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po027. Women Under Apartheid

Poster produced for a conference on ‘Women Under Apartheid’ held in London on 24 April 1976. The main speakers at the conference were former political prisoners Dulcie September and Joyce Sikakane. 

 
po168. ‘Stop Police Brutality’

Poster showing a woman worker badly beaten by South African police in March 1976. She was protesting at the sacking of workers at the Transvaal company Heinemann Electrical after they campaigned for recognition of their union MAWU (Metal and Allied Workers Union).

 
po029. Remember Soweto No Arms for Apartheid

After the Soweto student uprising in June 1976, the AAM stepped up its campaign to stop Britain selling arms to South Africa. This poster uses the iconic photo of Hector Pieterson, the first student killed in the protests.

 
po030. Free the Pretoria 12

Poster publicising the campaign for 12 South Africans charged under the Terrorism Act in June 1977. The 12 were charged with recruiting people for military training and organising sabotage attacks. After an international campaign for their release, six were acquitted and six were sentenced to long jail terms in April 1978. Among those sentenced was Tokyo Sexwale, who had left South Africa for military training and infiltrated back into South Africa. 

 
po031. Stop the Torture of South African Political Detainees

In the mid-1970s there was a big increase in the number of detainees tortured to death by the South African security police. In 1977 Steve Biko was the 46th detainee known to have died in police custody. This poster was one of a set of three published as part of the international campaign for South African political prisoners.

 
po032. Stop Deaths in Detention

This poster features a photograph of Joseph Mdluli, an ANC activist killed by Security Police after being detained without trial in March 1976. In the mid-1970s there was a big increase in the number of detainees tortured to death. Daily pickets were held outside South Africa House in London for six weeks in May–June 1976 to protest against the deaths. This poster was one of a set of three published as part of the international campaign for the release of South African political prisoners.

 
po033. Release All South African Political Prisoners

This poster was one of a set of three published as part of the international campaign for South African political prisoners.

 
po034. Release All Southern African Political Prisoners

Poster was published for the international campaign for the release of South African political prisoners. It shows prisoners breaking rocks on Robben Island.

 
po035. Apartheid in Practice: Jobs & Wages in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Land, Education, Health & Housing and Law & Order. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

 
po038. Apartheid in Practice. Law & Order in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Land, Education, Health & Housing and Jobs & Wages. The poster describing how apartheid deprived black South Africans of all political rights and abrogated the rule of law. It shows Hector Pieterson, the first student to be shot dead by police in the 1976 Soweto uprising. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

 
po036. Apartheid in Practice: Land in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Jobs & Wages, Education, Health & Housing and Law & Order. The poster shows how 87 per cent of South Africa’s land was reserved for whites and Africans were crowded into the Bantustans to form a pool of cheap labour. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

 
po037. Apartheid in Practice: Health & Housing in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Law & Order, Education, Land and Jobs & Wages. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

 
po039. Apartheid in Practice: Education in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Law & Order, Land, Health & Housing and Jobs & Wages. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

 
po040. No Arms for Apartheid

One of a set of three posters publicising the AAM’s campaign to isolate South Africa in the aftermath of the 1976 Soweto student uprising.

 
po041. Halt British Investment in Apartheid

One of a set of three posters publicising the AAM’s campaign to isolate South Africa in the aftermath of the 1976 Soweto student uprising.

 
po042. Support the African Liberation Struggle

One of a set of three posters publicising the AAM’s campaign to isolate South Africa in the aftermath of the 1976 Soweto student uprising.

 
po043. Wanted for Murder Ian Smith

Poster produced for a Week of Action on Zimbabwe, 9–14 May 1977. The illegal Smith regime held regular executions of captured Zimbabwe freedom fighters. Public meetings and film shows took place in major centres throughout Britain during the week.

 
po044. Zimbabwe: Majority Rule Now

Poster produced for a Week of Action on Zimbabwe, 9–14 May 1977. The AAM campaigned against an initiative by the new British Foreign Secretary David Owen which it feared would lead to a settlement in Zimbabwe that fell short of majority rule. Public meetings and film shows took place in major centres throughout Britain during the week.

 
po045. ‘Remember Soweto’

Poster advertising a march and rally on 18 June 1977 to mark the first anniversary of the Soweto student uprising, organised by the National Union of Students and the National Union of School Students with support from the AAM. The rally was addressed by future South African Cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini, then Vice-President of the South African Student Organisation (SASO), Stephen Dlamini, President of SACTU, and British student leaders, including future Labour Cabinet Minister Charles Clarke.

 
po046. Join the Week of Solidarity with the African Workers in South Africa

The International Conference of Trade Unions Against Apartheid held in Geneva in 1977 called for an international week of trade union action in March 1978. The AAM provided information and support for British trade unions taking part in the week. This leaflet asked them to disinvest from companies with South African subsidiaries and lobby the government to support UN economic sanctions against South Africa.

 
 
 
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