Tag Archives: Non-Stop News

Stopping the Non-Stop Picket, 24 February 1990

Today is the 25th anniversary of the end of the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London. The Non-Stop Picket had lasted 1408 days and nights, calling for the release of Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid demands. In the … Continue reading

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Picketers of the Week

At various points during the four years of the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group published a weekly bulletin called ‘Picketers News‘.  Unlike the group’s well-designed and professionally printed newsletter Non-Stop Against Apartheid (originally, Non-Stop News) … 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 day being ‘Non-Stop’ stopped

After 1408 days and nights, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group ended its Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy on Saturday 24 February 1990.  When the Picket started, with a march from Kings Cross to Trafalgar Square, on 19 … Continue reading

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Networks of activists: the lost art of mobilizing

I’ve been reading two things this week that have inspired this post.  The first is Paul Mason’s latest book, Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, about the worldwide anti-austerity protests of the last few years and the events of the Arab Spring.  The … Continue reading

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Terry O’Halloran (1952 – 1989)

When researching last week’s blog post about Viraj Mendis, I was reminded that within days of Viraj’s deportation the network of activists associated with the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group suffered another significant loss.  On 23 January 1989, Terry O’Halloran … Continue reading

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“Stand down Bob!”: or, the struggle for effective anti-apartheid solidarity

The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group was expelled from the national Anti-Apartheid Movement [AAM] in February 1985, but City Group’s members and supporters continued to intervene in the national movement for years after that (as individual members of the AAM). … Continue reading

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