Matt Haworth created Ugly Mugs, through his company Reason Digital, to let sex workers share anonymous tip offs about possible assaults, abusers and rapists.

Penny, from the Racial Justice Network, and journalist and human rights campaigner Zrinka on how migrants can be electoral kingmakers 

Baroness Ruth Lister is co-chair of Compass, a tireless antipoverty campaigner, children’s rights activist and feminist. Sue Goss as been writing about and working on politics, local government and democracy for the past thirty years. Can we really do politics differently?

'A radical campaigner in a business suit', Keith is the executive director of the National Secular Society and a lifelong humanist activist. He has advocated, along with some religious groups, to reform free speech laws over the right to insult and was key campaigner on equal marriage.

'Wee in the shower to save water". It doesn't sound like it could catch on. But 'Go With The Flow' founders Debs Torr and Chris Dobson are proving the doubters wrong. The UEA students figured out that it could mean 720m litres saved annually if everybody in the UK took part, £42.5m saved per year if population of East Anglia backed campaign, and £125k per year if all UEA students accepted challenge.

Pat Kane, is a one-time pop star and the activist behind FutureFest. Indra Adnan is a psychotherapist, consultant and founder of Soft Power Network. As partners, they have both been involved in the campaign for nuclear disarmament.

Peter MacLeod is one of Canada's leading experts in public engagement and deliberative democracy and the co-founder and principal of MASS LBP.

Peter is the Mayor of Frome, northeast Somerset, the author of Flatpack Democracy, and has worked in areas of social justice for 35 years. He is one of the founders Independents for Frome, created to support a group of individuals to stand and get elected to Frome Town Council in 2011.

Maryam is from Bahrain. Her father and sister are in prison. She has been imprisoned, beaten and intimidated, but everything she has experienced as the leading face of Bahrain's pro-democracy movement has only left her more determined.

Neal is co-chair of the progressive democratic think-tank, Compass, co-producers of Change:HOW? He has long believed that politics needs a new way of thinking, organising and being - he wants Compass to be it. Neal was author of All Consuming (Penguin, 2009) and serves on the Boards of UK Feminista and We own it!

Vinay is one of the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory, state failure solutions, and managing global system risks including poverty/development and the environmental crisis.

Charlotte and Matilda are both deeply dissatisfied with our current economic and political system - and in quite different ways they're each doing something about it

Kathleen is the main organising force behind both The Food Assembly and Incredible Edible Southwark.

Amelia Andersdotter is a Swedish politician and was youngest member of the European Parliament until 2014, aged just 24 when she first went to Brussels. Andersdotter is a member of Sweden's Pirate Party, which supports reform of copyright law, net neutrality and protection of citizens' right to privacy.

Engin Isin is Professor of citizenship at the Open University, and a 'professional immigrant', 'future citizen' and 'subject of politics'. 

Wen-Yu is one of the founders of Rethinking Economics, an international network of rethinkers coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics.

Diana is a Slovakian feminist campaigner and creator of the The Moon Inside You, a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willing to admit.

Bite the Ballot's Michael is a teacher by trade, but he got fired up by Russell Brand's talk of revolution and he wants one of his own. Through the ballot box. 

Paul Chatterton is starting a revolution in the way we think about housing - not as a speculative commodity, but actual affordable family homes for perpetuity. He is the co‐founder of Leeds' Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), one of the most pioneering ecological, affordable cohousing neighbourhoods in the world.

A celebrated writer, a visionary theatre-maker, and a creative force, Stella is a prolific author but these days, her heart is in 'Fun Palaces'. Inspired by theatre legend Joan Littlewood, they are places where anyone can be an artist or a scientist.

Spiros was Syriza's youngest candidate in the 2015 Greek general election, for the the port community of Keratsini in western Athens. A political science graduate, he has been a member of the party's youth wing since 2006, and is a member of its executive board.

Sirio Canos is a member of the London circle for Spain's ground-breaking Podemos Party, now topping the polls in Spain.

Louise was brought up in 13 different children's homes and wrote her first play at the age of 17. Chris is an internationally-acclaimed theatremaker. They are both from Manchester.

Uffe Elbaek is a pretty different sort of MP from Denmark. He was Minister for Culture until 2012 and is the rebel initiator of the entrepreneurial green party the Alternative. He's a risk-taking entrepreneur, writer, passionate activist and an incredible motivational speaker on the need for leadership with just a bit more damn innovation.

Stella Creasy is the Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow. She is most famous for her Sharkstoppers campaign against high-interest lenders like Wonga, calling for tougher restrictions on those who prey on financial failure.

Julian Agyeman is a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, MA, USA. He is a passionate about the need to integrate the causes of environmental sustainability and social justice, a concept he calls 'just sustainabilities'.

Mark Boyle has lived completely without money in England for two and a half years, an experience which formed the basis for his first book, The Moneyless Man. He is also a trustee of Streetbank. He holds a degree in Business and for most of his professional career was involved in the management of organic food companies.

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