Saturday, July 2, 2005

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.
Victor Hugo

Live 8 Starts today...for the lineup see the BBC or the live 8 site itself...

Bob Geldof: An open letter to the leaders of the G8-The Independent

Why I won't be watching Live 8
By David Stubbs

"More than half the wheelchair users with tickets for London's Live 8 concert will be unable to attend, due to insufficient allocated space" BBC

"BBC News website profiles a small sample of the many big African artists who some critics say should have been included at the show."

MBC4 will have coverage of Live 8 starting at 5pm i believe...technorati is tracking Live 8 Blogs---The Guardian has a special report----Check for an easy to read background to poverty, 3rd world debt, globalisation and all the stuff that will put these events into perspective---

A history of ending poverty: Tom Paine's ideas are still ahead of today's campaigners-Guardian

We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --
Thomas Paine, The Crisis Papers, 1783

The world has more than enough resources to accelerate progress in human development for all and to eradicate the worst forms of poverty from the planet. Advancing human development is not an exorbitant undertaking. For example, it has been estimated that the total additional yearly investment required to achieve universal access to basic social services would be roughly $40 billion, 0.1% of world income, barely more than a rounding error. That covers the bill for basic education, health, nutrition, reproductive health, family planning, and safe water and sanitation for all.
United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report, 1998
Quotes from the Vernal Project site


Valiant Contender said...

I'll do what i can to stay posted on the issues, thanks for the update :)

kwtia said...

VC, you've given me my first smile of the day...:)