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Why is housing in such a state?

Beyond the speculation and scandal of the property market, what's the state of shelter? Housing is either a site of insatiable consumption or endless insecurity.

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Housing - The Facts

Prices through the roof, a gaping deficit, homelessness, one billion in slums and an urban takeover.

Argument: Should prostitution be legalized?

Human rights lawyer Dianne Post and writer and filmmaker Bishakha Datta go head-to-head.

Resisting evictions Spanish style

The fallout the property bubble is mass homelessness. Melissa García Lamarca records how public anger has galvanized the movement...

Safe as houses?

Homes are for living in but they can be sites of great insecurity. Dinyar Godrej makes the case against the scandal of the...

Ken Loach: Bring back the Spirit of '45

The outspoken film director renowned for his social-realist directing style, his socialist beliefs, and for turning down an OBE,...
Why can’t the 1% play nicely?

Why can’t the 1% play nicely?

The people who would have been labelled bullies in school are described as captains of industry in the adult world, says Steve...

Algerian gas plant terror: the real story

Used to justify Western military in North Africa, we have not been told the truth about the Tiguentourine attack reveals Jeremy...

Country Profile: Mauritius

Contradictions and extremes on an island country 'invented by colonization'.

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