Stanford Against Apartheid What Can We Do?

by Will Masters, Stanford Coalition Against Apartheid
with Bill Cohn, Laurie Edelstein, Louis Edozien, Ed Gilliland, Warren L. Habib, Vladimir Matijasevic, Macodou N'daw, Robbie Perkins, Jenny Ruckelshaus, Vasavan Samuel, Mark Tompkins
Stanford, California, United States
April 1986
Publisher: Stanford Coalition Against Apartheid
16 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Apartheid is unique • What is Apartheid? • The Homelands •The Pass Laws • Political and Civil Rights • The Call For Divestment • The Role of U.S. Investments in Apartheid • The Effects of Divestment • Why Total Divestment? • Stanford's Investment Policy • What Stanford Holds in South Africa • The Cost of Divestment • What You Can Do • APPENDIX A: PARTIAL LIST OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY DIVESTMENTS • APPENDIX B: SOUTH AFRICA-RELATED STOCKS IN THE STANFORD PORTFOLIO (AS OF JANUARY 1988) • APPENDIX C: ORGANIZATIONS AND SUGGESTED READING • An information booklet by the Stanford Coalition Against Apartheid. The pamphlet says without pressure from students, faculty, staff, and other concerned members of the Stanford community, the Board of Trustees will not take divestment seriously. The pamphlet asks people to make a phone call, send a letter, or write a computer mail message to Warren Christopher, President, Stanford Board of Trustees; William Massy, Vice President for Business & Finance; Donald Kennedy. President, Stanford University; and Rodney Adams, Treasurer. The pamphlet encourages all registered students to vote on the divestment referendum in the ASSU election next week (April 15 & 16). The pamphlet includes quotes by O.R. Tambo, President of the African National Congress (ANC); J.B. Vorster, former Prime Minister of South Africa; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Bishop Desmond Tutu. The pamphlet discusses the South African Natives Land Acts of 1913 and 1936, Gatsha Buthelezi of KwaZulu, Lennox Sebe of the Ciskei, the Bantu (Urban Areas) Act of 1923, bantustans, Nelson Mandela, Chief Luthuli, the Internal Security Act, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the United Democratic Front (UDF), the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Rev. Allan Boesak, electronics, IBM, Control Data, Burroughs, NCR, petroleum, oil, Mobil, Caltex (a joint venture of Texaco and Standard Oil of California), the Official Secrets Act, the National Supplies Procurement Act, motor vehicles, Ford, GM (General Motors), Chrysler, the National Key Points Act, U.S. and other foreign banks, Timken, Kimberley Clark, the Sullivan Principles, Hewlett-Packard, Newmont Mining, O'okiep Copper Company, the Transkei, Stanford Out of South Africa (SOSA), Stanford African Students' Association (SASA), the Black Student Union (BSU), the American Committee on Africa/The Africa Fund, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), TransAfrica, the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, and the Washington Office on Africa. 
Used by permission of Will Masters, author and a former member of the Stanford Coalition Against Apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root