‘A Huge Disruption’: Students Testing Positive for COVID-19 Report Confusing HUHS Communication
Local Businesses Fight for Revival of Harvard Square, Gear Up for Winter
DSO Staff Reflect on Fall Semester’s Successes, Planned Improvements for Spring
At Least Five GSAS Departments To Admit No Graduate Students Next Year
UC Passes Legislation to Increase Transparency of Community Council, HUPD
Western governments should press the Soviet Union to respond to President Carter's human rights declaration while they continue to open up trade relations. Leonid Plyushch, a Ukrainian mathematician and Soviet dissident, told an overflow crowd at Boylston Hall Auditorium last night.
"The opportunity for a political, economic and social coming-together, without adherence to human rights, is worth nothing," he said through an interpreter.
Plyushch, who was arrested and confined to a Soviet mental institution in 1973, was scheduled to speak on "Psychiatry as a Tool of Soviet Political Oppression." He confined most of his remarks, however, to a discussion of the efforts of Soviet dissident groups to pressure their government to adhere to the human rights provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accord.
Plyushch added that the present Soviet government is actually a conservative state-capitalist system. "Stalin, having destroyed all his ideological opponents, destroyed socialism," he said.
Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.