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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 September 2004
We Need Your Cash!
COLLECTATHON FORTNIGHT got off to an excellent start last weekend with
a collection of £717 at the Socialist Party Summer Camp.
Jane James, national treasurer
Following the inspiring rally on Latin America introduced by Peter
Taaffe, Paula Mitchell appealed for donations by stressing the
contribution we can make to revolutionary movements in Latin America.
We want to raise money so that a delegation of our young members can
attend the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in January 2005, to meet and
discuss with the thousands of young people from Latin America who will be
Money is also needed to produce material for Freshers' Fairs, building
for the International Socialist Resistance/ Socialist Students conference
and launching our campaign against the attacks on the public sector.
Thanks to all who donated, particularly Chris Flood, Martin Reynolds
and Dave and Eleanor from Basildon, who all gave £100.
Plans for the Collectathon include branches organising extra sales and
activities, visiting supporters for donations, a sponsored hair-cut and
Manchester branch report that they've made "a brilliant start to
the Collectathon fortnight. Our stall at Europride raised £280. A member
organised a car-boot sale and made a personal donation, totalling nearly
£100. We also have two social events planned in the next few weeks."
The Collectathon goes on until 12 September, so it's not too late for
your branch to draw up plans. Please let the Socialist Party's finance
department know about plans and results.
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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 government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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- When the health crisis subsides, 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.
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In The Socialist 4 September 2004:
End The Occupation Of Iraq
US Imperialism Further Weakened In Iraq
Mass Protests Greets Bush And Republican Convention
Mark Thatcher And The 'Dogs Of War'
Socialist Party campaigns
Defending the 35-hour week: The Profit System's The Problem, Not The Workers
Stress At Work - The Facts
Picketing Wembley Stadium
Young workers fight to End Low Pay
Low Pay Campaign Taps Into Anger
Scottish nursery nurses: How Our Strike Changed Me
Firefighters' dispute: Employers Climb Down
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