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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 April 2015
Election appeal update
"Too little, too late" could sum up the Labour Party manifesto.
An £8-an-hour minimum wage in five years when we need £10 now. And instead of renationalising the railways, Labour pledges to freeze fares for one year.
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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 15 April 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
We can end the housing crisis
Labour - party of cuts
NHS is collapsing under a mountain of PFI debt
Low pay: Stop subsidising the bosses
Public sector wage restraint - myth and reality
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Yemen: Brutal onslaught on country's poor
France: One-day strike against austerity
US: Kshama Sawant on Democracy Now
China: feminists released
Canada: first national meeting
100% against austerity? Vote TUSC
Fighting local government cuts
We need a £10 an hour minimum wage
'Liverpool 47' councillors in TUSC challenge
Warrington Labour's 'time limit on democracy'
'The largest party you've never heard of'
Getting into god's chamber
Socialist Party workplace news
Glasgow and Dundee: All-out strikes demand fair pay
Glasgow strikers: 'We're all in it to win it!'
Bromley council workers show how to fight Tories
Lift workers strike over 'spy in the cab'
Unison health backs £10 an hour call
PCS: Defending check-off in DWP
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Putting socialism back in LGBT politics
Build TUSC with this paper
Election appeal update
Readers' comments and reviews
My life as a day centre worker
Review: Gods of Gold
Standing in line, hoping for work
Remembering a lost generation
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