liberation support movement interview: member of mpla comité director, Daniel Chipenda

by Don Barnett (interviewer), Daniel Chipenda (interviewee), Liberation Support Movement
Richmond, Canada
April 1972
Publisher: Liberation Support Movement
26 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Southern Africa, Zambia
Language: English
Transcript of an interview with Daniel Chipenda by LSM Liaison Secretary Don Barnett that was taped in Lusaka, Zambia, on August 28, 1969. The pamphlet says Daniel Chipenda is currently a member of MPLA's Comité Director (Steering Committee) and one of four members of the Presidential Commission; his responsibilities include Information and Publicity. Chipenda discusses the MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola or Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola) and its Manifesto, Brazzaville, Comrade Monimambu, President Neto, Cabinda, Commander Monimambu, Lunda and Malange districts, Bié, Huambo, Benguela and Cuando do Sul, foreign-owned diamond mines, DIAMANG, Portuguese colonial settlers, military activities, agriculture, medicines, coffee-growing, guerrilla operations, levels of production, attacking the economic base of Portuguese colonialism, the traitor Taty, Roberto's GRAE, a counter-revolutionary puppet movement, Portuguese posts, Niconji, Mgonji, Moxico, Cuando-Cubango, a fully liberated base area, Portuguese troops, shortage of certain weapons and ammunition, arms, annihilation tactics, semi-liberated regions, large offensives, Dr. Boavida, people's war, a strategic counter-offensive, outside supplies, bases near the borders, friendly countries, problems of transportation, Cuanza Norte, Congo Kinshasa, Sá da Bandeira, Zambia, the strategic defensive, labor, mines in South and South-West Africa, the revolutionary movement, the political side of the struggle, the armed struggle, the Luanda and Chokwe people, the Mbunda, Luchazi, Luena, Umbundu, chiefs such as Kandimba and Mutuya-Kevela, Ovimbundu "contract labor," Kimbundu, the civilian population, developments in the fields of medicine, education, economics and political organization, the Centers for Revolutionary Instruction (CIR), a trade union, seeds, land, militias, rifles, villagers, correct and clear ideology, UNITA, China, Russia, imperialism, Viriato da Cruz, Holden Roberto, the fascist regimes of Portugal, South Africa and Rhodesia, the Smith and Vorster regimes, Mozambique, Guiné (Guinea-Bissau), Portugal's NATO allies, West Germany, France, African colonies, Dakar, Senegal, Frelimo, PAIGC, CONCP, Dar es Salaam, Comrade Cabral, liberation movements in Southern Africa, the ANC (African National Congress), ZAPU, and Namibia. 
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Adwoa Dunn-Mouton collection