Gulf-Statue of Liberty

by Gulf Boycott Coalition
Dayton, Ohio, United States
1971 or 1972?
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
Leaflet advocating a boycott of Gulf Oil Corporation. The leaflet says Gulf Oil spends $20,000,000 ($20 million) which is used in support of a war against independence; if you buy Gulf gasoline you help to finance an immoral war; Angola is a repressed colony of Portugal, much the same as the United States was a colony of England in 1776; since 1961 Angola has been fighting for her independence from Portugal, the world's last remaining colonial power. The leaflet says this war is a costly war in terms of Angolan lives; thousands of Angolans have died in their fight for freedom and over 500,000 have been forced to become refugees; the war is expensive in terms of dollars, also; Portugal's annual military budget is approximately 50% of her total budget; the Portuguese government currently has 150,000 troops in Africa; the Gulf Oil Corporation financially supports this Portuguese war through its annual payment of $20,000,000 for oil rights in Angola.
Used by permission of the Congregation for Reconciliation.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight