by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, December 1973
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet apparently aimed at longshoremen Philadelphia. The leaflet says imports of Rhodesian asbestos and chrome help keep a racist government in power, where the 5% White minority controls the country and Blacks have no representation and extremely limited civil rights. Average wages are about $700 per month for Whites and about $50 per month for Blacks. Rhodesian imports hurt U.S. workers. The low wages of African workers make it profitable for big U.S. corporations to close down plants here and move to places like Rhodesia. Importing from Rhodesia is against the law. In 1966 the United Nations imposed sanctions against the White racist government of Rhodesia, and in October 1971 the U.S. Congress, moved by Union Carbide and Foote Mineral Company which owns mines in Rhodesia, voted to break these international laws. The leaflet also mentions ferrochrome. • REFUSE TO UNLOAD ASBESTOS! END RHODESIAN IMPORTS! SUPPORT AFRICAN LIBERATION
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections