INTERVIEWS IN DEPTH south africa african national congress

Interview with Alfred Nzo
by Liberation Support Movement
with Rick Sterling (recorder and editor), Don Barnett (recorder and editor)
Richmond, B.C., Canada
Publisher: LSM Information Center
32 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: Canada
Language: English
Contents: THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID REGIME • MOBILIZATION OF THE PEOPLE AND THE JOINT MILITARY COMMAND • IMPERIALISM AND REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY • Appendix: 1912-1972 SIXTY YEARS OF ARMED STRUGGLE • The pamphlet consists of an interview with Alfred Nzo, General Secretary of the African National Congress (ANC) and member of the ANC National Executive Committee. The interview discusses University College at Fort Hare, the ANC Youth League, banning of the ANC, political work, the ANC guerrilla army, Alexander township, house arrest, the ANC external mission, prison, the ANC Consultative Conference in Mororgoro, mobilization of international support, the Dutch East Indian Company, African tribes, the Program of Action, petitions and delegations, the first May Day demonstration in the Transvaal, the Indian Congress of South Africa, unjust legislation, police repression, discriminatory laws, the Communist Party, the Defiance Campaign, the Suppression of Communism Act, the Congress of the People, the Coloured People's Congress, the Congress of Democrats, progressive Whites, the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial, the bus boycott, women, a militant campaign against the pass laws, the slave-labor conditions of African workers on potato (and other) European farms, peasants, the potato boycott, concessions from planters, the extension of pass laws to the rural areas, provinces, the Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal, the Cape, the migratory labor system, the contemporary struggle against the white racist regime, people in the "native reserves," work in the mines, factories, families being separated, the Congress movement, mobilizing the masses, a clandestine movement, underground leadership, resistance to the Bantustans and their puppet leaders, the State of Emergency, the Sabotage Act, the Ninety Day Clause, torture, the arrest and subsequent life-imprisonment of ANC central underground leadership, the Rivonia Trial, strikes, demonstrations, student resistance to a slave education, budget of the military and police apparatus, the South African Army, aircraft, arms, international imperialism, capital investment, ignoring decisions of the U.N. General Assembly, democratic change, ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People's Union), engagements with enemy forces in Zimbabwe, joint ANC/ZAPU military actions, the South African liberation struggle, a Revolutionary Council, super-profits, military expenditure, impoverished Africans, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), the so-called "dialog policy," the World Council of Churches (WCC), the white minority, Dr. J.L. Dube, D.S. Setaka, S.M. Kakgarho, Sol T. Plaatjie, Dr. W.D. Rubusana, T.M. Mapikela, civil disobedience, the African Mine Workers Union (AMWU), J.B. Marks, Dr. Malan, the Nationalist Party (National Party), the Pan-African Congress (PAC), the National Anti-Pass Campaign, Sharpeville, Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK), the Lutuli Detachment, Rhodesia, the Wankie front, Rhodesian white settlers, Ian Smith, Vorster, Nelson Mandela, Mhlaba, Mkwayi, Mlangeni, and freedom. The picture of Alfred Nzo by Rick Sterling and others photos are from the ANC magazine Sechaba. [Note: The Appendix is apparently a reprint from the December 1971 issue of Sechaba.]
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Private collection of Malik Stan Reaves