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Issue 1713

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Get Galbraith!

Glasgow Socialist Worker sellers were out on Saturday demanding the resignation of Scottish minister Sam Galbraith over the exams fiasco. 112 papers were sold in Argyle Street while down the Clyde 36 were sold in Greenock. Across Hackney in east London 136 papers were sold campaigning against trains carrying nuclear waste through the borough.

In Birmingham 136 papers were sold on Saturday with 106 collected for the Dudley strikers while 55 were sold in Dudley with 60 collected and 42 in Telford.

Elsewhere 35 copies of Socialist Worker were sold in Carlisle with 16 collected for Dudley, 46 at East Street market in Southwark while in South Yorkshire a new sale in Cudworth kicked off with 29 papers sold.

Margate sellers wrote in to report: “Some excellent paper sales in Margate recently. Last week 32 papers were sold on the Saturday sale and 30 this week. In addition, an estate sale on Sunday sold 12 papers-3 of who want the paper every week. And this on an estate where the Nazi NF are seeking to build a base and stand a candidate in the local elections.”

12 papers were sold door to door in Scotswood, Newcastle, over the threatened demolition of working class homes by the council while on the Stockhill estate in Nottingham 8 papers were sold campaigning for the scrapping of Third World debt.

Workplace sales of Socialist Worker are gathering pace after the summer holidays. In Birmingham 20 papers were sold at Land Rover in Solihull, 18 at the Longbridge car plant, 12 at City Hospital and 6 at Aston post office.

Elsewhere 17 papers were sold at Ford Dagenham, 16 at Peugeot in Coventry, 12 at each of the New Walk council offices in Leicester, Leeds General Infirmary and Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10 at Glacier Metals in Glasgow, 9 at Clapton bus garage in Hackney and at Mount Pleasant post office in Central London plus 7 at Bristol’s central telephone exchange.

42 copies of Socialist Worker were sold on a 50-strong protest over cuts in Holloway, North London, while 36 were sold at the Burston School Strike commemoration in Norfolk.

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