[THE BAY AREA FREE SOUTH AFRICA MOVEMENT AND THE PEACE NAVY JOINTLY DECLARE ON THIS DATE, AUGUST 6, 1985 THE PORTS OF OAKLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO APARTHEID FREE PORTS …]
by Bay Area Free South Africa Movement
Oakland, California, United States
August 6, 1985
The declaration states a request or demand that the port authorities of the cities of Oakland and San Francisco refuse entry/exit to all ships carrying partial or full cargo from the outlaw nation of South Africa. On August 7, 1985 at 5 p.m. and thereafter, the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement and the Peace Navy will nonviolently blockade ships carrying South African cargo from docking and unloading cargo in these ports. The organizations chose August 6, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, to make this declaration in the hope that the action will contribute to preventing the continuation of crimes against humanity in South Africa. The document calls for similar actions in the ports of Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles. The document includes the slogan EMBARGO SOUTH AFRICA/NOT NICARAGUA!
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers