Appeal from the editor

Peter Manson reports to our readers

As readers will have observed, last week, the Weekly Worker carried an apology for an article we published in January 2012. We have agreed to pay damages to the complainant and we have also incurred considerable costs running into the thousands of pounds.

While the Weekly Worker never knowingly publishes falsehoods, in the event of inaccuracies our open letters pages are available - in particular to activists involved in the working class movement - for immediate rebuttal and/or retraction.

Libel costs are exceptionally high. We settled out of court and agreed to pay costs (the final figure has not yet been agreed). So we are urgently appealing to readers to help us out of this crisis. Please send your contributions, marked ‘Legal appeal’, to Weekly Worker, BCM Box 928, London WC1N 3XX. Alternatively, transfer your donation directly to our account (sort code: 30-99-64; a/c: 00744310) or via our website using PayPal. Please ensure you inform us of the purpose of the transfer.

On behalf of the Weekly Worker I would like to thank our readers for their continued support.