by IBM Workers United
Johnson City, New York, United States
Undated, Spring 1978?
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, France
Language: English
This leaflet opposing IBM doing business in South Africa apparently was distributed at the IBM annual stockholder meeting. The leaflet says that at least one-third of IBM’s business in South Africa is with the government and that IBM maintained and serviced computer systems in many government agencies. The leaflet especially opposes the use of two 370/158 system in the population registration system known as the "Book of Life" that keeps track of Asians, Coloureds, and whites much as the Nazis divided people into racial categories. The leaflet also notes that the South Africa Department of Prisons has an IBM 360/20 machine to administer a system with one of the largest prison populations in the world. • WOULD IBM HAVE SOLD COMPUTERS TO HITLER? • STATEMENT FROM IBM WORKERS IN FRANCE • FOR WORKPLACE DEMOCRACY, A STATEMENT FROM IBM WORKERS UNITED
Used by permission of Alliance@IBM (successor to IBM Workers United)