Live8 – charity or commerce?

Live8-1Have you watched Live8 yesterday? The biggest concert ever? 10 concerts in 8 countries all over the world? If you didn´t you were one of the 2 billion who didn´t – figures say that appr. 3 billion people watched the festival organized by Bob Geldorf. 3 billion different people, 3 billion different opinions about the neccesity and the sense of this event. Live8 wanted to show the leaders of the G8 states (USA, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan, Canada) that the world wants them to carefully think about debt release for the poor african states, and to decide a 0,7 % state-rate for humanity help for africa. This is, beside all the voices against, a good thing. But it doesn´t have to stand for itself. With the end of the concert yesterday night, the view of the people on the poverty of africa doesn´t have to end either. The world watches the G8 – men („8 men in one room who can change the world“) in Edinburgh on July 6th, but we should watch african criminal governments, too. Uganda e.g., which only economical power is from the war against Kongo and the robbery of Kongo´s treasuries, should be freed. Blow away the criminal murders, which missuse our money we want to give to the poor people. Live8 is a good thing – you have to raise a voice and mobilise the people, when you want to move something. Music has the power to do so.

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