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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 March 2020

'Meeting' to discuss socialist ideas - more vital than ever during the crisis

Leeds Socialist Party meeting via Zoom

Leeds Socialist Party meeting via Zoom   (Click to enlarge)

During the corona crisis the Socialist Party is still meeting. Many branches are utilising online resources. Go to socialistparty.org.uk/whatson to join in your area.

East London

We had 15 people at the East London Socialist Party branch meeting - biggest of the year so far. We were online via Zoom!

James Ivens spoke on coronavirus.

At our meeting we had people - in self-isolation/with childcare/still at work - who couldn't normally attend otherwise.

Next week we're discussing the poll tax - when working-class communities got organised and beat the Tories - with one of the leaders of the campaign.

Ian Pattison

Southampton

We managed a combined real and virtual branch meeting, with 14 of us. We had a report back from the Socialist Party Congress, and a discussion on what's happening in Britain, around the world, and Covid-19.

There were reports of workers' struggle - and victories - from Socialist Party members working on buses and in universities. Our branch meeting agreed to write to the leader of the Labour council, outlining what we see as key tasks that need to be urgently addressed.

Reading

We put our Socialist Party branch meeting live online. 17 of us discussed what is happening and many others were able to view our message.

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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.
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In The Socialist 25 March 2020:


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Coronavirus crisis: Tests, full pay and funding - for all now

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Coronavirus news in brief


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We need tests for all now! Nationalise production and research

Retail and the coronavirus outbreak - organise to defend workers interests

Transport union RMT demands action for coronavirus tube safety

Organising in the workplace in the time of coronavirus

Union independence must be maintained - a reply to the Trade Union Congress

University workers win full pay for casual staff

Bosses not workers should pay for JCB shutdown


Social care

Social care: "Not good enough by miles"


Poll Tax

30 years since the huge anti-poll tax demo... And how mass non-payment of the tax was built


Coronavirus organising

Coronavirus: What role could community support groups play?

Selling the Socialist

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'Meeting' to discuss socialist ideas - more vital than ever during the crisis


Readers' opinion

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