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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 September 2012
Socialist Party subs appeal
Can you give an extra 10%?
Naomi Byron, Socialist Party finance department
There has been a brilliant response to the Socialist Party's campaign to increase the membership subs, with hundreds of members increasing the regular payments they make to fund the party's work. As a result, the Socialist Party just has to raise a further £1,000 a month to reach our target this year.
We are asking every member to increase their subs by 10%, or more if they can. Some have increased their membership subs substantially, including low-paid young workers who have joined the '100 club' by donating £100 or more a month to the party. Many members on benefits or similar low incomes have increased their subs by 50% or more.
We would like to say thank you to all the members who have already increased their subs, and those who have kept their subs the same or managed to minimise any reductions despite a loss in income. These efforts have enabled us to keep building and going forward despite the financial pressures we are all facing.
From the fight to stop the racist EDL marching through our towns and cities, to campaigning for the trade unions to call a 24-hour general strike against austerity, Socialist Party members are to the fore. The campaign to increase our membership subs is to make sure we have the money to take on new organisers and maximise our potential to help build the fightback against austerity and explain the socialist alternative.
As our ideas reach a wider audience, new members are joining and increasing our financial base as well as the amount of campaigning work we can do. If you haven't yet increased your subs, please do so now to help us reach our target by the end of the year. If you are not yet a member of the Socialist Party, join us and help us build the socialist alternative to austerity.
If you don't want to join at this stage, you can also donate to our fighting fund at www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate to support our campaigning work.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
In The Socialist 5 September 2012:
Fight the cuts
On 20 October... March Together and then we must... Strike Together! to end austerity
Osborne's cuts plans aren't working
Socialist Party news and analysis
Southampton council pay dispute
London Met university crisis
Con-Dems criminalise homeless people
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites a political volcano
Countering the far-right
EDL rally stopped by anti-racists in Walthamstow
Stopping the far-right - The need for democratic debate
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Southampton: Save Oaklands Pool
Building TUSC in Manchester
Fight begins against massive outsourcing by Knowsley's Labour council
Campaign Kazakhstan: Solidarity concert for those facing oppression
London Paralympics; protests against disability cuts: "Atos kills, kill Atos!"
Hospitals lacking services? Save our NHS!
Boris' workfare - no solution
Brighton Pride 2012: anti-cuts group blocked
Socialist Party subs appeal
Socialist Party workplace news
Unison Higher Education Service Group
Workplace news in brief
From addiction to recovery
Volunteering at the Games
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