by Free South Africa Coalition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, 1986?
6 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: APARTHEID KILLS • U.S. FUNDS APARTHEID • MILWAUKEEANS FIGHT BACK! • HOW YOU CAN HELP • The pamphlet says South Africa is the only country in the world today where white supremacy is written into the constitution and laws. The pamphlet says in South Africa, backs are not citizens, cannot vote or form political parties; back trade unions are under strict government control and their leaders are frequently harassed, detained and tortured. The pamphlet says in recent years, a strong movement against apartheid has grown within South Africa, with the banned African National Congress playing a leading role. The pamphlet says the South African economy depends heavily on American corporations, which are drawn by cheap labor. The pamphlet says as U.S. investments have increased, conditions for South Africa's blacks have steadily worsened. The pamphlet says our city and state are implicated in supporting apartheid; the City of Milwaukee's Pension Fund invests $82 million in corporations doing business in South Africa; and Wisconsin's Pension Fund invests no less than $2 billion. The pamphlet says the Free South Africa Coalition brings together community, labor and other organizations and concerned individuals in the Milwaukee area; the Free South Africa Coalition has marched, lobbied, educated and demonstrated to raise consciousness about the issue and end our support physically and financially. The pamphlet discusses the African National Congress (ANC), sanctions, Ronald Reagan, mandatory sanctions, political prisoners, Nelson Mandela, the boycott of Shell Oil, the Freedom Charter, and self-determination.
Used by permission of Brian Verdin, a former member of the Free South Africa Coalition.
Collection: Private collection of Brian Verdin