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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 16, 1980-Page 7

WORKSHOPS HIGHLIGHT PEACE AND POLITICS CONF
Teach-in peakers discuss anti-w

(Continued from Page 1)
Moya-Raggio said. "People are really
starving," she said. "That is not repor-
ted."
Prof. IAtrence Shoup of the Univer-
sity of California at Berkeley discussed
the power of the "ruling class which he
says 'dominates American foreign
policy,
THE "EASTERN Establishment"
makes up this group, and economic
considerations play a large part in its,
decisions, Shoup said.
History Prof. Godfrey Uzoigwe spoke
about the U.S. involvement is Africa.
He criticized the frequent changes of
U.S. policy toward Africa. "The U.S.
has not had a real foreign policy since
the Monroe Doctrine," he said.
Former University student and anti-
war activist Alan Haber also spoke
yesterday, raddressing the issue of
organizing against the war.
"WE ARE NOW, in my eyes, in a pre-
war period," Berkeley, Calif., resident
Haber said. "It's time for citizens to
mobilize. Whatever power any of us
have, it's time to mobilize."
Detroit Free Press reporter. Ken
Fireman, University English Prof.
Buzz Alexander, WUOM programmer
Mike Grofsorean, and Brett Eynon, a
researcher with the Contemporary
History Project,. spoke at a "Media
.Issues" workshop yesterday.
&j Eynon opened the conference by.

charging that "The media is powerfully
shaping our attitudes. . . in mediating
reality."
ALEXANDER DEALT chiefly with
the current image of the Vietnam war
in high school textbooks and popular
films. He said high school texts "are
neither hawkish nor dovish... simply
evasive."
Fireman denied the existence of a
conspiracy to alter the objectivity of
news coverage. "Many people say it
happens by design; I'd argue that that
isn't true," he said. "There isn't enough
organization. Newspapers are very
chaotic by nature. People do carry un-
conscious biases that create a kind of
unconscious censorship. Reporters
become conditioned by the system
they've been in."
A morning session on non-violence
skills discussed examples of passive
resistance such as tax withholding,
hunger strikes, and remaining limp in
the midst of arrest.
A COMMUNITY organizing
workshop concentrated on organizing
the black community and utilizing the
religious sector.
Because of the high unemployment
rates among young blacks, Natural
Resources Professor Bunyan Bryant
said, it is "very tough" to convince
them not to join the armed forces.
"Lots of blacks see the army as a
salvation," he said, for they see no hope

of obtaining a job in any other way. This
condition is not new, he added. "It has
always been a recession for blacks," he
said.
More than 150 persons attended a
late-night session of the teach-in
featuring Vietnam veteran and former
prisoner of war Bob Chenworth,
Progressive Magazine contributing
editor Sidney Lens, and long-time anti-
war activist Elizabeth McAlister in the
Lorch Hall Auditorium.
CHENWORTH SAID his interment in
a Viet Cong prison camp gave him time
to re-evaluate the U.S. presence in
Vietnam and led him to believe "that
our nation was there against the Viet-
namese peoples' wishes.'
Lens said the nation "is involved in a
self-propelling" arms race that cannot

be stopped and that the nation is
destined for nuclear war before the end
of this generation. He said a com-,
bination of increased technology, they
strength of themilitary in this country,
and a resurgence of anti-communism
are the driving forces behind the arms
race..
"These are dire circumstances that
we haven't been willing to consider," he
said. "Our image of nuclear war is that
the Russians lob over a bomb, John
Wayne catches it with one arm and lobs
it back with the other."
McAlister said that through our own
creations ''we've made possible our
own destruction.
"Not just a period of history," she
explained, "but all history. Unless and
until this present course of events turns

ERENCE
ar organizing
around, I will be forced to share in the draft in the 60s because of enrollment t
belief that we'll see our own self- school, medical deferments. ab?
destruction before the turn of the cen- conscientious objector status.
tury." He explained that the unusually 1
ZARAGOSA VARGA, a Ph.D. can- number of racial minorities who fouAh
didate in American culture and a in the war as also a result of t
Vietnam veteran, spoke to a small tendency to volunteere
crowd about racism and classism in thetn c o l e
military.
Varga, a Chicano who was wounded "i . ory ris rtteiun by G
five times in the Vietnam War, said Wolper writh files frotum Iil, ingt e
many more whites thanblacks and recm . ong beInGeor. foN #. ran
other racial minorities escaped the InnI~ 41tir. and (;e.ff Ola is.

AT THE MICHIGAN THEATRE
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7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. / Saturday 1:00, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. All programs
are different and of substantially equal quality. Award winners and highlights
are screened on Sunday at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. Single admission is
$2.00 / Daily Series: $5.00 (not available Sunday). Advance sales begin-at
6:00 p.m. for that day only / $20.00 series tickets are on sale the opening
day of the Festival at 5:30. All tickets are sold at the Michigan Theatre ...
Liberty near State St.

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unfortunate by-product of a large aren
perhaps, seemed to perpetuate thei
indifferent attitudes and mechanica
performance:
YES, BUT WHAT about the encores
You don't get four encores b
issatisfytig your audience, do you
Sure, the.. Marshall Tucker Ban
satisfied, but their tumultuous cries fo
more we mod' of deceiving. Afte
leaving t age after-less than a
hour, the a'ence's responses seeme
more an expression of deprivation tha
insatiability-to them, the Tucker boy
had no business waving their Stetson
and strutting backstage after such a
absurdly short set, not for eight an
nine bucks a pop. The encores wer
clearly, contrived to excite th
audience; this desperate tactic, als
deployed by the Eagles last fall, is
sure sign ota'decaying band.
Enough about the concert; on
disturbi " ;' tion "reyvalls whei
contemplating the Marshall Tucke
Band, and that concerns the state a

rock sleeps
Southern rock in general. Five years
a ago, this was a promising area; bands
r i like Lynard Skynard, Z.Z. Top, the
il Charlie Daniels Band, Little Feat, The
Outlaws, the Allman Brothers and the
? Marshall Tucker Band were producing
y exciting music, and became accepted
? by the mainstreamers enough to give
d FM rock stations a then-welcome
r depth. Now, the diseased remnants of
r some of these remain, and the others
n have disappeared. To replace them, to
d move Southern rock forward, we have,
n uh, Molly Hatchet, the Dixie Dregs and
s Asleep at the Wheel, occasionally fine
s bands but not near enough. A revival is
n needed in the South, and perhaps
d necessitates the promt removal of the
e, old guard, the deadweight, of the
e Marshall Tucker Band. Toy Caldwell:
'o "If we ever get to the point where the
a music doesn't do anything for us, we'll
quit. As long as the ingredients are
e there, we'll keep going." Undeniably,
n the ingredients- are still there
r physically, but the heart and soul
of clearly are gone.

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