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Vol. 74/No. 21      May 31, 2010

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Welcome new readers!
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Militant supporter James Harris, left, shows paper and Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power to participant at May 1 immigrant rights rally in Los Angeles.

We extend a warm welcome to the 2,149 people who subscribed to the Militant for the first time or renewed over the last eight weeks during our spring international circulation drive. Almost 1,900 people also picked up a copy of the new book Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, often with a subscription.

Subscribers signed up at actions protesting cutbacks in education funding in California, at demonstrations by Black farmers demanding an end to racist practices by the U.S. government, at antiracist protests in the United Kingdom, at U.S. demonstrations for legalizing undocumented workers, at plant gates and on the job, on campuses, and on street tables and going door to door in working-class neighborhoods from Sydney, Australia, to Stockholm, Sweden.

The Militant explains how the bosses’ drive for profits is at the heart of the current economic depression and why workers and farmers need to take political power out of the hands of the capitalist class. Once working people hold state power in our hands, the job begins of reorganizing society from one based on exploitation, violence, and dog-eat-dog competition to one of solidarity among working people that recognizes the worth of every individual regardless of sex, national origin, or skin color.

The Militant is your paper. Are workers at your plant involved in a fight over job safety, pay, or speedup? Are you involved in protests for immigrant rights, against the U.S. intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, or against the closing of hospitals? Do you have a question or comment about an article you read in the paper? Send us an article, photos, or a letter.

The spring subscription campaign has ended, but the opportunities to expand the paper’s readership continue, as do the possibilities to reach many others with the political perspectives laid out in Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power. Talk to your coworkers, classmates, friends, and relatives. Encourage them to subscribe and get the book.

In solidarity,
Paul Mailhot
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