Angola. Portugal & Allies (NATO) Facing Defeat. Document 1

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TNTRODUCTION

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The War of National Liberatj-on in Angola is and will continue to be waged by Angolans themselves on Angolan soil. The active, conscious, freely committed and maxlmum political participation of the masses of the Angolan people is necessary for the success of this lVar of National Liberation. These are the people who have been heavily oppressed 6or the past five centuries by Portugese colonial-ism. The political consciousness of the oppressed people of Angola must be created through people's war. This armed struggle has to follow difinite scj-entific methods unequivocally. Revolutionary principles must be applied creatively within the particular conditrtons of the Angolan struggle.

The implementation of these ideas requires the permanent presence of the top l-eaders and most of the leading cadres among the local population in Angola. This is the theory which UNITA has practiced since its foundation in L966. Since June 1968, UNITA's president Jonas Savimibi and Miguel Nzau Puna, UNITA's secretary general, have mode it

a living reality

The pùcture above shows presj-dent Jonos Savimbi and Miguel Nzua Puna (right) sharing a popular dish known as "Nshima"

in Angola in

L969.

NATTONAL UNION FOR TOT AL INDEPENDENC E OF ANGOLA (U. N.

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UNITATs Programme

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Interview with PresÍdent Jonas Savimbi in Angola' August' L97c_

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Let,ter to Le Monde Díplomatique Exposing the lies of BasÍl Davidson aþout Angola" Military Communique of FIrIA (Forces Armadas de Libertacao de Angoia). period of August-July-September 1970.

THE

PROGRAMI4E

OF UNITA

UNIAO NACIONAL P,¡\RA A INDFPENÐENCIA TOTAL DE

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Art. lc DENOMINATION; The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola. DEFINITION:

The UNITA is a polltical

organization formed by Angolans irrespective of sex, trÍ.be or religion" Art. 2z STRUCTURE: The UNIÎA is organised as follows¡ ''the provlnce the DistrÍct, the Region, and the ..1') ' rhg Natj-on r Cell 2l On the level of the Nation corresponds the NatÍonal Council and the Central Committees, In each Province, Region and District, the UNITA has a Provincj-al Committee, District .i committee and Reglonal Commfttee. o

3) The Cell fs the basic organ of UNITA, 4, The supreme organ of UNITA is the General Assernbly formed b1z delegates of all basic organs 5) The UNITA adopts three principles as methods of action and these are as follows s a Collect,ive Directlon b Democratic Centralism c Criticism and Self-Criticism OBJECTIVES OF UNITA Art" 3: THE TATE AIM 1) To mobilse ail the AngoLans * mostly those who are more oppressed - to become a solid base for the National Liberatlon struggLeo., . , :., i.;, 2't To fight steadfastly against llllteracy ín order to raise the " polltlcal consciousnêss of the Angolan masses

-23) To unite all Angolan popular forces which are det'ermlned to fight. relentiessly against the Portuguese' i'colonÍa1

dominatíon.

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4) To prepare the Angolan people for thqrNatÍonal Liberatíon strüggie which migfrt Ue long and bitter. j: 5) To spread to all Angolans living outside the country th9 idea that real indefendence for Angola could only be achieved through an armed struggle waged agaÍnst the PÔrtuguese colonial power insíde the country. Art, 4¡ The UNITA wíI} struggle constantly for thq formation of a UNITED FRONT of all thõ-engolan Nationalist forces with,out any discrimination whatsoever. 1) The UNITA is ready to participate in the formation of a large entí-CoLoni.äf United Front wlth,other Afrlcan Organisations" 2') The UNITA shatl jofn årfrican Organisations and the AfroAsían Organisatións wþich truly fight against Colonlalism, Imperialism and Neo-Colonialism. Àrt" 5: MEMBERSHIP: Any f\ngolan who accepts and fights directly for th: int'egral imþteméntation of this progranme, can become a member of UNITA" ATt. 6z FUTURE OBJECTIVES OF TNTERI,TAL POLICY: The basic aims of UNITA (National Llnion for Tota1 Independence of Angola) is to establish an African Government by Africans and without any fogeisn Ínterference .

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THE UNITA STANDS FOR:

'.' ' 1) Total Natiohal Independence 2') Territoríal. Inteqrity. of Angola : : 3) PromotÍon and Developme¡rt of genuine African Culture 4l Emancipation of i\ngolan women 5) protection of the families and communal welfare j.rrespectíve of 6) Equality for Angolans in the face of the law sexo tribe or religÍon :

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Planned economy to construct añ

to meet all the needs of our populat'ion Índustrialised country

and

other' forrns of A,bolitiorr of the forced labour system and countrlt the expioitation of physical labouf'1n creation of the Natj-onal Army. for the Defence of the count'ry

Art

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ON EXTERNAL POLTCY¡

LiquidatÍon of all foreign bases in F'ngola t{on-participation in any'military alliance or blocs

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2)

ilap consideratÍon eïternal policy whÍctr-takes ttiã äopi*** interests- of the Angolan people Independent

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all t'he National 4) Co-operation to the fullest, extent with Liberat,ion Movements in Africa and all the progressive forces the world over to get rid of all forms of foreign