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Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state


Nobel Prize-winning playwright and revolutionary activist Dario Fo, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the most important writers in Italian history, writes Mark Brown

Shimon Peres—war criminal and confidence trickster


Shimon Peres was a war criminal that is lauded as a peacemaker.

Nick Howard 1933-2016


Nick Howard, an inspiring revolutionary socialist for six decades, has died a few days after his 83rd birthday. He met Che Guevara.

Elaine Bull 1968-2016


Elaine was a wonderful comrade and a warm, funny, kind and gentle woman. She burned with a passion against injustice and was driven by the desire to fight for a better world.

Obituary: Norman Smith, 1949-2016


Norman Smith was a tireless trade unionist activist from the 1970s until his victimisation after a five-month long Liverpool social workers’ strike in 2004-05.

Obituary: Bartley Willcock, 1934-2016


Bartley Willcock, who died last week, was a much valued comrade. He brought tremendous energy, humour and determination to the struggle for a better world.

Davey Hopper 1943-2016


It is with great sadness we learnt of the death of Davey Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners Association and NUM union, last Saturday.

Matthew Caygill 1955-2016


Last week, like many others on the Left, we were shocked and saddened to hear that the longstanding socialist activist and historian Matthew Caygill had unexpectedly passed away. 

Dave Ellis 1947-2016


It is with sadness that I report the death of Dave Ellis on Friday 8 July due to cancer of the oesophagus.

Paul Acaster 1943-2016


Paul Acaster, an inspirational industrial militant and revolutionary socialist, has died aged 72.

Bob Holman 1936 - 2016


Bob Holman, who died last week following a battle with motor neuron disease, was a lifelong fighter for social justice. A Christian socialist who gave up an academic career to live and work in deprived working-class communities in Birmingham and Glasgow, he was a fierce critic of the massive inequalities created by successive Tory and New Labour governments.

Reg Taylor 1923-2016


It is sad to have to write about the death of Reg Taylor, who was 93 years old.

Sherrl Yanowitz, 1942—2016


Sherrl Yanowitz, who died of cancer last week, was a tremendous fighter against injustice, oppression and capitalism all her life.

Obituary - Andy Smith


Last week we received the tragic news that our friend and comrade Andy Smith had passed away unexpectedly.

Kevin Doherty, 1954-2016


Comrades and friends will be saddened to learn of Kevin Doherty’s untimely death from cancer.

Ian Murray 1954-2016


Our longstanding and much loved comrade Ian Murray died unexpectedly last Friday of a suspected heart attack.

Austin Burnett 1914-2016


Austin Burnett, who has died aged nearly 102, was a long-standing member of the Socialist Workers Party,remaining active in the party until well into his 80s.

Martin Rhodes 1959-2016


Martin Rhodes, one of Barnsley SWP's newest and most respected members, has died suddenly.

Ian Wallace, 1952-2016


Ian Wallace has passed away in hospital after a long fight against illness.

Ravi Jamieson, 1966-2016


Ravi Jamieson, a dear friend and comrade, has passed away after a short battle with cancer. He was 49 years old.

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