Help win ‘Militant’ renewals — Special offer on new book

January 16, 2023

We are inviting recent Militant subscribers to become long-term readers. And we are also asking distributors and partisans of the Militant worldwide to join us in the effort to reach out to as many people as possible who subscribed to the working-class paper during last fall’s eight-week international campaign by members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party and Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and the U.K.

These renewal efforts will help SWP members get to know workers who have been reading the paper, hear what they think about its coverage and discuss how we can work together in the months to come.

The Militant is a powerful tool to use in building solidarity with union and other working-class battles and with struggles like those unfolding in Ukraine and Iran today. It’s a forum to discuss crucial political questions facing the working class here and worldwide.

The renewal effort is also an opportunity to introduce readers to Pathfinder’s invaluable arsenal, including its newest book, The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward. The book can be ordered now at a special price of $7, and for $5 with a subscription or renewal. It will be available in early February.

“The global order imposed by the victors of the inter-imperialist slaughter of World War II is shattering, with explosive ramifications for workers and farmers worldwide,” the book’s back cover explains.

“A decades-long retreat by the working class and unions has come to an end, as owners of capital and their parties shift the burden of their crisis onto working people’s backs. More and more workers — of all ages, skin colors, and both sexes — are saying, ‘Enough is enough!’ They’ve begun to wield the collective power of the exploited producers in response.

“This book, drawing from the trade union and broad political work of members and followers of the Socialist Workers Party, highlights opportunities ahead for class-conscious workers. It sets the course of action needed to forge a labor party built on fighting unions. And a mass proletarian vanguard able to lead the struggle to end capitalist rule, opening a future for humanity.”

Of the more than 1,300 new readers who recently signed up to receive the weekly newspaper, many took the opportunity to get some of the 1,500 plus books by SWP leaders and other revolutionaries that were sold this fall. Many will now want to get more.

The Militant explains — and covers the battles that prove — what the title of the new book says: the low point of labor and working-class resistance is behind us.

The Militant is unique. It explains that all political questions today — from labor battles to the growing disasters of wars and social and economic devastation worldwide — are class questions. The Militant covers these breaking developments, including working-class actions across the world. It points to the example of Cuba’s socialist revolution.

The Militant stresses the importance of mobilizing solidarity with union battles, and draws out the class-struggle lessons we can all learn from. As workers fight attacks by the bosses and their government, more and more will draw the conclusion we need to build our own party, a labor party based on our unions and independent of the bosses’ Democratic and Republican parties. That opens the door to chart a working-class road forward, win allies to our side and advance the fight to take political power into our own hands.

Over the next month or so, we want to take this appeal to new and recent subscribers — and anyone else we can — as widely as possible. We are looking not only for longer-term readers but for collaborators in political and union activity and partisans of the next steps to expand the Militant’s readership in the spring. We’ll cover our progress here each week. Join us!



John Studer