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Stormont budget: declaration of war on public services & working class people

Stormont’s return was always going to be on an incredibly weak basis. The fundamental issues at the heart of its suspension in 2022 have still not been resolved. Despite all the grand promises from the executive to solve the multiple crises in our society, including the crisis in healthcare, our public services, and the gender violence epidemic to name a few, the new woefully inadequate spending budget agreed by the main parties will mean only further misery for working-class people in the North.
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Can we save our NHS?

The NHS is in a deep crisis, marked by obscene waiting times, overcrowded facilities and rural communities deprived of emergency services. Both the Tories and Labour talk of "radical reform" to the healthcare system; a dogwhistle for further privatisation if there ever was one, threatening to destroy one of the greatest victories achieved by the working class in the UK. What has led to this point, and how can we mount a fightback to save our beloved healthcare system?
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Is the cost of living crisis ending?

Rising rent, soaring energy bills and skyrocketing grocery costs – for many, the cost of living crisis has been a severe cause of financial and psychological stress.  According to capitalist economists previous recession fears were exaggerated, and that inflationary pressures are subsiding. So, it is worth asking, is the cost of living crisis finally coming to an end?
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Belfast Rental Crisis: Homes for people, not profit!

Amidst record levels of homelessness, sky-high rents and endless waitlists for housing - the construction industry and landlords are boasting about record profits. Why is it that we have more vacant properties than homeless in Northern Ireland? Róise McCann analyses the multiple crises that the housing crisis feeds into, and puts forward demands for a movement to challenge dodgy construction barons and landlords alike.