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Anti Apartheid Movement | Scottish Committee | Scottish Committee for Local Authority Action Against Apartheid

  • C0012
  • Corporate body

The Scottish arm of Local Authority Action Against Apartheid (LAAA), which was established to act in an advisory and co-ordinating capacity. It encouraged local authorities to adopt anti-apartheid policies including sports and cultural boycotts, disinvestment from the South African economy, purchasing policies avoiding South African goods and raising awareness about apartheid through education. In the 1990s councils were encouraged to develop links with communities in South Africa and the LAAA sent an observer team to the South African elections in 1994.

Labour Party

  • C0013
  • Corporate body
  • 1900 - present

The Labour Party emerged in 1900 as a parliamentary pressure group. They established the National Health Service and created and maintained the empowering welfare state. Equally important has been the development of Labour as a mass membership party in the 1920s and 1930s, the modernisation of our campaigning techniques in the 1980s and the election of 101 Labour women MPs in 1997.

Scottish National Party

  • C0014
  • Corporate body
  • 1934 - present

The SNP was originally established as a single-issue, minor party. It grew in strength emerging as the government of Scotland in 2007 and realised its vision for an independence referendum in the Autumn of 2014.

Social Democratic Party

  • C0015
  • Corporate body
  • 1981-1988

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was a centrist political party in the United Kingdom.

The SDP was founded on 26 March 1981 by four senior Labour Party moderates, dubbed the 'Gang of Four': Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Bill Rodgers and Shirley Williams, who issued the Limehouse Declaration. Owen and Rodgers were sitting Labour Members of Parliament (MPs); Jenkins had left Parliament in 1977 to serve as President of the European Commission, while Williams had lost her seat in the 1979 general election. The four left the Labour Party as a result of the January 1981 Wembley conference which committed the party to unilateral nuclear disarmament and withdrawal from the European Economic Community. They also believed that Labour had become too left-wing, and had been infiltrated at constituency party level by Trotskyist factions whose views and behaviour they considered to be at odds with the Parliamentary Labour Party and Labour voters.

Anarpeace

  • C0016
  • Corporate body
  • c.1976-1994

An organisation which supported the work of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Anti-Apartheid Movement It publishing a monthly newsletter and was based in Glasgow.

Socialist Educational Association

  • C0016
  • Corporate body
  • 1959-

The SEA has a long and proud history. It goes back to the formation of the National Association of Labour Teachers in the 1920s and was widened out and renamed the “Socialist Educational Association” in 1959. There membership has included teachers, lecturers and academic researchers, school support staff and administrators, students, Councillors, Governors, parents and others with a general interest in education. They have a fund of expertise and experience on all aspects of education. This has enabled them to participate in national and local discussions about education at all levels and in all forums. They seek to inform and influence the development of education policies by the Labour Party, to which we are affiliated.

Communist

  • C0017
  • Corporate body

Revolutionary Communist Group

  • C0020
  • Corporate body
  • 1974 - present

The RCG is a Marxist-Lennist organisation that exists to defend and develop an anti-imperialist trend within Britain, based on the long-term interests of the entire working class and oppressed internationally. They stand for the creation of a society organised both to meet the needs of the entire population, and to ensure the fullest possible development of every individual.

South African Communist Party

  • C0021
  • Corporate body
  • 1921 - present

The South African Communist Party was founded in 1921 and has always been in the forefront of the struggle against imperialism and racist domination. The SACP is a partner in the Tripartite Alliance consisting of the African National Congress and the Congress of South African Trade Union. The Youth Wing of the SACP is the Young Communist League.

Trades Union Congress

  • C0022
  • Corporate body
  • 1868 - present

The TUC's objectives are to raise the quality of working life and promote equality for all. Their mission is to be a high profile organisation that campaigns successfully for trade union aims and values; assists trade unions to increase membership and effectiveness; cuts out wasteful rivalry; and promotes trade union solidarity. They represent more than 5.8 million workers in 51 unions.

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