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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 January 2022

Fighting Fund - 162% of target, £162,000 raised

Fighting fund collection at Socialism2021. Photo: Mary Finch

Fighting fund collection at Socialism2021. Photo: Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

Adam Harmsworth, Coventry Socialist Party

Congrats to Socialist Party members and supporters for raising 162% of the fighting fund target for 2021 - £162,000. We hit the annual fighting fund target with three months left, and then obliterated the final quarter's target with 242%, raising over £60,000 in a quarter for the first time!

That funding comes from donations in support of our campaigns and our politics from members, plus a bigger number of people who support our work.

I know in Coventry that our Socialist Party stalls have had donations from NHS workers, especially when we're campaigning on the issue. We also get money from working-class pensioners, and young workers and students - they often make a big donation relative to the money they have.

Workers put money towards us in the hope it will make a difference. That money goes towards vital parts of the Socialist Party's work:

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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.
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In The Socialist 6 January 2022:


News

Tories' cost of living squeeze - build the workers' fightback

NHS Covid staff crisis

Blair knighted for services to the rich and powerful

Tory test shortage failure

More fares misery for passengers - renationalise the railways

Schools: union action needed for Covid safety


Capitalism in crisis

Britain in 2022: Build a coordinated working-class fightback


Workplace news

Strike threat forces Tesco to improve pay offer

West Mids metalworkers strike over pay

Sheffield JustEat couriers escalate dispute

Scunny scaffs enter twelfth week of strike action

S. Yorks Stagecoach workers start indefinite strike

Invergordon posties mutiny


International news

Chile's working class delivers a landslide vote against ultra-right Kast


Socialist history

New unionism - when mass workers' action changed Britain


Local elections

TUSC appeals for widest possible anti-austerity socialist unity for May elections


Campaigns news

Coventry: Private profits from hospital parking

Fighting Fund - 162% of target, 162,000 raised

Trinity Centre: Shameful eviction by Newham council


Obituary

Obituary: Kate Jones - 1953-2021


 

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