Can you help the 'little paper with a big heart'?

July 17, 2015
John Coleman selling Green Left Weekly.

Green Left Weekly supporters around the country have begun an important six-week campaign to boost circulation of the paper.

We’re asking supporters to help us out by taking a small bundle of papers to sell to friends and workmates. In Sydney, several supporters are now doing this: they are finding great interest — sometimes from unexpected quarters.

Green Left Weekly was founded on the idea that ordinary people can change society if we organise ourselves. We don't have to accept the injustices we see all around, even those that have been there so long they seem natural.

In this sense, the paper is not just a news source — it is a campaign tool for people who want to make the world a better place.

The success of the paper relies on the efforts of the people who support it.

John Coleman, pictured here, has been distributing the paper since it first began in 1991. He has a regular spot at Parramatta train station. On a freezing afternoon last week, John was sought after as he spruiked the paper's cover story: “No to the banks! Support the people of Greece!”

When John started distributing Green Left Weekly he was active in the rail union — having worked on the railways for a large part of his life. He built up a solid distribution network on the job and, as a consequence, was always sought after for his views.

Since John retired, he has been just as active distributing Green Left Weekly and he can be found at various protests and picket lines across Sydney. He understands well the importance of consistently and publicly promoting a newspaper that assists in organising struggles to change the world.

Green Left Weekly has, for 24 years, been a beacon of hope and struggle. Christine Assange once described Green Left Weekly as “a little newspaper with a big heart”.

We welcome your support for the project: get a subscription, get a bundle, or join one of our regular stalls by contacting your local Socialist Alliance branch or phoning Green Left Weekly on 1800 634 206.

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