ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
with Betsy Landis
New York, New York, United States
Undated, early August 1985
10 pages
The newsletter asks people to write, telegraph or phone President Reagan, Secretary of State George Shultz, and their members of Congress asking them to demand that Pretoria lift the State of Emergency and immediately release all detainees and political prisoners. The newsletter includes a memorandum, "RE: Renewed Threat to Liberation Movements" by Betsy Landis saying that once again the Reagan administration, in the name of anti-terrorism, is seeking to make members of liberation movements subject to extradition virtually on demand of the government they are rebelling against. The newsletter includes a cartoon with President Botha and Zulu Chief Buthelezi battling divestment. The newsletter includes information on the South African Council of Churches (SACC), apartheid, President Peter W. Botha, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Detainees Parents Support Committee, police spokesman van Rooyen, the Transkei, Cape Province, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the U.S. Congress, Willie Breytenbach, the Vaal Triangle, Uitenhage, Langa township, Sharpeville, Sam Dlamini, the African National Congress (ANC), Soweto, Duduza, Edward Kunene, the United Democratic Front (UDF), Senators Richard Lugar and Claiborne Pell, the United States v. Doherty, Queenstown, Cradock, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, the National Committee Against Removals, the Transvaal Rural Action Committee, the Association for Rural Advancement, the Grahamstown Rural Committee, Minster of Cooperation and Development Gerrit Viljoen, Alfred Makwela, Zwide, Tony Gilson, the Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Progressive Party (PFP), the Surplus People Project, Piet Koornhof, Laurine Platsky, Cosmas Desmond, Afrikaner nationalism, Jill Nattrass, Minister of Aquiculture Greyling Wentzel, the National Party, Nampo, the Maize Marketing Board, Andries Treurnicht, the Conservative Party, black trade unions, gold, mines, farms, oil, OPEC, bank loans, the Krugerrand, computers, nuclear technology, Koeberg, the EEC code of conduct, the white collar union ASTMS, Roussel Laboratories, Hoechst AG, the Foundation for Economic Opportunity, William Keyes, the South African Foundation, Jay Parker, the Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, Henry Miller, Errol Alexander, Jet Engine Testing Corporation, and Blancho Drummond. The newsletter includes reprints of newspaper articles including "Pretoria Reports 118 Arrests, Raising Total to 910," "Police Accused of Brutality, S. African Group Says Detainees Beaten, Some Held Hostage" by Glenn Frankel, "THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION" by Allister Sparks, "Pressure on the Shopkeepers, Black Boycott of S. Africa's Cape Area Has Strong Impact on White Stores" by Glen Frankel, "Forced removals still a spectre" by Jo-Anne Collinge, "Don't be fooled - it's nothing but cosmetics" by Allister Sparks, "Pressure mounts on UN to extend sanctions" by Martin Bailey, and "US supporters of disinvestment called 'callous'."
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