CAT BOYD // Cat is an experienced socialist campaigner who has been active in a host of movements against war and austerity as well as being a trade union organiser. She played a key role in the independence referendum, speaking at public meetings across Scotland. She is a co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign, author of Independence: A Feminist Response and a weekly columnist for The National.
PINAR AKSU // A well-known human rights campaigner, Pinar recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MSc in Human Rights and International Politics. She works for Xchange Scotland as a facilitator, working with various community groups. She also works with Active Inquiry in Edinburgh, carrying out community theatre and using forum theatre as a creative tool for change. Her involvement with politics started at a young age as a refugee rights activist after facing direct experience of the asylum system. She is involved with Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, Migrant Voice, Inspiring Women Scotland and the Glasgow Night Shelter.
SUKI SANGHA // Suki is a Radical Independence Campaigner and a trade union activist based in Glasgow. She currently works as a Youth Worker, seeing first-hand the impact that austerity Britain is having on some of our youngest and most vulnerable people. Her political activism began with her involvement in the Stop the War Coalition, campaigning against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the subsequent racist scapegoating of Muslim and minority ethnic communities. She has previously represented young workers on the STUC General Council, and currently represents womenacross twenty-one sectors on Unite the Union’s Scottish Executive Committee, having been an active member of Unite’s regional and national youth structures for several years, campaigning for better working conditions for Scotland’s young people, women, and ethnic minorities.
DEBORAH WATERS // As an active campaigner in both the Radical Independence Campaign and Labour for Independence, Deborah played an important role during the independence referendum in linking various campaigns together to maximize the impact of the independence movement. She played a key role in Labour for Independence in Glasgow, and is a long term anti-poverty and workers’ rights activist.