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O n Feb. 26, after President Ferdi-
nand E. Marcos fled in fear for his
life, Corazon C. Aquino was named
president of the Philippines, ending an
election marred by violence and wide-
spread reports of cheating by both
Incidents of voter intimidation and
ballot seizing were reported immedi-
ately when voting began on Feb. 7. ln
one small province, four masked gun-
men ransacked an school
and seized ballot boxes, elec-
tion procedures for . As a
result by the
in Marcos favor the
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Page 65 text:
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi stands with
arms crossed during a press conference after
the U.S. and Libya clashed in the
A merican and Libyan forces
clashed in the disputed waters off
the Libyan coast on March 25.
The incident began in the Gulf of Si-
dra after Libyan ground forces fired six
missiles at American planes conducting
maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea.
ln retaliation, American forces fired at
two Libyan vessels and a missile site on
One vessel was set afire and seen
dead in the water. The other was se-
verely damaged. The missile site was
reported to be "out of action."
According to subsequent informa-
tion, no American planes or vessels
were damaged, although Libyan radio
reported that three American planes
had been shot down.
The fighting occurred after three
American ships crossed Col. Muammar
el-Kadafi's "line of death," which is set
at 100 miles from the Libyan shoreline.
The U.S. and other countries, however,
recognize only a 12-mile offshore belt
as Libyan territory. '
According to Reagan administration
officials, the American vessels were
conducting peaceful ,maneuvers in the
gulf to stress the legal point that be-
yond the 12-mile limit, the Gulf of Sidra
belongs to no one.
Two days later, on March 26, Ameri-
can forces fired at and destroyed two
more Libyan ships and a missile site on
the coast. According to American offi-
cials, the attack was in response to
hostile Libyan intent and not an actual
At the same time, Kadafi Cwhom the
U.S. has accused of sponsoring terror-
ist activitiesi stated that he was pre-
ared for war with the United States.
The Contras, the guerrillas fighting in
Central America to overthrow the
Nicaraguan government, are winning
and growing because of the Nicara-
guan people's support, according to a
spokesman for the group.
Jorge Rosales, assistant to the press
secretary for the Nicaraguan forces,
spoke to a capacity crowd in the Stu-
dent Union Ballroom on March 31. He
outlined the last seven year's events
that have led to the "betrayal of the
Nicaraguan revolution," saying that
the Soviet Union has been supplying
the Sandinista government with weap-
ons and supplies that are threatening
the Contra's fight for democracy.
He went on to say that it is important
for the United States to support the
Contras because of Nicaragua's prox-
imity to the United States.
The speech ended, after about 75
minutes due to a "violent crowd" out-
side ofthe SUB. Earlier that same day,
two rallies were held on both sides of
the Student Union.
ln the first rally, about 150 people
expressed their support for President
Ronald Reagan's proposal for S100
million in military and humanitarian aid
to the Contras.
"These people fthe Contrasi want to
fight like the founding fathers fought,"
said Lynne McCabe, a senator from
Sylvan. "Our duty is to ensure democ-
At the same time, about 300 stu-
dents near the campus pond listened
to speakers and singers who opposed
the presence of Contras at UMass.
Students at the rally dressed in
green army fatigues and cheered loud-
ly as speakers denounced Reagan's
At one point, an ad-hoc coalition of
students erected a graveyard next to
the campus pond with 59 crosses bear-
ing the names of Nicaraguans report-
edly slain by the Contras.
ln addition, speakers described
methods of killing, saying that men
have been "shot in the head," and
"cut up with a knife."
After weeks of controversy, the Un-
dergraduate Student Senate passed
the fiscal year 1987 Student Govern-
ment Association budget on March 12
by a roll call vote of 34-19.
According to the new budget, 37 reg-
istered student organizations received
funding cuts, 14 lost all funding, while
17 received increases. The proposal al-
located S8-4,243.73 for RSOs on cam-
"Political" organizations, such as
the Republican Club, the Peacemak-
ers, and the Radical Student Union
were not funded because they report-
edly can solicit funds of their own. Also,
Drum magazine was not funded be-
cause the budget committee believed
the magazine was linked to a class.
Among the organizations that did re-
ceive funding were: Abilities Unlimited,
AHORA, Nummo News, Spectrum, and
Photo by Karen Zarrow
UMass students gather to protest the presence of Contras on campus. The visit by the Contra
spokesmen sparked days of controversy, with reports of violence and one bomb threat making
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