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Title: Struggle official organ of the Workers Liberation League
Uniform Title: Struggle (Kingston, Jamaica)
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 41 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers Party of Jamaica
Publisher: The League
Place of Publication: Kingston
Kingston
Publication Date: June 16, 1977
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Summary: Struggle was published first as a mimeographed newsletter in 1974 when the Workers Liberation League was formed. It was edited by Rupert Lewis and he continued as editor when Struggle became the organ of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. In the 1980s editors included Elean Thomas, Elaine Wallace and Ben Brodie. The Workers Liberation League grew out of the political initiative of academics - Trevor Munroe, Rupert Lewis as well as Don Robotham, Derek Gordon who studied in the University of Chicago in the early 1970s and were connected to activists in the Black Panther Movement and African-American radicals in the Communist Party of the United States. The latter group formed the Paul Bogle League which brought together academics, working class and community activists who read and discussed Karl Marx’s Capital and Lenin’s political writings and sought to build on Jamaica’s radical traditions in the trade union movement and in the People’s National Party from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Paul Bogle League was also involved with the formation of the University and Allied Workers Union in the early 1970s and worked with the Independent Trade Union Action Council. Politically the Workers Liberation League gave critical support to Michael Manley’s democratic socialist program in the 1970s.
Issuing Body: Vols. for -1978 issued by Workers' Liberation League; 1979- by Workers' Party of Jamaica.
General Note: Description based on surrogate of: Issue no. 28 (June 16, 1977); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Apr.-May 1986 (surrogate).
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OFFICIAL GIGM I OF II E 1ms5 IIEITWI IOIEGUE


S10

Issue No. 28
June 16, 1977


"THE FUTURE IS OURS"


-Corvalan in Jamaica


"YOU do not have to be a revolutionary
to be against the crimes of Pinochet.
Neither do you have to be democratic.
You only have to be able to accept that
in these times you cannot allow such
barbarity and such injustice against a
people who've never committed any crime
All they have ever done was try to find
their own path towards resolving their
own problems."
Party, who .uade a
Sc said Luis Corv- brief stop in Kin-
alan, General Sec- gston on June 12
retary of the Chi- on his way from
lean Communist Cuba to Venezeula.





Strengthen the Left
IN its summing up of the political situ-
ation, the Central Committee of the WLL
sees the present period as marked "by
the reversal of gaii made by the natio-
nal movement in the course of the strug-
gles of December/January".

Despite this fact, the e-xperience of the
WLL and the left movement in the country
confirms, in the words of the CC resolu-
tion, that "a definite basis remains am-
ongst the working people and in the reg-
ime to restrict the concessions to the "
bourgeoisie, to take hold of the retreat
tha; has been effected and to turn it
into an advance for the national move-
ment".
Practical measures
The gains made in December/January had
included the rejection of the IMF road,
the development of relations with socia-
list countries, and most important of
all, the greater voice for the left and
the working people in the govercient.

These gains were not consclidated, as
differences in tactics over chw rz con-
duct the struggle on zhe etoncr: front
weakened the ieft at a crucial -me,
while the imperialists and the big man
put aside their irfferences to puat riai-
nurM pressure on tne goverr-ent.

The lessons of this defeat teach as that
the main condition for a further h avanoe
is that the progressive forces vaust put
aside their secordrjy differenacs and
come to a common pPsifion b.n tie rjain
political and economic line to' e pursu-
ed.


Just as important
sures of cooperal
ning the left am(
pleuiating the pr
aftnceeS '


Comrade Luis Corv-
alan said that Ja-
maica has a lot of
friends among the
people of Chile


COMAADE LUIS CORVIL
rmzist Party, at the
stand taken again-
st the infringeme-
nt of human rights
in Chile. He said
only the night be-
fore he had recei-
ved a cable stat-
ing that Prime Mi-
nister Manley had
once more critici-
zed the fascist
regime in Chile at
the Comronwealth
Heads of Government
Conference in 3riz-
ain.

He also said that
last year Mr Dudley
Thompson, who was


then Jamaica's For-
eign Minister, also
criticized the Pin-
ochet regime at an
OAS conference and
showed a great deal


travelling all over
the world denounci-
ng the crimes of
the fascist tyranny
and thus strengthe-
ning the internati-







IIII


AE A I
AN, General Secretary of the Chilean Com-
Normcan Mnley Airport on Sunday, J.ne 12
of interest in fin- onal solidarity mo-
ding out the truth vement with Chile.
in Chile.


Immediately after
the assassination
of President Allen-
de in September
1973 by a US-backed
military coup, Cor-
valan was arrested,
tortured and kept
in solitary ccnfin-
erent. Since his
release in DOceam r
1976 as a result cC
a powerful interna-
tional campaign,
Corvalan has been


Corvalan said: "I
feel that my duty
as a Chilean, as a
communist anda re-
volutionary is to
dedicate my life to
the cause of my pe-
ople who suffer un-
der a dictatorship
that has never been
known before in the
history of Chile or
the Americas".

He said that over
2500 people, after
being detained,


have "disappeared
as if they were
swallowed up by the
earth. There are
thousands of mothe-
rs, wives, eons and
Daughters who do
not know what has
happened to their
loved ones". H,
quoted a chilean
lawyer who said th-
at this is almost
worse than death.

On the question of
US President Cart-
er's attitude, Cor-
valan said: "If Mr
Carter were to take
steps favourable to
the restoration of
human rights in Ch-
ile this would be
very welcome. Eve-
rybody knows that
the US helped to
overthrow President
Allende and through
the CIA they carri-
ed out a plan of
destabilization. We
now have the right
to call for a dest-
abilization plan
against Pinochet.
But we don't want
any intervention
from them in Chile.
What we want is th-
at they take the
CIA out of Chile
and that they don't
support the fascist
regime because the
Chilean people are
able to solve their
Cont'd cQn p 4,


Hanna lays off 300


SINCe the beginning
of May, over 300
workers have been
laid off at Hanna's
stores in KiLngstonO


They are.known to
have paid low wages
and to be against
unions,


Hanna continues to
lay off workers,
claiming the gover-
nmept's import and
money restrictions


As a result, R. Hp- forced them to do
Sfla anti Sruncha,,i, hi


erloy ,00C workers moved into'the ma-
t are the practical mea- in 40 retail stor- nufactu-ure f fUrni- 'he wor:krs iust
tion aimed at strengthe- es. They have made ture and footwear. see tp it that. the
ongst the people and im- a pile of money out They now own about law on lay-offs he
rogressive measures an- of the wholesale 10 factories and put into effect.
a.tlret'ail trade, several warehouses. only the dnity and
~i~u;ea~copy ~ i~on~sa. naqir~irer a nd- anA S cn 'hii ~~r rpe


rmilit~~,t staqd of
workerscan S'stop
the bossps from la-
nei off who :he
as whe 'he wants
without good, reason
and witabate tihe ap-
prgv gaggrnie--
mseni?.














Is this worker



participation?

T A tire hn our (ii) Your training All the evidence trainin
cnmtry so needss with ths co''an shews that the tra-
silled r atrictic an be terminated ining programme is The tra
Janaians to build cy ne month's not- run in a completely in thei
; our econcy, 2 ice in writing by slack manner. No- Abuse
trainee s-:car cher- either .-urself or thing has been said "Jamaic
ists have beer fir- the cor- a;y to the by the NSC manage- a cruci
-e bi the ov'ern- cther party." rent about the "un- and con
-'nt controlled Na- Fired suitable work atti- importa
tonral Sugar Co-a- Yet on May 5, Mr. tude" of the expa- trainin
;'a ('' "ar enrr and Mr Salmon triate training of- to the
'nry an', L. Sal-n -ere called to a ficer, Thomrson. try, an
e-re di-issed fro -'eetLng ith Mr der sca
the one-yeal train- `cLiy Car pell, a The trainees had to ailing
ing proq'rar-.e last Director of the Na- ask him time and take up
rontih after only tional Sugar Compa- time again to write the onu
months cf training. ny and Manager of up an organised the tra
They are 2 of 4 Monymusk Sugar Fac- training programme as prod
graduates of the tory, Dr Ian Sangs- for the year. possibl
tIWl who began the ter, Director of No review the sam
training course run the SIRI and the The trainees were tion th
by the Sugar Indus- officer in charge just sent out to of the
try Research Insti- of their training, sugar factories Trainin
tute (SIRI) Factcry Mr Brian Thompson. (Frome and Bernard
Training Division At this meeting, Lodge) with no cle- The man
at CAST. Salmon and Henry ar idea of what wered t
were told that they they were to do. On use of
In the letter of were fired from the at least one occa- and disi
ai:pcintment of the course because the sion they were giv- Henry a
trainee chemists it nanagement did not en a different set How lon
was stated like their "unsuit- of instructions put up
able work attitude" from those given rs in t
" (i) arrangements the authorities at ment of
will be made to Work Attitude Frome as to what ment sea
have performance they were supposed sabotage
re views a the end What was this "un- to be doing there. gress o;
of each --month pe- suitable work atti- try? It
,i tude "? Durin the whole 8


Small defends


poor farmer
:y'GH -ALL, Minist- '-
er of Youth and
Sports, has condem-
ned the bulldozing
cf the crops of
Vincent Wright, a
sm.al farmer in
Da-nigh, Clarendon.


In -r' Zcle May 19
we reported th-s
use of victi-iza-
tron cf Wright by
the Clarerdon land
tarons.
In a telegram to
the Custos of Clar-
endon, Hugh Small
said; "I cannot
condone the destru-
ction of food in
any circumstances,
especially when it
has tern culivuated
Ly a poor farmer".

Mii-ster Sral!l S-
T.an'e as. ex.ulana-
lior fr, c he CU se-
c. and suner.ni
firtrer adrplicmticn
for financial assi-
star.ce for the Mid-
dle Island Sports
Complex "ur.til the


ig ;: -Sall,
matter has been sa-
tisfactorily clear-
ed up". The land
that was farmed by
Mr Wright is to
form part of this
Sports Complex.

This firm stand by
tl:h Minister is
goo,. However,
Cn"t-d calls :nr
the Minister to see
to it that Mr Irin-
nt, ta, has tc nrc-
vide for a wife and
eight children, is
cibpenaated and gi-
ven suitable land
to farm.


months of-the trai-
ning, there were no
3-monthly reviews
of their work and
progress.
Crucial
It was against this
background that the
4 trainees wrote a
letter to the Board
of Directors of the
NSC in February as-
king for improveme-
nt in the ineffici-
ent running of the


5lon oby
mocracy'
worker
tion?


Enc


Blo


Of


Cul


g programme.

inees said
r letter:

a is now in
al situation,
sidering the
nce of this
g programme
Sugar Indus-
d on a broa-
le to our
economy, we
on ourselves
s to make
ining period
uctive as
e, and at
e time ques-
e relevance
incumbent
g Officer".

agement ans-
his with ab-
the trainees
nissal of
nd Salmon.
g will we
with office-
he employ-
the govern-
rvice who
e the pro-
f our coun-
s this ac-
the NSC de-
? Is this
participa-






ckade





)a


I FROM READERS I


Comrade Editor,

I agree with the
views of Comrade
John Davis on the
recent CWP concert
in Struggle article
"CWP Concert...ca-
pitalism got off
free". I think
that in essence,
the criticism was
timely and frater-
nally given. All
sisters in the str-
uggle should ponder
rn these views apd
frankly assess our
position ar d work.

However, the com-
rade goes off'beas
when he says; "Many


progressive and
communist men were
disappointed in the
concert".

Wrong, comrade, all
progressive and co-
mmunist people were
disappointed in the
concert.

If we fail to re-
cognise, both in
words and political
action, that imper-
ialism and capital-
ism is the root of
the oppression of
women then it is
the whole progres-
sive movement which
is set back.

COmrade Sister


inr, government nas aeclareu 1J.lr Ine
year of worker participation. But many
workers still do not understand what is
worker participation and how it can ben-
efit them.

Some workers say they "don't business
with anything Manley do as they did not
vote for him". This view is a backward
one. Other workers see worker particip-
ation as one or two man on the board of
directors. Other workers, themore pro-
gressive, see the need for equal repre-
sentation of workers and management or
even a majority worker control. These
workers base their position on the view
that "the capitalist can't function wit-
hout workers while workers can do with-
out the capitalist".

Opposition

Most capitalists, especially those in
medium size businesses, are opposed to
worker participation. They say that
trade union negotiation is the same as
worker participation. This is a back-
ward view. Some capitalists say wait
until government pass laws. These are
playing for time and don't want the wor-
kers to have any say.

This group of capitalists, especially
those in big business, see worker parti-
cipation as one or two workers on the
board, never 50-50 or majority workers
say. These capitalists want to use wor-
ker participation to further exploit and
oppress workers. They want to smile up
with and pat workers on their shoulders,
while downpressing them.

They are prepared to give only crumbs tO
the workers to prevent the workers fih-,
ting for the whole loaf.

Must serve workers

Despite the confusion among workers on
worker participation, we must make sure
that worker participation serves us the
workers and not the capitalists. We
mnst struggle for representation on the
board for equal or even majority say. We
must also make sure that after we have a
say at the top, we do not leave thbe'hot-
tom untouched. The capitalists Vant~ us
to be satisfied with workers being only
on the board. This approach is danger-
ous and plays into the capitalistsl
hands.

As workers we must struggle to make S~r
that when it comes to disoiplinldai wor-
kers, it is not left to-the supervisor,
the personnel officer or managoaeat alo-
ne. We must have-a cowirt"e with eq4%l
or majority worker to decide whtheer
workers 40be guilty or niot. hsen ith'o-
es to thin~& like ~ ramtion, train.fq,
hiring 'new workers we mist make smre
that the same thing applies.

We must use worker participation to eno
one-man rule at our workplace,


Contl'd4 eAIp 4


















ity as to be the first such distribu-
tion company to be taken over; Grace
Kennedy was to follow later.
However, a turnback of this progressive
move was disclosed in Gordon House by
Commerce Minister Vivian Blake. He said
the ICD (Industrial Com=ercial Develop-
ment Limited) group and government could
not reach agreement on a rice accepta-
ble to both sides. Because of this, he
said, the negotiations had to be broken


One year since Soweto

gE 16 makes one em will also be im- given courage to take-over. We know
Sr since South prisoned. An offi- and strengthened that Barclays Bank,
ican police ope- cial prison report the will of our Carreras, Metal
i fire on 10,000 published in South African comrades. Box, Alcan, Good-
Ick school child- Africa said that year Tyre & Rubber,
demonstrating 391 prisoners died But there is much Kaiser, Woolworth,
ithe ghetto of last year. No dou- more that we can do Xerox make millions
ieto against apa- bt the real figure to help our brothe- of dollars out of
eid. is larger than the
~F~ir~l 'h r


k dreds of youths
P e killed by the
plice on June 16
ad the days after.
iis year the youth
ave issued leafle-
s calling on their
brothers and siste-
s to wear black
arm bands on the
16th and 17th, to
serve periods of
silence for the
-ead, and said that
tere should be no
parties on those
iavs. Most impor-
tantly they have
secured the resig-
lation of the Sowe-
6 Urban Council
f ch was made up
p. Africans who
e collaborating
h the Vorster
) ernment.

e militant acti-
Sand heroic sac-
ices of the you-
continue althou-
i many of them
how they will have
pay the price of
ath for their ac-
ons. Many of th-


is the kind of sa-
crifice the Soweto
youth are making.
The stand of the
youth has the sup-
port of the African
National Congress
and the South Afri-
can Communist Party
which represent the
leading forces ag-
ainst apartheid in
that country.

The Jamaican people
have always condem-
ned the exploita-
tion and racial op-
pression of our
brothers and siste-
rs in South Africa
and the government
continues to give
thousands of dolla-
rs to the freedom
fighters. Last
year January, hund-
reds of people, in-
cluding some gover-
nment ministers,
demonstrated at Pe-
gasus Hotel against
the delegate from
racist South Africa
at the IMF Confer-
ance. All this has


lETAL BOX South Africa. This new 22-
store, building is in Johannesburg.


rs and sisters. We
must as a first
step begin to iden-
tify and expose all
companies operating
in Jamaica that
have South African
connections. We
must be prepared to
demonstrate against
these companies and


cheap African lab-
our and defend rac-
ism. These compan-
ies, and there are
more, also make mi-
llions in Jamaica.
Let us campaign ag-
ainst the multina-
tionals in our cou-
ntry which are also
in South Africa.


en demonstrating in Soweto were fired on by the


CD-Grace takeover




No turn back


2ST week it was announced in Farliamcnt
bat negotiations have been broken off
ltween government and the ICD Group for
government takeover of one of the com-
pnies in the group Facey Cornodity
iited which distributes food and
tugs.
overnment's intention to take control-
lng interest in the distributive trade
tas announced by Prime Minister Manley
i Parliament in January. Facey Comncd-


'>d A"enl



off. The Minister did not say who were
neqotiatina for government and what was
the price asked. This information would
help the public to judge what really
happened.

Monopoly

But Blake went on to say that because cf
the failure of the ICD negotiations,
government did not intend to pursue the
other negotiation with Grace Kennedy. It
is difficult to understand this logic.

In trying to understand this strange
break-off in negotiations with ICD and
Grace, one really needs to look at some
background facts.

ICD is a group of over twenty companies,
of which Facey Commodity, the distribu-
tion firm, is only one. The group of
companies is owned by the Matalon family
of about seven brothers including Moses,
Eli, Mayer, Joseph, Aaron, Owen and Ver-
non. The companies include places like
Tropicair Jalousies, West Indies Paints,
Home-electrix, Ready Mix Concrete, G.I.
Industries, Conditioned Air, Home Appli-
ance Finance Corporation, Computer Pro-
cessing, and many more.

It seems that so high was the price ICD
asked for the purchase by the people of
just one of these many companies that
government, according to Blake, had to
forget the whole matter.
Turnback?

But there is also another side we must
look at. Why could government not stick
out on the price it offered 'like how it
insisted on the bauxite levy, The answ-
er to this question probably lies with
who did the negotiations for government.

Once again, the interest of the majority
is being made subordinate tothe profits
of the ruling minority. A small minor-
ity is to continue to decide whether the
Jamaican people get enough of the vital
things in life, like food and drugs.

Further, even if ICD talks had failed
(according to Blake), why cancel the
planned negotiations with Grace Kennedy,
if one is serious about controlling the
distribution of food and drugs in the
country? One cannot help remembering
that Grace Kennedy is controlled by the
Private Sector Organisation head, Carlt-
on Alexander.
Matalon
To look at another set of negotiations,
it is reported that talks opened in Lon-
don on Wednesday, June 8th, for the tak-
eover of the local Barclays Bank from
Barclays International. It is interest-
ing to note that Mayer Matalon is on Ja-
maica's negotiating team, which is being
led by G. Arthur Brown of the Bank of
Jamaica.

The situation regarding; the takeover of
KJR is still shrouded in secrecy, with
not even the very wcrkers at the statior
knowing what is going on.

This cannot continue. The Jamaican peo-
ple want real change, not playing up
with the minority interests behind the
backs of the people,














PNP YO



DEFENDS



THE POOR
by Rupert Walters
OVER four hundred unemployed and working
youths turned out to the 3rd Congress of
the Western Belt of the PNP Youth Organ-
isation held at the Tarrant Secondary
School on Sunday, June 5.

The main speakers at the congress were
the PNP Vice President and Minister of
Housing Anthony Spaulding, and Sheldon
McDonald, a leading activist in the YO.

Minister Spaulding told the gathering
that capitalism was not yet dead and
that it was only discipline, unity and
constant struggles of poor and oppressed
people that was going to bury capitalism
and create a new system free of exploit-
ation and oppression.

He went on to ask all Jamaicans to sup-
port the struggle of the African people
in South Africa and Zimbabwe. "I am not
a racist but I firmly believe that all
forms of exploitation must be wiped out
of Africa", the Minister said. He also
told the youths to call on the governme-
nt not to have anything to do with the
fascist government of Chile.

In his statement, the main tasks of the
YO which were set out by Sheldon McDona-
ld were to mobilize all youths to create
a truly socialist state; to develop the

Claim for worker

participation
Cont'd from P. 2
While worker participation can't solve
all our problems, it can help to build
the consciousness of workers. It can
also be used to expose the corruption
and exploitation of the capitalist. It
can be used to take away some of the
powers of the big man. It can help to
improve the conditions of workers.

Because of this we call upon all workers
to make sure that their trade union imm-
ediately put in a claim for worker par-
ticipation. If this is carried out in
td.e right way and we the workers support
it, vcrker participation can become the
start cf WOiRKR CONiTRF L. .

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oolitical understanding of all youths;
to participate in policies that will
work in the interest of workers, peasan-
ts and youths in particular and to en-
sure that the country is governed by a
truly socialist government for and by
the people. He also said the YO had the
task of seeing to it that all types of
bribery, exploitation, discrimination
and corruption are wiped out from the
society and to establish solidarity with
all youths who are struggling for liber-
ation from imperialist domination.

He said that the YO was the youth arm of
a party which is open to changing some
of the inhuman conditions in the country.
The YO, he said, was committed firstly
to socialism and secondly to the party.

McDonald said the government should so-
cialize all the natural resources, the
means of production and distribution
where this will work in the interests of
the masses. The government should also
see to it that the people at the local
level play a role in the development of
the country and that they must have ac-
cess to decision-making, he said.

Knenever any government turns its back
against these basic principles it does
so against the masses and it is the rig-
ht and duty of the masses to move forw-
ard from them, McDonald said.


What is clear based on the YO's positiq
is that they are coming to grips with
the real problems that face the poor as:
oppressed masses and have a more sober
understanding of the political situati4
the tasks ahead of us, and the class ni.
ture of their own party.

The capitalist ministers in the PNP a
reactionary elements outside will do
anything to turn back the YO. Already
minister Blake has "ublicly stated tha
the left in the party must leave and
form their own party. Seaga supported
Blake. But the YO must not be silence!
by the right-wing people. The youth rl
ind daughter rust talk th,:ir talk and
put it into practice.

However, the PNPYO must understand t
struggle cannot be won by youths al
The struggle for true socialism is
of all oppressed and exploited class
The youths must not just seek to pa
cipate in policies which will work in
the interest of the workers and pea
but must seek also to mobilize the wo
ers and peasants to take part in fo
policies that will benefit them. Tht
political education work must seek to
give the workers and peasants a bette:
understanding of the political situat,
and the tasks that face us in burying
imperialism and capitalism and build
socialism.


"The future is ours" -corvalon


Cont'd from P. 1

problems in their
own way."

Corvalan said that
the opposition to
Pinochet was grow-


ing. Even those
people who support-
e! the overthrow of
Allende have now
turned against Pin-
ochet and struggles
are now taking pla-
ce daily. He said
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Ca'Ms-ia REyVii 7.Tl'C oredenited Coiwads
Co trr..v joith .a portreda done by revofu-
ticmrary artist Ciinton datto't on behalf.
of the progivssiue mwmedeRt ina J caiy .
CZiito; Surtorn did tHe, portoit in Ba-c.
ercesr '7Sd sftar hearing cf &i'7valts;'aB
relesze fi-at pfi Sf.


.er: narhhed into
the F alace of Just-
ice to Jerand from
the members of the
court that they
show more interest
in finding out abo-
ut the people who-
've disappeared.
Also, on May 1 the
trade unions repre-
senting 1I million
workers demanded
their right to cel-
earate irternatioc-
al workers' day.

Corvalan said that
the Chilean people
were grateful for
every act of solid-
arity. Even a sim-
ple protest from a
workers' organisa-
tion, the stand ta-
ken ly the Jamaican
government at inte-
rnational meetings,
telephone calls,
letters and cables
to thi Pinochet di-
cratcrshtip request-
ing information ab-
cct tie people who-
',e disappeared or
an exhubiltion of
pictures on the
Ltorrures in Chile
*,% d go g faxz ay
SA hl3i.)t'4 tha at9r-


uggle to defeat
fascism.

Coarade Cornlan
was met on arrival
by the Cuban Ahba.
sador, Mr Ramon Fi
Ferro and enbasad
officials, Dr Tre.
or Munroe of the
Workers Liberati1c
League, and Ms Pas
the Edwards of t-4
Ministry of Forgi|
Affairs.

Mr Anthony Spaulc
ing, Minister of
Housing, and Mr
Dudley Thorpson,
Minister of Miniul!
spoke informally
with Mr Corvalar,
and reaffirmed s 5
idarity of the' n
errnmuat ad; the
witi, he Chilean
strcTils.

Comrade Corvala~
was accompanief
his wife., il.yC1
tillo da Corvalap
a party milt*t,
Rodrigo gojaa, a
member Of re
tiioaita w55css
the ChI3.
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