Investing in Apartheid
by Clergy and Laity Concerned
with Patrick Hansel, Carole Nelson
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
An article, “Investing in Apartheid,” in the newsletter of CALC in Minnesota reports on the uprising of political protest inside South Africa in 1976 and one response to these developments - a campaign against U.S. banks lending to South Africa organized by Clergy and Laity Concerned, the American Committee on Africa, and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Six banks, including City National of Detroit and Central National of Chicago, have ceased lending to South Africa in response to community pressure. Another article, “U. S. Power and Repression: Banking on Apartheid,” reports on actions by Minnesota CALC to organize a delegation of church and community leaders and call on two Minnesota banks to discontinue all loans to South Africa. Because Northwestern Bank and First National Bank will not commit to denying future loans to South Africa, Minnesota CALC has joined the national Bank Withdrawal Campaign and urges people in Minnesota to support the campaign. • History • U.S. Involvement • A Shot in the Arm: U.S. Credit and Black Resistance • A Shot in the Arm: U.S. Credit and the South African Economy • A Force for Divestment: The Bank Withdrawal Campaign • U.S. Power & Repression • Banking on Apartheid • Actions • Letelier – Moffitt Murders
Used by permission of former members of Clergy and Laity Concerned.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections