by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
November 5, 1986
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: LARGEST STUDENT DEMO IN 15 YEARS • TORTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA: PART 1 • SIMONE VOWS NOT TO BUDGE • FROM NOV. 4 ADVERTISER • NIGHTLY VIDEO SHOWINGS • REGENTS HEARING SET FOR FRIDAY • The newsletter says last Friday, over 200 students and friends marched from Gateway Hall to the Shanties, then up University Avenue to the government-owned residence of UH President Albert Simone, who has demonstrated his insensitivity and  disregard for human rights violations in South Africa where at least 10,000 men, women and children are currently being held in detention and where government sanctioned torture and murder occur daily, as verified by Amnesty International, the Nobel Prize winning organization. The newsletter says about a year ago, Dr. Wendy Orr, a district surgeon responsible for medically examining detainees and prisoners in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, submitted evidence to the Supreme Court of widespread and regular torture and ill treatment of detainees. Failing in his efforts to persuade the UH Faculty Senate, OHA, the Hawaii Council of Churches, ASUH, United Church of Christ Conference, UHPA, the Honolulu City Council and other community groups to back his view, Simone consented to an interview with Honolulu Magazine that caters to the affluent crowd to get his pro-apartheid line across. The newsletter says the public hearing on S. African divestment policy is set for this Friday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hemenway Auditorium. It is being conducted by the Regents Finance Committee. The newsletter reprints two letters to the editor on an article by Robert Hollis about Antonio Rosa by All Gleason and Larry Lister. The newsletter discusses divestment, Prof. Oliver Lee, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the African National Congress (ANC), Students for Azania, Winnie Mandela, corporations that are doing business in South Africa, apartheid, and the University of Hawaii (UH). [Note: ASUH is Associated Students of the University of Hawaii Manoa.]
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)