Saturday, July 02, 2005

LIVE 8 - The Long Walk To Justice

LIVE 8 begins where Live Aid left off 20 years ago with a mission to eradicate poverty in Africa. Every single day 30,000 children die needlessly of extreme poverty. On July 6th, 8 world leaders are set to gather in Scotland for the G8 summit, where they will be presented with a workable plan to double aid, drop the debt and make 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 the Live 8 concerts are being staged. 8 concerts, 100 artists, a million spectators, 2 billion listening via radio and televison, and 1 message - to get those 8 men, in that 1 room, to stop 30,000 children dying every single day of extreme poverty. This is our opportunity to stop that shameful statistic. LIVE 8 is part of a day of action across the world which kick-starts The Long Walk to Justice that calls on the leaders of the world's richest countries to act when they meet in Gleneagles on 6th July.

On July 2nd in London, Edinburgh, Washington, Berlin, Paris and Rome millions will come together to call for complete debt cancellation, more and better aid and trade justice for the world's poorest people. LIVE 8 is calling for people across the world to unite in one call – in 2005 it is your voice we are after, not your money.

Those in Malaysia can catch this event live on ASTRO Channel 88 from 9pm or Mix.FM from 10pm tonight. If you prefer to catch it online, hope over to AOL Music.

Don't forget to sign the LIVE 8 list and be part of history!

Technorati Live 8

(pictures from LIVE 8 and Technorati)


  1. It would be nice if someone told the dictators running all those African countries to smarten up. There is no reason for all the suffering there.

  2. Like what you said, they ARE dictators. If anyone is able to tell them anything, they won't be called dictators now, would they? :)