[Dear Friend, As this letter is written, the British government has just released the report of the Pearce Commission, ...]
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
American Committee on Africa
The mailing says as this letter is written, the British government has just released the report of the Pearce Commission, verifying the rejection of proposed settlement terms with the Smith regime by the African majority which had not been consulted. The mailing says we must now prepare to extend as much help as we can to the African National Council which organized the opposition in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and now faces repression by the Smith regime; and we must insist that the United Nations embargo against the illegal regime be strengthened and enforced. The mailing says the United States shamefully followed South Africa and Portugal as the three open violators of the embargo, though other nations were indirectly involved; the McGee bill to reverse the Byrd amendment which permitted importation of chrome was defeated in the Senate on May 31 by four votes. The mailing says the Zimbabwe situation is only one of the crucial areas of southern Africa discussed in the enclosed midyear report from ACOA, which is sent for your information. The mailing includes a newspaper piece "No Deal on Rhodesia".
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root