Tag Archives: Protest Camps

New book on protest camps in international context

I have a new book, just out, on protest camps and political activism. I co-edited ‘Protest Camps in International Context: spaces, infrastructures, and media of resistance’, with my colleague, Fabian Frenzel from the University of Leicester School of Business, alongside Anna Feigenbaum … Continue reading

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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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Camps and long-term protests against apartheid

I have just published a guest post about long-term anti-apartheid protests outside South African embassies around the world over at the Protest Camps blog. This thinks about the Non-Stop Picket in the context of the year-long daily protests at the South … Continue reading

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Public event: Creating worlds together: a workshop on experimentations and protest camps

We are involved in organizing a public workshop about protest camps as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.  The workshop will be held on Saturday 2 November 2013 (10.00 – 13.00) at Birkbeck College in central London.  The workshop … 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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Public engagement 2: ESRC Festival of Social Science

In November, we will be contributing to a one-day event called “Creating worlds together: a workshop on experimentations and protest camps” as part of the ESRC‘s annual Festival of Social Science.  The event is being led by our friend and … Continue reading

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Non-Stop Picket temporarily interrupted

Although the Metropolitan Police tried many tactics to curtail the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in the late 1980s, the Picket never had to endure the frequent eviction attempts that have characterised life at other long-term protest camps. … Continue reading

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