All subscriptions received in the Militant Business Office by 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, will be counted in the drive. Because of the Militants Thanksgiving holiday, the final scoreboard will be printed in the following issue, dated December 5.
Harry DAgostino from New Paltz, N.Y., reports that a team of socialist workers and youth from four cities across the U.S. sold six subscriptions in the coal mining area of southern Illinois during the weekend of November 12-13.
One of these subscriptions was sold at the portal of an American Coal mine in Galatia, Ill., to Justin Gibbons, a miner working at the Pattiki Coal Mine in White County, Ill., DAgostino says. He was also quick to buy Teamster Rebellion by Farrell Dobbs, one of five books offered at a reduced price during the drive. (See ad below.)
From Washington, D.C., Janice Lynn writes that over the course of the weekend members of the Socialist Workers Party sold 21 subscriptions and 33 single copies of the socialist newsweekly in Birmingham, Ala. Ten of the subscriptions were sold to participants at an event of 125 protesting the state anti-immigrant law. The rest were sold to workers who signed up in trailer parks, apartments and in a Mexican restaurant.
From Los Angeles, Norton Sandler reports that he just sold his fourth subscription on the job. My coworkers are especially attracted to the short articles that analyze the economic crisis and the real situation of the working class: the actual unemployment rate, low salaries and working conditions. They also read the On the Picket Line column very carefully.
From Auckland, New Zealand, George Fyson writes that members of the Communist League visited the picket line of locked-out meat workers at the Canterbury Meat Packers plant in Marton for a second time. (See article on page 5.)
One worker bought a subscription on the spot, another picked up a copy of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, and several others gave their names so we could follow up with them later, reports Fyson.
This week members of the Communist League sold 13 new subscriptions and one renewal, Linda Harris writes from Sydney, Australia.
A young worker at Occupy Melbourne, she says, bought a subscription and told us about a picket line at the Baiada chicken processing plant. We went there and sold eight subscriptions, including to two young women workers from Vietnam and Ethiopia, who are leading the strike, and three to young union organizers, one of whom also got Teamster Rebellion. One of the volunteer picketers also bought Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power. We sold four more subscriptions going door to door in a working-class neighborhood nearby.
Because of the special Thanksgiving schedule, send your next sales reports by 8 a.m., New York time, Monday, November 21.
Fall 'Militant' subscription campaign Oct. 1 - Nov. 20 (week 6) (chart).
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