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MLK
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of the Northern Cheyenne tribe,
discussed her tribe's battle with
companies and government agen-
cies over reservation land.
Since the outbreak of war, the
government has been
"encouraging" Indian tribes to do
their part "to help make America

more energy efficient," by allow-
ing reservation resources, espe-
cially coal, to be mined, she
added.
Another panelist, Richard
Moore of the Southwest Network
for Environmental and Economic
Justice, broached the topic of
racism within the environmental
movement. Within the 10 largest
groups, only 222 of 1,500 employ-
ees in the 10 largest groups are

people of color, he said.
Following the annual Unity
March, speakers in the Diag spoke
of their continuing struggle against
racism at the University.
Molefi Kete Asante delivered
the day's closing address, saying,
"If Martin Luther King were alive
today, he would have spoken out
against the war in the Arabian
peninsula," and other global
problems.

MLIK panel presents ethnic
perspective on Gulf conflict

Calvin and HobbeS

by Bill Watterson

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by Laura DePompolo
During a Martin Luther King
Day discussion yesterday, speakers
representing three ethnic groups
elaborated on their unique perspec-
tives concerning the Gulf War.
The discussion entitled "Race
and International Affairs: The Im-
pact of the Gulf Crisis on Ameri-
can Inter-group Relations" exam-
ined the views of an African Amer-
ican, a Jewish American and an
Arab American.
Jack O'Dell, an African Ameri-
can, is the director of International
Affairs of the National Rainbow
Coalition. His perspective on in-
volvement in the Middle East
stemmed from a basic understand-
ing of the "ongoing continuum" of
intervention in third world
countries.
"Bush's policies defend values
and symbols of monarchy, wealth,
corporate greed and traditions of
western colonization," O'Dell said.
He said such values, combined
with the billions of dollars that the
United States is spending on the
war, make it difficult for many
African Americans to support the
war. Blacks are more concerned
with the number of African Ameri-

cans serving on the front lines, ne-
glect of the homeless and poor and
the accelerated rate of unemploy-
ment in the United States, O'Dell
added.
Nabeel Abraham, an Arab
American, is an associate profes-
sor of social sciences at Henry
Ford Community college in
Dearborn.
"What is all the fuss about?"
he exclaimed as he listed numer-
ous examples of intervention and
occupation in the Middle East.
Abraham also discussed the
Bush administration's failure to
negotiate with Saddam Hussein
from the start.
He explained Iraq's secret offer
to cut a deal with the United
States in which Hussein agreed to
leave Kuwait.
He also discussed Bush's ten-
dency to discuss the war as a war
with Hussein and not a war with
Iraq. He said many U.S. citizens
are under the impression that no
Iraqi civilians are dying in the war.
"These are things that make it
very difficult for Arab Americans
to sit and watch," he said. That
makes it difficult for Arab Ameri-
cans to understand "no negotia-

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tion" and "no rewarding aggression
in Kuwait," he said.
Sarah Roy, a Jewish American
and a visiting scholar from the
Center for International Studies at
MIT, said that mainstream Jewish
ideology quietly but firmly sup-
ports President George Bush's
decisions.
'Cooperation is a
vehicle of strength'
- Sarah Roy

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Continued from page 1
police.
Rally speaker Devlin Ponte
said, "The presence of Black folks
attracted deputized police here."
Ponte, an LSA junior, called on
Black students to remember that
"the government and the Univer-
sity are the manifestation of white
culture."

STUDENTS
Continued from page 1
devoting my day to studying
also preparing for the Minority
reer Conference tomorrow,"
said.

and
Ca-
she

Jewish opinion is formed by
concern for Israel, Roy said. She
added that her opinion reflects the
Jewish left, which favors solving
the problem by addressing larger
regional issues first and using war*
as a last resort.
The speakers agreed that each
cultural perspective developed
from different ethnic circum-
stances and each perspective pre-
sents different problems at home.
"Cooperation is a vehicle of
strength," Roy said. She added
that by talking, groups can build a
bridge of basic understanding.
important to "make little steps in
our own fields as opposed to rally-
ing ... I want to make strides for
women especially in the engineer-
ing sciences."
Chaffers suggested in the future
the University should use the MLK
Day to begin a week of activities.
"I think they need to incorporate
this as an ongoing event ... so that@
more people will be exposed than
would be exposed anyway."
support of our troops, but I believe
the majority of students do support
our troops," Cosnowski said.
The assembly's steering
committee is composed of
executive officers and committee
chairs and approve all agenda
items for general meetings with a
majority vote.

Hyslop added that many of her
friends also weren't planning on at-
tending the scheduled activities
because the topics were of any in-
terest to them. She said it's more
RESOLUTION
Continued from page 1
the "efforts" of the soldiers, to just
supporting the soldiers.
"By not supporting this resolu-
tion, you're sending a clear state-.
ment that the students at the
University of Michigan are not in

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ture generations.
Continued from page 1 "You must go beyond the popu-
larization of the dream," she said,
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The educator ended her speech meant "accepting the pattern of
with a suggestion of what King's the dream maker."
W AR The U.S. command repeatedly
Continued from page 1 asserted its "smart" weapons are ze-
roing in on strategic targets and
campaign to oust Iraq from occupied causing minimal civilian damage.
Kuwait, allied pilots kept up day- Reporters and refugees arriving in
and-night assaults, and a U.S. com- Jordan from Baghdad said they saw
mander said the air war would last at no heavy damage to civilian areas.
least another two weeks. Iraq re- Military analysts in Washington
ported 14 raids late Sunday and early say allied air attacks must still take
yesterday. out Iraqi roads, supply depots, com-
There were wildly varying and munications links, missiles, and
unsubstantiated claims on Iraqi casu- anti-aircraft sites before a land war
alties. An anti-Saddam Kurdish resis- can be waged with minimal losses.
tance group with an established net- And that may not happen until
work in Iraq said the military suf- February, some say. Iraq has the
fered almost 4,000 casualties in the fourth-largest army in the world,
war's first three days. It did not dis- with 545,000 troops deeply en-
tinguish between dead and wounded. trenched across the rugged Kuwaiti
An anti-Saddam Iraqi religious leader and southern Iraqi landscape.
even spoke of 70,000 military and "After the Soviets, fighting Iraq
30,000 civilian casualties. Neither has always been the worst case sce-
offered evidence. nario," said one military source.
The Iraqi government itself re- In their ongoing Scud-hunt,
ported Sunday that 40 civilians and American fliers have run across
31 soldiers had been killed. phony launchers, the Pentagon said.

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GEO and the Gulf War
Whereas, The US and countries around the globe are engaged in war in the Middle East;
Whereas, students on this campus in the case of a draft will not be exempt and may die in1
conflict;

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