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Chris Harman

Chris Harman

CHRIS HARMAN 1942-2009


A message from Sebastien Budgen (07/11/2009 15:24:57 GMT Standard Time, Historical Materialism list)

Chris Harman 1942-2009

Supporters and readers of Socialist Worker as well as socialists from around the world will be sad to hear the tragic news that Chris Harman died last night in Cairo where he was speaking.

Our condolences go out to Talat, his partner, his children and all his family and friends.

Chris Harman was a towering figure on the left in Britain and he made an immense theoretical and personal contribution to the Socialist Workers Party. He was editor of International Socialism Journal and was previously the editor of Socialist Worker for over two decades.

He was also an influential and highly respected figure on the international left.

He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. We will let comrades know about the funeral as soon as we know any details.

There will be a full obituary in the next issue of Socialist Worker.

If you would like to send any messages of condolences please send them to and we will make sure they are forwarded to Talat and his family.

In comradeship

The SWP Central Committee

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Chris Harman was a valiant socialist who had an eye for the ‘big picture’ as well as the salient details in the struggle for socialism. He was also an astute and insightful Marxist analyst. His latest book, Zombie Capitalism will become a defining text regarding the current crisis of capital – Glenn Rikowski


Radical Footnotes: Periodical for the Narrative of Working-Class Publishing 

The new issue of Radical Footnotes No 3 is just off the press. Long overdue thanks to the peccadilloes of the members of the finance community.

This number contains a piece on Chas. H. Kerr and Joseph Ishill.

Carl Slienger (Editor)

Radical Footnotes: is a periodical for the narrative of working class-publishing. ISSN 1757-4803 Published by Carl Slienger, PO Box 4ST, London W1A 4ST. The British subscription rate is £9.00 for four issues. Overseas rates from publisher. Email:

THE HISTORY of working class publishing is a fascinating and important part of working class history which is reflected in this new specialised periodical. The ability to maintain a publishing programme is a vital necessity for any working class organisation. This has often been carried out in the face of immense difficulties. Bailiffs hammering at the printer’s door are the least of the problems afflicting the left press. Boycotts by advertisers and commercial distributors have been the norm rather than the exception.

Radical Footnotes is the only research and essay publication focused on the study of the forms, methods and praxis in the development of Working-Class publishing and allied industries. It covers all aspects, all periods and all languages of the transmission, dissemination, reception and recovery of the printed word.

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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