by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
January 3, 1969
3 pages
Type: Report
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal, Spain
Language: English
The report says that the U.S. sponsorship of Portugal's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization despite its military dictatorship contradicts NATO's principles. The U.S. has extended economic and military aid to Portugal for many years, knowing that this strengthened her attempt to retain rebellious colonies while all other colonial empires were liberated. At the United Nations, the U.S. has spoken against colonialism and for freedom but has abstained or opposed action, frustrating the General Assembly's desire to help the colonies toward freedom. This support for dictatorship and colonialism has been the price paid by the United States for use of a naval and air base in the Azores. Now the U.S. may shift four U.S. bomber bases from Spain to Portugal, with a comparably higher price tag. The report asks people to write U.S. government officials and members of Congress. • Spain and the U.S. • Portugal's Offer • Portugal's Demands • Our Response
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive