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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 July 2021

We need funds to fight Tory NHS attacks

photo Paul Mattsson

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A big thanks to all our members and supporters who made sure that we smashed through our fighting fund target and raised £29,959. Much of the money raised has been from our campaign stalls, and a lot of this has been from campaigning on the NHS.

The results of the fundraising - our Socialist Party placards and posters - were clearly visible on many of the NHS protests on 3 July. Our leaflets went down really well, giving a clear strategy on how to fight for a 15% pay rise for all health and care workers. But all of this costs money to produce.

There is a lot of anger about the way NHS workers are being treated, particularly the derisory pay offer. There are likely to be more protests over the next few months, both on NHS pay and the latest Tory attack, the health and care bill.

It is vital that we have the finances to produce more Socialist Party leaflets, placards and posters, to get our socialist message out to as many people as possible. We urge all Socialist Party members to draw up plans now on how you are going to reach your fighting fund target.

Are there extra activities your branch can plan? How can you involve as many as possible in raising funds for the Socialist Party? If every area does this, we can have the same success reaching and breaking through our fighting fund target this quarter.

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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 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.
  • 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.
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In The Socialist 7 July 2021:


What we think

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The Struggle for World Socialism

The struggle for world socialism


NHS

Fight is on to save our NHS

NHS workers' protests


News

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Manchester death rate caused by deprivation

Bristol: Police to blame for protest violence


Workplace news

Royal London Hospital strike win

Morrisons private equity takeover proposals - Usdaw needs to move to a war footing

Safety campaign in DWP: What has happened to our ballot?

Striking Brush workers continue to protest 'fire and rehire'

Striking Ealing parking attendants rally outside council

Derby academies closed by strikes against brutal cuts and changes

Oaks Park strikers rally


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Israel: Hospital ancillary workers strike over pay parity and workload


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Why did I choose the Socialist Party?

Housing: Join the service charge 'strike'

Stop environmental destruction in Barnsley

"It's great to be back": Come to a Socialist Party in-person meeting

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Road closures: Hackney residents have not been consulted


Reviews

The story of Joe Clough - Britain's first black bus driver

Exhibition: What next for the statue of slave trader, Edward Colston?

TV - Statue wars: one summer in Bristol


 

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