Namibia

wom03. Women’s resource pack

Resource pack showing how black women in South Africa and Namibia were doubly oppressed under apartheid by both racism and sexism. The pack also stressed the special problems of Namibian women.

nam22. ‘Blockade Namibian Uranium’

Supporters of the Campaign Against the Namibian Uranium Contract (CANUC) held regular protests outside the British Nuclear Fuels processing plant at Springfields, near Preston in the north of England. This leaflet publicised a demonstration on 14 November 1986. Between 1977 and 1985 half of Britain’s uranium imports came from the Rossing mine in Namibia. RTZ operated the mine in defiance of UN resolutions. After 1985 Britain continued to re-export Namibian uranium to European and Japanese nuclear power plants.

nam24. ‘Free All Namibian Political Prisoners’

The Scottish Namibia Committee was set up in the 1980s to campaign In support of the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO). This petition called attention to the brutality with which Namibian political prisoners were treated. It urged the British government to intervene with the apartheid government for their release.

pro15. Lawyers Against Apartheid Bulletin 1

The first issue of Lawyers Against Apartheid’s Bulletin outlined the main planks of South Africa’s repressive legislation and exposed the illegality of the interim government set up by the apartheid regime in Namibia. It also publicised its guide to the impact of the new British Public Order Act on anti-apartheid protests in Britain.

po165. ‘Free Namibia Now’

Poster advertising meetings with SWAPO President Sam Nujoma in Glasgow and Edinburgh during a tour of Scotland in October 1987.

nam42. Namibia day school

Leaflet advertising a day school on Namibia organised by Bradford AA Group in 1987. The following year the group held a march during the International Week of Action on Namibia, 27 October–3 November. Yorkshire and Humberside Regional AA Committee raised £5,000 for the SWAPO Election Appeal Fund in 1989.

nam25. ‘Hands off Namibian Uranium!’

Between 1977 and 1985 half of Britain’s uranium imports came from the Rossing mine in Namibia. RTZ operated the mine in defiance of UN resolutions declaring South African rule illegal. This leaflet called attention to the British government’s implicit admission that Namibian uranium was used in its nuclear weapons programme. It was distributed in the 1987 Week of Action on Namibia organised by the AAM and the Namibia Support Committee. 

she04. Shell out of Namibia

Shell co-operated with the South African authorities in Namibia, in defiance of the UN termination of South Africa’s mandate. It also supplied fuel for the South African Defence Force in its war against guerrilla fighters from the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) in northern Namibia. This leaflet was distributed during the international Week of Action on Namibia organised by the AAM and Namibia Support Committee, 27 October–3 November 1987.