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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.

LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick


The government’s claims to help Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit claimants into work are ridiculous.

LETTERS: Organise, don’t mourn, after the destruction of the refugee ‘jungle’ in Calais


The events in Calais last week exposed the incompetence and the brutality of both the British and French governments.

LETTERS: We dug through the night to help people in Aberfan


The Aberfan disaster of 1966 happened on a Friday (Socialist Worker, 19 October), and broadcasts told people to keep away. But by the Saturday evening, they’d put out an appeal for people to relieve those who were there.

LETTERS: It’s time to get organised after the Stand Up To Racism conference


We need unity in action to combat the rise of the far right across Europe. That was the message to take away from the Stand Up To Racism conference.

LETTERS: There’s some justice at last over racist ‘perfect murder’


At Glasgow High Court last Wednesday, Ronnie Coulter was found guilty of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar.

LETTERS: Celebrate Jeremy Corbyn’s win and build the fight against Tories


In the past when the Labour right has not been able to rely on the trade union bureaucracy to bolster its position, it has tacked left.

LETTERS: I worked in a grammar school - they don’t help the poorest


New grammar schools won't do what Theresa May says they will, a former teacher writes

Letters—Orgreave justice campaign says keep the pressure on


I was among the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign members who met home secretary Amber Rudd in parliament last week.

LETTERS: Tory cuts leave domestic violence victims no means to escape abusers


The murder of Clodagh Hawe and her children by her husband Alan, and storylines in popular soaps, have put domestic violence under the media spotlight.

LETTERS: Huge debt puts off working class people from studying


I’m 18 and about to start a Bachelors degree. I’m also from a working class family in the North, that huge part of England the government doesn’t seem to know exists.

LETTERS: Richard Branson is taking Virgin passengers for a ride


Richard Branson was keen to try and prove that Jeremy Corbyn did not have to sit on the floor of one of his overcrowded, overpriced trains.

LETTERS: The stench of hypocrisy runs through this society


At least three French towns have banned the wearing of “burkinis”. This has supposedly been done in the name of “emancipating women” and “combatting terrorism”.

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