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Array Balks
GVRD refuses to
approve OCP
Jocks
Soccer Birds crush
Clansmen for charity
Cox
Eccentric Playhouse director
Susan Cox gets spooky
ubyssey
whippin' CiTR's butt since 1918
Human rights shell game
and human rights activist begins
a cross-continent tour at UBC Monday.
He wants students at the forefront of his
impassioned international fight.
by Sarah Galashan.
Something compels Dr. Owens Wiwa to
strive for change.
This is the Ogoniland of Nigeria, and it's
a land- of imbalance. Half a million people
live in the area, about one quarter the size of
Prince Edward Island, with no electricity or
running water, inadequate schools, and one
iU-equipped hospital.
There are, however; 96 oil wells, one
petrochemical complex, and two refineries.
Wiwa wants to address this imbalance.
*We want to make people aware of what
multinationals are doing in the third world,"
he says.
What multinationals are doing, Wiwa
believes, is ravaging the land and killing the
Ogoni. Famine, polluted rivers and gun-
flares spewing poisonous gases day and
night are all commonplace in Ogoniland.
Like many other international activists,
Wiwa says the oil company Shell is largely
responsible for the destruction of his Ogoni
homeland.
Wiwa's brother, Ken Saro-Wiwa, was
among the most vocal critics of the bond
between Shell and the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa founded the Movement for
the Survival Of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)
before being executed last November
amidst international calls for clemency.
The multi-national company was very worried about the way my brother and others...
were rommunicating to the outside world,
exposing so to say, their standards, and they
were not comfortable with that," says Wiwa.
I "Well continue to speak out
because silence would be
a betrayal to those who've died.'
Ever since Shell started operations in the
Niger Delta, the company has drawn criticism for its practices.
Between 1982 and 1992, more than 1.6
million gallons of oil were spilled from the
company's Nigerian operations, according
to an independent record of Shell's oil spills.
Nigeria accounted for 40 percent of the
company's worldwide total for the period.
Shell blames sabotage.
Ogoni protesters. Shell alleges, are causing the damage themselves in order to make
the oil-producing company appear at fault
In addition to oil waste, acid rain and
flooding, Ihe Ogoni people live under an
oppressive miMtaiy regime. .  i
Peaceful protests are oftea Joaet wifh
externa force, at tunes resu^ig mthe deaths
of IfitB^ceUt people. In 199©, fe^M J®dhf3
protestors from a communify located 10:
miles from Ogoni faced a Mobile Police Force.
The confrontation ended in SO Etche deaths
and the destruction of 495 homes. The government initiative was based on a request
made by Shell that they be given tbe assistance of such a force in the event of a protest
Shell is proud of their wide-ranging programmes of community involvement and
sponsorship. Activists, however, say the people ofthe Niger Delta have received little in
return from the oil company. For while the
oil companies are the largest employers,
Wiwa says, "they don't actually employ the
Ogoni people." And while Shell has extracted over $30 billion from the Ogoni region
since 1958, according to a report published
in the Wall Street Journal, it has returned
only 0.000007 percent in the form of community assistance.
Wiwa fled Nigeria only days after his brother's execution.
"Once you're talking about the environment, the oil companies look bad and so you
are not completely safe anywhere  in the  world,"  says
Wiwa. "They are a very powerful group but the quest for a
clean  environment and  for
human dignity is very important. We'll continue to speak
out because silence would be a betrayal to
those who've died."
Now out of reach of the Nigerian military, Wiwa is able to express his views. He
hopes to alter the relationship between
multi-national corporations and the
resource-rich areas ofthe developing world.
Wiwa's dealings with Shell stand as
reminders of the corruption within the
DR OWENS wiwa brings his fight for human and environmental justice to UBC this Monday.
COURTESY PHOTO
Nigerian government and the corporation.
His request that Shell use its influence with
the government to stop the trial of Ken Saro-
Wiwa was discouraged by Brian Mderson,
the managing director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.
The New York Times reported that
Anderson told Wiwa it would be difficult to
help. Something might be done, he is reported to have said, if a MOSOP protest campaign was called off, and if a press release
were issued on (he movement's letterhead,
saying tjhat there had been no environmental damage in Ogoniland. This, of course,
was not an option for the organisation.
Shell deny me proposition was ever
made. They also deiiy any responsibility for
the environmental devastation* facing
Ogoniland.
The corporation, in fact ciain^ '8i«re hats
been no activity in the Ogoni area.^'jtf^e
January 1993." In a request made pt&Bc
ty The Daily Times in Nigeria, a '$&&.\-j>gp
Shell applied to the Nigerian government for
permission to take possession of and use the
government's main pipelines in Ogoniland.
While MOSOFs activists, Wiwa explains, are
mainly professionals, the military is targeting the poorer, less vocal population for
reprisals.
"Over 2000 people have been killed, 27
villages destroyed," he explains. "The
killings are the result of shooting on protesting crowds and from the use of grenades to
destroy villages."
In particular Wiwa is concerned for the
Ogoni women whom he feels are at the forefront of Ihe struggle.
Wiwa is busy trying to change the situation. He has taken on a tour of 40
North .American universities and institutions to educate students as to what can
be done.
... 'Students are the future," he says. They
ean make the change. In our country, espe-
" cia% in Ogoni, the National Union of Ogoni
Students are very much in the forefront in
making people aware of their environmental rights."  .
The purpose of his tour, explains-Wiwa,
is to raise awareness among North
American students.
"I believe students everywhere can help
make a change." jj 2    THE UBYSSEY. OCTOBER 25, 1996
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OCP delayed as GVRD
demands major changes
GVRD BOARD put the OCP on hold Tuesday,
a real estate exercise." richard lam photo
by Irfan Dhalla
UBC's controversial plan to
develop the south campus is on
hold—again.
On Tuesday, a GVRD panel
recommended that approval of
the Official Community Plan be
delayed until May. The panel criticised UBC harshly, both on the
plan's specifics and on the planning process.
"The university is an institution that is meant to be a leader
in innovation and ideas.
However, this is fundamentally a
real estate exercise," said GVRD
Director Gordon Price.
"I don't think it's too late for
UBC.  [In the  revised plan],  I
would be looking for a sense that UBC is using its
own resources," said Price.
He also recommended that UBC consult its own
faculty on any reworked plan, since its ideas might
lead to a more original plan. "When you look for innovation, it wasn't there. It's just such a failure of
opportunity."
The panel recommended several amendments to
the plan. The entire GVRD Board will vote on whether
to formally accept these amendments on November l. They are expected to be approved.
"If we have to raise a
stink about it again,
we will."
GEORGE SPIEGELMAN
OCP CRITIC
aying it was "fundamentally
The proposed amendments include:
• Reducing car traffic to and from UBC by 20 percent
from 1996 levels. Allison Dunnet, the AMS
Coordinator of External Affairs, said she was happy
with the new transportation requirement, but said
that the problem would be difficult to solve without
ihe help of BC Transit. "You can't decrease single-
occupancy vehicles by 20 percent without dedication
from BC Transit," she said.
The GVRD panel also asked UBC to raise parking
fees; the additional revenue would be used to provide
subsidised transit passes to students.
• Raising the amount of non-market housing in the
plan from ten percent to 20 percent.
• Orienting more of the new housing towards the
UBC community. Ofthe new households, 50 percent
must have at least one resident working or studying
at UBC. Previously, the plan had no provision that
would provide housing for the UBC community.
Professor George Spiegelman, a long-time OCP
critic, believes that this amendment will reduce fac
ulty opposition to the plan. "It'll make a lot of people
happy," said Spiegelman.
Many of the 40 or so speakers at the public hearing on October 15 urged the panel to force UBC to
build houses for students, staff, and faculty. Several
speakers argued this would reduce transportation
problems as well as creating a more appropriate
demographic mix for the university campus.
• Allowing the university to have a park space ratio of
0.5 hectares per 1000 residents, if the university
allows new residents access to UBC sports fields and
open areas.  Previously, the plan had the same park
space ratio, but did not mention whether the new residents would be given access to UBC facilities.
The City of Vancouver, which requires  1.1
hectares per 1000 people, was concerned that
the  12000 new UBC residents would cause
overcrowding in Vancouver parks.
Once the amendments receive approval,
UBC will begin work on three studies the
GVRD has requested.
• The first study will be a comprehensive
transportation study which will describe how
the university intends to reduce car traffic by
twenty percent.
• The second study must outline how UBC can
achieve the goal of 50 percent of households in the
plan having a university affiliation.
• The third study will describe UBC's approach to
providing community services, including if and how
the university will compensate Vancouver for the
additional load on Vancouver's services.
If the GVRD Board of Directors is satisfied with
these studies, it will give third reading to the OCP
bylaw on May 26, 1997. The final vote on the bylaw
will take place shortly thereafter.
Although the GVRD panel did not recommend
another public hearing, the AMS promised to continue the fight if necessary. "We find [the lack of a pub
lie hearing] unfortunate, but we'll continue the effort
on several fronts," said Dunnet.
Professor Spiegelman also pledged to continue
campaigning against the OCP if needed, saying, "If
we have to raise a stink about it again, we will. I still
think if they're going to do this, they ought to hold a
referendum. If it's such a good idea, I don't see why
it won't pass." jf
Ontario students flock to Toronto protest
by Sarah Schmidt     hasn't been hard to convince our
TORONTO (CUP) - Students from
across Ontario will travel to
Toronto to join in a city-wide
protest against the provincial government.
Over 200 students from
Sudbury, North Bay and Ottawa
will walk the picket lines set up at
Toronto universities and join the
rest of the education sector at the
Oct. 25 rally at the Ministry of
Education.
Students will stay on for a
planned city-wide rally on Oct. 26.
"Students across the province
are mobilizing against this government's assault on education. It
members outside Toronto to join
us in this fight," said Vicky
Smallman, chair of the Ontario
branch of the Canadian
Federation of Students.
Donna Prii, of the Laurentian
University Coalition for Social
Justice, says students in the north
are anxious to participate in the
days of action.
"Students here are really fired
up and concerned about the
future of education. There is
unique programming in northern schools and a lot of fear about
the Harris cutting machine," she
said.
Len Bush, co-ordinator of the
Ontario Public Interest Research
Group at Carleton University,
adds that it was easy to get Ottawa
students to sign up for the trek to
Toronto.
"It's not hard to get buses filled.
If we had access to more buses, we
could send more. It's too important not to do anything," he said.
Since Mike Harris was elected
in June 1995, he has cut $8.2 billion from social programs, including $1.2 billion from the education sector.
"The only way Harris can continue doing this is to say the people are behind him. We're going to
tell him that Ontario isn't behind
him," said Bush, jj
Gov't control
alarms
Manitoba
universities
by/rndreaBreauandtVBceKeenan
WINNIPEG (CUP) - University
administrators in Manitoba are
worried about proposed legislation they say will give the government hands-on power over
almost every facet of post-secondary education.
The proposed Council on
Post-Secondary Education would
be responsible for allocating
funds to universities and colleges in Manitoba as well as controlling how schools spend
money and which programs
they offer.
Critics of the legislation say
the council poses a threat to the
quality and accessibility of post-
secondary education in the
province.
"Government here seems not
to have grasped the idea thatyou
work with universities, you
don't stand outside and wield a
big stick," said Jean Friesen,
education critic for the NDP.
Friesen says she is concerned
about a section that limits the
council's powers to interfere
with the "basic rights of a university or college to formulate
academic standards." She says
the limits aren't strong enough
because they only cover standards and not academic policies
like current legislation does.
She says the removal of the
word "policies* might be a sign
that universities will no longer
be allowed to decided what programs to offer.
"There's a wonderful contrast
between Hie way [other provincial] governments {have) gone
about looking at their universities and the way this one has/
she said.
The president of the
University of Winnipeg's faculty
association objects to some of
the things not in the proposed
legislation.
"There's no reference to institutional autonomy or decisionmaking," Alden Turner said.
"From my point of view, this is
exactly the kind of government
control that the universities in
Eastern Europe faced for years
and years."
Students are also concerned
about the effects the new council
would have. Daryl Liningsone. a
student at the U of W, says he is
worried that the new council
would force universities to put
all of their resources into professional programs as opposed to
traditional arts courses.
"It will come to the point
where the more commercially
viable programs like computer
science or business administration will get all the funding," he
predicted.
Both the U of W and Brandon
University have set up meetings
for faculty members, student
governments and university
administrators to devise means
to help insure the autonomy of
Manitoba's post-secondary institutions are not threatened, jf FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1996
THE UBYSSEY   3
UBC's football Birds f
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by Wolf Depner
It's guL-check time for the football
Birds.
They must defeat the defending Vaiii..:r Cup champion Calgary
Dinosaurs in the season's final
home game this Saturday — or the
season is over.
The battle will be fierce, with
both the 4 3 Dinos and UBC needing the win lo secure the second
and final playoff spot in the
Canada West conference. Calgary
and Alberta are also looking for tlie
second playoff birth; Saskatchewan
has first place sewn up.
The last time UBC and Calgary
met, tlie Dinos trampled all over
the Birds, winning 57-28 at
McMahon Stadium.
Binu running-back Chris Lewis
did the most damage as he rushed
for 197 yards und two touchdowns on 31 carries. The one key
to success on Saturday, said UBC
head coach Casey Smith, is to con
tain Lewis who leads the Canada
West in rushing with 938 yards
and eight touchdowns.
"As long as we can all stick to
our responsibilities [on defence],
wo should be able to bounce him
Lo Ihe outside, and tackle him
there/ he said.
Saturday's game will also feature two ofthe hottest, rookie quarterbacks in the nation: Dino
Darryl Leason, and T-Bird Shawn
Olson.
While Leason picked UBC's
secondary    apart    last    time
around, Olson led UBC to an
impressive 35-14 win over the
then top-ranked Alberta Golden
Bears in his first ever CIAU
start.
Don't be surprised if Uie game
turns into a shootout with these
two young guns at the helm.
One thing is for certain: running back Mark Nohra will see
plenty of action and even more if
the soggy weather continues
through Saturday. "If it is really
rainy, watch for Nohra ui run Uie
ball thirty Limes/ said Smith.
While the Birds' offense is
healthy heading inlo the biggest
game of the season, mere are
some health concerns on the
defensive side.
A rare bye data last weekend
has given the Birds time to heal
Lip; however, defensive tackle
Dave McLaughlin is done for tlie
season. Meanwhile, defensive
back Dan Rootes and lineman
Alex Charles will be available and
that should help, jj
Soccer birds win for charity
UBC captain James Prescott in last Tuesday's annual Charity Cup.
The Birds won 4-2. richard lam photo
by Wolf Depner
The men's soccer team celebrated their convincing 4-
2 win over the SFU Clansmen with zeal last Tuesday at
the 13th annual Charity Cup.
"They are a good team and we beat them soundly;
so we can lake a loL of satisfaction for that," said head
coach Mike Mosher. "This is besl wo have done all
year."
With Ihe win, UBC regains bragging rights in the
annual grudge match and extends its series lead to 7-
3-3. Tuesday's win also marked the second time UBC
defeated SFU this season.
And although the victory did not affect Ihe standings, it served as a good tune-up for UBC's November
2nd Canada West final against the Victoria Vikes.
"This victory is very important for us," said most,
valuable player Chris Franks. "We wanL to keep going
and hope thai we haven't peaked yet."
UBC's victory was never in doubt as Llie Birds were
up 2 0 al the half on goals by Chris Franks and Ken
Strain. Two assurance goals early in the second by
Troy Wood and Mark Rogers gave UBC a 4-0 lead after
60 minutes.
Two lale SFU goals by substitute Alan Koch and
Sieve Kindel made Lhings interesting al the end; but
the Clansmen, ranked fourth in Lhe NAIA, were
never in Lhe game against a UBC team that started
off slowly, but gained confidence as die game progressed.
Franks opened lhe scoring eight minutes into the
contest as he placed the frozen ball jusl inside Ihe left
post wilh a wicked left-looted cracker from 25 yards
out. Ken Strain then made il 2-0, as his low blast found
the left corner wilh 33 minutes played.
While the Birds pushed forward, Llie Clansmen set-
lied for unimaginative and sporadic counterattacks.
Consequently, UBC goalie Mike Franks had a very
quiel first half and was tested only on Georgio
Bombetli's 20yard long free kick in the 35th minute.
The Birds made it 3-0 in Lhe 52nd minute when
Chris Frank's long punt bounced onto Troy Wood's
right foot Wood didn'l hesitate and wired a shot under
Lhe cross-bar from 16 yards out.
SFU increased the pressure and tested Franks in
Lhe 55th minute, but he was up Lo Ihe challenge and
made Lwo brilliant saves.
Mark Rogers sealed UBC's win with a long header
as he gol under Jason Levitt's deep cross from left mid-
field.
But as Lhe game came to a close, lhe Birds relaxed
defensively and allowed SFU Lo carry the play; the
Clansmen gol on the board in the 80th minute on
Koch's diving header off a corner. Sieve Kind el's goal
in the 88th minute also caused some concern on
UBC's bench, but in the end it was cosmetic al besl.
"We played fantastic for seventy minutes... it would
have been nice Lo keep the [score] sheet clean; but, hey,
you can never complain," said Mosher as he flashed a
rare smile, jf
Dykstra bounces back to lead birds to win
by Wolf Depner
John Dykstra's long road to recovery has
come to end.
Sixteen months ago the 6'5" basketball
forward suffered a serious neck injury after
diving head first off an unmarked pier into
three-feet of water near Vernon, BC.
Doctors feared that he would never walk
again, never mind play hoops. Following
surgery and rehabilitation, he was back on
his feet by fall 1995.
Last Wednesday night. Dykstra played
his first-ever university basketball game
since the accident and was arguably tlie
Birds' best player as UBC defeated the
Regina Cougars 97-82 in exhibition
action.
"Tonight was very special/ he reflected
after the game in which he scored 12 points.
"Bruce stayed true to me after the accident
and I'm grateful for that," he continued.
"I'm anxious to get back in the swing of
things and see how I fit on the team. I'd like
to be an integral part of the team and a contributing member."
Coming off Lhe bench, Dykstra was a
physical presence inside, playing with an
intensity usually reserved for the regular
season.
"[Dykstra] can do a lot of Lhings; he can
step outside, he can play inside. He is a
good, tough, hard-nosed player. It's good
to have him back and he is really going to
help our team," said head coach Bruce
Enns.
While Dykstra impressed the crowd, the
game itself was far from pretty. Both teams
played sloppy ball; and although Regina
never threatened UBC, the Birds didn't
exactiy flatter themselves.
"I wasn't sure, with the way we're playing, we'd beat them tonight," said Enns.
The Birds got good looks at the basket,
but both shot selection and passing was
questionable. Only Dykstra, forward Eric
Butler, and guard Dave Buchanan played
up to par offensively. Butler led the Birds
in scoring with 19 points, while Buchanan
dished out seven assists with no
lurnovers.
In spite of offensive troubles, Gerald Cole
and the Birds' defence looked good, and that
was enough to pull off the win. jf
JOHN DYKSTRA takes a shot over Regina's
Steven Podwin richard lam photo
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Mother reward
of higher
education...    |
Get $750 towards the purchase or lease of any new GM vehicle. I 4   THE UBYSSEY, OCTOBER 25, 1996
THE UBYSSEY, OCTOBER 25, 1996  5
Love, secrets, and
anti-semitism
by Noelle Gallagher
Talley's Folly
at Pacific Theatre until Nov 2
Like their cubbyholed colleagues at Studio 58,
members of the Pacific Theatre Company have
dazzled audiences with their excellent use of
very limited performance space. For their latest
production, Talley's Folly, set designer Bruce
Repei has not only built a charming wooden
boathouse set which extends almost to the audience's seats, he has painted the walls and floor
ofthe theatre in a beautiful imitation ofthe surrounding Missouri scenery.
But in no way does Repei's set overwhelm
this performance of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-
winning play. The storyline is a simple one: the
year is 1944, and Matt Friedman (Tim Dixon,
who lent a brilliant Banquo to Pacific Theatre's
MacBetli last year) is a Jewish accountant living
in St. Louis. He has travelled to Lebanon,
Missouri in order to see his former lover, Sally
Talley (Pamela Raven), and to ask her to marry
him. However, problems arise in Matt's
Valentine plan when he meets up with a jaded
and nervous Sally at the dilapidated boathouse,
the site of their former tryst. It appears that
Sally's oppressive, redneck family has inspired
her to consign herself to eccentric spinsterhood
at the ripe old age of 31. Matt must endeavor,
through humour, romance and confession, to
convince Sally to abandon her visions of future
loneliness and return to St. Louis with him.
Dixon portrays Matt Friedman with both
charm and originality; the audience can't help
but like this quirky accountant from the
moment he first tramps onstage in his Men's
Warehouse-style suit. Dixon's performance is
so strong, in fact, that it carries the production
through some very difficult moments. The final
line of Wilson's script, for example, is so trite
and apologetic, that it takes all of Dixon's
charm to pull it off, and even then, it's difficult
to keep from wincing at the way Wilson trivializes all the beautiful, romantic dialogue which
has gone before. Nevertheless, Dixon's little-
fish Democrat in turbulent Republican waters
is beautifully consistent and marvellously
clever.
TIM DIXON charms his way out of some script
problems in Talley's Folly.
Of course, the only reason the play's final
line seems so weak is because the rest of
Talley's FoEy is so extraordinarily well-written.
The dialogue Wilson composes for his characters is so witty, and so fresh, that we can forgive
his few lapses into postmodern angst for the
sake of hearing some purely magical writing.
Talley's Folly does have its few awkward self-
referential moments; one of these is the play's
final line. But the rest of the dialogue flows
along as smoothly and brightly as the Missouri
River.
Raven's performance, while sometimes as
clever as Dixon's, is certainly not as consistent.
Her portrayal of Sally Talley is often poignant,
and thoroughly enjoyable, but that doesn't stop
her Midwestern accent from changing with the
tides. Moreover, Raven sometimes lets a subtie
hint of mirth slip into her serious moments;
the audience can see Raven laughing at situations that Sally Talley would not find amusing.
However, for all of her accidental smiles.
Raven's performance is still almost as charming—and charmingly vulnerable—as her male
counterpart's.
Matt Friedman and Sally Talley are undeniably lovable characters, not in spite of their
faults, but because of them. They truly make
Talley's Folly director Ron Reed's "Valentine to
all of us, with lots of frou-frou."
French farts from
the 17th century
by Penny Cholmondeleyy
The Imaginary Invalid
at the Arts Club until Nov 2
What better time to indulge in a raunchy comedy about hypochondriacs and corrupt doctors
than smack in the middle of flu season?
While pallid UBC students are sniffling and
crawling their way out of student health, the
Arts Club Theatre is presenting its adaptation
of Moliere's burlesque comedy The Invisible
Invalid. Die hard fans of bathroom and off-
colour humour will be enthralled by the abundance of jokes involving (at times with the
assistance of some shocking visual aids) bowel
movements, enemas, phlegm and flatulence.
Indeed, almost no unpleasant function of the
human body is left sacred and it's obvious that,
despite the differences between the centuries, a
well timed fart can always get a good laugh.
While exposing the greed and incompetence
of the doctors of his day, Moliere creates the
perfect fool in Argan, whose lunacies and paranoia are well portrayed by veteran actor Peter
Anderson. Physical and verbal interaction with
the audience adds an unpredictable edge to the
comedy of the play, accenting the abilities of
Moliere's modern troop. Recent UBC grad
Peter Grier adds his talent to the creative stew,
mosdy as the socially inept and homely
Thomas. His character provides a hilarious foil
against which Moliere evolves his mockery of
seventeenth century high society.
Brilliant and bordering on the absurd, the
eccentric set and exaggerated costumes create
a sense of warped reality. This mix of comedic
talent and set design provides a perfect Alice in
Wonderland world on stage in which the actors
play out their buffoonery. While this sort of
humour might turn the stomachs of the squeamish sour, the improvisational skills and energy of the cast forced even the hardest of conservatives to crack a smile.
Susan Cox basks in her eccentricity
Truly, they might be perpendicular
They Might Be Giants -
Factory Showroom
[Elektra]
Let us proudly raise the freak
flag for the gigantic Johns
(Linnell & Flansburgh,
natch). They Might Be Giants
sambas through genres,
masterfully thrusting a
quirky, ironic tongue.
What genres? Well, to
start with, there's Sesame
Street spy on 'Metal Detector,' Barry White funk on 'S-E-X-X-Y'
("You gotta understand, she wants to be your man"), faux geek
punk on 'XTC vs. Adam Ant' and a cappella morbid on
'Exquisite Dead Guy.' This genrecide is not a superficial attempt
to be "different" or novel. In rock critic gibberish, one might say,
"each song assumes its most appropriate form, simultaneous to
and beyond its time, qualitatively composed at the quantum
level."
Possible pop tunes? 'Spiraling Shape' (from that Kids in the
Hall movie) hypnotises with a lively vibrophone and an Oasis
'Wonderwall' parody. 'Pet Name' is the 'Out ol'Jail'-esque unsentimental love song and 'James K. Polk' sets a much netdissect-
ed American history lesson to a singing saw. And hey, kids!
UBC's very own cuddle-core Cub gets covered; 'New York City'
bubbles with mint-flavoured sweetness. Gotta love it.
- Charlie Cho
Karen Parent - True [independent]
Matters of geography crop up here and there on True, the debut
CD from Coquillam-based singer/songwriter (and UBC music
grad) Karen Parent, so it's tempting to focus on the "local artist"
aspect of this offering. (A previous album, Fields of imagining,
was released four years ago on cassette only.)
But apart from references to Collingwood and Burnaby on
'Smilin' Johnny,' a tribute to her late grandfather, Parent taps
into more universal matters.
Most of the album reflects her classical training, but it's
gospel folk all the way (with 'So Glad You're Mine' going for a
bluesier effect), sung with a vocal force that, for lack of a better
contrast is more Melissa Etheridge than Julie Andrews.
My only complaint on that score is the wall of echoes that
swamp Parent's voice, especially on the earlier tracks; the
instruments-most of them played, with exquisite excitement,
by Parent or Jason Dionne—come through so clear and crisp, it's
as if she were throwing her voice to the other side of a canyon.
Still, this is deep and soulful stuff, and Parent finds time to
just goof off and play on 'Ringin' My Bell'. The alburn closes with
'Be True,' allegedly based on. the Irish hymn 'Be Thou My
Vision.' You can detect the link, if you try, hut Parent makes tlie
work uniquely her own. — Peter T. Chattaway
 by Theresa Chaboyer
Ghosts
ai the Playhouse until Nov 9
"You will never get a middle-of-the-road performance from me," says Susan Cox, currently starring in the Playhouse's production of Henrik
Ibsen's Ghosts. "I'm always quirky, I'm eccentric, every performance I've probably ever done
in my life has been eccentric."
Cox is every bit as delightfully eccentric as
she claims in her role as Mrs. Alving. From her
dramatic entrance to the numerous poses she
strikes, Cox lives up to the expectations she raises, though there is nothing unnatural about it.
She appears perfectly at home on stage whether
she is curled up in a chair or thrashing against
the ground.
Cox has been involved in theatre, acting,
directing and writing for the last 30 years in
both Canada and England. Some may remember her as Peg in tlie Road to Avonloa TV series
or from the English soap Coronation Street.
Although she has worked a number of media,
Cox says theatre is her passion because "it's
much more dangerous and I like danger."
Cox is currendy the Vancouver Playhouse's
artistic director; but Ghosts marks her first
onstage role in eight years. She was persuaded
to star in this play by Duncan Mcintosh, the
director who was one of her first students upon
her arrival in Canada.
Cox says she did not mink she would ever act
on the stage again. "I was very, very burnt out
and very tired ofthe battle. You put so much into
it, so much of your soul and your heart into it.
The rewards were becoming not good enough
"The way that proper people
live is all organised and efficient.
I think it's barbaric."
Susan Cox, Playhouse Artistic Director
and it's nothing to do with money. There are a
lot of negative elements in our industry that
began to get me down."
She says she found it increasingly difficult lo
put herself on the line and
expose herself night after
night, and directing allowed
her to be less personally vulnerable, "to facilitate other
people's brilliance and to
give back,"
But Cox was drawn to the
role of Mrs. Alving, considered one of the best female
roles in theatre, by her affinity for the character. "She's
my Mrs. Alving; it's my pain
and my sorrow that actually
fuels Mrs. Alving, it's my
version of Mrs. Alving.
Every line I can say as Mrs.
Alving, I can sa}1, it about
myself."
Mrs. Alving can be seen
as one in a long progression
of silent women, generation
after generation. Mrs.
Alving does her duty
because she fears the disapproval of authority figures;
consequently, she denies
her true self. Cox says this
traditional sense of duty has
also been handed down to
her by her foremothers: "I
come from a long line of
silent women, silent and
hurt."
Ghosts is about darkness, about preserving family secrets for the sake of
decorum no matter what the
cost is to the self. Ghosts could
be appropriately summed up
in the foreboding quote:
"You're only as sick as the
secrets you keep."
There is a line in Ghosts in
which Mrs. Alving describes
her eternal sense of fear as a
ghost that constantiy sits
inside her. What is this ghost? It can be seen as
the fear of human nature's dark side. This
human potential is so terrifying because we are
taught to maintain absolute control over our
NO SNOOT SHE: Susan Cox looks down her nose at some Ghosts.
unacceptable emotions and impulses.
Cox says it is barbaric not to feel and not to
explore the fall spectrum of human emotion.
"The highest human potential is to do with
humanness: to feel, to be loved and to accept the
dark side of our natures. The way that grown-ups
live, the proper people live is all organised and
efficient, I think it's barbaric. I think that is
going down and not reaching human potential."
She says she loves the fact that she is emotional and sensitive. "People look at sensitivity
as a bad thing, but if you're not sensitive you
cannot be empathetic to other people."
Deep Purple -
Purpendicular [BMG]
Well, I like the colour, but the
same can't be said for the
band. 2 7 years after forming,
Deep Purple has gasped a
last breath that wdl be a
waste of air for anyone who
isn't a hard-core heavy metal
fan.
Purpendicular is like a
greatest hits album of every
early 70s headbanger band, well-endowed with raspy vocals
and guitar riffs. Despite having a fresh member, Steve Morse,
most of the songs aren't so new.
There are two exceptions, however, which are original and a
pleasure to listen to: 'Loosen My Strings' and 'The Aviator.' 'The
Aviator,' in particular, is a fabulous mix of folk and heavy metal.
The rest of the songs aren't all that bad, but I could swear I've
heard them all before.
Therefore, in the interests of financial efficiency, you might
want to just consult your Judas Priest/Motorhead/Nazareth collection before shelling out for this CD. — Clare Atzema
A good cast succumbs to Picasso's vanity
by Charlie Cho
PICASSO (Anthony Hopkins) gets ready to make a cube
out of Francoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone).
Surviving Picasso
at the 5th Avenue Cinema
Pablo Picasso's creative output is world-renowned,
but Surviving Picasso reminds us that this artist also
had an encompassing destructive nature.
The tide refers to the story of Francoise Gilot
(Natascha McElhone), whose autobiography Life with
Picasso was one of this film's sources. Gilot was the
only person who locked horns with the minotaur
Picasso (Anthony Hopkins) and not only survived, but
emerged stronger. During her ten years with Picasso,
Gilot bore two of his children, while successfully
developing her own artistic prowess.
Hopkins quickly grows into Picasso's skin.
Skillfully capturing the pitiable charm of an amorous
lover, Hopkins presents an increasingly desperate,
controlling man who uses his immense fame and
influence to hurt the women in his life. The twisting
trail of ex-wives and mothers is long and tragic: it
includes Marie Therese (Susannah Harker), Dora
Maar (Julianne Moore), Olga Picasso (Jane Lapotaire)
and Jacqueline Roque (Dianne Venora).
Though their performances are exceptional, the
supporting cast's primary role is to faithfully serve
and tolerate Picasso's vanity, only to suffer under his
uncompromising and vengeful wrath. Picasso was
not a violent man, but people withered under his
neglect and indifference.
As Gilot, McElhone has the necessary brilliant,
persistent screen presence to counter Hopkins' boisterous performance. After all, the narrative voice is
Gilof s, not Picasso's. As an art historian, she inextricably linked the creation of Picasso's portrayal of
women to the sadistic, psychic destruction of women
like Therese and Maar. Admirers of Picasso will have
to contend with this ugly aspect of the brilliant modern artist.
Artist by night
by Peggy Lee
David Ip [painting exhibition]
at the AMS Art Gallery until Oct 27
Have you noticed a rather curious looking poster on campus lately? An ink portrait of a stern looking man hiding
behind aviator glasses? That's David Ip.
His watercolour, oil and calligraphy
paintings are on display at the AMS
Gallery till Sunday.
On looking at Ip's paintings, one is
immediately struck by his versatility,
evidence of his training in several artis
tic mediums in Taiwan and Paris. One
wall shows beautiful watercolour paintings of driftwood. Another shows
Chinese calligraphy. Yet another shows
large oil portraits of SUB janitors.
The watercolour driftwood paintings
are by far the most successful. They
show a careful attention to detail and a
mastery of the brush. Painted from photographic studies, the grain ofthe white-
sand beach and the texture of the driftwood are achieved through Ip's patient
"layering" technique. He goes beyond
the photograph's limitations and brings
into the painting an intricate poetry
between the objects he paints.
Ip says he chose to paint driftwood
because he "wanted something solid,
not as strong as metal, yet stronger than
flesh. Trees would give you perpendicular lines which aren't as interesting, so I
chose the horizontalness of the driftwood. I prefer to use simple colours and
objects."
There are also several explorations
of driftwood done in oils. While not all
of them are as successful, there is the
intriguing addition of a prominent
Chinese calligraphic signature paired
with the traditional red ink chop (signature stamp). Here the traditional signatures of Chinese painting are merged in
a hybrid with the western oil medium.
Ip says these elements are parts of him
that just "had to be let out."
Ip  had predominantiy worked in
watercolours until his show in
Pasedena, California in 1994, where
one critic said they "exhibited] a
Chinese style." From there the spark
was let loose and he decided to explore
the depths of his own dual cultures.
Ip's latest work includes three larger-
than-life ofl portraits of his co-workers,
all members of the janitorial staff in the
SUB. These lively portraits show three
distinct characters, all of whom Ip
claims to have caught secretiy with his
camera.
So there you have it. The mystery
behind those glasses might just be a passionate artist posing as a university janitor. When does he find time to do his
painting? Well, of course, only at night.
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Sponsored by Canadians Together, Dialogue Canada & Citoyens Ensembles 6 THE UBYSSEY.OCTOBER 25
tibyssey
October 25, 1996 • volume 78 issue 14
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Sports
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Photo
Richard Lam
Production
Joe Clark
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Sarah O'Donnell mounts a challenge to
incumbent city mayor Ian Gunn. His
campaign manager Peter Chattaway
digs for the dirt, while her fundraiser
Joe Clark shakes down brewery owners
Scott Hayward and Jamie Woods.
Federico Barahona runs for the
Libertarians. Media pundits Sarah
Galashan and Theresa Chaboyer
demand a ban on pre-election polling.
Reverends Clare Atzerma and Irfan
Dhalla arrange a televised debate, with
Charlie Cho as moderator. Paolo Javier
pickets the studio, wliile Wolf Depner
snaps picture for CSIS. Inside, host
Noelle Gallagher ushers the candidates
to the podium. Anarchist Penny
Cholmondeley is dragged out by security guard Steven Samuel. To the
delight of Afshin Mehin, Stan Tromp
asks the mayor about Indonesian election donations. Richelle Rae and
Richard Lam remain undecided.
Polling clerk Mauran Kim sleeps
through E-Day, and joke candidate
Christine Price wins in a stunning
upset.
Canadian
University
Bess
Human rights: why should we care?
During the recent AMS debate on putting student money towards the Owens Wiwa speaking tour, AMS councillors stated that initiatives for Vancouver's homeless should be our
top priority.
As economic troubles become more accentuated for a growing number of Canadians,
the charity-begins-at-home idea is becoming
more widespread. After all, why help a displaced community in Guatemala while a West
Coast fishing town suffers its worst catch of
the century?
The conquistadores who set forth from
Spanish shores in the fifteenth century figured
they had the answer. Not only would they bring
home gold for king and country, but they would
complete their mission by bringing Christ to
their newly-won subjects. Not only was the
Spaniards' military technology superior, but
their religion was too, and they were determined to save the world. Over the years, religion has proven, for better or worse, one ofthe
strongest forces behind international activism.
The Nazi occupation of Greece grabbed the
attention of a handful of Oxford students in
1943, and in organising a relief campaign for
the captives, they sowed the seeds for what is
today the largest charity organisation in the
world, OXFAM. Charity is for many an acceptable internationalism; it's simple, doesn't
require an ideology, and leaves the donor
feeling good.
Owens Wiwa and the Ogoni people are not
a case for charily, however. They are a group
in need of justice.
In today's global market, people are connected in ways previously unimaginable.
Nowadays, our sweaters are knitted not by
out grandmothers, but by young women
earning fifty cents an hour in a Salvadoran
sweatshop. Our transport is not by horse, but
by one hundred horse-powered engines,
fueled by an oil company that destroys the
Nigerian countryside and the lives ofthe people that inhabit it.
So why should we care?
Because when we peel open a Honduran
banana or sip on a steaming cup of
Colombian, we are, like it or not, supporting
exploitive labour conditions. In a global economy, ignorance is complicity.
A market economy is based on choice.
While slightly more expensive, we have the
choice of organic agriculture and natural
fuels. We have the choice of supporting fan-
trade organisations. We also have the choice
not to consume at all.
Solidarity with the Ogoni is not a case of
redressing the legacy of colonialism, of
putting white guilt to rest. Rather, it acknowledges a people's right to a dignified life,
where they can meet their survival needs
rather than the quotas of a foreign corporation.
Addressing the needs of Vancouver's
homeless is no less a valid concern. But when
we choose to consume products that contribute to misery, we cannot exonerate ourselves of the responsibility.jj
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Re: "Students Exaggerate
Condom Carrying" Ubyssey,
Tuesday October 8, 1996
The results of the two surveys on
condom use by UBC professors
Gorn, Weinberg, and Dahl which
Karen Faryna has written about
for The Ubyssey were apparently
so surprising that they also made
it into the Vancouver Sun.
Basically, in both articles, students are portrayed as irresponsible, untruthful, and hypocritical, because, based on the results
of two separate surveys, it was
concluded that most students say
they would take a condom with
them if they went to a bar but the
majority don't actually do this.
Faryna writes: "Many people still
have not gotten the message."
That may be true for some stu
dents, and certainly campaigns
promoting safer sex are still necessary, however, I would argue
this conclusion makes some
assumptions about student
lifestyles that may not necessarily be true.
The first survey asked students if they would take a condom with them if they went to a
bar. This scenario assumes that
people go to bars to have sex,
which Dr. Weinberg made clear
is certainly not always the case.
But more importanuy, this question implies that everyone is having sex, which is definitely not
true. There are many students
who aren't having sex, or who
are but have set personal standards for themselves and know
they wouldn't have sex as a result
of going to a bar. There are also
those students who don't go to
bars (or to Pit Pub, for that matter).  These  groups  of students
polled might have interpreted
the question as: "If you were
going to a bar and there was a
possibility that you would have
sex, would you take a condom?"
Clearly the situation is purely
hypothetical, since from them,
there is no possibility. It is possible, therefore, that those students polled outside the Pit were
a completely different population
of students than those polled for
the earlier survey, since many in
the first survey might never frequent the Pit Pub.
With regards to the second
survey, I assume students were
approached outside the Pit Pub,
while waiting in line to get in.
Perhaps while surrounded by
friends and peers, someone who
was carrying a condom wouldn't
declare it, despite the lure of a
five dollar food coupon.
Unfortunately, condoms haven't
come to the point yet where they
are considered "cool", and therefore some might feel embarrassed around their peers to
admit that they are being responsible and carrying one. A continuous goal of groups that promote
safer sex, such as HOPE, is to des-
tigmatise condoms, as the article
points out, and make them famil
iar and fun. I agree with Faryna
that condoms should be more
accessible on campus, and especially in the SUB.
One final note I would like to
make is that although sex with
condoms is referred to as "safe
sex" in The Ubyssey article, in
actuality there is a risk involved
with using condoms as well.
Condoms certainly work well to
reduce the transmission of HIV
and other STDs, but they're not
perfect.
Vesna Kovacevic
Health Outreach Peer Education
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The long walk home
A Trans-Canada Walk for Guatemalan Human Rights Solidarity
by Susanne Eineigel
Jose Recinos left Charlottetown,
P.E.I, on May 1st — International
Labour Day. His goal was to walk
across Canada to raise awareness
of continued human rights violations in Guatemala and expose the
silence of such issues in the international press. He walked 30-35
kilometres a day and spread his
message to communities throughout Canada. He reached Vancouver
recendy and spoke about his life
and the need for people to get
involved in solidarity work.
The hardest part of the tour, he
said, was to share his personal
pain around what he experienced
in Guatemala. He was a student at
the University of San Carlos in
Guatemala City where he was also
working within the popular movement to expose human rights
abuses. In 1981 his girlfriend was
assassinated in Quetzaltenango.
The secret police picked him up
and warned him that if he
returned to the university he
would be assassinated.
Despite the threat, Jose
returned to the university and was
soon after arrested again. The
police blindfolded him and drove
around the city to disorient him
before dragging him into one ofthe
many clandestine prisons in
Guatemala. Jose spoke ofthe horrible smell and the screaming from
the many cells. His interrogators
wanted his real name and the
names of his friends, promising to
let him go if he complied. Jose did
not buy it. Then the torture began.
He was ordered to take off his
clothes and kneel while they bound
his feet and his hands were tied to
the prison walls. For a month and a
half they pobce burned him with
cigarettes and cut him with razor
blades. His left arm was targetted
because it symbolised his "communist" activities. He was hung by his
feet and then by his arms with a
plastic hood over his head.
The worst part, Jose said, was to
have to watch others being tortured. They beat and raped men
and women in front of him, threatening him that his family would suffer the same fate. After a month and
a half the police stabbed him in the
stomach and left him in a garbage
dump to die. Some scavengers
found him and risked their lives to
nurse him back to health. "Not my
time to die, I guess," said Jose.
Jose left Guatemala shordy
afterwards on June 5th, 1982. He
walked to Mexico City where he
thought he would be safe.
However, his memories followed
him. Jose told how he could not
sleep without terrible nightmares
and how he turned to alcohol and
drugs to dull the pain. He applied
to the Australian and Canadian
embassies for irnmigration. He
chose Canada, he said, because
from here he had the possibility of
one day walking home. Australia
meant that "I would have to be a
good swimmer," Jose joked.
Jose stopped in many communities along his walking tour. His
story and his message was always
the same. He wanted to raise people's awareness about the human
rights abuses that continue to go
on in Guatemala. "I want to
encourage Canadians to get
involved in Guatemala," he
explained. He invited people to
participate in solidarity work and
to pressure the Guatemalan and
Canadian governments. People
are needed in Guatemala as volunteers, observers and accompa-
niers in the many communities of
returned refugees from Mexico. In
Canada people can get involved in
a solidarity group and, for example, respond to Urgent Actions to
show their support.
Jose will be opening up an
office for Guatemalan human
rights in Ottawa where he lives. He
wants to pressure the politicians
there and work with the various
solidarity groups he has met along
his walk. He stressed that he
believes that all solidarity groups,
whether they work towards change
in East Timor, Borneo, Burma,
must work together. In unity they
can work towards the same goal of
ending violations of human rights.
Remembering the times when
he contemplated killing himself,
he now says that he looks forward
to living a 100 years more. "There
is just too many things to do, too
many things that need changing."
Jose Recinos' cross-Canada
walk has been filmed by the documentary television program Man
Alive and will be aired on
November 19th on CBC.
If you are interested in getting
involved in solidarity work, you
can contact die BC Central
American Student Alliance at 733-
1852 or Amnesty International at
UBC in Room SUB 63. jf
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THE UBYSSEY
Hungarians need blood, clothing
years ago
Thursday, November I, 1956
Miklos Udvardy, Assistant Professor of
Zoology has been elected chairman of
the Vancouver Hungarian Liberation
Committee. At the request of The Ubyssey,
Dr. Udvardy has stated in his own words
the needs of the Hungarians, derived from
direct telegrams from Hungary.
INTERNAL OR INTERNATIONAL?
Students split on revolt Issue
Thursday, November 1, 1956
by Rosemary Kent-Barber
UBC students are split between complete
apathy and wholehearted sympathy concerning the current Hungarian revolt, a
Ubyssey spot-survey indicated Wednesday.
Opinions ranged from "What Hungarian revolt," Andrew Coote, Commerce
1, to "Canada should send troops to aid
the anti-Communists there," Gail Gosse,
Arts 1.
NOT A CANADMN AFFAIR
Most students, however, feel that this
was a United Nations, not a Canadian
affair. "It's a matter of political principles,
not any one country's vested interests," Ian
Cross, Engineering 1, said. "It doesn't
affect Canada direcdy."
"Russia will get the upper hand if no
one comes to Hungary's aid," Evelyn Kerr,
Education 2, argued. "But outside intervention might start a third world war,"
Craig Aspinall, Arts 1, pointed out.
STILL COMMUNIST
Norm Collingwood, Arts 2, agreed.
"This is stricdy an internal problem involving two Iron Curtain countries," he said.
"Even if the rebels win there will still be an
Hungarian Communist government."
Other students flady contradicted this.
"This is the concrete expression of all satellite countries to break away from the Iron
Curtain and Iron Curtain rule," Barry
Scott, Grad Studies said.
AUTONOMY
"On the contrary, it's just an urge for
nationalism," Len Stephens, Engineering
3, said. "It's not a question of democracy
but of Hungarian autonomy, the final
form of government set up won't matter,"
he declared.
"It's not anybody else's business,"
James Sanderson, Arts 1, added. "Hungary
is a Russian satellite and not a member of
the United Nations so other countries
should merely sit tight and see what happens," he said.
LACK OF PLANNING
The revolts happened at a very poor
time," Mary Puke, Arts 4, felt. "All the
Russian satellite countries should have got
together in a concentrated effort, there
hasn't been enough planning and too
many of the good leaders are being killed
this way," she said.
Most students were confused by the
conflicting reports on the Hungarian situation. "We should have confirmation of
what's happening instead of varying rebel
and government claims," Bill Elliott,
Education 2 said. "Canada shouldn't
send help until she actually finds out," he
said.
"Help should be on a citizen to citizen
basis," John Isberg, Engineering 1 said.
"UBC should set up a special Hungarian
fund or start a blood drive or do something concrete to aid the revolting
forces," he felt, jf
Aid is pouring in for the Hungarian
fighters of liberty and democracy. All
layers of the Canadian society show
their sympathy either through help
organisations, or individually.
What could we students do, to
help the Budapest students who are
now fighting for our freedom as well?
The    spokesman    of   the    city
Hungarian    Liberation    Committee replied:
BLOOD MOST URGENT
The most urgent needs are:
BLOOD,   for   the   severely
wounded.   Medical   supplies  for
them and for their families.
CLOTHING—there was a
chronic shortage of adequate
clothing in the red-occupied
Hungary, but now the situation is
more acute than ever. Winter is
approaching, and there are thousands of people with their homes
ruined, their only wear torn in the
day and night battle against
Soviet tyranny....
BLOOD can be donated
through the Blood Clinic of the
Canadian Red Cross Society—
1235 West Pender Street. The bloo.
Yt/<$0$£./t0
avojpctri
-WaJSti.
XCMAHtA
AFTER POLISH NATIONALISTS defiantly drove Russian
occupation out of their country, Hungarians took up
the cry and rebels seized three major strongholds,
indicated on the map by shaded areas. Street riots
and bloodshed marked the revolt as Premier Nagy
took over the reins of government.
—Ubyssey map by H. HAWTHORNE
bank is
open Mondays and Thursdays, from 1.00 to
3.30 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
MONEY AND CLOTHING
MONEY—even token amounts help the
cause, and can be sent to the same address,
earmarked: "For
Hungary." This will be
used for medical and other
supplies.
CLOTHING—(Hungarian mothers and wives
are very skilled in mending
used clothing) and it is being collected by
the Hungarian Indies Aid who will arrange
for pick-up of all donations.
Here on the Campus, Dr. D.F. Udvardy,
Dept. of Zoology, is also ready to receive
the donations.
There is no deadline. Many are in need,
and winter in Hungary is long.
PATRIOTS
When talking about the recent events in
Hungary, says a Hungarian-Canadian on the
campus, we prefer to call the members of" the
anti communist uprising as "PATRIOTS"—
not rebels.
'Patriots' rose up spontaneously,
to shake off the yoke of the
Soviet empire.
assistant Professor of Zoology
Miklos Udvardy
Rebels, I feel, denominates a faction
forcibly opposing the majority. Yes, the
Hungarian people are rebels within the
Red Empire ofthe USSR. But for Hungary, all
the "Patriots" rose up spontaneously, to
shake off the yoke ofthe Soviet empire. They
form the majority and that is the basis of their
success,   if
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