ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with Resister, Ad Hoc Committee to Oppose Apartheid in U.S. Tennis
New York, New York, United States
August 22, 1987
10 pages
The newsletter says the four-week-old strike by the Mineworkers Union of Namibia against Tsumeb Corporation, Ltd - Namibia's chief base metals producer - is at a particularly tense stage; TCL is supported by an array of South African police, including the notorious terror brigade, Koevoet; TCL is controlled by Gold Fields South Africa; Newmont Mining Corporation of New York owns one third of TCL, and it and GFSA and the British Consolidated Gold Fields are entwined in interlocking directorates; TCL has the reputation of being the worst large employer in Namibia. The newsletter includes an article "GOLDFIELDS SECURITY COMPANY- A PRIVATE ARMY" reprinted from the magazine Resister. The newsletter includes a copy of a letter to Gordon Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Newmont Mining Corporation from Owen Bieber, President, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The newsletter includes reprints of newspaper articles including "Gold mine bars black bosses" by Martin Bailey, "The war in the shadows" by Patrick Laurence, "The mystery of 'Comrade September'", "ANC expects hit-squad tactics to spread" by Howard Barrell, and "'Forward to national women's unity'". The newsletter includes a copy of a leaflet Close U.S. Open To Apartheid! Demonstrate Against Apartheid In New York by the Ad Hoc Committee to Oppose Apartheid in U.S Tennis advertising demonstrations on September 1, 5 and 13 at Flushing Meadows Park Tennis Stadium. The newsletter discusses/includes information on the National Union of Mineworkers, Rev Hendrik Witbooi, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Daniel Tjongarero, the Council of Churches in Namibia; Nico Bessinger. Anton Lubowski, the National Union of Namibian Workers; John Pandeni, the Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union, the Terrorism Act, Ben Uulenga, Gordon R. Parker, Chester Crocker, Bishop H. A. Belin, Rev. Ishmael Goagoseb, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Council of Churches in Namibia, SADF (South Africa Defence Force), the National Keypoints Act, Pritchards Security Service, Lt. General Viljoen, the Pelindaba nuclear installation, the Mine Security Force, Cyril Ramaphosa, the African National Congress (ANC), Cassius Make, Paul Dikeledi, Frank Larson, John Larson, Solly Smith, Joe Gqabi, John Nkadimeng, the South African Congress of Trade Unions (COSATU), Nat Serache, Chirs Hani, Umkhonto we Sizwe, Jeanette Schoon, Ruth First, Joe Slovo, Daniel Schneider, Corrine Bischoff, Foreign Minister Pik Botha, Desmond Tutu, the Get Ahead Foundation, Michael Fuller-Good, Ebrahim Ismael Ebrahim, Thomas Shongwe, Sheila Moipone Nyanda, the Federation of Transvaal Women (Fedtraw), the Nation Organization of Women (Now), the United Women's Congress (UWCO), the United Democratic Front (UDF), the Women's Congress (WC), and Pauline Mbunye. Contents: Namibia MASSIVE CRACKDOWN BY SOUTH AFRICAN OCCUPATION FORCES & CORPORATIONS • FOR SPECIAL ATTENTION • NAMIBIA ATROCITIES MOUNT TORTURE CONTINUES
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root