Lindsey German is a socialist writer and campaigner. She is co author of A People's History of London (2012), and has written a number of other books. She helped organise the largest demonstration in British history against the Iraq war, has campaigned and written extensively about women's rights and is involved in the Coalition of Resistance against the government's austerity policies. She stood as a left wing anti war candidate for mayor of London in 2004 and 2008, and in the general election of 2005 in West Ham, where she achieved one of the biggest swings against Labour in the country. She is on the editorial board of the Counterfire website.