ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 6, 1985
10 pages
The newsletter reports tomorrow the 'Troops Out Of The Townships' campaign launched three weeks ago by the South African END CONSCRIPTION CAMPAIGN culminates with an all-day fast by members and supporters of the ECC; people have been fasting in churches and at homes throughout the three-week period; the aim is the withdrawal of conscript South African soldiers from African residential areas - 'their presence is an effective declaration of war on the township residents'. The mailing says the ECC speaks for those young white men - all of whom are subject to military call-up in the South African Defence Force (SADF) - who reject the militarization of their society and Pretoria's illegal occupation of Namibia and wars of aggression against neighboring states, including Angola where South African units are attempting to shore up UNITA. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles and opinion pieces including: "Protest at army draft" by Allister Sparks, "High Stakes In Angola" by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, "Bill asks $27 million to aid Angola rebels" by Bob Robinson, "GOP lawmakers boost aid for Angola rebels" by Charles Wheeler, "A paradise laid waste by war" by Victoria Brittan, "RULE BY WHIP, GUN AND FIRE" by Tom McGurk, "Police enemies are under 16", "Denis Herbstein questions the reluctance cut Pretoria's lifelines", "South Africa: A Time for Patriotism" by Gavin W.H. Relly, "South African Protagonists Invoke Christianity" by Allister Sparks, and "On patrol with South Africa's peace-keepers" by a national serviceman who has been with the South African Defence Force on township duty for the past four months. The newsletter discusses the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Laurence Nathan, Jehovah’s Witnesses, conscientious objection, imprisonment, European parliamentarians, Jonas Savimbi, Rep. Claude Pepper, FAPLA, President Reagan, military supplies, Zaire, the Clark Amendment, Ismael Gaspar-Martins, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), covert aid, Sen. Steven D. Symms, Jamba, Cuban forces, Frank Calzon, the Cuban American National Foundation, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Congress, the Soviet Union, SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative), Paulo George, the forthcoming Second Party Congress, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, Defence Minister Colonel Pedro Maria Tonha, Colonel Antonio Frances N’Dalu, Colonel Ike Carreira, Cunene, Luanda, diamonds, the Benguela railway, Amilcar Freira, radio equipment, Black Sash, the Civil Rights Association, Louis Le Grange, black policemen, the Riot Police, schoolchildren, Catholic Archbishop of Durban Rev. Denis Hurley, P.W. Botha, Molly Blackburn, Di Bishop, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Emergency Legislation, townships, Emergency Detainees, economic sanctions, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, Nelson Mandela, Helen Suzman, the Progressive Federal Party (PFP), De Beers, Harry Oppenheimer, the United Kingdom South Africa Trade Association (Uksata), the Southern Africa Development Coordinating Conference (SADCC), King Moshoeshoe, Dr. Witness Mangwende, disinvestment, Joaquim Chissano, the Organization for Economic Development and Development (OECD), the African National Congress (ANC), Chief Albert Luthuli, Anglo-American Corporation, the National Party, President Kaunda of Zambia, business and newspaper men, theology of liberation, Carel Boshoff, Desmond Tutu, the Afrikaner National Party, the Dutch Reformed Church, Daniel Malan, the Conservative Party, Oliver Tambo, Rev. Dudley Moore, the Kairos document, the Vaal Ministers Solidarity Committee, Afrikaner Broederbond, Allen Boesak, Soweto township, Joffel Van Der Westhuizen, Fanie Guduka, Cele Ndlovu, Millicent Ndlovu, Philimon Pholologang, Michael Majnlo, John Legodi, Emanuel Rrakgodi, Shedrick Nhlapo, Jonas Mgadi, Mosa Malobane, Tunono Mothlank, lsaac Mothlank, Veronica Nkosi, and Stephen Tong. • U.S.A. - BACK INTO ANGOLA!!
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections