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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 November 2019

Selling the Socialist

Selling the Socialist in Ilford, east London, photo Isai Priya, photo Isai Priya

Selling the Socialist in Ilford, east London, photo Isai Priya, photo Isai Priya   (Click to enlarge)

Just a few of the events where the Socialist newspaper has been sold in the past few days...

Seizing chances in Leicester

In the last few days, we've stood outside McDonald's with the BFAWU union in solidarity with the McStrikers, fighting low pay and bullying bosses. School students and workers were stopping and talking to us, enthused by the strike.

We also held our regular bus station sale before our Socialist Party branch meeting, where one person gave us 10 for a copy of the Socialist! The anger at the Tories is palpable and people are glad to see us fighting back.

We were then up at the Royal Mail depot showing solidarity with the posties over the High Court's political decision to stop the Communication Workers Union (CWU) strike. All our leaflets were snapped up, union members thankful for the support.

One worker said the judiciary always sides with the establishment. Another said that although it was a blow, the will to fight is still there.

We were then down at a rally against the downgrading of Leicester General Hospital, which we helped organise as part of the Save Our NHS Leicestershire campaign.

We said the next step in saving the health service should be to kick the Tories out in the election. We sold 17 copies of the Socialist.

That evening we did a sale outside a showing of Ken Loach's new film 'Sorry We Missed You' about the savagery of the gig economy. Another six people bought our newspaper in just 20 minutes.

By going out and seizing every chance to share our ideas, our small local actions are adding up. We are using the Socialist at every moment to reach workers with our socialist programme to change the world!

Tessa Warrington

Cleethorpes election action

We sold 16 copies of the Socialist in Cleethorpes on 15 November. The election is polarising the mood.

There's hatred of Boris - he's a "muppet," should be "dead in a ditch," and much worse - but hostility towards and mistrust of Corbyn as well.

It's a 70% Leave-voting constituency but Brexit was hardly mentioned. Makes for interesting conversations - you can turn people round - and good sales here on St Peters Avenue.

One Tory got both barrels from Grimsby Socialist Party branch secretary Dave Mitchell after he told Dave to "get a job" - Dave had been in work at 5.30 that morning on his day off!

Alistair Tice

York CWU solidarity

We sold six copies of the Socialist in an hour in York, campaigning with the slogans "support the postal workers, defend the right to strike, renationalise Royal Mail," on 15 November.

Many of those stopping were outraged that an unelected judge had blocked such a decisive strike vote. They told us they were desperate to see Johnson and the Tories kicked out.

One who couldn't stop long signed our petition in support of the CWU and bought a paper for the 2 solidarity price, telling us "it's what Jeremy would do."

Iain Dalton

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In The Socialist 20 November 2019:


What we think

High Court injunction: solidarity to the CWU

CWU - ground laid for an almighty struggle


Climate change

Major funding for flood risk management needed


NHS

Save the NHS: kick out the Tories

Frimley NHS Trust: Strikers remain determined to defeat privatisation


Violence against women

What policies are needed to end domestic violence and abuse?


Socialist Party news and analysis

Broadband: privatisation has failed to deliver, time for a socialist plan

Bolton university fire: government inaction puts safety at risk

Wages flatline, while shareholders profit


Workplace news and analysis

UCU pay and pension strike: university staff have had enough

West Midlands Trains: guards strike to defend safety-critical role

PCS union: elect Marion Lloyd!

Cleaners strike over low pay at Haringey secondary school

Bradford library and museum strikers enter third round of strike action

Long hours in the world of security

NEU members' sixth-form walkouts


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Secret police infiltration of workers' movement exposed

150 protest against Leicester hospital downgrading attack

Carmarthenshire union demands no-cuts budget

Swansea: students protest against Hillary Clinton hypocrisy

Keep the National Poetry Library free

Selling the Socialist


Readers' opinion

The Socialist Inbox


International socialist news and analysis

Amazon bosses defeated in Seattle - Kshama Sawant reelected

Chile revolt continues: read eyewitness report


 

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