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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 September 2013
Selling the Socialist: Swansea achieves subscription goal
As part of the 'year of the paper', Swansea Socialist Party was determined to meet its target for subscriptions.
Achieving the target has not involved anything extraordinary, just some attention to detail.
A significant part of the increase in subscriptions has come from new members.
Whenever somebody joins, the question of subscribing to the paper and the value of the paper is discussed as part of joining, not something to be added later.
The branch puts the Socialist on the meeting agenda each week - what articles have we got in the current issue, who's writing something for the next issues, is there an article that should be discussed in a future branch meeting?
This is part of bringing home to everyone the importance of the paper, for the part it plays in our work and its analysis of events.
In this way all members, from the newest to the most experienced, are encouraged to take a pride in the branch's contribution to the Socialist and to discussing how best to utilise it.
The branch committee monitors who is on subscription and makes sure that where possible, those not on subscriptions are asked to take one out.
The layout and quality and range of the content of the paper is continuously improving and Swansea SP is happy that by subscribing, selling and writing for the paper we play some role in contributing to that
The Socialist is at 46% of its quarterly sales target - help get towards 100% by paying in your sales by 4pm on 27 September
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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 18 September 2013:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Fight royal mail sell-off!
Britain: a seething cauldron of class anger
Stop NHS cutbacks
A UN attack we agree with
Hillsborough: even more cover-ups revealed
MPs still have their snouts in the trough
Ban this trade in death
Lock up the tax evaders
What they really think
Socialist Party youth feature
Anger at zero-hour contracts in universities
Socialist Party workplace news
Second seven-day strike at Hovis
Warrington town hall unions lobby councillors
Strikes force One Housing Group into talks
Bus strike against pay freeze
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Lively demo against cuts at Whipps Cross hospital
TUSC campaigners look to shake Fleetwood
Scotland: Bedroom tax close to death
Wolverhampton councillors slash jobs
Overwhelming opposition stuns Hull council
Leicester council feels the pressure
One week left to smash fighting fund target!
The Socialist: Swansea achieves subscription goal
International socialist news and analysis
Commonwealth governments' meeting: Protest against despot Rajapaksa
Kazakhstan: Jailed activist awarded human rights prize
Oppositionists condemn murderous Iran regime
Socialist Party comments and reviews
TV review: Vietnam's 'children of Agent Orange'
Labour backs austerity...
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