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Socialist Party campaigning news
Third branch launched in Coventry
Coventry North Socialist Party, the third branch in the city, met for the first time on Wednesday 13 February.
Attendance at the existing branch meetings had regularly exceeded 30. So after discussions within each branch, the proposal to form a new one was passed unanimously at a city aggregate.
Socialist Party work in north Coventry in the last couple of years has seen encouraging results. For example, in Radford ward at the last local election we comfortably beat the racist BNP and came within 60 votes of the Greens.
With ten at our first meeting, we discussed local campaigning issues and decided to start building for our first public meeting on 20 March.
80% of the Con-Dems' cuts are still to come - and Labour's only message is "too far, too fast". We're confident we can establish a solid base of support, by opposing all cuts and showing the need for a socialist society, run in the interests of the majority, not the 1%.
Super Saturday in Birmingham
'Super Saturdays' have kicked off 2013 with a record five stalls in sunny Birmingham. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of 12 comrades, including three from the national 'party building' team, we raised £120 fighting fund and sold 82 papers, smashing our targets.
Five 'join' cards were filled out by highly enthusiastic people, interested and keen to get more involved with the Socialist Party.
We spoke to hundreds of people across the city, including many health and other public sector workers, all angry about the cuts and sneaky privatisation in the NHS.
Safina Bi, Birmingham branch
Chingford opposes fire cuts
Waltham Forest Socialist Party members, campaigning against fire service cuts, have sold 200 copies of the Socialist over four weekends in Chingford, north east London.
Over £200 has also been raised in fighting fund in the constituency of Tory welfare-axing minister Iain Duncan Smith.
The campaigning will continue. Despite the London Fire Authority twice rejecting proposals to axe 12 fire stations, Tory London Mayor Boris Johnson is trying 'every legal avenue' to make his burning desire come true.
The Socialist Party is holding its 2013 Congress on 2-4 March. Help the Socialist Party build the fightback against cuts and for a socialist alternative by donating to the Congress finance appeal.
Every donation is welcome. Speak to your Socialist Party branch secretary, fighting fund organiser or treasurer about your donation, phone 020 8988 8777, use the form below or go to www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate (please label your donation 'congress appeal').
Mark International Workers' Day this year with a May Day greeting in the Socialist and help fund the paper that fights all cuts. See www.socialistparty.org.uk/mayday for more info
In The Socialist 20 February 2013:
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