Contents: Namibia Consultation • ACAS Research Committee Meeting • News Notes • Action on Zimbabwe Needed • Response to State Dept. to Petition of Concerned African Scholars • Text of Petition to State Department • University Divestment at MSU • Resources on Southern Africa • ACAS General Meeting • Petition on Zimbabwe • The newsletter has an article on an ACAS consultation on Namibia at Hunter College that says papers will be presented by Professor Richard Dale, Professor Ben Magubane, and Professor George Shepherd. The newsletter discusses SWAPO, the Front Line States, Tilden LeMelle, TransAfrica, the Church Center for the United Nations, liberation movements, the National Council for Black Studies, the South African Military Refugee Aid Fund (SAMRAF), Liberation Support Movement, Ann Seidman, Ron Walters, Senator McGovern, Senator Hayakawa, economic sanctions, Senator Schweiker, Senator DeConcini, the Rhodesian Front, the Internal Settlement, American mercenaries, the Smith regime, Ian Smith, the Patriotic Front, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, the Carter Administration, Undersecretary Philip Habib, Richard M. Moose, the Bureau of African Affairs, the Byrd Amendment, Michigan State University (MSU), Steve Biko, divestiture, investments, James F. Turner, Immanuel Wallerstein, Robert Cummings, ZANU, ZAPU, British Petroleum, Shell International Petroleum Company, Mobil, Caltex, the Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Huey Bell Agusta Helicopters , French Alouette IIIs, the Current Issues Committee of the African Studies Association, South Africa's nuclear intentions, the South African military and police, the Department of Commerce, UN Security Council, the Treasury Department, Ambassador McHenry, the Cuban military, and Zaire.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root