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LETTERS: Five years after massacre, South African workers have unfinished business


Five years ago on 16 August South African police shot dead 34 striking miners at the Lonmin Corporation’s Marikana mine.

LETTERS: To defend jobs and the planet, our unions must do better


Unite union assistant general secretary Tony Burke praised the car industry, especially the “close working relationship” between employers and union.

LETTERS: I know the reality of bogus self-employment


The Taylor review called bogus self-employment into the public eye. I have experienced this in the railway and construction industry.

LETTERS: Fans are organising to stop the racist Football Lads Alliance


Raymie Kiernan’s piece on the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) was timely (Socialist Worker, 5 July). As Raymie says, the FLA is trying to learn lessons from the English Defence League’s (EDL) implosion.

LETTERS: Refugees drown as the crisis gets swept under the carpet


The Mediterranean Sea continues to be a graveyard for refugees fleeing war, torture, famine and poverty.

LETTERS: ‘Back office’ cuts had dire consequences for Grenfell


Socialist Worker is absolutely right to highlight the scandal of fire station closures and the reduction of firefighter numbers in London.

'The Daily Mail won’t stop me protesting over Grenfell blaze'


I was attacked in the Daily Mail newspaper last week, along with others on the left, for protesting over the Grenfell Tower fire.

LETTERS: Shame on Radiohead for breaking the boycott of Israel


Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has refused to observe the cultural boycott of Israel and will play a gig in Tel Aviv in July.

LETTERS: Benefit officials want to fine me £7,000—for their mistake


I have recently been sanctioned by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). They claim I have been overpaid over £7,000 in Employment Support Allowance (ESA) benefit.

LETTERS - Tony Cliff showed me that another world is possible


I would like to respond to the tribute to the late Tony Cliff by Alex Callinicos (Socialist Worker, 24 May).

A reply to my defeatist, divisive Labour MP: Stop stabbing Jeremy Corbyn in the back


An angry constituent responds to a leaflet from Enfield MP Joan Ryan

LETTERS: ‘Get rid of the dross’—What the Tories think of young working class women


More than three years ago the government approved a group of leading employers to develop standards for entry onto apprenticeships in the early years sector. I was on the group.

LETTERS: Why are people homeless on Manchester’s streets?


In a poll in Manchester last week tackling homelessness was viewed by half the respondents as an important factor in deciding their vote.

LETTERS - I backed the EIS workers' strike because college has changed my life


I am a student and I supported the recent college lecturers’ strikes in Scotland (see page 20). I started a Facebook group for students to show solidarity—and it really took off.

Letters: It’s a fraud to say Tories did nothing wrong on expenses


I suspect few readers of this newspaper will have been surprised at the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) last week.

LETTERS - We ruined May’s day in Bristol - chase the Tories wherever they go


We found out that Theresa May was going to be in Bristol and organised to go down and protest outside. A few of us students from the university went.

LETTERS - Jeremy Corbyn, socialists and the general election


I would be really happy to see ­someone like Jeremy Corbyn at the top of the left party in Germany.

LETTERS - NHS workers must boycott health charges and checks


Health workers need to say no to being border guards and no to charges for the NHS (Socialist Worker, 19 April).

LETTERS: Don’t frack with Glasgow as the SNP funds the gas conmen


the Scottish National Party (SNP) government was forced into a moratorium on fracking following pressure from below, yet licences are already in place for fracking in working class housing estates in Glasgow.

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.

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