[Dear Friends of Mozambique: The Massacre of Mueda took place on June 16th eleven years ago.]
by Committee for a Free Mozambique
New York, New York, United States
June 24, 1971
The mailing says to commemorate that tragic date and to protest the selling of Bell Helicopters to the Cabora-Bassa project, CFM sponsored a demonstration this last June 16th, in front of the United States Mission to the United Nations; about 50 people participated, and the action included a guerrilla theater skit telling of the Massacre and the continuing involvement of the United States in Portuguese colonialism; the demonstration and a statement by FRELIMO's representative, Sharfudine M. Khan, were fully covered on Channel 5's Black News program. The mailing says we will not be as active in New York during July and August; however, some CFM people are traveling (on their own) to East Africa this summer; they will carry with them a donation of $1000 from the Committee to FRELIMO; they also hope to meet and talk with FRELIMO leaders; we are looking forward to our September newsletter as being based on that meeting. The mailing says and now that the year of our formation has nearly ended, we in New York are talking of ways we can more effectively use the people we have brought together toward aiding the independence of Mozambique. The mailing says our next News and Notes will be mailed in September.
Used by permission of former members of the Committee for a Free Mozambique.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers