Tag Archives: Trafalgar Square

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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Marking South Africa House with ‘blood’ on election day 1987

As South Africa celebrates twenty years since the end of apartheid, and prepares for tomorrow’s election, I want to remember a protest that responded to a very different South African election. On 6 May 1987, there was a white-only general … Continue reading

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On (not) being a heckler inside South Africa House

On Thursday 20 March, the AAM Archives Committee hosted a launch event for their website, Forward to Freedom, at South Africa House in London. We were not initially invited; but, Gavin secured an invitation for himself and these are his reflections on … Continue reading

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Our achievements and the future of this blog

We’re nearly done! Officially, the current phase of our research about the Non-Stop Picket comes to an end in under a fortnight. Since July 2011 our work has been funded by a research project grant from the Leverhulme Trust. That … Continue reading

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Being ‘non-stop against apartheid’: seminar in Nottingham (5 February)

On Wednesday 5th February 2014 Gavin Brown will be giving a seminar at the University of Nottingham about the Non-Stop Picket project. His talk is called “Being ‘non-stop against apartheid’: the spatialities and temporalities of British solidarity activism in the late … Continue reading

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Mandela Memories: connecting through protest

Recently, I retold some of the stories about the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy that people had shared with me, through this blog, in the days following Nelson Mandela’s death.  Most of the stories I recounted in the … Continue reading

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Mandela Memories: urban connections, protest connections

In the days and weeks after Nelson Mandela’s death many people around the world reflected on their involvement with anti-apartheid campaigning. Some of those people remembered the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London. Some of them searched … Continue reading

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