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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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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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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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Celebrating victory for Moses Mayekiso

For three years from 1986 until 1989, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group campaigned for the release of Moses Mayekiso.  Mayekiso, a leading trade unionist in South Africa, was on trial for treason along with four others for their part … Continue reading

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Doing time: two picketers jailed

I’ve written over the last couple of weeks about two events from January 1989 that impacted on the network of activists around the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy.  Quite soon after the deportation of Viraj Mendis and the death of … Continue reading

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Heated solidarity

The winter of 1986/87, the Non-Stop Picket’s first, was a cold one.  The pavement outside the South African Embassy was very exposed to the elements – the wind, in particular, seemed to gather force as it crossed Trafalgar Square.  The … 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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