by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
New York, New York, United States
October 15, 1988
The newsletter includes the text of a letter to United States Ambassador Edward Perkins that says there are thousands of people being held under the State of Emergency, that they are being held for their opposition to apartheid and asking for the his active intervention in pressuring the South African authorities to lift the State of Emergency and make an undertaking guaranteeing them against re-arrest or restrictions on release signed by 31 students, workers, a church field worker and unemployed persons. The newsletter includes a copy of a letter from The Rt. Rev. Paul Moore Jr. to P.W. Botha, President, Republic of South Africa. The newsletter includes several newspaper articles including: "A commission to highlight people's plight" by Anton Harber; "SHOCK REPORT INDICATES MASSIVE WHITE SWITCH FOR FAR RIGHT-WING PARTY"; "'55% CONSERVATIVE PARTY INCREASE IN TRANSVAAL' SAYS REPORT"; and "Pretoria backs down on defiant Tutu" by David Beresford. The newsletter includes a newspaper article about the launch of the Human Rights Committee, mentions the banning of the Detainees Parents Support Committee and features a photograph that includes Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Frank Chikane and Max Coleman at the launch. The newsletter includes a background paper by the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on South Africa's upcoming municipal election that covers The Franchise - Who Will Vote, Black Local Authorities - The Bloody Past, and The New Apartheid Vision - The Great Indaba. The newsletter includes a report on the arson attack on the offices of the Community Resource and Information Centre (CRIC) that says CRIC is a progressive anti-apartheid research, information and training unit based in Johannesburg. The newsletter includes a newspaper photograph of Khotso House. • From A South African Prison • The October Elections in South Africa • REPORT ON THE ARSON ATTACK ON THE OFFICES OF THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE (CRIC) • SOUTHERN AFRICA MEDIA CENTER'S NEW CATALOGUE FEATURES SIX NEW FILMS
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Leon Spencer Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections