CIDSA Update

(# 11)
by Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa
with Sahotra Sarkar, Judy Hatcher, Lucille Teichet
Chicago, Illinois, United States
September/October 1985
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Downstate Organizing Conference • Executive Inaction • Who is CIDSA? • Why Divest? • Members • The Student Anti-Apartheid Movement • Task Forces Report • City Task Force Report • State Task Force Report • Steel Task Force Report • Forum on South Africa, Central America and the Caribbean • Anti-Apartheid Calendar • South African Update • South Africa announced a 4 month moratorium on payment of principal on all foreign debts • top South African business leaders met for talks with the African National Congress (ANC) • South African warplanes attacked Angolan troops • a South African Supreme Court judge ordered the police to refrain from assaulting detainees at jails in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage • it was announced by his attorney that Nelson Mandela, jailed leader of the ANC, is being given medical tests • Benjamin Moloise, an ANC member on death row for 2 years, was hanged • Commonwealth leaders agree on limited economic sanctions against South Africa • in Pietermaritizberg, 16 leaders of the United Democratic Front (UDF) went on trial charged with treason • South African authorities announced new 'equipment' to be deployed to combat unrest • Columbia University became the first Ivy League university in the U.S. to completely divest from South Africa
Used by permission of former members of Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Basil Clunie