Namibia Newsletter

by National Namibia Concerns
with Solveig Kjeseth, Namibia Communications Centre
Denver, Colorado, United States
November 1986
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Language: English
Contents: BURCHFIELDS BEGIN NEW CHAPTER IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST APARTHEID • HAPPENING . . . • INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON NAMIBIA GATHERS ADVOCATES • AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH LAUNCHES FREE NAMIBIA EMPHASIS The newsletter includes a quote by Dr. Zephania Kameeta, Evangelical Lutheran Church in SWA. The newsletter reports while the deportation order has removed the Burchfield family from South Africa, their hearts remain in Capetown, with the courageous people they had come to love; Susan and Red are living temporarily in Seattle while they sort out the dramatic change in their lives. The newsletter says the successful vote on sanctions, and the announcements by General Motors, IBM, and Honeywell that they are withdrawing from South Africa demonstrate the breadth of the feeling against apartheid; these actions indicate our voices are being heard, that you people in the Namibia network and the other anti-apartheid groups did carry out your tasks; Congress people and corporate headquarters have been forced to recognize that the American people do not want to be seen as supporters of apartheid. The newsletter reports nearly sixty people, representing forty anti-apartheid groups from twenty countries met in Stockholm from October 15-19th; with support from the U.N. Council for Namibia, and a major grant from the government of Sweden, the meeting was organized by the Swedish "Isolate South Africa Committee (ISAK)". The newsletter discusses June Esau, torture, detention, Samora Machel, UNITA, RENAMO (Mozambique National Resistance), Bill Johnston of Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa (ESCA), SWAPO, Katutura, Holy Shepherd Lutheran in Denver, the Free Namibia Emphasis, ALC (American Lutheran Church), Lise Faillettaz, Gabriel and Fredrika Uahengo, LCA (Lutheran Church in America), St. Olaf College, Pastor Martin Nelumbu, Pastor Shekutaamba Nambala, Dr. Nickey Iyambo, UN Resolution 435, Namibia Decree No.1, the arms embargo against South Africa, the oil embargo, Shell Oil, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa (ECSA), TransAfrica, Elizabeth Landis, Professor Herman Diers of Wartburg College, sanctions, the divestment movement, and Abisai Shejavali.
Used by permission of former members of National Namibia Concerns.
Collection: Kenneth K. Martin Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections