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tsh50. ‘Isolate Apartheid Sanctions Now’

Sweatshirt produced by AA Enterprises to raise funds for the AAM.

tsh36. ‘Free All Detainees’

Early in 1989 more than 300 South African detainees went on hunger strike in protest against their detention without trial. The AAM publicised the hunger strike and called for their release. Thousands of people were imprisoned without charge under the nationwide State of Emergency declared in June 1986. They included many children and young people. Some of them were held for over two years.

msc36. ‘Victory to SWAPO’ mug

Mug publicising the campaign for support for the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) and independence for Namibia. The same design was used on T-shirts and badges.


Badge produced by the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea Bissau in support of the liberation movements in Portugal’s African colonies. Portugal was forced to withdraw from the colonies in 1975.

AAM history symposium

Report of a symposium on the history of the Anti-Apartheid Movement held at South Africa House, London on 25-26 June 1999. The symposium included contributions from Baroness Barbara Castle, Abdul Minty and Lord Bob Hughes, former Hon. Secretary and Chair of the AAM, Professor Shula Marks, Stuart Hall, South African High Commissioner Cheryl Carolus, Peter Katjavivi, former SWAPO representative, UN Centre against Apartheid Director E S Reddy, Victoria Brittain, Patsy Robertson and South African Cabinet Minister Kader Asmal. It marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the AAM.

pic7410. March calling for independence for the Portuguese colonies

Thousands marched through London in support of the liberation movements in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea Bissau on 16 June 1974. They were celebrating the overthrow of Portuguese dictator Marcello Caetano in April 1974 and the victory of the armed struggle in Portugal’s African colonies.  The main speaker at the demonstration was FRELIMO leader Mariano Matsinhe. In the photo (left to right) are Jack Collins, General Secretary of the Kent Area of the National Union of Mineworkers, AAM Hon. Secretary Abdul Minty and Tony Gifford, Chair of the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné.