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Vol. 76/No. 23      June 11, 2012

Subscription drive extended, socialist
campaigners aim to go over the top
(front page)
The international drive to win 2,400 subscribers to the Militant has been extended to June 17 to take advantage of opportunities use the paper and Socialist Workers Party election campaigns to reach broad layers of working people around the country.

Socialist campaigners are organizing to exceed the subscription goal leading into a June 21-23 international socialist education and active workers conference in Oberlin, Ohio.

The SWP, which sponsors the conference, is inviting fighting workers and others interested in learning more about the communist movement.

The gathering will feature talks and classes by party leaders on the growing working-class resistance to the deepening crisis of capitalism, world political developments and the building of a revolutionary communist movement.

The 2012 Socialist Workers presidential campaign will be launched. Experiences of communist workers expanding the Militant’s readership among working people will mark the conference.

At the end of the sixth week of the drive, the campaign now stands at 1,691.

“The Militant is the kind of paper that working people need because it is not beholden to big business,” said James Rollins, a public worker, as he bought a subscription from socialist workers from Seattle going door to door in his neighborhood in Longview, Wash.

Rollins also bought a copy of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes. This book and The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism, also by Barnes, are offered at a reduced price during the subscription campaign.

John Naubert also reports that members of the Socialist Workers Party in Seattle sold four subscriptions to Teamster-organized workers on strike against David Wire Company in Kent, Wash. (See next week’s issue for coverage on the strike.)

SWP members in Lincoln, Neb., raised their quota from 40 to 45, responding to our call last week to close the gap of local quotas still shy of our overall goal. This was their second raise during the drive.

Members of the Communist League in Montreal also raised their goal.
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