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Steve Hammill, 1951-2021

Steve Hammill, 1951-2021 Steve was a militant rank and file Yorkshire miner, who was involved in three major strikes

Nigel Coward 1942-2021

Nigel Coward who has recently died was one of the comrades who joined the Socialist Review group, forerunners of the Socialist Workers Party, in the 1960s

Richard Lewontin—the Marxist geneticist

Richard Lewontin—the Marxist geneticist Richard Lewontin, who died aged 92 recently, was one of the most talented geneticists of his generation.

Chanie Rosenberg 1922-2021

Chanie Rosenberg 1922-2021 Chanie Rosenberg, who has died aged 99, spent her life fighting the injustices that are still at the centre of world politics today.

Ian Gregory 1953-2021

Ian Gregory He will be fondly remembered in Sheffield and London by the many comrades whose lives he touched.

Neale Williams: 1964-2021

Neale Williams: 1964-2021 Comrades in the Socialist Workers Party and the Fire Brigades Union will be saddened to hear of the death of Neale Williams at the age of 57

Gerry Kelly, 1951-2021


Born to a Roscommon tailor Gerry grew up in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He left school at 16 to work in the building industry.

Mike Waterman 1953-2021


Covid has taken the life of  Mike Waterman who at his Norwich home last Friday.

Danny Phillips 1944-2021


It's with great sadness that I report the death of Danny Phillips. Taken ill in December he subsequently contracted coronavirus and succumbed on 20th January, aged 76.

Gerry Lecointe, 1964-2021


Comrades will be saddened to hear of the sudden death of Gerry Lecointe, at the tragically young age of 56.

Ann Rose 1927-2021


Comrades in Greater Manchester were very sad to learn of the death of our comrade Ann Rose on 1 January aged 93.

Bob Batts 1954-2020


Bob Batts died suddenly and unexpectedly on 28 September, aged 66. His partner of 40 years, Brenda, was with him.

Steph Owens, 1959-2020


Comrades will be saddened by news of the sudden passing of Steph Owens on 12 September.

Ray Holmes 1938-2020


Ray was one of a generation of rank and file miners who led and campaigned for militant strikes. This often brought them into conflict not just with managers but with the established leadership of the union

Daniela Briggs 1969-2020


Daniela was particularly involved in anti-racist work, having been a member of Stand Up To Racism in Harlow since its inception

Allan Matusevics 1960-2020


SWP member Allan worked at Wallington sorting office where he took his role as CWU trade union rep very seriously

Nick Jackson 1961-2020


It is with tears and sadness that we have to announce the death of our comrade, Nick Jackson, from a long battle with brain cancer.

Ron Singer, 1948-2020


Ron Singer was born in the NHS in its very first year of existence. He spent the whole of his adult life working in it and fighting for it.

Neil Davidson, 1957-2020


I first encountered Neil Davidson, who has died at the tragically early age of 62, when he spoke at the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Paisley branch in the early 1990s. 

Stevie Darlington, 1957-2020


Our friend and comrade Stevie Darlington died last month after a long period of ill-health. Throughout his working life, Stevie was a principled trade unionist, a socialist and committed anti-racist. 

Steve Hammill, 1951-2021


Steve was a militant rank and file Yorkshire miner, who was involved in three major strikes

Nigel Coward 1942-2021


Nigel Coward who has recently died was one of the comrades who joined the Socialist Review group, forerunners of the Socialist Workers Party, in the 1960s

Richard Lewontin—the Marxist geneticist


Richard Lewontin, who died aged 92 recently, was one of the most talented geneticists of his generation.

Chanie Rosenberg 1922-2021


Chanie Rosenberg, who has died aged 99, spent her life fighting the injustices that are still at the centre of world politics today.

Ian Gregory 1953-2021


He will be fondly remembered in Sheffield and London by the many comrades whose lives he touched.

Neale Williams: 1964-2021


Comrades in the Socialist Workers Party and the Fire Brigades Union will be saddened to hear of the death of Neale Williams at the age of 57

Gerry Kelly, 1951-2021


Born to a Roscommon tailor Gerry grew up in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He left school at 16 to work in the building industry.

Mike Waterman 1953-2021


Covid has taken the life of  Mike Waterman who at his Norwich home last Friday.

Danny Phillips 1944-2021


It's with great sadness that I report the death of Danny Phillips. Taken ill in December he subsequently contracted coronavirus and succumbed on 20th January, aged 76.

Gerry Lecointe, 1964-2021


Comrades will be saddened to hear of the sudden death of Gerry Lecointe, at the tragically young age of 56.

Ann Rose 1927-2021


Comrades in Greater Manchester were very sad to learn of the death of our comrade Ann Rose on 1 January aged 93.

Bob Batts 1954-2020


Bob Batts died suddenly and unexpectedly on 28 September, aged 66. His partner of 40 years, Brenda, was with him.

Steph Owens, 1959-2020


Comrades will be saddened by news of the sudden passing of Steph Owens on 12 September.

Ray Holmes 1938-2020


Ray was one of a generation of rank and file miners who led and campaigned for militant strikes. This often brought them into conflict not just with managers but with the established leadership of the union

Daniela Briggs 1969-2020


Daniela was particularly involved in anti-racist work, having been a member of Stand Up To Racism in Harlow since its inception

Allan Matusevics 1960-2020


SWP member Allan worked at Wallington sorting office where he took his role as CWU trade union rep very seriously

Nick Jackson 1961-2020


It is with tears and sadness that we have to announce the death of our comrade, Nick Jackson, from a long battle with brain cancer.

Ron Singer, 1948-2020


Ron Singer was born in the NHS in its very first year of existence. He spent the whole of his adult life working in it and fighting for it.

Neil Davidson, 1957-2020


I first encountered Neil Davidson, who has died at the tragically early age of 62, when he spoke at the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Paisley branch in the early 1990s. 

Stevie Darlington, 1957-2020


Our friend and comrade Stevie Darlington died last month after a long period of ill-health. Throughout his working life, Stevie was a principled trade unionist, a socialist and committed anti-racist. 

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