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Old 12-22-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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Make Poverty History

(this was sent to me and now I'm forwarding it here....check it out and get involved if you feel led to! )

Hello,

Next year could be one of the most important ever in the fight against poverty.

A series of landmark meetings are taking place where world leaders could finally end the kind of extreme poverty that claims 30,000 lives every single day - that's about 40 needless deaths by the time you have finished reading this email.

To make sure the politicians don't miss this golden opportunity, we need to let them know that enough is enough - that we want them to use the power they have to end poverty for good.

And the more of us that say it, the more chance we have of being heard.

So please forward this mail right now to everyone you know. This is our chance to change the world, and it's for real.

We'll be back in touch in January to tell you more about how you can help Make Poverty History, until then, thank you for your interest.


Seasons Greetings,
The Make Poverty History team








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Thank you.

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thanks for posting this stars.
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Thanks for posting this, it's very cool.
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A special to BostonAnne...I was looking at those pics you sent me a while back today, they brought me a badly needed smile. Thank you.
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thanks, stars, for posting this.

I was gone all day and found this same message in my inbox too and was going to post it here - but you did just fine.

Suffice to say that 2005 will be an important year to make poverty history with Great Britain taking over the chair of the EU. Both PM Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (Exchequer) wholeheartedly support Europe's greater involvement in anti-poverty programs, the fight against the AIDS pandemic and greater debt cancellation for these countries.

With their leadership, the EU can really take the forefront internationally to MAKE POVERTY HISTORY!

But it's up to each ONE of us to make this happen - GET INVOLVED!

http://www.makepovertyhistory.org
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A special to BostonAnne...I was looking at those pics you sent me a while back today, they brought me a badly needed smile. Thank you.
If I badly need to smile I look at them too.
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But it's up to each ONE of us to make this happen - GET INVOLVED!

http://www.makepovertyhistory.org
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An update on the "Make Poverty History" campaign:

December 26, 2004

Bono in new year poverty crusade





BONO and Scarlett Johansson are to launch a worldwide anti-poverty campaign at new year parties in London and Edinburgh. The lead singer of U2 and the Hollywood actress will appear in a three-minute video to be screened at festivities in Trafalgar Square and Princes Street, Edinburgh, shortly after midnight.

The Make Poverty History campaign, the brainchild of Richard Curtis, the screenwriter, and Sir Bob Geldof, the Band Aid impresario, has the backing of hundreds of charities, trade unions and campaign groups.

They are already expecting to raise £20m (€30m) for famine relief in Africa through sales of the re-released Band Aid single, Do They Know It’s Christmas?, in Britain with a further £6m (€9m) donated by Tom Hunter, the Scottish businessman. The aim of the campaign is to encourage the leaders of developed countries to increase aid and trade and to cancel Third World debt.

A series of events is planned next year, culminating in a 100,000-strong demonstration in Edinburgh in July before the G8 summit at Gleneagles.

The video, which will immediately follow Auld Lang Syne in the two cities, will feature a montage of world leaders making promises about ending global poverty and images of children picking over a waste site in the Philippines.

It will highlight the fact that every day 30,000 children die from starvation and malnutrition. Bono will say: “We’re the first generation that can end extreme poverty. By that I mean the kind of stupid poverty that allows a child to die of hunger in a world of plenty.”

Johansson, the actress who starred in Lost in Translation, will say: “To make it the most powerful movement the world has ever known, we need all citizens around the world to stand up and be counted.”

Angela O’Hagan, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said: “2005 is the year when the most powerful politicians in the world will come to Scotland and when we will be calling on them to take the necessary action to make poverty history. That’s why it’s very appropriate that only minutes into the new year, revellers in Edinburgh and London will see this film about the campaign.”

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All I can add is : THANK YOU, BONO!



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Thank you so much for sharing that Jamila. That is absolutley wonderful what he is doing....I am really looking forward to the unique oppurtunities this year presents.


If not our generation - who? If not in 2005 - when?
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