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Vol. 74/No. 40      October 25, 2010

‘Workers Power’ campaign
reaches the halfway point
(front page)
Socialist campaigners worldwide are at the halfway point in their campaign to sell 1,800 copies of the book Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power, by Jack Barnes, while signing up 2,100 new and long-term readers for the Militant. So far, 860 books and 987 subscriptions have been sold.

In Miami, Bernie Senter reports socialists sold four subscriptions and a Workers Power book on two campuses and signed up a member of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) for a copy of the book and an introductory subscription; two other ILA members renewed their subscriptions.

"We're living in a world of dysfunction. This book offers so much guidance," said Tyronne Brunson, when socialists visited his home to pick up a renewal to the Militant. He bought two more copies of Workers Power for others, including one for his brother in prison. His own copy was highlighted and underlined.

In San Francisco, teams visit the hall of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 every week. The hall is where workers receive job assignments for ports in San Francisco and Oakland. Last week three unionists bought Workers Power. One woman dock worker remarked that she liked what Malcolm X said on the importance of women's rights because of the discrimination she faces on the job and her discussions with male coworkers about fighting for equality.

At the largest book fair in the Pacific Northwest, Wordstock Book and Literary Festival in Portland, Oregon, supporters of the Militant and Pathfinder sold 17 copies of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power, along with 15 subscriptions to the Militant. Some $330 in Pathfinder books were sold there.

Participants at the 95th annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, bought 18 copies of Workers Power and 16 Militant subscriptions. "Workshops reflected the present concerns of the world economic crisis today, its social consequences, and the deep-going depression conditions," reports Maceo Dixon.

With four weeks left, there is plenty of time for volunteers in every city to map out plans to complete the campaign in full and on time. We invite readers to join in the effort by showing the Militant and the book to friends and coworkers and by contacting distributors listed on page 8.
Related articles:
Campaign to sell 'Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to 'Workers Power' & 'Militant'.  
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