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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 May 2017
General election finance appeal
Fund the fight against the Tories
Beating big business needs finance, photo TaxRebate.org.uk (Creative Commons) (Click to enlarge)
Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer
We are appealing to all readers of the Socialist for a donation to help us with the costs of producing our election leaflets, posters and other material.
Socialist Party members are out campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn's key demands: including the renationalisation of the railways and Royal Mail, more money for the NHS and the abolition of tuition fees and zero-hour contracts.
In Stoke, Labour Party members commented on how good our leaflets were and took them to give out to friends. Some even said that we're doing a better job at promoting Corbyn's policies than the Labour Party!
Of course that's not news to us. We know that the majority of right-wing Blairite MPs, who also control the party machine, would rather Corbyn lose this election.
The daily onslaught against him from the capitalist establishment, from Labour grandees like Mandelson and Blair, underlines the importance of us campaigning on the streets, with rallies and protests, and with material that can reach workers and young people to convince them that we can kick the Tories out and end austerity.
Finance is vital to ensure our ideas reach as wide an audience as possible and this election is a great opportunity to build support for socialist ideas and show how a socialist programme to gain control over the economy and the wealth that is produced could change our lives.
We have spent over £5,000 so far on leaflets, posters and a four-page manifesto that shows both what's necessary to achieve Corbyn's programme and the need to take it much further.
We are also spending money on equipment to produce weekly Facebook broadcasts.
Whatever the result on 8 June we will continue to do what is necessary to help build a movement that can achieve that transformation.
We haven't got the Tories' millionaire backers and press barons and we have no rich funders. We depend solely on support and donations from ordinary people.
Can you help us? You can donate via our website www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate or telephone 020 8988 8777
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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 17 May 2017:
Kick out the Tories! Corbyn can win
Kick out the Tories: For a Corbyn-led government
Tories out! Corbyn can win with socialist policies
Corbyn's manifesto: An important step in the right direction
TUSC confirms no candidates in June
Suprise rally with Jeremy Corbyn in Morley
Corbyn's alternative for young people
Corbyn could re-win Scotland with a socialist approach to independence
Socialist Party news and analysis
One in three borrow for rent, Corbyn pledges housing revolution
Tories escape election fraud charges
NHS cyberattack: budget cuts and spy agency to blame
31,000 more kids at risk of abuse or neglect
Socialist Party workplace news
PCS election: Increased majority for Democracy Alliance
Support Corbyn's call to renationalise Royal Mail
CWU walkout wins large concessions
Blackpool deserves better - anti-austerity rally
Unison must back Corbyn's pledge to abolish zero-hour contracts with action
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialist ideas are energising young people
Fund the fight against the Tories
Packed meeting sets out socialist policies needed to defeat the Tories
International socialist news and analysis
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Brazil: General strike against Temer regime
Socialist Party comments and reviews
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