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by Katy Goldstraw  |  26th July 2021

APLE Collective explains the participatory activism carried out during the pandemic which has been the basis of its new book Socially Distanced Activism. …Read more

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by Tracey Herrington  |  12th July 2021

Tracey Herrington introduces Thrive Teesside’s 'The Spirit of Teesside', a collective piece of writing that offers unique insights into the experiences of women living and working in Teesside.…Read more

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In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, author of 'Forgotten Wives', about how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’.…Read more

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Yee Man Louie, RMIT University in Melbourne, explores the unique challenges culturally and linguistically diverse communities face when experiencing domestic violence and reflects on her own lived experiences.…Read more

Protest signs saying 'no more austerity'
by Daniel Newman and Jon Robins  |  22nd June 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, authors of 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', about the decimation of legal aid, the failings of our justice system, and how this has entrenched poverty and social inequality in our society.…Read more

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In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Raven Bowen, author of 'Work, Money and Duality' and CEO of National Ugly Mugs, about sex work, duality and why we need to listen to sex workers to understand sex work and create effective policy.…Read more

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Acclaimed activist and scholar Gill Hague talks with Jess Miles about the inspiring and powerful story of the women’s liberation movement and the domestic violence movement in particular, as told in her book, 'History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement: We’ve Come Further Than You Think'.…Read more

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‘Nothing about us, without us’. Elizabeth George from National ugly Mugs explains how The Source, by giving a voice to sex workers of colour, is the first step in understanding the experiences of the most marginalised in society. …Read more

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by Alan Leitch  |  14th April 2021

Alan Leitch, Chairman of Compass Independent Publishing Services, discusses bookshops, why they matter and what we can do to keep them.…Read more

Art saying 'Granddaughter cycled past shouting "don't die Sally"'
by Lisa McKenzie  |  8th April 2021

Lisa Mckenzie launches the Kickstarter campaign Lockdown Diaries of the Working Class (UK), the publication of a graphic novel through which marginalised working-class people voice their own experience, rather than have it spoken about. …Read more