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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 April 2013

First quarter fighting fund target smashed

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

Socialist Party members have begun 2013 in the way they finished 2012 - by continuing the fight against the attacks of the Con-Dem government and, in the process, continuing to smash the fighting fund targets.

We raised 25,910 - 104% - in the first three months of the new year.

This month, dubbed 'Black April', sees the NHS opened up for further wholesale cuts and privatisation, the Con-Dems' attacks on the poorest through the hated bedroom tax and other changes to housing and council tax benefit coming into force.

Throughout England and Wales our members have been campaigning against these attacks. This government of millionaires is almost daily ratcheting up its measures to make the working class pay for the crisis caused by the banks and big business.

The fighting fund enables the Socialist Party to produce campaigning material on all these issues - to put forward a programme to defeat these attacks and bring down this government.

We say that all workers under attack can unite in coordinated strike action, initially in a 24-hour general strike bringing together public and private sector workers.

We say there is the money to pay for our services but it is locked away in the banks and the vaults of the big companies, who are sitting on vast hoards of wealth, and salted away in tax havens by the super-rich.

As well as the donations we receive from ordinary working class people in the course of our campaigning, over 10,000 was raised from the finance appeal at the recent Socialist Party congress.

This is an indication of the confidence of our members in our perspectives for the developing struggle against austerity and the understanding of the importance of being able to finance our campaigning.

It also shows our confidence in the idea that only through a socialist transformation could we democratically control the vast wealth and resources in society and build an alternative to the future of misery and austerity offered by capitalism.

You can help! Can you make a donation to our fighting fund to take us on the way to reaching our target for the next three months?

You can pay via the Socialist Party website www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate or telephone 020 8988 8762.

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


In The Socialist 3 April 2013:


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PCS: Striking against Con-Dem attacks

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Teaching Assistants strike for agreed pay level

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Anti-cuts Warrington councillor supports Bedroom Tax protest

Opposing the Bedroom Tax in Leeds

Fight to scrap the bedroom tax is underway in Swansea


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Lakanal fire: Action needed to prevent a repeat tragedy

Workfare and the Labour Party: 'A less than stellar party'

TUSC Mary4Mayor campaign launched in Doncaster

Sick Of Your Boss: young people in work - your stories

Interview: Wirral Youth Theatre cuts

"Is green growth possible?" debated

Don't miss May Day greetings deadline!

First quarter fighting fund target smashed


 

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