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AA News May 1980

AA News May 1980

Under the headline ‘Freedom for Nelson Mandela’, this issue reported on the circulation inside South Africa of the Sunday Post newspaper’s petition calling for Mandela’s release. It featured a meeting held by the AAM’s Health Committee and plans by AA local groups to hold ‘Soweto walks’ to raise funds for the ANC’s Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) in Tanzania. A centrespread highlighted South Africa’s treatment of political prisoners and detainees, and the campaign resources produced by SATIS (Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society), IDAF (International Defence and Aid Fund) and the AAM. The issue also featured the AAM’s ‘Call to Action’ asking British people to demand that the government support UN mandatory economic sanctions against South Africa.

Category: 1980s
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Date/Year: 1980