The newsletter reports that the South African Police (SAP) have served a subpoena on Audrey Coleman of the Detainees Parents Support Committee (DPSC) in Johannesburg; she was alleged to have given information collected by her organization and other monitoring groups about the torture of children to the World Council of Churches. The newsletter includes a copy of an advertisement in The New Nation about National Detainees Day issued by the Detainees’ Parents Support Committee and supported by the SA Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), South African Council of Churches (SACC), National Education Crisis Committee (NECC), Transvaal Student Congress (TRASCO), National Education Union of SA (NEUSA), National Medical and Dental Association (NAMDA), Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Black Sash, United Democratic Front (UDF), Johannesburg Democratic Action Committee (JODAC), Anti-Presidents Council Committee (ANTIPC), Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC), and End Conscription Campaign (ECC). The newsletter includes seven newspaper articles: "Israel, Others Selling Arms To S. Africa" by John M. Goshko, "US said to resume arms flights to Angolan rebels" by David Keyes, "US exercise in Zaire points to African base" by David Keyes, "Not out of Africa" by Jill Jolliffe, "Resolution Backs S. African Children" by Eric Pianin, "'Anti-Apartheid Bosses are not Our Friends'," and "Ex-BOSS chiefs whip up the anti-black vote" by Allister Sparks. It also includes information about UNITA, Shaba province, the Camina airbase, arms sales, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations arms embargo, President Reagan, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Jonas Savimbi, Cuban troops, FAPLA, MPLA, USSR, Frank Carlucci, Arnold Kalinin, Jo-Anne Richards of The Johannesburg Star, Barbara A. Mikulski, Edward M. Kennedy, Adriaan Vlok, Damu Smith, Washington Office on Africa, Alan Cranston, Christopher Dodd, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Paul S. Sarbanes, Paul Simon, Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Pieter W. Botha, Max Coleman, Helen Joseph, OK Bazaars, Ingrid Obery, Conservative Party, General H.J. van den Bergh, the African National Congress (ANC), Brigadier Theunis Swanepoel, Jimmy Kruger, General Kobus Visser, Helen Suzman, Eugene Terre'Blanche, Afrikaner Resistance Movement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bureau of State Security (BOSS), John Vorster, Foreign Minister Pik Botha, and the Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (CCAWUSA). Contents: SECRET DEALS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND ITS ALLIES - INCLUDING PRETORIA • PRETORIA ACTS TO STOP INFORMATION ABOUT ITS TORTURE OF DETAINEES
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