by Southern Africa Support Project
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, early 1983?
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Italy, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: MPLA, SWAPO, ANC STRIKE BACK AGAINST SOUTH AFRICAN AGGRESSION • SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF A D.C. LAW TO STOP YOUR TAX DOLLARS FORM GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA • YOU CAN HELP NOW! • Strike Force • Monthly Meeting • Distribute our Newsletter/Flyers • Invite SASP to Speak • Dr. Martin Luther King: Fighter Against Apartheid • SASP CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF OVER 100 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY WITH AFRICAN LIBERATION STRUGGLES! • NAMIBIA: THE FACTS - WHAT IS SWAPO? • NAMIBIA WEEK III IS COMING APRIL 18 - 30, 1983 • WHAT IS SASP? • The newsletter says the South African white minority regime’s covert Center for Destabilization aims to undermine the liberation struggle by attacking the frontline states and intensifying the armed struggle in Namibia and internal repression in South Africa. The last newsletter reported on massacres at Bunjei and Chinhama carried out by the South African-backed group UNITA in southern Angola. The newsletter says SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization) and the ANC (African National Congress) of South Africa have a political and military alliance in their efforts to defeat the South African regime. The most spectacular feat to date was carried out by the ANC in South Africa to avenge the deaths of 41 black South Africa exiles massacred by South African commandos in a raid on the capitol of Lesotho. ANC was able to sabotage South Africa's only nuclear power plant and has set back its completion for a year. D.C. City Councilmember John Ray has introduced a bill to block the placing of city funds in banks and companies that do business with apartheid South Africa. The newsletter says, in 1936, when Italy invaded the only independent African nation, Ethiopia, over 10,000 Black Americans took to the streets in New York in protest. The newsletter mentions Jonas Savimbi, Johannesburg’s law courts, John Vorster Square, the United Nations Committee Against Apartheid, political support work, W.E.B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, five Pan African Congresses to plan strategies for ending colonialism, the Council on African Affairs, U.S. government policy towards Africa, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the OAU Liberation Committee, the U.N. General Assembly, refugees in camps in Angola, a WHUR Radiothon, the Black Film Institute, Women Under Apartheid, University of the District of Columbia (UDC), WPFW, a Youth Dance, Namibia Sunday, Pyramid Books, and poetry by Namibians living in exile.
Used by permission of former members of Southern Africa Support Project.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root