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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 June 2010
Birmingham: Growing anger against cuts
On 19 June Socialist Party activists held a successful stall in the Acocks Green area of Birmingham, which saw the growing anger of working people who are being told to pay the price for a crisis they did not create.
We had strong support for our petition against the 2,000 job losses looming at Birmingham city council and the cuts in services such as nurseries, care homes and mental health support that will result.
We sold 45 copies of The Socialist, raised over £25 for the Socialist Party fighting fund, and there was a lot of interest in our 5 July public meeting against cuts.
Tom Bower, Birmingham Socialist Party
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Coronavirus crisis - 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 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.
- 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.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- 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.
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 special coronavirus appeal.
In The Socialist 23 June 2010:
Stop budget attacks with mass action
Budget cuts hitting the poorest hardest
Youth fight for jobs
Young people: fight for your future!
Youth speak for jobs at UCU union rally
Protesting at Iain's Dickensian Society
National Shop Stewards Network
The role of the NSSN in the battle to defend public sector jobs and services
Budget Day: workers' responses
Fightback to stop the cuts - public meetings
Bloody Sunday: Innocent protesters murdered by the British army in 1972
Workplace news and analysis
PCS union rejects 'inevitable' cuts
Unison election: Over 42,000 votes for socialist candidate
Unison leadership: Lack of anti-cuts strategy
Fighting cuts in Nottingham: Save the WAP day centre
Workplace news in brief
National Shrewsbury 24 Justice Campaign March and Rally
Socialist Party news and analysis
Refugee and Migrant Justice: Save this vital service!
Coventry rally against public sector cuts
Stop attacks on services for the vulnerable in Nuneaton
Birmingham: Growing anger against cuts
Save South Leeds Pool
Why BP should be nationalised
Socialist Party feature
How deep is Britain's media crisis?
International socialist news and analysis
Ethnic conflict explodes in Kyrgyzstan
Donate to aid Greek socialists
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