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Coalition couldn’t care less

by Daphne Liddle

VIEWERS of the BBC Panorama programme earlier this week will have been shocked at the callous and cruel treatment inflicted on the patients at the Winterbourne View residential care home for people with learning difficulties and autism.

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Nato rejects Libya peace plan — again

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SOUTH AFRICA has called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya after lengthy talks between the South African president and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. But Russia has abandoned its attempt to pose as an honest broker in the civil war and has now joined the imperialist chorus clamouring for Gaddafi to go, following the G-8 summit where it received western pledges to support Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organisation and French agreement to sell them four Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

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Feeding the world

TWO MAJOR reports hit the headlines on Monday and they are inextricably linked. The first, from the International Energy Agency (IEA), warned that global carbon emissions reached a record level last year, after a dip in 2009 caused by the global economic crisis.

The other report, from Oxfam, says that world food prices are expected to double in the next two decades, endangering the lives of millions of the poorest people on the planet.

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