The Guardian • obituary

Issue #1957

Gilda Chacón

“The physical disappearance of our dear colleague Gilda Chacón Bravo constitutes a sensitive loss for the Cuban and International Trade Union Movement.”

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John Pilger. Issue #2083

John Pilger tribute

One of the greatest journalists of our era has died. John Pilger, powerful critical journalist, prolific author, world-changing filmmaker, foreign and war correspondent died in...

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Issue #2036

Comrade Jiang Zemin: a retrospective

On the last day of November, 2022, Comrade Jiang Zemin died in Shanghai. He was 96 years old, and at the time of writing the...

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Issue #1965

Auschwitz liberator dies at 98

David Dushman, [one of] the last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, has died in Germany, aged 98.

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Issue #1978

Mikis Theodorakis: of his times and for the people

On 2nd September, the internationally renowned Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis passed away in Athens aged ninety-six years.

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Issue #2013

Vale Max Hunt

For nearly four decades, Max Hunt worked quietly and with utter dedication and reliability for the Communist Party of Australia, including wrapping and posting copies...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2078


Dear Editor, Thank you for printing an obituary to my grandfather Savvas Lioupas in your recent issue. My pappou was a special, wise and determined...

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Issue #1978

Vale Fred Paterson

Born on the 13th June 1897 on a pig farm at Gladstone, Fred Paterson became the first communist elected to a state parliament in Australia.

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Issue #1989

Rob Gowland: a life of quiet, committed struggle

Robert Leslie Gowland, or Rob as friends and comrades call him, used to say he was born into the Party.

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Issue #2019

Memorial held in Sydney for beloved comrade

A mass memorial was held for Sydney environmental and trade union activist Ishtiaq Varlin, 28, on Saturday 6th August at Alexandria town hall following his...

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Issue #1957

Vale Gilda Chacón-Bravo

It was with great sadness we received the news in Australia of the passing of comrade Gilda Chacón on the 8th April 2021.

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Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue Issue #2093

Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC MBE DSG 1932-2024

On 4 February 2024, in Tartanya, (Adelaide), on Kaurna country, a great Aboriginal leader and highly honoured Australian, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, passed away. Her state...

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The IMF and World Bank sharks in their bankers’ suits waiting to board flight to Iraq. Issue #2066

Vale Peter Andrew

That’s what Boss Tweed demanded of his goons, but the cartoons exposing his gangster rule over politics kept coming. Tweed was a US politician most...

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Mick O'Shea image composite by AWU. Issue #2091

Vale Mick OíShea, shearer, union leader, Dubbo local

It is with deep sorrow and profound respect that the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) announces the passing of Michael Joseph O’Shea, affectionately known as Mick...

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Issue #2044

Obituary: Mary Lioupas

Community and political activist, union shop steward, strong and determined leader, catering manager, impressive fundraiser, generous donor and always a warm comrade. Mary Kalaitzis was...

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Dr John Patrick Berwick funeral pamphlet. Issue #2067

Dr John Patrick Berwick

John Berwick was born in 1951 in Sydney, His family was working class, and his Aboriginal father was a professional boxer. The eldest of six...

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Savvas Lioupas Issue #2075

Obituary: Savvas Lioupas

Community and political activist, union delegate and shop steward, Victorian Party President, ACTU delegate, passionate about family and sport, always a warm, wise, and generous...

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Cold tea for Brandy – A Tale of Protest, Painting and Politics book cover (cropped) Issue #2084

Vale Joan Marjorie Coxsedge

Joan Coxsedge was born in Ballarat, Victoria. She was a driving force in the Save Our Sons Movement which opposed conscription for the Vietnam War,...

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