MPLA PRINTSHOP PROJECT
by Liberation Support Movement
Coverage outside Africa:
Contents: REQUIREMENTS • EQUIPMENT • AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT • SUPPLIES • The report says that, in August 1972, the LSM Information Center sent the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) an AM/1250 offset press, after discussions with People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) President, Dr. Agostinho Neto. A letter from MPLA is reprinted that acknowledges receipt of the press and request addition equipment and supplies. Additional discussions followed in December 1972 in Lusaka, Zambia between LSM representatives and the head of MPLA's Department of Information and Propaganda (DIP), Paulo Jorge. MPLA needs a self-sufficient printshop to produce their bulletin, ANGOLA IN ARMS, communiques, educational and medical texts, informational leaflets, and posters, and it was agreed that the LSM Information Center would launch a campaign in 1973 to supply the DIP with a COMPLETE PRINTSHOP as well as technical people to train MPLA cadres in printing and darkroom procedures. The MPLA is preparing facilities for the printshop in Lusaka. LSM needs support and cooperation by many progressive individuals and groups in North America. The LSM Information Center plans to raise sufficient money from contributions made during its Spring Film Tour to purchase and ship a Vertical Press Camera, Foot-operated Stapler, and Paper Folder. Other needed supplies and equipment, which are listed, will be needed over time to keep the printshop running.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers