Hit by corruption scandals and accused of failing to prevent genocidal wars, the United Nations (UN) has little to celebrate on its 60th anniversary.

Hiroshima, 6 August 1945, 8:00 am. The ‘all clear’ sounded, signalling the end of an air raid by US bombers. Workers and school children left their homes, putting out fires, clearing damage and going to work. At 8:45 am a single US bomber flew across the city, dropping an atomic bomb that exploded above the...

The Make Poverty History demo over, the leaders of the counter summit organised a series of meetings and rallies to put forward strategy for the movement. Many of those who attended the meetings were clearly looking for concrete ideas and strategy to take the struggle forward.

As the leaders of the G8 imperialist powers begun to assemble in Gleneagles, Scotland, where hotel room rental runs to £685 per night, millions of people around the world took to the streets on demonstrations and attended concerts to demand action to end the human suffering and misery that affects two thirds of...

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