Help the AWL to raise £20,000

Submitted by Matthew on 15 February, 2012 - 11:04

Solidarity recently hired top fundraising firm Grasper, Spiv & Cringe Ltd. to take our fund drive to the next level.

They’ve been working round the clock to target top bankers, city tradesmen, media magnates, property developers, landed aristocrats and high-ranking members of the clerical orders of all major world religions.

Our thinking was simple; these people have lots of money, we need money, let’s ask them.

Unfortunately, early indications are not good. It appears that members of these groups are rather reluctant to hand over very much of their hard-earned (or hard-inherited) cash to a newspaper dedicated to the global overthrow of their entire class. It’s disheartening, to say the least, that such narrow self-interest persists in a post-Live Aid, post-Comic Relief world.

It is with regret, therefore, that we are forced to turn to you — trade unionists, community campaigners, students, and other working-class activists to appeal for funds. We know you don’t have a lot of money. But we think the work we do as a newspaper is important enough to deserve the financial support you are able to give.

We need money to continue publishing Solidarity as a weekly, improve our website, organise events such as our New Unionism dayschool and our Ideas for Freedom summer school, and for a host of other costs.

Please consider:

* Taking out a monthly standing order to the AWL. There is a form at and on this page. (Even a few pounds a month really does help.)

* Making a donation. You can send it to us at the address below (cheques payable to “AWL”) or do it online at

* Organising a fundraising event.

* Taking copies of Solidarity to sell at your workplace, university/college or campaign group.

* Getting in touch to discuss joining the AWL.

For more information on any of the above, contact us: tel. 07796 690 874 / / AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, 58 Riley Road, SE1 3DG.

Total raised so far: £7,643

We raised £307 this week from a book sales in Sheffield, a new standing order, and an increased standing order (thanks to Gemma, Kas, Tim and Dora).

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