74 COPIES of Socialist Worker were sold outside 4 schools, 3 dust depots, 2 post offices, a bus garage and 2 benefit offices in Hackney last week. Elsewhere 23 papers were sold outside Riverside House council office in Greenwich, 16 at Sunderland Civic Centre, 11 at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, 9 at Glacier Metals in Glasgow, 8 at Bristol's central telephone exchange, 7 at the BT call centre in Sunderland, and 6 at Scottish Power in Cathcart, Glasgow. On Friday of last week a new sale kicked off in Dumbarton, with 28 papers sold, while 2 sellers sold 17 papers at the Vale of Leven shopping centre on the Saturday. Elsewhere on Clydeside 17 were sold on Saturday in Castlemilk. 153 papers were sold in Manchester's Market Street, 114 at Newcastle's Monument and 95 in Nottingham.
In the build up to the lobby of the Scottish Labour Party conference 15 papers were sold door to door on the Dumbiedykes estate and 10 in Muirhouse. 19 people joined the Socialist Workers Party on the London demonstration in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal; 13 on the Mumia protest in Manchester; 5 in Notting Hill; 4 in Coventry and Bradford; 3 in Nottingham; 2 in Eccles, Bristol, Camberwell College, Cardiff University, Glasgow University and on Manchester's Market Street; 1 in Bridgend, Stockport Central, Sheffield, Warwick University, Hove, Harrow, Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Edinburgh University.
A new socialist organisation for school students, Rebel, has been launched. 24 school students signed up to Rebel on the London Mumia demonstration, 16 on the Sheffield protest, 6 in Manchester and in Upper Clapton in Hackney, and 5 in Nottingham. Any school student wanting to join Rebel, or anyone who knows school students who would be interested in helping to set up a group locally should ring 020 7538 5821.