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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 May 2014

Election appeal 2014 - 4,278 raised so far

The Socialist Party is appealing for 15,000 to help finance our election campaigns for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the council and mayoral elections and No2EU in the European elections.

A proportion of the appeal is also going to support the campaign of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) in the general election in South Africa.

We are continuing to get a great response from our readers. Thanks this week to: Steve McDonnell 50; Mr C D Cooke 250; Moira O'Driscoll 100; Gary Kandinsky 10; Rob Williams 100; Phil Snider 100; members in Carlisle 100; 200 collected at the funeral of Pat James (obituary issue 806); Roger Ingham 50; members in Bristol south 100, Gloucester 60 and Plymouth 20; Pete McNally 200.

We need to try and reach our target in the next two weeks but if you can't pay immediately can you pledge an amount to be redeemed by the end of May?

You can donate via the 'Election appeal' button on our website www.socialistparty.org.uk or telephone 020 8988 8777. Please make cheques payable to the Socialist Party and send to: Election appeal, PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD.

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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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In The Socialist 7 May 2014:


Socialist Party election campaigning

Fight cuts, Back strikes, Vote TUSC

More local news coverage for TUSC, but BBC downplays council elections

Join the TUSC Thunderclap

Defend the right to campaign

Why I'm standing for TUSC

Housing crisis: TUSC candidates demand socialist policies

Election appeal 2014 - 4,278 raised so far


Socialist Party feature

Prepare for almighty battles against austerity


International socialist news and analysis

$15: Seattle shows what a movement can achieve


Socialist Party news and analysis

Schools - Would things get better under Labour?

Private sector rents and Labour

Care homes abuse scandals

Pfizer takeover bid

Them & Us


Socialist Party workplace news

RMT forces London Underground to back down

Striking against Land Registry cuts

Care UK workers start 14 days of strike action

CWU conference - time to build Broad Left

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

We can scrap zero-hour contracts

No support for zero-hour contracts

RMT turns out in strength for May Day march

May Day rallies in Swansea and Ipswich

Battling the cuts: when push comes to shove

Freedom riders on a storm

Leeds protest against privatisation of student loans


 

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