Saturday, July 02, 2005


In comparison with Live Aid in 1985, the demands driving today's concerts are more nuanced: we are not being asked simply to donate our f**king money, but to encourage our politicians to open up our markets to Africa.

If our politicians take that seriously, and recast the current systems of subsidies in favour of free trade, something significant will be achieved. It's a tall order, of course, and huge resistance will come from vested interests in France, Germany and the US, but it's well worth a try.

LIVE 8 - The LIVE 8 List

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