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Vol. CI, No.8 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, September 17, 1990 the Michigan Daily

S oviets
MOSCOW (AP) - Tens of
thousands of demonstrators marched
to the Kremlin yesterday demanding
that the President Mikhail Gor-
bachev and his prime minister resign
to take responsibility for the coun-
try's deepening economic crisis.
"The Economy is a Disaster,"
read banners carried by the crowd,
hich gathered under heavy rain at
Gorky Park, crossed the Moscow
River and then headed for central
Moscow, where they listened to
speeches just outside Red Square.
The crowd of about 50,000 fol-
lowed the same path taken by
demonstrators earlier this year. Many
marchers carried white, blue and red
Russian flags from the pre-Bolshe-
vik era, and they shouted "Gorbachev
Wkesign!" "Ryzhkov Resign!"
Participants in rallies in May and
July called fro the removal of Prime
Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov and the
leadership in general. But the demand
that Gorbachev step down was new.
Ryzhkov and Gorbachev support
different economic programs. The
prime minister favors a more con-
servative approach to reform, while
Gorbachev has thrown his support
behind much of a radical blueprint
See SOVIETS, Page 2


by the Associated Press

As the United Nations weighed
new sanctions against Baghdad, Iraqi
television broadcast a statement
made by President Bush yesterday, in
which he warned the Iraqi people that
their leader's brinkmanship could
plunge them into war "against the
Thousands of men, women, and
children hours later marched through
the streets of Baghdad chanting
"Death to Bush, Death to America!"
An official Iraqi response to Bush's
statement called it full of "lies and
contradictions," and said that the
U.S. president aimed to be the
"dictator of the world."
The U.N. Security Council,
meeting in the early morning hours,
unanimously condemned Iraq's raids
last week on the French, Belgian,
Canadian, and Dutch embassy com-
pounds in Kuwait. It also warned
that further sanctions against Bagh-
dad were likely.
Diplomats also began drafting
language for a new resolution to
close off Iraq's air routes and punish
nations flouting the trade embargo,
U.S. officials said.
Bush's address to the Iraqi people,
with an Arabic voice-over and cap-
tions provided by the State Depart-
ment, was apparently broadcast in its
entirety at 7 p.m. yesterday (11 a.m.
"Iraq finds itself on the brink of
war," Bush said. He added, however,
that "war is not inevitable. It is still
possible to bring this crisis to a
peaceful end."

)eaks to
"Saddam Hussein tells you that
this crisis is a struggle between Iraq
and America. In fact, it is Iraq
against the world," said Bush, in his
office with the American flag behind
The eight-minute speech was fol-
lowed immediately by a 25-minute
response from an Iraqi TV an-
A "thundering rage" is building
against the United States in the Arab
world, and a showdown in the Gulf
would end "in a catastrophe" for

U.S. forces, said announcer Mikdad
Morad, who regularly reads state-
ments from President Saddam Hus-
A few hundred men later began
marching in Baghdad. As they passed
through residential neighborhoods,
thousands of men, women, and chil-
dren joined them.
Raising fists in the air, the
dembnstrators denounced Bush, as
well as President Hosni Mubarak of
Egypt and King Fahd of Saudi Ara-
See GULF, Page 2

1000s flee Kuwait
for Saudi borders

KHAFJI, Saudi Arabia (AP) -
Kuwaitis flooded into Saudi Arabia
yesterday with tales of terror and an-
archy at home as word spread that
Iraq had opened its border for the first
time in a month.
At least 1,500 refugees were ex-
pected to cross over yesterday, border
officials said. About 1,000 crossed
Saturday with grim reports of dwin-
dling food supplies and Iraqi troops
blowing up the homes of suspected
resistance fighters.
Kuwaitis said the Iraqis have
blown up or burned down up to 20
houses at a time in neighborhoods
where Iraqi soldiers were killed by
resistance fighters. The Iraqis were
also sealing off whole neighbor-
hoods to conduct house-to-house

searches, looking for resistance ma-
terial and the several hundred for-
eigners still reported in hiding.
The refugees said word first began
spreading on Friday that the Iraqis
had lifted restrictions on departure
through Khafji, the only official
point of entry between Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia. The post had been
closed for about a month.
The Iraqis made no announcement
of the border opening and the
refugees could only speculate on
why they had done so.
Some said Iraqi troops wanted ac-
cess to the homes of departing
Kuwaitis. Others said it was part of
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's
long-term plan to repopulate Kuwait
with Iraqis.

Irish win, 28-24
Notre Dame tailback Ricky Watters celebrates as time runs down on
Michigan Saturday night. The Wolverines came back from a 14-3 deficit
before allowing the Irish two touchdowns of their own during the fourth
quarter. The loss was the fourth straight Michigan has suffered to Notre
. Dame on opening day.

ACT-UP's 'Disorientation'
addresses AIDS concerns

by Matt Pulliam
The AIDS Coalition To Unleash
Power (ACT-UP) held a
"disorientation" yesterday to intro-
iduce students to AIDS-related issues
at the University.
The day included seminars and
discussion sessions. About 15 peo-
ple, including ACT-UP members,
attended the seminars.
ACT-UP members said the or-
ganizers wanted to "tell you what the
Wniversity doesn't want you to

simple verbal abuse to physical vio-
lence, she said.
The Seminar "AIDS 101" was a
look at dangers of AIDS and ways to
prevent it. According to ACT-UP, 1,
000,000 Americans will test posi-
tive for the HIV virus by the end of
the decade.

stitutional racism is responsible for
the disproportionate number of cases
in the minority community.
ACT-UP said the response of the
Reagan administration to the AIDS
crisis allowed the unchecked spread
of the disease among African-Ameri-
can and Latino populations, and that
the initial funds invested in AIDS
research only benefitted white, up-
per-middle class gay men.
The seminar on "Safe Sex" in-
cluded explicit instructions on the

'Turnout wasn't as
high as I expected,
but on the whole I'm


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