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po001. Boycott South African Goods, March 1st to 31st

Poster for the March Month of Boycott, 1960. During the month Boycott Movement supporters all over Britain picketed shops and distributed leaflets asking shoppers not to buy South African goods. The boycott was supported by the Labour and Liberal Parties and the TUC. It was launched at a 15,000-strong rally in Trafalgar Square on 28 February.

po002. March Against Apartheid, 3 November 1963

 The AAM launched an Anti-Apartheid Month in November 1963 with a march led by its president, Labour MP Barbara Castle. Speakers in Trafalgar Square included Vanessa Redgrave, Humphrey Berkeley, Woodrow Wyatt, Rev. Nicholas Stacey and Robert Resha of the ANC. The rally coincided with a UN Security Council debate on South Africa. Anti-apartheid meetings were held all over Britain during the month, most of them organised by university anti-racialist societies and addressed by recently arrived South African refugees like Joe Slovo.

bdg01. AAM badge

The Anti-Apartheid Movement’s badge was first worn by people protesting against the Sharpeville massacre outside South Africa House in March 1960. 

tsh02. South Africa Freedom Now!
bdg02. Isolate South Africa. Fight Apartheid!

Badge produced for the the AAM’s campaign for the boycott of South African goods, relaunched by a fortnight of action, 16–30 June 1980. 

tsh03. Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70
bdg03. SWAPO
tsh04. ‘They are meeting again at home’
bdg04. AAM women’s badge

The AAM Women’s Committee produced this badge soon after its formation in the summer of 1980. 

tsh05. ‘Elephant with its baby’
bdg05. ANC Says Sanctions Now!
tsh06. Viva! Nelson Mandela
bdg06. Stop Oil Supplies to South Africa

Maritime trade unions from around the world agreed to take direct action against ships supplying oil to South Africa at a conference in London on 30–31 October 1985. The conference was sponsored by the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid and organised by the British National Union of Seamen. This badge was produced as part of the initiative.

tsh07. The Freedom Run

From the late 1980s the AAM held an annual sponsored Freedom Run in Brockwell Park, Brixton. This T-shirt advertises the event held in 1990.

bdg07. ‘Mandela’

Wooden badge calling for the release of Nelson Mandela.

tsh08. Boycott South African Goods
bdg08. End Military Collaboration with Apartheid
bdg09. Boycott Barclays
tsh09. Solidarity with the Women of Angola

T-shirt produced by AA Enterprises for the March 1988 Month of Action in solidarity with the frontline states, organised by the AAM. Royalties from the T-shirt were given to the Organisation of Angolan Women (OMA) as part of AA Enterprises policy of building trade with the frontline states.

tsh10. Mozambique A Luta Continua
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