Tag Archives: Protest Camps

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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Thoughts on social movement ‘capital’ and contrasting protest camps

It is nearly a month since Anja Kanngieser‘s excellent Creating Alternative Worlds workshop at Royal Holloway, University of London.  As ever, January was mostly lost buried under large piles of student essays and exam scripts that needed marking, so I seem … Continue reading

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