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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 12. 5 August 1970

a question of Survival

a question of Survival

"The main question concerning the Vietnamese now is survival."

This statement was made by Rev. Don Borrie at a recent discussion on Vietnamese attitudes to the Vietnam War.

"A soldier I talked to said that only 10% of the army were hawks," he said. "Many would be in one army or the other, depending on their assessment of the chances of staying alive."

The discussion followed a resume of student protest in Vietnam given by Tim Dyce who, with Don Borrie, has just returned from a week in Saigon.

The question of freedom of speech was also discussed. "The impression we got is that freedom of speech is allowed', but as soon as peace is put into practical political action it is sliced up."