Tony Benn was in the forefront of opposing wars, apartheid, racism and sexism. He was president of the Stop the War Coalition from 2003 up until his death on 14 March 2013. He was loved and admired by millions for his straightforward talking and for his opinions, which chimed more with theirs than with those of mainstream politicians.
Here he is speaking in London's Hyde Park on 15 February 2003, when two million people demonstrated against the Iraq war - the largest protest in British history. Music by Charles Bailey
Tony Benn's legacy to us all is his undying commitment to fight for justice, equality and peace. Read more »