Monthly Archives: November 2011

Viva the women! Celebrating women’s anti-apartheid activism

Women activists always played a key role on the Non-Stop Picket and in the leadership of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group.  The Picket also celebrated the role of South African women in the struggle against apartheid.  On Thursday 27 … Continue reading

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Project update: successes and (pleasant) surprises

The Non-Stop Against Apartheid  research project has been officially running for a little over four months now and we thought we’d give interested readers an update on what we’ve been doing. To date, most of Helen’s work has involved organising … Continue reading

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Rituals of Remembrance and Protest

It’s 11.00 on the 11th November as I start writing this.  The campus has just slipped into observing a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day and I’ve slipped into the silent rage that these celebrations of imperialist slaughter always provoke … Continue reading

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Sharing the lessons of the Non-Stop Picket at OccupyLSX

What lessons can the Occupy movement learn from the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy?  Helen Yaffe has arranged for film footage of the Non-Stop Picket to be shown at the Tent City University at OccupyLSX (at St Paul’s Cathedral).  … Continue reading

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Singing Freedom: the role of song in anti-apartheid protest

One defining feature of the Non-Stop Picket outside the South African embassy in the late 1980s was its noise.  The Picket could be quiet, if the number of protestors present was low, or it was the middle of the night, … Continue reading

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