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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 March 2021

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Selling the Socialist in Hackney, 20.6.20, photo Chris Newby

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For the Socialist Party, selling our paper - with all the ideas it contains - is a vital part of what we do. By selling it in the street we test the mood of workers in our community, and get an audience for our ideas. Lockdown restrictions have limited our ability to do that. To partially offset this we have launched a campaign to build the number of subscribers to the Socialist. We have had 113 new subscribers so far in the first two months of the campaign.

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We spoke to Sukh Sethi, paper sales organiser for the West London branch of the Socialist Party, about why the Socialist is important for her.

"The Socialist has been an integral part of developing my understanding of the key ideas underpinning how we can bring about socialist change and empower the working class.

"The centre pages often contain a double spread on crucial Marxist ideas. Also, the Socialist is the perfect supplement reporting on up-to-date developments in working-class movements and campaigns across the globe.

"I am a regular subscriber to several other newspapers, including The Guardian and the Financial Times. The Socialist is different because its articles are written by the working class, reporting on issues that directly affect our lives.

"Importantly, the demands of the Socialist Party are printed in every issue, so that there is no confusion as to who we are, and whose interests we represent."

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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.
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In The Socialist 10 March 2021:


NHS pay

NHS pay - 15% now

NHS workers say: We are ready to fight Tory pay insult

Police disgracefully stop NHS pay protest


News

Super-deduction will help big business pay less tax

The 'old normal' meant poverty for young people


What we think

Tories keep bailing out bosses, while piling pain on workers and public services


Schools

Workers respond to 'back to school'


Workplace news

British Gas strikers reject deal and carry on fighting

Goodlord striker speaks out: 'workers have to fight for our skills to be appreciated'

Stop union busting on the buses: Reinstate Declan Clune and Moe Muhsin Manir

Sparks deskilling protests

Leicester university workers ballot for action against redundancies

Sainsbury's pay offer shows future will only be 'great pay' if we fight

PCS leadership failures lead to concession bargaining on pay

Manchester bus drivers' indefinite strikers fight on

London bus drivers continue walkout


Rosa Luxemburg

150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth


Wealth Tax

Would a wealth tax end poverty and inequality?


Campaigns news

Socialist women speak at inspirational International Women's Day online rally

Why I joined the Socialist Party - to fight for the future of the working class

Why I'm standing for TUSC

Build subscriptions to the Socialist

Fighting fund target achieved - keep up the momentum


International news

Historic union battle at Alabama warehouse

10 years ago - the Fukushima nuclear disaster: "We came close to losing northern Japan"


Letters

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