DON'T UNLOAD RHODESIAN CARGO
by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Leaflet apparently for distribution to longshoremen in Philadelphia. The leaflet says the Austral Patriot is expected to arrive in the Port of Philadelphia on June 16 and to be unloaded on June 17, and it is very likely this ship is carrying Rhodesian cargo. Longshoremen in Philadelphia and other ports have expressed their support of African liberation by refusing to unload Rhodesian cargoes; this often entails sacrifice because it can mean lost pay. Racial discrimination in Rhodesia keeps wages for African workers low, making it more profitable for corporations to operate there compared to the U.S., thus hurting workers in the U.S. The International Longshoremen's Association (I.L.A.) passed resolutions supporting the boycott of Rhodesian cargoes.
Used by permission of former members of Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections