CFM News and Notes
by Committee for a Free Mozambique
New York, New York, United States
Contents:INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF GUINEA BISSAU FINDS SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD • PROCLAMATION OF THE STATE OF GUINEA BISSAU by The People’s National Assembly • The newsletter reports on Guinea Bissau becoming a republic. The announcement was made by the National Popular Assembly, a 120-member body composed of 80 representatives elected by the people and 40 from P.A.I.G.C. (the Africa n Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) at its meeting on September 23 at Medina do Boe, Guinea Bissau, site of the first Portuguese camp liberated by P.A.I.G.C. The Assembly adopted a constitution, national anthem, and flag. The newsletter says the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, and the African Studies Association have passed resolutions calling on the U.S. government to recognize the independence of Guinea Bissau. A demonstration calling for recognition was organized by Youth Against War and Fascism (YAWF) in front of the State Department, and Bissau Solidarity Day was held recently at Howard University. The newsletter includes a quote by Samora M. Mache1, President of FRELIMO, to a Committee for a Free Mozambique delegation in August 1971. The newsletter discusses Luiz Cabral, Amilcar Cabral, Aristides Pereira, African countries, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Portuguese colonialists, the Azores Islands, airlifting supplies from the U.S. to Israel, the Azores Pact, President Nixon, the Committee to Support the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), FRELIMO, MPLA, liberation movements, the Partido Africano da Independencia da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC), the United Nations General Assembly, the Special Committee on Decolonization, the Fourth Committee, granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960, General Assembly resolution 2918 (XXVII), Security Council resolution 322 (1972) of 22 November 1972, and the People’s National Liberation Army.
Used by permission of former members of the Committee for a Free Mozambique.
Collection: Nancy Freehafer collection