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Reagan praises
strides in talks

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 16, 1986-- Page 5

WASHINGTON (AP)-
President Reagan, declaring "let's
not look back and place blame,"
said yesterday the two superpowers
were closer than ever to ridding the
world of nuclear weapons.
In a Baltimore speech, Reagan
welcomed a promise by Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev not to
abandon negotiations despite the
stalemate in Iceland over "Star
Wars" and repeated his proposal for
the elimination of all ballistic
missiles over a 10-year period.
"LET'S LOOK forward and
seek agreements," the president
said.
"Let's not look back and place
blame. I repeat my offer to Mr.
Gorbachev: Our proposals are ser-
ious, they remain on the table and
we continue to be prepared for a
summit."
But Igor Bulay, press counselor
at the Soviet Embassy, said his
government wanted to be certain of
"concrete results" before setting a
date for Gorbachev to come here for
a third summit with Reagan.
A SOVIET editor, appearing
with Bulay at a news conference,
said "last-minute intransigence" by
Reagan over the U.S. Strategic
Defense Initiative (SDI) deprived
the world of an agreement to reduce
strategic nuclear weapons by 50
percent.

"The results of Reykjavik
undermined the hopes and aspir-
ations of people around the world,"
said Giorgi Fediyashin, editor of
Soviet Life, an English-language
magazine circulated in the United
States.
Similarly, Spurgeon Keeny,
executive director of the Arms
Control Association, said "we have
lost an immediate opportunity for a
major breakthrough in arms
control."
HE SAID he hoped Reagan
would reconsider the "surprising
compromises" Gorbachev had of-
fered to reduce both strategic and
medium-range nuclear weapons.
"Reykjavik has brought home to
everyone that the major obstacle to
arms control is the president's
vision of a strategic defense,"
Keeny said.
Former U.S. negotiator Gerard
Smith, appearing with Keeny at a
news conference, said "we can either
have arms control or we can really
have a crash program to deploy
defenses. We cannot have both."
Reagan's positive remarks in
Baltimore were part of a U.S.
campaign to portray the Iceland
summit as a success. "We are
closer than ever before to agree-
ments that could lead to a safer
world without nuclear weapons."

Theater
group
protests
in Piag
By JILL OSEROWSKY
About 35 students gathered on
the Diag yesterday to watch a local
theatre group perform on behalf of
four hunger-strikers protesting
United States involvement in
Nicaragua.
The four strikers are veterans,
one from World War II and three
from the Vietnam war, and have
been fasting in Washington, D.C.
since September. One of the men,
George Mizo, is experiencing
respriatory problems and is in
critical condition. Mizo has been
fasting for 46 days.
IN THE performance the
Pinkertons, a local political and
social theatre group, included
statements by the four men about
the U.S. role in Central America.
The performers also held signs,
played drums, and read the messages
from the strikers.
"We want more people in Ann
Arbor to start participating to stop
the war," said Roberta Bernhard,
School of Education staff member
and a Pinkerton performer. The
Pinkertons are worried that the
hunger-strikers and their cause will
be forgotten, she said.
"They're not fasting because
they want to die," Bernhard said.

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Yesterday, the Pinkertons, a political theatre group, staged a protest in the Diag in honor of four Vietnam
veterans participating in a hunger strike in Washington, D.C. The veterans, who have been fasting for more
than a month, are protesting U.S. involvement in Central America.

"They're doing it to save lives."
"Invoking the Nuremberg
principles, we veterans of two wars
choose not to be a party to crimes
against humanity committed in the
name of the American people,"
said one Pinkerton, quoting one of
the veterans.
"As veterans, we will not remain
silent-we will not sit passively

by-while timid politicians lead us
into another Vietnam."
Performers passed out leaflets
and blue lapel ribbons to the small
crowd during the ten minute
performance.
Student observers said they liked
the performance.
"It wasn't the most professional
thing, but it got the message

across," said Tony Feldstein, an
LSA junior. He said the Diag
performance, like the anti-apatheid
shanty, was a worthwhile protest.
LSA senior Richard Kern said,
"These protests used to motivate
people to action, and nowadays
people have to starve themselves to
get things done."

Talk honors World Food Day

(Continued from Page 1)
He advocates widespread social
change which would redistribute
control over land among those who
work on it.
Collins blasted Reagan
administration policies and
approaches in dealing with world
hunger, specifically the belief that
the free market system will be able
to solve world hunger. He claimed
that United States tax dollars are
being used to arm governments
against their own people, and are
blocking the changes necessary to
end hunger.
THE MOST important step
Americans can take is to halt U.S.
economic and military support of
fl, governments that are hostile to
their own people, he said.
To dispel fears of Communist
plots, he charged, "Any society
trying to do away with the market
altogether has faced monumental
headaches."
Collins has a Ph.D in public

policy. He is a co-founder of the
Institute for Food and Development
Policy, a non-profit research
organization which identifies social
causes of hunger and keeps watch
over U.S. government and
corporation's policies that may
contribute to hunger in
underdeveloped countries. Collins
has lived and travelled in the Third
World, enabling him to study the
causes of hunger first hand.
C OL L INS co-authored the
pamphlet "World Hunger: Ten
Myths" with Frances Moore Lappe
in 1977. The book "World Hunger:
12 Myths," an updated analysis,
will be published this month.
Other joint efforts with Lappe
include the books "What Difference
Could A Revolution Make?" and
"Now We Can Speak." The latter
two books assert that the
Nicaraguan people have more hope
to gain food self-sufficiency since
the Sandinista government
overthrew the Somoza dictatorship

in July 1979.
The speech was sponsored by
several campus and Ann Arbor
organizations including the World
Hunger Education-Action
Committee (WHE-AC). Jean
Cilik, a former University student
who was active in WIE-AC, said
that no figures are presently
available about the number of
people who go hungry in the Ann
Arbor area, so WHE-AC and the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan (PIRGIM) are planning a
Hunger Watch to determine how
many people are hungry in the area.

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