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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. 

Gerry Conlon 1954-2014


His long struggle against false imprisonment transformed attitudes towards the British state, writes Shaun Doherty

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927-2014


Mike Gonzalez looks at the significance of the anti-imperialist giant of Latin American literature who died last week

Sue Townsend 1946-2014


A working class hero with a wicked sense of humour

Tony Benn 1925-2014 - Inspiring socialist who moved left through his life


Tony Benn, who died today Friday, was one of the most important figures on the socialist left in Britain throughout the last four decades.

Phil Evans 1946-2014


Phil Evans, who drew cartoons for Socialist Worker, died last week. Roger Huddle takes a look at his work and politics

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