This is the Time

(Volume I, number 1)
by Southern Africa Organizing Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
March 1980
16 pages
Contents: ZANU Victory in Zimbabwe by Teresa Stern • SAOC Editorial: This is the Time to Support Liberation in Southern Africa, by the SAOC Steering Committee (Attieno Davis, Erik Lichtenberg, Ann Schwartz, Teresa Stern) • ZANU's Goal in Zimbabwe: A Non-racial Society • A History of Struggle: Zimbabwe Must Be Free! by Teresa Stern • Racism on the Rise: Oppose the Klan by National Anti-Racist Organizing Committee (NAROC) • SAOC Recycling Project • Raffle for Zimbabwe • WHO WE ARE • SUBSCRIBE NOW • Urgent Call from African National Congress • The newsletter includes the poem This is the Time… by Josina Machel. The newsletter advertises a Celebration of the Election Victory on March 22 at SEIU Hall with the speaker Tirivafi Kangai and a cultural presentation. The newsletter reports on the election results in Zimbabwe, with Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) winning 57 seats in Parliament and Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU) winning 20 seats; Bishop Abel Muzorewa, puppet Prime Minister since April 1979, retained only three seats for his party, the United African National Council (UANC), while Ian Smith's National Front Party captured all 20 seats reserved exclusively for whites. The newsletter mentions interference by the British in the campaign process, a ceasefire, the reactionary settler regime of Rhodesia, U.S. corporations, Present Carter, the apartheid regime, US diplomacy, newly independent countries of Southern Africa, Cecil Rhodes, the British South African Company, Great Britain, the liberation struggle, the Patriotic Front, Peter Walls, the Rhodesian armed forces, the Ku Klux Klan, the civil rights movement, the terrorist arm of racism, Greensboro, North Carolina, the National Demonstration Against Klan/Nazi Terror, the Frontline States, the London talks, assembly points, weapons, Soames, the State of Emergency, political prisoners, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Malawi, Zaire, the UN Security Council, American mercenaries, American companies, the Walt Disney Corporation, chromium, nickel, asbestos, tobacco, Union Carbide, the Zimbabwe Action Campaign, James Mange sentenced to death, South Africa poet Victor Matlou, the anti-apartheid movement, P.W. Botha, South Africa police, Rhodesian military, and Muzorewa's auxiliary troops.
Collection: Stephen B. Crofts Wiley papers