her mother and an
African cook, she had been sent by the famed anthropologist/ paleontologist, Dr. Louis S. B. Leakey, to begin a long term study of
chimpanzees in the wild. Although at the time she had no scientific
training to prepare her for scientific research, Jane's arrival at
Gombe signaled the beginning fulfillment of a twofold childhood
dream "to study animals in Africa and to write about them."
Tickets available from TicketMaster
(280-4444). Student discounts available.
Presented by the Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy.
Co-sponsored by UBC Bookstore,
The Waggener Group, Oregon Advanced Computinglnsticute (OACIS)
and Portland Slate University Continuing Education.
Special thanks to Le Meridien, Vancouver.
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Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica
Wondering what to do after graduation?
featured at BCIT'S OPEN HOUSE 1990 on April 6,7 and 8.
Our students will be on hand to explain why this one year
program will give them the edge in toda/s competitive
employment market.
Rooms 307 and 309, Building 2N
Open House 1990: Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 8p.m.,
Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday,
April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
irad CI-
The results of the recent vote to select the
1990 Graduating Gifts are as follows:
1) 75th Anniversary Fountain*
2) Women's Safety Project*
3) Bicycle Rack Covers*
4) Speakeasy/ SCE Computer
5) UBC Medical Student and Alumni Centre
6) Ubyssey Distribution Boxes
* Indicates projects which will receive funding.
Gifts Convenor
Grad Class Council
by Paul Ingwersen
The Costa Rican capital, San
Jose, a modern third world city,
shows few signs of the wars, human rights abuses, and severe
poverty that Central America is
famous for. Four hours north by
bus, however, it is not difficult to
find evidence that Costa Rica is
still a part of Central America and
its problems.
Alvaperal, a refugee camp,
lies about 50 km south ofthe Nicaraguan border. Costa Rica is host
to a total of 43, 000 refugees, 8000
of which are housed in six camps
and two farm communities, one for
Salvadoran refugees and the rest
Nicaraguan. In San Jose it is estimated that there are another
150,000 undocumented refugees
living among the Costa Rican
A refugee, as defined by the
United Nations, is a person without a homeland due to persecution
because of race, religion or affiliation to a political party. Costa
Rica also accepts those displaced
by war.
The camp, managed jointly by
the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and
the Costa Rican General Directorate for Refugees (DIGEPARE), is
far from the stereotype image of
white tents, people crowded together with an army on gaurd.
There is minimum security, a
simple barbed wire fence and a few
armed guards whose job, according to the camp director, is more to
stop outsiders entering than to
stop those inside escaping.
The "refugee population is
comprised of lower-class Nicaraguans. The rich escaped to Miami,
taking advantage of the generous
U.S. immigration policy toward
They had left for various reasons, but most vacated because
they had been caught up in the
contra war—a war that they did
not belong to. Some claimed harrassment by the contras and/or
the Sandinista Popular Army, after being accused of supporting
the opposing side.
Many of the young men admitted that they were escaping the
draft and others, including families, were fleeing from the harsh
economic conditions. Costa Rica
appears to be an economic paradise compared to the shortages,
inflation and unemployment of an
Nicaraguan economy ravaged by
the contra war and the U.S. loan
and trade embargo.
The refugees arrive by illegally crossing the border and are
soon picked up by the Costa Rican
Civil Guard. Very few make it past
the frequent check points to San
Jose or other provincial cities.
Those picked up are taken to the
camp and given a preliminary
interview and medical attention if
necessary. The reason for leaving,
age and place of origin are written
down; next they are issued with
eating utensils and clothes if necessary. Within a few days of arrival there isa medical exam and an
in-depth interview by camp workers to determine their refugee
status. Later they are interviewed
again by immigration officials.
To qualify for refugee status
they must maintain a believable
story and fall into one ofthe categories defined by the UNHCR. If it
is obvious that they are escaping
the draft or do not provide satisfactory reasons, they will be deported. Generally, however, the
pretext of escaping from the war
ensures that they stay.
Lodgings are simple and
crowded, with 100 single men
sharing a large room. Families are
given a four by three metre room;
these are shared by up to 15
people. The single men eat in a
common dining room. The families
are given the freedom to cook.
Fortnightly they are assigned rice,
beans, oil, salt, small quantities of
meat and fruit and milk for the
young children.
While the camps are for temporary accomodation as the refu
gees are given refugee status and
work permits, many have been
there for up to four years. Alvaperal has a camp doctor and
education facilities, providing primary school education and adult
literacy classes. Once fully-documented they are permitted to
leave daily in order to work. This
provides a valuable source of farm
labour for the area.
Employment opportunities
are limited as the law permits
employers a maximum of only 10
per cent foreign workers.
When the refugees start earning wages their rations are reduced and they buy their food. The
influx of refugees, however, has
meant that there are long delays
in the issuing of documents and
the integration ofthe Nicaraguans
into the Costa Rican economy.
The majority of the refugees
complained about food shortages
and delays in documentation.
Most, however, claimed that they
were happier in the camp than in
Nicaragua, reasoning that at least
they were safe and living in a nonviolent environment.
Few would talk openly about
leaving the camp. As the director
explained, there is a lot of internal
pressure against returning. Those
that had left had done so without
much publicity. Most refugees
were unsure of the current situation in Nicaragua, as the only
news came from the few radios in
the camp, and were not prepared
to return to what they had left.
The refugee problem is costly
both for the Costa Rican government and international aid organisations. Voluntary repatriation is
the solution supported by the
Nicaraguan government, the
most refugees are reluctant to
repatriate. The social and economic costs of refugees show the
importance of the Central American peace plan. Only in a peaceful
climate can the economic and social conditions improve, and thus
allow the refugees to return home.
B.C. students completing a first degree or diploma may apply to have debt exceeding
$12,000 forgiven by the Government of British Columbia, while those completing a
professional or second degree may have debt exceeding $16,000 remitted. There is
also limited provisions for remission for students completing third degrees.
If your total student loan debt exceeds the figures quoted above, contact your bank,
the UBC Awards Office, or the Student Services Branch of the Ministry of Advanced
Education concerning information and applications for the B.C. Student Loan
Remission Program. Eligibility for remission is dependent upon applicationts having
demonstrated "personal responsibility" by studying full-time, or actively seeking
employment and doing volunteer service during any breaks preceding periods of
study for which loans were approved. Applicants are also expected to have completed
their degrees in a timely manner, usually defined as the normal program length plus
two additional terms or semesters.
The government requires two to three months to process applications and make
arrangements with your bank if remission is approved. Since most graduating
students will be required to negotiate the terms of loan repayment with their banks
before November 1,1990, you are urged to apply as soon as possible for remissions
so that your eligibility will be approved before your loans come due. You do, however,
have two years from the date of graduation to apply for remission.
March 30,1990 Indigenous family faces
tough life, exploitation
By Paul Ingwersen
Guatemalan Indians comprise a little over 50 per cent ofthe
entire Guatemalan population
' and the percentage is increasing.
Despite this, their standard of
living and basic rights lag way
behind those of other Guatemalans. Poor access to education,
health and legal services, added to
government oppression, no land
and an unbalanced economic system mean they continue to be at
the bottom of the economic and
social scale.
In Guatemala City it is easy to
see the five-star hotels, the rich
tourists, the wealthy suburbs and
in the centre the slums. Not so
common are the Indian women
dressed in their typical long
Leaving the city in any town,
nearly all are dressed in colourful
typical clothes. In Antigua, about
50 km north-east of the capital,
one encounters travellers, the
majority studying Spanish. They
buy the typical handcrafts for disgustingly low prices, bartering
over a few cents, at the same time
oblivious to the brutal violence
that is commonplace in Guatemala. The town is dotted with
small stalls selling typical goods.
The army only occasionally passes
through, either forcefully collecting recruits or en route to combate
the URNG guerrillas.
Sostenes, his wife Carmen,
and two young girls live in San
Antonio Aguas Calientes, 20 minutes from Antigua by bus. It is a
small dusty town with a small
handcrafts market in the centre.
Most of its inhabitants survive by
selling woven and cloth goods to
the tourists in Antigua. They are
part ofthe land shortage and distribution problem.
Leaving the centre, you walk
past public sinks where women
are bent over, washing clothes,
many with young children on their
backs. Sostenes' house, a little
farther on, is opposite a small
store which sells basic foodstuffs.
His house is simple: a small
kitchen with a wood stove, one
bedroom furnished with two beds
and a closet is shared by everybody. Outside, the eating area is
roofed. One day he hopes to construct another room. That would
cost around $100, an enormous
sum for his family.
"His town has been
lucky, escaping war
and oppression that
has killed thousands
of indigenous people"
Outwardly the family is smiling, but it is easy to tell that life is
difficult. That morning, as they
have to do two or three times a
week, the mother and daughter go
to bring firewood. They are lucky,
getting it cheaply from a farm, but
it is a three kilometre walk.
Carmen returns with a heavy
bundle more than a cubic metre in
The tough life has aged the
parents. Carmen, inher early thirties, looks well into her forties,
Sostenes likewise. She is suffering
from arthritis and must make long
trips to wait in long lines for the
free medical attention in Guatemala City.
Carmen and her two daughters wear the long colourful wraparound dresses. All three, like all
the women in the town, have the
same valuable gold earrings.
These only come off when a trip is
made to the capital.
Sostenes sews typical shirts
and pants, his wife and oldest
daughter weave tapestries. These
are sold to an American who sells
them in the U.S. Each earns
roughly $1.50 daily. Perhaps they
are lucky having a guaranteed
market, but their work is resold
with a large profit that they do not
Maria the oldest daughter at
13 is young, but knows about life.
Since finishing primary school she
has worked with her mother. She
has also been exploited; Ducals, a
fruit juice company, published a
calendar with a photo of her. The
photographer promised to return
and pay—that was 18 months ago.
Sostenes would prefer to work
the land. Perhaps he would be just
as poor but there would be more
food and he would be happier. His
town has been lucky, escaping the
war and oppression that has killed
thousands of indigenous people in
the northern departments of El
Quiche and San Marcos de Colon.
They have also avoided the controversial and unpopular Civil Self-
defense Patrols, where peasants
are forced to patrol the country instead of working.
There are other ways to live -
Sostenes knows this, he has
watched the televisions in the
store windows in Guatemala City.
He stays out of the political problems, and continues working; he is
proud of what he makes even if he
receives minimal financial rewards.
His ambitions are simple, to
feed his family and build another
room, where his daughter will be
able to live when she marries. He
is happy with his tough but simple
life. Perhaps this will change, as
he has not yet experienced government oppression or war.
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March 30,1990 Employment
inequity at UBC
As the decade unfolds, UBC has
yet to shake off its label "dinosaur of
the West." Statistics show that the
number of women who have broken
into the upper echelon ofthe university's power structure is still negligible.
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
(among 12)
There has never been a female president at UBC, nor a female vice-president.
Currently, there are four male vice-presidents.
Only two of the 12 members on the
board of governors are women. Only one of
the university's 12 deans is a woman.
Only 13 per cent of UBC's tenured
professors are women.
Not surprisingly, no department has a
majority of women on the faculty and in
some departments, like political science,
there is only one female professor.
Also, only 17.6 per cent ofthe the entire
faculty are women, a decrease of 2 per cent
since 1984/85.
"There's no question, we need more
women in senior administrative positions,
and UBC is slow to put them in those position-—for reasons that aren't clear to me,"
said UBC's only female dean, Nancy Sheehan.
The root of the problem, according to
Sheehan, dean of education, is that too few
women have the necessary administrative
experience to qualify for the candidate pool
when important positions, like deanships,
are filled.
To have a reasonable shot at being a
dean, one should be a full professor with
experience as head of a department.
Only 40 women are full professors
compared to the 689 men.
Too few women are being given the
opportunity to qualify for the candidate
pool, said Sheehan.
When she became UBC's dean of education in 1987, there were no women working
as senior administrators in her faculty.
She's working to change that and now there
are two women department heads and one
woman associate dean working with her.
"Women have got to have these types of
experience, then they are in position to
apply for senior jobs," said Sheehan.
Asked   whether   she   thought
women have to be twice as good as a
man to get the job, she responded,
Certainly I think you've [women]
got to be very good. They may be
willing to appoint a mediocre
man,   but   not   a   mediocre
search committee for dean of arts, he said he
sent off 96 letters addressed to "women in
Canada holding rank of head of department
or above that to help us identify candidates." He received 16 applications in return.
The search for a dean has been narrowed to four men and Patricia Marchak, a
full professor and only head in arts at UBC.
The search committee, whose responsibility it is to appoint a dean, comprises six
men and four women.
"Every search committee for head or
dean in last five years has had a woman on
it," said Birch.
Birch also s_ id the university is encouraging female professors interested in administrative positions to take courses, paid
for by UBC, at institutions like the Harvard
business school and Pennsylvania's Bryn
Mawr College.
Former dean of arts Robert Will was
hesitant to speak to The Ubyssey about
employment inequities.
Dean of arts for 15 years, Will said:
"There are few women, because they're not
He said their number in the upper
administrative positions were proportional
to the fewer number of women who are
granted doctorates.
Only 26 per cent of the students
granted doctorates at UBC were women
last year.
Yet UBC does not hire exclusively from
its graduate pool and other graduate
schools have better records of women completing PhD's.
Will said there was no bias involved in
the selection process and that only the academic character was considered.
Ph. D. (granted):
Master's (granted):
Like the faculty of education, the faculty of arts is
male-dominated in the upper ranks of administration
despite having a majority
of female   undergraduates.
"Ifs true, there
are far fewer women as
head or dean than we
would like to have,"
said full  professor
Daniel Birch, vice-
president    academic   and   provost.
trying hard to
take active recruiting
strategy  to
attract outstanding
Undergrad: 50.1 %
Woman at UBC.
"They may be willing to
appoint a mediocre man,
but not mediocre woman."
"I've appointed a number of female
heads to departments, two or three," he
recalled. "We advertise with expectations of
always searchingfor best person available."
In Will's last year there was only one
female head in arts—head of sociology and
anthropology, Pat Marchak.
Will added that is some cases qualified
men and women refused to be administrators. "Not everyone wants to be an administrator."
But women who are qualified are overlooked when important positions are filled
or committees are struck, said arts professor Johnson (a pseudonym).
"Women are generally out of running
(for deanships) because they are barred
from headships, yet women do do administrative jobs of importance in the faculty of
arts," said Johnson.
Johnson cited the coordinator of
women's studies, full professor Valerie
Raoul, and the coordinator of comparative
literature full professor Lorraine Weir.
According to Hilda Thomas, a pro-
choice activist who teaches English at UBC,
"The English department is singularly free
of sexist discriminating against women, but
there is systemic discrimination against
women on campus."
"The appointment of equity officer
(Sharon) Kahn (in January 1988) is about
the third attempt to do something about
gender inequity. But this is third attempt
since 1972."
Thomas also blamed the provincial
government which she said has done a great
deal to reinforce stereotypes: abortion law,
budget, and cutting publication of Canadian women's studies.
All this, she says is symptomatic of
their (government's) determination not to
promote women.
Margaret Fulton, adjunct professor in
the faculty of education, said women face
two hurdles when they enter the academic
"Women have never been taken seriously in academic community because ofthe
assumption that they'll marry and abandon
"Because that perception persists,
women superior in research capacity are
nevertheless passed over because of traditional male pattern.
"Women must still be passed over or
there would be more of them in all disciplines," said Fulton, UBC's last dean of
women's studies (in the '70s.)
Fulton, who now teaches a women's
studies course at UBC, called for a commitment to affirmative action, greater financial aid to the office of women students and
a women's studies degree program—a program that every major Canadian university offers, except the University of Lethbridge and UBC.
"Everyone needs a first year course in
women's studies as they need English,"
said Fulton.
Honorary professor of astronomy
Anne Underhill, who graduated from UBC
in 1938, said the climate for women has
changed at UBC.
"Things are so different now. I'm not
entirely in line with feminists. I know
woman have been abused, but so have
other men. Ifyou really want to get there,
you'll get there," said Underhill. "It's a
matter of determination."
Underhill said she competed in the
academic community by remaining single,
and by accepting a position at the University of Utrecht in Holland, because there
was nothing available at UBC.
"You were one ofthe boys. Most Dutch
women still expected to be housewives.
But among academic community, people
had respect for what you accomplished."
Nancy Horsman, acting director ofthe
Office for Women Students and a counsellor in the Office for the past 17 years, was
more pessimistic about the climate for
women on campus, "There's been little
headway if any of women's issues on campus."
She noted a pie graph which shows
that female undergrads are still choosing
traditional fields of study such as arts,
education, and science. At present 47.5 per
cent of all women going to UBC enroll in
Another graph indicates that although there are more female undergrads
these days, many more women than men
drop out of university after the first degree, and even more after the second.
"The drive slackens off by grad school
for some reason. They marry, or take jobs."
Horsman attributed this to the "fundamental kind of time we are living in."
"There's more emphasis on the home,
the family, and appearance, and women
have got caught in that," she said. "Even
the styles are more like the '50s, early '60s:
the Barbie doll time, the coiffed hair, the
image consciousness. It's yuppy."
She says it is a tough time for women
to demand their rights: "Those women who
protest are singled out; feminists are taking a beating."
On a more optimistic note, she said
that women on campus are beginning to
communicate and be supportive of each
other. "Women know changes haven't
come fast enough and there haven't been
enough of them," she said.
Dean Sheehan was optimistic that the
number of women in higher profile positions would improve, albeit slowly. "The}'
[UBC] are moving slower than other institutions but are making the right kind of
She cited the employment equity office, sexual harassment office and the
president's meetings on safety on campus.
Horsman believes there have to be
sweeping changes in the university to fight
sexism and to encourage more women to
keep in with graduate school.
"The biggest problem is changing the
environment, getting engineers to stop
Lady Godiva ride is one such incident. But
that's just the tip ofthe iceberg."
She advocates changes like breaking
down the rigid discipline boundaries, a
program for counselling and advising incoming students, seminar workshops for
undergrads, math help programs, a joint
all arts-science degree, a program encouraging women into non-traditional disciplines.
With such changes she hopes women
will gain a foothold in a system which excludes women.
"Fm so bothered all bright young
women are not part of what's being
taught," she says. "2,500 years of western
civilisation has excluded women."
"Ifs the systematic systemic exclusion of women from intellectual history.
And we go on teaching as if women weren't
there, go on talking about man. Every
system we teach embraces that system.
That bothers me more than any single
March 30,1990
Towards Ivy
A fair amount of incredulity follows the
mention of the term private university, in
Canada. But the federal government has
increased its reliance on private training
schools for its job training programs and it
plans to privatize the administration of its
student loan program. And as it cuts back
on transfer payments to the provinces for
health and post-secondary education,
cash-strapped governments will be looking for easy ways out of the university
funding dilemma.
Could privatization be one of them?
By Chris Lawson
Canadian University Press
April 1993 — another round of
cuts to federal transfer payments
for provincial health and education
programs has sent budget planners
back to their drawing boards across
the country.
Meanwhile the Ontario government is faced with what it calls
expanded demand for post-secondary education while its 15 universities and 24 community colleges,
starved for years, are clamouring
for more money, either through
higher user fees or larger grants.
For the fifth time in a few
years, the ministry of education
hears a plea from a group of private
technical colleges and a few interested individuals, to permit private, free-standing institutions to
grant secular degrees.
This time the answer is *yes'
and within two years, Canada's
first truly private university is
born. The province, using the
newly-established private institution as an example, unveils its new
strategy to let market forces meet
Ontario's post-secondary education
Tuition sky rockets at the country's "prestigious' universities as
administrators test the waters to
see what the wide-open market will
bear. Students' debtloads increase,
as the newly-privatized Canada
Student Loan Program administrators have started charging higher
interest rates for low-income students who they consider liigh-risk
While there's no guarantee
that the federal government's slow
retreat from funding education will
force the provinces out of the post-
secondary education business, the
other elements ofthe scenario outlined are all there.
There are a number of groups
lobbying the Ontario government to
rescind a 30-year-old law prohibiting private universities, and the
Secretary of State announced recently that it will be attempting to
"contract out" the administration of
the Canada Student Loan program
to a private company.
And with shrinking budgets,
Canada's provincial governments
are going to have to make difficult
choices between taxes, education
and deficits.
"We're definitely heading towards a more privatized system,"
said Canadian Federation of Stu
dents chair Jane Arnold. "Whether
we make it there is another question."
Arnold said the federal government's two year freeze in growth of
transfer payments will put more
pressure on the provinces to find
other sources of funding for universities.
"The feds are looking to get out
of their responsibility for a publicly
funded system of education."
The last chapter in this scenario — for Ontario, Alberta and
Quebec at least — would have to be
provincial government approval of
a private university.
Arnold and others say provinces won't go as far as allowing
private universities just to ease
their budgetary burdens, but federal government pressure may
push them along.
To a great degree, post-secondary education in Canada is already private.
Most government and university officials repeat this simple
truth when asked if there is a trend
towards "privatized" higher education in Canada. Pressed further,
they say no.
In a wider context, privatization means selling public sector
services or state-owned corporations into private hands, changing
them from public services to profit-
making ventures for private interests.
Privatizationis tied to the concept ofthe user fee. Where a public service is funded through the
tax system by all Canadians —
more or less according to their
ability to pay — a private one
gets its money from the people
who can afford the user fees.
Put simply, "those that N
ain't got don't get."
Public   companies
services can have user
fees — VIA Rail, Petro
Canada do — but they i
are often subsidized to
meet popular needs.
Professors   and
university administrators also have
at  pri-
v a t e
"We're not saying it's going to
be bad because ifs private, but it
doesn't mean it's going to be good,
either," said Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
(AUCC) executive Pierre-Yves
"With the public system there
are quality control mechanisms
built into the financing process that
ensure quality."
Both Boucher and Canadian
Association of University Teachers
(CAUT) president Pamela Smith
say a private post-secondary system would encourage "fly-by-night"
schools, and even shadier academic
dealers, the kind often found in the
In a recent example, the State
of Missouri shut down an accrediting agency that would approve any
college that had "a building, people
and $1160" to pay for an
accreditation certificate.
To investigate the "International Commission for Schools,
Colleges and Theological Seminaries," run by a husband and wife
team, state attorney Erich Vieth
set up a bogus Eastern Missouri
Business College, had the agency
review the qualifications of a faculty list that included the name of
the pig from the TV show "Green
Acres" and won full accreditation.
"People who want to set up
private universities say they can do
it cheaper than the public system,"
Boucher said. "Now, the public system is already pretty lean. If
the system that exists
is lean, the only
way   you
increase the production of gradu
ates and lower the costs is to lowei
the quality ofthe degree."
For Boucher, Smith, Jane Ar
nold and Ontario faculty associa
tion official Bob Kanduth this
means creating "degree mills" U
churn out graduates with cut-rat<
"I have no doubt we could — i
we wanted to — crank out a lawyei
who knows the law in two years,'
Boucher, the AUCC's legal counsel
said. "But we'd rather educate i
lawyer in legal history, ethics an<
all the other elements that maki
him part of society."
An Ontario government advi
sory committee on universities ha<
two days of hearings in Jan. 1989 oi
whether or not the province shoulc
permit private universities. Th<
entire second day of hearings was
dominated by members ofthe Coa
lition of Free-Standing University
Level Institutions.
The coalition is made up
mostly of private training and
theological colleges, among then
the Canadian School of Manage
ment, the Institute for Christiar
Studies and the deVry Institute o:
Technology. One of the more
vocal members of the
group   —
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Get up and get moving America.
months after the heroic Panama invasion George Bush's
wimp factor emerged again when he was overheard offering
to give Voodoo loving, Cuban-ass kissing, devil-worshipping
mongrel Manuel Noreiga a year's supply of Clearasil. 3D
DEATH SQUADS: 84 Commie subversives, including numerous priests and nuns, have been
gunned down, apparently by freedom loving Guatemalan
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governor Blah Moron-y claimed that the absorption of
Canada by the mighty U.S. of A was predicted to him in a
1988 vision channelled through him by the great mystic Jean
claims to have come up with a environmental compromise in
the Amazon. Quail's proposal is to allow the rain forest to be
completely cut down and in its place numerous golf course
be built. Quail also offered his local guide five bucks if he
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by Par Anoid.
El Salvador. Dan Quail, on
his third trip to Central America as U.S. Vice-President,
made a five hour stopover in
San Salvador to celebrate the
tenth anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Romero.
A lunch held in his honour
was attended by President Cristiani, leading death squad members, government and army officials.
In his speech Quail praised
Cristiani, calling him the
friendly fascistof our backyard,
adding that he is "one of us."
Quail noted that while Raygun
had made Americans proud to
call themselves Americans, he
could not have done this without the support of a puppet-
government and death squads,
which he described as "a powerful democratic force fighting
the evils of communism."
The Vice-President personally thanked governing party
member D'aubisson for organising the assassination of Romero. Quail went on to describe
Romero as "apriest whose mind
had been infected," which
brought on a standing ovation,
led by Cristiani.
Quail assured the Salvadoran
government that U.S. aid would
continue to flow, stating that if
El Salvador falls, Guatemala
and Mexico will be next followed by a red invasion of the
He also apologised to D'aubisson for the rejection of his
visa due to public pressure
adding that a compensation
cheque was in the mail.
In a reference to Nicaragua,
he thanked the population for
electing Violetta Chamorro
saying that it had saved President Butch from a nasty political decision and many lives that
would have occurred with an
D'aubisson in areturn speech
congratulated and thanked the
U.S. for the high level of training given to his death squads.
He claimed that "We'd kick the
arse of Hitler and his SS."
He added that a U.S. public,
paranoid of communism must
be prepared to contribute to the
good forces such as the Salvadoran government as in the long
run it will only benefit the U.S.
Meanwhile demonstrators
outside the government palace
where the lunch tookplace were
dispersed by aerial bombing.
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Europe no
ihreat to US
By Merick A. Isgrate
America will not lose its
pfe-eminant role in a potentially European dominated
w;orld of the '90s president
George Butch said yesterday.
Butch revealed that economic and military advisors
hive preparedreports on possible responses.
This is a great reassurance
to anyone worried that the
US, faced with a unified Europe, might become a third
rate has-been in the next decade.
Although unwilling to go
intodetails of State Dept. pro-
P-sals, the president hinted
that a military option is not
an impossibility. "I will not
be a wimp where Europe is
concerned," vowed Butch.
Pentagon spokesman
Colonel 'Mad Dog' Miller,
who headed the Presidential
Commission on the European
Question, said that one possible scenario would involve
nuking western Europe to
preserve American hegemony.
"Hell, the missiles are already there," Miller concluded, "And we have the
full support of British prime
minister Maggot Hatcher."
Members of the European
Parliament in Belgium were
unavailable for comment, —
surely paltry concerns compared to the nuclear heavy
breathing of American insecurity.
McRaunchies gunning for Third World
backward market
No religion safe says
McRauchie president
Iran, C12
Sri Lanka D10
Canada B12
By Jim Iocola
McRaunchies (TM)
hamburger announced a new
plan yesterday for feeding the
third world.
The first step for liberating
the world from hunger
according to McRaunchies
(TM) new president Helga
Bergermeister, formerly the
marketing director of Nastle
Corp., is that people must
change their traditional way
of thinking.
"Take India for instance,"
she said, "here is a country
with millions of cows wandering around in the streets
and they aren't being put to
maximum utility because of
some pagan mystic rites or
something. They could be
ground beef
"We plan to use the
volumes of CIA information
on mind control and put it to
use on the third world
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countries that have strange
eating patterns," she said.
Bergermeister expects the
plan has the potential to feed
the planet as well as boosting
McRaunchies (TM) revenue.
"Imagine if we can
persuade countries like Iran,
Egypt, and Indonesia to eat
pork. Shit, we could triple our
sales of the big breakfast,
maybe even reintroduce our
McPork (TM)."
Bergermeister has no
problem with the ethics of the
program which she said is the
most effective plan for
implementing American
cultural hegemony.
"This is bigger than
McRaunchies in Bangkok or
Manila for American tourists.
These outlets will be there
solely for the use of the
"Of course the quality
won't be as good as at home
but shit at least they will be
eating, we will be teaching
them proper values with our
t.v. ads, we will make a few
bucks and lastly we will be
exploiting, I mean developing
new markets."
by Im A. Patriot
In one fell swoop the United
States absorbed Canada's ten
provinces into the union as
full fledged American states
last night.
The annexation of Canada
occured as part ofthe Canada-
U.S. free trade agreement and
boosted the count of American states to 60 overnight.
♦  "Yeah it's great isn't it?"
said U.S. negotiator Murphy
Peter. "It's really a win win
situation for everyone. We
get use of their natural resources while they get the
honor of being Americans
and can help us manipulate
underdeveloped countries in
the name of free enterprise
and democracy. And no
more whining about acid
The Canadian prime minister, currently Blah Moron-y,
>vill now assume the title of
governor of Canada until the
transfer of power is complete.
Quebec governor Robert
Bore-us-all was pleased with
the deal after learning that
Quebec's culture will be protected under U.S. control.
He said: "I have been assured by his highness, president Butch, that the United
States government will treat
Quebec with the same sensitivity ithas accorded to Puerto
Rico, Panama, El Salvador,
Nicaraugua, and Guatamala."
Reaction to Canada's annexation has been mixed
throughout the U.S. Billy-
Joe-Jim-Bob Reddneque from
Pig's Spit Kentucky was a
typical reaction.
He said: "Whut is they
gonna do fer the names of
them new states? They cain't
be wantin to still call it British
Columbia will they? Seems to
me that them boys should
change it to American Columbia or somethin."
Canada has
kulture two
by Windbag Scum
Newly annointed governor
of Canada Blah Moron-y said
Canada will add a more than
just barrels of oil and bushels
of grain.
Moron-y made pains to
point out the great additions
that the northern state can add
to the union besides just back
bacon and natural resources.
♦ "Well for one, you will,
I mean us, the USA, will
win a couple more medals in
the Olympics and we will
clean up in hockey tournaments."
♦ Canada's contribution to
culture will be enormous
bragged Moron-y who fancies himself something of a
culture vulture, "Hell just
last month I went to
Phantom of The Opera and
Les Miserables in Toronto."
♦ Moron-y also lauded
other national culture
shrines, such as the world
famous Calgary Stampede
and the Urey Cup weekend.
"What parties they are and
remember the stampede is
held every July, in Calgary,
and the Grey Cup is in November usually in Vancouver or Toronto so please
book your tickets now.
They both have special 24-
hour 800 numbers for your
convenience," he added.
Moron-yalsoboasted about
the CN tower—the highest
building in the world- and
about Hell Quebec which has
the best strip bar development
in North America outside of
Las Vegas and Washington
"Come on up for a visit real
soon," said Moron-y.
Broccoli makes me puke
by Tom Brokejaw
The question running
through the country's mind
today is whether president
Georgie Butch would eat broccoli if it were pureed and made
into a delicious soup.
Butch enraged parents
throughout Americaaweek ago
when on national television he
declared, "I hate broccoli. It's
dusgusting. It makes me wanna
The United Broccoli Association has concocted a special
broccoli cream soup.
The recipe was an emergency measure which came on
the heels of a 100 per cent drop
in broccoli sales following
Butch's comments.
Said Association spokesperson and union president Big
'Booger* Brokolee, "We're
absolutely pissed off. Who the
hell does he think he is! I believe in total freedom of expression, but this is like a total
blow to the goddamn industry,
you know. Nobody should be
allowed to say they hate broccoli—•DAMMIT!"
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Hooray photographers captured Bob rapturously photographing his brussel sprouts. He denied allegations, however, of
fondling beef steak tomatoes in the privacy of his hydroponic
Leed has written an open letter of apology to New York's drug
dealers for not representing them in his hit movie Do the Right
Thing. He told USA Hooray, "I shouldn't have digressed in
any way from the mainstream, anal retentive Hollywood
format. It must've been the weather, I don't know what made
me decide to do something original or controversial."
STR E A M: Since having too many difficulties with public
opposition, the group has decided to change their image and
cover material by such luminaries as George Bensen. There
are also rumors that they are negotiating doing a film soundtrack for George Lucpus. Lucpus will direct the film about a
radical black youth who goes astray and becomes a corporate
executive at Disney World.
threw a surprise reincarnation birthday bash for Fergie the
Duchess of York in Spago last night. Though the Duchess was
not present, Shirley claims that she will be Fergie in another
life. American fans of British royalty and blue blood camped
outside the restaurant and chanted, "Fergie! Shirley! Fergie!
DEGAS IN VEGAS: Enterprising casino owner I.
Owen Ital, has come up with a new draw at the Dealin-For-
Dollars/Circus Big Top Casino. Patrons receive a free token
with every drink they purchase for the 'Playin-For-Pictures'
slot machine.
Stock Exchange shut down yesterday after a week of intense
activity. Commodities analyst Wentin Moore described what
happened: "After Beatrice bought out the McDonald's chain,
they then merged with Coke who had just taken over AT&T,
who was bought out by General Motors, which was subse-
quendy bought out in a hostile takeover by Royal Dutch Shell.
All products were boycotted and the entire American economy collapsed. 79 million workers will be receiving their pink
slips within the next week."
Village shocked by movie pull-out
by Joe Bystander
nelled Films annouced at a
press conference yesterday that
it was going to shut down its
newly opened$75 million (U.S.
adjusted dollars) studio in Vancouver today.
This move was claimed to
be in reaction to the Canadian
Branch of the ISAID Film
Technicians Union that was
threatening to sue the studio
over contract disagreements.
The Cannelled Studio is alleged to have signed a five year
agreement with the ISAID
union promising work at predetermined scale wages on the
five current Cannelled Television productions currently
shooting in Vancouver. By
shutting down the studio,
their agreement to the union,"
said the union's entertainment
lawyer Jim Hoffa.
President of the Studio, I.
Cannelled, said that from a
financial point of view "the
studio could no longer afford
to produce its progamming due
to the changing political climate."
In accordance with today's
announcement, shows such as,
21 Jumprope, McGaffertape,
Wisekid, and Murphy's Lunch,
all successful TV programs
brought in under budget, have
wrapped production and
moved back to L.A. claiming
that they were unable to complete their quotas with the new
economic situation and technical crews that were harming
rather than helping on the set.
IS AID president Ed Outrage,
who was at the press conference, challenged the board of
Cannelled directors and was
removed chair and all by the
FBI. His last audible words
before he left the building were
"Just because the Canadian
dollar discount is no longer in
effect is no reason to strand
hundreds of trained technicians
who have a reputation of hard
work and enthusiasm."
In reply to Outrage's comment a senior studio official
said "The unofficial position
of Cannelled studios and the
rest of the American film industry is that profit is all that
matters and it was the only
factor considered when the
decision to move to Thailand
was made."
The Thai consulate was overwhelmed earlier this morning
with working visa applications
and immigration requests.
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better, cheaper
than the rest
us Grow
call movie biased
by William F. Bugeyes Jr.
The new film Born on the Eleventh of October, starring
Tom Cruiser, is playing to packed crowds despite protests by
conservative activists who say that the film is biased.
The film, about Don Hoovic, the Congressional Medal
of Dishonour winner who ran over his army division with a stolen
tank and joined the Viet Cong, is very inaccurate according to
right wing critics.
"First of all, he didn't run the soldier over with a tank,
he ran them over with a stolen jeep," said Bleed Urbine of
Inaccuracy in Media, a Washington based supermarket chain and
media monitoring service.
Hoovic is portrayed as having a wrestling coach in high
school that urged his charges to "kill, kill, kill". Actually, said
Urbine, the coach urged the team to "rip their legs off. It's a subtle
Hoovic is also shown screaming at the top of his lungs
in a protest at the 1972 Socialist Workers Party national convention when, according to Urbine, he "mooned Lyndon Larouche.
Quite denurely and respectfully, I might add."
Cruised, who is presendy in Canada filming The Kurt
Finespermed Story for the Playboy Channel, said "As if I give a
shit. I have enough royalties from Pop Gun to keep me in leather
jackets and hair gel for the rest of my life."
Film director Oblivious Stoned said that "as soon as I
get finished filming the Jesse Jackson biography that I've started
starring Jim Varney (an underated actor, I might add. I was
moved to tears by Ernest Goes to Camp), I'll look at the film
Hollywood activist Jane Fondle said "I can hardly see
why the right is upset Hoovic was an inspiring hero to all us
fellow travelers who had posters of Uncle Ho on our bedroom
The film has also come under fire for its speed metal
polka soundtrack from the Pinhead Music Rightist Censors
Said group leader Tippy Spores, "This music sounds
almostas subversive backwards as forwards. Why can't they get
some Guy Lombardo? Or better yet Trini Lopez?"
By I. M. Stoned
EAST LOS ANGELES - A new drug craze is
sweeping America, and it
comes in the form of a suppository.
"I guess you could call
it a real bums rush," Maurice
Zapp, a 43-year-old hash pipe
maker from Woebegone, Wisconsin said.
Called crock, it's
quickly replacing crack as the
drug of choice among people
too fucked up to really care
much about anything.
What's more, more
Americans will no longer have
to rely on some gangster living
in facistregime located in South
America for supplies.
Instead, crock is
strictly a homegrown substance, consisting of peatmoss,
liquid draino and Colonel Sun-
der's secret recipe.
"Now I don't feel so
bad about being such a hopeless vagrant, because I know
that the money I pay for each
hit is going to a god fearing
American," said Lynda Roach,
a 23-year-old mother of four
living on welfare in Hager-
tiesville, New Jersey.
Nancy Raygun, wife
of former president Ronald
Raygun and impetus behind the
Just Say No movement also
said crock is good for the economy.
"Instead of 'Just Say
No,' say 'Stick it up your ass,'"
she said.
Crock, however, has
not been met with open armsby
everyone. Former dealer Ted
Slime, 32, from Newark, New
Jersey said his cocaine sales
have dropped dramatically.
my Blue Chip cadillac just to
make rent payments," he said.
According to the latest statistics, 3,428.654 Americans have turned to using crock,
54.6 of which don'tknow where
Europe is.
Lambada dangerous?
People who have no
rhythm are especially susceptible. Suarez said thatthe added
stress of being out of synch
with the music and your partner can be especially damaging. "Besides," he added, "they
look really stupid on the dance
If you must lambada,
Suarez suggests warming up
first. "As with any sport, it is
important to be loose," he said.
"Greasing your hips and thighs
may help too." He also suggests wearing loose fitting
clothing. "Tight fitting clothes
can lead to some really nasty
injuries, especially in men,"
Suarez said.
By Dawn Revolta
As the dance sensation lambada sweeps the nation, so does a frightening new
injury caused by the sensuous,
Latin dance. The lambada,
which involves fornicating-like
gyrating of the pelvis, can lead
to some really nasty hip injuries.
Doctor Hector Suarez
of the National Institute of
Health and Dance said that the
excessive twisting of the hips
and increased hormonal levels
caused by the sexual arousal
associated with the lambada
leads to arthritis in the hips.
"Wedon'tcallitthe 'forbidden
dance' for nothing," he said.
New craze hits streets
By Alpo von Seyffertitz
Americans are leaving their
bungy cords behindandgoing
all the way. Suicide is the in
Over 53,000 people unsure
of the concept are aiming for
the deck, sans Reeboks,
Nikes.andinoften cases without life insurance policies as
the newest sports fad hits the
And they can do it in the
cities as well from bridges in
isolated canyons, and aim for
more than just the water too.
Some jumpers in New York
have been aiming for fire hydrants, skate boarders and
people wearing those tacky
looking lycra bicycle shorts.
"Yeah, they really make me
vomit," said Joe "Rodent-
breath" Walker, a 23 year old
security guard before taking a
23 story leap.
AUSAHooraypoIl revealed
99 per cent of Americans will
participate in the craze at some
time in their lives.
"Solves the social welfare
problems," said president
George Butch.
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Annexing Canada a good idea
Okay, the first thing you think of when talking about
Canada is hunting and fishing. And if Canada joins us, we'll
have a lot of hunting and fishing to do. Just imagine, our gun
laws combined with their endless supply of animals. Better
than sex ain't it?
Of course, with all those animals, we'll also get a helluva
lotta space - enough space to make that pitiful continent the
Russians call home look like a flea on Ted Kennedy's ass.
All that space also gives us a lot more room to place our
weapons too, thus giving us a superior advantage in promoting our mutual paranoia. In other words, besides more
hunting, Canada will give us a better chance of making the
Ruskies feel inferior.
Also, if the Soviets even invade, they'll have a lot farther to
go with their armored carriers ofthe virus of atheistic Bolshevism before they get to anywhere really important. They'll
probably freeze to death before they hit the lower 48. And
we'll laugh as their soldiers freeze by the grain elevators just
outside of Moose Jaw.
What's more, with all that space we'll get, we can do a
helluva lotta other things too - like build all the gun ranges we
want and still have a lot of room left over for hundreds of those
theme parks - like Dollywood for instance.
Not only that, but there's a heckuva lotta resources we can
extract from their bountiful hills and valleys - ice, snow,
perma-frost, tundra and game show hosts for instance.
Flag sales will skyrocket. Not only will we have 26 million
more people who'll need a new flag, but so will there be 240
million more people down here need the same. Afterall,
there'll be ten more stars on the new flag. Don't forget all
those new customers for the Home Shopping Network.
Thinkofallthose NFL expansion team s too. We could have
the NFL almost year round now.
There are many advantages to our ten new states, but the
best of all is that there are 25 million potential new readers of
USA Hooray, which should make our shareholders very
happy indeed.
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An Opposing Spew
Canada a poor choice:
let's get Mexico
Canada is a bad choice for annexation; the proper choice should
be Mexico.
First of all, what can Canada really provide us in the good old
USA? Let's be frank, we have acquired acountry of over 3 million
square miles of snow, interspersed with an abundance of natural
Sure, that is fine until one realizes that we already owned the
damn country except for those industries that were unprofitable—
and those were owned by the Canadian government.
Canadians are a people who pride themselves on having tolerance as a national characteristic. While this tolerance is not completely accurate, Canadians have a history of voting for liberals
and even socialists. In fact, until the recent Conservative government of Blah Moron-y, Canadian conservatives still believed in
the archaic practise of "Noblesse Oblige."
This is a definitely a stock of people that has the potential to
create changes within the American voting patterns.
This block of 26 million strong will likely vote overwhelmingly
Democratic—and Canadians do vote in much higher percentages
than Americans.
This voting block, combined with the North Eastern liberals
(who also vote proportionally higher than most ofthe country) will
guarantee a democratic House, Senate, and even presidency.
This will seriously threaten, maybe even halt, the march of the
Global Business revolution.
What we will then be faced with is another round of stagflation
like we had in the 1970's because of all thatmoney the Democrats
spent on social services under that socialist sympathizer Lyndon
We may then truly be faced with a Rindler and Gentler nation
we really don't want.
Mexico was a better choice; with them, besides cheaper nonunion labour and sun instead of snow, we might even have won the
soccer World Cup.
VOICES/ls the annexation of Canada by the United States good, bad or what?
Agnes Flugrath
Gopher Falls WI
"I think it could be a
good thing. I've seen
Canada in all those
old Nelson Eddy
movies. It looks nice
and Republican."
Elvis Dundas
Mobile Home Park
Mission B.C.
40 something
Skippy Autrefois
"The fascist imperialist capitalist superpower has acted in a
typically expansionist
manner. All the peace
loving people of
Canada should oppose
such aggressive acts
by the imperialist
United States of
America. All out for a
mass rally."
Billy Joe Jim-
Bob Boiling
Worker Agitator
Fort Repose FL
"Sheeeit. Never could
figger out why we
wanted a pissant country like that anyway.
Means more teams in
the NFL though. Wife
won't like that."
Florence Sfortz
Supermarket Cashier
Walla Walla WA
"Really, we like
annnexed Canada,
huh? Didn't see it in
the Enquirer."
Al Newfarts
Retired Publisher
Arlington VA
"Sounds great to me. I
hear Canada is full of
hot babes that make
great stewardesses."
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Utah: Big points
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Detroit 37 penalties
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Edmonton 3 TKOs
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The service, for touch-tone phones only, f matures the
daily compounded interest rates of 90 bookies from
across North America. Cost: 75 cents a minute.
BASEBALL RESUMES: The new collective
agreement between players and owners is in effect and the
regular season will be the regular 160 games and will
culminate in the World Series in October as scheduled.
"This is great, this is what America is all about,"
Baseball Commissioner Faint Viscount said. "Where else in
the world will you find a group of millionaires getting
together to work out an agreement with the millionaires they
The annexation of Canada has some U.S. born players worried about their futures. It seems that with Canadian players
now eligible to play for the United States, there is now
virtually no chance of a U.S. born player ever cracking the
Team U.S.A. line-up.
The U.S. soccer federation unveiled a plan to ensure that
Team U.S.A. will be a contender when it hosts the 1994
World Cup of Soccer. The plan calls for the Mexican team,
over the next four years, to cross the border as CFC-free
aliens and become naturalized U.S. citizens in time for the
announced a new event for the annual NHL all-star skills
competition. Two goons from each conference will each be
given a European player to pummel. The player who knocks
out his European in the fewest number of punches will be
declared the winner.
Raiders owner Pal Davies announced Thursday that the team
will become America's Team, literally. As a result of the
criticism lavished on him about the club's proposed move
back to Cokeland, Davis said that in the future, cities will be
able to rent his team on a per year basis. Where the team plays
each year will go to the highest bidding city.
UNDER SUSPICION: Cleatus Emmett Wheel-
walker of the New York Giants is under suspicion for steroid
use. Wheelwalker, a 13 year old 250 pound linebacker is
declining public comment, yet rumour has it that General
Mills plans to star the young behemoth in television commercials promoting their new cereal Stereodeeos. According to a
leaked clip, Wheelwalker is reported to praise the cereal,
shaped like little capsules, saying " Make me strong like
bull, fast like bus. When do I get my cheque?"
A look at statistics that shape the Nation.
USA HOORAY S super two
high school curling rankings
ray's rankings of
the top high
school curling
teams in the entire
US of A. In a
startling move,
number 1 ranked
Minneapolis High
of Minnesota
dropped to second
as it was upset by number 2 ranked Duluth High, also
of Minnesota. Duluth now moves into first place
while Minneapolis drops to second. There are no
other high school curling teams in the country.
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Bum Johnsum gets Seoul gold back
by Brian Gumby
The U.S.'s annexation of
Canada will pay big dividends for the American
sports scene as Canada's
athletes are now competing
for the United States.
The biggest benefactor
will be sprinter Bum
Johnsum who will be reinstated as the gold medalist in
the 100- meter event at the
Seoul Olympics.
"In the spirit of cooperation during this merger of
member countries, the International Olympic Committee will give Canadian athletes the same treatment
bestowed on American
competitors," IOC chairman
Whine Antonio Sandwich
"In the case of Bum
Johnsum, his medal will be
restored and his records will
be reinserted into the official record books," Sandwich
Sandwich stated that the
Johnsum ruling stems from
the working agreement between the American networks and the IOC, which
includes a clause forbidding
a U.S. athlete from being
found guilty of steroid use.
"It's the same rule invoked for Yo-Yo Joiner at
the Seoul Olympics," Sandwich added.
The return of Johnsum to
the track and field scene will
help the ailing pocket -book
of Johnsum's long-time rival Karl Louis. Last year
Louis took in less than five
million dollars in appearance
money and he looks forward
to competing with Johnsum
"It was pretty tough to
make ends meet last year,"
Louis said. "I was even contemplating selling my house
on the East coast just to help
cover the upkeep on  the
California    and    Hawaii
"Things got so bad that I
was forced to actually compete at some of the track
meets that I made appearances at last year. With Bum
back in circulation that
should all change. Who
knows, now that we are on
the same team we might even
be sharing the same pharmacist, I mean trainer, yeah,
the same trainer," Louis said.
Steinlifter loves TV deal
ore hockey violence
Yankees owner to buy
Dominican Republic
by Bent Hamburger
The new found wealth of
television money has some
baseball owners dreaming big.
"Man is that ever alot of
cash," New York Yankees
owner George Steinlifter said
upon viewing the monetary
figures in the new television
"Now I will be able to fire
my Central American scout.
With this dough, I can buy the
Dominican Republic and use
the whole damn country as the
Yankee's farm system. Might
even be able to turn a profit off
the sugar crop too," Steinlifter
When questioned as to
whether this plan would mean
putting American baseball
players out of work, Steinlifter
pointed out that since Dominican baseball players are raised
in a poverty stricken environment, a little money seems like
"You can bet we'll save
money on em too," Steinlifter
added. "With American ballplayers, they all want to become instant millionaires. But
players from poverty stricken
areas, if they are given even a
hundred grand, they think they
axe millionaires and I get to
pocket the other 900 g's."
Steinlifter became very
excited and ended the impromptu interview when a colleague pointed out to him that
Haiti is even more impoverished than the Dominican
"Haiti, huh?" Steinlifter
squealed. "What that country
needs is baseball..."
NO PENALTY CALLED Another day at the office in the NHL as an unidentified European player pays the price for being on the ice at the same time as Detroit's Rob Proverb.
NHL season closes
A Fuzzy Classic
* The National Hockey League ends its
regular season this weekend. It was a bloody,
gorey, violentJJ.amboe$que year with fights
breaking out all over the place and
players getting hurt in bench clearing brawls.
Now 16 teams will continue to fight, scratch,
gouge,claw and battleon towardsthe Stanley
The league leceived a boost earlier in the
weekwhen celebratedneanderthal RobProv-
erb returned to action with the Detroit Red
Wings after serving his prison sentence for
importing cocaine into the U.S. Proverb said
he was glad to be back and was excited about
the prospect of the league expanding by another seven teams before the turn of the century.
"Uh yeah it will be great for hockey and
hope that Los Angeles gets ateam so I can
travel to California and play there.*
When informed that Los Angeles already
Second round action continued today at the Bob Hopeless
Desert Classic in Tempe, Arizona. First round leader Fuzzy
Melons continued on his rampage with an 18 under round of
54, bringing his two round total
to 110. Said Melons, "I wish I
could have played this well at
one of the big money tournaments that really count."
New     Americans  Chimp
Nelford, Dan Haltertop, and
Dave Barred were all tied for
last place after two rounds.
The tournament was marred
by several serious accidents.
Hopeless hooked his 15th hole
tee-shot which embedded itself in the forehead of commentator Brian Gumby. No one
cared. Lee Bambino was hit by
lightning on the 9th green.
♦ Prize money up, C3
Toyota stuns all with NASCAR win
by Harley Davidson
American racing fans fell
into a state of shock yesterday after Japanese driver
Yoshi Hurakashi drove her
1989 Toyota Corolla to victory at the Daytona 500 Grand
National stock car race.
"I just got out there and
traded some paint," said the
petite 35 year-old mother of
three in a lilting oriental accent.
It was her fifth successive win on the NASCAR
circuit this year, but Daytona was by far her biggest,
and most impressive victory.
While the compact size
of her car helped Hurakashi
make her way through the
lead group, her fuel econ
omy enabled her to take fewer
pit stops once she got out in
By the fifth lap of the 250-
lap event, it was all over as
Hurakashi extended her lead
to the point where she was
three laps up on second place
finisher Bobby Allison by the
end of the race.
"Sheeoot, she's scarier
than a hog with a poker up its
ass," a dazed Allison said in
Meanwhile, NASCAR officials called an emergency
meeting today in connection
with Hurakashi's domination
of the tour this season.
"Not only have our gate
receipts dropped dramatically, but this could very well
spell the end of the Ameri-
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and models in favour of the
faster, more powerful Japanese cars."
In response to Hurakashi's success, officials are
rumored to be considering
changes to the rules for next
year, including disallowing
all female drivers under five
feet tall and making gaudy
hood ornaments, air conditioning and vanity plates
mandatory equipment on all
"They may be fast, but
they ain't tasteless," a
spokesman said.
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and Oblivion
mostly of academics — headed by
formei Ontario higher education
minister Bette Stephenson, which
wants to start a private university
in a small town 40 km north of
Most provinces don't regulate
who can establish a university because the rather prohibitive costs of
starting one from scratch make it a
moot point. Ontario, Quebec and
Alberta have regulations on who
can grant degrees, but most provinces rely on self-policing organizations like the AUCC to look after
quality control and accreditation.
Quebec only very recently formalized government policy against
establishing private degree-granting institutes, while Ontario's law
has been around for more than
three decades.
Pamela Smith — a professor at
the University of Regina—says it's
no accident that the strongest push
for a private university is coming
from Ontario.
"Ifs an Ontario initiative because there is a population there
with the income levels that could
support such a development."
Smith said a private university
probably couldn't survive outside of
Ontario, and, if established, the
university would worsen an already existing pull towards central
"I don't see the
reason for establishing • a
university — especially one near
Toronto," Smith said. "I don't see
why we should have to contribute to
the enormous centrifugal pressures in this country."
"The sort of money that the
parents — who would surely be
from a privileged elite — would
invest in their kids' private education, would be better spent in improving the public system.
The Ontario ministry of Colleges and Universities sent the idea
of a private university to an advisory committee for study in 1986.
The Ontario Council on University
Affairs (OCUA) looked into the
matter, but never came up with a
Kanduth said the issue resurfaced in 1989 and again the ministry referred the matter to the
OCUA The government-appointed
committee released its report on its
research and hearings in October
But the committee has yet to
make a recommendation. Kanduth
said the issue wasn't considered
pressing. "There's still no pressure
on OCUA to come up with a recommendation."
Stephenson says the private
university — tentatively called
James Wolfe University — is
needed to keep pace with increased
demand for university education,
something the province has been
unable tp do.
David Anderson is a retired
University   of  Toronto
mathematics   professor. He is
ine   of
the movers behind Wolfe U. He said
there is a market for a private university.
"If you want to make the case
that there's no place for private endeavours in education, then you
have to make the case that there's
no place for private endeavours in
business," he said. "Not even the
socialists — or the NDP in this
country — are making this case."
"A university is a business like
any other, and there are two ways to
run a business — like a crown corporation or a private business."
Anderson said Wolfe would be
run "the way we want, rather than
the way the government expects it
to be run."
While Stephenson said tuition
at Wolfe U. would be "significantly
higher" than tuition at public
universities, Anderson said the
group had contemplated not charging tuition, and having graduates
pay later.
"We're not proposing an institution where we would get an elite
group of only people with high
marks," he said. "Well take people
with 50 per cent."
Anderson said marks weren't
always the best indicator of people's
ability to perform at university. "If
someone knocks on our door, I propose to let them in."
He said his university would
loan students the money they
needed to attend.
"We'd loan money to every student equally — rich and poor — to
put them on a level playing field,"
he added.
The CFS' Arnold doubts the
real Wolfe U. will be as accessible as
Anderson contends.
"It would definitely be a university only an elite could attend —
those who can afford to pay," she
Students at American private
universities   pay   as   much   as
$16,400 per year in tuition fees,
while their public school counterparts pay an average of $1,992.
(The per capita income in most
American cities averaged around
$17,640 in 1989).
A recent study by two American professors showed most students at 76 private universities
came from families with incomes
well above the national average.
More than 60 per cent of first-
year students at the elite schools
were from families with incomes of
at least $50,000 and 25 per cent
have family incomes of $100,000 or
^^   At other colleges and uni-
»V ) versities, about 7 per cent
had   family   incomes   of
$100,000 or more.
"If we're getting into private universities, we have
to  ask  ourselves  do  we
want two classes of citizens
*// in this country," said the
V.   AUCC's. Boucher. "I've always heard that every qualified person should have equal
X access to education."
Kanduth agreed.
"We could end up
with a two-tiered ay stem
where the best could go
to the  private  system, provided they
could afford it, and
the public system
would     become the second class
he said.
Wolfe U's backers are striving,
they say, to produce an independent, efficiently-run university that
vill rival established private universities down south.
"The only goal of this institution is excellence. We will make
that apply to faculty and students,"
she said. "If they don't live up to it,
they don't stay."
She said Wolfe already has a
large number of people interested
in donating, but more are still being
But most observers doubt
Wolfe will be able to drum up
enough money to become a Harvard ofthe North'.
"Ifs just pie in the sky that
someone can obtain an endowment
to come up with a Harvard of the
North," Boucher said. Harvard's
endowment totalled about $5.2 billion in 1989. At a 14 per cent return
rate, it added some 728 million to
the university's budget. Princeton's
endowment was worth $2.9 billion.
Ontario education ministry
official Jamie Mackay said the
province will spend $1.8 billion on
its universities next year.
"There just aren't the huge
sum s of m oney floati ng around to be
donated to universities that there
once were," said Kanduth.
Kanduth, Boucher and the
CAUT's Smith say there are lots of
Canadian universities that could
rival America's Ivy league if only
they were funded properly.
Critics of private universities
point out that almost all Canada's
older universities started out as
privately funded, religious schools.
"One by one they went public
because they couldn't hack it," said
CAUT official Tim Stutt.
If ever a private university
were established, most critics say it
could never survive on its own.
When the crunch comes, Anderson said he would rather see the
school go broke than accept government funding. Most critics believe
the university would ask for provincial support.
"After four years of existence,
the people in the system—the staff,
the students, the administrators —
will have an important stake in the
university," Bob Kanduth said.
"They'll want to see it survive, and
we'll be into a huge government
And if the province agrees to
fund a private university, they will
for all intents and purposes enshrine the two-tiered educational
"If they could give us guarantees that they would not seek public
funds, our objections would not be
so great," Kanduth said. But even
still, Kanduth said, it would
trample all over Canada's tradition
of affording qualified people a
chance to get a university education.
"We understand that tuition
fees are high," he said. "But historically they've meant that a good
number of people have been able to
go to university."
Anderson said he has campaigned for private universities for
15 years. In 1988 he promised to
establish one by last September,
using church basements and empty
classrooms if necessary.
March 30,1990
Dispelling the
dumb jock myth
by Michael Booth
When somebody mentions student athletes,
we all know the images that spring to mind:
People who write "left" and "right" on the toes of
their shoes so they will remember which shoe
goes on which foot; people who still have scars on
their knuckles from when they learned how to
walk; or people who always arrive late for class,
sit in large groups at the back and insist on
calling the professor "coach".
There is however more to student athletes than the easy-going
Neanderthal stereotype. As
budget cut-backs make it less
likely for UBC to admit students
with borderline academic ability,
some of the best students on campus are the student athletes.
No less than 65 percent (9 of
14) ofthe first year players on last
year's football team were high
school honour role students.
While the majority of varsity
athletes are in undergraduate
programs, perhaps the best example of the proverbial "Student
Athlete" lies with graduate students who compete as members of
UBC's varsity teams.
Completing the requirements
Mod student Ron Village gets his kicks playing soccer.
for their courses while still finding
time to practice and play on a
varsity team is the biggest challenge that most graduate student
athletes face.
"Ifs just a matter of organizing your time," said Terri Newell,
a community planning student
who plays on the women's soccer
team. "There's more reading and
writing at this level than actually
cramming for exams."
Peter Twist, currently completing his master's of physical
education and playing on the
hockey team, agrees adding that
hockey is worked in with his academic work.
"Ifs substantially heavier
work load than at the undergraduate level, especially in the first two
years. Now I do more thesis work
than actual class work. I have to
work more around hockey," Twist
One way of juggling the time
commitments of being a student
and an athlete is for graduate
students to play on teams that
play shorter seasons. Newell
played varsity basketball as an
undergraduate at Simon Fraser
before switching to soccer when
she moved to UBC, while Anthony
Weaver switched from rugby to
soccer when he began his graduate
work in Oceanography and Applied Mathematics.
"In the first term ifs harder to
juggle between the two because of
soccer's three month season,"
Weaver said. "Ifs still better than
playing rugby as an undergrad
though. The biggest difficulty with
soccer lies in the trips."
Ron Village, a third year
medicine student who also plays
on the soccer team finds that part
of soccer's attractiveness lies in
the shorter season.
"The short season is nice and
Pete Twist gets his work out.
since ifs played in first semester,
ifs a long time before exams," Village said. "The schedule is light
and you're only away from home
for one night when you go on a road
trip. I'm not playing right now
though because of medical exams."
"During the year, as long as
you organize your time, it won't
affect your marks," Village said
adding "I've got a very understanding coach. If I have to do
rounds he allows me to miss practice."
Axel Christiansen, an MBA
student on the basketball team,
finds that juggling the two activities presents him with a test of his
"Ifs pretty tough. Ifs hard to
study on road trips but it tests you
to see what your limits are," Christiansen said.
When the two worlds of academics and athletics clash, school
work always takes precedent.
"The first priority is to get the
masters," said Dean Spriddle, a
masters student in coaching science and member of the varsity
golf team. "Once you get that you
have some security so when you
turn pro, if it goes completely
wrong, you can always fall back on
the degree."
"In order to do both seriously,
you have to sacrifice other things
like your leisure time," Weaver
said adding that the real pressure
that graduate student athletes
face lies in completing their thesis.
Despite their academic and
athletic accomplishments, graduate student athletes continue to
run into the dumb-jock stereotype.
"This year I didn't let my classmates or even some of my profs
know I was involved in varsity
sports," Newell said. "I didn't tell
them because they might think I'm
not as serious about my studies as
Christiansen, however, finds
his experience on the basketball
team has given him insight into the
roots ofthe athletic stereotype.
"By playing on a team you get
a better idea about being an athlete," Christiansen said. "With the
amount of time that the players put
in practicing, ifs no wonder they
don't do as well academically."
Village scoffs as the stereotype
all together.
"The whole image is stupid. I
look at Carl Shearer, who used to
play with the Whitecaps, and he's
graduated from medical school."
"Everything's not just school.
You have to have fun as well," Village said.
University education with a Twist
by Michael Booth
The next time you hear
somebody complaining about
how heavy their schedule is,
remind them about Peter
Twist, a graduate student in physical education,
literally gets the most out of
all 24 hours in a day.
Twist recently finished
his fifthyear of* eligibility asa
defenceman with the Thunderbird hockey team after
playing for two years with
McMaster University in
Hamilton as an undergrad.
In addition to writing his
thesis for his master's de
gree, Twist has written a book
on the physiology of ice hockey
with UBC professor Edward
"I've been writing it since I
was an undergrad,*Twist said.
"I put more than 200 pages of
exercise physiology together
and had used it on several
projects. Rather than leave it
on the shelf, I went to Dr.
Rhodes, an exercise physiologist who works with the Vancouver Canucks, and we refined it to a publishableform."
Twist is currently doing
the final revisions on the book
and hopes to have it out this
The entrepreneurial side
of Twist is appeased through
managing the weight room at
War Memorial Gym and the
business he started two years
His business, Student
Body Calendars, lost money
the first year due to poor distribution, broke even last year,
and is now taking off due to the
number of corporations that
want to get into the university
Twisthas secured the Vancouver Canucks and the B.C.
D&iry Foundation as corporate
sponsors and has had several
drug store and convenience
store chains approach him
about carrying the calendars.
"The biggest problem I
have is finding a partner
who is willing to work 90
hours a week," Twist said.
Does he ever sleep? Sort
"I pull two all-nighters a
week, sleep three to four
hours on other nights and
sleep 10-13 hours on Sunday
after hockey games," Twist
As for the future, Twist
plans to begin work on his
PhD in Sports Psychology at
UBC in the fall.
"I would like to teach at
the university level but I
don't want to be tied to a
March 30,1990 3IS5S3M57W
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Photo Credits
Christmas Wait
David Loh
Northern Spirit painting:
Luis Piedmont
Roger's Dog:
Mandel Ngan
Secondary Suites
& Demolition:
lan Wallace
Local Poverty:
Don Mah
Folk Festival Frenzy:
Joe Altwasser
Wu'er Kai Xi:
Rich Sinclair
Clay Figures:
Heather Jenkins
Pottery Maze:
Pat Nakamura
Apartheid: Black arm:
David Loh
Airplane Kiss:
David Loh
Daycare Burndown:
Dan Andrews
March 30,1990
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A clean-cut Ted Aussem presented a
clean-cut piece of paper. "The general
wants to see you," he said. As they
climbed in the jeep to headquarters,
the bloodied G.I.'s eye was caught by a
stunning figure in the doorway of the
Five Star bar and Grill. It was Ernie
Stelzer sporting a new leather jacket,
swarthy glance, and pool cue. "Ooops,"
said Franka, I guess the Rumblefish
script got mixed up with this one -
"Take two." "I think you should move
on with the rest ofthe film," said Hai V
Le, the assistant director, "there is
still a lot left to shoot, and ifyou don't
get it done today, Gerry will be mad,
and.." Franka cut him off with a wave,
"okay, let's just go to headquarters."
The jeep  lurched forward  and  hit
Imtiaz Popat. "People die on my set all
the time, don't worry about it," said
Franka. So the jeep continued lurching forwards, hitting a class of wayward school girls on their way to the
Universal   Studios   tour.   Patrisha
Edwards,   Lyanne   Evans,   Tonya
Zadorozny, Carla Maftachuk, Carol
Hui, Larie Newell, Rowena, Karen
Rolston, Claire Yeung, Diane Ellis,
Carmen Carriere, and Heather Segal
all raised their index fingers at the
jeep, and decided to make their way to
the Tonight Show set, where they
cheered eagerly every time their home
town was mentioned. "Can we please
get back to shooting?" said Nadene
Rehnby the executive producer, as she
unpeeled her ear from her cellular
phone.   "Yeah,   shooting,   shooting,
shooting...when are we going to start
shooting?"  said  the trigger  happy
Martin Chester, the special effects
consultant. Franka returned to the set
after her appointment with her aura
specialist Victor Chew Wong. "Green
is the right colour today... blue is not as
good as green," he said stroking his
new krishna hair-do. The jeep pulled
into headquarters, and cadet Dale
Fallon escorted Joe into the cardboard
office. General Rebecca Bishop looked
at the bloody mass of flesh in front of
her, and described the mission. "There
is a colonel gone wrong. He keeps
mailing us heads and things wrapped
up in the Dartmouth Review. He
seems to have a whole group of converts up the river. Anyways, we want
to terminate his command... with extreme prejudice."   "I can terminate,"
Joe said, "but I refuse to do anything
with prejudiced, I do have a social
conscience you know."    "Whatever,"
said Bishop, "just kill him." Keith
Leung started to swoon again, "this is
the end...", his dark eyes hovering over
a bottle of Jack Daniels. The jeep
turned into a navy patrol boat, and Joe
was on his way up the river to the
horrid   mouth   of   Colonel   Rick
Hieburtz. Yukie Krahashi and Hao Li
buzzed the boat for good luck in their
chopper, and gave the thumbs up sign.
"Up yours too!" said the befuddled G.I.
On board, Roger Kanno roled cigar
sized doobs and yakked on about the
great waves off Sunset Beach. Greg
Davis listened to his walkman and
polished his pistol. Corinne Bjorge,
the captain, only cared about the boat
and whether any rules were being
broken. They cruised on the green
jungle water, unaware of the war
going on around them. "Mangoes...I
got to get me some Mangoes," said
Kanno. They stopped the boat, at the
next  landing.   Omar Diaz,  Joanne
Nielsen, Otto Lim, Alberto Rubio, and
Esther Besel got off the Love Boat at
the wrong time, and were now lost
forever, hoping to catch a ride on the
next show. "We're not t.v. we're a
movie," said Ian Wallace the stunt
man, "better hick next time." Laura J.
May,   John   Hudson,   and   Laura
Busheikin, thinking it was a t.v. show
decided to stay with the love boat gang
since they looked like they were having more fun. The boat moved on, but
the grips James Dolan, Allan English,
Mark Hall, and Michael Gazetas realized they could not follow the crew,
since they were driving a truck. They
drank   margueritas   with   Tobey
Schwartz and Mike Hill on the river
bank. The patrol boat cruised on.
"What was that?" asked Capt. Bjorge.
"I think we hit something.... oh... it
was just Katherine Monk. Nothing to
worry about. She thinks she's a dolphin." All of a sudden thousands of
arrows hit the boat. They were in
sacred native territory. A blood-curdling cry emanated from the jungle. It
was Robin Muehlebach and his band
of naked savages Frank Barrieau, Ken
Maclntyre, Doug Harris, Ameen Merchant,   Christopher   Wanjoff,   and
Calvin Dang. The boat continued on
its merry way, because in the newspaper version, nobody really dies, they
just don't make the final. Onwards,
onwards they travelled. Joe studied
the ways of the mysterious Hieburtz.
He shaved constantly, preferring the
smooothe feel of a baby's bottom on his
cheeks; he rehearsed T.S. Eliot poems
while cleaning his nails; he sat on his
shoes  over breakfast  so  that  they
would be warm for the day. A strange
guy, thought Joe. For some reason
Dan Koo popped into Joe's mind, but
after his self-indulgent morning, Joe
remembered     little.      "Yoohoo!!
Heellloooo!!!" said the impatient director, Franka. "Fm trying to make a
movie, or don't you care? Go on, go on
day-dreaming, we'll waste ten-million
a minute," she said with a sneer. Ian
McDonald was told to call in the union
leader, and Andrew Boyle showed up
with   a   black   briefcase.   Nadene
Rehnby put down the phone again in
time to solve the brewing labor dispute. "Now, just pull yourself together
Franka,"  said  Charles  Lugosi,  the
crew psychiatrist, "and go make a
movie." Franka emerged with new
hope, and a blue dress. She had been
posessed  by  the  spirit  of Deanne
Fisher, but alas, only briefly, because
out of the sky, came a thundering
clash. Helicopters chugged overhead,
the bass drone of a million mosquitoes
was  upon  them.   Nicholas   Spears,
Dave Butler, John Newlands, Keith
Rathie, Rob Reid and Nicolas Ionides
struck up an version of Flight of the
Valkyries, and Dan Andrews swung
his huge bird around and landed the
chopper on the sandy beach in front of
the crew. Within seconds, other choppers piloted by Cathy  Lu,  Sandra
Stephenson and Denise Dyson were on
the ground, blowing up a huge storm.
Out of the dust emerged Paul Dayson
with a cowboy hat on. "I love the smell
of B.O. in the morning, it smells like...
smells like...like victory." Joe looked
on in utter horror. How could we descend into this chaos, he thought. If he
were elected president, he would make
sure every citizen were able to shower
in morning. Harald Gravelsins just
popped into Joe's mind, but he didn't
know why. It must have had something to do with that self-mutilation
he did that morning. No more head
banging. No more head banging. "Cut!
Cut!" cried Franka. "Where the hell
are you? Fm trying to make a movie
here!  Or don't you care?" "Take a
valium!" yelled Rehnby, "you're interrupting my phone call!" Joe snapped
back. He saw Sharon Lowe in the distance, she was hovering in her chopper
over the river blowing up subs. The
boat pushed off again. They were getting deeper into the jungle. Toward
the heart of darkness. But before they
got too deep, they were in for a little R.
and R. with the USO. Keith Leung
hovered on the scene..."this is the end,
beau-ti-ful friend, the end". Warren
Whyte could be seen wearing a pale
blue suit on a giant stage, doing stand
up comedy. "BOOO!!" yelled Dania
Sheldon, Steve Chan, Esther Besel
and and David Chivo, "you stink!"
Joe's mind went back to showers in the
morning. Everything would be better
if we all took showers. Iolanda Weisz
interrupted. "It's time to get to the
boats   and   the   jets   and   stuff."
Christina Chen nodded in agreement.
Steve Conrad shook his head, not because he disagreed, but because he
like being a shit-disturber. Regardless
of what was going on in the minds of
the actors, the boat was in front of
thousands of Michael Booths holding
hockey sticks. Incredible, thought Joe,
ifs not cold enough here to make ice.
No more head banging, no more head
banging. Those weren't hockey sticks,
those were spears! Holy Effie Pow!
Thought Joe. The boat rested and
Wayne King tied up the bow, while
John Gray sang a hearty tune of welcome   to   the   weary   travelers.
"Hey.that's my job," said the lanky
poet Keith Leung. "This is the end..."
Joe walked up the stairs alone, and he
saw two severed heads, it was Don
Mah's and David Loh's. They were
telling body jokes to each other. Joe
walked  on,  and  witnessed  Chung
Wong stroking a huge bull tied with a
rope, which he tied to a tree. Mark
Neilsen knew what was going to happen next, and walked out of the theatre. For those who stayed, Joe decided not to kill Hieburtz, or the bull.
Too much head banging. "This is the
end...beau-ti-ful friend, the end.... can
you picture what will be, so limitless
and free, endlessly on need, of some
stranger's hand, in a desperate land...
eeeuuuu ggggghhhhhh."
Glenn Ayrton
B.Sc. Geophysics
UBC 1989
Iqbal Mann
B. Comm. (Marketing)
UBC 1989
Penelope Stainton
B. Ed.
UBC 1989
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Soroka refutes revisionism
by Joe Altwasser
If there was ever a person to
fit the old adage, "plus ca change,
plus la meme chose," UBC's own
Allan Soroka would be the finest
Recently Soroka, the assistant librarian at the law library,
and one ofthe better known campus personalities, provided his
assessment of the situation in
Europe vis a vis the death of communism.
Within the family of communism, Soroka is an increasingly
rare species—a follower of true
The ML is the group which
split with Moscow following Josef
Stalin's death.
Soroka's belief in the utility
of communism has not been deterred by the radical changes
sweeping through the Soviet
Union and Eastern Europe.
Rather than being the death
of communism, the soft-spoken
Soroka believes that it is actually
the death of the revisionist regimes which have occupied Eastern Europe since the death of
Josef Stalin.
According to Soroka, the revisionist regimes of East Europe
are "hybrid societies—bastardizations of socialism."
"If you look at Eastern Europe today. It is a stunning refutation of NDP philosophy. What
they are advocating for Canada is
what the working people of Romania, Czechoslovakia, East
Germany, have all rejected. Social democracy and revisionism,
this hybrid society, the people of
Eastern Europe are fed up."
"The capitalist essence has
already brought incredible disaster to the peoples of Eastern Europe," he said.
Soroka believes the U.S. is
also very much behind the
changes in Eastern Europe but he
laughs at the notion of U.S.-style
democracy saving Eastern Europe.
"I don't believe it for a minute. Would you say that the U.S.
has brought freedom and democracy to the people of Asia, Africa
and Latin America? You would
have to be mad to believe it.
"The problems still face the
working class in these countries
where the revisionists have betrayed them."
"Poland is a good example.
They have begun to lay people off,
to turf them, in order to pay back
their International Monetary
Fund loans. Poland has loans and
now they have to bring their economy into conformity with the
demands of the U.S. capitalists;
therefore, your people have to
starve and take a cut in wages
and do all the things so that capitalists can take their profits."
Soroka says right now the
fascist forces are having a field
day and the media is very important as the propaganda arm ofthe
"The media presents the facts
to justify the existence of capitalism and to present it as the greatest system on earth," he says.
"The media is monopoly-
owned. There is no equality as an
ordinary person cannot produce a
newspaper," says Soroka.
Soroka is still a firm believer
in the "man of steel" legend of
Stalin and in the scientific socialism that was practiced in the Soviet Union before his death.
He says the Soviets, under
Stalin, produced an economic miracle, transforming a serfdom into
a highly modern and productive
society in a very short time.
"This i s the society that threw
back 186 nazi divisions in World
War Two while the Allied powers
faced only six," he said.
Soroka is disgusted with the
communist parties of Europe who
have sold out and are no longer
even calling themselves communists.
Soroka's final assessment on
the European situation and the
death of socialism and the victory
of capitalism: "Those people who
are saying that capitalism is
going to bring freedom and democracy are lying. Those people
who are saying socialism is dead
are lying. It's only revisionism
that is dead."
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March 30,1990 Dark film evokes hope
by Nadene Rehnby
THERE is a point where a
film ceases to be a series of
moving celluloid images projected onto a screen, where film
tells more than a story. It is rare
in our world of Hollywood-
dominated films, and therefore
much more powerful when such
an occasion occurs.
Landscape in the Mist
Vancouver East Cinema
April 6 -12
Theo Angelopoulos, well
known in Europe as Greece's
foremost director, but virtually
unknown in North America, has
created a stunning piece of work.
Landscape in the Mist is like
a series of sketches, not because
the film doesn't have a powerful
story, but because almost every
moment can be so easily removed, absorbed and remembered for its own sake. It is the
forgetting that proves difficult.
Landscape in the Mist is the
story of 11-year-old Voula, who
along with her five-year-old
brother Alexander, sets out from
her home in Greece in a desperate attempt to find a father she
believes to be in Germany.
Her story is a devastating
one. It is more than tragic, more
than a simple coming of age
story. It is the true journey of a
young girl who bravely faces a
world that beats her at every
turn, and who gets up, puts the
small hand of her brother in
hers, and walks on.
Angelopoulos leaves behind
plot-driven speech for piercing
images and moments. Voula's
rape appears offstage—all that
we see is her small hand, gently
stroking a pattern of blood on
the dirty canvas of the truck in
which she has been discarded.
In the next scene Voula is
walking, as always, her
brother's hand in hers, saying
nothing. Walking down a road
that leads to Germany, or so she
believes, and to nothing, a fact
that only we can accept.
Each step of her journey
remains a moment frozen in
time. It is impossible not to
want to reach out to her—the
film has a quality that makes
you believe it is close enough to
touch. There is a moment when
Voula stands in front of a man,
with whom she has fallen in
love, not as a child, but as a
woman who has lived many
lives. But it is a bitter love, and
one she must, like everything
else, walk away from. She
stands for a frozen moment on a
bridge, looking one way to him,
and the other to the next lonely
rail station, and time stops. We
know that she will have to walk
away from him or she will be
left standing watching him go.
She already knows something
that many of us will never
understand—the image of her
walking away from him evokes
more a feeling of strength than
of pity.
The sheer beauty of the
setting and cinematography
provides an unforgetable
backdrop for her story. She
encounters bizarre and beautiful
moments of time and place in
dirty streets and deserted
beaches in winter, all of which
cinematographer Giorgos
Arvanitis has caught in a
quality so devoid of colour and
light as to have a depth and
texture unseen before.
Though the film is a bleak
one, it is also very powerful. And
perhaps hopeful. There is a
strength to 11- year-old Voula
that you won't find in any
woman on the Hollywood screen,
and a power to this picture that
will prove impossible for the
mainstream to rival.
Two children on a search for hope in Landscape in the Mist.
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European autonomen
Amsterdam squat defends itself.
photo Open Road
Continued from Page 7
in West Germany, in solidarity
with these strikes, the Rote Zora, a
feminist urban guerrilla group,
attacked nine Adler branches in
August 1987, causing $17 million
in damages, in a successful attempt to force the large corporation to concede to the demands of
the striking women.
West Germany's Revolutionary Cells, as part of their campaign to establish 'open borders'
and free refugee cities', have attacked targets such as the building of the immigration police in
Hamburg and the computer center
for the Central Register of Foreigners in Cologne.
Autonomist groups have primarily used the weapons of the
firebomb and arson to attack the
property of repressive corporations and institutions, in an attempt to "stop business as usual"
and inflict economic and physical
damage. They have avoided the
kidnappings and assassinations
that typified the tactics ofthe Red
Army Faction and Action Directe,
in France, in the seventies. Because their struggle is Tor the
people," they have shown a conscientiousness in avoiding injury to
human life.
While it is safe to say these
urban guerrilla groups have
sprung out of the autonomous
movements, it is much more difficult to gauge the extent and degree
of active support they receive from
the general membership of these
movements. Certain campaigns
definitely have a larger base of
participation, as is implied in the
coordination of simultaneous attacks on 28 Shell stations on November 23,1986, in Denmark.
These urban guerrilla actions
have especially been the focus of
criminalization attempts by the
state and the media, who have
portrayed the autonomous movements as the legal wing ofthe RAF
and its recruiting field.
Increased state repression—
the use of rubber bullets and large
increases in the numbers of riot
police—has given the autonomen
much less room to move than its
early days, when demonstrators
often outnumbered a police force
not trained to handle riot situations. Similarly, criminalization
attempts—making the wearing of
masks at demonstrations an offence punishable with sentences of
up to two years in prison, and
showing television coverage of
mask-wearing "terrorists" in
streetbattles and offering large
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long-term conflict situations, like
the eight year Hafenstrasse
squats, and isolating internal secrecy measures of more militant,
clandestine groups, have given the
movement a certain amount of
hardness and 'siege mentality'.
Despite these things the autonomen are stilla vibrant political force in Europe, although the
extent of the role it will, or can,
play is still to be determined.
Ultimately, though relatively
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population, autonomous movements are still a force in their
ability to create an alternative
that encompasses everyday life.
This alternative can speak to the
imaginations of the dispossessed.
It lays the groundwork for future,
possibly greater oppositional
movements as well as providing
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THE UBYSSEY/17 Goodbye
This is our last edit of the year.
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But unless you're graduating, being kicked out
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Remember, Good things are good and Bad
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Say no to bad things.
Now for our last sermon. The Board of Governors is a bad institution. But we will spare you the
left-wing rant and let you examine some ofthe facts
about our BoG.
Here are four of our BoG members and what
they do when they are not looking after our interests according to The Canadian Who's Who.
BoG chair Mr. Peter Brown—Since 1968 Chief
Executive Officer of Canarim investments: Past
chair of B.C. Place, B.C. Development Corp and
Vancouver Stock Exchange.: Director of Breakwater
resources Ltd.; Corona Corp.; Prime Capital; International Cable Casting.
BoG member William Wyman—Chair and director of Pemberton Securities Inc.; B.C. Forest
Products; B.C. Telephone Co.; Finning Ltd; Suncor
Inc.; Yukon and Alaska Rail; Past Gov. Montreal
Stock Exchange; Past Chair Investors Dealers
Assoc; Vancouver Board of Trade; Canadian
Chamber of Commerce.
BoG member Hon. Leslie Raymond—Chair
Vancouver Advisory Board and Donnex Resources
Inc.; Director of Guaranty and Yorkshire Trusts co.:
BoG member Arthur Hara—Chair Mitsubishi
Canada and United Oilseeds products; Director of
Molson companies and Lakeside Farm Industries;
Gov. Business Council of B.C. Past Chair Vancouver Board of Trade.
President Dr. David Strangway—board member
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Sorry for the Marxist approach but we find the
intimate links between the BoG and the business
community disturbing. The policy of appointing
business elites weakens a university's autonomy,
especially when dabbling in the world of business
and commerce as universities are forced to do so
more and more in these days of provincial funding
cutbacks for post secondary education.
March 30,1990
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"The Ubyssey, shit. Still at the Ubyssey," were the first
words to come out of Joe Altwasser's mouth as he lay
beneath a ceiling fan in the humid depths of that cheesy
hotel room, known as SUB 241K..."CUT! CUT!" said
Francis Ford Coppola, "This is a story about war, not a
newspaper - Tm leaving." And so he left, and Franka
Cordua von Specht took up the reins. "I almost have the
same initials," she said, "so that way we don't have to
change the names on those foldy chairs." The crew settled,
Franka cried "Action!." Twangy guitar sounds filled the
air, and Keith Leung chanted at the microphone. "This is
the end...beau-ti-ful friend...the end." As Joe writhed on
the bed, covered in blood, there was a knock at the door.
Continued on page 13
Joe AltMMMr • Franka Cordua-von Specht
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I have been asked to
respond to your article entitled "AIDS fear fanned by
fanatic" (Charles Lugosi,
Feb 27,1990). Physicians at
UBC's Student Health Service have been concerned,
following the publication of
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about the possibility of casual transmission of HIV, the
causative agent of AIDS.
Let me say at the outset
that I think your article was
well written, balanced, and
included a careful presentation of both sides of the issues. Unfortunately, it
would appear that only one
half of the message may
have been received in some
quarters and it might be
worthwhile to address these
issues again.
Dr. Lorraine Day, the
central figure ofthe article,
is an orthopedic surgeon
from San Francisco General
Hospital. To be perfectly
frank, it is almost as inappropriate and dangerous for
her to be getting involved in
issues of epidemiology and
public health as it would be
for me to begin to perform
orthopedic surgery. Her
arguments, unfortunately,
tend to be based on partial
truths and anecdotal evidence. For example it is certainly well known that HIV
has been recovered from
peripheral blood, semen,
saliva, tears, alveolar fluid,
brain tissue, and cervical
and vaginal secretions.
What people like Dr. Day
often neglect to mention
concerning the isolation of
HIV in saliva, for example,
is that HIV could be recovered from only 1 of 71 AIDS
patients, and was present
only in extremely low concentration in the single positive culture, and that the
mere presence ofthe virus in
a tissue or fluid is not sufficient to establish a mode of
HIV transmission. Failure
to consider all the factors
necessary for transmission
beyond the mere presence of
the virus can lead to misper-
ceptions and unnecessary
Much concern has centered  on  so-called  casual
contact, that is the type of
non-sexual personal contact
that might occur in the
household, school setting, or
workplace. First, ofthe over
100,000 cases of AIDS reported in North America to
date, no cases have occurred
in the family member of an
AIDS patient which could
not be explained on the basis
of other established risk
factors. Second, and more
important, a number of prospective studies have monitored several hundred family members or close contacts of AIDS patients and/
or HIV-infected persons for
indications of HIV infection.
Contacts included the sharing of toilets, baths, kitchens, dishes, eating utensils,
combs, toothbrushes, razors, as well as close boy
contact such as hugging and
kissing. Often, family members would clothe, bathe,
and feed persons with AIDS
daily for up to two years or
more. None of these studies
has documented instances
of HIV infection which could
not be attributed to established modes of transmission. In a study of a French
boarding school for chronically ill children where several of the residents with
hemophilia became infected
with HIV, there were no
HIV infections in the 70
non-hemophiliac children
who had been living in close
contact with the HIV-infected hemophiliac children
for more than a year.
The possibility of transmission of HIV by insect
vectors, e.g. mosquitoes, has
also received considerable
attention. Infections that
are actively transmitted by
insects require that a portion of the infecting organism's life cycle take place
within the insect vector.
Since HIV cannot replicate
in mosquitoes, there is essentially no opportunity for
active transmission to occur.
Given hundreds of
thousands and perhaps millions of infected people living in North America, if HIV
could be spread by casual
contact such as via aerosols,
then enough time has
elapsed that untold num
bers of people without established risk factors should be
becoming ill and developing
AIDS rather than the usual
1 or 2 anecdotes that often
form the basis of their case.
When Dr. Day states
that 20 percent of viral lab
workers will get AIDS, she
is either being misquoted or
she is seriously off the mark.
I know of no evidence whatsoever to suggest such an
estimate. There are scores of
HIV viral lab workers
around the country in Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary,
Toronto, and Montreal,
none of whom has been infected with HIV.
The only area where Dr.
Day is on somewhat firmer
ground is with regard to
concerns about accidental
transmission of HIV to
health care workers. Longstanding follow-up of over
1200 health care workers
who were either accidentally stuck with a contaminated needle or were
splashed with contaminated blood has indicated
that about 0.4 percent have
become infected. All the
cases were associated with
an accidental puncture
through the skin with a
needle contaminated with
HIV-infected blood. Interests ngly.ithas been foundin
studies that a significant
proportion of accidents
could have been prevented
with better precautions.
Because ofthe low but nonzero risk with needlesticks,
considerable efforts have
been made at introducing
systems of precautions into
health care settings. Further research must be directed at reducing to as close
to zero as possible the risk to
health care workers.
UBC students who do
not work or study in health
care settings have two and
only two things to avoid in
order to reduce their risk of
AIDS to zero. These are
unprotected sexual contact
and the sharing of needles
used for injecting drugs. In
addition, students who do
work or study in health care
settings should simply follow the system of precautions that has been implemented in the institution.
Concerns about casual contact are ill-founded,
counterproductive and only
serve to create an environment where people who
have been tragically affected by this illness are
shunned and robbed of their
Martin T. Schechter
MD, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Yay, women
The Women's Centre
appreciates the communication that has been generated, ironically, as a result
of the violently discriminatory newsletter of March 14.
In spite of the extensive
history of hatred propagated by this publication,
particularly hatred of
groups targeted have responded with reason rather
than malice. This process of
reconciliation was demonstrated to the Women's
Centre Collective last Monday when three women engineers attended to discuss
the issue, and to offer their
perspective on possible
courses of action and their
consequences. Willingness
to eradicate the stereotypes
that cloak many organizations in this community is
the first step towards real
unity and equality for all
The Women's Centre is
a space where all women can
meet and gain strength and
support as women. I hope
that any and all women
from all faculties and all
ethnic backgrounds will
participate by bringing
their experiences to this pro
woman space—this is a
space for free sharing of
ideas. I also hope that the
links between women will
continue to be made.
This week has been a
healing experience, a journey that empowers rather
than embitters. Hatred and
violence have been the catalysts for this bridge-building: may the connections
made between the women of
this community remain
Linda Shout
Arts 2
Women's Centre
Collective Member
March 30,1990 J_B f I ClCSr
Scow approves
On Wednesday, March 27,
1990 an event took place at the
First Nations Student Lounge
that provided an opportunity for
new understandings between
First Nations peoples and engineering students. The tension was
strong at 12:30 in the room as all
people contained their emotions of
anxiety, fear, anger, hurt and
hope. Within the strength of a
circle about 25 engineering students were welcomed into the
First Nations students lounge
where the following hours proved
to be a very powerful time for new
understandings, regrets and healings. The room was packed.
Our respected elders Chief
Simon Baker of the Squamish
Nation and elder Minnie Croft of
Haida Gwaii opened the meeting
with welcomes, but addressing the
seriousness of the gathering.
Chief Simon Baker opened with a
song from his ancestors and made
us all feel at ease with his warm
humour. The witnesses of the
event were invited to share their
recent history and explain the
impacts of oppression such as the
March 14, 1990 nEUSletter in
their lives. The hurts, the fears,
the anger was expressed but what
I felt the most was the strength of
all who spoke and the respect for
our elders who were present.
Many ofthe engineering students
present stood up and spoke from
their heart as they expressed their
new understandings, their regrets
and their apology for their role in
tolerating past discriminations
within the Engineering Faculty
and for the offensive newsletter. It
was stated that "In a warped way
this has been the best thing to
happen at UBC," as it provided the
confrontation for all to face the
reality of discriminations on campus. It forced us to face each other
as humans as we all take responsibility for change.
There was a general feeling of
Good Will when we all left the
gathering with full stomachs and
the opportunity to meet each other
in the Friendship Dance.
I believe the seeds to something strong were sown, but, as
one of the engineers said, "We've
come a long ways, but we've got a
hell of a way to go."
Beverly Scow
First Nations Students
Lobby liquor board
If your tongue is not in your
cheek, Ed Hewlett, I would like to
answer your letter (Student ponders assigned readings, March 6)
as follows.
Your professor probably assigned you Milton's Areopagitica
so that you could read the famous
passage "I cannot praise a fugitive
and cloistered virtue.. .that never
sallies out and sees her adversary,
but slinks out ofthe race " and
apply it to yourself, before you opt
out of reading that naughty Canadian literature which you will
have to teach your students anyhow, if you follow through with
your goal to become an English
Regan Dixon
Arts 4 (English)
Kurt blew it
Inresponse to Mr. Preinsperg"s
letter (Forgive 'geers March 27),
we feel let down by our elected
representative's spineless attempt to tread the middle ground
without taking a definite stand on
the issue of racism in the nEUSletter of the Engineering Department. He states: "We need to
be careful...that we penalize discriminatory actions rather than
the expression of opinion." What,
Mr. Preinsperg, do you consider a
"discriminatory action" if not the
publishing of what can only be
deemed hate literature? Opinions
are fine; we are all entitled to
them. But what you fail to per-
cieve, Mr. Preinsperg, is that the
expression of these opinions is in
itself an action—in this case very
definitely a discriminatory one.
Perhaps you are unaware, of, or
have forgotten, the power of the
written word. Does the name
Martin Luther ring any bells?
Furthermore, we object to your
referring to the publication of this
crap as the "misjudgement" of a
few engineers, as though it were
an innocent mistake, a harmless
prank. Misjudgement? Try judgement—a judgement of, and an
attack on, an entire people.
Understand also, Mr. Preinsperg, that this judgement by a
few reflects on many; not just all
engineering students, but all UBC
students (yourself included), and
faculty. Are you not outraged that
you should be tainted by this venal
stupidity? Are you not morally
indignant that your fellow students are promoting hatred? Can
you not find it in yourself, in your
capacity as AMS President, to
come up with something stronger
than the unctious, simpering
platitudes delivered in your letter?
As to the question of what, if
anything, should be done in the
way of punishment, we agree that
"financial penalties" are ludicrous, as they punish many for the
actions of a few. So why not punish
the few? How? Simple. Expel
them. Name the names, and kick
them the hell out. Enough is
Anyone who finds this suggestion extreme should bear in mind a
simple truth: racism is wrong and
it is evil. It should not be tolerated
anywhere, especially in an institute of higher learning.
Bradley Dickson   Arts 4
Barbara Haynes    Arts 3
Loretta Roessler Arts 3
Help them
We are the privileged. Most of
us were carefully raised, cared for,
and given opportunities to grow
and learn. Our lives at UBC are
based on our studies, our friends,
and our futures.
For the last school year I have
had the opportunity to do volunteer work at a corrections centre
for young offenders. I've done
some tutoring, and presently I'm
working on helping them get back
into the workplace.
They are victims. Approximately 80% of all young offenders
were abused in their own homes.
The crimes they commit are often
a cry for help from society. They
are locked away where they are
incapable of causing future problems. When they are released they
are even more unable to deal with
society than when they committed
their crimes. They graduate with a
criminal record, making it still
harder for them to find, and fill a
healthy place in society.
They need help to overcome
the circumstances of their lives. If
a few people were willing to give a
few hours a week to: teach them
lifeskills, show them how to find
jobs, and help them with their
schooling, it would not only enhance their lives, but it would
show them that people care.
Ifyou are interested in volunteering some of your time please
call me, and feel free to ask any
questions you may have. I can
usually be reached from 6-10 pm
weeknights at 224-0900, ask for
Steve van Halst
Mech 3
Prof smolders
I am angry and disappointed
at the degree to which my point of
view was so "liberally" misrepresented in your March 9th article
about the "burn incident" that
occurred in the Arts One Building
last week. I can assure you that I
have the deepest regard for all of
my students; "silly" and "irresponsible" are not the sort of adjectives
that I would apply to any of them,
or indeed to anyone. Although J
must admit that, in this instance,
I am sorely tempted to use them as
a description ofthe reporting practices of a certain reporter/editor of
The Ubyssey.
Dr. Susan T. Gardner
Arts One/Philosophy
/ stand by the article, which was
entirely accurate. I can fully document everything that appeared in
the piece.
Franka Cordua-von Specht.
Ed replies
Ed Hewlett (edh' heu'-let): An
irrational, close-minded individual who adheres slavishly to an
antiquated list of do's and don'ts
and refuses to consider any opposing viewpoints, now rare (fortunately).
I don't know where Chris
Brayshaw and James Rowley obtained the above definition, but
they seem to have made it one of
the main factors in their rejection
of my proposal (which, in case
you've forgotten or missed my first
letter, was that students be assigned acceptable alternate readings when they believe it would be
immoral to read the literature
originally assigned). This is all the
more unfortunate because it
means that they have based a
large part of their rejection of the
proposal on a misunderstanding of
my motives (not to mention the
classic debating error, "ad hominem," also involved here).
Contrary to popular belief (or
at least the belief of these two
respondents), I am not at all
"unwilling to consider new ideas."
In fact, one ofthe reasons I submitted my letter to the Ubyssey as
well as the English Department
Head was that I was hoping to get
some thoughtful, constructive
criticism of my proposal. Inlightof
this hope, I was rather disappointed with the respondents' attacks on my close-mindedness.
While I am opposed to being forced
to read explicit descriptions of
sexual immorality (not the mention of it, as Chris misunderstands
me to say), I am quite willing to—
and, indeed, would quite have
enjoyed—discussing the possibility that I might be wrong.
Furthermore, despite James
assertion to the contrary, even my
"most basic assumptions" are open
to challenge. My faith in Christ is
based on reason, as is my desire to
follow his commands in every area
of my life, including my reading.
(It's only reasonable, after all, to
want to do that which will please
the person you love and to not do
those things which will displease
him.) If someone wants to logically disprove these beliefs, I'm
completely willing to hear him out.
If I'm convinced that either my
fundamental or my secondary beliefs are in error, I will gladly alter
my actions accordingly.
My only objection is to requiring me either to act in a way that
would violate a belief that I feel is
still valid or to suffer some sort of
punishment. This, in effect, is
what the current English Department policy does. A student must
either read all the books on a
course's reading list, without any
recourse to substitutions in the
event of encountering a book that
he believes it would be wrong for
him to read, or suffer "the consequences:" i.e., a lower mark, perhaps even a fail. This is particularly unjust in the case of required
courses such as Canadian Literature, which any aspiring English
teacher MUST take. While I personally don't reject all Canadian
Literature as being immoral, a
sufficiently sizable portion of it is
objectionable enough to my moral
beliefs to make the course a serious impediment to my goal of becoming an English teacher.
I'm not sure that James was
thinking straight when he said
that my proposal was reasonable,
but shouldn't become English
Department policy. If the English
Department shouldn't adopt reasonable policies, then what sort of
policies should it adopt, unreason-
ableones? Myproposed solution of
assigning an extra essay in which
the student explains why he
wishes to be exempted from reading an unacceptable book or of
assigning two acceptable readings
in place of every unacceptable one
that a student opts out of is both
reasonable and practical. Let's
adopt it and solve this problem for
once and for all.
Ed Hewlett
Arts (English) 3
Class writes
Dear Dr. Strangway,
Fine Arts 443 this year has
been a study of aspects ofthe contact between British Columbia's
First Peoples and Western society
in the sphere of culture. The racism that has characterized the
history of this contact was dramatized for us by the recent EUS
newsletter. Fundamental to our
activities is the assumption that
honest critical dialogue can be liberating for natives and non-natives alike. A recognition of the
dignity of native people is prerequisite for this kind of exchange
and naturally we condemn the
EUS newsletter, but further, we
feel that the university does not
provide enough courses dealing
with native culture, language and
history nor enough courses that
open up a cross-cultural dialogue,
nor enough encouragement to
students, native and non-native,
to participate in such a dialogue.
This lack of visibility of native
people and native issues on campus reflects and helps perpetuate
an entrenched racism. In an increasingly multi-racial and multicultural society it is the civic responsibility of the university to
lead the way in initiating dialogue
on this and related issues.
Yours truly,
Jana Tyner and
seven other individuals
Display muffs it
For those of us concerned with
the self determination of both the
Palestinian and Jewish peoples,
seeing the display in Sub concourse put on by the Islamic Students for Palestine was very disturbing. One of the hallmarks of
the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
has been the shared tragedy of all
people involved.
The displays showed pictures
of the Intifada without any real
context for the purpose of the display. If it was to let people know
about the brutality of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
strip, it missed its point because it
gave no real information from
Amnesty International or the International Jurists. Both of these
organizations have published detailed accounts of conditions in
these territories. If the purpose of
the Islamic Student Association
was to promote a peaceful or negotiated settlement or solution to the
problem, they also failed.    The
posters displayed only promoted
intolerance and exploited the tragedy to the Palestinian people.
There was no mention of a negotiated two state settlement that
many people on both sides see as
an acceptable solution. Instead,
all the posters displayed the symbol of the organization which depicts the entire map ofthe current
State of Israel. This implies that
the organization wants to deny
Jewish self-determination while
achieving their own.
It is unfortunate that with so
much pain involved in this shared
tragedy, the students who put on
this display did not try to further
the cause of Palestinian self-determination by appealing to higher
moral ground than inflammatory
statements printed across photographs.
It is also unfortunate that the
displays portrayed Israelis only as
brutalizing occupiers rather than
human beings that it is possible to
speak and negotiate with. The
other side is often accused of only
portraying Palestinians as terrorists. It is sad that both sides,
especially while we sit at UBC, so
far away from the conflict, cannot
rise above the propaganda and try
to relate to each other as human
beings with a shared destiny that
can only respect the humanity and
right of both peoples through tolerance, compromise and a mutually negotiated settlement.
Nomi Levin, Arts 4
and 6 others
Kurt blew it #2
Who the !@#$%A&! is Kurt
Preinsperg to sanctimoniously
pronounce on "the good of UBC"?
("Forgive 'Geers, March 27). Preinsperg, through an all-too-familiar acrobatics of liberal logic, converts the Engineer's nEUSlettre
into an "expression of opinion" and
sanitizes the EUS scandal as an
issue of "freedom of expression".
Remember Philip Rushton?
Preinsperg's libertarian
manifesto is riddled with didactic
and dubious assumptions. One illustration: he tells us that the
Charter of Rights and Liberties
(sic, "Freedoms") protects a right
to unrestricted freedom of expression. Well, I don't know how Lord
Preinsperg can know this if the
Supreme Court of Canada itself
hasn't decided what it protects!
Preinsperg's bald assertions about
both the principles and law here
are out in right field.
As neither a woman nor a
Native, how can he presume to
free-speak on behalf of these
groups on a matter as serious as
hate? It's outrageous, particularly
under the banner of "AMS President". Preinsperg, in an Ayn
Rand-ian falsetto, tells us that
"bigotry at UBC must be countered by the voice of reason" (the
traditional libertarian line). Why,
if this is so, does bigotry still
abound in 1990 when reason has
been blithely flapping its lips for
Unwittingly his own best
critic, Preinsperg cites chapter
and verse of the UBC Calendar:
students have a right to "freedom,
within the law [emphasis
mine]...toengageinfull consideration of any opinion...Behaviour
which obstructs free and full
discussion...vitally threatens ihe
integrity of the University's forum." Preinsperg's is a typically
liberal misunderstanding of these
principles. In truth, it is the expression of disadvantaged groups
which is silenced by hate, and with
which we ought to be concerned.
Not the "opinions" of bigots, as El
Presidente would have it. Hate,
such as the nEUSlettre, is the "behaviour which obstructs free and
full discussion [and] threatens the
integrity of the University's forum." Arid yes, the threat is vital.
Put a sock in it, Prez.
Peter Halewood
Grade 3 Law
March 30,1990
On March 14,1990 the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) distributed its weekly
nEUSlettre which has since been criticized as being racist, homophobic and sexist. The
EUS wishes to extend its sincere apologies to all groups and individuals who have been
offended and hurt by this issue.
The members of the EUS believe that UBC should be a positive environment for all
students regardless of gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. The EUS fully
supports UBC's goal of a harassment-free environment. To this end, the EUS strongly
supports the inclusion of human rights issues within the core curriculum of all faculties.
In addition, the EUS supports the anti-discrimination policies and campaigns ofthe AMS.
The response ofthe public toward the nEUSlettre has reminded us of our responsibilities
as members of society and has initiated much discussion and dialogue among
engineering students. This dialogue has been an important educational process and has
forced many of us to examine our standards of what is acceptable in our society. We
believe that the continuation of these discussions will lead to more tolerance and
The EUS would like to join other groups in leading the entire UBC campus towards the
elimination of prejudice in any form. To demonstrate our commitment to this goal we
have taken the following first steps:
• A Potlatch will be organized with the guidance ofthe Native community this
• The EUS will organize and conduct a conference to address the issues of racism,
sexism, homophobia, and all other forms of discrimination.
• An effective editorial review policy will be established.
• More meaningful lines of communication with all campus groups will be
We offer this apology sincerely and hopejt will be accepted by all.
Daren Sanders
Engineering Undergraduate Society
20/THE UBYSSEY March 30,1990


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