Anti-Apartheid Action

(No. 6)
by Bay Area Free South Africa Movement
with Heinz Klug, Ty de Pass (editor), Phil Gardiner (editor)
Oakland, California, United States
April-May 1986
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: "Popular Power" Un-Bans ANC • Editorial: Angola, Nicaragua and the Reagan Doctrine • BAFSAM Fuels SHELL Boycott • SWAPO: 26 Years of Struggle • The newsletter says the eight-month state of emergency in South Africa has been an utter failure; marshall law unleased unlimited police violence to make South Africa safe for continued white minority rule; instead, the struggle has escalated and the United Democratic Front (UDF) has shown it ability to sustain the momentum of the mass upsurge in the black townships. The newsletter says the African National Congress (ANC) is universally recognized as the leading force in the movement for liberation; the people have un-banned the ANC, and even white South African business leaders are trekking to the ANC's headquarters to meet with Oliver Tambo. The newsletter reports that, in January, 1986, the AFL-CIO, the United Mineworkers of America, and the Free South Africa Movement initiated the nationwide consumer boycott of Shell. The newsletter quotes Hidipo Hamutenya. It also includes an advertisement for James Madhlope Phillips in concert "A Tribute to Winnie and Nelson Mandela" at the University of California, Berkeley to benefit Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College, Tanzania. The newsletter includes an advertisement for "ISRAEL and SOUTH AFRICA: THE APARTHEID CONNECTION?", a joint speaking tour featuring the African National Congress and the November 29th Committee for Palestine. The newsletter discusses Jonas Savimbi, UNITA, Jack Kemp, Chester Crocker, the San Francisco Anti-Apartheid Committee, the Shell Oil Company, the International Conference of Free Trade Unions, the National Union of Mineworkers, the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), the Detainees Parents’ Support Committee (DPSC), Oliver Tambo, President Reagan, Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert, P.W. Botha, and the Botha regime.
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections