Tag Archives: South African Airways

Obstructing the highway from inside a building

In addition to maintaining the Non-Stop Picket outside the South African Embassy, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group frequently protested at the offices of South African Airways in Oxford Circus. A favourite tactic was to occupy the airways’ offices.  In … Continue reading

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South African Airways closed: occupied three times in one day

Throughout the first half of 1988 the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group ran a campaign, No rights? No flights!, targeting the offices of South African Airways in London in protest at the banning of anti-apartheid organisations in South Africa.  On 2 July … Continue reading

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South Africa: come and see our wildlife (classic subvert)

Throughout the spring of 1988 members of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group regularly occupied the offices of South African Airways in Oxford Circus.  Their ‘No Rights? No Flights!’ campaign responded to the growing repression in South Africa by targeting … Continue reading

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Synchronous rhythms: what was it about 24 February… ?

I wrote recently about the complex temporal rhythms that marked time on the Non-Stop Picket, noting that certain dates in the calendar structured the political life of anti-apartheid activism.  So, for instance, rallies and special events were regularly held on … Continue reading

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Whose vote? Protesting whites-only elections, 1989

The last racially segregated general election conducted under apartheid in South Africa took place on 6th September 1989.  The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group held a day of action to protest this racist election and to call for majority rule … Continue reading

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