Excerpts and General Report of Chicago Conference, Nov. 2-4, 1979 Sponsored by SAMRAF and SWAPO
by South African Military Refugee Aid Fund
with David Cortright
Brooklyn, New York, United States
The report says opening comments came from SAMRAF staff co-ordinator Don Morton (excerpts of talk). After logistics and lunch, sharing of personal histories, stories about how six guys (Bernie Wolfsdorf, Barry Sirmon, Mike Morgan, Art Graves, Anthony Lewis, Bob Chenoweth) came to resist unjust war. Next came a discussion of the comparisons between building soldiers movements in the USA and in SA in the form of a presentation by Mike Morgan (excerpts from talk). A presentation by Feeb (Steve Feeback) covered quite a lot of information about the current situation in SA. Opening the Saturday session was Clement Hlongwane, a militant of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania. Some lessons of the U.S. G.I. movement were presented by George Schmidt. SAMRAF staff member Joe Morrissey made a presentation on the widespread use of mercenaries in Southern Africa. The report includes "The Lessons of the GI Movement, A memorandum for the Conference on South African war resistance and the GI Movement" by David Cortright.
Used by permission of Mike Morgan, a former member of South African Military Refugee Aid Fund.
Collection: Carole Collins Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections