Mandela Speaks in Oslo - The Human Race: Our Collective Responsibility

by Educators Against Racism and Apartheid
Jamaica, New York, United States
Undated, late November or early December 1990?
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Norway
Language: English
Contents: MANDELA SPEAKS IN OSLO THE HUMAN RACE: OUR COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY • Divestment • Cyanamid: Anti-labor • RESOURCES • The newsletter says the Kellogg's boycott has expanded to more cities across the United States; Kellogg's company continues to invest in South Africa, despite the call for divestment from the liberation movement in South Africa. The newsletter says people in the following cities have joined the boycott: Woburn, MA; Cambridge, MA; Milwaukee, WI; Columbia, MD; New Rochelle, NY; Sandy Springs, MD; Bellingham, WA; Queens Village, NY; and more. The newsletter says Coke is one of 300 American companies still doing business in South Africa; in 1987 Coke moved its bottling plant to Swaziland, in a sham divestment, and continued to do business as usual in SA; the Coke and Kellogg's boycotts are wonderful tools for involving young people in the anti-apartheid struggle. The newsletter says the American Museum of Natural History has a fantastic cultural program for school groups during Black History Month. The newsletter includes an excerpt from the article "Challenging Management, The Three Worst Labor Disputes of 1989" by Robert Weissman from the December 1989 issue of Multinational Monitor. The newsletter includes an advertisement for a Human Rights Day Interfaith Prayer Service and Public Witness on December 10 at American Cyanamid headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey calling on the company to sever all ties to apartheid South Africa, end shipments of toxic mercury to South Africa, which are polluting local drinking water, and recognize and uphold rights of South African employees. The newsletter includes information on the video A World Apart staring Barbara Hershey that depicts the life of Ruth First, wife of South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Joe Slovo. The newsletter reprints part of the Southern Africa Literature List of The Africa Fund. The newsletter discusses Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC), religious intolerance, anti-Semitism, Coke Boycott Project, kids, Manufacturers Hanover Bank, Shell Oil, South African Cyanamid, American Cyanamid, Chemical Workers Industrial Union of South Africa (CWIU), COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), the Chemical Industries National Provident Fund, striking over retirement benefits, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), mercury sent from the U. S. to South Africa, Thor, drinking water, mercury poisoning, Greenpeace, Atlantic Entertainment Group, poetry, Edith Segal, junior high, and high school.
Used by permission of Paula Rogovin, a former member of Educators Against Apartheid.
Collection: Prexy Nesbitt papers