DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF ANGOLA
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, about late January or early February 1970
The leaflet discusses the Angolan nationalists' attack on the main political prison in Luanda nine years ago, intending to free a number of their leaders who had been arrested. Fighting is still going on in Angola as well as in Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), and Namibia (Southwest Africa). Over 120,000 Portuguese troops are in Africa, a higher proportion of Portugal’s population than the U.S. has in Vietnam. A year ago, on February 3, 1969, they succeeded in assassinating Dr. Eduardo Mondlane, the President of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO). The replacement in 1968 of the Portuguese dictator Salazar by his colleague Caetano did not change Portugal's African policy. Portugal continues itso fight only with aid from other more powerful states, including South Africa, which is heavily involved in major hydroelectric projects in Angola and Mozambique, and the U.S. and other NATO members. Gulf Oil Company has struck oil in Angola.
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers