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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 March 2009

An appeal from Bob Crow

Press conference as RMT launches Euro challenge in 2009, photo Suzanne Beishon

Press conference as RMT launches Euro challenge in 2009, photo Suzanne Beishon

"No2EU-Yes to Democracy aims to stand candidates as widely as possible across Britain, but we urgently need financial resources to allow us to do so. RMT is helping to fund the campaign, but a trade union's political fund is limited.

While New Labour and the Tories receive funding from corporate fat cats, No2EU-Yes to Democracy will have to rely on support from individual trade unionists. That is why I am appealing to all those who want the voice of working people to be heard above the deafening consensus of the main political parties, to give generously and collect donations from your work colleagues, friends and neighbours to allow us to field candidates and get our voice across loudly and clearly.

Please make cheques payable to 'No2EU-Yes to Democracy' and send to Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD, along with your name and address".

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Coronavirus crisis - 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.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • 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.
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