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Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Live 8
Five simultaneous concerts just one month from now, with the goal to pressure G8 governments to make a difference...MSN: "LONDON -- Twenty years after the Live Aid concerts, musical superstars are joining in a five-city spectacular to push a political solution for African poverty.
'We don't want people's money. We want them,' Bob Geldof, the driving force behind the Band Aid and Live Aid campaigns, said Tuesday as he announced plans for Live 8 concerts on July 2 just days before leaders of the world's richest countries, the G8, meet in Britain.
Musicians will grace stages in London, Philadelphia, Berlin, Paris and Rome.
The 1985 Live Aid concerts, held in London and Philadelphia on the same day, sold out both venues, drew a TV audience of millions around the globe and raised $40 million for poverty relief in Africa."

Update: For a slightly more socially responsible & politically engaged take on the whole thing, see the wonderful rant at Londonist.

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Posted at 8:58 AM by John.

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