Of course we can!

“The Weekly Worker projects the case for a Bolshevism of the 21st century, including the need for a mass Communist Party,” writes comrade AN in the note accompanying his PayPal donation for no less than £100. He mentions in particular the contributions of Lars T Lih, which he describes as “incredibly powerful and significant in reclaiming the essence of Bolshevism”.

The comrade ends his note by saying, “Thank you for all that you do” - a sentiment that is shared by many of our readers - there were 3,099 of the online version last week - including regular US PayPal donor PM, who came up with his monthly £15. On top of that, there were 11 standing orders totalling £258 - thank you, SD, AC, CG and HN (£30 each), BK, GD and BL (£25), DV (£20), NR (£18), SWS (£15) and SM (£10).

On top of that, two comrades showed their appreciation at last weekend’s Palestine demonstration in London - PB, who gave £40, and a comrade who didn’t give his name, but paid for his Weekly Worker with a £20 note and decided he didn’t want any change - an extra £19 towards November’s fighting fund! Finally we received two handy cheques - TF added £10 to her subscription, while LP contributed an excellent £50.

Thanks to all those comrades, the total for the week came to £492 - which, added to the £102 already received, gives us £594 towards our monthly £1,750 target. Not too bad after just eight days, but can we keep it up? ‘Of course we can,’ I hear you saying!

I don’t want to nag though, but there’s still the small matter of the accumulated deficit of £392 over the first 10 months of the year. Let’s see if we can get rid of that too!