Socialist Worker went down a storm with striking Arriva rail workers. At the mass picket in York 27 copies were sold, while 6 were sold to pickets in Cleethorpes, 7 to pickets at Leeds Central station, and 4 in Bradford. Last Friday, in the build-up to the civil service strike, 11 were sold at Albert Bridge House in Manchester, 8 at the Employment Service head office in Sheffield, 4 at Ravenshurst benefits office in Birmingham, and 3 at each of Finsbury Park job centre, Tottenham job centre and Tottenham Benefits Agency.
On Monday we got a great response from PCS union strikers-17 copies were sold on picket lines across Birmingham, 9 at Tavistock Square in London, and 5 at Walthamstow job centre. In north London 3 were sold at Tottenham Benefits Agency, while 2 more were sold to pickets at Tollington Park in Islington. At a meeting of the strikers' PCS union reps on Merseyside 14 copies of Socialist Worker were sold.
Despite appalling weather 141 papers were sold on the Stop the War Coalition protest at the Israeli embassy in London, and comrades in Newcastle sold 87 campaigning to close down Camp X-Ray.