Ungagged Team

Sue Sparks

Sue Sparks

Sue has been around left politics since she was a student at the LSE in the 1970s, during which time she was also involved in the antifascist movement against the National Front.

After more than a decade as a trade union activist in Fleet Street, a period which included the miners’ strike and the Wapping dispute, she became a parent and around the same time, she found herself disillusioned with far left political organisations, while retaining an adherence to the tradition of socialism from below and internationalism.

Professionally, she has worked in a succession of small companies specializing in the challenges presented to traditional media by the Internet.

She moved to Hong Kong in 2011, where she has been a keen witness to, and peripheral participant in, the various movements to resist encroaching control by Beijing. While in Hong Kong she has travelled in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.

Currently she’s living in London and working as a freelance editor and writer. She is a member of the editorial board of Transform.