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May Day! The Socialist needs you! Final deadline 11 April!
Ryan Aldred, Socialist Party South West
What have Hinkley nuclear plant construction workers, millions of feminist demonstrators in the Spanish state, and young gun violence protesters in the US all got in common? All of their struggles have recently been supported by the Socialist!
The capitalist media does its best to blot out the real experiences of workers, whether it be small victories gained in individual workplaces or the international events which can involve millions taking collective action.
The Socialist is proud to report on these issues, give a voice to the labour movement, and tie together the local, national and international struggles of workers.
May Day, or International Workers' Day, is an important celebration of solidarity and workers' struggles across the world.
You can help make sure this May Day is celebrated prominently in the pages of the Socialist by getting in May Day greetings for our special issue of the paper.
The tradition of May Day stems from the battles of workers in the US for an eight-hour day without loss of pay in the 19th century.
With the prevalence of zero-hour and low-hour contracts on the one hand, and long hours with unpaid overtime on the other, it's clear these issues haven't gone away.
That's why it's important the Socialist continues to celebrate victories and provide the analysis needed to succeed in the struggle for socialism.
By organising in your workplace, your community groups, in your trade unions and student societies, you can send in a contribution and help keep the Socialist and international solidarity going.
- If you have any questions or need resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- See prices and send greetings at socialistparty.org.uk/mayday
- The deadline for greetings is 5pm on Wednesday 11 April, so act now!
Lend your voice to the international celebration of May Day in the pages of the Socialist. Let's make 2018 our biggest May Day edition yet!
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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 click here to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
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In The Socialist 4 April 2018:
What we think
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party news and analysis
Good Friday Agreement
Workplace news and analysis
Socialist Party reports & campaigns