by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
February 1982
15 pages
Content: LETTER TO ACAS MEMBERS FROM EXECUTIVE SECRETARY by Allen Isaacman • INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN THE UNIVERSITY AND THE INTELLIGENCE NEEDS OF GOVERNMENT: SOME COMMENTS by David Wiley • ACAS RESEARCH COMMITTEE • ACCESS REPORT ON 1981 SPRINGBOK RUGBY TOUR • REPORT OF THE ACAS POLITICAL EDUCATION AND ACTION COMMITTEE by Nzongola-Ntalaja and Chris Root • WHY OPTIMISM ABOUT A NAMIBIA SETTLEMENT? By Gerald J. Bender • RECENT PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST • WE SAY NO TO APARTHEID SPORT by Richard Lapchick and Franklin Williams • THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SELF-DETERMINATION IN WESTERN SAHARA by Richard Knight, American Committee on Africa • WORKING PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON SOLIDARITY WITH THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, OCTOBER 9-11, 1981, summarized by Christopher Galdosu Gidigbi: 1. U.S. Dollars in Southern Africa - Breaking the Links by Jennifer Davis, et al.; 2. U.S. Military, Nuclear and Intelligence Links with Apartheid by Dr. Ronald Walters; 3. The Killing Business: Mercenaries in Southern Africa by Dr. Robert Schware; 4. The Struggle to Isolate South African Sports by R. Lapchick; 5. Boycotting Cultural and Entertainment Events: Achievements, Problems and Recommendations by Michael Beaubien; 6. Bibliography on U.S. Policy towards Southern Africa by Kevin Danaher of the Institute for Policy Studies; and 7. Building the Anti-Apartheid Movement by Lockwood, Collins, et al. • ACAS has provided depositions and helped rally support for the Dennis Brutus Defense Campaign and we are playing a central role in trying to free Professor Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba detained in Zaire. The newsletter mentions the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), TransAfrica, Washington Office on Africa (WOA), the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), In Search of Enemies, Milton Obote, Idi Amin, the Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour (SART) coalition, the African National Congress (ANC), Organization of African Unity (OAU), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the Muldergate Ministry of Information Scandal, the Eastern Rugby Union, the South African Defence Force (SADF), ACCESS (American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society), Cuban troops, Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr., Chester Crocker, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), the Contact Group, Holden Roberto, José Eduardo dos Santos, Alexandre Rodrigues ("Kito"), Jeane Kirkpatrick, SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization), the Clark Amendment, the Phelps-Stokes Fund, M.N. Pather, the South African Council on Sport (SACOS), Abie Williams, Errol Tobias, the UN Centre Against Apartheid, Polisario (Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguiet el Hamra and Rio de Oro), King Hassan, Guelta Zemmur, Caltex, Mobil Oil, an oil embargo, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the ACOA-initiated "Two Weeks of National Action in Support of Southern African Liberation Movement," the Non-Aligned Movement, and the World Conference of Youth and Students in Solidarity with Peoples, Youth and Students of Southern Africa.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers