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The Non-Stop Picket and the solidarity of the British Far Left

Today is the anniversary of the launch of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group’s Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London. The ways in which City Group provided solidarity with those resisting apartheid in South Africa both drew … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Britain: Art, Power and Politics (an exhibition)

Photos of the Non-Stop Picket by Jon Kempster are being exhibited in South London on 16 and 17 January, as part of a show called Revolutionary Britain: Art, Power and Politics. Regular readers of this blog will recognize many of Jon’s photos … Continue reading

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Ken Bodden: anti-imperialist singer (1950 – 2013)

Another former activist from the Non-Stop Picket died this week.  Ken Bodden, who during the time of the Non-Stop Picket worked politically under the name Ken Hughes, died on 20 October following a heart attack. Ken had experienced a number of … Continue reading

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(Demo)graphics: who we have interviewed

There is nothing quite like the rapid approach of the start of a new academic year to focus the mind.  As the new term loomed at Leicester, we concluded the main set of interviews with former participants in the Non-Stop … Continue reading

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Who we have interviewed (so far)

Last week we passed a significant milestone on the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project – we ‘interviewed’ the 40th former supporter of the Non-Stop Picket about their experiences of anti-apartheid protest in London in the 1980s.  This means that, with about … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher: friend of apartheid

‘Every day the blood of our children flows. While all this is happening, Reagan and Thatcher continue to call themselves friends of black people while in effect they are the friends of racists.’ (Winnie Mandela,6 April 1986) Helen Yaffe writes: Winnie … Continue reading

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Organising for militant solidarity: City Group and the 1986 Anti-Apartheid Movement AGM

Over the weekend of 10/11 January 1987 the national Anti-Apartheid Movement held its Annual General Meeting in London.  Although the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group had been ‘disaffiliated’ (expelled) from the Anti-Apartheid Movement two years previously, City Group supporters remained … Continue reading

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