Clinton St. Quarterly, Vol. 7 No. 4 | Winter 1985 (Seattle) /// Issue 14 of 24 /// Master# 62 of 73

VOL. 7, NO. 4 STAFF WINTER 1985 TABLE OF CONTENTS David Milholland Lenny Dee Editor on leave Jim Blashfield Associate Editors Peggy Lindquist Paul Loeb Michael Helm Design David Milholland Guest Designers Tim Braun Reed Darmon Stacey Fletcher Susan Gustavson Production Assistant Laura DiTrapani Cover Separations Sharon Niemczyk Ad Production Stacey Fletcher, Joyce Fletcher Laura Fletcher, Becky Chaney Rob Roy, Marcia Broyer Camerawork Laura DiTrapani Tim Braun Typesetting Archetype Harrison Typesetting, Inc. Lee Emmett, Marmilmar Ad Sales—Oregon Dru Duniway Sandy Wallsmith Ad Sales—Washington Judy Bevis Doug Milholland Development Suone Cotner, Dru Duniway Caby Anderson, Patti Trople Keith Scales, Marcia Caudill Proofreading Betty Smith Contributing Artists Tim Braun, Susan Cicotte Gregory Grenon, Susan Gustavson Jimmy Jet, Arnold Pander Henk Pander, Jacob Pander Isaac Shamsud-Din, Carl Smool Contributing Photographers Linda Novenski Photo Services Bill Bachhuber, Photo Art Printing Tualatin-Yamhill Press Thanks Linda Ballantine, Dan Baker John Bennett, Paul Diener Dennis Eichhorn, Bill Fletcher Linda Fox, Craig Karp, Gary Larson Tyra Lindquist, Theresa Marquez Melissa Marsland, Laurie McClain Enrico Martignoni, Kevin Mulligan Debra Turner, Ann Vrabel John Wanberg Traver-Sutton Gallery The Clinton 500 EDITORIAL ■ t /s easy to forget to count your blessings, what with the pressures of daily life, the economic insecurity and the doubts we all share about the future of humanity on the planet. It was thus a painful pleasure for me to meet and talk of the current situation in Bolivia with Lucila Mejia de Morales, head of the Federation of Peasant Women in that Andean country. Senora Mejia was here as a guest of the Council for Human Rights in Latin America to talk about the plight of her little-heard-from people. Bolivia is living under a State of National Emergency, produced by a reactions to the recently imposed austerity measures introduced by the government of President Victor Paz Estensorro. Dressed in the traditional garb of an Ayamara woman, with a long green skirt, a dark brown wrap-around woolen cape and a tall bowler hat, Sra. Mejia shared with me the current status of her people. “The whole country is in a desperate situation. Until recently most foods were kept at fair prices by the government. Now all those supports have been cut. More than 7,000 miners have been waging a hunger strike down in the mines since September 16, but the current government will not accept even a discussion with the working sector. Instead they put into effect a State of Siege, then a State of Emergency. You have to have a pass even to move around. And this was still in effect when I left Bolivia October 4th. “In Bolivia, all the working people, including campesinos (peasants) and government employees, are affiliated with the Central Obrero Boliviano (the Bolivian Worker’s League). And this group simply wants to open up a dialogue with the government. But they refuse to talk with us. Instead, we find our wages are frozen. A worker earns only $25-30 (U.S.) a month, and is lucky to find work at all. “The major problem we face is our external debt. It is causing hunger, misery and divorce. Even the largest factories are closed down, saying that they cannot buy raw materials. We the workers are paying, even though we’ve never had anything to do with a bank. We’ve fallen into debt without seeing any of the benefits. “The campesino lives on his luck alone. There is no technical assistance to help us diversify our crops. They have offered to help us create cooperatives, but always with ideas from outside our culture. And now the government wants to lend us money in dollars. But we won’t accept those loans. How could we ever repay such loans? In dollars? All we know is the peso. That’s how we would lose our land." The United States has long played the primary role in aiding (and exploiting) Bolivia. We are the primary market for most of her raw materials, including the cocaine which has itself produced dislocation in the country. “Another thing we’re being blamed for is cocaine. It’s true that coca leaf is sold here in the markets. Miners live on coca. Campesinos live on the coca leaf. Yet the government tells us we must abandon this custom. (ExDefense Minister) Luis Arce Gomez is a great trafficker in cocaine, but the government blames the coca producers instead. Ex-President Garcia Meza and his people had many cocaine factories. The money they have made has all gone out of the country in their pockets. “It’s all so strange because this is a rich country. Bolivia has great quantities of gold, silver and petroleum. But the money doesn’t reach the working people. Now everything is being cut off. We’re being made to pay for things we didn’t cause. What we want is peace, tranquility and bread, nothing more. We don’t want war nor confrontation. I’ve come to speak for the campesinos of my country, to tell you of our suffering.” Let us not forget those people as we go about our daily lives and as we celebrate the holidays. 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Daniel D e n n e tt....................... 4 Confessions of a Feminist Technologist Mimi Maduro............................ 8 Trade Wars vs. Techno-Education Fred Branfman interviews Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber 13 At The Water Wheel Jess Piper . . ............................. 18 Notes Toward Understanding the Death of Yoshiyuki Takada James Winchell.........................26 The Body Surfer John Sinclair........................... 20 Waging Peace Susan Cicotte........................... 28 Soviet Peace Groups Boeing Can It Be Converted? Melissa Laird with Dan McMillan......................... 36 Political-Economics for the Next Century Gar Alperovitz........................... 32 Ad Index.............................................35 Mister E. Pander Bros...............................25 The Clinton St. Quarterly is published in both Oregon and Washington editions by CSO—A Project of Out of the Ashes Press. Washington Address: 1520 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, (206),682 2404; Oregon address: P.O. Box 3588, Portland, OR 97208, (503) 222 6039. Unless otherwise noted, all contents copyright ®1985, Clinton St. Quarterly. political activity, or lack thereof, which allows this to continue. With this issue we celebrate the completion of seven years of existence. We thank you all for your support, past and future. May the holidays and the New Year be cheery and bright. Let’s keep each other warm through the darkest night. Seasons greetings. DM Clinton St. Quarterly