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.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the newly elected president of Mexico. He's promised Mexicans a new country, based on a promise to end violence, corruption and inequality, and to develop a leftist bastion in the Americas.
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.
Richard Seymour is an emerging voice on the radical left, providing expert analysis on British politics across international media. He co-founded the magazine Salvage, a quarterly of revolutionary arts and letters.
Ella Shohat is a ground-breaking cultural critic, contributing to changing the discourse on colonialism, feminism and representations of the Middle East. Her writing unsettles the boundaries between ‘the West and the Rest’.
Owen Hatherley is an architecture and culture critic whose writings have spanned Soviet Constructivism, to the merits of Coventry train station. His acerbic wit and sense for ‘place’ can be found in the pages of Guardian.
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.
Ben White is an activist and commentator embedded within the Palestinian struggle. His writing is consumed by a moral compulsion to illuminate the crimes enacted by the Israeli state and draw attention to the lived experiences of Palestinians.
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.
Richard Falk was the former UN special rapporteur to Palestine. His unparalleled scholarship on Israel/Palestine is informed by a deep commitment to humanist thought and an optimism for the future of the Palestinian struggle.