Up until his death on 26 August aged 67, Norm Gallagher, legendary union leader and long time Communist, remained for many Australians an inspiring example of uncompromising, resolute, militant struggle even though he had been out of the public spotlight for years.
Fortis Antipas passed away recently after a long illness and the loss is keenly felt by his family and comrades. Fortis will be remembered however, because in his lifetime he took up the cause of the working class and oppressed.
August 26 marks the anniversary of John Cummins’ birth in 1948. John Cummins was a courageous and inspirational working class leader who dedicated his life to the battles of working people for a better life.