Annual report: American Committee on Africa

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
January 1971
6 pages
Contents: 1970 • THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE • NAMIBIA • PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS • GULF • CORPORATIONS • SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS • SUGAR • POLAROID • RESEARCH AND PUBLIC INFORMATION • ORGANIZATION • BLACK COMMUNITY • CHICAGO OFFICE • OTHER FIELD WORK • WASHINGTON OFFICE • AFRICA DEFENSE AND AID FUND • THE AFRICA FUND • FINANCE • IN CONCLUSION • The report describes British and U.S. policies more friendly to South Africa, including the Nixon Administration’s casting the first U.S. veto in United Nations history against a resolution to extend sanctions on Rhodesia to include postal and telecommunications and its decisions to license the sale of light aircraft to South Africa and to permit the importation of Rhodesian chrome purchased before sanctions were imposed. The report says the Security Council raised the status of Namibia (the former League of Nations Mandate, South West Africa) with the International Court of Justice. The report says in line with an emphasis on ending the U.S. military alliance with Portugal and supporting the liberation movements, ACOA adopted a campaign against Gulf Oil Company in cooperation with other organizations. The report discusses a commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre, a benefit for the Africa Defense and Aid Fund at Town Hall, Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu, other entertainers, visits to the U.S. from liberation movement leaders,  Amilcar Cabral, the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde), Robert Resha , African National Congress (ANC)of South Africa, Sharfudine Khan,  FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front), SWAPO (South West African Peoples Organization), the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), campaigns related to General Motors, Engelhard Minerals and Chemicals, Esso, a military alliance with Portugal, the South West African National Union, the Revolutionary Government of Angola in Exile (GRAE), the Security Council, the status of Namibia, the League of Nations Mandate, the International Court of Justice, the Gulf Oil Company, Cabinda, the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ, a boycott, SAA, the New York State Commission for Human Rights, the sugar quota, Congress, a South African cricket tour, international sports, tennis, Arthur Ashe, the House Subcommittee on Africa, the Davis Cup, the International Lawn Tennis Federation, the disengagement campaign, the Polaroid Corporation, apartheid passbook photos, Africa Today, Prexy Nesbitt, Dennis Brutus, Thami Mhlambiso, political prisoners, refugees, demonstrations against U.S. corporate involvement in South Africa and Portuguese policy, the Engelhard interests, Mrs. W. E. B. DuBois, the U.S. consulate in Salisbury, Rhodesia, the Internal Revenue Service, Kinshasa, Lusaka, Dar es Salaam, Mtwara, Bagamoyo, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections