Escalate is a collective of writers and activists from around the University of London. Brought together through protest, they come from a variety of political backgrounds but write and edit their work collectively.
They say: "Anonymity frees us from reputation-seeking and ideological dead weight. We have no wish to contain or regulate the diversity of the movement. We are not its 'voice'. Our writing focuses on the current political situation: insofar as it learns from the past, it refuses nostalgia. We aim to provide analysis and critique that can inform the movement both practically and politically."