ACTION ALERT from the ILLINOIS LABOR NETWORK AGAINST APARTHEID: Support Comprehensive Sanctions Against South Africa

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
Undated, early December 1987?
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing asking people to urge Senators Alan Dixon and Paul Simon and all Illinois Representatives to support H.R.1580/S.556 which requires disinvestment of all U.S. corporations from South Africa and stronger sanctions against the apartheid government. Comprehensive sanctions are needed to respond to the continuing violent repression and imprisonment of trade union leaders by South Africa's apartheid government. In October of 1986, the Congress enacted limited sanctions which were an important step, but the law's provisions are limited, and U.S. companies and the Reagan Administration have exploited the loopholes. Therefore, stronger sanctions were introduced in February, 1987 that mandate complete disinvestment of all U.S. corporations within six months of passage of the bill and terminate the treaty permitting flights between South Africa and the U.S. Comprehensive sanctions and disinvestment are strongly supported by South Africa's trade unions; the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the country's largest labor federation, continues its plea for us to take action against the apartheid regime which bans their strikes, jails their leaders and bars their protests. The mailing asks that copies of letters be sent to the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid, c/o Kathy Devine.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers