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To fight genocide, some go without

50 years ago this week
(December 8,1962):
After returning from a trip to
East Asia, then-University Presi-
dent Harlan Hatcher urged the
use of English as the language of
international communication, the
Daily reported.
At a public reception in Hill
Auditorium, Hatcher said the first
objective of American universities
should be keeping English as an
international language. He report-
ed the decreasing use of English
in the nations he visited and cited
the University's English Language
Institute in Thailand as an impor-
tant project combating this trend.
25 years ago this week

(December 4,1987):
Then-Vice President George H.
W. Bush visited Oakland and urged
Michigan Senate Republicans to
ratify the intermediate nuclear
arms treaty that was to be signed
by President Reagan and Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the
Daily reported.
At an "Ask George Bush Town
Meeting," Bush addressed about
300 people on the elimination of
weapons, urging attendees to dem-
onstrate their support.
"We're about to get a deal where
the Soviets take out all 1,600
(weapons) and we take out our
400, and for the first time in histo-
ry eliminate a whole class of weap-
ons," he said.

5 years ago thisweek
(December 6,2007):
A campaign organized by the
national anti-genocide student
organization STAND encouraged
students to give up one luxury item
from their daily lives to help pro-
tect displaced Sudanese civilians
in Daifur, according to the Daily.
Instead of buying her daily latte,
LSA senior Alice Mishkin chose to
give $3 to victims of the genocide
in Darfur.
"If you only spend $3, then you
could protect a woman in Darfur
for a day - that's pretty ridicu-
lous," said LSA freshman Joe

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Michigan Law student Tao Li discusses her
experience of working with children and
photography in Cambodia during her exhibit on
Monday at the International Institute.


Purse problems
WHERE: West Quad
WHEN: Sunday at about
5:35 p.m.
WHAT: A West Quad
resident reported that
cash has been stolen from
her purse throughout the
semester, University Police
reported. The resident's
roommate is a possible
WHERE: Chrysler Center
WHEN: Monday at about
1:30 a.m.
WHAT: A subject who
is not affiliated with the
University was discovered
sleeping in a lounge,
University Police reported.
Officers escorted him out.

Cuban poetry Lebanon talk
reading WHAT: Melani Cammet
an associate professor of
WHAT: Nancy Morejon, political science at Brown
one of the most famous liv- University, will discuss w
ing Cuban poets, will read fare, politics and sectaria
W ho stole the some of her work as part of ism in Lebanon.
the Cuba on Campus pro- WHO: Center for Middle
cooki ?gramming.Eastern and North Africa
WHO: Center for Global and Studies
Intercultural Study WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: North Quad WHEN: Tonight at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: School of Socia
Residence Hall WHERE: UMMA Work, Room 1636


WHEN: Saturday at about
2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Food items
were missing from a staff
refrigerator. The incident is
suspected to have occurred
between 6p.m. on Friday
and 4:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Gay topics
WHAT: A panel of Univer-
sity professors and national
experts will discuss
overlooked LBGT issues,
including homelessness,
immigration and HIV/
WHO: The Coalition for
Queer People of Color
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30
WHERE: Hutchins Hall,
Room 132

" An article in the Dec.
3 edition of The Michi-
gan Daily ("Students to
discuss sustainability
issues with Coleman")
misstated the name of
Erb Institute for Global
Sustainable Enterprise.
It is the Erb Institute,
not the Herb Institute.
" Please report any
error in the Daily to

The rate of domestic auto
sales this November rose
6.5 percent to their high-
est levels since January 2008,
the Washington Post truck
sales drove the total increase.
Ford's pickup sales increased
by 18 percent.
Daily Arts Columnist,
Elliot Alpern, dishes
on the effect of theme
songs for his favorite TV pro-
3Software pioneer John
McAfee, who is wanted
for questioning in the
murder of a neighbor in
Belize, blogged yesterday he
left the country, CBS News
reported. McAfee wrote in
the blog he escaped Belize by
tricking Mexican authorities
with an elaborate ruse.

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Egypt crisis widens with
strikes, planned march


New constitution,
Morsi power decree
cause unrest
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's politi-
cal crisis is widening, with plans
for a huge march and a general
strike Tuesday to protest the
hurried drafting of a new consti-
tution and decrees by President
Mohammed Morsi that gave him
nearly unrestricted powers.
Morsi also faces the prospect
of wider civil disobedience as
media, the tourism industry and
law professors pondered moves
that would build on a strike by
the nation's judges.
The planned strikes and
march raise new fears of unrest,
threatening to derail the coun-
try's transition to democratic
"Egypt is a big ship in high
seas, and no one should stop its
captain from taking it to the

shore," said Morsi's legal adviser,
Mohammed Gaballah, defending
his boss.
"The ship must keep moving
under any conditions," he told
The Associated Press on Mon-
The country's judges have
already gone on strike over Mor-
si's Nov. 22 decrees that placed
him above oversight of any kind,
including the courts. Following
those decrees, a panel dominated
by the president's Islamist sup-
porters rushed through a draft
constitution without the partici-
pation of representatives of lib-
erals and Christians. Only four
women, all Islamists, attended
the marathon, all-night session.
Morsi has called for a Dec. 15
national referendum to approve
the constitution.
An opposition coalition domi-
nated by the liberal and leftist
groups that led last year's upris-
ing had already called for a gen-
eral strike Tuesday and a large


demonstration against the con-
stitutional process and Morsi's
Newspapers plan to suspend
publication, and privately owned
TV networks will blacken their
screens all day.
Monday's front pages of
Egypt's most prominent news-
papers said, "No to dictator-
ship" on a black background,
with a picture of a man wrapped
in newspaper and with his feet
shackled while he squatted in a
prison cell.
Hotels and restaurants are
considering turning off their
lights for a half-hour to protest
against Morsi, according to the
Supporting Tourism Coalition,
an independent body represent-
ing industry employees.
Cairo University law profes-
sors petitioned their dean to let
them stop teaching.
"The professors believe they
must not teach law under a
regime that doesn't respect the
law," said one of the professors,
Khaled Abu Bakr.
The staff of the Internet
edition of the al-Ahram daily
marched Monday to the jour-
nalists' union in central Cairo to
protest what they said was the
absence from the draft constitu-
tion of guarantees against jailing
reporters in defamation cases.
Protests over the draft consti-
tution also spread to state televi-
On Sunday, presenter Hala
Fahmy carried a white shroud
while hosting a current affairs
program, according to footage
posted on the Internet. She was
taken off the air, but not before
she told viewers: "We have to tell
the truth whatever the price is.
We have to carry our shroud in
our hands."
She told the independent al-
Masri al-Youm daily newspaper
that she planned to sue the sta-
Morsi's moves have plunged
an already polarized Egypt in
the worst political crisis since
the uprising that ousted authori-
tarian President Hosni Mubarak.

A Palestinian man works ata new housing development in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near
Jerusalem on Sunday.
Israel feels heat fromallies
over approval of seftlements

U.N. decision on
Palestinian state
fuels rift
rejected a wave of American and
European condemnations Mon-
day over plans to build thousands
of new homes in West Bank set-
tlements, vowing to press for-
ward with the construction in
the face of widespread interna-
tional opposition.
The announcement from
Prime Minister Benjamin Netan-
yahu's office was likely to deepen
a rift that has emerged between
Israel and some of its closest
allies following the U.N.'s recog-
nition of a Palestinian state last
week. The U.N. decision appears
to be fueling a tougher interna-
tional line against Israeli settle-
ments in the West Bank and east
Israeli ambassadorswere sum-
moned for consultations in five
European capitals, and European
officials warned of other poten-
tial measures against Israel. In
Washington, the' U.S. said the
Israeli actions were "especially
damaging" to peace prospects.
Italian Premier Mario Monti
and French President Francois

Hollande issued a joint state-
ment saying they were "deeply
worried" by Israel's settlement
plans. The two men, meeting in
Lyon, France, called the Israeli
decisions "serious and illegal"
and a "serious obstacle" to Mid-
east peace.
Netanyahu, however, showed
no signs of bending. His office
said Israel would continue' to
stand up for its interests "even
in the face of international pres-
sure, and there will be no change
in the decision taken."
Europe could potentially play
a strong role in any international
action against the settlements.
Europe is Israel's largest trade
partner, and Israel has a part-
nership with the EU giving its
exports preferential status.
But divisions within Europe
could make it difficult to take
any concerted action. Germany,
Europe's largest economy, has
a close relationship with Israel,
and given its history as the per-
petrator of the Holocaust, it is
unlikely to take anystrong action
against the Jewish state.
In last week's decision, the
United Nations General Assem-
bly overwhelmingly recognized
a Palestinian state in the West
Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza
Strip, territories captured by

Israel in the 1967 Mideast war.
Netanyahu rejects a return to
the 1967 lines. His government
also fears the Palestinians will
use their upgraded status to join 4
the U.N.'s International Crimi-
nal Court and pursue war crimes
charges against Israel.
But Israel was joined by only
eight other countries in oppos-
ing the bid, which was seen as a
resounding international rejec-
tion of Israeli settlements in
occupied territories. In a slap to
Israel, its closest European allies
- Britain, Germany, Italy and
France - all abstained or voted
with the Palestinians.
Israel has angrily condemned
the vote as an attempt by the
Palestinians to bypass negotia-
tions. In particular, Netanyahu's
government says it undermines
any chance of negotiations over
future border arrangements by
endorsing the Palestinians' ter-
ritorial demands.
The Israeli response to the
U.N. decision was swift and
strong. Just hours after Thurs-
day's vote, Israel announced
plans to build 3,000 new homes
in the West Bank and east Jeru-
salem. It also said it would begin
plans to develop a sensitive part
of the West Bank just outside of



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