ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 13, 1989
14 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: NAMIBIA • TAKE A SHOT A COMMUNISM IN SOUTH WEST AFRICA • HANS DREYER'S SLAVE FARM • SPECIAL DECLARATION ON NAMIBIA BY THE NINTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE MOVEMENT OF NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES • U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY ON NAMIBIA • PRESS STATEMENT OF THE AFRICAN SPIRITUAL CHURCHES ASSOCIATION (ASCA) ON BISHOPS ISAAC MOKOENA AND MZILIKAZI MASIYA, SANCTIONS, ELECTION, BANNINGS AND RESTRICTIONS • STATEMENT ON THE MOKOENA/MASIYA ISSUE • The newsletter says five months late and six weeks after the United National Secretary General sent a special legal envoy to Windhoek to deal with the recalcitrant South African Administrator General, an agreement on a law governing elections leading toward an independent Namibia was announce. The newsletter discusses Anton Lubowski; Gwen Lister, editor of The Namibian; David Smuts, director of the Legal Assistance Centre; and John Liebenberg. The newsletter discusses the South African Police, ARMSCOR and Koevoet. The newsletter includes TSAKANE STADIUM RALLY by the African Spiritual Churches Association (ASCA) that reports on the first rally of its nature in the history of the African Independent Churches (AIC) and says ASCA members refuse to be counted among those AIC which support the evil system of apartheid. The newsletter includes a report by Jim Cason that discusses U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Herman Cohen, UN Security Council resolution 435, SWAPO and UNTAG. The newsletter includes newspaper articles including: "SA's marcher and swimmers challenge police" by John Carlin, "Rampant riot police attack Pretoria blacks at random" by David Beresford, "U.S. Strategy on Angola Peace Talks Falter" by David B. Ottaway, "Angola peace plan appears doomed" by Karl Maier, and "What hope for peace in Angola?" by Tony Banks. The newspaper articles discuss protests in South Africa, Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB), and Angola including Jonas Savimbi, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Cuban troops, and FAPLA. The newsletter discusses the Defiance Campaign and asks people to send message of support to The Rev. Dr. Frank Chikane, General Secretary, South African Council of Churches; The Most Rev. Desmond Tutu; The Rev. Dr. Beyers Naude, Ecumenical Advise Bureau; the Mass Democratic Movement c/o COSATU; The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, Foundation for Peace & Justice; and the Human Rights Commission. The mailing asks people to send messages of condemnation to State President F. W. de Klerk and Ambassador Piet Koornhof. The mailing asks people to send messages urging condemnation to President George Bush and Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Herman J. Cohen.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Leon Spencer Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections