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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 23, 1985 -Page 11

Apartheid
protests
result in
4 deaths,
57 jailed
(Continued from Page 1)
UNDER the measure, police have
virtually unlimited powers of arrest,
seach and seizure in riot-torn areas
around Johannesburg and Port
Elizabeth.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop
Desmond Tutu offered yesterday to
mediate peace talks between black
leaders and the white minority gover-
nment, warning that "True
security and peace (cannot)
come from the end of a gun barrel."
"Despite the deep hurts and
frustrations and grievances in the
black community, there is a vast door
of goodwill still available. I once
K gain offer myself as a broker to start
hese crucial negotiations," Tutu
said.
IN WASHINGTON, President
Reagan denounced South Africa's
system of racial segregation known as
apartheid and said Pretoria "hearsa
considerable responsibility" for the
current violence.

:olly rnoto by DRRIAN SMITH

Snoozing
A sleeping student forgets about his books and takes a nap in the sun at Regent's Plaza yesterday afternoon.

)elegates protest U.N. women s conference

NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI) - Delegates
But Reagan stopped short of calling from Arab, African and East bloc
for a lifting of the resttrictions, saying countries, shouting "Zionists go home,"
lnly that the United States looks "to walked out of the U.N. Decade for
outh Africa to restore order ... in a Women conference yesterday, disrup-
scrupulous manner." He said he still ting a speech by the head of the Israeli
opposes sanctions against Pretoria. delegation.
The United States came under at-
In Pretoria, Botha defended the tack from Cuba and other Third World
suspension of legal rights under countries who accused Washington of
emergecny rule and rejected a call by supporting "state terrorism" in Cen-
the white opposition party for a tral America.
special session of Parliament to THE WALKOUT during a plenary
debate the emergency. session triggered a formal Israeli
protest to the United Nations. Sarah
1 SOUTH Africa needs special Doron, and Iraeli parliament member
security measures, not debate, to end and Israeli delegation chief, accused
the racial unrest that has claimed the the Palestine Liberation Organization
lives of 480 people since September, and Libya of organizing the demon-
Botha said. stration.
"It was illegal and unheard of. It
"It is and it remains the respon- was not civilized," Doron said.
sibility of the government to ensure "I am very angry. We are in
the safety of its people," Botha said. Nairobi to discuss peace. To discuss
"My government will not shirk this peace you need dialogue and with a
responsibility." walkout there can be no dialogue,"
shesaid.
Black sources in the southerncity of MAUREEN REAGAN, President
Port Elizabeth and nearby Uitenhage Reagan's daughter and head of the
said some black people were rousted U.S. delegation, called the walkout
from their beds during the night by "sad" and said it violated the spirit of
police who allegedly whipped families the conference, which marks the end
and arrested local community of the U.N. Women's Decade.
ladersn "I hope such a thing does not hap-
pen again," Reagan said.
Scores of delegates from Arab,
In addition to the 113 arrests con- Africa and Eastern European coun-
firmed by police at noon Sunday, tries, including the Soviet Union,
black sources said police in predawn Syria, Bulgaria and Morocco, took
aids yesterday arrested an ad- part in the disruption. Such actions
ditional20 people in Port Elizabeth, 14 rarely occur at a U.N. conference.
in Uitenhage, 13 in Steytlerville and 10 SOME DELEGATES shouted
in Graaff Reniet-fora totalof 170. "Zionist terrorists, go away" and
"Zionists go home" as they left the
room. Dorn cut short her scheduled

15-minute speech because of the
disruption.
Police were called to the conference
center but the demonstrators retur-
ned to their seats after Doron con-
cluded her remarks.
Egypt, Jordan, Poland and
Romania did not join in the protest.
THE SQUABBLES erupted as the
Women's Decade conference began
its second and final week. The
meeting was called to review the
achievements of women in the last 10
years and to plot strategies for
development through the year 2000.

The anti-Ar ierican attacks, which
came as dele, ates worked on the final
conference document, we e sparked
by an anti-terrorism ai -,ndment
proposed by the United States, which
accused unnamed "outlaw states" of
aiding terrorists.
The United States wants to include
the amendment in the final document,
to be voted on by the 160 attending
nations when the conference ends
Friday. But the proposal has been op-
posed by the Soviet Union, which
called the amendment's language
"uncivilized," and other Eastern

European countries.
Third World delegates contended
the Ur.r.. jponsored terrorism
in Central Amer ca. Washington has
drawn criticism for supporting rebels
trying to topple Nicaragua's gover-
nment.
"Extremely grave is the fact that
this state terrorism is practiced
precisely by the powerful United
States of America," the Cuban
delegation said.
Cuba also accused the Reagan ad-
ministration of plotting "the
assassination of heads of states which
the U.S. wishes to destabilize."

Asner, NJA work for social justice
(Coninedfr Page1) introspection into their own faults. beginning. Liberation theology
from Thursday to Sunday, ran daily Adrienne Rich, a poet and the third focuses on the first commandment
workshops and study sessions member of Saturday nights panel, thatweshouldhaveno strange idols."
covering the various platforms of the claimed that "Palestinian memory- "WE should get back to knowing
group. The meeting included such has been violently obliterated." God. Liberation theology gauges our
subjects as history of U.S. Interven- RICH SAID she could say this in work for all people - children, the
tion in Latin America; Economic Saturday night's company without sick, the hungry, the oppressed, the
Justice, Class, and Anti-Semitism; her words being construed as anti- imprisoned. We canot be only for our-
Feminism for Jewish Men; and Jews Semitic. She does not feel this holds selves," Asner said.
and Blacks - Exploring the Jewish true for the majority of American This broad spectrum of causes
side. Jews. typifies the New Jewish Agenda. In
THE WORKSHOPS and study "American Jewish self- 1981, many worried that moralistic
sessions are only the beginning of introspection is silent in America," passion obscured more concrete ap-
what Agenda members hope will be Rich said. "Our people had been told proaches to society's problems. The
an introspectivelook at what it means to commit suicide before idolatry, yet 1985 first national convention of the
to be a Jew - a progressive Jew and Israel has become an idol for many New Jewish Agenda - with its
an American Jew. American-Jews." workshops, study sessions, and voting
One of the most controversial issues Asner voiced a similar distain for plenaries - sought to alleviate the
that has been examined is a idolatry. problem.
Palestinian homeland. The N.J.A. has "As the chosen people we were
been criticized as being too sym- given a certain destiny by God. I'm The New Jewish Agenda continues
pathetic to the Palestinian people. not sure Progressive Jew is the right to iron out difficulties that come with
However, the NJA combats such word," Asner said. "Instead we being such a young organization, but
criticism by charging American Jews should be looking back and examining members plan on being heard above
with . silence and lack of self- our marchng orders given to us in the all else.

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