by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
The newsletter reports at Harvard University 50 black students occupied the administration building to demand the university relinquish stock in the Gulf Oil Corp.; the 200 students from Lincoln University demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Foote Mineral Company demanding that the firm cease importing chrome from Rhodesia; at Columbia University students linked their demands to end the war in Indochina with demands that the University sell its stocks in corporations having investments in oppressed African nations. The newsletter reports that at Newport, R.I., 20 black and white sailors aboard the Navy destroyer William R. Rush recently signed a letter of protest against the ship's scheduled visits to Angola and Mozambique. The newsletter reports May 27 has been designated African Solidarity Day by the African Liberation Coordinating Committee which plans mass demonstrations that day in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Toronto to mobilize black Americans, in particular, in support of the African liberation movements and to protest U.S. imperialist penetration in Africa. The newsletter reports the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ said the Massachusetts Congregational Fund has voted to support by proxy a resolution calling on Gulf Oil Corp. to reveal the full extent of its business activities in Portuguese Angola. The newsletter includes excerpts of a letter from Dr. M. A. D'Almeida. The newsletter includes the pamphlet IN NAMIBIA its illegal for African workers to strike IN NAMIBIA churches supporting Africans are being persecuted THE U.S. supports Namibia's ruling white minority Can we ignore Namibia?. The newsletter includes information on the Pan-African Liberation Committee, the United Methodist Church, Bishop Able Muzorewa, the African National Council, Ian Smith, Tsumeb Corporation, Judge William Booth, American Metal Climax, Newmont Mining, FRELIMO, the Mozambique Institute, Elisabeth Labrousse, the Anti-Apartheid Committee, SWAPO, GRAE, PIDE, Agostinho Neto, Union of the Population of Angola (UPA), Holden Roberto, UNITA, and the Organization of African Unity (OAU). Contents: ACTION AROUND THE COUNTRY • BLACKS PROTEST HARVARD'S GULF STOCK • MACSA SENDS TELEGRAM • RACISM AND EMPIRE • BLACKS ORGANIZE IN CHICAGO AREA • CHURCHES VOICE SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN LIBERATION • FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGNS • THANK-YOU FROM MPLA • NAMIBIAN STRIKERS NEW TARGET FOR SUPPORT • WALK FOR DEVELOPMENT • VISITORS IN MADISON • POET DENNIS BRUTUS RECOUNTS EXPERIENCES WITH SA POLICE • FRENCH ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST VISITS MADISON • AMERICAN COMPANIES SUPPORT RACISM AND TRY TO CRUSH STRIKE • WAGES: $28 per month • TSUMEB MINE AMERICAN OWNED • SAME COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN • WORKERS THE LOSERS BOTH HERE AND ABROAD • SUPPORT NAMIBIAN STRIKERS • MACSA MEETINGS • ANGOLA STRUGGLE SUBJECT OF APRIL MEETING • NAMIBIA SUBJECT OF NEXT MACSA MEETING • FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers