Hear Gil Fernandez of PAIGC

by New World Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, November or December 1972
2 pages
Leaflet advertising a talk by Gil Fernandez of the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guine and Cape Verde) "Building Freedom: The Victory of the Guinean People's Liberation Struggle." The leaflet says Gil Fernandez will talk about the role of theory in the revolution. The back of the leaflet has "The Struggle in Guine" about the liberation struggle in Guinea-Bissau. The leaflet notes that the armed struggle for national liberation began on January 1, 1963, under the leadership of the PAIGC. Africans in the other Portuguese colonies also began wars of independence, under the MPLA in Angola (1961) and FRELIMO in Mozambique (1964). The leaflet notes: "The poorest country in Europe, Portugal could not continue these wars with substantial support from South Africa, Rhodesia, and NATO allies. Through NATO, the U.S. supplies Portugal with military advisors, training, herbicides, and napalm. In 1971, the Nixon administration helped strengthen a flagging Portuguese economy by granting $436.5 million in economic credits and loans in exchange for use of the Azores bases." The leaflet says the people of Guine are winning their struggle. The liberation of the country has advanced to such a level that only urban areas remain under Portuguese control. The leaflet says recently the Secretary General of the PAIGC, Amilcar Cabral, addressed the United States, and called for international recognition of Guinea-Bissau as an independence and sovereign state. The talk took place at the New World Resource Center in Chicago.
Used by permission of former members of the New World Resource Center.
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections