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Socialist Worker launches financial appeal

Help us raise £150,000

Issue No. 2167

Socialist Worker is at the heart of the resistance in Britain. We have thrown our weight behind the workers who occupied their factories in the fight to save jobs at Visteon, Vestas and Prisme, reporting and supporting their struggles.

We have stood alongside all workers battling against the growing attacks from bosses trying to safeguard their profits as the recession bites.

And Socialist Worker has forcefully argued the need for unity in the workers’ movement, standing up against the divisive slogan of “British jobs for British workers” that some took up earlier this year.

We have also been at the forefront of the fight to counter the politics of hate of the fascist British National Party (BNP). We helped mobilise for the militant and successful demonstration against the BNP’s hate-fest in Codnor last month.

Opposition to imperialist war is continuing to grow, and Socialist Worker has responded quickly to each new barbarity committed by the major powers and their allies.

We produced a special edition at the beginning of the year when Israel launched its brutal attack on the Palestinians in Gaza. We reported on the wave of student occupations in Britain in solidarity with the people of Gaza, and produced another special edition for students.

Socialist Worker photographer Guy Smallman was the only Western reporter to visit the Afghan village of Granai, which was devastated by a US air attack. His hard-hitting report questioned the conclusion of the official investigation into the incident.

And Socialist Worker broke the story of British soldier Joe Glenton, who is refusing to return to Afghanistan to fight in a war he believes is wrong.

We were at the heart of the movement demanding justice after the police violence and death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in London in April.

As news happens everyday, we also update our website on a regular basis with reports from many different struggles.

All of this demands a great deal of money and resources – and we rely on readers like you to fund what we do.

This year the Socialist Worker Appeal aims to raise £150,000 to help us continue and expand our work. Please donate whatever you can to keep Socialist Worker at the heart of the resistance.

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Tue 1 Sep 2009, 19:16 BST
Issue No. 2167
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