CIDSA Update

by Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa
with Winston Mercurius
Chicago, Illinois, United States
June 1985
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Divestment Put On Hold While Illinois Legislature Considers No Future South African Investment • Burke Stalls Chicago Divestment • Next CIDSA Meetings • What You Can Do • Why Divest? • Who is CIDSA? • MEMBERSHIPS • Linking the South African and Domestic Struggles: A discussion of Professor Manning Marable's article for The New Statesman • CIDSA Speakers Available • Tour Successful State-Wide • Anti-Apartheid Victories! • Illinois University Divestment Campaigns Escalate • Anti-Apartheid Calendar • Protest at State of Illinois Building Dedication • The newsletter reports that the Braun-Bowman divestment bills, House Bills 317 and 330, have been placed on hold in interim study status in the Economic Development Committee; this strategy was taken in spite of successful legislative maneuvering by House Speaker Michael Madigan to switch the bills to this committee from the Personnel and Pensions Committee. The divestment ordinance introduced into the Chicago City Council by Alderman Danny Davis and others has been stuck in the Finance Committee since March. On May 2, 1985, the World Medical Association and the Medical Association of South Africa announced their decision to cancel the World Medical Association Conference scheduled for October 1985 in Cape Town, South Africa. The newsletter discusses the House Rules Committee, CIDSA's State Divestment Task Force, Representative Carol Moseley Braun, the Black Caucus, House Bills 94 and 717, future investments in corporations doing business in South Africa, Senate Divestment Bills 45 and 46, Senators Emil Jones, Charles Chew, and Earlean Collins, Senate Bill 57, Alderman Edward Burke, U.S. investments, the apartheid economy, Sam Wolf, Donald Saltsman, Nelson Rice, David Harris, Douglas Huff, Roger McAulife, Jack Kubik, Margaret Smith, Charles Crew, Timothy Degnan, Jame Rupp, Galvin W. Schuneman, Arthur Berman, John D'Arco Jr., Frank Savickas, John Friedland, Judy Barr Topinka, Nobel Peace Laureate Albert Luthuli, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Free South Africa Movement (FSAM), IBM, Mobil Oil, General Motors (GM), Union Carbide, U.S. banks, Chase Manhattan, Bankers Trust, Chemical, Manufacturers Hanover, steel plants, U.S. Steel, the Iron and Steel Corporation (ISCOR), ARMCO, Allegheny Ludlum, Phelps Dodge, deindustrialization, profit, racial oppression in America, Black Americans, Afro-Americans, Randall Robinson, Mary Berry, Congressman Walter Fauntroy, Jeannette Ndlovu, Shuping Coapage, the African National Congress (ANC), Tandi Gscabashi of AFSC-Atlanta, Deborah Archie of the Ohio Coalition Against Apartheid, Jerry Herman of AFSC-Philadelphia, David Mesenbring of Lutheran World Ministries, Jackie Wilson of the Washington Office on Africa, Essau Mampane, Mikel Johnson of AFSC-Iowa, Lucille Teichert, Steve Apotheker, Basil Clunie, Cheryl Johnson, Orland Redekopp, Mark Sullivan, Ora Schub, Prexy Nesbitt, Cape Town, Northwestern University and anti-apartheid activists there, City Corp Bank in Chicago, the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, President Ikenberry, the University of Illinois-Chicago, Chancellor Langenberg, Earl Porter, the University of Chicago, Reverend Jesse Jackson, video, "Six Days in Soweto," CIDSA's Steel Task Force, Governor Thompson, South African Airways, the Illinois Steel Procurement Act, the new State of Illinois Building, Crown Center, Mandela Center, the Chicago South African Consulate, the Education Task Force, the American Medical Students Association, the American Medical Association, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and Harriet Parker.
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa.
Collection: Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections