[THE BAY AREA FREE SOUTH AFRICA MOVEMENT AND THE PEACE NAVY JOINTLY DECLARE ON THIS DATE, AUGUST 6, 1985 THE PORTS OF OAKLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO APARTHEID FREE PORTS …]

by Bay Area Free South Africa Movement
Oakland, California, United States
August 6, 1985
1 page
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Guatemala
Language: English
The document may have been released as a press release or a policy statement. The document says the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement and the Peace Navy jointly declare on this date, August 6, 1985 the ports of Oakland and San Francisco apartheid free ports within these United States; we choose on this date, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, to make such declaration with the prayer that our action will contribute to preventing the continuation of crimes against humanity in South Africa. The document says we therefore request/demand that the port authorities of the cities of Oakland and San Francisco respect the apartheid free status of these ports by refusing entry/exit to any and all ships carrying partial or full cargo from the outlaw nation of South Africa; on August 7, 1985 AT 5 P.M. and thereafter the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement and the Peace Navy will nonviolently blockade ships carrying South African cargo from docking and unloading cargo in these two ports. The document includes the slogan EMBARGO SOUTH AFRICA/NOT NICARAGUA! The document discusses trade relationships between South Africa and the Bay Area, atrocities, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles.
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers