Tuesday, 8 July 2008

G8 Action and Trade Justice

Gordon Brown managed to make some of the right noises at the G8 but still looked foolish. He told people to waste less food as this contributes to world hunger and increased emissions. His message would have been taken more seriously if it hadn't been delivered if he hadn't been about to tuck into an 18 course banquet. He is eagre to blame all the prolems on anyone and everyone but himself, but its his policies that make poverty and climate change inevitable. Click on this to learn about trade justice, www.tjm.org.uk

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At the G8 summit in Japan, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, and US President George W. Bush are refusing to discuss climate targets for the year 2020.

Setting concrete, short-term targets is critical to the world's response to averting a climate crisis. We have to show these leaders that their global reputations will be affected by their actions -- so Avaaz has arranged an attention-grabbing, satirical full-page advert on Tuesday in the global Financial Times. Copies of the paper will be delivered to the hotel rooms of every delegate here at the summit. The more it's backed by global people power, the greater its effect will be.

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