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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 October 2018

Finance - a crucial component of socialist campaigns

Fighting the bosses costs money, photo TaxRebate.org.uk (Creative Commons)

Fighting the bosses costs money, photo TaxRebate.org.uk (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

Socialist Party members and supporters raised 27,483 in the July to September fighting fund quarter.

A magnificent 6,000 was collected in the final week alone, as members held fund-raisers, extra street stalls, donated tax rebates and lottery wins to try and get us over the target.

Theresa May might feel like dancing but our members are out every day, fighting the brutal cuts carried out by her government of millionaires.

The fighting fund is critical to our ability to produce all the materials - the many leaflets, posters, pamphlets, etc - that underpin our campaigns.

We rely on the support of ordinary people and the self-sacrifice of our members; like Aaron Bailey, Huddersfield branch, who has donated 190 from a tax rebate; Steve Cawley 180 from a lottery scratch card win; a member from Teesside who donated 100 back pay and Kate Jones from Swansea who donated her first week's pension.

Our members also raised big amounts from parties, social events and festivals.

Salford branch raised over 100 with a quiz night, Liverpool branch raised 100 with a soul night, Southampton branch raised 93 with a curry evening and 60 was raised at a North London BBQ.

Sheffield South branch raised over 200 at their local festival, Exeter branch over 100 at the Tolpuddle Festival, Nick Chaffey over 365 for the Southern region with a sponsored triathlon and the Leicester branches over 100 selling cakes, tote bags and t-shirts.

Let's smash the target in the final quarter of the year to match the record amounts raised over the last two years and maintain our finances. We can assure that by building for a big finance appeal at Socialism 2018.

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In The Socialist 10 October 2018:


What we think

Tories' crisis conference - Corbyn must fight for general election


Workplace news and analysis

We need democratic, rank-and-file leadership to win national UCU disputes

First coordinated catering and courier strike whets workers' appetite for action

Another first: pub strike victory in south London!

Cable makers strike against real-terms pay cut

Strike raises pay at Liverpool airport

South Western rail guards hit 18 strike days


Socialist Party news and analysis

Fight the right

12 years to halt irreversible climate disaster. Capitalism's time is up

8,000 Glasgow workers plan historic mass strike

Super-rich flee to Monaco to evade Corbyn

Workers in UK do 1.2trn of unpaid housework and care

Workers' action wins Amazon pay rise

Them & Us


Anti-racism

Fight racism: fight for jobs, homes and services for all

25 years since 50,000 marched against the far-right threat


International socialist news and analysis

Polarisation, risks and resistance in Brazilian elections

US: #CancelKavanaugh

Mexico: socialists violently attacked by gangs - urgent solidarity needed

Ireland: 10,000 march for homes in Dublin


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Liverpool 47 plaque: "Better to break the law, than break the poor"

Palestinian solidarity: "We are not victims. We are freedom fighters."

Leicestershire: stop the cuts to our hospital services

Save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - the fight goes on

Finance - a crucial component of socialist campaigns


Opinion

The murky world of the 'Big Four' accountancy firms

The Socialist Inbox


 

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