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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.

int54t. Roger Harris transcript

Roger Harris joined the Anti-Apartheid Movement when he was a student at the University of East Anglia in the mid-1970s. He later became Treasurer of the London AA Committee and helped start a new AA group in Wandsworth, south London. In 1986, together with Margaret Ling, he set up AA Enterprises, a workers co-operative that produced anti-apartheid T-shirts and marketed products from the frontline states.

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

int54a. Roger Harris interview clip

Roger Harris joined the Anti-Apartheid Movement when he was a student at the University of East Anglia in the mid-1970s. He later became Treasurer of the London AA Committee and helped start a new AA group in Wandsworth, south London. In 1986, together with Margaret Ling, he set up AA Enterprises, a workers co-operative that produced anti-apartheid T-shirts and marketed products from the frontline states.

In this clip Roger Harris talks about his work with AA Enterprises, and how it spread awareness of the situation in Southern Africa and raised funds for the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

aae01. AA Enterprises catalogue, 1986

AA Enterprises was a workers cooperative set up in 1986. It asked anti-apartheid supporters to ‘trade against apartheid’ by buying goods from the frontline states, as well as by boycotting South Africa products. It sold goods like coffee and cashew nuts from Angola and Mozambique, and records and tapes of music from Southern Africa. It commissioned designs for T-shirts, tea towels and mugs, sold through its mail order catalogues and by local AA groups. It also marketed goods produced by the AAM, the ANC and SWAPO. 

aae02. AA Enterprises catalogue, Summer 1987

AA Enterprises was a workers cooperative set up in 1986. It asked anti-apartheid supporters to ‘trade against apartheid’ by buying goods from the frontline states, as well as by boycotting South Africa products. It sold goods like coffee and cashew nuts from Angola and Mozambique and records and tapes made by musicians from Southern Africa. It commissioned designs for T-shirts, tea towels and mugs, sold through its mail order catalogues and by local AA groups. It also marketed goods produced by the AAM, the ANC and SWAPO.

aae03. AA Enterprises catalogue, Winter 1987–1988

AA Enterprises was a workers cooperative set up in 1986. It asked anti-apartheid supporters to ‘trade against apartheid’ by buying goods from the frontline states, as well as by boycotting South Africa products. It sold goods like coffee and cashew nuts from Angola and Mozambique and records and tapes made by musicians from Southern Africa. It commissioned designs for T-shirts, tea towels and mugs, sold through its mail order catalogues and by local AA groups. It also marketed goods produced by the AAM, the ANC and SWAPO.

aae04. AA Enterprises catalogue, Summer 1988

AA Enterprises was a workers cooperative set up in 1986. It asked anti-apartheid supporters to ‘trade against apartheid’ by buying goods from the frontline states, as well as by boycotting South Africa products. It sold goods like coffee and cashew nuts from Angola and Mozambique and records and tapes made by musicians from Southern Africa. It commissioned designs for T-shirts, tea towels and mugs, sold through its mail order catalogues and by local AA groups. It also marketed goods produced by the AAM, the ANC and SWAPO.