Photos

pic9010. ‘Free South Africa Now! Boycott Shell!’

Southwark AA Group supporters picketed a Shell garage in South London in 1990. After Nelson Mandela’s release, the AAM kept up its campaign for a boycott of Shell and for sanctions to pressure the South African government to agree a genuinely democratic constitution.

pic9012. AAM Month of Action against South African gold

Members of Notting Hill AA Group asked shoppers to boycott South African gold in Kensington High Street, West London, as part of the AAM’s Month of Action against apartheid gold sales in December 1990.

pic9013. Oliver Tambo with AAM leaders

ANC president Oliver Tambo accepts a message of solidarity for the ANC’s consultative conference from AAM President Trevor Huddleston in December 1990. Also in the picture are the AAM’s Chair Bob Hughes MP and Executive Secretary Mike Terry.

pic9101. ‘Free political prisoners’

Demonstrators told President de Klerk he must honour his promise to free all political prisoners by the 30 April deadline agreed with the ANC, as he arrived for a reception at the South African Embassy in April 1991.

pic9106. AAM Freedom Bus

The AAM converted its ‘Boycott Bandwagon’ into a ‘Freedom Bus’ after the release of Nelson Mandela and the opening of negotiations for a democratic constitution in South Africa. The bus was destroyed by arsonists in February 1992 and reduced to a burnt-out shell.

pic9105. ‘Vote for Democracy’ campaign

The AAM launched its ‘Vote for Democracy’ campaign at the TUC Congress in Glasgow in September 1991. The campaign called for ‘one person one vote’ in response to the National Party’s constitutional proposals, which gave special voting rights to the white minority. In the photograph are AAM President Trevor Huddleston and railway workers’ union leader Jimmy Knapp.

pic9103. ‘Vote for Democracy’ campaign

Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown and former leader David Steel MP cast symbolic votes as part of the AAM’s ‘Vote for Democracy’ campaign at their party conference in September 1991. The AAM was calling for ‘one person one vote’ in response to the National Party’s constitutional proposals, which gave special voting rights to the white minority.

pic9104. ‘Vote for Democracy’ campaign

Local councillors in the London Borough of Lambeth cast symbolic votes as part of the AAM’s ‘Vote for Democracy’ campaign in 1991. The campaign called for ‘one person one vote’ in response to the National Party’s constitutional proposals, which gave special voting rights to the white minority.