SWAAN Call

(Number Four)
by State-Wide Anti-Apartheid Networks, American Friends Service Committee
with Randolph Carter, Gretchen Smith, Ann Takekawa, Berta Gaulke, Marian Bock, Darian Shaw, Tyree Scott, Robin Lindley, Africa News
Seattle, Washington, United States
December 1986/January 1987
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee, State-Wide Anti-Apartheid Networks
10 pages
Contents: Machel's Death Hits Mozambique • MACHEL'S STRUGGLE FOR AN INDEPENDENT MOZAMBIQUE • CHISSANO ELECTED PRESIDENT • WAYS WE CAN GET INVOLVED • SHAM DIVESTMENT: A NEW PHASE IN RESISTANCE TO ECONOMIC DISENGAGEMENT • SANCTIONS THE TIME FOR STATE DIVESTMENT IS NOW • KODAK'S WITHDRAWAL FROM SOUTH AFRICA • S.W.A.A.N. NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! • Updates • CAMPUS NEWS • DEC 1986 Freedom Calendar • JANUARY 1987 Freedom Calendar • The newsletter includes an excerpt from a poem by Samora Machel to his wife Josina Machel after her death in 1971 and an interview with Tandi Gcabashe, national coordinator for the Coca-Cola divestment campaign, about the so-called "divestment" of Coca-Cola and other corporations. It also reports that, according to the Detainees Parents' Support Committee (DPSC), about 22,000 people have been detained since the Emergency was declared and at least 81 people have died while being held in detention or police custody for their political activities. The Department of Home Affairs reports that 622 of the 1,278 books and publications submitted for banning were considered prejudicial to state security. The newsletter discusses the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, Kamuzu Hasting Banda, Kenneth Kaunda, Jose Eduardo dos Santo, Mobutu Sese Seko, Zaire, UNITA, Joaquim Chissano, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO), IBM, economic disengagement, Winnie Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC), Bishop Desmond Tutu, Elijah Barayi, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rainbow Coalition, the National Council of Churches, AFSCME, foreign investment Barclay's Bank, GM (General Motors), Students Against Apartheid at the University of Washington, Gonzaga University, Seattle University Students Against Apartheid, Whitman College, Damani Johnson, the Butte Community Union Peace Education Taskforce, North Idaho College, Toni Stewart, the Colville Peace and Justice Commission, Mt. Gilead Church, Bryan Dorsey, Peace & Justice Action League, the Spokane Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, Henry Kaska, John Montgomery, Mothers Against Apartheid, Constance Muwwakil, the State of Emergency, the Call-To-Conscience network, and the South African Consulate.
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections