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by Salih Booker, Africa Policy Information Center
Washington, DC, United States
March 26, 2001
Africa Policy Information Center
The mailing says on March 5, South Africa's High Court began hearings in a closely-watched case that could mean life or death for millions of people in Africa. The world’s leading pharmaceutical companies filed suit in 1998 against then-president Nelson Mandela and nine other respondents to block implementation of a 1997 South African law that would make it easier to provide life-saving medicines to more than four million South Africans living with HIV/AIDs. The mailing includes a newspaper opinion piece, "Pandering to Abortion Foes Cripples Global AIDS Effort" by Salih Booker, and a statement “Africa Action is Born.” The mailing mentions the United Nations, GlaxoSmithKline, The Africa Fund, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the Treatment Action Campaign, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Bush administration, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Amnesty International, the Sierra Club, Columbia University, the National Conference of Black Mayors, mobilizing people and organizations, U.S. policy, struggles for political and economic justice, global racism, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), the Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA), Africa’s right to health, cancellation of illegitimate debts, the anti-apartheid struggle, Wyatt Tee Walker, Adwoa Dunn-Mouton, Carolyn Long, Marvin Rich, and APIC (Africa Policy Information Center).
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root