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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.
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).
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.
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 demo-cratic revolution.
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, its identities, politics and art. He loves the art created and conversations he has through hitch hiking.
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).
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.
Tom lives on Dartmoor. He is retired, but still run-ning 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’.
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.
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.
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 pub-lications such as Tribune, Jacobin, and the English Historical Review.
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?
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.
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.
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 the-atre makers and community projects. He is currently focusing on working with refugees and people who have experience of homelessness.
Steve is an Associate Professor in Film Studies in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries at UWE. His work focuses on ﬁlm and televi-
sion 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.
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.
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 complet-ing a philosophy MA focusing on disability and the social impacts of internet technologies.
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)
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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.