ACAS Bulletin

(Number 24)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Los Angeles, California, United States
Summer 1988
41 pages
Contents:  NOTE FROM THE EDITOR • I. THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE • STATE TERRORISM AND ITS ALLIES by Gail Hovey • Mozambique's misery • RENAMO AND SOUTH AFRICA Excerpts from an interview with Eddie Cross, Beira Corridor Group, Zimbabwe • SUMMARY OF MOZAMBICAN REFUGEE ACCOUNTS OF PRINCIPALLY CONFLICT-RELATED EXPERIENCE IN MOZAMBIQUE (excerpts from a report to the U.S. State Department) by Robert Gersony • SOUTHERN AFRICA CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE by Christine Root • CAMPAIGN '88-QUESTIONS TO USE IN YOUR DISTRICT FOR CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES • II. RESOURCES • MATERIALS FROM ANTI-APARTHEID ORGANIZATIONS • VIDEOS AND FILMS • VIDEO REVIEW: "BITTER HARVEST" by Stephen Commins • Book Reviews: • “Dumba Nengue: Run For Your Life-Peasant Tales of Tragedy” by Lina Magai reviewed by Robert Mazur • “Turning A Blind Eye? Medical Accountability and the Prevention of Torture in South Africa” by Mary Rayner reviewed by Judith Robb • “South Africa's Moment of Truth” by Edgar Lockwood reviewed by Warren Day • “Can the ‘Free Market’ Solve South Africa’s Food Crisis?” by Kevin Danaher reviewed by Carol B. Thompson • III. MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT • A PLEBISCITE IN THE WESTERN SAHARA? by Anthony G. Pazzanita • TRADE CREDITS: ECONOMIC PRESSURE POINTS ON SOUTH AFRICA by John E. Lind • PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE • RODNEY ASSASSINATED A SECOND TIME • EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S CORNER by ACAS Executive Secretary David Groff • The newsletter discusses Albie Sachs, African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela, the United Democratic Front (UDF), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Eduardo Mondlane University, press censorship, the Southern Africa Catholic Bishop's Conference, UNITA, Zwelake Sisulu, Albertina Sisulu, the Frontline States, the Department of State, the Bureau for Refugee Programs, Rufino Satumbo, MPLA, the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement, Operation Timber: Pages from the Savimbi Dossier, FLPLA, mines, Florindo Joaquin Jonatao, AK-47 and AK-21 weapons, anti-tank mines, mortars, RPG rockets, Luciana Joao Nanga Batista, Huambo, helicopters, H.R. 1589, S. 556, economic sanctions, Ronald Dellums, Alan Cranston, U.S. corporations, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, S. 1474, H.R. 3633, H.Res. 131, S.Res. 254, African debt, the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), UNICEF, CIA, UN Resolution 435, elections, the Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), the Arms Export Control Act, the Horn, California Newsreel, Steve Biko, Beyers Naude, Friendship Press, Don Morton, the Sharpeville massacre, the Christian Institute, the World Council of Churches, Desmond Tutu, the Kairos Document, Allan Boesak, Food First, agriculture, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Western Sahara referendum, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), OECD, the Electricity Supply Commission (ESCOM), bank loans, the Export-Import Bank, Percy Mtwa, land, Allen Isaacman, bandidos armados, Eugene Azatassou, Thomas Houedete, Kwame Karikari, Kariuki Gathitu, Ngotho Kariuki, Maina wa Kinyatti, Joseph Kamonye Manje, Katama Mkangi, Mukaru Ng'ang'a, Vera Chirwa, Jack Mapanje, Mohamed Aden Sheikh, Abdi Ismail Yunis, Vusi Khanyile, and Raymond Sutter.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers