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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 May 2013

Fund the fightback in the SP collectathon

Socialist Party members are preparing to launch a fundraising collectathon fortnight between 8 and 23 June.

Our members are out every day, campaigning throughout England and Wales, discussing how we can fight back against the bedroom tax, NHS cuts, cuts in council services and job losses.

We aim to use this fortnight to sell more copies of the Socialist and gain more donations to the Socialist Party's fighting fund.

We need this finance to produce leaflets, pamphlets and posters to get our message across that these cuts can be fought and that we can win.

This Con-Dem government of millionaires knows nothing of the lives of ordinary people and are indifferent to the misery that their policies are causing.

By contrast, in the pages of the Socialist you can not only find reports and stories about how these cuts are affecting our lives and our communities but also how workers are fighting back.

Above all you can find an explanation of what is wrong with this capitalist system and how we can change it.

Can you help? Can you spare an extra hour on those three Saturdays to help run a longer campaign stall to get those donations in? Can you plan a fundraising party, car boot or jumble sale to help raise some much-needed cash? Can you make a donation yourself to support the Socialist Party's campaigns?

Ken Douglas

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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.

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In The Socialist 29 May 2013:


Scrap the Bedroom tax

Evict this millionaires' government

Campaign to stop bedroom tax evictions!


Socialist Party editorial

No to terrorism! No to racism! No to war!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Unite to fight racism!

Even the cutters say cuts aren't working!

This is what's 'not to like' about Free Schools, Boris

Nasty party exposed by equal marriage bill

Stop the NHS privatisation rip-off


Socialist Party review

Rotten greedy banks still threaten crisis


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS conference sends defiant message to the government

PCS Land Registry delegates commit to action

Strike action needed to save Royal Mail

Wales TUC conference - a missed opportunity

No future with Future Directions

Fire service cuts

Workplace News in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Haringey TUSC: trade unions and communities prepare for 2014

'Brilliant' South West conference sees record turnout

Fund the fightback in the SP collectathon

Boosting South West Wales paper sales

Socialist Party youth organisers meeting Sunday 30 June, 10.30am-4.30pm, London


International socialist news and analysis

Oppose Kazakhstan regime's latest campaign clampdown

South Africa: Eye-witness to the developing struggle

Riots expose inequality in Sweden

Sri Lanka: Working class beginning to move forward


Socialist Students

Salford Socialist Students help lead fightback against job and course cuts

London students fight union closure plan


 

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