Monthly Archives: January 2013

Football Beyond Borders event at SOAS: the lessons of anti-apartheid solidarity

On Tuesday 5 February, Helen Yaffe will represent the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project at an event organised by Football Beyond Borders and the SOAS Palestine Society.  The meeting asks “What can the boycott of the U21 UEFA Football Championships in … Continue reading

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Campaigning to save the lives of the Sharpeville Six

In the stories I have recounted on this blog I have often emphasized how the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group’s campaigning was street-based, confrontational and direct action focused.  While this is true, the group was not averse to utilising the … Continue reading

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“Unruly Bodies” in Body/State

I have a chapter about the Non-Stop Picket in a new book just out.  The book is Body/State edited by my colleagues Angus Cameron and Jen Dickinson, with Nicola Smith from the University of Birmingham, and published by Ashgate.  As … Continue reading

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Playing with fire: protesting against apartheid heats up (briefly)

With snow on the ground here in Leicester (and continuing to fall over much of the UK) the article I had planned for this week seems more apt than ever.  In January 1987, in the midst of one of the … Continue reading

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Organising for militant solidarity: City Group and the 1986 Anti-Apartheid Movement AGM

Over the weekend of 10/11 January 1987 the national Anti-Apartheid Movement held its Annual General Meeting in London.  Although the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group had been ‘disaffiliated’ (expelled) from the Anti-Apartheid Movement two years previously, City Group supporters remained … Continue reading

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Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics

I am looking forward to participating in the Creating Worlds workshop at Royal Holloway (University of London) next Monday.  This event has been organised and hosted by Anja Kanngieser as part of her ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Like me, Anja is part of the … Continue reading

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Political responses to assaults on anti-apartheid protestors

Before Christmas, I wrote about a series of complaints made in December 1987 by the South African Embassy in London about the anti-apartheid Non-Stop Picket outside their premises.  I quoted the reply to these complaints by an official at the UK … Continue reading

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