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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 March 2021

Determined to smash the fighting fund target to fuel election challenge in May

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Congratulations to our members in East Midlands, who along with Wales and the South West have now exceeded their fighting fund target. We are very close to reaching the target nationally, and it is vital that we continue raising funds to have the best possible Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition anti-austerity election campaigns across England and Wales.

Our members and supporters have shown their determination by donating to the Socialist Party election appeal. This week we have received 50 from Sue Atkins in Southampton, 50 from Nick Doyle in Portsmouth, 200 from Helen and Mark Kerr in Stevenage, and 200 from Bill Reed in West London. It is important that we get this appeal out as widely as possible. Who do you know who you could ask for a donation?

As well as donating to the election appeal, our members and supporters are doing what fundraising they can to reach their fighting fund target. Kevin Pattison from Leeds branch has sent in 32 of paper extras from the regular sales of the Socialist, and Nigel Gilbert in Worcestershire branch has donated 40 he has saved by not travelling to meetings. We urge all our members and supporters to do all they can to help us smash through the Socialist Party's fighting fund target.

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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 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 3 March 2021:


Budget

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Public sector workers respond to the budget


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President of 'big four' Labour-affiliated trade union joins TUSC committee

Women's health matters


International Women's Day

A fighting programme for women's rights and socialism

A history of International Women's Day


What we think

Liverpool Labour meltdown - Fight for socialist policies


School safety

Schools' safety - teachers demand fighting union strategy


Features

'Casino capitalism' - driving another potential financial Armageddon

1981: New Cross Massacre


Workplace

Bus workers under attack and fighting back

Manchester indefinite bus strike against 'fire and rehire'

HMRC: Pay deal agreed but at what cost?

British Gas strike

Sparks force bosses back but fight continues to stamp out deskilling

Reinstate victimised bus driver Declan Clune

RAF Leeming strike escalates

Tech workers walk out against 'fire and rehire'

Victory for Judith, defend Moe


Campaigns

Why we need socialists in London city hall

Socialist Students conference

Swansea BLM protest against racist police brutality

Union fight to save musicians' livelihoods

Labour surrenders to Tories in Devon

Determined to smash the fighting fund target to fuel election challenge in May


 

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