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Array THE UBYSSEY
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, September 11,1992
Vol 75, No 2
Anti-discrimination coordinator accuses
AMS of neglecting its responsibilities
by Lucho van Isschot
The AMS has refused to
recognize the efforts of volunteers who are working to address the issue of discrimination at UBC, according to
Nikola Marin, last year's AMS
Anti-Discrimination Committee coordinator.
Marin, who was selected
as the committee's coordinator
by the AMS Selections Committee in February of 1991, is
upset because the AMS has
neglected to pay her the honorarium she was promised.
As coordinator, Marin
worked with the President's
Advisory Committee on Race
Relations and organized video
discussion nights, as well as
other functions.
Marin said, "In this culture, money serves as a symbol
of worth so I think its very
important to ask who gets paid,
and for what.
"Most ofthe people actively
involved in anti-discrimination
work at UBC are or have been
women, and a number, myself
for example, are women of colour. The allocation of funds
toward anti-discrimination
work appears to follow a reactive, rather than a pro-active
pattern."
The Anti-Discrimination
Committee was established in
the spring of 1990—soon after
the controversial publishing of
a particularly offensive engineering nEUSlettre in March of
1990.
And the committee's first
coordinator, Carol Hui, was allocated more than $3,000 by the
AMS to organize the committee's
activities over the summer.
Marin said, "It is curious
that $3,000 was spent on the
Anti-Discrimination Committee
in the year following the EUS
nEUSlettre incident."
Marin said that, initially,
she was surprised to find out
there was an honorarium for
the position at all. But as a person on a student loan, she said
she could have used the money.
"During the final interview,
which happened sometime in
with AMS vice-president Carol
Forsythe, to work out the apparent misunderstanding.
A couple of weeks later, she
spoke with Forsythe, who told
Nikola Marin, coordinator of the AMS Antidiscrimination Committee
the middle of February, 1991,1
was told that I would receive an
honorarium," Marin said.
"I really wasn't doing it for
the money," Marin said. "But I
felt the honorarium was important in signifying compensation
for work that is important.
"The ball park figureof $800
that they gave me would have
worked out to maybe $ 1 an hour,
but receiving a lump sum at the
end ofthe year would have come
in handy."
When Marin went to the
AMS business office in February of 1992 to collect her honorarium, she was advised to talk
her that the AMS would look
into the question ofthe missing
honorarium cheque.
Forsythe investigated the
question of the honorarium, and
found out that no money had
been left aside for Marin.
In fact, according to
Forsythe, there had never been
an honorarium set aside for the
Anti-Discrimination Committee
coordinator.
"I looked it up in the records
and, indeed, they had selected
her to be the Anti-Discrimination Committee coordinator,"
Forsythe said. After research
ing the matter, Forsythe discovered that the Anti-Discrimination Committee was not even an
official AMS committee. And,
as such, she said, the position of
Anti-Discrimination Coordinator was not an official position
either.
"What surprised me was
where the selections committee got the mandate to select
anybody," Forsythe said. "It is
not even in Code and Bylaws—
its not an official position."
Forsythe said she was
baffled that Marin was ever
appointed to an 'unofficial' post
on a committee that did not
'officially' exist.
But Forsythe continued to
look into the matter, and she
contacted Mike Hamilton, who
had been the chair ofthe Selections Committee in February
of 1991.
Hamilton did not remember
whether or not Marin had been
promised an honorarium.
Forsythe said there is no
way ofknowing who told Marin
that she was going to receive
an honorarium.
"She may have been told
[that she was going to receive
an honorarium]. But no paperwork was done, and as a result,
there was no honorarium,"
Forsythe said.
Forsythe said that if Marin
wanted to receive some compensation for the work she did
as Anti-Discrimination Committee coordinator, she, or
someone acting on her behalf,
would have to bring a motion to
council.
Even then, however,
Forsythe said Marin would
probably not be able to get the
honorarium she was promised.
Marin feels that she was
misled by the AMS.
"I feel like I was led down
the garden path," she said. "In
trying to get paid, I have wasted
a lot of my time. It has been very
frustrating."
Committee
was active
in 91-92
During 1991-1992, the
AMS Anti-Discrimination
Committee met regularly.
Soon after being appointed coordinator for the
committee, on February 21 of
1991, Marin had met with
Kogila Adam-Moodley, a faculty representative to the
President's Advisory Committee on Race Relations.
Marin approached Adam-
Moodley because she hoped
the two committees could
work together, from time to
time.
And through to the end of
that school year, Marin exchanged information with
Wendy King, a student rep on
the President's Committee.
"We were liaising with
Wendy King, a student representative to the President's
Advisoiy Committee on Race
Relations," Marin said. "She
came to a couple of our meetings."
Duringhertenure,Marin
coordinated a number of activities for the committee, including the construction of a
wall in the SUB concourse on
which students exchanged
views and opinions about discrimination.
Through the committee,
Marin also helped to coordinate several evening video
presentations-discussions in
the SUB. Advertised around
campus, these were set up as
opportunities for students to
discuss the issue of discrimination with reference to
popular movies.
Money for the wall, and
for the video rentals came out
of the pockets of Anti-Discrimination Committee
members.
3000 years of Musqueam history
by Chung Wong
Archaeological evidence indicates that the Musqueam people
have inhabited the Point Grey
area—ie this campus—for more
than 3000 years.
It was with this evidence that
the Musqueam band declared
territorial rights to Point Grey in
1976, but it was not until July
1991 that their land claim, which
extends to the Greater Vancouver
area and the North Shore, was
officially accepted by the federal
government.
Here is some history the
Musqueam have had with white
people:
•1791 Contact is made with
Spaniards and an artist paints a
portrait of an elder, the oldest
existing picture of the Musqueam.
The Musqueam are also introduced to European diseases which
begin to decimate their population.
• 1792 Captain leorge Vancouver
arrives.
• 1808 Simon Fraser, hopingto find
the mouth ofthe Columbia River,
arrives and records that he has
seen a very large Musqueam village—the largest Native colony he
has ever seen.
• 1820 Fort Langley is built.
• 1849 The Gold Rush lures many
white settlers out West. Their
presence takes a toll on the
Musqueam civilization and many
Musqueam die from the diseases
brought in. In particular, the
passing of many traditions and
responsibilities for survival from
generation to generation is virtually cut off. Many Musqueam have
died and their social structure is
drastically altered.
• 1859 The Royal Engineers are
sent to protect land from a possible American invasion.
Musqueam people at New
Westminster are relocated to the
south shore because colonel Richard Moody believes defense from
the North Shore is best
• 1989 Then-Premier Bill Vander
Zalm is greeted by jeers from
Musqueam people as he introduced the new Pacific Spirit Park
on the Endowment Lands. The
Musqueam used this land for secluded ceremonies and other traditional practices.
There are 800 Musqueam
people living just south of SW
Marine Drive adjacent to the Endowment Lands.
September 11,1992
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2/THE UBYSSEY
September 11.1992 OPINION/NEWS
A perpetual state of consent: how
to preserve the state of contempt
by Frances Foran
You cant expect to explain the
phenomenon of sexual assault in
any depth and breadth in twenty
short minutes.
Sexism is everywhere, after
all, and it's experienced in many
different ways: from catcalls from
the man who sees you everyday
but never gets used to your existence, to the way women are taught
to see themselves through men's
eyes.
But the new AMS movie, A
Perpetual State of Consent, doesn't
even try to unpack it.
On Wednesday night student
council viewed the film, which received a $6000 subsidy from the
AMS, and approved it unanimously. One council representative
said that while she didnt like the
film she voted because "at least
they are doing something" about
assault.
The film is a dramatization of
'date rape' aimed primarily at first-
year students, and possibly high
school students if the distribution
rights are secured, said external
affairs coordinator Marya McVicar.
McVicar, who initiated the
film project with former Film Society director Michael Gazetas, is
also on the president's advisory
committee on Safety for Women on
Campus and the president's advi
sory committee on Hampton Place.
Regardless of who the professed audience is, it's doubtful
that the film will rupture their
assumptions that sexism is normal . For some women, the film will
amplify what we are reminded
constantly-that sexism and assault are the norm. Those who
saw it Wednesday left the screening room seemingly unaffected.
That is precisely why this is a
dangerous film. This is an anti-
rape film that doesn't want to
disturb the social causes of sexist
oppression, doesnt question the
inherent power structure of gender.
Instead, the violation of the
main character, Julie, is framed as
a consequence of'miscommunica-
tion.'
Lawprofessor Christine Boyle,
speaking between the dramatic
scenes, explains that in law, as in
society, there is always a presumption of sexual availability of
any woman in the presence of a
man who wants her.
Given these presumptions
that we all Svant it,' the burden of
proving that we do not want to be
fucked against our will is always
on us, the woman.
In the courts and in popular
opinion it is assumed that women
provoke their own abuse through
their choice of clothes or disobedi
ent behaviour or whatever, so the
responsibility for 'communicating"
non-consent lies with women.
Assault as defined by this film
therefore means that the victim is
at fault for not communicating non-
consent.
The film not only fails to
problematize these presumptions,
but indirectly supports them.
Julie's last words are, "I think he
just misinterpreted something."
The story goes that Julie playfully pours a bucket of water over
Frank's head—and he gets her back
with a hose. They end up together
in the bathroom.
He grabs her and says unlikely
things: "I thought you were
experienced...dont you want me?"
and then rapes her. Frank then
boasts over his "sports report" to
his buddies.
They all commend him except
one male who serves to reassure
the audience that not all men are
rapists, some can overcome everything they have ever learned
about male identity being dependent on the eroticized domination
of women.
The most dangerous aspects
ofthe film's superficial handling of
sexual assault are the comments
of "experts" inserted between the
dramatic scenes.
UBC      counsellor     John
Schnei der comments after the rape
scene that "Frank had bought into
the male myth that any contact is
sexual in nature."
If this is true, that to men
there is no difference between
contact with a willing woman and
ramming oneself into a woman
you've pinned down on the bathroom floor, then it's a wonder that
all men dont rape.
Schneider could have mentioned that contact is also an expression of power: adults feel free
to touch children that don't "belong" to them and men feel free to
'touch' women whether they want
to be touched or not.
Rape is a perfect context to
examine the power relations between men and women, but A
Perpetual State of Consent does
not bother.
Instead, the selected "experts'" insights provide alibis to men for
their abuse of power in rape,
whether they meant to or not. UBC
Sexual Harassment Counsellor
Margaretha Hoek explains that
men and women have two different sets of ideas of what means
"yes' and what means 'no'.
Without saying how these
disparate views came about we are
supposed to presume that they are
a part of sexual dimorphism that
predisposes men to rape.
Another problematic scene
shows Frank recounting his exploits along with a visual portrayal
of his side ofthe story. He touches
ecstatic Julie, her eyes are half
closed and she wears a bovine
smile.
Since the movie does not ask
how and why men learned to ignore what women do, say, and
think, this male world and male
language are made to seem immutable and therefore somethi ng that
we must learn to accommodate by
following a code of'safe,' good-girl,
cautious behaviour.
This is more or less what A
Perpetual State of Consent says.
While it doesn't go as far as prescribing chastity belts or avoiding
•high-risk' places, assault is the
given premise, and the (female)
audience is given a handy-dandy
list of what do to after you get
assaulted.
Resistance is not considered a
possibility.
Neither, of course, is the issue
of male rehabilitation.
It's a simplistic and male-supremacist world view that says its
women's responsibility for getting
men to hear *no' when women say
it. This is the implicit message of A
Perpetual State of Consent, and
it's been around as long as men
have been abusing women.
MP fighting to lift GST from books
by Katharine Came
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Calling the
GST on books and reading materials a "tax on literacy", Liberal MP
Ron Duhamel (St. Boniface) has
begun working on its removal. On
June 5,
DuhamePs private member bill,
Bill C-331, was
debated in the
House of Commons.
"It is bad
policy, bad business and bad
government,"
Duhamel states.
"Bad policy because we have
never had a tax
on reading, few
Western countries do. It reduces literacy.
Functionally illiterate Canadians already cost
the nation $10-11
billion per year."
In terms of
business, the tax
attacks a fragile
industry, causing
loss of jobs, and
the closing of
businesses.
Duhamel
states that some
publishing companies no longer
sell to Canadian
distributors because of the tax
hurdles, while
others have increased prices as
much as 14-19 per cent to counteract the red tape.
He used the example of a technical publication that cost $110 in
the United States, but in Canada
costs $224.28.
"It is bad government because
the government has received thousands of petitions asking for the
removal of this tax, but the government is not listening."
Duhamel is particularly upset at the situation university and
college students are in.
haven't," Duhamel says.
"They have added another six
months interest on student loans,
student ai d criteria hasn't changed
since in 1984, yet the cost of living
has changed dramatically. Student
fees are increasing at alarming
defeated in the House of Commons
has made him even more determined to keep up the fight.
"I am going to resubmit the
bill in slightly altered form, make
sure petitions continue, make sure
letters are written to politicians. I
Returning to school, returning books, returning to line-ups,
"Transfer payments have been
reduced, there is less money for
training and retraining, less money
for research and development.
There is a three percent tax on
student loan.1 that (the government) promisea *« remove and they
JAN FORCIER PHOTO
rates, student debtis skyrocketing
and then we have the GST on books
and reading material. It is becoming increasingly difficult for students to survive in college or university today in Canada."
Duhamel says the bill being
am going to put out a ballot to each
MP asking where they stand on
the bill. I shall continue the fight,
I am not letting up until the tax is
gone."
Carolyn Keeler, UMSU Vice-
President and student advocate,
says it was -ridiculous for the government to put GST on books.
"It's a break in philosophy
where there's no GST on tuition,
but there is on books."
Keeler   does   agree   with
Duhamel's assessment that the
GST on books is a tax
on literacy.
"It does hinder
education."
Conservative
MP Dorothy Dobbie
(Winnipeg South), in
whose riding the University is situated,
could not be reached
for comment. However, during the House
of Commons debates
on the bills, Dobbie
stated "the GST is undoubtedly the key to
strengthening
Canada's economy and
to working out the fiscal problems (of the
past few decades)."
"It is a point of
sale tax on a broad
base and it is a much
fairer way of providing much-needed revenues for all of the
programs and services
that, we want in this
country. One of these
things in particular is
education."
Dobbie also
noted there is a system in place that gives
lower-income Canadians funds to cover the
cost of the GST, and
that the federal government has given the
publishing industry
$140 million to keep the price of
books down.
"The GST is not a literacy issue ... We all support literacy and
the GSTis a fair way to raise funds
for the future prosperity of our
nation."
September 11.1992
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4/THE UBYSSEY
September 11.1992 OPINIONS
Just say no to
constitutional scam
by E. Griffith
The Mulroney Conservatives
are dismantling this country in
two ways: first by handing control of our economy
and resources over to
the US via the Free
Trade Agreement.
Moreover, the substantial constitutional changes they
are proposing will
block the escape route we will
need if we ever produce leaders
with insight and courage enough
to try and get Canada out from
under the thumb of US mega-
corporations.
At a time when Canada most
needs a strong national government to gibe essential federal
powers, veto power over future
constitional changes to the provinces will paralyze our political
machinery, leaving us helpless
before the US, which has always
wanted our territory and resources.
This constitutional scam is
being sold to Canadians under the
pretense of appeasing Quebec. But,
in fact, in 1981, 73 ofthe 75 Quebec MPs voted for the existing
constitution.
Freestyle
Provincially, the only party to
vote against the 1981 constitution
was the separatist Parti Quebecois.
The current crisis is of this
government's own making. Without being shown the actual text of
the deal, we are being called un-
Canadian if we say no. And the
two opposition parties are following along loyally, perfectly in tune
with Mulroney's definition of good
Canadians.
Once again, nobody but
serpartists at the federal level are
speaking against the deal.
It looks like the federal Lib
eral party is actually
supppressing voices of dissent.
Why else would the provincial
Liberal leader Gordon Wilson, an
ardent opponent ofthe deal, feel
compelled to limit the
significant influence he
could have in a 'no' campaign by refusing to
state an official position
of his party?
But even
though the party leaders and media are cooperating
with Mulroney's agenda, there is
still hope. If BC votes against the
package, it is possible that
Harcourt, under the BC legislation that any constitutional
change must be taken to the
people of BC, will have to hold a
separate referendum here, or be
bound by the 'no' vote and refuse
to ratify the deal. If this deal fails,
it coul d bring down the Mulroney
government and the corrupt "opposition" leaders too.
Just say NO! to this second
prong of Mulroney's two-pronged
attack on Canada.
Sifting through the bureaucracy...or, are
you sleeping through it all?
A friend once wrote:
The root ofthe word "bureaucrat" comes from the Old French
word referring to a coarse woolen
cloth, probably a dusty grey one
like what monks wore. It seems
that over the centuries the cloth
came to refer to the desk it was
used to cover, and then the desk
came to refer to the person who sat
behind it. Or, the person is mistaken for a desk. Or the deskmakes
the person, or the person serves
the desk. No wonder all bureaucrats project an aura of mechanical anonymity. TELEREG
TELEREG TELEREGTELEREG.
Welcome to telereg...
As a-matter of fact, the com-
puterizedregistration system here
at UBC, for all the cussing and
gritting of teeth to which we are all
liable to while waiting on the phone
until aline is free, is a vast
improvement over the ridiculous human chains
which used to snake like
embarrassing conga lines
through the halls of the
admin building.
Isn't it wonderful now that we
can lean over to the other side of
the bed (without even getting up!),
pick up the phone and, over a
steaming cup of Java, press the
touch tones and—BIFF! KAPOW!
KRACK!—we rip through the once-
stressful, mind-harrowing process
of registering for what used to be
cheap education.
Ahhhh, yes...this is the sweet
life, we say, draining that last delicious drop, tasty sugary, and we
relish the experience with a nonchalant yawn, and stretch before
collapsing back to sleep, still hung
over from the never-ending series
of end-of-the-summer bashes.
Now, just hold on a sec.
Have you ever wondered who
the voice on the other end of the
phone\modem actually belongs to?
Or, di d you ever wonder why it
is al ways a woman's voice on there?
Who comes up with this stuff,
anyway? Picture a roomful of market strategy types (men, most
likely), in loosened ties, pinstripe
shirts and suspenders like Michael
Douglas in Wall Street, sitting
around smoking fat stogies, twirling pencils, going:
"Okay, concept works. Practical, cheaper than hiring all those
phone people, succinct—"
"Looks like a wrap, Let's call
in the clients and cash this baby
in—"
"What about the voice? Howzat
gonna come across?"
"Okay, uhhh...gotta be a
woman, first off—"
"Whyzat? Why don't we use a
guy, like when you call a number
and this man comes on and says,
"We're sorry. The number you've
reached is no longer in service."
Punctual, peppy, socks it to ya."
"I don't like it. Too alienating.
Not, uh, soothing enough."
"So what, something more
sultry, like a Kim Basinger?"
T^Jo, I picture athirty-oddyear
old woman, secretary, married,
pleasant phone manners, glasses
on a chain, afghan wool sweater,
you know, fielding the calls. No
backtalk, but polite."
"Okay, that's it, call in
Strangway, ifs cash cow time."
These men are talking about a
computer program.
Or, alternately, no debate at
all.
But we sit in bed, on the other
end ofthe simulated, female voice,
and we do our bit. We hang up,
satisfied, without—perhaps—giving the slightest thought to the
fact that the last ten minutes have
been spent taking orders from a
machine, one that we are supposed
to imagine is a person, not a faceless—yet female—bureaucrat.
That word again. The very
word has become a catchword for
everythi n-j that we hate most about
the WORL£> OF BUSINESS.
You wouM be a fool to deny
that you have tver bitched about
the unscalable w^lls, the lines of
red tape, meaningless paperwork,
the bogey-person ofthe office.
But have you ever REALLY,
ever, thought about WHY it represents to us such a nemesis? After
all, where would we be without all
the miles of computer printout,
stacks of transcripts, paycheques,
memos, obscene faxes, photocopies,
daisy wheels?
ANSWER: a) still in bed; b)
utopia; c) heaven
WecannotdestroytheB word.
It is, for whatever it is worth, here
to stay, as long as we are willing at
least to layferound in bed and punch
numbers on the phone to a woman
who is not really a woman, and not
even a person, although we are
presumed to believe that if it actually were a person it would, in
fact, be a woman, and we do whatever she/he/it tells us to do.
Bureaucracy is a self-fulfilling curse, and complain as
we may, we preclude its
existence every time we
call Telereg, or a disconnected number, OR EVEN
A-FRIEND'S ANSWERING MACHINE:
"HELLO...I    REPRESENT (persons x, y and z).. JUNJJ
YOU'RE  LISTENING TO A
MACHINE...WE LISTEN TO
MACHINES ALL THE TIME AND
DON'T EVEN THINK TWICE
ABOUT IT...SO DONT FIGHT
IT...TALK TO THE MACHINE."
What do you do? Leave a message? Hang up in total frustration?
Whatever our reaction, our
attitude may be toward the
monolith of "B" which raises its
faceless, sexist, presumptuous
head whenever we need to do
anything of significance, we can
neither deny its exi stence nor turn
our backs on it, lest we wish to live
without phone, power, taxpayers'
employment and, of course, higher
education.
We can, however, stay awake
long enough to put the voice on
hold, put down the coffee and try,
however in vain it may be, to put a
face on the voice behind the machine.
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AIDS benefit raises awareness.
by David Kootnikoff
I have to admit that I was expecting the Aids Awareness Benefit     to be
full of ominous foreboding, apocalyptic overtones and performers applauding themselves for doing a benefit for such an important cause.
I waB wrong.
It was a hoot.
BENEFIT
Summerfiair '92
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
September 6
Everyone was so blown away that by the end of the evening, there was
talk of doing another benefit.
All ofthe performers were local and indicative of our thriving cultural
community.
The opening act, "Moscow Fish" performed their refreshing blend of
street-wise acoustic rock and were received warmly by the audience. Li Be
Birkett has one ofthe most soulful sounding voices around, no doubt
acquired from the band's frequent busking.
After their four songs, Rick Lewis, a physical comedian, did his routine,
frequently calling on people from the audience to be the object of humour.
Without uttering a word, this man was able to pull laughter from the most
unexpected circumstances. At one point, he took a man's shoe, ran to centre
stage, bowed down to it, and then drew a long whiff, wearing a Cheshire
cat-like smile. Yup. And I laughed.
Next Thomas McCay, a North Vancouver poet/songwriter accompanied
himself with Mb keyboard and filled the Bet with insightful songs about
people living in Vancouver streets. He was kinda like Dr. John meets Tom
Waits. Anyhow, his Bong, "The Watchman" left this reporter wordlesB.
The evening's most unique and interesting act, Barbara Bourget, a
choreographer/dancer was next, The hall went dark and Bourget assumed
the floor, her body painted in white. For the next twenty minutes, she
performed her own choreographed "Impending Death" with awesome power
and beautiful form. I couldn't help but feel that it was mistitled considering
all the passion and life that she displayed.
Dr. Pete, from the CBC's, "AIDS Diary" summed up the atmosphere of
the show. Rather than give what he called his AIDS 101 Lecture, he put on a
"performance" piece by placing a bed cover over himself and assuming the
particular shapes ofthe HIV virus. It was a lesson learned with laughter.
And the exuberant sense of humour with which he battled AIDS was
inspirational.
After the break, the creative calibre was maintained by performance
artists Jacques Lalonde and Jennifer Copping, Their educational set based
on an accelerated boy-meets-girl story was fun and campy.
Julie McGeer, a local folk singer, was next. Her melodic songs were
underscored with her Btrong, rhythmic guitar playing and beautiful voice.
She turned the crowd into a foot tapping ensemble.
The final act, Memory Day, unfortunately played to a sparse audience;
the show by this time was running an hour late and most people were up
and gone. Too bad for those who left because Memory Day put on a tight set
of bright roots-orientated pop that got people up and dancing.
The M.C.'s for the event, Denalda Williams and Christine Lippa, were
brilliant and outrageous; between each act they put on mini performances
(At one point dressing a zucchini in a condom) that kept the show intimate
and fun*
Organizer and stage manager, Delanne Reid, expressed a bit of
disappointment about the low attendance, but was satisfied that enough
money had been raised for The Vancouver Meals Society. The over-all
atmosphere of the event was welcoming and had a genuine community feel
toit.
Thafs the Aids Awareness I left with; we need to offer support to those
who are living with the disease, while welcoming eveiyone to become part of
the solution.
by Angelique Augereau
The path to honour in this movie is found not by climbing one of the
highest mountains on earth but by finding it within oneself to cherish
another human life.
K2 is a story of the search for the ultimate climb to the top
ladened with incredible stunts, beautiful scenery
FILM
K2
Famous Players
and a few good laughs along the way.
Michael Biehn plays Taylor, a playboy lawyer who always
manages to get his own way. His search for new challenges gets him
in with a team of expert climbers willing to risk their lives to conquer
the ultimate peak. He brings along his best friend Harold (played by
Matt Craven) who doesnt seem to have quite the same skill and
physical endurance but who nonetheless has the same need to prana
himself and feel the exhilaration of conquest.
The two of them along with a billionaire, Mr. Cla-g
finances the journey, a couple of other experienced/
^orn who
;limbers and
many porters hired in a little village close to the mountain head off on
the long voyage to the top coming across many unexpected occurrences along the way.
The movie, directed by Frank Roddam astounds one with all its
stunts and scenery. The crew members and conditions in which they
filmed resembled more a real expedition than a movie set. The real
heros of this movie were no doubt the stunt persons who took endless
risks just to make everything ever so realistic. The snow was real and
the wind cold, just as it appeared on film. The Far East and the top of
Whistler made no exceptions weatherwise for this unrelenting crew.
Fortunately all the hard work certainly paid off, for this movie is one
of a kind, exceptionally well done; so much so that one becomes
completely lost in the trials and tribulations of being 28,000 feet up
with barely any oxygen to fill the lungs.
The movie finds its way to the action a little clumsily with a few
coT^.--Tir.T7TriiTtV-^--.-rA«-couple of overly long scenes but once the
with adrenalin,
deserving two hours of your
as Taylor says, "for
climbing begins the movie runs
K2 is certainly a well made mov1
honour and grace."
'Festival' no longer'Fringe'.
by Jody Unger and Steve Chow
The first Vancouver Fringe festival began eight
years ago in a small theatre at 6th and Main
called the Runt Gallery.
The 1992 version of the Fringe—artistic
director and Festival producer Joanna
Marrata's miracle-opened last nighty with a
THEATRE
Fringe Curtain Raiser
Tabernacle Heritage Building
September 9. 1992
; spirited performance of an excerpt from A
Funny Requiem for Sir Jonathan Swift, by
Moscow's Igi'oky theatre company.
j At the Curtain Raiser of the 1992 Fringe
Festival, the risque air, and community
' essence characteristic of previous Vancouver
' Fringe Festivals was punctuated with a true
! sense of accomplishment. As Marratta proudly
exclaimed in her greeting to the many patrons
i and volunteers who attended the wine and
i cheese party, "the Fringe has come a long
I way."
! Predicted to be "the best Fringe ever" by
i general manager Harry Hertscheg, this year's
I Fringe features a remarkable array of 100 local
and international groups performing over 500
: innovative pieces in ten venues that spot the
j Mount Pleasant area.
And along with this year's dynamic
poetry, is the reverence and beauty ofthe
newly-leased Tabernacle Heritage Building on
East 10th and Quebec street. With more
character than the "old shack" on the other
side oI'Main street, the new site will serve as a
comfortable 350-scat venue, central box office,
performer and volunteer lounge and the centre
for audience information.
As publicist Alma Cekclis suggests, the
vision of Fringe 1992 is "rekindling the real
festive spirit," bringing an audience together ir
performances that range from "hot, hot, hot"
cabarets to the cool style of performance poets.
Since none ofthe plays is juried or
censored, Vancouver's Fringe carries an air of
coupled with an accessibility to art unavailable
elsewhere.
Of course, the continued success and
popularity ofthe Fringe is due to the services
of many "behind-the-scenes" individuals with a
lesser profile than Maratta and her Board of
Governors.
A variety of tasks, from poster campaigns
and merchandising to the promotion of AIDS
awareness, arc handled by a group of over 400
individuals who support the Vancouver theatre
scene with their lime and effort.
Volunteers come from all ages, classes and
occupations, all sharing a common interest in
exploring and promoting the provocative
avenues of theatre and the ails.
Under the neon sky.
by Lilian Au
Steve Burgess' studio sits under the electric sky of neon signs that illuminate the streets of Vancouver at night.
The fluorescent colours that reflect from neon signs serve as Burgess' paints which are captured on a canvas of
film.
Combined with unusual objects, such as a hollow glass head and coloured foil, the effect is a stunning kaleidoscope of vibrant colours.
Burgess' photographs look like proofs from a cat-scan of a patient in need of some serious medical attention.
Other photographs depict ordinary objects assuming an entirely different function or identity.
A tube of toothpaste squirting goldfish or a faucet pouring juice out of a red bell pepper are just some ofthe
surreal images he has managed to capture on film.
Unlike some artists, Burgess does not live on a steady diet of Kraft's macaroni and cheese.
Burgess, who works as an announcer at 14 CFUN radio, started taking scenic postcard pictures as a hobby
fourteen years ago. He soon became bored with that genre, and decided he wanted to shoot pictures that were a bit
different.
1 like to take familiar objects and put them in unfamiliar contexts so you see them differently," Burgess said.
In his car trunk, where Burgess stores his tools ofthe trade, are orphaned coasters that wouldn't be caught
dead on anyone's coffee table, colourful hair twisters, salad bowls, opera masks, tacky ornaments regularly featured
on the Home Shopping Network, ribbons, hollow glass heads, Mylar sheets, and a bridge table.
For his goldfish photographs, Burgess uses dead goldfish or "floaters" donated by pet store owners.
According to Burgess, one customer was quite outraged because she thought he killed the fish used in his
photographs. Burgess says he wants his photographs to elicit a reaction, whether negative or positive, and to make
one stop and think.
"I wouldn't presume to tell someone what to do with their art so long as it isnt harming anybody. I dont think
ifs enough to say you're harming me because Tm offended," Burgess said.
According to the photographer, the type of people who purchase his art seem to be somewhat like the artist
himself. They're adventurous and daring and like artwork that is different with a bit of humour to it," he said.
When he's shooting pictures under neon signs at night, Burgess says he tends to attract the attention of a lot of
security guards, Japanese tourists, and the occasional bus driver. Burgess can sometimes be found working under
the red and blue neon signs of Lancaster Medical Supplies on west Broadway or the Canada Gift House on Alberni
street.
"On west Broadway, there is this bus driver who jumps out of his bus all the time and yells, 'What are you up
to tonight?* Hell chat with me for three to four minutes despite having some passengers stranded on his bus,"
Burgess recalled.
Burgess' photographs are featured at the following galleries: A.CE.(Arts Crafts Eccentricities) on Commercial
street, Smash on Cordova street, and Andrighetti on west 2nd avenue.
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by David Kootn ikoff
Urban folk music? Hmmm...could
this be that sound I heard the other
day on Granville Street wafting up
from the dusty throat of a busker?
Maybe...but it's also a term that has
been attached to artists like Billy
Bragg, the Pogues, Spirit ofthe
West, and this summer's Folk Fest
sensations, Ani DiFranco and the
Barely Works. What these artist
share is...urn...a tradition—punk
CONCERT/INTERVIEW
Pete Morton
August 30
Vancouvei- Museum
Remember that stuff? No? Well,
once upon a time there were four
guys from Queens (or some place like
that) with three chords, one time
signature, and bowl cuts that made
John Lennon look like Friar Tuck.
So, America being the home of
family values and fairy tales, they
became the brothers Ramone and reinvented rock n' roll. Then along
came this English yobbo named
Johnny Rotten (imagine Howdy
Doody playing the lead in A Clockwork Orange) and punk rock was
born. Got it?
Since those days it has changed
a bit; slamming has been replaced by
reeling, nihilism by socialism, and
punk has adapted to become, well, a
living tradition.
For many, punk has offered the
same kind of genuine feeling that the
blues offered to youths during the
60s; however, unlike classic rock,
punk is alive and well. This may be
due to its ability to absorb new forms
and embrace older ones without
losing its edge. Hence, the new brand
of punk-inspired folk that has
emerged in the past decade sounds
unique and belongs to the generation
that has cultivated it.
Enter Pete Morton from
Leicester, England. He is the latest
urban folkie to kick some life into the
tired canon of folk standards, while
adding his own great originals.
Rather than raise the ghost of Sid
Vicious, Morton mixes strictly
traditional forms of folk with the
"vim and vitriol" of punk. The results
can be heard on his three stunning
releases, "Frivolous Love", "One Big.
Joke" and this year's "Mad World
Blues" (available at Festival Records
or Black Swan).
He's been to Vancouver a few
times during the last four years, but
I just caught, him back in February
at the Winter Roots Music Festival.
Dressed in red jeans, red hightops,
and t-shirt, he looked more like a
skateboarder who'd lost his way to
the Cretin Hop than a stirring
performer of traditional and original
songs. The song was "Another Train"
from his 1988 release, "One Big
Joke."
Pete is a singer/guitarist with a    j
rare ability to lift an audience with a
subtle phrase or turn of melody.
When I heard he was returning for a
show on August 30 at the Vancouver
Museum, I belched out a loud "Gabba
Gabba Hey" and immediately
reserved my ticket.
Due to the Indy screaming
around town and other folk conceits
going on, the crowd was pretty small
but it didn't seem to effect Pete's
performance. After the show I got the
chance to talk with him and he
admitted that his ability as a
performer was his greatest strength.
He appeared a bit road-weary at
times but he never let the distance
between the audience and stage
too large.
He punctuated his two sets with
amusing stories about his hometown
and the origins of songs, which kept
the energy moving al a pace that
most bands would envy. By the third
song, "Vim and Vitriol", written by
his friend, Mike Willoughby, I was
ready to trash the red plush interior
ofthe auditorium in search of room
to pogo. I mean, here was this "folk
singer" doing a "folk song" lamenting
the sacrilege and sell-out of Johnny
Rotten changing his name back to his
original one. To hell with the
constitution or royal infidelity, this
was a genuine issue.
He followed that with an older
song of his own, "Mahatma Gandhi
and Jesus" for his overly self-
righteous father with fascist
tendencies: "Mahatma Gandhi and
Jesus got the same blues as you/
Trying to live out the obvious and
getting nothing back but bad news."
(Sound familiar, dad?)
In the same interview, Pete
ranked his ability as a songwriter
second to his ability as a performer.
And unlike recent releases by Billy
Bragg (someone he suggests
comparisons to) Morton tackles
specific social issues with clarity and
eloquence. In his own "Kurdistan"
and "Malnutrition at Standing kock "
his rich, expressive voice captures
both his anger and compassion. Both
songs come from his current release
"Mad World Blues." "Malnutrition"
makes an embarrassing reference to
Vancouver, where Pete saw a Native
man lying "Drunk in some gutter on
the streets of Gastown."
During his set, he referred to
the Penguin Book of English Folk
Songs. His respect and admiration
for older folk singers like Martin
Carthy and Buffe Sainte-Marie shone
through in his versions of traditional
songs like "Katie" and "John
Barleycorn." The latter song, which
dates back hundreds of years, is
about a man who remains the
"strongest one at last" after suffering
hardship and toil. This is typical of
the way in which Pete approaches
[traditional songs with the raw
emotion he exercised in his early,
days playing in punk bands.
"It is What it Is," his hilarious
spoof on Gurus and philosophers who
people, turned the crowd into a
chorus of back-up singers; "He said it
is what it is/No matter what you say
it is/No matter what you think it is/
He said it is what it is."
About his tendency to assume
characters to tell a story he said; "I
don't like to expose myself loo
much...it's a way of writing fiction, I
suppose."
Towards the end ofthe show, in
"Water from the Houses of our
Fathers" this theatrical oualitv of his
clay/But they lost all their value so I
gave them all away." Assuming
different pcrsonas allows Morton to
comment on the superficial complexities oflife from the position of
someone who's seen il all.
When I asked him to comment
on the connection tinlwucn mint n,,,-"
folk he emphasized that neither one
distinguishes or separates the stage
from the audience: "When you're up
there on stage you're just one ofthe
people shouting the loudest...when il
gets separated and business-like,
'that's when the sell-out happens"." As
ja musician he admitted he was at his
jweakest—but therein lies another
(similarity between folk and punk;
technical skill didn't stop the
Ramones from re-writing rock n' roll
with three chords, nor did it prevent
(peasant labourers from using their
|voices to record their history when
|time as well as instruments were '
;precious commodities.
j Pete Morton has his feet in both
itraditions and he is one "urban
jfolkie" who doesn't need a soap-box to
[be heard; he's the guy in the crowd
'shouting the loudest.
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Bob goes to the Pit.
by Ian Lloyd
I had never actually seen Bob's Your Uncle live, I had heard the music and seen the
pictures but had never experienced the performance.
I, along with the rest ofthe Pit crowd, was treated to a show of a musical nature, the
first band to appear at SUB-sonic night at the Pit.
MUSIC
Bob's Your Uncle
September 10
SUB Auditorium (The Temporary Pit)
Hearing so much about Sook Yin-Lee and friends, it was a treat to see them in
person.
I had no idea that a toy piano could be used so effectively as a musical instrument—
the wooden train whistle also added a nice touch.
As the show progressed, the crowd spread from the corners ofthe ballroom to fill the
floor—luckily no one stepped on me. The crowd of not-so-regulars danced to such classics
as: "Stray Dog", "Tip ofthe Iceberg", and "Hong Kong Cafe."
The SUB Ballroom, Pit Pub, aka UBC Senior High, slammed to the "Spiderman"
cartoon theme song done reggae-style, with a dash of thrash for good measure.
Through the slamming, lights and props, Yin-Lee was trying to deliver a message.
I'm not sure people got it—maybe it was the rotten hops and barley they drank.
The snake and apple mural, the anti-Vietnam song and the barking; these are the
things I took home. After such exposure, I hope the others who attended took home more
than a T-shirt and the free comic book that came along with the show.
It isn't very often that we get all these things for the price of cover.
6/THE UBYSSEY
September 11,1992
September 11,1992
THE UBYSSEY/7 WANTED:
SAC Security
SAC Security is responsible for the security of SUB.
Shifts are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights.
Application forms are available in SUB 238 and must be
handed in by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 18,1992
to SUB 238.
For more information, contact the Director of Administration, Caireen Hanert (SUB 254) at 822-3961.
111!
T-birds all set for Shrum Bowl
by Stan Paul
The UBC Thunderbirds football team will be carrying a lot
of momentum as they head into
the Shrum Bowl on the 16th.
The Shrum features cross-
town rivals SFU Clansmen against
the T-Birds.
UBC now carries a 2-0 record,
after beating out the CWUAA perennial powerhouses Calgary Di-
nosaursandManitobaBisons. The
Bisons and the Dinosaurs were
expected to finish 1 and 2 in the
now seemingly tough Canada West
Conference.
However, the annual Shrum
event has favoured the Clan with
the last three victories and an
overall series lead of 8-6-1.
"They're a good football team,
loaded with players," T-birds head
coach Prank Smith said.
"They're among the tops in
their division. It should be a good
game."
SFU have their own tougl
competitors down south in the
National Association of Inter-Collegiate Athletics. Key to SFU's offence is highly rated quarterback
Dino Bucciol who racked up a total
of 1700 total yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
He has excellent support from
fullback Bruce Reid and tailback
Rick Walters with 13 touchdowns
and 4 touchdowns respectively.
The strength of UBC's offence
is in the hands ofthe team. Multi-
faceted Mark Nowotny should provide another solid performance as
tight end, place kicker and punter.
Nowotny kicked the game-winning
24-yard field goal in the last quarter against the Bisons last Saturday.
Nowotny's supporting crew
are at centre with Troy Hardwick,
and offensive tackles Gary Spaan
and Mike Williams. Receiver, Peter Poka, another senior, should
provide relief for Nowotny against
SFU's defence.
Thought Voulost Us!
Net A Chance
The Pit has moved up to the S.U.B. Ballroom
just for the month of September!
Ves, thats right. While the pit is being
updated we have moved to the Ballroom,
located on the second floor of
The Student Union Building
Drop by for the same great fun times
that the Pit is known for.
See you soon
Hours
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Sunday 12pm to 11pm
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THE UBYSSEY/9 EDITORIAL
Broaden your horizons...
People who complain about why things never get done always seem to be those who
are sitting on the couch watching TV when people are needed to help. And people are
always needed to help.
You live a relatively comfortable lifestyle and take much from your community, but
how much do you ever give back to it?
Community service is a positive, rewarding experience. Volunteering can be enjoyable
and yes, even enlightening.
There are many organizations around that need your help. You won't earn money
volunteering, but you'll notice your horizons are immediately broadened.
This gaining of valuable perspective can't be appraised, can't be described; only you
can experience the pleasure of knowing that you, the one who got off the couch, did
something.
Here's a list of organizations where you might want to start your search for places to
volunteer.
Roots of Resistance 822-2301
A coalition of groups of people of colour in a struggle to end racism.
Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre
875-6011   Crisis
875-1328   Business
Operates a 24-hour rape crisis line and couselling centre.
Young Moms' Drop-In Centre 683-2531
Offers support and information to young mothers.
Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Centre 684-5307 Business Line
684-6869 Info/counselling Switchboard
Provides legal advice, education and a meeting place.
Adult Literacy Contact Centre 684-0624 or 1-800-663-1293
Provides info about literacy programs in BC.
AIDS Vancouver 687-5220 office
687-2437 help-line
Provides education and counselling.
Vancouver Persons With AIDS Society       683-3381
Offers referrals and support for people who are HIV positive.
BC Human Rights Coalition 872-5638
Offers a forum for people interested in human rights.
UBC Legal Clinic 822-5911
UBC Law students provide free legal assistance.
Gay and Lesbians of UBC 822-4638
Info, support, counselling for students.
Anti-Apartheid Network 736-7678 or 731-0041
A group working towards the realization of social justice in South Africa.
BC Coalition for Abortion Clinics 669-6209
Working towards the establishment and funding of
abortion clinics in Vancouver and elsewhere.
Food Bank 689-3663
Centralized food distribution service to those in need.
BC Organization to Fight Racism 594-4006
Provides anti-racism education.
Battered Women's Support Services 687-1868 Business
687-1867 Counselling
Provides info and support to women who are, or have been, in an abusive
relationship.
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You know these people; they're trying to save the planet.
This is a calling to all you lazy, cynical, depressed boneheads who talk about
everything and do nothing. Change this: get active, help others and at the same time help
yourself.
People have to sleep here (Broadway & Houston, NYC-Sept. 1992)
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theUbyssey
September 11,1992
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater Society of the University
of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
university administration, or of the sponsor. The editorial office is room 241K of the Student
Union Building. Editorial Department, phone 822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-
9279.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of
Canadian University Press
This Thursday evening, The Ubyssey staff meeting commenced with an animated
discussion regarding PRACTICAL magic for modern day occultists. Yukie Kurahashi revealed that
she was gifted with the talent to sense out the incredibly surreal and the supernatural. Following
her lead, Lucho van Isschot and Philippe Tierney (both former UFO investigators) went on a
journalistic expedition for a promised sighting ofthe infamous "Purple Love Cow" (aka Vache Violet
d'Amour). Frances Foran in her sky-blue pink thinking robe led the soon-to-be new age poets Paula
Wellings and Denise Woodley in a meditative exploration of their inner...well, their inner
something. Steve Spencer, Martin Chester, Steve Chan and Nicole Howard, oblivious to the
happening scene, were busy fighting over which pieces were missing from Mr. Potato Head. This
heated discussion was taking place under a desk in the office to avoid the anguished pacing steps
and lunatic semi-conscious ravings of Samantha Green, whose Karma (incidentally) seemed to
disturb everyone's mindspace. It especially disturbed Miranda Alldritt and Sage Davies who were
actually WORKING!! Because they got kicked out ofthe office, Stan Paul, Jan Forcier and Don Mah
were sharing a spiritual moment of transcendent ritualistic jumping up and down and screaching,
"tveeshwoc, tveeshwoc". Steve Chow realized that the letters in "tveeshwoc* were a spoonerism of
his name and felt honoured. Chung Wong, Ela3ine Griffith, that Andrew guy who isn't Steve and
Jimmy Mitchell, angered that someone got to Mr. Potato Head before them, amused themselves by
contorting their faces into unbelievable and horrifying expressions. You'll be glad to know that
although Lilian Au slapped them on the back, their faces did not freeze. Steve Chan and Ian Lloyd
were astonished to discover Jody Unger, beck bishop, Angelique Augereau and Cheryl Niamath
busy reading each other's fortunes in the tea leaf, burrito, spilled beer, M & M and jalpeno pepper
debris found on a back corner table ofthe Gallery lounge. Judy Lee and Dianne Rudolf, Karaoke
Queens extraordinaire, were frantically searching for Ted Young Ing and Meezan Eglen to belt out
their favorite ABBA hits. They, however, were nowhere to be found. Disgusted by the situation of
obvious unenlightenment in the SUB building, the Terrible Two escaped out ofthe back entrance
and walked smack into the (you guessed it) Purple Love Cow. Watch for it in parking lots near you
Editors
Frances  Foran •   Samantha  Green
Yukie  Kurahashi
Lucho  van   Isschot   o   Paula Wellings
Letters
Clash of the
socialists
On August 14th, six
supporters ofthe Trotskyist
League were physically assaulted by several dozen
members of the International Socialists at Ryerson
Polytechnical Institute in
Toronto. The occasion was
an ostensibly public meeting
of the I.S. entitled "After
Communi sm, Whaf s Left for
Socialism?" As the T.Lers
approached the door to the
meeting, their way was
barred by LS. members under the direction of York
University professor David
McNally. When our members loudly protested their
exclusion from the meeting,
the LS. attacked.
Our comrades were
seized, thrown to the floor,
and choked. LS. "marshals"
ignored a frenzied order from
McNally to throw one T.Ler
down a flight of stairs; instead they dragged our
member down and threw
him through the exit. Asmall
woman T.Ler was subjected
to particularly misogynist
brutality, as she was
slammed crotch-first against
The Utyssey wslcxmes letters on any issue. Letters nust be tvped and are not to exceed 300 voids in length. Cintert which is judged to be libelous, harcpfrbic, sexist, racist or factually incorrect will
not be published. Please be ccncise. Letters may be edited for brevity, but it is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grarmatical mistakes. Please bring than, with identification,
to SUB 241k.  Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
a double door divider. Within
minutes, the venue was
crawling with city cops,
called by the I.S. to protect
their meeting from the reds.
The I.S. are feelingtheir
oats in the imperialist "New
World Order" as they seek to
trade on their long-time anti-
Communist credentials.
Against the Soviet Red Army
in Afghanistan, the I.S.
supported the Islamic-fundamentalist Mujahedin who
slaughtered school teachers
for the "crime" of teaching
girls to read. In Poland they
hailed the clerical-nationalists and anti-Semites of
Solidarnosc who today preside over the immiseration
of Polish workers to eradicate women's rights, especially abortion. And the I.S.'s
reaction to Boris Yeltsin's
pro-capitalist counter-coup
in Moscow was to exult that
"Communism has collapsed".
The International Socialists peddle the imperialist lie that communism is
dead. The Trotskyist League
is living proof that it ain't so.
Thafs why the I.S. substitute the fist for the brain to
try to silence our views. It
won't work.    But their
methods should tell you more
about them than a thousand
issues of their paper.
Nevin Massing
UBC Trotskyist League
Club
The Ubyssey
shouldn't be!
There is a rhythmic biweekly occurrence at our
university. One of volatility,
anger, disgust, and controversy. We the students have
come to know it as the
Ubyssey, our student-run,
student-funded, student-
read outlet of left-wing
thought, radical feminism,
homosexual militancy, eco-
warrioring, and any other
anti-establishment interest
that you can think of. This
rag of sorts is published in
mass quantities and distributed to the student
population to represent the
views ofthe few, namely the
left.
The Ubyssey is even a
self-declared bastion of left-
wing propaganda (it says so
in the column next to what
they, the editors, daringly
name an editorial). The
Ubyssey goes way back in
the university's history,
however, in my few short
years here at UBC, it has
always held the same ideology and militancy. All ofthe
articles produced cater exclusively to the propagation
of socialist centralized
thought. This paper intentionally voices itself as the
view ofthe student, it must
as it is paid for by the student. However, it does so
without consulting the student for their views.
Freedom of speech and
expression is something that
these folks at the editorial
board ofthe paper hold close
to their hearts when defending their right to write
on whatever and however
they choose, as they rightfully should. Nevertheless,
they seem to put this universal right aside when they
attempt to change the way
you and I think by insisting
on, implementing, and supporting Political Correctness
throughout the campus.
Political Correctness is the
same line of thought and
mentality that brings terms
like "vertically challenged"
instead of "short" to the lips
of people everywhere, as the
latter would somehow be
termed as too offensive. It
also propagates affirmative
action programs that would
rather have someone hired
for a job not on the basis of
suitability and qualification
for a particular position, but
on the basis of colour, creed,
age, or sex in order to meet
certain quotas, which is
definitely wrong and goes
against moral sensibility.
The socialist view point
held by the editors is not
that held by the overwhelming majority of the
student population who are
forced to pay for the propagation of these views through
their student fees levied by
the Alma Mater Society. The
senseless system that put
these people on pillars that
disenable right-minded
people to break into the
editorial board must be
toppled. The left have secured a sure voice for their
views and that voice must be
suffocated. Not because they
do not have the right to say
what they say, on the contrary, because they are
funded by the students
whose views they do not
represent.
All transfers of monetary funds or other capital,
money payments, use of facilities, etc., should be revoked and reduced to the
status that any other organization ofthe AMS has. The
only paper that should be
published by the AMS is one
that represents the views of
the majority of its members
and produces materials that
are useful and of interest to
that group. Instead, until
this is done we must settle
for this illegitimate publication of leftist opinion as the
campus paper to which we
are forcibly made to subscribe. One that "does not
necessarily represent the
views of the Alma Mater's
Society" and therefore its
members. Members, please
stand strong and united on
this issue. More to come.
Jason Saunderson
UBC Young
Conservatives
EY
10/THE UBYSSEY
September 11,1992 LETTERS
This is just to say...
by Yukio Kurahashi
Ah, the Letters page of The
Ubyssey.
Various surveys have indicated it to be the single most read
section of this paper. Why? Is
Ubyssey journalism so inaccessible
to the average student? Or is it
because we all like to read of other
people's plights and agonies (a la
the Ann Landers and Dear Abby
columns)?
Or perhaps ifs that we like to
read the thoughts of our fellow
students. The Letters page lets us
peer into the lives of our colleagues
and discover shared, life-affirming
experiences, a common point of
departure, or even a familiar outrage.
Whatever the reason, every
year The Ubyssey's Letters section
unfailingly accumulates an admirable backlog of letters-to-be-
published. We also receive an accompanying flood of phone calls
from people who've submitted letters but haven't seen them in print
yet.
So. Here, then, are some tips
on getting your all-important,
compelling, informative, wickedly
amusing and reality-shattering
letter printed in these hallowed
pages just as soon as possible.
1. Make sure it's typewritten.
We have funky volunteer typists
(and you're welcome to join us, too,
by the way); people choose to type
into our machines those letters
which look easier to handle—which
means, of course, those that are
typed double or triple spaced. If
you don't have access to typing or
word-processing facilities, you're
welcome to come in to SUB 24 IK
and use ours.
2. Word count: 300 or less.
Dont be a space hog. Not only does
the letters coordinator/slave tend
to hold for later (more spacious)
issues those lugubriously protracted submissions, the shorter
everyone's letters are the more
letters we can print. Right? So
make it fun, snappy, and to the
point.
3. Show your ID. No, this isn't a
CSIS manoeuvre. When you bring
in your brilliant submission we
want to make sure it really was
you who wrote it. It's to protect you
from the remote possibility that
one of your mortal enemies might
write in under your name, making
you seem less intelligent, cool, or
consciencious than you really are.
4. Include your name, faculty,
and signature. If your letter involves a touchy subject, you could
discuss withholding your name
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from print with tt e letters coordinator/slave. You needn't be a student to write in to us, but if you are
we'd sure like to know where you
fit into our campus scene. And we
all know how important signature
is...or do we?
5. No poetry, please. No comment.
Now, for real Letters page
hacks, here's alow-down on content
restrictions. The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Although our policy states that
"content which is judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist
or factually incorrect will not be
published," only one or two letters
a year are held from publication
for this reason.
Who's to draw the lines?
If some of us had our way,
almost every submission would be
held for eurocentrism or
phallocentrism or some other -ism.
But this is The Ubyssey. We
think censorship is a scary thing.
We enjoy open discussions. (...Don't
we...?)
Unless you send us hate literature, then, your letter is great
Ubyssey fodder. The Letters sec-
tionisone ofthe very few organized
aspects ofThe Ubyssey. Be patient,
then. Your letter will be immortalized soon.
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THE UBYSSEY/11 N E W S
Applications are now being
accepted for positions on the
Student Administrative
Commision.
Application forms are available in SUB 238 and must be
handed in by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 18,1992
to SUB 238.
For more information, contact the Director of Administration, Caireen Hanert (SUB 254) at 822-3961.
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Without comment, Alabama governer Guy Hunt
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The Gay and Lesbian
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campus. Barry Burkhart, a
psychology professor and advisor to the group, said the
students planned to continue
meeting until someone brings
action against them.
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Burkhart said ofthe new law.
If someone tries to enforce it,
he said the law will be challenged in court.
The advisor said he did not
believe the university's administration would try to oust the
group. President WilliamMuse
supported the association's
right to meet and granted the
group's charter after it was denied recognition by the Student Government Association.
"The adminstration understands this is an example of
bias, and doesn't want to be
caught in it," Burkhart said.
Pat Sefton, president ofthe
Student Government Association, has previously said that
the gay group should not be
allowed to meet on campus and
that the majority of students
supported the SGA's stance.
Burkhart accused the SGA
president of trying to further
his political career by stirring
anti-gay sentiment on campus.
"It's much simpler to get
people to hate than it is to get
people to love," Burkhart said.
Burkhart also charged that
student government did not
follow its own procedures for
granting charters to student
groups and allowed the administration to step in and usurp
student government's authority.
Sefton could not be reached
immediately for comment.
Meanwhile, the American
Civil Liberties Union is studying the law to see whether a
court challenge will be filed,
according to Ruth Harlow of
the ACLTPs Gay and Lesbian
Rights Project.
The legislature passed the
bill unanimously in response
to the gay student
organization's attempt to gain
recognition.
Nobody had the courage
to vote against it," Burkhart
said. That was a disappointment."
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