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Obituary: Benny Adams (1949-2014)

Benjamin (Benny) Adams died after a long illness on October 6th 2014 at the early age of 65. Benny was active in the Militant, the forerunner of Socialist Party in Ireland, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. For most of that time he worked full-time as a political organiser. Benny came from a large family-he had seven brothers and sisters-and ...

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Film Review: ‘Pride’

The film Pride is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike during the Thatcher era in the 1980s. It is a light-hearted comedy that manages to give an uplifting sense of solidarity between the miners on strike and the LGBT community. The film opens with the Solidarity Forever anthem and this message is echoed throughout the film. Despite the ...

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Hillsborough tragedy – the final chapter?

'Heartbreak, tributes, tears' was the headline in the Liverpool Echo as the next chapter in the Hillsborough tragedy unfolded. "Let our kids know that he wasn't a hooligan" was the plea of the widow of victim Patrick Thompson.

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Obituary: Bob Crow – an uncompromising fighter for the working class

The Socialist Party is shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT). The response to his death already once again confirms the major impact he had as a trade union leader - undoubtedly one of the best known, for his steadfast approach to standing up for his members.

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