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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 September 2020

71,522 raised: Thank you, we've smashed our target again

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A big thanks to all our readers for the marvellous 71,522 raised in our six-month campaign. That's another target smashed thanks to some magnificent large donations, and many thousands of small ones.

Six months of lockdown and a disastrous dive in the economy only drove our supporters to raise more money to fight for a socialist alternative to the blind profit-driven system plaguing us.

Leaked reports suggest that the Labour Party is sacking staff once furlough ends to save costs, while the Socialist Party is raising record amounts due to enthusiasm for socialism.

An individual donation of 2,000 and two of 1,000 in the last few days sent us soaring over our target. These represent a huge sacrifice for the cause of socialism. We received seven donations of 1,000 or more during the six-month campaign.

But without the countless pennies and pounds of smaller donations - dropped into a collecting tin, collected on iZettle or donated via our website - we would never have reached our target. The average amount paid in by supporters in the last six months was 20.

It is impossible to mention them all. But this week, thanks go to Birmingham members for 26.33 from a campaign stall in Kings Heath for a 15% pay rise for NHS staff. And 27 collected from regular readers in Nottingham, sent in by Gary Freeman.

Thanks to three donations of 10 from Devon because of mask-making by Lynn. Nancy sent us 40: '20 is thanks to Mary for upholstering an old chair of mine.

The deadline for donations in this campaign is midnight on 30 September. Any money raised last minute, you have until midnight on 1 October to send it in.

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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.

  • 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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Job Support Scheme - too little, too late

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US: Police escape justice over Breonna Taylor killing

South Africa: Working class unity to stop violence against women


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Usdaw elections: Defend members' right to participate

PCS: No to DWP management's plans - Yes to action

NHS workers need 15% rise and full funding

Fight BT redundancies

Peterborough CWU have massively voted for strike action


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Why I joined the Socialist Party: Labour moved right and left me behind

71,522 raised: We've smashed our target again

Selling the Socialist

Newham: Closed and evicted

Campaign for new King George Hospital wing gets boost

Solidarity not charity


Readers' opinion

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