THE FIRST ISSUE

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLES OF AFRICA
(Number 10)
by Students for a Democratic Society
with Bruce Dancis (editor), Agostinho Neto, Basil Davidson, Terry Cannon, G.D. Comstock, Glyn Hughes, Tony Fels, Al McSurley, Jack Woddis, Ellie Dorsey, Tricontinental Bulletin, John Sabin, Ita Jones, Liberation News Service
Ithaca, New York, United States
February 1969
54 pages
Contents: Farewell at the Moment of Parting • Africa 1969 • The Revolt of "Portuguese" Guinea • America, Unfree, Will Never Be At Peace • A South African Family • Social Realist Art in a Revolutionary Society • Portugal's Colonies • The United States and Portugal • First Issue Songbook: We Have Fed You All For A Thousand Years • FRELIMO and The Mozambique War of Liberation • International Monetary Crisis • Progress on the Housing Issue • Letter from President Perkins and Cornell SDS • The Ithaca Tenants Union • The Billion Dollar Coalfield • Angolan Revolution • Here, There, And Down on the Ground • The Grub Bag Cooking Column • SDS Member Busted • The newsletter says THE FIRST ISSUE is published irregularly in Ithaca, New York at The Office and the Glad Day Press. The newsletter says potentially rich colonies of Angola and Mozambique serve the traditional colonial function of providing the mother country with raw materials, external markets, and, because of their wealth, foreign exchange. The newsletter includes a chart Coups in Africa 1963 – 1967. The newsletter discusses Napalm, Tran Hoai-Nam, the National Front for Liberation of South Vietnam, NATO, Amilcar Cabral, PAIGC (Partido Africano pela Independencia da Guine e Cabo Verde), the Oakland 7, apartheid, Sukhthi Khan, Asaf Khan, political arrests, secret police, the Special Branch, banning orders, the banned South African Communist Party, Robben Island, land policy and use, labor, the economy, education, military aid to Portugal, Lyman Lemnitzer, petroleum, coal, steel, the Azores, the U.S. Military Assistance Program, Douglas B-26 Invader Bombers, aircraft, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), loans, the Interamerican Capital Corporation of New York, the Export-Import Bank, Companhia Minero de Lobito e Sociedade Mineira do Lombige, diesel locomotives, Bank of America, the Cabora Bassa hydroelectric dam project, Dillon Read and Company, investment, Allis Chalmers, General Tire and Rubber Company, Standard Electric, Pfizer Laboratories, Singer Sewing Machines, Anglo-American Corporation, the Angola Diamond Company (DIAMANG), oil companies, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company, Diversa of Dallas, Mobil Oil, Texaco, the Mozambique Gulf Oil Company, Gulf Oil, Pan American International Oil Company, Hunt International Petroleum Company, Sunray Mozambique Oil Company, Clark Mozambique Oil Company, Skelley Mozambique Oil Company, Caltex, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Esso Exploration, James Perkins, the International Basic Economy Corporation (IBEC), Robert Purcell, Walker Cisler, Fruehauf Corporation, Burroughs Corporation, Birny Mason, Jr., Union Carbide Corporation, W.D.P. Carey, Tenneco Angola, U.S. imperialism, Chemical Bank, the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the Mozambican African National Union (MANU), Uniao Democratica Nacional de Mocambique (UDENAMO), Uniao Nacional Mocambicana de Independencia (UNAMI), Dr. Eduardo Mondlane, guerrilla war, the Mozambique Institute, PIDES, Joanina Mbawa, the UN Special Committee for Decolonization, the National Liberation Front (FLN), the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Amilcar Cabral, Stanleyville, Pierre Ngendandumwe, Oginga Odinga, Achieng Oneko, Bildad Kaggia, President Nyerere, Hastings Banda, Dr. Obote, President Nkrumah, Tshombe, Mobutu, colonial rule, Col. A.A. Afrifa, the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the fascist Oliveira Salazar Government, Paulo Dias de Movais, Ngola Kiluange, Ginga Mbandi, King Mandume, Dar es Salaam, the Berlin Conference, the Angolan Party of United Struggle (PLUA), the Movement for Angolan Independence (MIA), coffee, sisal, maize, cotton, sugar, iron ore, economic development, mining, and export earnings.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root