Tag Archives: international solidarity

Teaching about the Non-Stop Picket in South Africa

We have just arranged for a document from the Non-Stop Picket to be reproduced in a South African politics textbook. The book, Politics: A Southern African Introduction (by Joleen Steyn Kotze, David Welsh, Xolela Mangcu, Nicola de Jager, Vicky Graham, Thabisi Hoeane, Aubrey … 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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Being ‘non-stop against apartheid’: seminar in Nottingham (5 February)

On Wednesday 5th February 2014 Gavin Brown will be giving a seminar at the University of Nottingham about the Non-Stop Picket project. His talk is called “Being ‘non-stop against apartheid’: the spatialities and temporalities of British solidarity activism in the late … 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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Africa in Words: an archive of solidarity

Gavin Brown has recently published a guest post on the Africa in Words blog.  His article, “An archive of solidarity” provides a short overview of the range of material contained in the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group’s archive.  It highlights … Continue reading

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The Antipode Foundation recall the Non-Stop Picket

Gavin and Helen have written a guest blog for the Antipode Foundation’s blog to accompany their new paper about the practices of solidarity enacted through the Non-Stop Picket.  For those readers not familiar with the world of academic geography journals, Antipode describes … Continue reading

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“Did you really think I wouldn’t write on your walls?”

One of the pleasures of writing this blog is the opportunity it provides to record the stories of small incidents from the history of City Group’s anti-apartheid activism that might not end up being used in our other work.  This … Continue reading

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