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Statement:

The Zimbabwe Crisis mailing list was a manually administered list maintained to disseminate information regarding the break-down of law and order and the violation of human rights in Zimbabwe. This mailing list is no longer maintained, much to the satisfaction of the politicians who were on it. I found that I could no longer keep up with the volume of information while still being different from the other sources. My original intent in setting up this list was not necessarily to redistribute published news reports; rather, it was intended to distribute reports from or directly affecting people in Zimbabwe. Any reports from respondents that were relayed to the mailing list were done so anonymously.

Please note that this is an archive of newsletters disseminated in 2000; that's 16 years ago. Although details of events don't change over time, some things do -- contact and banking information are two that come to mind. Please exercise common sense and seek current information before acting on any information you read here.

Updates:

I strongly suggest that you refer to the links at the bottom of the page for up-to-date information about the continuing barbarism taking place in Zimbabwe. Those sites that offer subscriptions (email and/or RSS) are noted with the word "subscriptions" in brackets beside the title of the site.

For those of you outside Zimbabwe, probably the best thing you can do is lobby your politicians to take action against mugabe and his henchmen in ZANU-PF. To help you with this you can use a 144-page briefing paper created by Jill Lambert for Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Alexander Downer. Three versions are available: If you don't already have one, you will need to download and install a PDF reader for the PDF version above. Free readers are available from Foxit Software and Adobe Systems.

Want a no-holds-barred look at Zimbabwe today ("today" being December 2003 [updated January 2006]) and the knee-jerk, defensive reaction to it? Read what "The Tourist" has to say: A Look at Zimbabwe: A Visit and Subsequent Thoughts.

The Archives:

  1. 16 May 2000: This Distribution List and E-mail to Zimbabwe
  2. 21 May 2000: Fwd: Refugee and Humanitarian Applications
  3. 21 May 2000: MDC Account Information
  4. 21 May 2000: Summary of Violence in Zimbabwe
  5. 26 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- BSAP Effort to Bring Criminals to Justice
  6. 30 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Mexico as a Destination for Zimbabwean Farmers?
  7. 30 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwe Democracy Trust
  8. 30 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Views of a Black Zimbabwean Photographer
  9. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwean families arrive in New Zealand
  10. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Hunzvi's surgery is turned into a torture centre
  11. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwe's Paid Assassins
  12. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Border Timbers Sawmill Invasion
  13. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwe war veterans, government supporters charged with murder
  14. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- CFU Farm Invasions Update
  15. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- All Mugabe's Men -- Punch Magazine Article
  16. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Africa on Brink of Collapse -- Financial Times
  17. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zim Cops Arrest Opposition Supporters
  18. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- From Fuel to Food Queues
  19. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwe Election Plans in Shambles
  20. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Impact of Invasions on the Zimbabwean Economy
  21. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- Police Officers Protest to Minister on ZANU-PF
  22. 31 May 2000: ZimCrisis -- The Ant and the Grasshopper
  23. 1 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- Fifth Farmer Shot Dead
  24. 6 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- US Department of State Travel Warning
  25. 7 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- List of Farms to be Seized
  26. 7 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- A more personal look
  27. 7 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- Photographic Evidence of ZANU-PF Election Tactics -- Attachment Attachment.
  28. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwe Election Monitor
  29. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- Let's Grab the Land and Live in Poverty
  30. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- Splinter Group Lobbies War Veterans to End Anarchy
  31. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis -- Farm Families' Trust
  32. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis#32 -- Mugabe Urges Namibia to Grab Land
  33. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis#33 -- Complete List of Farms to be Seized Attached -- Attachment Attachment.
  34. 8 June 2000: ZimCrisis#34 -- Zim's Message to SA: ZANU-PF Needs You
  35. 9 June 2000: ZimCrisis#35 -- Why?
  36. 9 June 2000: ZimCrisis#36 -- Radio Man Axed for 'Rhodesia' Blunder
  37. 9 June 2000: ZimCrisis#37 -- Zim Police Act for First Time to Evict Farm Invaders
  38. 9 June 2000: ZimCrisis#38 -- Voters' Roll Irregularities
  39. 14 June 2000: ZimCrisis#39 -- Human Rights Hot Line
  40. 14 June 2000: ZimCrisis#40 -- Use the PTC to get the MDC Message to the Rural Areas
  41. 15 June 2000: ZimCrisis#41 -- Intimidation of White Voters in Rural Areas
  42. 16 June 2000: ZimCrisis#42 -- Letter from Zimbabwe
  43. 16 June 2000: ZimCrisis#43 -- Collection of Articles, Letters and Commentary
  44. 16 June 2000: ZimCrisis#44 -- London Demonstration, Saturday, June 17th
  45. 17 June 2000: ZimCrisis#45 -- MDC Appeal for Equipment
  46. 19 June 2000: ZimCrisis#46 -- Farm Widow's Fury at Mugabe Jibe
  47. 19 June 2000: ZimCrisis#47 -- I Spent Years of Terror as Wife of Squatters' Leader
  48. 19 June 2000: ZimCrisis#48 -- Analysis of Violence and Intimidation over the First Two Weeks of June
  49. 20 June 2000: ZimCrisis#49 -- MDC Domestic and Overseas Account Details
  50. 20 June 2000: ZimCrisis#50 -- And After the Election?
  51. 20 June 2000: ZimCrisis#51 -- Foreign Government Reactions
  52. 20 June 2000: ZimCrisis#52 -- Morgan Tsvangirai Speech at Rufaro Stadium, June 18 2000
  53. 21 June 2000: ZimCrisis#53 -- The Zimbabwe Democracy Act of 2000 (Senate - June 07, 2000)
  54. 21 June 2000: ZimCrisis#54 -- Zimbabwe Election Monitor Report and Short Wave Radio Broadcasts
  55. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#55 -- Latest US Statements
  56. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#56 -- Press Release from the National Democratic Institute
  57. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#57 -- Fears of Reduced Poll Monitoring
  58. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#58 -- Further MDC Appeal for Equipment
  59. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#59 -- Further US Reaction to the Non-Accreditation of Observers
  60. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#60 -- Concise Report from Eddie Cross in Zimbabwe
  61. 22 June 2000: ZimCrisis#61 -- Another Excellent Report from Eddie Cross
  62. 23 June 2000: ZimCrisis#62 -- Another Letter from Zimbabwe
  63. 23 June 2000: ZimCrisis#63 -- ZANU-PF Election Strategy
  64. 24 June 2000: ZimCrisis#64 -- Testimony before the US Subcommittee on Africa
  65. 24 June 2000: ZimCrisis#65 -- Election Bulletin #1 -- Kwe Kwe Quiet
  66. 25 June 2000: ZimCrisis#66 -- Election Bulletin #2 -- Report from Harare
  67. 25 June 2000: ZimCrisis#67 -- Election Bulletin #3 -- MDC Reports and News Links
  68. 25 June 2000: ZimCrisis#68 -- Election Bulletin #4 -- Elections not over yet!
  69. 26 June 2000: ZimCrisis#69 -- Election Bulletin #5 -- Report from Harare East
  70. 28 June 2000: ZimCrisis#70 -- US Department of State Statements, June 26th and 27th
  71. 29 June 2000: ZimCrisis#71 -- How are all my Zim contacts? Where do we go from here?
  72. 29 June 2000: ZimCrisis#72 -- Election Results Spreadsheets Attached -- Attachments Attachment.
  73. 3 July 2000: ZimCrisis#73 -- Collection of your Responses
  74. 5 July 2000: ZimCrisis#74 -- Editorial from "The Farmer"
  75. 5 July 2000: ZimCrisis#75 -- Missing Person Report -- Attachment Attachment.
  76. 5 July 2000: ZimCrisis#76 -- Article from The Economist and Vote Distribution Map -- Attachment Attachment.
  77. 5 July 2000: ZimCrisis#77 -- More Death Threats
  78. 6 July 2000: ZimCrisis#78 -- July 3rd Report from Eddie Cross of the MDC
  79. 6 July 2000: ZimCrisis#79 -- MDC Economic Post-Election Programme
  80. 6 July 2000: ZimCrisis#80 -- MDC Shadow Cabinet Announced
  81. 6 July 2000: ZimCrisis#81 -- MDC Press Release Concerning Lawlessness
  82. 11 July 2000: ZimCrisis#82 -- Missing Person Report -- Follow-up
  83. 11 July 2000: ZimCrisis#83 -- Subscription Policy for Governments, Politicians, NGO's and Press
  84. 11 July 2000: ZimCrisis#84 -- CFU Statement, July 3rd
  85. 11 July 2000: ZimCrisis#85 -- Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe Report
  86. 12 July 2000: ZimCrisis#86 -- White Farmers Protest at Pretoria Seizure
  87. 12 July 2000: ZimCrisis#87 -- More Farmers Driven Out in South Africa
  88. 12 July 2000: ZimCrisis#88 -- Farm Crisis in Zimbabwe Worsens
  89. 12 July 2000: ZimCrisis#89 -- Protest the ZRP's Inaction -- Attachment Attachment.
  90. 13 July 2000: ZimCrisis#90 -- Rape of the Land
  91. 13 July 2000: ZimCrisis#91 -- CIO Harassment
  92. 13 July 2000: ZimCrisis#92 -- Ambushed -- Another Report from Eddie Cross
  93. 19 July 2000: ZimCrisis#93 -- MDC Press Release, July 10th
  94. 19 July 2000: ZimCrisis#94 -- UK Asylum, Quotes and Matabeleland Farm Seizure List
  95. 19 July 2000: ZimCrisis#95 -- Beware of Mugabe's 30 Pieces of Silver
  96. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#96 -- Farmers Must Leave or Die
  97. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#97 -- Work in Progress -- Eddie Cross, July 18th
  98. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#98 -- E-mail from Zimbabwe
  99. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#99 -- Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe Report
  100. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#100 -- South Africa's Hitler Hunzvi?
  101. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#101 -- Prayer for the Nation -- Eddie Cross, July 20th
  102. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#102 -- Accommodation in UK for Zimbabwe Farmers
  103. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#103 -- Message from Zimbabwe
  104. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#104 -- CFU Statement, July 18th
  105. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#105 -- Another Message from Zimbabwe
  106. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#106 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, July 21st
  107. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#107 -- Attacks on Reporters Condemned
  108. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#108 -- Crowd Jeers Mugabe at Opening of Parliament
  109. 21 July 2000: ZimCrisis#109 -- International Crisis Group Report on Zimbabwe, July 10th
  110. 22 July 2000: ZimCrisis#110 -- List of Farms to be Seized in Matabeleland North
  111. 25 July 2000: ZimCrisis#111 -- Zimbabwe Farmers Down Tools
  112. 25 July 2000: ZimCrisis#112 -- Message from Zimbabwe
  113. 25 July 2000: ZimCrisis#113 -- White Farmer Killed in Zimbabwe
  114. 13 August 2000: ZimCrisis#114 -- Collation of Reports from Matabeleland
  115. 15 August 2000: ZimCrisis#115 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 15th
  116. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#116 -- Support for the Glendale Farmers
  117. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#117 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 16th
  118. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#118 -- Appeal for Help for Kathy Olds
  119. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#119 -- Reports from Eddie Cross
  120. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#120 -- CFU Press Releases
  121. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#121 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 14th
  122. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#122 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 15th
  123. 16 August 2000: ZimCrisis#123 -- MDC Press Release Concerning the US Zimbabwe Democracy Act
  124. 17 August 2000: ZimCrisis#124 -- MDC Statements
  125. 17 August 2000: ZimCrisis#125 -- Zimbabwean Wildlife is being Annihilated
  126. 17 August 2000: ZimCrisis#126 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 17th
  127. 18 August 2000: ZimCrisis#127 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 18th
  128. 18 August 2000: ZimCrisis#128 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 16th
  129. 18 August 2000: ZimCrisis#129 -- Challenging Government's Moral Right to Rule
  130. 18 August 2000: ZimCrisis#130 -- Farm Seizures Start with Widow's Eviction
  131. 19 August 2000: ZimCrisis#131 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 19th
  132. 19 August 2000: ZimCrisis#132 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 17th
  133. 19 August 2000: ZimCrisis#133 -- Message from Zimbabwe
  134. 19 August 2000: ZimCrisis#134 -- Sunday Sermon
  135. 20 August 2000: ZimCrisis#135 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 18th
  136. 20 August 2000: ZimCrisis#136 -- Eddie Cross, Zimbabwe this Week, August 18th
  137. 22 August 2000: ZimCrisis#137 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 22nd
  138. 23 August 2000: ZimCrisis#138 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 23rd
  139. 23 August 2000: ZimCrisis#139 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 21st
  140. 23 August 2000: ZimCrisis#140 -- CFU Farm Invasion Report, August 22nd
  141. 28 August 2000: ZimCrisis#141 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 24th - 28th
  142. 28 August 2000: ZimCrisis#142 -- CFU Farm Invasion Update, August 24th
  143. 28 August 2000: ZimCrisis#143 -- Post Election Violence and Intimidation
  144. 30 August 2000: ZimCrisis#144 -- Eddie Cross, Zimbabwe this Week, August 29th
  145. 30 August 2000: ZimCrisis#145 -- Finally! UK Government Action Against Mugabe
  146. 30 August 2000: ZimCrisis#146 -- CFU Farm Invasion Update, August 24th
  147. 30 August 2000: ZimCrisis#147 -- Seizure of the Davies' Farm
  148. 30 August 2000: ZimCrisis#148 -- CFU Farm Invasion Update, August 29th
  149. 30 August 2000: ZimCrisis#149 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 30th
  150. 31 August 2000: ZimCrisis#150 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for August 31st
  151. 1 September 2000: ZimCrisis#151 -- Zimbabwe News Updates for September 1st

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