There has been a sharp rise in sales of Socialist Worker during the weeks of the economic crisis as people search for an alternative to the brutal chaos of the market.
Circulation co-ordinator Dan Mayer says that while high street stalls from Birmingham to Whitechapel are all reporting some of their biggest sales since the height of the war on Iraq, the numbers sold at workplaces are also impressive.
Last week 152 copies were sold to bus workers in London who are involved in a major dispute over pay. A further 22 were bought by branch secretaries in the teachers’ NUT union.
According to Dan, circulation has also been boosted by a number of new sellers.
“A number of people who joined the Socialist Workers Party at university freshers’ fairs just a few weeks ago have started selling our paper,” he says.
“Meaning we have been able to both increase the number of places where Socialist Worker is sold, and make our operation more vibrant.
“There is such a thirst for a political and economic alternative at the moment that our paper is going down a storm.”