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Building the Socialist Party
28 people attended Plymouth Socialist Party's public meeting on 9 July. Sarah Wrack from the Socialist editorial team spoke alongside local TUSC candidate Ryan Aldred and Sick Of Your Boss campaigner George Fidler. The fighting fund collection raised over £140.
Two donations of £20 each came from newer members - both struggling to make ends meet, but seeing the solution as backing the fight for socialism.
What a contrast to the debacle over Labour Party funding!
Alex Moore, Plymouth
Selling the Socialist
Nancy and Martin in Waltham Forest, east London, sold 14 copies of the Socialist one morning to people on their way to work.
One person gave their contact details to find out more about joining the Socialist Party.
They also made sure they asked everyone if they could give the solidarity price of £2, to help raise fighting fund. Four people did so.
Funding the fightback
As well as asking for the solidarity price and organising campaign stalls during the summer, Socialist Party members and branches should think about taking advantage of the sunny weather to raise fighting fund. Can you plan a fundraising barbecue or summer social? Or how about a picnic, football tournament, sponsored run, cycle or swim?
The current issue of the Socialist is the first of three fortnightly issues:
Issue 774, 18-31 July
Issue 775, 1-14 August
Issue 776, 15-28 August
The weekly schedule will be resumed from issue 777 (29 August-4 September).
The fortnightly schedule allows members of the editorial staff to attend the CWI Summer School and also take some holiday! In the meantime, with workers' struggles, anti-bedroom tax campaigns and other protests against austerity continuing, we recommend you keep a close eye on the Socialist Party website:
You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Socialist_Party and @Socialistpaper).
Socialism 2013 - Fight against crisis, cuts and capitalism
London 2-3 November
A weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party
Weekend £30/£15 (concessions); One day £15/£8 (concessions); Rally only - £5
For more info call 020 8988 8777 or see socialism2013.net
Come to the Socialist Summer Camp
At last a summer to remember! Well make this one even more memorable - come to the Socialist Party Summer Camp on Friday 23 to Monday 26 August.
A new venue in Ware, Hertfordshire, awaits you with all the amenities of camp sites of old.
There will be discussions and debates every morning and evening, with plenty of time for relaxation and leisure/sporting activities in the afternoons.
Activities available include climbing wall, archery, zip line, paintball, golf and fishing.
Three meals a day will be cooked for you at very reasonable prices. There's the famous burger bar alongside the night time entertainment of the camp fire, the sing-song and the good company of comrades. There'll also be a quiz night and live music.
There'll be new marquees and new cooking equipment. As before there will be a crèche for young children during discussions and a Red Flag Club for older children.
Just bring yourself, your family and friends; a tent, sleeping bag, plate, cup, bowl, knife, fork and spoon.
Costs (not including food): Waged adult £50; Unwaged £30; Family of 4: £100; Child over 4: £12.50; Deposit £20 per person.
For more information and a booking form ring 020 8988 8782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In The Socialist 17 July 2013:
Socialist Party news and analysis
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party feature
Socialist Party review
Socialist Party workplace news
Socialist Party reports and campaigns