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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 March 2011
Vote for a socialist alternative
WITH the Bellingham by-election in Lewisham, south east London, set for 24 March campaigning is stepping up. Over 25 Socialist Party and Lewisham People Before Profit members came out to help canvass and run campaign stalls last weekend.
We are continuing to get excellent support for our campaign to get former Socialist Party councillor Ian Page the 'no cuts' candidate elected, standing as Socialist Alternative - Lewisham People Before Profit.
Local people are very angry about the Con-Dem government's and Labour council's cuts and are only too willing to sign our petition calling for a campaign against all cuts. Local residents supporting our campaign include a teaching assistant at a local school and a worker on the local playbus.
A local RMT transport union branch secretary has committed his vote to Ian. He will speak to other members in his branch about the campaign as well as inviting Ian to their next meeting just before the election.
One young person we met on our campaign is fuming about the closure of Sydenham library, recognising the library as a much needed local resource. He is one of many people who are interested in joining or finding out more about the Socialist Party.
To help in the campaign call Chris 07906 591794.
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In The Socialist 16 March 2011:
Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March
Building the battle against the cuts - now and beyond 26 March
Campaigning against all cuts and privatisation
Save our NHS!
Socialist Party news and analysis
Hutton's plans mean savage cuts - Fight to defend your pension!
Vote for a socialist alternative
Huge protests against job insecurity
The rich get richer - by another $1 trillion
Youth fight for jobs
March from Jarrow with Youth Fight for Jobs
Save our youth services
For real jobs not exploitation
Review: Classroom Warriors
Socialist Party workplace news
Northern Ireland: Broad left gains in union elections
Privatisation threat to the blood service?
Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College
Action called off by Birmingham bin workers
Left victory in building workers' union
Support the UCU strike
International socialist news and analysis
Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions
Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami
Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories: "We'll struggle like in Egypt"
Tunisia: 'You come back - we come back'
Saudi troops to suppress Bahrain protesters
Socialist Party campaigns
Thousands protest against Lib Dems in Sheffield
Protester challenges Lib Dem MP to debate
Students want to protest too
Thatcher was no heroine
Lively discussion at LGBT meeting
Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day
Celebrate International Workers' Day in the Socialist with a May Day greeting
The Socialist 16 March 2011 |
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