Category Archives: Helen Yaffe

Youth Activism and Solidarity: A step closer to publication

Yesterday the copy editor’s comments and queries on the manuscript for our book Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid arrived. I’ve spent the last day attentively working through every bit of changed formatting, spelling, and punctuation, to ensure the … Continue reading

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Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-Stop Picket Against Apartheid book manuscript submitted

Today we have finally submitted the manuscript of Youth Activism and Solidarity, our book about the anti-apartheid Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy, to our publishers. The book will now go through a process of peer review. All being … Continue reading

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The end of the project (for now). Some thanks.

Today is officially the last day of our current funding for the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project. So, our thanks are due to a few people. But, before that, here is our (current) favourite quote from the project: In the annals … Continue reading

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Our achievements and the future of this blog

We’re nearly done! Officially, the current phase of our research about the Non-Stop Picket comes to an end in under a fortnight. Since July 2011 our work has been funded by a research project grant from the Leverhulme Trust. That … Continue reading

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Non-Stop for Mandela: reflections on London’s four-year continuous protest for his release

Nelson Mandela’s death has been announced tonight (5 December 2013). Although this news is not unexpected, its impact on people around the world will be significant, not least for those who maintained a four-year protest for his release in central London. In the late 1980s … Continue reading

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Thinking international solidarity in Dublin

Gavin and Helen are speaking in Dublin tomorrow at a one-day conference about International Solidarity.  The event “International Solidarity: practices, problems, possibilities” has been organised by the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. Our paper, ‘Practices of solidarity: opposing … Continue reading

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When other geographers find themselves in ‘our’ archive

On 19 November, I gave a seminar paper about the Non-Stop Picket to staff and students in the Geography Department at University College London.  I had been invited to contribute to a series of seminars on participatory research methods in … Continue reading

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