(Volume I, Number 3 )
by Southern Africa Support Project
Washington, DC, United States
Fall 1982
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba
Language: English
Contents: SOUTH AFRICA/UNITA MASSACRES 450 IN ANGOLA • U.S. SUPPORT FOR SOUTH AFRICA GROWS • OVER $10,000 RAISED FOR NAMIBIAN REFUGEES • I WANT TO HELP. WHAT CAN I DO? • NAMIBIA: THE FACTS • WHAT IS SASP? • The newsletter includes an interview with Lucia Hamutenya, a SWAPO representative to the United Nations Commission on Namibia, by Emily Thomas, reprinted by permission of Clergy and Laity Concerned (from CALC Report, Vol. VIII, No. 2, February/March 1982). UNITA is no longer recognized by the Organization of African Unity because it has joined with South Africa, the CIA, and mercenaries in trying to overthrow the government. Medical workers in Southern Angola report at least 100,000 men, women and children have been forced to leave their homes due to South African and UNITA attacks. UNITA members have been brought to the U.S. by the same right wing forces that helped elect President Reagan and are being promoted as an alternative to the present government in Angola. The newsletter says over $10,000 was raised by thousands in the Washington metropolitan area during Namibia Week II; Namibia Week III is scheduled for April 18-30, 1983. The newsletter discusses the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the massacres at Bunjei and Chinhama, Cuban troops, CIA Director William Casey, sale of 2500 shock batons to the South African government, House Armed Services Committee, the U.S. Commerce Department, torture, Calvary Episcopal Church, police, imprisonment, detention, and Botha's visit to Washington. 
Used by permission of former members of Southern Africa Support Project.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root