Contents: A HISTORY OF ARMED STRUGGLE • CULTURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL ASPECTS OF THE STRUGGLE • MILITARY TACTICS AND COOPERATION WITH THE PEOPLE • THE 1972 STRIKES AGAINST THE CONTRACT LABOR SYSTEM • THE ROLE OF WOMEN • EXTERNAL RELATIONS • Interview with Andreas Shipanga, Director, SWAPO Information Service and Member of the National Executive, by Dennis Mercer of the LSM Information Center in October, 1972. Shipanga is a founding member of the South West Africa People's Organization and has been a SWAPO Field Organizer inside Namibia, a branch chairman in Cape Town, South Africa, and SWAPO representative to various African countries. In 1960, Shipanga became a member of SWAPO's National Executive, and since 1970 he has directed the SWAPO Information Service. The pamphlet mentions the armed struggle, Dr. Alfred Escher, the United Nations Secretary-General, colonial history, Kaokoveld, Okovango, Grootfontein, South African military bases, MPLA freedom fighters, Caprivi, political work, military tactics, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), guerrillas, Hermann Toivo ja Toivo, freedom fighters, rural communities, contract laborers, Zambia, the South African Minister of Police, Ovamboland, the Women’s League, Libertina Appollus, the Bantustan policy, appointed puppet chiefs, racism, the Dutch Reformed Church, the South West African National Union (SWANU), China, European socialist countries, Angolan freedom fighters, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the League of Nations, material support, socialist countries, the Soviet Union, Western Europe, Sweden, and Portugal. [Note: This PDF was made from pamphlet that included an insert dated September 22, 1976 (the last page of this PDF) that says that, since this interview was published, Shipanga has been relieved from his position as SWAPO’s Director of Information and expelled from the organization; SWAPO, however, still approves the contents of the interview.]
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Private collection of Candice Wright