To members of the national Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa

by Miloanne Hecathorn, Bay Area Namibia Action Group, Del Monte Working Group
San Francisco, California, United States
February 23, 1977
Publisher: Bay Area Namibia Action Group
5 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to members of the national Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa from the Bay Area Namibia Action Group (BA-NAG) as a member of the Del Monte Working Group discusses the impacts of U.S. corporate involvement in South Africa and Namibia, particularly by Del Monte Corporation. The mailing says that Del Monte’s investment in the fishing industry in Namibia, with its large influx of capital and resulting foreign exchange earnings, has not helped produce change, but has strengthened the illegally occupying South African government. Del Monte also is depleting Namibia’s resources and contravening international law, including UN Decree #1 which serves to protect the natural resources of the Namibian people. Its involvement in Namibia also influences the U.S. government to come to economic and military aid of minority whites and prevents legitimate independence. The mailing discusses the pilchard (sardine) industry, the League of Nations, Walvis Bay, the Carter Administration, apartheid, human rights, and the EEC.
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections