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The Michigan Daily
Edited and managed by Students at the
University of Michigan -
Thursday, May 26, 1977
News Phone: 764-0552

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-i bomber stilli wastes
monev, time, resources...
IMMY CARTER, presidential candidate, vehemently
opposed proposed production of the B-1 bomber.
On the campaign trail, he denounced the Defense De-
partment pet weapons project as a waste of time and
money. He said we could better use the funds on do-
mestic programs.
Jimmy Carter, president, has made no committment
to his campaign stand yet. Approaching the deadline for
a decision on the bomber and the fifth month of the
Carter presidency, no word on the project has yet been
handed down from the White House.
A decision is long over due.' And, a decision has
been promised by the end of the month. , N
The $101 billion which would be spent on the bomb-
er, if approved, could be better utilized in domestic pro-
grams. Energy, housing, public works, transportation--
all are better candidates for those funds.
The demise of the bpmber would take a few jobs
with it. But the re-allocation of those funds into other
public projects would create new jobs. Unquestionably,
the bomber would be a, waste of money.
The Defense Department tries to justify the produc-
tion of the bomber saying our arsenal is outdated. The
fact we can kill the world several times over is invalid,
in their eyes, because the weapons for that overkill are
obsolete.
Yet, that same department admits the B-1 would
be obsolete even before it could be used. Undeniably,
the production of the B-1 is a waste of time.
There is no logical explanation or justification for
Ilse continuation of production of the B-I. And, al-
though Carter admitted more than that much during
his campaign, he neglects to act on that now.
Aside from economical losses which could be incur-
red by the production of the bomber, there is always
tihe possibility increased arms production in the form of
the bomber could endanger the possibility of strategic
arms limitations agreements between the world's super-
powers.
We contend the level of overkill the United States
hias attained if already far more than necessary. And
even if Carter should look, he probably could not find
a more useless project than this one.
He's better decide against it before it's too late.

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To The Daily:
On Thursday, May
tice was served on th
that if their currentr
ward investments inf
rica remains unchange
going to have s fight
hands--Ten people pick
signs and banners, a
thirty atte ded the m
self to har and app
four presentations g
speakers, spoke strongl
the University's inve
The Brigade gave on
presentations and orga
picket line. This meet
on the heels of relat
ties at Stanford, U. o
sin and elsewhere. TI
students' presence att
ing was only a begin
unity and determinati
there lays the basis f
ing out more broadly
volving a lot moreI
the struggle.
Altogether, the Bri
organized activities in
of the African people's
on over fifty campuse
crucial time in the Afr
ples' struggle for liber
necessary that we co
build support. People
southern African coat
saying the end is nea
lonial rule where Afri
panies are free to rob
en of their country, pa.
the labor of he people
The African 'struggl
eration is a struggl
who want to see fre
place tyranany, and eq
place discrimination.
In particular, for t
have felt the lash ofr
crimination, the strugg
apartheid and white
rule is a clarion call.I
dred years ofracialo
prove the rulers of thi
will not end discrimb
Africa. Blacks who ha
the humiliation of s
inequality know well
is not serious in re
settlement in the in
the African people, b
its own interests - p
We must blow the sm
and show what Carte
desire for "majority r
ly is - a way for the
porations to continue 0
the African people by
black puppet when th
one can no longer ru
A crucial part oft
paign is African Libera
Historically, thousan

efters to The Daily

march , marched on that day to sup-
port the people of South Africa.
This -year, we'll be making
19th no- clear the American people are
e Regents part of the international move-
policy to- meit for the liberation of south-
South Af- ern Africa. We'll be militant,
d, they're we'll be lond and serious. we'll
on their be disciplined and we'll be go-
eted with ing right yip to the doorstep of
nd about Jimmy Carter- - the man who
eeting it- claims to be a fighter for hu-
plaud the man rights everywhere except
iven (all where he is suppressing them,
y against as in southern Africa. Thou-
stments). sands of us will be bringing the
ie of the determination and understand-
anized the ing gained in Selma, Watts, the
ing came Vietnam mobilization, the Black
ed activi- Panther movement to reaffirm
f Wiscon- our desire to FIGHT IMPER-
hough the IALISM AND NATIONAL OP-
the meet- PRESSION FROM THE UNION
ining, the OF SOUTH AFRICA TO THE
on shown UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
'or reach- CA!
and in- The Revolutionary Student
people in Brigade calls on all people in-
terested in building support for
gade has the African people to join in
n support the demonstration on African
s struggle Liberation Day. Let's pull it
s. At this all together. March on the
rican peo- White House May 28! For infor-
-ation, it's mation about bus tickets, call
ntinue to 995-8957 or 663-5364. The bus
of these will be leaving Friday midnight
ntries are and coming back early Sunday
ar for co- morning. Round trip tickets cost
ican com- $28. ON TO WASHINGTON!
the rich- VICTORY TO THE PEOPLE
.rticularly OF SOUTHERN AFRICA!
=" - The Revolutionary
e for lib- Student Brigade
e for all ---
edom re- AFSCME
uality re- To The Daily:
hose who On behalf of'the 2,3b0 build-
racial dis- ing service and maintenance
le against employees of the University of
minority Michigan, AFSCME Local 1583
Four bun- publicly protests the manage-
appresson ment's continuing labor repris-
s country als against our members and
nation in student strike supporters follow-
ave faced ing our recent strike.
ystematic In particular, we demand that
the U.S. the University management im-
,aching a mediately:
terest of
ut only in 0 drop the remaining discharg-
profits. es of our members and rein-
toke away state those victimized workers
c's phony at once with full back pay;
ule" real-
U.S. cor- * drop the continuing suspen-
o enslave sion of President Joel Block, and
y using a
heir white S drop all discharges and dis-
le. cipline imposed against student
this cam- strike supporters and reinstate
ation Day. them with full back pay.
ds have During Local 1583's strike,

University management contin-
ued operating with scab labor
and the armed force of police
and "security guards.
Management "security" per-
sonnel and the Ann Arbor po-
lice committed countless acts
of violence against our picket-
ers. Two police officers badly
injured one picketer's back. A
supervisor pinned a picketer be-
tween two trucks. A high man-
agement official ran into a pick-
eter with an automobile. Four
Ann Arbor police officers beat
up two picketers in broad day-
light on State Street.
By its continuing failure to
curb this police and manage-
ment violence, the University
encouraged and implicitly sup-
ported further violence against
picketers.
It is clearly unjust to punish
picketers for minor incidents
when police and management
officials who seriously injured
picketers remain free.
The Union does not ask that
management now start a cos-
metic investigation of police and
management violations. Rather,
the Union demands that manage-
ment drop all reprisals against
Union members and supporters.
Of the 20 workers originally
charged by management, the
overwhelming majority did rao
commit the offenses with which
they were unjustly charged.
Eventually, under pressure
from the Union, the labor move-
ment and public opinion, man-
agement apparently realized is
error and rescinded fifteen ?t
is original nineteen dischar,-
This cruel intimidation f;i
far short of modern stand <r<
of isdustrial conduct ands
succeed only in poisoning fui r
relations betweeni managemvernt
and the Union.
Executive Hoard,
Local 1183
Joel Block, president
Arthur Anderson,
bargaining-chairpersiro
TODAY'S STAFF:
NEWS: Eileen Daley, Lisa
Fisher, Lani Jordan,
Stu McConnell
EDITORIAL: Linda Willcox
PHOTO: Alan Bilinsky
SPORTS: Paul Campbell
Editorials and cartoons that
appear on the tiqht side of
the Editorial Paoeare the
opinion of the a u t h 0 r or
artist, and not necessarily
the epinion a the paper.

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