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Del Monte Profits from Apartheid

ID Number: 11886
Maker: Rachael Romero; San Francisco Poster Brigade; Inkworks Press; Bay Area Namibia Action Group
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1978
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 57 cm x 44.5 cm; 22 7/16 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Namibia (Southern Africa); Corporations
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Del Monte Profits From Apartheid DelMonte Violates International Law By Purchasing And Shipping Sardines From Namibia A Country Illegally Occupied By South Africa. Within South Africa, DelMonte Profits From Slave Conditions In Its Large Food Processing Plant. Support The Liberation Struggle Boycott All Del Monte Products Bay Area Namibia Action Group, PO Box 6088 San Francisco, CA 94102 Not for Sale San Francisco Poster Brigade. Inkworks Labor Donated

Acquisition Number: 1993-155

Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
The Del Monte Corporation, one of the largest producers, distributors, and marketers of food and pet products in the U.S., was the target of a boycott campaign during the 1970s and 80s because of its involvement in the Namibian fishing industry. The Del Monte boycott campaign was initiated in response to a call by the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), which was the liberation movement pushing for Namibian independence from South African control. One major achievement of this campaign was its success in building alliances with other social justice movements including groups working on issues related to Guatemala, the Philippines, and labor rights, all of which came together to pressure Del Monte to change its business practices.

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