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Obituary


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.

You won't believe the truth about Trump and fake news


US president elect Donald Trump screamed "fake news" at a press conference last week in response to some piss taking allegations.

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.

Nick Howard 1933-2016


Nick Howard, an inspiring revolutionary socialist for six decades, has died a few days after his 83rd birthday. He met Che Guevara.

Elaine Bull 1968-2016


Elaine was a wonderful comrade and a warm, funny, kind and gentle woman. She burned with a passion against injustice and was driven by the desire to fight for a better world.

Obituary: Norman Smith, 1949-2016


Norman Smith was a tireless trade unionist activist from the 1970s until his victimisation after a five-month long Liverpool social workers’ strike in 2004-05.

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