The People in Power An Account from Angola's Second War of National Liberation

(second printing)
by Ole Gjerstad, Liberation Support Movement
Oakland, California, United States
117 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Preface • Note to the Second Edition • Glossary • Chapter 1 On the Wave of People’s Power • Chapter 2 Bairro Operario: "The Workers' Quarter" • Chapter 3 FAPLA: The New People's Army • Chapter 4 The Factory is a School of Politics • Chapter 5 The Fields of Malanje • Postscript • Appendix 1 Produce to Resist: Interview with Dilolwa by Ole Gjerstad • Appendix 2 An Economy to Serve the Masses: Interview with Dilolwa by Tempo Magazine • Appendix 3 MPLA: From Movement to Party: Interview with Lucio Lara by Kommentar Magazine • The pamphlet included interviews with Dr. Carlos Rocha, better known by his nom de guerre Dilolwa. The pamphlet mentions FNLA (National Front for the Liberation of Angola), FLEC (Cabinda Enclave Liberation Front), UNITA (Union for the Total Independence of Angola), FAPLA (Popular Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola), UNTA (National Union of Angolan Workers), FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front), PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Care Verde), Holden Roberto, imperialism, Jonas Savimbi, a Portuguese offensive, Daniel Chipenda, secret police (PIDE/DGS), colonialists, exile, Zaire, Kinshasa, the Ovimbundu population group, the U.S. National Security Council, the CIA, military and financial support, intimidation, violence, settler groups, the People's Commissions, MPLA President Agostinho Neto, ELP (Portuguese Liberation Army), a ceasefire, a transitional government, Luanda, General Antonio de Spinola, Nixon, Mobutu, MFA (Armed Forces Movement), Mozambique, metropolitan Portuguese companies, Portuguese soldiers, Krupp, Gulf Oil, Texaco, multinationals, the African and mulatto population, armed self-defense groups, guerrillas, Nito Alves, the Department for Education and Culture (DEC), Information and Propaganda (DIP), Internal Administration (DAI), Mass Organization (DOM), Housing and Collective Work (DHO), Food and Cooperatives (DAC), Social Welfare (DAS), colonialism, bairro self-defense units, DAC (Department of Food and Cooperatives), Bairro Operario, "responsibles," Corrvnandante Mona, Carlos Silva, the Department of National Reconstruction (DRN), Cuban troops, Henry Kissinger, destabilization, private corporations, Diamang, Petrangol, Angolan plantation owners, and Angolan bourgeoisie.
This item was digitized by JSTOR which provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Liberation Support Movement Pamphlet Collection