Letter: No Nazis on the Liverpool dockers' picket line

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ir: Eric Leatherbarrow (letter, 26 March) stoops very low when insinuating similarities between a picket line mounted, at enormous personal cost, by workers in solidarity with sacked fellow workers, and the social cohesion inspired by Nazi ideology.

The in-group mustered by Nazism by definition excluded non-Aryans, Jews, gypsies, gays, blacks. A picket line by definition increases its power by drawing all workers into it. Anyone can join it, in principle all the workers of the world - and indeed, the Liverpool dockers have succeeded in drawing workers from 27 countries on all five continents into active support of their campaign.


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