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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 October 2021

Fighting Fund target smashed - £31,703 raised

Placards like these cost money! photo Paul Mattsson

Placards like these cost money! photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Chris Newby, Socialist Party fighting fund organiser

Congratulations to all our members and supporters who helped us smash our fighting fund target for the July-September quarter, raising a brilliant £31,703, 127% of the target. The highlight of the quarter was the tremendous collection at the Socialist Party national council meeting (see socialistparty.org.uk) raising £8,655.

Socialist Party branches have also been doing excellent campaigning work. From Newcastle to Truro, from Swansea to Hull, Socialist Party members have raised thousands of pounds on their campaign stalls on many different issues - particularly calling for a 15% NHS and care worker pay rise and an increase in funding by taking the wealth off the rich.

And our members have taken every opportunity to raise fighting fund by organising picnics, donating their trade union expenses, selling badges and organising raffles. Donations that we have received this week include £90.38 from Sheffield Socialist Party from students at freshers stalls and meetings, and a donation of £55 from Harry Medeiros in Salisbury saying: "Keep up the good work".

But we need to keep the fundraising efforts going, to make sure we can exceed the target this quarter. It's important that all our branches draw up plans now.

Can you plan an extra campaign stall each week? Is there a workplace you can sell the Socialist at? Are there transport hubs where you can organise a campaign stall? What other fundraising events can you plan, like parties and raffles?

If you need any help in planning how you can reach your fighting fund target, please contact the finance department at the Socialist Party offices.

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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.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

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In The Socialist 6 October 2021:


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Tories plunge millions further into poverty with Universal Credit cut

Capitalist climate hypocrisy

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Glasgow's equal pay battle set to re-erupt

Pay NHS and care staff to address worker shortages


Workplace news

NEU: National executive agrees campaign on pay

Coordinated FE strike against measly pay offer

Unison LG members reject insulting pay offer

Unite health members say no to 3% and vote for action

Tesco warehouse rep fighting for reinstatement

Scunthorpe steel scaffolders strike for pay rise

Brighton waste workers walk out


Economy

Capitalism's economic instability in the 'new normal'


Youth Fight for Jobs

Fighting for our future

Youth Fight for Jobs - why we're marching on 9 October

Ten years since our 330-mile Jarrow March for Jobs


Campaigns news

Barking NHS: "Sorry, please try again later"

We have the right to breathe fresh air

Nottingham: Punish Labour for cruel cuts

London protest for Texas abortion rights

North West socialists join march against Tory conference

Fighting Fund target smashed - 31,703 raised


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Review

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