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Vol. 76/No. 26      July 16, 2012

2,435 sign up for ‘Militant’
subscriptions in int’l drive!
(front page)
by Louis Martin 
The Militant subscription campaign was a success! Over the nine-week international drive 2,435 signed up for the paper, a little over the international goal of 2,400. The victory puts the communist movement in a strong position to continue expanding readership of the working-class newsweekly as an integral part of the Socialist Workers Party’s election campaigns now under way.

“A team of socialist workers from New York and Philadelphia sold 24 Militant subscriptions to workers and others who participated in a June 17 demonstration against cops’ stop-and-frisk harassment here,” wrote Candace Wagner from New York. “Twelve also got copies of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power. Two got copies of The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism.”

The two books by Jack Barnes are offered at a reduced price with a subscription.

A feature of the campaign has been regular sales of the paper door to door in working-class neighborhoods, in areas where African American workers live, and to those engaged in the front lines of labor resistance.

Laura Anderson reported that Socialist Workers Party members in Chicago sold five Militant subscriptions the last week of the drive going door to door in Joliet, Ill., where members of the Machinists union at Caterpillar have been on strike since May 1. “Most workers we spoke with wanted to discuss the strike and its example,” said Anderson.

“Six new subscriptions were sold the last week of the campaign to workers in plants where supporters of the paper work,” wrote Chuck Guerra from Des Moines, Iowa.

Guerra also reported that SWP candidates in coming federal and state elections in Iowa campaigned in Juneteenth celebrations in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 16 where they sold nine subscriptions and four copies of the Workers Power book.

“On June 17 members of the Communist League sold three subscriptions and a copy of the French-language edition of the Workers Power book to some 50 postal workers demonstrating here against new work procedures to be implemented the next day,” wrote John Steele from Montreal.
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