A SALUTE TO PORTUGAL? FOR THE HEART ASSOCIATION? HOW IRONIC! HOW…. HOW IGNORANT… HOW HEARTLESS….

by Committee of Returned Volunteers/New York
New York, New York, United States
1969
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Bolivia, Canada, Venezuela
Language: English
Leaflet apparently handed out at a demonstration on May 7, 1969 to protest the “Salute to Portugal” at the Charity Ball of the New York Heart Association at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Portuguese Foreign Minister Nogueira and 20 Portuguese couples were invited. The leaflet criticizes Portugal for being a dictatorship and colonial power, which has put twice the proportion of young men into war in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea-Bissau compared to American soldiers in Vietnam. Portugal is a NATO ally of the United States, and the U.S. gives military aid to Portugal. The leaflet advocates for freedom and independence for Mozambique, Angola and Guinea-Bissau, as well as for Portugal itself. The leaflet says support the Heart Fund; it does good work; but by all means PROTEST THIS SUPPORT FOR PORTUGAL in whatever form it comes from charity balls to military support; KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN TO THE STRUGGLING PEOPLE OF COLONIAL AFRICA AND PORTUGAL.
Used by permission of former members of the Committee of Returned Volunteers.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers