A SHELL-FREE ZONE DECLARATION

by Center for South Africa Ministry
Pasadena, California, United States
Undated, 1988 or 1989?
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet issues seeking the creation of Shell-Free Zones as part of a campaign to boycott Shell Oil. This version was distributed in Pasadena, California; it was originally distributed nationally by the Shell Boycott Campaign. The leaflet says the government of South Africa, in defense of the policies of apartheid, has maintained a state of emergency since July 20, 1985, thereby increasing military and police actions in the black townships, has restricted the operation of democratic organizations working to end apartheid, and has denied the majority of South Africans their basic human rights. The leaflet says Royal Dutch/Shell, through its subsidiary, Shell South Africa, provides the South African police and military with fuel vital to their efforts to enforce apartheid. The leaflet mentions Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Reverend Allan Boesak, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections