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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 April 2021
Carlisle campaign day success
Carlisle Socialist Party campaign stall June 2020 (Click to enlarge)
Brent Kennedy, Carlisle Socialist Party
We had a very productive day of action in our Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition election campaign in Carlisle. The local paper had carried an article announcing our street meeting in the Morton housing estate. It got a lot of interest from shoppers, with our banners, placards and megaphone. A big number of the shoppers signed our NHS petition, took election leaflets and bought copies of the Socialist.
We then moved on to the Raffles estate and did the same. Some of us ran the stall, talking to the residents, and meeting some young people who are now interested in joining the Socialist Party, while others delivered leaflets to half of the estate. Given the good weather, we were able to chat to residents in their gardens. One guy said he agreed with us on the need for a party for the working class, said he'd definitely vote for us, and asked his next-door neighbour if he would too. "Yeah, let's give the politicians one in the eye", he replied.
A big thanks to Graham Calvin, formerly Labour, now an independent socialist councillor, who came all the way from Copeland to give us a hand!
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In The Socialist 21 April 2021:
What we think
Build a Socialist alternative
Capitalism discriminates against us - Disabled people fighting for our rights
Football: no trust in billionaire owners - kick them out and reclaim the game
Left candidate, Pedro Castillo - surprise of Peruvian elections
USA: cop killings and the anti-racist movement
Superpowers' tensions continue to ratchet up
Don't trust the Labour right's empty promises
Fight to stop cuts
Keep Liverpool council's One Stop Shops open
Liverpool hustings - only TUSC has a strategy to take on the Tories
Essex: Why I'm standing for TUSC
Carlisle campaign day success
Socialist Party northern region meeting
With public campaigning back in full swing - now is the time to raise fighting fund
Socialist Party members - part of a left challenge for Unison's leadership
Fight back against British Gas bosses' 'fire and rehire' offensive
Retail workers desperately need a fighting and democratic union
CWU BT ballot - time for action now!
Thurrock bin workers solid in strike against pay cuts
Bus workers protest Go-Ahead's 'fire and rehire'
Ballots to defend reps on Woolwich Ferry
PCS leadership ballot underway
Long Covid: Fight for jobs, benefits and services
Climate change - Johnson spouts 'greenwash 2.0'
Covid and precarious workers - union organisation vital
News in brief
Housing activists storm rental firm's offices
Protests continue against proposed anti-protest laws
The Socialist 21 April 2021 |
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