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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 January 2015

Socialist Party Election Appeal 2015

The Socialist Party is appealing for 50,000 to help fund our candidates for the 2015 elections, as part of TUSC. Below members explain why they are donating.

Socialist Party members taking part in Derby TUSC campaigning in 2014, photo Elaine Evans

Socialist Party members taking part in Derby TUSC campaigning in 2014, photo Elaine Evans   (Click to enlarge)

"Derby Socialist Party had two of four candidates in last May's TUSC election campaign. We made history being part of the biggest left challenge to Labour in 60 years. This year TUSC is looking to make an even bigger stand with 100 parliamentary and 1,000 council candidates. To ensure we take full advantage of this opportunity finance is of utmost importance.

I pledge 300 towards the Socialist Party's appeal of which the first 100 has been paid.

In Derby, TUSC has organised a public meeting against the closure of a local pool and leisure centre. The day after the council announced the closure, TUSC supporters held a stall opposing the closure and received an excellent response to our petition. An online petition has been signed by over 6,000 people in a short period of time showing the anger against the proposed closure.

At our meeting we will aim to encourage people opposed to the closure to stand in the election. This will give the campaign a big platform that will add to the pressure the council is already facing on this issue."

Charlie Taylor, Derby

"Although it always feels like 'there's too much month at the end of the money,' I'm proud to contribute 100 to the Socialist Party's election appeal.

Times are tough when you have children, work in the public-sector and had years of real-terms pay cuts under New Labour and the Tories.

Many public servants face job cuts, a threat that exists for firefighters in Lincolnshire among many others.

TUSC supporters in Lincoln and District TUC have played a part in launching a new 'Defend Our Fire Services' campaign in conjunction with the Lincolnshire FBU to stop the cuts, with prospective Lincoln TUSC candidate Elaine Smith elected as spokesperson."

Nick Parker, Lincoln

Thanks also to Mick Hudgell, Sheffield North, who has donated 100; Paul Gerrard, Salford (100) and Iain Dalton, Leeds (100).

You can donate to the Socialist Party's appeal online at, by phone on 020 8988 8777, or send a cheque (made out to "Socialist Party") to PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD. Please mark your donation "Election Appeal 2015".

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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 14 January 2015:

Socialist Party news and analysis

NHS in crisis: This emergency is no accident

Billionaires five times richer than in 2004

Circle vulture flies out of Hinchingbrooke

Stop the Tory strike ban plan

Them & Us

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Help build an anti-cuts electoral alternative

Socialist Party Election Appeal 2015

International socialist news and analysis

France: counter terrorist threat with mass unity

Charlie Hebdo: no to terrorism

Sri Lankan elections: Butcher Rajapaksa defeated

Germany: what is behind Pegida?

Socialist Party workplace news

London bus drivers unite in historic strike action

Shift change exposes employer's 'family values'

Tesco: shop workers need fighting union leadership

Workplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

A new era for New Era

A strange way to protect public services

Sedgehill School besieged by privateers

Freedom Riders ride again

Join the socialists to fight privatisation

Fighting fund targets smashed

Socialist Party comments and reviews

Book review: Eleanor Marx - a life

The straightwashing of Pride


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