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Extortionate rents fuel housing crisis

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By Clodagh Troelstra Heffernan Figures in the latest Daft.ie report have shown that the ever increasing rent prices set by profit-driven landlords has seen a 39% increase in rents since 2011. According to the report, the average price of rent nationwide is €1,037. Rents in Dublin in particular have reached extortionate levels, with prices now at an average of 5.2% ...

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A referendum is a real citizens’ assembly

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Irish politics this summer has been dominated by the widespread and ever more vocal outcry for Repeal of the 8th Amendment. No matter how much the political establishment tries to hide away from the issue, a powerful campaign for repeal has exploded on to the scene and will not just ebb away.

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Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Supporters of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hold up signs and shout during Momentum's 'Keep Corbyn' rally outside the Houses of Parliament on June 27, 2016 in London, England. The Labour Leader has seen mass resignations from the Shadow Cabinet in the wake of the UK Vote for Brexit. His support group, Momentum, have recorded more than 1000 new members in the same period.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Jeremy Corbyn appears to be on course to be re-elected as Labour leader in September. But the bitter right-wing struggle against him shows there can be no compromise with the representatives of capitalism in the Labour Party. This time, let’s finish the job and really transform Labour into an anti-austerity socialist party argues Hannah Sell in the September issue of Socialism Today.

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#KeepCorbyn: Blairites mount coup against left leadership

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With the prospect of an early election in Britain, the right-wing Blairities in the Labour Party have made their move against the party’s left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn. They have been waiting for an excuse to move against him since he swept to victory as a Labour leader last Autumn.

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US: Bernie Sanders Abandons the Revolution

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Below is an article by Socialist Alternative (sister party of the Socialist Party in US) member and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant on the decision by Bernie Sanders to endorse Hillary Clinton published on Counterpunch.org. The Sanders campaign, which received 12 million votes in the recent primaries, showed the potential to build a party of the 99%. Tragically he has betrayed ...

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