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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 March 2013

Help build an alternative to the pro-cuts press with a May Day greeting

Bob Severn

As the Socialist goes to press the details of the new press regulator are coming to light.

But the main freedoms of the capitalist press stay in place: the freedom to peddle pro-cuts lies, the freedom to attack workers who take strike action, the freedom to spread racist, homophobic and sexist lies.

This is as the main issue - who owns and controls the press - has been left untouched. We need to build an alternative to the capitalist media, where it is not just a few billionaire media moguls who control what's printed.

The Socialist says make the banksters and fat cats pay for their crisis. It reports the struggles of working class and young people, both in Britain and worldwide. It shows why the cuts aren't necessary and what's needed to stop them.

And you can financially support that alternative with a May Day greeting.

Every year the Socialist carries May Day greetings from campaigning groups to mark International Workers' Day, which commemorates the first US general strike that took place on 1 May 1886.

Greeting messages can promote the work of socialists, trade unionists, students and other anti-cuts campaigners, while raising essential money for the Socialist.

The pledge sheet can be used to collect donations towards a workplace or campaign greeting. Use the contact details below to order copies.

We can also send you model motions for getting a May Day greeting from your trade union branch, student society or campaign.

We need your greeting messages and images by 10 April - greetings paid for by then get a 25% discount.

Greetings prices include: 500 for a whole page (375 before 10 April); 300 for a half-page (225); 170 quarter-page (127.50); 90 one-eighth (67.50); 50 one-sixteenth (37.50); 30 1/32 (22.50); 20 small box (15).

Other rates are available. For enquiries please phone 020 8988 8781 or email

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In The Socialist 20 March 2013:

Socialist Party news and analysis

Axe the bedroom tax!

Trade unions must lead anti-cuts fightback

PCS preparing for 20 March strike, and more action after

Another Dooh Nibor budget - stealing from the poor to give to the rich

Them & Us

Socialist Party NHS campaigning

Prescription: Fight profiteering from health

New faces - same Welsh Labour NHS cuts!

Stop Mid-Yorks NHS cuts

International socialist news and analysis

Iraq: Ten years after 'shock and awe'

Cypriot workers resist bank-robbing Troika

Alexis Tsipras in London

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Are you sick of your boss? Enough is enough

Fight grows against privatisation at Sussex Uni

TUSC election campaign has an impact in Gospel Oak

Building TUSC in the unions

Socialist Students win debate with Labour

North West TUC fails to debate councillors and cuts

Help build an alternative to the pro-cuts press with a May Day greeting

Socialist Party subs appeal

Socialist Party workplace news

Another victory in the battle against Unison witch-hunt

Blacklisted electrician wins his case

Revenue and Customs wants to end face-to-face contact

Clapham march to save fire station

Workplace news in brief

Socialist Party reviews

Books that inspired me

Riots Reframed - starting the debate


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