Sanctions

pic8616. Festival for Freedom, 28 June 1986

250,000 people attended the AAM’s Festival for Freedom on Clapham Common on 28 June 1986. Performers included Sting, Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg, Maxi Priest, Gil Scott-Heron, Audio Dynamite and Hugh Masekela. The programme was organised by Artists Against Apartheid.

pic8617. March and Festival for Freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Peter Gabriel at the AAM’s Festival for Freedom on Clapham Common on 28 June 1986. 250,000 people heard performers including Sting, Billy Bragg, Maxi Priest, Gil Scott-Heron, Audio Dynamite and Hugh Masekela. The programme was organised by Artists Against Apartheid.

pic8618. March and Festival for Freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Sting at the AAM’s Festival for Freedom on Clapham Common on 28 June 1986. 250,000 people heard performers including Billy Bragg, Maxi Priest, Gil Scott-Heron, Audio Dynamite and Hugh Masekela. The programme was organised by Artists Against Apartheid.

pic8619. March and Festival for Freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Elvis Costello at the AAM’s Festival for Freedom on Clapham Common on 28 June 1986. 250,000 people heard performers including Sting, Billy Bragg, Maxi Priest, Gil Scott-Heron, Audio Dynamite and Hugh Masekela. The programme was organised by Artists Against Apartheid.

pic8620. March and Festival for Freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Billy Bragg at the AAM’s Festival for Freedom on Clapham Common on 28 June 1986. 250,000 people heard performers including Sting, Maxi Priest, Gil Scott-Heron, Audio Dynamite and Hugh Masekela. The programme was organised by Artists Against Apartheid.

pic8606. ‘Church Commissioners – Disinvest from Apartheid’

Supporters of End Loans to Southern Africa (ELTSA) held a vigil outside outside Church House, Westminster on 29 July 1986. They called on the Church Commissioners, who administered the Church of England’s large investment portfolio, to sell its shares in companies with investments in South Africa.

pic8623. Vigil at Commonwealth mini-summit

ANC Secretary General Alfred Nzo and AAM Chair Bob Hughes MP at a vigil held outside the mini-summit of Commonwealth leaders at Marlborough House, 3–5 August 1986. They placed a wreath on a coffin symbolising all those who had died in South Africa’s attacks on the frontline states. At the mini-summit the Commonwealth imposed a package of sanctions against South Africa.

pic8624. Vigil at Commonwealth mini-summit

British trade union leaders at a vigil outside the mini-summit of Commonwealth leaders at Marlborough House, 3–5 August 1986. At the mini-summit Commonwealth leaders imposed a package of sanctions against South Africa. Left to right: TUC General Secretary Norman Willis, Ron Todd (TGWU), David Williams (COHSE)  and Brenda Dean (SOGAT).