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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 February 2021

Help us raise the funds to fuel the working-class fightback

Placards like these cost money - fighting fund helps pay for them, photo Paul Mattsson

Placards like these cost money - fighting fund helps pay for them, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Despite the restrictions placed on our campaigning activity, Socialist Party members and supporters have responded to the challenge by doing what they can to raise much needed fighting fund. The election appeal will be a significant part of what we raise this quarter, but our members are planning lots of different ways to help us smash the fighting fund target.

Stoke branch are writing up a list of all those who have shown an interest in the Socialist Party, but have not yet joined, to send them an appeal letter asking for a donation. While we can't visit car boot sales, many members are looking to sell items on eBay or, like Birmingham North branch, on Facebook Marketplace.

Over the course of the last year, many areas have held successful quiz nights. More are being planned, as well as other types of online events such as the gaming night being planned by Coventry branch and a poetry reading event by members in Brighton.

These are just a few of the many plans we have heard about. We urge every member and supporter to do what they can to help us break through our fighting fund target, and make sure we have the resources to help fund the Socialist Party's election campaign as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. Donate to help us produce the leaflets, posters and all the other campaigning material that is urgently needed to build the working-class fightback.

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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 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.
  • 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.
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In The Socialist 3 February 2021:


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

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South Yorks TUSC ready for electoral fight


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News

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Children in care: Privatisation is not working

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Covid outbreak at Kent asylum detention centre: Napier is not fit for purpose

New anti-protest law: State forces want more power to crush the protests that are coming


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Usdaw Broad Left rally brings together those campaigning for a fighting union

Strong union lead needed to stop DVLA Covid spread

HMRC: We demand a pay rise without cuts to terms and conditions

Workers fight British Gas 'fire-and-rehire' plans

Vote Steve Hedley for RMT general secretary

The NEU's 'big announcement' - lessons need to be learned

Yorkshire aerospace workers strike against pay disparity

Workplace news in brief


The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto - A guide to understanding society, and how to change it


Rolls-Royce

1971: Rolls-Royce crisis - when the Tories nationalised in order to secure the interests of British capitalism


Readers' opinion

GameStop: Billionaires hurt at their own game

The Socialist Inbox


International news

Covid 'vaccine wars' underline failure of capitalist nation states to deal with the global pandemic


Campaigns news

New members meeting in the South West - preparing for the battles to come

Why I rejoined the Socialist Party

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Save our square: we need social housing and public services

Stop Labour council's eviction of Stratford Circus arts centre


 

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