At the beginning of 2014, the Socialist Equality Party launched a £50,000 Party-building Fund with the aim of extending our political influence and membership at this crucial juncture.
Working people have come face to face with the systemic failure of the profit system that once again threatens humanity with catastrophe. More than five years on from the financial crash of 2008 it is now apparent that there is no peaceful or easy way out of the economic pandemic gripping the globe. No reformist palliatives will suffice. Only the mobilisation of the international working class for the overthrow of capitalism can provide a way forward.
In May 2014, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Britain, together with our comrades in the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), campaigned in the European elections against the Europe of the corporate elite, austerity and militarism and for the United Socialist States of Europe. We distributed 10,000 manifestos campaigning in city centres and in working class areas; we produced 250,000 election flyers that were delivered to voters in the North West.
We campaigned in September’s referendum on Scottish independence, urging a No vote, opposing all attempts to sow national divisions within the working class and for a united class offensive against the employers. We distributed 10,000 statements opposing Scottish separation and calling for workers to fight for a socialist Britain as part of the United Socialist States of Europe.
In 2015, we will stand candidates in the General Election, who will campaign on a socialist programme against war and austerity, for the international unity of the working class.
These and other political initiatives require major resources. The Socialist Equality Party has no big business backers and is beholden to no one other than the working class. We rely wholly and exclusively on the financial support of our members and supporters.
We make our appeal confident that the rich political legacy of the Trotskyist movement, today lead by the International Committee of the Fourth International, will find its response amongst all those who are looking for a socialist alternative to imperialism and the evils of war, poverty and oppression.
Since our fund was launched, we have secured donations totalling £46,000. Help us complete our total by making a donation today and/or pledge a regular contribution towards our target using the button below.
To make a regular donation by Standing Order, please download and complete the Standing Order Form and post to the address below.
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Socialist Equality Party
PO Box 3978
Sheffield S1 9BP
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