CHURCH PROJECT ON UNITED STATES INVESTMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA - 1975
by Church Project on United States Investments in South Africa
with Tim Smith
New York, New York, United States
March 15, 1975
Proxy statement provided by the Church Project on United States Investments in Southern Africa in connection with solicitation of proxies for a proposal to be presented at the stockholders meeting of International Business Machines (IBM) calling on IBM to stop selling, leasing or servicing computers and parts or software to the Government of the Republic of South Africa. The Church Project includes the United Church Board for World Ministries; American Baptist Home Mission Societies; Protestant Episcopal Church; The Province of St. Joseph; Christian Church (Disciples); National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Franciscan Friars of the Atonement; the Reformed Church in America; Women's Division, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church; Mt. St. Joseph Female Ursuline Academy; Sisters of Charity, Home Mission Sisters of America; and Unitarian Universalist Association. The project statement has the following subsections: THE SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA • EDUCATION • INCOME • SOUTHERN AFRICA • ARMS EMBARGO • MILITARY IMPORTANCE • SUMMARY • APPENDIX I • STATEMENT OF SECURITY HOLDER • PROXY SOLICITED BY THE CHURCH PROJECT ON UNITED STATES INVESTMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS OF IBM. It discusses apartheid, the United Nations, Bantustans, strikes, unions, low wages, the Poverty Datum line, the International Court of Justice, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Polaroid Corporation, W. Burdick, Harry Johnson, the passbook, influx control, ICL, the IBM 360/50 computer, Dr. Charles Powers, the 'Book of Life', pass laws, Norman Faramelli of the Boston Industrial Mission, industrialization, Goler Butcher, the Atomic Energy Board, nuclear strength, the South African Department of Defense, Sperry Rand, the Terrorism Act, and the Department of Prisons.
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.