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How clever that Jeff Sawtell should ask reporters from the capitalist media, reviewing We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (M Star July 12), for their honest opinions about the United States' spy satellites - and how illuminating their answers!
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:00

Star should do more for boycott

Having read the excellent article by Peter Lazenby (M Star July 8) regarding the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, can't our newspaper play a more active part in the campaign?
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:00

We must beat Labour reformism

A Labour Party leader worth his salt should know what the working people put him there for - namely to look after their interests, in opposition to the interests of the ruling class.
Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

Blairite collision course

The implosion of Labour as a consequence of events in Falkirk was inevitable.
Paul Donovan betrays his Catholic dogma in the article on euthanasia and the right to die (M Star July 10).
I have to say, as someone who remembers (Daily Worker editor and communist) Bill Rust speaking outdoors in Manchester days after the fall of the Netherlands, how many times do we have to spit out Labour governments with reactionary leaders.
Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

Was Lowry a Tory after all?

I would like to thank Glyn Ford (M Star July 9) for his information that LS Lowry had signed a Labour Party councillor's nomination papers.
Though there has been a bit of a flurry in the capitalist media and on the internet over BBC commentator John Inverdale's remarks about Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, I am surprised that there hasn't been more of a backlash.
I would thank the editor for two great editorials in recent editions of the Star.
Heartiest congratulations on your article How do we rebuild trust in public life and industry (M Star July 9).
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Why focus on LGBT?

Gerry Cohen may be drowning in alphabet soup (M Star July 4) but in his letter he offers only one example, being that in your June 27 edition you used the LGBT abbreviation without explaining what it stands for.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Miliband must tackle party's real enemies

I support the Unite policy of making Labour and parliament more representative of working people.
Liz Payne (M Star June 28) rightly makes the point that the immediate task is to oust the reactionary Con-Dem regime from power.
Socialists should be honest with one another.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Time to sack Labour?

I would like to write in support of Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Stand up for gay rights in Russia

You have reported several times on the recent clampdown on gay rights in Russia including the article Gay rights activists arrested for "propaganda" (M Star July 1).
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

MPs won't find any sympathy here

The fuss around the news that MPs could be in line for a 10 per cent rise after the next election is hardly surprising in view of the support most of them have given to austerity measures, job losses and real-wage deductions imposed on working people.
I was happy to see the coverage of Cameron's visit to Kazakhstan (M Star July 1) was balanced with appropriate criticism of Nur Otan's violations of trade union rights and democratic freedoms.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Time to take fracking seriously

We are concerned about the recent media representation of fracking - the unconventional, unregulated drilling method of gas extraction from Shale rock where millions of litres of pressurised water, sand and toxic chemicals are used to fracture the rock to release the gas.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Don't forget about those on the dole

Yes, there is a need to step up the fight against the coalition's deepening attacks on wages and conditions (People's Assembly).
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

There was plenty more to Lowry

Christine Lindey(M Star, July 6-7) in her otherwise excellent review of the Lowry exhibition at Tate Britain repeats the old claim that Lowry was a lifelong Tory.
Monday, 08 July 2013 00:00

Push our leaders to reject cuts

Liz Payne states (M Star June 28) that only Labour can oust the Tories. Liz refers to Britain's Road to Socialism, but its basic dynamic is a combination between extra-parliamentary and parliamentary struggle to deliver change.
Monday, 08 July 2013 00:00

Don't pander to right

Stephen Nolan's graphic exposition of the consequences for working people of their countries' subjection to the EU capital, labour, goods and services "four freedoms" diktats was well put (M Star July 2).
Monday, 08 July 2013 00:00

Clark will be sorely missed

I was very sorry to hear of the death of Andrew Clark. As a journalist on Socialist Worker in the 1990s I often found myself sitting next to Andrew at conferences of Scottish Labour, the STUC and other labour organisations.
Paul Buxton calls me "muddle-headed" for defending what is likely to be the Morning Star's position on the Labour Party at the next general election (M Star July 5).
Monday, 08 July 2013 00:00

Unions aid democracy

Amid the media stories about Unite and Labour candidates and funding we should recall that the trade unions are the biggest civil institution in British society by some distance.
Steve Schofield writes - correctly, in my view - "The stakes now are too high, the accumulation of power even greater and the threat to democracy so acute that we cannot accept anything other than root-and-branch reform" (M Star July 3).
Stephen Nolan (The left needs to ask why the right is rising, July 2) is right to call for strong mobilisation against populist right-wing forces.
Saturday, 06 July 2013 00:00

It's up to the masses to change things

I understand why the People's Assembly is being described as a success.
Saturday, 06 July 2013 00:00

Hypocrite PM should look at his own mates

It is beyond parody that David Cameron has the brass neck to mock Labour about the trade union link (M Star July 4).
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