The October issue led on the trial of the Pretoria 12. It demanded an international enquiry into the death of Steve Biko, murdered by South African security police on 12 September. Reg Austin analysed the new Anglo-American plan for a settlement on Rhodesia. The issue carried a report on the World Conference for Action Against Apartheid, held in Lagos, 22–26 August. It highlighted TUC support for a second week of international trade union action against apartheid in 1978. Brian Bunting analysed South African plans for a new apartheid constitution. Basil Davidson, recently returned from Angola, reported on South Africa’s raids over the Namibian border.