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Building the Socialist Party
Over 130 copies of the Socialist were sold at the 2013 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset when petitioning for the TUC to call a 24-hour general strike against austerity. Several people said they would attend the lobby of the TUC congress in Bournemouth.
Thousands of people attended the two-day festival, which remembers the six farm workers who were arrested and exiled to Australia in 1834 for forming a union.
See full report and photos at: High turnout for Tolpuddle festival
Northern region Socialist Party members raised £23.49 from selling gingerbread bankers to "eat the rich"! Thanks to Chris from Shirley who donated £10 and Tony G from Leeds, who donated £50 saying "Keep up the good work."
"I really hate the bedroom tax and I want to help your campaign to get rid of it," said one person who donated £10 to Socialist Party campaigners in Lincoln, despite being affected by the bedroom tax himself. 12 copies of the Socialist were sold on the weekday stall with £47 fighting fund raised in total.
Find out about Socialist Party events near you:
Come to the Socialist Party 2013 Summer Camp
5pm, Friday 23 to 1pm, Monday 26 August - New venue in Ware, Hertfordshire
Discussions and debates every morning and evening Activities available include climbing wall, archery, zip line, paintball, golf and fishing. Regular meals cooked each day, available at reasonable prices Evening burger bar Camp fire Quiz night Live music Crθche for younger children during discussions Red Flag Club for older children
Bring along 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 31 July 2013:
Socialist Party NHS news and analysis
Socialist Party news and analysis
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialist Party workplace news
Socialist Party review