Selling the Socialist
Coventry (Click to enlarge)
Just some of the events where the Socialist newspaper was sold in the past week¦
In two hours, 140 people signed the Socialist Party petition to scrap hospital parking charges - more than one person signing every minute. Thanks to residents, NHS workers and first-year healthcare students who signed on 26 September.
Every week it is clearer that the vast majority of ordinary people in Coventry want an NHS that is truly free to use and publicly owned, with the private businesses that make obscene profits from car parks and PFI booted out of the health service.
On 19 September, one satisfied customer sat reading the Socialist paper he had just bought.
A National Education Union (NEU) and Labour Party member also bought the paper and gave us his details to find out more about the Socialist Party. He is becoming increasingly disillusioned with Labour.
Someone who had seen the stall a previous week, gave us his details on our website. He said it was great to see a socialist stall. It all goes to show how important the Socialist Party's campaign stalls are.
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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 click here to donate to our Fighting Fund.
In The Socialist 30 September 2020:
Tory scheme won't halt mass unemployment: mobilise the unions!
Job Support Scheme - too little, too late
Under the microscope
News in brief
Trump's failure over western US wildfires
US: Police escape justice over Breonna Taylor killing
South Africa: Working class unity to stop violence against women
What we think
Covid restrictions expose Tory splits
Students trapped on Covid campuses speak out
Apprehension about Covid - anger at fees, costs and exploitation
Black History Month
Still crawling at 60: Capitalism has failed Nigeria
Trade unions must fight to put their stamp on events
Usdaw elections: Defend members' right to participate
PCS: No to DWP management's plans - Yes to action
NHS workers need 15% rise and full funding
Fight BT redundancies
Peterborough CWU have massively voted for strike action
Campaigns and party news
Why I joined the Socialist Party: Labour moved right and left me behind
£71,522 raised: We've smashed our target again
Selling the Socialist
Newham: Closed and evicted
Campaign for new King George Hospital wing gets boost
Solidarity not charity
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