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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 June 2012

Support the final sprint to the fighting fund quarter finish line

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

With one week to go, Socialist Party members are going all out to ensure that we reach the target of £25,000 by 29 June.

Some are even going that extra mile - or more: Steve Score and Drew Walton from Leicester Socialist Party both went an extra 13 miles as they ran in the Sheffield half-marathon!

Steve raised over £180 for the fighting fund in sponsorship and Drew raised £15 and sold 13 copies of the Socialist by running with a collecting bucket. Flushed with success, Steve is planning to run in the Leicester half-marathon in October while Drew is upgrading to the full marathon.

The Socialist Party depends on the support of ordinary people for its funding. This is because we fight for the interests of working class people, and not for the interests of big business.

This is unlike the Tory leaders Hunt, Cameron and Osborne, and New Labour's Blair and Brown before them, who were shown by the Leveson inquiry to have fallen over themselves to do Rupert Murdoch's bidding.

Murdoch's newspapers attack public and private sector workers and relentlessly advocate austerity for us, but not for FTSE 100 chief executives who enjoyed a 10% pay increase. A quarter of these chief execs had a 41% pay rise!

Can you make a donation - via our website www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate or by telephoning 020 8988 8777 - to help raise the £5,000 needed to reach our target for the quarter? Every donation, no matter how big or small, will help us on our way.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 20 June 2012:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Fight their profit system

2012 earth summit

British economy: "black cloud overhead"

Leveson inquiry - The 1%: "definitely in this together"

Flight of the rats

The child poverty mirage

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

Greece election - majority vote against austerity

Egypt's military instigates a 'soft coup'


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Join in the Austerity Games!

Gloucestershire: Countywide protests to stop NHS sell-off

Bus bosses can't stop the Socialist!

Support the final sprint to the fighting fund quarter finish line


Socialist Party workplace news

Striking at Fords to defend pensions

Five hundred food processing workers strike in Leicester

Packed Coryton refinery meeting backs action to win

Support the London bus strike

UCU: Time to fight on pay and pensions

Improved offer in Metro workers' pay fight

Workplace news in brief


Trade union conferences

GMB delegates question link to Labour

Unite needs strategy to step up fight against austerity

Unison conference: members show anger at pensions 'offer'

Fighting teachers' association network launched


Socialist Party review

Secret History of the Streets, Deptford High Street


 

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