The experience of eight years of a pro-capitalist, pro-war New Labour government has graphically illustrated that Blair and Co are a party of big business.

During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, as representatives of two super powers, the USA and the Soviet Union, carried on their ’Cold War’ brinkmanship.

During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, as representatives of two super powers, the USA and the Soviet Union, carried on their ’Cold War’ brinkmanship.

The discussions on climate change at the G8 summit in Gleneagles seem doomed before they have even started.

There are currently more than 2 billion of the world’s poorest people who have no access to clean water or sanitation.

There are currently more than 2 billion of the world’s poorest people who have no access to clean water or sanitation.

In the run-up to the G8 Summit, to be held in July in Gleneagles, it is as important as ever to raise the question: how can the world’s problems be alleviated?

The G8 (Group of Eight) is comprised of the leaders of eight of the richest nations in the world: USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and, from 1998, Russia.

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