Excitement over Marxism 2000
REFLECTING THE sense of excitement at Marxism 2000, 248 people joined the Socialist Workers Party during the week. While Marxism was going on, Hackney SWP branches leafleted every school in the borough last Monday to build for the protest rally outside Kingsland School in support of Indro Sen, the teacher threatened with dismissal. 15 school students joined Rebel on the protest.
Afterwards 12 copies of the new Socialist Worker and 37 of the special teachers' edition were sold outside the school, while 4 papers and 6 specials were sold outside Benthal School. Also in Hackney 1 person joined the SWP in each of Dalston, Northwold and on the demonstration for Harry Stanley.
Meanwhile, during Marxism 2000, 53 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at the NDO post office during the strike, along with 30 at the Rathbone Place office in central London, 9 at the Willesden office and 5 at both the Wanstead and Leytonstone offices.
On Saturday's Stonewall demonstration against Section 28 in Manchester 110 papers were sold and 6 people joined the SWP. At the Glyndon Estate Festival in south east London 20 papers were sold with two people wanting it weekly.