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Vol. 78/No. 39      November 3, 2014

‘Militant’ helps link
struggles across globe
(front page)
“The U.S. government doesn’t care about us, the little people,” Takisha Stringer, a health care worker in Miami, said when she saw the Militant article on how Cuban medical workers are throwing themselves into the fight to control the Ebola outbreak. “It’s a good thing the Cuban doctors are going to Africa.”

The class questions posed by the Ebola epidemic, especially the contrast between the response by Washington and that of the revolutionary government of Cuba, were a big part of discussions in Miami and elsewhere last week.

Supporters of the Militant from Atlanta and Plant City, Florida, drove to Miami to help boost the subscription effort there, signing up 20 new readers.

Workers campaigning with the Militant in the Twin Cities also got reinforcement when supporters of the paper from Omaha and Chicago joined sales teams there to sell 24 subscriptions over the weekend.

Militant supporters in New York knocked on doors Oct. 18 in a Staten Island neighborhood where many workers from Liberia live. They also attended a community meeting where Liberian-born immigrants protested being treated as pariahs because they come from a country hit hard by Ebola.

Through visits, phone conversations and discussions at political events, Militant supporters in Houston have won 23 renewals.

“I keep getting the Militant because of the diverse areas that it covers — from Africa to Texas,” said Miles Stevens, a restaurant and retail worker who renewed for the fourth time. “You can learn about things you can’t follow anywhere else.”

Leah Henderson, a restaurant worker, and her partner Trent, a former metal polisher, bought a copy of the Militant from Patrick Brown when he knocked on their door in Pukekohe, New Zealand, Oct. 18. Twenty minutes later Trent called Brown to come back and talk about the paper’s coverage of Cuba’s response to the Ebola crisis and protests against killings of Black youth by U.S. cops. They signed up for a subscription and got a copy of The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning. “It jumped out at me,” Henderson said.

The international subscription drive is on track with one week to go. Let’s finish strong by Oct. 28! If you haven’t already done so, you can help out in the final push. (See list of distributors on page 8.)

Supporters of the paper in a few cities are already planning to get together at the completion of the campaign to celebrate with new readers of the socialist press.
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