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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 March 2014
TUSC campaigning in Derby
TUSC stall in Derby (Click to enlarge)
The above photo is a TUSC stall in Derby with a new banner. There were lots of people interested. Typical comments were: 'Somebody's got to fight the cuts - it's good to see you are prepared to', 'When will there be a revolution?', 'Are you pretend socialists or real ones?'
Through public meetings we have met many people who will support us and others who want to do leafleting. We are getting more support via Facebook.
TUSC has been invited to send a speaker to an FBU meeting in Derbyshire.
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In The Socialist 19 March 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Smash the pay freeze
Tony Benn: steadfast in speaking out for socialism
After Bob Crow and Tony Benn: We fight on!
No to bosses' EU - For a socialist Europe
Unite to end racism and cuts
Osborne's more cuts budget
Oxfam report: A tale of capitalist inequality
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Crimea referendum will not deliver peace and stability
South Africa: WASP registers for the 2014 elections
Activists in the US demand $15 Now!
Socialist Party workplace news
Defend education: Solidarity with teachers' strike
Doncaster care workers determined to win
Ealing hospital workers fight miserly Medirest
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Fight for real jobs for young people
Election Appeal: Put your money where the struggle is!
Get your May Day Greetings in
Pensioner jailed for non-payment
TUSC campaigning in Derby
Obituary: Stan Pearce, a Militant miner
Readers' comments and reviews
Review: Call the Midwife
Genetic Modification: A contribution to the debate
The Socialist 19 March 2014 |
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