Socialist Worker public meetings
THE FUEL CRISIS Who is to blame, who won and who lost? All branches of the Socialist Workers Party are holding public meetings on the fuel protests this week. Phone 020 7538 5821 for details.
HACKNEY FEEDBACK CONFERENCE Sat 30 Sep, 2pm, Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, E9. After Prague and Brighton-join the resistance (eyewitness accounts). Speakers: Jubilee 2000, Refugee Council, Oxfam, SWP, Green Party, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth.
Crisis fuels sales
ACROSS THE country Socialist Worker sellers responded quickly to the petrol price protests. They put forward demands targeting the oil companies' record profits and calling for workers, pensioners and students to take direct action French-style for their own demands. Extra sales were done on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at bus, rail and tube stations. Extra workplace sales in particular had excellent results.
In central London 10 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at Mount Pleasant sorting office plus 5 at both the British Library and the Crowndale Centre council offices.
Manchester sales included 12 at the town hall, 6 at both Kellogg's and British Aerospace in Woodford, 5 at Queens Road Bus Garage and 3 at BICC. On Tyneside 22 papers were sold at the Team Valley industrial estate, 21 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and 16 at Newcastle Civic Centre.
In Edinburgh in the build-up to UNISON's planned one-day strike 8 papers were sold at the Longstone cleansing depot and 6 at the Russell Road depot. Elsewhere 17 papers were sold at Riverside House council offices in Greenwich, 16 at Redvers House social services offices in Sheffield, 13 at Glacier Metals in Glasgow, 10 at Kodak in Harrow, 9 at both Nine Elms post office in south London and St James Hospital in Leeds, 8 at Coats Viyella in Ollerton, and 5 at Imperial Tobacco in Nottingham.
In east London 4 papers were sold at both Bow Road bus garage and Woodford post office plus 3 at South Woodford post office. On Saturday 221 papers were sold in Newcastle city centre, 179 on Edinburgh's Princes Street, 52 in Leith, 172 in Leeds, 170 in Manchester's Market Street, 39 in Salford, 143 in Birmingham, 140 in Sheffield, 52 in Margate, 50 in both Greenock and Harrow, and 32 in Nuneaton.
In the last week 3 people joined the Socialist Workers Party in Birmingham; 2 in Leeds; 1 in Margate, Sheffield, Coventry University, Park Lane College in Leeds, Brixton, Glasgow, Dudley, Wanstead, and both Dalston and Chatham in Hackney.