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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 July 2021
We need funds to fight Tory NHS attacks
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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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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 7 July 2021:
What we think
Batley & Spen byelection: Another condemnation of Starmer's New Labour
The Struggle for World Socialism
The struggle for world socialism
Fight is on to save our NHS
NHS workers' protests
Fund the measures needed to stop the Covid spread in schools
Manchester death rate caused by deprivation
Bristol: Police to blame for protest violence
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
Terry Fields MP, Prisoner DV 3695 - The jailing of 'poll tax' rebel and Militant
COP26: Socialist change to end the climate crisis
Israel: Hospital ancillary workers strike over pay parity and workload
Rising against a rigged and rotten system
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
We need funds to fight Tory NHS attacks
Road closures: Hackney residents have not been consulted
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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