Tag Archives: Carol Brickley

Video of “Youth Activism and Solidarity” pavement book launch

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 … Continue reading

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Viva Carol, our convenor. No one tougher, no one meaner

Carol Brickley, the Convenor of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group throughout the 12 years of its existence, died in September. Carol was central to the formation of City Group and her revolutionary communist politics played a key role in … Continue reading

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‘Black Londoners’ celebrate two years of the Non-Stop Picket

The Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy (which began on 19 April 1986) celebrated its second anniversary on Saturday 16 April 1988 with a march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square.  We have recently (re)discovered a recording of a … Continue reading

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Launching the Non-Stop Picket, 19 April 1986

The Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy started on 19 April 1986. The proposal for the Non-Stop Picket had been made at the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group’s Annual General Meeting in January of that year and plans for … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher: friend of apartheid

‘Every day the blood of our children flows. While all this is happening, Reagan and Thatcher continue to call themselves friends of black people while in effect they are the friends of racists.’ (Winnie Mandela,6 April 1986) Helen Yaffe writes: Winnie … Continue reading

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Surveillance of anti-apartheid activists revealed

After the exposure of long-term police infiltration of environmental and anti-capitalist activist networks over the last couple of years, the idea that the British police monitored anti-apartheid activists in the 1980s is hardly a surprise. However, two publications from March … 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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