WHY NONVIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE?

JOIN THE UH SHANTY MOVEMENT AND PARTICIPATE IN ITS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. NOW.
by Coalition for Divestment
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Undated, Fall 1986?
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet distributed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa asking people to join the shanty movement’s campaign to the University of Hawaii (UH) to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. The leaflet says no major social change movement has ever succeeded in this country without civil disobedience playing a significant role in its activities; the American revolution, the abolition of slavery, labor organizing, women's suffrage, the civil rights movement, the campaign to end the Vietnam War, the opposition to nuclear power, and now the anti-apartheid divestment movement all use civil disobedience as an important and often central tactic. The leaflet says nonviolent civil disobedience has important effects on a political movement. It demonstrates the firm commitment of a movement to success; it highlights the serious moral and political issues at stake and exposes the moral bankruptcy of establishment leaders; it galvanizes group solidarity and dramatically seizes public attention and respect. The leaflet says the shanty by Bachman Hall is a continuing scene of anti-apartheid protest. The leaflet includes quotes by Rev. Tim McDonald (June 1986) and Amnesty International (March 1986). The leaflet discusses violations of human rights, prisoners of conscience, detainees, detention, unrest, and police shootings. This leaflet may have been produced by the Coalition for Divestment.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)