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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.

Liam Currie 1993-2016

Liam Currie was a bold, bright young socialist and a dedicated working class fighter. He was insightful and witty, and always willing to take a stand and speak out.

John Berger was a firm Marxist who transformed art history

John Berger, who died on Monday at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last 60 years or more.

Ken Montague 1946-2016

Ken died after a short struggle with pancreatic cancer. His death—so quick and sudden—leaves many of us who knew him shocked by his loss.

Fidel Castro 1926-2016

History must judge Fidel Castro both as the freedom fighter whose defiance humiliated US imperialism and as the ruler of a repressive, unequal society.

Gavin MacFadyen 1940-2016

Gavin MacFadyen, who has died aged 76, was an American socialist filmmaker, journalist and activist who made a major contribution to the development of investigative journalism in Britain.

Gerry Jones 1945-2016

Gerry Jones, a socialist, trade union activist and migrant rights' campaigner, has died at the age of 70.

Gerry Jones 1945-2016

Comrades in Coventry and Warwickshire, and Newcastle Socialist Workers Party (SWP) districts were saddened to hear of the death of Gerry Jones last Sunday after a short battle with cancer.

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.

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