Suggested Agenda for Baltimore – Phila. Meeting
by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, January 1975?
The document says building a political basis of unity for the work of the Coalition is a good plan for a Baltimore – Philadelphia meeting. These questions reflect important disagreements and contradictions: 1) The strategy for a united front, 2) The need for a concerted education program on the waterfront instead of relying on spontaneous action, 3) The strategy regarding the trade union bureaucracy, and 4) An understanding of the leading role of the working class in the Coalition and its implications. The position paper should be reworked because the aims have been broadened to include South Africa. If there is sufficient unity, we should discuss presenting a common position at Atlanta, and perhaps ways to form a national organization or coordinating committee, and a strategy for organizing unorganized ports. The document mentions the African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC), the boycott campaign, a phone tree, demonstrations, the Philadelphia working class, anti-corporate campaigns, the National Council of Churches (NCC), liberals, intellectuals, students, longshoremen, and the Black community.
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