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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022

Tories sinking, workers rising - help fund the socialist fightback

photo Josh Asker

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Chris Newby, Socialist Party fighting fund organiser

The Tories are on the ropes, while workers face more and more attacks on their jobs, wages and living standards. It is more critical than ever that we do all we can to get our socialist message across. That means setting out a clear plan of how we can campaign to get rid of the Tories and fight for a new mass workers' party.

In the pages of the Socialist, there are many examples of workers fighting back and winning. But we urgently need to raise the finances for the Socialist Party to make sure we have the leaflets, posters and placards to get our socialist message out as widely as possible.

It is vital that Socialist Party branches make the most of all opportunities to raise fighting fund. We are asking all Socialist Party branches to plan their fundraising now to make sure they reach this quarter's target.

Can you organise an extra campaign stall during the week as well as at weekends? Is there a transport hub, a workplace or college where you can organise a weekly sale of the Socialist?

The results from our campaign stalls so far this year show that workers and local communities are responding to our socialist message. A few examples are:

As well as fundraising from our campaigning activity, what other events can you organise to reach your fighting fund target? Camden and Haringey raised over £70 from their 'hummus feast'. Swansea and West Wales Socialist Party raised £180 from the sale of second-hand books.

At the end of the quarter, there will be a fighting fund appeal at the Socialist Party conference in March. Make sure you plan now to get the best possible donations for this. If all our Socialist Party branches put those plans into action, we can smash though this quarter's fighting fund target.

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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 2 February 2022:


News

Tories attack UC recipients with 'get any job' threat

NHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched

NI rise piled onto shoulders of the lowest paid

Gas and electric bills set to soar by 50% this year

Covering basic costs is hard, and it's getting worse


International news

Ukraine: Workers' unity needed

Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

School students strike in Austria

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

France: Education workers and students walkout


TUSC

Tories Out!

Dave Nellist standing for Birmingham Erdington

Why a socialist candidate for Birmingham Erdington is vital

Hackney Unison to encourage anti-cuts candidates

Essex cuts racket must end

Portsmouth: Council workers leaving and tenants' double whammy

TUSC by-elections round-up


Workers fighting back

The winter strike wave escalates as workers fight back and win

NHS workers begin strike for 15% and against outsourcing

Victory at NewVIc college! 'The picket line gives us power'

Coventry bins: all-out against strike-breaking Labour council

Scunny scaffs strike restarts with a bang, barricades and a win!

PCS 2022 elections

Workplace news in brief


Campaigns news

Tories sinking, workers rising - help fund the socialist fightback

May Day Greetings: Back the paper that backs the working class

Why I joined: I'm tired of austerity and status quo

Socialist Students getting organised for 2 March walkout


Review

Belfast: Worth watching portrayal of previously airbrushed workers' unity


 

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triangleTories attack UC recipients with 'get any job' threat

triangleNHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched

Workers:

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triangleWorkers and students unite and fight

triangleCanada: Prime Minister Trudeau invokes Emergencies Act to end 'Freedom Convoy'

triangleThe Erdington byelection and the fight for a new mass workers' party

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triangleBritain's economic growth figures mask fragile false recovery

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triangleCarlisle Socialist Party: What now for Ukraine and Russia?

triangleLondon Socialist Party women's meeting

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triangleHackney & Islington Socialist Party: Crisis in the Ukraine

Fighting Fund:

triangleFund us to fight for socialism

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