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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, September 03, 1977, Page 3, Image 3

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0 PART I AN Ford Motor Company, the 'second-: largest U.S. auto maker, has iust announced its decision to recognize a trade uhion for to write 37 corporations to request intorma African workersit it South AlHcan subsidy ttion on their South African etion,Liit ary Ford, which is th first mainr Amtrien) firrrt to take this step.Jias been tinder heavy pressure this year, for its. South African, in-,, volvement. In May, controversy swept Stan ford University when officials there refused to vote the institution'! $3,500 Ford shares in favor of a church-soonsored resolution calling' for withdrawal from South Africa.1 As a result, "protestor. ItageO sit-in, and 794W eit,n tfl- Shnimnd miles , persons were arrested. 4 "We wert teafly Wrpdsed by the students' action," one Ford executive remarked. Indeed there is, strong evidence that the student and church criticism actually prompted Ford's union recognition move, Ford is not alone in facing this kind of public pressure. Bad, publicity recently has become as much a part of doing business in .South Africa as making money has always been. , i ,,f -' During the Spring," more than 700 student at campuses across the nation, were arrested during anti-South Africa demonstrations. A winter vigil in New York City forced cancella tion of an off-Broadway production about South Africa, and sports events whert South African athletes competed have invariably been picketed, with a nvjor protest shaping tut jwww. 'WUW - up at me U.S. Open tennis touaraint this month (September). Mucn oi tne action nas occurred in Caft. fornia, where during May and Jyne thousand of students joined the campaign toend unhre sity investments in companies OPeratinf .fa SoutK Africa.. '." ' 7 The nineampus University of California system was a hotbed of activity on dM issue Coordinated by a group called CaVUsei United Against Apartheid, students at Berke ley, Davis, LosAngeles, Santa Cruz, andllthet cities turned out for marches, teach-ins, ipd sit-ins to convince the University's Board $f Ugandan Opt:3ition Unites AN Exiled Ugandan opposition group! from east and central Africa, Britain, ScandinaJ rZfrmm lvSUimemiSiil 'ift Canadian groups, absent at trie meeting, sen messages of support, t ; ! ,t Ll Chairperson for the new group will be Prinf John Barigye, once Amin s ambassador to tflg Federal Republic of Germany. Barigye resigned his post when his brother, a lawyer, 4di$aw peared' in the company of Ugandan secret rip' lice agents. - The Prince's father was one of four fo lanes in Ueanda who were deposed a dec ago by Milton Obote, Uganda's first presidel "J " ' .? . Obote, wno was ovennrown oy wi "mrr years ago, was notably absent from the Lusf meeting; He reportedly tried to get Zambian ? thorities to prevent it.. ; v u Altnougn au tne exiie groups reprewsnicj the meeting oppose Amin, their pohtfcaK economic preferences vary widely,, from P0 , archist to republican, from capitalist to sP ist, There is some apprehension as well pjut the ability of the various politicians involve!! to subordinate their personal ambitions to deci sions of the larger group. Zambia has officially warned Ugandan exiles against planning or preparing for any kind of armed action against Amur from Zaimbian soil, but that topic was on the agenda for the meet ing. ' In Tanzania, meanwhile, over 150 Ugandan employees of the now-defunct East African V . : '- sisllliiillllilo- llilill ..!... ,.y,..t. mmm l . . . ' V V ' ' ' mm V - . "'I 1P1 WORLD CONFERENCE ON APARTHEID Ambassador to.the U.N., Andrew Young (L), greets Rhodesian black revolutionary leader Joshua Nkomo (R), at the World Conference on Apartheid In Lagoi. Nigeria last week. Delegates from sixty : nations are attending the five-day meeting sponsored by the United Nations. (UPI) , ' A Weekly Digest of w AFRICAN AFFAIRS iSff Regents to sell stock holdings in certain cor porations, i-vft'' tjj At their May meeting, the Regents decided month: the Reeents considered and postponed " a decision on a resolution presented. by Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally calling for divesti ture. ., ? JNationwWe,' the South African protests at some 25' institutions have had a measurable impact.,,, . v -;' -At Stanford, trustees resisted student de mands but did agree to a costbenefit analysis away, at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, prompted Trustees there to sell $200,000 in stocks and initiate a study of "acceptable" investments. -Alsto in Massachusetts, Trustees at the state University ; agreed to review stock ownership policies, following student demonstrations in Amherst. r -. . r ' . -Similar protests' raised the issue at the Uni versities of Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio State. : -Duke University President Terry Sanford, a prominent Democratic politician, ha been under fire from students for his membership on the board of directors of ITT, which has major South African holdings. -A, student campaign at the University of Wisconsin Madison) cot an unexpected boost ' "om W tate s , Attorney yenerai, wno nueo " . ..... r t t. I.J ailCI all mvcsiljaliuil uiai new iutvoiiiiviim u. companies involved in South Africa violate a J972 anti-discrimination statute. "I con clude that a company, corporation, or other , . business entity which does significant business 5 to South' Africa, . , . practices discrimination on the basis of race; even though such com panies would argue they do not concone it," he told the Board of Regents in Mav. The Board now has the issue "under review. ' Editor's Note: - Next week, Part II of "America's Apartheid Protest' will cover municipal and state actions. ; Cmmunityt' who were . ordered home this month, 'are refusing1 to return to Uganda. They they fear for their safety. Some of them mctv y Ugandan President s r.. ' overthrow k8Svernnient. ' teflde Uganda, sixteen persons are currently M trial for their lives before a military tribunal. South Africa Closos Sovoto Schools AN The closing of forty schools in Soweto " ms wuui miMii (uiiuiuinui uw un f was another indication of the confrontation v, brewing in the troubled black township, , Officials said the schools would be reopened ; next term under direct government administra- tion, and that all studSnts would have to apply for readmission. Since education for Africans is neither free nor compulsory, the government could theoretically exclude any student it feared might be involved in protests. . The action followed! months of e class, boy cotts by students opposing the government's "Bantu Education Curriculum " which they say is inferior to the instruction' f given whites. CohfUct alsd; continues to mount between the gdvrnmnt,'3snd the "Committee of Ten," a Sowe(o cqfuh which has announced it intention-' toytsKmg over control of townshipa administratlonv White- officials are maintaining their' refusal to recognize 'the Committee. ?J$L f$ k 111 vVtVv' MKO 1 ;ft;j Safccran Var Threatens Refcgeo Caops AN The Moroccan army is engaged in 'a massive build-up of troops and heavy arma ments along its border with Algeria, according to reports from the area by British journalist Martin Walker. - Writing in London's GUARDIAN news paper; Walker, says; the Moroccans are within striking distance ofWpre than 100,000 Saharah refugees who fled to makeshift camps in Algeria after Morocco and Mauritania invaded Western Sahara in November 1975. The camps are run by the Polisario Front independence movement of Western Sahara, , which has been fighting to African Lccdcr Calls for New World Economic Order By Angie Dickerson . WASHINGTON DC. -Calls of Uhura,' Hhura, Uhara (FREEDOM) greeted Presi dent Julius K. Nyerere of the United Republic of Tanzania when he addressed an over flow audience at Cramton Hall . Auditorium at Howard i University. The slightly built ' leader ejecited his audience V (mainly Black) as he called for a new world economic or der to eradicate poverty throughout the world. President Nyerere, affec tionately called, "Mwalimu--teacher," in his own country had come to the United States to receive a Doctor of Humanities which was con ferred on him by Dr. James Cheeck, president of Howard University.' In making the presentation president Cheek made note of the fact that President Ny erere enjoys universal respect as a statesman and he is called Rhodosian Leader Looks (AN-Rhodesian Prime Min ister Ian Smith is counting on this week's national election to provide him with a man date to pursue an 'internal settlement.' So far however, prospects for such an accom modation seem every bit as dim as those for the Angl American proposals leaked last week. , The two leading national ist politicians who have dis associated themselves from the militarily powerful Patriotic Front, namely Bishop Muzorewa and Ndabaningi Sithole, have repeatedly dismissed the pos sibility of joining a govem- "V- f: ; Low tar. Notfcimtg artificial aaMedL . Discowrthe dttr 9 mg. "tar" 0.8 mg. nicotine av. per cigarette by if 'Zsy Warning: The Surgeon General Has : That Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to ngmir' j 'J " 1 r) XO'X -fjA , .-------j ... . . 1 R r , ' wrest control of the formeT Spanish colony from its current rulers. , ; For Sahara's ' neighbors, the attraction b some 2 billion tons of high grade phosphates, . as well as the likelihood of other minerals be- - neath the desert sands. The phosphates have brouglit nothing but misery to our, people," said Polisario official Bachlr Mustapha last week. . 4 . f The Moroccan build-up has reportedly moved to the frontier area an estimated 20,000 troops; including specialized assault infantry of '3- the kind Morocco sent to Zaire last sprang. the "Father of his country." Dr. Cheeck also noted the vi tal role which President Ny erere is playing in the critical problems plaguing Africa today- .fri . Embarking ,ori.ja major statement on human rights and liberation, Dr. Nyerere stated that he was calling for new world economic order because under the present sy stem the poor countries, the Continued On Page 5 For Electiol Mandate ffient;Mth Smith. Last week 'Mtizorewa told reporters in the Rhodesian capital that for him such an alliance would be the "kiss of death." , Muzorewa also said that efforts of his organization the United African National Council, to form a united 2 (Omf your first pack. 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To love Black ; Is to believe That from nothing , Came aD forms and species. Hence to realize That God like The infiniteness of ' His night Called into being His Son That we might See him Is Black The essence of peace -The abode of quietude The tempestuous prelude To Enlightenment. It is the nihilism Out of which All was created. To think Black is to dispel from the mind Prefabricated illusions, To free the soul Of false expressions. To be Black front with Sithole's suppor ters had been rejected by Sithole. According to press re ports, Sithole is now emerg ing as the favorite of Rhode sia s white business com munity, and its representa tives have met with the for mer ZANU leader several times since his return from exile earlier this summer. 14 is rumored that Dr. Eliot Gabellah and other officials who last week re signed from Muzorewa's or ganization are preparing to join with Sithole in forming a new nationalist group. If Smith succeeds in de feating his rightwing and liberal opponents in this week's election, observers will be watching to see if he makes overtures to either Sithole or Muzorewa. In any case, Rhodesian officials are expected to reject in its entirety the latest Anglo-American peace plan, since it requires the disbanding of the Rhodesian army. Leaders of the front line states and the Patriotic Front have also expressed reserva tions about the leaked version of the peace plan. CN77 t. J. ynoW Toboeco Co. TMSMMIIt wwa kmliinimiiMMiiiy.iMMM. Nivemt praiMf pHKtwee) el tufacnel akMk at vat wMaajMtt J IMKM.M1IMM I Mi. rmmtt numtl m turn f I iniiijni inrii hmii. ittm V caver fleuanM pfeaaMeji fucm m tit pnnft. imnH PsjtfeeAeel eflfc. ejiwent erti av wede affajv n a wia e)B Mtmvm awn wn 1 Ho. Cm imw MliiwioiipMUyiiMiiiiMniwt wyw M tt m Cmam wi mm im. t& I iDMMTt MtUIMM. Wt 1 f I

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