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“Youth Activism & Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid” published

We are pleased to announce that our book Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid is published, by Routledge, today. From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London … Continue reading

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Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics

I am looking forward to participating in the Creating Worlds workshop at Royal Holloway (University of London) next Monday.  This event has been organised and hosted by Anja Kanngieser as part of her ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Like me, Anja is part of the … Continue reading

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Raincoats from Romford

The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group often collected material aid for members of the South African liberation movements in training camps across Southern Africa and the families of political prisoners inside South Africa and Namibia.  It did this through the … Continue reading

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Who reads the ‘Non-Stop Against Apartheid’ blog?

Back in March, I asked ‘Where are the Irish?’  At the time, I was surprised that the blog had so few readers in Ireland.  In many ways, that post did the trick.  The blog now has a regular and growing … Continue reading

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Creating Worlds Workshop (London, January 2013)

Here are details of a forthcoming event being organised by my friend and colleague Anja Kanngieser that I am contributing to. Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics Monday 14 January, 2013 Royal Holloway, Bedford Square, 2 Gower Street, … Continue reading

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Brixton-Soweto: contours of solidarity

I recently dusted off this old City Group t-shirt – a treasured momento of the Non-Stop Picket that has travelled around with me for more than twenty years.  The badges, t-shirts and other ephemera produced by social movements say a … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Non-Stop Picket

From 1986 – 1990 the supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group [City Group] maintained a Non-Stop Picket outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square calling for the release of Nelson Mandela. City Group was formed by Norma … Continue reading

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