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   Vol. 67/No. 13           April 21, 2003  
‘Militant’ supporters
win new subscribers
"With everything going on in the world, I’ve made a decision to study history," said a young participant in an antiwar rally in Lincoln, Nebraska, as he bought several titles published by Pathfinder Press to go with the Militant subscription he had picked up at a Washington protest earlier in the year.

With six subscriptions sold, the April 5 rally proved an effective way to kick off the international sales drive in the state, reported Jacob Perasso from Omaha.

Over the April 5–6 weekend socialist workers and young socialists in seven countries launched an international circulation drive to sell subscriptions to the Militant and Perspectiva Mundial. The sales campaign continues through June 1.

The drive begins as the U.S. and British imperialists proceed to overrun and occupy Iraq, setting the stage for deeper plunder of the country and further wars of conquest. The factual reports and working-class analysis of these events carried by the socialist periodicals make them important weapons for working people and youth.

They also carry frontline reports on struggles by workers in meat packing, and other fronts of working-class resistance to the bosses’ offensive, along with many other articles of interest to working people.

The international campaign includes sales of Pathfinder’s Capitalism’s World Disorder: Working-Class Politics at the Millennium by Jack Barnes, along with several issues of New International. These publications tackle questions like the deepening world capitalist depression and the interimperialist conflicts behind the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq.

Campaigners in Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and in cities across the United States are mapping out plans for the eight-week drive.

Their weekly routine will include sales in workers’ districts, in workplaces, and at factory gates. Supporters will also take the socialist newspapers and books to social protest actions and strike picket lines.

The chart below lists the goals adopted by local supporters, and the overall international goals.

Over the next eight weeks the Militant will publish reports on progress in the campaign, along with photographs of sales teams at work.  
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