ACAS NEWSLETTER

(Number 16)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Christine Root, Willard Johnson, Ann Seidman, William Minter, Bud Day, Carol Thompson, Allan D. Cooper, Joe Stork, Carlos Lopes, Betsy Landis
Sherman, Texas, United States
Fall 1985
44 pages
Contents: ACAS AT NEW ORLEANS • PERSPECTIVES ON ACAS POLITICAL ACTION WORK by Christine Root • CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR TIAA/CREF DIVESTMENT by Willard Johnson • U.S.-U.E. EXTRADITION TREATY RENEWAL DOCUMENTATION • OPERATIONALIZING THE FREEDOM CHARTER An Abstract of the Proposal by Ann Seidman • UNITA SUPPORTERS PUSHING FOR U.S. AID by Chris Root • MOZAMBIQUE AND POLICY TOWARD SOUTH AFRICA by William Minter • UPDATE FROM ZIMBABWE by Bud Day and Carol Thompson • POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN NAMIBIA by Allan D. Cooper • OTHER ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVITIES • RESOURCES ON SOUTH AFRICA • FRAGMENTS • RESPONSE FORM ONTIAA/CREF • TIAA/CREF Petition • The newsletter says ACAS working sessions at the African Studies Association (ASA) meeting in New Orleans are a) South Africa b) The African Famine and Refugees c) North Africa and the Western Sahara and d) TIAA/CREF. The newsletter says ACAS panels at ASA re OIL AND GOLD: MIDDLE EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA RELATIONS, U.S. POLICY TOWARD SOUTHERN AFRICA, THE QUESTION OF WESTERN SAHARA, WESTERN SAHARA: 51st STATE OF THE O.A.U., and PERSPECTIVES ON ACAS POLITICAL ACTION WORK. The newsletter includes STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AFRICA, THE EPISCOPAL CHURCHPEOPLE FOR A FREE SOUTHERN AFRICA, AND NATIONAL NAMIBIA CONCERNS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED SUPPLEMENTAL TREATY OF EXTRADITION WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM. The newsletter includes the text of a letter to President Reagan from African scholars signed by Paul A. Beckett, Donald Crummey, Robert Cummings, R. Hunt Davis, Jr., James Lowell Gibbs, Michael McNulty, Patrick Omeara, and David Wiley. The newsletter includes a memorandum RE: Status of appeal, Associated Students v. Oregon Investment Council, Oregon Court of Appeals No. A 34872 by James M. Campbell. The newsletter discusses William Minter (Africa News Service), Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (University of Haifa), Joe Strok (Middle East Research and Information Project), Cherri Waters, Christine Root, Neo Mhurnzane, the African National Congress (ANC), William Minter, Ann Seidman, Jean Sindab, Tony Hodges, Stuart Schaar, Robert Mortimer, Biancamaria Scarcia, Teresa K. Smith (Western Sahara Campaign, USA), Anne Lippert, state or city divestment legislative battles, lobbying local Congressional representatives on antiapartheid legislation, political education on campuses, the University of California, full divestment, the University of Oregon, the Free South Africa Movement, testifying, the University of Minnesota, the Michigan legislature, Columbia University, Senator Roth, the Anti-Apartheid Act, Senator Helms' filibuster, Betsy Landis, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa (ECSA), Henry Bucher, Senator Lugar, Richard G. Lugar, the Clark Amendment, Representative Claude Pepper, H.R. 3472, CIA covert operations, the Defense Department, Ambassador Herman Nickel, Jack Kemp, Jim Courter, Jonas Savimbi, Florida Republican Bill McCollum, H.R. 3598, economic sanctions, investment in Angola, exports, imports, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), FRELIMO, Mozambican workers in South Africa, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the United Nations General Assembly, the Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), the Rhodesian-created Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), the Nkomati Accord, U.S.-based World Anti-Communist League, the World Food Program, ZIMCORD (Zimbabwe Conference on Reconstruction and Development), the Organization of Collective Cooperatives in Zimbabwe (OCCZIM), agriculture, the Kushinga Cooperative, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), USAID, the cooperative movement, Robert Mugabe, the Cold Comfort Cooperative, Didymus Mutasa, Moven Mahachi, ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front), ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People's Union), UANC (United African National Congress), Ndabaningi Sithole, Ian Smith, the Conservative Alliance of Zimbabwe, President Banana, Joshua Nkomo, Simon Muzenda, Pik Botha, Samora Machel, destabilization, Simba Makoni, Moses Katjiuongua, Andreas Shipanga, SWAPO, the Apartheid and Health Project of the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health, Walter J. Lear, Radio Freedom, the Committee on South African War Resistance – Netherlands, the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, MERIP (Middle East Research & Information Project), Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa (INEP), Oxfam America, James Breeden, Robert Zevin, and the Teachers' Insurance and Annuity Association- College Retirement Equities Funds (TIAA-CREF). [Note: the correct spelling of the name is Neo Mnumzana.]
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia