by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
with J. Ofosu Akyea
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
The newsletter reports that in the face of worldwide opposition to apartheid a consortium of U.S., Canadian, and European banks have made $215 million of loans to the white minority regime in South Africa. The newsletter says according to the Washington Office on Africa, legislation designed to renew U.S. compliance with UN sanctions against Rhodesia is about to receive floor action in both houses of Congress. The newsletter reports that on June 26, 1973, the Common Council of the City of Madison passed a resolution urging President Nixon and the U.S. Congress to end support of racist regimes in Southern Africa. The newsletter says the workshop on Liberation held at Edgewood College from July 23 thru August 3 was the brainchild of Sister Esther Heffernan. The newsletter reports two Frelimo representatives, Jorge Robello and Sharfudine Khan, held a special meeting with members of the Midwest liberation support groups in Chicago on June 25, 1973. The newsletter discusses George Houser, American Committee on Africa, European-American Banking Corporation, Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Central National Bank in Chicago, Merchants National Bank and Trust Co. of Indianapolis, City National Bank of Detroit, Republic National Bank of Dallas, First Israel Bank and Trust Co. of New York, First National Bank of Louisville, Maryland National Bank, United Virginia Bank, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Senate bill 1868, Congressmen Donald Fraser and Charles Diggs, H.R. 8005, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, the Herbicide Export and Control Act of 1973,and the Chemical Warfare Prevention Act of 1973. Contents: DO MORE THAN READ MACSA NEWS -- WORK WITH MACSA • MACSA CALENDAR • Political Education Committee • MACSA OFFICE HOURS • NEW MACSA RESOURCES • SECRET BANK LOANS TO SOUTH AFRICA REVEALED • RHODESIAN SANCTIONS BILLS -- UPDATE • CITY OF MADISON CONDEMNS AMERICAN TIES WITH RACISM IN AFRICA • THANKS TO MADISON SUSTAINING FUND • A LIBERATION WORKSHOP AT EDGEWOOD • MEETING WITH FRELIMO REPRESENTATIVES IN CHICAGO • CORPORATE INFORMATION CENTER LITERATURE LIST • HERBICIDE LEGISLATION INTRODUCED • DEFENSE AND AID FUND • SUBSCRIPTION AND CONTRIBUTION FUND
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers