In the week we launched the Change:HOW 2015 website, by beautiful serendipity this article was published by Guardian columnist Owen Jones, looking at the rise of people power in 2014 - from campaigners for the New Era housing estate who took on property prices, Ritzy cinema employees and university cleaners who fought for and won the living wage, and the interesting fact that so many of these actions were driven by working-class women.
"Britain is a country where the strength of your voice depends on the amount of money in your bank account.
But politics should not be a soap opera at the top. So for those of us who still believe in genuine democracy, 2014 was punctuated by hope. The housing crisis and poverty pay were tackled not by our politicians but by people from below." - Owen Jones
Are we starting to see a power shift? Read more here.