by Zimbabwe Medical Drive
Seattle, Washington, United States
Late March or early April 1979
2 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The pamphlet says on Thursday, March 29, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to send 25-50 observers to the Rhodesian elections on April 20th; U.S. observers at the elections are the first step towards lifting the embargo on all trade with Rhodesia adopted by the United Nations in 1965; Rhodesia has received American Huey helicopters and mirage bombers assembled in Italy which are delivered through South Africa; five western oil companies make crucial deliveries to Rhodesia through South African subsidiaries--Mobil, Caltex (Texaco), Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, and Total (French); and the CIA and US army recruit mercenaries from the US to lead and train the Smith army. The pamphlet discusses Ian Smith, Senator Jesse Helms, Julius Nyerere, and the Case-Javits amendment.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections