THE MAY Day greetings in Socialist Worker had to expand from their planned pages to pages 16 and 19 this week. One of those involved in putting together the pages says, "It is the first time we have ever had a greeting from a national union. There are more messages from regional bodies than before and more that have been passed officially through union meetings rather than paid for by a group of readers. It's very impressive when you look at how many have come from unions like the CWU postal and telecom workers' union. Our only problem over the last week has been trying to cram in all the messages we received!"
Don't let the paper drop off the agenda
PAULA FROM Leeds writes, "There's so much going on at the moment with anti-war activity, building Respect and supporting workers in struggle that getting Socialist Worker to people in a local area can seem like a low priority. "This week I had meetings on Wednesday and Thursday night and I had to force myself to go and see three paper buyers on Friday. But it was well worth it. Two of them were keen to get involved in a cavalcade for Respect organised for the Sunday and another wanted to come to the Respect meeting with George Galloway. We probably have a circulation of about 25 people we can get to each week-being disciplined about doing this could mean 25 more people involved in activity."
Discussion that leads to much more
ALLY FROM Leytonstone reports, "A new person recently came to our Marxist forum, thought it was excellent and wants to come to more. We met him through selling Socialist Worker door to door several months ago. He bought a copy of the paper back then and has been getting a copy ever since. He has been really impressed with the ideas in Socialist Worker and the clear position the party has taken over the war."