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Vol. 74/No. 19      May 17, 2010

Readership drive poised
to exceed int’l goal
(front page)
With the strong response to the Militant and the new book Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power at May Day rallies for immigrant rights across the United States, Militant supporters are set to go substantially over the 2,000 international subscription goal in the final week of the drive. At the U.S. actions 333 introductory subscriptions were sold along with 247 copies of the book. Internationally, the drive is now at 1,854 subscriptions, 93 percent of the projected goal.

“While marching in New York City Erik Crawford looked through the book, then filled out his check for it and a Militant subscription,” reports Sara Lobman. “He then tapped the shoulder of the woman in front of him, urging her to check this out. She also purchased both.”

“Another young man stopped when he saw the photo in the book of women marching in Burkina Faso,” continued Lobman. “‘You’ve made my day,’ he said, explaining that he was Burkinabč and had supported the revolutionary government there led by Thomas Sankara. He bought a Militant subscription, the Workers Power book, and then came by Pathfinder’s literature table and purchased Thomas Sankara Speaks.”

At the May 1 rally in Sydney, Australia, “three Militant subscriptions were sold to members of the Maritime Union of Australia, who had participated in the recent wharf stoppage over workplace safety to attend the funeral of a workmate killed in an accident at Patrick’s Port Botany terminal,” reports Ron Poulsen.

The drive ends May 12, so there’s still time for you to join in the effort. Contact distributors listed on page 8.
Related articles:
Read, Sell, & Discuss: Malcolm X, Black Liberation, & the Road to Workers Power
Campaign to sell 'Workers Power' with 'Militant' subscriptions (chart)  
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