M.A.C.S.A. News

(Number 31)
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
October 1973
8 pages
The newsletter advertises a showing of the film "A Luta Continua" on Mozambique. The newsletter reports that Guinea-Bissau has been declared independent from Portugal, and it was immediately recognized by the Republic of Guinea and Algeria. Within days, other countries recognized or endorsed the action, including Tanzania, Chad, Libya, Somalia, Upper Volta, Mauritania, Madagascar, Ghana, The Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, Syria, and Yugoslavia. The article on Zimbabwe reports that sanctions against the Smith regime are beginning to have an effect, tourism and emigration to Rhodesia are down, and rural people are becoming increasingly militant. The newsletter reports that FRELIMO has extended its operations into central and southern Mozambique, seeking to disrupt the Cabora Bassa dam scheme. The newsletter says MACSA's Fund Raising Committee, chaired by Wandile Kuse, is seeking support for the African peoples of Zimbabwe. people are urged to send letters to members of Congress to support bills to reinstate U.S. sanctions against Rhodesia; in the House of Representatives, H.R. 8005 has been introduced by 110 members, including Aspin, Kastenmeier, Obey and Reuss; Senate Bill S 1868 was introduced by Humphrey with co-sponsorship by Nelson, McGovern, Kennedy, Muskie, Ribicoff, Stevenson, McGee, Brook, Bayh, Eagleton, Hartke, Hatfield, Hughes and others. The newsletter discusses Oliver Tambo, the African National Congress (ANC), the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC), NATO, Luis Cabral, Amilcar Cabral, Francisco Mendes, Joao Bernardo Vieira, Aristides Pereira, Joao Bernardo Viera, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the United Nation General Assembly, the UN Decolonization Committee, ZANU, FROLIZI (Front for the Liberation of Zimbabwe), ZAPU, Herbert Chitepo, the Byrd Amendment, Cheryl Birtha, and the Open Centers Committee. Contents: MACSA CALENDAR • SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11TH MACSA GENERAL MEETING • GUINEA/BISSAU DECLARES INDEPENDENCE FROM PORTUGAL • MACSA FUND DRIVE FOR ZIMBABWE- FIRST SEMESTER GOAL SUPPORT THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN ZIMBABWE • THE RHODESIAN STALEMATE SLIPS OFF BALANCE • U.S. Importation of Rhodesian Chrome • MACSA SUPPORTS OPEN CENTERS COMMITTEE • SUBSCRIPTION AND CONTRIBUTION FORM
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers