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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 July 2012

Save our server!

Donate to the finance appeal

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

The Socialist Party is launching an appeal to raise 12,000 to buy a new server for the computer network at our national centre.

Over the last ten years our party has become more and more reliant on information technology (IT). The internet has transformed our ability to communicate and disseminate information quickly throughout our organisation and indeed, across the world. Emails, the party's website and all the different forms of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, are now vital tools for us in spreading and arguing for socialist ideas.

Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution, called the party paper the scaffolding used to build the organisation. The Socialist newspaper today is still an indispensable tool but IT has revolutionised the production of the paper itself and all the Socialist Party publications.

In 2011 we had 56 million hits on the Socialist Party website and the hundreds of videos on the site were accessed more than 80,000 times over the same period. Just these two statistics indicate both the reach that IT gives us and also the potential for future development.

We bought our current server in 2006 and the software it runs will no longer be supported by Microsoft. The computer network at our national centre has also expanded, as our staff has increased, and has now gone beyond the limit that the server was designed to support.

No rich backers

The Socialist Party has no rich backers. Instead of the wealth of big business and the press barons, we rely on the skills, solidarity and sacrifice that workers contribute to building a movement that belongs to them. These are far more valuable to us than all the money and influence of big business.

12,000 will enable us to purchase the server and related software as well as installing faster cabling. That's why we are appealing for your support to make a donation to the server appeal.

Can you donate 10, 50 or 100 or more? Every donation, no matter how big or how small is very welcome and will take us nearer to our goal.

You can pay via the Socialist Party website at www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate and mark your donation 'Server appeal', or telephone 020 8988 8777.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 July 2012:


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Socialist Party NHS campaign

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It's our NHS - let's fight for it!

Welsh Labour's health service 'redesign' means cuts!

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Socialist Party LGBT

Sexuality, austerity and socialism


International socialist news and analysis

Kazakhstan: Resisting state oppression, fighting for survival


Socialist Party workplace news

London buses: "This is why we're in the union"

Wales Shop Stewards Network conference calls for 24 hour general strike

RMT conference: Vote for one-day general strike

Essex FBU strike back at bullyboy management

Unite needs fighting socialist policies

Supporting Sheffield recycling workers

Workplace news in brief


Obituary

Obituary: Roger MacKay, a tireless fighter for socialist ideas


Socialist Party appeal

Save our server!


Youth fight for jobs

Immolation horror - we demand jobs

Leicester: Police undermined opposition to racist march

Racist and hooligan EDL invades Dewsbury

Olympic-watch

Them&Us


Socialist Party review

Various Pets Alive and Dead


 

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