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Array Pentagon funds aid UBC
Pentagon funded military
research being conducted at UBC
may increase after a defense industry seminar in Vancouver next
Scheduled for Robson square on
Nov. 22 and 23, the conference is
intended to attract U.S. defence
department research and development contracts.
Representatives from UBC will
attend, as will officials from the
U.S. defence department and the
U.S. army, navy and air force.
"We have invited people from
the academic community," said
Michael Clark, conference coordinator for the B.C. ministry of
industry and small business
development. "There could be
direct benefit to the university in
areas of research they're working
"The resource industries are flat
on their backs and desperate for
business opportunities," he said.
"The response (to the conference)
has been terrrific. The U.S. military
is one sector of the economy that is
not going through a recession."
In a letter to at least one UBC
department   head,  Clark  justified
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the conference by saying Canada
has agreed to share the financial
burdens and economic benefits of
NATO defence and that the U.S. /
Canadian relationship ". . .has
evolved into a North American
defence based concept where
Canada is recognized as part of the
U.S. mobilization base."
UBC chemistry department head
Larry Weiler said he encouraged
people in his department to attend
the conference. "1 think it's
something we have to find out
about. There could well be opportunities for us," he said
"We've been involved in the
department of defence research in
Canada and the U.S. for many,
many years."
Weiler said he knew of two recent
Pentagon sponsored projects at
UBC, conducted by the chemistry
and oceanography departments.
Chemistry professor Elmer
Ogryzlo said he is currently involved  in  research  sponsored  by  the
U.S. air force. The department is
investigating the night air glow
which is present in a layer of the
"It's in an area that satellites
traverse. It could affect communications among satellites," he
"I've no idea why the air force is
interested in it. It is doubtful
whether it would have anything to
do with warfare," said Ogryzlo.
"Absolutely anything you do in
science could be used for warfare,"
said oceanography professor
Ronald burling, who was formerly
in charge of a Pentagon research
contract with the oceanography
"It happens that we have been
sponsored fairly well from the U.S.
department of defence in the past,"
he said.
Burling said the grant was for
research on turbulence in the upper
layers of the ocean. "It's useful
See Page 2: WARFARE
be voluntary'
IN A SCENE STRAIGHT from comic-book history, the Flash (UBC halfback Glen Steele) dodges efforts of
Cannonball, one of the newest members of the Xavier X-Men. (see story page 12).
The current Alma Mater Society
fee referendum may all be for
Universities minister Pat McGeer
will discuss making university student society membership and fees
voluntary, with the provincial
cabinet this week.
McGeer made the comment
Saturday at the Social Credit
party's annual convention following a comment by a Simon Fraser
University student.
Terry Hewitt told delegates his
$60 annual student society fee goes
to "leftist" organizations at SFU.
"The (Simon Fraser) student
society gives $200,000 annually to a
newspaper that's further left than
Marx," Hewitt said.
Money also goes to demonstrations and activities critical of the
Socred party and the provincial
government, Hewitt said. The mandatory fee and society membership
infringes on his rights, he said.
Hewitt said many students are
denied education because of the excessive fees.
McGeer agreed with Hewitt saying, "In times of economic difficulty it would make a difference. It has
to be looked at."
McGeer called university student
societies "closed shops." Student
fees have "gone up and up" over
the years he said.
The UBC Alma Mater Society
this week is attempting to raise fees
by $20.
Since the power to levy fees rests
with university board of governors,
making such "union-like checkoffs" illegal might be necessary,
McGeer said.
The provincial government or the
universities would have to assume
any long-term capital obligations
that student fees currently go
towards, he said.
But Michael Bentley, UBC Social
Credit club vice president,
disagreed with Hewitt and McGeer.
"It wouldn't work," he said.
"Tuition fees should also be
made voluntary," AMS president
Dave Frank said Monday.
Frank said he will bring the issue
before student council Wednesday.
A presentation to McGeer is very
likely, he said.
UBC students overwhelmingly
defeated a referendum in the early
1970's to make AMS fees voluntary, Frank said.
Pool closes, officials anticipate 'epidemic'
Special to The Ubyssey
A Herpes Simplex virus has been found in
the aquatic centre pool, and thousands of
UBC students could be infected.
Aquatic centre manager James Bremner
announced late Monday that as of today the
pool will be closed "until further notice."
Bremner said he was forced to take the action after many students who used the pool
since September visited health services complaining of Herpes symptoms.
"There could be hundreds, even thousands
more who don't know they've got it,"
Bremner said.
Although health services officials declined
to call the discovery an "epidemic," Dr.
Michael Weller said "it looks pretty bad."
Weller advised students not to panic.
"We've had enough students in here already
panicking over their sex lives," he said.
"Sex isn't a problem," Weller added. The
strain, named by American officials as
Herpes Aquaeous I, is said to be curable,
The strain's symptoms include fatigue and
POOL . . . closed due to Herpes outbreak
malaise, itching, bloodshot eyes and a temporary drop in sex drive.
Heat aggravates the virus, Weller said.
"Particularily those who used the
whirlpool should be concerned because of the
heat," he said. "Especially if they went into
the steam or sauna afterwards."
Counsellor Jenny Jamieson said special
Herpes hotlines are being set-up to accomodate scheduling students to see doctors
Jamieson said students should call the
following numbers depending on their symptoms:
She said any student who has been in the
pool since September is urged to contact
health services or counselling officials. "We
are only now finding out about people who
went swimming at the beginning of the
term," she said.
Jamieson said students should call
228-4521 for general questions.
In addition, students with identifiable
symptoms should call the following numbers:
• Mild cold symptoms and cold sores:
• Headaches, fatigue and lack of sleep:
• Appearance of large sores in genital area:
contact B.C. Herpes control centre at
Health department officials are trying to
determine how the virus was introduced into
the pool and allowed to multiply unchecked.
Provincial health experts will be brought in
Wednesday to determine if federal health officials need to get involved. The federal officials will then see if the Centre for Disease
Control in Atlanta needs to be notified.
Bremner said the pool may be reopened by
Friday, although with strict sanitation procedures invoked.
See page 3: POPE Page 2
Tuesday, November 16, 1982
Petition demands wages
A UBC Association of University
and College Employees member is
circulating a petition demanding
that back wages owed to
AUCE by the university, and the
interest accrued on them, be payed
by Nov. 30.
AUCE Local 1 includes some
campus support staff.
Margaret Walley, government
publications employee wrote the
petition and accompanying letter.
She said Monday the AUCE contract committee said the university
may not give the Local 1 workers
wages owed from eight months of
contract negotiation until Dec. 15.
In her letter, Walley said, "Offering us what can best be described
as   a  dismal   wage   increase  and
Warfare use
From page 1
knowledge to have in detecting submarines. I would imagine it could
be used in anti-sub warfare."
He said the grant was originally
given in 1965, and research continued until last year when it was
phased out by the department.
"We're not doing any more of
that kind of study. We stay away
from anything secret," he said.
Burling said the conference may
help UBC receive additional funding from the Pentagon. "It's quite
possible. We are prepared to get
support from that direction."
The conference has been criticized by the End the Arms Race committee. The committee is planning a
demonstration Monday noon at
Robson square, said UBC representative Gary Marchant.
withholding the monies owed us until the last 10 days before
Christmas is only adding insult to
The petition and letter were
directed to employee relations
director Robert Grant.
Grant said Monday the back
wages are being processed as quickly as possible.
"They (the university administration) don't want to pay the overtime
necessary to get the money to us,"
Walley said.
AUCE settled their contract with
the university on Nov. 10.
The union settled for wage increases ranging from six to 12 per
cent in the first year of the contract
with five per cent across the board
during the second.
Walley said the settlement had
been reached on the understanding
that the back pay would be
distributed by the end of the
Grant said there was no such
Walley said in her letter to Grant
that negotiations were drawn out by
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the university by their linking a
non-contractual re-definition of job
classification to the wage settlement.
Interest accumulated on the back
wages during this period should be
given to the employees, Walley
said. "At least half, just out of
common decency. But I don't think
it's very likely. We have no legal
"The union is equally responsible
for the length of the negotiation,"
Grant said. "There is no question
of paying them the interest. The
university has never considered it
and never will."
"I don't want any convoluted,
complicated or contemptuous
replies—I just want my money by
November 30, 1982. My payroll
number is: 610 344 863," Walley
said in her letter's conclusion.
The petition has been filled out
by the library and processing Local
1 employees Walley said.
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No health science grants—Neilson
B.C. health science students will
not receive anymore bursary funds,
the provincial health minister said
"We don't have any more
money," Jim Neilson said at the
Social Credit party's annual convention.
The health bursary program was
oversubscribed this year, Nielson
said. The ministry budgeted
$250,000 for  this  year,  after  last
Socred women
call for new
money education
The B.C. Social Credit party
women's auxiliary unanimously
passed a resolution Thursday calling for province-wide instruction of
their monetary theory.
The leaders of the Social Credit
party do not explain their theory
adequately, the resolution stated.
Social Credit economics theory
believes the difference between the
wage a worker receives to manufacture a product and the product's
eventual cost to the worker is made
up by the government giving the
workers "social credit" to spend.
The theory has been criticized for
its "print money" philosophy
which leads to uncontrolled inflation.
Last year the auxiliary passed a
resolution calling for the "circumcision" (sic) of rapists.
In other matters, universities
minister Pat Mcgeer criticized UBC
for giving its faculty an 18 to 21 per
cent pay increase last year in binding arbitration. B.C. professors
are, on average, highest paid in
North America, he said.
McGeer also criticized UBC administration for comments made
last year that the university ministry
engaged in "Alice in Wonderland"
financing, and was tasting the "bitter taste" of inadequate government financing.
year's $210,000 demand. The program is currently $250,000 short.
Neilson said the money would
not come from the current provincial deficit, estimated at more than
$1 billion. The education ministry
recently granted an additional $8.7
million more in general post-
secondary grants.
"Do you have an extra $250,000?
I don't," Neilson asked.
Neilson said he couldn't offer
any recommendations to students
who face withdrawing from school
for financial reasons.
Many students found the fund
dry when they applied before the
deadline, since the grants were
allocated on a First-come basis.
The grant shortage affects 40
UBC students.
"We are here 12 months of the
year, and we're responsible for our
own transportation and living expenses," said Greg Cassap,
rehabilitation medicine 4. "No one
picks up the tab other than the loan
and bursary programs."
Cassap has filed a complaint with
the B.C. ombudsoffice concerning
the shortage. "We're hoping to
bring attention to the problem."
Neilson said he did not know
whether the fund should have been
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VERY NICE WEATHER Sunday contributed to Vancouver's general good
health by encouraging citizens to go sailing and indulging in other uniquely
West Coast pastimes. UBC boat won weekend regatta.
AMS $20 fee referendum turn-out high
Students voted in droves Monday
on the current fee referendum to increase Alma Mater Society fees.
AMS president Dave Frank said
3,791 students cast ballots on the
first day of the week long referendum.
About 700 people voted in SUB
and at each residence, more than
300 people vote, Frank said.
The polls open at 10 a.m today
remain open until 4 p.m. at Woodward and Sedgewick libraries, SUB,
CEME, computer science, Henry
Angus, Buchanan, Scarfe, War
Memorial gym,  MacMillan,  Law,
Bassere, MacLeod, Gage residence,
Hebb theatre, and the daycare coordinator's office.
Students are being asked to support a $20 fee increase. The referendum question calls for $2 to go to
the AMS, $3 to intramurals, and
$15 to capital projects.
Pope passed unholy water
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"All swimmers would have to
bath in acetic acid before entering,
and after they leave," he said.
Bremner said the acid baths
should kill any Herpes present.
Swimmers will also have to wear
special asbestos swim suits,
Bremner said. "Those little Herpes
virus like fabric, but hate
asbestos." People will be allowed to
swim in the buff, if the new suits irritate their skin, he said.
Aquatic centre management committee chair John Lomax said the
pool may simply be left empty if the
acid baths fail to work. "Jogging is
very in, so people can get exercise
running up and down the pool
hill," he said.
AMS president Dave Frank said
it is unfortunate the Herpes question could not be included in the
current referendum. Frank is encouraging people to write the
Herpes problem into the current
ballot as priority three.
Pope John Paul II said Herpes
recently got into his holy water. "A
couple of hundred of my sheep were
sent to hospital, and that was only a
couple of liters of water. I would
hate to think what a swimming pool
full of that horrible stuff could
Moral Majority leader Jerry
Falwell, in town for a defense
department armament show, said
someone must have done something
against God. "Maybe there's hanky
panky going on in the changing
rooms, or in the whirlpool or
sauna," Falwell said. "God knows
and sees all."
"That's right, whatever you say
Jerry," said UBC chaplain George
Hermanson, who tried Monday to
fix the problem by blessing the
"Isn't Herpes the thing that killed Brezhnev," said U.S. president
Ronald Reagan, in town for a secret
meeting with the Vancouver Board
of Trade. "I encourage all UBC
communists to go for a swim."
Thunderbirds football coach
Frank Smith expressed concern
over the infection. "My team has
been swimming as part of their
training   every   day,   I   hope   this
equally divided amongst all applicants. "There would have been
complaints either way."
Neilson said he was not aware of
the ombudsoffice investigation.
Student council voted Nov. 4 to
send Neilson a letter complaining of
the funding shortage.
Davis introduces
fee differentiation
won't affect their activity, on the
field that is."
UBC committee against racist
and fascist violence spokesperson
Al Soroka condemned Bremner,
condemned the pool, condemned
the pool architects. . .
"Herpes is a tool of the
capitalist-imperialist system to take
over and control the minds and
bodies of our youth. This must be
stopped," Soroka said.
"Under my administration, I will
have a vice president for Herpes,"
said UBC president designate
George Pedersen. "1 think I will appoint Michael Shaw to that position."
When contacted by The Ubyssey,
Shaw vigorously denied Pedersen's
plans. In a blistering reply, Shaw
said Pedersen would have to crawl
to his door and scratch his back, for
him to accept the position.
Meanwhile, the UBC student
broadcasting association is planning
to put the whole problem on film.
The low-budget film, financed by
the RCMP, will be entitled Herpes
the Love Bug.
Foreign students at B.C. universities will pay "a more realistic
snare of tuition fees" than their
Canadian counterparts if B.C.
Social Credit party members get
their way.
Delegates to the party's annual
convention Saturday voted overwhelmingly for a resolution calling
for a two-tiered tuition fee system.
The motion was introduced by
North Vancouver-Seymour MLA
Jack Davis.
"It's a ridiculous situation, really
unique in the western world,"
Davis told delegates. "We give
them the same subsidy as our own
Davis said B.C. could recover up
to $28 million if the system was imposed. Similiar moves in the United
States and Ontario are along the
right lines, he said.
The same motion was passed last
year, but was never acted upon.
Premier Bill Bennett previously said
he did not favor differential fees for
foreign students.
Universities minister Pat McGeer
said he had made universities aware
of the Socred position. Universities
currently set their own tuition fee
Young Socreds vice president
Ron Finnigan, a UBC student, said
he strongly agreed with the convention position. Finnigan and fellow
UBC student Alden Aumann would
like to see foreign students pay at
least double the fees of Canadians.
Simon Fraser University student
and convention delegate Joe Webber said he would like to see foreign
students pay up to 25 per cent of
their education cost. He said
university faculties create a "myth"
that foreign students are from poor
Third World countries. Many are
from South East and Middle East
Asian upper-class families, he said.
Webber would like to see a bursary system for students from
developing countries who could not
afford the higher fee.
Burnaby-Edmonds delegate Steve
Pearly said students should pay 100
per cent of their education costs.
Students go into high-paying jobs
when they graduate, and could
repay loans, he said.
The Young Socreds passed the
same resolution last year, although
it was not unanimous.
Foreign students comprise less
than one per cent of UBC's student
population. Most are enrolled in
graduate studies.
Demonstrators soaked
TORONTO (CUP) —Hurling
buckets of water and screaming
obscenities, the occupants of two
men's residences at the University
of Toronto physically attacked a
peaceful women's demonstration
Nov. 4.
The "Take Back The Night"
march sposored by the U of T
Women's Coalition was intended as
a demonstration for the right of
women to have freedom of movement.
With cries of "We have the right
to walk at night," the group of
about 70 women encountered little
opposition of the first part of their
Upon approaching the Devonshire House men's residence, the
marchers were greeted with
obscenities and buckets of water
thrown out of windows. The same
tactics were repeated later at New
College residence.
In the New College attack one
women was injured when an
unidentified object struck her in the
UTWC member, Susan Prentice,
said "the attack was well-planned.
A lot of thought and time went into
"This incident serves to enforce
■;he theme of the demonstration:
safety for women walking at
night," she said. "It goes to show
that even at U of T we have a long
way to go before we secure this
basic right. If men and women
hadn't considered safety in the
night before, I think this kind of
thing geographically demonstrates
how important it is."
UTWC is considering launching a
complaint against those involved in
the assault. They will also contact
the dean of New College and the
deans at both residences.
Gillaine Funnel, U of T Students'
Administrative Council Women's
Commissioner said the attack on
the demonstrators was "barbaric"
and that "there was no basis for
that sort of action. It was a very
childish response. . .Women can't
walk alone safely, now it seems we
can't even walk together safely."
Karen Pearlston, a spokesperson
for Women Against Violence
Against Women, said she was
"shocked and angry" about the incidents. She added the men involved "were irresponsible. They know
the effects that objects thrown from
second and third story windows can
Lights out
They flash on and off and on and
off and on . . . The traffic lights at
University Boulevard and
Wesbrook have been on the blink
for nearly two weeks.
Motorists arriving at the intersection are presented by indecisive
flashing red lights in every direction.
Pedestrians, drivers and cyclists
are obliged to risk life and limb if
when they approach the intersection.
D. E. Smith of the Traffic office
said that they didn't really know
how the lights would be fixed.
"We've been in touch with the city
works department and they are trying to see what can be done," he
said. "They're doing their best."
He said that experts figure it is
safer to leave the blinking red lights
than have no lights at all.
Until the lights are fixed, people
should exercise caution when approaching the intersection and hope
that the lights are fixed before
something happens. Page 4
Tuesday, November 16, 1982
What has five sides, is full of men wearing green costumes, and can
destroy the world?
The Pentagon.
What has lots of buildings, lots of students, lots of professors, and is
supposed to be a place of constructive learning?
Why, the University of British Columbia, of course (among others).
Just what do these two famed and respected institutions have in common, thousands of devoted Ubyssey readers must be asking as they
ponder the meaning and/or significance of today's editorial.
Education is receiving massive government cutbacks. Defence spending
isn't. Education is in short supply. Militarism isn't. The quality of education
is declining. The quality of weapons is increasing.
So what could UBC and the Pentagon possibly have in common?
Research and development.
UBC professors are doing it, and the Pentagon is paying for it. Yes, all
those nifty devices of destruction the generals dream about when they go
to sleep at night have to be conceived, researched, planned, designed,
tested, developed, etc. And a lot of that happens at universities. American
universities. Canadian universities. UBC.
Professors do more than teach. Thev also work on research projects.
Do you know where your professors are?
Timely deaths
The death of Brezhnev last week marked a sad departure from the world.
The Soviet leader's death makes the arms control process all the more difficult to deal with rationally.
Although Brezhnev and U.S. president Ronald Reagan did not always
agree on ways to ensure arms control and global peace, there was hope for
the world that the two would finally ratify the Strategic Arms Limitations
Treaty (SALT II) or some of Reagan's alternate proposals, including the
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
But now that Brezhnev is dead, it is uncertain what new Soviet leader
Yuri Andropov thinks about viable concepts such as detente and deterrence. As the invitation-only funeral in Moscow early Monday showed, the
world is right to mourn Brezhnev's death.
One fucking world leader down, 150 to go.
IRA: Are they 'activists' or 'terrorists'?
I really got furious with the story
return to Ireland (Ubyssey,
Nov. 9) and cannot wait to write
'his letter.
Pirst, "civil rights activists"? Or
rather, terrorist-murderers who terrorized Northern Ireland. (I dare
not use the expression "Province of
Northern Ireland" because I am
afraid that I'll get killed straight
The IRA members do not just
threaten the livelihood of the protestants but the catholics as well.
They threaten to kill those who sell
British goods or papers, whether
they are prestigious papers like the
Guardian, the Telegraph or others.
Not only British soldiers are
murdered — and they are
undeniably murders. Think of it,
soldiers being killed in routine
patrol, and in one case, a soldier
was killed while he was helping the
shopkeeper carry goods into the
shop, a task he did at a specific time
every day — but also civilians are
stayed, protestants and catholics
In the country, bloodshed and
bloodthirst are not uncommon;
they are found in all age groups.
One even finds words of violence in
nursery rhymes children sing in
kindergartens (whose fault?).
That is why some of the protes-
tant population are pushed to the
limit and decide to "take law in
(their) own hands" which is, of
course, undesirable and brings further turmoil to the already bloody
Children know nothing other
than violence. "Civil rights"?
Anything pertinent to the word
"civil" does not exist there. So
don't set fire to the place which is
on the verge of outright bloody
commotion, try to think of
something civilized and humane.
Sadly, this is not what the IRA
wants. They reject holding a poll
because the protestants outnumber
the catholics.
As for the H-Block lot, they are
not political prisoners; they are convicted criminals — a bunch of
murderers, arsonists, assasins, etc.
I am not British. I have spent
three years in England and was horrified by the news concerning N.
Ireland — all those killings,
blackmails, bombings and so on.
Just before I left the country,
there were two bomb blasts killing
over   ten   soldiers   and   crippling
others. One broke out in a public
area (I forgot whether it was the
Hyde Park or the Regents Park)
where there was a crowd of civilians
listening to the performance of the
army's band.
Now you should appreciate why I
feel so strongly about the article. It
is more than appalling; it helps propagate the notion that the Irish are
oppressed by Britons both
economically and politically.
No. The Irish in N. Ireland are
terrorized by the IRA and the
economical bleakness in the
Republic of Ireland makes the
politicians grasp the N. Ireland
crisis as the last and probably sole
means to electoral victory.
I mav have been looking at the
matter too naively. But it is surely
not as simple as you people think; it
is a very convoluted thing with no
simple solutions.
So stop being simplistic. And for
heaven's sake don't abuse the word
"political" — people have done too
many crimes in the name of it.
Ivy Sze
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Nov. 16, 1982
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Hey gang! Time once again for an upbeat masthead when we thank all the idiots stupid
enough to work on this venerable rag. A tip of the hat and a pat on the back to Victor (What,
me worry?) Wong, that delightful inker who keeps us in stitches. For general bon vivance and
enthusiasm galore, take a bow Philip Keuber and Robbv Robertson. A great couple of guys!
Words cant express our appreciation for the hard work and insightful commentary of Monte
Stewart, Dominic Spooner and Steve Wisenthal, so we're not even going to mention them.
(Yuck, yuck1) For his dedication to journalism and seeming inability to get confused by boring
bullshit we award the Harvey Hertscheg memorial scholarship to, you guessed it, Harvey
Hertscheg1 No masthead would seem right without kudos going to the selfless Kelley Jo
Burke for putting gonzo back into council coverage. Knock 'em dead, Kelley! Our resident
sports buff receives our cheers for being urbane and witty. Oh yeah, his name is Peter Berlin
What a name! Wow! Craig Brooks kept us rolling in the aisles by snoring half the night at the
Printers, and we all feel indebted to Brian Jones for being an all round nice guy. (He's from
Calgary. 'Nuff said. I Sarah Cox showed incredible courage, typing out her story with a
gangrenous left finger. Up an' attem Stumpy! Hey, haven't we mentioned the fortitude and
benovolance displayed by two of our greyest eminences, Shaffin Shariff and Arnold
hedstromr' A real dynamic duo! Oh, and thanks to Eric Whatshisname for supplying  coffee.
Thank you for the mention ot
our party in your newspaper recently in the October 8, 1982 edition. 1
was most concerned though, about
one article and I feel 1 must set the
record straight.
Your writer Craig Brooks quotes
the party as standing for: abolishment of tenure, prayer in schools,
increased trade school training,
voluntary union membership for
teachers, regulated dress ot
teachers and students if possible
stop teaching metrification and
more emphasis on private education.
I can find upon diligent search,
no minutes to indicate any such
resolution was passed by our convention in June. I found no such
policy adopted at our convention in
October. I'm sure some of our
members agree with some of the
above. Some I'm sure do not. The
ideas require refinement and further study. Lila Stanford is apparently a member, but I trust your
writer would recognize, her opinions, unless adopted by a resolution of the delegates, are her opinions.
This report referred to above was
carried by Canadian University
Press which I believe reprinted this
story widely. Perhaps you could advise them of my position on the
matter and help me to set the record
I enjoyed your coverage of our
party. I had hoped you could have
attended our October convention
where new developments occurred.
The party is adopting a more
centerist approach to many issues.
As a former NDP. now WCC
member put it: "I don't agree with
some of your ideas, but after Independence, we can argue about
how we will govern ourselves."
I think that is a healthy attitude.
There is no sense arguing over how-
to slice the pie while Ottawa steals
the pie. The land of British Columbia is the heritage of British Columbians. We cannot afford to equalize
with those who know little of our
needs and wants and who must
necessarily legislate in the interests
of the greater numbers of central
Free trade is a vital necessity to
stimulate growth in Western
Canada although it is antithetical to
the Eastern interests. We must
develop our own ports, our own
grain handling facilities, our own
factories; this we can best do by a
judicious arrangment of our own
tariffs and trading and transportation policies.
A new and increasingly significant issue is the need for freedom of
the air waves. The federal government through its control of the
media arc trying to decide what
Canadians will see and hear.
Censorship is the instrument of
Ottawa's control of the minds of
Western Canadians. Those who advocate that kind of nationalism
which is based on the exclusion of
new and foreign ideas or programs
arc a detriment to free-thinking
people everywhere. That is the
category into which Frances Fox
and the Ottawa government have
put themselves.
It is my hope that the future will
be new and different for the
creative potential of the individuals
in Western Canada to be realized.
Douglas Christie
Western Canada Concept
party of B.C.
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Page 5
Watson forgot facts in disarmament statement
It is not often that we hear
Ronald Reagan's simplistic foreign
policy espoused almost phrase-for-
phrase up here in this neck of the
woods. But that is exactly what
Brad Watson's Nov. 5 Perspectives
(Movement Marked With
Misunderstanding) article does.
Richard Nixon said what Ronnie
and Watson mean to say with just
these two sentences: "It may seem
melodramatic to say that the U.S.
and Russia represent Good and
Evil, Light and Darkness, God and
the Devil. But if we think of it that
way, it helps to clarify our perspective of the world struggle."
Watson claims to offer a more
realistic view of the world than offered by the disarmament movement. Unfortunately, Watson
forgets to include facts in his
analysis and resorts only to rhetoric
and demogoguery. Although it
would take many pages to refute all
of Watson's many inaccuracies and
distortions, several quick points can
be made.
First, Watson claims the peace
movement considers anyone not in
favor of disarmament as
"pro-war." Wrong. No rational
person is in favor of nuclear war.
However, some people greatly
enhance the chances of nuclear war
by putting partisan interests first
and true national security second.
Corporations such as Litton Industries, Boeing, etc. are more concerned about the enormous profits
they make from arms contracts
than they are with preventing a
nuclear war. In fact, they often intentionally fan the flames of superpower tension and distrust to fuel
the arms race and maximize their
Similarly, people like Ronald
Reagan and his advisers are so consumed with destroying the Soviet
Union because of political and
ideological differences that they
greatly increase the chances of the
whole world being destroyed.
Watson goes on to claim that the
peace movement supports Soviet initiatives but not American peace initiatives. In truth, the peace movement supports any initiative which
is honest and sincere and takes into
considerations the interests of the
other side.
Reagan's initiatives so far have
not been sincere, as haven't some of
the Soviet proposals. Both
Reagan's Zero Option and START
proposals would demote the Soviets
from nuclear parity to nuclear inferiority. Obviously, the Soviets
would never accept such proposals.
We want immediate steps to stop
the arms race now — before Cruise
missiles and highly accurate first
strike weapons are deployed by
either side. We want both sides to
ratify SALT II. The Soviets have,
we haven't. We want both sides to
agree to a bilateral freeze (originally, an American idea). The Soviets
have, we haven't. We want both
sides to agree to not be the first to
use nuclear weapons. The Soviets
have, we haven't. Why not? If you
believe that our society is a far better one than the Soviet system, as I
do, then you too should be angered
that it is we in the West whfo are
presently blocking all serious efforts
for stopping the arms race.
Watson claims that we must keep
pace with the expansion of the
Soviet nuclear arsenal. The Soviets
have never had nuclear superiority
to the U.S., and they don't now.
We have more weapons than they
do. Our weapons are more reliable.
Herbert Scoville, who recently
retired from his position of deputy-
director of the CIA in charge of
analyzing nuclear weapon systems
claims there is no area of nuclear
weapon technology in which the
Soviets have a qualitative edge.
George Kennan, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union,
stated last year that "we must
remember that it has been we
Americans who, at almost every
step of the road, have taken the lead
in the development of (nuclear)
weaponry. It was we who first produced and tested such a device; we
who were in the first to raise its
destructiveness to a new level with
the hydrogen bomb; we who introduced the multiple warhead; we
who have declined every proposal
for the renunciation of the principle
of 'no first use'; and we alone, so
help us God, who have used the
weapon in anger against others, and
against tens of thousands of
helpless non-combatants at that."
Scoville, Kennan and many other
retired military experts supporting
nuclear disarmament are not from
liberal-left circles, which Watson
thinks alone fill the ranks of the
peace movement.
Watson also grossly over-
exaggerates the threat posed by the
Soviet Union. The Soviet Union's
record on human rights is well-
known and reprehensible. Many
other things about the Soviet Union
are deserving of strong criticism and
However, for Watson to claim
that the Soviets are "radically
hostile to the human race" is either
funny or sick, I'm not sure which.
Furthermore, to claim that the present Soviet government has
murdered tens of millions of its own
citizens is equal to accusing the present West German government of
killing six million Jews. Staiin is not
a popular man in the Soviet Union
these days.
The Soviets also have an expansionist foreign policy as Watson
correctly points out. However, he
neglects to mention that we in the
West are guilty of the same sin.
The USSR has intervened directly
on three occasions between 1948
and 1980 — in Hungary,
Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan,
all border countries. In the same
period, the U.S. directly intervened
militarily (sendind U.S. troops) on
the average of once every 18 months, to such places as Iran (1953),
Guatemala (1954), Lebanon (1956),
Vietnam (1960), the Congo (1960),
Laos (1960), Dominican Republic
(1965), and Cambodia (1970).
Are the Soviet invasions wrong
and ours permissible? Watson
would probably defend the
American actions as necessary to
defend freedom from the "Soviet
Threat." But I'm sure the Soviets
tell their people their invasions are
to ward-off imperalism from the
"American threat." The hardliners
of both sides use each other to
justify their military oppression and
aggression. We should not accept
their propaganda blindly.
The Soviet Union is our enemy at
the present time. We must remain
strong and capable of defending
ourselves and our allies. But, we
can't do this with more nuclear
weapons. We already have enough
to destroy the Soviet Union many
times. This has not stopped what
has    happened    in    Hungary,
Czechoslovakia,   Afghanistan   or
Each time we add a new and
more dangerous weapon to our
arsenal, the Soviets soon follow
suit. We have no defence against
these weapons. Therefore, more
nuclear weapons decrease rather
than increase our national security.
The chances of nuclear war are
higher today than they were 20
years ago precisely because we now
have more nuclear weapons, and
these weapons are more
We cannot resolve our differences with the Soviet Union using nuclear weapons, the path to
national and international security
is an immediate, biliteral freeze on
the production, testing and deployment of nuclear weapons, followed
by gradual and balanced reductions.
Never before has the opportunity
for such a development been so
ripe, and never before have the
dangers of not succeeding been so
great. Gary Marchant
grad studies
Reason, not ideology
must guide abortion stand
I am writing in response to the
letters published Nov. 2 regarding the respect of the unborn. My
perspectives piece (Pro-Lifers
Threaten Basic Freedoms with
Stance Oct. 29.) that initiated these
responses was not an attempt to defend the Tightness of abortion.
After all, abortion is the deliberate
elimination of a potential human
life; to some, it is murder.
However, in our society it is an unfortunate fact that the demand for
abortion exists, and the illegality of
it only serves to jeopardize a
woman's health. The medical complications which Naomi Buckingham lists so fully are evident in
some cases, especially when the
abortion is performed after the first
three months. These complications
though are only a fraction of the
dangers to a woman's health that
commonly accompany an illegally
performed operation.
As to the absurdity of the belief
that a woman's rights are threatened by the criminal nature of abortion laws, I cannot see anything absurd at all in the fact that women's
health is being jeapordized by these
laws. The association of abortion
with the section of the criminal code
pertaining to murder is to me absurd and I am shocked that students
who have reached the level of first
year law could suggest such an inappropriate and ridiculous comparison. The laws concerning
murder are based on a national consensus that recognizes the social
delinquency of such an act. There is
no such consensus concerning abortion. In fact, a poll conducted in
June, 1982 showed that 72 per cent
of the Canadian population believed that abortion should be a private
matter between a woman and her
What I tried to emphasize in the
original letter were the implications
inherent   in  the  actions  of  such
Don't blame men for trip
As a male, I realize that I am treading on thin ice when writing in
defence of an alleged rape, but Nov. 12's freestyle was too unjust to
be accepted unanswered.
Rape is a hideous, violent crime and it is not for the rapist I am
answering but rather for the portion of the male population who are
sick and tired of having every negative female experience hung upon
them. The feminist movement has a lot of valid beefs against men
but I for one am too tired of, and too pissed off at, the females who
hide their personal failings under the title of male brutality and then
each go on to give their own personal example.
How can this woman possibly believe that her inability to express
her desire not to make love can be twisted into a case of rape? No
dragon had been killed, because no dragon had been present. A person who has the opportunity but not the personal strength to say no
to do something as intimate as intercourse had best do some inner
questioning before doing any outer mudslinging.
A rape, I imagine, is a terrible thing to unjustly experience, but so
is the charge of one. Perhaps the faction of the women's movement
involved in elightenment through awakening would get more valid
respect if they stopped trying to blame men for all their bum trips
and first accepted that, as in Friday's example, many of their experiences did not have to happen, but were allowed to.
Gord Crawford
arts 2
organizations as Pro-Life. The tactics they use sensationalize the horrors of abortion and purposely
mislead well-intentioned listeners
through the omission of basic facts,
as apparent in the letter of Naomi
Buckingham. This misplaced zeal
with respect to the unborn, clouds
the problem of unwanted pregnancies and the demand for abortion
throughout history and in all
societies. Ultimately, it encourages
the political utilization of such an
emotional subject. These organizations are open to exploitation at the
hands  of  extreme   right   political
groups as has been shown in the
United States. The potential for
such exploitation also exists in
Therefore, an awareness of the
dangers of such organizations must
be made obvious to everyone,
whether for or against the personal
choice of abortion. The stand one
takes on this issue should be based
on reason and understanding, not
merely on a vague ideology pertaining to the sanctity of life.
Sheri Dekoven
arts 3
No vote justified
Sorry, but I just can't vote yes on the fee referendum.
My first objection is the omnibus nature of the ballot. We
should be able to pick and choose between daycare and
parkades and Whistler cabins.
Secondly, it is irresponsible of the AMS to join in the
wholesale looting of student pockets we have already witnessed. Sure, it's only 20 bucks, but when combined with tuition
increases, rent increases, and bus fare hikes, it all adds up. this
is the tightest year for students in a generation. Precious few of
us will get jobs next summer to earn that extra $20.
This increase just shows how out of touch AMS is.
My final objection is the Whistler cabin appropriation. Why
the hell do we have a cabin in Whistler anyway? Why do UBC
students have to subsidize the operations of Whistler and
Blackcomb skiing corporations.
If these companies want student business, why don't they
take over the cabin and run it as a hostel for students that
spend a fortune in lift tickets? Sell them the Whistler cabin and
invest the $400,000 on campus where everyone can use it.
J. R. Harris
honors history
Baker attacked for stand
on international students
If we are sincere in our anti-racist
stance — not merely selective —
and if our leaders are expected to
place that and other laws above
their own capricious prejudices,
then Jonathan Baker fails the test
as a possible future maiyor on both
You will recall, last year at this
time, he vetoed the admission of
duly accredited Libyan students to
Vancouver Community College;
they were forced to leave (at their
own expense) to attend colleges in
Montreal and Windsor.
On CKVU he explained his
reason was because some members
of his synagogue had prevailed on
him to do so as the Libyans might
be "terrorists." All the other people on the VCC board were for the
students remaining, but Mr. Baker
won out.
CKVU did three shows dealing
with this matter; the first, an interview with the rejected Libyans, was
sympathetic to their plight; the next
had Mr. Baker defending his decision, giving as his reason "their
passports   were   not   in   order"
(patently untrue, as other Canadian
schools readily accepted them); the
last show had Libyan students who
were attending UBC, studying
They were questioned in the most
grossly offensive way, e.g.: "Are
you actually only here as students,
with no intention of terrorist activities?" This vein of questioning
had the baffled students stunned as
it was translated for them . . .
what an insulting way to treat invited guests!
Libya is not at war with Canada,
nor with Israel, for that matter.
These abuses of our laws, and using
Canada as a battle ground for ill
feeling between other countries,
must not be countenanced in these
dangerous times . . . and particularly from potential leaders.
If only the Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Moslems would
become practicing agnostics we
might have a hope of peace, our
first allegiance should be to our
fellowman and let the old hates die.
Pat Carew
No. 4-3630 W. Broadway Page 6
CFS backs loan change
Tuesday, November 16, 1982
The federal government may soon discontinue
students' tax deductions for tuition fees and education
The Canadian Federation of Students meeting in
Victoria last week, voted to support the move under
the conditions, that an equivalent sum of money go into a federal or student aid program with bursaries.
UBC conference delegate Stephen Learey said at the
opening of the CFS conference the ministry of state
phoned to offer a bursary program in place of the tax
The federal government forgoes about $350 million
in revenue annually in student tax deductions.
The program still must be negotiated between the
provinces and Ottawa who are jointly responsible for
student aid.
Leary said there probably wouldn't be any changes
before 1984.
Lisa Hebert, UBC's other representative to the conference, said the program change will improve ac
cessibility to post secondary education in Canada.
The conference agreed to the change under the condition that all problems with the current aid program,
such as child care and age of independence be examined.
The conference also called for an end to the loan
program because it is a barrior of entry into post
secondary education, Hebert said.
High interest rates discourage use of the loans program, she said.
"The plenary (the conference decision making
body) said we are committed to accessibility for those
from lower income groups," Hebert said.
The week long conference, attended by 150
delegates from 40 post secondary institutes across
Canada was the second national meeting for the
organization which lobbies government and provide
services for students.
The week started off with problems. Delegates complained about lack of organization at the conference.
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Hot to trot against Klan and other fascists
Last summer a racist bike gang
attacked the Ross street Sikh Temple. In self-defense the congregation came out and hospitalized
some of these scum. The police
dismissed the racist bikers as
"drunken kids." And then on the
night of Sept. 15, a two-metre
wooden cross, symbol of the
murderous Ku Klux Klan, was
burned in the parking lot of the
same temple.
Fatigue-clad punks terrorize bus
passengers, singing Naxi songs
about the Holocaust, Swastikas,
symbols of white supremacy and
fascist death-camps, along with
"KKK" signatures, are sprouting
all over town. This all comes in the
wake of previous atrocities, including shootings, firebombing
East Indian homes and kicking an
East Indian worker to death.
Fascist terror is on the rise across
North America. It is an outgrowth
of this racist, degenerate capitalist
system. As the economy crumbles,
the imperialists are determined to
make the working class and the oppressed pay for it. That means
layoffs, wage-cuts and slashed
social services.
Internationally, it means
Reagan/Trudeau's war drive to
reclaim the Soviet Union for imperialism, and intensifying inter-
imperialist rivalry reflected in racist
protectionism. The fascists are the
domestic edge of this war drive,
targeting the communists and
The racist logic of protectionism
has come to B.C. campuses this
year. Just as those trying to protect
failing corporations try to kick out
"foreign" imports and blame
foreign workers for unemployment;
the Socred government is on a drive
to keep out foreign students, fann
ing    racist    hysteria    while    itself
slashing education.
UBC is not targeted for now, but
only because this campus already
has a uniquely restrictive admission
policy that has effectively limited
foreign students to 2 per cent of the
undergraduate population. Simon
Fraser University will now limit
foreign students to 7 per cent of the
student body and Pat McGeer
viciously threatens to turn foreign
students into "non-people" by
omitting them when calculating
grants. This racist scapegoating can
only further embolden the KKK.
Urgently necessary are
labor/minority mobilizations to
smash fascist terror. The integrated
B.C. labor movement has the social
power that could stop the Klan dead
in its tracks, a big victory was
scored in Chicago June 27 when
more than 3,000 angry
demonstrators prevented the Nazis
from goosestepping against the Gay
Pride parade in Lincoln Park.
Organized and led by the Trotskyist
Spartacist league/U.S., the
labor/black centered mobilization
brought people from all over
Chicago — unionists, blacks, gays,
Jews, Arabs and others — to stop
the Nazis and defend themselves.
June 27 gave a taste, but only a
small taste, of the social power of
massive labor/minority demonstrations which can sweep away the race
The immense social power of the
working class is contained and misled by the NDP and the trade union
bureaucracy. The social democrats,
capital's labor lieutenants, are
dedicated to preserving this rotting
social order. They spend their
energies trying to line up working
people behind the capitalists and
their governments.
They are the biggest pushers of
racist protectionism, enforcing the
capitalist austerity drive and blaming it on Japanese workers. When
this system's last line of defense, the
fascist KKK, marched last spring,
the NDP did nothing to stop it. But
that very day, the NDP was calling
for picket lines (the first time in
years) to support counterrevolution in Poland by keeping
Polish ships in Vancouver harbor.
And the NDP is not alone — it is
backed up by sundry fake-lefts like
the International Socialists who
claim to oppose the bosses while
joining the anti-communist chorus
of the war drive.
This anti-communism and racist
protectionism fuels the climate in
which race terror grows.
Ignore the fascists but get the
communists; this is the same theme
that was played out on a smaller
scale last year right here on campus.
When the Canadian head of the
KKK was interviewed by The
Ubyssey, the Trotskyist League
mobilized students, minorities,
unionists and leftists to protest this
outrage at The Ubyssey office and
demand that our campus newspaper
refuse to give a platform to fascists.
These scum aren't a debating
club — their program of genocide is
carried out in action: firebombings,
murders, lynchings. After our protest, a spate of anti-communist letters appeared, aimed at setting us
up. These letters are editorials con-
concentrating their fire not on the
platform given the killer Klan's top
spokesman, but on the eighteen
people who came out to oppose it.
One KKK defender whitewashed
the fascists and urged that "all
communists should be shot!" The
Ubyssey liberals dropped their
pretense of anti-fascism and sided
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To get rid of the fascist threat for
once and for all means getting rid of
the system that produces it. What's
needed is a revolutionary party that
will break the reformist's stranglehold on the labor movement and
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Gov't unaware of concern
The federal government remains
unaware of public concern over
nuclear testing and Canada's position on the proposed nuclear
weapons freeze, a Liberal member
of parliament said Sunday.
"Canadians must make their
representatives aware of their opposition to the testing of the Cruise.
People opposing the Cruise missile
tests must communicate with their
representatives to increase the
pressure on them to support the
nuclear weapons freeze proposals,"
said Paul McRae.
A contributor to the minority
report on security and disarmament, McRae was one of three MPs
speaking on the Cruise missile question at a community forum.
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But one MP does not yet think
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Clarke fielded questions from a
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auditorium on Remembrance Day,
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test program.
Clarke apologized for his ignorance of the Cruise issue, but
countered he had received very few
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Direct from Canada's action group
•rj/e claim responsibility for the bombing
fry of a Litton Systems of Canada Ltd. industrial plant in Toronto where the
guidance system for the Cruise missile is being built. There is every reason imaginable to
tear down the systems and makers of nuclear
war: for the survival of all life on earth, for
all people's hopes and visions, for the
possibilities of a liveable future. We dedicate
this action to the spirit of the people, which,
if awakened, will overcome the threats to our
Nuclear war is beyond question the
ultimate expression of the negative
characteristics of Western civilization. Its
roots lie deep within centuries of patriarchy,
racism, imperialism, class domination and all
other forms of violence and oppression that
have scarred human history. As well, nuclear
war expresses, in the most horrendous way,
the general trend of modern technological
civilization towards extinction—either by
war or ecological destruction. It points out,
with terrorizing finality, that unless people
On Oct. 14, 1982 a bomb partially damaged the Litton Systems plant in Rexdale,
Ont., where components of the Cruise missile are being produced. A group calling itself Direct Action claimed responsibility for the bombing, and sent a communique to a number of newspapers. It was soon followed by a second communique. The Ubyssey has obtained a copy of each, and is reprinting them (slightly
edited for space) for the benefit of UBC students, faculty and staff. The ideas and
opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Ubyssey staff.
the nuclear war systems in whatever forms
they exist and wherever they exist. Although,
in total, the nuclear militarization of the
world is a vast and seemingly unfathomable
and omnipotent network, it can be
understood and effectively resisted when we
recognize that it is designed, built and
operated in thousands of separate facilities
and industries spread throughout the world.
By analysing the interests and institutions in
our own regions that are contributing to the
nuclear buildup we find the smaller component pieces of the nuclear network that are
realistic targets for direct confrontation and
sabotage. Our opposition to the insanity of
nuclear war must be transformed into mili-
can stop the men who dominate societies
around the world — the men who use science
and technology for war and power and profit
— then the intricate natural world as we
know it will cease to exist.
The insanity of nuclear war, and the continuing development of the weapons for
nuclear war, stands as a horror for all to see.
In the industrialized world more resources,
scientists and engineers are engaged in
creating the armies and weapons systems for
nuclear war than for any other single pursuit.
Three to 10 new bombs are added daily to the
arsenals of global annihilation and over $300
billion is spent every year increasing and
upgrading an overkill stockpile of more than
55,000 nuclear weapons. In the U.S., Reagan
has asked for a 31% increase in the Pentagon's present $1.7 trillion five-year budget
and has also announced a new $1.5 trillion
arms program. Who can doubt that the dictators and militarists in the Kremlin are far
The terrorism of this relentless nuclear
arms buildup, the nightmare of witnessing
the earth being transformed into a giant
doomsday bomb, and the realization that
things are out-of-control because those in
power are greedy and violent madmen has
shocked billions with fear and concern. Yet
in the industrialized world, many of the same
people who profess their abhorrence at the
idea of nuclear conflict are nevertheless unthinkingly, and often willingly, participating
in the actual processes which are bringing
about global nuclear genocide. People of the
Western and Eastern empires must wake up
to the reality that it is the same governments
and militaries that they support, the same
ideology and rationalizations that they
believe in, the same materialistic,
technological and consumeristic lifestyles
that they adhere to, and the same corporations or industries that they work for that are
directly responsible for the ongoing nuclear
insanity that they claim to reject.
We believe that people must actively fight
tant resistance anc direct action on a local
and regional basis. It is not enough to only
theoretically oppose the idea of nuclear war.
We must take responsibility for what is going
on around us!
/n Canada we must specifically fight against
the production and testing of the Cruise
missile. But more generally, and
strategically, we must recognize that the
Canadian state is committed to, and actively
involved in, the nuclear war preparations of
the U.S. and the rest of the capitalist Western
alliance. Through its military alliances, the
Canadian state is directly participating in the
desperate and deadly drive by the Western
alliance (primarily spurred on by the U.S.
ruling class) to reassert capitalism's
hegemony globally through the attainment
of total nuclear superiority and first-strike
capability. The new nuclear weapons
systems, such as the Cruise and Pershing II
missiles, the Trident submarines and the
neutron bomb, are designed for offensive
first-strike use, and are seen by the military
strategists and leaders of the Western alliance
as a force to contain or defeat any threats to
the security of capitalist interests or
strategically important regions around the
world — be it from the Soviet Union or
liberation struggles in the Third World attempting to establish independent
Canadian economic, foreign and miliiary
policy is not committed to peace or global
justice; rather, it is completely emersed
within the genocidal nuclear strategy of the
Western alliance to wage nuclear war, if
necessary, to maintain the multinational corporate economy throughout the world.
Primarily, Canadian support systems for
nuclear war involve communications devices
which supply targeting information to U.S.
nuclear weapons systems or detection of incoming attacks; as well as the deployment of
nuclear missiles at Canadian Forces bases at
Bagotville, Quebec, at Comox, B.C. and at
Chatham, New Brunswick. The ongoing
complicity of the Canadian state with nuclear
warfare strategies was reaffirmed recently by
renewed committments to both NATO and
NORAD, and by the government's support
for NATO's nuclear modernization program.
Hand in hand with the government's
military involvement in the nuclear operations of NATO and NORAD, Canadian
capitalists are making profits from producing
components for U.S.. nuclear weapons
systems. Current government policy places
no restrictions on Canadian industrial involvement in the building of U.S. nuclear
weapons. Litton is building the Cruise
missile's electronic guidance system,
Hawker-Siddeley Canada Ltd. of Toronto is
building launchers for the Lance missiles
designed to carry the neutron bomb, Vickers
of Montreal is building the hull cylinder
torpedo tubes for the Polaris, Poseidon and
Trident nuclear submarines, Heeds International of Port Moody, B.C. built the cranes
to load nuclear warheads into the Trident
subs, and a Canadian plant is working on a
component for the MX nuclear missile
Industries in Canada that produce nuclear
weapons components are fully integrated
with the military and nuclear policies of the
U.S. through the U.S./Canada Defense Production Sharing Arrangements. These arrangements cover the production side of the
NORAD agreements for a continental
defense policy and set out the division of
labour between Canada and the U.S. for
weapons production. The federal government directly assists and subsidizes Canadian
armament manufacturers through a myriad
of programs designed to help these death
merchants win U.S. defense department contracts available under the Production Sharing
Arrangements. Through the Defense Industry Productivity Program, the federal
government has given Litton $26.4 million to
subsidize production of the guidance system
for the Cruise missile. In addition, the
government has given Litton a five year $22.5
million interest free loan for the same purpose.
Giving financial aid for the manufacture
of components for the Cruise missile
and the agreements to test the Cruise
missile in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan attests to the complete hypocrisy of
Trudeau and the other government officials
who proclaim that Canadian policy strives
for suffocation of the nuclear arms race. The
"peace" pronouncements of Trudeau
amount to nothing but enticing lies and illusions designed to con us into believing the
Canadian state is an ally in the struggle for
disarmament, and therefore a workable vehicle in which to direct our energies.
We've got to realize the implications of the
government's decisions and actual policy.
We must come to see the Canadian state as
an active enemy to be fought, and not as
misguided humanists open to our enlightenment. Far from listening to the growing protest from the Canadian public to withdraw its
involvement in nuclear war, the government
has done just the opposite. Counting on these
officials to solve our problems is ridiculous.
Any belief in the "democracy" of the system
to save us is simply a belief in the democracy
of lambs being led to the slaughter. We must
stop our futile attempts at trying to
transform the consciousness of the capitalist
slime who make up the Canadian state and
begin transforming ourselves and the
strategies by which we operate. We will not
survive if, in the final analysis, the success of
our undertakings is determined by whether
the nuclear enemy can be persuaded to
change its sickened mind.
While we have no illusions that direct action, such as this one, can by themselves bring about the end of Canada's role as a
resource based economic and military functionary of Western imperialism, we do
believe that militant direct actions are valid
and necessary. Militant direct actions can
have a constructive function both as a springboard to the kind of consciousness and
organization that must be developed if we are
to overcome the nuclear masters, and as
an effective tool of resistance now. Whether
they will or not depends on the integrity of
the existing movement to develop the corn-
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We're sorry for Litton injuries'
■w-w re sincerely regret that any injuries
Wrtr occurred as a result of this action. We.
never intended any harm to come to anyone
— especially the workers at Litton — but instead, we took great care in preparing what
we seriously assumed were adequate precautions to insure the safety of all people in the
area. Unfortunately, this did not turn out to
be the case.
We do not regret, however, our decision to
attempt to sabotage the production of the
Cruise missile's guidance "brain." We only
claim in all honesty that this action was never
meant to be an act of terrorism. We were not
trying to threaten or kill the workers or executives of Litton Systems. We were attempting to destroy part of an industrial facility
that produces machinery for mass murder.
Accidents happen; no systems or people
are infallible. For us, however, this fact of
life in no way excuses us for the mistakes that
we made which contributed to causing injury
in this action. We only pose these simple
questions to put this tragedy into proper
perspective. How many hundreds of times
have entire populations been only minutes
from annihilation due to nuclear war computer   systems'   malfunctions?   How   many
thousands will suffer from cancer-related
diseases because of breakdowns at nuclear
power plants? How many thousands are
maimed and killed every year in industrial accidents? And isn't it a fact that millions of
people starve to death annually because so
much money and human effort is put into
systems of war rather than developing the
means to feed the people of the world?
a lthough we still firmly believe that it is
f\ right   to   attack   the   technologies   of
death, we identify our mistakes in this
action as the following:
1) The bomb exploded 12 minutes before it
was supposed to, assuming that it did
detonate at 11:31 p.m. as stated in the media.
The bomb was set to go off at 11:43 p.m. If it
had exploded at this time, we feel that it was
reasonable to have assumed that the Litton
plant and the surrounding area would have
been safely secured. It is a mystery to us why
it exploded early, as we had checked and
double-checked the accuracy of the timing
system many times
2) The warning call was not repeated. The
van was left on the lawn in front of the Litton
building at 11:17 p.m. We telephoned a warning to Litton securky just one minute after
the van was parked. This was to ensure a
quick reaction by authorities, even though we
felt certain that the van would have been seen
as it was being driven across the lawn and
parked. The van was parked 100 meters
directly in front of an exposed glass-walled
security guard's booth. In fact, the driver of
the van could see three guards in the booth at
all times during the approach and, as a result,
knew that the van had not been noticed. Unfortunately, the Litton guard did not completely understand the instructions of the
telephone warning. When he asked that the
instructions be repeated, he was only told to
go out front and look at the van. We see now
that the telphone warning should have been
carefully repeated. However, if the warning
had been understood, and even the police
have said it was "meticulous," then the
authorities would have had approximately 25
minutes to clear the plant, the area, and surrounding roads — if the bomb had detonated
on time. This was certainly a reasonable
length of time to have left the authorities to
evacuate the plant and secure the area. Even
though the bomb went off early, it seems ob-
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From page 9
mittment and courage to carry the struggle beyond
legality and the personal security and privilege of comfortable lifestyles still aspired to, and attainable, by
middle-class dissidents in North America.
We believe that it is critical that the already radical
sectors of the movement for liberation and nuclear
sanity recognize that direct action and militant
resistance can have positive effects now, can weaken
the enemy now, and that this possibility to sabotage
the enemy's undertakings compliments the
movement's strategic long-term efforts to transform
the consciousness of the people. We believe that, if
undertaken seriously and well-supported throughout
the existing movement, widely practised militant
resistance and sabotage will become effective in slowing down the clock of death and inspire the people to
respond to the threats to our survival with urgency,
vitality and clarity.
The global situation of nuclear holocaust and extreme ecological disaster is rapidly becoming reality.
The new Western alliance weapons systems for first-
strike nuclear war are to be in place by 1983-86. This
destabilizing, ever-encroaching reality should compel
us all to move beyond protest and work hard to
develop a movement with the collective means and
ability to actually do something directly to stop the
realization of the enemy's life-threatening madness. In
the absence of widespread popular refusal to participate any longer in the war projects of the ruling
class, we believe that militant direct actions must be used as an attempt to keep uncompleted, or at least slowdown, the programs and technologies which are bringing about our own destruction. For us, this is where
the impetus to act lies.
Historically, those in power have always used warfare and repression in order to maintain their control
over other people's lives. Today this situation is no different. For the corporate owners and political rulers
nuclear weapons are the ultimate tool in the repressive
apparatus — the key to maintaining their power. Thus
they will never voluntarily disarm or stand aside and
watch their power be peacefully taken away. Instead,
they will use whatever weapons are necessary to battle
those who are threatening their rule. We are certain
that only through revolt — not referendums or protest
alone — can we stop the power crazed from launching
their W.W. III. It is with an eye towards the generalized development of an actively militant resistance
movement that we have undertaken this action.
Precautions taken to prevent harm
From page 9
vious that even 13 minutes was enough time for the
plant to have been safely emptied had the instructions
been understood.
3) We made errors in judgment about the "orange
box" which was left in front of the van. This box was
meant to be a back-up warning system to the telephone
warning — again to help authorities understand the
situation and ensure prompt and knowledgeable action
on their part. The box was painted fluorescent orange so
it could be easily seen and taped to all four sides of ii
was a sheet of paper with information and instructions. On top of the box was taped a stick of unarmed
dynamite. We felt certain that the Litton guards, eithei
by seeing the van being parked or by being alerted to it
by the telephone warning, would quickly come upon
the box — thus having written information in their
possession to guide them. Unfortunately, we wrote
"Danger Explosives" on top of the sheets of instructions. As well, it was not a good idea to leave an
unarmed stick of dynamite visable on top of the box.
Although these two things were done to prcve that this
was a real bombing, they actually frightened the Litton
guards and police away from the box so that the instructions were never read. Because we left evidence of
real explosives, and because the instructions contained
the information that there were 550 pounds of explosives inside the van, we assumed that the authorities
would have undertaken a massive emergency response
and evacuation. This is what we were hoping would
happen to make sure that no one was hurt.
4) We were mistaken in believing that the Litton
guards and police would be on top of things. The image of cops and guards as "super heroes" caused us to
believe that they would have security and safety matters underway very quickly. This obviously did not
turn out to be what happened. It seems that the Litton
guards did little or nothing to evacuate the workers until after the police arrived. As the workers have said,
they were only told to leave the building seconds
before the explosion. The police took a very long time
to arrive after they were alerted — approximately 10
minutes — and even then they only sent one car at first
to investigate. We did not expect this kind of slow and
indecisive response from the authorities.
We are very disturbed and saddened that injuries
occu-red as a result of this action. Nevertheless,
we    feel    we    must    strongly    criticize
the Litton security guards for the way in which they
"handled" this incident.
We have written the above not to redeem ourselves,
as we did commit inexcusable errors, but simply as an
explanation of our motives and intentions for those
people who may feel threatened that there are crazed
terrorists on the loose against the Canadian people.
Again, we repeat, that we never intended any harm to
come to anyone through this action. Instead, we took
great care in preparing what we seriously assumed were
adequate precautions to insure the safety of all people
in the area. Understand and remember, the terrorists
are those who have set the world on the brink of
nuclear war, not those who are fighting this insanity
and inhuman madness!
Finally, we wish to state that in No way was this
bombing the work of the Cruise Missile conversion
Project, or any other public peace movement
organization in Toronto.
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Tuesday, November 16, 1982
Footballers reach cup final
HALIFAX — Atlantic Bowl
fever really hit the New Brunswick
capital this week. But before the
standing room-only crowd of 7,000
arrived at Husky Stadium Saturday
aftrnoon, they were making some
pretty wild predictions.
"The Thunderbirds by 25
points." "St. Francis won't score."
"the 'Birds by four touchdowns."
However, all these predictions proved wrong.
To set  the  record  straight,  the
UBC Thunderbirds were almost
flawless in thrashing the St. Francis
Xavier X-Men 54 - 1 in their first
ever Atlantic Bowl.
"They did it again," offered
X-Men head coach John
Musselman. "Last week they
played error free football against
Manitoba, and this weekend they
played it against us."
Although the X-Men lost starting
quarterback Dave Austen in the
first quarter, their defense was real-
ly   no   match   for   the   powerful
Thunderbird attack.
Led by running back Glen Steele,
the 'Birds were able to amass 514
yards total offence, including an
impressive 449 yards on the ground.
Steele scored four touchdowns and
picked up 277 yards. Of that total
an incredible 259 yards came in the
first half.
Early in the second half, Steele
was replaced by relief man Kent
Bowling. He rushed for a respectable 162 yards on 15 carries, but
Steele was the man of the hour.
"He played as well today as he's
ever played for UBC," remarked
'Birds' head coach Frank Smith.
Steele was awarded the Don Loney
trophy as the most valuable player
of the game, as well as being voted
— eric eggertson photo
SLOWLY, AND VERY very cautiously, UBC champion curling-stone hunter Dianne Sawicki prepares to pounce
on and capture one of ever-evasive and slippery curling stones which continually menace North Shore Winter
Club arena. After photo was taken, Sawicki succeeded in trapping her quarry, using special killer broomstick to
batter creature harmless.
Old hoopsters grads win — just
The men's basketball team
renewed some old friendships but
quickly made some new enemies
Saturday night at War Memorial
gym. The Birds lost 73-72 to the
Grads in the Old Soft Shoe alumni
It was a very light-hearted affair.
"The game is not taken very
seriously but it sure is a lot of fun to
play in," said Birds captain, Jamie
Boyle, who passed up an opportunity to go to Halifax as a colour com-
All trumps in
Spence's pack
The rugby Birds beat Fraser
Valley Reps 13-6 in Mckechnie cup
action in the Thunderbird stadium
last Thursday.
The victory means the Birds
preserved their season long
unbeaten record.
"You can't point out any individual stars," said coach Donn
Spence, "the key to this team's success is their ability to play together
as a unit."
His team certainly kept Spence
honest with their performance in
the Valley game.
The real battle was fought out
between the opposing packs.
Although the Valley forwards were
bigger the UBC pack played a
quicker and more unified game and
dominated the back row
Spence is confident about the
future. He said that if the Birds
stick to their game plan they will
have a good chance of winning the
Mckechnie cup.
mentator for CITR's broadcast of
the Atlantic Bowl. Both teams
substituted often as most of the
Varsity reserves played for the first
time this season.
It was still a very entertaining
game. The Grads enjoyed a narrow
41-40 halftime lead and did not en
sure the victory until Brad Finlay's
game winnig field goal and free
throw with less than 15 seconds remaining.
All-time UBC scoring leader,
Bob Forsyth paced the Grads with
18 points while Ian MacKinnon led
the Varsity squad with 15.
(   'Bird Droppings]
UBC men's squash teams experienced the extremes of fortune at
the Thunderbird Winter Sports
arena last night.
The first team continued their
winning streak against Hollyburn
with    all    five   players   winning.
The win means that the first team
have won all nine of their matches
in the Vancouver league this season.
The third team, on the other
hand, continued to struggle and lost
their fourth division match by an
embarrassing 0-5 scoreline.
The squash club has three teams
in the Vancouver league and they
use the Winter sports arena on
alternate Mondays, so that fans can
see home action every week. Most
matches start at 6 p.m.
The UBC Sailing Club Sailing
Team placed second in it's own Fall
Regatta this past weekend. The
twelve race series was won by the
University of Oregon Ducks and
third place went to the University of
Victoria team. UBC's second team
placed fourth.
UBC lead the 'A' division with
three first and three second place
finishes, while U of O dominated
the 'B' fleet with four firsts and two
The next scheduled regatta for
the UBC sailors is next weekend at
Western Washington University.
Members of the UBC water polo
club 'B' team will not want to
remember Sunday morning's 8-7
defeat against a shorthanded Simon
Fraser University 'B' team.
The UBC squad had come to the
Vancouver aquatic centre with optimism for the Vancouver league
campaign they were about to start.
The thoughts of the UBC players
will by now have turned to next
weekend's tournament at the campus Aquatic centre (if it's been reopened by then) when they entrtain
teams from Calgary, Alberta, SF,
Victoria and Oregon universities as
well as women's team from the last
two. Play will run all day Saturday
and Sunday.
We knew it couldn't last department; UBC women's basketball
team ended a two game winning
streak against Brandon University
at the War Memorial gym on Saturday night.
A bright spot for 'Birds fans in
the team's 46-56 defeat was the 16
points scored by Delia Douglas who
was the home teams highest point
the outstanding offensive player of
the game.
The second year sensation praised the entire team, but singled out
the offensive line. "They had their
best game of the season; I thought
the holes were big, they were there,
and all I had to do was carry the
The offensive line was touted all
week in as being the best in the
country. "The left side (of Jerry
Dobrovolny and Pieter Vanden-
bos) of the line is particularly
strong," offered an unidentified
CFL scout, "but as a whole they do
their job pretty well."
Aside from opening holes, the
line gave quarterback Jay Gard
enough time to throw the ball
eleven times, and he completed
three for 65 yards. Reserve quarterback Sheldon Petri threw the only
touchdown pass of the afternoon
with a 28 yard pass to tight end Rob
Defensively, the 'Birds did not
allow the X-Men to accomplish very
much. Joey Tynes, St. Francis' all
conference running back, was inoperative all afternoon. He managed to pick up 79 yards on 18 carries,
but most of that came when the
UBC defence appeared disintrested
late in the game.
The X?Men's back-up QB,
Shawn Northfield, was also almost
totally ineffective. Credit that to
UBC's pass rush, notably defensive
end Carey Lapa. The secondary had
another fine day as they picked off
four Northfield passes. Dave Singh
had one, while Bruce Barnett had
the remaining three.
Barnett was another player who
had his finest game as a T-Bird. He
returned one of his interceptions 55
yards  for a touchdown  and  was
unanimously voted the outstanding
defensive player of the game.
Overall, the Thunderbird
coaching staff was very pleased with
the team's performance. The 54
points was the most ever scored in
an Atlantic Bowl game.
But next week is the national
final for the Vanier Cup. The
Thunderbirds will play the Western
Mustangs, who defeated the Concordia Stingers P-7 in the other
Canadian college semi-final game.
"Western is a pretty good ball
club," warned Smith, but he said
the same thing about the St. Francis
Xavier team.
Skaters split
The Thunderbirds ice hockey
team gained their first win in six
games against Canadian competition this season when they won in
Saskatoon on Saturday evening.
The Birds split their series with
last year's conference champion
Saskatchewan Huskies, losing 9-7
on Friday before coming back :o
win 3-2 on Saturday.
UBC coach Jack Moores was
pleased with the split.
"The first game was kind of a
barnburner and it was like the last
shot would win the game," Moores
said. "The second night we played
much better and forechecked them
very well and frustrated them a bit.
"Friday night's score was unin-
dicative of the play as they tended
to outplay us and we got lucky.
Their goaltending wasn't very
good." While the Birds scored
seven goals on only 20 shots, goalie
Ian McEachern made 36 saves on 45
shots at the other end.
On Friday, Jim Allison scored a
pair for UBC, while Anthony
Thomas, Tom Ouchi, Grant Harris,
Greg Cockrill and Pick Amann netted one each. Tim Hodgson led
Saskatchewan with four goals.
The next night, Tom Ouchi opened the scoring to give the Birds a 1-0
lead after one period. Ouchi scored
again in the third before Dave
Brownlie got the winner only 43
seconds later. Ian McEachern stopped 39 of 41 shots in the UBC nets.
In other Canada West University
Athletic Association hockey action.
Alberta Golden Bears swept their
weekend series with Calgary
Dinosaurs in Edmonton. The Bears
scored five third period goals Friday
night to win 7-2 before humiliating
the Dinosaurs 8-2 on Saturday. The
Dinosaurs will be the Birds' competition for the next four games
with the first two this weekend at
UBC's Thunderbird Arena.
UBC's overall season record now
stands at 6 wins, 5 losses, 1 tie.
W    L    P
Alberta 4   0   8
Saskatchewan 2   2   4
UBC 1    3    2
Calgary 1    3    2
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