Dispatches from the workplace

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We live in times of great opportunities for the left. Wide layers of workers and activists around us are demanding increasingly sophisticated explanations and arguments about the way forward.

As a socialist and union activist I have build up a good political relationship with many people I work with. The kind of rigorous socialist analysis provided by the re-launched Socialist Review is a big help in pulling these people to the left.

One young union activist asked for a copy as soon as she saw the cover of the September issue at a union meeting. Having visited Bolivia and Argentina as part of a workers' delegation last year she is also impressed by the Latin American coverage.

Another new union activist who left the Labour Party for Respect has bought every issue since May. There are people like this across the movement who would love the magazine.

Tony Phillips