A Luta Continua

by South Africa Catalyst Project
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, about February 1979
10 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter says this is the third issue of the national newsletter for the student anti-apartheid movement intended to improve communication among grass roots activists and provide news and information. The newsletter says it is necessary to begin discussing and planning for the National Week of Action April 4-11, which begins on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. The newsletter discusses the popular uprising in Iran against the Shah and notes that opponents vow to halt aid to South Africa and that almost 100% of South Africa’s crude oil imports come from Iran. It reports on a picket at Chase Manhattan and the struggle to change the name of Engelhard library. In April, Berkeley citizens will vote on an initiative sponsored by Students for Economic and Racial Justice, CAL PIRG, Berkeley Citizen Action and Stop Banking on Apartheid which would mandate the withdrawal of city funds from banks loaning to South Africa. The newsletter reports that the Associated Students Association at San Diego State University is withdrawing $1 million from Bank of America to protest its loans to South Africa. It also reports that St. Augustine by-the-sea Episcopal Church in Santa Monica condemned the South African-supervised elections held in Namibia and agreed to support the churches of Namibia, South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO), and the United Nations Secretary General. The newsletter reports that the Coalition for Positive Action in Seattle has been boycotting Safeway for carrying the Fairest Cape brand of whiting fish from South Africa and that the Committee to End Apartheid in Massachusetts recently won two victories against stores selling South African goods. It reports on the fight by South African boxer Kallie Knoetze and the campaign against the fight by ACCESS and ICARUS. The newsletter reports shareholder resolutions and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and on the play Homeland by Selaelo Maredi. It reports on the Student Committee Against Racism (SCAR) at the University of Vermont, the Coalition for Social Responsibility at Vassar College, the Hampshire Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa at Hampshire College, the Coalition Against Investments in South Africa at the University of Delaware, People for Southern African Freedom at the University of Oregon, and the Anti-Apartheid Coalition at Willamette University. Contents: First Report on Sullivan Principles • Steven Biko Fund • CAMPUS UPDATE • Boston College • Harvard • MSU Divestiture Stirs Corporations • STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK • STATE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA • VASSAR TEN DEFENSE BUILT SUPPORT • HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE • UC BERKELEY • UC DAVIS • UC SAN DIEGO • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY • CHURCH ACTIONS • Methodists Oppose Bank Loans • Namibian Elections Condemned • SAFEWAY BOYCOTT • BANK WITHDRAWALS GROW • CULTURAL BOYCOTT OF SOUTH AFRICA • IN THE COMMUNITY… • Springfield Merchants Targetted • Boston Krugerrand Picket • Protests Jab SA Heavyweight • International Day Protests Bank Loans • Krugerrand Sales Double • NEW RESOURCES • SEND US YOUR… • Churches Sponsor Resolutions • Resolutions on Southern Africa Filed with thirty organizations……. • “JUST DELIGHTFUL”- -Village Voice
This item was digitized by the Amistad Research Center, which made it available to the African Activist Archive
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Used by permission of former members of the South Africa Catalyst Project.
Collection: American Committee on Africa collection, Amistad Research Center