by Rochester Committee for Justice in Southern Africa
Rochester, New York, United States
February 1989
4 pages
Contents: SANCTIONS UPDATE FROM THE SOUTH AFRICA HOTLINE: 1-202-546-0408 • RCJSA SPEAKER'S BUREAU ALIVE AND WELL AND LOOKING FOR WORK • HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NAMIBIA: A LAWYER'S VIEWPOINT • SANCTIONS ARE THE PRICE OF FREEDOM - BY ALLAN BOESAK • WORDS FOR PRESIDENT BUSH ON THE NAMIBIA-ANGOLA AGREEMENT • BOSTON "SAFE" INDEX PARALLELS THE MARKET • The newsletter says Congressman Ronald Dellums of California has introduced HR 21, the comprehensive sanctions act of 1989; key figures are Congressman Dante Fascell, chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Clayborne Pell, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. The Rochester Committee for Justice in Southern Africa has a speaker's bureau prepared to discuss South African issues such as sanctions, religion in South Africa, the nature of apartheid, and the anti-apartheid movement with religious, educational, and community groups. The newsletter says Michael Prosper, an attorney for the Southern African Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington, D.C.), spoke at the University of Rochester December 3 on human rights violations in Namibia and the committee's work there; the program was co-sponsored by the U. of R. students’ Southern African Awareness Committee and RCJSA. The newsletter says President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, who chairs the frontline states of southern Africa, has appealed to President George Bush to ensure South Africa's observance of the regional peace accord signed in New York last month by representatives of Angola, South Africa and Cuba. The newsletter says the Boston SAFE (South Africa-Free Equity) Index is a benchmark developed by The Boston Company, Inc. to measure the effects of divestiture and the relative performance of South Africa-Free portfolios. The newsletter also mentions local representatives Horton and Kemp, Dick Gilbert, Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Alan Cranston, and Paul Simon, unemployment, disinvestment, advocating sanctions a treasonable offense, Finance Minister Barend du Plessis, economic pressure, Nelson Mandela, independence of Namibia, withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola, "constructive engagement," the Angolan rebel movement Unita, Angolan Minister of State Pedro de Castro Van-Dunem, Oliver Tambo, the African National Congress (ANC), and Reed Kramer of Africa News.
Used by permission of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Archives of the Greater Rochester (NY) Community of Churches.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight