by Freedom Rising! Africa Solidarity Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, about early March 1985
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet advertising a demonstration at the South African Airways (SAA) office in San Francisco on March 13 and second Wednesday of every month. The leaflet says thousands of African people poured into the streets of South Africa's Black townships in late 1984, courageously rejecting the new apartheid constitution. Across the U.S., people are demanding an end to U.S. support for racist South Africa. In the Bay Area, dockworkers from ILWU Local 10 have refused to unload South African cargo; students demand their universities cut all ties with the apartheid regime; the Oakland City Council debates divestment; and San Francisco votes by a 2-1 margin to insist they divest from corporations doing business in South Africa. Five years ago, a militant campaign forced South Africa to move its consulate to Los Angeles. South African Airways flies tourists and businessmen men to and from South Africa, and flies apartheid's public relations men around the world. "Air Apartheid" shares air traffic control facilities with South Africa's air force, which has murdered hundreds of people in raids on Angola, Mozambique and Namibia. Most African countries do not allow SAA landing privileges or air space. Slogans of the campaign: CLIP THE WINGS OF APARTHEID! • STOP ALL U.S. SUPPORT FOR RACIST SOUTH AFRICA! • The leaflet mentions the Reagan administration, constructive engagement, Azania, Bantustans, White American Resistance (a Ku Klux Klan front group), liberation movements, the African National Congress (ANC), and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). [This leaflet was digitized by The Freedom Archives that provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.]
Used by permission of several former members of FREEDOM RISING!
Collection: The Freedom Archives