Socialist Worker

Now let's build on this result

by Michael Bradley, Circulation department
Issue No. 1906

THIS WEEK'S Socialist Worker is a must for everyone who has been involved in the Respect campaign or who voted Respect. It gives the results, the analysis and the arguments about the future that you will not read anywhere else. You can't rely on the BBC-they switched from the elections to Top Gear just as the European results were coming out!

Every supporter needs to know about Respect's successes in London, Birmingham, Preston and elsewhere. Thousands of people have been part of the Respect campaign. They will be part of discussions in every workplace, every cafe and every community about what the results mean.

Socialist Worker is our weapon in that battle. That is why in every area Socialist Worker supporters have planned to make sure they visit all the people they worked alongside during the election and to put on extra sales to reach out to Respect voters. If you want to be involved in that, ring the number below.

Remember the welcome you got

AT MANY major workplaces there was a great response to Respect. Firefighters, postal workers, striking council workers in Newham, rail and tube workers, civil servants in dispute and many others were among those who wanted a political alternative to Blair.

We need to return to those workplaces. And during the election campaign we received many reports about successful sales at mosques. We need to keep up those sales now as we debate the way forward for Respect.

Union conferences show mood

YOU CAN almost feel the anger against the government at this year's union conferences. At last week's PCS civil service union conference we sold over 100 copies of one issue of the paper and over 100 of the next. And on Monday, even before all the delegates had arrived for the CWU postal and telecom workers' union conference, 83 papers had been sold.

That mood among trade unionists reinforces the need to keep up our sales outside workplaces this week.

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Sat 19 Jun 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1906
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