The Socialist 1 April 2020 |
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Building the Socialist Party
Finding new ways to meet, sell the Socialist and distribute our campaign leaflets
Socialist Party coronavirus material displayed outside a building site, March 2020, photo Paula Mitchell (Click to enlarge)
All our online branch meetings have been brilliant. Lots of people are attending - members new and old, people at their first meetings, and those taking part to find out more about the Socialist Party.
Our Socialist Party day schools, aimed at newer members, are happening fortnightly. Three times a week we Lunchtime Link-up so our members stuck at home can still meet, discuss and plan.
Many of our members are on the frontline and fighting alongside their fellow workers for PPE, pay and against job losses. Already the new public Facebook group for the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), to share examples of battling the bosses, is proving vital.
The Socialist Party joined #ClapforourCarers, adding the essential demands for PPE, full pay and funding.
Where possible our members are giving out and sticking up our Workers' Charter (see back page), selling the Socialist and collecting donations. And, of course, our members are warriors of the working class and for socialism on social media.
It's a tough and unprecedented time for workers and young people, but the ideas and work of the Socialist Party is more vital than ever.
I dropped off the Socialist for someone who normally buys it regularly at meetings. She said: 'Wait, I will get the money'. I was handed coins still a bit damp from the sanitiser, very safe.