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No2EU - Yes to Democracy
Bob Crow on the anti-G20 demo, photo Paul Mattsson
The No2EU-Yes to Democracy electoral coalition, headed by Bob Crow, the general secretary of the RMT transport workers' union, will be contesting seats in June's European elections.
The coalition will campaign against the EU-led privatisation of our public services, for workers' rights, and in opposition to the EU constitution (now repackaged as the Lisbon Treaty), which puts into EU law the failed doctrines of free market economics.
The immediate task facing the coalition in the next couple of weeks is to raise the funds necessary to enable it to stand as widely as possible across Britain. The RMT is financially backing the campaign but its national political fund is limited. So while many other national trade unions continue to use their political funds to finance New Labour, No2EU-Yes to Democracy will have to rely on the support of individual trade unionists.
NO2EU on the 'Put People First' demo, photo Paul Mattsson
An appeal sheet has been produced, with a message from Bob Crow, which should be used to collect donations urgently. For copies of this, and to find out more information, go to the website at www.no2eu.com
Postal donations, with cheques made out to 'No2EU-Yes to Democracy', should be sent to Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD, with your name and address.
In The Socialist 31 March 2009:
Socialist Party workplace news
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
Socialist Party election campaign
Socialist Party campaigns
International socialist news and analysis