Contents: Oakland Divestment Proposal: BAFSAM Notes Serious Flaws, Offers Alternative • Free South Africa Movement Sweeps U.S.-Victories Mount • National Effort Targets Corporate Support for Apartheid • Why Divestment? • Resistance Leaders Support Divestment • The Legislative Front • South Africa: Repression Meets Resistance • Making The Country Ungovernable • Action Target PMA • calendar • OAKLAND: DIVEST NOW! • The newsletter discusses the City of Oakland divestment ordinance (regarding selling stocks, holdings in banks, and purchases of commodities made in South Africa or Namibia) and critiques of Oakland’s policy; anti-apartheid protests across the country including actions at South African consulates in Portland (Calvin Van Pelt), Boston (Richard K. Blankstein), Seattle (Joseph Swing), and Los Angeles, protesting sales of Krugerrand gold coins in St. Paul, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and Sharpeville commemoration actions (mentioning Randall Robinson of TransAfrica, Civil Rights Commissioner Mary Frances Berry, and D.C. Rep. Walter Fauntroy); the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), local anti-apartheid groups, withdrawing funds from banks and corporations that do business with South Africa, Reagan, "constructive engagement," Bishop Desmond Tutu, Steve Biko, the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), Oliver Tambo, the African National Congress (ANC), recent atrocities near Langa, the Sharpeville Massacre, South African police, mass defiance, human rights, "homelands," Nelson Mandela, school boycotts, work "stay-aways," attacks on police stations, collaborators, the United Democratic Front (UDF), black townships, bannings, arrests, Xolie Ndaba, Kauffman's Department Store, Gimbel's, David Weiss, General Motors (GM), the Martin Luther King Anti-Apartheid Coalition, Columbia University, Atlanta University, selective divestment, the Sullivan Principles, Maxine Waters, California state divestment bills AB 134 and AB 1134, U.S. Congress, Rep. Ronald Dellums, HR 977, a comprehensive bill, a trade embargo, a prohibition on landing rights for South African aircraft, Rep. Bill Gray, Senator Edward Kennedy, HR 1460, S 645, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Fauntroy, HR 1098, importation, coal, uranium, the export of nuclear material, mass picketing, civil disobedience, Rep. Rangel, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), University of California Berkeley, arrests, Sproul Hall, Biko Hall, United People of Color, Gus Newport, UC Board of Regents, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), West Coast ports, ILWU Local #10, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, John George, Franklin Alexander, Lorenzo Carlisle, Willie Gray, the Media Committee, and the Divestment Task Force. [Note: This newsletter was digitized by Zeb Larson who provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.]
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.