All entries for Wednesday 23 May 2007
May 23, 2007
Writing about web page http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_you_can_do/campaign/g8/index.htm?p=2007VLE012&ito=2441
This year´s annual G8 meeting, starting on the 6th, is to take place in Germany.
Throughout the first few years of this millenium, it can finally be said that the poverty issue has gathered some momentum in international politics. Once again, it is at least being discussed.
Now it´s important that the rich and privileged part of the world with a heart and conscience does not lose that momentum. The G8 countries have an enormous potential impact on improving lives and even simply chances of survival for billions around the world living in grave destitution.
So please go to the petition page and let Blair and Merkel know that you haven´t forgotten about it. If you, like me, find it worrying that almost half of this world lives on $2 or less a day.
(And go to this page to add the banner above to your web site.)