by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 6, 1989
The newsletter says the struggle for freedom in South Africa is centered on a countrywide hunger strike by hundreds of people held in detention. The newsletter asks people to phone or telegram President George Bush and call on him to press South African President P.W. Botha to release all detainees and to cancel the state of emergency. The newsletter includes the text of a memorandum from S. Mazibka of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). The newsletter includes a statement by the Standing for Truth Committee, formed by South African churches, on detention-without-trial and Adrian Volk. The newsletter includes the text of a statement by the Human Rights Commission. The newsletter includes the text of a letter by Rev. Dr. Allan A. Boesak to Adriaan Volk, Minister of Law and Order. The newsletter says a clear necessity now exists for the military commander of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) to demand at least the full complement of the military component of UNTAG should be deployed in Namibia. The newsletter includes the text of a letter from William Johnston, President, Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free South Africa, to Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson, chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that says United States convert support for the UNITA group in Angola continues even as the American endorsed United Nations plan to implementing independent for Namibia gets underway and that THE INDEPENDENT of London discloses that United States Air Force planes are now being used to transport arms to Kamina airbase in Zaire for ferrying to UNITA's Jamba headquarters by a CIA airline. The newsletter includes a number of newspaper articles including: "Profiles on hunger strikers", "Detainee in 29th month in jail", "Funds Bill could paralyse opponents, say lawyers", "Airline 'carrying CIA guns to Unita'", and "U.N. Council Votes Peace Force for Namibia" by Ethan Schwartz. • NOT BY BREAD ALONE • RE: NATIONAL DETAINEES DAY : SUNDAY MARCH 12 1989 • PRETORIA'S INTENTION NOT TO DEMOBILIZE SWATF EFFECTIVELY
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