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bdg21. Support the Wilson-Rowntree Strike

In February 1981, workers at Wilson-Rowntree’s East London factory were sacked for striking in protest at the dismissal of three colleagues. Wilson-Rowntree was a subsidiary of the British company Rowntree-Mackintosh. The AAM campaigned with the British unions GMWU, USDAW and TGWU  to make the company reinstate the sacked workers and recognise the South African Allied Workers Union.

 
bdg22. Free Nelson Mandela

Badge produced for the AAM’s ‘Nelson Mandela: Freedom at 70’ campaign in 1988.

 
bdg23. Free Nelson Mandela

Badge produced for the AAM campaign for the release of Nelson Mandela in response to a petition launched by the Sunday Post in South Africa in 1980. The AAM distributed thousands of badges, leaflets and stickers calling for Mandela’s release. A ‘Free Mandela’ declaration was endorsed by British MPs, trade unions, playwrights, musicians and academics.

 
bdg24. South Africa Freedom Now!

After the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990, the AAM campaigned for a democratic South African constitution under the slogan ‘South Africa Freedom Now!’.

 
bdg25. South Africa Freedom Now!

After the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990, the AAM campaigned for a democratic South African constitution under the slogan ‘South Africa Freedom Now!’.

 
bdg27. Guernsey is Involved

Badge produced by anti-apartheid supporters in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

 
bdg28. AA women’s badge

Prismatic version of the anti-apartheid women’s badge.

 
bdg29. Free Namibia Now
 
bdg30. Solidarity with SWAPO & ANC
 
bdg26. South Africa Freedom Now!

After the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990, the AAM campaigned for a democratic South African constitution under the slogan ‘South Africa Freedom Now!’.

 
bdg31. Boycott Apartheid Boycott Shell

An international campaign to force Shell to withdraw from South Africa was launched in 1987 by anti-apartheid organisations in the Netherlands, USA and UK. The AAM called for a boycott of all Shell products and local AA groups picketed Shell garages all over Britain. Shell’s share of the UK petrol market fell by 6.6 per cent. This badge was produced for the campaign.

 
bdg32. Stop Apartheid Boycott Shell

An international campaign to force Shell to withdraw from South Africa was launched in 1987 by anti-apartheid organisations in the Netherlands, USA and UK. The AAM called for a boycott of all Shell products and local AA groups picketed Shell garages all over Britain. Shell’s share of the UK petrol market fell by 6.6 per cent. This badge was produced for the campaign.

 
bdg33. Isolate Apartheid Sanctions Now
 
bdg34. Walking for Soweto

From the late 1970s local AA groups held annual sponsored walks to raise funds for the ANC’s Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College on Tanzania. The walks took place around 16 June, the anniversary of the school students uprising in Soweto. Anti-apartheid supporters in Brent, north-west London, wore this badge on their walk in 1984.

 
bdg35. ‘I Don’t Buy South African Goods’

Badge produced for the AAM’s Month of Boycott Action in March 1985.

 
bdg36. Nelson Mandela 27 Years Not Out
 
bdg37. Save the Upington 14

The Upington 14 were sentenced to death on 26 May 1989 because they were present at a demonstration during which a black policeman was killed. They included a 60-year old woman, Evelyn de Bruin. After an international campaign for their release, the sentence was overturned in May 1991.

 
bdg38. No to Botha! Demonstrate June 2nd

Badge publicising the demonstration against the visit by South African Pesident P W Botha to Britain on 2 June 1984. Fifty thousand people marched through central London. Botha was taken by helicopter to Prime Minister Thatcher’s country residence Chequers to avoid the protests.

 
bdg39. South Africa Freedom Now! One Person One Vote

During the 1991–94 negotiations for a new South African constitution, the Nationalist Party put forward proposals that would give special rights to whites. The AAM campaigned for recognition by the British public that the only acceptable outcome would be a constitution providing for one person one vote in a unitary South Africa.

 
bdg40. Boycott Apartheid 89

Metal version of the badge produced for the AAM’s Boycott Apartheid 89 campaign.

 
 
 
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