[Dear Friend: Violations of United Nations sanctions by the United States continues on Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)]
by William H. Booth, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, Spring, Summer or Fall 1972?
American Committee on Africa
Mailing seeking donations to the American Committee on Africa. The mailing says violations of United Nations sanctions by the United States continues on Rhodesia (Zimbabwe); but, efforts by ACOA to end this activity are mounting. To keep you informed we have enclosed a report on our increasingly effective efforts to combat this illegal trade; this report is of unusual interest because ACOA has been able to collect more information than has been available in the press or United Nations reports; ACOA has sources, reliable but irregular, in Africa, England, the United States and the United Nations. The mailing says the United States lined up squarely on the wrong side when Congress and the President together decided to let in Rhodesian chrome (and other so-called strategic materials) despite the United Nations sanctions. The mailing says we are fighting to change U.S. policy toward Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in every way we can think of - on the docks; with public demonstations; in the Congress; through research and literature; at stockholders' meetings and in the courts. The mailing discusses international obligations and the illegal and racist Smith Regime.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root