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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 June 2010

Donate to aid Greek socialists

WE ARE appealing to all members and supporters of the Socialist Party and readers of The Socialist for a donation to aid the work of our sister party, Xekinima, the Greek section of the Committee for a Workers' International.

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party treasurer

We have all watched the heroic struggles of the Greek workers and youth as they resist the onslaught of cuts imposed by the EU, the IMF and the Papandreou government. As we reported in last week's Socialist, there have been four general strikes in the last five months against attacks such as the 20-25% cuts in public sector wages and soaring unemployment.

But there is an urgent need for a political programme that can take the struggle forward. Xekinima has stood virtually alone in saying that the Greek debt to capitalist banks should not be paid and linking this with the nationalisation of the banks and building a socialist alternative.

Their slogans and material have been taken up eagerly by layers of workers and Xekinima is gaining many new members. However, they are still a relatively small party and urgently need more resources to be able to intervene in all the protests, meetings and demonstrations, which can develop very quickly in the present situation, with leaflets, posters and other material.

Members of Xekinima are also campaigning for a fighting socialist programme in the main left-wing coalition, Syriza. As Peter Taaffe pointed out in last week's Socialist, an explosive social situation is developing in Greece. What is missing is a broad, socialist, fighting workers' party that can act as a mass pole of attraction.

Xekinima is playing a vital part in all these developments and you too can play a part by helping them build their forces.

Can you make a donation of 5, 20, or 50 or more to assist in the struggle? Please donate at www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate, marking your donation clearly as Appeal for Greece, or by phoning 020 8988 8777.

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


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

Anti-EDL protest

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

Budget Day: workers' responses

Fightback to stop the cuts - public meetings


Bloody Sunday

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


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Refugee and Migrant Justice: Save this vital service!

Afghan war

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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