Sunday, July 03, 2005

Live 8

Live 8 was a day of huge stars, musical and political, coming together to throw their weight behind a campaign to end world poverty. It is an event, Paul McCartney, Bjork, U2, Sting, Shakira and other many stars that i like to listen to their songs. “I say to all those leaders: Do not look the other way, do not hesitate, it is easy to make promises, but never go to action” sais Nelson Mandela. In Philadelphia, where actor and musician Will Smith is hosting the city's Live 8 concert, he led a global session of finger-snapping, beginning at 12:05 p.m. ET. The finger-snapping, or “click moment,” represents how often a child dies from the effects of extreme poverty. “Every three seconds in the poorest countries of the world, a child dies as a result of extreme poverty...Dead -- just like that,” he said, snapping his fingers. “We are calling on the eight most powerful leaders to do what they can to end this daily tragedy. With the stroke of a pen, eight men can make a world of difference in the lives of billions of people”
I was watching a part of the event but I stopped when I asked myself how this action can help people to fight against the poverty. I could not conceive myself enjoying music and songs while pretending that my action will really help. People from G8 countries can do better than songs and music to help poor people; next time they should go to the polls and watch who they elect, be careful and don’t vote Bush!!

X: at least try to act honestly toward themselves and the whole world, like these people :)!!

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