by Africa Peace Committee
with Africa Resource Center
Oakland, California, United States
Undated, early 1989
2 pages
Leaflet on the Africa Peace Tour distributed in California, with contact information of the Africa Resource Center. The leaflet says people in Africa are locked in struggles for self-determination; but citizens of the U.S. are generally unaware that they are being allied with repressive regimes in Africa and that U.S. actions in Africa are contributing to massive death, famine and poverty. Active combat is now underway in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, and Uganda. At least 13 million people are experiencing homelessness, severe malnutrition and starvation in these regions, where deaths occur daily not only through fighting but also from hunger and lack of medical care. An area of greatest suffering is Angola, where South Africa's apartheid government has sought to bring down the popularly-based Angolan government through direct invasion and support of UNITA, a contra-style force in Angola. The Africa Peace Committee was formed to conduct a public education campaign on war and militarism in Africa. Oppression doesn't just hurt African people, it hurts Americans, too; for example, many Americans are unaware that U.S. government opposition to movements for self-determination in Africa costs U.S. workers jobs and income. Annette Anthony is listed as the contact for the Africa Peace Tour. The leaflet mentions President Bush, a ceasefire between Angola and South Africa, independence for Namibia, textile workers, Northern California, Southern California, Nevada, and colleges and universities. 
Used by permission of Milton Clarke and Walter Turner, former members of the Africa Resource Center.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers