The newsletter reports that the General Assembly of the Church of Sweden voted at its March 1985 meeting to recommend that all church organizations liquidate their shares in companies doing business in South Africa and Namibia. The newsletter includes a Department of State telegram: SUBJECT: TRANSCRIPT OF A/S CROCKER'S MARCH 22 NEWS CONFERENCE IN JOHANNESBURG. Newspaper article reprints include: "Police blamed for errors in statement on Langa shootings" by Patrick Lawrence, "Neating behind closed doors," "Police body 'misled UN over South African members'" by David Pallister, "Pressure mounts for South Africa sanctions," "The business of survival" by Patrick Laurence, "SA firms score breakthrough on US codes" by John Battersby, "Plans for disinvestment called 'unchristian'," "Black shot dead in S. Africa" by Anthony Robison, "Local citizens back anti-apartheid bill" by Mike Rose, "158 Arrested on Berkeley Campus In Protest on South Africa Policy," "Protest Continues at Columbia," "Protesters at Columbia Unwavering" by Larry Rohter, "Unionists Join Berkeley Sit-In," "Jackson Praises Columbia Protesters" by Larry Rohter, and "Rutgers Protest Continues," as well as an opinion article, "South African Blacks Have Started to Rise Up" by Beyers Naude. The newsletter discusses Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Minister of Law and Order Louis le Grange, General Johan Coetzee, the Kannemeyer commission, Lieutenant John William Fouche, Peter Gastrow, the Progressive Federal Party (PFP), the United Democratic Front (UDF), the New Zeland's rugby team, Crossroads, Molly Blackburn, Audrey Coleman, Black Sash, Sheena Duncan, International Police Association, Kenneth Robinson, Chedu Osakwe, the Nationalist Party, the Dutch Reformed Church, the South African Council of Churches, "constructive engagement," Citibank, disinvestment, the Uitenhage killings, Murphy Morobe, the South African Foundation, Fred de Plessis, Sanlam, Ted Pavitt, Gencor, Peter Sorour, the rand, President Reagan, investment, John Chettle, apartheid, sanctions, the South African Government, the Lutheran World Federation, Jan Steyn, the Urban Foundation, Basil Hersov, Ango Vaal, Tony Bloom, the Premier Group, former British Prime Minister Edward Heath, Rev. Leon Sullivan, T.R. Hormeyr, Barlow Rand, the UK-SA Trade Association, the Council of Swedish Industries, Aake Magnusson, the C B Powel Bible Centre, the University of South Africa, Nic Wiehahn, Peter Story, the Methodist Church in Southern Africa, Johan Heyns, South African Police (SAP), Adriaan Vlok, the Oregon State Legislature, the Corvallis Organization for South African Freedom, IBM, Ford, General Motors, Fred Pfeil, the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Representative George Trahern, House Bill 2001, Tony Van Vliet, Thomas Koehler, Ann Patterson, Mario Savio, Columbia University, Rutgers University, Mark Lewis, the South African Embassy, Whitney Tymas, Hamilton Hall, the Black Student Organization, Joseph Liu, Ralph Lane, Columbia Law School, the University of California, Cornell University, Day Hall,Jesse Jackson, the Coalition for a Free South Africa, Justice Max Bloom, Michael I. Sovern, Glen Arnold, Rutgers Coalition for Total Divestment, Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein, Jean Kirpatrick, the Republican Party, Garrritt Viljoen, Hans Heese, Groep Sonder Grense, and Chester Crocker. • CHURCH OF SWEDEN VOTES RECOMMENDATION FOR DIVESTMENT • IT'S GOING TO BE LEGAL
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