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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”.

LETTERS: I came to seek asylum—but they locked me up instead


I come from Cameroon, where it is illegal to be gay. In 2012 I was caught with another man in a hotel and arrested.

LETTERS: NHS treats LGBT+ people like second class citizens


Several leading media outlets have responded to ground-breaking advances in HIV prevention with homophobic slurs.

LETTERS: Stand with refugees against councils and media smears


Residents on the Scottish island of Bute have hit back at pernicious claims made in the Daily Mail newspaper last week that Syrian refugees here “want to leave”.

LETTERS - We witnessed people power defeat the military in Turkey


I arrived in Istanbul with my partner and our nine-month old baby just as the military coup was beginning in Turkey.

LETTERS: Where can I turn now that Bernie Sanders has let us down?


I feel betrayed and let down. I’ve backed Bernie Sanders all the way in his campaign to be the Democratic Party candidate for US president. Now he has backed Hillary Clinton.

LETTERS - Don't squander this chance to finish off hated Tories


The Leave vote shows a clear rejection of the establishment, of endless austerity and constant attacks against the working class

LETTERS: Cuts at councils are putting vulnerable children at risk


The link between poverty and vulnerability is well known. There is a risk of children suffering harm ranging from emotional abuse to physical or sexual abuse.

LETTERS: The state stopped the convoy to Calais but can’t stop solidarity


Myself and 19 others travelled from Wakefield to Folkestone to take much-needed aid to people in Calais. We were part of the nationwide convoy of 250 vehicles.

LETTERS: Don’t condemn all fans for Russian fascists’ violence


It was an open secret that Russian far right ultras aimed to fight in the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament in France.

LETTERS: Redbridge teachers stand up for Leanne Mohamad


One month ago Leanne Mohamad, a girl from Wanstead High School in east London, won the Redbridge Speak Out challenge with her speech Birds Not Bombs.

LETTERS: Being black is political—let’s stay united against racism


There was intense debate at the black students’ conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) last month about how we identify which culture we belong to and how we fight oppression.

LETTERS: Blacklisting bosses are only sorry that they were caught


Simon Basketter’s article (Socialist Worker, 18 May) sums up how the forces of the state colluded with giant construction firms to attack the rights of workers.

LETTERS: ‘One day longer, one day stronger’ at Verizon strike


Nearly 40,000 of us at Verizon telecoms in the US have been on strike for six weeks. This is a big battle for all US workers.

Letters - Apologies aren’t enough for institutional Islamophobia


Police organised a rehearsal of a terrorist attack at the Trafford Centre near Manchester on Tuesday. A man dressed in black played the part of a suicide bomber. He shouted “Allah Akbar!” three times before a simulated explosion.

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