Obituary

Fred Moore spent his life fighting for the underprivileged. He was proud that unions played an important role in pushing for rights for First Nations peoples, was concerned about women's rights and was an internationalist. Robynne Murphy bids him farewell.

bell hooks, right, with zillah eisenstein. Photo: @ZEisenstein/Twitter

Malik Miah pays tribute to radical feminist, scholar and activist bell hooks, who died on December 15.

Ebrahim Ebrahim, "Terror" Lekota, Harry Gwala, Nelson Mandela and Chris Hani at an ANC rally.

Ebrahim Ebrehim was an exemplary comrade in the South African struggle for freedom, who until his death was a committed internationalist, writes Sidney Luckett.

Stuart Macintyre was a major contributor to the history of Australian Communism and played an important role in documenting the left and labour movement, writes Jim McIlroy.

Lilly Murphy at a campaign stall.

Lilly Murphy was an incredible young person. Sue Bolton writes that in her short life had a big impact on the world and those around her. 

Lanz Priestley was a force for good with a passion for helping those who were swept up by the scourge of homelessness. Larissa Payne pays tribute.

Martyn Stevens was passionate about social justice and making the world a better place, writes Paul Oboohov.

Hall Greenland pays tribute to his friend and comrade Jack Carnegie, unionist and founder of the Greens in New South Wales.

Walter Kaufman was his own man, a survivor, ‘at home in homelessness’. Vivienne Porzsolt recalls the remarkable life of a left-wing writer and unionist.

 

Dynamic community leader and communist Norm Dixon passed away on May 11. Rachel Evans reflects on his life.

Communist, trade unionist and class-struggle fighter for migrant rights George Zangalis died on March 25. Radicalised during the Greek civil war, Zangalis remained a fighter until the end, writes Sue Bolton.

Socialists around the world have paid tribute to veteran Canadian Marxist Ernie Tate, writes Alex Bainbridge

Peter Simpson, “Simmo”, a stalwart of the Electrical Trades Union Queensland and NT branch has been widely hailed as a “legend” for putting the union and social justice ahead of party politics, writes Jim McIlroy.

Activist and writer David Graeber called himself a “small ‘a’ anarchist”, eschewed dogma and demonstrated a willingness to look beyond labels to the actual praxis of groups and individuals, writes John Tully.

Rod Webb became an left-wing activist during a period of cultural and political upheaval and, as a film festival director and a network programmer, his commitment to his principles never faltered, writes Greg Adamson.

Sheila Suttner will be remembered as an indefatigable worker who immersed herself in many struggles for justice, writes Michele Cohen.

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