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Property vultures are set for a killing on council homes


The rich plan to snap up even more public land at the Mipim UK 2014 property fair - with the help of councillors

Corporate inversions are a whopper of a tax wheeze that's totally bananas


Why has Burger King turned Canadian and Ireland become the world's biggest banana producer?

The fire service is in crisis and only a fight will save it


As the FBU firefighters’ union launches its new Sounding the Alarm report, Annette Mackin looks at how cuts and job losses are putting lives at risk.

Joint enterprise: The law that can lock you away for being a witness


Campaigners explain why they're fighting against joint enterprise convictions

Care at a price — how the vultures cash in on people in need


Vulnerable people and their care workers are losing out in a race to cut costs

How Israel has set about the destruction of Gaza


The explosive power of the bombs dropped in Israel’s current assault on Gaza is equivalent to the atomic bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

How Egypt’s state plotted its bloody revenge


A year has passed since the army massacred protesters in Cairo's Rabaa al Adawiya Square

How prison drives vulnerable young inmates to despair


Suicides behind bars are surging. Annette Mackin looks at the shocking conditions in a prison system that kills the people it’s meant to rehabilitate

TTIP - Stop the bosses’ transatlantic treaty tearing up our rights


Transatlantic deal TTIP could give bosses a green light to attack workers’ rights, public services and the environment

Birmingham school smears shows the government are the real plotters—not Muslims


The Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham subjected Muslims to a racist witch hunt—and the recent report is full of contradictions

Poor are driven from their homes as rich snap up land


Dave Sewell says council homes are being demolished in droves in London, as the land is sold to rich developers keen to profit from rocketing prices

Tony Blair is the career criminal who just refuses to fade away


A decade after launching the war that killed a million Iraqis, Tony Blair is still busy helping out dictators and making himself richer, writes Adam Cochrane

Sick of being stopped—young black people in London speak out


After shocking new figures highlight the use of stop and search in London, young people spoke to Annette Mackin about how they see the police

Platinum miners’ victory is shaking South Africa


The nightmare is not over for South Africa’s ruling class as more workers now plan to walk out after the success of the miners’ strike, reports Ken Olende

British Social Attitudes survey shows Tory propaganda fails to remove support for poor


Latest British Social Attitudes Survey reveals diverse opinions on immigration and benefits—despite constant Tory scapegoating, reports Sadie Robinson

How much does the super rich royal family own?


The queen may be the world’s richest person, but the establishment makes it nearly impossible to find out how much the royals have, writes Adam Cochrane

Why we're marching against the Nato gang of warmongers


Imperialists are set to descend on Newport, South Wales, for a Nato summit this August. Tomas Tengely-Evans explains why people should oppose them

Coalition plans more laws to block any union activity


Bosses have always hated unions. Raymie Kiernan looks at new plans to restrict workers’ ability to organise against attacks by their employers

Poverty in Nigeria fuels Boko Haram—and force will not stop it


Baba Aye of the Socialist Workers League in Nigeria explains the roots of the Islamist group Boko Haram and says military action against it is bound to fail

Recovery for the rich as Tories play up economy


Economic output is growing, however slowly. Here Dave Sewell looks at the reality of the recovery in different sectors and what it means for workers

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