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delays FBI

Law school officials Friday post-
poned an on-campus recruiting drive
by the FBI, but denied that it was in
response to a National Lawyers Guild
resolution urging the law school to
cancel the Sept. 14 session.
Bollinger denied that either the
Guild's resolution or the protests
planned by the university Guild
chapter and the Latin America Soli-
darity Committee influenced his
The meeting has been postponed,
Bollinger said, for "at least a couple
of weeks."
THE GUILD resolution, passed
Sept. 7, cites specific cases in which
the FBI has discriminated against
minorities, harrassed various organ-
zations - including the National
Lawyers Guild - and engaged in
"paramilitary operations designed to
harrass the Puerto Rican indepen-
dence movement."
The presence of an FBI recruiter at
the law school is "inconsistent with
the law school's position as an
institution dedicated to fair treatment
of individuals regardless of their race,
ethnic background, sexual orientation
or political beliefs," the resolution
Bollinger would not comment on
the resolution, but said he has read it.
He said the meeting was post-
poned to ensure a "peaceful" envi-
ronment for both the FBI recruiter
and the audience, and not because of
pressure from student groups.
BUREAU agent Robert Mott
said yesterday the bureau will recruit
at the Law School as soon as
Bollinger sets a new date. But the
Lawyers Guild and LASC said they
will simply re-schedule their protest
once the date is set.

Mott denied that the bureau was
trying to improve its image by tar-
geting women and minorities in its
recruitment drive.
"The bottom line is we're out to
recruit the best qualified individuals.
If they happen to be minority stu-
dents then that's great," Mott said.
BUT Bachman said the bureau
does discriminate against women and
minorities, which is against Law
School recruiting guidelines.
"There are already existing rules
and guidelines," argued Bachman,
"that should keep organizations like
the FBI from recruiting at the law
Law school policy prohibits any
organization, firm, or group that dis-
criminates according to race or gender
from recruiting at the schol.
According to Bachman, there are'a
number of cases pending against the
FBI that charge the bureau with
"flagrant discriminatory employment
BACHMAN noted that 311
Latino agents have charged the
bureau with discrimination in their
promotion, discipline aid
assignment. He said this case alone
is evidence enough to bar the 14w
school from inviting the FBI to
recruit on campus.
A controversial on-campus
recruiting session by the CIA list
year sparked student protests and lid
to a discussion between-the Guild ard
Bollinger. Bollinger then formed the
Minority Affairs Committee, de-
signed to look into law school rules
as they govern recruitment on card-
Committee chair and Law Prof.
James White said a rule change may
be necessary.


Band fans
University marching band
Bend, nd. Michigan lost

the game

show their team

spirit during Saturday's football game against Notre Dame in South




Participants in a candlelight vigil on the Diag
last night blamed a CIA-backed military coup for
the death of Chilean president Salvador Allende
iii 1973 and vowed to make U.S. citizens aware
of the problems current dictator Augusto
Pinochet is causing the Chilean people.
"People get locked up in jails and tortured,"
said Rackham graduate student Basil Kiwan. He
said international pressures can bring about
changes. "It can make the difference between a
political leader being executed or let out of jail,"
he said..
r Ximena Zuniga, a Chilean educator and lec-
turer in the Women's Studies Program, was the
principal speaker at the vigil which drew about

150 supporters. "It's hard to imagine waking up
and not having one's rights," she said. "It's a
very, very intense feeling of fear and confusion."
LSA senior Pam Nadasen, a representative of
both the United Coalition Against Racism and
the Free South Africa Coordinating Committee,
compared the plight of Chileans to that of Blacks
in South Africa. The Pinochet and Botha gov-
ernments both use mass arrests and blatant force
and are run by a minority, Nadasen told the
"We can't just talk about South Africa or mi-
norities in the U.S.," Nadasen said.
Zuniga also asked members of the crowd to
speak. Local businessperson Mark Waystein
noted that the vigil was being held on the first

night of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
Waystein spoke of the many anti-Semitic hc-
tivities he witnessed while visiting South Amer-
ica. "Sick Nazi doctors and their proteg6s see
how far they can go without actually killing
(Chileans). The Jewish New Year is to look on-
ward and forward, and here's the Nazis active in
On a positive note, Ann Arbor resident Peggy
Gerber expressed her satisfaction with the large
turnout of University students. "It's wonderful to
see young people who were children when the
Allende government was destroyed taking on a
cause despite its distance and their youth."
-Daily staffer Rachele Rosi contributed to
this story

Curma to hold multiparty elections

RANGOON, Burma (AP) -
Parliament yesterday yielded to weeks
rof massive nationwide protests and
0approved holding the first multiparty
elections since 1960.
The legislature appointed a group
of elders to supervise the polling and
set a target date for about three
months from Saturday, when
President Maung Maung announced
the ruling Burma Socialist Program
Party would relinquish its 26-year
monopoly on power.
, Despite government concessions,
apposition leaders continued to press
for an interim government to cope
vyith Burma's growing chaos, and
demonstrations continued in the
MA UNG Maung issued a stern
warning to demonstrators, who have
taken to the streets by the millions
ijince spring in their fight for
"People are now fed up with this
lawlessness and are expecting the
overnment to take effective action,"
iMaung Maung said. "I therefore warn
those responsible for the lawlessness,
to cease such activities."
In sone areas of Burma, he said,
students and Buddhist monks were
setting up rival local governments,
creating "a grave and dangerous
situation for those responsible."
He called on demonstrators to get
back to work and on civil servants to
reactivate the stalled machinery of

government. In addition, he attacked
the recent formation of a rival
government by former Prime
Minister U Nu.
M A U N G Maung called
yesterday's decision "a milestone in
Burmese history."
"It will be evident in 20 years'
time whether the decision was correct
or not," he told the 489-member
While authorizing elections in
about three months, Parliament also
held out the possibility that they
could be postponed or held as early as
Parliament empowered the
Council of State, the highest
government organ, to change the
Constitution to permit a multiparty
system, enlarge the elections
commission if necessary and
formulate election rules.
N A M E D to the Elections
Supervision Commission were three
retired civil servants, a retired army
brigadier general and a former
member of Parliament. The men are
generally regarded as neutral,
although not especially prominent.
At least four are not members of the
ruling party.
The parliament session was held
under tight security, and delegates
slept in the building Saturday night.
The area was cordoned off with
barbed-wire fences and road blocks
manned by troops.

The multiparty elections would be
the first in Burma since Feb. 6,
1960, when U Nu's Clean Anti-
Facist People's Freedom League won
a massive victory over an army-
backed party. U Nu was overthrown
by the military on March 2, 1962.
The coup, led by Gen. Ne Win,
ushered in rigid one-party rule.
Maung Maung urged Burma's 22
million voters to "use their potent
weapon - the vote - to choose the

right representatives."
The Western-trained lawyer and
author, the country's first civilian
leader in 26 years, said he would not
run in the elections, and the powerful
military "will not lobby for any
party in the general elections."
A Western diplomat in Rangoon
said the Burmese people were highly
skeptical of the recent government


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You decide.




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