Hundreds of mourners from all corners of the globe gathered in the late winter sun today to say farewell to Chris Harman, the editor of International Socialism journal and before that Socialist Worker. Chris died unexpectedly earlier this month while in Cairo in Egypt to address a socialist conference.
His family, veterans of 1968 such as Tariq Ali and Alain Krivine, friends and generations of Socialist Workers Party members came to pay tribute to Chris. His brother Peter, son Seth and daughter Sinead spoke at the tribute at Golders Green Crematorium, along with his friends and comrades Alex Callinicos, Lindsey German, John Rose, Martin Smith, Pat Stack and Panos Garganos of the Greek SEK socialist organisation.
Mourners filled the hall and followed the tribute via an outdoor screening. Afterwards people joined together to remember Chris over refreshments and food.
To read Alex Callinicos's obituary of Chris Harman go to » Obituary: Chris Harman 1942-2009