Category Archives: Media coverage

Andy Higginbottom critiques the British Council’s Mandela exhibition

An article in today’s The Conversation critiques the “Mandela and Me” exhibition at the British Council in London as corporate whitewashing for its principal sponsor, Anglo American. The article is by Andy Higginbottom an Associate Professor of International Politics, Human … Continue reading

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“Youth Activism and Solidarity” review for youth workers

We were really pleased to see this review of Youth Activism and Solidarity published in ‘Rapport: the journal for playworkers, community and youth workers in Unite‘. It is great to see the book reaching beyond academic audience and being engaged with … Continue reading

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Two reviews of “Youth Activism and Solidarity”

This week the first two reviews of our book Youth Activism and Solidarity, about the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London during the 1980s, have been published. One is aimed at an academic readership and the other for activists … Continue reading

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Opposing apartheid then, defending human rights now

On Tuesday 8 December (at 18.30), as part of the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Gavin Brown will be giving a talk, at the Secular Hall, exploring what anti-apartheid campaigning in the 1980s can teach human rights defenders … Continue reading

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Podcast: Gavin Brown on being Non-Stop for Mandela

The University of Leicester has published a podcast of an interview with Gavin Brown about our research on the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London. The interview covers Gavin’s memories of participating in Non-Stop Picket as a teenager. It summarises … Continue reading

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Africa in Words: an archive of solidarity

Gavin Brown has recently published a guest post on the Africa in Words blog.  His article, “An archive of solidarity” provides a short overview of the range of material contained in the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group’s archive.  It highlights … Continue reading

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Public engagement 1: Gavin Brown on BBC Radio Leicester

Gavin Brown will be appearing on the Ben Jackson radio show on BBC Leicester this afternoon (15.00 – 16.00 BST) giving an in-depth interview about Nelson Mandela, Gavin’s experiences of participating in the Non-Stop Picket as a teenager, and our … Continue reading

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