Anti-Apartheid Alert

(Volume 3 Number 1)
by San Francisco Anti-Apartheid Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
January - February 1988
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: ANC'S GOLDBERG: 'YOU HAVE THE POWER, SWITCH IS ON' • APARTHEID CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY by Karen Kramer • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE by Rhoda Norman • ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO COVER PORT • BLACK HISTORY MONTH by ALERT Staff • S.F. AIDS EXILED CHILDREN by Molly Gold • Anti-Apartheid Peace Seals • WORLD BRIEFS • A RIGHT-TO-KNOW INITIATIVE • SFAAC RECEPTION FOR "CRY FREEDOM" AUTHOR • A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS by Arla S. Ertz • CHURCH IN STRUGGLE • The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) hosted an event with Denis Goldberg, who was sentenced to treason in 1963 with Nelson Mandela and seven other African National Congress (ANC) leaders. He was released in 1985. At a press conference on the steps of the City Hall on February 1, 1988, Supervisors Nancy Walker, Willie Kennedy, and Harry Britt introduced legislation that declares the City of San Francisco a "safe refuge" for blacks who flee from South Africa and Namibia and whites who refuse to serve in the South African army. SFAAC has collected more than 6,300 signatures on petition to Release the Children and Break Ties with South Africa. The newsletter includes quotes by World Council of Churches (WCC) and Thuthukile Radebe of the ANC Women's Section and a review of the book “Side by Side” by Helen Joseph. The newsletter mentions the Third Baptist Church, the National Conference of Black Lawyers, the National Lawyers Guild Anti-Apartheid Subcommittee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Bay Area New Jewish Agenda, sanctions, divestment, sanctuary, Cliff Rechtschaffen, Cati Okorie, Bill Stroud, Artists vs. Apartheid, the United Nations and Security Council, the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, Art Against Apartheid, the South African/Namibian Refugee Resolution, SWAPO, the Swindall-Burton Authorization Bill, the Bradley Bill, S1474, H.R. 3633, aid to UNITA, rebels in Angola, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Joint Resolution 382, Nelson Mandela Day, Rep. George Crockett, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Comprehensive Sanctions Bill, H.R. 1580, the Dellums Bill, S556, the Cranston Bill, Howard Wolpe, Senator Kennedy, Senator Levin, Paul Simon, Joe Biden, Barbara Mikulski,  Patrick Leahy, Supervisor Britt, Supervisor Ward, Supervisor Silver, shippers, Zim, Nedlloyd, South African cargo, Afro-American History Month, Winnie Mandela, Martin Luther King, racism, Frederick Douglass, Peggy Gash, Sandra Maek, Joan-Marie Shelley. AFT Local 61, the Holiday Campaign for the Refugee Children of South Africa and Namibia, the Third World Fund, Betsy Blom Stallinger, Brother Preston Stallinger, Brother Walter Johnson, the San Francisco Labor Council, the Sun Reporter, Rev. Roland Gordon, the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, the American Federation of Teachers, Pilgrim Community United Church of Christ, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Bethel AME Church, the Providence Baptist Church, Norita Collins, Bayview-Hunter's Point, Moses Mayekiso, the UAW (United Auto Workers), ILWU (International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union), CISTUR, Ambassador A.J. Koornhof, lost U.S. jobs, Del Monte fruit, orchards and canning plants, Emeryville, R.J. Reynolds-Nabisco, self-determination, majority rule, Piet Koornhof, the Sharpeville Six, execution, an apartheid puppet councilor, Theresa Ramashamcia, Mojalefa Sefats, Oupa Diniso, Reid Mokoena, Duma Khumalo, Francis Mokhesi, Donald Woods, Steve Biko, the film "Cry Freedom," David Reed, Black Consciousness, the Calvin Simmons Theater in Oakland, the United Church of Christ (UCC), the Freedom Charter, Major Art Agnos, Deputy Mayor Rotea Gilford, African Freedom songs, the Vukani Mawethu Chorus, Eva J. Paterson, the Black Firefighters Association, Rev. Kenneth Clark, the Treason Trial, house arrest, pass laws, Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, Sophie Williams, unjust laws, the Congress of the People, the children's boycott of schools, and BOYCOTT SHELL.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers