Contents: South Africa Invades Angola • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS STEPS UP ARMED STRUGGLE • PRETORIA TRIES TO CRACK DOWN • PLAYING GAMES WITH APARTHEID • Mass. Divest Needs Your Help • "All in One Year" EXCERPTS FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH EDDISON ZVOBGO, ZIMBABWE'S MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING • Solidarity Movement Confronts Reagan's Africa Policy • The newsletter announces the “Conference in Solidarity With The Liberation Struggles of the Peoples of Southern Africa” at Riverside Church October 9-11 with speeches by African National Congress (ANC) President Oliver Tambo and SWAPO President Sam Nujoma. South Africa's invasion of Angola has intensified; over 400 Angolans have been killed, and the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning the invasion and calling for South Africa’s immediate withdrawal. With the tacit support of the U.S. government, South Africa reneged last March on its commitment to UN-supervised elections in Namibia. Mass Divest is a coalition working toward divestment of the Massachusetts state employees’ pension funds from companies doing business in South Africa. The newsletter mentions MPLA, Jonas Savimbi, Chester Crocker, the Clark Amendment, the Cuban presence in Angola, the CIA, freedom fighters, squatter camps, the Transkei, labor unrest, the Eastern Rugby Union (ERU), the Springboks' tour, the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Louis Luyt, the Black United Front, Themba Vilakazi, Senate Bill 1138 (S1138), John Vorster, Representative Mel King, Senator Jack Backman, Goodyear, Westinghouse, American Can, ZANU/PF, white-controlled unions, independent back unions, the security police, Senator William Bulger, Senator Chester Atkins, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), TransAfrica, Randall Robinson, Secretary of State Alexander Haig, the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the Voting Rights Act, Pik Botha, the Congressional Black Caucus, the House Subcommittee on Africa, the Western alliance, strikes, gold mines, Senate President William Bulger, the Democratic Party, and a protest against U.S. policy in El Salvador and South Africa.
Used by permission of former members of the Boston Coalition for Southern Africa.
Collection: Barbara Brown papers