Socialist Worker sellers hit the streets last week with the Stop the War Coalition’s statement, ‘Don’t Attack Iraq’. They met with a brilliant response right across the country, with thousands signing, and hundreds of people taking away copies from street stalls to use at work and college.
Sellers set up a stall in Canterbury town centre on Saturday asking local people to sign the statement. They hadn’t run a stall in the town centre for a while. Hundreds of people signed, 50 copies of Socialist Worker were sold, and six people joined the SWP. This is in a town often written off as just a tourist attraction!
In central London sellers were out petitioning and leafleting for the 30 March CND demo. Almost 400 papers were sold on street stalls in just three days. 120 papers were sold at Tottenham Court Road tube station, with two people joining the SWP, 118 on Neal Street in Covent Garden, 36 at Victoria, 56 at Bayswater tube, and 67 on Kensington High Street, with two joining there as well. Elsewhere in London, sellers sold 52 papers at Elephant and Castle tube, 79 at Brixton on Saturday, 50 on Ilford High Street, and 58 at Walthamstow market.
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