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posted on May, 31 2005 @ 02:09 PM

Every single day 30,000 children die because they live in extreme poverty.

On Wednesday 6th July, the eight leaders of the most powerful and richest countries in the world will gather for a summit meeting in the town of Gleneagles in Scotland.

These men can make poverty history and change the future for hundreds of millions of people – but they will only do it if enough of us tell them to.

That’s what LIVE 8 – The Long Walk To Justice is all about, and that’s why we want your voice, not your money.

Live 8

This is great news. Stars are back to raising public awareness of the plight of Africans.

posted on May, 31 2005 @ 02:24 PM
where's the concerts raising money for "our" starving children right here at "home".... when that one comes around let me know... I'll gladly donate...

posted on May, 31 2005 @ 02:43 PM
elevatedone, here is a little bit of info for you on hunger and poverty in America.

Hunger and Malnutrition in America

There are frequent charges of widespread hunger and malnutrition in the United States.12 To understand these assertions, it is important, first of all, to distinguish between hunger and the more severe problem of malnutrition. Malnutrition (also called undernutrition) is a condition of reduced health due to a chronic shortage of calories and nutriments. There is little or no evidence of poverty-induced malnutrition in the United States.

Hunger is a far less severe condition: a temporary but real discomfort caused by an empty stomach. The government defines hunger as "the uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food."13 While hunger due to a lack of financial re-sources does occur in the United States, it is limited in scope and duration. According to the USDA, on a typical day, fewer than one American in 200 will experience hunger due to a lack of money to buy food.14 The hunger rate rises somewhat when examined over a longer time period; according to the USDA, some 6.9 million Americans, or 2.4 percent of the population, were hungry at least once during 2002.15 Nearly all hunger in the United States is short-term and episodic rather than continuous.16

Some 92 percent of those who experienced hunger in 2002 were adults, and only 8 percent were children. Overall, some 567,000 children, or 0.8 percent of all children, were hungry at some point in 2002. In a typical month, roughly one child in 400 skipped one or more meals because the family lacked funds to buy food.

Not only is hunger relatively rare among U.S. children, but it has declined sharply since the mid-1990s. As Chart 2 shows, the number of hungry children was cut by a third between 1995 and 2002. According to the USDA, in 1995, there were 887,000 hungry children: by 2002, the number had fallen to 567,000.17
Understanding Poverty in America

Things are bad for some in america but they are nearly as bad in the US as they are in Africa.

An new report has revealed that poverty in sub-Saharan Africa has doubled over the past 20 years, while in East Asia it has fallen by half.

Poverty, Inequality and Labour Markets in Africa: A Descriptive Overview was released this week by the University of Cape Town’s Development Policy Research Unit.

The report focuses on the two decades since 1981.

Development economist Haroon Bhorat, author of the report, says poverty in the sub-Saharan region has worsened to such an extent that it needs to be defined in terms of the “ultra-poor” -- people living on less than half of the World Bank’s $1-a-day poverty line.

He writes: “The high incidence of poverty according to the $1-a-day line is now well known for sub--Saharan Africa. [The report suggests] this needs to be overlayed with a key feature of the continent’s welfare challenge: the presence of the ultra-poor in sub-Saharan Africa distinguishes it very starkly from the poor in the rest of the developing world.”

In the past 20 years the number of poor people living in sub--Saharan Africa has almost doubled, from 164-million to 316-million, the report notes.
African poverty has doubled in 20 years

There are groups that do help poor hungry people in the US that you can contribute to if you like. you do not need a concert in order to contribute to those organizations right here in the USA.


posted on May, 31 2005 @ 06:16 PM
The situation of poverty in the world is entirely manipulated
The stars - Geldorf, Sting, Bono, Elton John, Coldplay - all British these - cosying up to the greatest Great Eight criminals in the world, the instigators of poverty, famine disease, exploitation - these over-rich stars telling the scum of history to make poverty history
How on earth are are they going to achieve that with criminal bodies who only want to see poverty death and destruction of the poor to benefit themselves?
Wasn't Bono consorting in the armed compound in Genoa, whilst peaceful protestors were being attacked by the police state in the streets
Get real, this is nothing more than a 'star' diversion
Time to reject these horrible lying celebrities who see fit to do business with mass-murderers and Nazis

posted on May, 31 2005 @ 07:05 PM
DH, you got it

The situation of poverty in the world is entirely manipulated

The jest of the concerts is to get 1 million people to go to the g-8 summit and protest to get debt relief for Africa.

Not sure what you are talking about concerning bono.

posted on May, 31 2005 @ 08:19 PM
I think the US has more debt than the entire continent of Africa. How bout we do something about this and our starving people first. These Africaners who are supposedly going to be fed are only going to get strength enough to shoot each other, while people here in the states will be able to contribute to a productive society.

Sheer stupidity.

posted on May, 31 2005 @ 08:29 PM
I was just passing through to posit a portion of pedantism in regard to the "Live Aid" nomenclature, when I received a valuable education.

But pedantism is necessary to right the wrongs of modern educational systems: You mean the "gist" when you say the "jest", otherwise you are just making a joke about it.

Thanks for the public awareness.

posted on May, 31 2005 @ 08:36 PM
They want our voice not our money because most of the money that the first "live aid" concert made was stolen and dictators and used against the people...i hate "stars"...

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 02:06 AM

Originally posted by Boatphone
...Most of the money that the first "live aid" concert made was stolen and dictators and used against the people...

Excellent point.

I only donate my money to orgaizations that ensure that the money goes directly to poor people, or the elected governments of democratic republics that help their people.

I don't give money to dictators and warlords, which is where most of the money these celebrities collect, if they collect any, would end up going when they give the money to the U.N.-recognized "governments" (if you can even call them that, in some cases) in countries in Africa.

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 02:58 AM
Stop giving aid money to Africa I repeat stop giving aid money to africa. Aid money is wasted on corrupt governments. We have to offer gudiance not $$ these people need to learn how to build chicken coops. We dont need to fund dont need bigger houses for Government employes.

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 03:04 AM

Originally posted by elevatedone
where's the concerts raising money for "our" starving children right here at "home".... when that one comes around let me know... I'll gladly donate...

How about your government stop spending so much damn money on wrecking other countries and put some into helping your poor raise above the poverty line...

Live 8 is a great idea... the thing is it probably wont have much of an effect... the leaders of the wealthy 8 will find ways to reduce poverty, which will in the long run benefit their own countries more than the countries that need it... or if aid is sent, the corrupt governments of these countries will keep the money for themselves.

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 03:23 AM

Originally posted by specialasianX

How about your government stop spending so much damn money on wrecking other countries and put some into helping your poor raise above the poverty line...

The best way to help the poor is to lower taxs so they have some incentive to work and ensure min wage keeps up with inflation. Programs to help the poor are great in theroy but reality is a cruel mistress. Look at what large scale low income housing became .....

[edit on 1-6-2005 by xpert11]

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 05:21 AM
The BIS is the most obscure arm of the Bretton-Woods International Financial architecture but its role is central. John Maynard Keynes wanted it closed down as it was used to launder money for the Nazis in World War II. Run by an inner elite representing the world's major central banks it controls most of the transferable money in the world. It uses that money to draw national governments into debt for the IMF.

The membership of this club is restricted to a handful of powerful men who determine daily the interest rate, the availability of credit, and the money supply of the banks in their own countries. They include the governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the Swiss National Bank, and the German Bundesbank. The club controls a bank with a $40 billion kitty in cash, government securities, and gold that constitutes about one tenth of the world's available foreign exchange. The profits earned just from renting out its hoard of gold (second only to that of Fort Knox in value) are more than sufficient to pay for the expenses of the entire organization. And the unabashed purpose of its elite monthly meetings is to coordinate and, if possible, to control all monetary activities in the industrialized world. The place where this club meets in Basel is a unique financial institution called the Bank for International Settlements - or more simply, and appropriately, the BIS (pronounced "biz" in German).

THE BIS was originally established in May 1930 by bankers and diplomats of Europe and the United States to collect and disburse Germany's World War I reparation payments (hence its name). It was truly an extraordinary arrangement. Although the BIS was organized as a commercial bank with publicly held shares, its immunity from government interference - and taxes in both peace and war was guaranteed by an international treaty signed in The Hague in 1930. Although all its depositors are central banks, the BIS has made a profit on every transaction. And because it has been highly profitable, it has required no subsidy or aid from any government.

"The Power of financial capitalism had [a] far reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.
This system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences.

The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks, which were themselves private corporations.

Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence co-operative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world."

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the "first beast", was founded in 1930 and was the first entity to be called a "World Bank." Monetarist and gold-based, it functions as a clearing house for the balance of payments between nations. It operated throughout WWII as an interlocking directorate and a clearinghouse for joint Allied and Axis high finance.

The World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF), the "Second Beast," was founded in 1946, after being drafted at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, during the war in 1944. The IMF functions as the collection agency for the World Bank, much as the IRS functions as the collection agency for the Federal Reserve Bank. The Wall Street branch of the Federal Reserve is the "fiscal agent" for the IMF in the USA. The capital pool of the IMF consists of the Prime Banks of the First World, which interlock with the First World (G-7) military-industrial complexes and the oil conglomerates.

The IMF functions under the aegis of the United Nations, as a Keynesian paper credit-mill, extending credit in the form of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to the Second and Third World debtor nations, requiring that they purchase specified amounts of the currency of the G-7 nations, imposing "austerity terms" upon their internal economies, and looting them by means of "repayment schedules" of their natural resources and minerals. These are channeled through the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to the multinational cartels, also headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

With the implementation of NAFTA and the Uruguay Round of GATT, the real wages of blue and white collar workers in the U.S. will be leveled in time to near parity with the Third World. The last "Superpower," the United States, is not the primary head of the G-7 Beast, but is, owing to its debtor status, the last head, appropriately close to the horned tail, engaging disproportionately in UN Security Council "police actions" around the globe.

International Capital, having gone "global," will increasingly employ the blue-helmeted troops of the UN to enforce the hegemony of Capital in the future.

On a bright May morning in 1944, while young Americans were dying on the Italian beachheads, Thomas Harrington McKittrick, American president of the Nazi-controlled Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, arrived at his office to preside over a fourth annual meeting in time of war. This polished American gentleman sat down with his German, Japanese, Italian, British, and American executive staff to discuss such important matters as the $378 million in gold that had been sent to the Bank by the Nazi government after Pearl Harbor for use by its leaders after the war. Gold that had been looted from the national banks of Austria, Holland, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia, or melted down from the Reichsbank holding of the teeth fillings, spectacle frames, cigarette cases and lighters, and wedding rings of the murdered Jews.

The Bank for International Settlements was a joint creation in 1930 of the world's central banks, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Its existence was inspired by Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, Nazi Minister of Economics and president of the Reichsbank, part of whose early upbringing was in Brooklyn, and who had powerful Wall Street connections. He was seconded by the all important banker Emil Puhl, who continued under the regime of Schacht's successor, Dr. Walther Funk.

Sensing Adolf Hitler's lust for war and conquest, Schacht, even before Hitler rose to power in the Reichstag, pushed for an institution that would retain channels of communication and collusion between the world's financial leaders even in the event of an international conflict. It was written into the Bank's charter, concurred in by the respective governments, that the BIS should be immune from seizure, closure or censure, whether or not its owners were at war. These owners included the Morgan-affiliated First National Bank of New York (among whose directors were Harold S. Vanderbilt and Wendell Willkie), the Bank of England, the Reichsbank, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of France, and other central banks. Established under the Morgan banker Owen D. Young's so-called Young Plan, the BIS's ostensible purpose was to provide the Allies with reparations to be paid by Germany for World War I. The Bank soon turned out to be the instrument of an opposite function. It was to be a money funnel for American and British funds to flow into Hitler's coffers and to help Hitler build up his machine.

This interplay of ideas and cooperation between Hjalmar Sehacht in Germany and, through Owen Young, the J.P. Morgan interests in New York, was only one facet of a vast and ambitious system of cooperation and international alliance for world control. As described by Carroll Quigley, this system was "... nothing less than to create a world system of financial control, in private hands, able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.12

This feudal system worked in the 1920s, as it works today, through the medium of the private central bankers in each country who control the national money supply of individual economies. In the 1920s and 1930s, the New York Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Reichs-bank in Germany, and the Banque de France also more or less influenced the political apparatus of their respective countries indirectly through control of the money supply and creation of the monetary environment. More direct influence was realized by supplying political funds to, or withdrawing support from, politicians and political parties. In the United States, for example, President Herbert Hoover blamed his 1932 defeat on withdrawal of support by Wall Street and the switch of Wall Street finance and influence to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Politicians amenable to the objectives of financial capitalism, and academies prolific with ideas for world control useful to the international bankers, are kept in line with a system of rewards and penalties. In the early 1930s the guiding vehicle for this international system of financial and political control, called by Quigley the "apex of the system," was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland. The B.I.S. apex continued its work during World War II as the medium through which the bankers — who apparently were not at war with each other — continued a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, information, and planning for the post-war world. As one writer has observed, war made no difference to the international bankers:

The fact that the Bank possessed a truly international staff did, of course, present a highly anomalous situation in time of war. An American President was transacting the daily business of the Bank through a French General Manager, who had a German Assistant General Manager, while the Secretary-General was an Italian subject. Other nationals occupied other posts. These men were, of course, in daily personal contact with each other. Except for Mr. McKittrick [see infra] theft were of course situated permanently in Switzerland during this period and were not supposed to be subject to orders of their government at any time. However, the directors of the Bank remained, of course, in their respective countries and had no direct contact with the personnel of the Bank. It is alleged, however, that H. Schacht, president of the Reichsbank, kept a personal representative in Basle during most of this time.13

It was such secret meetings, "... meetings more secret than any ever held by Royal Ark Masons or by any Rosicrucian Order..."14 between the central bankers at the "apex" of control that so intrigued contemporary journalists, although they only rarely and briefly penetrated behind the mask of secrecy.

Seriously how many people have heard of The B.I.S. These are the REAL HIGH HORSE criminals/bankers whateva you wanna call 'em. Although I think Live 8 is a good idea I believe the bankers will just blank it like the rest of the stuff. As for corruption in Africa why not just do what we done to Saddam. Oh thats right you can't its a war crime. What a joke.

I don't wanna say this but it needs to be said. People ARE too simple to see the bigger picture. Get rid of fractional banking and you will rid the world of poverty. Simple As That. Except we look at the politicians and say your not doing a good job so we kick 'em out to find another snake trying to get in. ALL in the name of money and power.

Dictators and politicians are dictated to by the bankers. If life was a game of chess this is how I believe it would be set out:

Kings would be the high rolling bankers.

Queens would be the politicans.

Religion would be the Bishops.

Knights are the Army.

Rooks are law enforcement.

Pawns are the people.

Stop playing the game then and only then will the people gain the power back, if you fight you will loose. Gentle movement is better than a strong force. Hidden powers cannot be beaten.

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 11:29 AM
You have voted Hunting Veritas for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

Hunting Veritas, have you read A Century Of War : Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order?

The book talks about what you have posted. Do a search on william engdahl for some more reading on the subject.

I do believe that any attempt to raise awareness of what is going on that will help people get out of the grip of big bankers hands is good. Will it help? Time will tell.

posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 12:30 PM
cryptorsa1001 - thanks for that information...

However, I still feel, take care of "home" first and then help out where you can....

specialasianx -

How about your government stop spending so much damn money on wrecking other countries and put some into helping your poor raise above the poverty line...

I sort of agree with you... I wish the U.S. wouldn't spend so much money on the war, etc... and keep it here at home... where I don't agree with you is that you stated... "wrecking other countries"... we shouldn't get into that here though...

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 08:25 AM

Originally posted by cryptorsa1001
You have voted Hunting Veritas for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

Cool, I think thats my first WATSA, thanks.

Hunting Veritas, have you read A Century Of War : Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order?

The book talks about what you have posted. Do a search on william engdahl for some more reading on the subject.

I do believe that any attempt to raise awareness of what is going on that will help people get out of the grip of big bankers hands is good. Will it help? Time will tell.

I have not read the book you propose but am interested in reading it thanks for the recommendation.

Well, people do not realise they are in a vice with banks until its too late you are most def. right about raising awareness but you see we need someone big and important to shout on live TV GET RID OF THE BANKS!

The BILDERBERG group meetings are not what you think. Tony Blair was a bilderberger before coming to power. Gordon Brown was a bilderberger before coming to power. Is it me or does anyone else think bilderberg meetings are nothing more than grooming parties. I believe basically that people go to the meetings, in the meetings they told about the banking system and the REAL way it works. Then after this everyone is shown a video clip of JFKs assassination from a view never seen before when the video stops one of the steering commitee members asks the members "Any questions". - Slight twist to Bills Hicks joke about clinton.

The reason I say this is because JFK approx. a week before his murder I believe he said that he wanted to dismantle the Federal Reserve. A BANK! In fact the central bank of America.
"On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110 gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority:

'to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the treasury....'

Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to all future presidents not to interfere with the private Federal Reserve's control over the creation of money."
“The world is governed by far different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes” Benjamin Disraeli

“Trans-national corporations are the most tyrannical and totalitarian institutions society has yet devised.” Professor Noam Chomsky

“…Blair you see hates Britain – this Prime Minister despises his storybook countryside and its grumbling farmers with their two little pigs and their tiny fields edged with dry stone walls. He cringes at the little bell ringing over the village post office door – so quaint and maddeningly inefficient. He cannot fathom a nation that weeps when he shuts the last dirty coal mines. He is frustrated to tears by what he sees as fossilised trade unions which chain workers to dead industries. He dreams of birthing the entrepreneurial state. Instead, as he sees it, he finds himself as caretaker of a museum of 19th century glories made somnolent by easy welfare and low ambition. So Tony gazes across the water with almost erotic envy at ‘Modernised America Inc’, where Wall-Mart, McDonald’s and Microsoft roam free…”

“Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who writes its laws…” Meyer Armschel Rothschild 1790

“If you want to be the slaves of banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the banks create money..” Josiah Stamp, Governor of the Bank of England 1920

“Let’s stop pretending that the European Union is the product of some starry-eyed internationalism dedicated to peace and harmony….” Spectre magazine

Surveillance cameras are in almost every high street now – part of what the Guardian, on 25/1/99, reported as little known EU proposals that would lead to a massive expansion of surveillance. Local councils and frequently the public, enthusiastically endorse the plans – it will prevent crime they say – maybe, but with masses of crime in some areas, there’s not a lot of evidence of that so far. Perhaps more important from the authorities point of view, these can also be used to identify anyone and monitor their activities and movements, particularly those of political activists and dissidents. With the introduction of driving licences with photographs and passport photographs, both of which are digitally duplicated in central computer banks, it is possible, through image comparison, to identify anyone in seconds. Speed check cameras, now common on many roads, by reading a number plate can also be used to track the movement of any vehicle across the country.

The Terrorism Act 2000 has widened the definition of terrorism enormously to include the threat of "serious violence" against any person or property. How could this definition be interpreted? The term “terrorist” has traditionally been used to refer to armed thugs who carry out shootings and plant bombs, but this Act can clearly embrace the likes of people who tear up genetically modified crops. Furthermore, could these provisions be used against, for example, protesting farmers where scuffles and damage to property has occurred? The Act goes further - organisations can be "outlawed" - addressing a meeting at which there is a member of such an organisation is an offence. There are additional stop and search powers for the police, and expressing support can be treated as "incitement". All newly created terrorist offences carry very severe penalties, as part of a process which seems intent on creating a state in which no dissent of any description will be tolerated.
The only way you can get the public to accept all this is by having a climate of fear in which people will forego their freedoms in the call for more "state protection". The Criminal Justice and Conspiracy Act 1998, universally condemned by human rights groups, followed the Omagh bomb outrage in Northern Ireland so quickly that one wonders if it was not already drafted even before the bomb went off….
In 1999, we had horrific bombings in London aimed at black people and gays. These people naturally demand more "protection", but part of that "protection" will be more legislation restricting personal freedom, more surveillance cameras and increased powers for the police. So who really gains - is it not the authorities who wish to introduce repressive laws? And who exactly is responsible for these outrages….?

“He who controls the past controls the present and he who controls the present controls the future…,” George Orwell.

“ Some of the biggest men in the United States are afraid of something. They know there is a power somewhere, so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it” President Woodrow Wilson

When examining a terror attack it’s important to ask “who benefits?” This can be a very accurate indicator as to who was responsible. One thing is certain - the Islamic world has NOT benefited – quite the opposite when one looks at what has happened to Afghanistan and Iraq, and what is happening in Palestine. The Arab world has been very much on the receiving end since Sept. 11th - even individual Muslims in Britain and the US suffered hate and abuse in the aftermath. The attacks have provided the perfect excuse for an all out “war on terrorism”. In reality, however, the war on terrorism is a guise for a fight for unlimited western hegemony and monopoly of the world’s riches and resources – a fight to destroy anyone and any state that might stand in the way of this objective. Even before September 11th , on 30/5/2000, the Pentagon in Washington DC had published an extra-ordinary document, largely ignored by the media. It is called JOINT VISION 2020, and it indicates clearly the express intention of the US military to dominate the world. Here’s a relevant extract...
The ultimate goal of our military force is to accomplish the objectives directed by the National Command Authorities. For the joint force of the future, this goal will be achieved through full spectrum dominance - the ability of US forces, operating unilaterally or in combination with multinational and interagency partners, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the full range of military operations.
The full range of operations includes maintaining a posture of strategic deterrence. It includes theater engagement and presence activities. It includes conflict involving employment of strategic forces and weapons of mass destruction, major theater wars, regional conflicts, and smaller-scale contingencies. It also includes those ambiguous situations residing between war and peace, such as peace-keeping and peace enforcement operations, as well as non-combat humanitarian relief operations and support to domestic authorities.
The label full spectrum dominance implies that US forces are able to conduct prompt, sustained, and synchronised operations of forces tailored to specific situations and with access to and freedom to operate in all domains - space, sea, land, air and information. Additionally, given the global nature of our interests and obligations, the United States must maintain its overseas presence forces and the ability to rapidly project power world-wide in order to achieve full spectrum dominance.

This is just a tiny, tiny snippet from the Rich text file. In which I URGE everyone reading these posts to read and take notice. This is not some silly theory this is documented FACT.

EVERYTHING in this materialistic world MUST be brought with money that is created out of nothing in addition the borrower must pay interest.

The only way to stop the tyranic banks is to create an entirely new banking system that does NOT involve fractional banking.

This is a global effort to keep the world in debt. Not just poorer countries but the wealthy ones too. It needs to stop.


posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:42 PM
Heard today:

Number of African performers at London concert - zero.

Number of non-white-skinned performers at London concert - one (Maria Carey).

Across the Atlantic in Philadelphia Live 8 is a tad more "African" with artists including Stevie Wonder and 50 Cent. But with the exception of Sarah McLachlan the line-up doesn't look like it rates at all.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:46 PM

Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Heard today:

Number of African performers at London concert - zero.

Number of non-white-skinned performers at London concert - one (Maria Carey).

Across the Atlantic in Philadelphia Live 8 is a tad more "African" with artists including Stevie Wonder and 50 Cent. But with the exception of Sarah McLachlan the line-up doesn't look like it rates at all.

Who cares what race people are???

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:50 PM
Mostly the British tabloids - and people who wanted to see African artists represented in African awareness-raising and fundraising programs.

You don't care, no problem.


posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 06:10 PM

Originally posted by Boatphone

Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Heard today:

Number of African performers at London concert - zero.

Number of non-white-skinned performers at London concert - one (Maria Carey).

Across the Atlantic in Philadelphia Live 8 is a tad more "African" with artists including Stevie Wonder and 50 Cent. But with the exception of Sarah McLachlan the line-up doesn't look like it rates at all.

Who cares what race people are???

It matters because its a white man's cover-up
At this very time the corporations seek to continue their rape and pillage, exploitation, manipulation and genocide of the African continent
It was on the Guardian's front page
and in a series of articles on the global corporations rush to strip gold, diamonds, oil, uranium, anything of immense value
Of course interested African parties will seek to manouevre to gain some of the spoils for themselves - this is how it has always worked, but now the global corporations are so big and centralised and powerful
The little G8 scumbag frontmen are just seeking how events and opinions can be manipulated to suit those interests
They've no real power and are more afraid of their masters than of a million decent people descending on Gleneagles or rather Edingburgh
No reason not to do it though
A million people with clear intent and knowledge could crack this edifice and bring it down
Not however by telling the G8 leaders to be nice and decent and ethical
They haven't the slightest understanding of that
They are craven hitmen

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