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, 1,000 people demonstrated in Los Angeles and 300 demonstrated in New York City, with demonstrations in other cities, as well. The newsletter reports 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 at Brandeis University; Tom Ranuga; Berkeley; Campuses United Against Apartheid (CUAA); Students for Equality & Racial Justice; the University of Missouri; the Congress of Afrikaaner Student's Organization; the South African Students Organization, Bantustans, pass laws; the Trade Union Conference of South Africa; T.J. Makhaya; the Soweto Urban Bantu Council; Richard Maponya; the Trade Union Conference on Southern Africa; the Carter administration; the 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