[Dear Friend; As you probably know, police and military forces have killed some 1,500 black South Africans over the past year and a half.]
by Kevin Danaher, FOOD FIRST, Institute for Food and Development Policy
San Francisco, California, United States
February 21, 1986
Institute for Food and Development Policy
The mailing says more than 50,000 black children have died of starvation due to the imposed poverty of apartheid. South Africa has great agricultural wealth and is one of the world’s top food exporters. Yet the 14 million Africans forced to live in the barren bantustans suffer severe malnutrition. Infant mortality rates in the bantustans (or homelands) are higher than in any nation on earth. Most of these infant deaths, and the stunted growth of the children who survive, are caused by needless malnutrition. Food First has launched a campaign to awaken people to reality and to build bridges between the anti-apartheid movement and the anti-hunger movement. The mailing includes "Starvation in a Land of Plenty" by Kevin Danaher. It also includes two camera-ready ads on hunger in South Africa and asks for help in placing the advertisements. The mailing mentions U.S. corporations, South Africa's white minority, manufacturing, mining, capital, "surplus" people, rural reserves, poor quality farmland, towns with no resources, and the Ciskei.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers