Friday 18 November 2011

Save the Morning Star!

It is the only English language daily paper to represent peace and socialism, and now, the 'Morning Star' is facing total closure. Many people have predicted its downfall for decades, but it has stubbornly persisted, relentlessly being a thorn in the side of the establishment.

I have been a daily reader for 15 years, and it has kept me informed and entertained throughout that time. It has given me news that most of the mainstream press choose to ignore. It covered the victories of the left in Latin America, the anti-war movement in the states, the trade union struggles in the Philippines and the green movement in Africa.  The incisive articles by John Pilger, Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Benn, have kept me going over the years.

This small newspaper packs a punch far above its size, and democracy will suffer a severe blow if it folds.

There are only two things you can do if you want to see it survive into the new year. First, find a newsagent that sells it, and buy it everyday.  Secondly - once you have discovered what a vital lifeline it is in the struggle against cuts and the current Tory Government - send the 'Morning Star' a donation to their fighting fund. We cannot let the light of this star be extinguished.

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