ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
May 15, 1985
10 pages
Contents: PRETORIA'S TREASON TRIALS • RESOLUTION AOOPIED AT UNITED DEMOCRATIC FRONT ANNUAL CONFERENCE • S O W E T O NINE YEARS AFTER • The newsletter reports the South African apartheid government is staging and will stage a series of trials of opposition leaders on charges of high treason; one court case of 14 activists is underway in Johannesburg. A second consisting of 16 defendants is centered in Durban; a third trial said to include 16 or more people will shortly be announced. The newsletter says Sunday, 16 June 1985, is another anniversary of the Massacre of 16 June 1976l; in 1985 the killings go on and on and on. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including: "U.S. Companies Cut Some South Africa Links" by Nicholas D. Kristof, "Columbia Protest Ends, but New Action Is Vowed" by Larry Rohter, "Localities and States Press South African Divestment Effort", "More than 100 Tufts students continue sit-in against apartheid" by Brent Hardt and Tracy Gordon, "Protesters at Harvard black exit of visiting South Africa official" by Paul Duke and Holly Idelson, "Six arrested in antiapartheid protest" by Gloria Negri, "Jackson praises Dunnes strikers" by Sean Cronin, "Harvard student refuses diploma", "Irish shopgirls strike against apartheid" by Mary Holland, "GLC takes first step in severing links with SA" by Margareta Pagano, "SWAPO's Njuoma Denies Sanctions Will Harm Blacks", "Kaunda Urges International Pressure Against RSA", "Minister on Effects of Sanctions Against RSA", and "Words, Words, Words" by Anthony Lewis. The newsletter reprints "Editorials from the minefield" by Stanley Uys, a review of the book The Press and Apartheid: Repression and propaganda in South Africa; and "Towards a total strategy" by Simon Jenkins, a review f the book Pretoria's Praetorlans: Civil-military relations in South Africa. The newsletter discusses Soweto, the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, Tufts University, Harvard University, Logan Evan, Melvin King, the United Democratic Front (UDF), Archie Gumede, Albertina Sisulu, Oscar Mpetha, South African Allied Workers' Union, the Natal Indian Congress, the South African Police (SAP), the African National Congress (ANC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Southern Africa Project, the Thatcher and Reagan governments, imperialist countries, foreign investments, the Nationalist government, Coca-Cola, Ford, Perkin-Elmer, Blue Bell, Pan American World Airways, Motorola, Frank C. Lubke, Abbott Laboratories, the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, General Motors (GM), Mobil, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Michael Barker, Rev. Leon H. Sullivan, the Sullivan Principles, Joan L. Bavaria, the Rockefeller Foundation, David Hauck, the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), the Marriott Corporation, Robert T. Souers, Landis McKeller, Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates, Rinfret Assocites, Michael I. Sovern, Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, Canaan Baptist Church, the Coalition for a Free South Africa, the South African Consulate, Rolls-Royce Inc., Bishop Desmond Tutu, Sandy Boyer, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the City Council in Youngstown, the Pittsburgh City Council, investments in companies doing business in South Africa, pension funds, John Sears, Jeff de Ia Forcacle, Martin Sherwin, Boston University, Munger Memorial Library, South African Consul Abe S. Hoppenstein, the Conservative Club, the Krugerrand, Deak-Perera, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mary Manning, the Distributive and Allied Trades Union, Desmond Tutu, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Dunnes Stores, the Greater London Council (GLC), disinvestment, Rio Tinto-Zinc (RTZ), John McDonnell, Paul Boateng, Joaquim Chissano, Barry Shalito, President Kaunda, the third Zambia Defense Force Participatory Democracy Seminar, President Reagan, Secretary of State George Shultz, Lesotho, and Outspan grapefruit.
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