[Enclosed is an open letter to Mr. M.M. Brisco, President of the Exxon Corporation]

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
About mid-December 1972
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe, Netherlands, Portugal, United Nations
Language: English
The mailing includes a cover letter and copy of an open letter to Mr. M.M. Brisco, President of the Exxon Corporation regarding Exxon's application to Portugal for a concession for exploration for oil off Angola. The open letter argues that an agreement would be contrary to United Nations policy. The open letter says the General Assembly has called on governments and organizations to end economic involvement in Portugal's colonial system Africa: in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. The cover letter says many of us have been involved in protests over Gulf Oil's role in Angola. The cover letter asks people to write Exxon; and to contact U.S. Congressmen and Senators to protest the U.S. Government continuing to allow U.S. business to ignore the United Nations' call for an end to ties with Portuguese colonialism. The mailing discusses Charles O. Payton, Lewis Maddocks of the United Church of Christ (UCC), the Cobora Bassa dam project, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), coffee from Angola, and Holland. [Note on date: The open letter to Mr. Brisco is dated December 11, 1972; this mailing was presumably sent a short time later.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive