Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Purpose of Live8

Bob Geldof and his fellow campaigners are more ambitious now. The Irish rock singer's expletive-peppered appeals for money have been replaced by a call to "tilt the world on its axis" in favor of the poor.

The campaign's initial focus is the summit of leaders from the powerful G8 countries in Scotland next week.

As part of the broader Make Poverty History coalition of aid agencies, churches and other groups, Live 8 has three key demands for the G8 leaders -- double aid to Africa, cut African countries' debts and make trade fairer.

Reuters article on Live 8

Live 8 Site

1 comment:

djchuang said...

what would happen if the rock stars gave up their rock star sized salary and personally put themselves on the line to fight poverty?