Contents: NOTE FROM THE GUEST EDITOR, THE-STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN ZAIRE • IS THIS A TIME TO FORGET? • THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGE TO FASCISM • THE STATE AND GRASSROOT DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES: THE COFFEE SECTOR IN ZAIRE • REPORT FROM LUBUMBASHI • IGNORING ZAIRE • ACAS NEWS & ACTIONS • ACAS AT BALTIMORE • ACAS ACTIONS IN 1990 • SUPPORT HARVEY GANTT FOR SENATE; DEFEAT JESSE HELMS! • ANNOUNCEMENTS • The newsletter discusses President Mobutu Sese Seko, political parties, dictatorship, the massacre of over 50 students at the University of Lubumbashi, the Center for Research on Zaire (CEREZ), the Rainbow Lobby, the ASA (African Studies Association, Patrice Lumumba, Frelimo, Nelson Mandela, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Economic Recovery Programmes, Ngungunhana, Samora M. Machel, Mozambican heros, Renamo, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America, European capitalism, apartheid, social peace, Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the Union pour la democratie and Ie proqres social, Lambert Mende Oma1anga, the Mouvement National Congolais, Lumumba's National Provisional Committee, Patrice Mufuta, Shaba province, Chebeya Bahizire, La Voix des Sans Voix, Monsignor Kabanga, the New Alliance Party, the U.S. Congo Friendship Committee, the Democratic Party, CPUSA, Congressman Mervlyn Dymally, Capitol Hill, disgruntled Belgian diamond dealers, the Soviet Union, MPLA, UNITA, the Third World, Jonas Savimbi, democratic society, imperialism, anti-communism, the world capitalist economy, anti-imperialist struggles, the U.S. Congress, the ANC (African National Congress), FLNC, the South African Communist Party (SACP), peasants, the Office Zairois du cafe. The commoditization school, the American Cultural Center, Amnesty International, the Bush administration, machetes, bayonets, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, the CIA, the Clark Amendment, Jesse Jackson, Ronald Dellums, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Samuel Doe, Jane Perlez, Susanne Rive1es, Hans Panofsky, William Martin, socialism, Joel Samoff, James Mittelman, labor, violence, Phyllis Bichof, Senator Reid, Ed Ferguson, the New York Times, Professor Yusufu Bala, Ahaadu Bello University, Teresa Smith, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Gretchen Bauer, war, famine, the Gulf Crisis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bob Daniels, Roberta Ann Dunbar, Linda Lacey, Catharine Newbury, David Newbury, Julius Nyang'oro, Karen Shelley, Robert Paul Wolff, Harvard-Radcliffe Alumni/ae Against Apartheid, University Scholarships for South African Students (USSAS), and L.A. To Namibia.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root