Saturday, July 02, 2005

Live 8

Today is Live 8 - where series of 8 simultaneous global concerts are being held to allow people of the world to call on the leaders of the wealthiest countries to make poverty history.

It is on MTV right now.

Why is Live 8 happening.....well every 3 seconds in Africa someone dies. Every 3 seconds. That is unbelievable. 30,000 people die EVERY DAY! I feel ashamed to say that I did not know that until today. I did not know that the number was so staggering.

July 6 through 8, the "Group of Eight" get together and can....make history. From "The G8, or the ‘Group of Eight’ Summit is an annual gathering of leaders from the world’s eight wealthiest and most powerful countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States). This summer, these leaders will gather in Scotland to decide the fate of an entire generation living on less than ONE dollar a day. On July 6th – 8th, President Bush and other G8 leaders will discuss the major social, political and economic conditions that leave nearly ONE billion people living in extreme poverty – nearly half of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa. With your support and voice, President Bush and other world leaders will know just how important these issues are, and together as ONE, we can Make Poverty History this July."

They have a petition to sign online to urge President Bush to do soemthing about this proverty and make histry by eraticating it.

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