ACAS Newsletter

(Number 8)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
September 1982
36 pages
Contents:  IN MEMORANDUM: RUTH FIRST • ACAS ACTIVITIES AT THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION MEETING • THE "MOZAMBIQUE NATIONAL RESISTANCE" by Paul Fauvet and Alves Gomes • DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DOMINANCE? THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION CONFERENCE by Carol B. Thompson, University of Southern California • PROPOSED CHANGES IN U.S. EXTRADITION LAW THREATEN LIBERATION MOVEMENTS by Elizabeth S. Landis • REFLECTIONS ON SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION IN ZIMBABWE by Gay Seidman • USING FILMS ON SOUTH AFRICA by Cornelius Moore, Southern Africa Media Center • ANGOLA AND THE UNITED STATES: EVOLUTION OF A POLICY by Gerald J. Bender, University of Southern California (Publication of the ACAS Research Committee; reprinted from TransAfrica Forum) • ACAS EXPANDS ITS POLITICAL ACTIVITY Report of the ACAS Political Education Committee • AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA by John Dommisse, M.D. • HARASSMENT OF CONGOLESE ABROAD LINKED TO CIA-TRAINED ZAIRIAN POLICE by African Solidarity Committee • Ruth First, prominent exiled South African political activist, was killed in Maputo by a letter-bomb that Mozambican police said was mailed by South African agents. South Africa's regime is determined to maintain its grip over all the independent states in the region. H.R. 6046, introduced by Congressman Hughes of New Jersey, and S. 1940, introduced by Senator Strom Thurmond propose changes in the U.S. extradition laws that may have far-reaching effects on liberation movement members from South Africa as well as those from other countries. ZANU (PF), the country's ruling party, appears to be taking a two-stage approach to attaining its self-proclaimed socialist goal. ACAS has become active in the Southern Africa Working Group, a network co-ordinated by the Washington Office on Africa and TransAfrica to lobby on U.S. Southern African policy. In August, ACAS wrote to the State Department about seven detained political figures in Somalia. The newsletter mentions the African National Congress (ANC), Bereket Habte-Selassie, MNR, FRELIMO, Evo Fernandes, PIDE, Jorge Jardim, Orlando Cristina, FPLM, the Rhodesian Special Branch, Ken Flower, Andre Matsangaiza, the Mozambican army, the Gorongosa region, Journal of African Marxists, Strike Mkandla, Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister P. W. Botha, Susan Benda, Campaign for Political Rights, LAST GRAVE AT DIMBAZA, GENERATIONS OF RESISTANCE, SIX DAYS IN SOWETO, divestment, college campuses, communities, Ronald Reagan, military support for UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), Jonas Savimbi, Chester Crocker, Alexander Haig, Jesse Helms, Frederick Wettering, National Security Council, CIA, Cuban troops, loosening of export controls, computer and aircraft sales, the arms embargo, President Viljoen, death sentences, Johnson Lubisi, Petrus Mashigo, Napthali Manana, Johannes Shabangu, David Moise, Anthony Tsotsobe, detention, the Dennis Brutus Defense Fund, Zaire, Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba, President Mobutu, SADCC, Serge Mukendi, and the Congolese National Liberation Front (FLNC).
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers