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po079. March Against Apartheid

Poster publicising a demonstration for sanctions, 2 November 1985. 150,000 people marched from assembly points in east, west and south London to Trafalgar Square to hear ANC President Oliver Tambo, SWAPO leader Shapua Kaukungua and US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson call for sanctions against South Africa.

 
po080. ‘Boerclaybank’

Students played a big part in the campaign to force Barclays Bank to withdraw from South Africa. This poster was displayed in student unions to persuade students not to bank with Barclays. By the mid-1980s Barclays share of student accounts had fallen to 17 per cent and this was a big factor in the bank’s decision to withdraw from South Africa in 1986.

 
po081. ‘No Sham Debate’

This debate at the Oxford Union featuring Bantustan chief Gatsha Buthelezi, South African Cabinet minister Allan Hendrickse and South African Ambassador Denis Worrall was cancelled after protests from Oxford students. Instead, students held a torchlight march through Oxford. They heard Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa of the United Democratic Front call for the unconditional release of all South African political prisoners.

 
po083. Artists Against Apartheid

Poster advertising a gig featuring The Smiths and The Fall to raise funds for the AAM at the Royal Albert Hall on 14 November 1986. The concert was one of a series organised by Artists Against Apartheid, formed by Jerry Dammers in April 1986. The concert was postponed because Johnny Marr was injured in a car accident and it was rescheduled at a different venue.

 
po086. No to Apartheid Executions: Save Xulu, Payi

Poster demanding clemency for Unkhonto we Sizwe combatants Sipho Xulu and Clarence Payi, sentenced to death for killing an alleged police informer. Xulu and Payi were hanged on 9 September 1986.

 
po084. Women Making Links Against Apartheid

Poster reproducing a banner celebrating the role of women in the liberation struggle. The banner was made to commemorate Liz Hollis, a young AAM staff member who died tragically in 1986.

 
po085. March for Freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Poster advertising an AAM march and festival on 28 June 1986, the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions. Thousands marched from central London to Clapham Common, where 250,000 people attended a star-studded concert organised by Artists Against Apartheid. Speakers at the concert included Thabo Mbeki of the ANC and Moses Garoeb of the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO).

 
po156. ‘Forward to Freedom’, 1986

Labour students poster advertising the AAM’s March and Festival for Freedom on 28 June 1986, the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions. Thousands marched from central London to Clapham Common, where 250,000 people attended a star-studded concert organised by Artists Against Apartheid. Speakers at the concert included Thabo Mbeki of the ANC and Moses Garoeb of the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO).

 
po152. March for Freedom in Namibia & South Africa

Poster advertising a march through Cardiff, capital city of Wales, on 28 June 1986, calling for sanctions against South Africa. The march was organised by Wales AAM to coincide with the AAM’s March and Festival of Freedom in London. The demonstrations were the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions organised by the AAM.

 
po153. March for Freedom in Namibia & South Africa

Welsh language version of a poster advertising a march through Cardiff, capital city of Wales, on 28 June 1986, calling for sanctions against South Africa. The march was organised by Wales AAM to coincide with the AAM’s March and Festival of Freedom in London. The demonstrations were the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions organised by the AAM. All the material produced by Wales AAM was bilingual, published in Welsh and English. 

 
po087. Lambeth Anti-Apartheid Week

Poster publicising a week of anti-apartheid events in Lambeth, south London.

 
po146. Poems for Nelson Mandela

In 1985 the British Defence and Aid Fund launched the Mandela Poetry Project to mark Human Rights Day, 10 December. It asked school students to contribute poems about Nelson Mandela and other Southern African political prisoners. This poster reproduces some of the 200 poems that were written as part of the project.

 

 
po088. 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 lost major contracts with local authorities and its annual general meeting on 11 May 1988 was disrupted by anti-apartheid activists. As a result of the campaign, Shell’s share of the UK petrol market fell by 6.6 per cent.

 
po090. Solidarity with South African and Nambian Miners!

There was widespread support among British trade unionists for striking miners in South Africa and Namibia in September 1987. AAM supporters and the British NUM held daily protests outside the London headquarters of Anglo-American, Consolidated Goldfields and other South African mining conglomerates. Over £75,000 was raised for the miners.

 
po089. Peterborough Against Apartheid Festival

The Peterborough Against Apartheid festival held in May 1987 featured British folk punk group ‘The Men they Couldn’t Hang’ and singer songwriter Rory McCloud, as well as stalls and speakers from the ANC and SWAPO. Over 1,000 people attended the festival, one of the most successful events ever held in the city. 

 
po091. Apartheid Kills. Look at the Labels

Poster asking shoppers in Sheffield to boycott South African goods.

 
po092. Save the Sharpeville Six

Poster produced for the campaign to save the lives of the Sharpeville Six, sentenced to death after joining a demonstration at which a black deputy mayor was killed. The six were reprieved in July 1988 after spending two and a half years on death row. 

 
po093. Save the Sharpeville Six

Poster produced for the campaign to save the lives of the Sharpeville Six, who were sentenced to death after joining a demonstration at which a black deputy mayor was killed. The six were reprieved in July 1988 after spending two and a half years on death row.

 
po094. No Apartheid Executions: Join the Campaign!

In the mid-1980s there was a big increase in the number of political prisoners sentenced to hang in South Africa. At least 36 people were condemned to death in 1985–87 and five of them were executed. SATIS co-ordinated a ‘No Apartheid Executions’ campaign, drawing in thousands of people who had never been involved in anti-apartheid activity. As a result of international action and campaigns inside South Africa, many survived on death row until they were reprieved as part of the negotiating process in the early 1990s.

 
po095. Women Unite for People’s Power

Poster advertising a festival held at Finsbury Park, London to celebrate South Africa Women’s Day. The main speakers were American black activist Angela Davis and ANC Western Europe representative Ruth Mompati.

 
 
 
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