STOP BANKING ON RACISM: FREE THE PRISONERS

by Clergy and Laity Concerned
New York, New York, United States
Undated, 1977?
3 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Brochure issued as part of a campaign against bank loans to South Africa. The brochure says since the Soweto uprising beginning June 16, 1976, over 1000 people have been killed by the police, while U.S. banks were lending the South African government $2.2 billion. The Christian Institute of South Africa, an organization of church people critical of the repressive regime, estimates that over 5000 people were imprisoned for political reasons in 1976. The brochure asks people to close their account with any listed bank, inform CALC of your action, and picket at one of the banks. The brochure asks people to organize a group at their church or synagogue to adopt a prisoner and work for his/ her release and to participate in the bank campaign. The brochure discusses Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover, Morgan Guaranty, Chase Manhattan, Bank of America, First National Bank of Chicago, Continental of Illinois, First National Bank of Boston , Sotomela Ndukwana, Voyo Jack, Goodwin Mda, Phumelele Sijani, Ngcola Hempe, the South African Students Movement (SASM), Black Consciousness, the Terrorism Act, Sathasivan Cooper, the South African Students Organization (SASO), Black People's Convention (BPC), Walter Sisulu, Robben Island, Nelson Mandela, Elias Motsoaledi, Andrew Mlangeni, Albertina Sisulu, David Rabkin, Jeremy Cronin, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). • WHAT YOU CAN DO • BANKS • PRISONERS
Used by permission of former members of Clergy and Laity Concerned.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections