Benjamin Moloise was a Southafrican poet who was hanged by the apartheid regime.
We thought he was the right person to whom dedicate the transcultural association we wanted to create, and the ASTRACUBEM was born.
We arrived soon on the pages of the new newspaper: La Repubblica, contesting for the publishing of an advertisement for tourism in South Africa.
The first activities we tried to organise were not successful: a meeting bringing together the Southafrican Embassy and the representative of ANC (at the end of the 80s, Mandela was far to be freed). We then tried with the Israeli Embassy and PLO, but again we couldn’t debate.
We had to restrain ourselves to less complicated activities:
a celebration for Nelson Mandela seventieth birthday,
a tombola to collect money for sending bycicles in El Salvador ,
cows in the Amazonia,
and for the independence of Timor Este.
After 1989, also celebrations (and even a movie) to remember the October revolution.
Et voila the group photo …….