Posters

po074. Stop the Namibian Uranium Contracts

In the 1970s and 1980s Britain imported uranium from RTZ’s Rossing mine in Namibia in contravention of UN resolutions that said the country’s natural resources should only be sold with the consent of the UN Council for Namibia. The uranium was imported under contracts signed in the late 1960s by the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Rio Tinto Zinc. Lord Carrington, featured in the poster, was a Director of RTZ and British Foreign Secretary,1979–1982.

po076. Cancel the Namibian Uranium Contract

In the 1970s and 1980s Britain imported uranium from RTZ’s Rossing mine in Namibia in contravention of UN resolutions that said the country’s natural resources should only be sold with the consent of the UN Council for Namibia. The uranium was imported under contracts signed in the late 1960s by the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Rio Tinto Zinc. The Campaign Against the Namibian Uranium Contract (CANUC) was set up in 1977 by the Namibia Support Committee, the Haslemere Group and the AAM.

po064. Demo! Sunday March 14 1982

Poster publicising the demonstration held in central London on 14 March 1982 as the climax of the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: the Time to Choose’ campaign. 15,000 people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. Although ANC President Oliver Tambo was advertised to speak he was unable to come and the ANC was represented by its Secretary General Alfred Nzo. Other speakers included SWAPO President Sam Nujoma, Labour MPs Joan Lestor and Tony Benn, the only black member of the British Sports Council Paul Stephenson and immigration campaigner Anwar Ditta. This was the biggest AAM demonstration since the march to protest against the Sharpeville shootings in 1960. On the morning of the demonstration, the ANC office in London was bombed.

po065. ¡DEMO! ¡DEMO! ¡DEMO! Sunday March 14 1982

Poster publicising the demonstration held in central London on 14 March 1982 as the climax of the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: the Time to Choose’ campaign. 15,000 people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. Although ANC President Oliver Tambo was advertised to speak he was unable to come and the ANC was represented by its Secretary General Alfred Nzo. Other speakers included SWAPO President Sam Nujoma, Labour MPs Joan Lestor and Tony Benn, the only black member of the British Sports Council Paul Stephenson and immigration campaigner Anwar Ditta. This was the biggest AAM demonstration since the march to protest against the Sharpeville shootings in 1960. On the morning of the demonstration, the ANC office in London was bombed.

po067. Anti-Apartheid Movement Says: Forward to Freedom in South Africa and Namibia!

One of a set of posters produced for the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: The Time to Choose’ demonstration on 14 March 1982. At the same time as it called for the total isolation of South Africa, the AAM called for support for the liberation movements and all those fighting for freedom in Southern Africa. After Zimbabwe won its independence in 1980, the AAM concentrated its activities on Namibia and South Africa.

po068. Solidarity with SWAPO!

One of a set of posters produced for the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: The Time to Choose’ demonstration on 14 March 1982. At the same time as it called for the total isolation of South Africa, the AAM called for support for the liberation movements and all those fighting for freedom in Southern Africa. After Zimbabwe won its independence in 1980, the AAM concentrated its activities on Namibia and South Africa.

po069. Solidarity with ANC!

One of a set of posters produced for the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: The Time to Choose’ demonstration on 14 March 1982. At the same time as it called for the total isolation of South Africa, the AAM called for support for the liberation movements and all those fighting for freedom in Southern Africa. After Zimbabwe won its independence in 1980, the AAM concentrated its activities on Namibia and South Africa.

po066. Anti-Apartheid Movement Says: Isolate Apartheid South Africa Now!

One of a set of four posters produced for the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: The Time to Choose’ demonstration on 14 March 1982. The isolation of apartheid South Africa was the central theme of Anti-Apartheid Movement campaigns from its foundation as the Boycott Movement in 1959. It worked to isolate apartheid in every arena, including sport and culture, and trade and investment.