by Freedom Rising! Africa Solidarity Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, July or August 1985?
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Nicaragua
Language: English
The leaflet says the Reagan administration abruptly imposed a trade embargo against Nicaragua, yet declared that sanctions against South Africa "won't work." It goes on to explain the rationale behind these U.S. policies. Both are explained by the U.S. being a racist empire. The U.S. is working to prevent Nicaraguans, and any Third World people, from gaining the consciousness and power to control their own lives and economic destinies. Sanctions are not favored for South Africa because the U.S. and South Africa are partners in white supremacy, in addition to the importance of South Africa’s resources and military power. We must condemn apartheid in South Africa and also condemn white supremacy in the U.S. FREEDOM RISING! Africa Solidarity Committee has been building support for the freedom struggle in Southern Africa for five years. It has films, slide shows, speakers and literature to share. The leaflet advocates closing down the South African Airways (SAA) office in San Francisco. The leaflet mentions U.S. imperialism, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker, Reagan's policy of constructive engagement, uranium, diamonds, gold, cobalt, vanadium, and $14 billion invested in South Africa. This leaflet was digitized by The Freedom Archives, which provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of several former members of FREEDOM RISING!
Collection: The Freedom Archives