I've been trying to come to terms with a friends death and also having to deal with the politicisation of that death. I can see that there's a context of mourning from other political ideologies/traditions that doesn't fit me but I can see the value of. I'm thinking of Revolutionary Martyrs, Paramilitary funerals from over here but even things like the state military tradition of sticking flags on coffins and wheeling them through the street. It goes without saying that I don't particularly like any of those things but can see what they offer in terms of situating that loss within a political context and continuity. Something that speaks (however imperfectly) to the dead's beliefs or actions as well as those who share in them. What I've been wondering is whether this is something that already exists within the history of anarchism? May Day comes to mind as a way of emphasising international solidarity as well a particular event/set of martyrs but I can't think of much beyond a list of those who have been murdered by the state. Do folks here have experiences of this? How have others commemorated those who've died in a way that speaks to their continued value to a political project?