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Survival and Resistance: Township Organizations and Non-violent Direct Action in Twentieth Century South Africa

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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Between the Durban strikes of 1973 and the Mass Democratic Movement’s (MDM) defiance campaign of 1989, a long wave of popular protest surged across the South African political landscape. It eroded familiar landmarks and opened new channels, it lapped at the beachheads of white power, and its high tide left a residue of aspirations and expectations that—on a clear day—could still be glimpsed from the World Trade Centre.1

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000

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