The Organizer - Story of Temba Moyo

by Liberation Support Movement
with Ole Gjerstad, Don Barnett, Selma Waldman (Illustrator)
Richmond, Canada
90 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: Canada
Language: English
Contents: Forward • Introduction • THE ORGANIZER • Chapter One: First Impressions • Chapter Two: Thrown Off Our Land • Chapter Three: A Time to Learn • Chapter Four: Mobilizing the People • Chapter Five: Baptism of Fire • Chapter Six: To Struggle for Liberation • Selected LSM Publications • The pamphlet says the vast majority of peasants and workers in the super-exploited hinterland of the imperialist system are illiterate. The pamphlet says they are the base from which anti-imperialist revolutions draw their moral and material strength. A purpose of the LIFE HISTORIES FROM THE REVOLUTION series is to give voice members of these classes-in-motion within the revolution – and so they can be heard by imperialism's privileged metropolitan minority. The Ian Smith settler regime entered a military alliance with South Africa and Portugal, and South African forces soon arrived in Zimbabwe to guard the Zambezi escarpment to block the re-entry of guerrillas. The pamphlet discusses ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People’s Union), European invaders, ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union), the National Democratic Party (NDP), political prisoners, detention camps, the British government, majority rule, a "State of· Emergency," armed struggle, lower-primary school, Mzingwane, the Ngwenya Mission, missionaries, labor, cattle, the Cyrene Mission, the Matopo Hills, Kutama, a Catholic mission school, Salisbury, Tegwane, the African National Congress of Southern Rhodesia, Joshua Nkomo, the Anglican bishop, Roma University, the University of Rhodesia, Garfield Todd, Parliament, Mpopoma township, Land Apportionment Act, Native Land Husbandry Act, visitor's passes, Khami Prison, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, African businessmen, the Central African Party (CAP), the Youth Front (YF), police, the Special Branch, Nkosi Sikelele iAfrika (God Bless Africa), a peaceful rally, the Bulawayo riot, the Law and Order Maintenance Act, the Attorney General, the Bulawayo Remand Prison, trial, court, tear-gas, political literature, Native Commissioner, a sabotage campaign, restriction orders, the Rhodesian Front, the United Federal Party (UFP), Cold Comfort Farm, the "Cold Comfort Conference", the People's Caretaker Council (PCC), Victoria Falls, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Zambia, Malawi, military training, actions against railway lines, Rhodesian troops, Portuguese colonies, Vorster, the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC), a campaign of terror against the peasantry, mass arrests, burning villages, the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZPRA), the Joint Military Command, the revolutionary vanguard, and the petty bourgeois classes.
This item was digitized by JSTOR which provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Liberation Support Movement Pamphlet Collection