Red Tide #04 (Summer 1972)(Searchable Text)

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••• IT CAME-FLOODING THE SCHOOLS, CRUSHING EVERYTHING THAT STOOD IN ITS

WAY, LEAVING IN ITS WAKE A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION, HAVOC, REBELLION. IT RAZED

CLASSROOMSr- FLINGING TEXTBOOKS TO THE WINDS, SCREAMING OUT OF TURN, LEAVXNG

FOUL’ STAINS ON THE DESKS, RIPPING THE FlAGS FROM THEIR VEltt POLES. IT CAUGHT

SCORES OF STUDENTS, SWEEPING THEM ONWARD ON ITS HEADLONG COURSE, TRAPPING –

THEM IN THE WHIRLPOOL OF ITS FRENZY. ADMINISTRATORS RtELED CHOKING ON ITS

NOXIOUS REEK, AS IT TORE THEIR OFFICES ASUNDER. CUT SLIP.S, TAR.DY SLIPS,

SUSPENSION NOTICES, BAD CONDUCT NOTICES, REPORT CARDS–ALL WERE SWEPT -AWAY IN

ITS CHURNING MIST. IT WAS •••.

Since the last Innovative Program

School-IPS-review (Uni’s

“free” schnol),IPS has become

even more irrelevent.The main

topics of dscussion are such

contoversial issuP.s as whether

to go to Disneyland or

Knotts Be_rry Farm-.· ·

. I was in an IPS class a

few weeks ago to bring up the

idea of IPS people going P9Wn

to picket Nixon Headquarters

to protest the escalation of

the War in Indo-China. Since

almost all IPS people say that

they are against the War and

because we don’t have to worry

about ditching~ I thought

that the response to my sug-gestion

would be greeted warmly.

When -I brouc-,ht up the idea

I explained how a paraplegic(

paralyzed fr~ the chest down)

Viet Nam Vet r ued Ron Kovi c

had been thrown out of his

wheelchair and beaten by police

for no apparent reason.

Knowing this had made me so

furious that I wanted to convey

this to people in the

classroom. However when I asked

for a reaction from people,

all I got was “how do we know

that this really happened?”,

and”how do we know th.at this

is reality anyway?”(an example

of this bullshit was

an IPS at which students and

teachers were looking at a

picture of dead Vietnamese anc

speculating as towhether the

people were dead or 9nly

JBJll~llill~7l- is~~ut if we werev~etnamsleeping).

The tejichex:s led · ise and we had Arn~r:Lcan bombs

these questions. _ .__ _ , . _, falling on us, we d J:n~ what

Fred iJoltby, -an- “IPS teacb- · rel!lity is. If we d1dn t have

er said that “I do not id- enough to eat or clothes to

entify with Nixon and there- wear, we’d know what reality

fore am not respo~sible for is·- If we have fr~ends in jail

his.actions•. This is a per- or ‘fhO have been k1lled by

feet· excuse for accepting · · poll.ce, t~en ‘!e and they know

. . what real~ty 1S!

facism. A h1stor~cal example We are equall ibl

·- -·-.of ·this ideology is when· i.n·· – – · _ . Y res pons e

Nazi Germany in the i930s · for all that N1xon and America

the intellectuals did nothing doe~, if we know W~at is hapto

stop Hitler from rising to pen~ng and.do noth1ng t? stop

power · what is go1ng on. We w1ll not

An~ther prevalent attitude b7 able to get rid of polluted

in IPS is that “if only the a1r, ugly streets, or poverty,

Vietnamese ·people had good – or the war, or boring and deskarma,

they could trancend tructive schools, until we rethe

American bombs falling on alize that we are oppressed by

them”. the same system that is- dropping

bOJr.bs on the ·vietnamese and ·

starving people in the u.s.

“MAYBE HE’S SLEEPING”

The headtripping went on

for about an hour ana at the

end, no one chose to go to

protest the next day. –

What had happened was that’

the teachers and students had

.given themselves excuses .to do

nothing instead of helping

“the Vietnamise and the sisters

and brothers who were beaten

at the demonstration.

People in IPS say that

they don’t know what reality

All of this is being done

in our name and with our money.

It is our duty to act to change

things or we are murderers and

thieves just like the capitalists.

‘It is great for the

rulers (the capitalists) if

IPS with all its freedom and

if regular school does nothing

but headtrip about whether or

not we can believe what we see

and know. Head tripping does

not change anything is we don’t

act upon what we know.

Helping ourselves and our

s1sters and brothers is not

just “another trip” like Yoga

or Music. It is essential to –

the survival of many people

in the world, physically and

mentally. It is not something

that we can say and do one day,

and then forget the next. It

is something that we have to

L~ink about everyday and

_ every minute if that is what

is necessary. Is there really

an alternative? We can not

aliow ourselves to be pacified

by the freedoms of our

lives. We have a responSibility

to ourselves and to all people

to do our best to create

change, now.

·’·

REFLE-C::TlO·NS~·—~ £: ·;::n .. . ; ; … NEXT•: YEAR ..

; Well, another school year

iends. Alot has happened in the

;last year, good.and bad. As

jthe Red Tide, we have tried

•to bring truthful education

Ito hi school people as opposed

Ito lies and un-truths we get

in schools and the other places

where there are, TV, radio,

magazines, etc. We are revolutionaries,

and therefore we

have tried to present revolutionary

views. We feel·that

the ~ed Tide has been sucessful

in getting peop,le to think

more about what they are told

and what we have been saying.

We have had a few actions, the

most sucessful of which was the

sit-in in the administration

building on March 14th to protest

the suspension of two

Red Tide staff members who

were excersizing their Constitutional

right to distribute

the paper. Between 500-700

people were involved in the·

action and the people stayed

in the building for several

hours. Although this was a

fantastic· step for us, we

also blew .it by failing to

follow up the action with the

proposed student union, study

groups, and alternate classes,

in otherwords there did not.

develope a mass sustained

movement for people to participate

in~ ‘1’here ·were·· al~· ·

several anti-war demonstrations

which although were small, ·

were valuable in educating

the people taking part in them,

and the public who sees and

hears about them. A mistake

that we made in calling these

demos was not educating about

the war enough before calling

on people to act. Part of this

was our overconfidence after

the sit-in, and another part

war our’infuriation at Nixon’s

.latest lll:Oves in Indo-China

In September many of us

. · will still be around doing

·. There ·have been changes hi school work.’ Part of our

within the paper itself also. plans is to set up a real

‘l’he first edition (October), student union, in which the

wa~ put out by more and some whole student body will be

different people than the able to harness some real powsecond

and third. For those er in. We will also be startof

us who ·have been with the ing study groups to deal with

paper since the beginning, the . theory behind actions. we

.changes are especially: great. . could be starting these study

We feel that the first edition groups this summer, so if you

was not nearly as useful and ,want to be in one, s6nd us a

educational as it could or l~tter. ·The Red Tide will conshould

have been. It was very tLnue.to come out monthly

“Yippie!” and it really did .start1ng again in September.

enroitc aan. aTlyhze ep hapi esrc hdoido ln aontd c oAmme- we as k peop 1e to write articles

~or the pape~ as we want more

oouf t foaugra imn ounnthtsi)l Mmaaricnhly (dau ge apto 1nvolv men t • we are also trying

· · the fact that we were and are to enlarge to more schools ·

t ff’ . . next ·¥ear both with the paper

no e 1c1ent enough to get. and w1th. the student unions.

out a paper promptly .everf· . One important thing that we

month, because of uncommitt- d th

edness and lack of ideological ~~r ;: ~~o~l~ have to restruggle.

In the gap many peopleof time ene~ 1t ~akes·a lot

dropped out .of the paper and put out’ . 9Y and money to

the people who were left by car a paper an to try to

.March, ·f inally decided that we ~veonbothedr ~ctivities that ~ een 01ng. We will

we had been lazy for long en- fuok up a lot and anything

ough. We feel that the March we do could take a long time

edition was much better than for results. We will continue

the first in that it had more to do our best to organize as

analysis, was more serious, much as we can, but others

and was thereby more useful. mus7 take initiatives to or-

~side from enlarging the . .gan1ze. People must bring

paper to 12 pages and putting issues up in their classes and

it on “newsprint• paper, we get speakers, movies and other

have been much happier ab.>ut real educatiqn. Others besides

ourselves and the hi school .~d T~de people.must take in-

‘ .mov.ei!\ent than .we had been be- 1tiat1ves in. working on the’

‘: fore’; “‘I’lu~ ·”t.ilii-a· ·.i!d±tfctti” came student ·.u.ni<Dn:. and ·.en demon- .

‘oue i:n'”llp:ril’.”con””t:’ime’.’ However str.ati’Oila •. -we~aTe ldt1irig tci.

after the second edition, ‘we be involved as much as we can

found ourselves with some el- but we have limits as to how ‘

itist (condecending and snotty) many things we can work on.

tendencies which we tried and · Las’fly we thank all of you

are trying to correct by en- who have helped work with us

~ouraging non-staff people to those who have got and read ‘

write articles and to talk with our paper, those who have ·

people inore. we are trying written us (if you’write,

very hard to distinguish the ~17ase·criticize with specline

between elitism and lead- 1f1c and constructive critership,

whcih is not an. easy icizms instead of “you’re ·

line to find. We also are full of shit”) and those who

trying to use less rhetoric have acted on what they have

of escalating the bombing and· .and explain.our ideas in a seen. . ·

of mining the Vietnamese harbors.

But all of us must remember

that actions are not the only

test of the Red Tide’s effectiveness.

Just the fact that

~eople .ar~ beginp_i!l9 tp, quest~

more coherent way. The reason· .SEE You·!N SEPTEMBER-THE RED TIDE

that there was not May issue

was.basica11y because .so many

of· us .. were working on actions to do with the Indo~China war

. ?-<?II. ~h:l;ng~_: that ~- _have’1:ie¢!f: •

t’allgnt ‘it’ll’ of: our lives;· means

a lot. ‘l’he •wa·rrior” has· been

pushed to give’not only”good

coverage of the Red Tide, but .

also to other important is.sues,

such. as that of· the Native

Americans, women$ liberation;

ana student’ s· rights~ which

it had not previously had. much

use for, thereby making ·the·

“Warrior” a more relevent paper.

Many new issues are brought up

in the classes by students and

teachers. ·

The. administration now

approves the Red Tide for distribution

whereas before we

were forced to distribute it

underground. Many times people

working the Red Tide have

been expelled or suspended,

before we were allowed to distribute

the third edition.

that \.ie. dicmot have ‘time to

put’ :out: ‘a·:paper. ‘But perhaps

this is just an excuse, as

we could have put a out a May

issue had we been disiplined

enough.

RETRACT! ON

SCHOOL AND” THE WAR

ONE STRUGGLE MANY FRONTS

‘ – without money to get their

lieences. Actually, air-conditioned

classrooms with two

Many people in high school students to a teacher wouldand

at Uni in particular tend n’t make up for the empty con- opposed te the peopLe.

to talk against the war, and tent of what we’re taught,- The Vietnamese people are

hold vaguely anti-war feelings, but if they insist on keeping fighting for their survival.

but don•t make a serious com- us in· school they should at uni is a white middle class

mittment to ending it. least make it a little less school.

People take the attitude unbearable. This is almost impossible for

that they are not personally – The complaint students make people of our class background

touched by the war and that .that they are tired of the to comprehend. very few of us

they are tired of hearing a- War is justified. We should know what it’s like to have

bout it. all be sick and tired of it. our physical well-being really

It is important for us to But that is no excuse for not threatened. In fact it is

remember that in America all doing anything to end the hard for many people at Uni to

of us are affected by the war War, because that. is the only even imagine that our material

every day of our lives. Common- effective means of ending our comforts might ever be taken

place things that we consume frustration with it. After all, away from us. . ·

without a thought are linked the Vietnrunese must be plenty One thing it should be easy

to the war. Hostess Twinkies, tired of the War too by now. for us as hi school students

for instance, are made by IT·&T For them the WIIr began many to understand, however, is the

who also make parts for fighter years before the Amerikan in~ feeling of being fucked over.

bombers. Pepsi-Cola franchises volvement and yet, instead Everyday a situation that we

are owned by Genral Tire and of giving up, they are con:- don • t approve of or have any

Rubber who also produce vicious tinuing their efforts to w1n part in creating is forced on

anti-personnel wepons. independence .from f.oreign in’- us. The hi school curriculUI!’,_

As students we are direct- vaders and their~Vietnamese• doesn’t respond to our needs

ly affected, because the money puppets. Thieu and Ky are any more than the Thieu regime

that is spent in Viet Nam can- French citizens and fought responds to the needs of the

not be used for dorr.estic pro- with the Frech against their vietnamese. If we are truly

grams such as education. Next own people. They are two of tired of our own oppression,.

year, for example, we will see the biggest private landowners_ if we are truly tired of the

1 classrooms holding 40-45 stu- in Viet Nam. The Vietnamese Vietnamese War, we .must -put

I dents each period. There will people south of the 17th p~r- energy into fighting those

! be ~ the amount of driver allel are forced by U.S. m1l- things instead of giving our~

1 t7aining program~ for the LA itary powe7 _to be_ governe~ ~y selves up to laziness and dest

C:L ty schools. Tha means ·.·.that _a. small .c;lJ.qUG _t;h~1;o .Jdent:Lhes pai.i~ None of us are free . !

i it will be har.;!er””for people·’ . with the Western :t.n;raders CIS until all of us are free! . I

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e · ,. get up the courage to 1!-sk t:ne ·free quality· health c’a:re .. ~ -~ m-t doctor what she was do1ng. · This is what li good gyne-

We are supposed to be dependP.nt cological examination should ,

on our doctors and therefore include: ‘I

we nevP.r find out about our Wash before you go to the

c:o~l• ~-~L Bodies. At the Women’s Center doctor, but do not douche, be- l\, ….,. . there are anatomy classes cause the secretions inside

I . I . called self-help clas~es which your vagina are important

I gyneco 0g1ca e xa m teach VOU how to eXBJ!l1ne your- signs of health and/or disease. f Since this is .the last issue self and teach you how to de- You will be weighed and your

1 of Red Tide until next fall, tirrnine if vou have an infection blood preassure will bP. taken.

• I thought I’d talk about what or are pregnant. We women must A sudden change in you normal j goes on in a gynecological . teach ourselves and learn what weight or rise in blood preas-

1 examination. That way. you is necessary for the health of . sure may be an indication of

t can go to a doctor, free clin- our bodies. With our new know- disease and may affect the r ics, or whatever and talk to ledge. ~e can demand t~at doc- kind of birth control you use.

, people there and decide which tors,<;l1nics, and hosp1tals When vou first visit a doctor

l method is best for yo~ since aive us the care we need. We or clinic a complete medical f there isn’t room to Ä;.,·,~·._.about can also demand more research history should be taken. Just I all of the different kinds. in gynecology and pediatri~s as health care cannot be

1 Even if you don’~ want to get voi.vA, oUTER GENITALS· isolated fro111 your total envirbirth

control it is a very onme1it so gynecological {GYN)

good idea to have a pelvic ex· care may be affected by other

amination about every six health problems. The health

months. You can get infections of our reproductive and sexual

like vaginitis, especially orcrans is not separate from

during summer when it is the rest of our health. Don’t

humid, without·havin~ inter– ditori• think that current problems

course and also women need to in the rest of your body are

have pap smears to check for irrelevant just because you’ve

cancer. Before I had my first come for a GYN exam.

gynecological examination. I It is important to know

had alot of misconceptions and your blood type and if you are

fears about what it would be RH positive or negative. The

like. My friends and I heard doctor should ask you questions

some vague stories from our about vour oeriod, how long it

older sisters about how thev is and if you have cramps. and

were scared that they might how bad they are. Most of what

have to have an examination the two lowest cate9ories on we’ve learned about our sexuaz

before going to college. I the research scale. But we oraans has been secret, whisknew

almost nothing about my must. realize that until health pered. and private. Many a

1 anatomy and so it was hard to care is seen as a riaht, not \loman 1_1as never.explored heTIknow

what to ask and harder to a t:rivilesre, we cannot have .self w:cth her f:t.ngers. It

c ICo’*’~;i-~ Po.~e. 3

.. wtto .. Js_·.

Who is Billy Dean Smith?

Billy Dean smith is not a

half-back for Louisian·ia ·

State Urtiversity. He ~s·not·a

Texas wheeler-dealer buddy of

Lyndon Johnson. Private Smith

.is. a Black man about to stand

trial for his life for allegedly

killing two white officers

in Viet Nam by hand grenade

(fragging). · ·

Billy Dean Smith was born

lOth child in his family of ·

12 in 1948. His family lived

in Texas for ten years and

then moved to-Watts in 1957.

He graduated from Washington

Hi in 1967 and rec·ieved his

in_duction notice in_to the army

i~ 1969. Billy_ tried to get.

()_ut · of. ,gl:iing . to. the 1\rmy, since·:,,.

he· knew’that.he.had’·no reason·{.:,

·to want to murder Vietnamese. ‘·”

He finally went to the Army,

J)I~.LIN S-111’1,11?

.”- ; – ~~:}kqi;e~ut:i~’1–~if1Y: oe~n

t S~th for pol1t1cal- reasons,

because he was an outspoken

critic of the war and racism,

in other words a “troublemaker•.

One of the .most infuriating

aspects of Billy’s

court martial. is the fact that

he has not yet gone on trial ‘

an4 yet he is _held in solitary

confinement. Calley (a white

officer) conyited of ki~ling

22 Vietnamese civilians, if

free to roam his base.

because his family did not showed that:

want to see him go to jail. !)Billy was alleged to have

The only thing that will

save Billy is if all of us

show our support for a fair

trial for him. He is under

penalty of death if convicted,

and ·only the people outside

of the Army can save hirr.. I

hope that after reading this

article, your question of

“Who is Billy Dean Smith-1is

now “Why Billy Dean Smith”!

You can help by publicizing

In October_ 19.70 i he was ship- had access to a .”base-ball” ·the Billy Dean Smith case,

ped to Viet Nam. Billy was ass- shaped grenade, the grenade

· · igned to- combat duty upon reach- used in the incident was •pel!-r

ing there. He hated the War -shaped”.

and·the racism that is rampant 2) Billy’s boots did not ~atch

in the Army. He talked to his the bootprints found near the

brothers about these and other scene of the incident • .-

subjects. His officers heard 3)The type_of soil found on

him. talking like this and soon Billy·• s · boot·s· did not match

he was in the process of being the soil around-the barracks.

discha,rged for “unsuitability” • ·. · The ·g-renade· pin found in·

On March 15, 1971, a frag- Billy’s packet was sent· ‘t;o a

mentation grenade exploded in laboratory-in Japan where the

an officers barracks in Bien army made a •test”. The ·”test•

Hoa, killing two ·white lts. proved that the grenade pin

and wounding another· Within matched another part of ~e . .

45 minutes., ‘Billy was arrested grenade :round in”ehe incident.

at the instigation of his sup- (many independent ·baliistics ·

erior officers, based; on the eXperts testify. that there is

theory’ that they were the in- no such test). H_owever _further

tended victims and that .Billy tests have _showri that. the’pin.

!:lean Smith was the only per- has no· _similariti.E!s ‘to ·the

son who possibly ‘could have grenade. · . · · ·

wanted to kill them. Thousands of combat Gis

and raising money for his

defence,. and by attending

his pre-trial hearings and

the courtmartial. Please

send your checks to:

Bn.iY DEAN SMITH DEFENSE COMM.

6430 SUNSET BLVD. SUITE 521

HOLLYWOOD, .CALIF. 900-28

213-466-7.331

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sive that I went to was· made th~ school I went to, the

·on· Strll,..e. up of. working and middl;. class ·working class students were people in an effort to 1n- tracked into the lower classes . 1\! . terate”t11e two. All Englisl! of math, history, sciences, etc.

. .,.,_ . .. ·. . schools have uniforms • This· . They were expe.cteil to leave ……

Having gone to a school in

London for a yearr from i970-

71, it made me happy to see

tha~pn May 14th, 1972 there

was a big anti-school demonstration

by about 1200 students

in London. I can understand

this after seeing what

English schools are like.

There are three kinds of

government secondary schools

in England. The most traditional

called •grammer” school

is for the upper class that

doesn’t wish t~ go to private

school, but wishes to get the

most rigid and traditional

school possible. The next. is

called “secondary modern”,

the school where many working

class people go who are probably

going to get a job and drop

out at 15 or 16. .The type

is· justified to angry students · school at 15 or 16 to get a

because of differences between job. The middle class students

the working, mi~dle and upper however, are expected to go on

classes which they say can be to college perhaps Oxford or

erased by everybody wearing Cambridge and get a degree.

the same clothes. The school Anger is building up in

never thought of really get- English students. They see how

ting rid of the class diff~r- they are oppressed and trackences

in the only way poss1ble– ed just like the workers in

eliminate classes! ?ngland. For many students

Caneing{hitting with a

stick) is allowed by the

schools and manY times a student

is beaten by a ~eadmaster

to point of bleeding. In many

ways English schools are better

in individual circumstances

than u.s. schools For·instance

there is more individualized

instruction and there is more

money for schools. But in some

ways they are not so good. At

will become workers and have

to live under the same fucked

working conditions and with

the· same salaries (an average

workers salary in England is

about 30 pounds a week-$70).

It’s really farout to know

that we are struggling with

sisters and brothers in other

countries and that some day

we will reach our ends together.

‘FASCISM

Jor man~ years, organized_

team athletics have created a

great deal of attentio~ from

both the student ~ody and

.faculty. Hundreds of misguided

students would rush into

the football stadium eager-·

ly awaiting for our team to

crush it •·s ·rivals with terrorizing

hostility, and what more

a display of the utmost in

supreme loyalty for our school.

· Yes, -sports brings out our true

·character. Sports aids us to ..

combat our own fears and anxieties

,and if We dOn It haVe any

fears or anxieties,then sports

will crea~e them for us.

Naw, however, sports are

facing opposition. But how

can this be? With all the

great advantages that sports

grant for one’s character

why is student involvement .

~,n… c~~,:t~tivE!”;Jlthleticiil.~-·,·· ·

7n;cslhng? ‘J:n”‘”‘t’e’tl1i q..,. cornpif.ti t…-

7 ve sports here , at UNI pro’v’- ..

J.de the student with a.marvel-ous.

and subtle eXPosure to un- ·

bridled Fascism and corruption

of one’s own image. Under the

auspicis of achievment, our

coaches are allowed full authority

to keep his “boys” .in

tune by using several techniques

of enforcement. The most

eftective device used is the .

paddle. It is thought that the

beating the shit out of an – !.athlete will create a much

stronger sense of unity andefficiency

in the team. While

. this is going on, the other I teammates are watching the

action with a sado-masochistic I glee– too frightened to speak

.

Ali competitors and nonl_

competitors must comply to the

strict and unbending dress

!!-standards._ They must all cut

. thET~r hair the same length.

I They must all dress alike in I.c ompetit-io.n• They all must con

tinue this uniform image to

· su.stain· the clean-cut reputation

that the school is

I desper-ately holding on to. I Thus, _the a,thletics department

1 convieniently forces all ath-

1 letes to look and act exactly ·

II alike. Their goal is to dehumanize

the athletes into

1 unthinking automatons who fun.

j cti<;m out of fear and negitive

re-J.nforcement. So, one sees

._,-;…

·’ . .:• : •. t ..

ATHLETICS

a _ve·cy.· close ~’esemblance’ to

our own sports here at UNI

and· the U, S. military. COmpetitive

hi_school ·athletics

destroys-creativity ·in one’s· ·

~haracte;. It imbeds hostility

J.nto one s nature.. It crushes

the experience of spontaneity

·in one • s life. · ·

Gymnastics is completely

different from the _other sports

here at UNI. It is more of ·an

art form, unlike the hostile

competitivness_that the other

sports possess. I·t opens up

situations in which the gy.Mnast

can express themselves personally

with creativity and

grace. Gymnastics, untouched .

by the crippling force of est-

ablished athletics practices,

can be a beautiful experience.

However, this is not the case.

Gymnastics, · at UNI; ·is and has

alw~ys be_en adulterated by

strl._ct competition and rival

meetings between’Opposing

~chools. The gymnasts, engaged

J.n bitter conflict, relinquish

all consiousness of the true

expression of gymnastics and

the meets become as hostile

as a football came. Thus the

unique beauty of gymnastics

has been polluted.

Athletics does not exist

for pleasure, but for victory.

~~:>~~ll buib;is m~n;·; “fi1ill:;~’

snJ.t. ‘l;Iie game .ef, football.:.-·

sends brainwashed athletes’ .

hidden behind a helmet of de:.,

hw: . .:.ni~ation, like soldiers

to engage in mortal combat for

the glory of the school. The

players are·taught to relish

a damaging blow to’an opposing

player. The audience is

brutalized along with the competitors.

As one becomes callous

to crippling injuries,’ he

lustly shouts, “Kill ’em, kill

’em, kill ’em”.

While in competition, the

athlete strives hard to beat

the shit out of the other

platers. In essence, competition

stimulates one to intense

hostility and hatred for his

.

A sister.at Hamilton High

was kicked out of school a few

:eeks ago.· Her “crime”: she

knowi~gl;r: .invited ~authorized

speak~rs ‘_i)n: campus. • . ·She tried

in vu’:l to e_X!’lain t:o· the adminiatratJ.

on .that her teachef had

approved the speake~a. The administration

flatly refused to

listen, they had made up their

minds. Later, .. this woman found

out that her teacher was new

to the school and didn’t know

the rule saying all outside

speakers must have. prior auth- .

orization by_ the administration.!

The speakers talked in the 1

class. called Juvenile.and the

Law, .the ttipic; _student rights.

The speakers were a professor

of law. at UCLA and his son, a

meml?er .of the REod Tide staff.

Cop1es of the Red Tide were

passed out in the class. The

class dug on·the talk and the

paper, asked alot of questions,

·and related-own experiences.

Why was the administration

so obviously threatened by

a speaker on student rights

(many teachers I•ve talked to

say they “never bother” to

have outside speake-rs approved)?

Maybe the administration

was afraid the

students would find out they

dJ,.flf~_LÄl,!lV~, .. ~s,.ma~;v ri9hts as

tll~:.Ä li).i:>J;l¢’\i:.,, or YJ6rs~- yet,;

lea~ ~o use the” few they do

~ave. Why was anyone punJ.

shed? The teacher involved

was yelled at, and the student

transfered to a continuation

school many miles from

her home, less·than five weeks

before school was out.

Luckily this . sister knew her frights and contacted the

· ACLU. Hopefully the case ·

will come up before the

Bored of ED. Unfortunetly she

will probably lose half of

this semester’s credits

toward· graduation •. : If you

have legal hassels concerning

your rights or busts, write

to the RED TIDE LEGAL DEFENSE

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brothers on th~ other team~ · :

·Often, competition brings out

hatred for even one’s own

teamates. This is .because ath-·

letes also wish to succeea.for

their own glory so badly that

he becomes envious and je 1

nf n~hPY’s ability. – a ous

*NO’!’l!.* This article was· subreitted

~o the Red ~ide by

two anonymous writers both

involved in UNI athletics.

We feel that it is important

to realize that sports are not

bad in thems7lves, but only

when ~layed 1n a competitive

manner •.

THE PEOPLE-‘S PEACE

has claimed that the

“Communists”do not want to

seriously negotiate an end to

the War, and u·.s. involvement

in it.··This is just not so. On

July l, 1972, the.?rovisional

Revolutionary Government- ·

·National Liberation Front of

South Viet Nam, presented a

‘J point peace proposal, whic;:h

has been flatly turned down by

the u.s. government. The two

basic points, of this proposal,

which are fundamental to any

genuine settlement of the war

are: /· … ……

1) Regarding the niilifary situation:

the u.s. must set a

date for the total with-drawl

of al,.l p.s. troops; military

~erso~n~1 1 weaP.~ns ~nd war,

materials and those of it a

allies.

2)B.egarding the political

situation: The U.S. must end

it’s inte~vention in the internal

affairs of South Viet

Nam and stop supporting the

regime of Nguyen Van Thieu

The people of ~he u.s. must

recognise that the government

has no right to impose it’s

ideas and policies on the people

of Viet Nam (or any other

peoples). The USA must ge7 the

hell out and stop support1ng

such an openly fascist,undemocratic

government· as the

Thieu puppet regime. That

regime jails any dissident

elements, and is known world

wide for its inhumane treatment

of it’s prisoners, including

it’s POWs (Yemember

the tiger cages!). This government

represents no one but

the War interests here and in

VietNam.

Nixon does a lot of talk

about the POWs, but thats all

he does; ·talk. In_ the 7 pt.

Peace Plan, the Vietnamese

say “If the u.s. government

sets a terminal date for the

withdrawl from South VietNam •••

the parties will at the same

time agree ••• (to) the release

of the totality of military

men of all parties and of

civilians·captured during the

War(including American pilots

captured in North VietNam),

so that they may all rapidly·

return to their homes.•

The Vietnamese have agreed

to a cease fire as soon as the

U.S. sets the date, to insure

the safety of w~thdrawing

troops, so there goes-Nixon’s

story of protecting American

troops. Suprising as it may

seem, considering the destruction

they have seen this government

done, the Vietnamese

do not want revenge on America,

they only want peace.

The 7 Point Program is the

only fair way to insure an end

to the War, and it is the job

of Americans to force the

government to accept this

program.

Many Americans have been

calling for •out now”, that

is the.immediate withdraw! of

all troops and supplies from

Asia. Although we, and the

Vietnamese want to see this

happen, we feel that the best

way to achieve this end is to

support the 7 Point Program.

There are a few basic problems

with the •out now• position.

First. of all, just keeping the

issue to the War itself is

bad. This war has created a

·economic crisis in America.

Next year there will be 40-45

people in each class. It is

important to tie these things

together. It is not enough to

say that we are against the

·war. We must show support for

the Vietnamese people, and

recognize that only they can

determine their future. We

must accept their program and

get the u.s. government to do

so also. We are iucky they are.

willing to negotiate at all with

us since we have no right to

decide anything for them. We

can not allo.w the Government

to commit genocide just so

that its image won’t be hurt,

and so that American corporations

can get richer!

U.S OUT OF ASIA NOW, SUPPORT

THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AND THE

SEVEN POINT PEACE PLAN:

REVIEW

CViet§Vam

On May 19. at the First

Unitarian Church some

studen’ts from southern Viet.

Nam put on a prQqram to share

·some of the Vietnamese with

us. This culture is one of

war and strugale, and also

one of beauty. Many beautiful

songs and poems have come from

these people. The students

read and sang some of these

poems and songs. They also

showed a film about the French

defeat at Dien Bien Phu in

.1954. Jane Fonda and ·Tony

Russo asked ·one of the students

what would happen to him when

he went back to South Viet Nam. He replied that he would prob.

ably be arrested. put in jail

and tortured: ·ue said this

with courage. Something that

is really neat is that everyone

in Viet Nam writes poetry

and sings, not just a small

set of ionals. I think

that

* Guerrilla girl

The peach blOSSOIIS are redder because

rain fell overnight. where

you fell.

The free people of earth weep with

pride reaeabering the aift of

your body.

folas 11″”” husband gene? Did II””

Nj’use to talk?

Did they open up yo… …,.Z, and

-·out the eh!.kl? ·

Guerrilla Girl! The cold .ountain

turns dark green in· the •om ina:

SWl,

where your dreams are a blue sky rolling

·among the purple hills.

Though the head be severed fro• the

body, t:he heart never c:hanges.

–translated frOfll. the Vietnamese

Culture

JVi.ght

thing, somP.thing that I would

like to see the American people

doing.

These students said that we

the Americans are destroying

their culture with our bombs

and our support of the South

vietnamese qovernment. They

also said that the Vietnamese

people were pleased that not

all the Americans are for this

war and that they are protestinq

against it.

During the speaking and

sinqing. some slides were shown

of Viet ·Nam and its people~~-··

they were really nice. An American

folk singer. Ruthy Gorton

sana a song about Ho Chi Minh

ond how he inspired tne people

to fight against their oppressors.

Hearing these students

speaking and singing made me

feel even more strongly that

this war should be ended and

that we cannot stand by and

let the Vietnamese people be

exterminated.

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“Prostitutes Allowed on US Bases

Despite. Spy. Risks”

Qui Nhon, south Vietnam (UPI) .

. The u. s. Army built walls around

u.s. bases to keep out ·

prostitutes. · They are now signing

them onto t~e bases offi~ially

every even1ng. The off1cers

acknowledge that the risk

FOR CHILDREN

OF S. E. ASIA:

A HOSP_ITAL

In August of 1971, youth ofover

85’countries met in Santiago.

Chile. In this process.

a remarkable project grew:

THE NGuYEN VAN TROI CHILDREN’S

HOSPITAL!

Concerned with the increasing

casualties by u.s. bombing among

children. the body yoted

unanimouslv to build a children’s

hospital outside Hanoi for those

injured in Laos. Cambodia, and

Vietnam. The grouo project resposibility

is shared bv youth

froin all the 85 ··countries, each

contributing according-to its

ability. It is to be located

away from any military target

to prevent bombing by the u.s.

and its location will be known

throughout the world as a svmbol

of our horror at what u.s.

‘bombing has acne to the oeople

of Vietnam.

The hospital, to cost $500·,

000, will be equipped with modern

medical facilities·. Vietnam

Veterans have volunteered to

contribute labor for its construction

and the fund raising

has be!fun·

The u.s. quota is $25,000 –

only one twentieth of the cost –

, hardl,:~tAPJ=OPOr-tipnatEt,.J.o ~~~ · .1.,

‘ responstt>il:ttv”-for .i.’tl!r ~e;u-re ·

occupants. · ·

People – youth AND adults –

are asked to contribute for the

hospital. Students in South

Africa, Egvpt, France, .England,

USSR. Mexico, Chile, Brazil,

Cuba, Canada, and manv

other countries have crossed

political differences for this

p~oject. 1

· Send your contributions TO~

DAY. Checks should be made to:

HOSPITAL VIETNAM and can be

mailed either care of STUDENT

UNION, 3420 W. Pice, L.A. Calif.

90019, or send direct to:

HOSPITAL VIETNAM, Account f8527

ZENTRALWECHSELSTUBEN A.G •.

KARTNERSTRASSE. VIENNA I; AUSTRIA

·~

~~ of undercover Viet Cong agents

and smuggled drugs are worthwhile

in the interests of keeping

peace within an inc~easinaly

disgruntled and demoral1zed army.

. ~~~ Note: On Channel 2. the Big_ t~. ~.

News reported the above item

with pictures of a vouna Vietnamese

woman standina at the base

entrance, and when one embarrased·

woman held her hands to hide · .

her face, a G.I. forcefully pulled

her hands away. The Reoorter

said this· gathering of women

at the aates each nite is called

the “Meat Market•.

~ ~·

the tiger cages

The story of Dinh Thi Huong

of south Vietnam is not such a

pleasant one. Mrs. Huong has

spent almost 6 years in the infamous

tiger caaes of south .

Vietnam. Her story is shocking,

and at the same time ~nspiring.

While Mrs. Huong was ~nnocent

.of conspirina against_the regime

when arrested, she survived the·

vears of torture and deprivation[

to join the liberation move- j

ment upon her release, so that 1

others wouldn’t have to suffer ·

the same fate;

“I am a housewife. My oarents

died and mv husband also.

I have a 19 year old daughter.

One of my elder sisters was killed

bv a shell. The other is

workina in the Woman’s Union

for the ~iberation of South

Vietnam (as is Mrs. Huong

herself). My younger brother

teaches in the liberated

zones.

My daughter is. in iail now,

for the fourth time. The first

time was when she was 13. She

has suffered manv tortures.

She was released the first time

after 11 months.

The second time she was detained

in a prison which was

broken ooen bv the liberation

forces. and so she was freed •.

The third time she was kept

four months. The fourth

time was in 1970. She is

still there.C.Of\+•d Oft ft. \1

SAIGON STU DENTS ·

FIGHT :BACK

on March is, some·2,ooo

students from two of the

largest hi schools in Hue,

south Viet Nam staged a demonstration

to protest the

puppet regimes arrest of

their teacher, Ngo Kha. The

demonstrators paraded through

the streets of the city, putting

up banners, distributing

leaflets, and shouting slogans.

Police brutally cracked

down on the demonstrators

with clubs and tear gas; the

students fought back with

jellied gasoline bottles and

stones. People of all kinds

poured out into the streets

to back the students’ protest,

students of two other hi schools

staged boycotts in solidarity.

P<l<3e 7.

‘.-··

I GET … “·

J?Oint a

This article was taken from· ~n the door,

an interview with a woman, who and said.”r’ll teach you to call

in order to avoid more hassles Washington. Grab her, boys!”

with the authorities, has requ- She was beat up and arrested

ested us to change her name’ and f~r “lodging ~erself in the ofthat

of her son. Although this is a f~ce of the D~rector of Operaarticle

may seem unbeli.evable the police will play to aet in- tions without. his knowledge or

to many neople, it hapnens all side people’s houses. Concerned consent”. · ·

the time to p.eople all over, parents, when told that their At jail. Julia called Andy

and is very· carefully kept sec- children are accused of a crime who. the ne;>ct mornino brought

ret with bribe.!, etc. Most peo- will often allow the police in-‘ heart ~ablets to the courtroo;,,

ple do not have available to – side to prove their children’s expect~ng to see her. But she

them or.know how to use resour- innocence. wasn’t tliere. While he was

ces to fight this kind of thing. Julia and her mother managed there, Andy was ordered by a

For this particular incident to get the door closed. So clerk to into a private ·room

we have actual evidence that , the police snuck around the to “talk about his mother” ·

backs it up. It has been dol::- ·back. Thinkina the police were Rem~ering his former exp~rien-

·umented many places as a. known gone, Julia opened the door. ces · he refused. He finally

truth. Anticipating_ this, the police ~greed t~ go upstairs to 9et

• • • burst in. “They grabbed me ~nformat1on. There he was sie-

Trv to imagine a pale· fragile· and threw me against the fence. zed and beaten by the same inyear

old boy interested ~n They kicked me between the · spector that had beaten his rooschool

work, befonc;1s to boy legs. • .and I have a serious ther. Believe it or not, Andy

scouts, and due to a serious heart condition.” Next they was arrested and charged with

heart condition is not very went after Andy who had a broken assaul~ on a federal employee.

physically acti 1e. Now imagine arm at the. time. “They arabbed .;rul~a got off. The charges

this same boy at lB. He’s an my son. ripped the slingoff aga~nst her were dismissed,

honor student. planning on a his arm. They broke his other because they could not stand

career as an attorney. He.has arm and handcuffed him ••• My up in court. Andy got out on

a responsible job at the p. o·. mother was pleading with them. bail and split, went under- .

and is well +iked and trusted They. struck her and threw, her ground to avoid going to prison.

by the people he comes in con- to the ground.” He knew_h7 was innocent and made

tact with. . Andy, .Julia. and her 70 · the dec~s~on.to leave rather

· He ·neve;’ .f:i.Jli~h<“d…;~b~t !\)’9,q.,ol year-.old mother were arrested, ·’than. serve hme for something

:iear. ·He wa.s -i’.orced {nto’ the- ·. · for ··”A~stnnttti!if’~’p~H~ ‘e~tfl.•·~<‘•~ he fl~d not do. H’: has a stJOO£CL”

life of a fU9i tive, charged cer”. Andy was aqui tted but cha:tect-er- and had chosen a car-

· With a felony that could bring Julia and her mother were eer as an ~t~orney because his

him years in prison. found guilty and fined. Julia ~:~rt co~?1 t~~n pr~vente? him

In April, of .1963. Mrs·. filed a law suit against the mor: w~rsi~g or 7 ange 1n ~

Julia Evans •· and her son Andy’s oolice deoartment.. After this th P JY 1 . 1~ ac~1ve way· s~nce

(13 yrs •.. old} problems t;>e?an. she started havin? trouble with ha:~~ss~d ~a fo~~ow e~n ~onstantly

~t the t~me ~hey we:e,l~v~ng her phone and ma~l. It got and beate~ to dis~l~seah~~d~on’s

1n a house w~th Jul~a s 7o yr. from bad to worse. Because of whereabouts. She does not know

old mother and sister. Next constant wrong numbers and bad where her son is

to their house they managed conn~ctions, Julia began to .Remember, Julia•s problems

(; an apartment which was being real~ze th~t her phone .was be~no started when she fought back.

used by two prostitute.s to re- tapped or ~n some other way, ~n- She filed a lawsuit. called ·i ceive customers. The customers terfered with. “We’d be ta~king Washington. The phone company

l. began making a-nuisance of them-· to o~r at~orne~ and maybe d~sa- has, tried to bribe her with free

selves, pulling uo in Cadillacs ‘ilree~n’! w1th ~1m and. at a cruc- phone service. but she. has

t anc parking in tenants parking ~al po~nt. we d_be d~sconnected persisted in exposing their

! places. “I knew better than to and ~e would th~nk we ~ung up cooperation with the police decal~

the police ..• something on h~m and we ~ould th~nk he partment in spying on the people.

thi,s bia has to be with oo lice hung up on us· . · And remember this, Julia • s

protection)’·, said. Julia. 9,1;}~~ , It got t~ the po~nt where not a flaming revolutionary.

tenan:t ·wh6. wasn’t’so )o’lise’.cai+- they wouldn .t get any mail at -She’s a middle aged, soft-spoken

ed the poll’ce;· They came and all. . . white woman. All she did was

the prostitutes were forced Jul1a made contact wl.th a trv to stand up for the· · ht

to leave. “bl sympathetic Post Office direc- she thought were automatf~i; s

The police poss1 Y ~or <M:· L.) who attempted to granted to you in a “free” counbeing

payed off ~nvestl.gate her.problem and try. On the subject of our

by the prostitutes wer’e mad, , who got Andy a JOb at the Post “freedoms” Julia says “The

because thev thought the Evans O~fice. ·~e had nothing but the more I kno~. the angri~r I get;

were the ones who blew the f:Lnest. th~ngs to say about my the angrier I get, the more dewhistle

on the prostitutes. son, 17ke.eyeryone else who tirmined I am to let other

knew h~m. people know “

A couple weeks later on A- After calling Washington and ·

pril 4″th at 10:00 P.M .• two still no response. Julia went

policemen came to the Evans’ down to see Mr. L personally.

house without a warrant. Thev .She had had a recent heart atattempted

to break down the tack and was very weak and sick.

door, forcing a gun through it, He invited her into his office

and demanding to see Andy for ,end explained.that he had to

a set of stolen keys (suppos- leave for a banquet. She deedly

to the orostitutes’ ap- cided to wait at Mr. L’s in-

,artment This was obviously vitation to see the Postmaster.

an excuse because the keys were While she was alone, four guards

never brouqht uo again at the wandered in, stationing themhearing.)

·· selves around the room. At this

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Self ·Defense For

Hit\Qi)K;\r&

Now that it’s summer and

a lot of us women will.be

hitchking we are printkng this.

Remember it could come in handy.

When you are hitchiking, be

prepared. Don’t get into a car

with more than one male. Look

them over.Carry your comb or

keys ready in your hand. A key

!‘jabbed in his eye or a comb

scraped accross the ear, throat

lor eye is a good defe~se.If ~e

grabs your leg or gro~n, .don t

bother to push away hl.s !;lands.

Either grab his little fknger

GYN. EXAM

CONtFROM

therefore very hard to feei

relaxed about being exposed

and examined by a stranger,

esoecially a man. So instea~

of ‘relaxing. we tense up, wh1ch

means it’s much harder for the

doctor to feel the organs in-

! side our abdomens. So try

and.relax. Lying on your back,

the doctor will press vour up-·

per abdomen, feeling your liver

spleen, and kidneys. The

do;tor will examine your breasts

feeling each part for any unusual

lumps or growths. If you

feel any pain or tenderness,

tell the doctor. You should

feel your own breasts regularly

because you can notice any

small lumps or changes better

than any doctor. Don’t forget.

more than 1/5 of cancer in

adult women is cancer of the

breast and in most cases can

be cured if it’s treated

early. Next the doctor checks

you genitals. You will be on

a small table with your feet

in raised stirrups. She/he

will check your vulva and anus,

for signs of infections. Next.

the doctor places an instrument

and yank .it back to break it,

or jab him i-n the eyes 1 Using

your first· two finger so there

will be equal contact and.with

a quick snake-like motion of

your forearm jab him in the

eyes. . .

Don’t waste. your energy in

useless ways like beating on

his chest or trying to wriggle

free from a bear hug. When you

get into the car, light up a

cigarette. It is a useful

weapon. If you get into trouble,

put your cigarette out in his

face.

Another defense is the

knuckle punch to the neck. Curl

the first two joints of your

fingers down so that the third

section of your fingers makes

a flat surface with the back of

you hand •. Drive your knuckles

into the attackers windpipe.

Or drive the palm of your hand

up into his nose.

with his other hand feels the ter. ~h. 8~3~774, 21~ s·. Venice.

top of the uterus through Wom~n s cl~nkc i2 on Santa

the lower abdomen wall to check Mon~c~ near Stoner. Women

tile size of your uterus and she/ councklle:t;:~ and doctors, 820300~

he will feel your ovaries and IK4 PJ\:1£ fallopian tubes at the sides of

your abdomen. Ask any questions · . . .· ·. . .

you might have, no matter how

minor they seem. ·If you have

more than a small amount of I’m living today in a world

yellowish discharge from the where woman’s bodies are magvagina

and complain of sore- nified into being something

ness or irritation or itchin9, very mystical and sit on dis-

.shejhe’ 11 remove a sample of play for meri to examine.

the discharge and look. ‘C’t .it Where the media and adverstisunder

a microscope. Th1s ~s ing businesses use woman’s

also the procedure for hav1ng bodies as.something to be

a test for V. D. .~,very few doc- bought and sold (when a sexy

tors do this routinely. others t woman sits on the car trip to

only do if the woman indicates sell the car, she’s really

she’s worried about it. Don’t also selling her body), it’s

be uptight about askins for.~ no wonder that using a womans

gonorrhea test. Gonorrhea kS body for one’s own needs,

very common – it is now the t is taken to it’s furthest exnumber

one serious infectious ; tent, rape.

disease- and it can be verv I mean I’m really scared

serious for women – you can end • when I walk down a street at

up sterile. A woman can carry night, or sometimes even in

·it for months without knowing the daytime. And most of the

it, while a man usually knows time when I pass a man on the

he.has it- he will probably street, I automatically tense

have a discharge and severe up, for fear of what he could

p~inwhen urinating. Within 3 ; do with my body if he chose to.

weeks after he has been exposed l I don’t want to be so helpto

it. A woman often has no – j less in a s:i:tuation where I

!

s toms. If the doctor should l have to fight. And since I liv< t.~.. for .gono.r rhea, ask. him/her with this danger everyday and

whether it’s a ·simple 9ram everywhere I go, I want to be

stain:oi a ‘culture’. The cul- • able to defend myself. Thats

“ture is a ·much better test, be- I why I’m taking karate. I can • t

cause it’s’more accur<~te, espec-‘ think of anything more relevenl

ially when the discharge is from to my everyday life than being

several places (sue~ as cervix able to ~efen~ myself in an

\called the speculum inside you.

This holds the walls of the

vagina open so tha.t the doctor ·

cam see the walls of the vagina

and the cervix and can tell if

the uterus is tipped or not,

which could cause problems with

pr~’>gnancy or abortion, so it’s

important for vou to know.

Next you may have a pap smear

to check for cancer. Using

a q-tip wooden spatula, flattened

metal stick, or glass tube,

he/she will remove so~e 7ells.

from your cervix. Th~s ~s palnl~

ss. They will be sent to a

lab and checked for .cancer.

Last the doctor places two

fing~rs.against the cervix and

p(.Ä~t, \0 …..

and urethra o·r cerv1x and anusl attack s1tuat1on.

Where to go: I’ve been .taki~g it for. a,

. The .womens center has very , couple of months now, and kt s

understanding and sisterlv med- t’ really neat to find myself

ics workin<;J there call to find getting stronger and more in

out when thev’re in937-3964. I shape.

The Women’s Clinic just open- I’m writing this artic~e

ed and has a regular staff of because I want.to share w7th

doctors working there as well ,other women th1s alternatkve

as trained abortion counsel.l- I to dependency and helplessness.

ors and birth control infor- iAnd when I say dependency, I

mation and prescription. 6423 !mean how physical weakness

Wilshire near Fairfax. Phone goes along with emotional

6555140. Planned Parenthood ‘weakness which all adds up

has doctors, informative birth ;to depending on a strong male.

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·!

Student B odg Elections were sti~l tring to prove that

‘ ‘ they were- the pretties’t;, and

sh~~d be the sex objec~s of

the teams.M«scotts and cnearleaders

should no longer exist.

This year the student body They are nothing but objects

elections at Uni drew more

interest then usual.ApProx.

1000 people voted in t2e primary

election,compared \qith a

few hundred in previous years.

This.is rather surprising considering

that evervone knows

tiiat student government has

little or no power,and is

used to make students feel

that-they control thier schools

and lives.

In addition to the large

turnout,the candidates for

most major offices tried to

prove that they were_for more

basic change then the other

people running.This and the

larqe turnout are bPcouse this

TIGER CAGES

ront. –~YWÄ ~…,

~ I myael£ woo am:oted In NO¥er.her, 1955, ond

rd……t in April 1961. I have beeo t!m>ugh mony

prioou. in South Vietmm, but moet<o£ my time ,.,..

in foU,. big prioons: Quy Nhon, Ccm Son; ‘flit&~’

ond l’bu Loi.

Bef.,… I w• …te-d I wos put in a wllni with

other lJtomen, 500 in all. There were t:hrff; old

women, 70, 73, and 75 yean old. The oldest two

were religious, oo:UI>_ey ,w…, -~_tÄ!Od oo{ oidiot; the

peace movem~t (1110te- the Bvddhi.oto ·oL-Soutb

Vietnam actively oppooe the Ky regime).

We had to eat, p01!8 water and relieve ounoelvea in

aame eell. I was allowed no bath in the prieon

I wu there over a year. My hair wu ‘1/t:ry

aod dirty and covered with blood from the

were fed rice only, sometimes with salt.

Sometimee we had no food for three days runni~.

doy aome of the ODeTS in Quy Nhon would

Om day five people died in my cell. They died at

a.m., but they were not taken out util 11 a.m.

of the people who shared my eoll later died.

the priloners there lllii’Vived. We called the

a hell on earth. The B!rongest men became

after only a few doys of tbe tortureo. Many of

are surprised that I survived.

Son prioon was on an island. I was kept there

months in a cave lined with stones. It ·wu 2}1;

long. and JY, metres wide (…;,und 8 feet by 5

had iwo small

year has been a politicaly

active year at Uni~and people

want to see change .at school.

They relize that little change

(if any)will be achieved,butsee

little alternative,but

hope that something will happen.

It is important that we

get people elected who will

try to bring change,but the

to make the men on the team

feel like “Real Men”{whatever

they are).We have heard reports

of the mascott getting thrown

into the mens shower after the

games.This sexism was evident

in other races as well,such

as the presidental race where

Mike Galizio,the winner,had

women running around with signs

saying “he’s my big boy”,and

other sexest garbage.

only way they will be able to

cause change is if the students

at Uni to activly support(thru

demonstrations,organizations,

etc.)these people,and the changes

we all want to see. – _ It’s time for Uni people

Not all of the races were to stop playing these games

based on issues however.Many and start making our school’

were still popularity contests a better place.We’ve had enwith

the person who knew more ough sexual and popularity

people winning,The mascotts contests.

holes. There werr. at different times from 15 to 22

prisoners th~.

w~ had to f”.&t, paM water and relieve ourselves in

tht M.me cave. Once a week, we were allowed to bring

out the toilet bucket. For food we were given rotten

rice and decayr.d fish. Every 24 hours I wu given a.

small amount of water for: drinking. We were aUowed

• bath every 2 months.

There were 98 women in all on the island. Som~

w~rr. middlt:-agr-,d and two had !imall children. One

w .. pregnant, who later gave birth there. She had to

cut off her long hair and sell it to the wife of a oold(er

to pay the coat of the birth.

I was 17 months in Thu Due, which is on the

mainland,, T~ were 17 priaonetA with me, .U

naked, in o muoll cell, We wett kept tied at oil times.

We werr. alloWf’.d only one piu.e.of Cl9tlting and no

. baths. -When w~n wert. menstruati_ng they were

giv<\h no rag or batli lo keep clean with. –

– I was 15 months in Phu LOi: H …. I wu tortured

with ~lr:etricity in tbf: ame way u Df Qqy” Nhon.

They torttrf’r.d me until I wu unconscious. No aid wu

ollowr.d ..

Tb.,. were aloo ~ ehildren, from neWly born to 5

Yeat1! of age. They had many diaeJl,.. and lheywoze .U

olin and honea. Many died there of suffocation from

the lack of oir.

I was released in April, 1961 after they 1ound me

•a~taaÄmalter belts, bag1, Mi.r goodie., 1fUidal. – II 11\

Net~~ l~U~cceuible l.Ax:ation!!! )!Ä~Ä

‘jl

473-9549

oot guilty. I had beeo arrested beeo- they had

ouspeeted me· to. he • member of the anti-American

patriotic U~CCiatioa..

They tortured me oo 1 would admit my guilt, but I

waa innocent. They also tried to foree me to ..Jute.

the Saigon flag and about ologana in favour of the

JKlPpel government. But I ref-.!, beeauae of what

the flag repreoented.

I waa eo oick from time to time that I would cough

up blood. Beforo I wae arrested I weighed 49

lcilograms (108 lbs.). I weighed 34 kilogram• when I

wu releooed (781bs.).

They releaoed me in bopeo my example would

ecare my village. When I wu freed, my village gave me

good care, aod I went through many hoopitala. I am

better now, but my health hu never-i-ecovete<I to

what it was before my IU’I’ell. (Note: yem~later, her

fa~e still seems worn aod drawn.)

😉 -;Before ·-my ufes:t, I. :wM:.oot ‘fttLY ·involved in the

struggle. But after my. !J’Ieose I deeided to joiD my

people to fight againot the Ameri<:ODS .U.d puppeto.”

Mra. Huong charged that the ao-calJed

“Vktnamization” policy of the Nuon gnvemm<nt it

hosed on att<mpts to frighten the people of South

Vietnam into submiMion to Ky’iregime,.

Earlier in the conference, del’i”les had opolr.en of

the American ‘resettling’ and ‘pacification • emipa fo<

refugee. of bombed villages u being eoneentntion

c:ampe.

Mrs. Hnong said that not only ,…., – the

ooncentration camps easentiaJ for the VietuuDiution

policy. bul alao thet regular joil& fur politieal

pri.oners are rapidly .,.elling.

_ As on example of the owift growth of pri>ona

during die .. Vietoamiution” period (stiU eon tinning),

abe cited Cay Dua prioon on Phu Quoe island. In early

1967, Cay Dua bod 2,000 inmates. But by Oetoher of

1970, tbt number inmatea had riJen to 28,000.

Said .Mrs. Huong afttt finishing he< lllory, “thor

more harharoll!’ the armY is, the Blr<>llger the~

of the people; 1

“Many wo~en wh6 are innocent when they . 8l”f:

arrestedt become active in the revohttion on their

release.”

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READING

SOLEDAD BROTHER

THE PRISON WRITINGS OF

GEORGE JACKSON. When he

was 18, George Jackson was

sentenced from one yeaz

to life for stealing $70

from a gas station. He

spent 11 years in jail

before he was murdered by

the state of California

in August 1971. In

his prison letters, George

powerfully explains the

daily oppression that prisoners

in California are

subjected to.

IF THEJ ~J!1E IN THE

~ – Angela Davis.

Essays on the prison system,

legal repression, political

prisoners, and relat7d

subjects by Angela

Dav1s, George Jackson,

Huey Newton, Erika Huggins,

and others. ~

J!l,PIClii; THERA.PIST –

A collaction of essays by

therapists who are seeking

an analysis of why people

freak out based on economic

and political factors,

VIET NAM: A THOUS/

UjD YEARS OE STRUGGL~

Terry Cannon. Story of

VietNam’s struggle for

independance against many

foreign invaders from

feudalist China to modern

,_America.

THE EARTH BELONGS TO

THE PEOPLE – Pamplet on

ecology. Corporations,

~ndividual ecologv etc.

WHO REALLY RULES

AMERICA? – Richard_Pelton,

Ne~ England Free Press.

Pamphlet giving informa

as to who owns America’s

7ompanies .and corporations

J.e. wealth,

GOLDFLOWER STORY –

Jack Belden. Story of a

Chinese woman in a small

·village struggling against

Chiang Kai-Shek’s tyranny.

Chiang is the present ruler

of Taiwan.

CUBA FOR BEGINNERS –

Ruiz. Cartoon vers~on cf

the history of Cuba. Very

funny and educational,

BURY IW HEART AT WOUNDED

1Sli!ill – Dee Bro!’n. The

story_ of, the America!\ Indian

struggle for survi-~ ;,~_ ·~·

val against the white man

from 1860 to 1890.

SISTERHOOD IS POWERFULedited

by Robin Morgan.

Anthology of· writings about

women’s liberation by

WOI!\en of different economic~

position.s, raced, and professions,

describing the

different oppressions

IN THE FIST OF THE

REVOLUTION – Jose Yglesias.

A US c1t1zen-journalist

~’1oes to Cuba, stays in a

village there, and writes

about his experience.

l.NIFPllil\”l’rGN :cg, ~qJil.~-

Paul Sweezy and ~o ..

Huberman.Collection of

essays by 2 of .•_rnerica!.

most well known Socialist

historians. Gives a basic

explanation of Socialism

~d criticisms of Capital-

15m, Draws conclusions

from the failure of the

Soviet Union to create a

workers state.

women feel in their different

· jobs and areas.

FhNSHEN – William Hinton.

Description of an

agricultural village in

China. Talking about people’s

attitudes and feelings

about their country

TftE ‘PEASENTS OF NORTH

VIET NAH – Gerard Chaliand.

A portrait of _the day-today

life and struggle of

the North Vietnamise

dear

CJtdCJlde

Sisters and Brothers,

~ V’ENCEREMOS – Che

Guevara. Collected writings

of the Latin American

revolutionary ranging from

plilosophy and economics ~

to guerilla warfare.

~ do not a~tend Uni,but somehow or another a copy of

Red T1de found ~t’s way into my hands.Quiteexce1.lent;There .

was muc;:h. me1_1tion in your paper on the role o~:f 1-,igh school as~

a c~nd1~10n1ng ground for our.minds,that it ~ouringthe plastic

(wh1ch 1s supposed to be us) 1nto pre-fabricated,pre-formed

~olds(thats like Society,family,life coll~ge,jobs,etc).The

1dea though,on our part,is to .fool the “educators• .When they

c;:old lumps of_plastic,see that they find no plastic,but find

1nstead preac~ous gems,shinning in the light of struggle and

:-littering in the joy of life. When they attempt to heat the

lumps of plastic up, show them who controls the temperature,

all you beautiful jewels stay real cool until you’re good

and hot, and when the heat comes, let it be the burning

anger caused by the inferno of opression. When it comes time

to pour the plastic into the molds, make sure the molds are

shattered and in place they find communes, Viet Cong flags,

love;marijuana, oneness, rock music, underground newspapers,

ane~whatever else you find to be positive and living. It’s

quite simple; LIFE vs. DEATH. Their trip does not stop at

the hi school gates. I rejected my pre-chosen role when I

graduated from Culver Hi last June by refusing to bullshit

my way through college.~Split home, got my own house, got a

job .•. got chained and shackled •.. just call me NIGGER.

Masser say hop boy, and it’s hop, hop, hop or you blow the

rent, you blow the food bill, and so on. In many ways it’s

worse than hi school because you are putting more than

grades on the line, you are staking your survival.~’hen you

resist. What my message is, is that resistance must not

stop at graduation time. \’/here ever we find ourselv~s as time

moves on, we must continue to build and organize until this

lanet is free of all forms of oppression. THEY are dying,

thering away, fading, rotting. We are still being born, growing,

developing, learning, experimenting. Our entire lives

must be one long chain of alternatives. Keep on struggling,

STUDENT AS NIGGERJerry

Farber. Talks

about the student’s role

i~ society and their oppresS1on

by school.

A Day Off

For Protest

ON may 17, me and some

other Emerson Junior High

school students went to a

peace rally held at the Federal

building •~ where some two

‘hundred people were. The rally

))Pqan at approximately

iO:tiO, when we heard a few

speakers talking to us on

why we shouldn’t be in Vietnam

and all the shit we’re

doing there. After about an

hour and a half, we all decidec

t~march into Westwood, until

we came to the Bank of Amerika

where we sat down and chanted

“Bank of Amerika, IT&T, the

Vietnam~e people have got to

be free!”. Then, the rally

was more or less “proclaimed”

over and everyone split.~ •.

well, almost everyone. But

some of us ~arched up to UCLA

to have a meeting until we

were picked up by the campus

police and taken down to the

juvenile hall on Gayley. Aftez

about an hour the iS students

from Emerson were sent back,

while the King students were

kept for another three hours

as they could not go back to

their school. Next time we

hope·to see more junior high

students come to these rallies.

By being in Vietnamve’re not

protecting our country, but I I love you all’ from a reader

l~ s. Could you please send me a copy of you next edition(s). · we are ruining. Vietnam.

Pa.~e. 11.

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