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Dr. Hilary Wainwright

Editor of Red Pepper magazine, UK

Hilary Wainwright’s report (published by TNI and Public Services International) on trade union-led alternatives to privatisation continued to make international waves in 2015, translated by trade unions into Korean and Japanese. In the first half of the year, she worked closely to support Syriza with proposals on state democratisation and mobilising support for the government in their confrontations with EU creditors. She was also a frequent and commentator on political developments in Catalonia (where she was official observer of the elections) and in the UK, where a left-wing Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader of the Labour Party. In the latter half of the year, she worked with Daniel Chavez to prepare for the launch of the revived New Politics project in 2016.