AN EXCELLENT 50 copies of Socialist Worker were sold to pickets during last week’s Wandsworth council strike, while 29 papers were sold to striking postal workers during their unofficial strike in Glasgow. Socialist Worker readers in the post produced two copies of a strike bulletin.
Newcastle sellers sold an amazing 325 papers at the Monument on Saturday campaigning against the closure of local fire stations. In London 104 papers were sold in Hackney’s Mare Street over the WTO summit, 70 in Holloway, 62 in East Street market in Southwark, 61 in Dalston and 50 at the Angel. Elsewhere 150 papers were sold in Birmingham’s High Street, 97 in Liverpool’s Bold Street, 91 in Bristol, 70 in Nottingham, 40 in Norwich and 27 in Ipswich. In Manchester 162 papers were sold in Market Street, 45 in Cheetham Hill and 35 in Gorton.
Workplace sales included 21 at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 12 at the central telephone exchange in Bristol, 7 at Nottingham City Treasury, 6 at Oldham Road post office in Manchester, 5 at Westminster Jubilee Line Extension site and 4 at Leyton bus garage, while in Sunderland 10 were sold outside the BT call centre and 9 at the civic centre.
Some 58 people joined the Socialist Workers Party on last week’s student demonstration in London against fees; 5 in Angel; 2 in Norwich and Sheffield; 1 in Ipswich, Erdington, Trent University, Manchester, Liverpool, Wigan, Dingle, Brighton, Leyton, Walthamstow North, Camberwell, Goldsmiths’ College, Lewisham, Kent University, Leeds St James, Newcastle, University of North London, on the Free Ocalan demonstration and on the Wandsworth council picket line.
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