(Numbers 42, 43, 44)
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
with Marylee Wiley, John Hunter
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
September, October, November 1974
The newsletter reports that the commander of the South African defense force, Adm. Hugo J. Bierman, has reportedly been in Washington, D.C. to negotiate for more military supplies. Guerrilla activity in northwest Zimbabwe has intensified, and two South African serving in Rhodesia have been killed and three members of the Rhodesian security forces have been injured. The Rhodesian government has protested to the Zambian government about guerrillas crossing the western border. Anglican, Roman Catholic, and British Methodist church leaders in Rhodesia have compiled a dossier of ten cases of alleged brutality by Rhodesian security forces against African civilians. The newsletter says more than 50 million Africans still live under direct colonialism in Angola, Azania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eritrea, Namibia, Spanish Sahara, the Canaries, French colony of Afar and Issas and Comoros Islands. The newsletter mentions FRELIMO, FNLA, Holden Roberto, MPLA, Agostinho Neto, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, PIDE, CIA, Sibeko, Gil Fernandez, ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union), Ian Smith, Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), Edison Dube, the African National Council, Robert K. Brown, European colonialism, ANC (African National Congress), PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), SWAPO, SWANU, ELF, imperialism, and James Callaghan. Contents: MACSA CALENDAR • SOUTH AFRICA AND THE UNITED NATIONS: An Editorial • SANCTIONS BUSTING • ZIMBABWE SHALL BE FREE • THE PORTUGUESE COUP AND THE AFRICAN WARS: Part III • ACTION AND REACTION: THE GUERRILLA STRUGGLE • ROCKEFELLER HOLDINGS IN RHODESIA • AMERICAN MERCENARIES BEING RECRUITED • VICTORY TO THE AFRICAN REVOLUTION • GUERILLAS STRENGTHEN POSITION • SETTLEMENT RUMORS • ECONOMICS • CHURCHMEN CHARGE BRUTALITY • SUBSCRIPTION AND CONTRIBUTION FORM
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers