Africa is at War: Support African Liberation Day
Oakland, California, United States
Document advertising a march and rally on African Liberation Day (ALD) on May 25, 1974 in Arroyo Park in Oakland, California. The document says liberation struggles are being waged in the so-called Portuguese colonies of Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau and also in Azania (South Africa), Namibia (South-West Africa), and Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Portugal, the most backward country of western Europe, is being supported by its NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies, particularly the U.S., Great Britain, France, and West Germany. ALD is set to show our indefectible solidarity to our fighting brothers and sisters. On May 26, 1973, more than 10,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area communities came together to show their support to these liberation movements and their determination to fight exploitation and racism perpetuated on Africans wherever they are. The document briefly describes the conditions and status of the struggle of liberation movements in each country in Southern Africa. Guinea-Bissau declared independence from Portugal in September 1973. At this time, Guinea--Bissau's independence has been recognized by 82 nations and the United Nations General Assembly, but Portugal's NATO allies, especially the U.S., are still withholding their recognition. The document urges people to write to their members of Congress to ask the U.S. government and U.S. Corporations to disengage from Southern Africa.
Collection: August Nimtz papers