Monthly Archives: June 2012

Remembering Denis Rosen: Jewish socialist and anti-apartheid activist

Denis Rosen was a member of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group and a stalwart of the Non-Stop Picket. He died, in suspicious circumstances, in Botswana on 2 July 1989. Denis was a socialist, an active trade unionist and a … Continue reading

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Recent and forthcoming talks

It’s the academic conference season and I am (or have been) out and about talking about the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project quite a lot recently. On Tuesday 26th June, we held a one-day workshop at the University of Leicester called (Re)thinking … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera takes a stand against apartheid

When the leader of the South African National Party (and future President) F.W. De Klerk visited London in June 1989 he was greeted with anti-apartheid protests everywhere he went.  Members of both the national Anti-Apartheid Movement and the City of … Continue reading

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Surrounding the South African Embassy (to remember the Soweto Uprising)

To commemorate the school students’ uprising in Soweto in 1976, British youth attempted to surround the South African embassy in London on 16 June 1988 and again the following year. Young people were the backbone of the Non-Stop Picket of … Continue reading

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The Routemaster bus as an agent of direct action

Throughout May and June 1987, members and supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group continued their campaign of direct action to try to overturn the Metropolitan Police’s ban on demonstrations outside the South African Embassy.  During the ban, the … Continue reading

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The Wedding Present support the Non-Stop Picket

In July 1988 the Anti-Apartheid Movement held a vast fund-raising concert at Wembley Stadium to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday in the company of George Michael, Whitney Houston and other international stars. The country’s second-largest anti-apartheid benefit concert of the … Continue reading

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Marching to save the lives of the Upington 14

Today’s story relates to the last major campaign that the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group ran during the Non-Stop Picket (1986-1990).  That was the campaign to save the lives of the Upington 14.  Although the campaign started in 1989, it … Continue reading

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