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Mistakes, pain and hope Pages 3-4;11 Funeral for a synth Pages 9-10
The famine in Ethiopia and other African nations It doesn't seem so long ago now, but it's been over
may seem a long way off, but it does have an impact two yers since the big invasion of Top 40 by English
on our community and there are things that people in synthesizer dominated bands. Although bands like
the area can do to help alleviate the suffering. Recen- The Human League, Torch Song, and Culture Club
tly, over 4000 students gave up their meals to raise have new albums out, they're nothing to crow about
money for hunger projects the world over, and more says Daily reviewer Dennis Harvey.
directly, several members of the University com-
munity have families, friends, and homes in famine'
stricken areas. RELEASES
What's new Page 12
Happenings Pages s-s
A complete guide to the Ann Arbor entertainment It's tough to stay on top of the recording industry.
community featuring quick reviews of both current There are too many releases put out each week to°
and second run films as well as a list of the various listen to all of them. Recent Albums is a collection of
stage, concert, and speaking events. In addition, Eats short reviews of the latest releases - pop, rock,
and Drinks is a handy guide to dining for both the fheavy metal, and classical - written by Daily staf
visitor and long-time resident of the city.f
Ethiopian famine victim - See cover story.
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Relief agencies working within rebel-held accrue
territories of Ethiopia include: pied
(Continued from Page 4 Eritrean Relief Committee Relief Society of Tigrai Maurit
remarked. -One of the harshest critics P.O. Box 1180 P.O. Box 6522 reperc
of the current system of food Grand Central Station Washington D.C 20009 as a mi
distribution in Ethiopia is Gayle Smith, New kNew York 10163 (202) 328-8350 provemi
a free-lance journalist and consultant ji,±e F.A.O.
for relief agencies who spent con- (212) 866-4293 The
siderable time in the rebel-held provin- sponsei
ces of Ethiopia. Oromo Relief Association in North America Howar
Smith argues that the creation of P.O. Box 14301 support
relief centers in large towns like Korem This bi
and Mekele displaces rural people from Minneapolis, Minn. 55414 allocat<
their land and forces them to march (612) 378-3996 bring a
long distances to get food. Many die mentioi
along the way. Many others, Smith urged
claimed, choose to starve on their own the editor are also effective, she added. Africans stressed, is a recognition that Congres
lands rather than risk persecution by Tesfa Alem, of the Eritrean Relief the danger of famine does not end when legislat
entering government-controlled towns. Committee, said that students should the cameras are turned off and the The o
Because only 10% of the population in give aid to those organizations which boats sail away. relief w
the northern provinces of Ethiopia live are already based in liberated areas. Nigerian student Amos Aduroja wanted
in towns, relief is not available to the Besides E.R.C., these include the predicted that periodic famine will con- is that
vast majority in rural areas, which are Oromo Relief Association and the tinue in Africa as long as Western aid is when f
almost completely controlled by the Relief Society of Tigrai. post hoc and does not address the need suming
liberation fronts. This fact, Smith for technological expertise. The West is nations,
said, is not being publicized by the "afraid of having Africa Para]
media and constitutes "an inter-C," Aduroja said, prover
national cover-up of millions of pole.. O NCE THE STARVING are fed and technologically < skilled," Auoasi, poe
p and thus creates "a situation of am- giveth
not in the interests of either the East the dying stops, long-term and fia
recovery programs designed to break bivalence." riveria
or the West." ie r
Swensontand Berhg both agreed that the cycle of famine and move Africa Holden and Macklem identified the "This,'
current famine relief was not reaching toward self-sufficiency must be im- specific kinds of technology needed by econom
people in rebel-held areas. plemented. Afican nations: development of
In order to get aid into these areas, drought-resistant crops, health care Stein,
some relief agencies are trying to What this requires on the part of the and family planning clinics, and in the Z
secure a safe passage agreement American people, all relief workers and irrigation and erosion control. Evolut
through Sudan and across battle lines. v__
Berhg said the liberation front in Tigrai U -M M M M M m
has endorsed the agreement but fAFFAIR
the Ethiopian government has con. -FF
sistently rejected it. 1 HAIR FASHIONS'I
Thiemann said he believed that , Q
Lutheran World Relief was the only j1itjp W
agency successfully getting assistance
into the north via the corridor through 10uHAIRCUT Z
Sudan. He added, though, that the I I
direct efforts of any of the private relief includes shampoo,
agencies ensure that aid will not be blowdry styling
cunningly diverted by the Ethiopian ,blow dry, styling
military as it was in the past when aid ,
was given to government agencies. with Diane, Judy or Michele
What can individuals do to ensure
that donations will reach Ethiopians in , (regularly $13 -$16)
both government and rebel-controlled
areas? "The most important thing to
do," Smith said, "is to put pressure on 2735 PLYMOUTH RD.
the media and relief agencies. . . Ask Near North Campus
them, 'Are you being public about
working on both sides?"' Calling 662-5505
television stations and writing letters to
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