Barclays and Shell

bar10. Barclays Shadow Report 1982

bar10. Barclays Shadow Report 1982

In 1981 anti-apartheid campaigners set up a Barclays Shadow Board to monitor the bank’s activities in South Africa. Every year between 1981 and 1986 the Board produced an annual report showing how Barclays was supporting apartheid. This is the Board’s report for 1982. As a result of a 16-year campaign against its operations in Southern Africa Barclays pulled out in 1986.

bar11. Barclays Shadow Report 1983

bar11. Barclays Shadow Report 1983

In 1981 anti-apartheid campaigners set up a Barclays Shadow Board to monitor the bank’s activities in South Africa. Every year between 1981 and 1986 the Board produced an annual report showing how Barclays was supporting apartheid. This is the Board’s report for 1983. As a result of a 16-year campaign against its operations in Southern Africa Barclays pulled out in 1986.

bar12. Barclays Shadow Report 1984

bar12. Barclays Shadow Report 1984

In 1981 anti-apartheid campaigners set up a Barclays Shadow Board to monitor the bank’s activities in South Africa. Every year between 1981 and 1986 the Board produced an annual report showing how Barclays was supporting apartheid. This is the Board’s report for 1984. As a result of a 16-year campaign against its operations in Southern Africa Barclays pulled out in 1986.

bar13. Barclays Shadow Report 1985

bar13. Barclays Shadow Report 1985

In 1981 anti-apartheid campaigners set up a Barclays Shadow Board to monitor the bank’s activities in South Africa. Every year between 1981 and 1986 the Board produced an annual report showing how Barclays was supporting apartheid. This is the Board’s report for 1985. As a result of a 16-year campaign against its operations in Southern Africa Barclays pulled out in 1986.

bar14. Barclays Shadow Report 1986

bar14. Barclays Shadow Report 1986

In 1981 anti-apartheid campaigners set up a Barclays Shadow Board to monitor the bank’s activities in South Africa. Every year between 1981 and 1986 the Board produced an annual report showing how Barclays was supporting apartheid. This is the Board’s report for 1986. As a result of a 16-year campaign against its operations in Southern Africa Barclays pulled out later in the year.

pic8631. ‘Boycott Shell’

pic8631. ‘Boycott Shell’

Anti-apartheid supporters displayed a ‘Boycott Shell’ banner at the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18 July 1986. Shell was joint owner of one of South Africa’s biggest oil refineries and a lead company in its coalmining and petrochemicals industries.

nam18. ‘Barclays out of Namibia’

nam18. ‘Barclays out of Namibia’

Barclays Bank operated in Namibia as well as South Africa. This leaflet was distributed during the Free Namibia Week of Action, 25 October–1 November 1986. Shortly after its publication Barclays withdrew from South Africa and Namibia after a long-running campaign by anti-apartheid activists.

pic8625. ‘Shell supports apartheid’

pic8625. ‘Shell supports apartheid’

Anti-apartheid activists drove a model tank to the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank on 15 November 1986. They were highlighting Shell’s role in supplying fuel for the South African Defence in Namibia. The action was part of an International Day of Action against Shell supported by groups in the USA, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Australia. The AAM launched a total boycott of Shell from 1 March 1987.