Lola Olufemi is a feminist writer and organiser. She runs workshops on feminism and political organising in schools and local communities. Seeing feminism as a transformative political project, her activism continually breaks boundaries.
JJ Bola is an award winning writer, known for his poetry, novels and sharp political takes. His writing creates stories that bring out human connection, shedding a new light on how we see the world, ourselves and each other.
Cedric J. Robinson is one of the doyens of Black Studies and a pioneer in study of the Black Radical Tradition. His works have been essential texts, deconstructing racial capitalism and inspiring insurgent movements from Ferguson to the West Bank.
A.M. Gittlitz is the producer of the popular podcast The Antifada. Based in Brooklyn, New York, he writes about counter-culture, radical politics and punk rock for a variety of publications, including the New York Times.
Max Haiven is a prolific writer on cultural studies from an explicitly Marxist standpoint. He is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University where he also co-directs the ReImagining Value Action Lab.
Tithi Bhattacharya is a Marxist historian and activist, writing extensively on gender and the politics of Islamophobia. She has been active in movements for social justice throughout her life, spearheading campaigns across three continents.
Sakine Cansiz was a Kurdish revolutionary, who was a leading member of the PKK, present at its first congress of 1978. She was imprisoned between 1980 and 1991. A close associate of Abdullah Öcalan, she was murdered in Paris in 2013.
Mario Mieli was a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s, respected as one of the movement's most profound intellectuals. He committed suicide in 1983 at the age of 30.
bell hooks is an author, feminist, and activist, whose writing is at the juncture of race, class, and gender. A figurehead of intersectionality, she has authored numerous feminist classics and the bell hooks institute was founded in her name.
Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he writes on linguistics, history and politics.
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is a critical theorist. Her method of enquiry combines a critique of political economy with the philosophy of hope, politics, critical feminism, art and decoloniality.
Peter Fryer was a jazz-playing Marxist author and activist, he was expelled from the Communist Party in 1956 for rejecting Stalinism, and later fought the imperial mendacity of whitewashed British history, authoring the now-classic Staying Power.