Boycott

boy04. 1985 March Month of Boycott Action

The AAM held a month of action in March 1985 to relaunch the consumer boycott of South African goods. Campaigners distributed around three-quarters of a million leaflets in shopping centres  and door to door. The month culminated with a nationwide day of action on Saturday 30 March when AAM supporters picketed over 1,000 shopping centres all over Britain. The following year a Harris Poll found that 27% of people in Britain said they boycotted South African products.

boy05. Don’t Buy Apartheid!

The AAM held a month of action in March 1985 to relaunch the consumer boycott. This multilingual leaflet was produced for the new campaign. AAM supporters distributed around three-quarters of a million leaflets at shopping centres all over Britain asking shoppers not to buy South African goods. Hundreds of thousands of leaflets were distributed door to door. The month culminated with a nationwide day of action on Saturday 30 March with pickets of over 1,000 shopping centres all over Britain. The following year a Harris Poll found that 27% of people in Britain said they boycotted South African products.

boy06. ‘Don’t Buy Apartheid’ postcard

Postcard distributed during the AAM’s month of boycott action in March 1985. The year before, in June 1984, the AAM relaunched the consumer boycott of South African goods to mark its 25th anniversary.

boy07. ‘Don’t Buy Apartheid’ stickers

Stickers distributed during the AAM’s month of boycott action in March 1985. They were designed for anti-apartheid activists to stick on South African products in supermarkets. The AAM relaunched the consumer boycott of South African goods to mark its 25th anniversary in June 1984.

bdg35. ‘I Don’t Buy South African Goods’

Badge produced for the AAM’s Month of Boycott Action in March 1985.

boy29. ‘Ask William Low to boycott products of apartheid’

Scottish AA groups campaigned to persuade the Dundee-based supermarket William Low to ban South African products. They distributed this leaflet outside William Low stores during the AAM boycott month in March 1985. After a long-running campaign the chain agreed to stop selling South African goods in the early 1990s.

bdg44. Boycott Products of Apartheid

Badge produced for the AAM’s Month of Boycott Action in March 1985.

msc25. ‘Don’t Buy South African Goods’ bag

Carrier bag produced for the AAM’s Month of Boycott Action in March 1985.