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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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When the personal is political: care in social movements

Earlier this week a comment was posted elsewhere on this blog by a South African who participated in the Non-Stop Picket.  We have chosen to reproduce it here so that it is seen by a wider audience, rather than remaining … 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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500 Days for Mandela

The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group celebrated the 500th day of its Non-Stop Picket for the release of Nelson Mandela on 31 August 1987.  They held a special candlelit rally on the Non-Stop Picket to mark and celebrate this occasion. … Continue reading

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The Wedding Present support the Non-Stop Picket

In July 1988 the Anti-Apartheid Movement held a vast fund-raising concert at Wembley Stadium to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday in the company of George Michael, Whitney Houston and other international stars. The country’s second-largest anti-apartheid benefit concert of the … Continue reading

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Marching to save the lives of the Upington 14

Today’s story relates to the last major campaign that the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group ran during the Non-Stop Picket (1986-1990).  That was the campaign to save the lives of the Upington 14.  Although the campaign started in 1989, it … Continue reading

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Material aid and the 1989 Constituent Assembly elections in Namibia

This week this blog received its first readers from Namibia. Welcome!  As luck would have it, the theme of the article I had planned for this week relates to Namibia too.  The main focus of the City of London Anti-Apartheid … Continue reading

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