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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 3

Forum to teach
self-defense skills
for women
The LSA Student Government will
host a Women's Self Defense Forum
today at in the Pendleton Room of
the Union at 6 p.m. Representatives
from the Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center, the Depart-
ment of Public Safety and several
student martial arts groups will con-
duct a dialogue and a self-defense
instruction session. Food will be
More info can be obtained by con-
tacting the LSA-SG office, which is
located in Room 4152 of the Michi-
gan Union.
Art showing to
focus on AIDS in
South Africa
An exhibition will bring togeth-
er prominent and emerging South
African artists to address the issue
of HIV and AIDS in South Africa,
tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m in the
Osterman Common Room of Rack-
ham Graduate School. The artists'
works incorporate a wide range of
perspectives and innovative media.
The exhibit is in conjunction with the
"Reframing Infectious Disease."
Campus Advance
to hold weekly
Bible study
Campus Advance Ministry will hold
its regular study session on Biblical
Christianity tomorrow from 7 to 8 p.m.,
in room 2105B of the Michigan Union.
People of all religious persuasions are
welcome. For more information, con-
tact Gabriel Buckery at 646-271-7942.
Window broken on
A window was broken Monday on
the greenhouse of the Kraus Building at
830 N. University Ave., the Department
of Public Safety reported. DPS has no
Vending machine
broken into at 'U'
Igolf course
A vending machine at the University
Golf Course was broken into, according
to a DPS report from Monday morning.
DPS has no suspects in the case.
Parking pass
taken from car in

University lot
A permit for a University parking lot
at 1900 Fuller St. was reported stolen
from a vehicle on Monday morning.
In Daily History
* Activist calls for
stocks of suicide
pills in face of war
Nov. 10, 1984 - At a press confer-
ence sponsored by Students Against
Nuclear Suicide, Brown University
activist Jason Salzman told a group of
University students that they should
push for University Health Services to
stock suicide pills.
While admitting that the idea of
stocking suicide pills was unconvention-
al, Salzman said, "At least we've gotten
people to think about (nuclear war.)"
Salzman had previously led a suc-
cessful campaign to pass a student
referendum demanding that Brown
University stock the pills, though offi-
cials at the school declined to heed the
A nnnhdina vote.

Nazi crimes evoke memory of like abuses

By Ann Beisch
For the Daily
One of the most tragic, unforgettable days of the
Jews' oppression under Nazi Germany was com-
memorated yesterday.
The 66th anniversary of Kristallnacht - or the
"Night of Broken Glass,"which consisted of organized
Nazi raids against Jewish homes and synagogues on
Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 - was commemorated on the
Diag in a two-part event to remember and reflect on
the violation of human rights under the Third Reich
and around the world.
The first half of the day included a display of quo-
tations meant to spark insight in passersby, such as:
"Peace or Justice: which would you choose," or, "Is
it possible to forgive?" Students wrote down their
various opinions on a sheet of paper provided below.
Among the remarks were written, "You can forgive,
but you can't forget" and "I will never forgive"
"The Holocaust is not just a Jewish problem, it is
a representation of the human rights violations," said
LSA senior Jeremy Lacks, co-chair of the Kristall-
nacht Commemoration. "We have expanded our
focus, instead ofjust dealing with the Holocaust."
That meant remembering other atrocities that have
taken place during the past century. These events were
represented by various photographs, art objects and
quotations pasted on the display. On one side, child
laborers in Pakistan were shown next to a photograph
of brutalized Pakistani women. Another section of the
display showed a Rwandan woman staring at hun-
dreds of human skulls thrown into a ditch as a result
of the 1994 civil war in the country.

Startling statistics were posted as well, including,
1.5 million Armenians have been killed by Turks
from 1915-1921."
"We are putting this on so that people will remem-
ber," said LSA junior Jillian Steinhaurer, who helped
man the station. "History can only repeat itself if we
allow it to happen. It's our responsibility to be informed
and active to ensure the safety of our future."
The second part of the commemoration included
a speakers' panel on human rights violations in the
Vandenburg Room of the Michigan League later yes-
terday. The panel was presented by the University's
Hillel group, which is also organizing the 26th annual
commemorative Conference on the Holocaust from
March 15 to 23.
Among the speakers was history Prof Sidney
Bolkosky, who has conducted interviews with more
than 200 survivors of the Holocaust and now teaches
at the University's Dearborn campus. Contributing to
the discussion on global human rights violations were
LSA Humanities Institute Prof. Jose Kagabo - who
spoke about the Rwandan genocide - and RC lectur-
er Javed Nazir, who spoke on problems with human
rights in Pakistan.
Planners of the commemoration said they
intended the day to keep the student body
aware of the human abuses that have occurred
throughout history, in order to prevent them
from happening again. The sentiments of some
of the attendees indicated that the event was
successful in this regard. One message on the
Diag board for example, read, "If it were not for
our personal memory, we would cease to prog-
ress as rational humans."

LSA Junior Nicole Kruz looks at a display on the Diag yesterday, to commemorate Kristall-
nacht. The display aimed to get their thoughts on the tragic event and human rights abuses.

Violence continues to erupt on Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - Ivory Coast
security forces fired on armed attackers yester-
day as thousands of angry government loyal-
ists massed outside a French evacuation post
for foreigners, reportedly killing seven people
and wounding 200 in violence pitting France
against its former prize colony.
Denying any responsibility, France's mili-
tary said loyalist demonstrators opened fire as
a French convoy left the post, and Ivorian secu-
rity forces returned fire.
The bloodletting erupted at a onetime luxury
hotel French forces have commandeered as an
evacuation center for 1,300 French and other
foreigners rescued from rampages across the
commercial capital, Abidjan.
An Associated Press photographer saw the
bodies of three demonstrators outside a hospi-
tal, their bodies draped in Ivorian flags.
The chaos in Ivory Coast, the world's top
cocoa producer and WestAfrica's former eco-
nomic powerhouse, broke out Saturday when
Ivory Coast warplanes killed nine French
peacekeepers and an American aid worker in
an airstrike on the rebel-held north.
France wiped out the nation's air force on

the tarmac in retaliation, sparking anti-French
rampages by thousands in the fiercely national-
ist south.
The U.N. Security Council yesterday gave

wide support to a resolu-
impose sanctions against
Ivory Coast if the coun-
try's government and reb-
els don't return to a peace
process by the beginning
of December, som diplo-
mats said.
"It's much more effec-
tive if you hold a gun to
their head, rather than pull
the trigger," Pakistan's
U.N. Ambassador Munir
Akram said.
The French set up their
evacuation center Mon-
day a few hundred yards
of President Laurent Gbagbo,

tion that would
"It's much
hold a gu
head, ratl
pull the t
Pakistan's U.
from the home
and the site has

nine French soldiers, saying the move robbed
the military of its one advantage over rebel
"The paternalistic attitude of our good friends
from France is creating the problems,"
Philippe Djangone-Bi said
more at the United Nations. "It
is the French policy which
if you creates chaos."
n to their Abidjan's Cocody Hospi-
n to heirtal received seven dead and
her than more than 200 wounded,
said Dr. Sie Podipte, the
rigger." emergency room chief.
Four days of confronta-
tions have killed at least
Munir Akram 20 other people, wounded
N. Ambassador 700 and shut down cocoa
exports from the world's
largest producer.
Yesterday, stunned protesters filled

cal solution to the crisis, said before yesterday's
shooting that Gbagbo had recommitted to car-
rying out tension-easing measures agreed to in
past accords in the country's 2-year-old civil
On Monday, Ivory Coast and French generals
called on protesters to go home after state radio
and TV had urged them to mass at Gbagbo's
home and a nearby broadcast center.
French leaders have said they hold Gbagbo
- installed by his supporters in 2000 after
an aborted vote count in presidential elections
- responsible for Saturday's airstrike and sub-
sequent anti-foreigner rampages.
U.N. Security Council diplomats weighed
a French-backed draft resolution for an arms
embargo of Ivory Coast and a travel ban and
asset freeze of those blocking peace, violating
human rights and preventing the disarmament
of combatants. China was balking at the mea-
sures, diplomats said.
France has 4,000 peacekeepers in Ivory
Coast, where a civil war launched in September
2002 has left the country split between rebel
north and loyalist south. About 6,000. U.N.
troops are also deployed in a buffer zone.


the hospital, and survivors lay out the bodies of

become a flashpoint for violence. some of the dead. A woman lay on the ground,
Ivory Coast's U.N. ambassador lashed out at screaming.
France yesterday for destroying the country's South African President Thabo Mbeki, sent
tiny air farce in retaliation for the deaths of by the 54-nation African Union to find a politi-

Juror dismissed in
Scott Peterson trial

- A juror in the Scott Peterson mur-
der trial who apparently did her own
research on the case was removed
and replaced with an alternate yes-
terday, and the judge ordered the
panel to "start all over again" with
their deliberations.
"We're going to send you back.
Start all over again and keep in
touch," Judge Alfred Delucchi told
the panel on the fifth day of delibera-
It was not immediately clear what
the woman, a retired utility compa-
ny employee, specifically did to get
kicked off the jury.
But a source told The Associated
Press on condition of anonymity that
she had apparently disobeyed the
judge's orders to consider only the
evidence presented at the trial.
"You must decide all questions of
fact in this case from the evidence
received in this trial and not from
any other resource," the judge said.
"The people and the defendant

have the right to a verdict reached
only after full participation."
The judge removed the juror after
meeting behind closed doors with
lawyers in the case. A day earlier,
Delucchi lectured the jury about the
importance of deliberating with an
open mind, prompting speculation
among trial observers that the panel
could be reaching a deadlock.
Peterson, 32, is charged with two
counts of murder in the deaths of his
wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried.
Prosecutors claim Peterson killed
Laci around Christmas Eve 2002,
then dumped her weighted body from
his boat into San Francisco Bay.
The jury has two choices should
they decide to convict Peterson
- first- or second-degree murder. A
first-degree conviction would mean
jurors believe Peterson planned the
killings in advance, and it could
carry the death penalty of life with-

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