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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 February 2011
Billy Bragg helps raise Exeter Anti-Cuts funds
Socialist Party members and other anti-cuts activists recently helped to organise a fundraising gig in Exeter which featured left-wing singer and guitarist Billy Bragg as its headline act.
It was a great success with the venue full to capacity. Billy Bragg played some of his classic songs and filled the time between songs with anecdotes of previous struggles and a call to arms for the battle against the cuts.
Unfortunately he did sometimes act as an apologist for Labour and their past and present failures. The mood, however, was political with many joining the Exeter Anti-Cuts Alliance.
Over £1,200 was raised for the student group, Exeter Occupation Uncut and the umbrella organisation, Exeter Anti-Cuts Alliance, in which Socialist Party members play a leading role.
The funds raised will be used to continue the campaign against all cuts in public spending. We are planning a local demonstration against Devon county council's slash and burn policies to take place from 2pm on 19 February at County Hall in Exeter.
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In The Socialist 9 February 2011:
International socialist news and analysis
Egypt in revolt
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Defend the NHS!: Fight the Con-Dem cuts
The madness of King George cuts
Scottish Anti-Cuts Alliance established
Stop attacks on disabled claimants
Liverpool: Jobs axe must be fought
No to the racist EDL! Unite to fight the cuts
Hands off our forests!
Protesting against all of the cuts
Socialist Party news and analysis
Tommy Sheridan jailing: Political vendetta ends in draconian sentence
John Macreadie memorial
TV Review: Posh and Posher Why Public School Boys Run Britain
Socialist Party feature
'Struggle or starve!' 1932 - when Birkenhead workers beat the means test
Socialist Party youth and students
Young people march for a future
Tories have no solutions to youth crime
Police attack 'save EMA' protest in Leeds
Socialist Party workplace news
Justice for Unison Four
Unison self-destructs at TSA but unionism stronger than ever
Building action against cuts
Defending jobs at Leeds council
Ford challenged in legal bid: Pay the Visteon pensioners now!
Arriva Trains Wales - strike called off
Defend democracy in the CWU
Keep the post public demo
Discussing an electoral challenge to service cutters
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
'In reality, Britain is facing a savage economic ice age'
The Socialist 9 February 2011 |
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