Proposal for "Two Weeks of Nation Anti-Apartheid Action in Support of Southern African Liberation Movements"

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, Fall 1981
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Proposal for two weeks of action from March 21 (anniversary of Sharpeville Massacre) to April 4, 1982 (anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination). The proposal, made by the American Committee on Africa, was adopted by participants from 50 campuses in 20 states at the October 3-4 National Student Anti-Apartheid Strategy Conference held at Hunter College. The liberation movements helped mobilize for the event and participated actively. The proposal included the following program: l) Support the liberation movements of Southern Africa and call for immediate independence of Namibia. 2) a) Demand withdrawal of U.S. corporations from South Africa and Namibia and an end to all banks loans. Build support for mandatory United Nations sanctions against South Africa, particularly an oil embargo. b) Demand an end to all U.S. academic, cultural, and sporting ties to South Africa. 3) Oppose the Reagan Administration's increasing collaboration with South Africa and its effort to repeal the Clark Amendment on Angola. 4) a) Stress the links between U.S. support of racism in South Africa and racism in this country. b) Stress the positive connection between the struggles for liberation in Southern Africa and against racism in the U.S. Highlight the history of government repression of anti-racist forces in the U.S. Plan events that link commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with support for African liberation.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections