Paper presented at the Conference on the United States and Southern Africa, Washington, D.C., March 24-25, 1972. The paper discusses the impact of cheap African labor, the Byrd Amendment, the dependence of the economy of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) on inputs of externally-derived capital investment, imports of Rhodesian chrome in violation of U.N. mandatory sanctions, the so-called "free world", the economic exploitation of the people of Zimbabwe, profits for corporations investing in Zimbabwean resources, American corporations with subsidiaries in Rhodesia, American Metal Climax, Inc., American Potash and Chemical Corporation, I.T.T., St. Regis Paper, Coca-Cola, Union Carbide, Foote Mineral Company, American Vanadium Corporation, Rhomet, Mitimba Estates, the Rhodesian Vanadium Corporation, President Johnson’s 1967 Executive Order, imports, minerals, the UN Decolonization Committee, the Azores, military aid, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, L.G. Bliss, majority rule, the State Department Authorization Act, Allegheny Ludlum Industries, Senator Gale McGee, the White House, John Ehrlichman, Republican Senators, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa David Newsom, the United Nations, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), U.S. policy toward white-ruled Southern Rhodesia, racism, South Africa, Portugal, West Germany, Japan, Switzerland, capital investment, and Richard Nixon.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive