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.

The sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz has produced a plethora of TV and radio documentaries, newspaper features and statements from leading politicians.

’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...

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