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AA News July-August 1967

AA News July-August 1967

AAM members disillusionment with the 1964–70 Labour Government came to a head at an AAM National Committee meeting in the summer of 1967 when they voted to ask Cabinet Ministers Barbara Castle and David Ennals to choose between their government posts and membership of the AAM. AA News followed up the decision with a debate on the AAM’s future strategy. Ronald Segal argued that there was no difference between Labour and Conservative policies on Southern Africa and that the AAM should abandon parliamentary lobbying and build a ‘democracy of the streets’. Frank Hooley responded that the AAM should continue to use ‘every normal device of political persuasion’. This issue also reported on the trial of 37 members of SWAPO under the Terrorism Act and on the evidence given by former South African political prisoners to the UN Human Rights Commission.

Category: 1960s
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Date/Year: 1967