ROAD TO LIBERATION MPLA Documents on the Founding of the People's Republic of Angola

by Liberation Support Movement
Richmond, Canada
62 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: Canada
Language: English
Contents: INTRODUCTION • LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA! • LONG LIVE COMRADE PRESIDENT NETO! • THE NATIONAL FLAG, EMBLEM, AND ANTHEM OF THE PRA • MPLA: A BRIEF HISTORY • GLORY TO THOSE WHO FALL IN COMBAT • CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA • The Introduction describes the history of LSM’s relationship with the MPLA in Angola and discusses Angola’s Second War of National Liberation. The country was ravaged as South African and Zairian regular troops, Portuguese fascists and white mercenaries occupied more than half of its territory; when forced to retreat, they destroyed factories, farms, schools, hospitals, bridges and airfields behind them. With assistance from Cuba, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea (Conakry), Congo, the USSR and other African and socialist countries, the last invaders were finally forced out on March 27, 1976. The pamphlet mentions the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, Agostinho Neto, colonialism, independence, socialism, the People's Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), imperialism, nonalignment, revolutionary Portuguese forces, FRELIMO, PAIGC, MLSTP, FRETLIN, Timor, PIDE, secret police, nationalist activities, imprisonment, the Anti-Fascist Youth, Youth of the Portuguese Colonies, CONCP (Conference of Nationalist Organizations of the Portuguese Colonies), UPNA (Union of the Peoples of Northern Angola), UPA (Union of the Peoples on Angola), FNLA, Cabinda, UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), GRAE, Hoji Ya Henda, Americo Boavida, Portuguese soldiers, torture, the Day of the Angolan Pioneer, Youth of the MPLA (JAMPLA), the National Union of Angolan Workers (UNTA), the Organization of Pioneers (OPA), the Organization of Angolan Women (OMA), Marcello Caetano, Chipenda, decolonization, militants, the People's Translation Service, and the Alvor Agreement. [ISBN 0-919914-37-3]
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Private collection of Candice Wright