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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 November 2020

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Chris Newby, Socialist Party national committee

With only days to go before the main political event of the year, it is vital that you get your pledges in now for the Socialism 2020 Fighting Fund Appeal.

With both donations and IOUs please send a photo of local campaigning in your area.

Hundreds of socialists, trade unionists, students, young workers and anti-cuts fighters will be coming together from 20 to 23 November to discuss all the complex questions that confront us in the fight for our lives and our livelihoods. Covid means it will be an online event. Socialism will be a place where everyone can participate in discussion on ideas to change the world.

We have made a good start to the appeal - but we need to ask everyone to donate, all members, supporters, friends and family, to make sure we achieve the best possible amount. We need to explain that every penny is needed.

Normally we would be sat together, a thousand of us, listening to the rally speakers explain how capitalism causes misery across the world and how we can fight back against it. This year's speakers will put forward a Marxist analysis and programme vital to building an effective working class fightback:
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party general secretary;
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party political secretary;
Howie Hawkins, Green US presidential candidate;
Bea Gardner, Student activist;
Hugo Pierre, Unison NEC (personal capacity);
Isai Priya, Socialist Party Black & Asian members coordinator.

This year we can't get together physically for the rally on Saturday 21 November - but we still need to raise the money collectively. That's why we're asking for donations and pledges to be sent in now.

The pages of the Socialist are full of reports of the struggles involving trade unionists, students and community campaigners. Socialist Party members play an important part in these campaigns and, in some cases, lead them. It is vital that the Socialist Party has the finances to be able to pay for leaflets, papers, posters and placards to get our socialist message to as wide an audience as possible. Every donation we receive for the Socialism 2020 appeal will help us put socialist ideas forward in a world where they are more needed than ever.

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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.
  • 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 Fighting Fund.

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In The Socialist 12 November 2020:


News

Capitalists vs working class - not in it together

Tory U-turn: Free school meals

Tory U-turn: Furlough extended - not enough to save jobs

Covid and poverty rising - Welsh lockdown ends with little progress

Covid law used against striking workers - for workers' control of safety measures

Schools need union action for safety


US election

After the polarised elections - what way forward?

Trump out! But mass workers' struggle needed

Trump is out - our readers react


Spycops

Spycops inquiry : why the capitalist state feared and continues to fear socialism


Workplace news

Rolls-Royce: Lancashire workers' strike shows the way to fight aerospace cuts and job losses

RMT union AGM votes to defend union democracy

Sainsbury's and Argos: Closures, cuts and soaring sales

Fight the witch-hunt of Corbyn and his supporters


Campaigns

Donate to the Socialism 2020 appeal now!

Solidarity with Manchester students - fight for democratic control of campus safety

Southampton trade unionists demand: "We won't pay for Covid"

Labour movement conference to defend Corbyn and discuss new party

The struggle for a new mass workers' party

Selling the Socialist


Review and readers' opinion

Trotsky's ideas live on in the CWI

The Socialist Inbox

Readers of the Socialist react to effects of lockdown


 

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