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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.

John Bradbury, 1953-2015


Anna Owens 1967-2015

Anna, my partner, was one in a million. Her school friends recall a strong character who stood up to bullies and looked out for the vulnerable. These characteristics remained constants of Anna’s joyous personality.

Andy Gallagher, 1951-2015

Andy Gallagher, who has died aged 64, was a revolutionary from a young age.

Les Leaver, 1950-2015

Comrades in Sheffield are saddened to report the death of Les Leaver, a long-standing and loyal member of the Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP). 

Denis Healey 1917-2015

Denis Healey, an old Labour right winger, called himself socialist. But his real legacy is dumping principles for power, says Simon Basketter

Louise Rathbone 1966-2015

It is with utter shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of our comrade Louise Rathbone on Saturday 19 September.

Bernie Passingham, 1925-2015

Bernie Passingham was a leading figure in the 1968 Ford women sewing-machinists’ strike. 

John Alexander, 1923-2015

John Alexander, who was Dorset Socialists’ oldest member, died recently at the age of 91.

Peter Mortimer 1936-2015

Peter Mortimer, a member of Barnsley Socialist Workers Party (SWP), has died aged 78. 

Andy Smalley

Comrades will be saddened to learn of the untimely death of Andy Smalley. 

Paul McGoay 1972-2015

Paul McGoay, who died this week, was a true socialist. He was a working class intellectual and a real friend to many who sought his help.

Martin Walsh 1948-2015

Martin Walsh died last week from cancer. He was an inspirational teacher and trade unionist who fought all his life for a better world.  

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