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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 October 2020
Fighting Fund - we're off to a good start
Placards and banners cost money - the record-breaking fighting fund raised in 2020 helped pay for them, photo Mark Best (Click to enlarge)
A special thanks this week goes to Morris in South West London who has donated £400 to our Coronavirus appeal, and has started off our October to December Fighting fund campaign with a real bang.
The campaign brings in much needed money to provide us with the resources to expose the way the Tories are gambling with our jobs and our lives, and to raise our Socialist alternative.
Thanks also to a £100 donation from Birmingham North Socialist Party branch, and to James from Swansea for £5 with the message "Solidarity".
Thanks to C Byron, who donated £25 with the message "Keep on for the workers." Finally, thanks to two £10 monthly donations from steadfast supporters.
With over £800 received in the last week, we're off to a good start!
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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 14 October 2020:
Locked down, hard up, fight back!
As school cases soar - is contact tracing 'near breaking point'?
Even more delay in stopping school transmission?
National Education Union must launch action now
Nottingham Covid surge caused by Tory mismanagement
Under the microscope
Students not to blame for unsafe uni conditions
"It's not fair" - lockdown students demand free education
Students speak out: isolation and uncertainty reign
Building a movement to fight for free education
What we think
Unite votes to cut affiliation fee to Labour
Usdaw elections: the battle for a fighting union
NEU Special Conference: A fight for safety in schools is urgently needed
Napo AGM 2020: Celebrating probation victory and preparing for challenges ahead
University workers ballot for action against in-person teaching
Stop Royal Mail's profit-driven plans to force postal workers to share vans
Unison: The Socialist is backing Hugo Pierre - for a fighting socialist general secretary!
Are cooperatives the answer to a failing capitalist system?
Stop NHS meltdown
Transport for London funding crunch
Oliver Campbell - Still fighting for justice
Fighting Fund - we're off to a good start
Obituary: Raph Parkinson 1958-2020
Greek workers and socialists celebrate convictions of Golden Dawn fascists
Nigeria: Mass protests force government to disband killer cop unit
Non-fiction: This Land - the story of a movement
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