The newsletter includes excerpts from a speech by Saths Cooper on September 21, 1987 in Boston University's Walter Rodney Seminar Series. The newsletter says a leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, Saths Cooper has served as Publicity Secretary of the Black People's Convention in 1972, and as President of the Azanian People's Organization (Azapo); as a political prisoner in South Africa, he served time at Robben Island, Victor Verster Prison, Leeuwkop Prison, and Durban Central Prison. The newsletter discusses apartheid, the UDF (United Democratic Front), Crossroads, the National Education Crisis Committee (NECC), Neo Mnumzana, the ANC (African National Congress), President Kenneth Kaunda, Cyril Ramaphosa of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Education Minister F.W. de Klerk, John Gordon, the Internal Security Act, Standard Chartered Bank, the South African Standard Bank Investment Corporation, the State of Emergency, Tony Heard, COSATU, MNR (Mozambique National Resistance), Cuban troops, the Soviet Union, UNITA, gold. P.W. Botha, Govan Mbeki, police, rubber bullets, the Anglo-American Corporation, Western Deep, PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Goldfields, the Vaal Reefs gold mine, Gencor, Hendrik Witbooi, Dan Tjongarero, Niko Bessinger, detention, anti-terrorism laws, Anton Lubowski, John Pandeni, the umbrella National Union of Namibian Workers, the International Commission of Jurists, political violence, US ambassador Edward Perkins, sanctions, UN Security Council, the Terrorism Act, the State Department, the Reagan Administration, the Hertz car-rental company, Imperial Car Hire, Allan Hendrickse, Ben Uulenga, the Chamber of Mines, Mlamli Wellington Mielies, Mnyanda Mosesjantjies, Benjamin Kinikini, SAYCO (South African Youth Congress), Rev. Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, the Post and Telecommunications Workers Association (PATWA), security forces, Steve Biko, Dutch fugitive Klaas Dejonge, South African Major Andre du Toit, Angolan soldiers, Swedish development workers, the Mercedes-Benz company, kwaMashu, a consumer boycott, Shell Oil, the National Council Bill, Law and Order Minister Adriaan Vlok, Zwelakhe Sisulu, Fernando Lima, AIM (Mozambique News Agency), Nieman Foundation curator Howard Simons, President's Advisory Council, the Separate Amenities Act, the Group Areas Act, the Commonwealth summit, the Front Line States, Oxfam, famine, destroying villages, massacring people, kidnapping children, Gordon Webster, the National Education and Allied Workers Union, Operation Hunger, SWAPO, the Kinross gold mine, a Catholic church in Ombalantu, Prime Minister Mugabe, the International Atomic Energy Agency, nuclear weapons, Detainees' Parents Support Committee, Bill Cosby, Unlock Apartheid's Jails, Oliver Tambo, the Five Freedoms Forum, Secretary of State George Shultz, US business leaving South Africa, President Chissano, the Transkei bantustan, corruption, Prime Minister George Matanzima, NUMSA (National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa), Howard Wolpe, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, SADF (South African Defence Force), Jennifer Schreiner, the National Democratic Movement, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), Pat Mophunya, Soweto, Katharine Graham, Inkatha, AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging or Afrikaner Resistance Movement), Marcel Golding, Zulu chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the Natal Indian Congress, NUSAS (National Union of South African Students), the Black Sash, Archie Gumede, Jeremy and Joan Brickhill, Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole, South African Airways, Finance Minister Barend du Plessis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Samora Machel, Moses Mayekiso, King Moshoeshoe II, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Margaret Thatcher, and the World Council of Churches. Contents: A Talk by Saths Cooper • Now Available from IDAF • Southern Africa News Calendar August, September and October 1987 • "Severest Censorship in the World" • Still an Emergency • Acronyms and Abbreviations
Used by permission of a former staff member of the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee.
Collection: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee (Geoff Wisner collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections