Let Freedom Reign!

by Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee, African Educational Committee of Connecticut
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
May/June 1984
Publisher: African Educational Committee of Connecticut , Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: DIVESTMENT BILL DIES • MOZAMBIQUE AND SOUTH AFRICA SIGN NKOMATI ACCORD • SOWETO DAY, JUNE 16TH, TO BE COMMEMORATED • The newsletter reports that, during the 1984 legislative session, the Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee proposed a bill to strengthen provisions of the 1982 divestment law; the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee allowed the bill to die in committee; the Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee's proposals were intended to clarify the "strategic products" clause of the 1982 law. The newsletter reports that companies in Connecticut's portfolio continue to sell computers used to produce arms in South Africa, perform military research and development, and monitor the movement of South Africa's population; also, General Motors and Ford continue to sell trucks and cars to the South African military and police. The newsletter says the bill added petroleum to the list of strategic products. The newsletter discusses the Reagan Administration's policy of "constructive engagement", Mozambique, South Africa, the West and the liberation movement. It also discusses the Nkomati Accord and reports that 250 adults and children are reported on their way north from Mozambique to Tanzania and Ethiopia. The newsletter says South Africa is in its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and loans and investments from the U.S. and Western European are helping key sectors of that economy. The newsletter discusses the Sullivan Principles and also mentions Treasurer Henry Parker. The newsletter discusses FRELIMO, African National Congress (ANC), United Democratic Front (UDF), Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), SWAPO, Southern African Development Coordination Conference, General Motors (GM), Ford Motor, and President Samora Machel.
Used by permission of former members of the Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee.
Collection: Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee (Peggy Buchanan collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections