by Southern Africa Support Project
Washington, DC, United States
March 1985
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: UPRISINGS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA • WHY SOUTH AFRICA MUST BE FREE…. • U.S. AND THIRD WORLD STRUGGLES ARE LINKED • EMBASSY DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE • U.S. NUCLEAR TIES WITH SOUTH AFRICA • UNITY COLLECTIVE FORUM ON SOUTH AFRICA • SOUTHERN AFRICA WEEK 1985 • WHY CARE ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA • WHAT YOU CAN DO? • WHAT IS SASP? • The newsletter reports that, during the first two months of 1985, 8lack opponents of white minority rule in South Africa continued to be killed by police and army forces. Nearly 50 murders have been committed already this year by the South African government. In mid-February, South African police made pre-dawn raids on the homes of over 70 members of the United Democratic Front (UDF), the largest political opposition organization operating above ground inside the country, as well as homes of prominent labor leaders from militant Black unions; many people were detained and several were charged with "high treason." The newsletter mentions Albertina Sisulu, the South African Allied Workers Union (SAAWU), Thozamile Gqweta, bannings, Crossroads squatter camp near Cape Town, massacred, the Free South Africa Movement, anti-apartheid demonstrations near the South African embassy in Washington, D.C., Damu Smith, the Parklands Community Center, youth, the Spring Mobilization for Jobs, Peace and Justice, U.S. intervention in Central America, Black unionists, the Southern Organizing Committee Education and Social Justice, the Reagan Administration, Allis Chalmers, South Africa's first nuclear reactor, uranium, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Commerce Department, export licenses for sophisticated computer and high-tech equipment, the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), Trans Africa (TransAfrica), material aid, the white minority regime, the struggle for self-determination, forced removal, divestment, the Council of Unions of South Africa (CUSA), Phiroshaw Camay, the Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU), Chris Dlamini, and U.S. companies operating in bantustans. 
Used by permission of former members of the Southern Africa Support Project.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections