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Week Of Concern

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The war drags on. For the Indochinese people, the signing of the Paris Peace agreement in January, 1973 has been little more than a meaningless political gesture.

Tens of thousands of dissenters in South Vietnam are being jailed and tortured. The U.S. government is trying to force Vietnamese students in America to return to S. Vietnam where they will face imprisonment or execution by the Thieu regime. President Ford refuses to grant unconditional amnesty to war resisters; it is impossible for many Vietnam vets to find jobs.

To bring these issues to nation-wide attention, the United Campaign to End AID to Thieu and Lon Nol has declared a Week of Concern for September 29-October 6.

The main focus will be on the political prisoners in S. Vietnam and unconditional amnesty for exiled Americans.

In Ann Arbor the loca! chapter of the Indochina Peace Campaign (IPC) has organized a week of teach-ins, letter writing and a mass rally on Saturday October 5. Scheduled to speak at Rackham Auditorium (8:30 pm and free) are Daniel Ellsberg and Jane Fonda, who helped organize the local chapter while on a national tour last fall.

According to local IPC spokesman Joe Frankl, the program will be both "education and action oriented" and used to encourage a fresh wave of organizing against U.S. financial aid to Thieu and General Lon Nol's regime in Cambodia.

Teach-ins are being organized in regularly scheduled classes, and from 4 to 6:30 pm on Saturday a fund-raising cocktail party will be held at Dr. Ed Pierce's house - 1409 Beechwood. Admission will be on a graduated scale from $2.50 to $12.50, for more Information call IPC at 764-7548.

For more detailed information, consult the calendar on Page 20 or call IPC, 764-7548.

As a memorial to the women of Indochina who have fought and died in the struggle against imperialism, the SUN  presents the following Liberation News Service release on Nguyen Thi Dinh, a peasant woman and military leader.