"U.S. Foreign Policy and South Africa's Illegal Occupation of Namibia"

by World Council of Churches
with James Mutambirwa, Washington Office on Africa, Namibian Information Service, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Oikoumene, Geneva, Washington, DC
May 1988
71 pages
Contents: WCC Letter of Introduction • Program • World Day of Prayer Announcement • WCC News Release • House Resolution 131 • Text of UN Resolution 435 • Text of UN Decree No. 1 • Text of UN Resolution 566 • Summary of UN Secretary-General's Report On Efforts to Implement Un Resolution 435 • Final Declaration from the May, 1987 Special Session on Namibia in Luanda, Angola • Letter from President Dos Santos of Angola to the UN Secretary-General on Angolan position on Namibia • New York Times, April 9, 1988 • New York Times, June 28, 1987 • New York Times, June 28, 1987 • Everyday acts of terrorism in Namibia • Fact Sheet: Apartheid Extended • Fact Sheet: SWAPO • Fact Sheet: Namibian Churches in the Struggle • Fact Sheet: Trade Unions in Namibia • Pages 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 from Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund's "Free Namibia" packet • Pamphlet with program given out at the World Council of Churches Program to Combat Racism Hearings on "U.S. Foreign Policy and South Africa's Illegal Occupation of Namibia" in Washington, DC in May 1988. The pamphlet says logistical coordination provided by the Washington Office on Africa (WOA). The pamphlet says panelists include His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo (chairman), former Head of State of Nigeria and former Co-Chairman of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group on South Africa; His Excellency Michael Manley, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica; and Mrs. Lisbeth Palme, widow of Olaf Palma, former Prime Minister of Sweden. The pamphlet says witnesses include Reverend Brian Brown, British Council of Churches; Ambassador Bernt Carlsson, U.N Commissioner for Namibia; Ms. Patricia McClurg, President, National Council of the Churches of Christ; Ralston Deffenbaugh, Director, Lutheran Office for World Community; The Honorable Mervyn Dymally, Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus; Ms. Nashilongo Elago, Namibian Council of Churches; Mr. Paul lpumbu, Namibian student, Kassinga Massacre survivor; Bishop James Kauluma; President, Namibian Council of Churches; Ms. Gay McDougall, Director, Southern Africa Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Sam Nujoma, President, South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO); The Honorable Paul Simon, Chairman, Senate Africa Committee (invited); and His Excellency Peter Zuze, President, UN Council for Namibia (invited). The pamphlet reprints newspaper articles including "Botha, on Visit to Namibia, Moves to Tighten Control" by John D. Battersby, "NAMIBIA CHALLENGE FOR SOUTH AFRICA" by John D. Battersby, and "In Namibia, Bitter War ln Decade 3" by John D. Battersby. The pamphlet discusses Kissinga Day, the Frontline States, the Harare Declaration, the natural resources of Namibia, Cuban troops, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the People's Republic of the Congo, Ambassador von Schirnding of South Africa, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, the Eighth Summit Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, Ambassador Leslie Manley, the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), the Luanda Declaration and Programme of Action, Kenneth D. Kaunda, the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), sanctions, the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, the Reagan Administration, mercenaries, the Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola (UNITA), Decree No. 1 for the Protection of the Natural Resources of Namibia, the Urenco uranium enrichment plant, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, P.W. Botha, police, security legislation, Katatura, Johannes Kakuva, Bishop Kleopas Dumeni, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, Koevoet, torture, political prisoners, the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), Tsumeb Corporation Ltd. (TCL) mines, South African troops, refugees, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.