Support Socialist Local Election Candidates
Socialist Alliance members will be standing, under the name Democratic
Socialist Alliance and on the manifesto, People Before Profit, in the
local council elections on 10 June in Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester,
Sheffield, Stockport and Walsall.
campaigns unite Socialist Alliance comrades who are resolved to continue with the
socialist unity project represented by the formation of the Socialist
Alliance and with the fight to win the working class to socialist
politics. We will be working in association with other socialist
election campaigns, mounted by the Alliance for Green Socialism, the
Socialist Party, the Liverpool Labour Community Party, the Socialist
Labour Party (Liverpool) and several independent socialist candidates.
The need to fight for
socialist politics has never been greater. May Day 2004, the
international day of working class solidarity, was polluted this year by
yet another obscene, anti-working class action of the British
Government. On the occasion of the accession of eight new member states,
from eastern and central Europe, to the European Union, Blunkett’s Home
Office ordered immediate eviction onto the streets and denial of all
welfare benefits and means of subsistence to thousands of men, women and
children, who had already entered Britain from those countries as asylum
seekers. This toll adds to the thousands of other refugees already
driven into destitution, or detained behind barbed wire in camps and to
the ever increasing numbers of migrant workers, who are forced to
perform often dangerous, always grossly low paid work, without basic
employment and health and safety protection.
The constant stream of
vile xenophobic actions that emanates from Blair and Blunkett’s
government; together with their war-mongering; their attacks on wages,
job security and the social wage; their privatisation offensive; and the
desperate crisis in housing and pensions, are together providing fertile
ground for the rise of fascism.
Socialism is the only
answer to all of these problems. We have to promote the final reckoning
with the tyranny of capitalism, a system one hundred years beyond its
‘sell by’ date, which plunders, pollutes, rapes and despoils the Earth
and its population and which distorts our humanity beyond recognition.
Socialist Alliance – People Before Profit election campaigns appeal to
all socialists for material, financial and political support. This
appeal is launched by the Socialist Alliance Democracy Platform, which
is co-ordinating support for the campaigns.
To offer non-financial
support, please contact the SADP Convenor :
Phone: 01788 569766 or 07881 520626.
Financial donations should be sent to the SADP Treasurer :
Socialist Alliance – Stockport Branch, PO Box 107, STOCKPORT, SK6 7WT,
Phone : 0161 427 6997 or 0781 7268571
from whom collection sheets can also be obtained. All
donations will be receipted and will be used exclusively for the
Cheques payable to : Democracy Platform of the Socialist