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Waiting for the RevolutionThe British Far Left from 1956$
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Evan Smith and Matthew Worley

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526113658

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.001.0001

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Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and 1980s

Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and 1980s

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(p.66) 4 Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and 1980s
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Waiting for the Revolution
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Gavin Brown

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0005

Communists and members of the New Left were involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement [AAM] from its origins in the Boycott Committee in the late 1950s. In its early days, the AAM welcomed support from individual communists, but was reluctant to be seen to be too close to the Communist Party. Nevertheless, members of the Communist Party of Great Britain [CPGB] played a significant role at all levels of the movement throughout its history. Fundamental to this was the relationship between the CPGB and the South African Communist Party [SACP] whose cadre played a central role in the exiled structures of the African National Congress [ANC]. In contrast to the CPGB, other left tendencies had more complicated relationships with the AAM’s leadership. This chapter examines the relationship of different far Left tendencies to the anti-apartheid struggle during the 1970s and 1980s.

Keywords:   Apartheid, anti-apartheid, communism, British Left

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