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Page 6-Sunday, Aprit20, 1980-The Michigan Daily
INFAT aims
to halt Nestles
ad campaigns

Refugees,
describe
oppression
in Cuba

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Their eyes filled with
tears of hatred and pain, Cuban refugees arriving here
tell of a life of fear and deprivation in their homeland
under President Fidel Castro's communist rule.
They tell of shortages, of eating illegal black-market
food behind closed doors so they would not be found out
by the authorities, of losing jobs because of "crimes
against the Revolution," and of psychological repression
by the ever-watchful neighborhood "Defenses Commit-
tees."
"YOU HAVE to have lived in Cuba to understand the
one thousand and one things that affect your life.
Everything is difficult. Everything is a problem," said
Edmundo Navarro, 37, a Spanish-English translator.
The refugees' stories could not be independently con-
firmed. But they recounted their experiences matter-of-
factly, without apparent exaggeration. Some began

crying as they talked.
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans took part in a huge
parade yesterday in Havana that was organized to show
support for the Castro government and repudiation of
those who would abandon Cuba. The marchers denoun-
ced the refugees who are crowded into Havana's
Peruvian Embassy as unproductive "worms."
SEVERAL REFUGEES here contended most Cubans
who turn out for such rallies do so out of fear they will be
denounced by their local Defense Committee.
The 700 exiles who arrived here on evacuation flights
last week had been among the throng at the Peruvian
Embassy.
Several of the refugees said the only way Cuban
parents can get enough protein-rich food for growing
children is to buy it on the booming black market at
exorbitant prices.

'(Continued from Page 3)'
"ADVERTISING OF an educational
natu~re, approved by a government
agency, is permitted,", said A. Furer,
Nestles president. "This would include
educational and instructive billboar-
ds."
According to Jody Quinn, an em-
ployee of Nestles' public relations firm,
Nestles had begun terminating con-
sumer promotion as early as 1966.
But Shirley Powell, INFACT chair-
woman, said that Nestles is still using
posters and billboards to advertise,
although the promotion is subtle.
AS AN EXAMPLE, she said, a poster
might have a picture of a healthy baby
with the caption "Nestles helps babies
grow strong."
The winter, 1980 INFACT newsletter
claims that Nestles is trying "to
disguise promotion as education or
rhari4., '

countries not to adopt the code.
"Ninety-five per cent of Ghana's export
is cocoa, and Nestles buys almost half
of it," Powell said.
.It is difficult to ascertain to what
degree the boycott has affected Nestles
sales and profits, according to Torn
Hayes, Health Task Force coordinator
for the Interfaith Council for Peace.
Hayes estimates, however, that Nestles
has probably suffered a five per cent
drop in sales.
Quinn, however, said "Nestles has
not discerned any impact from the
boycott in terms of sales."
LAST YEAR, SIX or seven state
universities and many more private
college boycotted Nestles product and
supported the INFACT campaign,
according to Hayes.
Although students here are still
involved with and concerned about the
campaign, the boycott effort seems to
need a shot in the arm,;Hayes said.

Moon organization leaders deny

former members'

alegations

(Continued from PageS)
was "a subliminal cry for help" in her
infrequent letters.
"ONCE WE FOUND her, let's just
say we took her with us," Barney said.
She then talked to ex-members and was
given a choice whether she wanted to
return or not. Barney preferred not to
call the ex-members deprogrammers,
but said they were young people who
"had been there before."
Barney's daughter elected not to
return to the movement, and has since
selected a career. Barney now gives his
full attention to the Boston-based
American Family Foundation, a
legislative action group that serves as
a clearinghouse for information on
cults.
The foundation publishes a small
newsletter with information about
cults. Along with many other
newspapers across the country, they
recently published the story of a CARP-
sponsored workshop in Florida which
was offered at many universities over
winter break for only $20, transpor-
tation included. The trip was offered to
University of Michigan students,
Symonds said, but no one was in-
terested. Symonds, Hilbert, and several
other CARP members did attend the
workshop.
ACCORDING TO some of the studen-
ts who took the CARP bus to a YM-
CA camp near Gainesville, the CARP
members never left them alone for a
minute, and they were induced to par-
ticipate in constant activities planned
by the CARP members.
Ann Block, the mother of one of the
students at the camp, became concer-
ned about her daughter and called the
Alachua County Sheriff's Dept. in
Florida, asking them to investigate the
camp. According to Sheriff's In-
vestigator Ralph Williams, at least
three people asked to leave the camp
with him when he arrived to check it out.
"These people did, not wish to be
there," Williams said. "They were told
they were letting themselves down and
God down by leaving."
Students who left the camp told
Williams that CARP members would
"double and triple up" on them, and
that they were "good-ed to death."
Williams said "People kept telling them
what good people they were." Block's
daughter, Debbie, said her "mind had
been tampered with."
According to Williams, the CARP of-
ficials subjected the sheriff department
officers to verbal abuse, and objected to'
having the students removed. Williams
also said that he believes many of the
students who get involved with CARP
may never'see their families.again.
SYMONDS SAID Block's allegations
were "ridiculous" and said that people
did roan around a lot at the camp.
Because the camp was isolated about
about two miles from the nearest high-
way, Symonds admitted the people
could not go very far.
Symonds said some of the dissatisfac-
tion with the trip occurred because
some people went for the wrong reason.

A KOREAN DANCER entertains a lunchtime crowd at a recent CARP-sponsored rally. Members of the campus
CARP group mingled with the students gathered on the Diag in an effort to promote their group.

He said he was almost positive everyone
knew the workshop was associated with
Moon, and he said people should have
come because they were interested in
finding out about the movement. If
people were just looking for a trip to
Florida, they should not have attended,
he added.
Symonds said the trip was offered at
the extremely low price because "We
want to give them (the students) an ex-
perience. We want people to hear this.
We want to show we're willing to put out
for them."
SOME STUDENTS complained
because they were told there were no
phones at the camp. Later, when they
heard ringing phones, they were told
these phone were for official use only.
Symonds said the phone was not even
available to members of CARP. He said
it was later disconnected by the YMCA.
In Ann Arbor, CARP members have
recently clashed with members of the
Committee Against War (CAW). Ac-
cording to CAW participants, CARP
members tried to disrupt a March 17
CAW-sponsored rally on the Diag.
In a letter to the Daily, 12 CAW mem-
bers said that at least five of them had
been threatened "with serious bodily
harm and/or death by CARP mem-
bers."
IN ANOTHER letter to the Daily,
CARP's Hilbert called the allegations a
"blatant smear" and said they were
also "lies and slander." x
Hilbert characterized CARP as
"patriotic, religious, moral, and
peaceful."
CARP members have vehemently
countered the anti-draft movement
across the country because "we really
don't think that's a true picture of the
majority opinion," Symonds said.
Symonds feels the communist threat
cannot be ignored because, "it's not
just the future of America, but the
future of the world that's at stake."
Conant said he believed the Moonies
have potential for violence, and said he
fears it might be directed against
others. Conant himself claims he has

been threatened many times by mem-
bers of the movement. a
Symonds insists that CARP has never
had to resort to violence to get its point
across. Instead, he said, they have tried
to take a firm stand and be very vocal.
IN A SPEECH to two million of his
followers in SoUth Korea, Moon once
announced that his followers around the
world would come to South Korea's
defense in case of war. "If our spiritual
homeland (Korea) is aggressed, we
would want to defend it," Fefferman
explained. Fefferman said if the
American goVernment did not object,
American Moonies probably would go
to Korea; but he said it would be a per-
sonal decision.
Fefferman said he prays there never
is a conflict of interests between the
United States and Korea. "It's like
asking a Jew what would happen if the
United States broke diplomatic relatons
with Israel," he said.
MOON'S INFLUENCE over ,his
followers is significant. Some call him
the Messiah, but even those who do not
see him that way look to him for leader-
ship in the many different arms of the
Moon organization.
According to the October, 1978 report
of the House of Representatives Sub-
committee on International
Organizations of the Committee on In-
ternational Relations, "in many cases,
the ties of the subordinate
organizations . . . to UC (Unification
Church) were carefully hidden." Fef-
ferman countered that it is outrageous
to suggest that people who participate
in business must advertise their
religion. "I find that offensive, not just
as a Moonie, -but'as a person interested
in civil liberties," he said.
THE REPORT stated there was
evidence that the Moon Organization
has systematically violated U.S. tax,
immigration, banking, currency, and
Foreign Agent Registration Act Laws,
as well as state and local charity fraud
laws. The subcommittee suggested
these violations were "related to the
organization's overall goals of gaining

temporal power."
In addition to the Department of
Justice, Security and Exchange Com-
mission, and the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice investigations taking place when
the hearings were held, the subcommit-
tee suggested further investigations of
the Moon organization, using resources'
from the FBI, the Department of
Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board,
and the Department of State.
Fefferman, who was subpoenaed to
testify at the hearings, angrily called
these suggestions "bullshit." He said
the subcommittee report only reflects a
majority opinion of the subcomittee,
and not necessarily of the full commit-
tee. Fefferman called then sub-
comittee chairman Donald Fraser (D-
Minn.), "an idiot" and "a tyrant."1
"Fraser opposed South Korea. He
thought he could get South Korea by
getting us," Fefferman added.
FEFFERMAN SAID Fraser wanted
to cite him for contempt of Congress,
but the charges were never pressed.
Fefferman said he refused to answer
some of Fraser's questions on prin-
ciple. He said he has since answered
some of the same questions on national
television, but objected to Fraser's
questions about who he knew and what
connections he had in the White House.
Fraser has since been defeated in a
reelection bid, and Fefferman at-
tributes this to God's punishment of
Fraser for his opposition to Moon.
According to Fefferman, a number of
prominent politicans have supported
the Moon 'movement, but he refused to
give any names of those who were
currently helping the organization. "I
don't want to give any names because I
don't think it is politically advan-
tageous for a politician to come out for
us, but behind the scenes they are very
helpful," he said.
Fefferman also insists that the Moon
organization has been investigated by a
number of groups, but no formal
charges have ever been-made. He said
he encouraged investigations if they
showed that the movement was not
violating laws.
The Moon organization, however,*
spans far beyond the reach of the
American government. The ap-
proximately 5000 "active missionaries"
in this country represent only a fraction
of Moon's worldwide following. In
Japan, Fefferman estimates Moon has
20,000 followers, and his backers in
Korea are almost as numerous. When
the 60-year-old Moon dies, many
Unification Church members believe
the movement will continue to grow and
prosper until, they hope, the world is.
united by their Divine Principle.

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