The newsletter reports that Congressman Charles C. Diggs Jr. has called a briefing for February 27 to bring together black citizens concerned about ending America's importation of Rhodesian chrome; the Byrd Amendment allows the U.S. to violate United Nations sanctions against Rhodesia on the pretext that otherwise the U.S. would be dependent on chrome from Russia. The newsletter includes material on a Week of African Culture by the African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The newsletter reports that Portugal's fascist regime has rushed the Chief of Staff of its armed forces, General Francisco Costa Gomes, to Mozambique. The newsletter reports that cloaked in secrecy, the South African Minister of Information has just completed a two-week visit to the United States to put the case of South Africa's white government before American policy makers. The newsletter reports that the Massachusetts Black Caucus asked the legislature for laws to ban any commerce with South Africa or Rhodesia as support for the African liberation movement. The newsletter discusses the Liberian Studies Conference, FRELIMO, MPLA, MPLA, the Azores, Diego Garcia, Merchants National Bank and Trust Co., Wachovia Bank and Trust, Central National Bank, City National Bank of Detroit, United Virginia Bank, Maryland National Bank, First National Bank, Republic National Bank, Rev. Dr. W. S. Sterling Cary, the National Council of Churches (NCC), the Church Project on U.S. Investments in Southern Africa, AEG, Badische Anilin and Soda Fabriken (BASF), Daimler-Benz, Farbwerke Hoechst.Krupp, Bayer Leverkusen, Siemens, Volkswagen, the African National Congress (ANC), D. Connie Mulder, Governor Ronald Reagan, Senator John Tower, Tip O’Neil, Hugh Scott, Albert Griffin, Rep. Mel King, Polaroid, Gillette, the Kendal Co., Gulf Oil, and Norton Co. Contents: DO MORE THAN READ MACSA NEWS --WORK WITH MACSA • MACSA CALENDAR • MACSA ZIMBABWE FUND AS OF March 21, 1974 • CAMPAIGN SET TO HALT CHROME IMPORTATION • WEEK OF AFRICAN CULTURE • PORTUGUESE COLONISTS PANIC IN FACE OF ATTACKS • PORTUGAL OFFERS MILITARY BASE TO U.S. • FOUR BANKS SHUN SECRET LOAN DEALS WITH RACIST SOUTH AFRICA • CHURCHES MOVE TO STOP BUSINESS SUPPORT OF COLONIAL AFRICA • WEST GERMAN FIRMS GUILTY • SOUTH AFRICAN SNEAKS INTO U.S. FOR TALKS • BLACK CAUCUS URGES BAN ON TRADE WITH SO. AFRICA • IN COMMEMORATION OF SHARPEVILLE
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers