On 9 August 2019, we held a launch event for the paperback edition of our book Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket Against Apartheid. The launch took place on the pavement in front of South Africa House where the Non-Stop Picket stood, continuously, from April 1986 until February 1990. The event attracted many former participants in the Non-Stop Picket, as well as their friends and families, and people who they continue to campaign alongside around a range of local, national and global issues.
In addition to Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe, the authors of the book, many former picketers also spoke at the event. One of the recurring themes was that recording the history of the Non-Stop Picket, its anti-apartheid solidarity, and its methods of organising, is only valuable if those lessons are carried forward into contemporary struggles.
This video gives a flavour of the event and the reflections on solidarity by Gavin, Helen and many other participants in the Non-Stop Picket.
If you buy the book through the publisher’s website before 31 December 2019, you can use the code ADS19 to get a 30% discount off the cover price.