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24 February 2021

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Keep the fighting fund rushing in for a TUSC stand in May

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The relaunch of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition with the plan to stand widely in the forthcoming elections, has really inspired Socialist Party members and supporters. Following the launch of the Socialist Party election appeal we have received some excellent donations.

At the Socialist Party Wales conference a further 1,360 was paid in, on top of the donations already received. At the East Midlands Socialist Party conference 1,000 was raised for the election appeal. How is the appeal going in your area? Are you asking everyone you know to make sure we have the resources to stand as many TUSC candidates as possible?

In addition to the election appeal our members and supporters are taking every opportunity to make sure we smash through our target. Our members in the North East and Carlisle held a successful online Socialist Party lockdown get together with music provided by one of the local members. Those attending were asked to pay a donation based on what they would normally spend on a night out in the pub. Over 155 has been raised so far.

Linda Thraves from Swansea raised over 74 by selling clothes on eBay, and Barbara Clare from Stevenage branch has donated 280 from her NEU honoraria. Please keep the fighting fund rushing in to make sure we can get our socialist message out as widely as possible.

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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.

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.

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In The Socialist 24 February 2021:


Covid

Where's the road map to jobs and wages Boris?

Johnson's 'road map' for schools: Act together to protect safety

Vaccine algorithm can't solve capitalist inequality

Garment workers and Covid: Dying for less than minimum wage


What we think

Starmer's speech a return to New Labour


News

Justice for Moyied Bashir

Uber drivers win case - they are workers

Social care: End privatisation and let workers decide how it's run


Lessons from history

How militant trade unionism defeated the 1971 Industrial Relations Act


Workplace news

Usdaw elections - right makes gains but Broad Left builds

HMRC: Divisive pay deal leads to expulsions

Hinkley Point electricians fight 'deskilling'

"I'm here to fight for the future education of children in Hackney"

London bus dispute against low pay, pay cuts and longer hours

GMB members continue fight against 'fire and rehire' in British Gas

Scunthorpe steelworks scaffolders: Fifth week of action


TUSC

Liverpool Unite branch supports 'no cuts' budget strategy

Scottish TUSC election campaign launch

Keep the fighting fund rushing in for a TUSC stand in May


Campaigns news

W. Sussex children's centres on the chopping block

Coventry success building subscriptions

Socialist Students conference - postering

Save John Carroll Leisure Centre

Getting the Socialist out in lockdown


LGBT+ history month

Pride flag is about unity in struggle

Tories tout toilet tensions


International news

Nigeria: Abbey Trotsky on trial for assisting workers' struggle

Facebook v Australian government: nationalise the bosses' media!


Readers' opinion

Film Review: The White Tiger

Tories admit guilt for asylum seeker neglect

Tories target universities in free speech shakedown

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Fighting Fund:

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