Socialist Worker

Response shows the thirst for ideas

Issue No. 1916

THE FULL Spectrum Resistance offer allows people to receive Socialist Worker, the monthly Socialist Review magazine and the quarterly International Socialism journal through the post, for just £8 a month, paid by direct debit.

It has been a hugely successful offer so far, says Peter Morgan, the editor of Socialist Review:

‘The response to Full Spectrum Resistance has been unprecedented for a subscription campaign run during the usually quiet summer months.

Subscriptions to Socialist Worker have shot up to their highest level ever during July and August. The number of people getting Socialist Worker through the post has doubled.

I have worked on Socialist Review for 13 years and I’ve never known anything like it.

We are still getting between ten and 15 requests for the deal every day.

People who have seen the adverts in the publications or on the website have rung up and asked for more information or signed up.

It shows clearly that people want these publications delivered straight to their doorstep. There is a real thirst for socialist ideas.

Our target was to get our core readership onto direct debit over the summer.

We are going to carry on using Full Spectrum Resistance to encourage people in the SWP, Respect and the Stop the War Coalition to become regular subscribers.

We are going to have a student offer as the colleges go back.

For just £5 a month students will be able to take advantage of this great offer.

Socialist Worker readers should be signing students up to this at every freshers’ fair.

The idea behind Full Spectrum Resistance is not to replace the distribution of Socialist Worker, but to complement it.

We will soon be moving to a system where people can order multiple copies to sell.

People can go to to download forms.

And, of course, the guaranteed money from direct debits means we can invest in improving and expanding the production and sales of the publications.’

For more information phone 020 7538 3308

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Sat 28 Aug 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1916
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