Dave Lewis, revolutionary socialist and founder of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners
Obituary, Paul Scully
Obituary for Bruno Sanhueza, revolutionary, antifacist and musician
In death, as in life, the role and significance of Mikhail Gorbachev, who died on August 30 and was buried on September 3, remains disputed.
Anti-apartheid activist and liberation theologian Desmond Tutu has died after a long battle with cancer, aged 90.
Kate Ford: trade unionist and revolutionary socialist
Obituary for Norman Goodwin, engineering worker.
By Dave Stockton ANY EXPRESSION of sorrow for the death of Margaret Thatcher or praise for her qualities or achievements from any representative of the workers’ movement are a sure sign of past or future betrayals. Doubtless her self-admitted disciple, Tony Blair, will fawn over her memory. After all he shamelessly flattered her in […]
Obituary for Din Wong, founding member of Workers Power
Jeremy Dewar reviews the life of GIl Scott Heron, who died 27 May 2011The revolution will not be right back after a message ‘bout a white tornado, white lightning or white people.You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank or the giant in your toilet bowl.The […]
Betty Heathfield, who died aged 78, will be chiefly remembered for the work she did to organise the miners’ wives movement during the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984-85. As chair of Women Against Pit Closures (WAPC), she helped pull together a mass movement of women, essential to raising money and food for the besieged mining […]
Betty Friedan, who died last month, was a key figure in the modern women’s movement. Her book, The Feminine Mystique, published in the United States in 1963, galvanised women into action and shook up the picture of the ideal family that dominated US life in the post-war boom of the 1950s and 1960s. Friedan came […]
Andrea Dworkin died last month. Dworkin was seen by most as an intransigent, man-hating radical feminist. She wrote extensively about male violence, drawing upon her own experiences.Dworkin had a very traumatic life. She suffered anti-Semitism and sexual abuse from a very young age. Then, after decades as a feminist writer and lecturer she was drugged […]