Contents: FOUR YEARS • Editorial • Growing Recognition of the People’s Republic of Angola • Early Colonialism in Rhodesia • Dialogue With Free Africa • Wilmington 10 • Which Side Are You On? • Namibia In The News • Remember Sharpeville South Africa • The first article discusses changes in the Black community vis a vis Africa since 1972 when the AASC was formed in Chicago. In 1972, many well-meaning but misguided organizations propagated romantic notions about Africa. The AASC saw a need for a newsletter to provide factual information about Africa from a consistent anti-imperialist position. The newsletter mentions the Sixth Pan-African Congress in Dar-es-Salaam, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Holden Roberto, FNLA, Western economic pressure, U.S. imperialism, freedom, independence, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC), Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation (NAMSAL), the Black liberation struggle, British colonialism, Cecil Rhodes, the British South African Charted Company, Southern Rhodesia, pass laws, the Masters and Servants Act, the African Labor (Identification) Act, laborers, Malawi, Zambia, Northern Rhodesia, the African National Council, Joshua Nkomo, the Land Apportionment Act, Land Alienation Act, Industrial Conciliation Act, African workers, Apprenticeship Act, Native Land Husbandry Act, the Rhodesian Front, the white settler regime, apartheid, Boers, Ian Smith, the Nationalist Party, Johannes Vorster, Black mercenaries, socialist countries, NATO, propaganda, Nyasaland, the Central African Federation, Kenneth Kaunda, the British government, Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU), the Byrd Amendment, sanctions, Rhodesian chrome, Union Carbide, Foote Minerals, Anglo-American, Harry Oppenheimer, UDI (Unilateral Declaration of Independence), the Pearce Commission, Parliament, Caetano regime, the Portuguese Armed Forces Movement, the League of Nations, natural resources, diamonds, gold, copper, zinc, vanadium, lead, forces labor, the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Sam Nujoma, Alfred Nzo, the African National Congress (ANC), Lindi Pettiford, Anthony Monteiro, Harold Rogers, Diane Richards, Rudaki, Chukwa Dinobi, Linda Murray, African Liberation Day demonstrations, neo-colonialism, General Bokasa, the Central African Republic, the Ivory Coast, Minister of Information Dona-Folongo, Liberia, Victoria Falls, Rev. Ben Chavis, Cuban volunteers, and Soviet rocket mortars.
Used by permission of former members of the African American Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Helen Hopps papers