Position Paper for the 1972 Campaign

by American Committee On Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 1972
5 pages
The position paper proposes positions about U.S. policy toward Africa that candidates should support in the 1972 election campaign, in which southern Africa has become a major issue. The Nixon Administration, often with the support of Congress, is leading the American people toward new Vietnams in Africa, with the potential of race war. U.S. policy has shifted from criticism of the colonial and racist regimes of southern Africa to a de facto alliance with them. The position paper discusses NATO, the Azores, Gulf Oil, and sanctions against Rhodesia (including Union Carbide and Foote Mineral Company). It also discusses the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice that South Africa occupies Namibia illegally. The document reports that licenses were granted in 1971 for the sale in South Africa of light aircraft and helicopters, easily convertible for military use. • The United States and the Portuguese Empire • The United States and the Sell-out of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) • The United States and the Independence of Namibia • The United States and the Stability of Apartheid • Neutrality in Southern Africa
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
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