Tag Archives: Solidarity

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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Opposing apartheid then, defending human rights now

On Tuesday 8 December (at 18.30), as part of the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Gavin Brown will be giving a talk, at the Secular Hall, exploring what anti-apartheid campaigning in the 1980s can teach human rights defenders … Continue reading

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Africa in Words: an archive of solidarity

Gavin Brown has recently published a guest post on the Africa in Words blog.  His article, “An archive of solidarity” provides a short overview of the range of material contained in the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group’s archive.  It highlights … 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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When the personal is political: care in social movements

Earlier this week a comment was posted elsewhere on this blog by a South African who participated in the Non-Stop Picket.  We have chosen to reproduce it here so that it is seen by a wider audience, rather than remaining … Continue reading

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Non-Stop Against Apartheid at the #RGSIBG13 conference

This week Gavin Brown will be presenting a paper from the Non-Stop Against Apartheid research at the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in London.  His paper is called “The Young Ones: adolescence, … Continue reading

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“Did you really think I wouldn’t write on your walls?”

One of the pleasures of writing this blog is the opportunity it provides to record the stories of small incidents from the history of City Group’s anti-apartheid activism that might not end up being used in our other work.  This … Continue reading

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