Emergency Appeal to Save Sanctions

by Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 10, 1991
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This letter, written only hours after President Bush announced that he is repealing U.S. sanctions against apartheid, announces an emergency campaign to save sanctions at the federal, state and municipal levels and appeals for funds for this campaign. Bush’s action ignores Nelson Mandela’s call to maintain sanctions until a new democratic constitution is in place, and it tramples on both the letter and the spirit of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act which makes the release of all political prisoners one of the conditions for lifting sanctions. In South Africa there is no peace and there is no democracy. Over 900 political prisoners are still behind bars. Death squads roam the Black townships, murdering anyone they suspect of supporting the African National Congress. The Justice Department is also threatening to sue states and cities that maintain divestment and selective purchasing policies.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections