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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 2, 1986

PLO rep. speaks on

Riad Mansour, a diplomat with
the Palestinian Liberation
Organization, said last night that
the plight of the Palestinians is
comparable to that of blacks living
under apartheid in South Africa.
Speaking to an audience of about
50 at Rackham , Amphitheater,
Mansour presented th "Palestinian
view" of the current situation in the
Middle East.
Mansour is the deputy director of
the PLO's mission to the United
Nations. His visit to the University
was sponsored by the General
Union of Palestinian Students.
Normally, Palestinian diplomats are
restricted from travelling more than
25 miles away from New York, but

Mansour did not say how he was
able to come to Ann Arbor.
the situation Palestinians in Israel
and the West Bank face to the
apartheid system of government in
South Africa and the blacks'
struggle for civil rights in the
United States.
Israel, Mansour said, was created
out of British imperialism and
Zionist colonialism, and the UN
partition of Palestine in 1947 is
one cause of today's problems. The
partition fragmented Palestinian
society, splitting it among Israel,
Egypt, and Jordan. The nearly
700,000 Palestinians in Israel "live
under a very oppressive, racist

system," he said. A major issue
facing the world, according to
Mansour, is what to do with the
Palestinians living in the Middle
"The Zionist solution," Mansour
said, is based on the premise that
Palestine is a country without a
people and Zionists are a people
without a country. He said the ideas
of Israeli politician Meir Kahane -
that the Palestinians should either
leave Israel voluntarily or risk
being killed - are common in
Israel and cited a New York Times
article that said 38 percent of
Israelis accept Kahane's role in
politics, and therefore, accept his

Mansour outlined solutions to
the Palestinian problem which he
said received a consensus in the UN
and are similar to solutions desired
by the Palestinians: Israeli
withdrawal from all lands captured
in 1967; preservation of inalienable
rights of the Palestinian people;
Palestinian self-determination of an
independent state; and future
guarantees of the security of an
independent Palestinian state.
"It is a big shame that, in the
end of the 20th century, racist
reactionary'regimes like those in
South Africa and Israel still exist,"
Mansour said.

Gandhi pledges
NEW DELHI, India (AP) - independence for Pun
Hindus rioted and Prime Minister Hindus in a similar b
Rajiv Gandhi pledged "tough and July 25.
strong action" alaidst Sikh Paramilitary troops
terrorists yesterday, the day after to patrol New Del
four gunmen pulled Hindus off a general strike called fo
bus in Punjab and killed 24 of an opposition Hindu p
them. Strikes also were sch
Police said Sikh militants killed Hindu-dominated stat
eight more people in Punjab state and Kashmir next to P
yesterday. has a Sikh majority.
Sikh extremists, who want Shops were closed

action against Sikhs

jab, killed 14
bus hijacking
were ordered
hi during a
r Tuesday by
olitical party.
eduled in the
es of Haryana
unjab, which
yesterday by

general strikes in towns and cities
throughout Punjab. Clashes bet -
ween Sikh and Hindu youths were
reported in Jallundhar, but police
said no serious injuries resulted.
About 3,000 Hindus rioted and
threw stones on the edge of New
Delhi. Police fired shots into the air
and lobbed tear gas to scatter the
Officers said they arrested 100
people for trying to block traffic

on the main ring road around the
"There is a lot of tension in the
city, but we are keeping a watch on
things," said Police Commissioner
Ved Marwah, who prohibited public
gatherings for four days.
Near parliament, police hauled
away 300 supporters of the.
opposition Janata Party who held a
non-violent protest in violation of
the ban. They were released later.

(Continued from Page 1)
.from the Modern Languages
Building into a parking structure
down the street. Interviews were
postponed "out of concern for the
safety of their personnel," said
University Director of Career
Planning and Placement Deborah
Orr May at the time.a
CIA recuiters did not schedule
interviews on campus last winter,
saying they did not need new
ANDREWS maintained that
"protests play a very small part in
our decision. As I understand it, the

protesters on your campus represent
a minority of the students. And we
rarely face protests on other
He pointed out that recruiters
visited the University of Wisconsin
in Madison this fall, even though
police used tear gas to break up a
protest there last winter.
But economics graduate student
Mark Weisbrot, a member of the
Latin American Solidarity
Committee, claims protests did
cause the cancellation of
recruitment. "The CIA avoids light
like termites," Weisbrot said. "They

CIA from v
got a lot of publicity the last time
they were here about their terrorist
opposed the CIA's role in
overthrowing governments in such
countries as Chile, and in aiding the
Nicaraguan rebels known as
Past protests have also drawn
criticism from students and Career
Planning and Placement officials
who say the protests threatened the
students' rights to be interviewed.
Ann Richter, associate director
of Career Planning and Placement,

isiting U'
agreed, but said the recruiters'
absence this term has not had a
great effect.
Richter said she hasn't recieved
any queries or complaints from
students. "It's been my experience
that students don't differentiate very
much between recruiters. They
rarely complain that a particular
agency is missing. I would think
that anyone who wanted specifically
to interview with the CIA has
contacted the agency directly."
Andrews said he's unsure
whether recruiters will interview
students next term.

GM South Africa withdrawl
disappoints administration
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. and other U.S. companies in
South Africa have "done America proud," and the Reagan administration
is disappointed by their withdrawl from the country, an adviser to the
president said yesterday.
"We can appreciate the kind of pressure a number of companies are
under, as well as the difficult economic situation in South Africa," said
Chester Crocker, assistant secretary of state for African affairs.
Crocker said U.S. companies have been a major force for racial
justice in white-ruled South Africa, adding that those who have
pressured American companies to divest "might have sung a different
tune" if they knew this.
GM announced in October that it would pull out of South Africa and
sell its Port Elizabeth plant to local management effective January 1.
International business Machines Corp., Eastman Kodak Co., General
Electric Co. and several other majors companies have announced similar
plans this year.
Fire destroys abortion clinic
KALAMAZOO - A suspicious fire early yesterday destroyed a
Planned Parenthood clinic that had been picketed almost daily by anti-
abortion protestors, officials said.
The blaze caused an estimated $750,000 in damage to the building,
which was consumed by flames by the time firefighters arrived at the
scene, said Louise Safron, executive director of the Planned Parenthood-
Reproductive Health Care Center.
"The building is three-quarters destroyed. It can't be re-opened at that
location," she said.
Kalamazoo public safety Lt. Ulysses Dixon said the fire was of
suspicious origin, but investigators hadn't pinpointed the cause of the
blaze that was reported about 1:18 a.m.
Marty Myers, Kalamazoo fire marshal, said it was too early to
determine the origin of the fire or whether it was intentionally set. He
said the two-story building was a total loss.
Planned Parenthood centers and clinics where abortions are done have
been frequent targets of vandalism, threats and bombing attacks in
recent years.
Nixon's papers made public
WASHINGTON - Former President Richard Nixon was counseled
by a top aide in 1969 to avoid a visit to Mrs. Martin Luther King oi
the first anniversary of her husband's assassination because "it would
outrage many, many people."
The aide, Patrick Buchanan, was a speechwriter in the Nixon White
House. He is the director of communications for President Reagan.
Buchanan's memo was among 1.5 million documents from the
Nixon administration made public yesterday by the National Archives.
It was the first release of textual material from the more than 40
million documents Nixon left behind when he resigned Aug. 9, 1974.
Missing from the newly released documents are the most sensitive of
the Nixon files - those relating to the Watergate scandal that drove
him from office. The National Archives once before tried to release
those but was stopped by 29 lawsuits filed by former Nixon associates.
Jobs increase in Michigan
DETROIT - Unemployment rates declined during October in seven
of Michigan's 12 major labor markets, with Ann Arbor showing the
greatest drop and Muskegon the steepest rise, the Michigan
Employment Security Commission said yesterday.
"Among the labor-market areas, most the month-to-month changes
were minor, as the majority of areas reported jobless-rate increases of
less than half a (percentage point), " said Richard Simmons Jr., MESC
Ann Arbor's unemployment rate, the lowest among the markets, was
3.8 percent in October, down from 4.6 percent in September and from
5.6 percent in October 1985, the MESC said.
Simmons said employment rose in Ann Arbor "as classes resumed
and employees returned to their jobs at the University of Michigan."
In Muskegon, the jobless rate rose to 10.6 percent from 9.9 percent
in September, the MESC said. The rate stood 2.9 percentage points
below the year-ago level of 13.5 percent.
Mental Health Director may
be replaced by psychiatrist
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. James Blanchard should consider
appointing a psychiatrist trained in management to replace outgoing
Mental Health Director Patrick Babcock, the Michigan Psychiatric
Society's president said yesterday.
The society "has on the whole been very pleased with the
stewardship of Pat Babcock. He's been a good director, " said Dr. James

But Babcock's Jan. 1 switch to the Social Services Department
opens an opportunity for an administratively trained psychiatrist to
replace him at the mental health agency, Graves said.
"What we would hope is that we would be fortunate enough to find a
person with the administrative capacities that Mr. Babcock so admirably
exemplifies and a rich and deep clinical experience in dealing with
acutely and chronically ill persons," he said.

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