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State Dept. orders
PLO office shut
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department announced yesterday
it had ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization to close its
Washington office within 30 days.
"This action is being taken to demonstrate U.S. concern over
terrorism committed and supported by organizations and individuals
affiliated with the PLO," spokesperson Charles Redman said.
He said the PLO could maintain its New York office, which has
"observer status" at the United Nations.
Redman said the Washington office had operated as a foreign mission
and therefore could be closed despite the First Amendment's free-speech
and free-association guarantees.
However, the State Department official said the United States "fully
supports the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and respects their
efforts to achieve these rights through a process of peace negotiations."
To back up the U.S. terrorism charges, Redman cited membership on
the PLO executive council of Abul Abbas, who is accused in the 1985
hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the slaying of an
American passenger, and the reaffirmation of militant, radical Palestinian
groups with the PLO.
Meanwhile, a PLO spokesperson confirmed that the office had
received a letter from the State Department declaring it a mission and
ordering it to cease operations.
Hasan Rahman said the letter had arrived at the Palestinian
Information Center late in the day, after conflicting reports had surfaced
about closing the office.
"It's an ambiguous, confusing and confused letter," Rahman said,
refusing to divulge the contents. He said he would be consulting lawyers
on the legality of the action and would hold a news conference today in
the PLO's office, despite the closing.

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 16, 1987- Page 3
MSA opens with PIRGIM debate

By ANDREW MILLS
The Michigan Student Assembly
held its first session of the Fall term
last night and was soon in the middle
of the PIRGIM debate that has raged
for more than a year.
The Public Interest Research
Group In Michigan lobbies state and
local governments on environmental
issues. After intense c am p u s
lobbying, PIRGIM won its battle to
have a negative check-off funding
system placed on Student
Verification Forms. Under this plan,
students who do not want to give
money to PIRGIM merely have to
make note of this on their SVF.
After failing to receive regental
funding, PIRGIM's fate was placed
in the hands of MSA which allocates
money to student organizations.
The assembly began debate on

Officers begin year unable to
solve funding questions

how much money they would
allocate to PIRGIM after dealing
with various committee reports.
Such funds will come from the $7
fee assessed to students when they
register.
A budget proposal by MSA
treasurer John Gaber said PIRGIM
would receive 75 cents out of each
student's $7. PIRGIM originally
asked for $1.25. The entire budget
was tabled until next week, tying up
funds for other groups like Student
Legal Services and the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union.
PIRGIM members made
emotional pleas for funding to the
assembly.

"PIRGIM at U of M will not be
here without student fees," said
PIRGIM chair Judy Hyslop.
Many opponents of funding
PIRGIM through student fees
questioned whether those funds would
go to campus activities or into the
coffers of a larger, national
corporation in Boston with which
PIRGIM is affiliated. Besides campus
lobbying, PIRGIM also canvasses
door-to-door for this national
organization.
Opponents, notably External Rel-
ations Committee Chair Jonathan
Bhushan, feared that the accounts
would become intertwined.

"PIRGIM's interconnection with
the National PIRG is a serious
problem," Bhushan said in a repot to
the assembly. "Student fdnds
collected through a negative checkoff
system could be used to payoff debts
incurred by (the Boston group)."
Hyslop responded, "Everything we
get from U of M students will be
spent on this campus." When asked
if student funds would go to Boston,
she replied "No. Never, never,
never."
MSA President Ken Weine pushed
hard to resolve this issue by,,next
week at the latest, noting that the
assembly has been embroiled with
this issue for too long. Resolving
this question would "be the best
thing that's ever happened to our
constituents," Weine said.

Ransby targets fight against institutional racisni

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do "whatever was necessary" to
achieve "pure white racism."
Ransby called the show's contents
an example of "the virulent,
unapologetic racism out there." But
she cautioned that this form of
racism is not the only one. "The
subtle forms are what have to be
rooted out," she said.
She said people should not call
themselves non-racists because they
have "met a Black friend," or they
avoid using "nigger" but continue to
ignore institutionalized racism.
Ransby cited some examples of
institutionalized racism as the U.S.
governments tolerence of Apartheid

in South Africa and some University
administration members' fears that
by accepting more minority students
the school's academic standards will
drop.
"We have to question what the
criteria for admissions is, who sets
that criteria, and whether it is, in
fact, objective," Ransby said.
Pointing to other forms of
institutional racism at the
University, Ransby cited figures
stating that Blacks comprise only
two percent of tenured University
faculty and only three percent of the
student body.
Turning to the need for grassroots
activism, Ransby said "I hope people

are coming here not just to hear
some speakers but to get involved in
UCAR."
UCAR member Kim Smith also
encouraged attendees to get involved
with UCAR as leaders rather than
followers.
"We want you people to come in
and tell us what you want us to do
and where you want us to go.
Everybody can be a leader," Smith

said.

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Offering avenues through which
new members could become leaders,
Smith listed several committees
UCAR hopes to establish. :
Among them are a writer's
committee to publish a news letters
and press releases, a speakers
committee whose members would
travel to dormitories and lecture halls
to address racism.

Campus Cinema
Rosa Luxemburg (M. Von Trotta,
1987), 7 p.m:, Mich.
The life and times of German
revolutionary Luxemburg, a coura-
geous author/journalist/ orator.
German and Polish with subtitles.
La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954),
9:00 p.m., Mich.
Tells the story of a young woman
forced to join up with an abusive
travelling performer. Giulietta
Masina stars. Italian with subtitles.
Meetings
Career Planning and Placement
On-Campus Recruiting
P r o g r a m - M a s s
Meeting/Information Sesson, 4:10-
5:30 p.m., MLB, Aud. 3.

Career Planning and Placement
Business Intern Program -
Mass Meeting/Information Sesson, 6-
7:30 p.m., Rackham Aud.
Jewish Feminist Group - 7:30
p.m., Hillel.
Center for Russian and East
European Studies - Introduction
for New Students, Noon, Commons
Room, Lane Hall.
Ukrainian Club Meeting - 7
p.m., at 204 N. Ingalls Apt. 5 For
more info. call Ksenia 996-1516.
Graduate Christian Fellowship
Meeting - Topic: "Hope for the
University," 7 p m., Mason Hall,
Rm. 2439. For more infor. call
Dennis 996-9608 or Susan 761-9057.
Furthermore
Lunar Glee Club - Preformance
tonight, 8 p.m., the Ark

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