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The Summer Ubyssey Jul 19, 1990

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Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, July 19,1990
Vol 9, No 3
BC natives pledge support to Mohawks
by Martin Chester
B.C. native leaders warned
that the Mohawk blockades in
Quebec may be just the start of
wide spread militant actions
pushing for the settlement of native land claims.
The warning came at a rally at
Canada Place to commemorate
the birthday of South African anti-
apartheid leader Nelson Mandela
and to show support for the blockades at Oka, Quebec and on the
Mercier Bridge near Montreal.
Chief Saul Terry, the President ofthe B.C. Council of Indian
Chiefs explained to the crowd,
"You are responding to a call for
support to resolve a situation that
has been so long unresolved,
where a federal government has
been intransigent, where it has
been refusing to deal with amatter
itis constitutionally bound to deal
Acrowd of around 200 people,
from representatives of various
First Nations peoples and other
ethnic groups to union workers
and members of the African National Congress, listened to a series of Native leaders, union executives and others speak on the
incidents at Oka as well as native
rights issues in general.
"(The Mohawks at Oka) were
defending their territorial rights,
their aboriginal rights," Terry
said, "that the federal government
is not dealing with."
Chief Roger Adolf who led the
Scatlin Nation on one of the first
protest blockades in B.C. said
"because the Mohawk were the
first in contact with the European
people, what has happened to the
Mohawk in the past will happen to
us four or five years later."
"What I am saying is that the
siege that is happening to the
Mohawk now, if nothing is done,
will be happeningin my territory,"
Adolf said.
Leonard Andrew, a representative of the Mount Curry Indian
Band which is presently staging a
blockade near Lillooet, told the
crowd, "the blockade is going to
stay up until (the governments) sit
down and negotiate."
Andrew said the purpose of
his band's blockade was "to tell the
government that the people back
east are not the only ones with a
situation like the Mohawk."
"Indian people are sick and
tired just surviving within our
homelands," Terry said, "we are
sick and tired of being sick and
Terry appealed to Mandela to
use his international reputation to
press the federal government to
"Brother Mandela," he said," I
request that you use your personal
influence with prime minister
Mulroney to help our people in this
dark hour of crisis."
Ron George, president of the
United Native Nations alluded to
South Africa when he said, "Canada has seen the real face of this
government... We are living in an
apartheid system."
"When you have to take the
police force in and try to do the
negotiating for the Department of
Indian Affairs and the Ministry of
Justice" George said, "I think that
is about as totalitarian as you can
Ottawa criticized
for inaction
by Martin Chester
Non-native speakers at the
rally in support of the Mohawk
barricade in Oka, Quebec, attacked the federal government for
the way it is dealing with the
Mohawk blockade.
Capilano College instructor
Stan Persky was part ofthe Vancouver to Ottawa Caravan for
aboriginal rights in 1974, which
was met on capital hill by the
RCMP riot squad. "It doesn't
seem to me that a great deal has
changed between then and now,"
Persky said.
"Surely it is the responsibility of this government to negotiate the settlement," Persky said,
"rather than to settle it by force
with their troops."
"The idea of sending in troops
to defend a golf course," he said,
"the idea of creating a situation
where human beings could, and
in fact did, get killed over a golf
course tells me that some peoples'
priorities are terribly distorted."
John Fitzpatrick, the secretary treasurer of the Vancouver
District Labour Council, was
more direct in his attack.
"How can there be any justice
for the native people in this land
when you have ministers like
Tom Siddon representing your
causes at the table?" Fitzpatrick
asked. "There should be a native
Indian in cabinet."
Fitzpatrick said prime minister Brian Mulroney should take
responsibility for solving the Oka
stand off.
"If (Mulroney) lets this go the
way he let the Meech Lake go,
right up to the eleventh hour, he's
asking for violence" he said. "He
should get down to the bargaining
table to settle the land claims."
Native demonstrators waving
Mohawk flags.
Various groups including the ANC were visible at the Oka rally, Wednesday at Canada Place.
Lipscomb not rehired as d of finance
by Brenda Wong
The AMS will not have the
paid services of director of finance
John Lipscomb for August.
Last night council rejected
the request to hire Lipscomb on
for the month of August, which
would have added a month's
wages to his earnings.
In March, Council gave
Lipscomb permission to begin his
summer term one month early.
As a result he adjusted his full
time salary period so that August
would not be included.
Typically all executives are
paid a stipend for the academic
year and a salary for four summer
months, May to August.
Graduate student representative Derek Riehm voiced concern for the "dangerous precedent" of paying salary for one
more month, extending the conventional four month period to
Lipscomb did offer to "forgo
one-eighth of (his) honorarium" in
light ofthe unusual situation.
However, Ombudsperson
Carol Forsythe asked, "What happened to April's month work on
the honorarium level?"
Meanwhile Coordinator of
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executives has abused our trust."
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Doctors hungry for right to practice
by Martin Chester
Seven foreign trained doctors
are staging a hunger strike in the
lobby ofthe Church of our Lady of
Sorrows in protest of a policy
which keeps them from practicing
medicine in B.C..
Doctors trained in all but a
few foreign countries must serve a
year long internship before being
allowed to practice in B.C.. The
exceptions are Britain, the U.S.,
Australia, New Zealand, and
South Africa.
Newly graduated doctors
must also serve the internship,
but B.C. residents are given priority for these positions. Foreign
doctors needing an internship in
order to practice are unable to get
these positions.
John Bitonti, the spokesman
of the group of hunger strikers,
said the strikers were getting
weaker by the hour. But he said
they are prepared to hold out until
the government and the training
hospitals agree to change the
"Our aim is for all people who
are qualified to practice medicine
in B.C. be allowed to practice
medicine," Bitonti said.
Bitonti said the group had
spent over a year lobbying the
government with no effect. "We've
tried everything possible to meet
with the government before taking this drastic action."
Adina Cimpeanu, a Romanian trained doctor who has been
in Canada since 1980, said an
immigration officer told her that
all she had to do was pass a standard exam and she would be eligible to take an internship program.
She took the exam, but is still
waiting for a placement.
Cimpeanu said when she
applied for an intern position she
was told that the positions were
for "people born here."
No one from the UBC department of medicine was available for
comment on Wednesday.
Aziz Khaki, the executive
director ofthe B.C. Committee for
Racial Justice, said the group
wanted a complete review of the
process as quickly as possible.
"It is going to go as far as the
government wants it to go," Khaki
He said that while only a few
are protesting, many more are
Bitonti said the department of
medicine and the provincial
government "should come to the
realization that these people are
Canadians and allow them to
enter intern situations."
"Fve talked to constitutional
lawyers," Bitonti said, "and they
have said there is definitely a case,
but it would take years."
Doctors on hunger strike for equal opportunity
Pessimistic predictions on Engineering Potlatch
by Carla Maftechuk
The Potlatch promised by the
Engineering Undergraduate Society as a reconciliation to Native
students is in danger of remaining
only a promise.
In order to undertake such an
event, a representative must approach the Native Elders and ask
their permission. The Elders will
first decide whether or not the
person is sincere, and then make
their own decision. To date no such
action has been taken.
EUS president Darren Sanders, who origin. -Hy made the promise, is away for the summer and
unavailable for comment.
Colin Christensen, acting
EUS president, is uncertain ofthe
commitments that have been
made at this time.
"Fm not sure who has asked
who", said Christensen, "No formal steps have been taken yet."
Beverly Scow, President of
the Native Students Union, is
concentrating on the Anti-discrimination Conference which the
engineers must also sponsor. "The
Potlatch may not happen," said
Scow feels that the conference
will be a valuable tool in the ongoing process of learning about one's
own biases.
"Discrimination has been
going on in all the years I've been
here" she said. "It's time for action."
"Those who take part in the
conference will be informed, and
can't claim ignorance."
"We are pushing for ongoing
staff to look at curriculum changes
at UBC," Scow said, "I would like
to see the engineers involved in
addressing these concerns."
An additional barrier for both
the Potlatch and the Conference is
the $15,000 fine imposed by the
AMS on top of UBC President
Strangway's decision not to collect
the engineering student fees.
far as funding goes," said Christensen.
According to AMS President
Kurt Preinsperg, several requests
have been made asking that Dr.
Strangway collect at least part of
the fee and enable the engineers to
pay the fine. This money would
then be directed towards the Potlatch and the Conference.
"I have had people from the
EUS in my office interested in
helping with the conference," Preinsperg said, "and they are very
dejected that there won't be any
"It is of course possible that
the engineers get it together and
pass a hat around," he said.
"But given that this penalty is
extracted coercively rather than
having relied on the good will and
moral contriteness of the engineers to pay voluntarily and organize that Potlatch," Preinsperg
continued, "I frankly doubt that
there will be a lot of enthusiasm
among engineering students for
voluntary contributions."
Preinsperg does not anticipate a change in Strangway's position.
Christensen remains optimistic about the Potlatch, stating that
although it might not be as large
as they want it to be, it would go
ahead despite a lack of financial
"Some individual s might have
a feeling of persecution (over the
fine)," noted Christensen. On the
whole, "there are strong commitments (to the Potlatch) and no
harsh feelings toward the natives."
Carmanah controversy continues
by Brenda Wong
The debate over the logging of
the Carmanah Valley has intensified with the introduction of Bill 28
in the legislature.
While the upper valley is
subject to timber harvesting as it
has been designated a "special
management area", the other half
of the east coast watershed will
become a provincial park, preserving the giant Sitka spruce.
At the heart of the controversy are the ancient trees which
are among the tallest of their kind
in the world.
The proposed legislation is
consistent with the program
announced by the Ministry of Forests in early April.
Both the forestry faction and
the environmental groups are
vehemently opposed to the moderate solution of dividing the watershed.
Macmillan Bloedel corporate
communications officer Scott Al
exander said that the Social Credit
government's bill serves to simplify the complex issue and to
appease various political pressure
"MacMillan Bloedel's position
is that cutting the valley in half
does not reflect good forestry
management practices," said Alexander.
Alexander said Macmillan
Bloedel is concerned for the local
economy of Port Alberni if the
potential of an estimated $13 million in business is not fully realized.
Although the value of the
timber harvest in this particular
area represents less than half of a
percent of Macmillan Bloedel's
revenues, the forestry giant sees
the symbolic significance of the
Carmanah as interest groups have
been successful in imposing bans
on logging on Meares Island, in the
Stein Valley, and on South
On the other hand, environmental groups are equally outraged with provisions for logging
the upper valley ofthe Carmanah
Their contention is that there
is no such thing as minimal risk
and minor effect on the giant Sitka
spruce of the lower valley, as the
government's report suggests.
Spokesman for the Western
Canada Wilderness Committee
and the author of Hiking Guide to
Big Trees of Southwestern British
Columbia Randy Stoltmann said,
"In the long run, the cheapest solution is to set aside the whole watershed in the Carmanah."
Logging the upper valley will
tend to reduce the vast biological
diversity and enhance the effects
from wind and soil erosion,
Stoltmann said.
Minister of Forestry Claude
Richmond was unavailable for
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office plans into five office spaces.
The smallest office would be
12x6 feet. Coordinator for external affairs Jason Brett demonstrated that the space would only
accommodate a desk and chair,
leaving a minimal amount of space
for a service organization to
Council passed a motion
tabled by Graduate Student
representative Derek Riehm to
postpone the decision indefinitely,
thereby forcing the renovations
committee to deal with the issue.
In addition, debate focussed
on whether the small office space
plan would be able to include the
anticipated expansion of a typical
club's resource library.
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Text by
Isobel Simpson
The Pow-Wow has
become the heartbeat
ofthe Indian
Photography by
Don Mah
David Loh
A traditional step
towards the future
Last weekend Native tribes
from Canada, the United States
and even Scotland came to Mission, B.C. to remember the past
and celebrate the future.
The 16th Annual Pow-Wow
was organized by the Mission Indian Friendship Centre and included traditional arts crafts,
foods and dance competitions.
According to the Friendship
Centre, the Pow-Wow has become
the heart beat ofthe Indian movement. It is the intense celebration
of what it means to be Indian.
A Pow-Wow is a time of singing and dancing, laughing and
loving. It calls up the values of
times past. A Tahltan woman from
Northern B.C. summarized the
significance ofthe Pow-Wow: "We
have to know where we come from
to know where we are going."
Natives of all ages participated enthusiastically in the Pow-
Wow. The dance competition fea-
turedjunior, teen, adult and senior
categories of both traditional and
fancy dancing.
The regalia worn matches the
dance style. Traditional dancers
wear natural-coloured costumes
decorated with complex beadwork
and eagle feathers. Their dancing
emphasizes intricate footwork.
More recently, some dancers
began to elaborate this style with
faster tempos and brighter regalia.
This newer dance style, railed
fancy dancing, requires excellent
physical shape andis consequently
almost exclusively a young person's category. Nowhere is the
innovation and individualism of
the dancers more pronounced.
Even a Native boy in jeans and
sneakers radiated what it is to be
Indian as he danced to his family's drumming.
Non-Natives were warmly
welcomed in the Pow-Wow.
Master of Ceremonies Eric
Robertson said, "Maybe sometimes you feel left out; we hope
you feel a part of this celebration". Non-Natives participated
in a dance to honour them, with
the help of several Natives. Non-
Natives also shared part of the
Native tradition during inter-
nation dances when everyone
"danced their style" to the rhythmic drumming.
Over a dozen large drums
encircled the dance arena, with a
different family at each drum.
The drummers beat their drum
in unison singing high-pitched
tones. Today's singers are performing tunes past on from generations before that are the vital
link to rich tradition. The songs
retell tales of bravery, of pride
and of love lost and won. The
songs relate to a way of life that
has suffered with age but is kept
alive in memory through these
Although the Pow-Wow is a
time to celebrate Native tradition, the present was also on
many people's minds. Concerning the situation in Oka, Quebec.
Robertson voiced the hope that
"all our people will live in haf*-~
mony and we will live in harmony".
The Pow-Wow was a step
towards this goal. It was a unifying experience for Natives of all
ages, and it was a time for Natives and non-Natives alike to
honour cultural traditions that
thrived for so long, accomplished
so much, and destroyed nothing.
"We have to know
where we come from
to know where we
are going."
July 19,1990
ACOUSTIC guitars, bagpipes,
pianos, drums and voices
filled the Vancouver air last weekend as the 13th Annual Vancouver
Folk Festival descended upon Jericho Park.
Vancouver Folk Festival
Jericho Park
July 13-15
Now a fixture of the Vancouver music culture calender the
folkfest, as it is commonly known,
has reached now reached maturity.
This years festival featured a
wide variety of musical talent and,
as usual, provided a number of
different foci such as North American story telling, traditional British folk music, and Italian cultural
performers to name a few.
Folk festival goers prepared for   ...
music, sun and scenery. *
Bailey merges
music with politics
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Kate Clinton cuts through
homophobic misconceptions;
lesbians have a sense of humour.
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Photography by
Rebecca Bishop
Lesbian performers
go unrecognized
Angry minstrel
sings of love
By Rebecca Bishop
OF all the women performing at folkfest, one ofthe
most powerful was, strangely
enough, a comedien. Her name is
Kate Clinton, and she is a
lesbian. That is made quite clear
in her monologues.
Clinton was among six
women in the lesbian workshop,
she had a stage to herself, and
she was briefly on main stage
between performers during setup.
Her humour is a powerful
tool for women's empowerment.
It was an unusual experience to
be among several hundred
women laughing at jokes about
coming out, how to pick up
women, and dental dams.
She spoke about the French
abortion pill, and suggested th_.t
it should be brought into the
country by whatever means
necessary. She also took a poke
at straights.
"I asked if they could get me
a signer for the heterosexually
impaired, but they couldn't find
one. Oh, I meant the heterosexually challenged."
She called for "an immediate hostile takeover of a sanitary
napkin pad company" to demonstrate against high prices. One of
her monologues is entirely about
feminine protection. She also had
some things to say about men in
"Fm in favour of sodomy
laws around the Pentagon. With
all of those missiles and assholes
around..." and "What do you get
when you cross a potato with a
penis? A dictator."
Her humour is written for a
gay audience, and judging by
how she was received at the
festival, it is the only audience
ready for what she has to say.
What was interesting about
this year's festival was the number of women present this year
willing to reveal their sexuality.
This year there were six women
on the lesbian stage, while in the
last two years there were three,
then four women.
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One other difference however was that none of the
women's bios in the program
referred to their sexuality. In
1988, Phranc's description of
herself, "a basic all-American
Jewish lesbian folksinger" was
quoted irther bio, and the
lesbian workshop that year was
called "The "L" word". This year
it was called "Ladies Side
(Escorts Allowed)".
Perhaps Faith Nolan expressed & best. She repeatedly
said "I'm not a lesbian, I'm not a
lesbian!"!- What she was joking
about was a reality at the
festival: When Kate Clinton was
on main stage briefly between
perforniers, she was very cooly
ree»_ivedAy the audience.
Festival organizers should
no. be af__dd to shock a few (or a
lot) of festival goers. Homosexuality cannot be marginalized the
way it was this year. Many ofthe
other festival performers had
highly political messages.
Kate Clinton will be back in
the city cbring Celebration '90 in
August. You don't have to be a
lesbian to enjoy Clinton's
humour, but if you are, don't
miss her.
Rory McLeod on love, life and
London squats.
Washing plates for
the environment
Frank chickens, two Japanese
women, perform a satirical piece
called Sacred Marriage about
Asian mail order brides.
by Paul Dayson
RECYCLING and concern
about non-consumption of
disposable products came to the
Folkfest this year along with the
other acts and the audience.
In a new addition to its services the festival began a recycling program to deal with the
vast amount of waste created by
the crowds who flock to the
festival each year. In places
strategically placed around the
Jericho Park site were bins for
metals, glass, plastics, paper and
composting allowing the audiences to separate their garbage
for recycling.
The festival organizers also
took a step towards ending the
consumption of disposables in
purchasing 6,000 plastic reusable plates. The plates were sold
to the food vendors on the site at
a charge of two dollars. This
charge was then passed on to the
consumers who could turn the
plates back over to the festival
and receive a two dollar refund.
They were then resold to the
The plates were washed by
festival volunteers at the Jericho
Hill School for the Deaf. A 20
person team was required at all
times to collect, transport and
wash the plates.
Plates volunteer team co-ordinator Jennifer Whiteside said,
"The response is incredible.
People loved it." On the whole
people seemed to feel the system
was working well. One on
occasion they almost ran out of
plates and nearly broke into the
reserve of disposable plates but
more freshly washed plates
arrived just in time.
The other problem encountered was the cash flow. "Running out of two dollar bills is a
problem," said Joe Reynolds, a
plate volunteer.
Both these problems were
attested to by announcements
from the stages throughout the
weekend. The crowds, however,
seemed cooperative even pleased.
July 19,1990
July 19,1990
July 28 - Softball Dance
Banquet Room,
Door open at 8:30 pm
tix: $3.00 advance;
$5.00 at the door
Tix available at the
Graduate Student Centre Office,
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Energy abounds with DOA
Plus more exciting GSS events with the ongoing Friday's Summer Foil-
Series in the Garden Room, Graduate Student Centre, 8pm - no charge.
by Paul Dayson
jl PjNERGY. What more can
one say?
As a video clip from the film
'Slapshot ended and the screens
jfrose, DOA's set began. Almost
immediately the stage diving
jalso began, continuing at an
evermore frantic pace to the end
jof the show.
D.O.A., T.T. Racer and Spunk
Commodore Ballroom
Friday July 13
Just back from a European
tour, DOA pounded out songs to
!the frenzied delight ofthe audi-
heir set consisted of a
good mix of old and new material
with classics such as "War" or
''Slave to My Dick" and newer
songs like "Afrikana Security".
"War in the East" momentarily
slowed the pace ofthe show but
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While they have been in
Europe the band has evidently
kept in touch with events in
Canada dedicating their song
"The Warrior Lives Again" to
the Mohawk warriors in Oka,
Quebec who are surrounded by
the provincial police.
DOA kept the crowd
begging for more of their hard
driving music until the end.
The two openning bands
were good, but not more than
T.T. Racer were a disappointment if only in that one
constantly hopes that singer/sax
player Paul MacKenzie's bands
will live up to the standard set
by his old band The Enigmas.
Unfortunately T.T. Racer
doesn't. But in all fairness they
were good, just not great, and
MacKenzie did come up with
some iems durinjr his between
song assaults on the audience.
"Don't forget you're all ugly,"
MacKenzie told the audience,
much to its approval.
Spunk who were first on
stage played a solid but unimaginative set of covers. It was a nice
trip down the memory alley of
punk in the late 70's when punk
was raw and simple, but the
band lacks any inspiration
merely hammering out song
after song using mostly brute
The Commodore bouncers
were the ugly people this night
and used more force than necessary. Let's face it whenever punk
bands play people are going to
stage dive and be a bit rowdy. Its
not an easy crowd to deal with
and one has to protect the
monitors. Its not, however, an
excuse to chase people into the
crowd, threaten them for
climbing on stage or toss them
down the stairs.
Celts festivities take park
by Colin Maycock
THREE days to celebrate
our Celtic heritage",
appeared at first to be an
intriguing concept. The notion of
a "dress up festival" made the
whole deal even more interesting. What kind of Vancouverites
would willingly clad themselves
in animal skins and then pay
gobs of cash to walk around in
New Brighton Park in relative
anonymity? This was something
I had to see.
Cultural Festival
Celtica festival
New Brighton Park
Unfortunately there were
few dyed in the wool weirdos
other than aged hippies a-la
Saltspring, 'green' fascists and
puritans in attendance. The
anticipated visual feast of
eccentricity amounted to little
more than a light snack hors
d'ouevre. There were of course,
more than adequate aural
rewards to alleviate the paucity
ofthe visual tableaux. Many of
the brightest stars within the
Celtic/folk firmament were
present such as De Danaan, Alan
Stivell, the Clansmen, as well as
local luminaries in ascendence,
the Stoaters and Blackthorn.
Each band played at least
three times, including at least
one long set during the weekend.
The short showcases were
not long enough to immobilize
one with boredom and in some
cases proved to heighten ones
appetite for the main show, to
the point of frustration due to
vast expanses of time between
the two. De Dannan was as
such banal. They played classic
jigs interspersed with more
topical songs written by
themselves and songwriters
such as Eric Bogle. The
delightfully dry thud ofthe
bodhran (a small, hand held
drum) mingling with the mid-
range wheeze of accordions, the
resonant zing ofthe fiddle,
layered with a light playfulness
ofthe tin whistle, topped with
immaculately emotive singing,
was the predominant aural
theme throughout the weekend
but De Dannan provide a
richness and a complexity to
the sound that leaves one
acutely aware of paleness of
others in their ilk.
The Stoaters and the
Clansmen closed the festival on
Sunday with, perhaps, the most -
warmly received show ofthe
whole festival. The vast majority
of folkies don't dance, but even
the most analytic muso was
hard pressed not to be caught up
in the infectious raucous joy-
noise created by the interesting ..__■
combination of such strong folk/
rock sensibilities. Traditional
Irish songs such as "Whiskey in
the Jar" lend themselves to
electric guitars and drums and
become far more accessible to
pop-sensibilities for it. 0
The biggest disappointment *"
of the whole weekend was the
attendance. Future festivals of
this type are in doubt due to the
apparent lack of interest if the
paying public. In all honesty it
would seem that both the timing
and the advertising were more
faulty than the roster of artists.
The posters were pretty but
unreadable whilst press and
radio coverage/promotion was
limited to practically nil. Which
is a shame, as many of the
bands deserved a far larger
audience, than they received. It
would be sad to see such a grand
scheme destroyed by indifference but whatever the future
holds, the sunshine was fun and
the music shone brilliantly.
July 19,1990 Special Olympics photo essay
The Wingnuts
(members of Bob's Your Uncle)
Dead Head Cool
Bruch Jay Paskow
from the Washington Squares
Starts July 20 to August 17, 8pm
No Cover Charge
Phis, Open Stage Talent, August 3 at 8:00 pm, Garden Room,
Graduate Student Centre, Bring your flutes, bass guitars,
violins, keyboards, bagpipes, vocal chords. And the Dead
Head Cool on July 28 in the Banquet Room, Graduate
Student Centre.
Mike Coury
July 19,1990
Join the
Yesterday, B.C. natives and their supporters gathered
at Canada Place to demonstrate their solidarity with the
Mohawks who are at barricades in Oka and the Mercier
bridge in Quebec. Others are at blockades in the interior
and in Lillooet.
This rise in militancy ofthe aboriginal peoples is not an
accident. For too long their concerns have been ignored by
all levels of government.
For too long the natives of this country have been quiet,
working within our rules to try to solve their problems.
They have done what we expect them to do.
But now they are saying enough is enough. The system
has failed them.
The system has allowed a golf course to take precedent
over their well being.
And now we are shocked that the once quiet natives are
rising up to challenge our authority.
The present state of land claims disputes in Canada is
that to resolve existing cases in the courts would take 200
years to complete. The native people of Canada have waited
long enough.
Is it surprising that the native peoples of Canada
should, faced with no realistic legal recourse, rise up,
against the legal establishment?
Should we be surprised by such militancy?
Don't be. When you have been oppressed, often with
force, for as long as the indigenous people of Canada have
been, the natural reaction, out of despair, is to strike back.
And that is exactly what the Mohawk in Quebec are doing.
We should expect to see much more of this native
militancy in the future— the near future.
If the governments of Canada do not react to the slap
across the face that the Mohawks and their supporters are
now giving them, they can expect a good thump on the nose
next time. And then? Who knows?
We fully support the natives in their pursuit of justice.
Justice that has been denied to them since Europeans
invaded their territory.
We call upon all levels of government in Canada to act
and solve the impasse in Oka, not with military might, but
with justice.
We call upon the inate sense of justice in the people of
Canada to rise in support ofthe indigenous peoples in their
July 19,1990
The Summer Ubyssey is published Thursdays by the
Alma Mater Society ofthe University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or of the
sponsor. The Summer Ubyssey is published with the
proud support of the Alumni Association. The editorial
office is Rm. 241k of the Student Union Building.
Editorial Department, phone 228-2301; advertising,
228-3977;   FAX# 228-6093
It was the year 1990, and the summer none the less, when
it started: hordes of ravenous reporters running rampant
in the streets. No one knew where they came from, or
what they wanted, but the government knew what to do—
it sent the police in. Late one night in her office, prime
minister Rebecca and her faithful aides, Martin Chester
and Paul Dayson, declared a state of emergency and
invoked the War Measures Act. Ernie Stelzer, chief of
police, ordered the area sealed off, and a rectangular war
zone was created. Soon after though, in retaliation, the
partially sentient reporters, led by the infamous Ted
Aussem, foully butchered the sergeant in charge at the
police cordon, Mike Coury. Horrified by the course of
events, Dawn Buie and Don Mah layed out a plan of
attack for the reporters to follow. They decided on a concentrated attack on one side, to be led by Brenda Wong
and Isobel Simpson, while Carla Maftachuk, Greg Davis
and Colin Maycock took a small force to keep the other
borders on guard. Lieutenant Hao Li, on seeing the
charge, proclaimed "Holy Shit, Batman!", and settled
down in front of his new toy: a .50 cal Ubyssey-PMT
machine gun. Oliver pulled out his pad and paper in order
to prepare himself to write more of his world famous
government propaganda. As Carol Hui lined up some rioting reporters in her sights, her field phone rang. Reflex-
ively, she picked up the phone, and the voices of Mike
Booth and Franka Cordua von Specht chanted in unison,
"Well, well, well, we don't have too much to say about the
people that we walk over...." Hearing nothing of importance, she hung up the phone and proceeded to blow away
some pinko-faggie-commie-type reporters.
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This letter addresses
my concerns regarding the
allocation of SUB concourse
space. The concourse area is
an ideal location for many
organizations since it offers
high visiblity and is readily
accessible to many students. Because of its strategic implications, and the
unlikelihood that the concourse will be renovated
again in the near future,
great consideration is neces-
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sary in the allocation of this
I feel that it is grossly
unfair that the five service
organizations (Disabled
Students Service, Student
Environment Centre,
Speakeasy, Ombudsoffice,
Global Development
Centre) which have requested concourse space are
unable to obtain it. The partiality is further emphasized by the fact that organizations currently located in
the concourse are able to get
larger offices at the expense
of other organizations.
I recognize that space is
a scarce resource, particularly as organizations continue to grow, yet I sincerely
believe that through cooperation and by respecting
the needs and objectives of
others, the five service organizations can be accomodated in the concourse. Although some compromises
maybe necessary, a just and
viable solution is possible.
As service organizations,
the common overall objective of serving the needs and
interests of as many students as possible must be
maintained. By consciously
denying organizations
space within the concourse,
not only are organizations
being exploited but more
importantly it is the students of UBC who will suffer
the greatest.
In light of this issue I
must admit that I do have
faith in the reasonable
judgement of council members, and strongly believe
that the issue will be rewarded equitably.
Anjum Khan
Global Development
Human rights in Africa
mean different things to different people.
To the apathetic North
Americans, they mean
To the Africans who
agitate for more rights and
who are jailed, and tortured
for their views, they are a
matter of life and death.
The generals and the
elected-for-life presidents
see human rights as a bourgeois, foreign culture that
does not apply to them. They
ought not to be bluffed and
strung along by organizations like Amnesty International.
Some Soviet-bloc and
Western leaders see human
rights as mere nuissance
and the relationship between them and their
clients ought not be sacrificed on the altar of questionable claims by some dissidents. Their military
bases that are of "strategic"
importance to them are at
stake. Equally vital to the
well-being of their national
economies are the mineral
resources their industries
cannot do without.
To the human rights
lawyers, the development
and refugee workers, internal repressions must end.
The link between chronic
poverty, hunger, and people
fleeing their homeland and
abuses of human rights is
too obvious and assumes
many forms: deliberate killings and acts of genocide;
racial or religious intolerance; denial of fundamental
civil, political and economic
No matter how one
views them, the abuses are
A few decades after colonial rule came to an end,
Africa, plagued by black
neocolonialists, replete with
military and one-party
states, holds the world record for the number of coups
that take place at regular
Of the 52 nations, two
are democracies, 22 are
military dictatorship,
and the rest
are one party
states where some semi-literate leaders run for president and always win 99.9
percent ofthe vote.
Apartheid is evil. The
South African regime regularly detains and tortures
children as young as fourteen. The various laws that
subject blacks to second-
class citizens on the basis of
their skin color is morally
repugnant. But equally repulsive are the other 28 independent African states
that have worse human
rights records.
In Kenya, Ghana and
many other African nations,
the use of administrative
detention is widespread.
Long term detention without trial of political prisoners is common.
Wide discretion is
vested in executive authorities and the police. In the
name ofthe "maintenance of
public order" or "in the interest of national security,"
government opponents who
exercise the internationally
guaranteed rights — those
of free expression and association — are at the risk of
arbitrary arrest, imprisonment, and even torture.
More than 600 000 civilians were massacred by the
Ugandan governments of
Idi Amin and Milton Obote
in the 1970s and '80s. In
Amin's torture chambers,
many prisoners' heads were
smashed with sledge hammers and their legs chopped
with axes, wrote Ugandan
Anglican Bishop, Festo
In Burundi, ethnic discrimination is worse than
Apartheid. In 1972, in the
wake of an uprising that left
an estimated 10 000 Tutsi
dead, the government massacred 200
000 Hutus.
Thousands of schools and
homes were destroyed.
Teachers, students, and
doctors and any Hutus in
the position of influence
were systematically sought
out and killed.
In 1986, history repeated itself. In response to
some ethnic clashes, the
government dispatched
troops to the troubled areas
where they shot, and bayoneted at least 5000 Hutus.
Machine guns, napalm
bombs, and helicopters were
employed against some of
the 55 000 civilians fleeing
to Rwanda.
Control over people's
movement is common in
some countries such as
Ethiopia, Burundi, and
Tanzania. Until 1987, the
Burundi government
adopted a passbook system
similar to that of South-Africa to restrict and control
the movement of its own
people. Slums in Kenya and
Nigeria are razed; people
are forced to move.
The hypocrisy displayed by the self-proclaimed presidents for life is
astonishing. The Southern
Africa Development Coordinating Conference (SADCC)
members — Angola,
Mozambique, Tanzania,
Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe
—meet regularly to discuss
emancipation of blacks in
South Africa, but none of
them would ever dream of
sharing power with their
own people. One octagenar-
ian, Kenneth Kaunda of
Zambia, has been in power
since 1964.
The list is endless.
The phenomenon of the
single states is perhaps due
to the creation of borders —
by the colonial powers —
that encompass a multiplicity of tribes.
Some argue that sharp,
often violent, tribal rivalries
threaten the security and
the development of new
nations before they gain
adulthood. The solution?
Merge all the political parties and ban dissent. But
tribal, religious, or cultural
differences remain. Corruption thrives because the governments have effectively
silenced political opposition
and free press. In many instances, pointing out the
government's follies means
harassment or jail sentences.
But there are exceptions to the one-party state
model. Senegal, for instance, is more stable with
17 parties now than when
they were banned.
Democracy is not the
universal panacea for entrenched social and economic ills in many of these
countries, but at least
people will not be arbitrarily
arrested and executed for
speaking their minds.
When we protest
against injustices taking
place daily in South Africa,
we should also remember
the Africans who fought
hard for their freedom from
the colonial powers and who
certainly did not ask to be
ruled by neo-colonialists
and despots.
July 19,1990 LETTERS
The alpha/omega
complex of
On most of today's important
* issues, the world is divided into
alpha and omega: two groups who
have distinct and differing perceptions of an issue and who consequently  adopt  conflicting  posi-
* tions. There is usually truth in
both of these perceptions, and it is
♦* thus a fallacy for either alpha or
omega to assume that they are
right. Furthermore, no amount of
logical argument can convince
alpha to become omega. Attempts
to do so have led to a great intellec-
* tual   deadlock  where  both  ex-
&   tremes are fighting for the clear
support ofthe public and where if
you are anti(alpha) then you must
be omega.
To break out of this seemingly
stagnant and unproductive intel-
■**   lectual climate, we can attempt to
-,    recognize the truth and falsehoods
in both alpha and omega, and
forge a solid synthesis based on
this understanding. This will be
difficult, since a glance at an issue
tends to confirm what was already
**     believed, and since it is easier in
the short term to avoid give-and-
* take conflict resolution. But as
passengers of an increasingly
crowded Spaceship Earth, it is
perhaps in our long-term interest
to try.
* As an example ofthe sticking-
one's-neck-out that will be in-
*■ volved in this process, I will here
tackle a particularly politicized
and polarized issue: feminism. My
premise is that feminism has its
practical limits. If what women
want is the ability to define themselves and be respected as indi-
— viduals, then more power to them.
But such can be taken too far, and
I think several points should be
made in order to counter some of
the more extreme polemicists:
l.There are differences between
the sexes. Women generally have
, certain biological and behavioural
characteristics as distinct from
* men, and vice versa. This is not to
say that all women are that way,
but merely to note a useful regularity. Controversial examples:
i)Women menstruate, men do not.
Most women experience sizeable
hormone   fluctuations   during
*■ menstruation and this affects
their behaviour. ii)Men deal with
new situations over-confidently/
directly whereas women respond
tentatively/with appropriate cau-
g tion. As a consequence, women
appear to have difficulty making
■* decisions. iii)Women have two
tools that they use to exert power
over the men in their lives: a)
nagging b) guilt, iv) Women tend
to be more sensitive/emotional
than men are, or at least more in
touch with their sensitivity/emo-
j|   tions than men are.
Of course, socialization plays
a large role in the emergence ofthe
behavioural regularities but that
does not change the fact that the
regularities exist and that they
r are, hke all reductionist formula-
_ tions, useful as long as they are not
applied to all people and all situations. And to say that these patterns exist because they have been
observed is to hold out for a change
in epistemology that is not, in my
«■    opinion, forthcoming.
2. Sex is not evil. Men tend to
""* associate sex more with pleasure
than with love and as a consequence they are (almost) always
interested. Women, who tend to
associate sex with intimacy and
love more than with pleasure and
who can suffer consequences as a
result of sexual activity (pregnancy or social shunning) are
more selective when it comes to
sex. These differing motives lie at
the root of a lot of conflict, but such
can be satisfactorily resolved in
many situations. To say that sex is
evil is to avoid the give and take of
the resolution process. It's a cop
3.Violence cannot be divided into
"man-anti(woman)" and "other".
Violence is something deeper than
that. It is a manifestation of the
dark side of human nature, an
indicator of the emptiness and
anger in some people's lives. It is
true that women are often singled
out because of the satisfaction of
tearing at a soft and delicate target and/or because of some festering sexual frustration. Nonetheless, to label Mark Lepine's outburst as an action of male-dominated society against women is to
politicize and marginalize the issue. Lepine acted because of society and against society, and we
need to recognize that in order to
prevent recurrence.
4. Nature does have a preference
when it comes to child-rearing.
Women have breasts with the milk
that babies need to grow up
healthy. Up until weaning, house-
husband or paternal care for the
child is detrimental.
On the other hand
5. There is something wrong with
the male attitude towards sex.
When men stare at beautiful
women and think of penetration
and orgasm, they are reducing a
person to an object, and divorcing
mind and soul from body. Men
have to learn to deal with their
addiction to the powerful pleasure
of sex.
6. Male humour, language and
hesitancy to share power also need
to be discussed, but such will have
to await another forum and the
debate which will, I expect follow
this letter. If nothing else, I hope
my comments open up this very
important discussion which seems
to e to have stalled at this point. I
welcome constructive feedback.
T. Mathewson
EUS Fallout
Dear President Strangway:
I wish to add my name to those
expressing outrage at the newsletter of the Engineering Undergraduate Society with its scurrilous content directed against minorities. I am glad to hear that the
University will refuse to collect
fees for the EUS for the coming
year, but I consider that but a "slap
on the hand" of little consequence
to the perpetrators.
I would strongly recommend
that those responsible be expelled
from the University at this time. I
further recommend that they be
charged for incitement to hatred
under the Criminal Code of Canada. Surely their offense is no less
than that of the infamous Ernst
Until firm action is taken
against these despicable individuals I intend to withhold all financial contributions to the University, including the Alumni Association, and will lobby my colleagues to do the same.
Jaime Smith M_0.(1976)
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Beast unleashed
by (Jrog Davis
recesses of our psyche, haunt ing'
tlie perimeters of our civilized
minds. Hut one man, Dr. Henry
Jekyll, dared to unleash this
beast by drinking a secret
concoction. Now Mr. Hyde stalks
the fog filled London streets,
venting the evil that had been
harnessed in Jekyll's soul.
Tho Strange Case of
Dr. Jokyll and Mr. Hyde
Frederick Wood Theatre
July 28- August 2, August 9-11
The UBC Summer Players
have captured the poignancy and
flavour of this scenario in The
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde. Passing through the
doors ofthe Frederick Wood
Theatre, it's as if one reawakens
in the midst of a Victorian era
The lighting and sound cascaded brilliantly across the
stage1, creating a true psychedelic effect for the psycho
dealings that were soon to follow.
The gas lit lampposts, the
furniture, and the period
costumes ofthe 1850's, all
contributed to the Gothic grandeur of the set.
I dream-
1 like
effective u-*e
tamed by the
arge, backdrop
where ghostly distt
s were projected.
The cast was superb. Guy
Fauchon impressively portrayed
the tenacious police detective
Newcome, seeking the elusive
Mr. Hyde in order to banish the
evil blight from the city. Roger
Haskett, as Jekyll's loyal
attorney Utterson, embodied the
characteristics of fear and
confusion as he tried to save his
friend from a diabolic alter-ego.
Barry Levy gave a magnificent performance as Jekyll and
Hyde. In the civilized demeanor
of Jekyll he managed to convey
the presence of Hyde, waiting
like a dormant volcano to
suddenly erupt. As the monstrous Hyde, he managed to
exhibit the shreds of a shattered
Jekyll, consumed by his brutal
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the difficult task of showing
Jekyll trying to suppress Hyde
from breaking through and
gaining control over him. The
abrupt voice changes and body
movements were well timed and
lose oneselt in
this play, getting wrapped up in
the skillfully weaved illusion and
remaining under the spell even
after the final curtain fell. The
pace never relented, the action
being well orchestrated by director Claire Brown. All the
technical and dramatic elements formed to present a
cohesive, vibrant image.
After seeing The
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde, the
audience may be inspired
to read the original book
by Robert Louis Stevenson, and to examine the
dark nature of their own
mind and soul.
July 19,1990


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