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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 20. Thursday, September 7, 1950

Study Repaid

Study Repaid

New Zealand students might do well to study the report of the French N.U.S. which is conducting vigorous campaigns against the French colonial war in Viet-Nam and is demanding for all students at least the salary paid to people in factories who are the same age. This Union is, in fact, working for the aims of I.U.S. It is only in such cases that it is reasonable to criticise the work of I.U.S. because otherwise the question: what are you doing at home? is unanswerable.

Those who claim to support the Constitution of I.U.S. but, who oppose most of its work because they say it goes beyond the needs of students as such, are ignoring two' sentences of the Constitution which they claim to support. I quote—

"(f) To give support to all governments and social organisations which strive for peace and security."

"(k) To assist the students of colonial and dependent countries to attain their full social economic and educational development: to this end, to render to the students and peoples of these countries all possible assistance in their struggle for freedom and independence."

Can anyone claim that they support these claims without also supporting the Stockholm Appeal, and the liberation movements of Asia, Africa and Central America?

Alec McLeod.