Join campaign to win readers, get out books, fund ‘Militant’

By John Studer
March 20, 2023

Join us in expanding the reach of the Militant!

The paper is launching an eight-week campaign to increase its readership, get out books by Socialist Workers Party and other revolutionary leaders and raise $165,000 for the paper from March 18-May 16.

The Militant is unique for giving a voice to workers’ resistance against boss attacks and other effects of the crisis of the capitalist rulers and their political parties, and to our efforts to build and use our unions. No other paper explains that every political question we face — from the disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, to opposing Moscow’s murderous invasion of Ukraine, to the fight to end women’s oppression — is a class question. No other paper presents a road forward for workers, to build our own party, a labor party based on the unions, to help lead all those oppressed by capital to take political power into our own hands.

The campaign will broaden and deepen the presentation of the Socialist Workers Party program to workers, farmers and other exploited producers at labor actions, social protests and door to door in cities, towns and rural areas. Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and the U.K. will join in the effort.

An integral part of the campaign will be preparing for and building the Socialist Workers Party International Educational Conference at Oberlin College in Ohio that will be held June 8-11.

A range of books is being offered at a substantial discount with a subscription. These titles help workers see today’s struggles as part of a line of march of our class to end all exploitation and oppression. Central will be getting The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward by Jack Barnes, Mary-Alice Waters and Steve Clark into the hands of as many working people as possible. It’s the best introduction to the Socialist Workers Party, its working-class program and activity.

The Militant is encouraging its readers to contribute to the $165,000 Militant Fighting Fund. Contributions from working people are the paper’s only source of funds. Its readers and other workers make it possible to strengthen our coverage of workers’ struggles as well as the big shifts underway in world politics and to cover the paper’s weekly production expenses.

The goals for the campaign are to increase subscriptions to the Militant by 1,350 and get out 1,350 books. This effort will be tied to bold election campaigns run by the SWP and Communist Leagues.

Ten other books are also on special. They are: Labor, Nature, and the Evolution of Humanity; Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power; Are They Rich Because They’re Smart?; The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record; Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution; The Jewish Question; Teamster Rebellion; The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party; Tribunes of the People and the Trade Unions; and Cuba and the Coming American Revolution. In addition, all Pathfinder books with or without a subscription are available at a 20% discount during the campaign.

To join in campaigning, contact distributors near you.