The mailing says the United Nations is the lawful authority over the International Territory of Namibia, and the Council for Namibia is the UN body set up to govern its affairs until it achieves independence. The UN administrative officer for the Territory is the Commissioner for Namibia, Martti Ahtisaari. The mailing says that, in 1974, when Sean MacBride was Commissioner for Namibia, the Council for Namibia adopted, and the UN General Assembly approved, Decree No.1 - For the Protection of the Natural Resources of Namibia. The mailing says that on September 22 a U.S. Vela satellite detected a distinctive twin flash - the signature of a nuclear explosion - somewhere in the South Atlantic-Indian Oceans area between Africa and Antarctica. The mailing discusses diamonds, uranium, base metals, semiprecious stones, karakul lamb furs, SWAPO, AMAX, Newmont Mining Corporation, Tsumeb Corporation, Britain, West Germany, copper, zinc, lead, the Council for Namibia, Rossing Uranium Ltd., Rio Tinto Zinc Corporation Ltd., uranium products, 'yellowcake', Holland, the British Atomic Energy Authority, England, the World Federation of United Nations Associations, Barbara Rogers, Martin Walker, Douglass Torr, Harwell, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Southern African Anomaly, the South African Air Force, Pieter Willem Botha, P.W. Botha, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of National Security, Lukas Daniel Barnard, DONS, BOSS (Bureau of State Security), Ivor Wilkins, and the Broederbond. • NUCLEAR NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA and that TWIN FLASH • THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY - and that NUCLEAR CONNECTION
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root