Tag Archives: international solidarity

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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New Publication: Practices of Solidarity

Our paper “Practices of Solidarity: Opposing apartheid in the centre of London” has now been published online by Antipode: a radical journal of Geography. The paper examines how the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group produced solidarity through the Non-Stop Picket of the … Continue reading

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Letters to Mandela

When it was announced that, following his release from gaol, Nelson Mandela would be visiting London in April 1990, several members of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group wrote to him requesting that he made time during his visit to … Continue reading

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Practices of solidarity: new paper accepted for publication

This week Helen and I have had a paper related to the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project accepted for publication in Antipode: a radical journal of geography. The paper is called “Practices of solidarity: opposing apartheid in the centre of London”.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Norma Kitson and creative innovations in British protest

Since writing last week’s blog piece about Norma Kitson and the accusations that she was “a difficult woman”, we have interviewed a number of other former Non-Stop Picketers.  One interview, in particular, offered a different perspective on Norma’s contribution to … Continue reading

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The Poll Tax Riot and the burning of the South African Embassy II

Last year, I wrote about how the South African Embassy was attacked, with its windows smashed and a tourist display set ablaze, during the Poll Tax Riot in Trafalgar Square on 31 March 1990.  Recently we have obtained new photos … Continue reading

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City Group: disaffiliated over geography, expelled for politics

On 23 February 1985 the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group ceased to be an officially recognised local group of the national Anti-Apartheid Movement.  This was the culmination of more than two years of growing political tensions between the leadership of … Continue reading

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Football Beyond Borders event at SOAS: the lessons of anti-apartheid solidarity

On Tuesday 5 February, Helen Yaffe will represent the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project at an event organised by Football Beyond Borders and the SOAS Palestine Society.  The meeting asks “What can the boycott of the U21 UEFA Football Championships in … Continue reading

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