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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 March 2014

TUSC campaigning in Derby

TUSC stall 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


 

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