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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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Research request: women in the Anti-Apartheid Movement

Dr Kate Law a South African-based historian has asked me to help her recruit participants for a new research project she is working on about women in the British Anti-Apartheid Movement in the 1980s. This is what Kate has to say … Continue reading

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A parcel from Cape Town (and a letter from Robben Island)

A thick envelope covered in South African stamps arrived in my office just before Easter. It contained copies of correspondence relating to the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group from the Mayibuye Archive at the University of Western Cape. We have to … Continue reading

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When the personal is political: care in social movements

Earlier this week a comment was posted elsewhere on this blog by a South African who participated in the Non-Stop Picket.  We have chosen to reproduce it here so that it is seen by a wider audience, rather than remaining … Continue reading

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A tale of the homeless and ‘disarmingly cheery revolutionaries’

Last week I re-read an old magazine feature about the Non-Stop Picket.  The article was originally published in the Mail on Sunday‘s You magazine in late 1988, just as the Picket was about to celebrate its 1000th day and night outside … Continue reading

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Hamba Kahle Andy Privett

We were shocked and saddened today to learn of the sudden, unexpected death yesterday of Andy Privett, a former City Group activist.  He was 47. Andy (who went by the name of Gardner at the time) was a stalwart of … Continue reading

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Memorial celebration of Solomon Odeleye (27 October 2012)

We have been asked to publicize the details of the memorial celebration for Solomon Odeleye.  This will take place at 2.00 – 3.30pm on Saturday 27 October 2012, at Primrose Hill Community Centre 29 Hopkinson’s Place, Fitzroy Road London, NW1 … Continue reading

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