04 July 2005

LIVE 8 - The Long Walk to Justice

8 World Leaders will gather in Scotland for the G8 Summit on July 6, where they will discuss possible plans to:
- double the aid sent to the world's poorest countries,
- fully cancel their debts,
- change the trade laws so that they can build their own future.

It is the objective of Live8 to make it known to these 8 World Leaders that the rest of world cares just as much to making poverty end. Millions are stricken with povery, and the children are most especially affected.

I feel very fortunate that I am still able to eat three square meals a day and even blog about my favorite food, while others do not even have access to drinking water! Thank you to Bambit and Teacher Sol for blogging about this.

Live8 is not about giving donations. It's about making your stand, and letting the World Leaders know that you support the move to end poverty!

Visit the Live8 site and act today!

For additional reading, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Live 8


  1. I also have a blog about the upcoming G8 Summit in Scotland...

    Live 8 is just one of the series of organizations that was created to make the members of the G8 (Group of Eight) be able to understand that people wants to be involved, and they want more action. :)

  2. were you able to watch the concerts? it was great! napuyat ako from watching!

  3. Thank you for supporting this campaign. I signed in the official website to show my support. I believe that in our hearts we all want to make a difference in the world. This is our chance. Hopefully, during the G8 Conference & Summit in Scotland we can make our voices heard.

  4. A lot of poor nations are where they are now, poor, because of one reason: there are too many people living on land that can't substain them. Wiping out debts and giving them more money isn't going to solve this problem, only delay it. Instead, the focus should be on building a substainable population on the resources they have. One of the best way to do that is to limit the number of births by imposing financial penalties on those that have more than their fair share of children. There are other solutions but like limiting children, none are very popular. It is a tough situation and with no easy solutions.

  5. ay, pareho kayo nang sinulat ni fisherpau...nagkopyahan kayo noh.. ms sue!!! cheating sila o...

  6. Hello Mr. Abbey! I actually just added the links to Wikipedia yesterday. And based on the articles I found there, poverty is indeed a complicated issue, and eliminating debt is not the answer, but rather sustainable resources. And a non-corrupt government! Ironic that many people in Africa didn't know that Live8 existed...

    Princess Em naman, binuking pa kami. Kidding! Show of support lang po!

  7. The question is really if it works, which I honestly dont believe..to put people before profit seems far away as a realistic ideal..


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