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LETTERS - Councils must be held to account over their child abuse failings

A recent court ruling could mean that councils won’t have to grant compensation to victims of abuse that they failed to protect.

LETTERS: Universal Credit nightmare has made me more political

My mother sadly passed away last May and the tenancy of our flat was transferred to me. I was told to move onto Universal Credit.

LETTERS: I was hounded over Trojan Horse and it still hurts today

I was the only teacher to be found guilty as a result of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham. It was one of the most politicised cases in education the country has ever seen.

LETTERS: The Chennai Six case is a story about capitalist wars

The “Chennai Six” are no doubt going to get a heroes welcome when they finally return.

LETTERS: We’re fighting Islamophobia and sexism at our university

Schools inspectorate Ofsted’s decision to question Muslim girls wearing a hijab is racist.

LETTERS: Conditions are dangerous inside 'grisly Risley' prison

There have been reports that an explosive device was found inside HM Prison Risley last week.

LETTERS: Unions get behind fight to save Women’s Aid service

A campaign to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid has been receiving an absolutely fabulous response from the trade unions.

LETTERS: Unions must be at forefront of challenging harassment

Revelations about the extent of sexist abuse in Hollywood and Parliament are shocking. But if you’re a woman worker in 2017, sexual harassment at work is rife.

Letters: Tories’ hypocrisy is exposed over question of free speech

The minister for universities, Jo Johnson, is on the warpath for freedom of speech, he claims.

Letters: we teaching assistants will fight on after a divisive deal

There’s a lot of hurt among Durham teaching assistants (TAs) after the latest pay deal was accepted.

LETTERS - Harvey Weinstein exposes society riddled with sexism

I’ve been sickened, but not surprised, by the recent exposure of film producer Harvey Weinstein’s horrific treatment of women in the film industry.

LETTERS: Boris Johnson’s Libya insult exposes warmonger Tories

Boris Johnson’s latest comments on Libya have rightly provoked anger.

LETTERS: The fight is on to repeal Ireland’s anti-abortion Eighth Amendment

Irish women are still denied autonomy over their bodies and the right to choose.

LETTERS - We need more solidarity in sport to drive out racism

The news that a large section of the England Women’s football team have rallied around manager Mark Sampson after allegations of racism is no surprise.

LETTERS: Labour and the unions should not give in to scapegoating of migrants

Freedom of movement gives migrants and workers from Britain the right to travel and work across the European Union (EU).

LETTERS: National Action arrests are not enough to beat fascists

The far right poses a serious threat, from the KKK and Nazis in Charlottesville to the racists at the core of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA).

LETTERS: A vulnerable child’s future was used to foster racism

The issue of a “white, Christian child” who was fostered by a Muslim carer has been used to increase Islamophobia and racism.

LETTERS: The UN tore the Tories to shreds on disabled people’s rights

In Geneva, Switzerland, last week, the United Nations (UN) disability committee told Britain’s government that its cuts have led to “human catastrophe”.

LETTERS: Take up the fight against the Tories’ vindictive benefits regime

The Tories’ attack on unemployed and low paid workers is stepping up a gear with the further rolling out of Universal Credit in October.

LETTERS: Bosses need to pay care workers our due

Care workers should be paid the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts (Socialist Worker, 2 August) but we’re still waiting for our back pay.

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