TOPICS FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
Undated, Summer 1989?
1 page
Type: Program
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: PART I. SOUTH AFRICA (a brief overview) • A few important facts • Apartheid -what it is -how it controls the majority -its effect on the region • Economic and political ties to the U.S. • PART II. SOUTH AFRICAN UNION MOVEMENT • A few facts about workers in SA • Labor’s growing role in SA • Organized industries • Labor federations • How are unions similar, different from U.S. unions (culturally, organizationally, politically) • Alliances, disagreements with U.S. unions and international bodies • PART III. STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE • Is there HOPE for a free South Africa -the opposition inside SA, generations of resistance, today -the international community -must there be a bloodbath to destroy apartheid -what might post-apartheid SA look like • Strategies for making apartheid fall -inside SA -isolation in the world community -disinvestment -comprehensive sanctions -support democratic forces • Solidarity -between unions here and there, what it means for both • Labor Network -our vision (why important, how we can help) -what we’ve accomplished so far -our next steps • The voices of SA (the changing face of SA) • Draft topics for an educational program. [Note: This document most likely was prepared for the planned educational program for September 1989.]

Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers