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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 November 2014
Every penny counts: donate to Socialism 2014
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Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer
Please make a donation to the Socialism 2014 appeal to support the work of the Socialist Party and the Committee for a Workers' International.
This year could see a record number of people attending our annual Socialism event on the weekend of 8 and 9 November. This would reflect an upsurge in interest in socialist ideas and building an alternative to austerity.
No other event has such a rich choice of sessions to attend, or such an inspiring line-up of speakers. We will discuss the fundamentals of Marxism, workers' struggles throughout history and ideas that can change society today.
Karl Marx famously wrote that philosophers had hitherto only interpreted the world, but that the point is to change it. This will run like a red thread throughout the whole weekend. We will not only be discussing ideas, but a strategy to fight back against the relentless attacks of the pro-austerity capitalist politicians, the representatives of the banks and big business.
Above all else we will be talking about a socialist alternative. The potential to transform our society into one where the tremendous wealth in the world is democratically planned for the benefit of all. A society where the world's abundant natural resources are conserved and husbanded for the benefit of future generations.
The Socialist Party has no rich backers. We depend on contributions and support from ordinary, working class people - and an event of this scale costs a lot of money! Can you give £5, £50 or £500? We can guarantee that every donation, no matter how small, will make a difference. And all of it will go to building support for socialist ideas.
You can donate at the rally, or any time over the weekend at the finance stall. Alternatively, pay via our website www.socialistparty.org.uk , by telephone on 020 8988 8777 or send a cheque (payable to "Socialist Party") to PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD.
"I did my bit to raise the profile of the Socialist Party by running the Leicester Marathon on 26 October. I sold 40 copies of the Socialist newspaper and raised over £40 for our fighting fund as I went round the course."
Andrew Walton, Leicester Socialist Party
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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.
In The Socialist 5 November 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Cold, cruel cuts: Fight the Con-Dem attacks
The Con-Dems' Machiavellian cuts
All main parties in crisis: where will the opposition go?
Pressure mounts on zero-hour contracts
Them & Us
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Every penny counts: donate to Socialism 2014
TUSC fights for health centre
Carlisle: Stop the car parking tax
Socialist Students campaign reports
International socialist news and analysis
Ireland water tax: 'We won't pay'
Burkina Faso: Mass uprising ousts dictator
Socialist Party workplace news
Back fresh strikes to save the NHS
Defend firefighters' right to strike!
Victory to St Mungo's strikers
Sheffield Green workers start indefinite strike
Greenwich libraries victory
Police staff ballot for decent pay
Ritzy cinema bosses back down
Kent: Range wardens strike
Workplace news in brief
Agree with Russell Brand? Join the Socialist Party!
Ebola virus crisis - no profit, no vaccine
Repel the Tories' attacks on our democratic rights
Portsmouth jihadis: austerity and alienation to blame
Take over software giants
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