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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 September 2015
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Tom Baldwin, The Socialist campaign organiser, South West
The enormous popularity of Jeremy Corbyn and the left-wing policies he is putting forward have rattled the establishment. Their mouthpieces in the capitalist press have made increasingly hysterical attacks, their pages full of distortions. Even so-called left leaning papers like the Mirror or Guardian have repeated the various myths, such as his being unelectable.
The mask is slipping from the face of a supposedly balanced and objective media. Most newspapers and broadcasters are owned by billionaires and reflect their prejudices. Keen to protect their own power and wealth they fear their own readers. They scorn any attempt by workers to stand up for themselves.
The Socialist is a completely different paper. It is not owned by big business and it does not dance to their tune. Instead it is completely funded by our readers and supporters. It brings you all the news and analysis that matters to you from an unashamedly working class point of view. We report and support the struggles of workers and youth across Britain and the world.
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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 30 September 2015:
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TUSC: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice
Socialism is back!
Free school meals cut as poor children go hungry
Pollution cheat Volkswagen kills thousands for profit
Gouging boss demands price hike for life-saving drug
Gravy-train Labour MP claims expenses to rent house next door
Tower block residents defend homes
Them & Us
Socialist Party features
How can we bring down the Tories?
Lessons from the past: Liverpool City Council 1983-87
Give us the resources to defeat the Tories
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International socialist news and analysis
EU ministers squabble while refugees drown
Hungary's xenophobic right-wing government
USA: Socialists breaking 'political stagnation'
Kazakhstan: workers solidarity action
Workplace news and analysis
Junior doctors fight government attacks
Nominate Roger Bannister for Unison general secretary
Hypocritical attacks on tube control room strike
Review: Kill the Bill
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Anger and protest against fire service cuts in Leicestershire
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