Southern Africa: crisis for AMERICAN POLICY

by American Committee on Africa
with American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 1966
4 pages
Contents: TODAY’S CRISIS • Southern Africa "Captive Nations" • Apartheid • Labor • Religion • Separate amenities • Voting • Land • Passes • Political Parties • The Penalties • Banning • 180-Days • 5 years • Death • The UNITED STATES in implicated • Investment • Trade • More Significantly • In Angola/Mocambique • In Rhodesia • PRESENT POLICY • TOMORROW’S WAR • POLICY PROPOSALS A Policy of Preparedness • The U.S. should disengage from South Africa • 1. Economic Disengagement • 2. a) Request integration of U.S. diplomatic personnel in South Africa • b) Remove tracking stations to Botswana and off-shore •3.  Increase AID to refugees from southern Africa and the dependents of political prisoners • 4. Increase AID to the economic hostages of white southern Africa • 5. South West Africa • 6. Rhodesia • The report says the U.S. assists Portugal with arms supply and military training through the NATO organization. The report says the policy of voluntary economic sanctions upon the illegal Smith regime has failed because the border with South Africa and Mocambique has been like a sieve; the United States is associated with the failure and has taken the unpleasant role of Britain's chief apologist in the U.N. The mailing discusses human rights and freedom, political and social systems, political independence, Western countries, guns, Vorster's troops, Ian Smith, African trade unions, strikes by Africans, skilled labor, churches, segregated, hospitals, schools, buses, trains, park benches, beaches, sport, theatre, Africans-only townships, the pass-book, African political parties, A.N.C. (African National Congress, ANC), P.A.C. (Pan Africanist Congress, PAC), U.S. companies, building South Africa’s self-sufficiency, defenses to economic sanctions, oil, rubber, cheap labor areas, the rule of minorities, President Johnson, Portuguese troops, guerilla counter-insurgency, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), trade, self-determination, the sugar quota, Ex-Im Bank (Export-Import Bank) loans, the Export Control Act, Fair Employment Practices, legislation to tax imports from South Africa, an Executive Order, the South African Prime Minister, the U.N. Trust Fund and Scholarship Fund, refugee educations projects in Zambia and Tanzania, UNHCR, refugees in central Africa, the right of asylum of black South Africans, the transfer of the Mandate to the UN, Representatives, the arms embargo, and oil embargo, and the issue of race and world peace.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Robert E. Maurer Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections