Solidarity with Palestine
An excellent 245 copies of Socialist Worker were sold on last Saturday's angry 600-strong protest outside the Israeli embassy in London. 140 papers were also sold on a 500-strong demonstration in support of the Palestinians in Birmingham. Our drive to get every branch of the SWP doing at least one workplace sale is really paying off. Last week in Coventry 10 papers were sold at Peugeot and 5 at Jaguar. In east London 12 papers were sold at Ford's Dagenham Engine Plant, 8 at the PTA and 2 at the Body Plant, while 4 papers were sold at Woodford Green post office.
On Clydeside 10 papers were sold at Glacier Metals, 7 at Chivas Regal and 5 at Yarrow's Shipyard. In Hackney 8 papers were sold at Kingsland School, 7 at Northwold School and 6 at Homerton School. Elsewhere 17 papers were sold at the Longbridge car plant, 11 at Leeds General Infirmary, 6 at Jarrolds Printers in Norwich, and 5 at Harlesden Junction sorting office. Nottingham Socialist Worker sellers sold 13 papers door to door on the Swinton estate on the pensions issue and 8 in the Meadows area of the city.
Global warming is affecting our Saturday street sales as the rain keeps coming down! Despite that, 75 papers were sold in Nottingham, 44 in Oxford and 30 in Norwich. In south London 62 were sold in East Street market, 45 in Brixton, 33 in Streatham, 27 in Tooting and 22 in Clapham. In Hackney 42 papers were sold in Stoke Newington and 36 in Dalston. Elsewhere in London 60 papers were sold in Ealing.
8 people joined the SWP on Saturday's demonstration outside the Israeli embassy; 9 in Leeds; 4 in Glasgow; 2 in Leicester and Newcastle College; 1 in Nottingham, Chatham in Hackney, Notting Hill, Edinburgh, Coventry, Elephant and Northumbria University.