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State legislators consider total divestment from South Africa
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[State purchasing and South Africa]
Original Airdate: 4/25/1988

Length: 00:02:24
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports that Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to divest its pension funds from South Africa five years ago. She adds that apartheid opponents are backing a selective purchasing bill that would bar the state from buying goods and services from companies who do business in South Africa. George's report includes footage of Ric Murphy (State Purchasing Agent) testifying in support of the bill in front of state legislators. George reports that Joseph Hermann (Chairman, State Administration Committee) wants the state to stop doing business with all countries with repressive governments. George's report includes footage of Hermann testifying before state legislators. George notes that Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) supports the bill. She adds that the bill will probably not be passed in time to help his presidential campaign. George's report includes footage of Dukakis addressing a crowd and footage of Jack Backman (former State Senator) speaking in support of Dukakis. Georges' report is also accompanied by footage of scenes from apartheid South Africa and by footage of IBM workers and laborers in South Africa.

Contributor : Reporter
Christy George
Format : Tape 5737   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 20160 
VHS cassette 104987 
Betacam cassette 103044 
digital betacam cassette 103045 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests
State governments

Subject : Personal Names
Backman, Jack
Bolling, Royal, Sr.
Dukakis, Michael
George, Christy
Hermann, Joseph
Keverian, George
Murphy, Ric
Vilakazi, Themba

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Television

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