LSM NEWS

(Volume 1, Issue 1)
by Liberation Support Movement
Richmond, Canada
April 1974
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada, Germany
Language: English
Contents:  WHY LSM NEWS? • Internationalism First • LSM Support Activities Increase!! • MPLA Printshop Project News Completion! • FRELIMO Mass Mobilization Button Project • 1974 AFRICA Liberation Calendars Sent to Liberation Movements • LSM EAST COAST UNIT FORMED… November 1973! • New Information Center Publications • AFRICA in Revolutionary MUSIC… • LSM In-Depth Interviews Appreciated • New PAIGC DOCUMENTS SERIES Begins! • Life Histories from the Revolution RECEIVE ACCLAIM • LSM PROGRAMS ACROSS THE CONTINENT Our Praxis: GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM! • DEMONSTRATE Socialist Internationalism!! • 1975 FALL TOUR • LSM COMMENTARY "HUMANITARIAN" IMPERIALISM • FRELIMO -- SPD "NO GROUNDS FOR COOPERATION" • LSM Supporter FRAMED • IMPORTANT VICTORIES IN GUINEA-BISSAU • LSM has sent two large shipments of medicine, medical equipment and clothing from Vancouver and New York. An offset press has been received and $3,000 raised for additional equipment and supplies. LSM has fulfilled FRELIMO's request for 100,000 buttons with the slogan ESTUDAR, PRODUZIR, COMBATER. Hundreds of free calendars and other literature have been sent to prisoners in the U.S. LSM’s Movement Reprint Series now includes Namibia News and Zimbabwe Review. The LSM Information Center is translating and reprinting numerous PAIGC documents and significant statements and speeches. In 1973, we distributed more than 35,000 publications, filmstrips, films, records and posters -- more than twice the 1972 figures. As Canadian imperialism is rapidly reaching maturity, the Liberal business-dominated government is running into problems trying to preserve the country's "good-guy" image abroad; the advance of African liberation struggles is making it easier for the movements to distinguish friend from foe. Canadian corporate investment and profits in Southern Africa have more than doubled over the past five years, and Canada has become a major trading partner of both South Africa and "Portuguese" Africa. FRELIMO last year declined an offer of "humanitarian aid" from Willy Brandt’s Social Democratic Party (SPD). Frank Giese, long-time activist in Portland, Oregon and a steady LSM supporter and volunteer worker, was arrested last month on false charges in connection with the January 1973 bombing of two military recruiting centers. PAIGC forces won another important victory on February 12 when the Portuguese abandoned the large fortified camp of Copa in the north-eastern part of the country. The newsletter mentions Friends of Haiti, Medical Aid for Southern Africa, Basil Davidson, PIDE, The Story of Rui de Pinto, Ronald Chilcote, the Commonwealth Conference, West German investment, Mitchell Sharp, Portuguese forces, and colonial troops.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Private collection of Candice Wright