Monthly Archives: October 2011

A day of people’s sanctions against apartheid

Earlier this week I had coffee with Ross Galbraith and began to put in place part of the story of the Non-Stop Picket that stretches to Leicester.  Ross and his colleague, Gary Sheriff were sacked in 1989 from the Leicester … Continue reading

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Non-stop inspiration in Madrid

During the nearly four years that the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group maintained the Non-Stop Picket of the South African embassy in London, hundreds of people from outside the UK came into contact with it.  Some stayed for a few … Continue reading

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City Group’s solidarity with Moses Mayekiso

Exactly eighteen months after they had started their Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group held a special protest on 19 October 1987 to mark the first day of the trial in … Continue reading

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Non-Stop against ‘the Great Storm’: one windy night in October 1987

As I sit and write this, the sun is shining outside and it is a beautiful, mild autumnal day. It’s difficult to remember on days like this that the weather in October is not always this pleasant. On the night … Continue reading

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‘A World Apart’: cinematic opportunities for solidarity

Chris Menges’ film A World Apart was released in the UK in October 1988.  The film, set in Johannesburg in 1963, was written by Shawn Slovo and ostensibly tells the tale of her parents Ruth First and Joe Slovo – both Jewish … Continue reading

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Norma Kitson: Legendary Hero of Africa (official)

I have just discovered that this year Norma Kitson, one of the founders of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group, was commemorated in a postal stamp issued in Sierra Leone.  It formed part of a series of stamps, issued across … Continue reading

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