Posters

po169. Mass Lobby for Sanctions, 1986

Poster publicising a parliamentary lobby on 17 June 1986 calling on the British government to impose sanctions against South Africa. More than 3,500 people lobbied their MPs askin them to press for a change of policy. The lobby was initiated by the AAM, with support from the TUC, British Council of Churches and the United Nations Association. The summer of 1986 was the high point of the international campaign for sanctions against South Africa. 

po152. March for Freedom in Namibia & South Africa

Poster advertising a march through Cardiff, capital city of Wales, on 28 June 1986, calling for sanctions against South Africa. The march was organised by Wales AAM to coincide with the AAM’s March and Festival of Freedom in London. The demonstrations were the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions organised by the AAM.

po153. March for Freedom in Namibia & South Africa

Welsh language version of a poster advertising a march through Cardiff, capital city of Wales, on 28 June 1986, calling for sanctions against South Africa. The march was organised by Wales AAM to coincide with the AAM’s March and Festival of Freedom in London on the same day. The demonstrations were the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions organised by the AAM. All the material produced by Wales AAM was bilingual, published in Welsh and English. 

po085. March for Freedom in Namibia and South Africa

Poster advertising an AAM march and festival on 28 June 1986, the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions. Thousands marched from central London to Clapham Common, where 250,000 people attended a star-studded concert organised by Artists Against Apartheid. Speakers at the concert included Thabo Mbeki of the ANC and Moses Garoeb of the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO).

po156. ‘Forward to Freedom’, 1986

Labour students poster advertising the AAM’s March and Festival for Freedom on 28 June 1986, the culmination of a month-long intensive campaign for sanctions. Thousands marched from central London to Clapham Common, where 250,000 people attended a star-studded concert organised by Artists Against Apartheid. Speakers at the concert included Thabo Mbeki of the ANC and Moses Garoeb of the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO).

po084. Women Making Links Against Apartheid

Poster reproducing a banner celebrating the role of women in the liberation struggle. The banner was made to commemorate Liz Hollis, a young AAM staff member who died tragically in 1986.

po086. No to Apartheid Executions: Save Xulu, Payi

Poster demanding clemency for Unkhonto we Sizwe combatants Sipho Xulu and Clarence Payi, sentenced to death for killing an alleged police informer. Xulu and Payi were hanged on 9 September 1986.

po083. Artists Against Apartheid

Poster advertising a gig featuring The Smiths and The Fall to raise funds for the AAM at the Royal Albert Hall on 14 November 1986. The concert was one of a series organised by Artists Against Apartheid, formed by Jerry Dammers in April 1986. The concert was postponed because Johnny Marr was injured in a car accident and it was rescheduled at a different venue.