BIKO PLAZA NEWS
(VOL 2, NO. 11)
with Emergency Response Network, Ken Butigan, South Africa Freedom Committee, Andrew Clay, Jonathan Short
Berkeley, California, United States
July 18, 1985
Contents: NICARAGUAN OFFICIAL FASTS • A WORD FROM PRISON Let Us Stop the War in Central America Now • EMBARGO SOUTH AFRICA NOT NICARAGUA • CELEBRATE Nelson Mandela's Birthday!! • Nationwide Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress • SOWETO SQUAT ERUPTS • NEWS around the world • Schedule of Events: • c.a.n.t. CONFERENCE • HELL in a handbasket • COPS BEAT HEAD • Anti-Krugerrand Protest In Beverly Hills • The Central American Symbol • BIKO PLAZA NEWS SUMMER SUBSCRIPTIONS • The newsletter advertises a demonstration at Biko Plaza on July 19, sixth anniversary of the Nicaraguan revolution. The newsletter says Reagan promotes "constructive engagement" with the racist white minority government of South Africa, while financing an army of terrorists to overthrow the elected government of Nicaragua. The newsletter says armed with whips, tear gas, and shotguns, police and army attacked the townships of Port Elizabeth and Queenstown, killing at least six people. The newsletter reports there will be no further talks between the Angolan government and the U.S.; in response to the U.S. Congress' vote to repeal the Cark amendment, which forbid covert aid to South African-backed rebels in Angola and Namibia, the government of Angola has suspended all talks with the U.S. for a peaceful settlement in South Africa. The newsletter says the U.N. Decade for Women ended in Nairobi, Kenya, with a conference to assess the failures and achievements of the past ten years. The newsletter discusses the ANC (African National Congress), U.C. Berkeley (University of California Berkeley), the U.S. Out of Southern Africa Network of the All-Peoples Congress/People's Anti-War Mobilization, Robert Mugabe, Ian Smith, Rhodesia, Maureen Reagan, apartheid, Americas Watch, human rights, the Contras, the Coalition Against Nuclear Testing (CANT), UCPD (University of California Police Department), David Eubanks, and FMLN. The item was digitized by Steve Masover who provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of former members of the Campaign Against Apartheid who were involved in creating BIKO PLAZA NEWS.
Collection: Private collection of Steve Masover