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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 February 2014

Financial appeal: Help the Socialist Party offer a real alternative

Ken Douglas Socialist Party national treasurer

We are appealing to all our members and supporters to donate to the Socialist Party's Congress 2014 fighting fund appeal.

Hundreds of Socialist Party members will be coming together from every corner of England and Wales to discuss the latest political developments in Britain and worldwide.

We will discuss events in Ukraine. The pictures of ordinary Ukrainians walking through the elected dictator's palace and taking pictures of the trappings of incredible luxury conjured images of the sans-culottes in the French revolution gaining entry to the palace of Versailles.

We'll discuss the fightback against austerity in Britain - we're preparing the biggest ever Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition challenge in the local elections in May - and Kshama Sawant's inspiring election victory in Seattle, and the preparations in South Africa for the new Workers And Socialist Party (WASP) to stand in the general election there.

We need the resources to meet all the challenges ahead and to maintain our ability to offer people an anti-austerity alternative.

For instance, the rollers on our press urgently need to be replaced at a cost of 1,600 in order to maintain the quality of the printed material we are producing.

That's why we are asking our members and supporters if they can make a financial sacrifice to help build the Socialist Party.

Branches are also raising funds to send their delegates to Congress. A supporter of the Socialist Party, Roger Ingham, has already made a fantastic donation of 500 to "help support delegates and visitors attendance costs to congress".

Can you do the same? Can you make a donation of 5, 10, 50 or 100 or more? Every donation, no matter how big or how small, makes a difference and we can promise that every penny will go towards building support for socialist ideas.

Donate today: 020 8988 8762

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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 26 February 2014:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Stop cuts carnage

End housing crisis: Rich landlords are real scroungers

Floods show planning and investment needed

Tony Blair: The not-so-secret adviser to the rich

Them and us


Socialist Party feature

Great 1984-85 miners' strike remembered


International socialist news and analysis

President ousted: what next for Ukraine?

Venezuela: Chavism and the Right call for 'peace'


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS enters Scotland independence debate

Hospital workers fight for fair pay

Striking seafarers make gains

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

'Welfare reform' - an avalanche of misery

Atos - not capable of assessing work capability

Budget bloodbaths show TUSC needed

Nuneaton students demand proper wages and hours

Appeal: Help Socialist Party offer real alternative


Readers' comments and reviews

Genetic modification: A means of making profit

Wales: A Land of Whose Fathers?

Marxism in Today's World

Film review: The Lego Movie


 

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