It is with great sadness that the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation announces the death of its Chairman, Ken Coates. Ken died suddenly at home in Derbyshire on Sunday 27 June 2010, in his eightieth year. He had served the Foundation ever since its inception in 1963. He was editor of The Spokesman journal, starting with the first number published in 1970. The forthcoming issue, no.109, will carry a full appreciation.
Together with Nurit Peled and Leila Shahid, Ken Coates called for the creation of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.