Authors

Akcan, Esra

Esra is a University Professor in Department of Architecture at Cornell University. Providing evi-dence about the growth of inequality in the global capitalist system and geopolitical hierarchies; pro-ducing ideas for a more just architectural practice.

 

Twitter: @esraakcan

 

McLaughlin, Darran

Darran McLaughlin is a bookseller, former Momentum NCG member, co-founder of Bristol Transformed, and manager of Bookhaus, based in Bristol. 

Website: www.bookhausbristol.com 

Twitter: @McDarran

Draper, Daniel

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.


Website: www.shutoutthelight.co.uk

Working Class History/Literature, Matt

Matt (Working Class History/Literature) At various points in his life Matt has been on top of occupied university buildings and doing some work-ers’/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.


Website: www.workingclasshistory.com

Douieb, Tiernan

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
Website: www.tiernandouieb.co.uk

Widdicombe, Tom

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
Website: www.tomwiddicombe.com

Whalley, Boff

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 and community projects. He is currently focusing on working with refugees and people who have experience of homelessness.

Website: www.boffwhalley.com

Tomos, Angharad

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 the County Council, and against second homes in Wales.

Twitter: @Rwdlian

Steer, Alfie

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
Email: alfie.steer@hertford.ox.ac.uk

Steed, Tenaya

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
Website: www.tenayasteed.com

Presence, Steve

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
Email: stephen2.presence@uwe.ac.uk
Website: www.radicalfilmnetwork.com

Potts, Kate

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)


Website: www.katepotts.net

Mochnacz, Maria

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 with PJ Harvey. As well as producing her photographs and videos she is closely involved in styling.

Website: www.mariamochnacz.co.uk

McBride, Keally

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.

Kuhn, Gabriel

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.

Website: www.lefttwothree.org

Kitch, Nate

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 com-edy and is a general idiot and disruptor.

Instagram: @natekitch
Website: www.natekitch.com

Jones, Rhian E

Rhian co-edits Red Pepper and write for Tribune magazine. She has published several books on his-tory 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
Website: www.rhianejones.com/

Johnson, Matt

Matt is the Programme Leader for MA Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool School of Art and Design @ LJMU. Union Member and serial demon-strator. 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
Website: www.mutanten.co.uk

Jeffery, Maxwell

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.

Email: max@stirtoaction.com

Jannesari, Sohail

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
Website: www.sohailj.com

Hannah, Simon

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

Hall, Ed

Ed has been making Trade Union campaign and exhi-bition banners for over 30 years. They are handmade, stitched, appliqued and often with painted scenes as the centrepieces. He is an architect and studied at Sheffield University. He gained his Trade Union expe-rience as the Branch Secretary of Lambeth Unison in the 1990’s.

Website: www.www.edhallbanners.co.uk

Gorecki, Nik

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 Radical Book Fair.

Website: www.housmans.com

Gibson, Katherine

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: www.communityeconomies.org/index.php/people/katherine-gibson
Website: www.communityeconomies.org/index.php/people/jk-gibson-graham

Freeman, Libby

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
Website: www.toppleadburn.com

Faulkner, Neil

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 demo-cratic revolution. 

Prunetti, Alberto

Alberto Prunetti is an Italian based working class writer. He was born in a Tuscan steel town in 1973. A former pizza chef, cleaner and handyman, he is also the author of five novels and has translated works by George Orwell, Angela Davis, David Graeber and many others. Since 2018 he has directed the Working Class books series for the publisher Edizioni Alegre. His memoir Down and Out in England and Italy is translated in English by Scribe UK.  

 

Twitter: @alprunetti 

Mather, Yassamine

Yassamine Mather is editor of the academic journal Critique, works in the University of Oxford and is chair of the campaign Hands Off The People of Iran. She is the author of dozens of articles on contemporary Iranian politics. 

Twitter: @yassaminem 

instagram: @yassaminemather 

Bindley, Billy

Billy Bindley is an artist and works as a designer and lecturer. He runs Tendencies Bulletin, a publishing project commissioning work on poetry, art, football, fashion, politics, and people, for those with socialist tendencies.  

 Instagram: @dontwillkit / @TendenciesBulletin 

Arnold, Tabitha

Tabitha Arnold’s maximalist, narrative tapestries speak to the radical past and ongoing struggle that threads all working people together. Shes inspired by the history of the international labour movement, as well as her own experiences as a worker, organizer and artist coming of age during a wave of unionization and class-consciousness. Arnold’s textiles have been featured in HyperallergicJacobin magazine, and on issue covers of Dissent magazine. She is a MacDowell Fellow and part of the American Craft Council’s 2022 Emerging Artist Cohort. 
 

Instagram: @tabithakarnold 

Website: www.tabithaarnold.com 

Cook, Siân

Siân is a graphic designer and educator specialising in social design, ethical issues, public messaging, campaigning and audience engagement. Her main research interest lies in archiving, examining and disseminating HIV/AIDS UK health promotion campaigns and graphic ephemera. Siân is Co-Director/Founder of the Women’s Design and Research Unit (WD+RU) which promotes women working in design and facilitating socially inclusive projects.   

Instagram: @hivgraphics 

Twitter: @nostarpro 

Dey, Shaun

Shaun Dey is a video-activist and co-founder of the London based collective Reel News, using film to help bring about social change and working with the numerous campaigns and struggles which are not only fighting back, but winning too – not just in the UK, but across the world. In particular Reel News has become well-known for supporting rank and file workers’ struggles and has been involved in a number of victories, as well as doing a lot of work on climate justice and a working-class response to climate change. 

Twitter: @ReelNewsLondon   

Website: www.reelnews.co.uk       

YouTube: youtube.com/user/ReelNews   

Hegarty, Dr Sebastiane

Sebastiane Hegarty is an artist, writer, and lecturer. As a visual artist working primarily with sound, his work explores the relationship between time, place, remembering and loss. His work has been transmitted, exhibited, heard and unheard across the UK, Europe and the Americas.  
In 2022, his essay, Withdrawn from Use, was published in the Journal Organised Sound (Cambridge, 2022) and the text work, ‘I am not imagining this…’ was nominated for Best Imagined Sound in the Sound of the Year Awards, 2021.  


Instagram: @sebastiane_hegarty 


Twitter: @sebastiane_h 

King, Scott

Scott King is an artist, graphic designer and writer. He has worked as art director for i-D magazine and creative director for Sleazenation magazine. He has produced graphic design work for the Michael Clark Dance Company; Malcolm McLaren; Pet Shop Boys; Róisín Murphy; John Grant; Saint Etienne; Earl Brutus; Suicide and New Order amongst many others. King’s work has been exhibited internationally.  

Instagram: @scottkingstudio  

Website: www.scottking.co.uk  

Dafydd, Ap

Ap Dafydd is a Socialist republican and the bloke that sells SHAG fanzine by the speed camera on matchdays, you know, the one with the beard, he’s by the bin and the bus shelter on the tech end corner. Influences: Welsh Socialist Republicans/Comrades at the football/ Karl Connolly/Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers/TAL fanzine/Dial M for Merthyr/John Jenkins/James Connolly/STAND against modern football/The Russian revolution/Karl Marx/Watching football in the rain/Public Enemy. 

Twitter: @SHAG23997980 

Kinna, Ruth

Ruth Kinna is a university lecturer working in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University and a UCU rep. She is Co-editor of Anarchist Studies and author of Anarchism - A Beginners Guide.  

 

White, Richard

Richard White is an older white man, born in London and raised in Herefordshire and Dorset. He has a freelance practice as artist/researcher with specialist interest in walking practices, reluctant heritage and social justice. Today he lives in North Somerset, starting to make work walking the estates of local landowners who made their fortunes in the trade in captured and enslaved people and the labour of those who survived. Richard’s career background is in participatory media arts and education, and he is currently Senior Lecturer in Media Practice at Bath Spa University  

Twitter: @walknowlive 

Website: www.walknowtracks.co.uk/ 

Website: forcedwalks.co.uk/ 

Davies, Rebecca

Rebecca Davies is from London and lives in Stoke-on-Trent. Her work explores the role of art in making change, as a device and platform to represent and communicate complex stories and politics. She has run participation projects with Turner Contemporary, Tate, South London Gallery, and was lead artist of the Whitechapel Gallery Community Workshops for 3 years. Rebecca and artist Anna Francis set up The Portland Inn Project CIC in 2016.  

Instagram: @rebeccamariadavies 

Website: www.rebeccadaviesartist.co.uk 

Website: www.theportlandinnproject.com 

Miles, Rachael

Rachael Miles is Birkenhead born and bred, currently residing in Cardiff (where the Tories have no chance of getting in) with a partner and two dogs called Bwtch and Femme. Rachael is an academic teaching in Visual Culture at UWE Bristol and works on a number of projects broadly themed around class, gender and poverty. Recent work involves writing, performance and the production of collaborative events with a focus on building multigenerational queer audiences. 

Website: Rachael Miles 

Manning, Polly

Polly Manning is a writer from Carmarthenshire. She's currently working on her first collection of short stories, and in the autumn will begin postgraduate studies in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. 

Twitter: @polly_manning_ 

Sng, Paul

Paul Sng is a bi-racial British Chinese filmmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland, whose work focuses on people who challenge the status quo. His work has been screened internationally in cinemas and film festivals and broadcast on television and streaming platforms around the world. Feature film credits include DISPOSSESSION and POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ. He is a 2022/23 BAFTA Breakthrough artist. 

Twitter: @paulsng  

Instagram: @paulsng1 

Di Bello, Patrizia

Patrizia Di Bello is a Professor at Birkbeck, University of London, and a trustee of the Feminist Library and MayDay Rooms. In the late 1970s, she was active in the Federazione Anarchica Italiana, especially the feminist group in Milan. She considers teaching and mothering important aspects of her activism. 

Website: Patrizia Di Bello

Douglas, Noel

Noel Douglas is an artist, designer and lecturer. He was a main organiser and design activist within the anticapitalist ‘movements of movements’ and the anti-war movements between 1998-2005. In 2011 he co-founded Occupy Design, and continues to this day with various forms of art and design activism, working within and for the movements for Climate Emergency, Social Justice and revolutionary change on the street, in unauthorised campaigns like Brandalism, and in various galleries and museums internationally.  

Twitter: @signsofrevolt 

Instagram: @noeldouglas

Website: www.noeldouglas.net/ 

Lester, Michelle

Michelle Lester has been an English Literature and Language teacher her whole working life, and has recently upped sticks from her home in Devon to try out life in Northern Portugal – semi-retired but still with some educational irons in the fire! Teaching about literature and language has been her contribution to the values and ideals of the left, which for her are rooted in empathy, compassion, justice, critical thought and global awareness. 

Instagram: @cloudcatcher23 

Hindley, Michael

Michael Hindley studied German at London University and the Free University of West Berlin. He was a Labour MEP from 1984 to 1999.  He now freelances as a writer and lecturer on international politics.  

He is the author of The Semi Detached European (Manipal Universal Press, 2021) 

Twitter: @HindleyLancs 

Email: mhindley1947@gmail.com 

Benn, Melissa

Melissa Benn lives in London. As a writer she has contributed numerous essays, features and reviews to a wide range magazines and journals and has also published nine books – two novels and several books on the politics of education and women’s lives. She is a longstanding campaigner for a more equal and better funded education system; from 2014-2018 she was Chair of Comprehensive Future, a cross-party group calling for fair admissions, and in 2020 was a co-founder of the Private Education Policy Forum, a group committed to investigating and reforming the private/state school gap.  

Twitter: @Melissa_Benn 

Website: www.melissabenn.co.uk 

Morris, Lucy

Lucy Morris currently works part-time as a waitress along with illustrating working-class history as a printmaker in Warrington. She is a member of her local Socialist Party and a volunteer at the Working Class Movement Library. She works to ensure working-class people can easily connect with their heritage and feel proud of their histories.   

Instagram: @Lucymorris_illustration  

Brunstein, Lorna

Lorna Brunstein is an artist based in the Bristol area working in mixed media installation. She draws from her family history and her experience as a second generation survivor to make work attending to human rights and issues of social justice. She explores themes of identity, memory, loss and displacement. The notion of inherited trauma is at the core of her work. Travelling to sites of memory informs her work and she recently accompanied the Unite Against Fascism campaign group on their annual educational trip to Auschwitz three years running, contributing to their programme from a second generation perspective.
Twitter: @suitcasestones Website:Lorna Brunstein

McKenzie, Dr Lisa

Dr Lisa McKenzie is a working class academic. Her politics were formed growing up in a mining community, coming of age in the Miners’ Strike, and only later as an adult and a mother going to university and using that higher education in her class politics.  

Twitter: @redrumlisa 

Instagram: @drlisa1968 

Roland Danil, Linda

Linda Roland Danil obtained a PhD from the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds in 2015. She is presently a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge, where she is also writing a second thesis on, broadly speaking, immunity.  

Website: www.researchgate.net/profile/Linda-Roland-Danil \ 

Protopapa, Lina

Lina Protopapa is a translator and literary critic based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Her translation of Constantia Soteriou’s “Death Customs” from the Greek received the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize while her translation of Nikolas Kyriakou’s “The Debt” was shortlisted for the same prize in 2020. Her work has appeared in Granta, adda, Fractal, Hartis Magazine, and on BBC Radio 4. She is a doctoral candidate in English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Cyprus.  

Instagram: @raphelmai 

Twitter: @LinaProtopapa 

Bewers, Kelly

Kelly Bewers is a creative strategist, facilitator and writer working with non-profit organisations that are designing more equitable systems of social, economic and environmental justice. She is an activist of hope, practitioner in the lost art of asking questions, searcher for nuance and reader of books. 

Twitter: @kelly_bewers 

Website: kellybewers.com  

Garthwaite, Kayleigh

Kayleigh Garthwaite is an Associate Professor in Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Birmingham. Her work focuses on poverty and inequality, specifically exploring charitable food provision and food insecurity. She is the author of Poverty and Insecurity: life in low pay, no pay Britain (2012); Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain (2016); and A Year Like No Other: life on a low income during Covid-19 (2022).  

Twitter: @KA_Garthwaite 

Jacques, Juliet

Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer, filmmaker and academic based in London. She has published four books, made three short films and written numerous short stories, articles and essays on subjects including politics, LGBTQI+ issues, literature, film, art, music and football. She was a Labour member during the Corbyn years, co-writing and coordinating the Artists for Labour statement signed by more than 500 people in creative industries ahead of the 2019 General Election. 

Twitter: @zinovievletter 

Email: Julietjacques81@gmail.com 

Hannah, Jonny

Jonny was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. He studied at Liverpool School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He now lives in Southampton where he works on big left-wing projects for organisations such as the Museums of Northumberland, creating Darktown Social Clubs in Hexham, Ashington, Berwick and Morpeth. He also looks the business too with shiny brogues and snappy braces. 

Instagram - @darktownresident 

Solo, Joe

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play nine countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of folk, punk and blues in his own right.  

Instagram: @joesolomusic 

Website: www.joesolomusic.com 

Website: www.joesolomusic.bandcamp.com 

Jones, Jessie Florence

Jessie Jones is a writer and editor for Radical Art Review based in Liverpool writing on culture, class, and specifically literature that highlights this. She is also Communications Manager for At the Library, an arts project working with diverse communities out of Sefton libraries (@we.are.at.the.library). She is interested in the intersection between art and activism and her writing can be found in Left Cultures, Lunate, Blood Knife and the Verso blog. 

Instagram: @what.shesreading 

Website: substack.com/@jessieflorencejones 

Williamson, Jason

Jason Williamson is the vocalist in the UK punk rock duo Sleaford Mods. Jason doesn’t practice any group activism as part of a wider political party or organisation, preferring to focus his disdain through the music that he co-writes with his band mate, Andrew Fearn. He lives in Nottingham with his wife Claire and two kids.  

Website: www.sleafordmods.com 

Instragram: @jason_williamson_ 

Ahsan, Hamja

Hamja Ahsan is an artist, writer, curator and campaigner based in London, UK. His engagement with leftist cultures begins with 1990s zine culture and he became an active campaigner and public speaker after his brother was detained without trail under the war on terror with a US extradition request. He now focuses on issues of neurodiversity, Islamophobia and anti-racism in the arts. 

Twitter: @hamjaahsan  

Instagram: @shyradicals 

 

Shankland, Emma

Shankland banner makers have been working with communities, trade unions, schools and individuals throughout the UK for over 40 years. Emma is a professional artist and collaborates with her husband Edgar Ameti. They continue the unique tradition of creating hand-painted fabric banners to fly amidst the crowds with messages of solidarity, hope, community organisation and change 

Website: www.durhambannermakers.co.uk 

Instagram: @durhambannermakers 

Clement, Ellie

Ellie Clement likes libraries and punk and is a member of Commoners Choir. She’s been involved in a variety of political and library projects in Yorkshire since the early 1990s including the 1in12 club and Commonweal.  

Twitter: @commonerschoir 

Instagram: @commonerschoir 

Website: commonerschoir.com 

Johnston, D.D.

D.D. Johnston is a Scottish activist and author. He helped start McDonald’s Workers Resistance and was then active in the anti-capitalist movement and various anarchist groups. He’s the author of four novels and has been described as “Bringing light to a dark world” (The Financial Times) and “One of the country's most important left-wing fiction writers” (The Morning Star). His most recent book is the post-apocalyptic utopia Disnaeland. 

Twitter: @dd_johnston 

Instagram: @radical_pilgrim 

Website: ddjohnston.org 

Archibald, David

David Archibald teaches Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. His publications include The war that won’t die: The Spanish Civil War in Cinema (2012) and Tracking Loach: Politics | Production | Practices (2022). David is currently making films with Núria Araüna Baró under the banner ‘Ragged Cinema’, writing songs for and performing with The Tenementals, and is researcher-in-residence at The Revelator Wall of Death. David is a life-long socialist and has no plans to change that. 

Twitter: @tenementals 

Instagram: @tenementals 

Wooley, Dan

Dan Wooley is a keen reader, writer, fell walker, swimmer and lover of the outdoor world. Having moved to London by mistake many years ago, Dan recently returned to his native Lake District. He now spends his days working for Stir to Action in order to bring about the economic revolution, and outside of this is forever tinkering around the borders of a new essay, poem, or some form of experimental writing. Dan agrees with Gil Scott-Heron (whom he greatly admires) that the revolution will not be televised, but is hoping that it can be captured neatly in prose. 

 

Instagram: iam_danwolf 

Adult Theatre for Social Change, Collective Encounters

Established in 2004, Collective Encounters is a professional arts organisation specialising in using theatre as a tool for social change through collaborative practice. Collective Encounters works with people on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling pressing social and political concerns. They work within the Liverpool City Region with those who have been directly affected by poverty and inequality. Professional artists lead their activities, working in partnership with a number of individuals and agencies from a diverse range of sectors  

Website: www.collective-encounters.org.uk 

 

Kenyon, Peter

Peter Kenyon is a former long-serving Labour Councillor and a trustee of Mid-Pennine Arts, an arts project that commissions ambitious, original work that is unique to some very special places and connects directly with people from the Burnley and Pendle area. He is also a singer in North East Lancashire Clarion Choir which performs regularly at Clarion House. 

www.midpenninearts.org.uk 

Sproule, Bob

Bob Sproule was first taken to the Clarion House by his parents in the 1950s. He is a trade unionist, co-operator, Labour Movement activist, keen walker and collaborator of Pendle Radicals Walks. He is also a founding member and contributor to Pendle Radicals, a research and creative project exploring the stories of some of Pendle Hill’s extraordinary change makers, radical thinkers and non-conformists.  

www.pendleradicals.org.uk 

Jepson, Charles

Charles Jepson is a keen cyclist and General Secretary of the National Clarion Cycling Club which was set up in 1895 to uphold the Clarion ideal that Socialism is the Hope of the World, and to preserve the link between Clarion cyclists and Socialism. Charles organises a cycle rally at Clarion House each summer. 

www.nationalclarioncc1895.co.uk 

email: national.clarion1895@gmail.com  

Nike, Sue

Sue Nike is Chair of Nelson ILP Land Society, the organisation which owns and manages the Clarion House. Sue is also a keen walker and environmentalist and is up at Clarion House most Sundays welcoming visitors. She makes the best pint of tea in East Lancashire and beyond.  

www.clarionhouse.org.uk 

Burton, Nick

Nick Burton is a walk leader, author and campaigner for countryside access. He once walked from Lancashire to the Houses of Parliament following only footpaths to protest against austerity cuts to public rights of way. Nick is the co-creator of Pendle Radicals Walks which celebrate local socialists. He is the current Chair of The Friends of Clarion House.

Website: allroutesnorth.co.uk 

Brown, Dr Charmaine

Dr Charmaine Brown is a long time Peckham resident. Her teaching journey started with the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) and continued as Education Manager at the Peckham Literacy Centre (The Bookplace).  She is currently a senior university lecturer in initial teacher education. She is involved in a range of equality initiatives which is applied in her other professional role as Judicial Office holder for the Ministry of Justice and within her community.    

 

Email: c.brown@greenwich.ac.uk 

Website: drcharmainebrown.com/

Wiedel-Kaufmann, Ben

Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann is an art historian and lecturer at the Open University. His research is concerned with the interrelations of art and politics in the 20th century. He is currently writing a book building on his PhD research into London’s murals and left-wing politics in the 1970s and 80s. Based in Lambeth, South London, Ben is an active trade unionist and campaigner. 

Twitter: @benwwk 

Dhlamini, Beauty

Beauty Dhlamini is a British–South African global health scholar, journalist and Tribune columnist based in South London. Her work focuses on health inequalities and their intersections with race, gender and class. Beauty also co-hosts the radical health podcast Mind the Health Gap. She is currently continuing her work as an organiser to build a people’s health movement. 

 

Twitter: @beautydhlamini 

Mind the Health Gap Podcast - @mthgpod 

Kumar, Ashok

Ashok Kumar is a Senior Lecturer of Political Economy at Birkbeck, University of London. He’s been involved in various struggles in the United States and in Britain. His book Monopsony Capitalism analysis labour struggles across the world to look at the ways to organise more effectively under the shifting composition of capitalism. 

 

Twitter: broseph_stalin  

TikTok: comrade_kumar 

Website: www.monopsonycapitalism.com 

Winch, Alison

Alison Winch was born in Leeds and works in London. She is a poet and lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, teaching and writing about digital media, popular culture, capitalism and patriarchy. She’s also mainly being with her two kids. 

Website: Alison Winch 

Male, Alan

Alan Male is Professor Emeritus and former Head of Illustration at Falmouth University. He has written several internationally published books about illustration and has presented a number of invited keynotes and public lectures around the world. As a practitioner, Professor Male has illustrated more than 170 books by commission and won a number of global awards. Current research interests include the history and influence of illustration on society with an emphasis on politics, religion, propaganda and sensationalism.

 

Website: Alan Male

Emejulu, Akwugo

Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include the political sociology of race, class and gender and women of colours grassroots activism in Europe and the United States. She is the author of several books including Fugitive Feminism (Silver Press, 2022) and Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain (Policy Press, 2017). She is co-editor of To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe (Pluto Press, 2019).  

Instagram: @Akwugo Emejulu  

website: Akwugo Emejulu

McManus, Esther

Esther McManus makes books and comics that explore collective and personal relationships to history. She is interested in print’s historical role in the production and distribution of knowledge, informed by her background in silkscreen and risograph printing.   

 

Website: www.esthermcmanus.co.uk  

Instagram: @esther_mcmanus 

Mathias, Erin

Erin Mathias is a south-west Walian writer and researcher living in Cardiff. She's worked in the arts, education and local government and recently started doctoral research in the field of forensic linguistics. She also co-edits independent Welsh magazine The Paper, writes short stories and scripts whenever she finds the time, and is currently compiling her first short story collection

Beech, Dave

Dave Beech is an artist and writer who was a member of the Freee Art Collective between 2004 and 2018. He completed his PhD at the University of the Arts, London, on the economics of art. Dave was Professor of Art at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg (2015-19) and is Reader in Art and Marxism at Chelsea College of Art. He is the author of Art and Labour (Brill, 2020), Art and Postcapitalism (Pluto, 2019) and Art and Value (Brill, 2015) He exhibits internationally. 

Instagram @davebeechartist  

Twitter: @davebeechartist  

website: www.davebeech.co.uk  

Murphy, Colin

Colin Murphy is a Belfast-based stand-up comedian. He is best known for his television work hosting and co-writing The Blizzard of Odd and The Unbelievable Truth, and as resident panellist on The Blame Game for BBC Northern Ireland and The Panel for RTÉ. 

Twitter: @thatcolinmurphy 

Website: www.thatcolinmurphy.com

Tomos, Angharad

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 the County Council, and against second homes in Wales.

 

Rubbish, Robert

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 curiosi-ties, joke shops, facial hair, Victorian punk revivalism and gin.

Instagram: robertrubbish
Website: www.robertrubbish.com

Oldham, Alistair

Alistair is a Senior Lecturer at UWE Bristol in docu-mentary 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.

Website: www.vimeo.com/36595608

Hayes, Nick

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
(righttoroam.org.uk), 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: Foghornhayes
Website: www.foghornhayes.com

Sobers, Professor Shawn

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, the transatlantic slave trade, disability, walking and Rastafari culture.

Twitter: @shawnsobers
Website: www.shawnsobers.com

R. Raymond, Robert

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
Website: www.upstreampodcast.org

SKA, Captain

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
Website: www.captainska.com

Goldblatt, David

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

Malik-Johnson, Deej

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 in and delivers lectures on the Len Johnson Memorial Campaign.

Twitter: @deejmjohnson 

River

River is a theatre director, mental health researcher and a facilitator of creative projects aimed at liberation and social transformation. River’s work is centred 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 thera-pies might impact their mental health.

Twitter: River_Chaoss
Email: river.ujhadbor@kcl.ac.uk

Easton, Theresa

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.


Website: www.theresaeaston@wordpress.com

Duncan, Della

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.

 

Twitter: @dellazduncan
Instagram: @dellazduncan
Facebook: Della Duncan
Website: www.dellazduncan.com
Website: www.upstreampodcast.org

Dorling, Danny

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).

Davis, Paul

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
Website: copyrightdavis.com

Davies, Sophie-Ann

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

Dalilah, Zahra

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

Collings, Matthew

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
Website: emmabiggsandmatthewcollings.net

Collett, Rachel

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

Chamberlain, Phil

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: tobaccotactics.org + radpresshistory.wordpress.com

Brown, Matthew

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

Searson, Eilis

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
Website: eilissearson.com

Bonner, Matt

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: revoltdesign.org + dogsection.org

Barrett, Liam

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.
Website: liambarrett.co.uk

Bandinelli, Carolina

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.

Bandinelli, Arturo

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.

Aviram, Alon

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