’Lula traitor’, ’Lula your place is in Davos’. These were just some of the chants on the 3,000 strong protest which greeted Brazilian president Lula at the fifth World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was heckled on the stage at the World Social Forum yesterday by the same international activists who hailed him as a saviour when he swept to office two years ago. The left-wing firebrand sat stony-faced on stage as he was booed before delivering the keynote address at...

Over 100,000 workers, youth and others exploited by capitalism are expected to attend the 2005 World Social Forum (WSF) in Porte Allegre, Brazil between 26-31 January.

What forms revolutionaries? Maybe they are not so different to everyone else but are the ones who realise first that something has to be done. They are the ones who can’t just shrug their shoulders about injustice and get on with their lives.

Before the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, an accident or illness could be a catastrophe for working class people.

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