(No. 12)
by Boycott Shell Campaign
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, Summer or Fall 1988?
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Australia, France, United Kingdom
Language: English
The newsletter reports despite an all-out lobbying effort by Shell Oil Co., the U.S. House of Representatives on August 11 passed a bill that would prohibit the company from obtaining leases for federal oil, coal, and gas as long as any Royal Dutch/Shell subsidiary does business with South Africa. The newsletter asks people to contact their Senators and urge them to support S. 2378 as passed by the House of Representatives. The newsletter reports Shell UK has admitted to the London Observer that a shipment of its oil reached South Africa in violation of sanctions established by the British Commonwealth. The newsletter discusses the National Labor Boycott Shell Committee, Richard Trumka of the Mine Workers, Owen Bieber of the Auto Workers, WBCN, anti-apartheid legislation, Roger Clemens, Massachusetts Secretary of State Michael Connolly, the Boston City Council, deejay Charles Laquidara, Roger Lyons, National Association of Black County Officials, Shell spokesman R.W. Tookey, Rev. Cecil Murray, the American Baptist Churches, United Church of Christ, Methodist Church, Progressive National Baptist Convention, the Unitarians, the United Mine Workers, Greg Funk, and Rep. Bob Wise. The newsletter includes a photograph of representatives of AFSCME, the Communications Workers, Mine Workers, and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists picketed a Washington speech by John Bookout, then chief of Shell Oil. The newsletter quotes Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox and an excerpt from an article in the South African newspaper, The Citizen,. It also includes a quote by John R. Wilson, chairman, Shell South Africa, in an interview in Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf. Contents: House Passes Bill To Force Shell Out Of South Africa • Spreading The News • Boycott Featured on Boston's Top Radio Station • Shell Admits Oil Reaches South Africa • Shell Illegally Kept Out Stockholders • County Officials Call For Action On Shell • National Council of Churches, Baptists Back Boycott • Shell Warns On U.S. Sanctions Bill • Station Owner Changes Brands • SHELL BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN MATERIALS
Used by permission of the United Mine Workers of America.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections