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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 May 2021
Help fund our bold socialist presence in the struggles to come
The Socialist Party has a target each quarter to make sure that we have the steady finances and resources needed to take our socialists ideas into the movements, protests and struggles that take place. Smashing the previous quarters' fighting fund target meant that we were ready with hundreds of placards, thousands of leaflets, dozens of collecting tins, and a handful of card readers - to participate in the massive protests against the Israeli state bombing.
Our colourful placards with the slogan 'Build a movement to end Israeli state terror', and our programme of building a united struggle of workers and youth in Israel and Palestine, stood out. We have unshakable confidence in our ideas, and in the working class to get rid of this rotten capitalist system that fuels war, terror and misery.
With the continued financial support of our members and supporters, we can have a big, bold presence in the movements, and be able to reach a broader layer of society with socialist ideas.
The current fighting fund quarter ends on 1 July and we are on 57% of our £25,000 target. If you are a member of the Socialist Party and want to help raise money for the party, contact your local branch organisers. If you are a supporter, you can donate by visiting
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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.
In The Socialist 19 May 2021:
Build a mass movement to end Israeli state terror
Tens of thousands march against Israeli state terror
What we think
Johnson's Tories and Starmer's Labour have nothing to offer workers
Starmer moves against Unite - No to the attack on Beckett
What's needed to stop more Covid outbreaks?
Capitalism responsible for stark global Covid vaccine inequality
NHS: Scottish vote shows unions must fight for 15%
Unison: Elect reps who will back strike action
PCS elections - incumbents win, but solid vote for Broad Left Network
DVLA workers suspend strike for talks
Huge victory at Go North West as Unite defeats 'fire and rehire'
London Metroline strike against 'remote sign-on' goes ahead
CWU members' resolve to strike still firm as union enters talks
Glasgow mass action defeats Home Office deportation attempt
Students and unions must resist misnamed 'free speech' bill
Mulivaikkal Remembrance Day 2021
Socialist Party black and Asian members discuss history
Help fund our bold socialist presence
We will not pay the cost of Covid! Defend the right to protest
Brighton marches to defend Moulsecoomb Primary School
Spycops inquiry continues to expose historic attacks on democratic rights
New voter ID laws: Electoral fraud - Tory style
News in brief
The Socialist 19 May 2021 |
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