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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 February 2014
Building the Socialist Party
Harrogate may be one of the smallest Socialist Party branches but we have a regular Socialist Party town centre stall.
We get a good response to the campaigns against privatisation of Royal Mail and bringing the railways back under public, democratic control.
Our recent letters in the local paper referred to possible fracking in the district. We linked the socialist struggle against fracking with the struggle against austerity.
Derek Evans, Harrogate Socialist Party
The Socialist Party's 2014 national congress will take place on 8-10 March. Congress is the main decision-making body of the Socialist Party.
The documents on British Perspectives, party building, trade unions,• sales of the Socialist and finance have now been sent out to branches.
21 February is the deadline for branch resolutions, booking crèche places, and getting delegates names and £10 deposits to the national centre
28 February is the deadline for branch amendments and visitors' names
We appeal to all Socialist Party members and readers of the Socialist to help support delegates' and visitors' attendance costs, as well as support the Congress fighting fund collection.
Contact your local Socialist Party branch organisers or phone 020 8988 8777.
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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 12 February 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Floods misery: Government cuts to blame
What future for Labour and the unions?
Fast food workers want decent pay and conditions
NHS: Kick out big Pharma
Them & Us
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Sheffield kicks off election year with 7.6% vote
Standing up against cuts in Reading
Waltham Forest: Rally for rent control
Lewisham Labour no use in the Lions' Den
London Underground dispute
Tube strike first round: Trade Unions 1 - Johnson 0
London tube stoppages show workers can win
Effective action builds
State attacks trade union action
Socialist Party workplace news
Teachers call national strike
Posties vote yes - where now for postal workers?
Higher Education: Striking for an improved pay offer
Workplace news in brief
Reviews and readers' comments
The Square: bravery and disappointment in Egypt
Housing crisis hell: a worker's view
Don't trust Labour with our NHS
2004 Morecambe Bay tragedy: Has anything changed?
Tebay disaster: Workers' grievances can't be sidelined
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Councils continue making Con-Dem cuts
Brighton solidarity with LGBTQ+ Russians
Leicester Socialist Student arrested in peaceful protest
WASP: South African elections announced
Building the Socialist Party
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