Members of the Socialist Workers Party campaigned June 3 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with Dan Fein, Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senate in New York.
Fein used a bullhorn urging people to join a June 17 march and protest against the N.Y. cops’ stop-and-frisk operation that targets working people, particularly Black and Latino young men. (See article on front page.) Bed-Stuy is predominantly African-American.
“We got a very receptive response. Several people thanked us for what we were doing, seeing the Socialist Workers campaign and the Militant as part of the fight against stop and frisk and police brutality,” writes Deborah Liatos who campaigned with Fein. “We sold five subscriptions, two with Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power and 19 single copies of the paper.”
The Workers Power book and The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism, both by Jack Barnes, are offered at a reduced price during the subscription campaign. (See ad on this page.)
Socialist workers from Seattle sold 14 subscriptions going door to door in Yakima, Wash., writes John Naubert. Farmworkers employed in the surrounding area bought 13 of them. In addition seven Teamster workers, officials and other supporters have signed up for the Militant since the beginning of their strike against Davis Wire in Kent, Wash. (See article on page 5.)
Michel Dugré reports from Montreal that members of the Communist League have sold four subscriptions and four copies of the French-language edition of the Workers Power book at Plats du Chef, a food preparation plant where he works. “The international coverage in the Militant is a strong point with a number of my coworkers,” says Dugré.
Militant supporters in London raised their quota by 10, in New Zealand by five and in Denver by three this week—bringing us just seven short of our international goal.
With two weeks to go, spare no effort. Let’s go over the top!
Spring ‘Militant’ subscription campaign April 14-June 17 (week 7) (chart).
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