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int07t. Dorothy Robinson transcript

Dorothy Robinson joined the Boycott Movement soon after its formation in 1959. From 1960 to 1966 she worked as the Administrative Secretary of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. She later joined the staff of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF).

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out in 2000 by Håkan Thörn.

 
int07t. Dorothy Robinson transcript

Dorothy Robinson joined the Boycott Movement soon after its formation in 1959. From 1960 to 1966 she worked as the Administrative Secretary of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. She later joined the staff of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF).

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out with Dorothy in 2000 by Håkan Thörn.

 
int08a1. Jack Jones interview clip 1

Jack Jones was the General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, 1968–78, and Chair of the TUC International Committee. He fought in the British Battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil war in 1936 and campaigned in the trade union movement against the dictatorships in Spain, Greece and Chile. Jack Jones was a Vice President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

In this clip Jack Jones describes how tried to visit David Kitson in prison in Pretoria, and managed to secretly pass him a message of support.

 
int08a2. Jack Jones interview clip 2

Jack Jones was the General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, 1968–78, and Chair of the TUC International Committee. He fought in the British Battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil war in 1936 and campaigned in the trade union movement against the dictatorships in Spain, Greece and Chile. Jack Jones was a Vice President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

In this clip Jack Jones describes how he tried to explain the injustice of apartheid to British trade unionists.

 
int08t. Jack Jones transcript

Jack Jones was the General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, 1968–78, and Chair of the TUC International Committee. He fought in the British Battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil war in 1936 and campaigned in the trade union movement against the dictatorships in Spain, Greece and Chile. Jack Jones was a Vice President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out by Christabel Gurney in 2000.

 
int01a1. Lord Hughes of Woodside interview clip 1

Bob Hughes MP was the Chair of the Anti-Apartheid Movement from 1976 to 1995. He was the Labour MP for Aberdeen North from 1970 to 1997 and served as Under Secretary of State for Scotland in 1974–75. He now sits in the House of Lords as Baron Hughes of Woodside.

In this clip Lord Hughes describes the arguments over boycotting South African products.

 
int01a2. Lord Hughes of Woodside interview clip 2

Bob Hughes MP was the Chair of the Anti-Apartheid Movement from 1976 to 1995. He was the Labour MP for Aberdeen North from 1970 to 1997 and served as Under Secretary of State for Scotland in 1974–75. He now sits in the House of Lords as Baron Hughes of Woodside.

In this clip Lord Hughes describes how he envisioned the Anti-Apartheid Movement as a broad based movement open to all.

 
int01t. Lord Hughes of Woodside transcript

Bob Hughes MP was the Chair of the Anti-Apartheid Movement from 1976 to 1995. He was the Labour MP for Aberdeen North from 1970 to 1997 and served as Under Secretary of State for Scotland in 1974–75. He now sits in the House of Lords as Baron Hughes of Woodside.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out in 2000 by Håkan Thörn.

 
int10a. Lord Frank Judd interview clip

Frank Judd was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 1979. During the 1966–70 Labour government he was one of a group of Labour MPs who opposed the government’s attempts to reach a settlement with the illegal regime in Rhodesia that fell short of majority rule. He was also on the Executive Committee of the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné. He served as a Minister in the 1974–79 Labour government. Since 1991 he has sat in the House of Lords as Baron Judd of Portsea.
In this clip Lord Judd talks about his support for the Southern African liberation movements.

 
int16t. E S Reddy transcript

E S Reddy was the Secretary of the UN Special Committee against Apartheid and Director of the UN Centre against Apartheid. From 1964 he worked closely with the British Anti-Apartheid Movement. Under his direction the Centre played an important international role, liaising with national anti-apartheid groups to organise conferences and seminars, produce information material and launch international anti-apartheid campaigns.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out in 2000 by Håkan Thörn.

 
int10t. Lord Frank Judd transcript

Frank Judd was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 1979. During the 1966–70 Labour government he was one of a group of Labour MPs who opposed the government’s attempts to reach a settlement with the illegal regime in Rhodesia that fell short of majority rule. He was also on the Executive Committee of the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné. He served as a Minister in the 1974–79 Labour government. Since 1991 he has sat in the House of Lords as Baron Judd of Portsea.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out by Christabel Gurney in 2000.

 
int11a. John Sheldon interview clip

John Sheldon was the General Secretary of the Public and Civil Service Union. As a student at Ruskin College, Oxford, he helped set up the Ruskin College Kitson Committee to campaign for the release of gaoled trade unionist David Kitson and took part in the demonstrations against the 1969–70 South African rugby tour.

In this clip John Sheldon describes his involvement in a plan to stop the first game of the South African rugby Springboks tour of Britain, against Oxford University on 5 November 1969.

 
int12t. Alan Brooks transcript

Alan Brooks was the Anti-Apartheid Movement’s Organising Secretary, 1967–70 and Deputy Executive Secretary, 1987–91. In 1988 he organised the Nelson Mandela Freedom March from Glasgow to London. He also worked as the head of the International Defence and Aid Fund’s research department and for the Mozambique Angola Information Centre (MAGIC). In the early 1960s he served two years as a political prisoner in South Africa.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out by Christabel Gurney in 2005.

 

 
int12a. Alan Brooks interview clip

Alan Brooks was the Anti-Apartheid Movement’s Organising Secretary, 1967–70 and Deputy Executive Secretary, 1987–91. In 1988 he organised the Nelson Mandela Freedom March from Glasgow to London. He also worked as the head of the International Defence and Aid Fund’s research department and for the Mozambique Angola Information Centre (MAGIC). In the early 1960s he served two years as a political prisoner in South Africa.

In this cliip Alan Brooks talks about the campaign against the all-white South African rugby and cricket tours in 1969–70.

 
int14a. Mike Gerrard interview clip

Mike Gerrard joined the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the early 1960s and was a member of its Executive Committee.

In this clip Mike describes the development of direct action.

 
int14t. Mike Gerrard transcript

Mike Gerrard joined the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the early 1960s and was a member of its Executive Committee.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out by Christabel Gurney in 2000.

 
int16a. E S Reddy interview clip

E S Reddy was the Secretary of the UN Special Committee against Apartheid and Director of the UN Centre against Apartheid. From 1964 he worked closely with the British Anti-Apartheid Movement. Under his direction the Centre played an important international role, liaising with national anti-apartheid groups to organise conferences and seminars, produce information material and launch international anti-apartheid campaigns.

In this clip E S Reddy talks about the significance of Britain to the apartheid regime in South Africa and vice versa.

 
int17a. Victoria Brittain interview clip

Victoria Brittain reported on Southern Africa for the Guardian newspaper in the 1980s. She worked closely with the Anti-Apartheid Movement, interviewing activists from the United Democratic Front and the Southern African liberation movements. She has also written extensively on Angola. Her books from the period include: Hidden Lives, Hidden Deaths, South Aftica’s Crippling of a Continent; Death of Dignity, Angola’s Civil War; and Children of Resistance (edited with Abdul Minty).

In this clip Victoria Brittain describes the change in media attitudes to the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the late 1980s.

 
int18a. Lord David Steel interview clip

David Steel was first elected to Parliament as the Liberal MP for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles in 1965 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party, 1976–88. He served as President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1966–1969 and as a Vice-President until its dissolution in 1994. He now sits in the House of Lords as Lord Steel of Aikwood.

In this clip Lord Steel talks about how he nearly lost his parliamentary seat in the 1970 general election because of his opposition to the 1969 Springbok rugby tour.

 
int18t. Lord David Steel transcript

David Steel was first elected to Parliament as the Liberal MP for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles in 1965 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party, 1976–88. He served as President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1966–1969 and as a Vice-President until its dissolution in 1994. He now sits in the House of Lords as Lord Steel of Aikwood.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out as part of the ‘Forward to Freedom’ AAM history project in 2013.

 
 
 
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