CIDSA Update

by Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
July/August 1985
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, France
Language: English
Contents: Apartheid: A State of Emergency • Report on the CIDSA Advance • Words of Solidarity • Who is CIDSA? • Memberships • South African Council of Churches, Statement on Divestment • Why Divest? • Task Forces Report • City Task Force • Downstate Organizing Conference • Education Task Force • State Divestment Task Force • Steel Task Force • South African Update • On July 21 the South African Regime declared a State of Emergency • On July 24 France recalled its ambassador to South Africa • Sixteen officials of the United Democratic Front and the South Africa Congress of Trade Unions went on trial for treason • On August 4, the National Union on Mineworkers announced a strike • Political demands were also announced at a press conference • In the United States, the House of Representatives passed a compromise Anti-Apartheid bill • On August 15, South Africa President Botha, in an address expected to outline reforms of the apartheid system, instead affirmed the oppressive and racist policies • Anti-Apartheid Calendar
Used by permission of former members of Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Basil Clunie