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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021

Fighting fund target reached: Help us continue to raise our banner and programme

Fighting fund helps pay for leaflets and other campaigning material photo Samantha Smith, photo Samantha Smith

Fighting fund helps pay for leaflets and other campaigning material photo Samantha Smith, photo Samantha Smith   (Click to enlarge)

Heather Rawling, Leicester Socialist Party

At our recent Socialist Party national council (see socialistparty.org.uk) members were set the challenge of raising £5,000 to help reach our quarterly target of £25,000.

And they did not disappoint - a total of £8,655, including the pledges was raised. This was a tremendous endorsement of the ideas, programme and strategy of the Socialist Party.

Throughout the week members have been redeeming their pledges and with two weeks to go we have already hit our fighting fund target.

We are confident that class battles against Tory attacks will increase. We need to be ready with the resources to raise the banner of our party and our programme.

With our strategy of no-cuts budgets, linked with organising mass campaigns to demand more money from the government, we are offering workers, youth and students an alternative.

We have the programme to solve the housing crisis. The Socialist Party's new leaflet on the housing crisis and against evictions will help us campaign in towns and cities around the country.

Print materials for our factory cost £345 per week. We produced 90,000 Socialist Party leaflets and 10,000 youth election leaflets in the last month of this year's council elections.

So far we have printed 50,000 leaflets for student freshers at a cost of £850. 15,000 public sector leaflets on pay cost £300.

If you have pledged money to the national council fighting fund appeal, please donate as soon as possible. If you haven't already pledged, can you make a donation? All donations, large and small, are valued.

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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 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 15 September 2021:


What we think

We need a new political party for workers and youth

What's behind the worker shortages, and what can be done about it?


News

Social care plans: A sticking plaster instead of surgery

Hands off the Universal Credit uplift

Unite young and old to defend the pensions triple lock


Climate change

Climate change, capitalism, and the struggle for socialism


Youth and students

We won't pay for capitalism's failings

Scrap tuition fees - end university marketisation

Returning to campus: Students need to fight

Campaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni

Youth Fight for Jobs launches campaign in Brighton


Workplace news

NSSN trade union rally reflects working-class anger to fight back

Oaks Park school: Redbridge Labour council backs strike-breaking bullies

Save jobs and services - nationalise rail

Weetabix - workers have had enough

Carmarthenshire Unison: 'Recognise our union!'

Goodlord dispute: Labour's leadership weasled out of backing strike action


NHS

Take the wealth off the super-rich to fund: NHS and social care, pay and benefit rises

Deaths of despair: Health crisis - capitalism in the dock

On the frontline, and still fighting for the NHS

Solidarity to the striking workers at Charité and Vivantes hospitals in Berlin


Campaigns

Putting socialism on the map in Chichester

Reclaiming Pride as protest in Nottingham

Fighting fund target reached: Help us continue to raise our banner and programme


Review

Nuclear Folly: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

TV review - Grenfell: The Untold Story


 

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