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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 September 2014
Fighting Huddersfield library cuts
Campaigning against library closures in Huddersfield (Click to enlarge)
Socialist Party members in Huddersfield sold 24 copies of the Socialist and raised over thirty pounds for the fighting fund when campaigning against library closures last Tuesday lunchtime.
Kirklees council plans on closing all but two libraries in the district alongside other savage cuts in a recently announced package.
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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 3 September 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Stop the Con-Dems destroying our NHS!
Pre-election Britain - crisis brewing on all fronts
Rotherham: Council and police cover up abuse
Democratic rights attack under 'fighting terror' guise
Clacton Tory MP defects to Ukip
Them & Us
Socialist Party youth and students
Fourfold rise in youth on poverty pay
Fast Food Rights: ‘Get the pink T-shirt lady out of here!’
Join the fight for free education and student grants!
Wales: Save the Financial Contingency Fund
International socialist news and analysis
Ukraine conflict ratchets up the international crisis
Tamil Solidarity Day - building unity to fight oppression
Socialist Party workplace news
Strike to save the NHS
Council proposes worst cuts in living memory
Romford sparks victory over 'umbrella' scheme
Teachers want action from their trade union
Care UK workers continue fight for decent pay
Ritzy cinema workers continue living wage struggle
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Victory for disabled transport campaign
New member thirsts for knowledge
Protesting against police racism
Fighting Huddersfield library cuts
Anti-racist day of action: 18 September
Rally for history's longest strike
The Socialist readers' comments
Planning, not competition, to meet our transport needs
Challenging Ukip's lies
Football fans angry at prices
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