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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 August 2018

The Socialist sales drive - how can you help?

Wherever workers enter struggle, the Socialist is there, photo Mary Finch

Wherever workers enter struggle, the Socialist is there, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

Chris Newby, the Socialist campaign organiser

The Socialist is invaluable in the struggle against austerity. Whether it is reporting on the actions of workers to defend jobs and improve pay and conditions or reporting campaigns to defend public services such as the NHS.

But we don't just report these events, we also provide a strategy that can defeat these attacks. And the Socialist gives an analysis of the political earthquakes such as Brexit, Trump and the continuing economic crisis. The Socialist is needed now more than ever.

The sales drive that we launched to mark the 1000th issue smashed through the target of 1,000 extra sales. As a result of this campaign, new regular weekly sales of the Socialist have been established such as the railway station sales at Moor Street and New Street in Birmingham, the sale at the city council offices in Leeds and the sale at Newham University Hospital in east London.

We want to build on the success of this campaign by launching a new sales drive for issue 1011 at the end of September. The target for this drive will be to sell an extra 500 copies of this issue.

Socialist Party branches across England and Wales are involved in a tremendous amount of campaigning and by the end of September will be heavily involved at freshers fairs at many universities. How many copies of the Socialist can you sell at your local freshers fair? Can you keep your regular campaign stall going longer? Is there a rail or bus station or workplace you can sell at?

All new extra sales help us sustain a socialist paper which is an independent voice for the working class.

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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 22 August 2018:


What we think

Antisemitism smears against Corbyn are battering ram of the right


News

Blairites go on saving Tories - boot them all out!

Nationalise rail! Tories out!

Bosses' pay up a fifth while workers' pay falls ...

Birmingham Prison crisis: a catastrophe of cuts and privatisation

Johnson's burqa outburst highlights racist Tory hypocrisy

Tories fear housing anger... but offer no solutions


Workplace

Strategic discussion needed in civil servants' union after pay ballot

MOJ pay offer: robbing Peter to pay Peter

Victory: NHS workers say no to privatisation

London cleaners' strike: 'Pay us a living wage!'

Liebherr strike for better pay

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Argentina: The struggle for women's lives has been painted green!

Huge anti-government demos in Romania

Morandi Bridge disaster - private profit to blame


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Waltham Forest Labour council votes to close library - campaign goes on

Fight Leicester NHS cuts plan

Keep Middlesbrough hospital staff in the NHS

Newcastle fans protest against Mike Ashley

The Socialist sales drive - how can you help?

End Runcorn school PFI rip off

Huge but chaotic Brighton Pride needs to be politicised

Building Fund boost

Why I joined the Socialist Party: "I was searching for an alternative to this system"

Revolt and Rebellion West London walk success


Opinion

Ahed Tamimi - worldwide symbol of self-esteem in face of oppression

Union bureaucracies, soviets and workers' power

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