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From: The Socialist issue 987, 21 March 2018: Hands off free school meals

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Ideas matter: help us fight to win with May Day greetings

May Day Greetings 2017

May Day Greetings 2017   (Click to enlarge)

James Ivens, May Day greetings campaign organiser

The May Day greetings deadline for reduced rates is coming: Friday 30 March. Help us get those greetings in! The struggle for socialism needs the Socialist. The Socialist needs funding.

Striking university workers arriving at their central London demonstration smiled seeing Socialist sellers on 14 March. Our front page - 'Determined UCU strikers: we're out to win'.

Our coverage is written by strikers themselves. Our strategy - both industrial and political - isn't just about solidarity, but advance.

How can we link up the struggles? How can we beat not just the uni bosses - but the whole boss class?

These questions exercised workers and students in France 50 years ago too. The false analysis and methods of their official leaders ran a revolutionary general strike onto the rocks. Ideas matter.

Corbyn, Brexit, Catalonia, Trump - capitalism is once more preparing for battles over its continued existence. May Day greetings help finance and publicise the paper that fights to get it right.

Here's how you can help.

Let us know what you're planning. And please get in touch if you want resources or support: jamesivens@socialistparty.org.uk. Prices and other details are at socialistparty.org.uk/mayday.

We are proud to have received greetings already from - among others - the Birkenhead bus workers. We backed their solid strike which won a raise in December. Now they're backing us.

Socialist Party members have targets for their regions and some trade union groups. And we want everyone who supports socialist ideas to show their solidarity on our pages. The final deadline is 11 April.

Let's make 2018 another record-breaker. Let's get those greetings in.

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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.
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 special coronavirus appeal.

Please donate here.

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