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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 September 2018

Join our Socialist sales drive for issue 1011

Selling the Socialist in Ilford, east London, photo Isai Priya

Selling the Socialist in Ilford, east London, photo Isai Priya   (Click to enlarge)

Chris Newby, the Socialist sales organiser

Throughout the summer, Socialist Party members have continued to build on the excellent sales drive for issue 1000 with tremendous sales across England and Wales.

There were sales at big events: 373 sold on the massive anti-Trump demo in London, over 200 sold at the Durham Miners' Gala and 170 sold at the Tolpuddle Martyrs rally in Dorset.

Many more copies of the Socialist were sold on picket lines and demos in support of striking workers, such as the Birmingham home care strikers; South Western Railway and Arriva Rail North workers.

This is on top of all the tremendous campaigning Socialist Party members carry out week in, week out, such as opposing social cleansing, defending the NHS, fighting the far right and defending local jobs and services.

Our members are doing a tremendous job getting the Socialist newspaper into the hands of as many people as possible.

We want to make sure that we finish this sales quarter with as big a flourish as possible by linking up with our Fighting Fund 'collectathon' and aiming to sell 500 extra copies of issue 1011.

Many of our members will be involved in stalls at university freshers' fairs and colleges. These will be good opportunities to increase our sales, particularly if we set a target for the week.

Can you organise extra activities in your area such as a midweek campaign stall, workplace or station sale? Can you run your Saturday stall for an hour longer? Every copy of the Socialist that we sell will help us smash through the sales drive target for this quarter and boost our finances.

Do you want to become a seller of the Socialist? You don't have to be a member. Contact us to arrange a supply of papers on a sale or return basis.

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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.

Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
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In The Socialist 19 September 2018:


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Blairites must go

The struggle to transform Labour

Momentum's 'The World Transformed' blocks discussion on Liverpool council struggle


Socialist Party news and analysis

Big drugs companies dodge 3 billion pounds in tax

250,000 families in "non-decent" homes

Bezos housing hypocrisy

Rail rip-off reversal

What we saw


International socialist news and analysis

South Africa: new workers' formations herald fightback against Ramaphosa's capitalist agenda

Catalonia: 'Diada' 2018 an immense show of strength for republic


Socialist Students

Mobilise mass student fightback

Socialist Students campaigns at Hull freshers fair


Workplace news and analysis

POA walkout over government failure to make prisons safe

RMT strikers ready to up the ante over rail safety

University pay ballot: vote yes for strike action!

Birmingham home carers' protest demo

York health workers say no to privatisation

Liverpool airport workers demand decent pay

Leicester UCU fights redundancies


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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March to save threatened Liverpool Women's Hospital

Socialists and campaigners protest Leicester NHS cuts

Hundreds of Newcastle United fans attend Mike Ashley Out meeting

Huddersfield Socialist Party opposes racist EDL

Lewisham: binning the rates rise


Opinion

How Irish strikers fought apartheid - and establishment anti-apartheid leadership

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