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Every single day, 30,000 children die, needlessly, of extreme poverty.

 

On July 6th, we finally have the opportunity to stop that shameful statistic.

 

8 world leaders, gathered in scotland for the G8 summit, will be presented with a workable plan to double aid, drop the debt and made the trade laws fair. If these 8 men agree, then we will become the generation that made poverty history.

 

But they'll only do it if enough people tell them to.

 

That's why we're staging Live 8. 5 concerts, 100 artists, a million spectators, 2 billion viewers, and 1 message... To get those 8 men, in that 1 room, to stop 30,000 children dying every single day of extreme poverty.

 

We don't want your money - we want you!

 

 

to coincide with the g8 conference bob geldof (i think its him) is organising these fuck off concerts to help bring attention to Africa and their problems.

 

The five LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world mark the start of The Long Walk To Justice.

 

Ahead of the vital G8 Summit, hundreds of thousands of people will head for the Scottish capital of Edinburgh by land, sea and air, to show the leaders of the world's richest nations that they must act to make poverty history.

 

Here's where the concerts are taking place and who is performing:

 

When: Saturday 2nd July, 2005.

 

Where:

 

UK – Hyde Park, London

 

France – Palais de Versailles, Paris

 

Germany – Brandenberg Gate, Berlin

 

Italy – Circus Maximus, Rome

 

USA –Museum of Art, Philadelphia

 

 

im based in the uk, and the press have been all over this. to get tickets apparntly you have to answer a simple question, by text message (which cost £1.50 to spend). you are then entered in a draw to win one of 150,000 tickets. i heard some silly stories about how there were over 170,000 texts an HOUR going in at one point. fuck me.

 

its 20 years on from live aid, i think.

 

i think dudes wants to organise a mass boat trip to france across the english channel to pick up protestors from normandy, d day style.

 

thoughts, ideas and discussions.

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the only thing that changes the mind of powerful men is money.

 

i used to be down for causes, but i found that they dont do much but give the news a good story for the day.

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Isn't the world already horribly overpopulated? Do we really need to save every life? I know that sounds bad, but everybody is going to fucking die in 50 years if we don't stop breeding and start respecting the planet.

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i miss it by like 6 days, i wish i could see it. the circus maximus venue is going to be fucking bonkers....

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wow...just heard this on bbc news...

 

(taken from bbc.co.uk/news)

 

"G8 reaches deal for world's poor

 

The main beneficiaries of the deal could be Africa's poor

The world's eight richest countries have reached a debt relief deal to help the world's poorest nations.

The move provides relief for 18 nations, mostly in Africa, freeing up revenue for spending on health, education and development.

 

The agreement was announced at a meeting of G8 finance ministers in London on Saturday.

 

Britain, which will host a summit of G8 leaders next month, has vowed to make poverty reduction a priority.

 

The plan, which was devised by the UK, secured the backing of the US administration on Friday - paving the way for its adoption at the London meeting.

 

Conditions

 

Under the deal, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Fund will write off 100% of the money owed to them by 18 nations.

 

This is not a time for timidity, this is a time for boldness

 

Gordon Brown

UK chancellor of the exchequer

 

 

Q&A: African debt deal

List of high-debt countries

Announcing the deal, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said up to 20 others countries could be eligible if they meet strict targets for good governance and tackling corruption.

 

The total package could be worth than US$55bn.

 

"This is not a time for timidity, this is a time for boldness," Mr Brown said."

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fucking hell people FIX UP. this is important shit (especially as some of you on the board suit the cliched "down with government, capiatlist pigs" stereotype).

 

Under the deal, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Fund will write off 100% of the money owed to them by 18 nations.

 

^^who missed that?

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i remember watching the original, queen rocked shit. the led zep reunion was sick too. the london line up looks good, but the rest are so so. the original had so many better bands, but i know that isn't the point of the show.

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Yea I saw the ad for the ticket lottery when I was drunk so entered. Bit pissed off it cost £1.50 but it's a good cause so I let them off.

Dunno if I won though.

 

Bob Geldof has got some good ideas but he has to be one of the most annoying people on the planet.

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floyd

 

yeah, looks like they are reuniting for this.

the parul mccartney bit is good too, saw him in rome 2 summers back, and was amazed. bring your spliffs for the floyd show....

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