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Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol 40 No. 11. May 23 1977


SRC image showing raised hands

S.R.C. opened on time as usual at 12.30 p.m. After reminding the meeting that agendas and minutes of the infamous 'Capping S.R.C.' were available and watching the resultant scrum, Lindy Cassidy flew through the agenda and on to Matters Arising which is when things really got going.

It was moved by Bruce Robinson "That VUWSA rescind all previous Middle East policy and (a) Endorse NZUSA motion 123 and also (b) That VUWSA support the claim of the Palestine Liberation Organisation to be the legitimate national authority of the Palestine people and:(c) Support the establishment of a democratic secular state in the whole of the Palestine area.'

This had somehow been passed at the Capping SRC and he now moved that it be recommitted for discussion. He also made the observation that "he had a strange feeling some might disagree with it." What a bright boy - let's give him a chocolate fish — because the debate was very hot, ranging from the extremely emotive (e.g. P.L.O. hijack, kidnap, murder, extort funds) to the extremely cool (e.g. 6,000,000 Jews killed in 1940 have fuck all to do with the people here) and at times degenerating into name-slinging matches between the pro-P.L.O. and the pro-Zionist.