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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 July 2019

Excellent response to Socialist Party building fund appeal

The Socialist Party is moving office, photo James Ivens

The Socialist Party is moving office, photo James Ivens   (Click to enlarge)

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

Our members and supporters have responded magnificently to our appeal following the purchase of our new premises. We will be moving shortly and are currently in the process of fitting out our new headquarters.

In addition to the purchase price of the building and all the costs associated with that, there are also the costs of moving and fitting out the new offices. For instance, installing all the cabling and power points will cost over 10,000; moving the press will cost around 4,000; the intruder alarm system 2,000.

A longstanding member in the Southern region responded to our appeal and donated 10,000 - an excellent donation which will help pay for the new data and power points currently being installed.

We also appealed for comrades to buy a brick for 20 for the new offices and Ruthie McNally from Worcester responded immediately, donating 20.

Can you help us with a donation towards our moving and refurbishing costs? In addition there are still over 25,000 in outstanding pledges - if you haven't yet redeemed yours please can you do so as soon as possible.

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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.
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Residents mobilise to stop eviction

Stop the fire service cuts

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Leicestershire - No more austerity!

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Sudan masses mobilise against state repression

Interview: protests over killing in Israel


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