The Michigan Daily- Monday, November 4, 1991 - Page 7
by Crystal Gilmore
Organizers of the 13th Annual
Conference on the Holocaust will
hold a planning meeting today to
generate ideas for the event.
"The conference is held every
year as sort of a memorial and also
to promote community awareness
on the Holocaust," explained
Rachel Berlin, one of the conference
The weeklong March conference
will include several films, brown
bag lunches, discussions and other
events designed to heighten aware-
ness of the Holocaust.
"In years past there's been meet-
ings with survivors where they
come and talk about their experi-
ences," Berlin said.
As part of last year's conference,
participants read a list of names of
Holocaust victims for 24 hours on
"At 2 a.m., it was not packed,
but there were a lot of people out
there," said LSA junior Greg
Gephart. "It was cool to see the
support for it."
Hillel is looking for about 20
people to help plan the conference.
','We encourage people to come and
help," Berlin said.
The meeting will be held at 4:30
p.m. at Hillel.
(AP) - The sewing machines and
rivet guns are starting to fall silent
at Haitian factories, even before
economic sanctions designed to
weaken the will of a coup-installed
government take full effect.
Workers are nervous, and some-
times angry. Bosses keep one eye on
their shrinking invoices and another
on the calendar, hoping an agreement
with the international community
can be reached soon.
A U.S. trade embargo begins to-
morrow at midnight. Under it, only
humanitarian aid and certain basic
food items can be shipped to Haiti.
2 The Organization of American
States (OAS) has ordered the
economic sanctions to press for the
reinstatement of President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide, ousted in a Sept.
30 army coup.
Public reaction to the embargo is
a. paradox typical of Haitian poli-
Many working-class people are
2eard grumbling that the upper
Poll: Voters say
on wrong course
DETROIT (AP) - The linger-
ing recession and rising unemploy-
ment have Michigan voters worried.
And two out of three say the nation
is on the wrong course, according to
a Detroit News poll published
Only 22 percent of 600 voters
surveyed Oct. 23-29 believe "things
are going in the right direction."
That compares to 41 percent of
Michigan voters who said that
things were going right when they
were polled after voting in the 1990
Half the respondents said they
had close friends or family members
who are unemployed, said pollster
Mark Schulman, whose New York
firm of Schulman, Ronca &
Bucuvalas Inc. conducted the scien-
tific telephone survey for The
News. The poll had an error margin
of plus or minus 4 percent..
"For half the likely voters in the
state, this issue of economic security
is hitting very close to home,"
Half of the voters polled said
they are better off financially since
President Bush took office. Forty-
eight percent said they think Bush,
deserves a second term.
While respondents overwhelm-
ingly cited the economy as a major
concern, 62 percent said they don't
worry about losing their jobs.
Thirty percent said they worry
most about unemployment and the
recession. Another 18 percent cited-
taxes, government spending and the
Schulman said Bush and other in-
cumbents should take heed.
"Economics and pocketbook is-
sues have always been very potent
drivers of the vote," he said.
Only 4 percent of those polled
said education is the country's
biggest problem, 2 percent cited
health care and 1 percent mentioned
a foreign affairs issue.
Church for kids
Young Detroiters like Jamal Braswell, 8, and Raymond Ivey, 11, can attend weekly church services without
grownups at the Fellowship Chapel's Junior Church. The sermons are delivered by 13- and 14-year-olds.
classes will not suffer from the the owners
embargo and the poor will foot the widespread
bill. Yet organizations loyal to the nation that
deposed government, which rep- sphere's poo
resent the poverty-stricken, support "Once n
of the embargo as a form of protest. from Haiti,
So far, youth organizations loyal possible to
to Aristide, church-based groups and Andy Ande
political followers of the deposed
government have come out in favor 'Once n
of the embargo.
Those opposed have been gov- be almo
ernment officials, small political
groups that support the military
and the Chamber of Commerce.
Factory owners in Haiti's young
assembly industry - an important Assemblers
source of jobs and hard currency - employing
say a clause in the U.S. embargo or- electronics p
der may allow them to hang on un- He saidl
til Dec. 5. his plants i
Until that date, a month after stockpiling
the embargo starts, the United allow him
States will accept imports of least at par
Haitian goods containing American- Dec. 5 deadl
made materials. Workers
But if the political crisis lines have t
stretches beyond early December, day, Anders
predict permanent and
economic damage in a
is already the hemi-
my clients turn away
it will be almost im-
get them back," said
ersen, owner of Allied
you going to shut down?' I tell
them, 'I'm going to make every ef-
fort not to"'
Three factories have already shut
down, leaving 1,200 workers with-
Even before the sanctions, work
has long been scarce in Haiti. Often,
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, who has two plants
950 workers who build
parts and other goods.
he has managed to keep
running, and has been
materials that should
to keep operating, at
tial capacity, until the
still on the assembly
the same question each
en said. "They ask, 'Are
large extended families must rely
on a single paycheck. More than 60
percent of the 6 million inhabitants
live below internationally recog-
nized limits of poverty.
When the OAS announced plans
for sanctions, an association of plant
owners passed a resolution calling
on the provisional government to
reach a settlement with the interna-
tional community and let Aristide
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