Special Issue on: SWAPO
(Nos. 11 & 12)
by Liberation Support Movement
Oakland, California, United States
Undated, late 1976
89 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, China
Language: English
Contents: SWAPO: The Namibian People in Arms • Part 1: The Background • Twenty Years of Struggle • An Army to Serve the Exploited Masses, Interview with Kakauru Nganjone, People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) Political Commissar • The Price of Liberation, From the 1971 Walvis Bay Strike to Torture in a PIDE Prison • Letter from Robben Island • Part 2: Facing the Future • Defeating the Enemy's Maneuvers • Day of the Cobra, An Inside Story of South African Terrorism • Unity and Vigilance, Let Us Intensify the Struggle • Extracts from Revised SWAPO Constitution • Political Program of SWAPO • To Support SWAPO • LSM Notes • Tribute to Mao Tse-Tung • New Forms of Support Work • About LSM • Announcing… The People in Power by Ole Gjerstad • The newsletter includes two interviews with SWAPO President Sam Nujoma, one by Ole Gjerstad in Lusaka, Zambia in October 1975 and another by LSM in New York on September 29, 1976. The newsletter also includes an excerpt from the life history of SWAPO militant, Hinananje Shafodino Nehova, the Declaration of the South West Africa People's Organization Central Committee Meeting July 28 to August 1, 1976 Lusaka, Zambia, and two inserts NEW RELEASES FROM LSM and an advertisement for the SWAPO 1977 POSTER CALENDAR. The newsletter mentions U.S. imperialist strategy, Henry Kissinger, Herman Toivo ja Toivo, Rick Sterling, pass laws, the Terrorism Act, South African troops, Turnhalle, a State of Emergency, South Africa’s military buildup, Grootfontein, Walvis Bay, FNLA, UNITA, mercenaries, the Angolan-Namibian border, Homateni Kaluenja, South African armed personnel carrier, French, Belgian and British-made weapons, an American-made "Telmar SSB-404" radio transmitter, guerrillas, Bill Anderson, the 6th Battalion, and the SWAPO Printshop Project. [Note: the name Mao Tse-Tung is often spelled Mao Zedong.]
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Private collection of Candice Wright