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Vol. 74/No. 36      September 27, 2010

Campaign begins for
‘Workers Power’ sales
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“All the people I know in this neighborhood are laid off,” Bryan Cheatem, an unemployed union carpenter in Maywood, Illinois, told socialist workers who recently introduced him to the book Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes.

“I know this is bigger than just what is going on here. I like how you explain why this is happening and what needs to be done.”

Supporters of the Militant launched an eight-week drive beginning September 11 to sell some 1,800 copies of the Workers Power book. At the same time, socialist workers are campaigning to win some 2,100 new and renewing subscribers to the Militant. Local areas have adopted initial quotas.

The depression and social crisis that have deepened and spread worldwide over the past couple of years have opened a discussion among working people like Cheatem about what the future has in store. Reading and studying Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power is one important way for fighters to gain an understanding of the dictatorship of capital workers live under today and the line of march of the working class toward taking political power as the way forward out of this crisis-ridden system.

The first reports on the campaign to sell Workers Power and Militant subscriptions will appear in next week’s issue. Initial letters received by the Militant about the drive indicate socialist campaigners are looking forward to the effort.

“We are enthusiastic about the upcoming drives,” wrote John Studer from Philadelphia. “We have just opened a new socialist campaign headquarters in a centrally located, Black working-class area of the city. As we have been working on the storefront, a number of our neighbors have already dropped in to see what the socialist campaign is all about.”

Many regular readers of the Militant have already bought Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power. Those readers can contribute to the drive by getting the book around to others.

The Militant is interested in reporting on the discussions with workers, farmers, and students who are buying Workers Power and the Militant. Send in short items to be included in coverage of the drives.
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