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Kevin McKillop 1934-2018

A class fighter and a committed revolutionary, Kevin will be missed by all who knew him

Aretha Franklin gave us a vision of struggle - and of a radically different world

16 February 1968 and Aretha Franklin was in Detroit as the mayor declared it Aretha Franklin Day, when Martin Luther King stepped up on the stage to present her with a special award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Don Trudell, 1940-2018

Comrades and friends will be saddened to hear that Don Trudell, a long-standing member of the SWP and its predecessor the International Socialists, died recently.

Obituary: Teresa Elligott, 1956-2018

It is with great sadness that we have to inform comrades of the tragic, premature death of Teresa Elligott.

Helen Griffin, 1958-2018

The Swansea left has been left devastated by the passing of writer and actor Helen Griffin last week.

Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela 1936-2018

Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela represented some of the most courageous elements of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, but also its weaknesses.

Terri Behrman 1942-2018

Terri Behrman, who died on 24 February, had a commitment to radical politics stretching back to the 1960s.

Lois Hubbard 1929-2017


John Clossick 1945-2017

John, who died last week, was a founding member of the Socialist Society at Dundee University in the 1960s.

Don Mciver 1948-2017

It is with great sadness that Edinburgh Socialist Workers Party announces the death of our comrade Don Mciver.

Obituary: Celia Hollingworth, 1954-2017

We are all shocked and saddened by Celia’s death after an animal attack in Greece.

Steve Ludlam 1951-2017

Steve Ludlam died last Tuesday after suffering from cancer.

Jane Emerson 1961-2017

Fearless revolutionary socialist, anti-Nazi and shop steward Jane Emerson has died aged 56. Jane was a member of the Socialist Workers Party for 22 years.

Dave Gibson 1950 - 2017

Tributes have been paid from across the trade union and labour movement to Dave Gibson, an inspiring revolutionary socialist for nearly half a century, who has died aged 67.

Prodigy 1974-2017

US rapper Prodigy died on Wednesday of last week.

Martin Roiser 1945—2017

Martin Roiser died peacefully on Monday 10 April.

Katharina ‘Katya’ Abildgaard 1972-2017

Comrades in Hackney, north london, were shocked to learn of the death of Katharina Abildgaard, shortly after she was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Allan Borrell: 1947-2017

Allan Borrell, who died last month, was a revolutionary socialist since his early twenties.

Ian Paisley 1951-2017

Ian Paisley, who died last week, was a revolutionary socialist for over four decades in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Danny Jardine, 1925-2016

Danny Jardine, who has died after a long period of ill health, was a life-long socialist.

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