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Vol. 76/No. 20      May 21, 2012

Subscription drive ahead,
more local goal raises needed
(front page)
At the end of the third week of an eight-week international campaign to win 2,400 new and renewed subscribers to the Militant, supporters of the socialist newsweekly have sold 1,056 subscriptions, 44 percent of our overall goal.

A Militant supporter in Pittsburgh took a goal of selling six subscriptions. With Atlanta and Manchester, England, also increasing their quotas, the total is now 2,353—47 short of our goal.

From Montgomery, Ala., to Quebec City; from Yakima, Wash., to Auckland, New Zealand; members of the communist movement last week went door to door in working-class neighborhoods, visited picket lines and other labor resistance, joined immigrant rights and other actions around May Day, and sold at plant gates, aiming to broaden the reach of the socialist newsweekly among working people.

“I can see these articles are for me, for everyday people,” Henry Lloyd, a construction worker, told Dan Fein, Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senate, who was campaigning May 6 in the predominantly Black and Caribbean neighborhood of Wakefield in the Bronx, N.Y., where demonstrations have taken place against the Feb. 2 cop killing of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.

Lloyd is right. The Militant speaks in the interests of working people and is written, circulated and financed by workers.

It prints articles that help arm us with an understanding of world politics and builds solidarity with others in struggle.

It draws on the continuity of the communist movement in this country and internationally, explaining the need to build a revolutionary movement of millions to take power out of the hands of the capitalist exploiters.

Lloyd also bought Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, a book offered at reduced price during the subscription campaign along with The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism, also by Barnes. (See ad below.)

Join the subscription campaign. Order a bundle. Adopt a goal. You can contact distributors in your area listed on page 6 or contact the Militant office: (212) 244-4899,
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