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THE MAROON Loyola Ihi i versify New Orleans VOL. 81, NO. 19 | FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2003 | "For a greater Loyola" Jesuit advocates criticisms By Lola Thelin Staff writer Critical analysis is key to understanding the consequences of Iraq according to the Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J. He is a Jesuit scholar, university professor, ethicist and co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, a group of American citizens who oppose the U.N. economic sanctions on Iraq. During his lecture on Tuesday, Harak concentrated on the consequences of the last Gulf War: what the media had shown, what really had happened and what the effects were on humansphysically and emotionally. "I'm glad he (Harak) showed the realities of what is really happening to the people in Iraq, their economy and health," said Sister Leyla Cerda, C.S.J. During the Gulf War, the media showed only images of "smart bombings," said Harak. Only seven percent of these targeted cruise missiles hit their targets. Another 25 percent of the "smart bombings" missed their targets, he said. "This means that 93 percent... 60,(XX) tons of bombs ... hit cities and communities in Iraq," said Harak. "Sixty percent of these bombs hit civilian centers, not soldiers." The Gulf War also took on an emotional strain. American soldiers were ordered to bury Iraqi soldiers right then and there. Of these soldiers, 98 percent admitted that it was emotionally disturbing, he said. "It dehumanized soldiers that were ordered to CAMPAIGN 2003 JE STAFF PHOTOS BY ANN HERMES : Sociology sophomore Erin Proven (left) sits on the steps outside of the Monroe library computer lab, next to chalk advertisements that have become part of the steps. Colin Williams A (above), classical studies junior, J looks at the signs in front of the | library. Several students in the 1 election have used both chalk and J signs as forms of advertisements | for the the SGA elections. SEE INSERT FOR COMPLETE ELECTION COVERAGE Israel chooses neutrality By Curie Veronica Jones Assistant News Editor With the memories of Palestinian suicide bombings on Israel fresh in his mind, Ra'anan Gissin, Senior Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, declared his dedication to the United States and its fight for freedom and democracy at a lecture at Tulane University on Wednesday. "He (President Bush) stands and fights against terrorism and he fights for the free world," Gissin said. Although Gissin said Israel is not going to be involved with the potential upcoming war with the United States and Iraq, he has declared Israel's intimacy with the United States and said they would be willing to give assistance if needed. "We are not involved in the war; we don't try to push it or postpone it. This will not serve any use to the United States. We don't need to advise the president, he will know exactly what to do," he said. According to Gissin, the true message of Israel is peace and democracy and one of the goals of Israel is to provide a secure homeland for the Jewish people. The conflict with the Israelis started in November of 1947 with the partitioning of Palestine and the creation of the Israeli State in 1948. Since then Palestinians have fled to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, where they continue to fight for these territories. Palestinian suicide bombing stems from the Working conditions part of sweatshop controversy By Peyton Burgess Staff writer Students split on economic issues of third world economies Students and faculty argued the cause of working conditions and who is responsible for their improvement at a forum held Tuesday. The discussion, sponsored by the Economics Club and Loyola University Community Action Program, left some students without a clear stance on the matter. "It is hard for us to determine from our viewpoint," said mathematics senior James Clary. Economics and Japanese senior Rose Fortner said she was concerned about people's lack of knowledge of the treatment workers suffer in countries like Indonesia, which is home to Nike subcontractors. "You can't artificially impose an opinion," she said. Students' views were split on who is responsible for ending the abuse that workers endure in sweatshops. Arguments for noninterference, interference from corporations or action taken by governments all conflicted. "It is hard for us to determine how much somebody should be paid in such a poor country when 40 percent are unemployed," Clary said on Indonesia. "I think it should be determined by their own market." Others agreed that the market will improve on its own and with time bettering working conditions. The United States's early working conditions during its Industrial Age was cited as an example of how conditions improve as the market strengthens. But some said it takes effort from the corporations to hasten the process. "The responsibility should be on the companies and their shareholders," said economics senior, Konrad Reynaud. However, according to a study by Co-Op America, a organization opposed to sweatshops, only 5.25 ONLY ON FAT TUESDAY STAFF PHOTO BY GILLIAN DICKER Three Mardi Gras horseback riders decide to take the Earhart exit off the Interstate-10 after the annual Mardi Gras day parades and festivities. See IRAQ, Page 2 See ISRAEL, Page 2 Sec ECONOMY, Page 2 dwfdwfwef Th« Maroon wfil not appear next week. Publication will resume March 28.
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