The reason isn’t because we are behind — in fact the drive is ahead of schedule. Taking advantage of the extra time to further expand the reach of the paper broadly to workers, farmers and youth in cities, small towns and rural areas can help make it a more effective voice for our struggles and for building solidarity. It will widen interest in the SWP’s program and party-building activities.
Extending the drive will also be an opportunity for the Militant to give voice to SWP members and other workers’ mounting resistance to the bosses’ attacks that they and co-workers are part of in the retail stores, railroads and other places where they work. This is the starting point in meeting the growing attacks by the bosses and their government today. Each and every fight on the job around wages and working conditions is important and needs to be reported.
The Militant is a unique and indispensable tool for workers who want to fight the impact of today’s deepening capitalist crisis on their lives. Nowhere else can workers learn about each others’ struggles and find out more about how as a class we can chart a road forward.
The paper’s supporters in areas across the country — and the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. — will want to discuss increasing their goals.