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Terry Stewart 1934-2015

Socialists and trade unionists in Dumfries and Galloway were saddened to hear of the death of Terry Stewart, formerly of Serendipity bookshop in Dumfries.

Ray Davies 1930-2015

Ray Davies, from Llanbradach, South Wales, died on 7 May aged 85. He was a passionate working class fighter, socialist and campaigner throughout his life.

Abdul Omer Mohsin 1952-2015

Abdul—to the end he was always a fighter, not just for better conditions in the daily grind of our working lives, but also to build a better world for us all.

Maureen Delenian 1937-2015

Maureen was involved in the women’s liberation movement in Portsmouth when she came across the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). Finding our politics clear she joined the SWP there in the late 1970s.

Marie McGorrigan 1947-2015

Comrades were saddened to learn of the recent death of Marie McGorrigan. 

Martin Humphries 1954-2015

We were extremely saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of our friend and comrade Martin Humphries.

Mike Marqusee 1953-2015

Socialists will be saddened to learn of the death of the writer and activist Mike Marqusee at just 61.

Ged Peck 1947-2015

Accomplished Marxist and caring friend, with an encyclopaedic intelligence of our class’s history, Ged Peck passed away on 10 January from a blood illness, aged 67

Mark Davies 1971-2015

Comrades in South Wales are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely and sudden loss of Mark Davies on 9 January.

Jim Cronin: 1942 -2014

Ian Birchall, Jack Robertson and Andy Strouthous remember Jim Cronin, a long standing International Socialist and Socialist Workers Party member, who has died.

Lee Goergen 1947-2014

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Lee Goergen, a member of the Southampton branch of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) since 1993. 

Dave Fisher 1957-2014

Comrades in Sheffield were sad to hear of the tragic passing earlier this year of Dave Fisher.

Bob Cox 1944-2014

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Bob Cox, after a protracted fight with cancer.

Nick Wyatt 1950-2014

The late 1970s were not the easiest of times for socialists and trade union activists. 

Bassem Chit 1979-2014

Alex Callinicos pays tribute to Lebanese revolutionary socialist Bassem Chit who died last week aged 34

Ian Paisley: good riddance to a vile bigot

One of the vilest bigots these islands have produced is dead.

Charlie Haden 1937-2014

Charlie Haden, a jazz revolutionary who fought oppression has died. Here Roger Huddle looks over his radicalism.

Kevin Williams 1954-2014

Kevin Williams died suddenly on 23 June, aged 59. He was a lifelong socialist, a trade union activist and a SWP member in the 1970s and 80s in Slough.

Chris Davison

Chris Davison was a very important member in the early days of the International Socialists, the forerunner of the Socialist Workers Party. 

John Maclachlan 1953-2014

Comrades in the west of Scotland were saddened to hear of the death of our friend and comrade John Maclachlan on 15 June after a long illness. 

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