by Yodeta Bee Holly, Africa Network
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, September 1985?
The mailing says in response to Reverend Allan Boesak's arrest on August 27 without charges, under the Internal Security Act, for which he is being jailed in solitary confinement without trial or release date specified, Africa Network urges all friends to forward the enclosed messages with your signature to the following addresses as soon as possible. The mailing asks people to send messages to the Minister of Law and Order Louis Le Grange and Yacoub/UDF. The mailing says as the decision about sanctions against apartheid South Africa by the United States is due to be announced from Capitol Hill within the week, we urge all friends to send telegrams to your Congressmen & Senators as well as President Reagan urging for sanctions to be implemented against apartheid South Africa. The mailing includes a flier on "Allan Boesak: Choosing for Justice", a film by Hugo Cassirer and Nadine Gordimer narrated by James Earl Jones with interviews by Joseph Lelyveld. The mailing discusses the UDF (United Democratic Front), Zac Yacoub, the Dutch Reformed Church, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and former Prime Minister Vorster. [Note on date: Allan Boesak was arrested on August 27, 1985.]
Used by permission of former members of Africa Network.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections