Don't unload the "African Sun"
by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, early December 1973?
The leaflet describes the racist Ian Smith minority regime in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and the United Nations sanctions against trading with Rhodesia. The U.S., Portugal and South Africa are currently the only countries openly violating that trade boycott. There are some 40 U.S. companies, like Union Carbide and Foote Mineral Co., in Rhodesia. The two major goods that U.S. companies deal in are chrome ore and asbestos. There have been militant demonstration in Louisiana, Baltimore and other cities about shipments of chrome from Rhodesia, and Black and white longshoremen have refused to unload shipments. This morning longshoremen refused to unload a large shipment of asbestos fiber from the ship "African Sun." By this action, Philadelphia longshoremen has shown that they will not be party to the murder and exploitation of the Zimbabwean people by the racist Smith regime. The same U.S. companies that are killing and exploiting people in Africa exploit all working people and all poor people here in the U.S.
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports.
Collection: Henry Lieberg collection