THE SEATTLE COALITION IN SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN RESISTANCE

by Seattle Coalition in Solidarity with Black South African Resistance
Seattle, Washington, United States
September 21, 1984
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release calling for the City of Seattle to end all ties with South Africa. The press release says as a witness to the brutal suppression of recent uprisings in South Africa, the Seattle Coalition in Solidarity with Black South African Resistance is gathering to picket the Hillside Drive residence of Mr. J. F. Swing, delegated South African Consul; the demonstration marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Steve Biko, Black Leader and organizer of the “Black Consciousness Movement” South Africa, who was murdered in detention on September 12, 1977; over the past few months, over fifty persons have been killed, and scores wounded. The press release says the Seattle Coalition in Solidarity with Black South African Resistance demands that the City of Seattle take steps to close down the business of this consulate acting on behalf of the outlaw regime of apartheid and genocide; that the City of Seattle adopt legislation similar to legislation adopted by other cities in the nation which would uphold internationally recognized economic sanctions against South Africa, including: the banning of gold "Krugerrands" sales and liquor and other food products in local outlets, end the promotion of tourism, and complete divestment by corporate, universities and banking interests in the City of Seattle.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections