The ACTION ALERT says the South African Government yesterday restricted the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) from all political action; together with recent restrictions in the proposed Labor Relations Amendment Act, COSATU is effectively banned; your protest is urgently needed; please send telegrams immediately. The ACTION ALERT asks people to send messages of solidarity to COSATU. The Action Alert asks people/organizations to send statements of protest to Ambassador Pieter Koornhof at the South African Embassy in Washington, DC. The ACTION ALERT says send copies of your statements to the following newspapers for maximum impact on the South Africa public. The ACTION ALERT discusses the Weekly Mail and The New Nation. The ACTION ALERT includes the telex numbers of where the statements should be sent. The ACTION ALERT includes COSATU STATEMENT ON THE BANNING. AND RESTRICTIONS ON ORGANIZATIONS Received February 24, 1988. The ACTION ALERT discusses repression, democratic expression, civil conflict, violence, bannings, restrictions, Thatcher (Margaret Thatcher), Reagan (Ronald Reagan), conservative forces, emergency regulations, right wing governments, calling for the unbanning of banned organizations, Moses Mayekiso, the Alex 5, death row, NUM (National Union of Mineworkers), CCAWUSA (Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa), security regulations, boycotting any local or municipal elections, detention, June 16, Sharpeville Day, campaigning against the October municipal elections, rent evictions, forced removals, disinvestment, sanctions, public meetings, Kinross, the shooting of railway workers, calling for the release of detainees, democratic rights, the international isolation of South African organizations, and SARWHU (South African Railway and Harbour Workers' Union).
Used by permission of former members of the New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers