UAW Ammo

SOUTH AFRICA'S WORKERS FIGHTING TO END APARTHEID
(Vol. 23, No. 12)
by United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
January 1985
Publisher: United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
13 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Issue of UAW Ammo on apartheid and unions in South Africa. The newsletter says there has been a major resurgence of liberation activity in the last two years: the growth of an in the dependent black trade union movement and formation of two broad alliances to resist the South African government's new constitution which continues to deny the vote to the African majority. The newsletter includes a photograph of UAW President Owen Bieber being arrested outside the South African Embassy and an interview with John Gomomo. The newsletter discusses Phiroshaw Camay, Marc Stepp, Martin Luther King Jr., the Sharpeville Massacre, Soweto, VW (Volkswagen), Ford Motor Company, GM (General Motors), auto strikes, Nelson Mandela, the National Automobile and Allied Workers Union (NAAWU), FOSATU (Federation of South African Trade Unions), investment, the Sullivan Principles, bantustans, Mantha Kgantsi, Mogopa, the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Stephen P. Yokich, Ernest Lofton, Peter Pestillo, L. Lindsey Halstead, Jan Christian Smuts, the Nationalist Party, the Afrikaner elite, the Broederbond, the Ossew Brandwag (Ox-Wagon Brigade), landing rights of South African aircraft in the United States and Canada, the 1977 UN arms embargo, the sale or transfer of all nuclear technology to South Africa, the Krugerrand gold coin, the Carter and Reagan administrations, export controls, P.W. Botha, student groups, detained leaders, John Vorster Square, and Hitler and the Nazis. Contents: LOOKING TO DESTROY APARTHEID • SOUTH AFRICA IN TURMOIL • MY HOUSE WAS FIREBOMBED • A DISGRACE TO THE HUMAN RACE APARTHEID • VOTE DENIED TO 72% OF THE PEOPLE • FORCED RELOCATIONS • PASS LAWS RESTRICT FREE MOVEMENT • FAMILIES ARE SPLIT • A POLICE STATE • THE POWER OF SOUTH AFRICA'S WORKERS • UAW PRESSES FORD ON RIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICAN WORKERS • THE FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA • UAW BOARD URGES SANCTIONS • And now a word… • WHAT IT THEIR FUTURE?
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root