Natural born rebel


Fighting Isis on the frontline with the YPJ

21 March 2017 Rahila Gupta talks to Kimmie Taylor about life on the frontline in Rojava

‘We have to start from scratch’: life after fleeing North Korea

20 February 2016 Narjas Theodora Zatat spoke to activist Hyeonseo Lee, who is a refugee from North Korea

On our own terms

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Andy Greene from Disabled People Against Cuts

Beating the blacklist

1 June 2015 Dave Smith spoke to Ewa Jasiewicz about his fight against the corporate blacklists that keep union activists out of a job

Free Mahienour! Egyptian revolutionary and climate activist

22 July 2014 In May Egyptian revolutionary, climate activist and lawyer Mahienour El-Massry was unjustly jailed. Just before she was imprisoned she spoke to Mika Minio about her amazing work.

Activist high

30 November 2013 Ali Garrigan talks to Kara Moses about climbing the Shard, western Europe’s tallest building, for Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign

George Lakey: ‘This is about solidarity. Let’s go!’

2 December 2012 Veteran US movement strategist George Lakey talks to Sarah-Jayne Clifton about creating nonviolent revolution

Biting the rotten Apple: Taking on Foxconn

23 August 2012 Jenny Chan talks about her campaigning with workers in China

Dale Farm: We stood because ye stood

6 May 2012 Mary Sheridan talks to Elly Robson about resisting the eviction of her family and the Traveller community at Dale Farm in Essex

Shack fightback: Bandile Mdlalose on Abahlali baseMjondolo

30 December 2011 Bandile Mdlalose talks to Lorna Stephenson about Abahlali baseMjondolo, a radical poor people’s movement in South Africa

School of struggle

27 February 2011 Sixth form student Fatima Rahim explains why she was part of an occupation at Camden School for Girls

Indigenous insight

27 December 2010 Victor Figueroa Clark talks to Hugo Blanco, an ecosocialist and indigenous activist from Peru

Breaking rank

14 January 2010 Tim Hunt speaks to Clare Glenton, wife of Joe Glenton, the British soldier facing court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan

A fight worth having

21 October 2009 Kate Ferguson interviews Ian Terry, a 23-year-old wind turbine worker involved in the occupation of the Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight

Coming out in Kenya

23 August 2009 Pauline Kimani is one of Kenya's few openly lesbian women. Interview by Arusha Topazzini

Guarding the gulag

7 February 2009 Christopher Brandon Arendt was a guard at Guantanamo detention camp from January to October 2004. He now is a full time volunteer for the advocacy group Iraq Veterans Against the War, campaigning against the 'war on terror'. He spoke to Kate Ferguson

Win one day

11 December 2008 Joaquin Nzuzi Mbambi is UK general secretary of Abako, the oldest anti-colonial party in the Congo. He escaped the country six years ago after a crackdown on the outlawed group and has been seeking asylum in the UK ever since

Starting young

1 December 2008 At the tender age of 13, Sonia Azad is already something of a veteran peace activist, having set up an anti-war campaign for children, as well as making two documentary films. She talked to Andrea D'Cruz about what inspired her to get involved

Mrs Chips

14 November 2008 From school meals to school selection policies, Margaret Tulloch has been a tireless campaigner for state education for half a lifetime. She spoke to Laurie Penny

Papuan justice denied

1 November 2007 Indonesian human rights campaigner Peneas Lokbere talks to Kirk Ward about transmigration policy, Papuan rights and Indonesian state torture