Celebrate the Peoples' Victories in Africa!

by New World Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, September 1974?
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
The leaflet notes that on September 24, 1973, after 12 years of fighting, the people of Guinea-Bissau declared independence from Portugal. On September 25, 1964, the Mozambican people began their struggle for freedom from Portuguese colonialism and imperialism. A very poor country, Portugal has managed to hang onto the African territories only with massive military aid from the U.S. and European governments and economic investments. The leaflet says Gulf Oil has for several years provided equivalent to 1/2 the Portuguese military budget in Angola. The people of Portugal have also suffered. The combined pressures of the African and Portuguese people forced a military coup in Portugal last April. The new government promises "independence" to the colonies, but underneath, the new rulers really want to keep control. The leaflet notes that the U.S. has trained Portuguese officers and given them herbicides, napalm, helicopters and millions of dollars to fight against Africa. The leaflet says the people of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau are winning their independence through determination, struggle and unity. In liberated areas they are building a new society free from exploitation and responsible to the needs of the people. [Note on date: the leaflet cites a September 1, 1974 article.]
Used by permission of former members of the New World Resource Center.
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections