THE paper you are reading now has a long and proud history. Since it was first published in 1930 as the Daily Worker it has been a consistent voice for peace and socialism.
Today, the Morning Star — it changed its name to the Morning Star in 1966 — is the only English language daily paper dedicated to such ideals.
Throughout its long campaigning history it has been attacked, sued, mocked and even officially banned but it has continued to fight for its principled socialist policies. Just as it is today, campaigning for a Labour victory and for Jeremy Corbyn to be our next prime minister.
It is doing it with this special free edition. This has been paid for not by big business or multimillionaires but by thousands of ordinary working women and men putting their hands in their pockets to fund the truth about why we must have a Labour government with Corbyn at its head.
This paper is owned by a co-operative with thousands of committed individual members who finance the paper by individual donations.
The paper carries little commercial advertising and is dependent on those donations from socialists, other activists, readers and trade unions and their members.
Articles and comment columns are contributed by writers from socialist, communist, anti-war, trade union, LGBT, social democratic, Green, religious and every other progressive perspective.
The Morning Star is concerned with environmental issues too and supports many such campaigns and groups; it totally supports unilateral nuclear disarmament.
Over its long history it has carried regular contributions from among many others Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone, John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, Michael Meacher, Tony Benn and many union general secretaries.
This paper that gets no funding from millionaire press barons or big business has continued daily production for 87 years. No wonder it is known as the Miracle of Fleet Street.