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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 August 2021

Socialist Party: Solely funded by the working class

Lamley (second right) marching with Socialist Party at Black Lives Matter

Lamley (second right) marching with Socialist Party at Black Lives Matter   (Click to enlarge)

Lamley Naa Amoako-Atta joined the Socialist Party last year in west London. She explains how she's now helping us in our fundraising efforts.

The Socialist Party has a long-standing history of defending the working class. We fight day-to-day to oppose every cut - protesting, campaigning and spreading awareness. If the working class is organised, it has the potential power to stop the cuts and change society to benefit everyone.

The Socialist Party is funded solely by donations from our members and other working-class people. Those donations go towards making leaflets and placards, and other fundraising resources - collecting tins and card readers. These vital resources help us pass information to the public when we're campaigning, along with keeping our members informed.

To ensure steady finances for the party, each quarter we set a 'Fighting Fund' target. The current target - due to end on 30 September - is £25,000. We have already raised over £10,000 (40%).

Socialist Party members have also organised bake sales, held quiz nights and even sold their used clothes online to help raise funds. Every penny helps keep the party alive and fight for a socialist society.

The Socialist Party is not financed by big businesses, but by ordinary people who like what we say, believe in what we fight for, and kindly donate to the cause. It's because of you we can keep on fighting for the rights of the working class.

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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 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.
  • 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.
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In The Socialist 11 August 2021:


NHS

Defend the NHS. Fight the Tory pay insult. Prepare strike action!

NHS: Kick out the privatisers, Fight for funding, Build for strike action


News

Tory government nationalises Sheffield steel plant

Tory cuts worsened crime and Johnson 'blitz' won't help

Fight energy price hike

Thanks to the miners - an example of workers' struggle and solidarity

News in brief


Comment

Olympic 'success' masks cuts and inequality in sport

Starmer's faithful Guardian


Campaigns news

Capitalism = climate catastrophe

Rising against a rigged and rotten system - Socialism 2021

London Pride cancelled - pandemic shows protest Pride is necessary

London: Hundreds protest for trans rights

Save Newham's theatres from Labour council cuts!

Socialist Party young members summer school

A day in the life of a young hospitality worker

West Midlands: austerity and capitalism offers no future for young people

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Don't privatise Dudley libraries

Socialist Party: Solely funded by the working class

Review - The Struggle for World Socialism


Housing

Waltham Forest: Fighting for a home for Nadia and homes for all


History

August 1991 - The aborted military coup in the 'Soviet Union'


Workplace news

Ballot majority essential to continue DVLA strike action

Night tube strike suspended to allow talks - scrap compulsory duties!

RMT strike solid on East Midlands rail

You need a union when the time comes to fight

Unions protest at exploitative Leicester company Food Attraction

Over 3,000 votes for fighting socialist programme in CWU

NSSN to lobby TUC


International news

Beirut's devastating port explosion one year on


 

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