Taunton gets into Sport Relief spirit

Taunton gets into Sport Relief spirit

Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep pupils at Taunton School took part in a Sports Relief Wake up, Shake Up on the playground this morning.

Taunton gets into Sport Relief spirit

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SCHOOLS, businesses and other organisations across Somerset are putting on events today for Sport Relief, the charity appeal supporting young people in the UK and across the world. 

The County Gazette has already been notified about several events taking place for Sport Relief today, but if you're doing something too, why not let us know? 

You can email your photos to newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk or call our newsroom on 01823-365100. 

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12:48pm Fri 21 Mar 14

SocialistParty.SomersetBranch says...

What is the point of charity?

Oxfam report: A tale of capitalist inequality

Earlier this year the Oxfam charity pointed out that a mere 85 billionaires worldwide own the equivalent wealth of 3.5 billion people - half the world's population.

Now Oxfam has reported similar levels of inequality in Britain with five super-rich families owning more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population.

In its Tale of Two Britains report, Oxfam says the poorest 20% have a combined wealth of £28.1 billion - an average of £2,230 each. In contrast, the top five richest families between them have property, savings and other assets worth a staggering £28.2 billion.

The super-rich list includes central London property magnate the Duke of Westminster, mining and metals tycoons David and Simon Reuben, industrial and finance capitalists the Hinduja brothers, aristocrats and property owners the Cadogan family, and Sports Direct retail boss and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

No matter how well intentioned charity fundraisers are; no matter how much charity fundraising is achieved: THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM REMAINS! THE ORGANICALLY SICK AND DISEASED CAPITALIST SYSTEM IS THE CAUSE OF ALL POVERTY!



Charity can never eliminate poverty from the capitalist system!

To achieve that a socialist plan of economic production would be needed through the nationalisation of the major corporations and banks, under democratic workers' control and management.

Since 2003, 95% of the population have seen a 12% real terms drop in their disposable income after housing costs, while the richest 5% of the population have seen their disposable income increase

The number of children living below the poverty line could increase by 800,000 by 2020

The most affluent family in the UK (Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family), has more wealth than the poorest 10% of the population, 6.3 million people (£7.9 billion and £7 billion respectively)


Don't just get angry, get organised! Join the socialists!

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What is the point of charity? Oxfam report: A tale of capitalist inequality Earlier this year the Oxfam charity pointed out that a mere 85 billionaires worldwide own the equivalent wealth of 3.5 billion people - half the world's population. Now Oxfam has reported similar levels of inequality in Britain with five super-rich families owning more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population. In its Tale of Two Britains report, Oxfam says the poorest 20% have a combined wealth of £28.1 billion - an average of £2,230 each. In contrast, the top five richest families between them have property, savings and other assets worth a staggering £28.2 billion. The super-rich list includes central London property magnate the Duke of Westminster, mining and metals tycoons David and Simon Reuben, industrial and finance capitalists the Hinduja brothers, aristocrats and property owners the Cadogan family, and Sports Direct retail boss and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley. No matter how well intentioned charity fundraisers are; no matter how much charity fundraising is achieved: THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM REMAINS! THE ORGANICALLY SICK AND DISEASED CAPITALIST SYSTEM IS THE CAUSE OF ALL POVERTY! Charity can never eliminate poverty from the capitalist system! To achieve that a socialist plan of economic production would be needed through the nationalisation of the major corporations and banks, under democratic workers' control and management. Since 2003, 95% of the population have seen a 12% real terms drop in their disposable income after housing costs, while the richest 5% of the population have seen their disposable income increase The number of children living below the poverty line could increase by 800,000 by 2020 The most affluent family in the UK (Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family), has more wealth than the poorest 10% of the population, 6.3 million people (£7.9 billion and £7 billion respectively) Don't just get angry, get organised! Join the socialists! www.socialistparty.o rg.uk SocialistParty.SomersetBranch
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