Terry Liddle, who died of a stroke on 18 November aged 64, will be best known to readers of Solidarity for his activity in the Socialist Alliance and its successor groups in the early 2000s.
I’m sad to report the death of Tony Osborne.
The Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm died on 1 October at the age of 95.
Robert Hughes, one of the world's foremost art critics and also author of the best book on Australia's convict-settlement history, died on 6 August.
Review by Belinda Weaver of The Fatal Shore, Hughes's history.
Review by Belinda Weaver of Nothing if not critical, one of Hughes's books of art criticism.
Dave Packer died on 3 July, suddenly and unexpectedly though after a long period of poor health.
Mick Shaw’s death robs the labour movement of one of its finest representatives. He was a socialist, internationalist and trade unionist who devoted his whole life to the working class and the left.
Gery Lawless, once a prominent figure in the Irish émigré left in London, died in January at the age of 75.
I knew the writer and academic Jim Riordan, who died last week, briefly in the early 90s when I was researching, and active in politics, at Surrey University where he was professor of Russian.
Matt Lygate — founding member of the Workers Party of Scotland (Marxist-Leninist) in the 1960s, bank-robber in the 1970s, and briefly a political celebrity in the early 1980s — died last week.
In the 1940s, George Orwell wrote that “every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I u