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14 April 2021

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Fighting fund target smashed. Can we do it again?

Socialist Party members and TUSC candidates, including Deji Olayinka and Thea Everett, Campaigning in South London. Photo: London SP

Socialist Party members and TUSC candidates, including Deji Olayinka and Thea Everett, Campaigning in South London. Photo: London SP   (Click to enlarge)

Chris Newby, Socialist Party Fighting Fund national organiser

Socialist Party members and supporters have done brilliant work in making sure we smashed through our fighting fund target for the last quarter.

We raised 39,948 out of a target of 25,000. This means that Socialist Party members, part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), will have the resources we need to have the best possible election campaigns.

Much of the fighting fund has been raised from the tremendous response to our election appeal. Whatever the size of the donation, it has all helped make sure that we have enough posters, leaflets, pamphlets and banners for our election campaigns. Here are just a few of the many donations we have received:

Dave Byrom, Wakefield Socialist Party, donated 50. "A token of solidarity with those comrades standing for TUSC in the May elections."

Another person donating 10 said: "I fully support your movement towards equal pay and the right to protest among many other issues. I believe that only by collectiveness/working together we can bring these changes."

200 was sent in by local TUSC supporters in Staines towards the Socialist Party's election campaign. Regular readers of the Socialist in Nottingham donated 45.

Mia Hollsing in Caerphilly donated 170, and Dave and Jane Nellist in Coventry donated 100. We also received a 1,000 donation from Wakefield, and 1,000 from Chris Huggins in Essex.

With the partial easing of lockdown, Socialist Party members have been able to hold more campaign stalls, particularly around the election in support of TUSC candidates.

TUSC candidates spoke at the Northampton Kill the Bill demo against the Tories' anti-protest law. There, 10 was donated by the son of an ex-miner.

He praised Militant (forerunner of the Socialist Party) for the activity that was done during the 1984-85 miners' strike. He will be joining the next Socialist Party meeting in Northampton.

Socialist Party members in Ealing, west London, received a 50 donation while campaigning on Kill the Bill, and 23 was raised for the fighting fund in Leicester at a campaign stall to defend the right to protest.

We must make sure that our members don't let up in raising fighting fund during this new quarter. It is important that we plan now how we are going to raise the money, and continue with the brilliant fundraising achieved so far. Please email in plans to the Socialist Party as soon 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.

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In The Socialist 14 April 2021:


'Covid passports' discriminatory and questionable - fight for workplace safety

Covid inquiry? Workers must decide


Tensions escalate in Northern Ireland

How to deal with the tax-dodging mega-rich? Nationalise!

NHS pay: reject Tories' miserly 1% 'offer' - Fight for full 15% rise

Amazon - union vote lost

Tory hypocrisy over housing benefit cut

US cops shoot dead another black man


Every voter in Wales has the opportunity to vote for TUSC

TUSC: Launching a working-class electoral alternative in London

London housing crisis: vote TUSC to fight back

Workplace news

PCS elections: Support the Broad Left Network for a democratic, fighting union leadership

St Mungo's maintenance workers on indefinite strike

Thousands of London bus workers strike across multiple companies

Rally for sacked RMT rep Declan

East London cleaners fight outsourcing and redundancies

Bristol Water workers walk out

SPS Technologies workers end strike after management backs down

Thurrock Council workers strike against pay cuts

Deliveroo workers strike and protest

Lessons from history

1920s-30s Britain: A working-class movement fighting unemployment and capitalism

Campaigns news

Youth under attack

Students in action: Protest on 21 April

Why you should join the Socialist Party

Cardiff: Hundreds protest to free Siyanda

Worcester: Kill the Bill

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