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Billionaire space race: Shameless vanity projects in a world of want

It is a pity Jeff Bezos is only going to be up in space for three minutes. If he stayed for a few hours he would find out that astronauts are the only people with worse toilet arrangements than Amazon drivers. Reflecting anger at his hoarding of wealth and the […]

Mica scandal: profiteering creates housing disaster

By Mick Barry TD  More than 3,000 householders from Donegal, Mayo and Clare travelled to Dublin on 15 June to demand a proper compensation scheme for their homes destroyed by mica. Mica is a mineral that can be contained in concrete blocks manufactured from quarries. It soaks up water like […]

Young people: No future under capitalism — Global resistance on the agenda

Recently, the British pro-capitalist journal the Financial Times conducted a survey of more than 1,700 young people, to find out the main concerns and problems facing both Millennials and Generation Zers today. The results were stark but not surprising. When asked what their main problems in life were, respondents reported cramped housing, skyrocketing student debt and general insecurity in day-to-day life. As one 25-year-old respondent said:

Partition: Tragic consequence of missed opportunity for socialist change

Some say that the partition of Ireland a century ago was inevitable, a ‘natural’ reflection of the sectarian division on the island. Others argue that an independent, united – and capitalist – Ireland was within reach, if only individuals like Michael Collins had stayed the course. Neither of these narratives is accurate