[With the stepped up repression in South Africa and Namibia, it becomes even more urgent that we support those resisting and actively confronting the racist government.]

by Miloanne Hecathorn, $top Banking on Apartheid
San Francisco, California, United States
October 22, 1977
Publisher: Stop Banking on Apartheid
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

The mailing reports on the latest bannings and detentions of hundreds of South Africans and Namibians, closure of the two major Black newspapers, and outlawing 18 leading black protest organizations. The U.S. can no longer hide behind the facade that the white minority government has tried to maintain: "freedom of the press," "freedom of peaceful opposition to the government," and intentions to work for progressive change. This calls for increasing pressure on U.S. banks, corporations and the U.S. government to cease their support of this blatantly fascist government. $top Banking on Apartheid is working to increase such pressure. At the November 2 meeting, we will publicize what we've done and discuss our ongoing strategy and how best to pressure the banks to meet our "demands" as well as how to publicize the issues we're raising: loans to South Africa, redlining, deficient employment practices, and use of pension and retirement funds to support corporate involvement in South Africa. The mailing mentions Tim Smith, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibly (ICCR), and the campaign to oppose bank loans to South Africa.

Used by permission of former members of Stop Banking on Apartheid.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers