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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 June 2020
Donate so we can raise our message against racism and capitalism
We've printed tens of thousands of leaflets explaining our socialist response to the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police. We have been giving them out - alongside selling the Socialist newspaper - since the protests began, along with thousands of placards, which have appeared on the BBC news.
Socialist Party members have received an excellent response on the protests.
We have often been the only socialist voice on these massive protests - and young workers understand that we cannot produce our ideas without resources, without organisation, which cost money. London Socialist Party organiser Helen Pattison reported from the 3 June demo: "Hundreds of pounds donated. Lots of £10 notes. 40 pages of sign-up sheets filled in."
If you have not done so, please consider donating online to help fund an alternative to capitalism and the racism inherent in it - at socialistparty.org.uk/donate.
We can't mention all the support we've received, but Socialist Party member Chris Newby says: "£250 paid into my iZettle to donate and buy the Socialist" - another reminder of how important card readers are for Socialist Party members on these protests.
Pete Mason, Socialist Party finance organiser
Donate to carry on Mick and Ken's legacy - the fight for socialism
This week we pay tribute to the life of Socialist Party national treasurer Ken Douglas. And several weeks ago we announced the sad and untimely death of Socialist Party member Mick Cotter.
Socialist Party members have donated in Mick and Ken's memory, to help carry on the struggle. Four members - from Chesterfield, Bristol, Kent and Mick's home of Hackney - have donated £180.
A member in Coventry has donated £50 in memory of Ken. An east London member donated £500 with the message: "Dedicated to the late, lamented socialist fighters Ken Douglas and Mick Cotter."
£31,608.95 raised so far for our coronavirus appeal, out of a £50,000 target.
The Socialist Party is finding a tremendous echo our demands, which place the blame for the outrageous number of deaths from this virus squarely on the government and the capitalist system.
A donation of £50 from Wales through to our website came with the message: "It would be a crime not to give at this present time." From Buckinghamshire someone donating £50 said "With respect to you all."
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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 10 June 2020:
Black Lives Matter
Fight racism and class inequality. "Seize the time!"
Black Lives Matter protests sweep country: How can the movement win?
Mass protests erupt
Black and white youth rise up against racism - US protester speaks to the Socialist
Capitalism = racism: "You fight capitalism with socialism"
"We're going to fight racism and capitalism with socialism"
France: 20,000 rally against Paris's killer gendarmes
Socialists call for trade unions to join the fight
Tories backtrack in England - Stand firm for school safety
Oppose the Welsh government's reckless return to school plan
Non-essential retail to open - Organise at work
Debenhams: Workers made to pay for Covid-19 crisis
Workers' union and campaign group fights Derby Rolls-Royce job cuts
Homerton Hospital - withdraw private contract
Test-and-trace fiasco - the ringing of the cash till
Coronavirus pandemic news in brief
BAME coronavirus deaths - an indictment of capitalist inequality
Lessons from history
Roosevelt's New Deal programme - reforms to save capitalism
Ken Douglas: A tireless and determined fighter for socialism
Campaigns and reports
Why we joined the Socialist Party
Donate so we can raise our socialist message
Domestic violence murder
As a health worker, I had to march against racism
Readers' opinion: Things will never be the same
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