Political Position for Coalition to Stop Rhodesian Imports

by Dick Garfield
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
June 25, 1974
1 page
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Document outlining the views of Dick Garfield on the political position of the Coalition to Stop Rhodesian Imports. Garfield says the needs of most people in the capitalist sphere of influence are inadequately met and argues that socialism is the long-term solution available both to people in the privileged sectors (like the U.S.) and the nonprivileged sectors (like Rhodesia). Garfield argues that the U.S. is not now in a revolutionary situation. Therefore, he believes one priority is to support and aid revolutions where they do exist, by: a. providing material support, b. pushing progressive legislation and try to stop reactionary legislation, and c. participating for a time in those movements, particularly by developing skills they need but have difficulty getting (medicine, languages, printing, aviation, etc.).  Another priority is to work to create material conditions which constitute a revolutionary situation in the U.S. Garfield suggests developing educational resources to publicize our work and especially to raise funds for the liberation movements. The document also mentions the ruling class, material and ideological systems, and Rhodesian cargoes.
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