Here We Stand

by Helena Earnshaw
Here We Stand

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'A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives.'
A.L. KENNEDY, novelist

A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world.

Through a series of interviews and articles, 17 key British women campaigners talk intimately about the difficult and exhilarating nature of their work.

These women are dreaming of a better world. But they are not just dreamers. They have organised, marched on the streets, joined protest camps, opened refuges, blogged from war zones, and smashed up military equipment. They have gone undercover, lived in trees, stormed Parliament, and taken on the world's largest corporations. They have been sacked, attacked, psychologically abused, jailed, shot at, sued, deceived by police spies, and even disowned by their families. But still they keep dreaming; still they march on. And they are changing history.

These original testimonies are uplifting, shocking and moving. They will rouse you, and encourage you to ask for more.

Contributors include: Franny Armstrong, Zoe Broughton, Skye Chirape, Eileen Chubb, Liz Crow, Kate Evans, Zita Holbourne, Shauneen Lambe, Sharyn Lock, Emma Must, Jasvinder Sanghera, Mary Sharkey, Helen Steel, Angharad Tomos, Anuradha Vittachi, Jo Wilding, Angie Zelter.


'A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives.'
A.L. KENNEDY, novelist

'So many incredible women are standing up for what they believe – this book is a celebration of their remarkable and all too often unacknowledged achievements. It's a source of inspiration and a call to action'
CAROLINE LUCAS MP

'This book will change the way you see the world'
JOSIE LONG, comedian and co-founder of Arts Emergency

'Reading about these activists' determination, bravery and commitment is inspiring and humbling in equal measure. I recommend this book to anyone who dreams of a better world, and is prepared to learn from some of those who have already fought for one.'
MARK LYNAS, author of High Tide, Six Degrees and The God Species

'Here We Stand provides a fresh source of hope. At a time when 'corporate social responsibility' and 'ethical consumerism' are proving so seductive, it looks us each squarely in the eye - and challenges us to take action that counts.'
TOM CROMPTON, author of 'Common Cause' and Ecologist Campaign Hero

'Such a powerful book. Reading about these incredibly impressive women gave me strength to continue what is an
endless struggle for a fairer world. A must read.
'
FRANK BARAT, activist and coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

'A timely and important publication. In their different ways, the women featured have all made a great contribution to the struggle for justice, freedom and equality, both in Britain and across the globe.'
FRANCES O'GRADY, TUC General Secretary

'These are inspiring stories of courage and ingenuity. Together they help tell the story of how politics and political action is changing.'
NICHOLAS BLINCOE, novelist and screenwriter

'The women in this book, with their courage, humour and intelligence, are keeping the human spirit alive.'
ANN PETTITT, progenitor of the Greenham Common march
and author of Walking to Greenham

'This book is dangerous. It's dangerous because the women writing and described on its pages inspire us all to draw a line in the sand and state very clearly that we are not taking it any more. They offer us all lessons in how to challenge and actually change the world.'
JOHN MCDONNELL MP

 

About the book

'A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives.'
A.L. KENNEDY, novelist

A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world.

Through a series of interviews and articles, 17 key British women campaigners talk intimately about the difficult and exhilarating nature of their work.

These women are dreaming of a better world. But they are not just dreamers. They have organised, marched on the streets, joined protest camps, opened refuges, blogged from war zones, and smashed up military equipment. They have gone undercover, lived in trees, stormed Parliament, and taken on the world's largest corporations. They have been sacked, attacked, psychologically abused, jailed, shot at, sued, deceived by police spies, and even disowned by their families. But still they keep dreaming; still they march on. And they are changing history.

These original testimonies are uplifting, shocking and moving. They will rouse you, and encourage you to ask for more.

Contributors include: Franny Armstrong, Zoe Broughton, Skye Chirape, Eileen Chubb, Liz Crow, Kate Evans, Zita Holbourne, Shauneen Lambe, Sharyn Lock, Emma Must, Jasvinder Sanghera, Mary Sharkey, Helen Steel, Angharad Tomos, Anuradha Vittachi, Jo Wilding, Angie Zelter.


'A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives.'
A.L. KENNEDY, novelist

'So many incredible women are standing up for what they believe – this book is a celebration of their remarkable and all too often unacknowledged achievements. It's a source of inspiration and a call to action'
CAROLINE LUCAS MP

'This book will change the way you see the world'
JOSIE LONG, comedian and co-founder of Arts Emergency

'Reading about these activists' determination, bravery and commitment is inspiring and humbling in equal measure. I recommend this book to anyone who dreams of a better world, and is prepared to learn from some of those who have already fought for one.'
MARK LYNAS, author of High Tide, Six Degrees and The God Species

'Here We Stand provides a fresh source of hope. At a time when 'corporate social responsibility' and 'ethical consumerism' are proving so seductive, it looks us each squarely in the eye - and challenges us to take action that counts.'
TOM CROMPTON, author of 'Common Cause' and Ecologist Campaign Hero

'Such a powerful book. Reading about these incredibly impressive women gave me strength to continue what is an
endless struggle for a fairer world. A must read.
'
FRANK BARAT, activist and coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

'A timely and important publication. In their different ways, the women featured have all made a great contribution to the struggle for justice, freedom and equality, both in Britain and across the globe.'
FRANCES O'GRADY, TUC General Secretary

'These are inspiring stories of courage and ingenuity. Together they help tell the story of how politics and political action is changing.'
NICHOLAS BLINCOE, novelist and screenwriter

'The women in this book, with their courage, humour and intelligence, are keeping the human spirit alive.'
ANN PETTITT, progenitor of the Greenham Common march
and author of Walking to Greenham

'This book is dangerous. It's dangerous because the women writing and described on its pages inspire us all to draw a line in the sand and state very clearly that we are not taking it any more. They offer us all lessons in how to challenge and actually change the world.'
JOHN MCDONNELL MP