Don't feed the animals [.] Smash apartheid. Boycott South African goods /
Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.
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Anti-Apartheid Movement poster [designed by Charlie O'Neill from an original black and white photograph by Peter Magubane] of a member of the SAP [South African Police] about to release a dog on a group of black men. Text in red font, with red colour addition to the tongue of the dog. From 1913 to 1994, the SAP was the national police force and law enforcement agency in South Africa, notorious for racial discrimination. On Thursday 19 July 1984, Mary Manning, [a cashier at Dunnes Stores in Henry St.] told a patron she would not check out any Outspan grapefruits; she confirmed with her manager that she would not sell any South African fruit that day or any other, upholding a decision made by her union the Irish Distributive Administrative Trade Union (IDATU) who three months earlier decided that its' members would not handle South African goods. Manning, supported by her shop steward, Karen Gearon, walked out of the shop with many fellow workers joining her on strike that day. Eight others joined Mary Manning and Karen Gearon on strike for the next two and a half years. Their strike pay was £21 per week. They returned after the Irish government prohibited the sale of South African fruit and vegetables in Irish shops.
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[Dublin: Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, 20 Beechpark Road, n.d., 1984]
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 poster: ill.; 42.1 x 55.4 cm.
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.