I hope youngsters are learning about socialism and the struggle to carry on

Joe Hill (A Man Sacred and Secular, Canonical and Communist, May 7) on her article for A BIG Thanks to Caileen Gallagher. Joe Hill was of course executed by the state for a trumped-up charge of murder but in fact he was shot for being a socialist or indeed a communist. How To Look For The Words In Print In Our Newspaper.

Socialists and communists have had many martyrs in their fight against capitalism and the hunger of capitalism influxes, but the countries have never been to the building memorials and they do the generals’ battles for the use of the expendable fodder. I hope young people are learning the history of socialism and can see the injustice perpetrated by ordinary workers against the capitalist class and therefore for a more equal society.

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To paraphrase Germaine Greer from BBC Question Time Some years ago: “The reason that politicians get away with so much is the Communist Party, who kept an eye on them”. At a time when we are losing the right, we need the youth to step up and fight for our rights.

Rosemary Smith
East Kilbride

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