REPORT ON SEMINAR ON ANGOLA - HAVANA, CUBA
by James E. Bristol, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
About March 1976
American Friends Service Committee
Report of a meeting with the MPLA and representatives of U.S. organizations held in Havana, Cuba on February 26-29, 1976. The MPLA delegation included Commandante Dibala, Member of the Central Committee & Political Commissar of the Eastern Front; Olga Lima, Director of Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Relations; and Pedro Zinga Baptista, Department of Foreign Relations. Organizations represented at the seminar were Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workers of North America (AFL-CIO); American Committee on Africa; American Friends Service Committee; Black Economic Research Center; CASA - General Brotherhood of Workers; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (NYC); Coalition for a New Foreign Policy; MPLA Solidarity Committee; National Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Movement for African Liberation; National Conference of Black Lawyers; National Council of Churches (Africa Office); Partido Socialista Puertorriquen;, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee; Third World Coalition/Southwest Workers Federation; U.S. Out of Angola Committee and Chicago Committee for Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guine, Venceramos Brigade; Washington Office on Africa; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; and Youth Against War and Fascism. • MPLA Delegation • The Seminar Pattern • Relations to Other Nations and to Corporations • FNLA and UNITA Relations • Freedom of Women • Multinational Corporations • More Questions • Decisions of the U.S. Delegation • Adopted Resolutions of the Angola 26 Delegation • A. U.S. Recognition of Angola • B. Nation-Building Support • C. Dispelling Myths About MPLA and the Angolan Situation in the U.S. • D. Avert a United States Economic Boycott of Angola • E. Angola Group Visitation / Granting of Visas by State Dept. • F. Seek to Avert All Military Aid to Zaire and South Africa • G. Broaden the Base of Support for Angola • H. General National Coordination of Activities of Delegation • Conclusion of Seminar • Private Discussion with MPLA Delegation • Appreciation to our Cuban Hosts • Appendix • (1) About the MPLA • (2) Foreign Aid • Participants of the Havana Seminar
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root