South Africa and the USA, No. 4, 1976
. . . U.S. corporate investments in South Africa have increased several times over in the last 15 years. Loans are made by the U.S. Government to South Africa through the International Monetary Fund; and full opportunity is provided for South Africa to sell gold and other products in the U.S. market. These are the economic relations and support systems which help provide the fascist apartheid regime with stability.
Auto workers should organize a major petition drive demanding that Ford and General Motors shut down their operations in South Africa. This could be made an issue at the bargaining table in this year's contract negotiations. Most countries in the United Nations have already broken diplomatic relations with South Africa; the United States has not. On the contrary, current U.S. policy in the U.N. continues to be one of blocking all efforts at forcing economic and military sanctions against the Pretoria regime.
Sustained picket lines around the headquarters of Chase National Bank and Bank of America in every city, educating their depositors that their money is being used to underwrite apartheid in South