by Liberation Support Movement
Oakland, California, United States
Undated, apparently 1970
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada, Portugal
Language: English
The leaflet seeks funds for the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Nationalist and anti-colonialist revolutions in the rural areas of the empire are at the same time anti-imperialist and internationalist; in the spirit of Dr. Norman Bethune, LSM unites with national liberation movements to offer more than moral support. The leaflet reprints part of an appeal by MPLA to "all African countries, our brothers, to all socialist countries, to all mass organizations in solidarity with the struggle of the Angolan people, to help realize our program of action for the Medical Assistance Services (SAM) in the liberated zones and for the Centers of Revolutionary Instruction (CIR) in the semi-liberated zones.” The list of needs, in seven categories, includes: Urban (typewriters, tape recorders, small transistor radios, duplicator machines, offset press), Rural (flashlights/batteries, film projectors/cameras, still cameras, photo developing equipment, tents, wristwatches/alarm clock), Clothes (ready-made, textiles/raincoats, boots, etc.), Agricultural (garden crop seeds/small tools), Schools (chalk/erasers/small blackboards, notebooks/workbooks, pencils/pens/ink), Foods (concentrated/dehydrated soups, powered milk, salt/salt tablets, sugar, cutlery/cooking utensils), and Medical (malaria pills, aspirin/vitamins and minerals, penicillin tables, antiseptic soaps, first aid supplies). The leaflet also includes excerpts from the 1956 program of the MPLA.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers