Contents: Unforgettable Scenes as Organised Defiance Begins • Walter Sisulu Arrested • Charged with Conspiracy • Why These Laws Were Selected for Defiance • The newsletter says with the launching on June 26th of South Africa's struggle of Defiance of Unjust Laws selected volunteers broke apartheid laws in six different centres of the Union. The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Indian Congress (SAIC), Yusuf Cachalia, Odendaalarust, the Orange Free State, police, machine guns, African men and women demonstrating against the hated "Pass Laws" to their women folk, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Johannesburg, Orlando, meetings, volunteers in the struggle, Cape Town, Johnson Ngwevela, the Minister of Justice, Ismail Bhoola, the Indian Youth Congress, prison, Yusuf Dadoo, Moses Kotane, David Bipape, J.B. Marks, a banning order, Sam Kahn, the House of Parliament, the Nationalist Government, the Cape Town City Council, the soldiers of freedom, batons, the Transvaal Indian Congress, Nana Sita, the Boksburg Location, the Permit Regulations, Flag Boshielo, defying the Curfew Regulations, armed police, apartheid (segregation) laws at the railway station, the town of Worcester, the Post Office, Nelson Mandela, the National Action Committee, and the Youth League. [Note on date: This document is a U.S. reprint of a document produced in South Africa shortly after June 26th. This document was digitized by Zac Peterson who provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Swarthmore College Peace Collection