Tag Archives: City of London Anti-Apartheid Group

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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War on Want: Evolution of Struggle series

War on Want are organizing a series of events over the coming months to explore the legacies of the anti-apartheid struggle. We noticed (thanks to Bob Shepherd for drawing it to our attention) that the poster for the Leeds event … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition (impact and refections)

On 17 July 2018, to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, a free exhibition opens at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre, in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The exhibition mostly charts Mandela’s … 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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Histories and Legacies of Solidarities with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle (Glasgow, 22 May 2018)

On 22 May, the University of Glasgow is organising an event about the Histories and Legacies of Solidarites with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle. This event has been organised to mark the publication of a new book by Gavin Brown and Helen … Continue reading

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Fighting Apartheid in Islington

Here are details of a new exhibition at the Islington Museum about the history of anti-apartheid campaigning in that borough. Gavin advised the curators about the history of the Kitson family (who lived in the borough) and some of the tensions … 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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