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LETTERS: NHS boss is snatching food from the poor and sick

The decision to remove gluten free products from prescription will once again hit thousands of poor people in the wallet and their health.

LETTERS - unions should not work with fracking firms and the cops

It was shocking to see the GMB union calling for police and judges to take a “firmer line” against people protesting against fracking.

LETTERS: There’s plenty of room for refugees—just ask the toffs

We need to thank the Financial Times newspaper for helping to explode the myth that “Britain is full”. Last week it ran a fawning profile of Britain’s largest landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch.

LETTERS: Stuff the bigoted Daily Mail and decriminalise abortion

The Daily Mail newspaper complains that Marie Stopes’ doctors are effectively providing abortion on demand by certifying women for the procedure without actually seeing them.

Letters: Organising can beat attempts to shut down Palestinian events on campus

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week I was asked to speak at events at universities in Liverpool and Preston.

LETTERS: Students’ solidarity flushed transphobia down the toilet

A friend of mine, a 16 year old transgender woman at college in London, recently had major problems with transphobic bathroom rules.

Letters: Racist, lying Nuttall should go back to Tranmere Rovers

Where do we start with Ukip leader Paul Nuttall?

Racist, lying bandwagon-jumper Nuttall should have stayed at Tranmere Rovers

Unlike Paul Nuttall, Roy Bentham was at the Hillsborough disaster that cost 96 Liverpool fans their lives. He responds to the Ukip leader's lies

Letters: Building Stand Up To Racism has created a buzz at school

We’ve had a great experience in building Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) in the school where I teach.

Letters—Fight to defend the NHS, the crisis is the fault of bosses

Racist LBC radio host Nick Ferrari wants a US-style health service to force overseas patients to pay insurance or produce a credit card when visiting A&E or local GP surgeries.

LETTERS - Let's sink Tories' Trident lies like Dalyell took on Thatcher

Former Labour MP Tam Dalyell, who died last week, should be remembered as a principled opponent of the lies used to justify wars.

Letters: My story shows why all of us should back Southern strike

What happened to me illustrates perfectly one of the issues at the heart of the dispute with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)—Southern’s owner—and the Aslef and RMT unions.

Letters: What free movement is and how we can fight to defend it

Socialists defend refugees’ rights and argue for open borders in principle. Therefore it is often accepted as obvious that we support the freedom of movement inside the European Union (EU).

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

Letters—The football abuse scandal shows up class prejudices

The long overdue spotlight on the horrendous sexual abuse of youngsters in football has shocked millions.

Letters: How we're turning the tide on racism on the South coast

The Stand Up To Racism (SUTR)campaign has really caught the mood of people wanting to fight racism here on the West Sussex coast.

LETTERS - Parents value the Durham TAs - even if bosses don't

Durham County Council has left itself open to the “threat of equal pay claim” from other employees—but our teaching assistants (TAs) are paying the price.

LETTERS - anti-racism is a fight for the interest of the working class

At a recent meeting my union branch—health workers in the Unite union—affiliated to Stand Up To Racism (SUTR). They agreed for me to write an SUTR article in every issue of our monthly newsletter.

LETTERS - Prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse

Prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse

Letters: Attack on nursery funding hurts kids who need it most

A big campaign has taken off in Cambridgeshire to defend nursery schools. Last week parents, governors, teachers, support staff, Labour councillors, the local MP and others joined together to launch the campaign.

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