Southern Africa Solidarity

by International Socialist Organization
with Kent Worcester, Paul D'Amato, Adam Max, Barbara Winslow, Alex Callinicos
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
November 1978
16 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Introduction • Activity in the East • in the Mid West… • and West • Results & Prospects in S.A. • the capacity to understand, the willingness to fight • BLACK WORKERS UNDER APARTHEID • Two Documents • The newsletter discusses the escalating guerrilla in Zimbabwe, where thousands of whites are leaving the country each month. It reports that the trial of the Soweto 11, leaders of the 1976 uprising in Soweto, has created uproar in South Africa. In response to Ian Smith's visit to the United States, there were demonstrations in Los Angeles by 1,000 people, in New York City by 300 people, and in other cities, as well. At Brown University, 600 students publicly called for divestment and victory to the freedom fighters. The newsletter includes a review of “Southern Africa After Soweto” by Alex Callinicos and John Rogers. The newsletter says women in South Africa suffer under a double burden of racism and sexism. The newsletter discusses Tufts University; Columbia University; Stephen Biko; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Boston University; the Southern Africa Solidarity Committee; Hampshire College; Brown University; Princeton University; Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank; Control Data Corporation; Dartmouth University; the African National Congress (ANC); Ian Nel from the South African Embassy; Prexy Nesbitt; the Upper Valley Committee for a Free Southern Africa; the Brandeis Divest Committee; Tom Ranuga; University of California, Berkeley; Campuses United Against Apartheid (CUAA); Students for Equality & Racial Justice; University of Missouri; Congress of Afrikaaner Student's Organization; the South African Students Organization, Bantustans, pass laws; Trade Union Conference of South Africa (TUCSA); T.J. Makhaya; the Soweto Urban Bantu Council; Richard Maponya; Trade Union Conference on Southern Africa; the Carter administration; Zimbabwe Medical Drive; and SACTU (South African Congress of Trade Unions). 
Used by permission of members of the International Socialist Organization who worked on the newsletter.
Collection: Private collection of Malik Stan Reaves