Thursday, June 23, 2005
Live 8: popular uprising against suffering
Live 8 is a strike against poverty in Africa.
Blog-tracker Technorati is promoting participation in the Live 8 program of The Long Walk to Justice.
I have signed on to the proclamation requesting the G8 nations to:
* cancel debt
* double aid
* enpower trade justice
...for the world's poorest nations.
The governments have mismanaged the aid they have received, they are not doing enough to protect religious freedom and freedom of speech, but the populations are suffering while their governments mock them.
In one African nation, the current tyrant is bulldozing down houses of entire villages of suspected opposition.
BEYOND Live 8's Financial Remedy:
Therefore, I also privately demand:
the populace of any countries
exploited by rogue regimes,
the citizens must immediately
rise up against oppressors,
boycott and demonstrate against
the repressive political enslavement,
shut down the government offices,
clog the capital,
change the government
into an equal rights,
free speech democracy.
These rogue dictators have already
squandered massive amounts of aid,
and pouring more money into such regimes
will only increase the power of the tyrants.
[QUOTE from Technorati Live 8]
What is Live 8?
Live 8 is a series of concerts and events across the world which are being staged to highlight the problem of global poverty. It's a chance for ordinary people to call on world leaders at this year's G8 summit and tell them to put a stop to the needless deaths of 30,000 children every single day.
On 6th July 2005, the leaders of Great Britain, the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia will meet at Gleneagles in Scotland to talk about world affairs, including Africa. They will be presented with a workable plan to double aid, drop the debt and make trade laws fair.
The G8 summit is our opportunity to demand that the world's most influential leaders take action now.
Live 8 has organised concerts in Philadelpia, Berlin, London, Rome, Paris and Edinburgh, with 100 artists, a million spectators, two billion viewers and one message: Make Poverty History.
GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION
For more information, see:
Technorati Live 8
Group of 8
White Band Days
Show your support on July 1st,
by wearing a white band.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 6/23/2005 03:33:00 PM