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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

Bob Crow, 1961-2014


The sad news of Bob Crow’s death is a deep shock to trade unionists and socialists everywhere. 

Stuart Hall 1932-2014 —cultural theorist


The Jamaican born left wing intellectual, cultural theorist and gifted orator Stuart Hall could be a contentious figure on the left.

Arthur Johnson 1926 - 2013


Socialists in Newport, South Wales, were very saddened to learn of the death of our comrade Arthur shortly before Christmas.

Pete Seeger 1919 - 2014


Pete Seeger, who has died aged 94, was a giant not just in the world of folk music but of contemporary popular music in general

Roger Lloyd Pack 1944-2014


Roger Lloyd Pack, who has died of cancer aged 69, was a man of many roles and varied talents. As an actor and performer, he excelled in both popular comedy and classic drama.

Pete Whitwell 1932-2014


It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of our comrade, Pete Whitwell, at the age of 81 after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

Leon Kuhn 1954-2013


Leon Kuhn, the socialist and anti-war cartoonist, died shortly before Christmas.

Dogan Tarkan 1948-2013


Alex Callinicos reflects on the life of a Turkish revolutionary socialist who died last month

Beth Stone 1946-2013


Beth Stone, a lifelong and unwavering fighter against injustice, oppression, racism and all the miseries of capitalism, has sadly died of cancer.

Chris Maguire 1952-2013


It is with sadness that we report the suicide of Chris Maguire.

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013


Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid inspired millions of people across the world. Charlie Kimber looks back on his life and the struggle he helped lead

Fred Sanger 1918-2013


John Parrington pays tribute to the visionary geneticist who transformed our understanding of the human body and took a principled stand against fascism

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