THE STORY SO FAR
An estimated 3 BILLION PEOPLE watched LIVE 8 the greatest, greatest show on Earth. They came together with one message - make poverty history.
Over 30 million people from all around the world gave us their names for the live8 list which was presented to Tony Blair, as chair of the G8, by representatives of LIVE 8 and the Global Call to Action against Poverty.
We couldn't have made it clearer that we expect the politicians of this generation to end the scandal of stupid, immoral poverty.
On Saturday July 2 2005 concerts took place in 10 venues. 150 bands and 1250 musicians played across the globe to ask people not to give us their money, but to give us their names.
UK - Hyde Park, London
UK - The Eden Project, Cornwall
France - Palais de Versailles, Paris
Germany - Siegessäule, Berlin
Italy - Circus Maximus, Rome
USA -Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Canada -Park Place, Barrie
Japan -Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
South Africa -Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg
The Russian Federation - Red Square, Moscow
On Wednesday July 6 2005, the Final Push concert took place in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
After the leaders had met Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations, called the Gleneagles G8 'the greatest summit for Africa ever'. Only time will tell if this summit is historic or not. What is true is that never before have so many people forced a change of policy onto the global agenda. The leaders took steps to increase aid and cancel debt for some of the poorest countries in the world, they also agreed to look at damaging trade policies when they meet later this year and next.
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