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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 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.
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The Struggle for World Socialism

The struggle for world socialism


NHS

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NHS workers' protests


News

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Manchester death rate caused by deprivation

Bristol: Police to blame for protest violence


Workplace news

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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'

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Derby academies closed by strikes against brutal cuts and changes

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Israel: Hospital ancillary workers strike over pay parity and workload


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Reviews

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

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