News of the week
Fury against Ford
Five Socialist Worker sellers sold 80 papers on Saturday on the streets of Dagenham campaigning over Ford's decision to cease car production. Saturday saw 260 copies of Socialist Worker sold on the streets of south London with 50 sold in Brixton, 40 in East Street market, 37 in Peckham and 35 on a new sale in Sutton. Hackney sales totalled 221, including 59 in Mare Street, 49 in Hoxton, 38 in Dalston and 36 in Stoke Newington.
In all, 32 papers were sold at Llanwern steel works in South Wales while 17 were sold at the central BT exchange in Bristol. Elsewhere on Saturday 128 papers were sold in Leeds city centre, 123 at Newcastle's Monument, 111 in Birmingham, 104 in Sheffield, 81 in Nottingham, 59 in Wakefield, 40 in Newport and 39 in Watford.
The number of Socialist Worker workplace sales and the number of papers sold are both increasing. In north London 6 papers were sold at Holloway Road DLO. 20 were sold at Riverside House in Woolwich. In Wolverhampton 7 were sold at Goodyear's, in Telford 5 at GKN Sankey, and in Manchester 11 at North Manchester Hospital, 8 at BICC Cables and 6 at Oldham Road Post Office. 52 papers were sold on the first day of the PCS civil service union conference in Blackpool.
In the last week 5 people have joined the SWP in Leeds; 3 in Sheffield; 2 in Dagenham, Birmingham, Dalston, Croydon and Chesterfield; 1 in Leicester, Eastbourne, Crawley, Bromley, University of East London, Bury, Gateshead, Newcastle, Warwick University, Leamington Spa, Elephant and Castle, Angel, Hackney Wick, Victoria Park, Chatham and on the Harry Stanley picket.