February 4: Day of Solidarity with the people of Angola
by African Students Union
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, February 1970 or a little later?
The leaflet says U.S. government and businesses come together and use their resources to support the fascist regimes in Africa - South Africa, Southern Rhodesia and Portugal, which has insisted on retaining her colonies in Africa. The leaflet says February 4 marked the ninth year of guerilla warfare in Angola. On this day in 1961, African nationalists in the capital city of Luanda attacked the major political prison, attempting to free the victims of an alien regime in their country. Fighting continues in Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Without U.S. government and corporate support, Portugal would not be able to continue fighting the brutal and futile war. NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has consistently supplied arms to Portugal despite the evidence that they are being used to murder Africans. Portugal’s fighting ability has been further enhanced by the discovery of oil in Angola by the Gulf Oil Company. The leaflet discusses the U.S. constitution and "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers