by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 20, 1971
1 page
The mailing says Senate and House Conferees are now meeting on the Military Procurement Bill (H.R. 8687) which the Senate amended to permit importation of chrome from Rhodesia (Zimbabwe); the bill must be acted upon again by the House and Senate and by the President; therefore you should write or wire NOW to your Senators and Representative asking them to vote against the amendment; write also to the President asking him to veto the bill if it passes as amended. The mailing says if this legislation stands, the U.S. will join South Africa and Portugal as the only countries publicly committed to breaking the embargo, imposed after the white Rhodesian minority government declared its independence rather than consent to move toward majority rule. The mailing says spokesmen for the rebel Smith regime in Rhodesia have already stated that the Senate action strengthens them. The mailing says the purpose of the Senate move is not to help the United States but to aid Rhodesia, Union Carbide, and Foote Mineral. The mailing discusses Ian Smith, Chapter Seven of the U.N. Charter, the Security Council, the U.N. Participation Act, the Soviet Union, Turkey, and Japan. • Undermining the U.N. • Aiding Racism • No Chrome Scarcity • ACT NOW
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections