The February issue reported on the Black Renaissance Convention organised by black consciousness groups in Natal, inspired by the victory of the liberation movements in Portugal’s African colonies. It exposed the sham elections held in northern Namibia. It printed extracts from Angela Davis’s speech calling for the release of Southern African political prisoners. A round-up of AAM-NUS network student news included reports from Durham, Salford, Glasgow and Nottingham. A special feature set out the case for an academic boycott of South Africa.