by Philadelphia Coalition for Justice in Angola
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, January 1976
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The letter calls for a city-wide movement to protest U.S./CIA involvement in Angola and to support the People's Republic of Angola by showing how the actions of the U.S. government and corporations are in opposition to the interests of the Angolan people and poor and working people of this country. The Philadelphia Coalition For Justice in Angola was formed in December to support the new Republic under the progressive leadership of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which is now fighting against the reactionary U.S. and South African-backed groups --FNLA and UNITA On February 7, pro-MPLA demonstrations will be held throughout the U.S.; a demonstration in Philadelphia will start at Broad and Girard and march on Gulf Oil offices at 16th and Cherry Streets. On January 20 at the Mt. Olive Tabernacle Church in West Philadelphia a mass meeting will be held to commemorate the assassination of Amilcar Cabral and to build for the February 7 demonstration. Gil Fernandez, delegate to the U.N. from the PAIGC, will speak, along with a representative of the Coalition. The mailing also mentions Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, the armed struggle of the Angolan people, the Black Economic Development Conference (B.E.D.C.), Youth Against War and Fascism (Y.A.W.F.), Black United Liberation Front (B.U.L.F.), New American Movement (NAM), African People's Party (A.P.P.), Philadelphia Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports, Philadelphia Workers Organizing Committee (P.W.O.C.), and the Philadelphia Anti- Imperialist Movement In Solidarity with African Liberation.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections