by Socialist Labor Party
with Nathan Karp
Palo Alto, California, United States
September 8, 1978
4 pages
Type: Resolution
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Cover letter by Nathan Karp to the Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa an a copy of a resolution on South Africa was adopted by the Socialist Labor Party’s 31st National Convention on May 30, 1978. The resolution says: Southern Africa is fast becoming the "Vietnam of the 70s." In southern Africa today the rising struggles of a long-oppressed people against imperialism, racism and colonialism have gripped the world's attention. Over three hundred and fifty U.S. firms have investment stakes of more than $2.5 billion in the South African economy. Despite the jailing, torture and murder of blacks by South African police, the protests that erupted in Soweto two years ago still continue to grow. While recognizing the movement's limitations as well as its possibilities, socialists, working within the anti-apartheid movement, can widen its horizons and draw attention to the common class nature of the imperialist enemy oppressing workers in both South Africa and the United States. • The Apartheid System • The South African Resistance • The U.S. Response • The Role of Socialists
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections