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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 May 2001

Nellist launches Socialist Alliance manifesto

DAVE NELLIST, Socialist Party councillor and national chair of the Socialist Alliance, along with other Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidates, presented the Alliance's manifesto outside Millbank Tower - the HQ of New Labour - on Wednesday 16 May.

A truck with a poster saying "people not profit" appeared at the manifesto launch.

A brief interview with Dave on the Alliance's electoral prospects went out on Radio 4's Westminster Hour last Sunday.

The Socialist Alliance is fielding around 90 candidates in England. And combined with the Welsh Socialist Alliance and the Scottish Socialist Party is standing in about 170 constituencies. The Socialist Alliance election broadcast goes out on 22 May.

Brian Kelly's campaign in Dulwich, south London received a boost when ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones donated 600 to the Socialist Alliance - as opposed to the popular front for the Socialist Alliance!

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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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In The Socialist 18 May 2001:

Vote For A Socialist Alternative

Tuition fees no way! Fight Threats To Non-Payers

Taxing our patience

Major parties leave students in debt

Nellist launches Socialist Alliance manifesto

Women fed up of 'hard' Labour

Italian general election: Mr Big buys his way to power

Council workers back anti-cuts candidate

New Labour's 'ten year' plans


 

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