NATIONAL PROTEST DAY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS In Solidarity With South African and Namibian Political Prisoners

by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Undated, late September or early October 1986
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet advertising a protest at Traffic Triangle (Kapiolani/King/South Street intersection, near Newsbuilding) on Friday October 10, 1986. The leaflet says while the Apartheid Regime has gunned down over 2000 Black South Africans, the U.S. anti-apartheid movement has forced divestments affecting $8 billion at 60 schools, 14 states and 40 cities since 1984; Yet 300 U.S. companies remain in South Africa and the Reagan Administration blocks effective sanctions against the white minority regime. The leaflet says with South Africa in the midst of civil war, we must intensify pressure against U.S. investment in South Africa. The leaflet says following dramatic shantytown protests and arrests at UC/Berkeley and UCLA this spring, the University of California Regents agreed to fully divest $3.1 billion linked to South Africa. The leaflet says this victory illustrates the effectiveness of strong student action (including civil disobedience) and the possibility of further breakthroughs. The leaflet says Friday October 10 - a day for locally organized protest nationwide - will be a key time for such escalated protest against U.S. ties to South Africa. The leaflet says for more information:  Renee Furuyama, President, Hawaii Committee for Africa, UH/Manoa; Snare Jones, President, Hawaii Committee for Africa, Leeward CC; Darius Jonathan, African Students Assn. - S. Africa; Leigh Simmerer, Community Organizer; Antonio Rosa, UH Forums.

Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.

Collection: Private collection of Joel Fischer and Renee Furuyama