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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 June 2021
Fighting Fund target smashed!
But we still need more campaign funds
Fighting fund helps pay for leaflets and other campaigning material photo Samantha Smith, photo Samantha Smith (Click to enlarge)
Congratulations to all Socialist Party members and supporters for making sure that we have already broken through the fighting fund target for this campaign quarter.
But we can't afford to let up. We urge everyone to continue their fundraising efforts.
There has been no let-up in the government and bosses attacks on our living standards and democratic rights, but workers have shown that they're prepared to stand up and fight.
The pages of the Socialist are full of examples of the important part that our members play in supporting workers in struggle, from building a democratic fighting left within Unison, to campaigning against parking charges at University Hospital, Coventry.
Moreover, Socialist Party branches have already been holding regular campaign stalls on a host of local, national and international issues in many towns and cities across England and Wales.
We need the resources to get our socialist message out as widely as possible. We have already produced 1,000's of Socialist Party leaflets and we are also producing hundreds of posters and placards for the various protests and demos across England and Wales for the day of action on NHS pay on 3 July. All this costs money.
Can your branch organise extra campaign stalls in the next week? If you can't manage a campaign stall, can you do a sale outside a workplace or a transport hub?
Rush any money that you raise into the Socialist Party offices (you can pay online at socialistparty.org.uk/donate) and make sure it reaches us by 12 noon on Friday 2 July when the quarter closes.
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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 23 June 2021:
What we think
Chesham and Amersham by-election
NHS in crisis - 'It's time for action'
Outsourced London hospital workers fight for better pay
Leicester private healthcare tragedy
Exeter Trades Council backs NHS protests
Northern Ireland and Brexit
Sacking non-vaccinated care workers will not save lives
Furlough reduction risks job losses
Building back better? Fight for a socialist recovery
Anti-protest bill breaches human rights
Tories deliberately underfund childcare
Unite general secretary contest: Vote for Sharon Graham
NSSN conference 2021
NSSN conference 2021: When given a lead workers will fight
Women and the criminal 'injustice' system
Tory review won't deliver justice for rape victims
Iran's presidential election
Are Biden's immigration policies a break with Trump's?
Interview with newly elected Unison NEC member and hospital worker
Gateshead: Bosses sack sparks protesting for safety measures
Oaks Park school strike against bully bosses
Leicestershire engineers' fifth week of strikes against fire and rehire
DVLA dispute: Escalation needed
Warehouse workers fight 50% cut in redundancy pay
Carmarthenshire: Fighting for trade union recognition at council-owned company
TUSC calls for local 'People's Budget' campaigns
Youth Fight For Jobs: more urgent than ever
London Socialist Party young members' day school
'Socialism is the hope of the world'
Fighting Fund target smashed!
Book review: Shuggie Bain
Response to Observer article on China
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