Boycott

pic8728. Miners march in Nottingham

British miners and other local trade unionists marched through Nottingham to protest against the import of South African coal by local company Burnett & Hallamshire.

pic8902. ‘Boycott Apartheid 89’ campaign launch

AAM Chair Bob Hughes MP signed a giant Outspan orange at the launch of the AAM’s ‘Boycott Apartheid 89’ campaign on 20 February 1989. The launch took place outside Cape Fruit’s London headquarters. The AAM asked shoppers to impose ‘people’s sanctions’ against apartheid in the face of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s refusal to impose government sanctions. As well as Cape fruit and Outspan oranges, the campaign focused on tourism and imports of coal and gold.

po113. Boycott Apartheid 89

In February 1989 the Anti-Apartheid Movement launched the ‘Boycott 89’ campaign to intensify the boycott of products of apartheid. The material produced for the campaign included a video, Fruits of Fear, and leaflets focusing on Cape and Outspan products, as well as major supermarket chains like Tesco. The centrepiece was the Boycott Bandwagon, a converted double-decker bus, which visited over 140 towns, cities and villages during the year.

po114. Boycott Apartheid Join the Boycott Bandwagon

The Boycott Bandwagon, a converted bus, was the centrepiece of the AAM’s ‘Boycott 89’ campaign. It visited over 140 towns, cities and villages all over Britain distributing information about the boycott of South African goods and showing a specially commissioned video, Fruits of Fear.

po115. Boycott Cape: Every Bite Buys a Bullet

This poster was produced for the Anti-Apartheid Movement’s ‘Boycott 89’ campaign. Its targets were Cape and Outspan, the brand names used for South African fruit in Britain. Using photomontage, the poster implied that if shoppers purchased South African fruit, they were helping the apartheid regime fund its war machine. The poster was used on 18 March and 24 June 1989, when local activists took part in nationally co-ordinated pickets of shops selling Cape and Outspan products.

boy12. Boycott Apartheid 89 petition

This petition was circulated as part the AAM’s Boycott Apartheid 89 campaign. The centrepiece of the campaign was the Boycott Bandwagon, a bus converted to display exhibition material and show a specially commissioned video about the boycott. It toured 140 towns and cities during the year. The campaign was launched outside Cape Fruit’s London headquarters on 20 February. AAM Chair Bob Hughes MP signed a giant inflatable Outspan orange with a pledge not to buy South African fruit.

pic8913. Boycott Bandwagon

As part of the Boycott Apartheid 89 campaign the AAM converted a double-decker bus into a travelling exhibition area and video cinema. During the year the bus visited local communities all over Britain, displaying anti-apartheid material and showing a specially commissioned video, Fruits of Fear, on the consumer boycott.

boy13. Boycott Apartheid 89 brochure

The AAM’s Boycott 89 campaign extended the boycott of South African fruit to gold and tourism. Its centrepiece was the Boycott Bandwagon, a bus converted to display exhibition material and show a specially commissioned video about the boycott. It toured 140 towns and cities during the year. The campaign was launched outside Cape Fruit’s London headquarters on 20 February. This brochure included a special pledge form and provided information about the campaign.