[While developments in Eastern Europe and Central America have preempted the media spotlight, the Namibian's people struggle for independence continues.]
by L.A. 435 Observer Committee to Namibia
Los Angeles, California, United States
February 15, 1990
The mailing reports that the Southwest Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) was victorious in the United Nations-sponsored elections in November 1989, winning 41 of the 72 seats in the Constituent Assembly. Independence is scheduled for March 21 1990, but South Africa will try by every means possible to sabotage and prevent a truly independent Namibia. Also, South Africa continues its illegal occupation of Walvis Bay. The mailing says the presence of observers during the election process substantially decreased the incidence of violence and intimidation by South African-supported forces, and the struggle continues and so does the need for independent, international observers. The mailing says the L.A. 435 Observer Committee to Namibia has kept Namibia's struggle for independence on the agenda for human rights in Southern California. The mailing asks people for financial support.
Used be permission of a former member of the L.A. 435 Observer Committee to Namibia.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections