ACAS Bulletin

Special Issue: Progressive Africa Action for a New Century
(No. 57/58)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Spring/Summer 2000
61 pages
Contents: Introduction to the Special Issue, or a Brief Note on Issue Framing by Caleb Bush • Introduction to Progressive Africa Action Workshop Documents by William G. Martin • Plenary Session, Background Paper: Africa Action After Apartheid: Constituents or Activists? by William G. Martin • Plenary Session Discussion: More Attention to Africa but with what Politics? (Prepared from notes by Jim Cason and Caleb Bush) • Clinton in Africa (Discussion led by Salih Booker) • The National Summit in the U.S. (Discussion led by Meredeth Turshen) • Progressive Communities at Loggerheads (Discussion led by Imani Countess) • Toward a Virtual Coalition for Africa? (Discussion led by Jennifer Davis) • Progressive Africa Action: Constituents or Activists? (Discussion led by Bill Martin) • Summary of Discussion • Health, Drugs, and AIDS, Background Paper: Deconstructing the Health/AIDS/Drugs Debates by Charles Geshekter and Meredeth Turshen • Health, Drugs, and AIDS: Summary of Discussion (Prepared from notes by William G. Martin) • Trade, Aid, Debt, and Investment, Background Paper: African Trade Legislation: Progressive Alternatives for U.S.-Africa policy by Leon P. Spencer, Executive Director, Washington Office on Africa • Discussion Note on Debt Cancellation, Africa, and the Structural Adjustment Institutions by Robert Naiman, Marc Mealy, Jim Cason, and Bill Martin • Trade, Aid, Debt and Investment: Discussion Summary (Prepared from notes by Jim Cason and William G. Martin) • Humanitarian Intervention, Military Aid and Security Assistance by Jim Cason • Humanitarian Intervention: Summary of Discussion (Prepared from notes by Caleb Bush) • Plotting Top Ten Progressive Policies, Constituencies, and Activism: Reflections by Aleah Bacquie, Asma Abdel-Halim (Prepared from notes by Bill Martin and Caleb Bush) • Top Ten Progressive Priorities for the U.S. and Africa by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars • Scholars and Students of Africa Demand a New Trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal • Maternal-Fetal HIV Trials In Africa: Were the sponsors really concerned about Africa's children? by Yodit Bekele • After the National Summit on Africa: Exchanges: Introduction by William G. Martin • Where is the Dialogue in the National Summit on Africa? by Concerned Delegates to the National Summit • Activism: What Direction Now? by Jim Lobe and Jim Cason • Memorandum to Members of the Board of Directors, National Summit on Africa by Salih Booker • Letter from Michigan State Co-Chairs to Dr. Leonard Robinson and Herschelle Challenor, The National Summit on Africa by Rev. Mangedwa Nyathi, Salome Gebre-Egziabher and Iva Smith • Letter to the State Chairs, Co-Chairs, and State Delegation by Herschelle S. Challenor, Chair, Board of Directors and Leonard H. Robinson, Jr., President and CEO, National Summit on Africa • Response to Leonard Robinson and Herschelle Challenor by Jim Cason and Jim Lobe • The newsletter discusses the National Summit on Africa, the Progressive Africa Action Workshop, APIC (Africa Policy Information Center), the Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Campaign to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Jubilee 2000, the World Bank, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), 50 Years is Enough, the Africa Development Foundation, NGOs, the environmental movement, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s alternative to the Africa trade bill, the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), The Africa Fund, President Bill Clinton, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, WHO (World Health Organization), the Centers for Disease Control, tuberculosis (TB), health problems, measles, malnutrition, malaria, war-related violence and land mines, the multi-national pharmaceutical industry, AZT (Zidovudine), breast milk, infant formula, the AIDS Marshall Plan for Africa Act, Barbara Lee, SKB (SmithKline- Beecham), a bipartisan Caucus on African Trade and Investment, the Export-Import Bank, Sen. Russ Feingold, Structural Adjustment Programs, the Debt Relief and Poverty Reduction Act (HR 1095), the Congressional Black Caucus, TransAfrica, Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen, the Africa Trade Policy Working Group, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), the National Council of Churches (NCC), the Congressional Budget Office, the Cologne G-7 debt plans, Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs), Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF), debt cancelation, Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), the Africa Crisis Response Initiative, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), ECOMOG, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, the Great Lakes region, Salim Salim, Unita, CONOCO, Eastern Zaire, the death penalty, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the World Medical Association, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups,Dr. David Ho, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Dr. Edward Mbidded, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH), United Nations Program on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (UNAIDS), Dr. Phillip Nieburg, Helene Gayle, Dr. Varmus, Dr. Satcher, Dr. Lurie, Dr. Wolfe, the Public Citizens Health Research Group, Dr. Marcia Angell, Executive the New England Journal of Medicine, Tuskegee Two and Al Gore.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections