Julie Waterson (1958-2012)
It was with sadness that I heard of Julie Waterson’s death today after a long fight against illness.
Julie was a long-standing member of the Socialist Workers Party and a regular contributor to Socialist Worker.
Julie was a fearless and passionate fighter against capitalism. She is perhaps best remembered to many outside the SWP for her role as chief steward of the 1993 anti-fascist demonstration to shut down the BNP headquarters in Welling, where she was bloodied, bruised and beaten over the head by police batons. Her anger and determination to fight against the injustices of capitalism, and for socialism, were an inspiration to many far beyond her own organisation, and not just to those of us who knew her. The left in Britain will be missing one of the most determined class fighters of her generation.
Our thoughts and condolences are with her comrades, friends and family.