A few drinks?

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

The highlight of this week’s donations to the Weekly Worker came in the shape of a brilliant £120 cheque from comrade JM. £100 of this, he says, is for the fighting fund “in lieu of recent neglect” (you’re forgiven, comrade!), while the extra £20 is “to buy a few drinks or a decent bottle of wine for Stan K in recognition of his fortitude in enduring a squalid little frame-up”.

JM is, of course, referring to comrade Stan Keable, who was sacked by his council employers for daring to express anti-Zionist views in a conversation during the Enough is Enough demonstration back in 2018. Comrade Keable won his appeal against dismissal before the employment tribunal, and this was upheld last month despite a further appeal from Hammersmith and Fulham council. Comrade Keable, who is secretary of Labour Party Marxists, says we can keep the extra £20, but let’s see!

Either way, this comes as a big boost to November’s fund, as we seek to reach the new target of £2,250 for the first time. As well as the usual standing order payments (thanks in particular to comrades GB, SK and PM), there were two PayPal donations - thanks also to comrades LC and CC, who both contributed £50.

So now our running total for November stands at £1,884, which means we still need another £366 by next Tuesday. That’s more than possible, but please do your best to help us get there. The best way is by bank transfer (sort code 30-99-64, account number 00744310).

Let’s make sure we reach that new target for the first time!

Robbie Rix