'IT IS the paper's general policy not to cover marches.' That was what the Guardian newspaper admitted this week, explaining why it hadn't covered the huge 50,000-strong protest against the war in London two weeks ago.
This underlines why Socialist Worker is more important than ever. Unlike the Guardian, we try to report on demonstrations, protests and teach-ins against the war taking place up and down Britain. More than this, we carry facts and arguments that people can use in building a campaign against the war.
We have thrown resources into making sure there are posters, placards and stickers against the war to help build the anti-war message. We also cover strikes in the health service and the attacks by New Labour against disabled people.
We want to continue to play a vital role in building opposition to the war, and opposition to New Labour's privatisation plans and the onslaught of job losses. That is why we are appealing to all our readers to help us raise money. This week we received £8,407. That means we have now raised £100,078-over half our target of £200,000.
We thank all our readers and supporters who sent in money this week, and previous weeks. But we need you to keep the money coming in to help us reach our target, and to make sure we are able to keep reporting demonstrations and providing the arguments you need.
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