Esra Akcan
Esra is a University Professor in Department of
Architecture at Cornell University. Providing evidence about the growth of inequality in the global capitalist system and geopolitical hierarchies; producing ideas for a more just architectural practice.

Twitter: @esraakcan

Alon Aviram
Alon co-founded the Bristol Cable media cooperative in 2014 providing local news through independent investigative journalism and is presently investigating environmental crimes for the Environmental Justice Foundation. He also is an award winning journalist for the British Journalism Awards and an Orwell prize finalist.

Twitter: @AlAviram

Arturo Bandinelli
Arturo is a Shooting Director, Editor and Colourist based in London, but he also works all around Europe and sometimes beyond. He has gained experience on a range of different formats from commercials to music promos, from corporate videos to drama and documentaries.

Carolina Bandinelli
Carolina is a cultural theorist and author of several articles and a book on emerging forms of work in the cultural industries. At present, her research explores love and sexuality in digital societies. She acts as Associate Professor in Media and Creative Industries at the University of Warwick.

Liam Barrett
Liam is an illustrator living in Bristol and creates his work on the themes such as illness, masculinity, and class. Craft is an integral component of his practice, along with irreverent humour. He likes to create subversive imagery that takes the form of gig posters, protest banners and exhibition pieces.


Matt Bonner
Matt is a graphic artist, designer, illustrator and campaigner based in London. In 2018 Matt designed the Trump Baby blimp. Matt is co-author of Advertising Shits in Your Head and illustrator of The Street Art Manual, Make Rojava Green Again and Brandalism’s Subvertising Manual. He is a co-director and designer at Dog Section Press, a not-for-profit, worker-owned cooperative publisher and distributor of seditious literature.

Website: +

Nurse Bren’s Daughter
Eilis is a Lecturer in Graphic Design at Greenwich University / Proprietor of the independent publishing imprint Holy! Holy! Holy! / Northerner in London / Nurse Bren’s daughter researching into the themes of Class Matters in Class Matters and Emancipation in Working Class Culture.

Twitter: @holyholyholybooks

Matthew Brown
Matthew was born in the 1970s and was brought up in Lancashire. He is currently the Labour Leader of Preston City Council and promotes transformative economics more widely in the UK and beyond with The Democracy Collaborative. He joined the Labour Party as a teenager 30 years ago after being inspired by the principled socialism of Tony Benn. He gained a degree in Politics with Economics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Twitter: @MatthewBrownLab

Phil Chamberlain
Phil is currently at the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath where he is the managing editor of Tobacco Tactics. He investigates and exposes the unethical and illegal activities of transnational tobacco companies, from bribes to the use of front groups, from lobbying activities to the manipulation of science. He is about to start his PhD on how multinationals subvert activists by trying to hold them accountable.

Twitter: @philchamberlain
Website: +

Rachel Collett
Rachel lives in Exeter where she works as a curatorial assistant, independent researcher and writer, most recently for Tribune magazine. Her research interests include histories of socialism and feminism (specifically the Women’s Liberation Movement), 19th and 20th century British art, working class identities and radical print/visual cultures.

Twitter: @racheljcollett
Instagram: @racheljcollett

Matthew Collings
Matthew is a British art critic, writer, broadcaster, curator, lecturer and artist. He is married to Emma Biggs with whom he collaborates with on their joint art projects.

Instagram: @matthew.collings

Zahra Dalilah
Lewisham-made, facilitator by trade. Black liberation. Food sovereignty. Ecological liberation. Cut her activist teeth in 2015 on Take Back The City, a party political intervention which built a crowdsourced manifesto for Londoners in the run up to the mayoral elections. Co-founded KIN, a network of black activists. Now working on building a bigger, more powerful, coherent and connected social movement in the UK.

Twitter: @ZahraDalilah1

Paul Davis
Paul is an artist whose images disrupt an impassive relationship to life on earth. In his own words, Paul finds life preposterous, but still madly beautiful. He enjoys being bombarded by ungraspable science, unfathomable behaviours and is intrigued by the yet unknown. He publishes books such as ‘Us and Them’ a Visual Essay into American and British culture.

Instagram: @paulcopyrightdavis

Sophie-Ann Davies
Sophie grew up in Weston-Super-Mare and currently lives in Bristol, where she works as a Victim and Witness Care officer. She has published work on the
experiences of Gypsy and Traveller women. In the recent local elections she stood for District and Town Labour Counsellor in Portishead.

Instagram: @Sophieanndavies
Facebook: Sophie Davies

Danny Dorling
Danny is a University Professor, not an activist, in Oxford at the School of Geography and the Environment and provides evidence about the growth of inequality in the UK and trends in levels of injustice. Author of ‘Injustice’ (2010), Inequality and the 1% (2014), A Better Politics (2018), and Finntopia (2021).

Twitter: @DannyDorling

Tiernan Douieb
Tiernan is a stand-up comedian, writer and always tired dad. He was brought up by very politically
active left-wing parents who used to take him on many demonstrations in the ‘80s in support of the miners’ strike or against the poll tax. He does a weekly podcast called Partly Political Broadcast with comedy about current issues and also interviews with experts and campaigners.

Twitter: @TiernanDouieb

Daniel Draper
Daniel is a Liverpool-based filmmaker. Director of feature documentaries Nature of the Beast (2017); about Dennis Skinner, The Big Meeting (2019); about the Durham Miners’ Gala and Manifesto (2022) and a forthcoming film about Walton Constituency Labour Party.

Twitter: @Daniel_Draper_

Della Duncan
Della is currently the host and co-producer of the Upstream Podcast sharing radical ideas and inspiring stories for a just transition to a post-capitalist future. She initially got involved in these activities and initiatives due to a concern about growing inequality and a desire to understand why our current dominant economic system causes suffering for people as well as the planet.

Website: +
Twitter: @dellazduncan
Instagram: @dellazduncan
Facebook: Della Duncan

Theresa Easton

Theresa is an artist printmaker based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Community art projects and social engagement are a driving force behind her work and influence in her studio practice. Her political activism blends naturally with her art practice. She uses zines, posters and placards as campaign and educational tools. She is an active trade union member in Artists Union England, a trade union for visual artists formed in 2014.

Twitter: @theresaeaston
Instagram: theresameaston
Facebook: theresaeaston

Neil Faulkner
Neil was an Archaeologist, Historian and Leading member of Anti*Capitalist Resistance. Political theorist and writer. Author of A Radical History of the World, A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Creeping Fascism: what it is and how to fight it, and System Crash: an activist guide to the coming democratic revolution.

Facebook: Neil Faulkner

Libby Freeman
Libby is the owner of Topple and Burn, an angry lefty jewellery company, and founder of refugee charity Calais Action. Since the beginning she has used her products as a way to raise money for causes close to her heart, such Calais Action, the Lombok Earthquake Fund, The Partisan Collective and Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).

Twitter: @toppleandburn
Instagram: @toppleandburn

Katherine Gibson aka J.K. Gibson-Graham
Professor Katherine Gibson is internationally known for her research on rethinking economies as sites of ethical action. She trained as a human geographer with expertise in the political economy. She is also a Feminist economic geographer, theorist of post-capitalist possibilities, co-founder of the Community Economies Collective.

Website: +

David Goldblatt
David is a writer, journalist and academic who lives in Bristol. He is the co-founder and Chair of Football for Future, campaigning for a carbon zero, sustainable game. In 2015 he won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for ‘The Game of Our Lives’.

Twitter: @davidsgoldblatt

Nik Gorecki
Nik is the co-manager at the long-standing radical booksellers Housmans Bookshop in King’s Cross. He also Art Directs Housmans internal projects such as the annual Peace Diary and external projects such as the poster campaigns for London Radial Bookfair.


Niall Greaves
Niall is a graphic artist and printmaker based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He is a co-founder of Newbridge Print Studio and runs the ‘Document h.e.t’ project, a visual archive of print explored through the counter culture, it’s identities, politics and art. Loves the art created and conversations he has through Hitch Hiking.

Instagram: @niall_greave + @document.h.e.t

Ed Hall
Ed has been making Trade Union campaign and exhibition banners for over 30 years. They are handmade, stitched, appliqued and often with painted scenes as the center pieces. He is an Architect and studied at Sheffield University. He gained his Trade Union experience as the Branch Secretary of Lambeth Unison in the 1990's.


Simon Hannah
Simon is a member of Lambeth UNISON, author of A Party with Socialists in it, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay and Radical Lambeth. His work has also featured in Open Democracy and the New Left Project.

Twitter @simon_p_hannah

Nick Hayes
Nick is an illustrator and print maker, and the author of The Book of Trespass, an account of how the English lost their rights to connect with nature. He is the co-founder of the Right to Roam campaign (, which seeks to redress this injustice and is currently organising a series of mass trespasses for 2022, to mark the anniversary of the kinder trespass.

Instagram: nickhayesillustration
Facebook: Foghorn Hayes

Sohail Jannesari
Migration researcher and activist. Founded the Migrant Connections Festival, Walk and Talk Migrant Welcome Tours and the anti-colonial group Speaking Status. He conducts participatory research around the effects of the asylum process on mental health and outcomes for survivors of human trafficking.

Twitter: @SohailJannesari

Maxwell Jeffery
Max is a researcher and facilitator working in a range of environmental and community projects, member of Learn to lead CIC and Landstory. He is also the Art Director for Stir Magazine. Currently he is completing a philosophy MA focusing on disability and the social impacts of internet technologies.


Matt Johnson
Matt is the Programme Leader for MA Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool School of Art and Design @ LJMU. Union Member and serial demonstrator. Recently he collaborated with the brilliant writer Andrew Culp on a techno-anarchist anonymity zine to accompany his new book ‘A Guerilla Guide to Refusal’. Co-founded the mysterious ‘Radical Print Faction’ collective at Liverpool School of Art and Design @LJMU.. or did he?

Twitter: @neumutanten
Instagram: @mattjohnson_vcult

Rhian E Jones
Rhian co-edits Red Pepper and write for Tribune magazine. She has published several books on history and politics: Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender (zer0, 2013); Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest (University of Wales Press, 2015); Triptych: Three Studies of Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible (Repeater, 2017), the anthology of women's music writing Under My Thumb: Songs That Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them (Repeater, 2017) and Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too (Repeater, 2021).

Twitter: @RhianEJones

Nate Kitch
Nate Illustrates the politics of daily life within his vibrant creative practice, poking the likes of Trump and Johnson firmly in the eye hard and fast. He is also an Associate “Lecturer” in Illustration at Solent University. He practices alternative Stand-Up comedy and is a general idiot and disruptor.

Instagram: @natekitch

Gabriel Kuhn
Gabriel is an Austrian-born writer, translator, and union organizer living in Sweden. Among his book publications are Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football, Radical Politics and Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics.


Deej Malik-Johnson
Deej is a Manchester based organiser, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Manchester and an activist for the decolonisation of education and mental health Services. He also works into and delivers lectures on the Len Johnson Memorial Campaign.

Twitter: @deejmjohnson

Keally McBride
Keally is a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco and is interested in issues of power and social change. Her recent research has focused on the dynamics of information technology within contemporary capitalism. She is also on the editorial board for Emancipations, an open access leftist journal.

Matt (Working Class History/Literature)
At various points in his life Matt has been on top of occupied university buildings and doing some workers’/union organising. This includes being an active, but long-suffering, member of Unison until recently. Currently, he works on the Working Class History project, producing podcasts and spreading broader awareness of history from below. He also produces the sister-podcast, Working Class Literature.

Twitter: @wrkclasshistory + @workingclasslit
Instagram: @workingclasshistory
Facebook: Working Class History

Maria Mochnacz
Maria is a photographer and video maker and trained in Fine Art and Photography. She has been working with musicians and bands since 1991, but also does Fashion and Fine Art work. She is most well known for her work is with PJ Harvey. As well as producing her photographs and videos she is closely involved in styling.


Alistair Oldham
Alistair is a Senior Lecturer at UWE Bristol in documentary and factual multiplatform production. His film titled the ‘The Bristol Bike Project’ is a short film about cycling, recycling and political asylum. It has been translated into fourteen different languages and has played at over forty film festivals around the world.


Kate Potts
Kate is a poet, a creative writing lecturer, mentor and works as a marketing and communications manager at Lawrence Wishart Publishing. She co-founded Somewhere in Particular, producing site-specific, community focused poetry events. She also edits prison poetry anthologies for Koestler Arts and recently moved from London to Stroud, Gloucestershire, with her young son.

Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons. The Koestler Arts, 2017 (anthology editor)
Koestler Voices - New Poetry from Prisons, Vol. 2. The Koestler Arts, 2019 (anthology editor)

Facebook: Kate Potts

Steve Presence
Steve is an Associate Professor in Film Studies in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries at UWE. His work focuses on film and television industries or on activist film culture. He has published widely in these fields in various books, reports and peer-reviewed journals including Film Studies, Frames Cinema Journal, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and the Journal of British Cinema and Television and Screen.

Twitter: @StevePresence
Facebook: Steve Presence

Robert R. Raymond
Robert is the co-founder and producer of the Upstream podcast discussing radical ideas and inspiring stories to a more beautiful and equitable world., He is also a senior producer at The Response. Bylines for the Huffpost, Truthout, Shareable, the Baffler and many more. Writer, podcast producer (Upstream and The Response).

Twitter: @robpertray
Instagram: @robpertraymond

River is a theatre director, mental health researcher and a facilitator of creative projects aimed at liberation and social transformation. River’s work is centered on imagining new futures where we no longer live in a prison society and don’t rely on punishment, alienation and coercive institutions like the police to deal with harm and violence. River is also co-ordinating a participatory research project in collaboration with a group of young transgender and gender diverse people to look at how procedures and discourses around access to gender affirming therapies might impact their mental health.

Twitter: @River_Chaoss

Robert Rubbish
Robert is one of the founding members of Le GUN magazine. Born in 1973, Robert Rubbish Greene studied Communication Art & Design at Royal College of Art in London from 2003 – 2005. Historic London is an especially inspirational place for his work which brings together his interests in curiosities, joke shops, facial hair, Victorian punk revivalism and gin.

Instagram - @robertrubbish

Captain SKA
Captain SKA burst onto the music scene in 2010 when producer and trumpet player Jake Painter decided to put his political frustrations into music. In 2017 Captain SKA’s most well known tune ‘Liar Lair GE2017’ became an international news story reaching number four in the UK charts, and even prompting response from UK Prime Minister Theresa may.

Twitter: @captainSKA

Professor Shawn Sobers
Academic teaching Photography at UWE Bristol. His work in film and photography is primarily people based, rooted in personal narratives, hidden histories and untold stories. As a researcher his work has spanned a wide range of topics, including community media, creative education, Tans-Atlantic slave trade, disability, walking and Rastafari culture.

Twitter: @shawnsobers
Instagram: @dr_shawn_sobers

Tenaya Steed
Tenaya is an artist and illustration lecturer interested in folk art and storytelling. Growing up on an English council estate (in a home that preferred the Irish), she saw and lived the creative expression in places deemed uncultured and unworthy. From UFO hoaxes in British ‘cultural deserts’ to a magazine by and for the dinlos and darlings of Gloucester. She is always striving to show how people outside of The Art World connect with the poetry of life - and how much this matters.

Instagram: @tenayasteed

Alfie Steer
Alfie is currently researching for a doctorate on the history of the Labour Left from the end of miner’s strike in 1985 to Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party in 2015. He has written for publications such as Tribune, Jacobin, and the English Historical Review.

Twitter: @AlfieSteer

Angharad Tomos
Writer. Welsh Language Society (past chair), anti-apartheid, peace movement, Nicaragua, anti nuclear, Palestine Solidarity, in North West Wales and still active on that front. At present part of a community based project in her village for young people and re-generation. Campaigning against austerity cuts of County Council, and against second homes in Wales.

Boff Whalley
Boff is an artist, writer and musician in the band Chumbawamba that lasted half his life, that was a band, a gang, a lifestyle, a song-shaped dagger pointed continually at the heart of popular culture and politics. Presently he is working with radical theatre makers, community projects. He is currently focusing on working with refugees and people who have experience of homelessness.


Tom Widdicombe
Tom lives on Dartmoor. He is retired, but still running his small business buying and selling vintage hand tools. He joined the Labour Party in 2015 and left in 2019. He is the co host of the podcast ‘Thelma and Tom Look Left’, and also hosts his own podcast ‘Talking with the Hippies’.

Twitter: @tom909