Friday, September 18, 2009

RESISTER MAGAZINES 1986/87


JOURNAL OF THE COMMITTEE ON SOUTH AFRICAN WAR RESISTANCE

RESISTER was written and produced by
COSAWR in Britain, and contributions were received from COSAWR in the Netherlands.

COSAWR is an organisation of South African
 war resisters and supporters who have gone into
 exile as a result of their refusal to fight for apartheid.

NOTE TO READERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
"All issues of RESISTER are banned for distribution and import. This does not prevent possession of an individual copy. However some issues are independently listed in  the Government Gazette some months after publication as being banned for possession." c.1980's

Whilst the young men of South Africa
 were fighting the "commies"
on the SWA/Angola border during the 80's,
a campaign of conscription resistance was being
orchestrated back in the Republic.

I doubt whether the SADF
national service "troepies" had any idea
that paralel to their efforts, a number
of young men opposed military measures
as a solution to the problems of South Africa.
A small group standing up and
refusing to defend apartheid.

The RESISTER was printed in the U.K.
and illegally being circulated in South Africa.
So were Playboy magazines -
Even some issues of Scope, and Scope was
printed IN South Africa !!




Subscription form at the back of the magazines




August/September 1987, no 51
OPERATION BUTTERMILK/DAD'S ARMY MOBILISED


Dec 1985/Jan 1986 no41
THE SOUTH AFRICAN KILLING MACHINE
BATTLING TO SAVE APARTHEID


No date
SOUTH AFRICAN TOWNSHIPS
BATTLEGROUND OF APARTHEID


February/March 1987
"Don't go now...."
FROM THE PLAY:
SOMEWHERE ON THE BORDER

"HOU MY VAS KORPORAAL"


SUE LUND
 STILL DETAINED


"Undefeated?
Shocked and disorientated.


On 5 August 1987 two Cape Town conscripts delivered a letter to the local SADF headquarters, it outlined why they and 21 others refuse  to do military service.

The 23 issued a collective statement setting out
 their reasons: (in no 52 Oct/Nov 1987)
Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro
Author Mark Behr 
also the late Dr. Ivan Toms
Ben Schoeman (grandson of NP cabinet minister)
and others




OPERATION BUTTERMILK
"DAD'S ARMY"


Cartoon by the late



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