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Posted on 16 May 2012 at 12:35 GMT
On 12 and 13 May the Socialist Party's national committee (NC) met for the first time since being elected at the party's 2012 congress in March.
Discussions included Britain and Europe after the elections, and building the Socialist Party.
The executive committee, the body that oversees the day-to-day work of the party, was elected.
Price of the Socialist
The meeting agreed that due to increased costs, especially in postage, the standard Direct Debit subscription rate for the Socialist would increase to £4 a month from July. The cover price will be £1 from the next issue.
With a growing rejection of austerity and new opportunities opening up for selling the Socialist, the needed price increase will be combined with stepping up campaigning to increase the paper's readership.
Socialist Party branches should ask for a report from a local NC member.
A more detailed email has been circulated to branch secretaries.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
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