Issue 165 of Socialist Appeal is out now.
This months journal features:
Student living – this isn’t Hollyoaks
Making money from education
Scottish students – up against it
Political Education: New Marxist economics website
Trade Unions: Trades Councils
The birth of the TUC
Economy: Back to boom and bust
The credit crunch – one year later
World Congress 2008
Housing: Fighting for decent homes
NHS: Confuse and conceal
Our History: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution
International: War in South Ossetia
Venezuela: Bank nationalised
Trade Unions: Victory against the blacklist
TU/Labour link: Unions – Reclaim the Labour party
Trade Union news
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Fighting fund – summer offensive!
First of all, everybody at ‘Socialist Appeal’ would like to thank all those readers and sellers in the UK who collectively contributed the magnificent sum of 5,200 Euros towards the annual summer fund raising drive promoted by the In Defence Of Marxism site to help support the development of Marxist ideas internationally. There is no doubt that in the Labour and trade union movement, the best elements have always raised international solidarity above all else in a tradition that goes back to the very origins of the movement.
However, now we must turn our attention to the urgent task of raising cash during the autumn for Socialist Appeal’s own fighting fund. To keep a socialist journal like ours going requires more than just the income from sales, important though that is. The papers and magazines of the capitalist class benefit from handouts given in the form of advertising to keep going. If all else fails they can pump millions in to keep their titles up and running – usually linked to a bit of job cutting, naturally. On the other hand, our only backers are you. So why not invest in a socialist future? Even a small donation is of value in keeping the flag flying. For example, £10 could pay for production of a leaflet, £50 could help fund a pamphlet. In the build up to Xmas last year, we had a great response to our drive to buy a new collator/finisher – let’s see if we can match it this year.
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SASC) by sending them to us at PO Box 50525, London, E14 6WG. So why
not make an investment in socialism and send us what you can without
delay – every bit helps.