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Posted on 30 July 2014 at 16:07 GMT

Sri Lanka USP appeal for protests

The CWI has condemned a vicious physical attack on the 'Socialist Peace March against Racism and Communalism' last Saturday, 26 July, in Sri Lanka, as it attempted to proceed along the road past the Stupa and Buddhist temple at Kalutara.

The United Socialist Party (CWI Sri Lanka) has responded with great courage to the attack.

For information and how to protest:

http://www.socialistworld.net/index.php/6858

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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.
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